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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2019 19:14)

More Fire Crews Join Fight Against 189-Acre Santiam Park Fire

Much of the fire is in a high public use area

(LYONS, Ore.) - Santiam Fire The Santiam Park Fire was reported Tuesday afternoon near the North Santiam State Recreational Area off Highway 22, growing to 60 acres in the first day causing evacuation orders for nearby homes. At this time, the fire is reported to be 100 percent lined and covering 189 acres.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No structures have been lost and no injuries reported.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2019 23:19)

Oregon Justice League Files Legalization Justice Act of 2020

This may serve as a model for other states to implement a more just version of cannabis legalization.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Justice Act of 2020 “Patients, renters, the poor, people of color and women are still marginalized for their cannabis use, despite legalization,” said Martinez.

Chief Petitioners Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn and Angela Bacca filed the Legalization Justice Act of 2020 at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, March 18. All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-17-2019 22:40)

Teens Report Using Cannabis Less Often After Legalization

Teens who work 11+ hours a week use more often than non‑working teens.

(SPOKANE, Wash.) - cannabis According to a WSU study, marijuana (cannabis) use went down significantly among 8th and 10th graders after legalization, and among 12th graders who didn’t work. It stayed nearly even for high school seniors who work less than 11 hours per week.

No matter what grade the students were in, those who worked 11 or more hours per week reported using marijuana more often than their non‑working peers.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-17-2019 21:11)

Stayton Man Arrested for Aggravated Murder

If you saw or had contact with Timothy or Joshua Nelson on March 16, 2019, contact Detective Colin Pyle at (541) 967-3950.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - Joshua Nelson According to Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon, deputies saw a person run into the residence and a person laying in the driveway when they arrived at the location.

74-year old Robert Nelson spoke to deputies outside the residence. He told deputies that his grandson, 22-year old Joshua Elbert Nelson, was the person who ran inside the residence.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-12-2019 22:13)

Native Oregonian Returns to Roots as First CEO of Oregon FFA

Dooley started his FFA career at Dayton High School, where he raised Holstein bottle calves, sheep, and hogs.

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - Shawn Dooley Shawn Dooley, a former Oregon FFA State Officer and American FFA Degree recipient, will serve as the first CEO of Oregon FFA. Dooley begins work on March 18 and will manage the Oregon FFA Association, Oregon FFA Foundation, and Oregon FFA Alumni—three entities that have previously operated independently but with parallel aims.

For his part, Dooley believes the CEO position allows him to return to his FFA roots and to his degree in agricultural education from OSU.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-11-2019 15:49)

Cannabis Cafe Owner says Oregon Should Pass Anti-Discriminatory Cannabis Consumption Legislation

Unlike tobacco smoke, cannabis smoke is not associated with cancer

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Leia Flynn Portland cannabis social consumption cafe owner Leia Flynn is urging Oregon legislators to pass a social consumption bill this year in order to legalize and regulate businesses like hers.

However, with conflicting bills being heard in both the House and the Senate, Flynn, who is also a board member of the Oregon chapter of the National Organization for Marijuana Laws (NORML), says she doesn’t support the house bill as written because it is “discriminatory”.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-07-2019 15:14)

Federal Gray Wolf Delisting Brings Oregon Contrary Responses

"Ranchers, landowners, environmental groups, and government agencies all want and depend upon a healthy ecosystem."

(SALEM, Ore.) - gray wolf Oregon Farm Bureau applauds the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife Service’s proposal to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.

The recovery of the gray wolf in Oregon and other states is a conservation success story by any measure. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife reports that there are at least 124 known wolves in the state today.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2019 13:43)

Elk Herd Makes a Grand Showing in Grand Ronde

Oregon’s big game are managed by wildlife management

(GRAND RONDE VALLEY, Ore.) - Oregon Elk An estimated 700 elk crossing Red Pepper Road in the Grande Ronde Valley on Sunday, March 3.

March is always the most challenging month for big game trying to survive the winter—even more so this year due to the prolonged winter and heavy snow last month (with even more snow and freezing temperatures forecast!).

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2019 12:17)

OSP Assists with Big Horn Sheep Capture on Snake River

This section of Hells Canyon is only accessible by boat or helicopter.

(SALEM, Ore.) - OSP big horn sheep Oregon State Police conducted a boat patrol on the Snake River. During the patrol, Sgt. Hawkins, Sr. Trooper Knapp and Trooper Hay assisted Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) Biologists along with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct a big horn sheep capture.

The capture was to collect valuable data that indicates the health of the herds in Hells Canyon.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2019 12:08)

Upcoming Time Change Expected to Cause Drowsy Drivers

Avoid drowsy driving, get extra rest now

(SALEM, Ore.) - driver This weekend, Oregonians will spring forward by setting clocks ahead one hour (officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10), and safety advocates want to remind travelers that changes to sleeping patterns can result in drowsy driving.

Drowsy driving can be deadly just like driving impaired.
From 2013 – 2017 in Oregon, 58 people died in crashes involving a drowsy driver – and officials believe the real number is likely higher.

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