(SALEM, Ore.) - Today at about 3:30 PM, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 11400 block of Sunnyview Rd NE regarding a traffic crash. This crash involved a school bus full of kids, all of which are ok, and a smaller ford pickup.
The investigation has determined icy road conditions to be the cause. The driver of the pickup lost control and crossed the center line and hit the bus head-on.
For success, Trump would have to commit to the two-state solution.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Many have concluded that such efforts were doomed to failure because the Trump administration does not have a clear vision for that peace and Trump lacks even the most basic understanding of what he really wants to achieve.
In addition, it is unclear how he would sustain efforts to achieve a peace deal with so much instability in his own office.
Jerusalem is (and always has been) the commercial, cultural, educational, and religious center for Palestinian life.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the U.S. embassy would be moved to that multi-ethnic and multi-faith city.
No other government in the world formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or has its embassy there, instead basing their diplomatic offices in Tel Aviv. Observers familiar with this volatile issue agree the decision further reduces the chances of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
A few minutes will get you the best coverage on the market without having to pay too much for it.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Driving a car is something you probably do on a daily basis. Having a comprehensive insurance policy is something you need to view as a priority.
The right car insurance policy will allow you to stay protected while behind the wheel. Neglecting to focus on the Oregon insurance research you need to do to find the right policy will lead to a variety of problems.
Following the trail of the prescription opioid epidemic and the DEA's efforts to expose the purveyors.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - In 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched an investigation of then-president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Lynn R. Webster, MD, related to overdose deaths at Webster’s Lifetree Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City.
It was alleged there were up to 100 deaths at Webster's clinic which was raided by the DEA.
Officials say the baby sustained abusive head trauma that led to her death.
(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - McMinnville Fire and Police Departments personnel were dispatched November 21, 2017 to an apartment attached to the residence at 1125 NE Irvine Street on a report of a 7-week old baby girl that wasn't breathing.
3 days later, despite the prompt attention and excellent care from all medical personnel involved, the infant succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.
At least 50 people are serving Life sentences for cannabis-related "crimes" in the United States, today.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - “Just like when I tell people now about these unfortunate souls being forced to endure daily nightmares for cannabis related offenses with no violence, no victim, and no family of any victim, they don't believe me.”
She presumes it is increasingly difficult to believe as more and more states legalize cannabis.
...another shameful event in a long list of shameful events...
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - On December 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed the GOP tax bill. Now that this irresponsible GOP tax bill -- with massive tax cuts for Trump and his wealthy friends and large corporations -- will now likely become law, ordinarily I would expect voters to punish those who voted for this shameful bill at the midterms and beyond.
However, the Republicans will tout it as a "reform" bill.
Federal actions could reduce coverage, officials warn
(SALEM, Ore.) - Nearly 94 percent of Oregonians have health insurance, according to a report released today by the Oregon Health Authority.
The survey, conducted between March and August of 2017, found that nearly 3.7 million Oregonians have health coverage. That’s an increase of 10 percentage points since 2014 when the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate went into effect.
Alcohol and speed are being investigated as possible contributing factors.
(DESCHUTES COUNTY, Ore.) - Police say that a silver 2006 Nissan Quest, operated by 55-year old Shannon Ray Rogers, of Goldendale, Washington, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons, struck the rear of a northbound white 1981 Toyota pickup, operated by 56-year old Brian Jay Harris, of Bend, according to the preliminary investigation.
The Toyota veered off the road and impacted into a tree and the Nissan continued northbound and then veered off the road and also impacted into a tree.
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack released a statement Wednesday morning about the firing of NBC's anchor Matt Lauer.
(N.Y., N.Y.) - On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards.
As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment.
"They never send their children to fight for their country" ~Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely
(LONDON) - Israel's deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely attacked U.S. Jewry in an interview with i24 News on Wednesday.
Hotovely referred to American Jews as “people that never send their children to fight for their country, most of the Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, or to Iraq. Most of them are having quite convenient lives...”
Selling & buying illegal drugs on the Dark Net is a bad choice.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, and the deaths are increasing according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.
This is the third major case this year that the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce has worked with ties to the Dark Net, Fentanyl and overdose deaths. Officials want to warn the public that Fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state.
It all happened in the small town of Yamhill, Oregon.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The suspect, Richard R Mershon, was reported to have gotten into an argument with a man that led to a physical fight. The physical fight quickly turned into a shooting, by a man that had been drinking.
Male victim number one told Police he had witnessed the suspect push a pregnant female, and she may have fallen down. The woman was apparently an employee of Zippy's Pizza, had been trying to help give the suspect a ride home because he was intoxicated.
(DALLAS, Ore.) - On Tuesday, a Polk County Grand Jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Haynes and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lorence were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed 17-year old Baltazar Escalona-Baez, of Silverton, on the morning of October 28, 2017.
...Escalona-Baez, still within arm's reach of Haynes, turned around and advanced directly towards Haynes, pointing the knife towards him. Haynes then shot Escalona-Baez twice.
The production of plutonium at Hanford ended in 1989
(SALEM, Ore.) - For the last 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.
The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet November 27-28 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.
On November 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax overhaul bill.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - The U.S. Senate has their own bill. The Senate Finance Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul proposal after four days of markup. The vote was 14-12, along party lines.
Earlier, Senate Republicans added a controversial provision to the bill, repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, to help raise revenues for tax cuts, which would result in 13 million fewer Americans being covered by health insurance.
By Wolfgang Borchert, translated by Dr. William T. Hathaway
The German author/playwright's work was deeply influenced by his service in the Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.
(OLDENBURG, Germany) - This month marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Borchert, a young German writer who was seriously wounded in World War II then imprisoned for resistance activities.
Physically destroyed, he lived only two years after the war. During that time he wrote antiwar literature that is widely read in Germany but little known in the USA, where it is currently most needed.