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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan at Hiroshima Peace Memorial

"The memory of the morning of August 6th, 1945 must never fade. That memory allows us to fight complacency. It fuels our moral imagination. It allows us to change." ~President Barack Obama

(HIROSHIMA, Japan) - Japan's Abe and US Pres ObamaSeventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself.

Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 in Japanese men, women and children; thousands of Koreans; a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us.

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Still Wavy after All These Years
Flower Geezer turns 80.

Wavy Gravy - Counterculture Saint

(SALEM, Ore.) - Wavy GravyWavy has been there since the beginning of the Counterculture. He famously was Master of Ceremonies at Woodstock. He was a fixture at Peace Gatherings.

Wavy and his AIM buddy John Trudell joined in on a number of environmental causes. They again shared a cell with their pal and John's roommate Jackson Browne and 1900 others at the huge 1981 protest against the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

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Salem Issues Limited Area Boil Water Notice

Water pressure was interrupted to approximately 65 homes.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem boil waterIf you live between Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills on Barnes Avenue SE Between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE, this affects you.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., May 25, 2016, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Barnes Avenue SE. To mitigate damage caused by water flowing from the broken fire hydrant, maintenance crews had to shut down the water main.

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OSP Urging Transportation Safety For Memorial Day Weekend Travelers

Plan ahead and enjoy your holiday road trips

(SALEM, Ore.) - OregonThe Oregon State Police is asking persons traveling for the Memorial Day weekend to be prepared for their trip. Memorial Day weekend has historically been a dangerous holiday weekend for travelers as numbers of serious injury and fatal crashes increase during this time.

According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, "AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That's the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005."

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Depoe Bay Firefighters Extricate Man Trapped in Crashed Car

The victim's vehicle could not be seen from the road.

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Salem-News.comTuesday morning about 7:30, Depoe Bay Firefighters, Oregon State Police, and Pacific West Ambulance were notified of a man calling from his vehicle that had been involved in a crash.

The vehicle was down an embankment where nobody from the road could have seen him. The caller described that he was able to see a sign that said "South Fogarty Creek". This information lead responders directly to his location.

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Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem

The tied arch bridge design is expected to be a beautiful addition to the Salem skyscape.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Minto Brown Bridge archesEarly Monday morning, while most of the city was sleeping, one of two signature arches for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge arrived in Downtown Salem.

The white arches, which are made from 1-inch thick steel and are 30-inches in diameter, will soon decorate Salem's Downtown Riverfront skyline.

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Hillsboro Man Dies in Crash with Log Truck

Fatal Crash on Highway 26 North of Banks

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal log truckThere was a two vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 49 (north of Banks) early Monday morning, about 6:44, resulting in one fatality.

The Chevrolet collided head-on with an eastbound 1993 Peterbilt commercial motor truck towing a trailer loaded with logs.

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RDX Evaluation by US EPA - Why It Matters

EPA downplays RDX toxicity, pleasing the DOD and putting us in peril

(SALEM, Ore.) - RDX explosiveRDX is an explosive which is more powerful than TNT. RDX is not something that available from your local hardware store, but has been used by both the military and terrorists to kill people.

It saw wide use in World War II. RDX is also known as Research Department Formula X, cyclonite, hexogen (particularly in German and German-influenced languages), and T4. RDX is still the base for many common military exposures, including C-4, which is 91% RDX.

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The Sixth Anniversary of the Rwanda People's Party (RPP)

"Violence is simply unacceptable in modern Africa."~ President John V Karuranga, (RPP)

(RWANDA) - Salem-News.comFellow Rwandans and Friends of Rwanda, May 21, the Rwanda People’s Party (RPP) celebrated its six-year anniversary. On my own behalf and on behalf my party, the Rwanda People’s Party, (RPP), we take this opportunity to thank those committed and patriotic men and women that have been behind us for the past 6 years, despite the many challenges and the many circumstances that we have continued to operate in.

The RPP supported the removal of presidential term limits, because the party believes, that there is no link between democracy,governance and term limits.

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Independence Woman Killed In Crash West of Monmouth

Four passengers in the second vehicle were not badly injured.

(MONMOUTH, Ore.) - fatal crash hwy194Police say the preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Dodge Neon was traveling eastbound on Highway 194 (also known as Monmouth Highway) when it crossed the centerline striking a 2006 Dodge pickup head-on.

Witnesses reported observing the Neon driving at a high rate of speed prior to the crash.

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Highway 97 Crash Takes Four Lives South of Madras

Two others were transported with non-life threatening injuries.

(MADRAS, Ore.) - fatal crashWhile waiting to make a left turn, an unknown vehicle that had also been traveling northbound on Highway 97 almost rear-ended the Pontiac but passed it on the right shoulder.

Another northbound vehicle, a 2015 Ford van, could not avoid the Pontiac and rear-ended it at highway speeds. This impact forced the Pontiac into the southbound lane of travel where it collided with a southbound 2008 Honda Accord.

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Man Killed Monday In Highway 22 Crash East Of Salem

One person was taken Stayton Hospital, and another to OHSU via Air Ambulance.

(STAYTON, Ore.) - Salem-News.comAbout 5:50 a.m. Monday, OSP received the report of an eastbound vehicle which could not stay within it's lane of travel on Highway 22 near milepost 19. The caller reported the vehicle was crossing over the centerline and the back into it's lane of travel.

Minutes later, OSP received another call that the vehicle of concern had been involved in a head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 20 (just west of Lyons).

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Bernie Sanders Brings Down the House in Oregon's Capitol City

Anxious supporters welcomed Bernie Sanders back to Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bernie SandersFrom all corners of the state of Oregon, and beyond our borders, came thousands upon thousands of people excited to hear independent U.S. senator Bernie Sanders speak, and to see him in person.

He entered with a big smile on his face, “It sure sounds like Salem, Oregon is ready for the political revolution!” The crowd responded with roaring applause. The building was filled to capacity, about 4,500.

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Alcohol, Excessive Speed Contributed to Fatal Crash

Police were on the scene almost immediately.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal crashJust after midnight Friday morning two Salem Police officers were typing reports in the 4500 block of Liberty Rd S when they heard squealing tires followed by a crash.

They went to investigate and discovered that a silver colored 2002 GMC Yukon that had been eastbound on Skyline Rd S failed to negotiate the turn at Liberty Rd and crashed into a power pole killing 22-year old Corey Engleman.

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FBI Says Threat from Pedophiles Online is Vast and Extensive

Child Sexual Exploitation is an increasing problem.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - child pedophilesThe case of a Tennessee man sentenced last month to 21 years in prison on child pornography charges serves as an important reminder to parents and children about the dangers of an online world where things are not always as they appear and pedophiles may be lurking around many virtual corners.

The pedophiles tricked their young victims by creating fake profiles on social networking sites, where they posed as teenagers to lure children to their websites.

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10 Pounds of Heroin, 14 Pounds of Meth Seized in Huge Drug Bust

Salem Police Conclude Major Drug Investigation

(SALEM, Ore.) - drugs and moreA nearly two month long drug investigation had a turning point Tuesday evening with the arrest of seven individuals and the service of seven search warrants.

The Salem Police Department seized over ten pounds of heroin, over 14 pounds of methamphetamine, and in excess of two pounds of cocaine. In addition, over $466,000 and six vehicles were seized.

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Smoke Plume was Prescribed Burn of 116-acres in Hwy 6 Corridor

This broadcast burn produced a very large column of smoke visible throughout Washington County and potentially neighboring counties.

(TILLAMOOK, Ore.) - broadcast burnThe Oregon Department of Forestry conducted a prescribed burn today on a 116-acre site on the Tillamook State Forest near Browns Camp in the Highway 6 corridor.

The burn aimed to remove woody debris that remained after the recent completion of the Fighting Phellini Timber Sale.

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6 Business Lessons That Will Propel You to Success

Basic lessons for new entrepreneurs!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Steve WynnMany entrepreneurs strive to emulate successful moguls by blazing new paths. What they don’t realize is their predecessors didn’t reinvent the wheel.

They applied a basic set of principles that enabled them to realize their dreams. For instance, it is worthwhile to study the experiences of Steve Wynn, the wildly successful Las Vegas real estate tycoon.

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Marijuana Extracts, Topicals and Edibles for Oregon Starts June 2

The 2016 Legislature expanded "early sales" of limited marijuana products from Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon cannabisOregon voters passed Measure 91 in 2014, allowing recreational use of marijuana by adults 21+. Nearly immediately, the more than 70,000 legal patients in the state felt the impact of the measure on the medical program.

Here is the latest update from the Oregon Health Authority, explaining what dispensaries can expect as they open up more “early sales” for recreational customers, allowing them to purchase additional products before recreational stores are open.

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Body of Katy Roe Recovered from Ocean

Sad news for a community that has been holding out hope.

(DEPOE BAY, Ore.) - Katy RoeThe US Coast Guard, Station Depoe Bay they had located and recovered a clothed female body from the ocean just outside the jaws of the Depoe Bay Harbor just before 6 a.m. today.

Lincoln County Major Crime Team members immediately responded, and detectives were able to make a positive presumptive identification of the recovered body to be missing person, Katharine “Katy” Roe of Depoe Bay.

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The Word is Credibility -Not Stigma -in the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic!

"It's a public health epidemic, but it's completely man made." ~Dr. Sanjay Gupta

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - This past week CNN broadcast an Anderson Cooper interview on the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic at a Town Hall Meeting.

CNN has been accused by the U.S. Pain Foundation, a lobbying group for pharma in catering to the needs of chronic pain patients in their use of long term opioids, at stigmatizing the pain patients.

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Speed Racing Suspected as Cause of Crash That Killed McMinnville Man

Excessive Speed is a factor in ONE of THREE all fatal crashes.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - Upon initial investigation, they discovered that a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when it apparently lost control and spun across the paved center median and struck a southbound 2004 Honda Odyssey van nearly head-on, according to authorities.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, 24-year old Jeromy Hopper, of McMinnville, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

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How to Make Good Decisions About Insurance

No matter what your age, it is best to be prepared for the unexpected.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Insurance. That’s for somebody else, right? Somebody older, wealthier, and with more dependents needs insurance, but not you. Or do you? Millennials are famously lax when it comes to insuring their health, homes, cars, and lives.

One theory goes along with the common “entitlement” prejudice and says that young adults count on boomeranging back home when assets are lost and times get tough.

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