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Salem-News.com (October 21, 2021 21:11)

Timbers on Course for MLS Playoff Slot

For now, there is a postseason campaign to look forward to.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Portland TimbersThe 2021 MLS season is starting to reach its conclusion and the good news for Portland Timbers fans is that their team is still in the mix.

After 29 games of the regular season, Giovanni Savarese’s men found themselves in fourth place in the Western Conference and, if it stays that way, the Timbers would be heading for the playoffs.

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Salem-News.com (October 19, 2021 21:30)

Skyrocketing Crude Prices Push Pump Prices Higher

Oregon sees smaller gain than national average

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gas pricesDemand for gasoline has eased which should result in cheaper gas prices, but the higher crude prices are causing pump prices to rise.

“Unfortunately, drivers won’t get relief at the pumps anytime soon due to the surging crude oil prices, as the cost of crude accounts for more than half of the price of each gallon of gas,” says Marie Dodds, public affairs director for AAA Oregon/Idaho.

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Salem-News.com (October 19, 2021 19:32)

Armond Harper Homicide Remains Unsolved After Three Years

The suspect ran out of the area, northbound on North Mississippi Avenue.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Armond HarperOctober 19, 2018, just before 10 a.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Rosa Parks Way and North Albina Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 42-year-old Armond Ramoan Harper suffering from a gunshot wound. He died early the next day.

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Salem-News.com (October 14, 2021 22:37)

Former Oregon Man Faces 60 years in Federal Prison for Marijuana Scheme

He illegally exported Oregon marijuana out of state and laundered proceeds.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gavelBetween January 2017 and June 2020, 29-year old Dante Baldocchi purchased marijuana in Oregon and shipped it to Georgia where he and others sold it to distributors in the Atlanta area and in North Carolina.

Baldocchi faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in federal prison with a five-year mandatory minimum, a $5.5 million fine and four years of supervised release. He will be sentenced January 6, 2022.

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Salem-News.com (October 12, 2021 21:13)

The Havana Syndrome in a Nutshell

Were embassy staff victims of a mysterious new secret weapon?

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Havana SyndromeAn individual assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba was awakened one night in 2016 by severe pain and a sensation of intense pressure in the face, a loud piercing sound in one ear with directional features, and acute disequilibrium and nausea.

Symptoms of vestibular and cognitive dysfunction ensued.

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Salem-News.com (October 11, 2021 22:06)

A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples' Day, 2021

PRESIDENTIAL ACTION:

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - indigenous peopleOur country was conceived on a promise of equality and opportunity for all people — a promise that, despite the extraordinary progress we have made through the years, we have never fully lived up to.

That is especially true when it comes to upholding the rights and dignity of the Indigenous people who were here long before colonization of the Americas began.

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Salem-News.com (October 11, 2021 21:23)

Kaiser RNs and Health Professionals Authorize a Strike

The strike authorization vote finished on Sunday night, with 96% of those who voted saying that they support striking.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - OFNHPNearly 3,400 workers from Kaiser Permanente in Oregon have voted to authorize a strike.

With a staggering 90% participation rate, the vote count was to strike by 96%, meaning of those who voted, 96% voted Yes.

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Salem-News.com (October 11, 2021 21:10)

Two Parties: Two Countries

Honest effort and compassion are two qualities crucial for our future as a country, and as a free people.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Richard NixonWe have a two-party political system, one that evolves with time, people, and circumstance.

Democrats were, for many years, a party that fought against civil rights for African Americans where they were denied them in the American South under the racist Jim Crow system. When I was a boy, back in the 1950s and ‘60s, the Democrats from the South were known as Dixiecrats.

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Salem-News.com (October 11, 2021 15:19)

Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation

The cooperative approach has worked in the past, and it can again.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Reagan and GorbachevOn September 10, 2021, during an important diplomatic meeting that occurred by telephone, U.S. President Joseph Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping affirmed the necessity of a better relationship between their two nations.

At the moment, however, the governments of the two nations seem far from a cooperative relationship.

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Salem-News.com (October 06, 2021 18:52)

Key Congressional Committee Advances Bill To Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Based on recent history, the MORE Act has a viable path for passage in the House

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Cannabis prohibitionThe legislation’s provisions remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act — thereby eliminating the existing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and providing states with the authority to be the primary arbiters of cannabis policy within their jurisdictions.

While the substance is not without harm, cannabis is objectively less harmful than legal and regulated alcohol and tobacco.

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Salem-News.com (October 06, 2021 15:02)

It's Time for Impunity to End with the FDA: PART 3

Part 3 in my series of the FDA being held accountable for conflicts of interest with pharma

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - PharmaIn June 2016, this article focused on the first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence marketed by San Francisco-based Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc., approved by the FDA on May 26, 2016.

Was there any investigation into a conflict of interest? Read on.

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Salem-News.com (September 28, 2021 16:36)

Oregon Reports 41 New COVID-19 Deaths

There are 53 available adult ICU beds out of 645 total in Oregon.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - COVID-1941 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon raises the state’s death toll to 3,750.

OHA also reported 1,658 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 326,191.

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Salem-News.com (September 28, 2021 00:14)

Backup Services: Find Best Online Backup Services to Protect Data

Get informed & select a service based on your specific needs.

(SALEM, Ore.) - technologyIf you are searching for a company that offers the best online backup solutions, you may want to read this article.

You will discover how to find the best online backup service and what is the primary advantage of cloud storage compared with other backup services.

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2021 15:30)

Cyber Ninjas' Fake Arizona Audit Report

Was it money well spent for Arizona taxpayers?

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Arizona TrumpThe just released Cyber Ninjas’ audit (or "fraudit" as some have called it) report of Arizona’s Maricopa County found that Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, and by more than originally thought.

No fraud was uncovered. Will this report put an end to Trump's shameless "Big Lie?"

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Salem-News.com (September 27, 2021 12:34)

How To Stay Safe While Traveling to Oregon With Crypto

"Better Safe Than Sorry" is a good mantra to stick with.

(SALEM, Ore.) - cryptocurrencyDue to the global acceptance of cryptocurrency, numerous individuals travel with this new form of currency. Hackers are consistently attempting to access crypto, making safety extremely important.

Before you travel, you should know the steps to take to prevent a disaster.

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Salem-News.com (September 25, 2021 21:48)

It's Time for Impunity to End with the FDA: PART 2

This is Part 2 of my series on the impunity of the FDA as regards the opioid addiction/death epidemic crippling the U.S.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - drug deathsFor almost two decades I have been exposing the FDA and their leadership with "pay to play", conflicts of interest with hedge funds and many decision makers forming their own consulting firms -- even while employed at the FDA.

This article expands on Bob Rappaport, MD, Division Director of Analgesic, Anesthetic and Addiction Drugs (now retired from the FDA and serving on pharmaceutical boards).

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Salem-News.com (September 24, 2021 14:14)

Oregon's New Bill Creates Dental Therapists:
What Other Types of Dentists Are There Around the World?

House Bill 2528 creates a third kind of dental license — a dental therapist.

(SALEM, Ore.) - DentistIf you want to try and learn more about the types of dentists that are out there or if you know that you need to sign up with a dentist then you have come to the right place.

Here you can find out whatever you need to know.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2021 13:15)

COVID: Choices Have Consequences

Healthcare workers are not being forced to take a vaccine.

(JEFFERSON CO., Wash.) - COVID-19I agree no one should be required to take a vaccine (or any medical intervention) against their will. This is a matter of individual, informed choice. But choices have consequences.

In the realm of infectious diseases, the choices we make do not just have personal consequences, they impact others.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2021 11:47)

One Man Killed by Gunshot in NE Salem

The alleged shooter is in custody.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fatal shootingOfficers located one man who had multiple gunshot wounds. Officers closed multiple streets in the area to set up a perimeter search for involved individuals. A K-9 unit was on scene.

The injured man, identified as 29-year-old Abraham Torres Borja, was transported to Salem Health where he subsequently died from his wounds.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2021 00:58)

The Big Lie Persists*

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” -Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - The Big Lie TrumpTrump’s stronghold over the Republican party remains. His refusal to concede the 2020 election and calls of widespread fraud have raised doubts about the integrity of its results among his Republican base.

Consequently, 56% of Republicans believe the election was rigged or the result of illegal voting.

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Salem-News.com (September 21, 2021 16:02)

Activists Around Puget Sound Calling for Nuclear Abolition Now!

Redefine "national security" and redirect our tax dollars and human capital to ensure human survival and create a sustainable future.

(POULSB0, Wash.) - At least 11 Senators and 36 members of Congress and their spouses own millions in defense contractor stocks.

The 20-year war in Afghanistan enriched both the weapons producers and the elected representatives who voted for the war and who support these same corporations through legislatively.

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Salem-News.com (September 16, 2021 17:52)

Oregon Man Arrested Fleeing With Two Children Listed as Missing

Samuel Levi Jemmett is being held on $395,000 bail.

(lLINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - A male was reportedly walking around a vehicle and hitting it with a baseball bat on Logan Road.

When Officers arrived, the man was uncooperative and argumentative and locked himself inside the vehicle with two juvenile females. The children were listed as "Missing Endangered".

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Salem-News.com (September 17, 2021 13:00)

A National Rite of Passage: Beyond War

Moral injury is not simply PTSD. It’s a violation of an individual’s deepest sense of right and wrong: a wound to the soul.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Patriotism mixed with militarism has the magnetic pull of religion, and service matters even when its ends are, to put it politely, questionable.

This is a flawed argument, to be sure, but I actually have a sliver of sympathy for Exum’s point.

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