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Salem-News.com (July 19, 2017 14:03)

Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of a Salem Man on Highway 20

Even in the best of conditions, driving can be risky.

(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) - fatal crash investigationA Salem man was killed yesterday when the motorcycle he was operating crashed into the side of a Kenworth log truck.

Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report at about 10:30 a.m. of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 34.5 (east of Sweet Home).

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Salem-News.com (July 18, 2017 17:35)

Long time Lincoln City Businessman Found Dead

The city of Lincoln City and all of Oregon mourn the passing of a good man.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - Gary EllingsonLincoln City Police received a call about 8:30 Monday night requesting assistance at the entrance to The Villages property at the end of NW Voyage Avenue in Lincoln City.

The caller disconnected before 911 Dispatchers were able to obtain any further information. The deceased person has been identified as 66-year old Gary G. Ellingson, of Lincoln City.

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Salem-News.com (July 17, 2017 22:00)

Crashed Truckload of Slimy Hagfish Will be Remembered Always

Last Thursday, Oregon coast travelers learned that when Hagfish become stressed, they secrete a slime. That'll be hard to forget.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - Oregon hagfishWhen Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at noon last Thursday, little did they know that there was a slime-fest waiting.

It all began when a 1993 Mitsubishi truck was traveling northbound on US Highway 101 near milepost 131, approaching roadway construction. An ODOT flagger had northbound traffic stopped, but Mr. Tragale was unable to stop the vehicle- or the load he was hauling.

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Salem-News.com (July 17, 2017 13:50)

Pesticide News Affects Oregon Cannabis Farmers

They will immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution of the product in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comAzatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide, and Azatrol EC Insecticide are labeled for use on ornamental, food, and feed crops as an insecticide, insect growth regulator and repellent. These products may also be used in the production of cannabis.

ODA’s actions come following an investigation of the product and laboratory analysis that found the presence of the pesticide active ingredients permethrin, bifenthrin, cypermethrin, cyfluthrin, and chlorpyrifos, none of which are listed on either product label.

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Salem-News.com (July 17, 2017 11:30)

Science Testing In The New OAKS

The way Oregon measures student’s science ability is set for a dramatic change.

(SALEM, Ore.) - school testingThe Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, known as the OAKS, has for some time been the primary way of assessing a student’s abilities in a number of core subjects such as English, science and math.

The new "Smarter Balanced" tests have proved controversial in Oregon since their introduction last year, regarded as unnecessarily difficult and time consuming; some estimates put the average completion time for the exam at around six hours.

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Salem-News.com (July 17, 2017 12:25)

Lee Hnetinka's Darkstore Brings Cost-Effective Same-Day Delivery Services

Online brands will now be able to build relationships with their customers by ensuring access to delivery services they could not afford before.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comDelivery services form a key aspect of today’s retail businesses, and while many local retail brands with brick and mortar stores have been able to integrate delivery services, online brands seem to be lagging.

Darkstore’s model of doing delivery services holds the view that items purchased online can be delivered same day whether it is a mattress or a T-shirt.

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Salem-News.com (July 13, 2017 14:20)

2017 Oregon Cannabis Growers' Fair is Weeks Away

The Two-Day Event to Feature a Live Plant Competition, 60+ Growers, 100+ Exhibits, an OLCC Q&A and a Canna Help You Area

(SALEM, Ore.) - Farmer Tom LauermanRegistration for exhibitors is now open for the second annual Oregon Cannabis Grower’s Fair (OCGCF), which will take place on August 12-13 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, according to OCGCF producer Mary Lou Burton.

The central feature of the show will be Oregon’s cannabis live plant competition, which, at last year’s event was the first of its kind on the planet.

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Salem-News.com (July 13, 2017 14:03)

Redmond Man Arrested for Road Rage Incident

A motorcyclist suffered the consequences for another man's rage.

(REDMOND, Ore.) - motorcycle crashAn arrest has been made in the vehicle vs motorcycle crash on Hwy 97 that occurred yesterday afternoon at milepost 128, near SW Young Avenue.

The motorcyclist, 40-year old Jerome Worley, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital by Life Flight Air Ambulance.

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Salem-News.com (July 13, 2017 01:25)

Opioid Epidemic Continues to Soar Despite All Reason

Who wears "white hats" and who wears "black hats" as the prescription opioid epidemic soars in addictions and deaths?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Lynn Webster MDFor those wondering why the prescription opioid/heroin destruction of human life surges out of control every day, you may want to consider this information published in the news relating to the wearers of "white hats" or "black hats". Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

Several years ago a pain clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah run by Lynn R. Webster was raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) when people began turning up dead after treatment.

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Salem-News.com (July 06, 2017 22:15)Video

All Invited to Oregon's Beach Bill 50th Birthday Bash Saturday

Celebrate Oregon's Beach Bill, making the coastline open to all

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon beach billThis is the year to celebrate Oregon's beautiful--and singularly protected--beaches. It's the 50th anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill, signed into law in July 1967 to safeguard beaches from development.

But it easily could have been a different story. When lawmakers first introduced it, the bill faced steep opposition. Ultimately Oregonians fought for their beloved beaches. 50 years later, this beach is yours and mine and everyone's, to treasure and protect, forever.

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Salem-News.com (July 06, 2017 22:36)

Polk County Man Killed In Highway 99W 3-Vehicle Crash

JULY 3, 2017: Highway 99W was closed for about six hours

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - fatal crashA 2003 Pontiac Sunfire was northbound on Highway 99W and was slowing or had stopped to make a left turn onto SW Durham Lane. Behind the Pontiac was a 1993 Ford F250 pickup towing a small utility trailer, which was unable to stop and rear-ended the Pontiac.

The Pontiac was spun into the southbound lane where it was struck broadside by a southbound 2007 Toyota Sequoia. After the collision the Ford left the highway, struck a parked car in a driveway, then a house.

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Salem-News.com (July 06, 2017 23:28)

Fatal Paragliding Accident at Cape Lookout State Park

July began with tragedy at a favorite Oregon State Park.

(TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore.) - Cape Lookout OregonAccording to the information received, a para-glider had launched from a cliff overlooking the beach and rapidly descended to the rocks below.

Emergency responders were unable to reach the man from the shore. The US Coast Guard launched a helicopter and a motor life boat from the Tillamook Bay Station.

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Salem-News.com (July 06, 2017 00:35)

2017 Oregon Country Fair Springs to Life

"The Oregon Country Fair is so much more than a party in the woods."

(VENETA, Ore.) - Oregon Country FairJust one day and a wake up until the 48th Annual Oregon Country Fair kicks off. The three-day annual event runs from July 7 thru 9, 2017, on the Fair site near Veneta, Oregon.

Nestled on the banks of the Long Tom River, just west of Veneta, off Highway 126, the Oregon Country Fair features 18 stages of entertainment, more than 80 food booths, and nearly 350 craft booths featuring more than 700 vendors

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Salem-News.com (July 05, 2017 20:56)

Hobbies You Can Make Your Full-Time Gig

You don’t have to go all in. Maybe try it on the side and see if you have the skill to bring in a decent income.

(SALEM, Ore.) - photographyHave you been searching for a job or maybe you are currently stuck at a company you despise? Have you ever considered turning a hobby you love into a full-time gig?

Confucius once said, “choose a job you love, and you’ll have to work a day in your life.” So, what are you waiting for? Here a few of the best hobbies that can generate income.

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Salem-News.com (June 27, 2017 23:42)

The Schizophrenic Syrian War

The last six years of terror have resulted in 207,000 civilian deaths (24,000 children).

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Syrian warBoth Russia and the U.S. want ISIS defeated but then we have U.S.-supported rebels fighting Syrian troops. Supposedly, Russia only attacks ISIS, not the U.S.-supported rebels.

Then throw into the mix, the growing tension between Russia and the U.S., i.e., the allegation that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and the U.S. sanctions...

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Salem-News.com (June 24, 2017 12:00)

Deputies Investigate Construction Flagger Struck and Killed by Dump Truck

This tragedy is a reminder to drive with extreme caution in and around construction zones.

(HAPPY VALLEY, Ore.) - Salem-News.comInitial reports indicate that crews with Northwest Natural Gas had been on scene of a natural gas leak in the area, and had SE 132nd Ave completely closed to traffic.

A dump truck experienced mechanical problems, and was attempting to remove his truck from the construction area, he struck and killed the 71-year old flagger.

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Salem-News.com (June 24, 2017 00:38)

Grand Jury Determines Officer's Use of Deadly Force Justified in May 2017 Shooting

Johnson was struggling with drug addiction which may have affected his mental health.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Terrell Kyreem JohnsonOn Thursday June 22, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified in the use of deadly force in the May 2017 shooting of 24-year-old Terrell Kyreem Johnson.

The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force against Johnson was a lawful exercise of self-defense under Oregon law.

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Salem-News.com (June 23, 2017 23:21)

Search for Young Drowning Victim Suspended

Salem Police and Fire units were on scene for hours to no avail.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drowningThe child had been swimming near the old boat ramp of the park and underneath the pedestrian bridge when he appeared to become distressed and in need of help.

Several other people who were in the area attempted to get to the child, but he slipped under the water and out of sight of the would-be rescuers.

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Salem-News.com (June 23, 2017 18:57)

Dallas Man Killed in Hwy 26 Crash that Caused Grassfire

A motorist was first on scene, and was able to extricate the children and female passenger.

(MADRAS, Ore.) - fatal crashWednesday, just prior to 5 p.m. Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 11, between Madras and Prineville.

The initial investigation revealed a single motor vehicle was traveling westbound and for unknown reasons, traveled off the roadway and struck a tree on the south ditch easement.

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Salem-News.com (June 14, 2017 23:45)

Urgent Weather Message for Western Oregon and Coastal Waters

Batten down the hatches! A late spring storm is kicking up.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - weatherAn unusually strong frontal system for mid-June will move through northwest Oregon and southwest Washington on Thursday, producing strong winds across the area.

High winds along the coast are expected to gust between 40 and 50 mph, with the strongest gusts along the beaches and headlands. Over the higher terrain of the coastal mountains and the Cascades, winds could gust up to around 45 mph. This system will bring south gales from the south coast northward, and hazardous seas bringing small craft advisory level seas over most of the area. The hazardous conditions will persist into Friday morning.

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Salem-News.com (June 16, 2017 17:06)

Opening A Restaurant: The Practical Truths

Reduce stress and enjoy your business with a few good habits.

(SALEM, Ore.) - For many gastronomy lovers far and wide, the prospect of opening a restaurant is a quite a dream. So, you may have your finances in order, and the perfect menu and venue in check, but what are some of the more practical considerations you may have overlooked?

We spoke to several restaurant entrepreneurs to find out their top 5 tips before all hands go on deck.

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Salem-News.com (June 15, 2017 23:30)

Not Specified Gender Choice Coming to Oregon Driver Licenses

A third option on driver licenses, instruction permits and ID cards will be available starting July 3

(SALEM, Ore.) - An X will appear instead of M or F in Oregon driver records and on the driver license, instruction permit or ID card.

The new rule came about after an Oregon resident’s court order authorized a sex change from female to “non-binary.” In order to comply with the order, DMV needed about a year to implement the change.

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Salem-News.com (June 15, 2017 01:15)

Jeff Sessions' Testimony

His appointment to a federal district court in 1986 was rejected over pro-KKK allegations. Has he gained any credibility since then?

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - In his June 13, 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly denied suggestions that he had improper contact with Russian authorities or hurt this country, which he claimed to have served with honor for 35 years.

That he has served this country with "honor for 35 years" is laughable.

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