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Salem-News.com (November 12, 2018 13:31)

California AG Denounces Trump's Plan to Roll Back LGBTQ Civil Rights Protections

Rumored change would deny the existence of transgender people

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Salem-News.comA change in federal law would effectively deny the existence of transgender Americans, denying them basic protections that allow people to learn, work, and seek medical care in a safe environment without discrimination.

Friday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent a letter to President Trump [et al] condemning the reported plan to alter the law to narrowly define “sex” as an immutable, biological condition assigned at birth.

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Salem-News.com (November 15, 2018 23:12)

Convicted Abortion Clinic Arsonist Released In Oregon

After 25-years... reactions to her freedom are mixed.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Shelley ShannonAt 8:00 am on November 9th, 2018, Shelley Shannon walked out of a Portland, Oregon halfway house for the last time. Now 62, Rachelle “Shelley” Shannon, is free after serving 25-years in federal prison for the attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider.

Tiller was shot as he left the clinic's parking lot. Injured in both arms, Tiller returned to work the following day.

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Salem-News.com (November 09, 2018 00:09)

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

Coos Bay-North Bend commemorates the end of WWI: A Tribute to our Heroes

(NORTH BEND, Ore.) - Merci RailcarOn November 11, 1918, the guns went silent on the Western front, ending World War I.

In commemoration of that momentous event, Coos Bay and North Bend Veterans will hold a celebration at the Forty & Eight Boxcar (Merci Railcar) in Simpson Park at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2018.

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Salem-News.com (November 09, 2018 12:44)

Thousand Oaks, California Mass Shooting

...as sure as night follows day...

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Ian David LongThis marked the 307th mass shooting incident so far this year. Clearly gun violence in America remains an ongoing issue. After these many mass shootings, there has been a noticeable absence of action at the federal level about gun violence in this country and I am not hopeful that there will be any after this latest incident.

I suspect there will be more “thoughts and prayers” and the same discussion -- sorrow, helplessness, outrage, and another futile call for gun control.

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Salem-News.com (November 13, 2018 23:20)

USA Cities with the Worst Drinking Water

Even short term exposure to some chemicals can cause severe health effects.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drinking waterUnknown to most Americans, the U.S is facing a major water crisis. Every single day children, elderly, and water lovers drink contaminated water that is full of chemicals and diseases. Yes, it's the 21st century and we are facing the same problems as in the Medieval times.

You may think that poorer states are the ones more likely at risk. However, numerous well-off states are facing this crisis. It's making us sick and no one is doing anything about it.

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Salem-News.com (November 08, 2018 21:01)

Beaverton Attorney Found Dead After Estranged Wife's Homicide

Lemarr Carver was a criminal attorney with a former practice in Salem, Oregon

(SALEM, Ore.) - Lemarr Carver and Tricia CarverTuesday, the woman was positively identified as Tricia Lynn Carver. An autopsy determined that her death was a homicide and the cause was by strangulation.

A search warrant brought law enforcement to the Hillsboro residence of her estranged husband, 42-year old Lemarr Carver, Wednesday night at about 9:30. When the tactical team entered the home of Mr. Carver, he was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Salem-News.com (November 08, 2018 15:23)

Preventing the Common Car Accidents in Oregon

What are the most prevalent causes of car accidents?
Every state differs. Here is Oregon's rundown:

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon car crashesThe most recent statistics indicate that there are nearly 150,000 car accidents in Oregon and Washington every year. The majority of car accidents take place in Multnomah County with approximately 13,000 annually. But what causes these accidents, and how can they be avoided?

Most of the car accidents in Oregon occur as a result of negligent, reckless, and careless driving. Almost all car accidents are due to driver error.

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Salem-News.com (November 05, 2018 15:27)Video

Oregon's Daily Election Report

“I encourage everyone to take time to watch these important updates.” -Secretary of State Dennis Richardson

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon election reportToday, the Elections Division of the Office of Oregon Secretary of State released the fourth edition of Oregon Election Daily Report video series.

This edition talks about election night reporting and describes the schedule for the release of voting results over the next few weeks.

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Salem-News.com (November 05, 2018 14:39)

UPDATE: Suspicious Death of Woman Near St. Paul

If you saw anything suspicious in the area, call Detective Myers at 503-540-8096

(ST PAUL, Ore.) - Tricia CarverThe body of an adult female was discovered in a field this morning, in the area of Vachter Road NE and River Road NE, near St. Paul. Deputies and detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called at about 7:00 a.m.

At this point, Detectives are investigating the case as a suspicious death.

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Salem-News.com (November 03, 2018 19:25)Video

The African Children's Choir to Perform in Willamette Valley in December

They are dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today... so they can help Africa tomorrow

(SALEM, Ore.) - African Children's ChoirThe African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Performances support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in the African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa.

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Salem-News.com (November 03, 2018 19:02)

DEA Releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

Controlled prescription drugs remain responsible for the largest number of overdose deaths of any illicit drug class.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - DEA drug threatDEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

“This report underscores the scope and magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States,” said Acting Administrator Dhillon

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Salem-News.com (November 02, 2018 23:48)

GOP Solution for Deficits - Cut Social Safety Nets!

The GOP tax “overall” made no attempt to eliminate the deficit, much less the debt.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - GOP budget deficitThe deficits have risen to $779 billion in 2018, up from $666 billion in 2017.

Of course, the Republicans claim that their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul last year had nothing to do with this, but experts estimate that the tax overhaul will result in about $1.45 trillion in net deficits over a decade.

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Salem-News.com (November 02, 2018 18:42)

Cleanup Efforts Continuing along Hwy 38 After Fatal Crash

A 2012 Kenworth truck towing double fuel tanks struck a large black cow standing in the road, then lost control, went off the road and struck a power pole.

(SCOTTSBURG, Ore.) - fatal crashThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continues to oversee cleanup and monitoring near the site of an Oct. 22 truck crash and fuel release on Oregon 38.

The truck was carrying around 7,500 gallons of gasoline and 2,500 gallons of diesel when it crashed.

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Salem-News.com (November 02, 2018 22:46)

Measure 103 Co-Chief Petitioner Regrets Involvement

The Yes on 103 campaign’s recent tactics also drew condemnation from 8 organizations.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ron BrakeIn an unprecedented last-minute move, Measure 103 co-chief petitioner Ron Brake has distanced himself from his own measure just four days before Election Day.

According to a Friday report by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Brake told members of the Oregon Food Bank, “[Measure 103] twisted its meanings in directions that I could not have imagined... I very much regret ever agreeing to be involved in 103.”

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Salem-News.com (November 02, 2018 18:16)

The Morris Worm:
30 Years Since First Major Attack on the Internet

The Morris Worm inspired a new generation of hackers and Internet-driven assaults

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - computer hack virusAt around 8:30 p.m. on November 2, 1988, a maliciously clever program was unleashed on the Internet from a computer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This cyber worm was soon propagating at remarkable speed and grinding computers to a halt. “We are currently under attack,” wrote a concerned student at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Salem-News.com (November 02, 2018 17:03)

ODOT Closes Old McKenzie Pass Highway

Predicted snow causes this Seasonal Closure

(BEND, Ore.) - OR Hwy 242 closedWith snow in the Oregon Cascades predicted over the next week, maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242), for the winter/snow season effective Monday, November 5 at dawn.

It will reopen in Summer 2019, when the snows have melted and travel is again safe on the old highway.

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Salem-News.com (November 01, 2018 14:55)

Mass Murder and American History

“Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

(SALEM, Ore.) - flag half mastThis is bigger than hate, this latest mass shooting, last weekend, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which, oh my God, 11 more innocent souls died at the hands of a home-grown terrorist.

The president’s anti-immigrant tweets may have been in grotesque synchronicity with the killer’s ... And they no doubt fed the climate in which Robert Bowers acted, but this is bigger than Donald Trump. He may be the trigger, but the weapon has been ready and waiting for a long time.

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Salem-News.com (October 31, 2018 12:52)

Studded Tire Season in Oregon Begins Nov 1

The studded tire season in Oregon is Nov. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon winter trafficWhen the driving surface isn't covered in ice, studded tires can damage the road. ODOT encourages drivers to consider all of your options, including other types of traction tires or chains.

If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better.

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Salem-News.com (October 31, 2018 12:22)

Bailey Nurseries Acquires Carlton Plants

Carlton is to continue as a plant nursery.

(St. Paul, MN) - Bailey nurseriesAs of today, Bailey Nurseries is acquiring Carlton Plants. As a continuation of its principle of Growing What’s NextTM, Bailey places a strong focus on supplying the grower market with top quality plants supported by excellent service.

Carlton Plants integrates one of the industry’s most well-respected bareroot growers into the Bailey organization.

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Salem-News.com (October 31, 2018 11:17)

Oregon Teen Plots to Kill Parents

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information should call Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - murder plotA 14-year-old male from Albany was taken into custody Saturday by Benton County Deputies on two charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder and Attempted Arson in the First Degree.

Two days later, his 13-year-old male accomplice was also taken into custody.

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Salem-News.com (October 30, 2018 13:43)

Australia Agrees to Study Vaping Health Risks

Emerging evidence indicates e-cigarettes are less harmful to human health than smoking tobacco.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Ministry of Health in Australia has finally agreed to study vaping health risks. The study will be conducted by an independent inquiry with the aim of investigating the health risks posed by e-cigarettes. Currently, even the best vape juice is illegal in Australia.

That’s because all nicotine-liquids are considered poisonous in Australia.

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Salem-News.com (October 30, 2018 09:36)

Trump Crying Wolf About Migrant Caravan

Border crossings are at the lowest level since 1971.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - The recent caravan heading for the U.S. border is like manna from heaven for Trump and the Republican candidates for Congress. Now they can sow fear, loathing, and lies about these poor migrants escaping poverty and terror in their countries and seeking a better life in this country.

Trump provided no support for his claim that the caravan includes criminals and Middle East terrorists.

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Salem-News.com (October 26, 2018 21:15)

FBI Director Christopher Wray's Remarks Regarding Arrest of Cesar Sayoc in Suspicious Package Investigation

FBI Director Wray delivered the following remarks during a press conference today:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the attorney general has confirmed, we have arrested Cesar Sayoc in connection with this investigation. As our investigation is still ongoing, I may not be able to answer questions about his background or about his motive.

What I can say is that this was a nationwide investigation of enormous scope and of the greatest importance....

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