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Salem-News.com (May 19, 2022 20:15)

5 Fascinating Museums Around Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley

Our past and present come together in some unusual and unexpected ways.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Deepwood Historic houseAs the capital of Oregon, Salem is no stranger to history. The city and surrounding communities host a wide range of commemorative markers, key sites from Oregon’s past, and (unsurprisingly) several museums that help visitors understand the regional history.

If you want to learn about Salem’s interesting past - and some of the unusual tales and artifacts that help illustrate the history - check out this list of fun and fascinating museums that span the Mid-Willamette Valley.

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Salem-News.com (May 19, 2022 12:15)

Regional Quarantine in Lane County after Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed

Quarantine will prevent the movement of poultry from within this area.

(SALEM, Ore.) - chickensThe United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Lane County, OR on May 17, 2022.

A map of the outbreak areas in Linn and Lane Counties and the quarantine area in Lane County is available online.

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Salem-News.com (May 18, 2022 16:58)

Thoughts on the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY

The shooter — an 18-year old white male — was taken into custody.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - mass shootingIn another example of deja vu happening all over again, on May 14, 2022, at least ten mostly Black people were killed and three wounded outside and inside a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, NY.

The supermarket is in a predominately Black neighborhood. The shooter — an 18-year old white male — was taken into custody.

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Salem-News.com (May 13, 2022 14:00)

Heads Up! It's National Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycles make up 3% of all registered vehicles but account for 17% of all occupant fatalities in the U.S.

(SALEM, Ore.) - motorcycle awarenessMany drivers state during the post-crash interview that they simply did not see the motorcycle or moped rider.

In 41 percent (1,034) of fatal crashes, the other vehicles were turning left while the motorcycles were going straight, passing, or overtaking other vehicles. They simply "didn't see" the motorcycle.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2022 19:36)

New Oregon Lawsuit Filed Seeks Justice for Mentally Ill Man Killed by Salem Police Officer

Less than two minutes from his arrival on the scene, officer Bush announced the fatal “shots away”.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Arcadio Castillo IIIWhen Salem police officer Bush arrived on the scene, he drew his duty weapon, rushed into the home, and commanded Castillo to drop the kitchen knife he was holding without allowing adequate time for him to comply.

Bush did not announce his intent to enter the Castillo residence nor issue a verbal warning that he intended to shoot before firing.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2022 17:02)

What Visitors Should Not Miss in Salem, Oregon

There are many Salem sights that you would be remiss to miss!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Deepwood houseThe beautiful city of Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon and promises many exciting sights. With its historical relevance and progress of today, there are quite a few places that will fascinate visitors.

Besides, the city also impresses with picturesque nature.

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Salem-News.com (May 10, 2022 14:30)

Oregon Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Denounce Attack on Reproductive Rights

The incoming ruling would undermine healthcare efficacy and the rights of women and people experiencing pregnancy.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - womens marchAlmost 6,000 healthcare professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, are voicing their opposition to the SCOTUS ruling that was recently leaked to the press.

“Fundamentally this decision represents a grievous threat to the right to privacy and to bodily autonomy. It should be concerning not only to women and to people who become pregnant, but to anyone who values the freedom of self-determination.”

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Salem-News.com (May 09, 2022 15:12)

Supporting a Reduction in the Number of Road Fatalities in Salem

November’s ballot which will include $157 million bond for improvements to Salem’s streets and sidewalks.

(SALEM, Ore.) - trafficEarlier this year, troopers from Salem were involved in conducting high visibility patrols in order to reduce the recent increase in incidents of reckless driving on Oregon’s highways.

Speeding, impaired and distracted driving are some of the most common causes of road collisions.

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Salem-News.com (May 09, 2022 14:02)

Report from Germany: Refugees Welcome Sometimes

Many of the refugees will stay and contribute to society in their new home.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - immigrationPosted on streetlamps all over Germany are stickers showing fleeing silhouettes with the caption, “Refugees welcome – bring your families”.
Some have been blacked out with felt markers or ripped partially away.

The Germans have mixed feelings about refugees.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2022 12:49)

U.S. Supreme Court Poised to Reverse Roe v. Wade

Thirteen states have trigger laws that would automatically ban abortions.

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA.) - Roe v. WadeA leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion in the Mississippi case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, indicates that the Court is poised to reverse the 1973 landmark decision of Roe v. Wade.

Dobbs would not ban abortions. Rather, individual states would decide whether and when abortions would be legal.

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Salem-News.com (May 03, 2022 18:25)

80% of the American Public Want Abortion to Stay Legal

Oregon Reproductive Health Justice and Rights groups respond to leaked SCOTUS draft decision overturning abortion rights

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - abortion rights“Oregonians should know today that abortion is still legal. It remains a constitutional right throughout the United States and we are protected here in Oregon by state law.

"Regardless of this leaked decision, or the final ruling, abortion will remain legal and accessible in our state,” said An Do, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (May 02, 2022 14:10)

US Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) Legacy as a Purveyor of Deaths

Orrin Hatch could have put an end to the destruction of human life.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Orrin HatchRecently it was reported that retired US Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) had died. In 2019, I wrote the below newspaper article for publication regarding Hatch's culpability in the unprecedented deaths to opioids.

The words "Rest in Peace Orrin Hatch" are definitely not fitting for him in death.

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Salem-News.com (April 28, 2022 14:31)

President Biden Pardons or Commutes Sentences for 78 Non-Violent Offenders

These are the first commutations that the President has granted.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Rachel HansonFor some, they thought this day would not come. Others are disappointed it has taken so long. So many are still waiting. Those on this list are simply thankful to know there is a light at the end of their seemingly endless tunnel.

78 Non-Violent drug offenders, most currently serving time in America's vast prison complex, are facing something new: freedom.

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Salem-News.com (April 27, 2022 13:39)

Beaverton Crash Leaves Two Students Dead and Others Critically Injured UPDATED

Four are hospitalized in Critical Condition, including a Washington County Deputy

(BEAVERTON, Ore.) - Washington County SheriffUPDATE: Beaverton Police said the two passengers in the Nissan who died at the scene were 17-year old Matthew Amaya and 16-year old Juan Pacheco Aguilera.
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Beaverton Police Department responded to the crash at approximately 12:24 a.m.

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Salem-News.com (April 27, 2022 14:32)

One Arrested for Illegal Marijuana Grow

Water run off deemed not dangerous to area wells.

(POLK COUNTY, Ore.) - illegal marijuana cannabis growInformation of an illegal marijuana grow operation initiated an investigation in Polk County.

Investigators located a sophisticated illegal marijuana grow operation with over 2000 marijuana plants at various stages of growth.

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Salem-News.com (April 26, 2022 12:14)

Delusional

“Man can be destroyed but not defeated.” ~Hemingway

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - No warOne adjective often, and correctly, used for Putin’s invasion is “delusional.” Even if he manages to pound Ukraine into scorched rubble, he’ll still be further than when he began from anything resembling victory.

He rationalizes that he is destroying Nazis while behaving like a Nazi himself.

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Salem-News.com (April 26, 2022 11:18)

Oregon Gas Prices Steady as Price of Oil Stays High

"Pump prices will struggle to fall as long as the price of oil remains elevated."

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gas pricesThe recent dip in gas prices has reversed as crude oil prices remain stubbornly elevated.

Opposing forces are causing the oil price to remain near $100 per barrel.

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Salem-News.com (April 19, 2022 15:39)

Two Oregon Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club Members Sentenced to Life in Prison

Murder victim was an estranged member of the GJMC Portland chapter.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gypsy jokerTwo members of the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club from Oregon have been sentenced to life in federal prison for kidnapping, torturing, and murdering a former club member.

GJMC Portland clubhouse president 61-year old Mark Leroy Dencklau, of Woodburn, Oregon and Portland member 51-year old Chad Leroy Erickson, of Rainier, Oregon, each received a life sentence in prison.

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Salem-News.com (April 25, 2022 19:23)

5 Tips for Choosing a Backpack Before Hiking Around Salem

The dry season is between May and September.

(SALEM, Ore.) - adventure hikingSalem has plenty of room to roam. If you are an adventurous soul, you can feed your thirst for stunts in this beautiful capital city of Oregon, right at the heart of Willamette Valley. It is a magnet for passionate hikers, and its widely varied elevations have something for everyone at every skill level.

Furthermore, Salem enjoys a Mediterranean climate.

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Salem-News.com (May 18, 2022 15:03)

Tips on Creating a Resume That Stands Out

A resume is the first thing that potential employers see in many cases.

(SALEM, Ore.) - job resumeIn order to achieve success when it comes to your career, you need to make sure you prepare and that you are proactive, as this can make it much easier for you to get into the job or career you are interested in.

Among the things that you need to do is to ensure you have a great resume prepared for potential employers to look at.

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Salem-News.com (October 16, 2020 12:05)

Tim King - A Eulogy to My Chief at Salem-News.com

Salem-News.com Executive Editor was instrumental in exposing Big Pharma.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - On October 4, I received word that the man who believed in me and supported my writings for publication in his newspaper, Salem-News.com had been killed in a horrific motorcycle accident. I would like to share with everyone what Tim King meant to me when our paths crossed in 2009.

In October 2009, I sent Tim King some information regarding Purdue Pharma, maker of the criminally marketed opioid, OxyContin hoping that he might be interested in publishing it -- he was.

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Salem-News.com (October 19, 2020 23:57)

Tim King, We Were Blessed to Know You

Relentlessly compassionate. Ever focused on telling the uncomfortable truths. A warrior of the news cycle.

(LONG BEACH, Calif.) - Two weeks ago today, my friend, Timothy Andrew “Tim” King left this world for the sweet hereafter. It has taken me this time to clear my head and to commemorate him.

I first met Tim King when I had returned to uniformed service in the wake of 9-11.

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Salem-News.com (October 21, 2020 00:47)

Tim King: Boldly Leading Where Others Wouldn't Dare

How do you come to terms with the unexpected and tragic death of a real-life superhero?

(SEATTLE, WA) - I first met Tim while working at KATU News in Portland, OR in the mid 2000’s. Being a journalist meant something different then, although Tim’s reports never wavered from what were basic tenets at the time: fairness, accuracy, impartiality, objectivity, accountability, truthfulness and justice. This was the ethos of Tim.

Tim was the Salem photographer for KATU.

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