Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, low-income communities
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley has announced his cosponsorship of a landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Senator Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.
Merkley has been a leader within in the Senate on several marijuana-related issues, spearheading bipartisan efforts to enable banks to serve legal cannabis businesses so they don’t have to operate in all cash, and to empower VA doctors to advise veterans on marijuana use in medical marijuana states.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Along with police agencies across the country, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning May 25th and ending May 28th, patrols will be stepped up, with additional deputies who will be attempting to locate DUII drivers.
Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors. The focus, according to ODOT, will be to make sure child passengers are buckled up; ensuring traffic moves over for emergency vehicles; and getting impaired drivers off the road.
"The Green Falcons, however, will have a point to prove..."
(SALEM, Ore.) - It’s nearly that time once again when the world’s best footballing nations gather for a whole month of uninterrupted football action.
This coming World Cup is particularly great for the Arab region, countries and fans as four Arab countries (a first in the history of the World Cup) will be participating in the football extravaganza. Those who would like to engage in world cup 2018 betting can do so at various online casinos.
ODVA’s annual Statewide Memorial Day Celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m., May 28th, at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial in Salem.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area of Oregon? You can start online with the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2018memorialday.
The directory includes an interactive map as well as detailed information about each event. If you don’t see your event listed, it’s not too late to share!
Witnesses are being sought that saw the red Acura driving the wrong way on the freeway.
(DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore.) - A red Acura Integra was southbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons turned around and went northbound in the southbound lanes, colliding nearly head-on with a southbound Nissan Murano.
The two vehicles became engulfed in fire after the collision. Drivers of both vehicles died from injuries sustained in the crash and two passengers that were removed from the Nissan Murano also succumbed to their injuries.
Answer: For the best chance of winning your claim and getting compensation for your loss.
(SALEM, Ore.) - A Personal Injury Lawyer works to maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. They do this because their interests align with yours. The equation is very simple, higher compensation for you means better pay for the lawyer.
So if you have been involved in an accident, and are thinking about why you should (or shouldn't) hire a lawyer, consider the following...
Preparing for your first meeting will make your time together much more productive. Time is money!
(SALEM, Ore.) - How do you know what questions to ask when you hire a lawyer?
It can be very complicated, especially if this is your first time hiring a legal representative, but don’t worry, we have you covered with the following array of important questions. These will help you gauge which attorney is best for you, your situation, and your pocketbook!
Torture is illegal under the Geneva Conventions, and redefining it does not make it legal.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Mr. former Vice President— or Dick, if you don’t mind — I was greatly disturbed to hear that you endorsed Gina Haspel or “Bloody Gina” as she has been affectionately called, for Director of the CIA, and your call to restart the use of torture, or as you once euphemistically called torture, “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Mr. Coleman was diagnosed with Diabetes and liver failure in 2010, but deprived of that information for four and a half years.
(SALEM, Ore.) - It is a massive problem nationwide. Results from tests and lab work performed by doctors in medical facilities, often revealing dangerous, even deadly illness and disease, are not shared with the patient.
Add to that, the established problems and patterns regarding medical racism in the US, and you find a serious issue that leads to premature death and unwarranted, preventable suffering, particularly for people of color.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Let’s get real; bad things can happen to good people. Despite the charges and circumstances that led to it, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney standing beside you in the courtroom. Following, we are sharing some insights on how to hire a reputed and capable defense attorney.
The starting point of any legal battery is initial consultation, aka the process of finding a criminal defense lawyer. Many companies offer free initial consultation. No, this is not a favor, instead it is standard practice for reputed and established law firms.
Palestinian civilians were killed while peacefully protesting the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and the anniversary of the ethnic cleansing from their homes.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “We condemn this massacre of civilian protesters -- including children, medical personnel and the disabled -- who seek to shake the conscience of an international community that has long ignored or excused Israel’s past dispossession of the Palestinian people and its continuing occupation of those few who were able to survive in their ancestral land.
“Perhaps this tragic mass killing – played out in full view of the world’s media – will spark a new call for justice..."
(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Since parliamentary democracy was restored in Germany after World War Two, several right-wing parties have sought to get the required 5% of the popular vote to be represented in parliament.
They all failed until 2017. In that election a new right-wing party, Alternatives for Deutschland (AfD), won 13% of the vote, making them the third most powerful party, ahead of the Greens, the Lefts, and the Liberals.
"...designed to sustain the oppression of the indigenous people of the land..."
(LONDON) - Zionism promised to solve the Jewish problem. It vowed to fix Diaspora Jews by means of a ‘homecoming,’ to make the Jews loved, empathic, bond them to the soil; in essence, to make them ‘people like all other people.’
The horrific scenes flooding in from Gaza today demonstrate that Zionism failed miserably. The Jewish State is an embarrassment to its original humanist endeavour and to humanity in general.
Palestinians in Lebanon continue their struggle to achieve the elementary civil rights to work and to own a home
(Shatila Refugee Camp, BEIRUT) - Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have no right to vote and that has never been a significant issue with them. As refugees they are not citizens of Lebanon and have never sought naturalization.
Rather, their focus continues to be on acquiring at least some elementary civil rights pending full return to their own country, Palestine.
Drug manufacturers will no longer be able to LIE about what is and is not generic.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - “Our bill gives CMS the proper authority to deal with these inaccuracies, preventing bad actors from taking advantage of the system and honest mistakes from costing us even more money,” said Rep. Schrader.
“It simply makes no sense that we allow drug companies to brazenly rip off taxpayer dollars by incorrectly classifying their drugs to get undeserved rebates,” said Rep. Welch.
Trump is set to do what his Zionist handlers want him to do: confront Iran and cancel the deal.
(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - An Israeli newspaper (Haaretz) had an opinion piece titled "Trump Tells World to Drop Dead as Netanyahu Dictates His Nixing of Iran Deal". But it is not just Netanyahu.
No, it is the whole Zionist establishment that took the decision to challenge a deal agreed to by much of the world and continue to try to start new wars and sacrificing gullible gentiles on the alter of Zionism.
...losing more international credibility and alienating European allies
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - On May 8, 2018, Trump abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union, which severely limited Iran’s ability to enrich uranium fuel and other activities necessary to make nuclear weapons.
In return, a wide array of economic penalties that had been imposed on Iran were rescinded or suspended, including many American sanctions and a European oil embargo that had weakened the Iranian economy.
In truth, Kim Jung-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in led the peace initiative.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - On May 1st, 18 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, nominating Trump to receive the award for his work to "end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.”
No, this isn’t a joke or a piece from The Onion. It took chutzpah for these Republicans to nominate a racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant, homophobic xenophobic, and corrupt person for the prize.
A tragic reminder that driving under the influence is a volatile choice.
(SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho) - It was about 10:50 p.m. when 25-year old Jonathan A. Smith was traveling south on Idaho state Highway 41 in a 1992 Dodge Dakota, while 49-year old Mark Kondash was driving northbound, riding a 2002 Harley Davidson.
According to the preliminary investigation, Smith attempted to enter a side road and turned directly into the path of the motorcycle.