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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2017 15:00:00)

Budget Cuts Could Signal New Direction Regulating HUD`s Tenant Screening

A $9 billion or 13 percent reduction in funding could disrupt housing for "the less fortunate".

(WALTHAM, MA (PRWEB)) - HUD funding elimination Rapid change continues to move throughout the Federal Government and with recent leaks of budget cuts to key departments, such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development, change will certainly accelerate.

Adam Almeida, President and CEO of TenantScreeningUSA.com opines: “Potential budget cuts inside HUD could signal a key change in direction and, perhaps, enforcement of key Guidance’s such as those released last year regarding the fair, legal, and lawful use of criminal background records as part of tenant screening.”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2017 14:02:00)

14-Year Old Girl Killed By Rolling Log at Oregon Coast

With great will, witnesses were able to remove her from under the log.

(BANDON, Ore.) - beach safety Last Saturday, about 4:00 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to South Jetty Park Beach in Bandon, where a log had rolled on top of a 14-year old girl. Upon emergency crews arriving on scene, they discovered the girl that had sustained life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that a 14-year-old Aurora Genai Sheffel from Eugene was playing on a log, in the heavy receding tide, when the log rolled on top of her.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2017 13:48:00)

The Bipartisan Effort against Campaigns for Corporate Responsibility

On March 8, the New York State Senate passed a bill that would prohibit any state university from funding any student organization which directly or indirectly promotes boycotts or divestment against companies operating in “territories controlled by an allied nation.”

(SAN FRANCISCO) - kids in Gaza The Trump Administration’s efforts to legitimize the Israeli occupation and illegal settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories has received surprising bipartisan support.

A series of bills passed or under consideration in Washington and in state capitols seeks to punish companies, religious denominations, academic associations, and other entities which support the use of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to challenge the occupation of Palestinian land.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2017 13:17:00)

Brief Comment on Failed on GOP Health Care Proposal

If the AHCA had passed, 14 million more people would have become uninsured next year

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Trump The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 20 million people are newly insured as a result of the ACA.

Since passage of the ACA, it is estimated that the Republicans have unsuccessfully tried to repeal all or part of the ACA at least 60 times.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2017 13:10:00)

American Escape?

American-style democracy: The voters can almost unfailingly be counted on to vote against their own interests.

(Pender Island, British Columbia) - universal healthcare A few years ago I had a TIA—Transient Ischemic Attack—or mini-stroke. An ambulance arrived a few minutes later and I was transported to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. (My out-of-pocket cost for this trip was $110 although I didn’t have to pay it until later.)

At the hospital a few hours later I had an MRI. I was in hospital for a total of five days. I did not have to pay anything for this—my out-of-pocket cost was $0. There was no deductible or co-pay. It’s called “universal health care”.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2017 19:28:00)

THC Fair at Oregon State Fairgrounds April 1-2 Weekend

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns Featuring Local Businesses and Education

(SALEM, Ore.) - Singing Bird The Hemp & Cannabis Fair – or “THC Fair” as it has affectionately become known – returns to Salem bigger and better than ever April 1-2, 2017.

Showcasing 100 vendor booths and a lecture stage with sessions all weekend, THC Fair is bringing together local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2017 17:20:00)

Failure of TrumpCare Incites Mixed Reactions

The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare has failed.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Paul Ryan House leaders cancelled today’s vote on the American Health Care Act, or “TrumpCare,” because the bill lacks the support to pass.

Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley says now is the time to fix what's broken with ObamaCare. "Following today’s TrumpCare failure, it’s time for Republicans to cease and desist in their plans to destroy American health care. I’m happy to work with anyone, from either side of the aisle, to explore these or any other ideas that would improve health care for working Americans."

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2017 15:40:00)

An OPEC Deal Extension Isn`t As Simple As It Sounds

According to Iraq, the agreed-upon cuts have been all about exports all along.

(LONDON) - OPEC: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It's been six months now that oil prices have been reacting to OPEC, first to the possibility of an agreement, and then to the production cut deal itself, forged by OPEC to rebalance the market.

The deal--initially aired as ‘an agreement to agree on a deal' in September and signed at the end of November—will likely impact the market for at least the next six months.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2017 14:42:00)

Otis Man Arrested After Shooting Shotgun Threatening Woman

A woman looking for a friend's house is stopped by a man armed with a shotgun, agitated she was using the roadway and would not let her pass.

(OTIS, Ore.) - Richard Slebioda Police say a woman was looking for a friend's address in the area and encountered a vehicle parked in the roadway. She stepped out of her vehicle when she was contacted by 68-year old Richard Slebioda, of Otis.

The man was armed with a shotgun and was agitated about her wanting to use the roadway and would not let her pass. He discharged a shotgun into the ground near her, resulting in debris from the ground hitting her. He followed her to her vehicle, where Slebioda menaced the woman with a handgun. She left the area on foot.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-22-2017 22:44:00)

American Militarism

Will the militarized police use tactical nuclear weapons against its own citizens? Why not, there don't seem to be lines drawn in any other area.

(Pender Island, British Columbia) - DEA no knock raid The Pentagon has a program which makes surplus military equipment available to even the most rural of police departments.

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

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