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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2019 21:05:00)

Human Rights Solidarity with Sri Lanka

This tragedy reaches around the world, affecting all those that cherish life.

(YORK, UK) - sri lanka I was shocked and saddened to hear of the devastating terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Men, women and children, from all walks of life and of different nationalities were among the victims.

The attacks have claimed the lives of over two hundred people and injured many hundreds more, including several British nationals.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2019 13:33:00)

Missing 83-Year Old Oregon Man Rescued

"Steadfast dedication from our Search and Rescue volunteers and strong community partnerships are what saved this individual's life." - Sheriff Curtis Landers.

(SOUTH BEACH, Ore.) - SAR Lincoln County Darkness, close proximity to trees, and updrafts from the steep terrain made the hoisting operating difficult. The Coast Guard helicopter burned significant fuel while expertly hovering above the responders.

After hoisting the man, the aircrew advised SAR personnel they did not have enough fuel for another hoisting operation for the rescue swimmer. The rescue swimmer hiked out with the SAR personnel

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Salem-News.com (Apr-23-2019 00:02:00)

The Assange Matter

“I know nothing about Wikileaks.” -Donald J. Trump [April 11, 2019]

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - assange At this point, I am not sympathetic about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest in London after being evicted from the Ecuadoran Embassy after six years in exile. Assange allegedly collaborated with Russians to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report is clear that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and sought to help Donald Trump win the White House.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-22-2019 23:38:00)

Someone`s Child:
My Addict as written by a Forever Broken Mom

This speaks to every parent who has lost a loved one to the opioid/heroin epidemic, or is fighting for the life of a loved one

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - my addict All day -- every day so many of these faces come over to me. We are losing a generation of beautiful, young people. Do you think it is time to stop idolizing the "wannabe rock star advocates" and work on prevention, education and treatment like your child's life depends on it? (Because it does)

Can a focus be put on "harm elimination" rather than "harm reduction?" Can the word "stigma" be unspoken and the word "outrage" be shouted that financial profit has overtaken saving human life?

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2019 14:21:00)

How to Take a Loan from Family without Risk to Lender or Borrower

Be wary, money often does not mix well with close friends & family.

(SALEM Ore.) - money Did you know that friends and family give away over $89 billion in loans annually in the U.S? The bank of family is the most popular source of business funding for startups or for a home purchase.

Over 38% of all new businesses rely on startup funds from family while 6% of home buyers use funds sourced from family.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2019 16:20:00)

OR 34 Corvallis-Lebanon Highway Cleanup Underway

The highway is open, but you should expect lane closures and delays

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Hwy 34 flooding Crews began removing debris, clearing culverts and rebuilding shoulders today on OR 34, Corvallis-Lebanon Highway, between Colorado Lake Drive and Peoria Road.

Flood waters closed the road between Tuesday night and Friday morning. As of April 13, an eastbound lane remained closed at the OR 34 Bypass and the Bypass was closed between OR 99W and OR 34. Single lane closures should be expected for at least two weeks.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2019 15:53:00)

New Zealand Prime Minister Responds to William Gomes

50 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15.

(YORK, UK) - Christchurch, New Zealand "Thank you for your kind words.

"The Prime Minister has been deeply moved by the support and compassion in the wake of the attack in Christchurch, and by the thousands of people from around the world who have taken the time to share their condolences."

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2019 13:40:00)

25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

A power vacuum was created in Rwanda when the President's plane was shot down. A catalyst for genocide.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Nyamata Memorial site April 7, 2019, marked the 25th anniversary of what we now know as the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

It was just one episode in the 20th century Hutu-Tutsi conflict in that part of the world, from the slaughter of 80,000 to 200,000 Hutus by the Tutsi army in Burundi in 1972, to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide of more than 800,000 to 1 million Rwandans — both Tutsis and Hutus — in just 100 days.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2019 15:59:00)

Willamette River Crests Below Flood Stage, River Levels Expected to Fall

Many roads and areas are CLOSED due to ongoing high water.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Battle Creek flooding According the Northwest River Forecasting Center, the Willamette River crested below flood stage at 11 a.m. Thurs., Apr. 11, at 26.87 feet. Flood stage is 28-feet. The river level is expected to gradually recede, but remain higher than average over the next several days.

Salem’s other streams and creeks will also remain high over the next several days, but flooding is not anticipated.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2019 15:17:00)

Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy

The Justice Department (OCDETF) works with state and local law enforcement, even against non-lethal marijuana.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hemp for all uses According to court documents, 38-year old Paul Eugene Thomas and 33-year old Raleigh Dragon Lau, of Portland, and 29-year old Jody Tremayne Wafer, 30-year old Trent Lamar Knight, and 28-year old Brittany Lesanta Kizzee, conspired to manufacture marijuana in Portland, transport it across state lines, and sell it in Virginia and Texas.

[NOTE: Due to the overwhelming change in support for cannabis (marijuana) legalization by a majority of Americans, it remains to be seen how much longer OCDETF will continue to enforce the failed drug war, established in 1982. It will be a great day when we no longer report such travesties. -Bonnie King, Salem-News.com]

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