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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2015 00:03:00)

Fatal Head On Crash at Oregon`s Sand Lake

Sand Lake is a very popular destination and continues to grow, making it ever more dangerous.

(CLOVERDALE, Ore.) - Sand Lake, Oregon The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a fatal head on crash between two sandrail recreational vehicles at the top of the first bowl at Sand Lake.

There were reportedly no injuries in the first vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was found deceased on scene, and the front passenger was transported by Life Guard Helicopter to OHSU with life threating injuries.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2015 08:00:00)

Oregon`s Beloved Pot Doc Dying

As one of the last of the “old school” American doctors that truly cared, he has earned our due respect, and there’s no time like the present.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque Doctor Phillip Leveque has been out in front, leading the battle for the rights of patients for decades. Not only is Dr. Phil Leveque a tried and true friend of the Veterans, and of the sick, and the poor, but he embodies the all-important personal relationship and trust between doctor and patient.

His is a testament to a life well lived, a very “worthy” life, and the difference one person can make for others.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2015 16:44:00)

Amnesty, Licenses, and Low Cost Vaccinations for Dogs in Marion County

Get your dog legal at this upcoming event.

(SALEM, Ore.) - dog licenses Marion County Dog Services will host an event offering dog licensing amnesty on late fees and license violations, as well as a low cost vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th at the Sublimity Fire Station (115 NW Parker).

Low-cost vaccinations for dogs will be provided, and FREE rabies vaccinations will be offered to the first 250 who also purchase a second preventative vaccine.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2015 10:30:00)

21st Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsis

RPP message commemorating the horrific events of 100+days in 1994 when 500,000–1 million Rwandans were killed.

(LONDON) - Rwanda 1994 Fellow Rwandans, today, the seventh of April, is the twenty-first anniversary of the most horrific systematic genocide of modern times.

The terror, agony and suffering our people faced during that, time was immeasurable. We gather here to mourn today for every drop of innocent blood that shed, every life that was lost and every family that wept.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2015 13:03:00)

Vietnam Veterans of America Joins in Lawsuit Against VA Secretary for Violating Rights of Disabled Vets

The new rules to file claims directly impact Disabled Veterans

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Vietnam Veterans memorial The new rule eradicates the decades-old right of a veteran to write a letter to the VA, seeking a specific VA benefit and having the VA consider that letter as an informal claim.

The new rule changes require claims to be submitted on the VA’s standardized forms, which will impose barriers for all those without access to those forms, as well as those without the medical and legal knowledge needed to fill them out correctly.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2015 17:15:00)

The Healing Power of Meditation

Transcendental Meditation produces mental and physical rest that is twice as deep as in sleep.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - beach I suffered a brain injury at birth. An EEG test showed chaotic, abnormal brain waves, and in school I had attention deficit disorder. I couldn't concentrate and my thoughts were cloudy. My grades were mediocre, and I flunked out of my first university.

Then I started Transcendental Meditation. My thoughts became clearer, and I didn't want drugs anymore. I could concentrate. And I could write.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2015 10:44:00)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Patients Rights at Risk with SB936

More growers or fewer patients? What's the strategy?

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com SB 936 is a measure created to make things simpler. It seems that goal was lost from the beginning.

While sensible regulations and oversight of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is an honorable goal, SB 936 simply goes too far, costing too many patients their medicine and putting too much of a burden on medical providers.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2015 09:25:00)

5 Steps Women Should Consider Making to Take Control of their Financial Future

Some tips on gaining your financial "peace of mind"

(WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida) - financial freedom When it comes to women and money, there is some good news, says Lance Drucker, ChFC, CLU, a veteran financial professional.

On average, women are more independent and financially literate than ever before, he says. On the other hand, women are no more likely to make sound financial decisions today than two years ago – or even when the study began 10 years ago.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2015 20:40:00)

Merkley Slams Republican Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform

Republicans push consumer protections....and Democrats push back.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Jeff Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Al Franken (D-MN), slammed Senate Republicans’ budget push to roll back consumer protections and Wall Street reform at a press conference held in the Capitol today.

The Senate Budget that is being debated on the floor this week includes language to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to roll back financial reforms.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2015 19:07:00)

Sentencing of Drake Carson Related To Pursuit Fatality

This teenage driver from Marion County faced multiple charges for the January 26th, 2015 traffic crash that left one person dead.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Fatal crash outside Salem Today, Drake Alan Douglas Carson, 17, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

After accepting the plea, the Honorable Cheryl Pellegrini sentenced Carson to a total of 84 months in the Department of Corrections, followed by 27 months of Post-Prison Supervision.

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