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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2018 19:25:00)

The African Children`s Choir to Perform in Willamette Valley in December

They are dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today... so they can help Africa tomorrow

(SALEM, Ore.) - African Children`s Choir The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Performances support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in the African countries: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2018 19:02:00)

DEA Releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

Controlled prescription drugs remain responsible for the largest number of overdose deaths of any illicit drug class.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - DEA drug threat DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

“This report underscores the scope and magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States,” said Acting Administrator Dhillon

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 23:48:00)

GOP Solution for Deficits - Cut Social Safety Nets!

The GOP tax “overall” made no attempt to eliminate the deficit, much less the debt.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - GOP budget deficit The deficits have risen to $779 billion in 2018, up from $666 billion in 2017.

Of course, the Republicans claim that their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul last year had nothing to do with this, but experts estimate that the tax overhaul will result in about $1.45 trillion in net deficits over a decade.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 22:46:00)

Measure 103 Co-Chief Petitioner Regrets Involvement

The Yes on 103 campaign’s recent tactics also drew condemnation from 8 organizations.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ron Brake In an unprecedented last-minute move, Measure 103 co-chief petitioner Ron Brake has distanced himself from his own measure just four days before Election Day.

According to a Friday report by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Brake told members of the Oregon Food Bank, “[Measure 103] twisted its meanings in directions that I could not have imagined... I very much regret ever agreeing to be involved in 103.”

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 18:42:00)

Cleanup Efforts Continuing along Hwy 38 After Fatal Crash

A 2012 Kenworth truck towing double fuel tanks struck a large black cow standing in the road, then lost control, went off the road and struck a power pole.

(SCOTTSBURG, Ore.) - fatal crash The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality continues to oversee cleanup and monitoring near the site of an Oct. 22 truck crash and fuel release on Oregon 38.

The truck was carrying around 7,500 gallons of gasoline and 2,500 gallons of diesel when it crashed.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 18:16:00)

The Morris Worm:
30 Years Since First Major Attack on the Internet

The Morris Worm inspired a new generation of hackers and Internet-driven assaults

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - computer hack virus At around 8:30 p.m. on November 2, 1988, a maliciously clever program was unleashed on the Internet from a computer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This cyber worm was soon propagating at remarkable speed and grinding computers to a halt. “We are currently under attack,” wrote a concerned student at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2018 17:03:00)

ODOT Closes Old McKenzie Pass Highway

Predicted snow causes this Seasonal Closure

(BEND, Ore.) - OR Hwy 242 closed With snow in the Oregon Cascades predicted over the next week, maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway (OR 242), for the winter/snow season effective Monday, November 5 at dawn.

It will reopen in Summer 2019, when the snows have melted and travel is again safe on the old highway.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-01-2018 14:55:00)

Mass Murder and American History

“Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

(SALEM, Ore.) - flag half mast This is bigger than hate, this latest mass shooting, last weekend, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which, oh my God, 11 more innocent souls died at the hands of a home-grown terrorist.

The president’s anti-immigrant tweets may have been in grotesque synchronicity with the killer’s ... And they no doubt fed the climate in which Robert Bowers acted, but this is bigger than Donald Trump. He may be the trigger, but the weapon has been ready and waiting for a long time.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-31-2018 12:52:00)

Studded Tire Season in Oregon Begins Nov 1

The studded tire season in Oregon is Nov. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon winter traffic When the driving surface isn't covered in ice, studded tires can damage the road. ODOT encourages drivers to consider all of your options, including other types of traction tires or chains.

If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-31-2018 12:22:00)

Bailey Nurseries Acquires Carlton Plants

Carlton is to continue as a plant nursery.

(St. Paul, MN) - Bailey nurseries As of today, Bailey Nurseries is acquiring Carlton Plants. As a continuation of its principle of Growing What’s NextTM, Bailey places a strong focus on supplying the grower market with top quality plants supported by excellent service.

Carlton Plants integrates one of the industry’s most well-respected bareroot growers into the Bailey organization.

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