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Salem-News.com (February 17,2017 14:04)

Weep, America, For What You Have Lost

Or for what you have thrown away...

(PENDER ISLAND, British Columbia) -weeping americaChristopher Hedges:

"Brace yourself. The American empire is over and the descent is going to be horrifying."

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Salem-News.com (February 13,2017 15:00)

FBI Exposes Multi-Million Dollar Romance Scams

Online Imposters Break Hearts and Bank Accounts

(HOUSTON, Texas) -keyboardThey met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered.

That connection would end up costing the woman $2 million and an untold amount of heartache after the man she fell in love with—whom she never met in person—took her for every cent she had.

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Salem-News.com (February 09,2017 18:22)

Driver Stood Atop Car Awaiting Rescue from Flooded Roadway

"Turn Around, Don't Drown"

(FOREST GROVE, Ore.) -flood waters on SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove...By the time the boat was launched into the flooded waters, the vehicle had gone completely under water in a ditch that's estimated to be around 10 feet deep.

When the rescue boat made it to the vehicles location, the driver was standing on top of the vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (February 08,2017 11:01)

Virginia Garcia Creates a Safe Haven at their Clinics

"While Congress debates the future of health care, we will continue to provide great care to those who need it most in our community."

(HILLSBORO, Ore.) -Virginia Garcia clinicsWhile the Hillsboro and Forest Grove City Councils hesitate to declare themselves Sanctuary cities, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is not waiting.

Instead, on Friday, February 3rd Virginia Garcia hung signs in their clinics declaring them "Safe Havens". The signs were hung in all 10 clinics and 6 School-Based Health Centers.

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Salem-News.com (February 08,2017 10:19)

Oregon Rains May Cause Downed Trees and Landslides

With heavy rain returning, be alert for landslides across western Oregon

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -landslideWith flood watches now in effect for most of western Oregon, be alert for landslides.

"As we've seen in the past few days, heavy rain can trigger landslides," says Ali Ryan Hansen, communications director for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

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Salem-News.com (February 02,2017 12:04)

The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started

In the next couple of months, official production figures will point to who's winning this round of the oil wars.

(LONDON) -oil rigIt's been a month now that investors and analysts have been closely watching two main drivers for oil prices: how OPEC is doing with the supply-cut deal, and how U.S. shale is responding to fifty-plus-dollar oil with rebounding drilling activity.

Those two main factors are largely neutralizing each other, and are putting a floor and a cap to a price range of between $50 and $60.

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Salem-News.com (February 02,2017 11:11)

Executive Order Banning Entry from 7 Muslim-Majority Countries

EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -Muslim ban graphAmericans from the kitchen table to the water cooler are continuing to debate the pros and cons of the Executive Order excluding entry into the United States by a myriad of people and situations. Before stepping up to your own pulpit, it will behoove you to know the FACTS.

Here is the January 27, 2017 Executive Order, in it's entirety:

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Salem-News.com (January 26,2017 17:34)

USGS Uses State-of-the-Art Science to Estimate Nutrient and Suspended-Sediment Loads in the Klamath Basin

They can estimate phosphorus and suspended-sediment loads to Upper Klamath Lake.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -USGSLarge algal blooms are attributed to high phosphorus concentrations in the lake during the summer causing numerous water-quality problems.

The blooms are considered a contributor to survival problems for the endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers, which are culturally significant fish for the Klamath Tribes located near the lake.

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Salem-News.com (January 26,2017 17:20)

Schrader, Moulton Introduce Bill to Prohibit Hiring Freeze at the VA

"Placing this hiring freeze on the VA is an absolutely unacceptable way to treat the men and women who have risked life and limb in the service of our country.”

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -hiring freezeMonday, in one of his first acts as President, Trump signed an Executive Order implementing a 90 day hiring freeze across the executive branch, including at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit any hiring freeze from specifically affecting the VA.

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