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|Salem-News.com (July 07,2015 01:21)
Salem Streetlight Fee Begins: New $2.80 Charge Coming on August Utility BillsSalem-News.com
Fernandez said city officials are reluctant to ask residents to pay more (than $2.80/month) at this time.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Salem residents will notice an increase in their city utility bills next month, but the rising cost has nothing to do with water or sewer service. Instead, it's the city's solution to pay for lighted streets.Read Full Article
Starting in August, the city's new streetlight fee will appear on water and sewer bills.
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Salem-News.com (July 07,2015 00:15)
Is Senator Joe Manchin of WV a Hero or a Hypocrite in the Prescription Opioid Epidemic?Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
The line between Heroism and Hypocrisy should not be so thin.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -Last week I received an email from a mother who lost her child to the prescription opioid/heroin health crisis crippling every state in the country. Read Full Article
The email read "I hope to get an appointment to see Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia when I visit Washington, DC -- I think he gets it." But, does Manchin "get it" in the sense this mother thinks?
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Salem-News.com (July 06,2015 18:42)
Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From Low THC? (Public Service Announcement) Salem-News.com Cannabis De-Classified
2 minutes of some of the most important information on the planet. (PSA)
(SALEM, Ore.) -Cannabis Network Radio recently published one of the best new Public Service Announcements out there, produced by The People's Plant. It has been called the best PSA about cannabis ever produced, and that may well be true. Read Full Article
There is actually a term for lack of cannabis in the human body called "Clinical EndoCannabinoid Deficiency" or CECD. Research has confirmed that underlying endocannabinoid deficiencies indeed play a role in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and a growing list of other medical conditions. Clinical experience is bearing this out.
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Salem-News.com (July 02,2015 13:47)
Men Are Getting the Sparkle They DeserveSpecial to Salem-News.com
Fashion dictates that it's okay for men to let go and show their inner bling!
(SALEM, Ore.) -For a long time, fashion and accessorizing has primarily been a woman’s world. Bracelets, necklaces, pins, brooches, hats, etc. They were all designed with feminine style in mind, while men’s accessories were mostly utilitarian in nature and meant to be as subtle as possible. Read Full Article
Those days are over, friends. These days, men are sporting as much bling (are we still calling it bling?) as their female friends and partners.
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Salem-News.com (June 30,2015 23:30)
Keep Oregon Green! Marijuana is Minutes from Being Legal for 21+ Adults!Bonnie King Salem-News.com
Remember those Cannabis Freedom Fighters who gave their all as we witness the end of Cannabis prohibition in Oregon ... Dr. Phil Leveque ... Larry “LK” Kirk ... Lindsey Bradshaw ... Jack “the Hemperor” Herer ... Jim Klahr ... Jim Greig ... and so many more.
(SALEM, Ore.) -The countdown is in full force for adults, soon-to-be LEGAL cannabis users, in the state of Oregon.Read Full Article
The west side of the Burnside Bridge will be a most popular spot very shortly. It is rumored that at midnight (July 1) all 21+ adults with ID will be given free marijuana and cannabis seeds, courtesy of medical marijuana providers and activists.
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Salem-News.com (June 30,2015 22:33)
Celebrating Larry LK Kirk - a True Cannabis ChampionMichael Bachara, Hemp News
The cannabis community mourns a man who has meant so much to the efforts being celebrated tonight with Oregon's legalization of marijuana.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Thursday, June 18, the cannabis community lost a colorful and dedicated freedom fighter, photographer and Army veteran, Larry LK Kirk. Known globally simply as "LK", Larry traveled the country to bring awareness to the injustice, which is the drug war. He believed no one should go to jail for a plant.Read Full Article0
A long-time Hemp News and High Times photojournalist, LK captured thousands of historic photos in his effort to document the path to legalization.
Salem-News.com (June 29,2015 13:10)
As Fire Season Moves Forward, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Issues Public Use RestrictionsSalem-News.com
Prevent forest and wild fire!
(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) -The risk of wildfire is increasing across southwestern Oregon, due largely to the ongoing, persistent drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, and the unseasonably dry state of fuels such as grasses and small woody debris. Read Full Article0
Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015, There are NO campfires allowed in the Monument or Preserve.
Salem-News.com (June 29,2015 11:38)
Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana ResearchSalem-News.com
Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done
(WASHINGTON, DC) -In a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House announced last week that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review. Read Full Article0
“This announcement shows that the White House is ready to move away from the war on medical marijuana, and enable the performance of legitimate and necessary research,” said Bill Piper, of Drug Policy Alliance.
Salem-News.com (June 11,2015 23:53)
Oregon Legislature Votes to Ban the Box on Job ApplicationsSalem-News.com
HB 3025 will help remove barriers to employment for people with past convictions and arrests
(SALEM, Ore.) -The Oregon Senate today passed HB 3025 by a vote of 21 to 8. The legislation will prohibit employers from including questions about applicants’ criminal history on job applications. HB 3025 now heads to the House for a concurrent vote and then to Governor Kate Brown for her signature. Read Full Article1
"As Oregonians, we believe that anyone who makes a mistake and learns from it deserves a second chance," said Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO and member of Fair Chance For All.