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Salem-News.com (October 21,2014 15:20)

Legal Drug Pharmacies with Pill Mill Behaviors Must Be Accountable

Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) "prescribe" Walgreens be unaccountable for errors in loss of lives. Why?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -STOPPAn organization named Stoppnow out of Florida has been instrumental in closing pill mills setting up in storefront buildings throughout their state. Here is their website http://stoppnow.com/.

Representatives from Stoppnow attended the Fed Up Rally in Washington, DC last month and scheduled a meeting with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) to discuss a bill co-sponsored by the congresswoman -- HR 4709. The bill sparked my interest because it ties the hands of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) if a pharmacy makes a serious mistake with an opioid prescription.

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Salem-News.com (October 06,2014 02:49)

Thousands March on Washington to End Prescription Drug Epidemic

Attorney General Eric Holder resigns! Lois Lerner, Commissioner of the I.R.S. resigns! Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director resigns! It's time for Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the F.D.A. to resign -- or better -- be fired!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -Fed up rallyThis past weekend I attended and was a speaker in Washington, DC at the FED UP Rally for a Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic. It was an experience I will never forget.

Below are the names of the organizations sending representatives to the reception and march to The White House. Pretty impressive don't you think?

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Salem-News.com (September 30,2014 12:28)

Oregon Farmers Ending Hunger Host First Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Eat some hot soup and bid on an empty bowl, it will be fulfilling!

(SALEM, Ore.) -empty bowlsFarmers Ending Hunger, an Oregon non-profit led by Marion County resident John Burt, partners with area farmers who donate extra crops of fresh ingredients to be processed and transported to the Oregon Food Bank for use in the emergency relief food boxes.

The group is hosting its first Empty Bowls fundraiser (dinner and auction) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 pm. The event is $15 and includes a bowl of soup and a slice of bread.

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Salem-News.com (September 27,2014 00:40)

Local Agencies Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back

No questions asked

(SALEM, Ore.) -Cadets at Drug Turn InOn Saturday September 27th The Marion County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Drug Administration Agency and several local Police agencies will have drop sites to turn in prescription Drugs. The Marion County Sheriff's Office drop site will be in the parking lot of Roths I.G.A. which is located at 702 Lancaster Dr NE in Salem.

Salem Police will have a drop site at Peace Plaza which is located at 555 Liberty St SE in Salem. All drop sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (September 25,2014 09:15)

Portland Hempstalk Festival Moves to Tom McCall Waterfront Park This Weekend, City of Portland Issues Permit

Hempstalk returns to its roots at Waterfront Park.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -hempstalk 2013Event coordinators for the Portland Hempstalk annual festival are proud to announce the City of Portland has issued the permit for this weekend's event (September 27-28) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.

Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths.

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Salem-News.com (September 25,2014 07:18)

Apartment Fire in Keizer is a Safety Reminder for Residents

Turning on the heat should be done with care so as not to create a hazard for your family.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Keizer apartment fireKeizer firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire Wednesday morning. The fire was reported by a neighbor who had been smelling smoke occasionally and then noticed smoke coming from his bathroom sink.

Upon investigation, he found smoke coming from his neighbors window. He promptly called 9-1-1 and began notifying other residents of the apartment complex that there was a fire. No one was in the apartment at the time of the fire.

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Salem-News.com (September 22,2014 00:01)

Rally for Immediate Coordinated Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Crisis

They will not ignore you if they know you are not going away.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -undertreatment of painOn September 27 and 28 I will be speaking at the FED UP Rally in Washington, DC calling attention to the national health epidemic - prescription opioids/heroin and the mounting death toll.

It is anticipated there will be a huge outpouring of families from all over the country who are "fed up" with the FDA picking the pockets of pharma by approving more and more opioids as a pay to play. For the past 12 years I have been exposing the prescription opioid/heroin Holocaust fueled by profiteers without consideration of the loss of life. My involvement in this journey for justice was as a result of the death of my daughter, Jill in 2002 to prescribed OxyContin.

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Salem-News.com (September 21,2014 02:44)

Oregon Body-Art Center Celebrates First Birthday with BBQ Potluck

All are welcome to enjoy the afternoon with great artwork, food, and camaraderie.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon Body-Art CenterThe Oregon Body-Art Center celebrates its first birthday with a community BBQ on Sunday. Founded by experienced tattoo artist Mike Kondash in 2013, the Oregon Body-Art Center has enjoyed sustained success since its inception.

“It’s a great chance for people to meet tattoo artists and see them at work. Examples of their tattoos will be displayed, and plenty of flash to look at,” Kondash said. “Come and get to know the people who work here.”
The event kicks off at 1 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (September 18,2014 01:13)

Oregon Politicians Living in Reefer Madness Bubble

Ending Cannabigotry is vital if patients are to be respected.

(SALEM, Ore.) -no waterServing the needs of patients is Amy Zimmerman's ongoing goal. She cares for the sick and ill and dying, providing them with medicine that they prefer, and that may be their key to a longer life, or at least one with more quality.

The Aumsville city council is attempting to ban all cultivation, dispensaries and even the use of medical marijuana. An ordinance proposal hearing is taking place Thursday at 6:30pm in Aumsville, the public is invited to join the meeting, and pro-cannabis supporters are expected to show up en masse. What happens in this tiny town may have more of an impact statewide than anyone expected.

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