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|Salem-News.com (August 15,2014 17:10)
Steven Hager Brings Abakus Magazine to Life at The Munchie Cup in AspenBonnie King Salem-News.com
The cannabis “medibles” competition is a first for Aspen and Abakus, August 18-20th.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Abakus is a brand new magazine, edited by Steven Hager. Hager is well known for his Editor position at the lone voice for so many, for so long, High Times magazine. He began at High Times magazine in 1986 and was instrumental in transforming it into the most influential magazine of its time.Read Full Article
There are two annual events planned under the Abakus banner, starting with the Munchie Cup August 17-20th. The second event, The Aspen Cup, will debut in February, 2015.
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Salem-News.com (August 13,2014 16:25)
Willamette Valley Vineyards Posts Second Quarter ProfitSalem-News.com Staff
The primary reasons for this increase are an increase in direct sales which partially offset a decrease in sales through distributors.
(TURNER, Ore. ) -Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated net income of $546,535, or $0.11 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2014. Read Full Article
That is up from $521,125, or $0.11 cents per share, for the corresponding prior year period, representing a $25,410 or 4.9 percent increase in net income compared to second quarter 2013.
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Salem-News.com (August 13,2014 09:51)
Salem, Oregon Gas Prices Holding Steady Despite Middle East Crisis Kevin Hays Salem-News.com
The national average for regular unleaded slipped one-and-a-half cents this week to $3.47.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -Gas prices in Oregon are holding steady, or have ticked down a bit, despite the on going conflicts in oil producing countries, and declining domestic refinery production.Read Full Article
In the Salem-area, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded remained at $3.87. In Portland-Vancouver, the average price dropped one cent this past week to $3.90. In Eugene-Springfield the price held steady at $3.87, while Medford-Ashland the price dropped one penny to $3.98.
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Salem-News.com (August 12,2014 18:04)
Oregon`s Employment Situation Changed Little in July Salem-News.com Staff
Manufacturing has been on a steady expansionary trend over the past four years.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -Oregon payroll employment was essentially unchanged in July. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment added 200 jobs, following a revised loss of 3,000 in June. Read Full Article
Three major industries expanded substantially in July: manufacturing (+1,600 jobs), health care and social assistance (+1,300) and other services (+1,400).
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Salem-News.com (August 12,2014 08:25)
Oregon Police Department Goes Green; Reports Taxpayer SavingsSalem-News.com Staff
Polk County Sheriff's Deputies reported no change in vehicle performance after the switch to propane autogas.
(DALLAS, Ore. ) -One year after converting its gasoline patrol vehicles to propane autogas, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office - based in Dallas, Oregon - is reporting significant fuel savings and reduced emissions.Read Full Article
Within 18 months, the department saved $25,000 in fuel costs and took advantage of a 2013 federal tax credit worth another $8,000.
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Salem-News.com (August 11,2014 17:20)
Intel, Hillsboro, Washington County Announce $100 Billion Investment AgreementSalem-News.com Staff
In 2012, Intel's payroll amounted to $2.8 billion causing a ripple effect that led to a gross total of $327.7 million in state income taxes and local property taxes in support of public services statewide.
(HILLSBORO, Ore. ) -Representatives of Washington County, the City of Hillsboro and Intel Corporation announced on Monday that a proposed agreement has been reached for Intel to invest up to $100 billion in the county. Read Full Article0
The announcement culminates negotiations under Oregon's Strategic Investment Program, a private-public partnership that has driven billions of dollars of investment in Oregon over the last two decades.
Salem-News.com (August 11,2014 14:05)
Oregon Bee Deaths Not From PesticidesSalem-News.com Staff
In addition, Oregon State University examined bee samples from Clackamas County for pests and disease.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -Laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer show no detection of pesticides. Read Full Article0
According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which conducted the testing and analysis, other factors are likely to be responsible for the death of thousands of bees from colonies owned by four local beekeepers.
Salem-News.com (August 08,2014 17:40)
Delta Grabs Top Spot as America`s #1 Airline Salem-News.com Staff
On the not-so-good side of this list are Southwest, Airtran (now part of Southwest), American, US Airways (now part of American Airlines), and United, which ranked dead last.
(ATLANTA) -Better pick your airline carefully, or you’ll be at a higher risk of getting bumped off flights, losing your luggage or having your flights delayed or canceled, a new survey reveals.Read Full Article0
According to a report released Thursday by AirfareWatchdog.com, some domestic airlines perform better than others when it comes to canceled flights, on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, denied boarding's, and customer satisfaction.
Salem-News.com (August 07,2014 07:00)
Six Oregon Boys Invent First Rescue Beacon App for Smartphones Kevin Hays and Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com
Cell phones can easily be tracked by police if the cell towers are active, but when they have been destroyed or overloaded, this ability is lost.
(CANBY, Ore. ) -Six Oregon boys have invented the first in the world application for smartphones and other electronic devices that is able locate people in a variety of emergency situations, even when the cell towers are not functioning.Read Full Article0
iRescue turns any smartphone into a beacon for assistance or a search and rescue tool making anyone a first responder.