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|Salem-News.com (April 19,2018 23:09)
Trump and Republicans Signal Cuts to Social Safety NetRalph E. Stone, Salem-News.com
One twisted plan to take care of the the needy.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -This past week, President Trump and House Republicans took initial steps to cut back the social safety net, arguing that such spending is counterproductive and wasteful, and that eligibility must be tightened for programs including food stamps and Medicaid. They also argue that welfare benefits are far too generous, and work requirements much too lax.Read Full Article
However, as is so often the case, truth is much different than reality.
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Salem-News.com (April 16,2018 17:11)
Illahe Hills Country Club Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary ProgramSalem-News.com Business
The open space of a golf course is used by golfers AND a variety of wildlife species
(SALEM, Ore.) -The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs, and achieve recognition for their efforts. Read Full Article
The plan was developed by Kassi Roosth, Chief Gardener, who is also recognized for her effort to plan for environmental stewardship.
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Salem-News.com (April 16,2018 12:35)
Comment on Allied Strike on SyriaRalph E. Stone, Salem-News.com
Was a military response in U.S. interests?
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -On April 12, 2018, the U.S., Britain, and France launched a strike against Syrian research, storage, and military targets to punish Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the suspected use of his air power to drop chemical weapons in an attack in the Damascus suburb of Guouta, where between 40 and 70 people were reported to have been killed by banned chlorine and sarin gases. Read Full Article
The key word here is “suspected.” Assad and Russia have vigorously denied the allegations.
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Salem-News.com (April 03,2018 22:35)
What To Watch In Gold In The Week AheadSalem-News.com Business
Rough times ahead would be a good thing for gold.
(SALEM, Ore.) -The week ahead is framed to be a very interesting one for gold bugs, with various economic reports coming that will likely set the pace for the movement in the price of the precious metal. Read Full Article
Good or bad, economic data tends to lead to wide swings in the price of gold due to the precious metal’s standing as a safe haven investment.
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Salem-News.com (April 03,2018 17:40)
Comparing Smart Assistants: Google vs Alexa vs Siri [Infographics]Stacy Miller, special to Salem-News.com Technology
Here is an excellent example of how these 3 assistants stand against each other
(TECHIESPAD.com) -Smart assistants are the smartest thing to happen to the smartphones after the assistant that would give us results manually. Now with the help of assistant, we can automate a lot of things. Read Full Article
A smart assistant is nothing but a virtual robot that listens to all your commands and responds to them with the best queries. Currently there are a total of 3 giants in the fight to make the best smart assistant. Amazon’s alexa, Google assistant and Apple’s Siri.
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Salem-News.com (March 22,2018 21:18)
Renters Stand at the Epicenter of Oregoon`s Housing CrisisSalem-News.com
Nearly 2/3 of all low-income renter families in Oregon spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon’s housing crisis has hit renters especially hard, with a quarter of all renters in the state spending more than half of their income on housing, according to a new report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy.Read Full Article0
The non-profit research institute also found half of all renters in Oregon spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities — what experts define as being “cost-burdened.”
Salem-News.com (March 21,2018 15:43)
How American Healthcare can Recover from DeclineSalem-News.com
Lack of care can be linked to the opioid crisis currently gripping rural America.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Last year the Commonwealth Fund, an independent think tank, presented a troubling report on the condition of the US healthcare system. It found that the US had the worst performing medical system out of 11 countries with a similar economic and social profile, and was spending more money but getting poorer results.Read Full Article0
The US has the lowest life expectancy and the longest waiting times for treatment out of the countries surveyed. It also has relatively high rates of infant mortality and the highest rate of mortality due to preventable causes.
Salem-News.com (March 21,2018 15:00)
Bright Futures Ahead for Expats Working OverseasSalem-News.com Business
Working abroad can oﬀer the opportunity to learn skills very valuable in our global workplace
(SALEM, Ore.) -Whether you’re a young person looking to take the next step after completing your education or an experienced member of the workforce looking to change direction, there are lots of great opportunities to be had and a bright future waiting for you in the overseas job market. Read Full Article1
Although the idea of packing up your life and starting anew in another country can seem overwhelming, if you can trust yourself, take the plunge!
Salem-News.com (March 19,2018 16:39)
Trump Wants Death Penalty for Drug Dealers,Marianne Skolek-Perez Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter
Does that Include Criminal Pharmaceutical Execs?
"War criminals" Insys Therapeutics and Purdue Pharma are responsible
for opioid deaths and addictions, so ...?
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) -President Trump calls for extermination of drug dealers responsible for causing deaths. Read Full Article1
Should he include the pharmaceutical executives who knowingly marketed their dangerous opioids criminally which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths?