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Salem-News.com (March 27,2017 13:17)

Brief Comment on Failed on GOP Health Care Proposal

If the AHCA had passed, 14 million more people would have become uninsured next year

(SAN FRANCISCO) -TrumpThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 20 million people are newly insured as a result of the ACA.

Since passage of the ACA, it is estimated that the Republicans have unsuccessfully tried to repeal all or part of the ACA at least 60 times.

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Salem-News.com (March 27,2017 13:10)

American Escape?

American-style democracy: The voters can almost unfailingly be counted on to vote against their own interests.

(Pender Island, British Columbia) -universal healthcareA few years ago I had a TIA—Transient Ischemic Attack—or mini-stroke. An ambulance arrived a few minutes later and I was transported to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. (My out-of-pocket cost for this trip was $110 although I didn’t have to pay it until later.)

At the hospital a few hours later I had an MRI. I was in hospital for a total of five days. I did not have to pay anything for this—my out-of-pocket cost was $0. There was no deductible or co-pay. It’s called “universal health care”.

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Salem-News.com (March 24,2017 19:28)

THC Fair at Oregon State Fairgrounds April 1-2 Weekend

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns Featuring Local Businesses and Education

(SALEM, Ore.) -Singing BirdThe Hemp & Cannabis Fair – or “THC Fair” as it has affectionately become known – returns to Salem bigger and better than ever April 1-2, 2017.

Showcasing 100 vendor booths and a lecture stage with sessions all weekend, THC Fair is bringing together local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

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Salem-News.com (March 24,2017 17:20)

Failure of TrumpCare Incites Mixed Reactions

The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare has failed.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Paul RyanHouse leaders cancelled today’s vote on the American Health Care Act, or “TrumpCare,” because the bill lacks the support to pass.

Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley says now is the time to fix what's broken with ObamaCare. "Following today’s TrumpCare failure, it’s time for Republicans to cease and desist in their plans to destroy American health care. I’m happy to work with anyone, from either side of the aisle, to explore these or any other ideas that would improve health care for working Americans."

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Salem-News.com (March 23,2017 15:40)

An OPEC Deal Extension Isn`t As Simple As It Sounds

According to Iraq, the agreed-upon cuts have been all about exports all along.

(LONDON) -OPEC: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.It's been six months now that oil prices have been reacting to OPEC, first to the possibility of an agreement, and then to the production cut deal itself, forged by OPEC to rebalance the market.

The deal--initially aired as ‘an agreement to agree on a deal' in September and signed at the end of November—will likely impact the market for at least the next six months.

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Salem-News.com (March 22,2017 16:30)

Merkley Calls on Americans to Resist Trump`s Dangerous Tilt Toward Authoritarianism

Senator denounces Trump’s attacks on judiciary and opponents, scapegoating of minorities

(WASHINGTON D.C.) -Senator Merkley"He has inflamed people’s anger toward immigrants, toward religious minorities, toward refugees. And he has undermined or attacked individuals who publicly stand up to him and the shortcomings of his policies,” Merkley said.

“These are strategies of authoritarian leaders throughout history, and are incompatible with our government. We must call out these strategies, and we must resist these strategies.”

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Salem-News.com (March 21,2017 16:11)

Dr. Homer H. Harris House listed in the National Register of Historic Places

The Harris House joins nearly 300 single family properties in Portland individually listed in the National Register.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Dr Harris HouseThe Dr. Harris House was designed in the Northwest Regional style by designer/builder Wilbur Mark Perrault and constructed in 1957 in the Council Crest neighborhood of Portland’s southwest hills.

Harris was an innovator in the emerging field of forensic pathology. Before taking on the position of Director of the crime lab, Harris apprenticed with the chief medical examiner of New York City, learning the latest technics in forensic medicine and crime investigation.

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Salem-News.com (March 21,2017 15:45)

Gas Prices on Cruise Control, for Now

Oregon is one of 18 states to see prices increase in the last month.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Oregon gas prices"The national average for regular unleaded holds steady at $2.29 a gallon, while Oregon’s average slips half a cent to $2.68," says AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds.

"Oregon drivers got socked with the second-largest monthly increase in the nation of 15 cents, as the switch to more expensive summer blend fuels has already taken place in the Pacific Northwest."

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Salem-News.com (March 21,2017 12:05)

Opportunities for Truck Drivers

Hitting the road as a career is a great choice for many.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Interstate 5 south At least thirteen trucking companies in the area are looking to hire men and women capable of handling the task of moving these items across the Pacific Highway and the lush Silicon Forest.

Driving next to the Pacific Ocean or across the forests of Portland and Oregon guarantee that you’ll never get bored of sightseeing. Nevertheless, these are not the only routes that a trucker is required to handle.

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