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Salem-News.com (Feb-02-2016 22:33)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program at Risk with Over-Regulation

“The Oregon Health Authority is proposing to destroy the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program by over-regulation that will make criminals out of thousands of patients and the growers who provide for them." - John Sajo

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Capitol Were Oregon voters boondoggled when they “legalized” marijuana? Some say "Yes". But not by those that brought it forward; no... it was a political move, well played. Three times within the text, it was said that Measure 91 would "retain current medical marijuana laws". Three times. It passed by a 12-point margin by Oregon voters.

Then, the Legislature apparently was overcome by the impression that the (adult and most likely literate) voters did not understand marijuana and they decided to implement changes, for the benefit of said naive adults.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-25-2016 01:33)

Oregon Voters Fighting to Uphold The Color of the Law

Voters had no idea the new cannabis law would hurt patients directly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuana When Oregonians responded en masse to allow recreational use of marijuana for adults 21+, they did not expect sick and dying patients to be negatively impacted.

Sadly, it has been an ongoing fight since the day Governor Brown signed it into law. The people of Oregon believed this was a good thing. Finally! The nonsensical prohibition of cannabis, an herb used for 5,000 years, was over in our fair state. Of course the challenge with the Federal government still rages on, but locally, we have made incredible headway. Or so we thought.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-05-2016 00:36)

Situation Awkward: Standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

"It is time for you to leave our community. Go home, be with your own families and end this peacefully." - Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward

(HARNEY COUNTY, Ore.) - Dwight Hammond "This incident originally started when people from outside the state arrived in an attempt to prevent the Hammonds from returning to prison. This began as a peaceful protest.

"It took an unfortunate turn when some of those people broke off and began an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-23-2015 03:30)

George Clayton Johnson has Died (UPDATED)

EDITOR: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”: George Clayton Johnson died Dec 25, 2015, not the 22nd as previously reported.

(SALEM, Ore.) - George Clayton Johnson The illuminating, exoterical, astronomical George Clayton Johnson has died. He was 86. The genius science-fiction writer behind so much of what we’ve all watched and enjoyed has passed on to his next adventure. The cause was cancer, his son, Paul B. Johnson, told the Associated Press.

George Clayton Johnson wrote the very first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap; he wrote eight original Twilight Zone episodes for series creator Rod Serling including "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts".

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Salem-News.com (Dec-12-2015 02:50)

S.T.E.V.E. Feeds Salem Needy Sixth Year in a Row

S.T.E.V.E. is More than a Man, it’s a Movement.

(SALEM, Ore.) - John Olivera As the weather gets wetter, stormier, and colder, the need for warmth and sustenance is priority for all of us. For Salem’s homeless population, it becomes a fine line between life and death.

Today is a day many have been anxiously waiting for. Today, they can count on a delicious, hot meal, a warm gathering of people, and some cold weather gear to leave with.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-25-2015 00:01)

Graphic Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting of 17-Year Old

WARNING: This video contains graphic violence.

(CHICAGO) - Laquan McDonald 17-year old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in October 2014 and the police dashcam video was released Tuesday.

A judge had ordered the city to release the disturbing video by Wednesday, but a version was leaded to ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News on Tuesday morning, so the Chicago police moved up the scheduled release.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-13-2015 20:07)

At Least 153 Killed in Paris in Six Terror Attacks

No group has taken responsibility for the Friday the 13th attacks

(SALEM, Ore.) - Paris France attack Paris suffered six strikes of terror Friday night killing at least 153 people. The President of France has closed the borders to the country.

French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency. "We have to show compassion and solidarity and we also have to show unity and keep our cool. France must be strong and great," he said.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-12-2015 19:15)

The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald: 40 Years Ago

Gordon Lightfoot said this song is his most significant contribution to music.

(SALEM, Ore.) - SS Edmund Fitzgerald 40 years ago, on November 10, 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. This two score anniversary commemorates the ship, an ore carrier, which went down in a November storm, taking all 29 crew members to their graves.

Most of us (outside the area) know about the tragedy because of one thing: the song.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-09-2015 06:30)

Cannabis is Medicine for Crohn`s Patient Teenager Coltyn Turner

What seemed like a long shot has turned out to be the best option available. And it’s natural.

(COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.) - Coltyn Turner A young man named Coltyn Turner may turn out to be an integral cog in the wheel that gets the Federal government to pay attention to patients benefiting from cannabis as medicine. In fact, Coltyn would greatly appreciate some time with the President of the United States. He would tell him that cannabis saved his life.

2 years ago, Coltyn Turner was dying from Crohn's Disease. He was diagnosed at age 11, though he suffered from the condition since birth.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-17-2015 02:39)

2015 Hempstalk Harvest Festival Kicks off Saturday at 10am

Thousands Ascending on Portland to Celebrate Hemp and Cannabis, Rain or Shine!

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hempstalk The 11th Portland Hempstalk Harvest Festival is taking over Tom McCall Waterfront Park this weekend, and hemp enthusiasts couldn’t be happier.

Portland's annual Hempstalk Festival advocates decriminalization of hemp and cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Though stories to the contrary were spread without foundation, Hempstalk is on!

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Bonnie King

Salem-News.com Publisher

Email: bonnie@salem-news.com

Bonnie King`s career is unique, she is one of the few media professionals who has extensive time in four relevant areas; radio, television, newspaper and Internet. She has been with Salem-News.com since August 2004.

Her television career began in 1988, at Lincoln City, Oregon`s cable TV station, TV 10, in dual roles as News Anchor and Sales/Promotion Director. This was a natural evolution of her journalistic aspirations, since she was first "bit by the bug" while serving as Editor in Chief of her high school yearbook for two years. She graduated from Bassist College in Portland, Oregon in 1986.

Bonnie has interviewed legends like Aaron Spelling, Hugh Miles and Peter Frampton; Nadia Komenich, the feisty Judge Mills Lane, and the stars from CHARMED, FELICITY, ROSWELL, 7TH HEAVEN and BUFFY the VAMPIRE SLAYER. She has interviewed Oregon`s governors and congressmen, and she was part of the award-winning NBC news crew that first spoke to Evander Holyfield the night of the notorious Tyson ear-biting incident.

Her first full length documentary, `Fallen Fortress at Cape Lookout` aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 1993, for which she was the Producer. She is presently working on two Oregon based historical documentaries, and is an integral force in civil and human rights causes.

Bonnie has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas" (2 seasons); TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.); Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE); Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show); Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF Radio); and, Newspapers In Education/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER).

Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness of her nature is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers.

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