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Salem-News.com (Oct-17-2017 18:50)

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Remembered with Love and Laughter

A young landscaper learned to ask before moving Tom Petty's tree.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers On Oct. 2, we heard the shocking news that rock music legend Tom Petty had suffered cardiac arrest at his Malibu home and was on life support. This, just after the painful tragedy and loss of life at Las Vegas, seemed surreal, even unfathomable.

Not long later, an announcement no one wanted to hear: Tom Petty had died.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-11-2017 23:55)

Protesters Line up to Greet Betsy DeVos at McMinnville High School

The most controversial education secretary in recent history visits rural Oregon high school.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - young protester A crowd of over one hundred people gathered on the streets next to McMinnville High School today, to give Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos a hearty Oregon reception. There were protesters and supporters, though her supporters were outnumbered by the score.

Well known as a billionaire philanthropist, DeVos’ “out of touch” policies directly threaten federal funding for public schools, according to teachers we spoke with.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2017 21:37)

Sanilac County Circuit Judge Ross Gives Visitation Rights to Child Rapist

Justice? The victim’s address was revealed to her abuser and the judge ordered that the convicted rapist's name be added to the child’s birth certificate.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Christopher Mirasolo A Michigan judge has granted parental rights to a convicted sex offender, providing the man with access to a child who is the product of the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

Sanilac County Circuit Judge Gregory Ross in Michigan has given parental rights to a man that raped a 12-year old girl over a matter of days while he held her and her young friend against their will, threatening their lives.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-26-2017 12:30)

Salem Couple Sentenced to Prison for Selling Heroin

Heroin is a killer. Use has been increasing among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - heroin Today, Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton announced the conviction and sentencing of Jeffrey Bledsoe and Adrienne Santrizos.

The Salem couple was sentenced to prison terms of over 10 years and 7 1/2 years, respectively, for their roles in selling large quantities of heroin as part of an undercover drug enforcement operation.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-21-2017 23:15)

Shingles Gets You When You`re Down

The painful virus is something most of us know nothing about, until it’s too late.

(SALEM, Ore.) - shingles on eye If the threat of a shingles diagnosis worries you, then you already know more than most people about this painful virus.

There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country. Almost one out of three people will develop shingles in their lifetime, and it is pretty awful.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2017 20:20)

2017 Portland Hempstalk Festival is Officially Cancelled

Hempstalk is a casualty of a hostile corporate takeover

(SALEM, Ore.) - Real One Why? This is a successful festival that causes no harm and has proven to be well-organized and an economic benefit to Portland. Everyone wants to know what happened.

Mystery solved. The major sponsor who has backed the festival for ten years is unable to continue, a consequence of the hostile corporate takeover of Paul Stanford. They cannot afford to produce the annual event without new funding.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-12-2017 01:27)

Washington Pot Shop Employee Kidnapped after Shooting

Police are searching for the suspect, and the car, and the employee.

(CHENEY, Washington) - pot shop kidnappers According to police, a man walked into the Lucid Cannabis Company and attempted to make a purchase but he had no ID, so he was denied.

The man (the suspect) then approached a store employee that was sitting in their car, and he pulled out a gun, and a shot was fired into the car.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-30-2017 20:35)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Growers Must Make a Final Choice

Will they or won’t they stay registered with OMMP? The deadline looms.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon cannabis As you recall, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91 in November 2014, which allowed the production, sale, and possession of recreational marijuana by adults over 21 years of age.

It didn't take long for the celebrating to die down as voters discovered that things were not as they seemed. Oregonians had been assured that there would be absolutely no changes to our very successful medical marijuana program when/if the recreational law was passed.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2017 01:53)

Eclipse Info for Oregon`s Path of Totality Salem-Area Viewing

Important reminders and announcements for Monday's total solar eclipse

(SALEM, Ore.) - eclipse path of totality The first total solar eclipse since 1979 is an anxiously-awaited event. The shadow of the Moon, the umbra, does not touch any other landmass or island before it touches Oregon on Monday morning.

The eclipse hits the Oregon Coast between Newport & Lincoln City at 10:15 a.m. (PDT), and will continue moving across the path of totality throughout the day.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2017 14:25)

Tobacco Use Declining But Laws Increasing

Treating adults over 18 like children, Oregon will be the third state in the Nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tobacco laws over 21 Smoking cigarettes is bad for you. The Oregon Legislature voted on behalf of Oregon citizens recently to "protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives" by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.

That's right. A full-fledged adult in the state of Oregon over the age of 18 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes (or any tobacco products) as of January 1, 2018.

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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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