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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2014 01:10)

Murdered Mother-of-Two Honored at Fundraiser

The murder of Jessie Doyle is an example of Domestic Violence at it's very worst.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jessie Doyle Cavett One year ago this week, a young mother was murdered in front of her two little girls. The perpetrator was the woman’s estranged husband, who had no care whatsoever that a Restraining Order said he should stay away from her. Joshua Cavett walked up the stairs to the second floor apartment where he yelled and banged on a door until, finally, the door was opened.

Before 27-year old Jessie Doyle could make a move, there was a gun at her head and suddenly it was over. He shot her once, point blank.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-21-2014 02:44)

Oregon Body-Art Center Celebrates First Birthday with BBQ Potluck

All are welcome to enjoy the afternoon with great artwork, food, and camaraderie.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Body-Art Center The Oregon Body-Art Center celebrates its first birthday with a community BBQ on Sunday. Founded by experienced tattoo artist Mike Kondash in 2013, the Oregon Body-Art Center has enjoyed sustained success since its inception.

“It’s a great chance for people to meet tattoo artists and see them at work. Examples of their tattoos will be displayed, and plenty of flash to look at,” Kondash said. “Come and get to know the people who work here.”
The event kicks off at 1 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2014 01:13)

Oregon Politicians Living in Reefer Madness Bubble

Ending Cannabigotry is vital if patients are to be respected.

(SALEM, Ore.) - no water Serving the needs of patients is Amy Zimmerman's ongoing goal. She cares for the sick and ill and dying, providing them with medicine that they prefer, and that may be their key to a longer life, or at least one with more quality.

The Aumsville city council is attempting to ban all cultivation, dispensaries and even the use of medical marijuana. An ordinance proposal hearing is taking place Thursday at 6:30pm in Aumsville, the public is invited to join the meeting, and pro-cannabis supporters are expected to show up en masse. What happens in this tiny town may have more of an impact statewide than anyone expected.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2014 07:53)

4-Year Old Lincoln City Girl Dies After Being Diagnosed with E. Coli

The girl's friend is still fighting for his life. Health officials are trying to discover the cause of the infection.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Serena Profitt Little Serena Profitt died Monday night at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland from an infection caused by a strain of E. coli. Serena was four years old.

Her five-year-old friend, Brad Sutton, from Washington is undergoing treatment Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. where he was listed in critical condition early Tuesday evening.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2014 12:54)

Facebook is Down for Everyone

No, you're not alone! 829 million daily active users are all on hold.

(SALEM, Ore.) - facebook down At 12:39 pm Pacific Time, millions of Facebook users went blank. It's been less than 20 minutes, but the fact that "Facebook is down" is creating a panic among social media fans everywhere.

For an unknown reason, the service is down and the site is offline. With an average of 1.32 billion monthly active users (as of June 30, 2014), and 81.7% of their daily active users outside the US and Canada, this impact is far reaching.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-19-2014 01:30)

Oregon Cannabis Activist Indicted for Felony Cultivation

“I don’t understand the problem. All of the sacred sacramental plants are legally allowed to exist.” – Joy Graves, recently indicted for cultivation.

(GRANT COUNTY, Ore.) - Joy Graves Long time front-line cannabis freedom fighter Joy Graves has been indicted on the charge of "Cultivation of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school" which is a Class "A" felony, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a $300,000 fine. She goes to court for the first time August 19, 2014.

Compared to nearly every other police action regarding marijuana in Oregon, this was an incredibly small bust, though still a feather in the cap of local law officials.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-15-2014 17:10)

Steven Hager Brings Abakus Magazine to Life at The Munchie Cup in Aspen

The cannabis “medibles” competition is a first for Aspen and Abakus, August 18-20th.

(SALEM, Ore.) - munchie cup 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.

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 (Aug-15-2014 02:43)

No Justice! No Peace! Public Pleads For A Full Investigation Into The Mike Brown Shooting

Citizens fear that a "police state" has replaced the "protect and serve" model for law enforcement in the United States.

(FERGUSON, Mo. / SALEM, Or.) - opferguson The shooting death of an 18-year old man at the hands of a city police officer in Ferguson, Missouri may have rocked the core foundation of our United States. What should never happen has happened. Again.

Without police dashboard cameras equipped on Ferguson police cruisers, it comes down to the officer involved versus a dead teenager...plus, an eye witness, and perhaps some cell phone videos.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-15-2014 23:30)

Stoners Delight in the HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup

A sold out crowd enjoyed every minute under the sunny skies of Santa Rosa, California.

(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) - HTCC memorabilia The Fifteenth HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup was held at the Santa Rosa, California fairgrounds the last weekend of June, and we were there. It is the fifth time the massive two-day trade show and EXPO has been held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each year, this event has increased in size and attendance.

HIGH TIMES Magazine has been a staple for marijuana enthusiasts since the summer of 1974, never losing its footing as the premiere “go to” publication on cannabis subjects.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-27-2014 00:35)

Marijuana Regulation Will Qualify for Oregon`s November Ballot

New Approach Oregon turned in at least 145,710 signatures today, more than enough to qualify

(SALEM, Ore.) - Anthony Johnson The New Approach Oregon campaign turned in at least 145,710 signatures today to the Oregon Secretary of State, more than enough to qualify a measure for the ballot to regulate marijuana.

That means Oregon voters in November 2014 can vote yes to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana. The campaign has finished collecting signatures. Anthony Johnson, Liz Kaufman and the campaign team turned in the signatures on a day that coincides with the 6-month anniversary of the start of regulated sales of marijuana in Colorado.

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Bonnie King

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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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