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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2014 04:20)

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Stay Open in Marion County Amid Resolution Against Them

Will this anti-dispensary resolution affect the unincorporated areas of Marion County? Most likely.

(SALEM) - Jason Myers The subject in front of the Marion County Commissioners was not about recreational marijuana. They convened to discuss making an official resolution against legal medical marijuana patients having access to medicine via dispensaries.

Knowing full well that no pharmacy can sell cannabis to patients, they want the world to know that they are against dispensaries in this county, regardless of the risk of harm to its citizens.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-04-2014 21:16)

Medical Marijuana Advocates Meet Wednesday to Keep Dispensaries Open in Salem

Patients and dispensary owners say the Commissioner's meeting was kept very quiet, until now.

(SALEM) - medical marijuana dispensaries Last August, Governor Kitzhaber signed a Medical Marijuana dispensaries bill into law. House Bill 3460 was supported of Oregon’s Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum.

Today, in a rather bizarre turn of events, we received word that the Marion County Commissioners are meeting at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning and will apparently be discussing the elimination of dispensaries in Salem, Oregon, which are presently operating "in the gray area" as they have for the last couple of years.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-27-2014 00:11)

INCREDIBLE VIDEO! Child Saved from Under the Rubble Using Bare Hands

A neighborhood was shelled by explosives leaving a toddler buried alive beneath suffocating rocks and dirt.

(SALEM / Syria) - baby rescued from rubble A baby buried alive was rescued from the rubble after an explosion in Syria. The video was first published by Nour.Media.Center activists in Syria's second city of Aleppo on January 22, 2014 showing dramatic scenes as a miracle unfolds before the camera.

Many are accusing the Assad army of destroying the building in which the child's family lived, in the Almasranih Neighborhood of Aleppo in Syria.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-25-2014 22:11)

PewDiePie is the World`s Most Popular Channel on YouTube!

PewDiePie is the most subscribed channel of all time, across all categories.

(SALEM) - PewDiePie Gamers know who he is. The kids know who he is. Video-gameaholics can’t get enough of him. He’s hotter than Rhianna. It’s time you get to know PewDiePie.

PewDiePie was the most popular person in the world the week of January 13-19, 2014, according to Starcount, the social media leaderboard, which tracks data across 11 global social networks to provide an aggregated measure of social media popularity. PewDiePie joined Facebook in 2011 and today he has over 1,193,000 likes, he has 2,190,468 followers on Twitter, and YouTube subscribers total 21,177,630.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-07-2014 15:43)

Jamal Belica with Ariana Zoto in a New Video About Bullying

Jamal's song "Can't Lose: Bullyproof" does us all a service by reminding us of the victims and of our responsibilities to and for them.

(SALEM / BOSTON) - Ariana Zoto and Jamal Belica One is entitled to defend oneself. As long as there are bullies—and they will not disappear easily in a society in which the familial fabric has become so torn and loosened—learning a little self-defense can do no harm. Older children should mentor the younger and watch out for the signs of bullying.

When children—the hope of the future—are driven to killing themselves because of the relentless unchecked cruelties of bullies, perhaps it is time to encourage mentoring to protect the vulnerable.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-26-2013 15:05)

Phone Stolen from Child of Murder Victim on Christmas Night

It is hard to be one step ahead when you don’t think like a thief.

(SALEM) - Jessie Doyle Cavett Last night, the Grinch showed up in Redmond, Oregon. On Christmas night, a precious little girl who recently lost her mother had her phone, gifts and personal belongings stolen from the family’s vehicle.

27-year old Jessie Doyle Cavett was murdered by her estranged husband on October 12, 2013. Her two children were at the scene, and daughter Peyton was able to call for help. That is an amazing feat in itself, rising above the trauma and finding the rational thought to immediately use the phone. It was especially mature for someone her age. Peyton is five.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-18-2013 02:35)

Will Israel Lift the Blockade and Save Gaza from Drowning?

Two deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health in Gaza, and hundreds suffered weather-related injuries

(SALEM) - Gaza flooded During the last six days, nearly 7,000 Palestinians have been displaced in the Gaza strip, forced to evacuate their homes due to heavy rains from the winter storm, called Alexa, which caused floods and torrents of raging water through the streets.

"Large swathes of northern Gaza are a disaster area with water as far as the eye can see." Mother Nature is not the only force causing havoc and chaos for Gaza.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-10-2013 10:42)

Pussy Riot Members To Be Freed by Putin

The rumor has been confirmed, they will be freed under the amnesty bill by the Kremlin to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary.

(SALEM, Ore.) - pussy riot Two members of Pussy Riot, the punk protest group in Russia, have been imprisoned since March 3, 2012. There were 11 women in the group originally, all between 20 and 33 years old.

They broke the law by staging performances in unusual public locations, "provocative" and unauthorized performances, to get the attention of the public and the world. They chose several themes that drew the ire of government and Church officials.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-27-2013 17:51)

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix, the World Misses You

Have you ever been experienced? Then you know what it's all about.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jimi Hendrix memorial Jimi Hendrix would have been 71 today. Instead, he is forever young. He was born November 27, 1942 in Seattle, named Johnny Allen Hendrix. Later he changed his name to James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix. His life's works are well known to generations of fans, and indeed, Jimi Hendrix left an indelible mark, etched in the annals of rock.

Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry really attracted Jimi to rock and roll. He started playing the guitar when he was 15, and play he did.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-15-2013 15:41)

Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Gifts and Art Gallery Open in Salem Oregon

First Choice Cannabis is Open for Business!

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis balloons A new art and glass gallery and medical marijuana dispensary hosted their grand opening last weekend in South Salem. First Choice Cannabis is owned and operated by Amy Zimmerman. This store is open to the public, featuring the only “live” glassblower in the capitol city.

“The community needs to come together like this, we have common goals,” said Amy Zimmerman. She believes patients should have a high quality selection of medicinal cannabis, and that means cooperating with other people in the industry.

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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. Tim King was Executive 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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