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Salem-News.com (Sep-30-2014 22:32)

Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre

291 Days of ‘Islamic Justice’

(Adra al-Omal, DAMASCUS, Syria) - Adra freed Last week’s battle for Adra al-Omalia was a significant turning point. The town is now liberated but the story of what took place here over the past 291 days is presently emerging, and it is a horrifying one.

With a pre-massacre population of over 100,000, Adra housed 600 manufacturing plants and grain silos. It was a key area. The occupation of Adra al-Omalia lasted nearly ten months, commencing in December 11, 2013. Many apartments in the area were quickly burned or gutted with grenades or other explosive devices. What quickly took place was a massacre, and many eyewitness accounts of the events are now surfacing.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-30-2014 12:28)

Oregon Farmers Ending Hunger Host First Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Eat some hot soup and bid on an empty bowl, it will be fulfilling!

(SALEM, Ore.) - empty bowls Farmers Ending Hunger, an Oregon non-profit led by Marion County resident John Burt, partners with area farmers who donate extra crops of fresh ingredients to be processed and transported to the Oregon Food Bank for use in the emergency relief food boxes.

The group is hosting its first Empty Bowls fundraiser (dinner and auction) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 pm. The event is $15 and includes a bowl of soup and a slice of bread.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2014 22:00)

The Gaza Medical Aid Scandal: Suffer, little children....

What do our clueless politicians care?

(LONDON) - RFA Argus The indifference shown by Messrs Obama and Cameron to the slaughter and unimaginable destruction that Israel – the self-styled “only democracy in the Middle East” with “the most moral army in the world” – inflicted on Gaza a month ago is beyond sickening.

In the UK a petition was raised requesting the 'Argus', a fully-fitted hospital ship of the Royal Navy be sent to aid Gaza, as it is apparently lying at Falmouth apparently doing nothing.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2014 16:31)

Is Dissolving the Palestinian Authority an Essential Next Step?

Justice for the Palestinians is not on Zionism's agenda.

(LONDON) - Carlos Latuff 2014 The Obama administration or those who write its scripts must think that all of us who support the Palestinian claim for justice are stupid.

It described Palestinian Authority President Abbas's statement (during his speech to the UN General Assembly) that Israel's last war on the Gaza Strip was a "genocidal crime" as "offensive and provocative" and one that "undermined peace efforts." Peace efforts? There are no peace efforts to be undermined!

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2014 15:59)

Senior Fair Set to Have Best Year Ever at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City

The public is invited to attend the annual event on Tuesday, October 7th from 9 to 6, free admission.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - Chinook winds casino “It’s hard to believe that it was 24 years ago Maxine Bush, Joe Della Valle, Pat and I sat down in the TV10 studio and thought what does our Lincoln City retirement community need,” said Roger Robertson co-owner of All Ways Traveling.

“Now 24 years later on October 7, 2014 Senior Fair will celebrate its 24th anniversary of that meeting.”

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Salem-News.com (Sep-29-2014 14:29)

Driver Arrested Following Fatal Traffic Crash on OR Hwy 97

Alcohol and reckless driving are two of the five charges against Fix.

(REDMOND, Ore.) - Fatal crash on Hwy 97 Preliminary investigation indicates a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 32-year old William Wayne Fix from Redmond, was traveling northbound in a reckless manner when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a rock embankment where it rolled and came to rest on its side.

Passenger 7-year old Phoenix Marie Price from Redmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She is reportedly the driver's stepdaughter.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-27-2014 00:40)

Local Agencies Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back

No questions asked

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cadets at Drug Turn In On Saturday September 27th The Marion County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Drug Administration Agency and several local Police agencies will have drop sites to turn in prescription Drugs. The Marion County Sheriff's Office drop site will be in the parking lot of Roths I.G.A. which is located at 702 Lancaster Dr NE in Salem.

Salem Police will have a drop site at Peace Plaza which is located at 555 Liberty St SE in Salem. All drop sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-26-2014 09:27)

AG Holder Resigns, Reconfirms Support of Drug Policy Reforms

Lengthy Career Ends with Recognition of Drug Policy Failures

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Eric Holder Justice Department officials reported this morning that Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing his resignation as soon as a successor is nominated and confirmed.

His career, which spanned five and a half years, has been marked by a number of drug policy reforms to which he reconfirmed his commitment in an interview with Katie Couric Tuesday.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2014 13:12)

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Da’ish (IS), FSA and al Nusra Compete for Dwindling Support...

(Barzeh neighborhood, Damascus) - Syria map Changes are underway in Damascus’s suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger.

Here in these areas, those who have chosen the armed opposition route fall are grouped roughly in the following percentiles: 70% FSA, 25% Al Nusra, and, as of now, relatively few, Da’ish (IS).

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Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2014 09:15)

Portland Hempstalk Festival Moves to Tom McCall Waterfront Park This Weekend, City of Portland Issues Permit

Hempstalk returns to its roots at Waterfront Park.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - hempstalk 2013 Event coordinators for the Portland Hempstalk annual festival are proud to announce the City of Portland has issued the permit for this weekend's event (September 27-28) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.

Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths.

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