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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2015 22:29)

Two People Critically Injured in South Marion County Crash

Two vehicles collided head-on with each other at about 2:30 pm this afternoon on Liberty Rd S near Bunker Hill Rd S.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bunker Hill crash One the vehicles is a Green 1993 Ford Explorer, driven by 39-year old Michael Lowe of South Salem and the other is a Black 2013 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 58-year old Randy Harrison, also of South Salem.

Lowe was extricated from his vehicle by fire personnel. Both Lowe and Harrison were injured in the crash and transported by ambulance to Salem hospital where they are in critical condition.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2015 00:12)

Oregon Gas Prices Keep Tumbling Down

Lower gas prices are a welcome relief for consumers across the U.S.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon gas prices U.S. motorists are paying an average price at the pump today ($2.13 per gallon) that is more than forty percent lower than the 2014 peak of $3.70 reached on April 28.

The national average continues to test lows not seen since May 2009 and has now dropped a record 109 consecutive days for a total decline of $1.22 per gallon during this span.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-17-2015 23:24)

Over 20 Trucks and Vehicles in Major Crash on I-84

4 people were transported with minor to serious injuries.

(EASTERN OREGON) - I-84 crash I-84 Eastbound is now open to single lane travel at MP 318, 12 miles east of Baker City. Both lanes of the Eastbound freeway had been blocked since around 4:54 a.m. due to a crash involving over 20 semi-trucks and other vehicles.

The Eastbound freeway is also open at La Grande and Pendleton.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-08-2015 22:14)

When They Kill Journalists - Lasantha Wickrematunge; Six Years On

“I was surprised to see that this day (January 8th) was chosen for the presidential election, as the present administration is suspected to be behind the murder, and have done nothing to solve it.”- Johan Mikaelsson, author

(LOS ANGELES) - LASANTHA MANILAL WICKREMATUNGE Six years ago in 2009, on a day like today (January 8th) was when I received the most dreadful phone call of my entire life, thus far.

At the time, I was residing off-Attidiya Road in Dehiwela, when a close friend living in Kalubowila rang me, and stated that Lasantha had been attacked a few minutes ago. That was all I recall hearing from the other end; it indeed was a brief phone call, yet, at the same time, I went completely blank with the malicious news that my ears did not want to perceive, and my heart did not want to accept.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2014 18:20)

More Problems for Uber and Lyft Drivers in Oregon

Independent contractors will soon deal with some very specific tax issues.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tax form We've written before about how the issues of liability, insurance and accountability have proven extremely problematic for Uber and Lyft, two taxi-like companies that are trying to integrate themselves into the Oregonian (Portland, Salem and Eugene specifically) market.

The problems do not stop there, though and they do not stop with the CEO's and state officials. The independent contractors who are hoping to earn a living by driving for these independent and “alternative” companies will soon start having to deal with some very specific tax issues too.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-16-2014 22:52)

Silicon Forest: Oregon`s Untapped High Tech Gold Mine

A rising middle class in emerging markets is eager to import high tech products.

(SALEM, Ore.) - silicon forest Oregon is known for many things: It has more ghost towns than anywhere else in the United States; Hell's Canyon is the deepest river on the continent; the Columbia River gorge offers the best windsurfing in the world; and Seaside Aquarium was the first place in the world where harbor seals were bred in captivity.

However, few people know that during the gold rush, the biggest reserves were found in 1958 at Sharp’s Creek in the Bohemia Mining District nestled in the Cascade Mountains.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-13-2014 23:02)

Heisman Trophy Goes to UO Quarterback Marcus Mariota

Mariota is the first ever Heisman Winner from the University of Oregon

(GoDucks.com / NEW YORK) - Marcus Mariota The most celebrated individual season in Oregon football history received an historic exclamation point Saturday, as junior quarterback Marcus Mariota was awarded the Heisman Trophy for the 2014 college football season.

Mariota became the first Heisman winner in UO history, and the first from the Pacific Northwest since Terry Baker of Oregon State in 1962.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-10-2014 23:35)

Marijuana Legalization Questions Answered by Dr. Phil Leveque

A high school student interviews Dr. Leveque about his experience with marijuana/cannabis and legalization.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - oregon marijuana Dear Dr. Leveque,
I am a sophomore at Lee's Summit North High School. I have contacted you today because we need to "interview" someone over our topic (my topic being the legalization of medicinal Marijuana) and my first choice was to talk to you.


The best way to start is at the beginning, so here is some background on Dr. Leveque, direct from the source.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2014 13:50)

Mavi Marmara Trial Continues in 2015

The next hearing is March 11-12, 2015, and many victims and witnesses will be called.

(Istanbul, TR) - Salem-News.com The hearing on the Mavi Marmara attack - in which 10 Turkish citizens were killed by Israeli soldiers while taking humanitarian aid to Gaza - continued in the 7th criminal court in Istanbul today, on 9 Dec 2014 Tuesday.

During the 7th hearing, the court heard the testimonies of IHH’s Board Member Att. Gulden Sonmez, Turkish activist Mehmet Yıldırım, British activist Laura Stuart and Palestinian activist Ahsan Shamruk who was wounded on the head during the Israeli attack.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2014 02:20)

Learn to Cope Carries a Lighted Candle of Hope in Massachusetts

First parent organization in the country that are also NARCAN trainers (used for acute opioid overdosage).

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Learn to Cope Ten years ago, Joanne Peterson founded an organization called Learn to Cope to help families deal with the prescription drug/heroin health crisis in Massachusetts.

Learn to Cope is solely peer to peer education, support, resources and providing hope for families thinking hope was no longer an option to them.

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