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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2015 23:30)

Keep Oregon Green! Marijuana is Minutes from Being Legal for 21+ Adults!

Remember those Cannabis Freedom Fighters who gave their all as we witness the end of Cannabis prohibition in Oregon ... Dr. Phil Leveque ... Larry “LK” Kirk ... Lindsey Bradshaw ... Jack “the Hemperor” Herer ... Jim Klahr ... Jim Greig ... and so many more.

(SALEM, Ore.) - marijuana in Oregon The countdown is in full force for adults, soon-to-be LEGAL cannabis users, in the state of Oregon.

The west side of the Burnside Bridge will be a most popular spot very shortly. It is rumored that at midnight (July 1) all 21+ adults with ID will be given free marijuana and cannabis seeds, courtesy of medical marijuana providers and activists.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2015 22:33)

Celebrating Larry LK Kirk - a True Cannabis Champion

The cannabis community mourns a man who has meant so much to the efforts being celebrated tonight with Oregon's legalization of marijuana.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Larry Kirk Thursday, June 18, the cannabis community lost a colorful and dedicated freedom fighter, photographer and Army veteran, Larry LK Kirk. Known globally simply as "LK", Larry traveled the country to bring awareness to the injustice, which is the drug war. He believed no one should go to jail for a plant.

A long-time Hemp News and High Times photojournalist, LK captured thousands of historic photos in his effort to document the path to legalization.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2015 13:10)

As Fire Season Moves Forward, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Issues Public Use Restrictions

Prevent forest and wild fire!

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) - Cave Junction The risk of wildfire is increasing across southwestern Oregon, due largely to the ongoing, persistent drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, and the unseasonably dry state of fuels such as grasses and small woody debris.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015, There are NO campfires allowed in the Monument or Preserve.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2015 12:23)

Will We Learn From the Charleston Killings?

About 34% of all gun deaths in the U.S. (11,000+ in both 2010 and 2011) are classified as homicides.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Obama Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year old white supremacist, is accused of murdering nine worshippers at the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. President Obama called the shootings "senseless murders" and suggested more gun control is needed in the wake of the tragedy.

But in this violent nation of ours, there seems to be a disconnect between our Second Amendment "right to keep and bear arms" and the number of mass killings in this country.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2015 11:38)

Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research

Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Ole Miss marijuana In a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House announced last week that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review.

“This announcement shows that the White House is ready to move away from the war on medical marijuana, and enable the performance of legitimate and necessary research,” said Bill Piper, of Drug Policy Alliance.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2015 23:30)

Racing In Oregon: The Great Tracks of The Northwest

Oregon has a competitive spirit! Rev it up and find out for yourself...

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Trail Rally When many people think of the great Northwest, car racing isn't typically high on the list. But Oregon just might change all that. It doesn't matter if you're looking to get loose on dirt or speed down asphalt, Oregon boasts some of the region's best tracks.

Race enthusiasts are starting to look to the region as a track-driving destination. Let's take a look at what it has to offer.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-11-2015 23:53)

Oregon Legislature Votes to Ban the Box on Job Applications

HB 3025 will help remove barriers to employment for people with past convictions and arrests

(SALEM, Ore.) - ban the box campaign The Oregon Senate today passed HB 3025 by a vote of 21 to 8. The legislation will prohibit employers from including questions about applicants’ criminal history on job applications. HB 3025 now heads to the House for a concurrent vote and then to Governor Kate Brown for her signature.

"As Oregonians, we believe that anyone who makes a mistake and learns from it deserves a second chance," said Tom Chamberlain, President of Oregon AFL-CIO and member of Fair Chance For All.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-11-2015 17:14)

Marijuana Victory in the Senate

This isn't over....until Prohibition of Marijuana/Cannabis is ended, once and for all.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Senator Mikulski Last week the U.S. House sent a resounding message to the DEA and DOJ to stop interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

Today, the U.S. Senate echoed that message. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to protect state medical marijuana laws 21-9, passing an amendment from Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)

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Salem-News.com (Jun-10-2015 00:38)

Crohn`s Disease Patient Shona Banda Speaks Out As Charges Loom

Shona's plight has drawn the attention of The Washington Post and a wide range of mainstream media outlets including ABC’s The View.

(GARDEN CITY, KS) - Shona Banda A press conference has been scheduled for June 15th regarding the case against Crohn’s disease patient Shona Banda. Five criminal charges are in the process of being filed against Banda as a result of the well publicized raid by Garden City Police in April.

Shona plans to voluntarily surrender herself to the authorities at the press conference. She is humbly requesting all supporters be there.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2015 12:40)

OSP Continuing Death Investigation At Mongold State Park

A large portion of the park was closed during the investigation.

(MARION COUNTY, Ore.) - death investigation OSP Troopers and Detectives responded to Mongold State Park in eastern Marion County for a death investigation on Tuesday about 11:06 a.m.

According to OSP Criminal Investigations Sergeant Gregg Withers, a male identified as 62-year old Richard L Posekany JR, of Detroit, was found unconscious and unresponsive in a picnic area near the Mongold boat ramp. Medics responded and pronounced Mr. Posekany deceased.

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