His investigative reporting helped to gain the release of 12 wrongfully convicted prisoners and end the death penalty in New York and New Jersey
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Last week, I was notified of the death of Scott Christianson and once the sheer shock wore off, it was replaced with my deep desire to pay tribute to my unique friend.
One of the newspaper articles regarding Scott's death said his most recent book project looked at the opioid crisis and the contributing role played by drug companies. "He was going to blow the lid off of all of them", it said. Yes Scott, the lid will be blown off all of them.
If Trump’s wealthy and powerful friends dictate the terms of the renegotiation, NAFTA could easily become worse, not better, for working Americans.
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Trump Administration formally issued a notice to Congress beginning the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):
“The key question for trade deals is whether they create good-paying jobs for working Americans, or destroy good-paying jobs..."
(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - President Trump is in Saudi Arabia where he will instruct his puppets, then go to apartheid Israel to get further instructions from his masters.
He will do a token visit to Bethlehem Tuesday. Everyone now knows that the US government, Israel, and the Saudi regime have been the biggest perpetrators of terrorism and genocide in the world. This is to serve one interest and one interest only: money.
There are many details to stay on top of in the cannabis industry...especially in Oregon.
(SALEM, Ore.) - There are several current rules and upcoming compliance inspections that OMMP registrants need to be aware of.
Patients who designate a grower must provide the address of the grow site. The address being provided must include a street number and name. The OMMP will no longer accept other property identifiers such as P.O. Boxes, tax lot numbers, map numbers, longitude and latitude, townships or GPS coordinates as a grow site address.
Cannabis farmers will be allowed to once again grow in rural residential Jackson County.
(JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.) - Tuesday, the Jackson County Hearings Officer Panel issued a decision which approved a “non-conforming use application” to grow medical marijuana on RR-5 lands. This is considered a huge win for medical growers.
If you were growing on RR-5 land prior to March of 2016, your non-conforming use application now has a good chance of finding approval. Any grow that started after that date will be under the new rules: 6 medical (OMMP) and 4 rec plants (21+).
A bogus report will do nothing to slow down the deaths to prescription opioid "addiction".
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Recently, President Trump relieved the Surgeon General of his prestigious position. Many supporters of Dr. Murthy were unhappy with Trump's decision. After all, a report had been issued entitled "Facing Addiction in America - The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health".
Considering that the Obama administration all but ignored the massive prescription opioid epidemic in the country, Murthy actually issuing a report was monumental.
(SALEM, Ore.) - As a wealthy individual you may have a clear idea of the value of your assets, but do you know the value of your passport? A passport’s value is determined by the number of countries it allows you easy access to.
If you are a seasoned traveler and a wealthy individual, you may understand the hassle of applying for visas and permits.
(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - On Mother's Day, the Sandy Police Department received a 911 call and responded to the Estacada Harvest Market Thriftway at about 2:15 p.m. The caller said that a male covered in blood and armed with a knife, ran into the store carrying what looked like a severed human head. He was not mistaken.
Other callers stated that the subject had stabbed a store employee. He, along with other store employees, disarmed the subject, and subdued him to await the arrival of the police.
How to tell good headset from bad headset – a guide for upgrading your office gear
(SALEM, Ore.) - There are many jobs when you just hand in your work at the end of the day and go home. No questions asked, no additional contact required. However, there are a lot more jobs where you constantly must be in contact with your business relations and make new relations in the process.
Having a good headset is critical to undergoing business fast and efficient as a poor headset can really hurt negotiations. But not everyone in business is also tech savvy. So, too often, they buy bad headsets.
Those contributing to the deaths of future generations via the prescription opioid epidemic must be stopped.
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - In October 2014, I wrote an article for Salem-News.com and Global News Centre regarding Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania and his background as related to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and their attempts to crackdown on pharmacy pill mills -- along with other biographical issues concerning Mr. Marino.
Several weeks ago, President Trump announced that Marino was being slotted as "drug czar" for the administration.
Samantha Gaines remains at large, has felony warrants for her arrest and is believed to be armed.
(DALLAS, Ore.) - The Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (P.O.I.N.T) began an investigation in March 2017, involving the trafficking of Heroin in the Polk and Marion County areas by suspects Samantha Gaines, Levi McCleskey and others.
McCleskey was taken into custody on April 21. At the time, he was found to be in possession of 22.5 grams of heroin, danabol steroids, and a significant amount of cash and gold.
Republicans control both chambers in 32 states, including 17 with veto-proof majorities.
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Understandably there is much sturm und drang over the U.S. House of Representatives vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
I suspect the major reason for the repeal is because it was called ObamaCare by most people. The antipathy toward Barack Obama continues.
All of the counts are subject to Ballot Measure 11 presumptive sentences.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Today, a Marion County jury convicted 53-year old Nikolay Avdeyev on multiple charges of rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful sexual penetration.
Specifically, defendant was convicted of three counts of rape in the first degree, three counts of rape in the second degree, one count of unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, and eleven counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.
ICE’s attempt to break strike greeted with resistance in Oregon
(The Dalles, Ore.) - At least 3 immigrants detained at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility (NORCOR), a rural jail in The Dalles, OR, are are in their 6th day of hunger strike to demand humane conditions.
Meanwhile, over 750 detainees have participated in in a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA since April 10th.
Dark Web ‘Hidden Service’ Case Spawned Hundreds of Child Porn Investigations
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The creator and lead administrator of what was believed to be the world’s largest child pornography website—with more than 150,000 users around the world—was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison.
58-year old Steven W. Chase, of Naples, Florida, created a website called Playpen in August 2014 on the Tor network.
"The new TV series 'Phase One' which will debut online, is an artistic counter-strike and a political response to changes in the US political policy and structure" - Tim King, Creator of the new show Phase One
(SALEM, Ore.) - The creator of a film under production in Salem says he hopes the film, which is part of a proposed hour long series, will go to Netflix.
The movie pilot for the hour long series called "Phase One" is set in an Oregon high school. It is a topical drama and very much a response to the changing national picture.