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Salem-News.com (May 25, 2017 01:00)

Oregon: Medical Marijuana Program Numbers Decrease, Patient and Grower Restrictions Increase

Since recreational cannabis sales became legal, the number of people with medical cards has dropped from 77,000 to 67,000

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - OMMP losing numbersThousands of patients are letting their official Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) card lapse due to the financial cost to obtain the card.

The annual fee is not worth the savings to obtain the medical card, according to several patients.

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Salem-News.com (May 24, 2017 16:21)

Scott Christianson, PhD - Renowned Investigative Journalist, Author, Colleague and Friend

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.) - Scott ChristiansonLast 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 22, 2017 16:30)Video

Many Fatalities after Blast at Ariana Grande Concert

Number of fatalities has not been disclosed at this time.

(SALEM, Ore.) - incident at Manchester ArenaUK Police have confirmed that there are a "Number of fatalities" in the alleged explosion today at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchaster Arena (England).

Immediately after the loud blast, a speaker came on telling everyone to evacuate. Screaming ensured. All Twitter reports describe a horrific scene of stampeding people.

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Salem-News.com (May 18, 2017 13:00)

RTDNA and RTDNF Mark Death of Roger Ailes

Ailes death marks the end of a consequential era of news coverage in America

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Roger Ailes The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and Foundation (RTDNF) mourn the passing of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, who died today at age 77.

"There's no question Roger Ailes was a polarizing figure....it is indisputable that he was responsible for seismic changes in the way people receive news and participate in political discourse."

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Salem-News.com (May 18, 2017 23:45)

Merkley Statement on Notice of NAFTA Renegotiation

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 Sen. Jeff MerkleyOregon’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..."

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Salem-News.com (May 20, 2017 00:50)

Why People Want to Go to the U.S. (the country not the State)

The American dream is a concept of myth that is being pursued and successfully applied every day in the U.S.

(SALEM, Ore.) - McKenzie RiverThere are many reasons for which someone would want to travel to the U.S. When talking about the United States, it’s important to first differentiate the country from the State.

The country represents the geographical settlement of the United States, whereas the State represents the governing authority and the various systems the country has put in place.

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Salem-News.com (May 21, 2017 23:27)

The Hypocrisy of Trump's Visit to Bethlehem

The empire is facing resistance and failing.

(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - Donald Trump posesPresident 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 12, 2017 11:24)

Oregon Reminds Cannabis Growers of Compliance Updates

There are many details to stay on top of in the cannabis industry...especially in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comThere 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 17, 2017 00:38)

Medical Cannabis Growers Win Big in Jackson County

Cannabis farmers will be allowed to once again grow in rural residential Jackson County.

(JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.) - Right to Grow, U.S.A.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+).

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Salem-News.com (May 17, 2017 15:45)

Surgeon General Murthy Not Facing Addiction in Confusing Report

A bogus report will do nothing to slow down the deaths to prescription opioid "addiction".

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Surgeon General's reportRecently, 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 17, 2017 17:30)

Reduce Oregon Wildfire Threats with Simple Ideas

Wildfire Awareness Month reminds us to prevent fires with planning.

(SALEM, Ore.) - burn barrelMay is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat.

As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard debris.

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Salem-News.com (May 17, 2017 23:47)

The Advantages of a Second Passport for High-Net-Worth Individuals

A second passport simplifies travel.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Portland International AirportAs 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 18, 2017 01:05)

Colton Man Charged with Murder of his Mother

A tragic Mother's Day for a small Oregon town.

(CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore.) - Joshua Lee WebbOn 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 23, 2017 00:33)

Critical Information to Choose the Best Headset

How to tell good headset from bad headset – a guide for upgrading your office gear

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jabra EVOLVE 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth USB HeadsetThere 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 11, 2017 00:05)

Spokane Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

“The nature of your offenses is horrific. The impact on these children is just mind-boggling.” -Judge Peterson

(SPOKANE, Wash.) - Dan Wayne Streetman46-year old Dan Wayne Streetman, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced by US District Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson to a 60-year term of imprisonment, last Friday.

His sentencing is to be followed by a lifetime of court supervision and required sex offender registration, for three charges of production of child pornography.

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Salem-News.com (May 11, 2017 23:10)

Good Move: Trump Withdraws Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania as Drug Czar

Those contributing to the deaths of future generations via the prescription opioid epidemic must be stopped.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Congressman Tom MarinoIn 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 11, 2017 18:55)

Heroin Suspect Wanted in Polk County

Samantha Gaines remains at large, has felony warrants for her arrest and is believed to be armed.

(DALLAS, Ore.) - Samantha GainesThe 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2017 12:07)

House Voted to Repeal ObamaCare -- What's Next?

Republicans control both chambers in 32 states, including 17 with veto-proof majorities.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - paul ryanUnderstandably 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 04, 2017 23:18)

Keizer Man Convicted of Child Sexual Assault and Marital Rape

All of the counts are subject to Ballot Measure 11 presumptive sentences.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comToday, 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2017 00:25)

Day 6 of Immigrant Hunger Strike at Oregon Jail

ICE’s attempt to break strike greeted with resistance in Oregon

(The Dalles, Ore.) - Northern Oregon Regional Corrections FacilityAt 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.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2017 11:05)

FBI & Eugene Police Make Arrest in Child Pornography Investigation

Nationally, there has been a 2500% increase in arrests for offenses against children in the past 10 years.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - A 39-year old Eugene man was arrested for child pornography crimes this morning about 7:15 by FBI agents and Eugene Police.

Barret Russell Spangler was arrested without incident at his home in Eugene. A federal criminal complaint charges Spangler with one count of possession and receipt of child pornography.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2017 11:35)

Online Child Porn Playpen Creator Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

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.

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Salem-News.com (May 05, 2017 17:04)

Movie Cast and Crew Call in Salem

"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.

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