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Salem-News.com (March 24, 2017 19:28)

THC Fair at Oregon State Fairgrounds April 1-2 Weekend

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns Featuring Local Businesses and Education

(SALEM, Ore.) - Singing BirdThe Hemp & Cannabis Fair – or “THC Fair” as it has affectionately become known – returns to Salem bigger and better than ever April 1-2, 2017.

Showcasing 100 vendor booths and a lecture stage with sessions all weekend, THC Fair is bringing together local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

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Salem-News.com (March 24, 2017 17:20)

Failure of TrumpCare Incites Mixed Reactions

The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare has failed.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Paul RyanHouse leaders cancelled today’s vote on the American Health Care Act, or “TrumpCare,” because the bill lacks the support to pass.

Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley says now is the time to fix what's broken with ObamaCare. "Following today’s TrumpCare failure, it’s time for Republicans to cease and desist in their plans to destroy American health care. I’m happy to work with anyone, from either side of the aisle, to explore these or any other ideas that would improve health care for working Americans."

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Salem-News.com (March 23, 2017 15:40)

An OPEC Deal Extension Isn't As Simple As It Sounds

According to Iraq, the agreed-upon cuts have been all about exports all along.

(LONDON) - OPEC: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.It's been six months now that oil prices have been reacting to OPEC, first to the possibility of an agreement, and then to the production cut deal itself, forged by OPEC to rebalance the market.

The deal--initially aired as ‘an agreement to agree on a deal' in September and signed at the end of November—will likely impact the market for at least the next six months.

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Salem-News.com (March 23, 2017 14:42)

Otis Man Arrested After Shooting Shotgun Threatening Woman

A woman looking for a friend's house is stopped by a man armed with a shotgun, agitated she was using the roadway and would not let her pass.

(OTIS, Ore.) - Richard SlebiodaPolice say a woman was looking for a friend's address in the area and encountered a vehicle parked in the roadway. She stepped out of her vehicle when she was contacted by 68-year old Richard Slebioda, of Otis.

The man was armed with a shotgun and was agitated about her wanting to use the roadway and would not let her pass. He discharged a shotgun into the ground near her, resulting in debris from the ground hitting her. He followed her to her vehicle, where Slebioda menaced the woman with a handgun. She left the area on foot.

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Salem-News.com (March 22, 2017 22:44)

American Militarism

Will the militarized police use tactical nuclear weapons against its own citizens? Why not, there don't seem to be lines drawn in any other area.

(Pender Island, British Columbia) - DEA no knock raidThe Pentagon has a program which makes surplus military equipment available to even the most rural of police departments.

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

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

Merkley Calls on Americans to Resist Trump's Dangerous Tilt Toward Authoritarianism

Senator denounces Trump’s attacks on judiciary and opponents, scapegoating of minorities

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Senator Merkley"He has inflamed people’s anger toward immigrants, toward religious minorities, toward refugees. And he has undermined or attacked individuals who publicly stand up to him and the shortcomings of his policies,” Merkley said.

“These are strategies of authoritarian leaders throughout history, and are incompatible with our government. We must call out these strategies, and we must resist these strategies.”

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Salem-News.com (March 22, 2017 17:10)

Israel Tries to Block All Aid to Gaza

"IHH will not stop its aid to Palestinians nor will it give up on its efforts for removal of the blockade in Gaza regardless of Israel’s cunning schemes, traps and unfounded allegations."

(ISTANBUL, TR) - Muhammad Murtaja On 12th February 2017 TIKA Gaza Office staff Mohammed Mortaja, who was supposed to participate in a training in Turkey, was detained in Israel at the Erez checkpoint, regardless of his official permits granted by Israel.

Mortaja has been held in custody and interrogated to this day by Israel Intelligence services, while prohibited from seeing his lawyer and from using any kind of communication without any official explanation or comment. Mortaja, who is married with four children, has been working for TIKA since 2012.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 20:52)

Making America Great Again the Donald Way

Trump’s budget proposal shows how he plans to shape the nation.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - d'YgreckWhile the media is focusing on Trump's connections with Russia before the election and his claim that the Obama administration — without proof — spied on him, this is what he and the Republicans in Congress were doing while we weren't watching close enough.

Trump with help of the Republicans in Congress is selling out his supporters for corporate America.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 17:20)

Take the Family Fishing in Oregon in 2017

ODFW free fishing events make it easy, especially for mom & dad!

(SALEM, Ore.) - family fishingThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregon families to come fishing at one of 28 free Family Fishing events scheduled throughout the state this spring and summer.

The season will kick off April 1 (no joke) at Canby Pond and events will continue almost weekly into the summer.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 19:20)

Guns and Cocaine and the Murders of U.S. Military

The drug pipeline from Central America fueled the crack cocaine epidemic, resulting in the deaths, addictions and imprisonment of thousands of Americans.

(SOMERDALE, NJ) - Arrow Air Flight 1285Congress needs to conduct an investigation into the murder of Marine Colonel James E. Sabow at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA, and 101st Airborne troops on Arrow Air 1285 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, and the deaths of 256 Americans.

The common thread between Colonel Sabow's violent death (1991) and those on Arrow Air 1285 (1985) is Iran/Contra. The forensic evidence supports the murder of Colonel Sabow and the sabotage of Arrow Air 1285.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 16:11)

Dr. Homer H. Harris House listed in the National Register of Historic Places

The Harris House joins nearly 300 single family properties in Portland individually listed in the National Register.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr Harris HouseThe Dr. Harris House was designed in the Northwest Regional style by designer/builder Wilbur Mark Perrault and constructed in 1957 in the Council Crest neighborhood of Portland’s southwest hills.

Harris was an innovator in the emerging field of forensic pathology. Before taking on the position of Director of the crime lab, Harris apprenticed with the chief medical examiner of New York City, learning the latest technics in forensic medicine and crime investigation.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 17:02)

Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen

We must continually educate ourselves about the reality of what our nation’s actions mean to the world’s poor.

(CHICAGO, Ill.) - Yemen refugee campAs part of her high school talk, Sabia prepared a handout to show where refugees are the most welcomed. One detail astonished her.

In FY 2016, the U.S. admitted 84,995 refugees, but Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world took in 117,000 new refugees and migrants in 2016, and hosts more than 255,000 refugees from Somalia. Yemen is now beginning to host the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. What's more, the country is regularly targeted by Saudi and U.S. airstrikes.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 15:45)

Gas Prices on Cruise Control, for Now

Oregon is one of 18 states to see prices increase in the last month.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon gas prices"The national average for regular unleaded holds steady at $2.29 a gallon, while Oregon’s average slips half a cent to $2.68," says AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds.

"Oregon drivers got socked with the second-largest monthly increase in the nation of 15 cents, as the switch to more expensive summer blend fuels has already taken place in the Pacific Northwest."

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 12:05)

Opportunities for Truck Drivers

Hitting the road as a career is a great choice for many.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Interstate 5 south At least thirteen trucking companies in the area are looking to hire men and women capable of handling the task of moving these items across the Pacific Highway and the lush Silicon Forest.

Driving next to the Pacific Ocean or across the forests of Portland and Oregon guarantee that you’ll never get bored of sightseeing. Nevertheless, these are not the only routes that a trucker is required to handle.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2017 11:39)

Is it the Time for Texas Brewery Sales?

The lone star state is undergoing "the popularity of brews" growing pains.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Texas breweriesTexans have sure come to love their craft beers. Maybe it’s all those immigrants from California, but customers are not so quick to order Shiner or Lone Star. At least that’s true of the new urban Texans.

Texas beverage law is having some trouble keeping up with all the changes. Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio all have guided tours to breweries in those cities and the countryside nearby, but you won’t find such trendy tastings in East or West Texas. And, no Texas breweries have been permitted to sell their products to visitors or walk-in customers.

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Salem-News.com (March 15, 2017 21:15)

Proposed Permanent Rules for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Changes to OMMP are coming again. Review and comment.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon capitolThe Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division is proposing to permanently adopt and amend rules in chapter 333, divisions 7 and 64 related to marijuana labeling, and marijuana laboratory sampling and testing; and permanently adopt, amend and repeal rules in chapter 333, division 8 pertaining to medical marijuana growers, processors, dispensaries and patient cards.

In order to protect public health and safety, these rules propose to adopt additional requirements for ordered tests, amend certain standards for the sampling and testing of marijuana items.

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Salem-News.com (March 14, 2017 22:49)

Historical Figures Who Took a Stand

Those who make their voices heard are the ones that will help to change the future.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Susan B AnthonyThroughout the course of history, there are those who stand out among the crowd for the stance they took for a certain group of people.

In their minds, they felt strongly that if their voices could make it to a platform, justice would prevail and equality would follow. Today you can find many of the original artifacts that helped to shape the country, the United States of America, including historical documents for sale.

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Salem-News.com (March 06, 2017 15:15)

Salem City Club Presents: A Profile of Salem's Homeless Population And Our Unique Challenges

Learn details about the "Salem Project" and other options to help the Homeless.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ron HaysThe Salem City Club invites you to join us Friday, March 17 at the Willamette Heritage Center for our luncheon and program, "A Profile of Salem's Homeless Population and Our Unique Challenges."

Jimmy Jones, Ph.D., director of the Arches program, and Ron Hays, director of Community Resource Trust, will discuss the needs, differences and similarities of several groups among the homeless community.

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Salem-News.com (March 10, 2017 18:15)

Hundreds of Thousands of Private Medical Records at Stake in Oregon Courts

The privacy risk to 250,000 patients is very real.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Paul StanfordOver 250,000 private medical records, submitted by patients seeking medical cannabis recommendations in Oregon, Washington, California, Michigan and Hawaii have been forcibly removed by a for-profit Canadian company through a hostile takeover of the Empower Clinics, formerly known as the THCF Clinics.

THCF Clinics were founded by longtime cannabis and industrial hemp activist Paul Stanford in 2001. Through an incomplete deal with Canadian venture capitalists affiliated with the oil and mining industries, Stanford’s businesses have been forcibly taken over.

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Salem-News.com (March 09, 2017 09:48)Video

Basil of Al-Walaja: RIP

Others will speak of his martyrdom; I will speak of his life and what he told me. Basil would have wanted it told this way.

(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - Basil of Al-WalajaIn 2009, I met Basil and Shireen and started joining them in demonstrations in Al-Walaja village. On 6 March 2017, Basil was murdered by the Israeli army. He was 31-years old.

"...we had so many problems...the displaced and the refugees, taking our water rights, the wall built on our land, home demolitions, apartheid, residency rights. Resistance is normal reaction [to this]... Palestine is a microcosm of the world, its history that of mankind. What happens here is an indicator of things to come around the world.”

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Salem-News.com (March 08, 2017 12:16)

Suspects Sought in Waldport Cannabis Dispensary Theft

If you have information call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (541) 265-4231.

(LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore.) - Yesterday, at approximately 10:30 am, James Bryan and Carrie Hurley entered the Waldport Dispensary located at 250 SW Highway 101 in Waldport, Oregon.

During their time inside the business, they stole approximately $300.00 in various products. Through tips from the community, as well as surveillance footage, the two have been developed as suspects.

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Salem-News.com (March 08, 2017 23:54)

UPDATED: McMinnville Shooting Leaves One Dead and One Injured

NAMES HAVE BEEN RELEASED. A juvenile male has been taken into custody.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - A woman was found dead and a man injured after a shooting was reported in McMinnville today. Officers responded to the call at 4:55 in the 400 block of NE Oregon Street.

During the preliminary stages of the investigation officers located a single deceased adult female and a single adult male with injuries. The injured adult male is currently receiving medical treatment.

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Salem-News.com (March 05, 2017 22:53)

National Security Blanket Hides Murders of US Military Personnel

Marine veteran provides information to President Trump and Congress on the murders of El Toro Marines and hundreds of 101st Airborne troops.

(SALEM, Ore.) - President Donald Trump has the authority to lift the veil of National Security, covering the murders of military personnel and protecting those responsible from prosecution.

Information obtained from reliable sources was recently provided in February to both President Trump and Congressional staffers, supporting the need for investigations into the murders of Marine Colonel James E. Sabow (and other Marines) at MCAS El Toro, CA, and the 256 Americans burned to death on Arrow Air 1285.

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