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November 6, 2007, 2:05 pm 4 comments in the last 7 days.
Regular readers will not be shocked at my personal outrage over George W. Bush's support of torturing suspected enemies with the technique known as "waterboarding." While this makes the president's policies once again the butt of bad jokes and parodies, like the video below from cartoonist Ignatius M. Dedd, creator of "Dead Guy, The Cartoon," it isn't funny at all.
February 17, 2011, 1:04 pm 2 comments in the last 7 days.
It is notoriously difficult for veterans to get their disabilities connected to their military service - even when the connection is apparent. In this unique case, the Department of Veterans Affairs was made to concede a very important connection and gave justice to a struggling widow.
U.S. whistleblower and international hero Bradley Manning has just been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau, itself a former recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for which Manning is a nominee this year. A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 signatures, many of them with comments, and is aiming for 100,000 before delivering it to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.
October 6, 2009, 8:46 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
Police arrested several adults in what appears to be a bizarre and tragic series of sex crimes involving teenage girls and one four-year old child. Police say the situation came to their attention over the weekend. A 15-year old girl told officers she had engaged in sex with 44-year old Darrin Vaughn Daily after he gave her marijuana and alcohol.
November 17, 2013, 12:32 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
In my last article I wrote about the rise in prescriptions of painkillers by the Veterans Administration (VA) providers in the last 12 years -- a whooping 270%. Think our military heroes have more of a problem than fighting in the battlefields? They do -- and its massive amounts of painkillers being prescribed to them for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with opioids -- such as OxyContin.
Salem, Oregon is just one place people can take their families to enjoy a fireworks display on the 4th of July. The annual event is held at Riverfront Park, it begins at dusk. Keizer is also going to have a fireworks display tonight; catch the action following the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Game against the Tri-City Dust Devils.
For most of us, there are those inevitable memories of our younger more carefree days, fooling around in a parked car.
August 18, 2007, 8:26 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
There may be 10 million RLS patients in the U.S. This will be good news to them. I was one of the first doctors to sign up patients for Oregon’s medical marijuana permits. I had patients number 13 and 14.
April 29, 2008, 12:58 pm 1 comments in the last 7 days.
Salem Police detictives arrested a 13-year-old last night, for the murder of her 16 month-old niece. Courtland Geyer with the Marion County District Attorney's Office says relatives brought the small child, Ruby Navarro-Carbajal, to the Salem Hospital. Ruby was not breathing and was later pronounced dead. Geyer says Dr. Cliff Nelson of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy of the child Monday.
January 5, 2016, 12:36 am 1 comments in the last 7 days.
"This incident originally started when people from outside the state arrived in an attempt to prevent the Hammonds from returning to prison. This began as a peaceful protest. "It took an unfortunate turn when some of those people broke off and began an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.