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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2015 20:40)

Merkley Slams Republican Efforts to Roll Back Consumer Protection and Wall Street Reform

Republicans push consumer protections....and Democrats push back.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Jeff Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Al Franken (D-MN), slammed Senate Republicans’ budget push to roll back consumer protections and Wall Street reform at a press conference held in the Capitol today.

The Senate Budget that is being debated on the floor this week includes language to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to roll back financial reforms.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2015 18:51)

Lumber Truck Crash Creates Traffic Problems

Excessive speed appears to be a factor.

(SALEM, Ore.) - lumber truck crash A semi-truck carrying a load of lumber southbound on the Salem Parkway tipped over at Commercial St NE spilling its load.

Just after 3:00 PM, 46-year old Douglas Barnes, from Amity, was operating the 1985 Peterbilt pulling two flat bed trailers loaded with lumber. The truck rolled over as he was southbound on the Salem Parkway negotiating the curve onto Commercial St NE.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2015 15:58)

As Pets, Baby Chicks and Ducklings Aren`t What They`re Quacked Up to Be

As spring arrives, avoid buying baby poultry as they may carry dangerous salmonella bacteria

(SALEM, Ore.) - baby chicks Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds.

Since 2010, nine outbreaks of illnesses caused by salmonella bacteria from chicks have occurred, affecting at least 37 confirmed salmonellosis cases and many more suspected cases.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2015 15:31)

Monmouth Man Wins $1 Million Raffle Jackpot

The Oregon Lottery announced the winning number for the $1 million top prize in the St. Patrick's Day Raffle is 193951.

(SALEM, Ore.) - lottery winner The latest jackpot winner is David Lynn of Monmouth, who won the $1 million St. Patrick's Day Raffle. Lynn purchased the ticket at the Stop and Save gas station in Rickreall.

Only 250,000 tickets were sold for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle, making it the Oregon Lottery game with the best odds to win $1 million.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-05-2015 21:52)

Joy Graves Courageously Fights For Proper Counsel and Justice

The case that never should have been has turned into the never ending story.

(CANYON CITY, Ore.) - Joy Graves Under the guidance and support of James Mooney, Elder Medicine Man and leader Oklevueha Native American Church, Joy Graves filed formal complaints against both of her attorneys with the Oregon State Bar Association.

Joy is crystal clear, that she believes those representing her are not doing so with the zealousness required by the constitution.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2015 11:05)

Marijuana Legal to Grow and Possess in Nation`s Capital

Congress Does Not Block D.C. Legalization

(WASHINGTON, DC) - SIK Farms marijuana A marijuana legalization ballot initiative, Initiative 71, approved by 70 percent of District residents, completed the Congressional review period and became law Thursday Feb 26 2015 at 12:01a.m.

Initiative 71 legalizes the possession of two ounces of marijuana for adults over the age of 21, and allows them to grow up to six plants in their home, three of which can be mature at any time.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-25-2015 22:00)

Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Hero & Cannabis Warrior Turns 92

Standing up for others has always been something "Doc" does best.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr Leveque & Bonnie King “I have been studying the medical use of marijuana since 1950 and I am very proud of the fact that I essentially introduced medical marijuana to the state of Oregon,” said Dr. Phil Leveque.

Now, with so many proactive changes going on throughout the United States in regard to rational marijuana laws, Dr. Leveque says he feels like people are finally catching up.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-24-2015 06:49)

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect in Alaska TODAY

Law Enforcement Anticipates Public Safety Improvements

(ALASKA) - marijuana Last November, Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2, a law to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults, passed with 52% of the vote.

When the measure takes effect today, people age 21 and older will legally be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate no more than six plants at home. Colorado, Oregon and Washington have also legalized marijuana, and medical marijuana is permitted in 23 states and Washington D.C.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-23-2015 21:49)

Flow Beehive Crowdfunding Beats Goal By 3,000%

Too good to be true? Flow Hive invention delivers honey on tap directly from the hive.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Flow Hive For the first time ever, there may be an easier way to extract honey from the hive. A father-son team, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, from Australia has been perfecting their idea for ten years, and it's been in use in experimental bee yards for three years. They began a Crowdfunding campaign yesterday, asking for $70,000.

In ONE day, they raised $2,155,661 USD, which is 3,080% of their goal, with 41 days left (campaign closes April 5).

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2015 13:57)

Local FASTSIGNS Named One of the Top Centers in the Country

Signage company is well known for its top-notch quality and service.

(SALEM, Ore.) - fastsigns The locally owned and operated business received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in the U.S. and Canada for sales volume from the previous year.

“This award commemorates all of the hard work and excellent service our team at FASTSIGNS of Salem provides every day,” said owner Mark Smith.

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