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Newly Released Campus Sexual Violence Data Raise Red Flags

91 percent of U.S. college campuses report zero incidents of rape, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

(WASHINGTON) - college rape For the first time this year, because of new reporting requirements passed in the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), campuses are now providing data on dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking in addition to rape statistics.

And yet, in each of these new categories only 9–11 percent of campuses disclosed at least one reported incident in 2014.

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The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald: 40 Years Ago

Gordon Lightfoot said this song is his most significant contribution to music.

(SALEM, Ore.) - SS Edmund Fitzgerald 40 years ago, on November 10, 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. This two score anniversary commemorates the ship, an ore carrier, which went down in a November storm, taking all 29 crew members to their graves.

Most of us (outside the area) know about the tragedy because of one thing: the song.

Read Full Article (Nov-09-2015 06:30)

Cannabis is Medicine for Crohn`s Patient Teenager Coltyn Turner

What seemed like a long shot has turned out to be the best option available. And it’s natural.

(COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.) - Coltyn Turner A young man named Coltyn Turner may turn out to be an integral cog in the wheel that gets the Federal government to pay attention to patients benefiting from cannabis as medicine. In fact, Coltyn would greatly appreciate some time with the President of the United States. He would tell him that cannabis saved his life.

2 years ago, Coltyn Turner was dying from Crohn's Disease. He was diagnosed at age 11, though he suffered from the condition since birth.

Read Full Article (Nov-07-2015 21:10)

Woodburn Man Arrested for Exposing Himself to Teen Girls

Parents can protect their children from dangerous strangers by teaching them about strangers and suspicious behavior.

(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Mathew Gressel On Nov. 4, the Woodburn Police Department responded to a report of a man that had reportedly exposed himself in front of two teenage girls, ages 15 and 13, in the driveway of the Woodburn Walmart.

The victims told police that an unknown male drove up to them in his car and asked them for directions through an open car window. One of the teenage victim began to answer the suspect by the car window and saw that the male had his penis exposed out of his pants.

Read Full Article (Oct-09-2015 23:05)

President Obama Gives Honor to Roseburg Victims

"We're going to have to come together as a country, but today is about the families," Obama said.

(ROSEBURG, Ore.) - Presidential helicopter Obama spent about an hour with the families at Roseburg High School. After meeting with them he gave some brief remarks. He spoke softly and it was hard to hear him over the buzz of motors nearby.

“Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined the President for the car ride from Roseburg Regional Airport to Roseburg High School," said White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine.

Read Full Article (Oct-02-2015 19:14)

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon


(WASHINGTON D.C.) - half mast

As a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence
perpetrated on October 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon, by the
authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 6, 2015.

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UPDATE: Shooter is Dead after Killing 10, Wounding 7 at Umpqua Community College


(SALEM, Ore.) - Umpqua CC A 911 call came into the Douglas County emergency services at 10:38 a.m. alerting authorities of an active shooter at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

13 are confirmed dead by the State Attorney General Rosenblum, and there are 20 wounded, many critically.

"There's no more threat," the Sheriff told KOIN 6.
It appears, at this time, there was one shooter. The shooter is among the dead.

Read Full Article (Sep-23-2015 23:18)

Oregon College Savings Plan Unveils New Website

Multiple enhancements include ease of use, greater security

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon College Savings Plan has introduced a new website featuring a number of improvements, including intuitive navigation, personalized performance reporting and enhanced security.

“Our account owners have indicated what they would like to see in an updated website design,” explained Michael Parker, executive director of the Oregon College Savings Plan.

Read Full Article (Sep-23-2015 19:59)

Airbus Perlan Mission II Glider Soars into History

Glider begins journey to 2016 world record flight to 90,000 feet without an engine

(REDMOND, Ore.) - Perlan 2 glider The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Robert’s Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon.

This was the first test flight of the aircraft, which next year will attempt to set a new world altitude record for any airplane. The goal of this project is to open up a world of new discoveries related to high-altitude flight, climate change and space exploration.

Read Full Article (Aug-26-2015 14:59)

Northwest Youth Corps Accepting Apps for Paid Fall Job Training Programs

Great opportunities to get some real experience and get paid

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Teenagers from all over the U.S. have joined Northwest Youth Corps this summer, working outdoors and are making a difference! In its 30-year history, NYC has placed over 17,000 teenagers and young adults in programs providing them with both excellent educational and job training experience.

No experience is necessary, only a willingness to learn, work hard as a team, and travel to some of the most rugged and scenic areas Portland and of the Pacific Northwest.

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