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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2014 20:42)

Mobilize and Organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!

334 organisations have signed the statement against the corporate capture of the UN Climate Summit

(LONDON) - sunset When we, as human beings, get a fever, we immediately get worried and take action. After all, we know that if our body temperature rises to 1.5ºC, let alone 2ºC [3.6 ºF] above the normal average, there can be severe damage, while an increase of 4-6ºC [7.2-10.8 ºF] or more can cause a comatose situation and even death.

So it is, when planet Earth gets a fever. For the past 11,000 years, the average temperature of the Earth has been around 14ºC [57.2ºF].

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Salem-News.com (Sep-17-2014 00:07)

Gaza Children Mourn Classmates After War

More than half a million Gaza students began a new school year.

(GAZA STRIP) - gaza students When they returned to their classes after the savage Israeli war, Gaza children mourned the loss of classmates. These pictures were taken on the first school day.

“I am happy to go to school and meet friends,” Salmah Ali, 9, said. “But when I attended my class and felt very sad and my tears fell from my eyes when I recognised that my best friend Salwa and her family were killed during the war.”

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Salem-News.com (Sep-16-2014 18:33)

Portland: Health Advisory Issued for Willamette River

Visual observation of scum on river from southern end of Ross Island to Fremont Bridge

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - ross island bridge The Oregon Health Authority is issuing a health advisory today, September 16, based on visual observation of scum on the Willamette River, extending from the southern end of Ross Island downstream to the Fremont Bridge in Multnomah County.

Water monitoring is underway to determine the species and amount of blue-green algae cells present in the river.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-16-2014 11:38)

Over 2 Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Waste in Pacific in Only 10 Months

This enormous amount of Radioactive Waste flowed from Fukushima Plant into the Pacific Ocean

(MONTREAL) - Fukashima radiation At least 2 trillion becquerels’ worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.

The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO’s pre-meltdown threshold for radioactive material.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-13-2014 14:00)

Antique Typewriters on the Come Back!

I still have a manual Smith Corona typewriter and I don’t know how I ever had the strength in my fingers to produce anything on that machine.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - typewriters Hang onto your old typewriters because they are coming back. After whistle blower Edward Snowden leaked information about the NSA’s massive spying program, computer users worldwide were faced with the dilemma of knowing that everything they did on the Internet was an open book and being monitored by the US government.

Assuming American leaders are capable of being embarrassed, most embarrassing for Obama was when Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel learned that the US government had been tapping her cell phone conversations for six years.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2014 15:52)

Oregon`s 12 Safest Cities Announced with Baker City Named Safest

These 12 cities had fewest reports of violent crime and property crime of all cities in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon's safest cities Oregon is an exciting state to call home. With vast mountains, a breathtaking coastline, impressive geographic features, diverse industry and an extensive history, there is much about the Beaver State that appeals to those who are considering a place to live on the West Coast.

However, not every part of our fair state is as idyllic as others. For those looking for a town to call "home", safety is a top priority.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-29-2014 19:50)

Marion County Dog Services to Offer Amnesty, Licenses and Low Cost Vaccinations

Licenses are required within 30 days of becoming a dog owner or moving into Marion County.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Willamette Valley Humane Society Marion County Dog Services will host a Dog License Amnesty event offering amnesty on late fees and license violations, as well as a low cost vaccination clinic.

Santiam Equine Veterinary Clinic is partnering with Marion County Dog Services to provide low-cost vaccinations for dogs. FREE rabies vaccinations will be offered to the first 250 who also purchase a second preventative vaccine.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 12:47)

Salem Hospital Foundation Awards Scholarships to 103 Students Statewide

A full list of this years recipients is included in this story.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Hospital Salem Oregon The Salem Hospital Foundation announces that 103 students in medical or medically related fields will receive a scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.

The Foundation awarded a total of $191,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in a variety of medical programs.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2014 08:40)

OSU, Stanford Partner to Launch Free Massive Online Course for Teachers

The developers and instructors of OSU’s first massive course expect widespread participation.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Oregon State University Oregon State University this fall will launch its first massive, open online course, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to K-12 educators in the state and around the world.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-16-2014 00:05)

The Annual World Naked Bike Ride Event Flashes through Eugene

Thousands of bicyclists around the world shed their duds to ride in the buff!

(EUGENE, Ore.) - naked bicyclists “This place is so liberal!” said a newcomer to Eugene, Oregon on Saturday afternoon. True enough under most conditions, but this was a special case. After a casual afternoon spent at the Eugene Saturday Market, Terance Walsh was leaving with us for a journey northward. Before we could get to our car, we turned when we heard some hoots and hollers which gained in decibels as a large group of oncoming bicyclists drew closer.

And what to our wondering eyes did appear? Naked people. Dozens of very naked people, riding bikes down the streets of Eugene.

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