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Salem-News.com (May-12-2015 17:47)

Oregon Senate Passes Crucial Testing Law, HB 2680

Bill establishes educator work group to take on assessments

(SALEM, Ore.) - high school hall This morning the Senate passed HB 2680, which will soon move to the Governor’s desk for signing. The following statement can be attributed to Oregon Education Association President Hanna Vaandering:

"Today the Oregon Senate took one of the most important steps in moving us down a new path toward a better system of assessment...."

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2015 16:15)

Researchers Measure Giant Internal Waves that Help Regulate Climate

The waves have important global implications.

(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - waves OSU Once a day, a wave as tall as the Empire State Building and as much as a hundred miles wide forms in the waters between Taiwan and the Philippines and rolls across the South China Sea – but on the surface, it is hardly noticed.

A new study documents what happens to internal waves at the end of their journey and outlines their critical role in global climate.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 23:30)

South Salem High School Science Teacher Arrested for Classroom Experiment

The arrest was as much a shock to students as to the teacher.

(SALEM, Ore.) - South Salem High School A teacher from South Salem High School was arrested at the school Tuesday afternoon.

Sam Dufner is a science teacher, he was arrested on two counts of first degree criminal mistreatment involving students, according to Lt. Steve Birr of Salem Police.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2015 20:46)

Oregon Coast Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day 2015

Restore Habitat, Restore Birds on the Oregon Coast

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - Migratory Bird Day On Saturday, May 9, Lincoln County will celebrate “Restore Habitat, Restore Birds” as part of International Migratory Bird Day.

International Migratory Bird Day is a global campaign to inspire people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-21-2015 14:45)

2015 Ag Fest is Two Days of Great Fun for Families

A day at Ag Fest is one your kids will always remember!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Ag Fest The 2015 Oregon Ag Fest is this weekend in Salem. The 28th Annual agricultural adventure runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 25 – 26, at the Oregon State Fair Grounds, 2330 17th St NE, Salem.

Last year over 17,000 people attended Ag Fest. Many were given their first introduction to what agriculture means, and how it is important to each and every one of us.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2015 10:30)

21st Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsis

RPP message commemorating the horrific events of 100+days in 1994 when 500,000–1 million Rwandans were killed.

(LONDON) - Rwanda 1994 Fellow Rwandans, today, the seventh of April, is the twenty-first anniversary of the most horrific systematic genocide of modern times.

The terror, agony and suffering our people faced during that, time was immeasurable. We gather here to mourn today for every drop of innocent blood that shed, every life that was lost and every family that wept.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2015 15:52)

March 25th is Scotts Mills Quake Anniversary

Share your 1993 story! Top three stories win an emergency preparedness kit.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon earthquake On March 25th, 1993, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Scotts Mills, Ore., causing approximately $30 million in damage that included Molalla High School, a Mount Angel church, and the Capitol rotunda in Salem.

It remains the most destructive quake in terms of property loss in Oregon's history.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2015 18:55)

ODFW Hosts Family Fishing Event March 28 at Devil`s Lake

Families get to learn how to fish together!

(NEWPORT, Ore.) - The Regatta Park Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a Family Fishing Event Saturday, March 28 at Devils Lake in Lincoln City.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regatta Park. ODFW will stock the lake with 6,500 rainbow trout, including 2,000 fish that will be released in a large net pen reserved for youths.

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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-07-2015 19:19)

Pakistan: Lift the Travel Ban Against Abdul Qadeer Baloch

Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes asks to immediately and unconditionally lift the travel ban

(LONDON) - Abdul Qadeer Baloch I would like to draw your attention to the following case.
On 4 March 2015, human rights defender Mr Abdul Qadeer Baloch, also known as Mama Qadeer, was informed of a travel ban imposed against him.

The human rights defender was attempting to travel to a human rights seminar in the United States with other relatives of persons forcibly disappeared in Balochistan.

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