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Salem-News.com (Sep-08-2017 18:30)

Passing the Dream Act -- a long shot at best

Unless House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump get behind the Dream Act, it probably won't pass now.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - DACA Trump has decided to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over six months unless Congress steps in with its own plan for these childhood arrivals.

If Trump has a "great love for DACA recipients," he would have called on Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act or Dream Act, and if it did, promise to sign it into law.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-30-2017 11:49)

Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI

Record-setting number of participants will introduce attendees to new ways of making, while old favorites return

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - OMSI maker faire In what has become a Portland tradition, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will present the sixth annual Portland Mini Maker Faire.

The Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool DIY technology taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-23-2017 15:32)

Merkley Statement on Trump`s Address on Afghanistan

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s August 21 address on the future of the war in Afghanistan:

(SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) - Senator Merkley "The president’s pronouncement that he plans to avoid disclosing troop levels, military strategies and timelines — combined with his criticism of so called ‘micromanagement from Washington, D.C.’ — are clear indications of his intention to bolster military action in Afghanistan.

"But far too much of our blood and treasure has been spilled in Afghanistan, and it is long past time that we work toward strategies to wind down our operations...

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Salem-News.com (Aug-18-2017 01:53)

Eclipse Info for Oregon`s Path of Totality Salem-Area Viewing

Important reminders and announcements for Monday's total solar eclipse

(SALEM, Ore.) - eclipse path of totality The first total solar eclipse since 1979 is an anxiously-awaited event. The shadow of the Moon, the umbra, does not touch any other landmass or island before it touches Oregon on Monday morning.

The eclipse hits the Oregon Coast between Newport & Lincoln City at 10:15 a.m. (PDT), and will continue moving across the path of totality throughout the day.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 15:35)

OHSU Leads Team to Prevent Cardiomyopathy Through Gene Correction

Study in Nature demonstrates method for repairing genes in human embryos that prevents inherited diseases

(PORTLAND, Ore./PRNewswire/) - OHSU-CRISPR Scientists have demonstrated an effective way of using a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos and stop it from passing to future generations.

The new technique uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to target a mutation in nuclear DNA that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2017 14:25)

Tobacco Use Declining But Laws Increasing

Treating adults over 18 like children, Oregon will be the third state in the Nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.

(SALEM, Ore.) - tobacco laws over 21 Smoking cigarettes is bad for you. The Oregon Legislature voted on behalf of Oregon citizens recently to "protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives" by voting to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21.

That's right. A full-fledged adult in the state of Oregon over the age of 18 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes (or any tobacco products) as of January 1, 2018.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2017 17:34)

National Forum for Scientists Reveals Palestinian Innovators

Build partnerships to create the environment for innovation and excellence.

(OCCUPIED PALESTINE) - Palestine Museum of Natural History We just completed the second National Forum for Scientists organized by the Palestinian Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence.

On another note, while Congress does nothing to help US citizens drowning in debt including student debts, it also wants to punish them (us) if they (we) speak out for human rights and international law.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-17-2017 11:30)

Science Testing In The New OAKS

The way Oregon measures student’s science ability is set for a dramatic change.

(SALEM, Ore.) - school testing The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, known as the OAKS, has for some time been the primary way of assessing a student’s abilities in a number of core subjects such as English, science and math.

The new "Smarter Balanced" tests have proved controversial in Oregon since their introduction last year, regarded as unnecessarily difficult and time consuming; some estimates put the average completion time for the exam at around six hours.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2017 22:00)

Plan Now for Salem`s Night Out Against Crime

The registration deadline is July 21, 2017.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com National Night Out is an evening dedicated to bringing residents and police together to stand united against crime through neighborhood block parties.

NNO is celebrated across the nation each year on the first Tuesday in August making August 1 the date for 2017. Block parties occur, generally, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. "In Salem, it's our chance to demonstrate community unity against crime," said community relations analyst Angie Hedrick.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2017 15:04)

Prevent the Summer Slide with Summer Reading

Free summer reading programs are at libraries all over Oregon!

(SALEM, Ore.) - summer reading The summer slide isn't playground equipment, in fact it's not thrilling at all! Join the summer reading program at your library to prevent the summer slide.

During the summer, students will forget some of the skills they learned in school if they do not engage in activities to practice those skills.

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