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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2016 16:30)

Interagency Wildland Firefighting School Begins in Sweet Home

Classes begin today and continue through Friday.

(SWEET HOME, Ore.) - Oregon Dept. of Forestry "Fire School provides crucial education and training in wildland fire to new firefighters and gives career firefighters a chance to refresh their skills, explore leadership opportunities and come together as a team working towards a common goal," said Sheldon.

"A nearby forest landowner, Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc., provides a new field site each year and we are very grateful," he added.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2016 22:23)

1200 Homes Threatened by 2,000-Acre Akawana Fire

The fire is burning in heavy brush and beetle-killed Ponderosa pine.

(SISTERS, Ore.) - The Akawana Fire The 2,000-acre Akawana Fire reported June 7 is burning 13 miles north of the town of Sisters in the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District on private lands.

ODF fire managers expect continued growth over the next 24 hours as wind is forecast to persist. The fire is threatening approximately 1,200 homes in the Three Rivers subdivision near Lake Billy Chinook.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-07-2016 14:48)

Portland Welcomes the Historic Golden Rule Antinuclear Sailboat

The event is tomorrow at the First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - the Golden Rule sailboat In 1958, a crew of Quaker peace activists attempted to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands to interfere with US nuclear bomb testing.

This bold nonviolent direct action inspired a worldwide movement leading to the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-01-2016 12:42)

Oregon Senator Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans

Due to Dan Davis’ advocacy on the issue, the White City VA will have the new system in place by this Friday, June 3, 2016.

(MEDFORD, Ore.) - veteran suicides Senator Merkley was joined at today’s event by Dan Davis, a local constituent who has been working for years to change the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide hotline to something easier for veterans to use.

The Oregon Public Health department released a report in 2014 that showed that suicide is the leading cause of death among veterans under 45 years of age.

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Salem-News.com (May-26-2016 14:10)

Salem Issues Limited Area Boil Water Notice

Water pressure was interrupted to approximately 65 homes.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem boil water If you live between Harlandale Estates/Bramble Hills on Barnes Avenue SE Between Stroh Lane SE and Commercial Street SE, this affects you.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., May 25, 2016, a vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Barnes Avenue SE. To mitigate damage caused by water flowing from the broken fire hydrant, maintenance crews had to shut down the water main.

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Salem-News.com (May-23-2016 21:56)

RDX Evaluation by US EPA - Why It Matters

EPA downplays RDX toxicity, pleasing the DOD and putting us in peril

(SALEM, Ore.) - RDX explosive RDX is an explosive which is more powerful than TNT. RDX is not something that available from your local hardware store, but has been used by both the military and terrorists to kill people.

It saw wide use in World War II. RDX is also known as Research Department Formula X, cyclonite, hexogen (particularly in German and German-influenced languages), and T4. RDX is still the base for many common military exposures, including C-4, which is 91% RDX.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2016 13:36)

BLM Releases Proposed Plan to Increase Timber Harvest in Western Oregon Forests

The public has 30 days starting April 8, 2016, to review the proposed RMP. Protests must meet the requirements described in the regulations.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Oregon forest The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed a path forward for local communities in Western Oregon with a plan that will increase job growth, tourism and recreation, and timber harvest, while offering strong protections for the northern spotted owl, listed fish species, and water resources.

Once the proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) is fully implemented, the BLM estimates that it will be able to provide 278 million board feet (mmbf) per year in total timber harvest.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-04-2016 13:08)

The Bangor Eight Peace Activists Found Guilty in US District Court

The activists were charged with crossing the "thin blue line", trespassing onto a US nuclear weapons base.

(TACOMA, Wash.) - Bangor Eight Eight activists crossed the blue line onto Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which represents the largest operational concentration of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, in an act of nonviolent civil resistance.

Some staged a die-in, spreading ashes around others’ bodies on the asphalt, while two members of the group attempted to deliver a letter to the base commander urging him to uphold international law regarding nuclear weapons.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2016 01:05)

Marion County has 537.5% Increase in Syphilis from 2011 to 2015

High risk: half of all new STI's occur among young people aged 15 to 24

(SALEM, Ore.) - STI Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the United States every year costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion dollars in direct medical costs alone, says a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It is essential that sexually active individuals receive screening for STIs to avoid health complications associated with STIs.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-14-2016 17:52)

Why Vegan Foods are 2016`s Top Trend in the Restaurant Industry

Veganism is both a practice and a philosophy.

(SALEM, Ore.) - vegetarian food In recent years, the restaurant industry has experienced a significant amount of change with various popular movements related to ideas about food.

One big trend that is expected to rise this year and next is the prevalence of vegan foods in more typical dining settings.

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