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Salem-News.com (Jun-06-2018 12:17)

Oregon`s Capitol City Issues Another Toxic Water Advisory

As was true last week, the school district will not make bottled water available to kids in school ages 6-18.

(SALEM, Ore.) - bottled water The water "advisory" is back on for Salem and areas around Salem.

Results from water quality samples received Wednesday morning (June 6, 2018) indicate that cyanotoxins are present in the City of Salem’s water distribution system at levels that exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for children and vulnerable populations.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2018 02:14)

Bend Firefighter Killed in Motorcycle Crash with Bear

Tragedy is a reminder of unforeseen risks on the road.

(WARM SPRINGS, Ore.) - Rhett Larsen 39-year old Rhett Larsen, an off-duty firefighter from Bend, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound when a large bear ran into his path on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. He was unable to avoid the bear and struck the animal in the eastbound lane.

Larsen was thrown from his motorcycle and then was struck by a westbound Ford SUV pulling a utility trailer driven by 57-year old Margaret Sweo, from Oregon City. Sweo's vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled onto its side.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 21:33)

Oregon Governor Brown Joins Growing Opposition to Trump`s Domestic Gag Rule

"We stand with women and men in our states by rejecting this Administration’s efforts to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship..."

(SALEM, Ore.) - Gag rule Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined 13 other governors across the country in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar opposing the Trump-Pence administration’s domestic gag rule, which would make it illegal for healthcare providers to refer for abortion and impose new restrictions intended to block patients from Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control.

They join the 73 percent of Americans, 200 members of Congress and 110 public health organizations who already oppose the rule.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 20:50)

Vernonia Woman Wins Big in Oregon Lottery

“It’s life-changing money for me,” said the winner.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Lottery winner It’s normal for an Oregon Lottery retailer from Vernonia to sell a customer from Vernonia a ticket. What’s not normal is when that ticket is worth $100,000.

24-year old Ashley Smith was picking up groceries at the R&S Market, she saw Oregon Lottery Scratch-its and decided to pick one up. And $100,000 later, she’s glad she did.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 20:11)

Water Stations To Open in Salem and Turner

There are several sites to fill up your containers with good water.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem water sites Free drinking water will be available at multiple locations throughout Marion and Polk counties tonight. The water distribution operation is a cooperative effort between Marion County, City of Salem, and the Oregon Military Department.

Once they begin, the sites will operate around the clock until further notice. All bulk water distribution locations are pull-through. Residents must bring their own containers. There is a 5 gallon limit per vehicle.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 19:35)

Head-on Fatal Crash with Pacific Power Truck on Hwy 199

This crash is still under investigation.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Today at approximately 8:48 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on US Hwy 199 near milepost 5, just south of Grants Pass in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Ford F150 was travelling north on US Hwy 199 when, for unknown reasons, it veered into oncoming lanes and crashed into a southbound Pacific Power utility truck head-on.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2018 14:15)

SALEM: Water Advisory for Vulnerable Populations remains in Effect Until Further Notice

News Release from City of Salem

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Based on test results received today, the City of Salem will be maintaining the Vulnerable Population Water Advisory until further notice.

Tap water is safe for consumption for healthy children over the age of six and healthy adults. Further information regarding water distribution and assistance will be released shortly in a separate update.

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Salem-News.com (May-29-2018 23:48)

Thousands of Oregonians Frightened by Emergency Alert Issued Without Explanation

What does "Prepare for Action" mean, anyway?

(SALEM, Ore.) - emergency message The alert said there was a "civil emergency", yet gave no indication as to what type of emergency it was or what citizens should do. It was an amazing lack of information from an agency whose entire mission is to share information.

People outside of Salem as far as Sherwood, Willamina and Eugene were taken aback with the erroneous message of could-be imminent doom. As it turns out, it was a water alert. Not North Korea.

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Salem-News.com (May-29-2018 15:36)

One Dead, Two Injured in Crash Near Molalla

Speed may have been a contributing factor in the fatal crash

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Molalla fatal Witnesses called 911 Monday at 12:49 p.m., directing authorities to the 12000 block of S Dart Rd. in unincorporated Molalla, where a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled several times before coming to a rest.

Dispatchers were told that the three occupants of the vehicle all appeared to be seriously injured.

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Salem-News.com (May-24-2018 12:05)

Merkley Cosponsors Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, low-income communities

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Booker-Merkley Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley has announced his cosponsorship of a landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Senator Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.

Merkley has been a leader within in the Senate on several marijuana-related issues, spearheading bipartisan efforts to enable banks to serve legal cannabis businesses so they don’t have to operate in all cash, and to empower VA doctors to advise veterans on marijuana use in medical marijuana states.

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