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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 10:19)

Oregon`s Grassroots Cannabis Campaign Moves Forward

Legal use of cannabis will stop needless police action and bring in money to the State of Oregon.

(SALEM) - marijuana clones Initiative Petitions 21 and 22, The Oregon Cannabis Amendment and The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, headed by The Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), are in the race for the July 3 deadline.

Initiative 21 would end criminal penalties for cannabis, while Initiative 22 regulates and taxes cannabis, including hemp for industrial and agricultural uses.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-09-2014 15:31)

Sheriff`s Deputies Investigating Gunshot Wound

The victim in the shooting incident has been identified as Christopher Martinez, age 23, of Salem. Mr. Martinez has been discharged from Salem Hospital and no further information about his medical condition is available at this time.

(SALEM) - Police car Sheriff's Deputies received reports of multiple guns shots in the 4400 block of Silverton Road NE around 3:00 a.m.

Approximately one hour later deputies were called to the Salem Hospital to investigate a male with a gunshot wound to his right knee.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 15:27)

Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon Case: Another Bullet for Oregonians (VIDEO)

The Citizens United debacle, in which the Supreme Court sided with the wealthy elite against the interests of Americans by allowing corporations to spend unlimited money to buy elections, just took another step forward.

(SALEM) - Protest in Salem over Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Citizen activists took to the streets of Salem yesterday in protest of the Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon case.

They say this recent decision tosses corporate integrity back into the dark ages.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2014 02:03)

Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 47 North of Forest Grove

Highway 47 was closed in both directions with ODOT personnel on scene coordinating a traffic detour for 5 hours.

(MCMINNVILLE) - Fatal crash Hwy 47 Oregon 4-07-14 Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people on Highway 47 at NW Verboort Road north of Forest Grove. The deceased individuals names are released in this update.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., OSP, WCSO, local fire and emergency responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 47 near NW Verboort Road about a mile north of Forest Grove.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2014 23:54)

Salem Saturday Market Showered with Fun

Spring is in the air, and it was in full bloom in downtown Salem this weekend.

(SALEM) - boy playing violin The opening day of Salem Saturday Market 2014 was a great success with 85 vendors welcoming old friends and new to the area’s biggest outdoor market. The skies were heavy laden with clouds, and rain was in the forecast, but the sun broke through and very few drops fell. Salemites were ready for the market, and turned out by the hundred, rain or shine, umbrellas in tow.

“There are a lot of new vendors this year, and almost twice as many on opening day as we had last year,” said Kerry Jackson, the assistant Marketing Director for Salem Saturday Market. “Everyone is very enthusiastic and looking forward to a terrific season.”

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2014 17:50)

Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from OSP and Keizer Police Department.

(DALLAS) - Fatal crash Hwy 22 Oregon 4-4-14 Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas.

The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-05-2014 17:43)

Runaway Pickup Containing Three Children Crashes into House

Deputies determined that the children were playing in the truck and one of them knocked it out of gear. No charges have been filed and no citations were issued.

(PORTLAND) - House children crashed truck into 4-5-14 A pickup truck with three children in it rolled down the street uncontrolled and crashed into a house. The children were not hurt and no one was home at the time of the crash.

Yesterday, Friday, February 21, 2014, at about 4:42 p.m. Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a pickup truck that crashed into a house at 8415 SW Carmel CT in the community of Garden Home.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-05-2014 10:00)

Preliminary Information: Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 34 near Lebanon in Linn County

The highway was closed over four hours during the investigation.

(ALBANY, Or.) - fatal crash Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Saturday morning double fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles on Highway 34 west of Lebanon. The names of the four occupants in one of the vehicles will be released later pending confirmation of next of kin notifications for the two deceased victims.

Preliminary investigation indicates on April 5, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., a passenger car driven by a female with three male occupants was eastbound on Highway 34 near milepost 17.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-04-2014 20:18)

President Declares Disaster in Oregon for 2014 Winter Storm

According to the declaration, additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

(WASHINGTON DC) - The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) logo The President has declared a disaster declaration for Oregon to help recover from damage caused by the Severe Winter Storm in February 2014. FEMA is providing financial assistance for emergency work, and repairs or replacement of public infrastructure in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.

The majority of the damages were to public utilities as a result of snow, ice, winds and flooding in the affected counties.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 23:43)

Woman Struck While Crossing Lancaster Drive in Salem

"There was an elderly lady crossing the crosswalk and just as she came into the median the truck came in and hit her, just didn't look at the crosswalk, wasn't paying attention, she was it." - Joseph Houdeshell, Dutch Brothers Coffee employee

(SALEM) - Car vs pedestrian in Salem, Oregon 4-3-14 A woman was struck by a car Thursday night around 9:00 p.m. on Lancaster Drive NE at D Street, as she crossed from west to east. Two witnesses at the scene spoke to Salem-News about what they saw.

Emalee Brown, a customer in the Dutch Brothers drive-through said, "I was sitting at Dutch Brothers and there was a lady walking in the crosswalk, and she hadn't really made it to the middle lane yet. The car was coming from McDonald's when the light was red."

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