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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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Salem-News.com (May-21-2018 22:32)

Oregon`s Memorial Day Events Online Directory

ODVA’s annual Statewide Memorial Day Celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m., May 28th, at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial in Salem.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area of Oregon? You can start online with the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2018memorialday.

The directory includes an interactive map as well as detailed information about each event. If you don’t see your event listed, it’s not too late to share!

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Salem-News.com (May-17-2018 00:50)

Medical Racism Feared Behind Diagnosis Negligence

Mr. Coleman was diagnosed with Diabetes and liver failure in 2010, but deprived of that information for four and a half years.

(SALEM, Ore.) - William Coleman It is a massive problem nationwide. Results from tests and lab work performed by doctors in medical facilities, often revealing dangerous, even deadly illness and disease, are not shared with the patient.

Add to that, the established problems and patterns regarding medical racism in the US, and you find a serious issue that leads to premature death and unwarranted, preventable suffering, particularly for people of color.

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Salem-News.com (May-16-2018 02:02)

Keizer Iris Parade and Festival is Blooming Spectacular!

The fields are alive with color...again!

(SALEM, Ore.) - iris garden Each year Schreiner's Iris Gardens donates hundreds of field-fresh Iris stems to the Keizer Iris Festival and there is no better place to celebrate.

This Saturday, check out the beautiful floats in the Iris Parade in Keizer, beginning at 10:30 a.m., then visit Schreiner's 10-acre display garden in full bloom.

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2018 16:59)

Oregon Governor Brown Signs DACA Legislation at May Day Celebration

These bills are indicative of the Oregon culture, generous and smart.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Governor Kate Brown Governor Kate Brown today signed two bills that provide support to Oregon's DACA recipients and immigrants as part of the May Day celebration at the Capitol.

"The chaos and uncertainty coming from the White House is in direct conflict with our nation's history, economy, and respect for our immigrant communities,” said Governor Kate Brown.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2018 16:48)

Protecting and Restoring the Oregon State Flower

Illegally harvesting Oregon Grape has reduced the plant throughout the state.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon grape Land managers in the South Willamette Valley have discovered a disturbing trend on the properties they manage: Oregon grape plants are being illegally harvested in large numbers, presumably to sell for the herbal properties of their roots.

In addition to being illegal, removal of these plants takes away important wildlife habitat. The Oregon grape, known as the state flower of Oregon, provides nectar for bees and butterflies in the spring and berries for birds and small mammals during summer.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-25-2018 16:38)

Schrader Bipartisan Bill Passes House

Schrader Bill will Restore 2014 Biological Opinion for the Columbia River

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Oregon rivers Today, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-05) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) to bring certainty back to the Federal Columbia River Power System passed the House with bipartisan support.

HR 3144 will put science back into the management of the hydropower operations by codifying the Obama Administration approved 2014 Biological Opinion, a collaborative agreement on how to manage the river system to protect fish and support clean, renewable energy until a new BiOp can be completed in 2022.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2018 14:25)

Goodbye, OREGON MY OREGON: Long-Running Oregon Historical Exhibit Closes Sunday

Construction begins May 1 on new permanent exhibition, opening February 14, 2019 (Oregon's Birthday)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon Historical Society After fourteen years, the Oregon Historical Society’s beloved Oregon My Oregon (OMO) exhibition will close as construction begins on a brand new state-of the art permanent exhibition, Experience Oregon.

Since opening in 2004, this artifact-rich journey through Oregon’s history has delighted hundreds of thousands of students and visitors of all ages. Oregon My Oregon’s final day on view will be Sunday, April 29, and all are invited to visit OMO for free on Saturday, April 28, as well as view renderings and get a sneak peek at some of the interactive games that will be featured in Experience Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-09-2018 16:50)

Oregon Cannabis Commission`s First-Ever Product Integrity Meeting April 16

Keep up with changes in Oregon's program with this OMMP News update.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabis heals The commission is determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana program, steps to address research on cannabis, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices.

To attend the meeting, go to the Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1A (on the main floor of the building), 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, on April 16th at 11:30 a.m.

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