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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2017 17:37)

Lynn R. Webster, MD Sets Standard for DEA Investigations

Following the trail of the prescription opioid epidemic and the DEA's efforts to expose the purveyors.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Forest Tennant In 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched an investigation of then-president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Lynn R. Webster, MD, related to overdose deaths at Webster’s Lifetree Pain Clinic in Salt Lake City.

It was alleged there were up to 100 deaths at Webster's clinic which was raided by the DEA.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-02-2017 20:15)

Senate Passes GOP Tax Bill

...another shameful event in a long list of shameful events...

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Cartoon by Dave Gralund On December 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed the GOP tax bill. Now that this irresponsible GOP tax bill -- with massive tax cuts for Trump and his wealthy friends and large corporations -- will now likely become law, ordinarily I would expect voters to punish those who voted for this shameful bill at the midterms and beyond.

However, the Republicans will tout it as a "reform" bill.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-27-2017 15:15)

Fentanyl Overdose Death Investigation in Wisconsin Leads to Portland Arrest

Selling & buying illegal drugs on the Dark Net is a bad choice.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Joseph R. Caruso In Oregon, 80 people have died in accidental overdoses from synthetic opioids since 2014, and the deaths are increasing according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

This is the third major case this year that the HIDTA Interdiction Taskforce has worked with ties to the Dark Net, Fentanyl and overdose deaths. Officials want to warn the public that Fentanyl and other opioid analogs are extremely potent and have caused accidental overdose deaths in Portland and around the state.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2017 20:19)

Hanford Nuclear Cleanup Board Meeting in The Dalles

The production of plutonium at Hanford ended in 1989

(SALEM, Ore.) - atomic bomb test For the last 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet November 27-28 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-20-2017 18:58)

Salem Health Responds to Opioid Epidemic

Salem Health Responds to Opioid Epidemic

(SALEM, Ore.) - drug addiction Everywhere you turn, this trend has been in the news. But this news isn’t fake. Statistics in Oregon alone back up the claim:

“In 2014, enough opioids were prescribed in Oregon for nearly every person in the state to have a bottle.” — Oregon Assistant Attorney General David Hart.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-20-2017 14:05)

Voodoo Economics is Back

On November 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax overhaul bill.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - House Republicans The U.S. Senate has their own bill. The Senate Finance Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul proposal after four days of markup. The vote was 14-12, along party lines.

Earlier, Senate Republicans added a controversial provision to the bill, repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, to help raise revenues for tax cuts, which would result in 13 million fewer Americans being covered by health insurance.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-17-2017 13:39)

Then There`s Only One Choice

The German author/playwright's work was deeply influenced by his service in the Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Wolfgang Borchert This month marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Borchert, a young German writer who was seriously wounded in World War II then imprisoned for resistance activities.

Physically destroyed, he lived only two years after the war. During that time he wrote antiwar literature that is widely read in Germany but little known in the USA, where it is currently most needed.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-15-2017 16:12)

Merkley Statement on the Resignation of CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley previously served as the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee’s Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections Subcommittee

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Richard Cordray "I thank Richard for excellent leadership in standing up for the agency in the face of relentless opposition by Republicans in Congress.

"Now the president must appoint a successor who will make sure that our financial system strengthens American families, rather than stripping them of their hard-earned wealth."

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Salem-News.com (Nov-15-2017 13:57)

Brief Summary of Alabama`s Special Election

Alabama's Republican Governor said she will vote for Moore despite the sexual allegations.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Roy Moore The Washington Post published a blockbuster investigative piece alleging that Roy Moore, the bigoted, right-wing extremist Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl while he was in his 30s and preyed on at least three other teenagers.

The age of consent in Alabama is sixteen.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-14-2017 12:10)

Heroic Attorneys Lead the Way Against Opioid Epidemic

Attorneys are becoming the heroes in the prescription opioid epidemic ravaging the US!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Rick Hollawell Last month, "CBS 60 Minutes" and "The Washington Post1" did an explosive expose on a former Drug Enforcement Agency official whistle blower, Joe Rannazzisi -- who was brave beyond words to expose political wrongdoings fueling the prescription opioid epidemic.

There is another unsung hero in this opioid epidemic. His name is Richard (Rick) Hollawell and he is an attorney practicing law in my home state of N.J.

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