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Salem-News.com (Jul-27-2014 07:22)

Oregon, Washington Farmers Donate 85,000 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Farmers in Oregon and Washington donate an average of 13.5 million pounds of food every year.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Oregon Farmers Food banks in Washington and Oregon received the equivalent of more than 85,000 pounds of food from the 2nd Annual Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive - nearly 50 percent more than the 58,000 pounds donated in 2013.

Cash donations were emphasized in order to take full advantage of the purchasing power of the Oregon Food Bank Network. Funds raised from Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger will help get more nutrient-rich dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yogurt into emergency food boxes.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-16-2014 06:12)

Rescue Crews Work Quickly to Save Man Trapped Under Waterfall

It is believed that the victim was stuck in the water for approximately one hour.

(WASHOUGAL, Wash. ) - Dougan Falls Tuesday evening at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, from a caller reporting a man stuck in the water at Dougan Falls.

The caller reported the man’s head was above water but his legs were trapped.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 08:30)

Police in Salem Catch Vancouver, Washington Fugitive

Hanson and a female allegedly assaulted a 64-year-old man in Esther Short Park on June 23 after the female asked the man for money.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Jason A. Hanson Police in Salem have arrested a man who is wanted in connection with the assault of a 64-year-old Vancouver, Washington man.

Vancouver police say 23-year-old Jason A. Hanson was arrested in Salem on an unrelated matter, and police are working to get Hanson back to Vancouver as soon as possible to face charges in the assault investigation.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2014 21:12)

Search For Well Known Writer has Deadly Ending

Karen Sykes planned on writing about the hike for Visit Rainier, a tourism website to which she contributed.

(SEATTLE, Wash. ) - Karen Sykes The three-day search for a well-known outdoors writer who went missing while hiking on Mount Rainier took a grim turn Saturday, when a body was discovered in rough terrain off the trail where she was last seen.

The body has not been officially identified to be that of 70-year-old Karen Sykes, an author who penned the “Hike of the Week” column for the former Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2014 16:20)

Six Climbers Missing on Mount Rainier Feared to be Dead

Of the six people, two are guides, from Alpine Ascents International.

(SEATTLE, Wash. ) - mountain climbers Rescue crews are searching for six people who are missing after climbing Liberty Ridge -- 12, 800 feet up -- Mount Rainier in Washington state.


Park rangers now say they believe the climbers fell some 3,000 feet and could not have survived.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2014 15:14)

Hindus Call for Prayers for Washington Mudslide Victims

Rajan Zed, expressing deep sympathies, noted: Hearts and thoughts of Hindu community of USA go to the victims’ families and loved ones, injured, rescuers and relief workers.

(RENO) - mudslide in Washington Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has called for prayers for the Oso (Washington, USA) landslide victims.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, appealed to the Hindu community to hold special prayer sessions in Hindu temples all over USA.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2014 19:09)

Navy Extends Public Comment Period for NW Training and Testing Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Navy is accepting comments throughout the extended public comment period, which now runs until April 15, 2014.

(SILVERDALE, Wash.) - First Navy training in Pacific NW The U.S. Navy is extending the public comment period for the Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) until April 15, 2014, to allow the public more time to submit comments.

The Navy prepared the Draft EIS/OEIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with military readiness training and testing activities conducted primarily within existing range complexes, operating areas and testing ranges in the NWTT Study Area.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2014 16:46)

Washington Man Arrested After Fatal Traffic Crash Leads to Death of 7 Yr Old Girl, Critical Injuries to Mother

It happened on Highway 395 in Hermiston

(PORTLAND) - Jesus Moras Nava A 29-year old Washington man is in custody following Wednesday night's fatal traffic crash in Hermiston that resulted in the death of a 7-year old girl and critical injuries to her mother. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant Seth Cooney, on March 19, 2014 at approximately 8:21 p.m., a 2010 Kia Soul driven by Leslie Roquez, age 29, from Irrigon, Oregon, was northbound on Highway 395 stopped in the left lane at the intersection with Punkin Center Road when it was struck from behind by a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-12-2014 13:21)

ForestEthics Releases Comprehensive Report Detailing Fossil Fuel Threats to Pacific Northwest

New oil-by-rail, pipeline, oil tanker, and coal proposals jeopardize economy, environment, & quality of life

(SEATTLE) - Railroad tracks The explosive growth of development of oil and coal deposits in the center of North America, combined with strong demand in Asian markets, puts the Pacific Northwest at the center of a boom in oil and coal infrastructure proposals that bring new and untested risks to our region.

Today, ForestEthics released Off the Rails, a comprehensive analysis of multiple and varied threats this fossil fuel influx poses.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-14-2014 11:59)

Reactor Reax Top Stories - The Unavoidable Economics of Nuclear Power

"Reactor Reax" is brought to you by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Nuclear waste This week in Reactor Reax, a nuclear expert explains how another Fukushima-like accident could happen, in the US. Another article examines the unavoidable economics of nuclear power.

Henri Proglio tells reporters the EDF needs nuclear power rate increase for survival.

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