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SALEM, Ore | In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants

SALEM, Ore  — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It’s become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — it’s … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. | Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

SALEM, Ore. — The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state’s Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. Yoga and meditation suit Gov. Kate Brown just fine, she told reporters Thursday when asked if she follows a certain faith. “I believe very much that … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore — Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades. The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore.  — The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market. The blunt internal review echoes complaints from federal authorities that Oregon hasn’t adequately controlled its … Continue reading SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore. | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore. — The agency overseeing Oregon’s legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market. The blunt internal review echoes complaints from federal authorities that Oregon hasn’t adequately controlled its … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon’s medical marijuana program admits to problems

SALEM, Ore. | Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of ‘decompressing’

SALEM, Ore. — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and Dwight Hammond said they remain focused … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of ‘decompressing’

SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.  — Father and son ranchers who were pardoned by President Trump after becoming the focus of a battle about public lands flew home Wednesday to Oregon and were greeted by family members and riders on horseback carrying American flags. “We’re going to do a lot of decompressing and get back to our families,” … Continue reading SALEM, Oregon | 2 ranchers pardoned by Trump arrive home in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. | Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The move came years after the convictions of Dwight and Steven Hammond, part of a family in the high desert of … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

SALEM, Ore.  — The words blasted to cellphones around Salem, Oregon were ominous: “Civil emergency. prepare for action.” Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn’t impending violence, but toxins from an algae bloom, detected in the city’s water supply. In both reservoirs and lakes used for recreation in communities around … Continue reading SALEM, Ore.  | Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

SALEM, Ore | Water advisory lifted in Oregon area following tests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Salem, Oregon, have lifted a drinking water advisory after tests determined the water is safe. City officials lifted the advisory on Saturday after tests on samples collected on Wednesday and Thursday found toxin levels below advisory levels. Officials announced the advisory on Tuesday due to an algae bloom in … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Water advisory lifted in Oregon area following tests

SALEM, Ore. | Investigation targets Oregon ‘sanctuary state’ repeal effort

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A conservative group is taking aim at the oldest statewide sanctuary law in the nation, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon law limiting police coordination on immigration arrests. But critics say paid signature gatherers deceived voters during a canvassing push for the measure earlier this year, and that the … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Investigation targets Oregon ‘sanctuary state’ repeal effort

SALEM, Ore | Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can’t drink tap water in the Salem, Oregon, area contaminated by an algae bloom, and state law enforcement authorities are looking into claims of price gouging after officials extended an emergency drinking water advisory. Gov. Kate Brown’s … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water

SALEM, Ore | Father of Army vet shot at Oregon VA clinic feels betrayed

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert “Matt” Negrete, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail in the former timber town of Medford, charged with attempted assault and other … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Father of Army vet shot at Oregon VA clinic feels betrayed

SALEM, Ore | Effort in Oregon county would ban enforcing gun control laws

SALEM, Ore | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to support a proposed ballot measure that would bar local officials from enforcing any gun control law and uphold gun rights outlined in the Constitution. The proposed Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance was filed with the Deschutes County clerk … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Effort in Oregon county would ban enforcing gun control laws