SALEM, Ore. – Maps Credit Union and its partners shredded a record-setting 45,800 pounds of personal documents at no charge for the local community. Maps partnered with Iron Mountain and O’Brien Auto Group for the free community Shred Day, the tenth annual event, to help protect the finances and identities of attendees. Nearly 1,000 cars attended the event at Maps Credit Union’s Administration Building in downtown Salem.
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Salem, OR—As Oregonians face their tax filing deadline, House Democrats continue to push for more revenues, despite a nearly 10 percent increase in the amount of money going in to state coffers in the next biennium.
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Chris Thomas – Oregon News Service
PORTLAND, Ore. – If the only certainties in life are death and taxes, this week there’s a chance to deal with them both. Today, of course, is income tax day – but Tuesday is National Healthcare Decision Day. It’s a reminder to let loved ones and doctors know how you might want sudden or end-of-life medical events handled, if you’re unable to make that call.
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s alcohol-involved serious injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 south of Gaston in Yamhill County. Both involved drivers were transported to a Portland-area hospital for treatment.
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NASHVILLE– Oregon Food Bank received a 2013 Innovation Award in food banking at the annual Feeding America Network Executive Directors’ Forum this week in Nashville. Feeding America presents the award to the year’s most innovative programs from the 202 food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network.
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The Albany Fire Department responded to ATI Wah Chang, 1600 Old Salem RD NE, Building #123, in Millersburg at approximately 2:15 p.m. today to a report of an exterior combustible metals fire that was extending to a building. Firefighters arrived at the scene in about two minutes to find smoke coming from a one-story, 3,600 sq.ft., Zirconium sponge production building and observed several stainless steel containers of Zirconium sponge on fire inside. A second alarm was initiated about twelve minutes after the first arriving unit to have additional fire fighters respond to the scene due to the hazardous nature of the burning Zirconium; and, the potential for fire spread throughout the building.
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Approximately 650 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Salem on April 27th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They’re walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
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Prineville, Ore.— The discovery of invasive quagga or zebra mussels in an Oregon waterbody would trigger a rapid response plan involving a number of agencies and stakeholders that would come together to evaluate and contain the situation. To test and improve Oregon’s response plan, a number of groups met in Prineville on April 2 and 3 in a simulated exercise.
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April is Arbor Month in Oregon and Salem is celebrating!
Recently, resident Linda Peterson, the Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA), and the City of Salem each received awards for community forestry activities. Salem’s own “tree lady,” Linda Peterson, received an award from Oregon Community Trees for her tree advocacy through the years, including serving on several tree committees.
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Florence OR - What appears to be another part of a torii (sacred arch) was removed from the ocean shore near Florence about mid-day on April 9, 2013. Leisure Excavating from Florence transported it from the Siuslaw River South Jetty to a nearby state park maintenance compound for safekeeping.
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