Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Salem emergency room sees illnesses linked to chronic pot use on rise

A marijuana-related illness has brought a surge of people into the Salem Health Hospital Emergency Room in recent years. The bouts of uncontrollable vomiting for no apparent reason can often be misdiagnosed, especially in states where pot is not legal. But medical staff at Salem Health know exactly what Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is, as they regularly receive patients with the […]
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Crater Lake asks visitors to stop driving off-road, destroying park

Officials at Crater Lake National Park said they’ve responded to a rash of vehicles driving off-road this summer and threatening a fragile ecosystem at Oregon’s only national park. The park posted pictures of deep rutted tire tracks marring an area known as the Pumice Desert within the park’s boundary on Friday. Source: Crater Lake asks visitors to stop […]
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Critics blast Oregon Legislature’s repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it’s only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a massive earthquake that […]
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Juvenile humpback whale euthanized after getting stranded on Waldport beach

A decision was made to euthanize the 20-foot-long whale Thursday after it was unable to return to the ocean during two high tides. Source: Juvenile humpback whale euthanized after getting stranded on Waldport beach

Oregon Department of Corrections sued for $1 million in civil rights case

A former Oregon Department of Corrections administrator is suing his previous employer for almost $1 million for retaliation and discrimination. Source: Oregon Department of Corrections sued for $1 million in civil rights case

Salem Costco: State orders second look as PacTrust sues city for nearly $10 million

Portland-based developer PacTrust on Wednesday filed a complaint against the city of Salem in federal court seeking at least $9,979,000. Source: Salem Costco: State orders second look as PacTrust sues city for nearly $10 million

Judge: Salem man’s murder sentencing to go forward despite change in law

With passage of a new Oregon law, lawyers for a man who pleaded guilty to murder earlier this year fought Tuesday to have his sentencing postponed. Source: Judge: Salem man’s murder sentencing to go forward despite change in law

Child care crisis: Families struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers

Family incomes have remained pretty stable over the last number of years, but the price of child care continues to climb, according to an OSU study. Source: Child care crisis: Families struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers

Turner residents oppose large hemp processing factory on farmland

In addition to processing its own hemp, the company would offer drying services to other Oregon hemp growers, if approved by Marion County. Source: Turner residents oppose large hemp processing factory on farmland

Salem council will likely send payroll tax to voters, operating fee fate unclear

Salem voters will likely decide on a payroll tax under a Monday city council vote. Meanwhile, councilors tabled a proposed operating fee. Source: Salem council will likely send payroll tax to voters, operating fee fate unclear