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Jeff Sessions
New Marijuana Poster Boy

Legal Marijuana hits a landmark case in Seattle.

US Attorney General
Jeff Sessions

   Given the current differences between the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, regarding the business of legal Marijuana, there is an interesting landmark case developing in Seattle.
    In recent court proceedings it was discovered that Green Fire Marijuana located at 1956 1st Ave., rented space in a building that was funded through a federally backed Small Business Adm. loan (SBA).
    Clearly in violation of federal laws banning any illegal business including distribution of Marijuana (SOP50 10 5 J.).
    The Seattle case is the first high profile case of this nature and now a battleground for federal intervention and enforcement.
    42 year old Rodney Lee Krafka, operator of Green Fire has faced other marijuana violations in the past including sale or service to a minor case #2H7021A, code 314.55.079 and allowing a minor to frequent a restricted area. Case #2H7021A, code (69.50.357 on 1-21-2018. On 1-19 2017 Krafka was charged with Failure to submit monthly tax reports and payments. Code 69.50. 357, case# 69.50.535. by Washington State's LCB.
    Even more damaging were the statements made under oath by Krafka, which outline facts relating to the sale and distribution of Marijuana out of the building's back door to Teenage night club promoters.
    Federal Bankruptcy court pleadings show that Krafka was running an illegal Class 1 drug dealing operation.
    There is a possibility that under federal law, Green Fire owner Rodney Krafka may soon be indicted in Federal Court.
    This case seems to be headed towards RICO territory... The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, referred to as RICO, a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
    Under the racketeering act, Krafka's statements appear to be covered by the Statutes of Limitations (10 years).
    The next hearing is scheduled in King County Superior Court, June 15th at 1pm before Judge Halpert.
    Federal officials are claiming that Krafka's lease is in violation of federal law, pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act and therefore his lease at 1956 1stAv. So. Seattle, is against public policy.
    Federal charges outlining Krafka's violations are pending.


An Evening with Jackie Evancho
June 3, 2018 The Elsinore Theatre

Jackie Evancho

    June 3 An Evening with Jackie Evancho

Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 - gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC's America's Got Talent - Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the US. Along the way, she has also made history - the youngest solo platinum artist... the youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K. ... the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center... the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All six of Jackie's albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.
    When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3
    Cost: $35 to $75
   


Marion County Fair
Full STEAM Ahead - July 12 to 15, 2018


    The Marion County Fair is full STEAM ahead July 12 to 15, 2018, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
    Marion County Fair is a celebration of all things Marion County, including the 175 th birthday of Marion County! We're giving a nod to the milestone of 175 years of service - a pretty incredible fact considering the state was just a territory back then.
    The number one attraction at the fair is still the animals. The barns will be bursting with youth animal projects from rabbits and chickens to swine, goats, sheep, beef, and dairy - and everything in between.
    In addition to the 700 youth that enter their creations, livestock projects, and more, the public competitions continue to grow. You don't have to be in 4-H or FFA to show your stuff at the fair. The coloring contest is still a popular way to put your artwork on display and earn a free entry to the fair. It's not the same old jar of jam that wins the blue ribbon! Marionberry Cheesecake? What recipe are you famous for? Earn bragging rights and show your ribbon - enter it in the fair! The full list of classes and departments is available on the fair website at www.marioncountyfair. net.
    Heidi DeCoster, Fair Board member and superintendent of the hobbies department, is bringing back the Lego LIVE tournament on Sunday this year. The tournament features different age groups in a live timed contest with judges and great prizes. Lego builds can also be entered and displayed at the fair, which is a great way for kids to show off creations made at home.
    The Marion County Fair Board is always seeking new attractions and fun things for fairgoers to do at the fair. One goal is to make the fair not only fun, but also the county's biggest classroom. Attendees can learn all about animals and agriculture with displays and presentations by members of Marion County 4- H and FFA. All the traditional farm critters will be there with miniature cattle, llamas, and pygmy goats with their own competitions. The petting zoo is popular for kids of all ages to get their hands on adorable critters. Barnyard Adventures provides hands on exploration into digging potatoes, milking cows, and more.
    STEAM returns to the fair thanks to sponsors like the Marion County Farm Bureau and Country Financial. The STEAM Lab is a live build where kids and adults can get their hands on and experiment. Five amazing labs are offered on Friday and Saturday of the fair including: dirt babies, DIY 3D glasses with Google Cardboard, ferris wheel challenge, fireworks salt painting, and back by popular request the water balloon launch! In addition to the STEAM labs and hands on activities, you can join in the learning fun and win prizes too! The STEAM Game is treasure hunt, trivia, and drawings for prizes all wrapped into one. Grab a game card and find six answers to questions located all over the fair. Completed game cards can be entered for a chance at dozens of great prizes.
    Art Jam returns with booths full of amazing creations and activities such as Raku ware. You'll find STEAM answers there too. Racing fans will love the All Alaskan Racing Pigs that are returning for another lap around the track! Fly ball dogs' competition features hundreds of amped up super racers in action packed fun. Plus, you can see race cars and more at the car show on Sunday.
    The fair offers something for everyone! Thursday is Honor Day, starting the day with great deals for veterans, active duty service personnel, and seniors. A tribute to veterans takes main stage and makes for a great first day at the fair. Stop by the Real Heroes area to learn about fire, police, and military services. We're also hosting a Pioneer Party to celebrate Marion County's founding 175 years ago.
    Friday is an AWESOME day. Any kiddos wearing Awesome 3000 shirts from the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation Awesome 3000 race get in free! Carnival rides, inflatables, and more will keep you busy all day and ready to hear Steve Augeri former lead singer from Journey LIVE on stage. Agriculture Day is every day at the fair but especially Saturday! Rodeo fans - Wild West Events is back - with their action packed rough stock challenge on Saturday night, followed by Easton Corbin live on the main stage.
    Family Fun Day is Sunday - Star Wars, superheroes and Disney princesses. Free books and the Home Depot kids build are all FREE Sunday activities. Marion County Teen Idol and Talent Show takes center stage with specials and discounts to make it a great day for the family.
    Funtastic Shows carnival offers presale discount wristbands online now and Madjek Inflatables Kid Zone is always popular, as are the amazing food booths and great shopping throughout the commercial exhibit areas. The Marion County Fair is July 12 -15 in Salem at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.
    Check out the website for details at www. marioncountyfair.net and follow us on Facebook (@MarionCountyFair) for updates and fun contests.
   



Hoss Soss Spices Up Salem's Culinary Scene
New Local Hot Sauce Company Launches Flagship Flavors


    (SALEM, Ore.) - A new hot sauce is popping up on grocery store shelves and tacos all over Salem, Ore., and it aims to please those who like it spicy -- and those who like it not quite as spicy! With the tagline "heat you can handle," Hoss Soss LLC has created a new line of hot sauces that give addictive global flavors top priority. "We're excited to bring truly flavorful, unique hot sauces to the table in Salem and Portland," said co-founder and chef Matt Kuerbis, former Executive Chef of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Ore. Kuerbis and his partner, Catharine Sutherland, began making Hoss Soss in their ODA-certified home kitchen in NE Salem in August 2016.
    "We like to add some heat to our meals, but we kept buying hot sauces that were way too hot for our tastes. We decided to make our own sauces that pack a lot of flavor and a bit of heat, so you can really pour them on without burning your face off!" Hoss Soss launched its brand with two flagship flavors: Bi-bim ("bee-bim") and Guajillo ("gwaheeyo"). Inspired by the traditional Korean dish bibimbap, Bi-bim features the rich flavors of toasted sesame oil, tamari soy sauce, lime juice and a blend of red chili peppers.
    Guajillo takes its sweet and smoky essence from a host of tomatoes and roasted onions paired with guajillo, jalapeno and cayenne peppers. Both sauces are gluten-free, preservative-free and come in a 6-oz. glass bottle. The team is now putting the final touches on a tropical flavor for summer: New Mexico Mango. "The name says it all," said Sutherland. "If you like the deep, earthy heat of New Mexico chiles and the sweetness of a juicy ripe mango, you'll love this sauce as much as we do!" Salem foodies can find Hoss Soss at Roth's Fresh Markets, E.Z. Orchards Farm Market, Fitts Seafoods, and the Salem Saturday Market. Hoss Soss is also available at all Market of Choice locations a r o u n d Oregon and in Portland at World Foods, Sheridan Fruit Co., Savory Spice Shop, and the Beaverton Farmers Market. For a complete list of retailers, visit www.hosssoss. com/findsoss.
    About Hoss Soss LLC: Our mantra at Hoss Soss is "heat you can handle." We create sauces that are focused on flavor first and heat second, keeping heat levels low so more people can enjoy the delicious taste of hot sauce (and the meals they pour it on) without too much burn. We love traveling the world and bringing our favorite food memories to life at home in Oregon. Hoss Soss donates 1% of profits to the Willamette Human Society to help animals in our community find their way to a good home.