Customers Line Up For Cabela’s Grand Opening in Tualatin

Posted by Pat Boyle on September 18, 2014

TUALATIN, Ore. — A long line formed outside Cabela’s new outdoor store Thursday morning waiting for the doors to open.  The first person in line, Lisa Ezell, was camped out since Tuesday morning.

It was a festive atmosphere with some people treating it like a camping expedition.

Tualitan Mayor Lou Ogden says the store is a feather in the city’s cap.

“The gateway to …

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Oregon’s Lowest Paid Workers Get A Raise

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 17, 2014

Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

PORTLAND — Oregon workers who need it the most are getting a pay raise at the first of the year.

The state’s minimum wage is increasing $.15 to $9.25 an hour.  Nearly 142,000 people, or 8% of the workforce are affected.

“It’s our way of making sure that our lowest wage earners never lose pace with the rising cost …

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Drivers: Tolls Okay If…

Posted by Steve Leader on September 16, 2014
Toll Booth

Photo courtesy: Associated Press

Bridge tolls were one of the controversies that caused both Washington and Oregon to give up on building a new Interstate Bridge.

Now, a survey done for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, finds 4 out of 5 Americans say they would get behind building more toll roads, if it meant a faster, safer trip.

Road builders say …

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Case Of Mistaken Identity

Posted by Steve Leader on September 10, 2014
Microsoft Surface

Microsoft paid the NFL a lot of money to make the Microsoft Surface the league’s official tablet.  Coaches and players began using it on the sidelines last week when the season began.

Now, according to, there’s a problem.  At least two television announcers have mistakenly referred to the Surface as an iPad, which is made by Microsoft’s rival, Apple.

Avoid Supermarket Surprise: Read Labels

Posted by Steve Leader on September 9, 2014
Fruit Cockatail

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There was a time when shoppers could pretty much count on canned foods in the grocery aisle containing products grown in the U.S.A.

You may not have noticed how much things have changed.   Some Portland-area supermarkets are now selling store brand canned fruit cocktail, and store brand canned mushrooms,  whose labels read, “Product of China.”

Phil Lempert, also known as …

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