Facebook Trails Used In Credit Checks

Posted by Steve Leader on January 9, 2014
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Your Facebook and Twitter trails could factor into your future credit score.  The Wall Street Journal reports a growing number of lenders, mainly startups that grant smaller loans, are already doing it.

Lenders are using social media not only to check creditworthiness, but also to check loan applicants identities.

Watchdog groups are growing concerned.  One credit scoring company, FICO, says the concept …

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Second Oregon Death Row Inmate Wants To Die

Posted by Pat Boyle on January 9, 2014
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Salem, Oregon – Another inmate on Oregon’s Death Row wants to be put to death. 38 year old Jason Van Brumwell tells The Oregonian he’s written a letter to The Oregon Supreme Court asking that his appeals be waived  because he’s ready to be executed. He says the legal system is broken and tells the paper “I owe it to …

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89-year Old Woman Attacked, Left Battered and Bruised

Posted by Steve Herman on January 8, 2014
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An 89-year old Southeast Portland woman is recovering after being beat up outside her home Tuesday.  Police say the woman had just got home from the store when a car pulled up in front of her mailbox.  That’s when a woman in her 30′s got out of the car, walked up to her, grabbed her purse and threw her to …

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H1N1 Flu Strand Claims Another Oregon Life

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 8, 2014
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53-year-old Suzie Mahaffey died in a Salem hospital Tuesday morning.  She reportedly came down with Bronchitis on December 29th and never got better.

Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says the number of flu cases are not up, but the severity of the cases is far worse than in recent years.  He says this year’s H1N1 Strand is the same …

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Neighbors Fear the Loss of Historic Home

Posted by Mike Turner on January 8, 2014
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Lake Oswego city leaders voted to remove the historic designation from the city’s oldest house clearing the way for its destruction. Neighbors of the Carman House have been fighting to keep the home but are resigned to the fact that it will be sold to developers who will put in multiple housing on the 1.25 acres. Those who live nearby …

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