Man Given Ticket for ‘Eating While Driving’

Posted by Steve Herman on January 20, 2015

Alabama man Madison Turner was cruisin’ down the highway, steering wheel in one hand, and a McDonald’s double quarter-pounder with cheese in the other.  That’s when Georgia Police pulled him over, and the offer wrote him a ticket for eating while driving.  The officer cited Turner under the states distracted driving law.

Turner says his fast food eating didn’t warrant a ticket …

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Oregon to Lose $65 Million in Timber Payments

Posted by Associated Press on January 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is telling governors in 41 states how much money they are losing after Congress ended subsidies paid the past 20 years to counties that contain national forest land.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service is sending more than $50 million to 746 timber counties in February, with Oregon and other Western …

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Gasoline Slips Below $2.00 Per Gallon

Posted by Steve Herman on January 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — It is a sight for sore eyes. Gasoline prices dropped below $2.00 per gallon in the Portland metro area. Despite that the state still has higher than normal average of $2.34 per gallon, you can find several places with sub $2.00 prices.

Monday is a record 107th consecutive day prices have fallen. Nationwide prices are at $2.14 per …

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Portland Rally Supports France in Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 11, 2015

Marches took place across the world on Saturday to show solidarity with France, following three days of terrorist attacks in the Paris area. In Portland Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to chant and hold signs saying “Je Suis Charlie,” in honor of French cartoonist Charlie Hedbo who was murdered by terrorists for drawing cartoons of Mohammed. …

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Ducks Suspended Before Championship Game

Posted by Associated Press on January 10, 2015

DALLAS, Texas — Oregon was forced to bench two players because of failed drug tests days before the team competes in the first College Football Playoff title game, the latest hit to a roster already depleted by injuries.

Wide receiver Darren Carrington and running back Ayele Forde did not travel with Oregon for Monday’s national championship game against Ohio State after …

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