Alcohol Likely Caused Deadly Crash on Barbur Blvd.

Posted by Cort Johnson on December 27, 2013
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Rosemary Reynolds & Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A driver lost control of their vehicle on Southwest Barbur Boulevard early Friday morning, crossing the median into the oncoming lanes where the car hit a large tree near Miles Street.

The passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured in the 35th deadly crash …

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Santa’s Sleigh Delayed After Snags at UPS, FedEx

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 26, 2013
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By the Associated Press

NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.

The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, more buying …

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Presents Undelivered, Perishables Don’t Make It Restaurants Either

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on December 26, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. — UPS and FedEx are behind in delivering packages.  Online sales skyrocketing, bad weather in parts of the country and getting shorted a week in the retail cycle between Thanksgiving and Christmas contributed to the delay.

While people are upset about not receiving gifts on time, companies like Foods in Season of Washougal are also crying the blues.  It’s lost …

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December 26th: The Shopping Continues

Posted by Cort Johnson on December 26, 2013
Woodburn Factory Stores prepare for more shoppers the day after Christmas. (Photo- Rosemary Reynolds)

 

While the holidays may be winding down, the shopping continues.

A new survey conducted by RetailMeNot.com and The Omnibus Company found that 79% of consumers plan to shop the end-of-year sales after the holidays are over.

It’s something retailers are hoping for, as sales have been down this year.  Some blame that on the fact that there is one less week between …

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Pope’s Christmas Wish: Hope For A Better World

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 25, 2013
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By the Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — In his speech on Christmas Day, Pope Francis said he hopes for a better world, including successful Middle East negotiations in the land of Jesus’ birth, peace for Syria and several war-torn African countries, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict.

Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to some 70,000 …

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