A Parking Challenge

Posted by Mike Turner on January 10, 2014
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It now will cost you to park at Washington Park in Portland. Most people we talked to don’t seem to mind but the pay stations are a challenge. They’re different from those in the city in that each spot will be assigned a number, and drivers will have to enter in that number at the pay station along with their …

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Central Catholic High Recognized By Army National Guard

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 10, 2014

The Army National Guard has honored Central Catholic High School as part of the 9th Annual MaxPreps Football Tour of Champions.

Central Catholic finished up it’s season Number 68 in the final rankings and is one of 50 schools being honored during this season’s tour. Central Catholic (14-0) posted its first unbeaten season since the school went undefeated in the 1952 …

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Driver evades chase by jumping off bridge

Posted by Jake Baez on January 10, 2014
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Police have seen it all, and advise that the “jump in the river” tactic almost never works — which proved true for Rebecca Humphries as she attempted to flee a police chase. Thursday, KGW acquired video of the escape and the attempting to evade by jumping from the bridge.

Carey Kaer, Troutdale police spokesperson,  says an officer attempted to stop a Ford Taurus on Wednesday …

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The City Says NO to Hempstalk

Posted by Mike Turner on January 9, 2014

Portland’s City Council supports its Park Bureau in denying a permit for the Hempstalk Festival. The event was criticized for lack of traffic control, litter, illegal camping and illegal use of drugs and alcohol by minors at last year’s festival at Kelly Point Park. Organizers say they’re willing to work with the city and say Waterfront Park is a better …

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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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