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Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland, Oregon

Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland, Oregon

By Josh Wolford December 9, 2014

On-demand ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft often operate in legal grey areas, residing somewhere between illegal and kind-of legal – depending on the specific laws of the cities in which they launch. Most of the conflicts that arise between …

Fukushima Radiation Tested for Along Pacific Coast

In March of 2011, a 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific triggered a tsunami which hit the coast of Japan, nearly demolishing the Fukushima nuclear power plant and resulting in huge amounts of radiation being washed into the ocean. In the …

Marijuana Legalization: Oregon Has Enough Signatures

Marijuana supporters in Oregon have collected more than enough signatures to qualify for November’s ballot for legalizing recreational marijuana. Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for New Approach Oregon, said that they will continue getting signatures until they feel that they have “a …

Burn Victim Douses Himself With Slurpee.

The 7-Eleven in Grants Pass, Oregon, was having a quiet afternoon when a tattooed man ran into the store and doused himself with Slurpee. Charlie Bentley, one of the store’s employees, said that he was with his co-worker when the man entered …

Oregon Tunnel Crash Caused By Teen’s Dumb Idea

Here is a piece of advice for those of you who drive through tunnels or over bridges: Please, don’t hold your breath. It’s quite possible that you heard some piece of superstition that suggests you hold your breath in these …

Crater Lake Snowshoe Hiker Missing

Rangers at Crater Lake National Park are searching for a snowshoe hiker who has been missing since April 28. Authorities said the hiker rented snowshoes from the Oregon park’s general store and set forth to hike and snap photos, before …

Oregon Prison: Second Inmate Escape In A Week

The Oregon State Police have been searching for an escaped inmate since Monday. Clinton Swearingen II escaped the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution on Sunday night. This is the second inmate who has escaped from an Oregon detention center in just …

Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S. Tiny Houses Shelter the Homeless in the U.S.

Tiny portable houses are being built all across the U.S. These tiny structures were originally used for downsizing or environmental purposes, but now homeless activists are taking advantage of the security it could provide to someone living on the streets. …

Tiny Houses Efficient Way to House Homeless Tiny Houses Efficient Way to House Homeless

Tiny Houses have been steadily growing in popularity among people who want to downsize, simplify their lives, or just want cheaper housing. Now they are helping society with a more serious issue. Homelessness. There are several benefits to using tiny …

Waitress in Oregon Receives Methamphetamine for Tip
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Most people have probably heard the saying, “If you can’t afford to leave a tip, then you can’t afford to go out to eat.” Apparently a couple in Oregon takes this saying to heart because even though they didn’t leave …

Meth-Head Masturbator Man Subdued By 15 Cops
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One day you’re walking in the bar to enjoy a pint with your mates, the next thing you know, a guy fends off a dozen or more cops while masturbating at them. Though he claims he has no recollection of …

Oregon-Stanford Game Draws Fans To Thursday Football

Normally, the Thursday night games are not such a big deal, and most people do not tune in to football until Saturday afternoon. However, this week is a bit different, and college football fans are given the opportunity to see …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Colt Lyerla Arrested On Cocaine Charge
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Colt Lyerla, a former tight end for the Oregon Ducks, has been arrested on charges of cocaine possession. Lyerla played in three games this season, before withdrawing from the University of Oregon. He was arrested on Wednesday on a charge …

Oregon Highway Shooting Ends with Gunman Killed
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Today, the Oregon Police Department released the video footage that was acquired during a highway shootout. The state trooper’s dash camera caught the whole incident on tape. With the public release of the video, the footage has went viral. The …

Oregon Students May Soon Get Free College
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ABC News is reporting that the Oregon state legislature has unanimously approved a plan to provide free tuition to students while they attend community college and public university. The groundbreaking plan is designed to help students hit by the recent …

McMinnville Tornado Confirmed In Oregon

A small tornado swept through McMinnville, Oregon on Thursday, doing considerable damage to property and businesses. While tornadoes occur mostly in the midwest and southern states, occasionally one will pop up on the West Coast. Strong storms have been moving …