Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act, the second bill introduction in a weeklong effort to highlight the need to protect consumers. The SAFE Lending Act would crack down on the worst practices of the online payday lending industry and give states more power to protect consumers from predatory loans.
A new biography on former state Senate icon Sid Snyder will be unveiled at launch events in Ilwaco and Olympia in February. The book is entitled "Across the Aisles: Sid Snyder's Remarkable Life in Groceries & Government," written by Jeff Burlingame.
Sunset Empire Transportation District has announced that its annual "Ridership Appreciation Day" will be held on January 31, 2013. SETD sets aside one day every year and offers free bus service on all regular routes in Clatsop County as a gesture of appreciation to regular bus riders and the local community for their support throughout the past year. SETD encourages everyone to take advantage of this free service and Ride the Bus!
January 25th just after 5pm an off duty Lincoln City police officer observed the driver of a PT Cruiser in the Price N Pride parking lot who appeared intoxicated as the driver was observed erratically driving through the parking lot.
The Oregon average for regular unleaded is slightly lower than the national average. The Oregon average adds three cents this week to $3.35 a gallon, while the national average gains a nickel to $3.36. It's the first time in 21 months that the Oregon average has been lower than the national average.
A federal grand jury in Portland has returned an indictment against Shamont Sapp, 49, charging him with mail fraud in a five-year scheme involving false claims ofchild sex abuse by Catholic priests in four dioceses.
Beginning February 1, the manner in which firewood permits are issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Astoria District Office will change. The new program will allow for permits to be issued geographically by management basin instead of timber sale area as was done in the past.
Rumors that an NBA team may soon return to Seattle are good news for an Olympia company that prints T-Shirts.
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