Oregon Celebrates Safest Thanksgiving Since 1978

Thanksgiving may be over, but we’re still counting blessings. The Thanksgiving holidays, traditionally the most traveled and deadliest holiday period of the year, went by almost peacefully on Oregon roads this year. According to preliminary law enforcement information, the 2009 holiday was the safest it�s been since Oregon Department of Transportation started keeping track in […]

URGENT: Toyota and Lexus Safety Alert

Date: September 29, 2009 In the wake of a tragic crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and three members of his family, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. issued a news release September 29, 2009, urging owners to remove the driver’s side floor mats from eight Toyota and Lexus models immediately, and not to replace […]

Richer Healthcare Execs Is a Pill We Can’t Swallow

Date: October 5, 2009 OK, so maybe healthcare is not the funniest topic to arise out of 2009 – or the past two decades for that matter. But thank goodness for Hollywood (if only this once) for poking fun at the situation of healthcare reform. And you want to know what’s funny? They’ve made one […]

11-Year-Old Boy Takes Coleman to Court

Date: 10/29/09 Names: Trevor Dennis, Alysha Reed In an example of how the American justice system should work, 11-year-old Trevor Dennis and his mother, Alysha Reed, are going to trial in a defective product case against The Coleman Co. Trevor suffered from serious burns after a ProCat heater caught fire in the family’s camping equipment […]

Appeals Court Rules Implied Consent Is Coercion

In a September 30, 2009, Oregon Court of Appeals ruling, the court equated implied consent laws with coercion, calling into question the constitutionality of state rules mandating consent to intoxicant testing as a condition for obtaining a license. Oregon’s implied consent law says anyone licensed to drive is considered to have consented in advance to […]