The Oregon Department of Transportation rented the house and posed as people moving because it says it gets a ton of complaints about illegal movers.
Dr. Andrew Doan said he was so hopelessly addicted to video games that it was tearing his family apart. He's since broken his addiction and now tours to speak about the dangers of video game and social media addiction.
Cathy Hastie called herself a car addict, but she decided to end her addiction for a week and try different car sharing services to get around.
A local restaurant serving pho, the traditional Vietnamese soup, has flunked again.
Powell Seafood Restaurant in Southeast Portland has had problems with leaving old shrimp in the refrigerator, not washing out bread pans and cooked chickens sitting on a shelf in the temperature danger zone.
Mariscos Las Islas Marias on Southeast 82nd opened with a score of 70, almost failing. Its star attractions, fish and seafood, were part of the problem.
Everyone wants a good credit score. We know it's important, but a lot of people don't understand how these numbers are created and how their actions affect them.
Here's another reason to avoid second-hand smoke. Some new research indicates it could increase your risk for Alzheimer's disease or other types of severe dementia.
A change of address is one thing when you move to a new location, but people in a neighborhood near Renton say their addresses were changed without their knowledge and, more importantly, without them moving.
Lots of video games on the market are advertised as a fun way to get fit. Consumer Reports checked out five: Nike Plus Kinect Training, Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013, Just Dance 4, U-F-C Trainer, and Zumba Core. They cost anywhere from $20 to $50.
Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution. The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines, and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food.
If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster. A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than 7 million smart-phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.
A charity filed a complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice about the Animal Miracle Foundation and Network or AMFN.
The state of Oregon is investigating a worker’s claim that she was fired from a tanning salon chain for reporting allegations of sexual abuse on the job. The new development surfaced after KATU last week looked at business complaints filed against Islands Tanning. In that report, we dug through more than 30 complaints from customers who said they were ripped off.
Helmets are a must when kids are active outside riding bikes or playing Little League. But could you be exposing your kids to an itchy infestation – head lice.
More than two dozen people have filed complaints with the Oregon Attorney General in the last four years against Islands Tanning, with multiple local stores. Some of those people also recently contacted KATU for help.
Portland is becoming a graveyard for diesel trucks on their last leg after being run out of California. That's among the findings of a new Portland City Club report on air pollution.
Portlanders will vote next month on whether to add fluoride to their water system. But will it damage the environment, specifically our rivers and fish?
Right now, Portland is the largest non-fluoridated metro area in the country. Voters are deciding whether to allow the city to add fluoride to their water and the issue has families lining up on both sides.
The KATU Problem Solvers are revealing ground-breaking new data that may change the way you vote on Portland's fluoridation measure next month. It’s data that the state wasn't eager for you to see.
John Huszar owns a rental house. On day he went over to talk to the renters, but to his surprise he found a construction crew installing large utility boxes on the lawn.
They take over your friends' identities. Then they start chatting with you as your friend. And soon they're trying to trick you out of your money.
Are you paying too much for your café-crafted drinks? We went on a tour of five different coffee-making methods, each with its own flavor, that you can make at home.
The Problem Solvers get a lot of questions about food carts: For instance, who’s checking up on them to ensure the food is safe? To answer your questions and understand the healthy-cooking process, we followed an inspector along as he scooped out a Tigard food cart, 808 Grinds.
The price of medications for pets has increased in a big way and that means some owners will have to make very difficult choices about the animals they love. Watch the video for the full report.
Elena Foster said she received recorded claiming to be from her mother’s health insurance provider and the AARP just days after her mother passed away. They asked personal questions for a survey as if Eleanor was still alive.