Maureen Hicks had a cosmetic laser treatment and suffered eye damage about two years ago. September 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

Laser treatments fall in legal grey area

As a state consumer protection agency, the OHLA licenses cosmetology facilities and estheticians, but a spokesman said they don’t closely fo…

FILE - An artist's rendering of the proposed Hyatt Hotel near the Convention Center in Northeast Portland. (Morteson Development)

Details murky over tax money for Hyatt

Lawmakers being asked to make the decisions don’t have all the facts in front of them about using taxpayer money to help build a Hyatt Hotel…

City Target, left, and the Cascade Station Target in Portland, September 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

‘Price discrimination’ legal, common

Shoppers have been surprised to find that some basic home goods purchased at City Target were more expensive than at the Cascade Station Tar…

Fireworks over downtown Portland, July 4, 2013 (Report It)

Moody’s: Portland maintains Aaa rating

Despite voicing some concerns the city of Portland was heading down a dangerous financial path, Moody’s confirmed Portland’s Aaa stable bond…

Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen's chair, July 17, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Cogen absent; Kafoury may run for chair

Multnomah County Board Chair Jeff Cogen’s last day will be Monday but he was noticeably absent from Tuesday’s county commissioner meeting.

Brazilian Blowout to pay $4.2M in suit

In the latest legal action pending in Los Angeles County, the California maker of Brazilian Blowout, GIB, agreed to pay more than $4.2 milli…

Do background checks go back far enough?

In 1979, Patrick Henry was convicted of trying to kill his ex-wife, then convicted on federal weapons charges and drug charges in 1988. Loca…

‘No one in charge’ of submerged cars

Two were removed from the river, but the other four remain under 15 to 30 feet of water. And no one seems to want the responsibility for rem…

How much does it cost to close a gate?

In 2004, Clackamas County commissioners addressed an issue that literally resurfaced on Aug. 1 — cars that were dumped into the Willamette …

Bikini barista outrage nets change

The fight over this Forest Grove drive-thru coffee shop boiled over at a city council meeting Monday night in Forest Grove.

Is Portland the next Detroit?

After Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July, Mayor Dave Bing said other cities will follow. Could Portland be the next Detroit as some pundit…