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Consumer Average price of gas is $3.98 in Oregon, $4 in Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98.

That's up 2 cents in a week and 9 cents in a month. It's 21 cents higher than a year ago and 30 cents higher than the current national average.
Consumer Payday loan pretender comes clean Payday loan pretender comes clean (Video)
You can always count on the Problem Solvers to warn you about different scams- but this time you're hearing it from one of the scammers. He says he felt guilty after seeing news reports of people losing all their money to the kind of pay day loan scams he was running from India. He agreed to a Skype interview with our sister station in upstate New York.
Consumer Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault
This tip is from the family cat, who really wants to use the litter box if you would stop hiding it.

"People get really grossed out and they want to hide the litter box in the laundry room, the basement or out in the garage," said Mikkel Becker, a pet trainer with Vetstreet.com.
Consumer Why you can forget about Ginkgo Why you can forget about Ginkgo
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best-known and most widely-used herbal supplements. It's supposed to do all sorts of things, but most people who take it hope to sharpen their memory and concentration.
Consumer Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? (Video)
When expanding garden hoses first hit the market they seemed like the perfect alternative to traditional hoses, which can be heavy and cumbersome. The light- weight hoses expand when you turn on the water, then contract when you turn the water off. But after complaints about leaks, the makers of Pocket Hose- touted as the top selling expanding hose brand- are offering a new and improved version called Pocket Hose Ultra.
Consumer Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless (Video)
When a local boy got a $5, temporary tattoo in April- he never dreamed he'd end up at the doctor's office with what might end up bring a permanent scar. Now, he and his mother want other families to know that henna tattoos are not necessarily risk- free.
Consumer Finding the deals on air fare Finding the deals on air fare
You have to be flexible with your travel dates - both departure and return - and be willing to take multiple flights to get to your destination.
Consumer 'Tech Support'  scams accelerate 'Tech Support' scams accelerate (Video)
You never know how much you need what's in your computer, until you can't use it. Don Poenitsch and his wife just got their laptop out of the repair shop, after Don got conned. He's one of the latest victims of the "Tech Support" I've warned about numerous times over the years.
Consumer Screen Egg: Does it work? Screen Egg: Does it work? (Video)
If your technology has a screen and touch hand controls- it undoubtedly has dust and dirt and often looks like a mess. And while you can easily blow off the dust, cleaning the screens on high-tech devices requires caution. Liquid cleaners can cause damage if they seep into the workings of the device. You must also be careful about scratching the screen. Screen Egg is promoted as "The amazing, dual-action screen cleaner that will effectively and easily clean all your favorite devices."