Consumer Consumer Reports: Should you buy an ultra hd tv?
Sales of ultra high-definition TVs are up sharply this year. With their great picture quality, it’s no wonder. Ultra high-def TVs offer four times the pixels of regular HD TVs, which means four times the detail. The best models Consumer Reports tested offer superior picture quality, and the vast majority are smart TVs with access to Internet content.
Local Oregon shooting victims: Teens just starting out, teacher (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The nine people killed after a gunman opened fire on an Oregon community college campus Thursday took different paths to the small rural college, ranging from teens starting college for the first time to adults who were seeking a second career. One was an assistant professor of English at the college.

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National & World Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing
One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves. She had been raped and her throat had been slit with a box cutter. Near her body was a note reading, "I hate you all."

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Home Hermiston School District dealing with overcrowded classrooms Hermiston School District dealing with overcrowded classrooms (Video)
As Hermiston's population continues to grow, schools are quickly reaching capacity. Hermiston School District leaders are considering asking voters to approve a bond that would help pay for expansion projects and possibly a new elementary school. KEPR spoke to district leaders and learned adjusting to overcrowded classes isn't easy.

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Consumer Consumer Reports: Cutting teen car insurance costs Consumer Reports: Cutting teen car insurance costs
Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.

Consumer Reports’ exhaustive study of insurance rates found just how high they go up when you add a teen driver.

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Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.
Technology Lucasfilm shows off VR prototype for 'Star Wars' filmmaking
Before a planet in a galaxy far, far away is completely constructed inside a computer or entirely built somewhere in the real world, "Star Wars" filmmakers are now able to visit it in virtual reality before production commences.


Health Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.


Business Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market
Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. And the average job gain for each of the past three months - 167,000 - is well below the 231,000 average for the previous three.


Consumer Consumer Reports: Best buy leaf blowers (Video)
With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Top pressure washers (Video)
Pressure washers are handy cleanup tools. Consumer Reports just tested 24 pressure washers to see how much pressure they deliver. And testers checked how quickly and effectively they remove paint and stubborn stains.
Consumer CONSUMER REPORTS: Should you go solar? (Video)
The price of residential solar panels has dropped almost 50 percent in the past seven years, and there’s pressure from salespeople to get you to go solar before federal rebates expire at the end of 2016. But Consumer Reports says there’s a lot to consider before you sign up.
Consumer CONSUMER REPORTS: Laptop problems (Video)
If you have an older laptop, prepare for it to stop working. Consumer Reports’ latest survey found that laptops more than three years old are much more likely to break. And once they’re five years old, 25 percent have had a serious problem—often catastrophic.