Highest Gas Mileage For The Least Money: We Rate 10 Top Cars

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Many new cars get good gas mileage, spread across a wide swath of price points.

But for many consumers, gas mileage isn’t just about saving fuel–and, for some, cutting carbon emissions–it’s about saving money.

So which cars offer the cheapest gas mileage?

To find out, we compared the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for a variety of models (plus their mandatory delivery fees) with their fuel-efficiency ratings from the EPA’s FuelEconomy.gov website.

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We not only looked at cars with high gas mileage, but also cars that are very cheap, which gave us this Top 10 list of new cars with the cheapest gas mileage.

We used the highest

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Summer treats with a scientific twist

TRAVERSE CITY — Two young entrepreneurs are adding a scientific twist to a timeless summer treat.

Austin Groesser, 20, and Daniel Fuller, 21, recently opened an ice cream truck that doubles as a chemistry lab on wheels. Nitrology Treats made its debut at The Little Fleet in late May.

Customers can combine base flavors, mix-ins and toppings to create their treat. Liquid nitrogen is added to flash freeze the mixture before their eyes, leaving a cloud of nitrogen fog in its wake.

“You can mix anything from fresh fruits to candy to a bowl of gummy worms and make ice cream from it,” Fuller said. “Once you get the base down, you can get a billion different combinations.”

Groesser can’t pinpoint what inspired his idea for the liquid nitrogen ice cream truck, but it was one he’d wanted to try for months. Liquid nitrogen ice cream has gained popularity as an alternative that is

... read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/the_biz/summer-treats-with-a-scientific-twist/article_77801985-f046-5940-94e4-32d6e85488b1.html

Driver involved in serious NE Portland crash failed sobriety tests, said his eyes were off the road

Matthew Joseph Nelson 

A driver who hit a sedan Tuesday in Northeast Portland, seriously injuring its driver, failed field sobriety tests and told police his eyes were off the road at the time of the crash, court records show.

Matthew Joseph Nelson, 31, was booked early Wednesday morning into the Multnomah County Detention Center, according to jail records. He was arraigned Wednesday, court records show, and faces seven charges including second- and third-degree assault, failure to perform duties of a driver to an injured person and driving under the influence of intoxicants. 

A witness told a police officer Nelson was traveling at least 60 mph on 33rd Avenue when he hit the car, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

The crash happened at 33rd Avenue and Emerson Street, Portland police said in a news release. Nelson was driving a 2004 Cadillac Escalade

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/06/driver_involved_in_serious_ne.html

Man seriously injured in NE Portland crash, police say

UPDATE: Driver involved in serious NE Portland crash failed sobriety tests, said his eyes were off the road

Correction appended

A man suffered serious injuries Tuesday night in a Northeast Portland traffic crash, police said.

The man, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, was involved in a crash with a Cadillac Escalade at 33rd Avenue and Emerson Street, Portland police said in a news release. They didn’t provide information about the circumstances that led to the crash.

The Cadillac’s driver and passenger walked away, police said, but police quickly found and detained them nearby. 

The man was taken to a hospital, police said. They didn’t publicly identify him or the two people who they say walked away from the Cadillac. 

Officers responded to the crash around 7:55 p.m. Traffic is affected in the area.

The crash is under investigation.

— Jim Ryan
jryan@oregonian.com
503-221-8005; @Jimryan015

A previous version of this report incorrectly referred to the sex of a person seriously injured in

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Jenner won’t face charges in Malibu crash that killed woman

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday in a California car crash that led to the death of another driver, saying there was not enough evidence for a conviction.

Authorities said Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind a Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she crashed into two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic. Driver Kim Howe was killed when her Lexus was hit by a Hummer.

“We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” said Blair Berk, Jenner’s attorney. “We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”

The accident occurred before Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, announced she is transgender and transitioned into her new identity as

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/09/jenner_wont_face_charges_in_ma.html

Autofluence Top 10 Pics of the Week – Feb. 12 2016

Here are our Top 10 Pics of the Week for the week of February 12, 2016, selected from photos sent to us by photographers. Please vote for your favorite image by commenting the number in the comments section below, and be sure to visit the photographers’ Facebook pages while you’re at it.

If you would like to have your picture considered for our top 10, post a photo to our Facebook wall (found here).

See more Top 10 Pics of the Week

1. ASP Photography

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2. CARdiology

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Caitlyn Jenner likely to face manslaughter charges in fatal crash, officials say (PHOTOS)

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash in February, officials said Thursday.

Investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” because her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Jenner’s SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic and hitting a Prius.

The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.

The case will be presented to prosecutors for final review next week, Nishida said. The district attorney’s office will determine what charges

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/08/caitlyn_jenner_likely_to_face.html

Police identify man killed outside SE Portland Plaid Pantry

Kyle Polk’s family provided this image of the 21-year-old, who was fatally shot shot in Southeast Portland. 

Authorities have identified the man killed Wednesday on Southeast Division Street as 21-year-old Kyle Polk.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Polk died of a gunshot wound. 

Witnesses said they heard four to five gunshots ring out at Southeast Division Street and 112th Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Polk was found at the door of a Plaid Pantry and died at the scene. 

Police say they don’t know yet what motivated the shooting, bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said in a news release.

It was the second shooting Wednesday in Portland, but Simpson said the shootings don’t appear to be related. It’s the 30th homicide in the city this year.  

Witnesses told police that the suspect or suspects fled Wednesday’s shooting in a large white SUV.

Portland police believe the shooter fled

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/12/police_id_man_killed_outside_s.html

Couples coping with infertility face uphill battle

At 13, Erica Brongo learned that a congenital heart defect and pulmonary hypertension meant carrying a child to term would risk her life.

The news didn’t matter much to her then, but now Brongo is 31 and has been researching surrogacy options for two years.

She and her boyfriend of four years have scheduled an appointment with a genetic counselor to learn more about freezing embryos for a potential surrogate. It feels good to move forward, to have something to do while waiting for the child they want.

Then, the financial reality hits:

It will cost about $10,000 to freeze embryos, and surrogacy could easily cost $50,000 after all fees and insurance costs, which have risen recently, are considered.

“It stresses me out,” says

... read more at: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/home/2015/03/10/couples-coping-infertility-face-uphill-battle/24698575/

Woman accused of renting hotel rooms in Portland, Gresham using fraudulent credit cards

A 36-year-old woman is accused of using fraudulent credit cards to charge numerous night stays at Portland and Gresham hotels and attempting to rent a Cadillac through a fraudulent Hertz Gold Plus Reward membership, according to court records.

Gresham police arrested Jennifer Marie Johnson, who also goes by the last name Martin, on July 8.

Jennifer M. Johnson, 36 

Johnson was set to be arraigned Friday morning on a 15-count indictment, charging her with nine counts of identity theft, five counts of second-degree theft and one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The alleged offenses occurred between April and May.

On April 5, she’s accused of charging $195.62 to a fraudulent credit card to stay at the Ramada Inn in Portland.

A few weeks later, on April 28, she’s accused of charging $118.13 to a fraudulent credit card to stay at the Quality Inn in Gresham.

On May 8,

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/07/woman_accused_of_renting_hotel.html