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Apr 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Dave Gold, the founder of the 99 Cents Only Stores more than three decades ago who saw it expand into a billion-dollar empire, has died. He was 80.
Feb 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Vehicles are more dependable than ever, says J.D. Power and Associates. The consulting company's latest study, which measures problems experienced in the last year by owners of 3-year-old vehicles, found that reported problems fell 5 percent to the...
Dec 24, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Owners of electric cars in Washington state don't pay gasoline or gas taxes, but they're soon going to be hit with a $100 fee to own the battery-operated cars.
Oct 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM
A Florence woman died Saturday after being injured Oct. 14 in a car crash on Highway 126W near Walton, Oregon State Police said.
Oct 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM

WALTON, Ore. - A Florence woman died Saturday after being injured Oct. 14 in a car crash on Highway 126W near Walton, Oregon State Police said.

Sharen Ann Joslin, 72, of Florence was a passenger in a Toyota Prius hit by an oncoming...
Sep 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Carmakers such as Audi AG, BMW AG, Ford Motor Co. and Volvo have been working on autonomous car technology for years, and experts say commercial vehicles could feature an "autopilot" function in as few as five years.
Sep 22, 2012 at 2:23 PM
GM's discounts on the Volt are more than four times the industry's per-vehicle average, according to TrueCar estimates. Discounts include low-interest financing, cash discounts to buyers, sales bonuses to dealers, and subsidized leases.
Aug 20, 2012 at 8:05 AM
Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," ''Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said.
Jun 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM
New vehicle prices have dropped $500 on average in the past year, mainly because Japanese automakers have restocked dealers after car shortages in 2011, according to the Kelley Blue Book auto pricing service.
Mar 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk was trying to pull out of his driveway on Friday morning when an out-of-control truck crashed into his car, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Feb 20, 2012 at 6:15 AM
Tom Adams from KVAL News looked into the cost of electric vs. gasoline cars for a special three-part series set to air on KVAL News @ 6 from Monday, Feb. 20, through Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Feb 17, 2012 at 8:38 AM
Nevada is envisioning a day when taxicabs might shuttle fares without a driver, or people with medical conditions that make them ineligible for a license could get around with a virtual chauffeur.
Feb 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM
Lexus is the top performer in a survey of vehicle dependability released Wednesday, but most other brands also showed improvement in an industry that has reached historically high dependability levels.
Jan 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM
The deceased boy’s mother is reportedly in critical condition while his 15-year-old brother had minor injuries. The identities of the deceased and injured persons has not been released.
Dec 9, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Editors at Consumer Reports found you can run an electric car for just pennies a mile.