Stories for June 2013

Friday, June 28

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Keeping the Ribs Coming

Reo’s moves to Southeast Powell

Reo Varnardo has had to overcome several hardships as owner of Reo's Ribs, but with his new location he is hoping for a fresh start

Thursday, June 27

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Our Star-Spangled Banner Waves for All of Us

Racist attack didn’t occur in a vacuum

On Social Media, racism rears its head

Wednesday, June 26

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Working Together for the Common Good

My support for Lew Frederick on the blight of abandoned houses

A Republican from southern Oregon works with a Portland Democrat for the common good

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Williams Avenue Uplift

Job Opportunities come with New Seasons Williams Avenue store

New Seasons Market preps for upcoming job fair for its new Williams Avenue store

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Marriage Wins Out

Couple overcomes adversity with hospital wedding

Pregnancy and trying adversities could not stop this Portland couple from tying the knot

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In Loving Memory

Darneace Blue

Darneace Blue remembered by family and friends

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Summer African American Film Series Begins

First annual Summer African American Film Festival series begins

Tuesday, June 25

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Last Thursday Group Resigns in Protest

Popular northeast Portland event Last Thursday faces an uncertain feature after major supporter withdraws its backing.

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A Party for a Showcase

Peninsula Park and Community Center celebrate 100 years

Historic park celebrates 100 years

Friday, June 21

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Growing Diversity in Public Art

Striving for works out of the mainstream

The Regional Arts and Culture Council strives for a more diverse point of view in the mainstream.

Wednesday, June 19

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Trouble at the Workplace

Employees impacted by recurring acts of racism

Several Portland-area workers battle against employers after experiencing blatant racial insensitivity on the job

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Reaching Out for Equity

Procurement Services raises profile with minority firms

Portland Procurement services continue to forge strong relationships with various minority and women-owned businesses

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More than a Decade in the Making

A more than 10-year dream for Jefferson High School is finally realized.

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Minority Business Growth Honored

Skanska is Construction Company of the Year

Business honored at OAME's 25th annual conference.

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Gaming Taxes to Boost Corporate Profits

It’s time for business to invest in America

Is this US investing too many resources in other countries?

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Postal Workers Battle Privatization

Postal workers protest increasing privatization of their jobs.

Wednesday, June 12

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An Audience at Last

Encouragement for those who feel they are outsiders

Our Opinionated Judge brings light to a highly under-recognized film.

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Black Fatherhood

Portland filmmaker takes aim at the complexities

First-time filmmaker looks at the complexities of black fatherhood

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Expand Food Stamp Program, Don’t Shrink It

Being well-fed is good for the economy

Are cuts to the food stamp program, harmful or helpful to the economy?

Tuesday, June 11

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Mayor Aide Baruti Artharee Investigated for Comments

Suggestive Behavior Uproar

Mayor Charlie Hales gets some unwanted attention after one of his top aides is accused of making suggestive remarks and gestures

Monday, June 10

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'Stress Position' movie premiere at NW Film Center

Filmmaking and torture collide

Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, "Stress Position" is born.

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Date Set for 2nd MLK Dream Run

Annual event supports north and northeast Portland

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the North-Northeast Business Association is holding its second second annual Dream Run.

Thursday, June 6

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Suspect Arrested in Ivanice's Death

Woman Found Dead in Hawaii Comes Home

Memorial service is held after Portland woman's mysterious death

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Attention Must be Paid When Injustice Rules

Our Opinionated Judge on the 'Central Park Five'

Movie strikes a chord on the wrongfully convicted

Wednesday, June 5

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Community Support to End Lupus

Supporters came out in full force for Portland's third annual "Walk to End Lupus Now"

Tuesday, June 4

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Open to the Neighborhood

Concordia University builds bonds with the community

'If it's good for the community, it's good for Concordia'

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Diversity Champion Remembered

Jerry Walker’s passion was working for a better world

A community leader for diversity, inclusion and equality dies at the age of 60