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Light Bulb Lady Builds a Community

Kay Newell says ‘knowledge and service’ has no glass ceiling

Kay Newell, owner of iconic light bulb shop Sunlan Lighting, Inc. on North Mississippi Avenue, has been brightening people's lives since the shop opened in 1989.

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Equity and Inclusion in Practice

Convention hotel requires a diverse workforce

An agreement between public and private parties ensures the construction of the new convention center hotel is a leading example of workforce equity and inclusion in practice.

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Author Picked for Everybody Reads

Hohsin Hamid writes on displacement and migration

"Exit West," from acclaimed writer Hohsin Hamid, selected this year for Multnomah County's "Everybody Reads 2018."

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Diversity Matters at Portland Community College

Recruiter hired to advance equity in hiring

First diversity recruiter hired at Portland Community College set to increase the amount of qualified diverse professionals.

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Affordable Leasing at Alberta Commons

Minority and women-owned businesses get priority

City developing affordable leasing to at Alberta Commons to help minority and women-owned businesses.

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Business Starts with Soul Food

Young entrepreneur follows his dreams

Chef and former American Ninja Warrior 2017 Competitor Robert McDonald Jr. specializes in making soul food.

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Trusty Cleaning Service for 19 Years

Thomas Martin looks back at how it all started

The owner and operator of Martin Cleaning Service can look back at the benefits of being his own boss

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Blazers Invite for First Look

Free ‘Fan Fest’ to kick off new season

The free event will feature first-come, first-served general admission seating

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Business Leader Settles with State

Mediation ends investigation of Roy Jay and nonprofits

No admission of wrongdoing or fault was made in settlement reached

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Black Kids May Lose School Site

District wants Humboldt for another program

KairoxPDX faces displacement from location serving students of color

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Worship in Pink promotes early detection

Health fair and screening van coming to Maranatha

Community hosts free heath fair with onsite mammograms

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Vanport Mosaic Showing

History center hosts show and conversation

Mixing archival photographs and historical records with personal testimonies of former residents

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Black Director’s Masterpiece

A cornerstone work of independent cinema

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‘Terrance’ Makes a Statement

Hip hop icon Cool Nutz celebrates with an album release party

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Respect and Success:

Lillard on young people making good choices

“RESPECT” program encourages Portland students to adopt core values through respectful behavior

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Confronting a Shared Heritage

Artists Rep presents shocking comedy ‘An Octoroon’

“An Octoroon,” now playing through Oct. 1 on the theater’s Alder Stage, downtown, confronts our country’s undeniable racist heritage through unconventional means.

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Keeping Up with the Game

Oregon Lottery shares ideas on staying ‘relevant’

The lottery industry on innovations to keep up and maintain a growing interest in their games

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Dream Run on Starting Blocks

Still time to sign up and honor Martin Luther King

There’s still time to sign up for the MLK Dream Run coming to northeast Portland on Sunday, Sept. 24.

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Smith to Battle for City Council Seat

Field widens after Saltzman decides not to seek re-election

Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith has thrown her name into a May election for Portland City Council seeking a position that will become vacant when Dan Saltzman steps down at the end of his term next year.

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Sessions Visit Met With Resistance

Mayor, protestors, oppose Trump official's plea

Portland pushed back against Jeff Sessions who visited Portland Monday to meet with law enforcement officials to ask them to cooperate with the Trump Administration to enforce their immigration policies.

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