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<p>Paul Knauls, an 82-year-old luminary known for his promotion of Portland’s African-American community, is celebrating 50 years of operating a business in the city. He and his now-retired wife Geneva, operated Geneva’s Shear Perfection on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard together. He remains a fixture at not only the shop but the community at large. </p>

Paul Knauls, an 82-year-old luminary known for his promotion of Portland’s African-American community, is celebrating 50 years of operating a business in the city. He and his now-retired wife Geneva, operated Geneva’s Shear Perfection on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard together. He remains a fixture at not only the shop but the community at large.

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