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Dollar Shave Club's Mike Dubin Tells TechFestNW About Building a Brand Around Stories

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Four years ago, Mike Dubin came home with a box of razors. “This is going to be the big one,” he told his girlfriend.
“She looked at me like I was crazy,” Dubin said at TechFestNW on Saturday. “But I hated spending all this money and time going to...   More
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

At TechFestNW, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Greater Privacy Protections

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday called for a reform of U.S. privacy protections during a presentation at TechFestNW. "Laws should never be written for the convenience of the government," Wyden said. "Securing innovation and privacy in the 21st century will require major reform."Wyden, who has served on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for 13 years, said that pr...   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

No Refuge From Cuts

The cost of dealing with undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border threatens money for refugee programs here.


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Nefisa Alinur was 8½ months pregnant when she came to Portland from an Ethiopian refugee camp in 2011. Then 19, she left behind her entire family—her husband, parents and eight brothers and s   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SAMI EDGE, SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

For Murrays, Facing Foreclosure, a Neighbor Starts a Crowdfunding Campaign

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A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to help save the house of Nelson and Helen Murray, the last African American family on their block of Northeast 11th Avenue. WW's current issue includes a story about the Murrays' battle against foreclosure in a neighborhood that—before gentrificati...   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

The Long Goodbye

The last African-American family on a Portland block faces losing its home.


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To Helen Murray, a tour of her home is a tour of her life. Over the fireplace, Helen, 77, and her husband, Nelson, 82, display photographs of their six children. Pictures of their 12 grandchil   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO, REBECCA TURLEY

State Child Welfare Worker Says Her Boss Questioned Her Ability to Speak English

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A child welfare staffer at the Oregon Department of Human Services filed a complaint this month with the state labor board saying she was moved out of the job she's held for 14 years when a new boss complained her English wasn’t good enough.In her complaint to the Bureau of Labor and Industries, Carmenza Gonzalez-Garcia says she told her manager in May she was being discrimi...   More
 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Religious Community Prays for Conversion Therapy Advocates

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When Dennis Parker was a young seminary student in the 1970s, doctors strapped electrodes to his scalp and shocked him each time he viewed a photo of a naked man. After his sessions, he would go outside, sit on the curb and weep. Today Dennis Parker is an openly gay pastor at St....   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Legacy Health Systems Accused of Ignoring Safety Concerns

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A former employee of Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center is accusing the Gresham hospital of ignoring safety issues and firing him after he complained. Christopher Modic, an emergency department nurse supervisor, claims that his supervisor Heather Moon repeatedly discouraged Modic and his staff from filling out reports meant to document hazardous conditions that present a risk to patients...   More
 
Friday, June 20, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Port of Portland Sued for Gender Discrimination

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A female dredge operator for the Port of Portland who says she’s been the victim of gender discrimination in the past is alleging the port’s illegal practices are continuing. 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 by SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Live Long and Prosper

State officials double their spending on cheery commercials for Cover Oregon.


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Mark Ray leans back in his chair surrounded by wooden cutouts of rain clouds, birds and a yellow sun. They look as if they were imagined by the children who carried them in    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO
 

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