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NEW ORLEANS--The race to guide New Orleans through one of the biggest urban reconstruction projects in U.S. history -- rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina -- will be between two familiar candidates: Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.

Nagin earned a comfortable lead in Saturday's voting with 38 percent or 41,489 votes, but short of the majority needed to secure a second term as mayor without the May 20 runoff. Landrieu had 29 percent, or 31,499 votes.


Enterprise Community Commission helps guide civic growth

From time to time, everybody can use a helping hand. Whether you're looking for work and need some assistance polishing your resume, or whether you're a business owner trying to get past those critical first few years, a helping hand at the right time can make all the difference.

Fortunately for workers and business owners in certain parts of North and Northeast Portland, just such a helping hand exists.

In partnership with the city of Portland's Bureau of Housing and Community Development, the Enterprise Community Commission is accepting proposals for $187,000 in grants to be divided between private- and public-sector recipients.


Matt Garritt, left, of Pacific Restaurants, receives the Business Award. Pacific Restaurants — which owns such establishments as Stanford's, McCormick and Schmick's and the Portland City Grill — has voluntarily adopted a company-wide nonsmoking policy in all its restaurants and bar areas.

Multnomah County honored some of its most hardworking citizens April 6 when the county health department handed out its annual Public Health Hero Awards. The awards recognize people whose effort and dedication in the cause of a healthy community rise above the ordinary.


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