05 28 2016
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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.


African American women need more exercise — and there's a Boeing engineer who's determined to help them get it.
One day a few years ago, Stephanie LaBoo of Kent and her good friend Cynthia Bell-Brazeal challenged themselves to compete in the Danskin Triathlon. As her mother, Joyce LaBoo, cheered them on, Stephanie got inspired to challenge five other friends to compete, too.


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