Banana Kelly pushes for a land trust ahead of Southern Boulevard rezoning

By Rachel Rippetoe on October 1, 2018 at 10:33 am A nonprofit in Longwood is rallying residents to fight displacement amid the city’s impending rezoning. About 30 people discussed the rezoning of a 130-block area from Longwood north to Crotona Park, on either side of Southern Boulevard, at the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association on Prospect Avenue […]

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Goatrepreneurs: How this family built a business on fun and farm animals

By Rachel Rippetoe  – Editorial Intern, Nashville Business Journal Aug 16, 2018, 8:46am After a career building video games in San Francisco, Max Knudsen did what any retired tech guru would do: bought a 47-acre farm in Middle Tennessee and, eventually, began a goat business. Shenanigoats, a goat landscaping and events business that Knudsen founded with partner Jamie […]

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Surveys: Metro’s big contractors and minority-owned firms don’t see eye to eye

By Rachel Rippetoe  – Editorial Intern, Nashville Business Journal Jul 20, 2018, 8:22am Minority and women contractors better get ready, Mayor David Briley says, because opportunities for work with Metro are coming. Briley spoke Thursday during the 2018 Business Symposium, hosted every year by Belmont Law School. At this year’s event, Bloomberg Associates and the Metro Nashville Business Assistance Office […]

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‘We’re building CEOs:’ Nashville’s oldest incubator changes with the times

By Rachel Rippetoe  – Editorial Intern, Nashville Business Journal Jul 17, 2018, 8:40am The Nashville Business Incubation Center is undergoing a big shift, and it could mean big things for minority and female entrepreneurs wanting to get in on Nashville’s boom, according to Executive Director Angela Crane-Jones. The incubation center, which is a program designed to help small businesses […]

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All dogs allowed: How this luxury hotel is standing out in Nashville’s crowded field

By Rachel Rippetoe  – Editorial Intern, Nashville Business Journal Jul 16, 2018, 12:14pm Amid an amenities battle between Nashville’s newest luxury hotels, with pillow menus and special yoga sessions and rooftop bars each quirkier than the next, there is Sasha. Sasha is a unique hotel greeter. She is very friendly and children especially love her. If you give […]

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Poorman apologizes for his inaction, promises to do more

By Rachel Rippetoe | April 17, 2018 6:12pm   University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman apologized to students, parents, regents, faculty and staff late Tuesday afternoon, in response to accounts of a racially and sexually insensitive speech given during Sunday’s Wally Awards. Poorman has been widely criticized for sitting in the front of the room and not intervening. […]

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Rocky Start: Health and Counseling Center frustrates some with lack of transparency

By Rachel Rippetoe | December 14, 2017 5:42pm   Some students may have been surprised by the additional $75 per semester Health and Counseling fee tabbed onto their tuition invoices. Many likely didn’t notice at all. But the new fee, introduced at the beginning of the school year, comes at an awkward transitional time for the Health […]

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Crowd marches against hate

By Rachel Rippetoe Posted Aug 15, 2017 at 12:01 AM    More than 1,500 people gathered at the Erb Memorial Union Amphitheater at the University of Oregon to begin a “Hate Is Not Welcome in Lane County” march to downtown Eugene on Monday. The grass-roots event was organized in two days by six Eugene residents, most of them former or […]

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Fire rages at local mill

By Rachel Rippetoe Posted Aug 14, 2017 at 12:01 AM    JUNCTION CITY — Firefighters from 11 midvalley fire agencies rushed to a predawn fire Sunday at the Wood Recovery Lumber Mill near Highway 99N at 29229 Milliron Road. The fire was reported at 1:49 a.m. Sunday. A log deck and warehouse were among the parts of the business burning […]

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Swaddled in finery  

Angel Gowns help bring comfort to grieving families of newborns 9/10 – Karen Freeman of Angel Gowns Oregon hangs donated wedding dresses in her living room for the other Angel Gown makers to see. (Rhianna Gelhart/The Register-Guard)  By Rachel Rippetoe The Register-Guard APPEARED IN PRINT: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23, 2017, PAGE A1 Mandie Badaloni recalls her first miscarriage as […]

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