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Give!Guide 2013 Results

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Here at Give!Guide Central, our annual effort to raise funds for local nonprofits coincides with the dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball. At the stroke of midnight, we shut off the website’s D   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 RICHARD H. MEEKER

A Note from the Publisher

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Since 1983, when Mark Zusman and I formed City of Roses Newspaper Company, I have written a column each year on the occasion of Willamette Week’s anniversary. The idea is to keep you, our most imp   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Give!Guide 2012 Results

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You are simply amazing. In November and December, 5,450 of you gave $1,967,423 to local nonprofits through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide. That’s nearly 100 times the amount you donated through    More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 RICHARD H. MEEKER

A Note from the Publisher

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The greatest test facing WW today comes not from the challenge of surviving in a digital world or from the effects of a lingering recession—though neither can be underestimated. Our real tes   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Remembering Ron Abell

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Ron Abell died on Saturday. 
Though never formally employed by Willamette Week, Ron could lay claim to being a member of the original gang. By the time WW published its first issue in November of 1974, he’d been involved in Oregon politics in just about every way imaginable—as newspaper and television reporter, as staffer in Salem, as campaign worker for Wayne Morse and Neil Goldschmid...   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by RICHARD H. MEEKER

G!G Raises $1,588,689

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Wow! Between Nov. 9 and Dec. 31, more than 5,000 of you gave nearly $1.6 million to 100 local nonprofits and two statewide organizations through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide. That’s a 27    More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 RICHARD H. MEEKER

2011 Publisher’s Report

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Willamette Week was founded 37 years ago this week, and it’s been 28 years since editor Mark Zusman and I bought what’s grown into a fully formed news media business. Because you are the most i   More
 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Betty Roberts, With Grit And By Grace

A woman on top, for all the right reasons.


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One of Oregon’s most redeeming qualities is this: One person can make a difference here. In the case of Betty Roberts, that difference is huge; and when the history is written of Oregon in th ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Give!Guide Report

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Wow! You made so many donations to our annual Give!Guide that we’re just now finishing the tallies and making final deliveries of incentives. Altogether, WW’ s 2007 Give!Guide produced m ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Publisher’s Notebook

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This week, Willamette Week turns 33. We graduated some time ago from the school of hard knocks, stuck with our first job and, after years of renting, settled down in a starter home in Northwest. We&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 RICHARD H. MEEKER
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