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Inaugural Sneaker Week Portland To Showcase Thriving Footwear Culture

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 1:07 p.m. | Portland

Portland is home to footwear giants like Nike and Adidas, to say nothing of coffee shops and design academies catering to the sneaker-obsessed. Sneaker Week seeks to lace it all together.

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Oregon Student Organizers Protest Nike Over Sweatshops

OPB | July 29, 2017 1:13 p.m. | Portland

Organizers in Portland and the globe held a day of action against Nike for what they say are human rights abuses at Nike production factories abroad.

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Portland To Host College Basketball Tournament For Phil Knight's 80th Birthday

AP | Sept. 21, 2016 4:16 p.m. | Portland

A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball's elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday.

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Nike CEO Addresses Racial Violence In Letter To Employees

OPB | July 15, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike, has penned a letter to the company's 32,000 employees in response to the killings of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and five police officers in Dallas.

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Hunting For Ad Space During Olympic Trials, Where Nike Is King

The Register-Guard | July 6, 2016 5:27 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Companies barred from advertising at Olympic Trials find solace with local business partnerships in Eugene.

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Talking Business

OPB | July 9, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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ProPublica Reporter Stands By Doping Claims Against Nike Oregon Project

OPB | June 4, 2015 12:06 p.m.

ProPublica reporter David Epstein heard from several former team members and coaches at Nike Oregon Project that famed coach Alberto Salazar broke drug rules.

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Obama Visits Nike To Stump For Trans Pacific Partnership

OPB | May 8, 2015 11:08 a.m.

Nike announced that it plans to create 10,000 jobs if the Trans Pacific Partnership is approved.

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Talking Business

OPB | Oct. 7, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

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Former Nike Director Working For More Diversity In Design

OPB | April 15, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Former Nike director D'Wayne Edwards wants to see more African-American designers in shoe fashion.

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News Roundtable

OPB | Dec. 13, 2012 12:06 p.m.

A special Thursday edition of our weekly News Roundtable.

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Nike Drops Lance Armstrong

OPB | Oct. 17, 2012 12:15 p.m.

We react to the news about Nike dropping Lance Armstrong in response to the recent release of doping evidence.

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Nike Severing Ties With Armstrong

AP | Oct. 17, 2012 6:02 a.m. | New York

Nike is severing ties with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade.

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Lance Armstrong

OPB | Oct. 15, 2012 12:06 p.m.

Now that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has recommended Lance Armstrong be stripped of his titles, where does that leave Livestrong supporters and cycling fans?