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1221 SW 4th Ave. Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204

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PORTLAND TRIBUNE: Mark & Dave: Hales should include prayer discount with city street fees

August 14, 2014 | Portland Tribune-- According to a study by the Urban Institute, more than a third of Americans have large amounts of debt and unpaid bills that have been turned over to collection agencies. The collection industry now employs more than 140,000 workers. Who says President Obama didn’t create jobs?

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A restaurant in North Carolina is offering customers a 15 percent discount if they publicly pray before their meal. Of course, with 35 percent of Americans in debt collection they’re praying the credit card is approved.

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Congratulations to Gov. John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes; they’re engaged to be married. We asked our cult members to suggest gifts (we want to send them a present), and it didn’t take long for things to go sideways. A Cover Oregon gift card was the most popular suggestion. Hope we don’t have to order online.

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The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey has ranked the top 10 friendliest cities in America. READ FULL ARTICLE