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12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday proclaimed it World AIDS Week countywide from Dec. 1-7.
From art to awesome: Artist donates knit blankets from Broadway Bridge yarn bomb to local organizations
11/27/13 - 3:51 pm
Colorful, knitted blankets that draped the Broadway Bridge this fall are now serving their new purpose: to keep people warmer this winter.
11/20/13 - 5:55 pm
The National Weather Service forecasts that the wind chill could drive temperatures below 25 degrees tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The cold snap is expected to last through Saturday, November 23, 2013. Severe weather shelters will be open in Portland through Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in response. People who need help should call 211info or go online at www.211info.org. Severe weather shelters Red Cross Severe Weather Emergency Warming Center at Imago Dei Church 1302 Ankeny Street, (near 13th Avenue in Inner SE)
11/19/13 - 11:52 am
Do you need health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014? Apply for low-cost or no cost health insurance at a Cover Oregon Application Fair in Portland on Saturday, Nov. 23, or on Sunday, Nov. 24. Get help applying for health insurance at the Fair. CoverOregon staff can help you complete the application.
11/18/13 - 12:24 pm
State Rep. Michael Dembrow was chosen Monday by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacant seat in Senate District 23.
About Multnomah County
Population: Approximately 748,000 residents (the most populous of Oregon's 36 counties)
Geography: 465 square miles (the smallest of Oregon's counties)
Cities: Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Portland, Troutdale, Wood Village
County Employees: About 4,400 people.
Functions: Services for seniors and disabled people, animal services, assessment and taxation, bridges, community justice, courts, elections, health, jails, libraries, marriage licenses and passports, school and community partnerships.
Elected officials: Four commissioners elected to the board by district. Elected countywide are a board chair, sheriff, district attorney and auditor.
Weekly board meetings: At 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, first-floor board room, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
County History: Created on Dec. 22, 1854 and named after native people in the region.