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3/6/14 - 9:49 am
Public health officials in Multnomah and Clackamas counties are investigating the sudden illness that claimed a 17-year-old high school student in the Portland area on March 4, 20014.
3/4/14 - 3:44 pm
For more than a decade Multnomah County has made reductions to the general fund it uses to pay for services. While some reductions will continue to take place this year, some limited funding is available to minimally expand some services or improve critical infrastructure.
2/25/14 - 3:45 pm
The Multnomah Youth Commission will focus on gang/police, school, and sexual/dating violence during its 3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.
2/20/14 - 4:21 pm
With a special emphasis on the importance of voting rights, Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a proclamation Thursday to mark February as Black History Month in the county.
2/20/14 - 4:00 pm
Multnomah County will become the first county in Oregon to tap into federal money that will allow its Department of Community Justice to support its philosophy of keeping and treating more juvenile offenders in their community.
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.