5/2/13 - 11:14 am
Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen on Thursday, May 2 unveiled a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that is stable after years of difficult cuts.
5/1/13 - 9:19 am
Chair Cogen and the Board of County Commissioners honored colleagues at the fourth annual Multnomah County Employee Awards Ceremony for their commitment to public service on Wednesday, May 8.
4/19/13 - 4:37 pm
Multnomah County will open a new health clinic and pharmacy for southeast Portland residents on Monday, April 22.
The Southeast Health Center, 3653 S.E. 34th, will now offer primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy, laboratory and other support services in addition to the existing dental clinic at that location.
4/18/13 - 5:33 pm
Multnomah County's Board of Commissioners on Thursday, April 25 unanimously approved an ordinance designed to keep guns away from children and put some limits on where loaded guns can be carried or discharged.
4/16/13 - 10:18 am
The first time Alazar Manning raised money to end AIDS in Portland, the 8-year-old boy asked his dad Rob and his neighbor, Selma, to donate to AIDS Walk Portland which benefits the Cascade AIDS Project. Then he went to his dad’s address book and started calling people. He raised $800.
4/10/13 - 3:38 pm
Bed bugs are real. You can pick them up anywhere. Protect yourself at BedBugsAreReal.org or 503-988-BUGS.
That important message is rolling out across Multnomah County roadways this week on 30 TriMet buses. The king-sized billboards are the heart of a new public awareness campaign to educate people about the bed bug parasites.
4/5/13 - 4:12 pm
Nearly 300 chronically homeless veterans have moved into housing since November because of joint effort of Multnomah County, the City of Portland and other community organizations.
Operation 305, named for the 305 rental assistance vouchers available when the effort launched, works to bolster housing efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by providing flexible funds to help displaced veterans. Home Forward and the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette are the other local partners in the effort.
4/5/13 - 2:18 pm
The Multnomah Youth Commission is now recruiting Youth Commissioners for its 2013-2014 term. Young people between the ages of 13-21 who are interested in policy, activism and community organizing are encouraged to apply for membership.
Applications are due by Monday, April 29.
4/4/13 - 2:53 pm
The Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved a resolution supporting Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton’s decision to stop complying with federal immigration holds for low-level offenders in county jails.
The board’s action at its regular meeting April 4 supports the change in policy taking effect April 15.
Forum addresses Multnomah County's role in early childhood programs and healthcare as changes take shape in Oregon
3/11/13 - 12:23 pm
More than 75 people attended a citizen involvement meeting on March 6 to learn Multnomah County’s role in the state’s changes in two huge areas -- how it serves young children and how it delivers health care to people on the Oregon Health Plan.