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Tell Multnomah County Board of Commissioners how to spend tax dollars

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.


Peace Corps shapes new Department of Community Services ombudsman's outlook on helping others

Nearly 7,000 miles from his current job in Multnomah County, Michael Grimmett learned a lesson nearly three decades ago in Sierra Leone that guides his career and life to this day.


Multnomah Youth Commission hosts 3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence on April 5

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.


Chair delivers annual State of the County speech to City Club

Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal announced on Friday a proposal with the city of Portland and several school districts to work together on expanded funding for the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods system.


Board of Commissioners marks Black History Month

March on Washington 1963

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.


Department of Community Justice first in Oregon to tap into federal money for juvenile programs

Youth in juvenile detention

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.


Still time to catch up on missing vaccines at special clinic Saturday, Feb. 22

School immunizations

School exclusion day was Feb. 19. Children still needing vaccines in order to return to school can catch up at a Multnomah County Health Department clinic on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Reynolds Middle School. No appointment is needed.


Apply for health insurance Feb. 14 at the Health Department

People needing health insurance can get help with their application on Friday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. downtown. Assisters will be on the 10th floor of the McCoy Building, 426 S. W. Stark, to answer questions, provide information and apply for application assistance.


Most Multnomah County public facilities to open two hours late on Monday due to travel conditions

Most of Multnomah County's public facilities are scheduled to open two hours later than normal on Monday, February 10 due to travel conditions that are expected to be difficult in the early morning.


Board proclaims Feb. 7 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was enthusiastically endorsed Thursday by Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners as a chance to have frank conversations about the stigma that contributes to stubbornly high HIV rates in the African-American community.


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