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Snow and rain ahead: here's 10 tips to stay safe, warm and healthy

With snow and freezing rain in the forecast beginning Thursday, Multnomah County wants people to take precautions to stay safe. Here are our top 10 tips.

Public health officers step into new roles at Multnomah County

Drs. Paul Lewis and Jennifer Vines

Two long-time regional health officers have stepped into new roles at Multnomah County.

Chair Madrigal to deliver annual State of the County address Feb. 21

On Friday, Feb. 21, please join Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal as she delivers the annual State of the County address at the City Club of Portland from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Governor Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland.

50 years of progress in tobacco prevention

Tobacco-free signs at Multnomah County

Fifty years ago, 42 percent of U.S. adults regularly smoked. The habit had been shown to cause lung cancer in 1950, but it wasn’t until the Surgeon General’s January 1964 report Smoking and Health that the U.S. government formally acknowledged the link between tobacco and cancer.

Board approves court to help veterans in justice system

Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the creation Thursday of a veterans court aimed at helping veterans in the justice system connect with services that can help them.

Board honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Martin Luther King Jr.

A proclamation to mark Martin Luther King’s legacy of serving others was unanimously approved Thursday by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.

ALERT: Multnomah County Auditor's Office warns of harassing calls from an inactive county phone number

The Multnomah County Auditor's Office has received citizen complaints about harassing calls coming from a phone number that is owned by Multnomah County, but is currently not in use (not actively assigned to a county employee or department). It is possible caller ID spoofing may be taking place as the county is not configured to call from this number: 503-988-3019. Anybody getting unwanted calls from this number should contact the State Attorney General's Consumer Hotline at 877-877-9392.

Career safety net provider takes over Multnomah County Dental Services

A dentist who has focused his career on care for clients who are very poor, affected by HIV and AIDS, or undocumented clients has joined Multnomah County Health Department as dental director.

Federal cuts slash deeply into Multnomah County safety net

U.S. Capitol

Multnomah County commissioners heard a troubling briefing Tuesday about how federal budget cuts in Congress are forcing county residents to choose among the necessities of life for them and their families.

Flu widespread, but now is still an excellent time to get your flu shot

Public health officials say now is still an excellent time to get the flu shot. Influenza is currently widespead in our community and causing serious illness even in healthy people.

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