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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.


Celebrate Kwanzaa in North Portland on Saturday, Dec. 28

Come celebrate Kwanzaa on Saturday, Dec. 28! Enjoy drumming, food, gifts and family activities and a visit from the Brown Clown. The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and the African American Breastfeeding Coalition invite you and your family to enjoy with African-American holiday from 3-6 p.m. at the New Columbia Community Education Center. Cost is free and all are welcome.


County board appoints Barbara Smith Warner to House District 45 seat

Barbara Smith Warner

Barbara Smith Warner was chosen Thursday by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacant seat in House District 45.


Aging & Disabilities Services' Paul Iarrobino wins state award for "caring and positive role''

Paul Iarrobino, a Department of County Human Services supervisor who oversees the county’s 24-hour Helpline/Resource Connection and advocates for the underserved, has won the state of Oregon’s Award of Excellence for 2013.


Overnight I-5 south closures for Burnside Bridge inspection

Overnight closures of Interstate 5 south between the Fremont Bridge and the Marquam Bridge and the I-5 southbound exit to City Center/OMSI are planned December 19 – 23. 


UPDATE: Downtown courthouse reopens Dec. 11 after power outage

The Multnomah County Courthouse reopened on Wednesday, Dec. 11 after a power outage closed the building for several days.


Electrical fire closes downtown courthouse and Portland Building on Monday

An electrical fire that occurred in a Portland General Electric vault in downtown Portland on Sunday has cut power to a number of buildings in the downtown core, resulting in the closure of two county facilities: the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Portland Building (where the county leases space from the City of Portland).  

County employees working in those facilities should expect to be contacted by their department with instructions on when and where to report to work.


Electric fire closes downtown Courthouse and Portland Building on Monday

An electrical fire that occurred in a Portland General Electric vault in downtown Portland on Sunday has cut power to a number of buildings in the downtown core, resulting in the closure of two county facilities: the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Portland Building (where the county leases space from the City of Portland).  


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