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10/23/13 - 3:22 pm
LaDonna Redmond began questioning her local food system when she gave birth 15 years ago to a son who was allergic to shellfish, dairy, peanuts and eggs.The mom faced many challenges with her child’s allergies.
People gave her advice to just avoid those foods, but she also realized she didn’t know how to shop for his specialized diet. She also didn’t have access to healthy, unprocessed foods in her urban Chicago neighborhood.
10/22/13 - 3:14 pm
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners heard a briefing Oct. 22 from county officials about the impact of federal and state budget cuts on the county. The briefing was the second -- the first was on Oct. 17 -- on the impact of the cuts in preparation for a Nov. 7 board meeting to make decisions on how the county should continue to provide essential services despite the federal and state reductions.
10/22/13 - 12:47 pm
On her first day in office, Commissioner Liesl Wendt pledged to bring energy and consideration for those in need as she supported the work Multnomah County does to provide services to the public.
Board vacates Commissioner Deborah Kafoury's seat, sets candidate filing deadlines for May 2014 election
10/17/13 - 1:55 pm
Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners declared a vacancy in District 1 on Thursday after after Commissioner Deborah Kafoury announced she was stepping down to run for County Chair in the May 2014 election.
10/17/13 - 11:57 am
State Sen. Jackie Dingfelder’s Oct. 16 announcement that she is resigning her legislative seat to work for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales triggers a process that will end with the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners choosing her replacement.
10/9/13 - 2:55 pm
A new Multnomah County report finds heat waves, air quality and mosquitoes will worsen in the Portland-area because of climate change. In the first-ever analysis of how rising temperature and changes in precipitation will affect Multnomah County residents, Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says there is reason to be concerned.
Multnomah County Board approves food pantries at Madison, Reynolds high schools to serve students and families
10/8/13 - 11:14 am
Saying that children should not be hungry in our community, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 3 voted to create two new food pantries at Madison High School and Reynolds High School.
10/1/13 - 5:30 pm
A fake news article posted Sept. 29, 2013 on the satirical website “The National Report” has caused unnecessary concern in Portland, where readers may not realize the contents are a spoof. The article falsely claims a new sexually transmitted disease is sweeping the city.
10/1/13 - 3:34 pm
Multnomah County officials on Tuesday worked to assure young mothers and their families that the critical nutrition support they receive would not be affected by the federal shutdown.
9/27/13 - 12:35 pm
Your street is flooded. The power is out. Where do you get sandbags? Here is a list of numbers for you to call in case of non-life threatening emergencies.