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7/2/13 - 8:56 am
Military veteran Becky Kempton survived serving in the Iraq war and providing relief to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. But after the military policewoman returned to civilian life, she and her son Nathan found themselves on the brink of homelessness.
“Our living situation was super-stressful constantly,” says Kempton, 30.
7/1/13 - 1:07 pm
Do you know how to stay cool and safe when temperatures rise? Follow these 10 steps.
7/1/13 - 11:34 am
Four cooling centers are now open to help Multnomah County seniors and people with disabilities stay safe during high heat this week.
6/28/13 - 2:40 pm
This weekend’s hot summer weather can put anyone at risk for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. The Tri-County Health Officers want to remind residents to check on elders, people who are disabled or live alone this weekend.
6/21/13 - 3:30 pm
On Thursday, June 20, the Board of Multnomah County Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal to continue an agreement among multiple agencies to share major road equipment, resources and services.
6/20/13 - 1:53 pm
Multnomah County is “in a good financial condition to serve” its constituents as the economy improves, the Auditor’s Office said at a briefing Thursday.
6/17/13 - 3:55 pm
More than 200 people packed the Multnomah Building board room on Thursday, June 13 to honor the center’s 80 graduates, who participate in the program for adults on probation, parole and re-entry into the community from prison and jail. Earning their GED gives ex-offenders an opportunity to catch up on education and is a significant step towards them becoming more productive members of society.
6/13/13 - 4:46 pm
The Board of Multnomah County Commissioners officially proclaimed June 12 as Loving Day throughout Multnomah County in honor of the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned all laws banning interracial marriage in the United States.
6/13/13 - 12:44 pm
The Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners declared June 20, 2013 as World Refugee Day in Multnomah County on Thursday.
6/11/13 - 11:54 am
Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen signed an executive rule to require gender-neutral restrooms when upgrading or building new county facilities on Tuesday, June 11. The rule makes Multnomah County is the first county in the nation to mandate the accessible restrooms.