Multnomah County Home News
3/31/14 - 11:24 am
Local health officials have learned of a case of measles in an unimmunized infant who recently visited overseas. The child passed briefly through the Portland International Airport on Monday evening, March 24, 2014 and was subsequently diagnosed at a local primary care clinic
3/28/14 - 5:15 pm
Stanley Friendship, regional commissioner for the Social Security Administration, said former Safety Net clients will get their April checks on time. In a statement released late Friday, March 28, 2014, Friendship said: “The Social Security Administration is working around the clock and through the weekend to ensure that beneficiaries receive their April payments in full and on time. The agency is currently transferring former Safety Net clients who have not yet selected a new representative payee to Share and Care."
3/20/14 - 2:15 pm
College students interested in providing services in Multnomah County learned about internship and mentorship opportunities available to them during a recent orientation and meet-and-greet with county staff.
3/20/14 - 9:46 am
Multnomah County residents who receive their Social Security checks through Safety Net of Oregon are being asked to call 800-772-1213 to arrange a new payee.
If you are a Safety Net of Oregon client, you must arrange a new payee or you will not receive your April check.
3/15/14 - 5:42 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported late Friday that Central Catholic High student Jacob Parkhurst died of meningococcal disease.
3/14/14 - 2:32 pm
Nominations are now being accepted for Multnomah County’s annual Gladys McCoy Award to recognize a community member with outstanding lifetime volunteer service dedicated to improving the county community. The deadline to nominate is Sunday, March 23.
3/11/14 - 10:49 am
At 52, Tami Mahrt was two years past the recommended age for colorectal cancer screening.
Though she considered herself healthy, she finally went in for her colonoscopy and awoke from the routine procedure with shocking news. Doctors spotted a 4.5 centimeter growth in her colon and said they’d need to remove it with surgery.
3/6/14 - 12:51 pm
The continuing need to provide food for struggling families prompted Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday to allocate $100,000 to help those residents still reeling from the Great Recession.
3/6/14 - 10:49 am
Public health officials in Multnomah and Clackamas counties are investigating the sudden illness that claimed a 17-year-old high school student in the Portland area on March 4, 2014.
3/4/14 - 4:44 pm
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.