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Renter relief, more money to keep people in housing and funding for the central courthouse are among Multnomah County commissioners’ list of priorities for the Oregon Legislature’s 2017 session.
Multnomah County’s newly enshrined Board of Commissioners opened its first meeting of 2017 with a unanimous vote designating successors for the board’s three newest members and Sheriff Mike Reese.
The first meeting of the new Multnomah County Board of Commissioners featured a farewell briefing about one of the county’s largest projects of the past decade: the replacement of the Sellwood Bridge.
County commissioners joined local leaders and community members in Northeast Portland Jan. 5 to celebrate opening the Unity Center for Behavioral Health.
The county welcomed three new commissioners to its board, making it the first board with a majority people of color, and the seventh in the county’s more than 160 years comprised entirely of women.
New Multnomah County District 1 Commissioner Sharon Meieran was joined by about 100 people at her swearing-in ceremony at Central Library on Jan. 3.
Jessica Vega Pederson, a two-term state representative from East Portland, has advocated for higher minimum wages and safer roads, was sworn in as commissioner for Multnomah County District 3
More than 100 people gathered at the Gresham Library on Wednesday night to honor and welcome incoming County Commissioner for District 4, Lori Stegmann.
More than 9,000 people at risk of becoming homeless were able to stay in their homes last year, as a result of the efforts of the A Home for Everyone and investments from Multnomah County.
The Willamette Center, 5120 S.E. Milwaukie Ave, will serve up to 120 people, including women and 45 couples. It is the largest couples shelter in the area.
Multnomah County Commissioners broke ground today on a new Health Department headquarters in Old Town/Chinatown.
The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as Recovery Month in Multnomah County at this week’s board meeting.
County commissioners, state legislators, judges and hundreds of guests gathered Tuesday morning as Multnomah County broke ground on a new central courthouse.
The annual Portland Veterans Stand Down, to honor and support veterans in our community who have fallen on hard times, will take place Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Board of Commissioners Thursday voted to provide property tax exemptions to surviving spouses of public safety officers.
After 90 years of serving the public, the original Sellwood Bridge is being carefully removed this summer by a team of contractors. The new bridge opened this February.
Later this month, the Joint Office of Homeless Services will open a new 24-hour shelter at the location of former Sheriff’s Office.
Students were given free PCs through a partnership with Multnomah County and Free Geek. The PCs are surplus county property that's been donated to Free Geek.
In the early morning on Friday, a large group of young people ages 16-24 gathered at the Oregon Historical Society to celebrate the annual SummerWorks kick-off event.
"Today we focus on strength and resiliency. The desire to learn and to grow and to balance the identity from where you were from, and the identity of where you are now.”
Beginning July 1, all businesses selling tobacco or nicotine products in Multnomah County must be licensed or face fines or penalties.
The Multnomah County Board on May 26 approved its 2017 budget, enabling the county to launch a regional office on homelessness, invest in housing services and more.
Native elder and helpers perform blessing ceremony for new sweat lodge at Multnomah County’s Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center.
More than 100 people came out to testify before the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on the 2017 budget. Two more hearings are planned.
The $1.87 billion budget will help people in need of permanent housing.
Nearly two months after a new family shelter opened, parents say it's now easier to focus on getting kids to school and getting back on their feet.
Despite a number of aggressive programs aimed at alleviating hunger, one in five Multnomah County residents still doesn’t have consistent access to adequate food.
Commissioners from Multnomah County and the City of Portland heard details Tuesday about a proposed central office to oversee the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness.
The Community Capacitation Center launched a new Community Health Worker training with an emphasis on violence prevention
Board hears from expert on link between racial inequality and poor health as part of National Public Health Week
Commissioner Judy Shiprack has been named to the National City-County Task Force on the Opiate Epidemic.
Employees won’t travel for work to a place that discriminates
The decision builds on the city of Portland and Multnomah County’s deepening level of collaboration in the homeless crisis.
The first custom mobile and web-based application developed by Multnomah County lets the public know if the county's four Willamette River drawbridges are up or down.
Board passes resolution in response to the anxiety and uncertainty after the 2016 presidential campaign.
A new pilot project at SUN Community Schools gives teachers the opportunity to visit students and their parents at home before and during the school year.
Thousands came out Saturday to celebrate the opening of the seismically-safe and pedestrian-friendly new Sellwood Bridge.
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