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Community groups tell commissioners why 2016 budget should reflect support for programs that serve clients' cultural, language needs.
“This budget provides the roadmap and the means to accomplish our vision,” said Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury on Thursday.
Friday, May 15 is the last day for Multnomah County voters to safely mail their ballot for the special election on Tuesday, May 19.
Sang Dao thanks mentors for clemency support and job at the county.
After restricting youth access to e-cigarettes and banning vaping in workplaces, the board heard today how imposing a tax on e-cigarettes could help curb the explosion of vaping among teens.
On May 6 county elected officials, department heads and staff gathered to celebrate the excellent work of a select group of county employees.
Like many other Pacific Islanders living in Multnomah County, Roger Walter's oldest daughter and beloved "auntie" lack health care because of a federal loophole.
Multnomah County is backing legislation to make sure Pacific Islanders who are currently excluded can qualify for health insurance.
Seniors and advocates of older Americans came out Thursday to support the Board of Commissioners' move to proclaim May as Older Americans Act Month in Multnomah County.
On April 30, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation that calls for recognizing May 6 - 12 as National Nurses Week in Multnomah County.
SaulPaul visited the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center to perform and inspire with his experiences in and outside of prison.
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners took a historic step forward by selecting the future site for the central courthouse.
Federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced a $1.5 million grant in North Portland on April 15 that will help reduce diesel air pollution in Multnomah County.
“Child abuse prevention is the responsibility of all citizens of Multnomah County,” said Commissioner Loretta Smith at Thursday's board meeting.
This week, 19 men and women took the oath of allegiance at a ceremony of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The ceremony was held at Midland Library.
Domestic violence parole and probation officer Jennifer Brissenden and corrections technician Diego Cervantes help establish case against prolific stalker.
“Everybody ready?!” instructor Julie Collura shouts.“Ready!” the students shout back.
The 2015 Multnomah County Public Health Heroes Awards honor the work of county employees and community partners.
County health officials stress the importance of working with community members to solve social issues affecting health.
County teams up with the Asian Health and Service Center and local businesses to bring culturally-specific meal programs to seniors.
Multnomah County this week announced it would invest about $40,000 to help the region’s only low-barrier winter family shelter stay open through the end of the school year.
“People always say that government is slow. But if the people are willing to move, the system will move.”
Staff at the Multnomah County Health Department are leading a statewide initiative to rethink health care for refugees.
A memorial service for Gretchen Kafoury will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 S.W. Park Ave. in Portland.
The Couch Street property will serve as temporary place for women in recovery and their children to live as they learn how to become more self-sufficient.
She was a working mom. A wife. A friend. Then, one night, her husband of nine years attacked her without warning.
Programs for teens, professional development for parents topped list of concerns at meeting between Chair Kafoury and area residents of the Slavic community.
The Multnomah County Commissioners today unanimously voted to restrict e-cigarettes and vaping to protect children and public health.
Mitchell S. Jackson led a poignant discussion at Multnomah County’s Juvenile Services Division Tuesday as part of the Library's “Everybody Reads” program.
Animal Services released record-breaking save rate numbers, marking a milestone in the shelter’s commitment to finding homes for dogs and cats in the metro area.
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Climate change can be daunting, but together we can become more climate resilient. Join the conversation by giving your feedback on the Draft Climate Action Plan Update by April 10.
On Wednesday afternoon, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury was among those recognized by The Daily Journal of Commerce for her leadership over the past year.
County auditor's report finds that social services provided directly through departments or during in-home visits are best able to keep pace with the changing demographics.
North Portland librarian Patricia Welch was honored with the Flemming Award for her commitment to social justice during Wednesday's Black History Month celebration.
This month, the chair begins a series of community conversations about the county’s $1.6 billion budget.
The proclamation marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in voting.
Chair Kafoury and Congressman Blumenauer sat down with 12 invited guests on Feb. 9 to talk openly about reasonable ways to cut down on gun violence.
In this edition of "We Are Multnomah County" meet the Department of Community Services water resources specialist Roy Iwai.
Just one Oregonian in 50 is black. Yet, African Americans in the state are more than three times as likely as whites to contract HIV.
On Feb. 12, commissioners will consider regulations around e-cigs, vape pens and other “inhalant systems.” A public hearing will be on Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Multnomah Building.
Joyce was 15 years old and was being trafficked on the streets and online, oftentimes narrowly escaping the most dangerous of situations.
Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Parole and Probation Officers credited for helping take a sex trafficker off the streets.
The county has changed the name of its Aging and Disabilities Services division to Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis announced Tuesday afternoon their joint pursuit of federal Promise Zone status for Gresham’s Rockwood neighborhood.
Multnomah County’s Aging, Disability & Veteran Services designates nine of its licensed senior care homes as “LGBT Welcoming.”
Commissioner Smith's "Lunch with Leaders" event was an opportunity for young women to make connections and explore career paths of local leaders of color.
The board on Thursday voted to align the county’s public, physical and behavioral health services into the Health Department.
Hiab Ghebregherghis never expected when he started volunteering at Rockwood's library, that it would mean reuniting with a childhood friend from 8,000 miles away.
Multnomah County Chair Kafoury, Commissioner Smith and Auditor Steve March all were sworn into office on Jan. 8.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury led a diverse panel of county employees and services providers in a discussion on some of the core issues affecting East County on Jan. 6.
On Thursday, Dec. 18 the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved preliminary plans and site selection recommendations for the central courthouse project.
Opciones y Educatión, or OYE, aims to promote more open dialog about sexuality, gender roles, and LGBT issues in Latino communities.
People of color in Multnomah County face “extremely sobering’’ disparities that lead to more illness, fewer opportunities and shorter lives, the Health Department reported.
On Dec. 9, 22 new parole and probation officers were sworn in by Judge Nan Waller marking the largest swearing-in ceremony yet for Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice.
Oregon Health Equity Alliance members warn County Commissioners of a tobacco “epidemic” in communities of color.
On Oct. 21, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led a roundtable discussion on the intersection of domestic violence and guns with Commissioner Shiprack and other local women leaders.
Classical music and questions fill Juvenile Services Division gym as internationally acclaimed Cellist Alban Gerhardt performs.
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