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Animal Services released record-breaking save rate numbers, marking a milestone in the shelter’s commitment to finding homes for dogs and cats.
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.
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.
Open enrollment for health insurance is happening now through February 15, 2015. Sign up at the following Multnomah County events.
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.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury visited Madison High School this week to meet with students who are part of an anti-smoking program designed to convince youth to stay away from tobacco.
Classical music and questions fill Juvenile Services Division gym as internationally acclaimed Cellist Alban Gerhardt performs.
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.
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