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Chair Deborah Kafoury on restated the County’s support for the young people suing the state over the climate crisis, saying the time has come to protect those qualities which make for a livable Oregon
Health officials, advocates point to point to short-term, chronic health risk from exposure to e-cigarette vapor and health consequences of nicotine addiction
Stabilization, Treatment and Preparation on Glisan
Focus on tobacco, addiction, violence and safe streets, Public Health leaders say
More than 36,000 veterans are estimated to live in Multnomah County and between five and seven percent of the County’s nearly 6,000 employees have served in the Armed Forces.
Stakeholder group will continue to meet until project opens, slated for 2021
Approximately 41 million people in the United States have some sort of disability. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for people with a disability in 2018 was 8 percent.
Last year’s summery vibes gave way to scenes of autumnal coziness — hay bales, pumpkins and hot chai tea — but once again, the men at Wy’east were invited to join their neighbors for food and music.
Steering committee of leadership, advocates to narrow goals, clarify vision
In September, Rice joined the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council team. She’s charged with bringing more transparency and community voices to the public safety system in Multnomah County.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley highlighted federal investments in wildfire prevention, earthquake readiness and infrastructure in an appearance in East County earlier this month.
Bureau of Justice Assistance to fund county-wide strategies, case management for justice-involved clients.
Beyond calling for mass shelters far from city centers, the president and his team have urged communities to rely on police more, instead of less, in responding to people in a mental health crisis.
Ordinance would address public health concerns at pods, fill void in regulations
Building design, pre-construction, programming is underway for project slated to open in 2021
Spurred by an outbreak of vaping-related lung disease and a steady rise in the rates of teen vaping, the Board promised to take steps to protect youth from nicotine addiction and disease.
Once approved, the new agreement will send as much as $5.2 million a year to the Joint Office of Homeless Services. The Joint Office, in turn, must spend that money on supportive services.
Preuitt, who has served as interim director for 11 months, came up through the ranks of the department as a parole and probation officer.
On Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners named Leek permanent director after Leek helped lead the County through new several new software, construction and procurement projects.
With funding in place for nine new developments and wraparound services — including contributions from the Joint Office, regional tourism taxes and the sale of Wapato — every bond goal has been met.
With a built-in health clinic and commercial kitchen — and a focus on one-on-one engagement — the Laurelwood Center won’t just offer guests a shelter bed. It will offer them a path back to housing.
In 2016, 60 residents learned the owner of Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park was planning to sell the property to a developer.
Ty Grove was one of the first to participate in the LEAD® program. Police found him underneath the Steel Bridge with a syringe in hand and a serious heroin addiction more than two years ago.
Program has supported more than 3,000 first-time mothers with medical expertise, encouragement
Board wants voters to consider similar updates to Home Rule Charter