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With freezing temperatures and snow in the forecast, Multnomah County officials say multiple warming shelters will be open Sunday night. According to a news release from the county, Transition Projects will open severe weather shelters Sunday night at: Bud Clark Commons (655 NW Hoyt, in Portland) ...
A counselor with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is accused of identity theft and official misconduct. A Multnomah County grand jury indicted Bryce Merrill, 39, on multiple counts of identity theft and first-degree official misconduct. He has been placed on unpaid leave, the agency said Wednesday.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury apologized for the disruption to families, and promised a deeper look at problems in the county's shelter system. “Today, I am ordering a review of our entire family shelter system to ensure that our facilities will not fail those who need our help the most,” she said.
Multnomah County withdrew from an association of Oregon timber counties last month, saying it no longer wanted to be affiliated with the organization because of its lawsuit seeking to reverse a 48,000-acre expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Deborah Kafoury, the county's chair, sent a ...
Portland nonprofit executive Charles McGee has dropped out of the race to represent District 2 on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, but the reason why remains a matter of debate. The longtime head of the Black Parent Initiative said in an announcement that after discussing the matter with ...
(KOIN) -- Two young men are in custody for attempted murder after an assault at the Fairview Oaks Apartments early Friday morning. The incident unfolded around 12:20 a.m. when police were called to the complex about an assault. The suspects, the caller told police, ran off and had a gun, the Multnomah ...

In honor of the Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl V, which airs Sunday, Feb. 4, Multnomah County Animal Services is partnering with North Shore Animal League and the Hallmark Channel for the Kitten Bowl V adoption special. The Kitten Bowl Party runs from Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4, and offers ...
Abandoned and tied up to a pole not far from the Multnomah County Animal Shelter in Troutdale, the dog would need weeks of treatment before he could be considered ready for adoption. Cold and weighing just 50 pounds, the 6-year-old dog was clearly neglected — but he wasn't starving for love.
As people continue to visit Multnomah Falls in the wake of the Eagle Creek Fire, volunteers at the visitor center want to remind people the reason hiking to Benson Bridge and beyond is blocked is because of the risk of landslides and falling trees. On Dec. 18, a 25-pound piece of basalt tumbled down during ...
“Unfortunately Multnomah County has a track record of selling tobacco and nicotine products to underage minors,” said Kari McFarlan, who supervises the Tobacco Control and Prevention Program within the Multnomah County Health Department. We can't show McFarlan's face either because she goes ...
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith Lands Key Endorsements in Race for City Hall. Smith also leads a ... Though dogged by accusations she violated elections law, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith has been expected to have the inside edge in the race for Portland City Council.
Oregon's Kitchen Table, a civic engagement and crowdfunding group at Portland State University, kicked off the $525,000 campaign Tuesday. The effort will fund repairs of a popular loop that takes hikers to the top of Multnomah Falls, as well as the path to Angels Rest, which offers sweeping views of the ...
The Upper Viewing Platform at Multnomah Falls survived the path of destruction left behind from the Eagle Creek Fire. Columbia River Gorge Forest Service announced the news to the public Thursday. The viewing platform is the latest popular location found to still be intact after the wildfire burned much of the vegetation ...
A Multnomah County commissioners meeting Thursday was tense and sometimes heated as the debate over a new shelter amplified with more than 40 people turning out to offer public testimony. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., commissioners voted 4 to 1 to sign the lease and move forward with the plan to open a ...
PORTLAND, Ore. – A group of Girl Scouts took part in the democratic process Tuesday by keeping a close eye on the ballots being sorted at the Multnomah County Elections Office. The future voters got an up-close look at what goes into counting everyone's vote. Their tour was part of the scout's new G.I.R.L. Agenda ...
The latest figures for Multnomah County show that through Saturday, 28.65 percent of voters have returned ballots. Multnomah County was lagging statewide turnout by a few percentage points when the elections division last released statewide figures, so the totals for all of Oregon are probably slightly ...
23 Multnomah County special election. by KATU News. Thursday, Jan. ... Multnomah County is reminding voters that Thursday, Jan. 18 is the last day for voters to mail ... Ballot envelopes must be signed and they must be received by the Multnomah County elections office by Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.. All registered ...

PORTLAND, OR - From Multnomah County Elections: Thursday, Jan. 18, is the last day for voters to safely mail their ballot for the Special Election Jan. 23. Ballots can be mailed with one first class stamp. Voters are encouraged to return ballots promptly because of the possibility of inclement winter weather.
UPDATE (2:40 p.m. PST, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018) — A petition filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tuesday is demanding county Commissioner Loretta Smith resign.
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith kicked off her campaign for Portland City Council on Saturday. Commissioner Smith is running for the seat currently filled by Councilman Dan Saltzman. He announced last year that he would not be running for re-election. Smith was elected to the Multnomah ...
PORTLAND, Ore. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici stopped in Multnomah County on Friday, for a roundtable discussion with experts about the opioid crisis, and its impact in the county. The discussion took place at Central City Concern. Among those in attendance were Multnomah County Sheriff ...
A man who police say is the suspect in an hours-long standoff in Fairview in December, and accused of shooting at two bail bondsmen, was booked in the Multnomah County Jail. Joshua Darren Weber, 22, is booked on charges of attempt to elude by vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving, first-degree burglary, ...
Its location in downtown Gresham will provide a closer choice for service for more than 165,000 Multnomah County voters. At the Voting Center Express, citizens can replace a lost or damaged ballot or update their voter registration information. Voters with a disability can get assistance. Voters who speak a ...
Last September, a volunteer with Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith's campaign began asking Multnomah County Democrats to give Smith a ... Brooks' emails with the Multnomah Democratic Party show Smith's campaign volunteer sought access to the voter database even before Saltzman ...
Wood smoke, along with diesel are two of the biggest culprits of that," says Jessica Vega Pederson, Multnomah County Commissioner, District 3. "This ordinance targets specifically that wood burning, wood smoke." There would be exemptions for people who use fireplaces as their primary source of heat -- or if their power is ...
At the Multnomah County Commission's Dec. 21 meeting, Chairwoman Deborah Kafoury repeatedly spoke over and attempted to silence her colleague, Commissioner Loretta Smith, who was pushing to have a question answered by the county attorney. Visibly angry, Kafoury adjourned the meeting, clicked ...
Nelson has served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court since being appointed in 2006. She started her legal career with Multnomah Defenders Inc. in 1996 and worked at the Portland firm of Bennett, Hartman, Morris and Kaplan LLP, and as a senior attorney and coordinator of Student Legal and ...
Now, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith faces new challenges that could threaten her $103,000 county salary and impede her bid for the Portland City Council. Driving the debate is a 36-year-old provision of the county charter that says "no elected official of Multnomah County may run for ...
Oregon Tech held off a solid three-point shooting effort by Multnomah to claim a 115-101 Cascade Collegiate Conference men's basketball victory Friday at ... Multnomah used its shooting to stay close the first 10 minutes, too, before Harrison Steiger's basket gave Tech a 31-21 lead, and the Hustlin' Owls ...
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury hired Lamb, a former auditor, to provide research for the county's Local Public Safety Coordinating Council. Composed of local law enforcement officials and judges, the council has studied racial disparities since the turn of the century, leading to several reform ...
The Oregon Secretary of State's Office determined Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith meets the definition of a candidate for Portland City Council under state election laws. The county says the state's decision will not inform the county attorney's interpretation of the county charter, which was ...
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith Receives $1,000 Campaign Donation and Endorsement from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Smith served as a Wyden staffer. The senator has endorsed her candidacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, and Sen. Jeff Merkley at a ...
An inmate found dead in her cell at the Multnomah County Detention Center last year had succumbed to a fatal dose of drugs taken before she was brought into custody, authorities said Thursday. Dee Eileen Glassman, 37, died from "toxic effects of methamphetamine," said the Multnomah County Medical ...
Glassmann, 37, died from "toxic effects of methamphetamine," said the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office, which ruled her death an accident. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said a monthslong investigation determined Glassmann didn't use illegal drugs while in jail and that ...
"The investigation did not explain why Ms. Glassmann did not receive any additional medical treatment during the 34 hours that she was in the Multnomah County Detention Center," says Devlin in press release. "The investigation did not identify any steps that the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will take ...
Multnomah County commissioners will sign a lease on a new 120-bed shelter in Southeast Portland after a vote Thursday. The commissioners heard several hours of testimony from neighbors and homeless advocates. Much of it was opposition from residents who live around Southeast 61st and Foster ...
COURTESY OF CHARLES MCGEE - Nonprofit leader Charles McGee has joined the crowded race for the Multnomah County board district ... Nonprofit executive Charles McGee has made his run for the Multnomah County board official by formally filing to represent District 2, which covers most of North ...
As we highlighted in an editorial on Sunday, Multnomah County Chairwoman Deborah Kafoury used extremely poor judgment recently in addressing fellow Commissioner Loretta Smith. The incident, capped by an expletive, was particularly disturbing as it arose during a line of questioning on important ...
Tourists are becoming trespassers as they attempt to snap the perfect selfie at Multnomah Falls, the U.S. Forest Service reports. Chain-link fences have blocked access to the lower viewing platform and iconic Benson Bridge since foresters reopened the lodge at Multnomah Falls on Nov. 29. But visitors ...
Charles McGee, a local nonprofit leader, announced today that he'll run for the Multnomah County Commission District Two seat currently held by ... He announced endorsements from a variety of current and former community leaders, including former Multnomah County Chair Bev Stein and current state ...
The rift between Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Commissioner Loretta Smith flared again Thursday. On Dec. 21 at a county meeting, Kafoury directed a vulgar insult toward Smith after the end of a heated exchange over county business. In recent weeks, Kafoury has offered public and ...
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Members of the community, including allies of Commissioner Loretta Smith (left) turned out Thursday to criticize Chair Deborah Kafoury (middle) over her use of an epithet to publicly describe Smith late last month. In the first county board meeting since Chair Deborah Kafoury called ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ever since parts of Multnomah Falls reopened in late November, people have been trying to get passed the closed off areas to get a closer look and take photos — but they're putting themselves at risk. The U.S. Forest Service has issued more than 200 warnings and 19 citations ...
Now, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith faces new challenges that could threaten her $103,000 county salary and impede her bid for the Portland City Council. Driving the debate is a 36-year-old provision of the county charter that says "no elected official of Multnomah County may run for ...
A suspect in a shooting in Washington is the subject of a manhunt in Fairview on Friday, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said. The unidentified man was in the area of a Motel 6 in Troutdale around 11:20 a.m. when he fled in a vehicle, which he crashed in the area of Northeast Halsey Street and 217th ...
Selfie-Seeking Hikers Are Getting Hit With Steep Fines for Entering Multnomah Falls Viewing Areas Closed After Wildfire. The Columbia River Gorge Forest ... A Portland firefighter at Multnomah Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Thomas Teal) ... Yes, Multnomah Falls is a beautiful. No, it's not worth ...
Oregon Department of Justice attorney Andrew M. Lavin and Portland city hearings officer Melvin Oden-Orr were named Wednesday to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Gov. Kate Brown announced the appointments. Lavin will replace retiring Judge Jerome LaBarre. Oden-Orr will replace retiring Judge ...
Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann wants her board to clarify when commissioners need to resign before seeking another elected office. At issue is whether her colleague, Commissioner Loretta Smith, can serve out the remainder of her term while campaigning for Portland City Council.
Multnomah County Attorney Invites Lawsuit Over Whether Commissioner Loretta Smith Needs to Resign ... The Multnomah County Attorney has invited a good-government advocate to sue over whether County Commissioner Loretta Smith is improperly running for office in violation of county charter.
“What we want to do, when I ran for this office, it was to address, make some improvements and make meaningful change in our system of mental health care,” said Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran. “But in order to do that we need to really understand the system as it exists.” If you didn't make Monday ...


 

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