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New Mega Library Proposed For East Multnomah County

Pamplin Media Group | July 23, 2017 8:40 a.m.

East Multnomah County will get a large, new, flagship library to rival the big downtown Portland Central Library if the recommendations in a recently-completed comprehensive strategic study come to pass.

NW Life | local | Books | Think Out Loud

Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

OPB | July 13, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" spends a day talking to people at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

local | News

Prosecutor: No Charges For Homeless Portland Woman Found With Stillborn Infant

OPB | April 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Multnomah County Considering Action To Prevent Courthouse Immigration Arrests

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County could soon ask to have courthouses fall under an immigration designation known as a “sensitive locations,” similar to schools, hospitals and places of worship.

local | News

Audit On Use Of Force In Multnomah County Jails Inconclusive

OPB | Dec. 15, 2016 1:11 p.m. | Portland

An audit of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office could not conclude whether county jails disproportionately use force against black inmates, according to its author.

Nation | local | News

Portland Developer Donates Space For Temporary Winter Homeless Shelter

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 1:11 p.m.

Multnomah County and the City of Portland have announced the opening of a temporary winter homeless shelter in downtown Portland. The shelter is expected to open around Thanksgiving.

Election | local | Politics | News | Elections

Multnomah County To Vote On Sheriff Selection, Campaign Finance Reform

OPB | July 7, 2016 10:09 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County voters have two more important choices this fall: whether to appoint or elect future sheriffs and whether to limit campaign contributions for county races.

local | News

Multnomah County Chair Opens Investigation Into Sheriff

OPB | May 10, 2016 4:34 p.m.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury has opened an administrative investigation into possible workplace violations by Sheriff Dan Staton.

local | Politics | News

Multnomah County Chair Disappointed By DOJ Investigation Of Sheriff

OPB | May 6, 2016 3:50 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County Chairwoman Deborah Kafoury says she's disappointed in the depth of the Department of Justice investigation into Sheriff Dan Staton.

local | News

State Prosecutors Find No Criminal Conduct By Multnomah Sheriff Dan Staton

OPB | May 6, 2016 1:17 p.m. | Portland

State prosecutors say they've found no evidence that Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton broke the law. 

local | News | Communities

As Portland's Homeless Problem Spreads, Shelters Moving Outside Downtown

OPB | April 27, 2016 2:29 p.m.

Efforts by Portland and Multnomah County leaders to provide more emergency shelter beds for homeless men and women led to a new trend: shelters in residential neighborhoods.

local | News

Multnomah Sheriff May Step Down By Early 2017

Portland Tribune | April 19, 2016 12:58 p.m. | Portland

Sheriff Dan Staton will consider stepping down from his post by early 2017 but won't commit to it yet, he told the Portland Tribune.

local | News

Untested Rape Kits In Oregon To Be Sent To Private Utah Lab

The Register-Guard | April 2, 2016 11:02 a.m.

A $2 million national grant will pay to ship a total of 2,800 kits from Multnomah, Marion and Lane counties to Utah for testing.

local | Health | NW Life | News

Multnomah County Has Most Excessive Drinkers In Oregon

OPB | April 1, 2016 3:13 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County has the most excessive drinkers in Oregon, according to a study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Family | local | Education | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Oregon Libraries Invest In Cutting-Edge Maker Labs

OPB | March 16, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A growing number of libraries are letting patrons use their library cards to check out creative tools like 3-D printers, including the Multnomah County and Eugene public libraries.

local | News

Q&A: Oregon DOJ Investigates Accusations Against Multnomah Sheriff

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016 1:23 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Justice is investigating Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton to examine multiple allegations of wrongdoing.

local | News

Multnomah County Sheriff Accused Of Sexual Harassment

AP | Feb. 3, 2016 11:03 a.m. | Portland

A top deputy has filed a notice of her intent to sue Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton, alleging sexual harassment.

local | News

Portland To Provide Housing, Storage For Some Homeless

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced several new programs Thursday targeting the city's homeless population.

Health | Politics | News

Clark County Could Regulate E-Cigarettes

OPB | April 26, 2015 noon | Vancouver, Washington

The Clark County Board of Health will consider an ordinance this week that would regulate e-cigarettes.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Multnomah County Sued Over Sellwood Bridge, Weyerhaeuser Lay Offs In Longview

OPB | Jan. 9, 2015 7:16 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Friday, Jan. 9: The Sellwood Bridge project's general contractor is suing Multnomah County over unpaid bills, Northwest timber company Weyerhaeuser will lay off Longview workers, lawmakers are expected to work on a package of transportation projects, and more.