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Immigrant Army Recruit | Amazon Organics | Puerto Rico | Mental Health Shelter

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 noon

We hear about a troubled Army immigrant recruitment program, Amazon’s impact on organic produce prices, Mercy Corps efforts in Puerto Rico and a new mental health center for African-American women.

Think Out Loud

Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 noon

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

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Multnomah County Finds No Discrimination In Manager's Firing

Portland Tribune | Sept. 26, 2017 12:25 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County has issued the results of its internal inquiry into the controversial ouster of a prominent African-American manager, Tricia Tillman, calling it justified.

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Soda Tax Backers Begin Canvassing For Signatures In Multnomah County

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Successful or not, the canvassing efforts that began Saturday give a look into what arguments both sides of the soda tax debate will make when the election draws near in Oregon's most populous county.

Health | News | Politics | local

Multnomah County Appeals Federal Cuts To Teen Health Programs

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 3:47 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County is appealing a Trump Administration cut to teen health grants.

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Portland Parks And Rec Plans More East Multnomah Parks

Portland Tribune | Aug. 8, 2017 2:09 p.m.

Portland Parks & Recreation plans more parks in East Multnomah County east of 122nd Ave.

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Multnomah County Files $250M Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 5:12 p.m. | Portland

Multnomah County is suing nearly two dozen pharmaceutical drug makers after declaring the wrongful distribution of opioids a public nuisance last week.

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Oregon Grocery Initiative May Sink Multnomah County Soda Tax

OPB | July 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. | Portland

An Oregon initiative to ban taxes on the sale of food is primarily aimed at countering attempts to raise corporate taxes. But if it passed, it would also prevent a soda tax.

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Oregon Senate Approves Recording Grand Juries

OPB | July 4, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Portland

Oregon is one of just two states that do not record grand jury proceedings. A bill just approved by the state senate would change that.

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Multnomah Soda Tax Ballot Measure Postponed To Next Year

Portland Tribune | July 3, 2017 11 a.m.

A campaign spokeswoman didn't provide a reason, but the coalition faced a prohibitive deadline and ambitious fundraising goals.

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Report: Multnomah Commissioner Bullied, Misused County Resources

Portland Tribune | June 10, 2017 10:57 a.m. | Portland

In the pattern of allegations the investigator found good cause to believe Loretta Smith engaged in bullying behavior and misused county staff time for campaign and personal purposes.

Health | News | Politics | local

Would A Soda Tax Work In Multnomah County?

OPB | April 13, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

Health advocates have found a winning formula for taking on what they call "Big Soda."

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Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Tells ICE To Stay Out Of Courthouses

OPB | April 7, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer said Thursday that actions by federal immigration officers have been a "strong deterrent" to people seeking justice.

Health | News | Food | local

Coalition Proposes Sugary Drinks Tax For Portland

OPB | April 4, 2017 11:04 a.m. | Portland

A coalition of doctors, parents and teachers is proposing a sugary drinks tax for Multnomah County.

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Bill Would Create 'Sensitive Locations' For Immigration Enforcement

OPB | March 31, 2017 1:14 p.m. | Portland

Members of the Oregon congressional delegation are co-sponsoring a bill that would limit areas where federal immigration enforcement can take place.

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Governor Appoints Meagan Flynn To Oregon Supreme Court

OPB | March 31, 2017 12:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown will appoint Judge Meagan Flynn to the Oregon Supreme Court seat held by Richard Baldwin. Baldwin announced his retirement in December, effective this April.

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Arrestos En Oregon Crea Interrogantes Acerca De La Protección De Ciudades Santuario

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 5:16 p.m. | Portland

La Oficina del alguacil del Condado Multnomah, confirmó el martes, que abrió una investigación sobre un incidente en el que un oficial del alguacil podría haber ayudado a agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas a detener a una persona que vive ilegalmente en el país.

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Oregon Public Defenders Objecting To Citizenship Question During Pleas

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 1:26 p.m. | Portland

Public defenders in two of Oregon’s largest — and politically liberal — counties are trying to change the way guilty pleas are handled, following President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

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Oregonians Mobilize In Opposition To Trump's Immigration Order

OPB | Jan. 28, 2017 2:08 p.m. | Portland

The president's order freezes immigration from seven mostly Muslim nations and bars admittance of all refugees into the United States.

Teachers | local | News | Education

SUN School Change Pits Multnomah County Against David Douglas High

OPB | March 2, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Changes to the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods is dividing David Douglas High and Multnomah County leaders.