Priceless donations show the workings of Multnomah County’s forgotten poor farm
A priceless donation of century-old photographs shows rare images of Multnomah County's forgotten poor farm.
Portland leaders debating end of joint county homeless service agency
The agency that oversees Multnomah County’s homelessness response is at risk of losing key support from one of its founding members: the city of Portland.
TriMet to vote next week on proposed fare increase
The Portland-area transit agency has not raised fares in more than 10 years.
Julia Brim-Edwards leading race to represent Southeast Portland on Multnomah County commission
The race was to fill the seat once held by Jessica Vega Peterson, who now chairs the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.
Multnomah County capital gains tax measure to fund eviction legal services losing badly
The tax proposal would have established a fund to pay for lawyers to represent any tenants threatened with eviction. It also would have create a tenant resource office in Multnomah County to educate renters on their legal rights.
After ballot misprint delay, Multnomah County voters start receiving ballots
Multnomah County voters started receiving ballots for the May special election in their mailboxes Tuesday — a little later than the rest of the state.
Multnomah County leaders review past animal shelter audits as reform plan inches ahead
Multnomah County commissioners on Tuesday scrutinized a compilation of years-old reports and audits of the county animal shelter, months after shelter overcrowding and mismanagement reached a boiling point.
Printing error delays Multnomah County ballot mailing for May election
Elections staff became aware of the error Monday, two days before ballots were scheduled to be mailed. They will have to reprint all ballots, setting back their mailing date.
New details emerge about Multnomah County worker accused of routing rental assistance funds to her own account
The employee, a manager overseeing the Multnomah Stability Initiative, diverted $9,000 of government funds to her personal bank account by using her brother to apply for rental assistance in 2021, according to a memo from the district attorney's office.
Multnomah County employee diverted rental assistance to their own bank account, auditor says
A former Multnomah County employee working in a rental assistance program attempted to divert $10,000 in rent assistance to their own bank account, according to the county auditor’s office.