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Chair unveils proposed budget for fiscal year 2015

Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal on Thursday unveiled her proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, saying her plan would fund current service levels for most programs with modest increases in key areas that have gone underfunded in years past.


April 28 is the day to thank an environmental health specialist for your great meal, healthy daycare and safe pool

They number just 25. But the team of environmental health specialists at Multnomah County daily keep food, water and air safe for all residents and visitors. On Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners declared Monday, April 28 as Environmental Health Specialist Day.


Multnomah County 2014 Public Health Heroes

Multnomah County named two long-time Portland nonprofits, an innovative Native American collaborative and a Health Department social worker as the 2014 Public Health Heroes.


Open enrollment still open! Sign up for health insurance at these Multnomah County events

Health insurance application fair The deadline for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and Cover Oregon has been extended to April 30. Multnomah County will help you sign up at three more application fairs. 


County board adds $100,000 for emergency food distribution

Child at food pantry The continuing need to provide food for struggling families prompted Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday to allocate $100,000 to help those residents still reeling from the Great Recession.


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