11/12/13 - 6:57 pm
Every event leading up to the recent wedding ceremony for Malakai Unga Jr. and Alisi Unga was a family affair.
The same was true for the couple’s visit the Multnomah Building to file for their marriage license. Aunts, uncles and cousins surrounded the couple, who donned traditional Tongan wedding outfits, as family members took turns posing with the couple for photos and documenting their application process.
10/31/13 - 3:54 pm
The community’s annual ramped-up response for the winter homeless season begins on Nov. 1 and it’s important for everybody to remember that 2-1-1 is the key phone number for information about what services are available.
10/23/13 - 3:22 pm
LaDonna Redmond began questioning her local food system when she gave birth 15 years ago to a son who was allergic to shellfish, dairy, peanuts and eggs.The mom faced many challenges with her child’s allergies.
People gave her advice to just avoid those foods, but she also realized she didn’t know how to shop for his specialized diet. She also didn’t have access to healthy, unprocessed foods in her urban Chicago neighborhood.
10/22/13 - 12:47 pm
On her first day in office, Commissioner Liesl Wendt pledged to bring energy and consideration for those in need as she supported the work Multnomah County does to provide services to the public.
10/9/13 - 2:55 pm
A new Multnomah County report finds heat waves, air quality and mosquitoes will worsen in the Portland-area because of climate change. In the first-ever analysis of how rising temperature and changes in precipitation will affect Multnomah County residents, Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says there is reason to be concerned.
Multnomah County Board approves food pantries at Madison, Reynolds high schools to serve students and families
10/8/13 - 11:14 am
Saying that children should not be hungry in our community, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 3 voted to create two new food pantries at Madison High School and Reynolds High School.
9/17/13 - 12:46 pm
New Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal vowed to maintain stability in day-to-day county business when she was sworn in to her new position on Tuesday. Madrigal, 35, took the oath of office following the resignation of Jeff Cogen on Sept. 6. Madrigal, the interim designee for county Chair, is the youngest person and first Latino in the position.
9/12/13 - 10:51 am
Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners heard an upbeat update Thursday from the organizers of a year-round food market, including an invitation for the entire community to get a preview of what’s ahead for the project site at the west end of the Morrison Bridge.
9/4/13 - 2:25 pm
As Jamall Kingham harvested romaine lettuce, kale and zucchini, the once-inexperienced farmer proudly glanced at his haul. In just a month and a half, the 17-year-old has learned new job skills at the same time he’s learning to run a garden in a Multnomah County program for juveniles on supervision.
8/22/13 - 1:52 pm