Multnomah County’s newly enshrined Board of Commissioners opened its first meeting of 2017 with a unanimous vote designating successors for the board’s three newest members and Sheriff Mike Reese.
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The Citizen Involvement Committee changes its name, adds 10 new members and is now recruiting its next director.
After one of the most severe winter storms in decades, two Portland businesses have joined with the City of Portland and Multnomah County to reopen a winter shelter Tuesday.
The Joint Office of Homeless Services has set the 2017 Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness in for Feb. 22 – 28, 2017. Organizers rescheduled after unprecedented severe weather.
Day and night warming centers will remain open through Wednesday, as severe winter continues to impact the metro area. An estimated 807 people stayed overnight Sunday.
The public should know that emergency departments have been unusually busy and that those with non-urgent issues should consider seeking care from a primary care provider or urgent care.
Severe weather warming centers are open, no one will be turned away, community urged to watch out for those most vulnerable and donate cold weather gear.
The county welcomed three new commissioners to its board, making it the first board with a majority people of color, and the seventh in the county’s more than 160 years comprised entirely of women.
Severe weather warming centers remain open in Multnomah County during this week's cold temperatures. Donations of blankets and tarps are needed.
Severe weather warming centers are open, community urged to watch out for those most vulnerable
The dangers of cold: hypothermia, carbon monoxide hazards and alternative sources of heat
With severe cold temperatures in Multnomah County this week, residents in need of shelter should call 211 to find information about available shelter space nearby.