The Board of County Commissioners announced the grant after recent reports and news stories on grave and growing differences in the community.
Multnomah County News
The Board of County Commissioners met Thursday to proclaim Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month, with this year’s emphasis on healthy families.
Four days after retiring, officer Rath got a tattoo as a symbol of his accomplishment. The following week he headed back to the office.
Multnomah County’s West African immigrant community estimates they have lost more than 50 relatives to an outbreak of Ebola that has sickened more than 5,000 people and killed nearly half that many.
Read the Willamette River health advisory issued by the Oregon Health Authority.
One cousin fell ill and died. Then another got sick. Then another. Matengbe Dolley and her husband, Sekou, have lost seven relatives to the Ebola virus in less than a month.
The risk of disease is established much earlier than previously thought. Poor nutrition and toxic stress before and during pregnancy can lead to chronic health issues.
On Friday, Sept. 5 Chair Kafoury toured the Hands of Wonder gardens at the county’s Juvenile Justice Center where many youth have worked growing fruits and vegetables while gaining life-skills.
On Friday, Sept. 5, Multnomah County District 2 Commissioner Loretta Smith attended Madison High School’s kick-off football game of the season in honor of the school’s new turf.
The Board of Commissioners has officially proclaimed September 2014 as Hunger Action Month in Multnomah County.
Heroin deaths have dropped 29 percent in Multnomah County since the Legislature authorized the expanded use of Naloxone.
Multnomah County's Mariotta Gary-Smith has dedicated her life to teaching African-American communities about the importance of open dialogue and sexual health.