Tag Archives: Multnomah County

Multnomah County pulls out of timber county group, cites Cascade Siskiyou Monument lawsuit

Multnomah County withdrew from an association of Oregon timber counties last month, saying it no longer wanted to be affiliated with the organization. Source: Multnomah County pulls out of timber county group, cites Cascade Siskiyou Monument lawsuit

Voting Center | Crab Fishery | Carbon Pricing Plans – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Multnomah County Elections Director Tim Scott joins us to talk about who’s using the new Voting Center Express that just opened in Gresham. This year’s Dungeness crab season in Oregon and Washington has been significantly delayed. It was pushed back from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15 due to the fact that the crabs needed to fill out […]
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State Parks rake in the GREEN

State Parks generate $52 million for businesses, economy in East Multnomah County. Out-of-towners and locals emptied about $52.6 million from their pockets while visiting state parks in East Multnomah County over one year, according to a new study. Source: State Parks rake in the GREEN

A New Center In Gresham Will Make It Easier For People To Vote, Even If They Don’t Speak English Well

The Voting Center Express will welcome voters who need disability or language assistance. The future of the Oregon electorate is in Gresham. The area east of I-205—including the rarely celebrated city—is home to close to 165,000 voters and counting. The area is seeing new voters register at a faster pace than anywhere else in Multnomah County, says […]
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Campaign challenges loom for Multnomah Commissioner Loretta Smith

Amid rule dispute, activist mulls court action to force resignation; Smith says double standard. Source: Campaign challenges loom for Multnomah Commissioner Loretta Smith

Lavin, Oden-Orr named to Multnomah County bench

Gov. Kate Brown announced the appointments. Lavin will replace retiring Judge Jerome LaBarre. Oden-Orr will replace retiring Judge Edward J. Jones. Oregon Department of Justice attorney Andrew M. Lavin and Portland city hearings officer Melvin Oden-Orr were named Wednesday to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Source: Lavin, Oden-Orr named to Multnomah County bench

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Sending Fewer Teens to Prison on Measure 11 Convictions

Among the teens eligible for the program, more than half were black and a third were latino. Just over three years after Multnomah County prosecutors started diverting teens convicted of eligible Measure 11 crimes from prison sentences to probation, the percentage of teens going to prison on these charges has decreased sharply. Source: Multnomah County […]
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Men who videotaped DA at home say prosecutors went after them

Two Portland activists who’ve dropped by the homes of Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, then-Police Chief Mike Marshman and others end up criminally convicted, but not for visiting the homes. That’s not against the law. Prosecutors charged both men in a separate video confrontation at a Grocery Outlet store in Southeast Portland, and now […]
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Partial Multnomah County Wood-Burning Ban Pitched to Improve Air Quality

People who burn wood on winter inversion days but have an alternate source of heating could be fined under a proposed Multnomah County ordinance. Two Multnomah County commissioners have proposed an ordinance that will ban the unnecessary use of wood stoves during winter inversion days, when air quality is poor. Source:  Partial Multnomah County Wood-Burning […]
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Homeless Data | Recycling – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Multnomah County has released its latest biennial point-in-time homeless count. We speak with Denis Theriault with A Home For Everyone to learn more about the 2017 data. Have you ever been unsure about whether an item can be recycled curbside and tossed it in hoping for the best? We talk with recycling processor Vinod Singh and […]
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