One Question: County Programs to Fund and Functions to Cut

Elections OK, this week it’s actually two questions for the leading candidates in the May 20 primary election for Multnomah County chair. But the questions to Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury are close ... More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

Supreme Court Won't Hear New Mexico Appeal of Anti-Gay Marriage Photographer

News The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of a pair of New Mexico wedding photographers who were... More

Apr 7, 2014 01:37 pm by Kate Willson  | 
 

Two U.S. Senators to Raise Money in Portland This Weekend

They include an anti-abortion Oklahoma senator campaiging for Monica Wehby, a pro-choice GOP candidate for U.S. Senate

News Two U.S. senators will pass through Portland this weekend on a fundraising sweep.  Sen. Mary L... More

Mar 13, 2014 11:50 am by KATE WILLSON  | 
 

Deborah Kafoury Picks Up Endorsements from Nurses, Enviros

News The endorsements keep on coming in the race for Multnomah County chair—this time on the side of fo... More

Feb 20, 2014 12:07 pm by AARON MESH  | 
 

AFSCME Local 88 Endorses Jim Francesconi

News Multnomah County's largest employee union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employ... More

Feb 20, 2014 10:42 am by AARON MESH  | 
 

The Great Race

This spring, voters will choose between two seasoned politicos who want to rehab Multnomah County’s scandal-plagued brand.

Cover Story Multnomah County government is like plumbing: essential but only noticed when there’s a mess. The most recent pipe break occurred last summer, when the tawdry personal life of then-Multnomah C ... More

Mar 26, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS

One Question: What Change Would You Make to the County Health Department?

Elections No local government agency delivers more health care than Multnomah County. Aside from running the jails, it’s the biggest thing the county does. According to its latest budget, Multnomah County More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS  | 
 

It’s the Real Thing

Big soft-drink money is pouring into the Multnomah County Chair’s race.

Elections If you make or sell soda pop, you’ve got a lot to worry about from Multnomah County. The county’s health department has targeted sugary soft drinks as a top worry, especially in the fight ag More

Apr 23, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS  | 
 

One Question: County Programs to Fund and Functions to Cut

Elections OK, this week it’s actually two questions for the leading candidates in the May 20 primary election for Multnomah County chair. But the questions to Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury are close More

Apr 9, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS  | 
 

One Question: Would You Cut Business Taxes?

Elections It’s a perennial query that politicians running for office face, and we tracked down the answers from the leading candidates for Multnomah County chair, Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury.  More

Apr 2, 2014 12:01 am by NIGEL JAQUISS  | 
 
 

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