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While the county struggled, commissioners spent money on professional fees, travel and their favorite charities.

In his first “State of the County” speech, Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen recently described his government’s financial woes.    More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Why Judy Shiprack Isn't Endorsing her County Colleagues

Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack has made two endorsements for the May primary that observers may find surprising. In the Democratic primary race for state treasurer between former county Chair Ted Wheeler and state Sen. Rick Metsger (D-Welches), Shiprack tells WW she's endorsing Metsger. Shiprack is backing Metsger despite the fact she worked with Wheeler for more than a year ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

County Budget Battles: DA Gets Flexibility on Misdemeanors

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners this morning unanimously approved a $392 million general-fund budget that gives District Attorney Mike Schrunk greater flexibility in setting priorities for his office. The dust-up over Schrunk's budget has been the big county story in a year when the county had to cut $5.4 million from its general-fund budget, the 10th straight year of cuts. County ...   More
Thursday, June 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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