The Oregonian Loses Another Award-Winning Reporter to Government PR

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Award-winning reporter Melissa Navas will leave The Oregonian to join Multnomah County's communications staff in mid-September. She joins a long list of journalists going to work for government PR offices, as WW has shown. Newsroom cutbacks and changing priorities have sent many veteran reporters out of their newsrooms and into the arms of public agencies. Our May investigation found that eight local ...   More
 
Friday, August 19, 2011 COREY PAUL

Launch Pad

The Mayor plays “Will it float?” with a proposal to take control of Multnomah County’s River Patrol Unit.


City Hall
Late in Mayor Sam Adams’ third annual State of the City address last month, he proposed a change to give Multnomah County extra cash it badly    More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Extra Credit

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


Politics
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

City Hall: Mayor Wants to Give $100,000 to David Douglas


News
Mayor Sam Adams wants to give $100,000 of city money to David Douglas High School for a new SUN School, a program managed by Multnomah County with funding from the county, local school districts, the City of Portland's parks department as well as other agencies.The David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland already has SUN Schools at its elementary and middle-school facilities but not at its ...   More
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

One Final Reminder: Ballots Due Tuesday


News
As you're recovering from Halloween-related hangovers and corn syrup-induced stomachaches, think about this potentially distressing thought: you have only until 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to vote in the Oregon election. To the many of you who haven't voted yet, here are our candidate and initiative endorsements. And here's where you can drop off your ballot. One last thing—if the vitriol ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Party Time at the Multnomah County Elections Office


News
Although voters had more than two weeks to get their ballots in before tonight's 8 pm deadline, plenty still raced in cars, on bikes and skateboards, and by foot to the Multnomah County Elections Office in the election's final minutes. "If one person says 'I was too busy,' I'm going to shoot them. That's such bullshit," said Joel Finkelstein, 43, who said he left voting until the last minute ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Republicans Request Partial Governor's Race Recount in Multnomah County (Updated With Precinct Locations and GOP Chair Bob Tiernan's Comment)


News
The Oregon Republican Party has asked for a partial recount in Multnomah County for the governor's race. The request came in 15 minutes before the final deadline on Tuesday, according to Secretary of State Kate Brown's spokeswoman, Andrea Cantu-Schomus. Multnomah County spokesman David Austin says the GOP requested a recount for three precincts in Nob Hill, the Lloyd Center district and Laurelhurst. A ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall: Mental Health Funding and the Mayor's 2011 State of the City Speech

Mental Health

News
Mayor Sam Adams' annual state-of-the-city address takes place on Feb. 18, less than a month from now. And if you're wondering what the mayor may highlight at the City Club of Portland event, let us help narrow the field. Mental health won't be the only topic the mayor discusses, but it will be on his list. Last year, Portland's 2010-11 budget offered a relatively modest allocation of $540,000 ...   More
 
Friday, January 21, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Election Countdown: Collymore Uses Kitzhaber in Campaign Email

Karol Collymore

News
In the final stretch of the Nov. 2 election, it's notable who the candidates to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners have—and haven't—been seen with. Candidate Loretta Smith has made no secret of the fact she's endorsed by her boss, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Wyden's mug appears on the homepage of Smith's website, and in nearly all of her campaign ...   More
 
Friday, October 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Multnomah County Commissioner District 2


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

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