Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Liability in Fatal Police Shooting of Keaton Otis

A Multnomah County grand jury has found no criminal liability in the Portland police's fatal shooting of Keaton Dupree Otis. The May 12 shooting death of the 25-year-old Otis during a traffic stop in the Lloyd District was the third fatal shooting by Portland police this year There have been no criminal indictments in any of those shootings, which has been the case involving every grand jury ...   More
Friday, May 28, 2010 HANK STERN

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

Under Proposed County Charter Changes, Cogen Could Run for Mayor in 2012

The Multnomah County Charter Review Committee will present recommendations [PDF] to the county commission tomorrow on a series of measures they suggest putting on the November ballot. Such committees sometimes handle mundane technical fixes, but tomorrow's recommendations — which follow a series of 13 public meetings held since September 2009 — include a proposals for number of high-profile ...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read the Document: The Horman Divorce

WW has obtained the divorce petition (PDF) filed Monday by the father of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman. Kaine Horman cited "irreconcilable differences" in filing for divorce from his wife of three years, Terri Moulton Horman. Two facts emerge in the eight pages of documents filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. First: The petition says Kaine Horman moved out of the couple's house ...   More
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

County Board Approves Additional Funds for Kyron Horman Investigation

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners today approved an additional $196,034 to continue the seven-week-old investigation into the disappearance of Kyron Horman. District Attorney Mike Schrunk said the money is needed to cover an additional prosecutor and other costs, but he's not sure how much longer the investigation into the missing 7-year-old will continue at the current pace. "There ...   More
Thursday, July 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon Moms Attempt Breast-Feeding Record

If you're a breast-feeding mom who hungers to break a record, read this: Local moms will try to break the record for most women breast-feeding at one time this Friday, Aug. 6. The event, coined The Big Latch On, comes at the end of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored in part by the Multnomah County's Women Infants and Children program. The program will host the record attempt at ...   More
Monday, August 2, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Money Watch: Trail Blazers, Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios in the MultCo Race

The Portland Trail Blazers, City Commissioner Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios are among the big names pouring money into the race for a Multnomah County Board of Commissioners seat representing North and Northeast Portland. The latest round of campaign finance disclosures shows candidate Loretta Smith collecting $500 from Fish and $1,000 from the Trail Blazers. As previously reported in ...   More
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon Historical Society Levy Heads to Ballot

Add one more money measure to the Nov. 2 ballot. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners today unanimously approved asking county voters to OK a five-year, $10 million levy to fund the financially threatened Oregon Historical Society, which runs the society's museum and library in downtown Portland. If county voters OK the levy, it would add a nickel per $1,000 of assessed property value, ...   More
Thursday, August 19, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Money Watch: New Big Donors to the Portland Fire Bond Campaign

City Commissioner Nick Fish and Beam Construction and Management are the latest large donors to the Yes campaign on the city of Portland's $72.4 million bond measure for the Fire Bureau. Fish and Beam Development each ponied up $2,500 to the fire bond campaign. (Fish, who won his re-election to City Council in May, also tapped his campaign fund for a much smaller donation of $250 to Democratic ...   More
Thursday, August 19, 2010 HANK STERN

Your Voter Registration Reminder: Deadline is Oct. 12

We have spent a good portion of the past few weeks interviewing candidates, vetting their claims, and putting together our Oct. 13 endorsement issue so that you, our readers, will be savvy Oregon voters come the Nov. 2 election. But to be savvy voters, you first need to be registered voters. Voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 12. You can register at the Secretary of State's website ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 Jason Slotkin


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