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Multnomah County vote carrying Metro levy
The vote on Ballot Measure 26-152 was passing with around 54 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent against by late Tuesday evening.
Tue May 21, 2013
Election Day looms as ballots trickle in
It's election day. If you haven't mailed your ballot, then you'll have to drop it at one of a couple dozen places around Multnomah County.
Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation
Residents are voting to keep Portland, Ore., as the largest U.S. city without fluoride in the water or any plans to add it.
May 2013 election: From fluoride to jails, turnout is king
At a September 2012 meeting, a protester interrupts the Portland City Council vote on adding fluoride to the Portland water supply.
Special Election Day In Oregon
Ballots are due by 8:00pm for today's special election. It's too late to mail. Among the hot issues are the fluoride vote in Portland, light rail and schools.
Redefining the shadow of the church, aiding foster children
The goal: 884 new families, enough to provide safe and healthy placement for every foster child in the metro area.
Mon May 20, 2013
Man tries to lure Gresham teen for sex
Jerry Dean Guess, 69, of Gresham was arrested on Friday and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of Luring a Minor.
Fluoride Fight: Ballot Returns Light Through Friday
As of the end of day Friday, only 21.5 percent of registered voters had turned in their ballots for this month's election.
Health official felt pressure from pro-fluoride group about dental data, email says
Upstream Public Health Co-Director Mel Rader said the pro-fluoride group did not pressure the state about Smile Survey results.
Few voters have returned ballots so far
With one day to go before the May 21 special election, only around 22 percent of Multnomah County voters have returned their ballots.
Salvation Army opens new shelter for homeless women
Sundown for most people is a time to unwind and spend time with family and friends.
Sun May 19, 2013
Portland Veterinary Hospital Offers Free Exams for Oregon Humane Society
Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic in Portland, OR announced that the Portland veterinary hospital gives away free exams for pets that are adopted from the Oregon Humane Society or the Multnomah County Animal Services.
Jeff Baker: Allen Say exhibition opens at Multnomah County Library
Allen Say, the great children's book author and illustrator, rarely does public events.
Sat May 18, 2013
Judge helps Portland police gather evidence, track down thief who stole his ID
Thomas Joseph Berndt II tells Judge Cheryl Albrecht, who was about to sentence him Friday, that he hadn't realized until just then the impact identity theft has on people, not just financial institutions.
The Courier Mailer
County officials across Oregon say automatic voter registration bill is too complicated, heavy-handed
Washington County Commissioner Greg Malinowski is among a slew of statewide county officials opposing a bill that would automatically register an estimated 500,000 potential Oregon voters.
Fri May 17, 2013
TriMet, union negotiations don't have to be open to public, judge rules
MAX operators and other members of the ATU had wanted the union's negotiations with TriMet management to be open to the public.
Discouraging News About Homelessness
Last week Multnomah County and Street Roots released their second annual report on homeless deaths in Multnomah County.
Thu May 16, 2013
Portland budget meeting expected to draw large crowd opposing proposed SUN school funding cuts
A large number of people unhappy about Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' proposal to cut $272,000 in city "pass-through" money to several area SUN schools are expected to turn out tonight for the first of three public hearings on the mayor's proposed budget.
Local TV Station KTVZ
Ex-Beaverton teacher back in court on sex charge
Former Beaverton middle school teacher Logan Storm was arraigned Wednesday in Portland on sex abuse charges dating back to 2007.
Criminal charges unlikely after Multnomah County Elections Office finds suspicious substance in ballot envelope
The substance is still being analyzed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab , but preliminary results show it is not a biothreat or anything toxic, said Beth Anne Steele, an FBI spokeswoman in Portland .