2 hrs ago
Crash near Scappoose is fatal, sheriff's office says
One person died in a head-on crash between a car and a truck on U.S. 30 west of Scappoose Tuesday, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
7 hrs ago
Drunken driver who crashed onto Old Town Portland sidewalk, killed woman, pleads no contest
A drunken driver who crashed onto an Old Town Portland sidewalk and slammed into two young women -- killing one of them -- pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree manslaughter.
13 hrs ago
Portland School Board approves affirmative action policy
The Portland School Board plans on using about $25,000 next year to help the district develop an affirmative action plan to recruit more teachers of color and men to the workforce to more accurately reflect the student population.
17 hrs ago
Heavy pollution linked to risk of autism, study shows
Pregnant women exposed to heavy diesel pollution are twice as likely to have a child with autism as those living in areas with low pollution, according to a study published today.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
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Saltzman Obedient To Mayor Hales' Housing Policy Of Economic Segregation And Public Data Denial
Portland city commissioner Dan Saltzman, who was recently given the Bureau of Housing to administer by Portland's mayor, Charlie Hales, has indicated that he is in lock step with mayor Hales' housing policy.
Editorial: Controversy Underscores Why Portland Needs a Sustainable Equity Network
About 40 people gathered at Quartet Restaurant, June 6. The event offered an opportunity to strengthen the network of people working to overcome the many disparities that still afflict Portland's communities of color.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Smoking bill is unfair to retailers and a vulnerable group
The Oregon House narrowly approved a bill that would allow counties to tax tobacco products.
Summer reading is vital
Summer and reading have gone hand in hand for me for as long as I can remember. As children, my sister and I regularly walked with our mother to our local Multnomah County Public Library branch in North Portland.
Sheriff's investigating Scappoose animal abuse
A neighbor passing through the area saw the dead dog and called animal control around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Rockwood library nourishes summer reading
Over the nearly 10 years she's worked at the Rockwood branch of the Multnomah County Library, Kylie Park has noticed something about its summer customers.
Drake's 7 Dees closes east county garden center after decades
The big, green metal-roofed building along Southeast Stark Street still gleams in the sunlight and the big rock fountain in front still bubbles with water.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Londer Center celebrates 20th graduation with a first: caps and gowns
June 06, 2013 -- Krystal Stockam, 29, a GED graduate from Donald H. Londer Center for Learning, carries her 9-year-old daughter Jasmine who had supported her through the program by saying "Mom, you can do it!" during the 20th Annual GED Graduation ceremony at Multnomah County building.
Repeat sex offender accused of abusing children for years
A Tigard man was indicted Monday on more than a dozen charges related to the sexual abuse of children, and investigators are asking the public for information about other possible victims.
In liberal Multnomah County, Republicans raise money by raffling off assault rifle
The Multnomah County Republican Party, looking to raise some money for the party while making a point about gun rights, is raffling off an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle later this month.
The Pordland Mercury
Street Count Shows Spike in Portland's Homeless Population
Two years ago, in the waning months of a terrible recession, Portland and Multnomah County released a snapshot count of the region's homeless population that's been cited as gospel by politicians and service providers and advocates ever since - revealing some 1,700 people living on the streets, with hundreds more in transitional housing or ... (more)
Sauvie Island planning update prompted by crush of visitors, rash of new problems
For many, Sauvie Island is the perfect place to spend a summer day. It's close to area population centers, has miles of welcoming beaches and offers endless emerald fields that make urban realities seem a world away.
Jeff Gilbert, former Reynolds High principal, agrees to pay back $17,000 to students
In a move that could help him avoid criminal charges, the former principal at Reynolds High School this week agreed to pay back more than $17,000 the district says he stole from a student fund.
Portland, Ore., To Require Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
Great news from the best state in the country, Oregon! Multnomah County, which includes Portland , just became one of the first in the country to require gender-neutral, single-occupancy restrooms in all future construction projects.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Gresham woman accused of tampering with witness to gang-related homicide
A 23-year-old woman is accused of tampering with a witness to Sunday's gang-related homicide outside a Gresham apartment complex.