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In-Person Visits Suspended After Patient Dies of Suspected Fentanyl Overdose

Oregon State Hospital has temporarily suspended in-person visits with friends and family following the tragic death of a patient due to a suspected fentanyl overdose.

Portland Area Tax Measures Approved in May 21 Election

Portland area tax measures received big support from voters in the May 21 primary election. Despite recent dissatisfaction with elected officials and the direction of their communities, voters demonstrated their generosity by approving various spending measures.

Oregon Voter Turnout Remains Low As Primary Election Approaches

With just over a week remaining before the May primary election, voter turnout in Oregon continues to lag behind previous years. Approximately 7% of the state's registered voters have returned their ballots so far, according to data from the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.

Portland Businesses Face ADA Complaints And Costly Legal Demands

In a concerning turn of events for small businesses in Portland, two local lawyers have initiated a wave of demand letters and lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Multnomah County Notifies Health Center Clients Of Potential Data Breach

The Multnomah County Health Department has begun notifying 1,092 Health Center clients that their protected health information may have been accessed.

Multnomah County Launches Common Application Program To Increase Accessibility To Community Services

Multnomah County has partnered with FORWARD, a trusted program administration partner for local governments, to launch the Common Application Program, aimed at improving access to community programs for residents.

Multnomah County Auditor’s Office Warns Public Of Impersonation Scam

The Multnomah County Auditor’s Office has issued a warning about a scam targeting community members. The office received a report through the Good Government Hotline about an individual impersonating a Multnomah County Sheriff’s officer and demanding $3,000 from an ATM under threat of arrest.

Fall 40 Feet from Portland Power Line Tower Was Person Attempting Selfie

In a harrowing incident near Sellwood Riverfront Park, a person suffered a severe fall from a power line tower in Southeast Portland while attempting to take a selfie.

Multnomah County Election Ballots Must Be Returned By 8 P.M. May 21, 2024

Today is the last day to vote in the primary election. Voted ballots must be received at any county elections office in Oregon or Official Ballot Drop Site location by 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2024, or mailed and postmarked by May 21, 2024, to be counted.

Portland’s Affordable Housing Program Falls Short, Audit Reveals

In a recent audit conducted by the city auditor, it has been found that Portland's Inclusionary Housing program, designed to address the city's housing affordability crisis, is not meeting its intended goal of creating affordable apartments for those in need.

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Dallas Mavericks One Win Away From NBA Finals As They Go...

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, 116-107, to move to 3-0 in the series and knock on the door of their first NBA Finals appearance in 13 years.