Friday Forum – A conversation with Multnomah County’s newest commissioners

Presented on December 16, 2016, The recent election cycle brings three new commissioners to Multnomah County, but also some big challenges to health care, public safety, libraries and county-based social services. The new commissioners – state Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson, Gresham City Councilor Lori Stegmann and emergency room physician Sharon Meieran – make the county […]

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Friday Forum: Is Multnomah County’s Criminal Justice System JUST?

Is Multnomah County’s Criminal Justice System JUST? An in depth look at racial disparities in Portland jails African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.4 million incarcerated population. To say we have reached a crisis in America would be an understatement. At the NAACP’s 106th National Convention, President Obama noted that today’s […]

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Friday Forum: Multnomah County Commission Debate

Presented on October 14th, 2016, Join the City Club of Portland for a join Multnomah County Commission debate featuring candidates from District 1 and District 4. As the primary provider and funder of social services for the region’s most vulnerable residents, the conversation will focus on how the County’s services and partnerships with other local […]

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County Jail Booking Center | National Geographic

When new inmates arrive at this Portland county jail, officers maintain a zero resistance policy. Country Jail : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/?source=4003 ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter […]

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