31, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Unsold Stuff: No One Knows What to Do with All These Empty U.S. Prisons
Oregon's Wapato jail. Photo via KMD Architects U.S. incarceration rates have been declining for the last few years. One unanticipated consequence of this very happy development is an excess of empty prisons that no one wants to buy.
29, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Oregon State Bar casts aside ethical complaint against Multnomah County DA Rod Underhill
A bar investigator says she found no probable cause to believe that Rod Underhill had committed misconduct in the murder trial of Jerrin Hickman.
28, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
A Romanian princess who lived for years in Coos County and later helped run a cockfighting enterprise in Oregon has been sentenced to three years of probation and won't have to go to prison.
12, Oct 2014 - Portland, OR The Skanner Newspaper - Justice 4 Youth: Group Wants Reform of Oregon's Measure 11 Law
PHOTO: Multnomah Youth Commissioner Violeta Alvarez (center front with glasses) was one of the speakers at the Justice4Youth event in Portland's Pioneer Square, Saturday Sept. 13. Alvarez and other youth volunteers handed out information about a new campaign to repeal Measure 11 laws that allow teens to be tried and sentenced as adults.
12, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Man gets 30-year term for Oregon bomb plot
One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.
11, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Former Federal Way school board member sentenced to six months for stealing tires | Photos
Former Federal Way school board member Tony Moore was sentenced to six months of prison time with five years probation for each count on Tuesday at Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon.
11, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square four years ago.
10, Oct 2014 - Oregon man sues Costco, claims store security broke his leg
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man has sued Costco for $670,000, claiming store security detained him and broke his leg after he refused to show his receipt when exiting the building. Timothy Walls says in his Multnomah County Circuit Court lawsuit, which was filed last week, that when he tried to leave a Portland Costco store with $102.66 in purchases in January last ...
10, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Man to be sentenced for trying to bomb Oregon Christmas tree lighting
(CNN) — A 21-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia is to be sentenced Wednesday for plotting to bomb a 2010 Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who faces a maximum statutory sentence of life in prison, was convicted after a two-week trial last year on one count of attempting to use […]
09, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Tanning Oregon nanny left kids in car, gets prison
A 24-year-old nanny will spend the next year and a half in state prison after leaving two children in a car on one of the hottest days this …
04, Apr 2014 - Multnomah, OR OHSU employee gets 2-year sentence for fraud
Prosecutors say Dean Westwood came up with a scheme to steal more than $81,000 from Oregon taxpayers.
03, Apr 2014 - Mult. Co. sides with couples suing over same-sex marriage ban
PORTLAND -- Multnomah County has sided with two Oregon couples who are suing the state to overturn a constitutional same-sex marriage ban. Couples Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson, along with Robert Duehmig and William Griesar, are suing Multnomah County, Governor Kitzhaber and state officers, asserting that a ban on same-sex marriage violates their civil rights. More: US judge strikes down ...
03, Apr 2014 - Multnomah County Ready to Marry Same-Sex Couples When Court Rules
Multnomah County will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as soon as a federal court judge determines Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, county attorney Jenny Madkour wrote today in a response to a lawsuit filed against county and state officials. " Current Oregon law discriminates against same-sex couples seeking to marry," Madkour wrote. "The guarantees ...
01, Apr 2014 - Multnomah, OR DHS worker sentenced to house arrest for theft
An Oregon Department of Human Services worker was sentenced Monday for stealing welfare benefits.