• Vasquez shaking things up

    Vasquez shaking things up

    Multnomah County District Attorney-elect Nathan Vasquez does not take office until next January, but is already shaking up the County Courthouse. Vasquez, currently a senior deputy DA, has requested an additional $782,000 from the county commissioners to help prosecute drug crimes, gun violence crimes, juvenile case management and increased victim assistance services. Several defendants’ rights…

  • Post Primary: Some surprises

    Post Primary: Some surprises

    The highest profile N/NE Portland Multnomah County Commission race in years is entering a new phase as Shannon Singleton and Sam Adams enter a two-person runoff in the November 5th General Election. Singleton garnered 46% of the vote, ahead of Adams with 24% and Jessie Burke at 22% in the May 21st Primary Election. Singleton,…