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Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Kristian started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
The president of Oregon Health & Science University, Joe Robertson, is retiring after nearly 40 years of service.
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee have come together to introduce a bill that would publicize more information about private foster care providers.
Randall Children’s Hospital has been verified as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center — the first children’s hospital in Oregon to attain the status.
It took the capping of a municipal dump and the building of a new athletics center, but Astoria now has its own new radiation center.
Oregon is joining California's lawsuit along with more than a dozen other states against President Donald Trump's halting of payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law.
President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care is being called a “serious threat” to the stability of Oregon’s health insurance market.
OPB is tracking the $1 billion quest to cure cancer at Oregon Health & Science University. In this story: How do you attract world-class researchers to Oregon for a cancer cure moonshot?
OPB is tracking Oregon Health & Science University's $1 billion quest to cure cancer. To start, a look at the underlying reality facing scientists: Cancer is actually many different diseases, and it's going to need many different cures.
Oregon has levied one of the largest insurance company fines in memory against the parent company of Zoom+Care.
Environment | local | NewsOPB | Oct. 6, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Portland
Oregon’s been awarded $350,000 by the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program to increase resilience in coastal communities.
Opponents of a recent Oregon bill to fund health care through a new tax submitted signatures Thursday to get a referendum against the tax on the ballot.
The Oregon agency that helps arrange home care for elderly and disabled people needs to take immediate action to improve safety — according to an audit released Wednesday.
Multnomah County has been awarded a $2 million grant to reduce the size of the local jail population — particularly among people with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Several large Oregon health care nonprofits are coming together to fight addiction.
Health care workers in Oregon worry that repeat efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act might have left consumers confused.
The Congressional Senate Finance Committee held the only public hearing on the Republican Graham-Cassidy health care bill Monday.
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