Reporter and Producer
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.
Even with its tax credit increases for older consumers, the GOP's new health care bill would increase overall health insurance costs for Oregonians, according to a new analysis.
Next month, Lane will become the first county in Oregon to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco — from 18 to 21. Other counties and the whole state might be joining them soon.
The Deschutes County District Attorney has launched a criminal investigation into an apparent breach of patient records at St. Charles Health System.
Some Republican lawmakers in Oregon are joining Democrats in their displeasure at the replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Oregon farmers and veterinarians are speaking out against a bill in Salem that would make it illegal to give antibiotics to healthy farm animals.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released a report Thursday saying the new health care law created by the Trump Administration would triple Oregon’s uninsured rate and cut 23,000 jobs.
Oregonians who don’t want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed are rallying around the state. OPB caught up with one group on the Capitol steps Monday.
When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, some people worried car accidents would increase. A new study indicates that didn’t happen — but more research is needed.
The OLCC is about to start sending young adults to cannabis stores to see whether they can get in.
House Republicans released legislation Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Oregonians struggling to pay for prescriptions that cost thousands of dollars a month spoke out Friday in support of a legislative bill to cap drug prices.
The state is cracking down on four Oregon health insurance companies for denying consumer claims for autism.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider a bill Monday that would make small-scale drug possession a misdemeanor, rather than a felony, in Oregon.
One of Oregon’s largest Coordinated Care Organizations has filed a lawsuit against the state for having an “unsound rate-setting process.”
Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in January — the lowest it’s been since records began in 1976.
The Port of Portland and the operator of the container facility at Terminal 6 have agreed to end their 25-year lease agreement.
The Iranian baby whose surgery was delayed by President Trump’s immigration order is doing well after surgery in Portland.
Portland and Multnomah County are changing the way they deal with drug addicts.
The American College of Physicians has updated its guidelines for treating lower back pain. The hope is to reduce opioid dependency.