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.
The American College of Physicians has updated its guidelines for treating lower back pain. The hope is to reduce opioid dependency.
Faith leaders and immigration groups came together in Portland Friday to oppose expanded deportations by the Trump administration. A growing number are offering sanctuary.
A new star with seven planets is right at the edge of what the moderately sized telescope at the Pine Mountain observatory in Central Oregon can detect.
The head of the Oregon Health Authority, Lynne Saxton, said she’s open to changes in the way coordinated care organizations work.
As the Trump Administration works to repeal the Affordable Care Act, in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown is trying to expand health care to all children.
Several people were arrested in Presidents Day protests in downtown Portland Monday. There were essentially two demonstrations - one with a permit, and one without.
Several dozen lawyers rallied Friday on the steps of the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland to protest President Donald Trump’s travel ban and comments on the judiciary.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has said he wouldn’t order his state’s National Guard to round up immigrants. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's office says it will continue to fight to keep the state an inclusive place for all Oregonians
One small Willamette Valley credit union is opening accounts for marijuana businesses, despite a federal ban.
The State of Oregon wants doctors to conduct a full patient evaluation when recommending medical marijuana.
Oregon announced that hospitals spent nearly $2 billion on community benefits in 2015.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended a statewide emergency declaration Friday. The declaration will now last another 30 days.
A large coalition of nurses, teachers, health advocates, unions and consumer groups are fighting to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Oregon.
On average, five to 10 Portland residents get sick from cryptosporidium — a microscopic parasite — every month. City water bureau officials say the bug isn’t established in the water supply despite recent positive tests.
Bend has an unusual way of choosing a mayor. City councilors select their leader — not voters. But some councilors, unhappy with the system, want to change it.
People in the mental health community are pushing a bill in Salem this session to mandate “peer services.”