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.
Oregon health experts announced a plan Thursday to end all new HIV infections in the state.
The parents of a woman who died in Washington County jail while detoxing from heroin are suing the county and for-profit health care provider Corizon.
According to his family, Myers died from complications of pneumonia.
Advocates for children have reached an agreement with the state of Oregon over the temporary housing of foster kids in offices, hotels, hospitals and detention centers.
David Ray Bartol was sentenced to death after being found guilty of aggravated murder.
Entertainment | Recreation | local | News | Parents | Economy | Family | Politics | Business | NW LifeOPB | Nov. 23, 2016 6:30 a.m. | Portland
An effort by the Portland Business Alliance to fill vacant store fronts during the holiday shopping season is paying dividends.
A Portland man, who turned his garden shed into an earthquake emergency shelter, is worried about running afoul of city codes.
A study by Oregon Health & Science University has helped convince the government to make new recommendations on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Police say a motorist exited his vehicle and fired multiple shots, injuring a man following a confrontation with protesters on the bridge.
News | Election | local | Election 2016OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 6:45 p.m.
Thousands of protesters moved through the streets of downtown Portland on Thursday night to speak out on a wide range of issues, including the election of Donald Trump.
Measure 97 lost big. So instead of having an extra $6 billion over the next two year budget cycle, Oregon leaders must solve a $1.4 billion deficit.
Measure 97 would have imposed a new tax on businesses that do more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales. It would have been the largest tax increase in state history — and has been the costliest measure campaign.
Every dollar a state spends on mental health cuts about 25 cents from jail expenditures, according to a new study from Oregon State University.
Next week, 200 Oregon cities and counties will make new decisions on marijuana. Not whether it’s legal. But whether to block local sales — or permit them and add a local tax.
Parents | local | News | Election | Nation | Economy | Family | Politics | Health | Business | NW LifeOPB | Nov. 4, 2016 10:55 a.m. | Portland
The cost of Portland housing is likely to continue rising for the foreseeable future according to economists at a Home Builders Association meeting.
Cannabis was legalized in Oregon last year, but many towns and counties are blocking sales — the tiny town of Huntington, near the Idaho boarder, is the exception.