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.
A Portland memory center is testing a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease and wants new patients to enroll.
The Clark County measles outbreak is showing signs of leveling off at 53 cases. And public health officials haven’t identified any new locations where people may have been exposed.
Health experts say the Clark County measles outbreak appears to be encouraging people to get vaccinated.
Public officials in Oregon and Washington have repeatedly, consistently reminded their constituents that the measles is preventable — all you need to do is get vaccinated. But not everyone can.
Oregon is producing twice as much cannabis as people are using. And there’s more than six years' worth of supply sitting on shelves and at farms.
Oregon is eliminating the option of having a feeding tube on end-of-life care medical forms.
Oregon’s system for regulating marijuana needs to be strengthened, according to a new audit out of the Secretary of State’s Office.
The measles outbreak in Southwest Washington is up to 36 cases. One has been found in Oregon. The biggest concern is low vaccination rates in schools.
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Oregon’s Congressional Democrats welcomed news Friday the federal shutdown is ending.
The Oregon Health Authority expects the Washington measles outbreak to cross the state line.
Hundreds of health care professionals confronted the issue of racism within their industry at a conference in Portland Thursday.
The Oregon Health Authority had long made patients wait five years to get a second hearing aid, even if they needed them for both ears. That's changing.
Nurses and hospital administrators at St. Charles Health System in Central Oregon hammered out a tentative new working agreement over the weekend.
A group of Oregon women are starting a program to encourage more people to donate a kidney. They’re particularly focused on organs from live donors.
Insurance enrollment at healthcare-dot-gov has dropped more than five percent in Oregon.
What would legalizing psilocybin look like? Supporters of a legalization measure in Oregon say it'll be nothing like recreational cannabis.