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 Oregon Health Authority told one of the state’s largest care providers for low-income people, to improve its transportation services.
A big reason Oregon approved a ban on flavored vaping products is to stop one particular group of people from getting hooked on nicotine: teenagers.
Less than a week after Oregon approved a six-month ban on flavored vaping products, the Oregon Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked it.
Oregon state agencies that regulate cannabis and tobacco industries set the rules for a six-month ban on flavored vape products Friday.
The Oregon Health Authority is holding daily meetings to figure out new rules for the governor’s six-month ban on flavored vaping products.
Oregon's ban on flavored vaping products could go into effect as soon as Friday.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced a temporary ban on all flavored vaping products
At least one vape shop owner said he might file suit if Oregon imposes a vaping moratorium.
As the state rolls out the next phase of its coordinated care system, 350,000 Oregon Health Plan members will have a choice of coverage plans for the first time.
Program to check illegal drugs for fentanyl has the backing of Oregon Health Authority and cops.
The Oregon Health Authority says a fifth person has now been struck by a vaping-related illnesses.
Union reps and executives with Kaiser Permanente restart negotiations Monday, in hope of avoiding a massive nationwide strike Oct. 14.
A group of Oregonians has banded together to keep Hopewell House hospice open — following Legacy Health’s decision to close it.
Lung problems from vaping go back at least eight years, according to research from Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital.
A mystery vaping illness has killed six people – including one in Oregon – and hospitalized more than 380 others across the country. Vape and cannabis shop owners say customers are anxious.