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 committee that recommends medication coverage on the Oregon Health Plan wants the state to start paying for hepatitis C treatments.
About 45 percent of Oregonians now fill out a POLST form before they die. The form spells out desired medical interventions you want at the end of life.
People who want to see public cannabis cafes in Oregon are starting a fundraising effort to change the law.
Advocates for Oregonians with disabilities are calling for a ban on the use of dogs to control jail inmates.
A grand jury looking into conditions at Multnomah County’s jails found the majority of inmates have either mental health or substance abuse issues.
Life in Oregon's fishing and crabbing industries is dangerous, so the U.S. Coast Guard is working to increase awareness and safety.
The Oregon Health Authority, the courts and the police are starting a new effort to stop sending people who suffer from mental illnesses and substance abuse problems to jail.
Multnomah County said Tuesday that 79 people who were homeless died last year — one fewer than in 2016.
The Oregon Health Authority has published new guidelines for prescribing opioids.
Researchers at Portland State University have teamed up with Oregon investors to develop a new antimalarial drug.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have released one of the largest data sets of its kind, aimed at curing leukemia.
The cost of long-term care is increasing at two or three times the rate of inflation — according to a new study.
To boost tourism during the fall, Travel Oregon unveiled a new campaign Monday featuring seven large murals in seven small towns.
Six children from Washington have been hospitalized so far this year acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disease similar to polio.