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 is about to issue a new license plate featuring a gray whale.
An Iraqi boy, who traveled to Oregon for life-saving surgery 10 years ago, has returned.
For the first time, the three counties that make up the greater Portland metro area held a joint summit to tackle opioid addiction.
Mental health advocates say work to reduce the number of hours mentally ill inmates spend in solitary confinement has stalled.
Cannabis is legal in the Pacific Northwest, but doctors don’t regard medical marijuana as a mainstream treatment. Anyone who wants to use it to kick an opioid habit is on their own.
The death rate from opioids continues to increase across the U.S. But in Oregon, it’s actually decreased over the past few years — by as much as 25 percent. So, what's Oregon doing differently?
A crowdfunding effort that aims to teach Oregonians how to get more from their medical appointments, kicks off this week.
Oregonians who bought insurance at HealthCare.gov this year and qualified for a subsidy have an average net premium of $138 per month. That's a reduction from last year.
Portland released a new ad Monday to get drivers to slow down.
Cannabis retailers seem to have adjusted since the Oregon Liquor Control Commission increased penalties for selling to minors.
The American Dental Association issued new guidelines for prescribing opioids Monday. Dentists in Oregon say they’ll be adopting them as soon as possible.
The Legacy Cancer Institute in Portland is warning people who’ve undergone genetic tests with 23andMe, not to get a false sense of security about the absence of certain cancer genes.
Oregonians need better information about health care costs, according to a new report from the consumer watchdog group OSPIRG.
The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations.
The state has approved a 16-bed psychiatric hospital in Hermiston, Oregon. It’s just as well because the health system building it has almost finished construction.cc
Under Oregon’s new law, drug manufacturers who increase the price of a prescription drug by 10 percent or more must inform the state of cost drivers.
Portland residents may see uplifting bill boards around town over the coming weeks, urging them to spread happiness, or make the world a happier place.
La Agencia de Inmigración y Aduanas le dijo a un mayorista de flores en Canby que pronto estará sujeto a una auditoría de verificación de empleados.