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 Department of Corrections cut the ribbon on a new behavioral health unit at the state penitentiary in Salem on Friday.
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TriMet is wary of spending millions to repair aging tracks on a bridge that may be reaching the end of its lifespan.
Clackamas County is flexing its significant powers to track-down partners when someone reports a sexually transmitted disease to the health department.
The state took several new steps this week to reduce the size of Oregon’s cannabis black market — including efforts to keep it away from kids.
Research shows peer counselors are uniquely qualified to help people going through similar struggles, such as drug addiction.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is about to announce new cannabis harvest regulations aimed at cutting supply to the black market.
A case of measles reported in Multnomah County last week appears to have spread across the Columbia River.
Oregon scientists may have found a new way to fight gonorrhea.
The director of the Oregon Health Authority, Patrick Allen, just finished a 2,000 mile trip around the state to talk about how to improve Coordinated Care Organizations.
The National Institutes of Health is paying $128 million to build three new cryo-electron microscope centers around the country.
Officers from the Federal Protective Service have started notifying protesters outside the ICE offices in Portland that they must leave, hours after reentering the building early Monday morning.
What started as a two-tent campout on the trolley tracks outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland has turned into a small village.
South Portland commuters will face with more traffic over the next five weeks as OHSU’s aerial tram closes for maintenance.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes from states where they lack a physical presence.