Kristian Foden-Vencil

Reporter, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Kristian Foden-Vencil is a veteran journalist/producer working for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He started as a cub reporter for newspapers in London, England in 1988. Then in 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in publications as varied as The Oregonian, the BBC, the Salem Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR and the Voice of America. Kristian has won awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. He was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq in 2004 and now specializes in business, law, health and politics. 

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

An Oregon man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded holiday event in Portland's town square in 2010.

Mohamed Mohamud was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland in a plot that actually was an FBI sting.

Governor John Kitzhaber says the state signed a contract Thursday, with a company for an independent assessment of the problems with Oregon's health insurance exchange website.

Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues its slow decline. It reached 8.2 percent in March.

An estimated 300 Oregonians were registered to run the Boston Marathon Monday.

When explosions rocked the Boston Marathon route today Monday hundreds of Oregonians were in the city for the race.  More than 300 people from Oregon were registered for the marathon, and Nike and Adidas both had staffs there.

Judson Randall

Oregon authorities have contacted the Japanese Consulate in Portland to find out whether a piece of presumed tsunami debris that washed up at Oceanside on Friday is culturally significant.

Oregon State website

Oregon's voter approved effort to link the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index was the topic of debate at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday.

The Portland city employee who was charged this week with aiding terrorism has been released to await his trial.

Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.4 percent -- essentially unchanged from 8.3 percent in December. Ever since Oregon's unemployment rate peaked at over 11 percent in 2009, it's been dropping, but slowly.

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Governor John Kitzhaber says the feds are calling Oregon's health system a model for other states. Money goes along with that.

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