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Lynne Terry

Lynne Terry

Lynne Terry has more than 30 years of journalism experience, including a recent stint as editor of The Lund Report, a highly regarded health news site. She reported on health and food safety in her 18 years at The Oregonian, was a senior producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting and Paris correspondent for National Public Radio for nine years. She has won state, regional and national awards, including a National Headliner Award for a long-term care facility story and a top award from the National Association of Health Care Journalists for an investigation into government failures to protect the public from repeated salmonella outbreaks. She loves to cook and entertain, speaks French and is learning Portuguese.

Planned Parenthood in Oregon ‘prepared’ for increased demand for abortions 

By: - May 3, 2022

The leaders of Planned Parenthood in Oregon on Tuesday condemned the draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and promised their organizations will be ready for an expected increase in demand. “The Supreme Court is acting in defiance of the American people,” Lisa Gardner, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of […]

Oregon Democrats lash out at Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Roe v. Wade

By: - May 3, 2022

Oregon’s U.S. senators reacted with anger, sadness and resolution to the release of a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision that would overturn the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that guaranteed abortion rights. “Five unelected justices acting as a super legislature are rolling over Americans’ rights,” Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, said in a statement. […]

Kelly Hernandes in rear view mirror

Normal families struggle with abnormal lives

By: - May 3, 2022

At least once a week, Kelly Hernandez tries to find her son. The search in Portland always starts the same: feeling tense and anxious, with questions running through her head.   “What will he look like?” “Is he well fed?” “Will I see him?” It’s Easter Sunday. A yellow bag sits on the back floor of […]

Rhonda Capello shows her doctor, Dr. Nat Fondell, her next prosthetic legs on her phone.

Oregon Health Authority will distribute $31 million to organizations to fight health inequities

By: - April 29, 2022

The Oregon Health Authority will give $31 million to nonprofits, churches and other community organizations to reduce health care inequities in the state.  The grants aim to help the hundreds of thousands of Oregonians who identify as people of color or those with disabilities, have no permanent home, belong to a tribe, are elderly or […]

Health care spending accounts for one-quarter of household expenditures in Oregon, study says

By: - April 28, 2022

Health care costs account for nearly one-quarter of household spending in Oregon, according to a new report from the Oregon Health Authority. The report, published this week, said that at 23% of expenses, health care is the single biggest household expenditure for Oregonians, followed by housing, utilities and fuel.  Insurance premiums and deductibles, which consumers […]

wildfire in New Mexico

Oregon’s congressional delegation calls for renewal of firefighting agreement with feds

By: - April 26, 2022

In a rare display of unity, all seven members of Oregon’s congressional delegation appealed to the U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday to renew a century-old agreement on managing wildfires in Oregon. The agreement covers wildfire protection on federal land in western Oregon through financial arrangements, resource sharing, planning and joint activities. The area […]

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is the latest member of Congress to test positive for Covid

By: - April 26, 2022

Oregon’s senior U.S. senator, Ron Wyden, tested positive for Covid on Tuesday. On Twitter and in a news release, he said the infection was caught during routine testing. He’s experiencing “minor symptoms” and is working from his residence in Washington, D.C., the statements said. He will quarantine according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Opponents of proposed Foster Farms chicken plants ask state for ban

By: - April 26, 2022

Environmentalists, small farm advocates and local residents are pursuing a new tactic in their opposition to two industrial chicken plants planned for an area southeast of Salem. They asked the state to ban large livestock operations on fertile farmland – everywhere in Oregon. The advocacy groups Willamette Riverkeeper and the Center for Food Safety, and […]

Oregon Recovers rally

Parents, recovery advocates call for immediate Oregon action on addiction crisis

By: - April 25, 2022

Moms and others concerned about addiction rallied in Portland on Saturday, calling for the Oregon Health Authority to take effective and immediate action against substance use.  They included a father who lost his son two years ago after he consumed a counterfeit opioid pill he bought online that was laced with fentanyl.  They included a […]

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State funding $3 million in projects to improve lives of elderly, those with disabilities

By: - April 22, 2022

The Department of Human Services is looking for proposals to improve the quality of life for elderly people and those with disabilities across the state. It will allocate $3 million to the projects, hoping to reach a broad array of the population, including those who have difficulty accessing services. Two-thirds of the money will be […]

Interested in helping Medicaid patients? The state seeks applicants for a workgroup

By: - April 22, 2022

Oregonians interested in creating strategies to keep and retain people on Medicaid can apply to a new workgroup the state is forming. It seeks 12 volunteers, from a union representative to individuals who’ve lost Medicaid coverage to take part in the year-long workgroup. They will meet twice a month in May and June, then monthly […]

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Secretary of State reissuing second voters’ guide in Washington County to correct omissions

By: - April 21, 2022

The Secretary of State’s Office will reissue Voters’ Pamphlets for Washington County after leaving out statements from four candidates in versions already sent to voters. The agency said Thursday that the pamphlets it sent out omitted statements for four Democratic state representatives running in the May election: Rep. Courtney Neron, who is seeking re-election in […]