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.


Your guest commentary welcome – but please heed our guidelines

By: - October 25, 2021

Through guest commentaries, Oregon Capital Chronicle will provide a safe place for discussion of state issues and policies. We invite you to participate in civil discourse that is informative, engaging and thought provoking. Of particular interest are pieces that consider solutions – how do we as Oregonians fix an issue or progress on better care […]

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon National Guard member accused of sexual harassment while deployed at OHSU

By: - October 22, 2021

UPDATED: Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:25 p.m. A member of the Oregon National Guard is under investigation following allegations of sexual harassment of staff at Oregon Health & Science University. A spokesman for the guard, Major Chris Clyne, told the Oregon Capital Chronicle that the man was accused of sexually harassing more than one staff […]

Gov. Kate Brown

New lawsuit seeks injunction against Covid-19 vaccine mandate

By: - October 21, 2021

Gov. Kate Brown is facing yet another lawsuit seeking to end her Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Lawyers for five corrections officers filed the case in Baker County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Four of the plaintiffs work at Powder River Correctional Facility, a minimum security 128-bed prison in Baker City, and the fifth, who lives in Idaho, works […]

Asian giant hornet on apple

Oregon entomologists brace for the arrival of ‘murder hornets’ 

By: - October 21, 2021

This summer a pair of Oregon entomologists traipsed through the woods in northern Washington on the hunt.  They were looking for a dangerous predator: Asian giant hornets. Native to south and east Asia, they’ve earned the name “murder hornets” for their ability to decimate a honey bee hive in an hour or two. They can […]

The Oregon Coast

Oregon says drop, cover and hold on in an earthquake. Some specialists disagree.

By: - October 20, 2021

Seismic experts agree that one day the state will be smacked by a massive earthquake off the coast that will cause widespread damage. They also agree that Oregonians need to prepare. But they disagree on what the state should advise. On Thursday, the state holds its annual Great Oregon ShakeOut drill aimed at raising awareness […]

Urban hospitals in Oregon lose hundreds of employees over mandate but largely adjust

By: - October 19, 2021

Oregon’s urban hospitals have lost hundreds of employees and some have consolidated services over the state’s vaccine mandate but they’re continuing to admit patients, perform necessary surgeries and conduct lab tests, they reported on Monday. Rural hospitals, which play a bigger role in their communities, have dealt with the mandate by largely accepting claims from […]

Dire warnings about the vaccine mandate unlikely to play out in Oregon

By: , and - October 18, 2021

Rural officials have warned for more than a month that the vaccine mandate would put some Oregonians at risk as employees resigned or were fired. That mandate took hold Monday, covering tens of thousands of state employees, health care workers and school staff. Not long after Gov. Kate Brown imposed that mandate in August, Baker […]

Hospital room at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City

Oregon’s vaccine mandate is likely to cause longer waits for health care

By: - October 18, 2021

Health care workers in Oregon, who were among the first to be vaccinated against Covid-19, have some of the highest vaccination rates ahead of the mandate taking effect Monday. Dentists are out in front: 98% are inoculated. Medical doctors, psychologists and physical therapists all have rates above 90%. But chiropractors are near the bottom: Only […]

Proposed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville

State approves 60-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville – with caveats

By: - October 16, 2021

The Portland-area could get another psychiatric hospital. The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced its thumbs up to the proposal but it scaled it down and attached conditions. It said nearly half the beds at the new Wilsonville hospital must be reserved for mentally ill people who pose a danger to themselves and who are […]

Chickens at Kookoolan Farms in Yamhill County

2020 was a banner year for nurseries but the value of wine grapes plummeted

By: - October 14, 2021

As people hunkered down at home last year, trying to avoid becoming a pandemic statistic, Oregon’s nursery industry pulled in great numbers. The value of nursery plants grown in Oregon last year surpassed $1 billion for the second year in a row, and cherry and hazelnut growers also enjoyed a banner year. But the value […]

Adult foster homes in Oregon care for about 6,400 seniors.

Many adult foster homes likely to opt for religious exemptions to Covid-19 vaccine

By: - October 12, 2021

UPDATED: This story has been updated with outbreak data After the state announced a vaccine mandate affecting thousands, dozens of owners of adult foster homes caring for seniors and people with disabilities warned that they would be forced out of business. They told officials at the state Department of Human Services Department in emails obtained […]

Overwhelming majority of Kaiser Permanente union members vote to strike

By: - October 11, 2021

An overwhelming majority of nurses, physician assistants, lab specialists and others have voted to strike at Kaiser Permanente. Nine out of 10 Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals participated in the days-long vote, with 96% endorsing a walkout. Shane Burley, spokesman for the union, called the endorsement unprecedented. “I’ve never seen a strike authorization […]