The Oregon Government Ethics Commission fined James Raussen the maximum amount for numerous violations, including a night in Las Vegas, wine tasting, a Portland Trail Blazer playoff game and lavish meals.

Oregon ethics officials have fined the former director of a state agency in charge of insurance benefits for educators $20,000 for numerous violations.

Nov 28 2018
The governor's budget includes $722 million in revenues -- including raising the tobacco tax and increasing taxes on hospitals and insurers -- to plug the $830 million funding gap in Medicaid and ensure health care has stable funding over the next six years.

Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a $23.6 billion budget proposal Wednesday that plugs holes in state health funding, seeks to gain ground in an ongoing housing crisis, expands access to voting and sets aside millions for challenging the policies of President Donald Trump.

Nov 28 2018
Johnny Tuck Chee Chan, who worked at Kaiser's Airport Way pharmacy supply and lab in Northeast Portland, was indicted on 71 counts. 

A former Kaiser Permanente pharmacist has been indicted on 71 counts in illicitly filming employees using a private restroom at a Kaiser facility in Portland and in possessing child pornography.

Nov 27 2018

This Thanksgiving season, CareOregon, the state’s largest provider of services to Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members, has awarded $220,000 in grants to organizations focused on culturally specific or trauma-informed services in health care, education, and social services.

Nov 27 2018
We’re in the middle of a challenge grant and need your help.

In case you haven’t heard, today, Nov. 27, is #GivingTuesday, a day singled out for donating to nonprofits like The Lund Report.

Nov 26 2018
In Oregon, overdose deaths from meth surged from nearly 85 from 2008 through 2010 to more than 350 over the same three-year time period.

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.

Nov 26 2018
A lawsuit seeks at least $2 million in the death of a man admitted to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Southwest Portland who was found a day later, in Hillsboro, shaking and wet at a bus stop.

Providence Health & Services faces a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that a patient with dementia wandered out of the hospital and died after being found alone outside on a cold, rainy day.

Nov 25 2018

Providence Health & Services is holding its 36th annual festival of trees. 

Here are details:

What: Experience the magic of the holidays through the eyes of a child at the 36th annual Providence Festival of Trees in Portland.

Nov 20 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, saying all romaine from any source should be tossed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unusual alert on Tuesday, warning the public to avoid all romaine lettuce over an outbreak of E. coli.

Nov 20 2018