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Portland Faces New Measles Threat

For the second time this summer, Oregon health officials are trying to limit a potential outbreak.

Oregon health officials announced a new measles threat in the Portland area on Saturday. 

Wyden-Smith Town Hall Spreads Word About Cover Oregon, Health Reform

The Lund Report
Many attendees were unfamiliar with how the state’s health insurance exchange will work, less than two months before enrollment starts

 

August 21, 2013--The drumbeat to inform Oregonians about impending health reform continued on Monday with a town hall hosted by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden (D) and Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith that 120 people attended.

The Battle over Portland’s Water

The Lund Report
Author concludes that there’s no consensus that fluoridation is safe for human health

OPINION – August 22, 2012 -- For months, there has been a behind-the-scenes, coordinated effort to fluoridate Portland’s water. It only came to light when the Oregonian broke the story August 10th that commissioner Randy Leonard was going to lead the effort. Since then, Nick Fish and Mayor Sam Adams have come out in favor of it, which points to at least a 3-2 vote in the Portland City Council to approve it. There have been reports a vote could be coming quickly, as early as the first or second week in September, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Legacy Health System Tightens its Belt

The Lund Report
Net revenues are down as the hospital system looks to balance the books and prepare for big changes
December 21, 2010 -- The down economy and lower-than-expected patient volumes have forced Legacy Health System to ask all employees, including those in the front office, to make a concerted effort to reduce costs.
 

Portland Turns Down Moratorium on Utility Poles

The Lund Report
Neighbors contend the poles, which provide denser wireless Internet coverage, emit non-ionizing radiation that could cause cancer and other health problems
November 17, 2010 – Portland residents demanded that the City Council place a moratorium on the construction of utility poles holding wireless antennas but met with defeat earlier today.
 

Legacy's New Child Hospital Rises in North Portland

The Lund Report
Emanuel's children's hospital will attract patients from many West Coast locations who need acute care unavailable in smaller communities

@ Oregonlive.com
October 18, 2010 -- A tall crane and sure-footed ironworkers will install the final steel beams this week on a nine-story tower at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center intended to be a cutting-edge children's hospital when it opens in 2012.

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