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Sick Report

State records reveal norovirus outbreaks are common in long-term care facilities.

In January, the staff at Providence ElderPlace Glendoveer, a residential care facility in Northeast Portland, responded with speed when patients at the 84-bed center started showing signs of norov   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 ERIN FENNER

Who Wants to Save a Junkie?

Oregon can, with one simple step. So far, it hasn’t.

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Dr. Gary Oxman spent his career trying to save people who don’t care whether they live or die. Oxman—who just retired as health officer for Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties—has   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ERIN FENNER

V-Day: A History

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Susan Cushman works as a sculptor as part of her therapy to help her move past the trauma of being raped. She says her art is part of her effort to make the world a place where women can feel safe   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 ERIN FENNER

A Recipe For Safer Eating

Lawmakers want government-run restaurants to undergo health inspections.

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Two Portland legislators say they want to close the loophole in state law that allows government-run restaurants to escape health inspections. The proposal comes after 135 people got sick from e   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 ERIN FENNER

Voices 2013: Johnny No Bueno

The Portland poet has shaped a redemption narrative from a troubled, restless life.

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Portland poet Johnny No Bueno smokes a cigarette and laughs with a friend outside of Backspace in Old Town, reminiscing about hopping rail cars and the dangerous life he’d once led. “I was s   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 ERIN FENNER

No Inspections for Zoo Restaurants Since 2006

Revelation follows outbreak that sickened 135 diners.

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About two weeks ago, the Oregon Zoo acknowledged 135 people got sick after eating food prepared by at least one zoo restaurant. Health officials   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 ERIN FENNER
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