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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.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pardons marijuana possession convictions for about 45,000 people

By: - November 22, 2022

With just over a month left in her term, Gov. Kate Brown has issued a sweeping pardon for Oregonians convicted of possessing a small amount of marijuana. The pardons, announced Monday, will benefit an estimated 45,000 people, according to a statement from her office. The pardons include the forgiveness of about $14 million in associated […]

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Patients from Idaho, Texas, elsewhere seek abortion care in Oregon

By: - August 26, 2022

Abortion providers in Oregon have seen a recent rise in demand for abortions from women from states that have adopted bans or are in the process of doing so, officials said at a news conference on Thursday. “We are seeing people from almost every red state in the country right now – Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, […]

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With Oregon hospitals in crisis, state will seek ‘significant’ funds for stopgap measures

By: - August 15, 2022

The hospital crisis in Oregon is playing out in emergency rooms around the state. Patients in pain wait in lobbies for hours. Some end up on gurneys in hallways while waiting for a room. After they’re treated and ready to leave, they can end up stuck in the hospital for days because rehabilitation and other […]

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Oregon’s nursing board faces backlog of applications amid nursing shortage

By: - June 23, 2022

While most state employees took a day off to celebrate Juneteenth on Monday, managers at Oregon’s Nursing Board processed license applications. The board has a backlog of more than 2,000 applications. At the end of the month, thousands of emergency licenses will expire. Throughout the pandemic, the state has issued nearly 9,000 emergency licenses to […]

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Oregon adopting rules to protect workers from excessive heat and wildfire smoke

By: - May 12, 2022

New rules going into effect in Oregon in June and July are expected to protect tens of thousands of workers from illness and death when temperatures soar past 80 or when the air becomes clogged with wildfire smoke. The heat protections require employers to allow workers to take paid breaks to get relief from the […]

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

By: - May 4, 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 […]

Protestors Rally Against Restrictive New Texas Abortion Law In Austin

Oregon abortion providers gear up for increased demand from Idaho and elsewhere

By: - March 25, 2022

Oregon abortion providers and advocates are preparing for an increase in demand for abortions following the passage of an abortion ban in Idaho.  Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed the law Wednesday. It bans abortions after the detection of fetal cardiac activity, usually around six weeks, which is often before women know they’re pregnant. The law […]