Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette and Vaping Restrictions

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 5, 2015

Multnomah County Chairperson Deborah Kafoury and the rest of the Board of Commissioners took more public testimony Thursday on e-cigarettes and vaping.  They want to establish a minimum age of 18, limit the use of e-cigarettes in public place and create a licensing system for retailers.

The majority of those who spoke were very much in favor or stronger e-cigarette regulations. …

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Living In A World With No Smiles

Posted by Jim Ferretti on January 22, 2015

Portland Ore – I express myself with……   That’s the question being asked by a professor and a group of students at Oregon State University. It’s part of an awareness campaign for Moebius Syndrome.

(Original Radio Story Below)


Moebius Syndrome is a rare neurological condition that affects around 20 of every 1,000,000 people born each year.  Many grow up to lead normal lives …

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Washington State AG Wants to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 21, 2015

Bob Ferguson wants his state to be the first in the country to raise the minimum age for smoking from 18 to 21.  He introduced a bill into the state house that would amend the constitution.

Nearly 50 American cities, most of them on the east coast have already raised the minimum smoking age.  Several other states are working on similar …

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Albany Girl Has Enterovirus D68

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on January 20, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — 6-year-old McKenzie Andersen had a cold last month.  Now she’s been admitted to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland completely paralyzed.  Doctors believe the girl has suffered from complications of Enterovirus D68.  She’s listed in fair condition.

Previous to the Albany case, the CDC reported four Oregon cases, one in Bend and three others in Multnomah County.  All four …

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Hawks On Health

Posted by Steve Leader on January 9, 2015

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman debuted today on YouTube to remind people to sign up for insurance at

The deadline to enroll for 2015 health care coverage is February 15th.