From The Oregonian: Last spring, just months before his luck turned, Gene Baker accepted that his time was running out. The Portland clinical psychologist’s kidneys were failing.
From The Oregonian: Because they stay physically active and eat smart, Oregon’s seniors have more healthy years ahead of them than folks in most other states.
From The Oregonian: Until the recession, he was happy enough as a financial manager in car sales, a career he stumbled into after high school. Then he lost his job.
From The Oregonian: Kathleen Edwards nursed a cup of black coffee on a drizzly Portland afternoon, watching customers flit in and out of Starbucks.
From The Oregonian: Elements of the Affordable Care Act have trickled in since it passed in 2010, but the major changes — including mandatory health insurance for all — take effect Jan. 1. The changes constitute the most drastic remake to the U.S. health care system in generations.
From The Oregonian: Pregnant women exposed to heavy diesel pollution are twice as likely to have a child with autism as those living in areas with low pollution, according to a study published today.
From The Oregonian: A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis received lungs on Wednesday that will save her life. But the transplant has turned upside down the 30-year-old rules and protocols to allocate precious resources for the growing number of people waiting for organs.
From the SF Chronicle: “The idea that the neighborhood was closed down permeated out into the rest of the area … and we’re really not seeing foot traffic come back,” said Moskowitz, who had to lay off three employees several months after the fire when business didn’t fully recover. “As if the street didn’t have enough problems already,” Moskowitz said.
From the Daily Cal: FBI documents, interviews show nation’s first Asian American chancellor fell victim to United States’ fear of China
From The Nation: While debating the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (DEJA) on the House floor in June, Michigan Republican Fred Upton called the legislation a “win-win.” You might assume that the winning going on would benefit the American people, but as California Democrat Henry Waxman warned, H.R. 4480 is a Trojan horse. While the DEJA claims to be about creating jobs and lowering gas prices, the bill’s real goal is to dismantle the country’s environmental policies.