Oregon http://www.kunc.org en Wave Of Newly Insured Patients Strains Oregon Health Plan http://www.kunc.org/post/wave-newly-insured-patients-strains-oregon-health-plan Millions of Americans who didn't have health insurance last year now do because of the Affordable Care Act.<p>In Lane County, Oregon, <a href="http://trilliumchp.com/">Trillium Community Health Plan</a> is struggling to deal with a huge influx of new patients looking for health care. CEO Terry Coplin says the company figured 26,000 people would sign up in the first few years. Instead, about that many signed up right off the bat.<p>"We weren't expecting to get such a large assignment of patients in the first two months," says Coplin. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 55285 at http://www.kunc.org Wave Of Newly Insured Patients Strains Oregon Health Plan 'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes http://www.kunc.org/post/hot-oregon-blueberry-fight-prompts-farm-bill-changes American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the working conditions of the people who pick, pack and harvest their food. And retailers are responding. Wal-Mart is now <a href="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/01/walmart-press-release/">paying</a> Florida farm workers more for each pound of tomatoes picked. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:15:00 +0000 55157 at http://www.kunc.org 'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes This Winter’s Snowpack A Story Of 'Haves And Have-Nots' http://www.kunc.org/post/winter-s-snowpack-story-haves-and-have-nots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the West, some states are enjoying their best </span>snowpack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in years. And early too. In others, the new year has only brought more dry weather. That’ll mean significant water problems later in the year.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:48:39 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 53482 at http://www.kunc.org This Winter’s Snowpack A Story Of 'Haves And Have-Nots' 'Good Behavior' More Than A Game To Health Care Plan http://www.kunc.org/post/good-behavior-more-game-health-care-plan Behaving well in elementary school could reduce smoking in later life. At least, that's what <a href="http://www.trilliumchp.com/">Trillium Community Health Plan</a> hopes, and it's putting money behind the idea.<p>Danebo Elementary in Eugene, Ore., is one of 50 schools receiving money to teach classes while integrating something called the "Good Behavior Game." Teacher Cami Railey sits at a small table, surrounded by four kids. She's about to teach them the "s" sound and the "a" sound. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:27:00 +0000 53189 at http://www.kunc.org How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum http://www.kunc.org/post/how-solve-sky-high-commuting-conundrum <em>This story is part of a series on commuting in America.</em><p>Imagine a hospital on top of a mountain. How would doctors and patients get in and out? In Portland, Ore., commuters don't have to drive up a twisty, two-lane road to get there. Instead, they glide up 500 feet in the air in a gleaming silver gondola.<p>Portland's aerial tram connects the south waterfront down near the river to the Oregon Health and Science University on top of Marquam Hill.<p>For nurse Sara Hone, it has changed her commute. "I love it. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:43:00 +0000 51180 at http://www.kunc.org How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum