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KPLU-FM: Kristian Foden-Vencil

  • Until recently, electronic medical records hadn't really caught on. But the 2009 federal stimulus package provided tens of billions to speed up the process. Now in one state, Oregon, two-thirds of doctors have electronic medical records, and researchers are mining the data to help doctors improve the care they give patients.
  • When Oregonians voted last fall to increase income taxes on people making more than $125,000 a year, the campaign's success caught the attention of the White House. How did they do it? The campaign says its key message was "up-down," not "left-right." But a Portland real estate developer says the measures hurt the area.