Cover Oregon officials said they don’t believe Oregon will be affected by a federal appeals court’s ruling on Tuesday that has the potential to deal a severe blow to the Affordable Care Act in states that are part of the federal exchange.
Dusty Lane is a Pacific Northwest native who spent two years in Beijing before landing as a web producer at KATU.com.
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Emergency responders are calling this year’s number of drowning deaths abnormal and alarming, but Oregon has a higher overall death rate from drowning than Washington. KATU News found Oregon's prevention plan appears less specific.
A report by independent quality-assessment contractor Maximus found that Cover Oregon’s attempt to transition to the federal exchange is at a high risk of failure, and for many of the same reasons that forced the transition in the first place.
Software vendor Oracle provided information last week to the U.S. House and Energy Committee claiming the Cover Oregon website was operational in February, but that the state of Oregon pulled the plug on it for political reasons.
A grand jury will consider documents related to possible criminal wrongdoing in the building of the failed Cover Oregon website, according to Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson.
The On Your Side Investigators found the new information in a batch of emails from late last year sent to and from former OHA CIO Carolyn Lawson, the woman who was originally responsible for building the since-scrapped website.
Months of research by the On Your Side Investigators found that Oregon’s dams, which are owned by a messy web of federal, state and private concerns, often lack resources for inspection and maintenance and that some of the state’s most dangerous dams lack an emergency plan in case of catastrophic failure.
Portland's Mary Peveto became a clean-air crusader after she discovered in 2009 that Chapman Elementary School in N.W. Portland – her daughter’s school at the time – ranked in the bottom two percent of U.S. schools for air quality. Portland's air was much worse than she thought - and that it varies wildly from neighorhood to neighborhood.
The rotting Portland & Western Rail bridge near Highway 30 carries trains transporting millions of barrels of crude oil over the creek below more than 20 years after an ODOT report recommended it be replaced.
A new batch of emails released to the On Your Side Investigators on Tuesday shows a software vendor bidding to work on the project and an analyst in the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Office echoing what a former state representative told KATU in February.
The On Your Side Investigators uncovered new emails sent to and from the woman who was in charge of building the Cover Oregon website. They suggest everyone from state leaders to project managers to the software vendor powering the project was oblivious to the scope of the website’s failure on the day it was supposed to launch.
The On Your Side Investigators looked at thousands of pharmacies and pharmacy workers, and unearthed a mountain of violations ranging from silly to serious.
The KATU On Your SIde Investigators dug into the state's database of pharmacy violations and uncovered plenty problems at local pharmacies, which you can dig into on the map below.
Director Richard Donner says Steven Spielberg conceived the idea for a sequel to The Goonies.
Oregon residents will get an extra month to apply for private health insurance, Gov. Kitzhaber announced on Wednesday.
Conversations with one current and one former Cover Oregon application processor revealed an unprofessional processing system that encourages workers to push applications through at all costs, while at times doing little to protect taxpayer money or privacy.
Many of the findings in the First Data investigation of Cover Oregon had already been made public through dozens of reports from the quality-assessment firm and reports from the On Your Side Investigators and other news media.
Cover Oregon director Bruce Goldberg has resigned, Gov. John Kitzhaber said during his press conference on Thursday at which he released the results of an investigation into the troubled website.
Here's how things in Seattle unfolded on Twitter on Tuesday.
Carolyn Lawson, the former Oregon Health Exchange CIO, filed a tort claim notice on Monday giving notice she is considering suing the state and several state employees for statements they made about her and for wrongful discharge.
The percentage of young adults signing up for insurance coverage via Oregon's troubled health-insurance exchange is nearly at the bottom when compared to sign-ups nationwide.
A spokesperson for Rep. Greg Walden told the On Your Side Investigators on Tuesday morning that the Government Accountability Office will proceed with a review of the Cover Oregon website.
Two bills aimed at rectifying the problems at Cover Oregon and avoiding repeats in the future are advancing in the Oregon Legislature.