Regional Officials Backing Away from $900 Million MAX Tunnel Under OHSU


Seattle can keep Bertha the borer. Portland regional officials are backing away from plans to drill a tunnel under Oregon Health & Science University to run a light-rail line to Tualatin.Staffers for regional planning agency Metro working on plans for new light-rail or rapid bus line in Southwest Portland have recommended abandoning plans for a light-rail tunnel with MAX stops underneath Marquam ...   More
Friday, June 12, 2015 AARON MESH

OHSU Hit With $1.5 Million Federal Tax Lien


Happy tax day. Whatever damage you face filing your return, take comfort: It's probably smaller than the bill facing Oregon Health & Science University.It’s unusual to hear about an unpaid $1.5 million tax bill with any organization—let alone Oregon’s medical school and research hospital. But on March 2, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien for that amount against OHSU. As WW first reported ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 AARON MESH

The Share Up There

A battle between West Hills neighbors over vacation rentals shows where the sharing economy could be headed.

Policing the “sharing economy” as it evolves in Portland has been challenging for city officials. Rulemakers continue to grapple with what to do with Uber, and short-term vacation rental s   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

OHSU Poised to Get Permanent Exemption to Records Law for Animal Researchers


Oregon Health and Science University lawyers just can’t keep their paws off the state’s public records law. In 2003, the hospital got the Legislature to pass a special, temporary exemption to the law, to keep secret the identities of OHSU researchers who conduct medical experiments on animals (other than rodents), as well as the identities of companies supplying the equipment. Back then, WW named ...   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 AARON MESH

Vote In Great Britain Could Allow For Controversial DNA Techniques Developed at Oregon Health & Science University


Lawmakers in Britain are on their way to approving a controversial technique that creates an embryo with the DNA of two women—a scientific breakthrough pioneered in Oregon but still lacking approval for human trials. WW wrote last fall about the debate and the Oregon Health & Science University geneticist who has helped lead the effort, Shoukhrat Mitalipov. At the time, Mitalipov, other ...   More
Thursday, February 5, 2015 WW Staff

OHSU's Anonymous $100 Million Donor is One Tough Mother


On July 28, Oregon Health & Science University announced a $100 million contribution from an anonymous donor. WW has learned that anonymous donor is Gert Boyle, the chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear whose role in the "one tough mother" advertising campaign brought the company widespread attention.Boyle, 90, owns Columbia stock worth more than $400 million, according to the company's most recent annual ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Splice Of Life

An OHSU geneticist’s breakthrough could prevent horrible diseases before a baby is even born. The problem for many: The child will have the DNA of three parents.

Cover Story
Daylight slices in through the wood-slat shades of Kimberli Freilinger’s bedroom. She knows she must get out of bed. She’s got to eat. She hears her teenage sons downstairs and needs to ch   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

MAP: Where Would the New, Billion-Dollar Light-Rail Tunnels Go?


Regional officials are starting to blanch at the potential costs of drilling a new light-rail tunnel into the West Hills. As WW reported Tuesday, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick and others have asked regional planning agency Metro to slow down on studying possible tunnels under Oregon Health and Sciences University, as part of a new transit line to Tualatin.Novick warned local governments would ...   More
Thursday, June 12, 2014 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: The Hubbub on Scrubs

Should hospital workers really be wearing their scrubs everywhere?

Dr. Know
I live in South Waterfront, near OHSU, and I see people wearing scrubs everywhere. If scrubs are worn to maintain cleanliness in the hospital, doesn’t wearing them out to Little Big Burger def   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Why Should OHSU Get 200 Million Taxpayer Dollars?

Last week, Oregon Health & Sciences University President Dr. Joe Robertson and Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, came to WW to explain why the legislature should give OHSU $200 million. That money would serve as part of the $500 million match the university needs to raise in the next two years in order to meet a $500 million pledge that Nike founder and chairman Phil ...   More
Friday, January 17, 2014 WW Staff


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