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.