Beth Hyams is an editor with OPB News. She's been with OPB since 1993, and served as the station's All Things Considered host and newscaster for more than 20 years. Before joining OPB, she was volunteer coordinator at KBOO-FM. Beth got her start in radio as a reporter and anchor at KPFA, Berkeley. She was associate producer with the public TV documentarian Loni Ding in San Francisco. Beth graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in English and American literature. Beth is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii.
The body of a climber who fell on Mount Hood Tuesday morning has been located.
Authorities say they expect to have an updated list soon of how many people are still unaccounted for after Saturday's huge mudslide in Washington
The Oregon Legislature wrapping up its 2014 session. Lawmakers largely steered clear of hot-button social issues and instead focused on minor policy changes and adjusting state agency budgets.
Gov. John Kitzhaber declared drought emergencies Friday in four southern Oregon counties. Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur counties are affected.
For the first time, Oregon has a statewide picture of what its youngest students know. The new kindergarten assessment results released Friday show that kids' skills vary widely.
After Portland police called a bomb squad about a suspicious device, the object was taken away to be examined and destroyed.
The Oregon State Police recorded no traffic deaths during the New Year's holiday. The agency says it's the third time since 1970 that no one died on the roads over New Year's.
Preliminary numbers show that no one died in Oregon traffic crashes over the Christmas holiday period.
Twenty-five years ago a gang of racist skinheads killed an Ethiopian student named Mulugeta Seraw on the streets of Portland. The crime drew national attention.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said Wednesday he's calling lawmakers back to Salem for a special session later this month.
Portland teachers have been in talks with the state's largest school district for 140 days. At 150 days, Portland Public Schools could go into mediation -- the first step on a long path toward a potential teacher strike.
Smoke from wildfires has now caused the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to cancel two outdoor performances.