David Steves is editor of EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
David previously worked as state capital bureau chief for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene. Before that, David worked at the Statesman Journal as a reporter, editor and columnist in Salem.
David has won journalism awards for stories that covered the murder of a state corrections chief, explored the lives of migrant farm workers, explained the rapidly rising population of mentally ill prison inmates, and exposed a lobbying group’s questionable fund-raising tactics.
David earned a degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Four West Coast senators are calling on the Trump administration to declare a salmon fishery emergency and provide aid to economically struggling coastal communities.
A controversial high-voltage transmission line running from East Multnomah County to Southwest Washington has been canceled.
NW Life | Energy | Nation | News | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Jan. 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that two proposed oil and gas terminal projects in Grays Harbor cannot go forward without further environmental review.
Politics | Energy | Forestry | News | EnvironmentEarthFix | Dec. 9, 2016 11:53 a.m.
Eastern Washington lawmaker Cathy McMorris Rodgers is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead natural resources policy as interior secretary.
Fish & Wildlife | Food | Water | EnvironmentNWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 15, 2016 2:32 p.m.
People who eat fish from Washington state waters will be protected by a combination of new federal and state pollution rules.
The government and a conservation group both are offering reward money for help find whoever killed a federally protected gray wolf in South-Central Oregon.
A county planning commission has given its approval to a rail expansion in the same stretch of the Columbia River Gorge where a Union Pacific oil train derailed and burst into flames.
Voters in the Columbia River Gorge approved a measure aimed at blocking Nestle from putting in a water bottling plant. But four months later, activists are still protesting.
NW Life | local | Air | Environment | News | Portland's Toxic Air ProblemOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2016 5:53 p.m.
Southeast Portland air near a manufacturing plant run by Precision Castparts is polluted with unhealthy levels of the heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic, according to the latest batch of air monitoring data.
Seattle's greenhouse gas emissions fell by 6 percent over a six-year period, according to a new report. It cautions that despite the progress, the city is off the pace needed to reach 2030 carbon-cutting goals.
Washington environmental regulators will soon find out if their new water-quality rule is good enough for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Oregon's Elliott State Forest is worth $221 million, according to the Oregon Department of State Lands. That figure is based on a review process that included appraisals by three independent firms.
Oregon wildlife officials killed four wolves in northeastern Oregon Thursday after determining they are responsible for killing too many livestock.
A new study suggests that Puget Sound shellfish producers could expand some of their operations without significantly affecting the environment.
Washington's Makah Indian tribe wants to resume its traditional practice of whale hunting.