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Lizzy Duffy

Lizzy Duffy is a digital producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering state and regional news for Prior to coming to OPB, Lizzy served on NPR's social media team in Washington, D.C.

Lizzy is a Northwest native: She grew up in Idaho and earned a B.A. in print journalism at The University of Montana. Her work has been published in Boise Weekly, Mamalode Magazine and on On weekday mornings,  you can find Lizzy on the city bus with one hand on a coffee mug and the other scrolling through Twitter. Follow her @LizzyDuffy.

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Recent Articles

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Evacuations Ordered For Prairie City As Canyon Creek Complex Approaches

OPB | Aug. 29, 2015 9 a.m. | Portland

Evacuation orders are in place for parts of Prairie City, a town of approximately 900 people near John Day in Eastern Oregon.

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On The Front Lines Of A Wildfire

OPB | Aug. 23, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland-based photographer Alan Thornton decided that instead of going through a media contact for access, he would earn certification to fight fires and document his summer on the front lines.

News | Environment | local

Air Quality Improves Throughout Portland Metro Area

OPB | Aug. 23, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Cities along Interstate 84 and throughout the Willamette Valley are more visible as air quality improves to "good," after a weekend of wildfire smoke put air at unhealthy levels.

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Tilikum Crossing Gets Explosive Party In Portland

OPB | Aug. 22, 2015 10:30 p.m. | Portland

Three weeks before the official opening of Portland's latest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, TriMet invited the public to celebrate North America's longest no-car bridge.

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250 Additional Oregon Soldiers To Join Wildfire Response

OPB | Aug. 22, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown announced an additional 250 Oregon National Guard members will join firefighting efforts.

News | local | Health

Oregon Air Quality Remains 'Unhealthy' Sunday

OPB | Aug. 22, 2015 2:45 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reports air quality is unhealthy in cities across northern Oregon and many are considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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Oregon Soldier Helps Stop Gunman On European Train

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 7:12 p.m. | Portland

An Oregon Army National Guardsman and a U.S. Air Force serviceman traveling in Europe were identified as military members who stopped a gunman on a train headed for Paris.

local | NW Life | Recreation | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

Windsurfers Flock To Columbia Gorge To Ride Waves, Air

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 6 a.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Wind barrels down the Columbia River Gorge throughout the summer, drawing thousands to windsurf and ride the river's waves.

News | Environment | local

Crews Slow Oregon's Growing Wildfires Despite Conditions

OPB | Aug. 16, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

Crews continued to battle wildfires throughout the Pacific Northwest under hot conditions.

News | local | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders Delivers Populist Message In Portland

OPB | Aug. 9, 2015 5:05 p.m. | Portland

As Sen. Bernie Sanders prepared to speak at the Moda Center in Portland, activists against police brutality clashed with police Sunday afternoon.

News | local | Recreation

Blumenauer Leads First Bridge Pedal On Tilikum Crossing

OPB | Aug. 9, 2015 8 a.m. | Portland

This year's Providence Bridge Pedal cyclists have one more bridge to traverse than in previous years with a special opening of the Tilikum Crossing Sunday.

News | local | Recreation

Last 'Seven Wonders' Bike Discovered As Crater Lake Rim Run Begins

OPB | Aug. 8, 2015 9:45 a.m. | Portland

The final custom-made bike for Travel Oregon's Seven Bikes for Seven Wonders campaign has been discovered  after a search that lasted more than an hour in Crater Lake National Park.

News | local | Politics

Survey: Oregon Voters Prefer Clinton, Trump

OPB | Aug. 6, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

A new survey released Thursday finds that Oregon Republicans favor Donald Trump for the 2016 GOP presidential race nomination.


Clock Winds Down On Portland 48 Hour Film Project

OPB | Aug. 2, 2015 12:15 p.m. | Portland

While many Oregonians enjoy a laidback, peaceful summer weekend, groups of filmmakers, actors and producers have spent the past two days creating short movies fit for the big screen.


Red Bull Ends Festival Early Due To Overcrowding On Willamette River

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 4:57 p.m. | Portland

The U.S. Coast Guard has revoked the marina permit for the Red Bull Flugtag festival.

Entertainment | News | local

Hello Kitty Invites Portland Fans Into Her Supercute World

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Hello Kitty and her friends have transformed the Rose Quarter's Veterans Memorial Coliseum into a supercute world.

News | Politics | Environment | local

Mayor Hales To Attend White House Clean Power Conference

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 12:16 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales will attend a clean power conference at the White House Monday with 10 other mayors from around the country.

News | Forestry | Environment | local

Stouts Fire Grows To 15,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 10:49 a.m. | Portland

High temperatures and low humidity in southern Oregon caused the Stouts Fire to grow overnight. The wildfire is now burning more than 15,000 acres east of Canyonville.

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Watch Drone Footage Of Shell Icebreaker Leaving Portland

OPB | July 31, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Even if you were able to make it down to Cathedral Park, Adam Simmons' footage offers a new perspective.

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US Coast Guard Escorts Fennica Out On Columbia River

OPB | July 30, 2015 7:15 p.m. | Portland

The Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker, Fennica, has left Portland after undergoing repairs at the local dry dock, but it wasn't an easy task.