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Lizzy Duffy


Lizzy Duffy is the news blogger for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering state and regional news for OPB.org. 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 NPR.org. 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

Entertainment | News | local | OPB News Blog

Portland Tiny House Documentary Premieres Next Week

OPB | April 27, 2015 3:24 p.m. | Portland

If you've ever considered downsizing, a new documentary will give you an hour-long peek into the tiny house lifestyle.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Oregon Cupcake Wars Fueled By Sweet Cakes' Crowdsourcing For Legal Fees

OPB | April 27, 2015 11:53 a.m. | Portland

Oregonians are mobilizing on social media as local cupcake wars heat up.

News | Transportation | local

ODOT Rolls Out Pay-Per-Mile Program OReGO

OPB | April 24, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation unveiled the statewide road usage charge program, OReGO, Friday. The program is meant to make up for lost gas tax revenue from drivers of fuel-efficient and electric cars.

News | Food | local | OPB News Blog

Feud Brewing Between Portland And Salem Papers About Capital's Beer Scene

OPB | April 24, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

If you think Portlanders are protective of their beer, just head 45 minutes south and try to critique Salem on its growing brew scene.

News | Technology | Transportation | local

Uber, Lyft Launch In Portland Friday

OPB | April 24, 2015 7 a.m. | Portland

Portlanders looking for a ride after work or a night out are about to have a lot more options.

News | Food | local | OPB News Blog

McMenamins To Open First Seattle-Area Hotel In October

OPB | April 23, 2015 11:30 a.m. | Portland

McMenamins continues its northward expansion with a tentative opening day set for its first hotel and resort in the Seattle area.

News | Sports | local | OPB News Blog

Portland Pickles Its New Baseball Team

OPB | April 22, 2015 9:08 a.m. | Portland

Here in Portland, we can pickle anything. We can even pickle a baseball team.

News | Books | local | OPB News Blog

Boise Author Of 'All The Light We Cannot See' Wins Pulitzer Prize

OPB | April 20, 2015 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Boise-based author Anthony Doerr was awarded a Pultizer Prize in the fiction category for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See."

News | Environment | Water | local | OPB News Blog

Actor William Shatner Proposes Water Pipeline From Northwest To Save California

OPB | April 20, 2015 9:24 a.m. | Portland

While Californians are cutting back on water and experimenting with long-term solutions to deal with drought, William Shatner said the answer is as simple as starting a Kickstarter page.

News | Transportation | local

Portland City Council To Vote On Ride Service Pilot Program

OPB | April 17, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

As early as next week, Portlanders could reinstall ride-finding apps like Uber and Lyft, and start virtually hailing rides.

Economy | News | OPB News Blog

Seattle CEO Changes All Employees' Salaries To $70,000, Including His Own

AP | April 15, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland

While some Washington state residents have seen raises with new minimum wage laws going into effect, one Seattle company will be doubling some of its employees' paychecks.

News | Science | local | OPB News Blog

Astronauts Rejoice: PSU-Created Espresso Cups En Route To International Space Station

OPB | April 14, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

While there are many comforts that astronauts have to leave here on Earth, caffeine shouldn't be one of them.

News | local | Animals | OPB News Blog

Animals Take On Jobs At PDX

OPB | April 14, 2015 1:30 p.m. | Portland

The Port of Portland is putting animals to work to take care of some general house keeping at Portland International Airport.

News | Sports | local | OPB News Blog

UO Runner Celebrates Early, Loses Race To UW

OPB | April 13, 2015 8:54 a.m. | Portland

Let this be a lesson: It's never over 'til it's over.

News | Politics | Education | local

Schools Would Report More Bullying Data Under Proposed Bill

OPB | April 9, 2015 4 p.m. | Portland

A new bill being considered by the state House Education Committee would require school districts and the Department of Education to report confirmed acts of bullying, including harassment and cyberbullying.

Entertainment | News | local | OPB News Blog

'True Story' Revives Tale Of Oregon Murderer Christian Longo

OPB | April 9, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Portland

 The new movie "True Story" has already won over critics, but Oregonians may be a little harder to please.

News | Politics | local | OPB News Blog

Recreational Pot Is Legal On July 1, Lawmaker Hopes To Make It Available

OPB | April 8, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

There's a chance that Oregonians won't have to wait until 2016 for recreational marijuana.

News | local | Agriculture | Animals | OPB News Blog

Boiseians Brake For Sheep During Spring Migration

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

In Portland, we have goats, but in Boise, Idaho, they have sheep.

Think Out Loud

School Districts And State To Report Bullying Under Proposed Bill

OPB | April 9, 2015 12:20 p.m.

A bill in the Oregon legislature would require school districts and the state Department of Education to report confirmed acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying, including cyberbullying.

News | Politics | local | OPB News Blog

Uber Launches Again In Boise

OPB | April 7, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Ride-finding services are now allowed in Idaho despite local councilors' demands. Uber drivers started picking up passengers in Boise starting at noon Tuesday.