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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

local | News | Music | OPB News Blog

More Bands, Fans, Media Flock To Boise's 4th Treefort Music Festival

OPB | March 26, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

The Pacific Northwest's newest music festival, Treefort, has finally found its footing. In its fourth year it's attracted a few hundred bands, and at the same time, given Idaho something else to be known for other than potatoes.

Think Out Loud

Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

Environment | News | local | OPB News Blog

Warmest Day Of Spring Could Melt Away Freshly Fallen Snow

OPB | March 25, 2015 2:45 p.m. | Portland

If you weren't able to take advantage of the new powder this week, the clock is ticking.

local | Entertainment | News | OPB News Blog

'Daily Show' Brings Oregon's Pot-Eating Deer To National Audience

OPB | March 25, 2015 9:59 a.m. | Portland

Oregon's favorite pot-eating deer will be featured Wednesday on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Environment | News | Transportation | local | OPB News Blog

License Plate Proposals Cover Everything From Trail Blazers To Wolf OR-7

OPB | March 24, 2015 2 p.m. | Portland

If you're looking to make a new statement with your license plate in Oregon, there's a chance you'll have five new designs and organizations to choose from.

local | News

Portland Tea Entrepreneur Steven Smith Dies

OPB | March 24, 2015 8:28 a.m. | Portland

Tazo Tea co-founder Steven Smith has died of cancer, according to his company, Steven Smith Teamaker. He was 65.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Eugene Makes Moves For Bike-Share Program

OPB | March 23, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's first public bike-share system is coming closer to reality. But it won't be in Portland, which has been trying since 2011 to create a city-run program.  

Agriculture | News | local | OPB News Blog

Residents Raise A Stink About Tillamook's 'Dairy Air'

OPB | March 20, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Some Oregon cities will always have that distinct smell, some in "dairy air" Tillamook think the stink should go.

local | News | OPB News Blog

PDX Carpet Has Last Hoorah As Starlight Parade Grand Marshal

OPB | March 20, 2015 11:53 a.m. | Portland

As part of what seems to be the longest goodbye to flooring ever, the Portland Rose Festival named the Portland International Airport carpet grand marshal of the 2015 Starlight Parade in late May.

local | Education | News | OPB News Blog

Readers Say Culture Is The Problem, Not UO Cheerleader Dances

OPB | March 20, 2015 9:56 a.m. | Portland

Many OPB commenters and followers didn't agree with University of Oregon Board of Trustees member Ginevra Ralph's comments that the school's cheerleaders are over-sexualized. 

local | Education | News | OPB News Blog

Should UO Change Cheerleaders' Image To Curb Campus Sexual Assaults?

OPB | March 19, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

As the University of Oregon continues discussions on curbing sexual assaults, some have challenged the school to change the cheerleading program's image.

Think Out Loud

Questioning The Effect Of Cheerleaders On Campus Culture

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: University of Oregon trustee Ginevra Ralph has asked whether the "overt sexuality" of cheerleading routines contributes to a "rape culture" on campus.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Satanic Temple Opposes Clark County 'In God We Trust' Sign, Proposes Its Own

OPB | March 19, 2015 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Seattle's Satanic Temple chapter is advocating for a place at the table, and possibly its own sign, in Clark County's public hearing room, after county officials approved the display of "In God We Trust" last month.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Salem Brewery Capitalizes On 'Angry Owl' Saga With IPA

OPB | March 19, 2015 8:45 a.m. | Portland

It was really only a matter of time until someone in Oregon immortalized Salem's angry owl as a beer.

local | News | Science | OPB News Blog

Green Auroras Appear Over Oregon In Time For St. Patrick's Day

OPB | March 17, 2015 2:38 p.m. | Portland

With a little luck of the Irish, you'll be able to catch the green aurora expected Tuesday night in the Pacific Northwest's skies.

local | News | Technology | Transportation | OPB News Blog

Portland Catches Up In Bike-Share Movement With Spinlister's New Program

OPB | March 16, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland will soon have its own bike-share platform, but it will look very different from other cities' programs, from the bicycles used to who owns them.

local | News | Sports | OPB News Blog

Eugene Airport Now Screens For The 'O'

OPB | March 16, 2015 12:22 p.m. | Portland

 When going through security at the Eugene Airport, you'll need to show your ID, your boarding pass and now, your "O."

local | News | Transportation | OPB News Blog

FlightCar Comes To Portland, Rents Out PDX Travelers' Idle Cars

OPB | March 14, 2015 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The latest share economy company hopes to eliminate Portlanders' internal debate whether to wait on public transit, grab a cab to Portland International Airport, or drive themselves and pay the price for costly, long-term parking.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Vancouver Celebrates Pi Day With 1,800 Digits Of Pi

OPB | March 13, 2015 9:33 a.m. | Portland

Instead of the very delicious default of celebrating with actual pies, Vancouver, Washington's Pi Project will unveil a nearly 1,400-foot-long, community-made fabric rendition of 3.14159265359 ... and so on.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Fear No More: You Can Buy Your Own 'Angry Owl' Sign

OPB | March 12, 2015 2:23 p.m. | Portland

The terror Salem's angry owl once held over the city seems to have dissolved, but residents and fans nationwide are lining up to remember the angry bird with a warning sign.