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.
When you're involved with public media, either as an employee or a member, you tend to own a lot of mugs. At OPB, each desk has at least one cup for morning coffee or afternoon tea, and we were sure our audience had plenty of mugs of their own to share.
News | Sports | local | OPB News BlogOPB | March 3, 2015 3 p.m. | Portland
Big Game Dame's dome is making news today as the Portland Trail Blazer player earned the credits to graduate from Weber State University.
News | Politics | local | OPB News BlogOPB | March 2, 2015 4:14 p.m. | Portland
When you bought your first bike with all the bells and whistles, did you also think to buy the flashy neon vests and pants? An Oregon lawmaker hopes that bike riders will be outfitted in reflective gear soon enough.
News | Environment | local | OPB News BlogOPB | March 2, 2015 1:11 p.m. | Portland
One of Mt. Hood's glacier caves, Snow Dragon, has partially collapsed. Sometime between November 2014 and the end of January, the roof caved in near the entrance.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 25, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland
Parenting is already a tough job, but everyday, women in Oregon are figuring out how to continue to connect with their kids while serving time. In a new documentary, "Mothering Inside," Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom examines how women at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility maintain ties with their families.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 24, 2015 2:30 p.m. | Portland
Dozens of seniors in Eugene will get dressed up Friday to dance the early afternoon away, but in place of tuxes and poofy dresses, the crowd will don more comfortable attire. A jazz band will replace Top 40 hits, and ages will range from 16 to 96.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 23, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Portland
It's getting harder and harder to maintain Portland's unofficial tagline "where young people go to retire." First, we find out that our city isn't as youthful as we once thought, and now you definitely need to be employed to afford to live here.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 20, 2015 7 a.m. | Portland
There’s been a lot of talk about the earthquake that’s expected to hit the Pacific Northwest, and while locals prepare for the worst, there’s a lingering question of what will actually happen to our cities.
Gov. John Kitzhaber will step down as Oregon’s governor amid controversy and will be replaced by Secretary of State Kate Brown.
News | Politics | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 13, 2015 9:34 a.m. | Portland
Though some Democratic leaders and media organizations have called for Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation, Oregonians are more divided on whether he should stay in office.
A number of Democratic leaders have called on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 12, 2015 9:45 a.m. | Portland
A report out this week found Medford to have the second-fastest growing violent crime rate in the country, behind Bismarck, North Dakota. But the Medford Police Department said its citizens aren't any less safe than other parts of the region.
News | Science | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 10, 2015 1:59 p.m. | Portland
The modern day office has hatched all sorts of ideas to help out employees, like standing desks, telecommuting and treadmill desks. But as it turns out, walking while working is just another fad.
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 10, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland
After four owl attacks in a Salem-area park, residents have decided instead of getting mad or even with the large, hat-stealing bird that they would make T-shirts. That'll show it who's boss, right?
News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | Feb. 9, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Portland
Two Oregon cities are top destinations for, what else, food and adventure.