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Molly Solomon


Molly Solomon is a reporter and producer covering Southwest Washington for Oregon Public Broadcasting. 

She was previously a general assignment reporter for Hawaii Public Radio in Honolulu where she produced award-winning stories on a variety of topics, including homelessness, native Hawaiian issues and even an active lava flow. Her work has appeared on "Marketplace," NPR’s "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Here and Now" and "Science Friday." 

Molly has won three national Edward R. Murrow awards for her work along with awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and PRNDI. Most recently, a series on the closure of Hawaii’s final sugar plantation won her a 2017 national award from the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Recent Articles

Climate change | Environment | Energy | News

Final Report On Vancouver Oil Terminal Highlights Safety, Environmental Risks

A massive environmental review was released Tuesday night that could decide the fate of a controversial oil terminal in Vancouver.

Science | Education | local | NW Life | Teachers

Onalaska: A Tiny Washington Town With A Really Big Telescope

Onalaska, Washington, may be a small town, but it is home to one of the largest public telescopes in the state.

News | local | Election | Politics

Vancouver Elects Its 1st Ever Female Mayor

Anne McEnerny-Ogle will be the first female mayor in Vancouver’s 160-year history.

Environment | News | local | Election

Don Orange Wins Vancouver Port Race In Referendum On Oil Terminal

Don Orange will be the next Port of Vancouver commissioner. His victory is likely a death knell for a massive oil terminal that's been proposed at the port for years.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Last-Minute November Ballot Cheat Sheet

Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7. 

News | local | Election | Politics

Vancouver Port Race Prompts Lawmakers To Seek Contribution Limits

A race for a seat on the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners has prompted lawmakers to consider legislation that could limit contributions for future elections.

News | local | Nation

2 Dead After Amtrak Train Collides With Vehicle

A man and a woman are dead after a fatal collision with an Amtrak Cascades train near Kelso, Washington.

News | local | Health | Nation

NW Addiction Agencies Weigh In On Opioid Emergency Declaration

Oregon and Washington addiction counselors are buzzing from news President Donald Trump has declared a public health emergency for opioid abuse. The question is: What does it mean for them?

Environment | News | local | Election | Politics

When Big Money Lands In A Small Vancouver Election

Voting is underway for residents in Vancouver. And one local race has caught people’s attention — a nearly $1 million contest for a seat on the Port of Vancouver board.

Environment | News | Energy | Election | Politics

Vancouver Port Commissioner Race On Pace To Hit $1 Million

A race for a commissioner seat with the Port of Vancouver is proving to be one of the most expensive port races in recent history. So far, both candidates have raised just under $1 million.

Environment | Politics | Energy | local | Election

Vancouver Port Race Turns Personal As Candidate Files Protection Order

Port of Vancouver candidate Kris Greene has filed a temporary protection order from harassment against his former campaign strategist and volunteer.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | local | News

Prosecutors: Southwest Washington Poaching Bust Is Unprecedented

Seven people have been charged with nearly 200 criminal counts related to illegal hunting in southwest Washington and parts of Oregon — one of the largest poaching busts in recent memory.

Politics | News | local | History

Clark County Removes Confederate Monument From Historic Registry

After hours of public testimony, the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a Confederate monument from the historic registry.

Environment | Politics | Energy | Election

Oil Terminal Backers Give Big To Vancouver Port Candidate

The company proposing to build the nation’s largest oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver just donated $150,000 to port commissioner candidate Kris Greene.  

News | local

Congregations Look To Rebuild As Investigators Ask For Help With Vancouver-Area Church Fires

Fire investigators in Clark County have released photos and videos of a suspect they believe is responsible for a series of arson fires at churches.

News | local | Politics

After Surprise Withdrawal, 1 Candidate Remains In Vancouver Mayoral Race

Vancouver mayoral candidate Steven Cox says that he is ending his campaign. That leaves Anne McEnerny-Ogle as the only remaining candidate in the race.

Communities | News | local | Family | Nation

Vancouver Launches Training In Response To Immigration Raids

For the first time in Southwest Washington, organizers are training community members on how best to respond to an immigration raid.

News | local

With Eastbound I-84 Finally Open, Gorge Commuters Return To Normal

Regular commuters on Interstate 84 started their week with a return to normal driving routines. 

News | local | Politics

Sen. Patty Murray: GOP Trashed Bipartisan Bill For Latest ACA Repeal Attempt

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blames Republican leadership for putting a freeze on her bipartisan health care plan.

News | local | Politics

Recently Deceased Vancouver Candidate's Name Will Remain On Ballot

Leading Vancouver City Council candidate Scott Campbell died Sunday after battling cancer for several years. But election officials say his name will still appear on the ballot.