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Ryan Haas


Ryan Haas is a news content manager and handles content partnerships at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Prior to his employment with OPB, Ryan worked as editor of The World newspaper in Coos Bay and freelanced on the Southern Oregon coast. He also reported for SKNVibes on the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, and freelanced throughout northern Florida. Ryan's reporting experience ranges from international government and business to sports and fitness.

He holds a degree in English and rhetoric from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Ryan lives in the eastern Portland metro area with his veterinarian significant other and the obligatory menagerie that entails.

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Oregonians Of Color Spend Thanksgiving Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 9:35 a.m.

While many Oregonians spent the Thanksgiving holiday eating large meals with their families, some drove hundreds of miles to support the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota.

Transportation | Election | Business | News | Politics | local | Election 2016

Tigard Voters Saying Yes To Light Rail Plan

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Portland

An expansion to the Portland metro area's light rail system is getting the green light for its route through the city of Tigard.

News | local | Election | Politics | Election 2016

Vancouver Passing Affordable Housing Levy

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 8:30 p.m. | Portland

Voters in Vancouver, Washington, were passing a property tax levy that would fund affordable housing in the city.

News | local | Election | Politics | Election 2016

Bend Voters Decide On New City Council

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend voters had to decide on a lot on their ballot this November, including four of the seven seats on the City Council.

News | local

Oregon Man Who Made Presidential Death Threats Pleads Guilty

OPB | Nov. 7, 2016 4:15 p.m.

A Medford man who made death threats against President Obama and FBI agents pleaded guilty Monday to related charges.  

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors Urge Judge To Uphold Guilty Plea From Ryan Payne

OPB | Nov. 7, 2016 1 p.m.

Attorneys for the federal government say allowing a top-ranking leader of the Malheur refuge occupation to rescind his guilty plea could have serious consequences.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Listener Questions About The Verdict

OPB | Oct. 29, 2016 1:04 p.m. | Portland

We've been flooded with questions since the defendants were acquitted. We've got answers.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Attorneys Say Racial Bias Played A Role In Malheur Verdict

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 10:52 a.m.

Legal experts say implicit bias from the jury likely played a role in the acquittal of Ammon Bundy and six other people charged for taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 11: Verdict

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 9:04 p.m. | Portland

The end of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial came down to two stunning words: not guilty.

News | local | Land use | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

All 7 Defendants Found Not Guilty In Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well. 

Technology | News | Business | local | Politics

Cyberattack Affected Internet-Based Oregon Businesses

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 4:50 p.m. | Portland

Coordinated cyberattacks took down many of the internet’s most popular websites Friday. But small business owners in the Northwest say they were affected too.

News | local | NW Life

Oregon Orders Man To Stop Marketing ‘Keep Portland Weird’ License Plate Idea

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 12:55 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Justice has issued a cease-and-desist order against a man trying to create a “Keep Portland Weird” license plate. 

News | local | NW Life | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Closing Arguments

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 7:31 p.m.

OPB's Amanda Peacher talks to journalist Leah Sottile about the last chance for the prosecution and defense to persuade the jury in the trial of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.  

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 8: Guns And Gun Culture In Court

OPB | Oct. 7, 2016 5 p.m.

We look back at the week in court and discuss the role of guns at the Malheur occupation and in the courtroom.

News | local | Land use | NW Life | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Ammon Bundy Takes The Stand

OPB | Oct. 4, 2016 10 p.m.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy briefly took the stand Tuesday in federal court to defend his actions in taking over the refuge.

local | News | Fish & Wildlife | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': The Government’s Secret Informant

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 7:57 p.m.

In this episode of "This Land Is Our Land," we hear about a major revelation in court: the government had an informant embedded with Ammon Bundy and other leaders of the occupation.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': The Trial Begins

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 10:07 a.m.

OPB reporter Conrad Wilson explains who will be on the jury for the refuge occupation trial, and we hear how the government might make its case against the militants.

Land | History | NW Life | News | Nation | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': Pete Santilli Charges Dropped And Jury Selection

OPB | Sept. 6, 2016 8 p.m.

On the eve of the beginning of the Malheur trial, charges against one defendant were dropped. In this episode of "This Land Is Our Land," OPB looks at what happened and previews the jury selection process.

News | local | Politics | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': Defense Strategy

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 7 a.m.

OPB speaks with a Portland-based defense attorney, who explains how they go about trying to build a case for defendants when there is a mountain of documented evidence against them.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Details Malheur Occupation Evidence Allowed At Trial

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 6:07 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown has ruled what disputed evidence and testimony will be allowed in the trial of Ammon Bundy and others accused of taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.