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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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Recent Articles

News | Environment | local

Oregon Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 5:05 p.m. | Portland

Rising temperatures, high winds and dry conditions are likely to persist through at least the remainder of the week, creating a high chance of wildfires spreading across Oregon.

News | local

Multnomah County Sheriff Says He Couldn't Detain Man Who Was Deported 20 Times

OPB | July 31, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

"This terrible incident is concerning for everyone," said Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese. "We held the defendant until he could not be legally held any longer."

News | local | Health | Science

Report: OHSU Scientist 1st In US To Modify Human Genes With CRISPR

OPB | July 26, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

The MIT Technology Review reported Wednesday that a researcher at OHSU became the first in the United States to genetically modify a human embryo.

News | local

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Won't Seek Re-Election

OPB | July 11, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Tuesday he plans to leave the office after more than nine years.

News | local | Politics

Oregon Republicans Show They're Serious About Taking Health Tax To Voters

OPB | July 5, 2017 2:12 p.m.

Republican lawmakers announced Wednesday they’ve filed paperwork to send a recently approved tax on health care providers before voters.

News | Politics

Federal Prosecutors Won't Charge Former Oregon Governor, Fiancee

OPB | June 16, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Portland

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon announced Friday it won't bring criminal charges against former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, for alleged misuse of their positions.

News | local

Portland Police Chief Addresses Citizen-Assisted Arrests

OPB | June 6, 2017 3 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police have been under scrutiny for some of the tactics they used to manage crowds at competing left- and right-wing rallies. 

News

2 People Dead In Train Attack In Portland On Eve Of Ramadan

OPB | May 26, 2017 6:59 p.m.

Witnesses told police that just before the attack, the suspect had been insulting passengers, including two women who appeared to be Muslim. The attack happened when a group tried to intervene.

News | Environment | local | Water

Oregon Rules Portland Must Build Costly Water Treatment Facility

OPB | May 23, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau learned this month it has lost a key exemption to federal water testing rules, meaning the city must build a water treatment facility.

News | local | Health

How Oregon Is Trying To Fix Its Chronic Disease Crisis

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

In 2012, Oregon crafted a sweeping, five-year master plan to tackle a growing chronic disease crisis. That plan expires in June and has missed nearly every goal.

News | local | Health

The Answer To Oregon’s $8 Billion Health Problem Lies In 1970s Maine

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

The answer to Oregon's growing chronic disease crisis lies in a rural Maine community and a couple that definitely did not meet in a very romantic way.

News | local | Health

Oregon’s $8 Billion-A-Year Health Problem: Chronic Disease

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

Data shows chronic disease affects far more people than cancer, is the leading cause of death in Oregon, and costs Oregonians more than $8 billion a year in medical costs.

News | local | Health

Oregon’s Chronic Disease Problem And The Affordable Care Act

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

Matt Hodson has Type 2 diabetes. He worries protections for people with pre-existing conditions like his could disappear under future changes to the federal Affordable Care Act.

News | local | Election

Coos County Voters Reject Measure Targeting LNG Facility

OPB | May 16, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Coos County voters rejected a measure Tuesday designed to prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built on the coast.

News | local | Economy | Politics

FEMA Rejects Oregon's Request To Assist Rural Counties Slammed By Winter Storms

OPB | May 12, 2017 5:04 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down a request by Oregon for relief funds to assist farmers hard hit by winter storms.

News | local

Portland Police Identify Man Shot By Officer As Terrell Kyreem Johnson

OPB | May 11, 2017 3:32 p.m. | Portland

An autopsy report shows Terrell Kyreem Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds during a confrontation with police in Southeast Portland.

News | local

Portland Police Charge Man With Arson After Flares Tossed Into Store, Police Car

OPB | May 3, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Prosecutors for Multnomah County say they're weighing all possible charges — including felonies — for vandals who damaged property during Portland's May Day protest.

News | local

Board Members Resign From Oregon Shelter That Declined Gay Men's Chorus Donation

OPB | April 26, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Three board members have resigned from a Josephine County youth shelter that became involved in a controversy over a charitable donation earlier this month.

News | local

DHS Temporarily Restores Services For Oregonians With Disabilities

OPB | April 19, 2017 1:57 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Human Services has temporarily stopped cutting in-home care for people living with disabilities, following a court-ordered injunction Wednesday.

News | local | Politics | Nation

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Tells ICE To Stay Out Of Courthouses

OPB | April 7, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer said Thursday that actions by federal immigration officers have been a "strong deterrent" to people seeking justice.