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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

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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.

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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.

Politics | local | Nation | News

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.

Health | local | News

Oregon's Most (And Least) Healthy Counties

OPB | March 29, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

New data compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show Oregon has some significant health disparities.

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Grand Jury Clears Portland Officer Who Shot Black Teen

OPB | March 21, 2017 6:33 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County grand jury has declined to charge a Portland police officer who shot and killed Quanice Hayes, an African-American teen, last month.

local | Nation | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors: Malheur Defendants Don't Speak For Rural America

OPB | March 10, 2017 8:23 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors gave a wide-ranging interview to OPB about the lessons they learned from last fall's acquittals and why they think the occupiers don't speak for rural America.

Politics | local | News

Oregon Signs Court Brief Against Trump Travel Restrictions

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 1:35 p.m.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum signed a court brief Monday in support of Washington state’s effort to block President Trump’s executive order on immigration.  

Politics | local | Nation | News

Oregon Groups File Lawsuit Against Trump Immigration Order

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 6:23 p.m. | Portland

Immigration rights groups in Oregon filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump Administration and the president's executive order on immigration.  

Politics | local | Nation | News

Portland, Seattle Among Most Well-Attended Women's Marches

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017 2:39 p.m.

People across the U.S. turned out Saturday for solidarity marches in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington. And many of the cities with the highest turnout rates were in the West.

NW Life | local | News | Politics

3 Things To Watch As Protests Continue In Portland

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 7:23 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Portland on Friday night. On Saturday, the city prepares for thousands more. 

NW Life | local | News

Stevenson, Washington, To Apply For Storm Relief Funds

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 3:08 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge town of Stevenson, Washington, received about 1 1/2 inches of ice this week.

local | Nation | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury In 2nd Oregon Standoff Trial Will Remain Anonymous

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 2:59 p.m. | Portland

Jurors who serve in the second trial for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers will remain anonymous, according to a Friday court order.

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Snowstorm Slams Portland Area

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 10:15 p.m.

A weather system that moved over western Oregon on Tuesday evening dumped several inches of snow quickly, once again gumming up Portland roadways.

Sports | local | Nation | News | Recreation

Oregon Olympic Track Star Ashton Eaton Retires

OPB | Jan. 4, 2017 9:13 a.m.

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Ashton Eaton has announced he is retiring from track and field.

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

Judge Denies Malheur Occupation Leader's Guilty Plea Withdrawal

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 5:39 p.m. | Portland

A federal judge has denied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ryan Payne's effort to withdraw his guilty plea.

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Deschutes County Pays $1M Settlement After Inmate Death

OPB | Dec. 22, 2016 1:54 p.m.

Deschutes County agreed Thursday to pay $1 million to the family of an inmate who died while being held at the county jail.  

Climate change | local | Nation | News | Environment

Oregon Smokejumper Dies In Alabama

OPB | Dec. 21, 2016 5:43 p.m.

An Oregon firefighter died Tuesday from injuries he sustained while working in Alabama.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Fresh Charges Could Remove Firearms From Oregon Standoff Defendants

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016 5:29 p.m.

Seven defendants going to trial for their roles in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation stand to lose some of their firearms if convicted.

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In Portland And Vancouver, A Tale Of 2 Storms

OPB | Dec. 15, 2016 2:41 p.m.

Wednesday's snowstorm left countless Portland drivers and students stranded on roadways. But just across the Columbia River in Southwest Washington, the storm was business as usual.

local | Nation | Land use | World | Communities | History | Water | News | Business | Environment

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.