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.
News | Environment | localOPB | 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.
"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."
The MIT Technology Review reported Wednesday that a researcher at OHSU became the first in the United States to genetically modify a human embryo.
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Tuesday he plans to leave the office after more than nine years.
Republican lawmakers announced Wednesday they’ve filed paperwork to send a recently approved tax on health care providers before voters.
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.
Portland Police have been under scrutiny for some of the tactics they used to manage crowds at competing left- and right-wing rallies.
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 | WaterOPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coos County voters rejected a measure Tuesday designed to prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built on the coast.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down a request by Oregon for relief funds to assist farmers hard hit by winter storms.
An autopsy report shows Terrell Kyreem Johnson died of multiple gunshot wounds during a confrontation with police in Southeast Portland.
Prosecutors for Multnomah County say they're weighing all possible charges — including felonies — for vandals who damaged property during Portland's May Day protest.
Three board members have resigned from a Josephine County youth shelter that became involved in a controversy over a charitable donation earlier this month.
The Oregon Department of Human Services has temporarily stopped cutting in-home care for people living with disabilities, following a court-ordered injunction Wednesday.
Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer said Thursday that actions by federal immigration officers have been a "strong deterrent" to people seeking justice.