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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

local | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

DEQ Traces Persistent Chromium Levels To Portland Glass Maker

OPB | July 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon DEQ is requiring Bullseye Glass in southeast Portland to clean its exhaust stacks after finding continually elevated levels of hexavalent chromium in the area.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors: Ryan Bundy Jail Escape Foiled During Cell Search

OPB | July 18, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors said Monday that Ryan Bundy tore his bed sheets and braided them together into 12–15 feet of rope in an attempt to escape Multnomah County Jail.    

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Defendants Want Facebook Evidence Thrown Out Of Court

OPB | June 21, 2016 9:43 a.m. | Portland

Defense attorneys for occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge argue in court documents that the government violated the Fourth Amendment by seizing Facebook data.

local | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Terminal Cancer Patient Sues Bullseye Glass In Portland

OPB | June 15, 2016 3:30 p.m.

A woman who works in Portland has sued Bullseye Glass, alleging the art glass maker directly caused her terminal lung cancer.  

Lead In The Water

Portland Superintendent Puts 2 Staff Members On Leave After Lead Findings

OPB | June 2, 2016 7 p.m.

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith put chief operating officer Tony Magliano and environmental manager Andy Fridley on leave Thursday.

local | News | Environment | Education

Portland Public Finds High Radon Levels In More Than 100 School Rooms

OPB | June 1, 2016 10:53 p.m.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA, and results in about 21,000 related deaths each year.

Health | News | Water | Education | local | Lead In The Water

PPS Leaders Knew About Lead In Water As Early As 2012

OPB | May 31, 2016 4:24 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Public Schools superintendent is responding to recent revelations that the state’s largest district was slow to act after finding elevated lead in the water at two schools.

News | NW Life | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Former Wildlife Refuge Occupier Ammon Bundy Retains New Attorney

OPB | May 26, 2016 5:57 a.m.

Bundy's former attorney, Mike Arnold said in a Facebook post that Utah-based attorney Morgan Philpot will be taking over the case.

local | Nation | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy Considering Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Multnomah County

OPB | May 24, 2016 5:26 p.m.

In court documents released Tuesday, the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation give a list of conditions at the jail they said are violating their constitutional rights.

local | Air | News | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Toxic Lead Levels At Portland Daycare Leads To Cease And Desist For Bullseye Glass

OPB | May 19, 2016 7:53 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued a cease and desist order against Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland.

News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

First Refuge Occupier In Bundy Indictment Pleads Guilty

OPB | May 19, 2016 5:45 p.m.

Corey Lequieu, 46, pleaded guilty to federal charges Thursday for his role in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

Election | local | News | Politics

Oregon's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Pledge Support For Trump

OPB | May 6, 2016 3:21 p.m. | Portland

Both Republican candidates in the race for Oregon's governor say they support apparent Republican nominee Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency.  

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Oregon Bar Throws Out Ethics Complaints Against Bundy Attorneys

OPB | May 3, 2016 5:08 p.m.

The Oregon State Bar has thrown out two ethics complaints against the attorneys of Arnold Law who are representing Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Ammon Bundy.  

local | Business | News

Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Says He'll Step Down In June

OPB | April 26, 2016 3:27 p.m. | Portland

Nike board chairman Phil Knight says his planned exit from the company will take place in June.  

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Finds Oregon Man Guilty Of Taking Over Federal Lands

OPB | April 19, 2016 3:30 p.m.

A federal jury has convicted Kenneth Medenbach for his role in taking over Bureau of Land Management property last year in southern Oregon.

local | News

Timeline: #BlackLivesMatter Profiling Case

OPB | April 13, 2016 6:50 p.m.

The state Department of Justice released a report this week on an instance of racial profiling at the Criminal Justice Division. Our timeline of the investigation explores how that report came about.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ethics Commission Approves Legal Fund For Embattled Oregon Sheriff

OPB | April 8, 2016 5:25 p.m.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer will be able to gather public contributions as he defends himself against a possible criminal investigation.  

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

LaVoy Finicum Supporters Threatened To Burn Qurans, Kill Police And Oregon Governor

OPB | March 25, 2016 6:45 p.m.

Death threats against state police and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown have poured in since the Jan. 26 shooting death of Arizona rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Former Federal Prosecutor Lays Out Likely Path For Refuge Trial

OPB | March 14, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Former federal prosecutor Martin Estrada said an Oregon trial is likely to happen before the Nevada case goes to court.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecution Plans To Bring More Charges Against Bundys, Others

OPB | Feb. 24, 2016 12:59 p.m.

Bundy and nine other defendants appeared in federal court Wednesday in Portland for their arraignment. Attorneys represented six other defendants at the hearing.