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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 | local

Community Mourns For UCC Shooting Victims

OPB | Oct. 1, 2015 8:28 p.m.

Roseburg community members held a vigil Thursday night for the victims of a shooting at Umpqua Community College earlier in the day.

News | local

Settlement Brings Klamath County Deputies Back To Work

OPB | Sept. 4, 2015 8 p.m. | Portland

Klamath County sheriff's deputies who have been on leave from the department will return, following a settlement Friday.

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Oregon Soldier Helps Stop Gunman On European Train

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 7:12 p.m. | Portland

An Oregon Army National Guardsman and a U.S. Air Force serviceman traveling in Europe were identified as military members who stopped a gunman on a train headed for Paris.

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Grand Jury Clears Officers In Portland Shooting

OPB | July 21, 2015 1:35 p.m.

A Multnomah County grand jury ruled Monday that two Portland police officers were justified in shooting a man who brandished a starter pistol.

News | local

Former Portland Officer Dies By Suicide

OPB | May 26, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Autopsy reports released Tuesday confirm that a former Portland police officer killed by a train yesterday died by suicide.

News | local | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

The 1st Preparedness Commandment: Know Thy Neighbor

OPB | May 17, 2015 6:02 p.m.

Community can be just as important to emergency planning as food and water supplies.

News | local | Family | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Have A Plan To Meet Loved Ones After A Disaster

OPB | May 17, 2015 9:43 a.m.

A person should have a family meet up plan in place for anywhere they spend time, such as work, school, faith organizations, sporting events or commuting.

News | local | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Plan For The Unexpected With An Evacuation Kit

OPB | May 17, 2015 9:30 a.m.

In the event that you end up without a place to shelter after a major earthquake, a mobile "go-kit" should be part of your scenario planning.

Water | News | Energy | local | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

How To Safely Turn Off Utilities After A Disaster

OPB | May 15, 2015 2:45 p.m.

In the wake of a natural disaster like an earthquake, the natural gas, water and electricity in a home become potentially serious threats to health and well-being.

News | local | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Preparing Your Home For A Megaquake

OPB | May 4, 2015 midnight

Surviving a megaquake in the Northwest is about more than having enough food and water. In the moments after the shaking stops, treating injuries and finding a safe shelter are paramount.

News | local | Elections | Politics

Poll: Northwest Voters Have Few Regrets After Legalizing Pot

OPB | April 22, 2015 2:13 p.m.

A poll from OPB shows that if the election were held today, 53 percent of Oregon voters would support pot legalization again, while 45 percent would oppose it.

News | NW Life | local

Poll: Oregonians Think Society Talks About Race Too Much

OPB | April 21, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

While a wide majority of registered voters in Oregon say racism is still a problem in the state, they also believe race doesn’t need to be talked about so often.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Lawyers: Animal Abuse Law Still Strong In Oregon After Supreme Court Ruling

OPB | March 25, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon made national headlines last year when the state Supreme Court ruled that animals could be counted as individual victims in cases of abuse, much like humans. And lawyers in the state say that's still the case, even after the court overturned its own ruling this month.

News | local | Business

Oregon Lawmakers Call For End To Port Labor Dispute

OPB | March 13, 2015 1:37 p.m. | Portland

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers issued a letter this week, calling for an end to a longstanding labor dispute that drove out a major container handler at the Port of Portland.

News | local | Science | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

How Powerful Is A 9.0 Earthquake?

OPB | March 9, 2015 9:31 a.m.

While there are many lessons Oregon can take away from the massive earthquake that struck Japan in 2011, one of the most basic is just how much more energy is released during a 9.0 compared to lesser magnitude earthquakes.

News | local | Politics

Politicians React To Kitzhaber Resignation

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015 3:22 p.m.

Politicians, public servants and political party leaders were quick to respond to news Friday that Gov. John Kitzhaber is resigning.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Resigns

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015 noon

Gov. John Kitzhaber will step down as Oregon’s governor amid controversy and will be replaced by Secretary of State Kate Brown.

News | local | Politics

What Happens In Oregon When A Governor Resigns?

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015 1:25 p.m. | Portland

Democratic leaders are calling on Gov. John Kitzhaber to step down from his office. What happens if he does?

News | Politics

Kitzhaber Asks Attorney General To Investigate Claims

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Portland

Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to investigate allegations of corruption leveled against him and First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

Environment | News | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

What Is A 9.0 Earthquake?

OPB | Jan. 14, 2015 midnight

There is a significant difference in the damage caused by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and a more common magnitude 6.0 or 7.0.