Director of Content Partnerships

Ryan Haas

Ryan Haas is the director of content partnerships at OPB. He works with Northwest News Partnership contributors to share stories with a broad interest from across the region.
Prior to his employment with OPB, Ryan worked as editor of The World newspaper in Coos Bay, Ore. 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 bachelors 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 | 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.

local | News | 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 | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

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.

Agriculture | Technology | News | Elections | Food | Science | Politics | OPB News Blog

Benton County Voters Will Decide On GE Crop Ban Next Year

OPB | Dec. 19, 2014 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown certified the defeat of a genetically engineered food labeling initiative this week, but debate over the crops is just getting started in Benton County.


Key Points Of Grand Jury Decision In Michael Brown Shooting

OPB | Nov. 24, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Portland

A Missouri grand jury decided Monday not to level charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of African American teen Michael Brown.

Health | News

CDC's Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Ebola

OPB | Oct. 17, 2014 3:35 p.m. | Portland

As health care workers around the world continue to address the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published answers to frequently asked questions surrounding the virus.

Elections | News

A Voter's Guide To The Science Of GE Foods

OPB | Oct. 17, 2014 10 a.m. | Portland

Supporters and opponents of GE foods often disagree on their interpretation of the science. Finding a clear answer is a difficult slog in most cases because black-and-white answers simply aren't available.

local | Elections | News | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber Responds To Fiancee's Illegal Marriage

OPB | Oct. 10, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber responded Friday to revelations that his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, once accepted money to marry an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant seeking a Green Card in the U.S.

News | Politics

Three Takeaways From Kitzhaber, Richardson Debate

OPB | Oct. 10, 2014 6 a.m. | Portland

Democratic incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson debated on issues ranging from health care to racial equity Friday.

OPB News Blog

Finding Common Ground In The Controversial GE Food Labeling Effort

OPB | Oct. 3, 2014 7 a.m. | Portland

Oregon is being flooded with millions of dollars for advertising campaigns espousing either the benefits or perils of genetically engineered foods. But two Oregon experts on either side of the debate have found some areas they can agree.

Agriculture | Elections | News | Politics | OPB News Blog

Food For Thought: The Difference Between GMO And GE Foods

OPB | Oct. 2, 2014 7 a.m.

When people talk about Oregon ballot Measure 92, are "GMO" and "genetically engineered foods" interchangeable terms? It turns out, not so much. 

News | Politics | OPB News Blog

Republicans Hold All The Cards In Washington's District 4 Race

OPB | Aug. 5, 2014 1:15 p.m. | Portland

In an historic first for Washington, two Republicans are likely to advance to the November election in central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

local | News | OPB News Blog

5 Things To Know Before Washington Marijuana Stores Open

OPB | July 3, 2014 12:28 p.m. | Portland

Legal recreational marijuana goes on sale for the first time in Washington on Wednesday. Even though the state has been preparing for this day since 2012, how cannabis sales will roll out is still a bit hazy.

Environment | Communities

Where The Rubber Meets The Road For Northwest Bike Shares

OPB | May 12, 2014 1 a.m.

Northwest cities are rapidly rolling toward launching bike share schemes. Experts say that specializing these programs to each city's needs is crucial to their long-term viability.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

A New Western Outlaw: The Bee Rustler

EarthFix | April 15, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Beehive thefts are on the rise in California, possibly as a result of declining bee populations and their increased value as pollinators. The phenomena of bee rustling doesn't appear to have spread to the Northwest. Not yet, at least.

Environment | Communities

Popular Wristbands Could Record Chemical Exposure

OPB | April 2, 2014 12:17 p.m.

Oregon State University scientists have found that silicone bracelets could be a useful tool for monitoring human exposure to chemicals. An initial study revealed subjects wearing the bracelets for 30 days were exposed to everything from pesticides to fire retardants.

Environment | Energy

Calif. Company Wants Geothermal Energy To Help Power Cars

EarthFix | March 19, 2014 2:13 p.m.

A California company says it's developed the technology to pull high-grade lithium from water used to extract geothermal energy. The lithium is the same kind used in the batteries of electric cars.

local | News | Oregon Values & Beliefs

Survey: Crime Trumps Unemployment In Southern Oregon

OPB | Oct. 3, 2013 5 a.m. | Portland

When it comes to the biggest issues on the minds of Southern Oregon residents, crime holds the No. 1 place — even over unemployment — according to a new survey.