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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 | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militants Appear In Federal Court, Bundy Calls For End To Standoff

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 2:57 p.m.

The federal government outlined its case Wednesday against Ammon Bundy and other militants charged with occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge.

News | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Occupation To Standoff: FBI Surrounds Militants Still Inside Malheur Refuge

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 5:45 a.m.

FBI officials have established checkpoints around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a handful of armed militants remain inside. 

News | NW Life | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI Surrounds Militants Still Inside Refuge After 1 Dead, 8 Arrested

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016 8:15 p.m.

The monthlong occupation in Eastern Oregon took a turn toward a possible conclusion Tuesday night with multiple arrests.

News | NW Life | local

Former Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes Writes For Bend Magazine

OPB | Jan. 18, 2016 1:27 p.m.

Cylvia Hayes confirmed on her Facebook page last week that she’ll be writing for Issue Magazine.   

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

Militant Website Creator David Fry: ‘I’m Not ISIS’

OPB | Jan. 13, 2016 7 p.m.

He says posts he made online that appeared to sympathize with the Islamic State “were just a joke.”

News | Politics | local | Nation | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Harney County Sheriff: Who Wants The Bundys To Go?

OPB | Jan. 6, 2016 5:55 p.m.

Many local residents turned out for a community meeting Wednesday in Harney County. The showed large support for asking armed occupiers to leave.

News | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Law Enforcement Presence Could Increase In Harney County

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 8:53 a.m.

Harney County Sheriff David Ward said Monday police from other counties will begin patrolling near Burns, Oregon.

News | Politics | local | Nation | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Latter-Day Saints Headquarters Distances Itself From Armed Occupiers

OPB | Jan. 4, 2016 12:45 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it's "deeply troubled" by the armed occupation of a federal building taking place in Eastern Oregon.

News | local

Millennials Will See The First Christmas Full Moon In Their Lifetime Friday

OPB | Dec. 24, 2015 12:25 p.m.

If you're under age 38, Friday will be your first chance to see a full moon on Christmas night.

News | World | Arts | local

Cheryl Strayed Helps Raise $1 Million For Syrian Refugees

OPB | Dec. 23, 2015 1:20 p.m.

Portland author Cheryl Strayed helped raise $1 million for Syrian refugees this week. 

News | Environment | local | Animals | Fish & Wildlife

New Research Suggests Warm Water 'Blob’ Could Hurt Salmon

OPB | Dec. 16, 2015 2:45 p.m.

A new Oregon State University study examined the effect of warm water conditions on juvenile Chinook salmon over nearly two decades.

News | local | Economy | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

A Look Back At Oregon's Housing Crisis

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015 12:56 p.m. | Portland

In cities across Oregon, one word came up again and again in 2015: housing.

News | local

Black Student Reports Attack On Portland Campus After Racist Threats

OPB | Nov. 21, 2015 8:53 a.m.

Officials at Lewis & Clark College say a student was assaulted on campus early Saturday morning.

News | Energy | local

Portland Approves 'Landmark' Fossil Fuel Limits

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015 1:45 p.m.

Portland city commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to oppose any new projects that would increase the transportation or storage of fossil fuels in the city.

News | local

Police Release Names Of Shooting Range Explosion Victims

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015 11:43 a.m.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reports two men died while a film crew captured video of a tank destroyer firing rounds.

News | local

Uber Responds To Labor Opinion In Oregon

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Uber hits back at Oregon labor officials after they determined drivers are employees.

Veteran Shot At Oregon Community College Releases Statement

OPB | Oct. 17, 2015 8:19 a.m.

Umpqua Community College shooting victim Chris Mintz shared his account of the Oct. 1 rampage on his Facebook page Friday.

News | local

Judge Who Refused To Perform Same Sex Marriages Retires

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Wednesday that Circuit Court Judge Thomas Kohl will retire Dec. 31.

News | local

Lucas Eibel Remembered As Lover Of Animals And Life

OPB | Oct. 9, 2015 3:50 p.m.

Lucas Eibel was a quadruplet in a very close family. He loved animals, agriculture and helping others.

News | Politics | local | Nation

Douglas County Awaits Obama's Visit To Roseburg

OPB | Oct. 5, 2015 4:13 p.m. | Portland

The president will visit privately with families of the victims of last week's tragic shooting, a White House spokesperson confirmed Monday.