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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 | Education | Parents | Health | Family | NW Life

'I Was So Broken': 14 Years In Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016 6:22 p.m.

An Oregon woman shares the story of her tormented path through the state's child welfare system.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ryan Bundy Wants Oregon Governor To Testify For His Trial

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Malheur refuge occupier Ryan Bundy is calling on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to testify at his criminal trial in September. Counsel for the governor say she should be exempt.

Nation | local | Land use | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Special Jail Privileges For Refuge Occupiers Remained Private For Weeks

OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 8:58 a.m.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones revealed Friday that Ammon Bundy and other Malheur refuge occupiers received "special accommodations" after complaining about jail conditions.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors: Bill Of Rights Shouldn't Cover Malheur Occupiers' Actions

OPB | July 29, 2016 9:15 p.m.

Federal prosecutors say they plan to challenge First and Second Amendment rights as a defense for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

Nation | local | Land use | Politics | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ryan Bundy Declares Himself An 'Idiot' Not Subject To US Courts

OPB | July 28, 2016 5:53 p.m.

Malheur refuge occupier Ryan Bundy filed a flurry of court documents Thursday, declaring himself an "idiot of the 'Legal Society'" who is "incompetent" and not subject to federal law.

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 | Education | Environment | News

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.

local | Education | Health | News | Water | 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.

NW Life | News | 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.

Nation | local | 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 | News | Environment | Air | 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.

local | Politics | Election | News

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.