Director of Content Partnerships
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.
Gov. John Kitzhaber will step down as Oregon’s governor amid controversy and will be replaced by Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to investigate allegations of corruption leveled against him and First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Agriculture | Technology | News | Elections | Food | Science | Politics | OPB News BlogOPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 BlogOPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.