Ryan Haas is a news content manager and handles content partnerships at Oregon Public Broadcasting. 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, Oregon, 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.
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.
Community can be just as important to emergency planning as food and water supplies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 BlogOPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology | News | Science | Agriculture | Elections | Food | 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.