Ryan Haas has been with Oregon Public Broadcasting since 2013. His work has won numerous awards, including two National Magazine Award nominations for the podcast "Bundyville." Prior to working at OPB, Haas worked at newspapers in Illinois, Florida, Oregon and the Caribbean.
Oregon woman sues Legacy Health over attack outside Portland behavioral health facility
The lawsuit contends that staff at the Unity Center failed to have sufficient security and allowed Dwayne Anthony Simpson, 40, to assault Sonya Gonzales with a large rock.
Oregon’s emerging psilocybin mushroom market braces for dose of financial reality
The complicated financial landscape around psilocybin means none of the early businesses are guaranteed to survive the next few years as Oregon tries to navigate the uncharted landscape of allowing therapeutic use of a drug that is still illegal federally.
Most students will continue with Oregon psilocybin program that ran out of money, new provider says
Retreat Guru said it expects as many as 90% of Synthesis Digital's 220 former students to continue their coursework and join the ranks of Oregon’s first psilocybin facilitators. The Canadian company took over Synthesis' Oregon operations earlier this month due to a financial collapse.
Major trainer for Oregon’s psilocybin program runs out of funding
The sudden collapse of one of Oregon’s biggest psilocybin players raises questions about the rollout of an untested industry.
PacifiCorp liability for Labor Day fires revealed through newly found texts, plaintiffs’ attorneys allege
Attorneys in a class action lawsuit for people harmed by the Labor Day fires in Oregon say the messages and other evidence presented in a court filing Tuesday show PacifiCorp knew early on it likely played a role in starting the fires.
Oregon Supreme Court finds hundreds convicted by nonunanimous juries deserve new trial
A Friday opinion by the Oregon Supreme Court offers clarity for people convicted in trials where not everyone on the jury agreed the convicted person was guilty.
Crook County library board rejects proposal to segregate LGBTQ books
The Crook County Library Board of Trustees voted Thursday night not to label LGBTQ-friendly children’s books or segregate them into a separate section.
Congressional races stay tight in Oregon, Southwest Washington
Narrow leads in the three congressional races could grow or shrink with each passing update. Trailing candidates hold out hope their supporters will show up big in late counts.
Judge denies bail for man accused of killing prominent Portland anti-fascist
A Multnomah County judge has denied bail to the man accused of running over and killing prominent Portland anti-fascist Sean Kealiher in 2019, ensuring Christopher Knipe will remain in jail until his trial scheduled for October 2023.
Records imply Portland police slow-walked high profile homicide case
Portland police quickly obtained key evidence in the 2019 killing of anti-fascist Sean Kealiher, but waited more than two years to arrest the suspect, according to investigative file documents obtained by OPB.