News Production Assistant
Donald Orr is a general assignment reporter for OPB.
Most recently he was a news production assistant for OPB through the Emerging Northwest Journalists Internship created by AAJA-Portland and SPJ Oregon. He is an alum of NPR’s Next Generation Radio.
He’s previously worked as station manager and productions director for his college radio station, KBVR-FM, and was a news contributor for Orange Media Network at Oregon State University.
Send Donald story ideas at email@example.com.
International students pursuing degrees in the U.S. may have to leave the country if their universities switch to online-only courses this fall.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Oregon, Umatilla County has become a major hotspot for the spread of COVID-19.
The Oregon State Police denied that a trooper flashed a racist hand gesture during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Capitol in Salem on Saturday.
Lincoln City police arrested seven men on the Oregon Coast Saturday night after the men allegedly made racist threats toward a Black family during Fourth of July celebrations at the beach.
Oregonians must have masks at the ready throughout the state with the start of July, to wear inside indoor public areas.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon filed a class-action lawsuit Sunday, claiming Portland police are targeting and attacking journalists on duty at protests.
Coronavirus diagnoses continued to surge Sunday in Oregon, with health officials reporting 247 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19.
The Oregon Employment Department says it’s adding more staff and resources to process approximately 70,000 claims for gig workers and self-employed Oregonians under the recently created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
Two men wanted in connection with a mass shooting that killed seven people in Alabama were taken into custody in Oregon on Sunday.
Following backlash from the Burgerville Workers Union, the Vancouver-based fast-food chain will now allow employees to wear buttons and clothing that support the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality — so long as they’re produced and approved by the company itself.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday as Portland entered its third week of protests, while a crowd of hundreds gathered in Salem near the Capitol.
The sentencing of Jeremy Christian has been postponed again, according to the Multnomah Circuit Court.
As state and local policies start to shift in terms of what’s legally allowed during the pandemic, public health experts weigh in on what to consider when we interact with others.
About two-thirds of Oregon counties will further loosen COVID-19 restrictions over the next few days, as vast parts of the state move forward with Phase 2 of Gov. Kate Brown’s reopening plan.
State officials have said the first 31 Oregon counties to move into Phase 1 are eligible for the next milestone — Phase 2 — as soon as Friday, June 5.
It'll be the fourth night in a row of an official curfew, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday night through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, though both city leaders acknowledge the curfew is not maintaining order.
City and civic leaders grappled with how to allow political protest and support communities of color while also preventing vandalism and violence.