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Molly Solomon


Molly Solomon is a reporter and producer covering Southwest Washington for Oregon Public Broadcasting. 

She was previously a general assignment reporter for Hawaii Public Radio in Honolulu where she produced award-winning stories on a variety of topics, including homelessness, native Hawaiian issues and even an active lava flow. Her work has appeared on "Marketplace," NPR’s "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Here and Now" and "Science Friday." 

Molly has won three national Edward R. Murrow awards for her work along with awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and PRNDI. Most recently, a series on the closure of Hawaii’s final sugar plantation won her a 2017 national award from the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Recent Articles

News | NW Life | local

A Vancouver Park Draws Protest Over Proposed 'Lynch' Name

Vancouver residents are debating what to name a new park — and the discussion has raised big questions about race and language.

News | Nation | local

Lawmakers From Oregon And Washington To Discuss Replacing Interstate 5 Bridge

Oregon lawmakers are ready to return to the table and restart discussions with Washington to replace the Interstate 5 bridge.

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Scandal Could Imperil Southwest Washington Youth Treatment Center

Southwest Washington’s only mental health and addiction services facility for youth is at risk of being shut down.

News | Transportation | local

Backers Of Vancouver-Portland Ferry Looking For Financial Support

Backers of proposed ferry are hoping to entice drivers to consider a commute by water. The vision is for passenger ferries to run along the Columbia and Willamette rivers.

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Clark County Report Says FBI Classifies Proud Boys As Extremist Group

The Federal Bureau of Investigation "categorizes the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism," according to a report by the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

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Vancouver's New Homeless Day Center Set To Open Nov. 19

A new day center for the homeless is ready to open in Vancouver. The facility will serve as an access point to gain housing and receive basic services.

News | Election | Politics | local

Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Wins Tough Re-Election Campaign

Voters in southwest Washington are sending U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler back to Washington, D.C. 

News | Election | Politics | local

In Carolyn Long, Jaime Herrera Beutler Faces Her Biggest Challenge Yet

Across the country, 2018 is not a normal election year for Republicans. And in Washington state, Herrera Beutler is facing her first real challenge since she got elected.

News | Education | local

Clark College To Close During Patriot Prayer 2nd Amendment Rally

Clark College will be closed all day Monday in response to a Patriot Prayer rally planned on campus. President Bob Knight made the decision after consulting with the college’s leaders and attorneys.

News | Politics | local

SW Washington Democrat Challenger Carolyn Long Raises $1.75 Million

Congressional challenger Carolyn Long has raised more than $1.75 million since July 1. That’s more than five times the amount of money since her last quarterly report.

News | Election | Politics | local

Poll Shows Herrera Beutler And Long In Virtual Tie In Race For Congress

New poll results claim Democratic challenger Carolyn Long is leading Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler by a two-point margin, 45 to 43 percent.

News | Education | local

In Wake Of Resignations, Clark College Announces Campus Meetings

In a campus-wide email sent Tuesday morning, Clark College President Bob Knight announced a series of campus meetings to address challenges around recruiting and retaining employees of color.

News | Education | local

Longstanding Equity Issues At Clark College Alienate Staff, Students

School records and dozens of interviews with staff and students show a culture at Clark College that alienates people of color, even as top school officials say the campus is becoming more inclusive.

News | Business | local

Burgerville Hit By Massive Cybersecurity Breach, Class-Action Lawsuit

Burgerville says it has discovered a cybersecurity breach that may have affected customers who paid with a credit card at any restaurant location in the last year.

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Vancouver Unveils New Waterfront At Grand Opening

Thousands of people gathered Saturday on the shore of the Columbia River to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Vancouver Waterfront park.  

News | NW Life | Education | local

Battle Ground Teachers Vote To Approve Salary Contract, End Strike

Battle Ground teachers voted overwhelmingly Sunday to approve a new salary contract, ending a 12-day strike.

Strike End In Sight, As Battle Ground Teachers And District Reach Tentative Agreement

Striking Battle Ground teachers and the school district reached a tentative agreement Saturday evening. It appears to pave the way for the start of school on Monday.

News | Education | local

Battle Ground Teachers Vote To Continue Strike, Despite Judge's Order

Battle Ground remains the only district in southwest Washington on strike.

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Washington Judge Orders Battle Ground Teachers Back To School

A school district attorney says the strike is causing irreparable harm and claims 95 students have left the district because of the strike.

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Teachers, Parents Express Frustrations To Battle Ground School Board

As a teachers strike in Battle Ground enters its third week, hundreds of people filled a school board meeting to capacity Monday night.