Reporter And Producer
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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The decision to approve a proposed methanol plant in southwest Washington is on hold, as the Washington Department of Ecology pushes for more information.
One person died and at least another two were injured in shooting at a senior living facility in downtown Vancouver, Washington, Thursday.
The service to remember Battalion Chief Mickel Zainfeld, a 25-year firefighting veteran, closed with the sounding of the bells, a firefighting tradition that signals the start of a day and the extinguishing of a fire.
Journalists at the Vancouver-based newspaper The Columbian have launched an effort to unionize.
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A proposed methanol plant in southwest Washington is one step closer to state approval. In a letter sent Wednesday, Cowlitz County affirmed its decision to grant shoreline permits to the project.
The review comes after a string of four Vancouver police shootings in February and March. Three were fatal and a majority involved people of color.
The Clark College Board of Trustees revealed an investigation into four reports of discrimination at the Vancouver community college. They say in at least one case, Clark’s nondiscrimination policy was violated.
The Clark County prosecuting attorney’s office said Officer Roger Evans “acted lawfully” when he shot Clayton Joseph outside an apartment complex on the night of Feb. 19, 2019.
The 28-unit rent-subsidized building is a first for the Vancouver Housing Authority. It caters to young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who are aging out of foster care or experiencing homelessness.
Vancouver city councilors got a different perspective on an expansive investment plan Monday night. Instead of a typical workshop at City Hall, councilors boarded a bus in downtown Vancouver and took their meeting on the road.
Initial returns for Washington’s primary election Tuesday night narrowed races for city, county, and local school board positions in southwest Washington.
The unions that represent 4,500 Kaiser Permanente employees in Oregon and Washington could strike.
Democrat Carolyn Long announced Monday she’s waging a second challenge against Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler for southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.
Clark County banned recreational cannabis sales in unincorporated parts of the county in 2014. The County Council, however, is on the verge of overturning that ban.
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The booming population of a native species of Northwest shrimp threatens the oyster beds of Washington's Willapa Bay and a coastal way of life.
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Port of Kalama commissioners unanimously passed a lease amendment with a controversial methanol facility Wednesday night that prohibits the company from exporting its product for fuel.