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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

local | Politics | News

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.

local | Politics | Election | News

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.

local | Education | News

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.

local | Education | News

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.

local | Business | News

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.  

local | Education | NW Life | News

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.

local | Education | News

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

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


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.

local | Education | News

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.

local | Education | News

School To Start In Evergreen, Longview After Teachers Vote To End Strikes

School will start Monday in Vancouver's Evergreen School District and Tuesday in Longview.

local | Education | News

Teachers From 8 SW Washington Districts Approve Deals To End Strikes

Teachers in Vancouver, Camas, Hockinson, Washougal, Ridgefield, Evergreen and Longview have ratified new contracts, paving the way for students in those southwest Washington school districts to return to the classroom.

local | Education | News

Longview District, Teachers Union Are Headed For Court

Longview Public Schools says it plans to take the teachers union to court to make them return to school.

local | Education | News

After A Vote To Strike, Longview Teachers Take To The Picket Line

Teachers in Longview are officially on the picket line. The union has rejected the district’s offer for a 6.9 percent average pay raise and voted to strike.

local | Education | News

On The Edge Of A Strike, Will Clark County Teachers Get The Raises They Want?

As local school districts negotiate new salary contracts this year, it’s coming down to the wire for teachers in southwest Washington, with some on the verge of a strike.

local | News

A Month After Fires, Dufur Residents Come Together

The farming community of Dufur has been hit by three wildfires in the past month. On Sunday, residents came together to celebrate the town’s resiliency.

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Vancouver City, Port Officials Get Tour Of Waterfront By Boat

The Vancouver City Council got a unique perspective of the city’s changing shoreline Monday. The council joined port commissioners for a waterfront tour along the Columbia River.

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After Online Threats, SW Washington Group Cancels Event Against Racism

After threatening messages on social media, southwest Washington community group cancels event against racism and hate.

local | Politics | Election | News

‘OPB Politics Now’: Washington’s Wild Primary

In the battle for control of the U.S. House, Washington state is now one of the big hotspots.