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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Backers of a controversial Kalama, Washington, methanol plant are selling the project as an opportunity to tap into China's fuel market — which is not what they're selling the public.
On Monday, investigators identified the man who shot and killed a Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office deputy as 33-year-old Brian Butts.
A jury unanimously ruled the Hart parents from Southwest Washington intentionally killed their six adopted children when the parents drove off a California cliff.
Highway patrol officers, a forensic pathologist and others testified Wednesday in front of a jury on the findings from the Hart family death investigation.
This week, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is holding an inquest into the deaths as a final step in determining what happened in the fatal crash.
Anger and frustration over the recent string of Vancouver, Washington, police shootings came to a head at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
After a slew of recent police shootings, Vancouver’s police chief is reconsidering his department’s stance on body cameras.
27 students who were involved in a disruption that canceled Friday night's basketball tournament at Gaiser Middle School have been emergency expelled and nine have been arrested, according to Vancouver Public Schools.
At a Sunday night vigil for Carlos Hunter, about 100 people gathered to remember the man killed by Vancouver police officers on March 7.
Vancouver Public Schools says it will need to cut more than 50 teacher and staff positions to help close a $14.3 million budget deficit.
Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent John Steach may soon be stepping down. At a special meeting Monday morning, the district’s Board of Directors announced it is negotiating a possible resignation.
Communities | Nation | Family | News | local
The family of Clayton Joseph, the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by a Vancouver police officer, is providing more details on what happened at Tuesday night’s shooting in East Vancouver.
Vancouver Police said the 16-year-old male had a knife and did not respond to requests from police to drop it.
As a public health emergency grows in Southwest Washington, wary residents are adjusting to a new reality that includes doctor's visits in parking lots and canceled birthday parties.
The college has struggled with racial equity among students and staff during Bob Knight's tenure.
After six finalist interviews, the Vancouver City Council only needed one nomination to make a decision: Erik Paulsen was the unanimous choice for Vancouver’s next city councilor.
Southwest Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler bucked her party this week, joining the increasing number of Republicans who want to reopen parts of the federal government.
One of southwest Washington’s largest school districts says it will have to make significant cuts this year, following salary increases for teachers and support staff.