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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

Environment | News | local

Controversial Kalama Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators

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.

local | News

Suspect Identified In Killing Of SW Washington Sheriff's Deputy

On Monday, investigators identified the man who shot and killed a Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office deputy as 33-year-old Brian Butts.

local | News

Hart Parents Intentionally Killed Adopted Children, Jury Rules

A jury unanimously ruled the Hart parents from Southwest Washington intentionally killed their six adopted children when the parents drove off a California cliff.

Nation | Family | News

Coroner's Inquest Into Hart Family's Deaths Begins

Highway patrol officers, a forensic pathologist and others testified Wednesday in front of a jury on the findings from the Hart family death investigation. 

local | Nation | News

1 Year After Deadly Crash, Officials Begin Inquest Into Hart Family

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.

local | News

After 4 Police Shootings, Vancouver Community Demands Answers

Anger and frustration over the recent string of Vancouver, Washington, police shootings came to a head at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

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Vancouver Police Chief: Now Is An 'Opportune Time' To Consider Body Cameras

After a slew of recent police shootings, Vancouver’s police chief is reconsidering his department’s stance on body cameras.

local | News | Education

27 Students Suspended, 9 Arrested In Vancouver School Disturbance

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. 

local | News

In Vancouver, Family And Friends Mourn Death Of Carlos Hunter

At a Sunday night vigil for Carlos Hunter, about 100 people gathered to remember the man killed by Vancouver police officers on March 7.

Teachers | local | News | Education

More Than 50 Teachers And Staff Could Be Cut At Vancouver Schools

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.

Politics | NW Life | News | Education

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Facing Possible Resignation

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

Pacific Islander Community Responds To Vancouver Teen's Shooting: 'We Feel That We Deserve Justice'

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.

local | News

16-Year-Old With Knife Shot By Vancouver Police, Dies From Injuries

Vancouver Police said the 16-year-old male had a knife and did not respond to requests from police to drop it.

Health | News | local

Life In A Measles Outbreak: Canceled Parties And Doctor's Visits In A Parking Lot

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. 

local | News | Education

Clark College Copes With Racial Equity Fallout

Bob Knight announced his retirement last week as president of Clark College. The change in leadership comes during a time of renewed focus on social equity and inclusion at the campus.

local | News | Education

Amid Racial Equity Struggles, Clark College President Announces Retirement

The college has struggled with racial equity among students and staff during Bob Knight's tenure.

local | Politics | News

Vancouver City Council Picks Erik Paulsen For Open Seat

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.

local | Nation | Politics | News

Herrera Beutler Joins Democrats In Vote To Reopen Government

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.

local | News | Education

$11.4M Vancouver Public Schools Deficit Could Mean Cuts To Programs, Staff

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.

Environment | local | News | Water | Health

Vancouver Fined $60,000 For 2017 Columbia River Sewage Spills

Washington state officials have fined the city of Vancouver $60,000 after nearly 600,000 gallons of sewage was released into the Columbia River in 2017.