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Ryan Haas

Ryan Haas is a news content manager and handles content partnerships at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Prior to his employment with OPB, Ryan worked as editor of The World newspaper in Coos Bay and freelanced on the Southern Oregon coast. He also reported for SKNVibes on the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, and freelanced throughout northern Florida. Ryan's reporting experience ranges from international government and business to sports and fitness.

He holds a degree in English and rhetoric from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Ryan lives in the eastern Portland metro area with his veterinarian significant other and the obligatory menagerie that entails.

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Recent Articles

local | Energy | News | Environment

Cowlitz County Affirms Methanol Plant Following Environmental Study

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. 

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Missing Vancouver Teen Found By Police

Vancouver, Washington, police said they located 18-year-old Elishah Saheb on Monday after she had gone missing. 

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Portland Police Arrest At Least 13 In Downtown Portland Rally

Demonstrations in downtown Portland were largely non-violent Saturday as the two opposing groups stayed mostly separated.

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Citing Risk To Deputies, Clackamas Sheriff Pulls Out Of Portland

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts announced Friday his deputies would no longer be responding to most service calls within the city of Portland.

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Guest Calls For Public Statement After Portland Hotel Evicted Him

Through his attorneys, Jermaine Massey asked for the Portland DoubleTree Hotel to explain publicly why it evicted him for taking a call in the business' lobby.

Nation | local | Politics | News | Climate change

Youth Plaintiffs To Ask Supreme Court To Resume Climate Change Case

Twenty-one young people who are suing the federal government will ask the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to allow their climate change trial to go forward. That's after the nation's highest court temporarily blocked the lawsuit Friday.

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After PSU Police Shooting, Black Oregonians Talk Gun Ownership

Oregonians are reflecting on the complex interplay of firearm ownership and the realities of being black in the state, following the shooting death of Jason Washington one month ago.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Oregon's Federal Public Defender Files For Release Of Immigrant Detainees

Oregon’s Federal Public Defender filed a petition Friday, seeking immediate relief for immigrants who are detained at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan.

local | Education | News

Southern Oregon School District Settles Over LGBTQ Discrimination

The North Bend School District will remove a high school principal over discrimination against LGBTQ students.

local | Education | News

UO Student Dies During 'Shasta Weekend' Camping Trip

A University of Oregon student died Saturday morning at California's Shasta Lake while at an annual camping event.

Nation | local | News

The Bundys' Fight Against The Federal Government Has Only Just Begun

Many people first heard of Cliven Bundy and his family in 2014, when armed militias showed up at his ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada. But that action was only part of a growing anti-government movement.

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Nuclear Weapons, Waco And The Radicalization Of Cliven Bundy

Many people know the story of the Bundy-led standoffs in 2014 and 2016 against the federal government. But most people do not know where the Bundys first developed their anti-government ideology.

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The Book Behind The Bundys' Fringe Religious Beliefs

A part of what drives the Bundys to take actions against the government is rarely touched on in press coverage of them: their fringe religious beliefs.

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The Place Where The Bundys' Movement All Began

It's time to go back to where this all started, to return to the scene of the crimes — or not-crimes, as it turned out. We're on our way to Bundy Ranch.

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How Cliven Bundy Found A Following

In many ways, the Bundy story in Nevada actually begins in Arizona — in a ghost town that was once called Bundyville.

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The Consequences Of The Bundys' Fights With Federal Government

When the Bundys talk, they focus on land rights and constitutional law, but the fights they pick have real, tragic consequences.

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To Grow Their Movement, Bundys Pledge To Do 'Whatever It Takes'

Since the Bundys beat the federal government in court, they have been searching for new ways to get their message out and expand their following.

local | Recreation | News | Environment

Some Columbia River Gorge Trail Closures Could Last Years

The U.S. Forest Service gave an update on the conditions of Columbia River Gorge trails Friday. They say some trails may take years to reopen.

Business | local | News

Portland Council Calls On Oregon's Top Prosecutor To Defend Cannabis

The Portland City Council sent a letter to U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams on Monday, asking him to protect cannabis businesses and consumers in the state.

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False Alarm Tsunami Test Sends Some Seaside Residents For Higher Ground

A server error Wednesday caused Seaside, Oregon, residents to receive a message about an impending tsunami. They quickly learned it was a false alarm.