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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

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Portland Protesters Attempted To Build Occupied Area Outside Mayor's Home

Portland protesters on Wednesday night followed in Seattle’s footsteps and attempted to build an autonomous zone in the city. That effort, however, was broken up by police.

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Thousands Gather In Portland For 5th Night Of George Floyd Demonstrations

Calls for Oregon leaders to meaningfully address systemic racism and police brutality continued Tuesday with a fifth night of widespread demonstrations in Portland.

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A Night Without Tear Gas: Thousands Of Oregonians Protest Racial Injustice

Massive crowds gathered in Portland on Monday night for a fourth evening of protests over the killing of George Floyd.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Agrees To Send National Guard To Portland In Support Roles

U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams has called for Gov. Kate Brown to deploy the National Guard to assist the police as local demonstrations over the death of George Floyd head toward a fourth night. 

Health | local | News | Business | Politics

New Poll Shows Vast Majority Of Oregonians Support Stay At Home Measures

Polling released Wednesday shows 82% of Oregonians support the state's stay at home orders to protect against COVID-19. 

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'Booked And Buried': The Scope And Scale Of Northwest Jail Deaths Revealed

For the past year, OPB and the Northwest News Network have been documenting the rising death toll inside county jails across Oregon and Washington. 

local | Transportation | News

8 Complaints, 16 Million Rides. Records Show Few Issues Before TriMet Fare Enforcement Dust Up

In the two months before the agency’s announcement of more fare enforcement, TriMet documented just eight complaints from riders who wanted to see more fare checks because of other riders.

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Union Calls Off Fred Meyer Boycott After Reaching Tentative Deal

Union officials said Saturday that they have reached a tentative deal with grocers that will benefit employees and end a weeklong boycott of Fred Meyer stores. 

Environment | local | News | Energy

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.

local | Nation | Climate change | News | Politics

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.

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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.

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Southern Oregon School District Settles Over LGBTQ Discrimination

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

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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.

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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.