Content Manager, News
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.
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.
Oregon’s Federal Public Defender filed a petition Friday, seeking immediate relief for immigrants who are detained at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan.
The North Bend School District will remove a high school principal over discrimination against LGBTQ students.
A University of Oregon student died Saturday morning at California's Shasta Lake while at an annual camping event.
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.
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.
When the Bundys talk, they focus on land rights and constitutional law, but the fights they pick have real, tragic consequences.
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.
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.
Environment | News | Recreation | local
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.
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.
A server error Wednesday caused Seaside, Oregon, residents to receive a message about an impending tsunami. They quickly learned it was a false alarm.
local | News | Transportation
When Monday’s inaugural trip of the Amtrak Cascades train along its new route crashed south of Tacoma, the lives of hundreds of people were thrown into chaos.
Federal immigration officials responded Thursday to Oregon lawmakers concerned about a pair of attempted arrests that took place in recent months.
Fires that have devastated parts of northern California are sending smoky air into southern and central Oregon.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to visit McMinnville High School on Wednesday, according to the school district.
Oregon Republicans say they plan to proceed with a fundraising raffle for a semi-automatic rifle in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
University of Oregon President Michael Schill was scheduled Friday to announce a $50 million gift to the university. But that plan was cut short.