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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 | News | Politics

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.

local | News | Nation | Politics

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

local | News | Nation

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.

Environment | News | Recreation | local

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.

local | News | Business

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.

local | News

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.

local | News | Transportation

Witness, Survivor Describe Scene Of Chaos As Train Derailed

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.

local | News | Nation

ICE Says Officers Showed 'Great Restraint' In Videoed Oregon Incidents

Federal immigration officials responded Thursday to Oregon lawmakers concerned about a pair of attempted arrests that took place in recent months.

local | Air | News

Northern California Wildfires Bring Unhealthy Air To Oregon

Fires that have devastated parts of northern California are sending smoky air into southern and central Oregon.

local | Education | News

Betsy Devos Scheduled To Visit McMinnville High School

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to visit McMinnville High School on Wednesday, according to the school district.

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Multnomah GOP Will Continue Gun Raffle After Vegas Attack

Oregon Republicans say they plan to proceed with a fundraising raffle for a semi-automatic rifle in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

local | Education | News

UO Students Shout Down President During $50M Gift Announcement

University of Oregon President Michael Schill was scheduled Friday to announce a $50 million gift to the university. But that plan was cut short.