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.
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
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.
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
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.
Demonstrations in downtown Portland were largely non-violent Saturday as the two opposing groups stayed mostly separated.
Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts announced Friday his deputies would no longer be responding to most service calls within the city of Portland.
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
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.
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.
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.
When the Bundys talk, they focus on land rights and constitutional law, but the fights they pick have real, tragic consequences.
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.