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Investigative and Data Reporter, OPB/EarthFix

Tony Schick


Tony Schick is an investigative and data reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Tony previously worked as the web editor for Investigative Reporters and Editors, a journalism nonprofit based in Columbia, Missouri. He has worked as a freelance reporter and researcher since 2007.

He has undergraduate degrees in journalism and sociology from Gonzaga University, where he spent enough time after hours in the student newsroom that he and his wife named their dog, Myron, after the building’s beloved overnight custodian. He received his master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

Tony is a native of Portland.

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Recent Articles

Nation | local | Education | News

Oregon Delegation Expands Inquiry Into Chemawa Indian School

Democrats from Oregon’s congressional delegation are turning up the heat on federal officials responsible for Chemawa Indian School.

Land | Environment | News | Forestry

Senators Look To Expand Thinning Work In National Forests

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, would extend the Forest Service’s expiring Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.

local | Education | News

Oregon Lawmakers Promise Reforms For Chemawa Indian School

Lawmakers and tribal representatives met with the federal school's leadership and emerged with both immediate and long-range plans to overhaul the Salem boarding school.

Energy | Politics | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local | News

Bill Protecting Lower Snake River Dams Passes US House

The House approved a bill Wednesday that would circumvent a federal judge’s order for dams on the lower Snake River to spill more water and protect current dam operations through the next four years.  

Communities | Land use | Environment | News | local

Making Homes Resistant To Wildfire May Be Cheaper Than We Thought

Homes mixed in with forests are a big complication for managing wildfires. But experts say keeping those homes from burning could be cheaper and simpler than previously thought.

local | Environment | News | Recreation

Bike Park On Mount Hood Moves Forward After Lawsuit Dismissal

Timberline Lodge says it is moving forward with construction of a mountain bike park on Mount Hood.

Energy | Environment | Sustainability | Renewable energy

Some Solar Customers Left Behind After Oregon Deadline Passes

Some of Oregon’s solar customers are going to miss out on thousands of dollars in savings, thanks to the expiration last weekend  of Oregon’s solar tax credit.

Energy | Climate change | Environment | News

Canadian Crude Oil Is Going By Rail To Portland Before Shipping Off To Asia

Canadian oil has found a new route to Asia: It’s moving by rail through Washington to a shipping terminal in Portland.

Energy | Business | Sustainability | Environment

This Solar Startup Spent Big, Then Left Customers In Limbo

Legend Solar was a rising star in the green energy industry. But now, customers say the company took money for solar panels that were never delivered. 

Health | Nation | Communities | Education | Teachers | local | History | News

Congress Presses BIE Director For Answers On Chemawa, Native Education

Oregon’s federal boarding school for Native Americans drew further scrutiny Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Energy | Environment

Q&A: What Are The Chances Of Offshore Oil And Gas Drilling In The Northwest?

The Trump administration has plans to reopen the Pacific Northwest to offshore oil and gas leasing, but is anyone actually looking to drill in the waters off the coasts of Oregon and Washington?

Fish & Wildlife | local | Agriculture | News | Environment

Killing Wolves Might Protect 1 Farm's Livestock At Expense Of Others

A new study claims government killing of wolves can increase the risk to nearby farms, providing further evidence for the ineffectiveness of the so-called "lethal control" policy approach.

Communities | Environment | Air

Human Health Put At Risk In Oregon By Air Pollution Permit Backlog: Audit

A backlog of outdated air pollution permits is endangering public health and frustrating business owners, according to a new report.

local | Education | News | Chemawa Indian School

Behind The Fence: Chemawa’s Culture Of Secrecy

Chemawa Indian School sits behind walls both figurative and literal, creating a culture of secrecy that tribal leaders say locks in students and locks out the public.

Land | local | Fish & Wildlife | Agriculture | News | Environment

As Northwest States Kill Wolves, Researchers Cast Doubt On Whether It Works

Northwest states have struck a compromise between preserving wolves and preventing livestock damage. Scientific evidence suggests it's an approach that will fail both wolf survival and ranchers.

local | Education | News | Chemawa Indian School

Help Wanted: Questionable Hiring And Non-Native Administrators At Chemawa

Chemawa staff members said they've observed nepotism and favoritism from federal overseers. And Chemawa's lack of Native administrators has some students feeling underserved.