Investigative and Data Reporter, OPB/EarthFix
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.
Democrats from Oregon’s congressional delegation are turning up the heat on federal officials responsible for Chemawa Indian School.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Timberline Lodge says it is moving forward with construction of a mountain bike park on Mount Hood.
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.
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Canadian oil has found a new route to Asia: It’s moving by rail through Washington to a shipping terminal in Portland.
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.
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?
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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.
A backlog of outdated air pollution permits is endangering public health and frustrating business owners, according to a new report.
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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.
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.