Investigative and Data Reporter
Tony Schick is an investigative and data reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.
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.
A data investigation by OPB, The Oregonian/OregonLive and ProPublica found that timber tax cuts have cost counties at least $3 billion in the past three decades. Here’s how we did our analysis.
Environment | Land | Business | News | Economy | local | Sustainability | Forestry | Politics
Wall Street investment funds took control of Oregon’s private forests. Now, wealthy timber corporations reap the benefits of tax cuts that have cost rural counties billions.
Oregon is one of many states that thought they had a federal response to fall back on, thought they had more time. By the time Oregon sought additional protective equipment for health care workers, the new coronavirus was at the doorstep.
Oregon is burning through its caches of surgical masks, gowns, face shields and gloves so fast that some hospitals and clinics have just a few days' worth of them left.
News | Environment | Politics | local
Oregon environmentalists and the timber industry have reached a historic compromise over how forests are managed. But not everyone is happy.
Oregon spent five years and close to a million dollars to find out how many people and companies follow state logging rules — and came away with an answer that’s being called essentially worthless.
Flora and Fauna | News | Politics | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is distancing herself from one of her agency heads’ support for stripping away federal endangered species protections for gray wolves.
Oregon Senate’s majority Democrats have pulled a name from a list of five fish and wildlife commission nominees under consideration Wednesday at a Senate Rules Committee hearing.
News | Environment | Politics | Fish & Wildlife | local
An Oregon Senate panel will vote on five nominees for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission that the governor’s office is defending against criticism from the state’s environmental lobby.
NW Life | News | Environment | Animals
Oregon’s population of wolves increased by 10% last year. There are now 137 of them in the state, according the state’s annual report on wolf management released Monday.
Oregon sheriffs and lawmakers said Friday they support legislation that would require jails to provide more information about its in-custody populations.
Energy | Politics | Transportation | News | local | Environment
Oregon's attempts to regulate a Portland-area oil terminal show how ill-informed and ill-prepared the state’s oil spill responders can be under the state’s current regulations for oil by rail.
Incomplete data tracking hides a crisis of rising death rates in overburdened Northwest jails that have been set up to fail the inmates they are tasked with keeping safe.