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Southwest Washington Reporter

Troy Brynelson

Troy Brynelson is OPB’s reporter in Southwest Washington. Previously, he’s covered everything from wildfires and a mass shooting in rural Oregon to tech and housing in Vancouver. He most recently reported on the homeless crisis in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Troy grew up in Southeast Portland, graduated Franklin High School and is a lifelong Blazer fan. Ball don’t lie!

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Recent Articles

Politics | local | News

Party Rifts Exposed After Clark County Republicans Name Shea Emcee

Washington Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, was supposed to emcee a fundraiser for Clark County Republicans in April. Now it's unclear if he will and the party is tight-lipped about it.

Politics | local | News

Washington Rep Accused Of Domestic Terrorism To Emcee Clark County GOP Event

The Clark County Republican Party has apparently tapped Rep. Matt Shea, a Washington Republican accused of domestic terrorism, to emcee an upcoming event.

News | local | Education

Clark College Selects Karin Edwards As Next President, Aims For Better Inclusion

Clark College has picked its next president, who will steer the school as it works to overcome a recent discrimination scandal.

local | News

Vancouver Seeks To Create Needed Homeless Shelter Beds After Bumpy Start

Vancouver's homeless population is growing, especially the number of people who have no shelter whatsoever. The city thinks an expansion of a local day center could be the answer.

Election | News | Politics | local | Education

Woodland, Ridgefield School Measures Fall Short At The Polls

A special election Tuesday brought into focus the financial futures of several school districts in Southwest Washington.

Energy | News | Business | Environment | Climate change | local | Sustainability

Columbia Riverkeeper Wants SEC To Investigate Kalama Methanol Project

A conservation group is pushing the federal government to investigate a proposed methanol plant in Kalama, Washington.

News | local | Education

Funding For Southwest Washington Schools On Tuesday Ballots

There's a saying among educators: Bonds are for building and levies are for learning. Both will be on the ballot in Clark County this week.