Reporter And Producer
Molly Solomon is a reporter and producer covering Southwest Washington for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
She was previously a general assignment reporter for Hawaii Public Radio in Honolulu where she produced award-winning stories on a variety of topics, including homelessness, native Hawaiian issues and even an active lava flow. Her work has appeared on "Marketplace," NPR’s "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Here and Now" and "Science Friday."
Molly has won three national Edward R. Murrow awards for her work along with awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and PRNDI. Most recently, a series on the closure of Hawaii’s final sugar plantation won her a 2017 national award from the Asian American Journalists Association.
Leading Vancouver City Council candidate Scott Campbell died Sunday after battling cancer for several years. But election officials say his name will still appear on the ballot.
Environment | local | News | EnergyOPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6:05 p.m.
In denying the permits, Washington’s Shorelines Hearings Board sided with Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, three environmental groups that appealed the permits in June.
Starting next week, Cowlitz County Jail will become the first corrections facility in the state of Washington to use body scanners on inmates entering the facility.
Environment | News | local | Food | Economy | Agriculture | Air | Business | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Harvest season is in full swing in Oregon and Washington. But with wildfires burning hundreds of thousands of acres, many Pacific Northwest growers are concerned about their crops.
For the newly homeless, surviving on the streets can be a challenge. But a new pocket guidebook is trying to make it easier to find help.
News | Communities | Nation | EconomyOPB | Aug. 29, 2017 4:41 p.m.
As other cities crack down on homelessness, Vancouver city councilors are considering decriminalizing the city’s homeless camping ordinance.
Environment | News | Communities | local | Nation | Climate changeOPB | Aug. 28, 2017 4:18 p.m.
The Oregon Air National Guard has sent a search and rescue team to help as flood waters rise in Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard is also deploying its teams, including 20 people from Oregon and Washington.
Environment | News | Energy | local | Climate change | PoliticsOPB | Aug. 23, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council chair Bill Lynch announced his resignation recently, after repeated clashes with the state attorney general's office over a proposed oil terminal decision.
This summer, Washington lawmakers passed a budget that aims to fully fund basic education. But some argue it may hurt teacher recruitment in more rural districts.
A Confederate monument in southwest Washington has been damaged. Vandals struck two stone markers near Ridgefield dedicated to Confederate leader Jefferson Davis
Transportation | News | EnergyOPB | Aug. 17, 2017 7:15 p.m.
For the seventh time, a decision on a controversial Vancouver oil terminal has been pushed back. The Washington state energy board now has until November 30 to make a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee.
Next week could become a traffic nightmare for Vancouver residents who regularly commute into Portland for work, as a million people descend on Oregon for Monday’s total solar eclipse.
The town of Centralia, Washington, is gearing up to celebrate the 200th birthday of the city’s founder. His name will sound familiar, but his story is likely one you’ve never heard.
Protesters demand Southwest Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler hold an in-person town hall.
Washington state leaders are criticizing a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the state’s regulation of recreational and medical marijuana.
local | Transportation | NewsOPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland
For the second day in a row, TriMet users can expect another day of free rides. The transit agency said it will again waive ticket charges Thursday but riders could see more delays.
Homelessness is not just a problem in urban cities. People living in suburbs and rural areas of the Pacific Northwest are also divided on how to deal with this growing crisis.
Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is working with local craft breweries to streamline the business of beer making.
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