Ryan Haas is a news content manager and handles content partnerships at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Prior to his employment with OPB, Ryan worked as editor of The World newspaper in Coos Bay and freelanced on the Southern Oregon coast. He also reported for SKNVibes on the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, and freelanced throughout northern Florida. Ryan's reporting experience ranges from international government and business to sports and fitness.
He holds a degree in English and rhetoric from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Ryan lives in the eastern Portland metro area with his veterinarian significant other and the obligatory menagerie that entails.
The Department of Homeland Security informed Oregon officials Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access voter information during the 2016 election.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland Tuesday. He plans to speak to local law enforcement agencies about immigration and sanctuary cities.
Portland Police will put extra officers on the street Sunday afternoon to protect against violence between dueling protests.
Officials say the Eagle Creek Fire entered the Bull Run watershed Tuesday. Bull Run provides drinking water for around 1 million Oregonians.
The Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks is under evacuation notices due to the nearby Eagle Creek Fire, which is just 1/2 mile away. On Sunday, crews rescued hikers stranded in the Gorge overnight.
News | local | Sports | Nation | RecreationOPB | Aug. 30, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Portland
Some fans called it the fight of the decade. Others called it an over-hyped cash grab. But an Oregon man has another term for this month's Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor boxing match: ripoff.
Rising temperatures, high winds and dry conditions are likely to persist through at least the remainder of the week, creating a high chance of wildfires spreading across Oregon.
"This terrible incident is concerning for everyone," said Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese. "We held the defendant until he could not be legally held any longer."
The MIT Technology Review reported Wednesday that a researcher at OHSU became the first in the United States to genetically modify a human embryo.
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced Tuesday he plans to leave the office after more than nine years.
Republican lawmakers announced Wednesday they’ve filed paperwork to send a recently approved tax on health care providers before voters.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon announced Friday it won't bring criminal charges against former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, for alleged misuse of their positions.
Portland Police have been under scrutiny for some of the tactics they used to manage crowds at competing left- and right-wing rallies.
Witnesses told police that just before the attack, the suspect had been insulting passengers, including two women who appeared to be Muslim. The attack happened when a group tried to intervene.
News | Environment | Water | localOPB | May 23, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland
The Portland Water Bureau learned this month it has lost a key exemption to federal water testing rules, meaning the city must build a water treatment facility.
In 2012, Oregon crafted a sweeping, five-year master plan to tackle a growing chronic disease crisis. That plan expires in June and has missed nearly every goal.
The answer to Oregon's growing chronic disease crisis lies in a rural Maine community and a couple that definitely did not meet in a very romantic way.
Data shows chronic disease affects far more people than cancer, is the leading cause of death in Oregon, and costs Oregonians more than $8 billion a year in medical costs.
Matt Hodson has Type 2 diabetes. He worries protections for people with pre-existing conditions like his could disappear under future changes to the federal Affordable Care Act.
Coos County voters rejected a measure Tuesday designed to prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built on the coast.
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