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.
When summer hits in Wasco County, wheat ranchers like Jeff Kortge know to throw a water tank in the back of his truck. Before he heads out, he also grabs a CB radio, just in case he gets the call.
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One person died in what appeared to be an attempt to subdue the Substation Fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, according to the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.
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A fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, forced immediate evacuations of an estimated 75 households Tuesday night.
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Immigration attorneys told a federal judge at a hearing Monday that visiting immigrant detainees at a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, is still a challenge.
A human-caused wildfire burning in southwest Oregon grew to an estimated 300 acres Sunday night, and is expected to grow.
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The U.S. House approved a bipartisan bill Tuesday that makes it easier to kill or remove sea lions that threaten imperiled salmon.
A U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma has ruled that seven of eight claims brought by the Chinook Indian Nation will move forward.
Washington’s Clark County is looking across state lines as it considers solutions for its aging and overcrowded jail. One possibility: leasing Portland’s Wapato Jail.
Residents in southwest Washington's Clark County sounded off on a proposal to limit fireworks. Restrictions could include fewer days to sell fireworks and a possible ban on large aerials.
After being without a permanent leader for more than a year, Clark County has selected a new county manager. The Clark County council unanimously picked Shawn Henessee as the county’s next leader.
Thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean separate Vancouver, Washington from the volcanic eruption in Hawaii. But a group of local scientists are playing a big role.
Workers at a second Burgerville store have successfully won a vote to unionize
The federal hearing could be a pivotal moment in the tribe’s ongoing efforts to win federal recognition.
Workers at the Gladstone, Oregon, location will decide in May if they will be the second restaurant of the local fast food chain to unionize.
Workers at a Southeast Portland Burgerville overwhelmingly approved a vote Monday to unionize. Organizers say that makes them one of the only federally recognized unions in the fast food industry.
Employees at Burgerville are pressuring the fast food company to formally recognize their union.
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the “March For Our Lives” rally in Washington D.C. The crowd included one student who traveled all the way from Hood River, Oregon.
A recent slew of incidents involving hate speech and racial slurs prompted a town hall meeting at a Vancouver community college.
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