Reporter And Producer

Molly Solomon


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.

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Recent Articles

Business | local | Food | News

Burgerville Workers Give Company 48 Hours To Recognize Union

Employees at Burgerville are pressuring the fast food company to formally recognize their union.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Hood River Teen Joins Thousands For March In Washington, DC

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.

local | News

Repeat Hate Incidents At Clark College Prompt Community Forum

A recent slew of incidents involving hate speech and racial slurs prompted a town hall meeting at a Vancouver community college.

local | Education | News

'We Won't Stand For Inaction': Student Walkouts Mark Florida Shooting

Students in the Northwest joined those across the country in a walkout marking the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

local | Energy | Environment | News

Port Of Vancouver Votes To End Oil Terminal Lease Immediately

The long-proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal project officially died Tuesday. Vancouver, Washington, port commissioners made it official by unanimously voting to cancel the lease.

Business | NW Life | Technology | Land use | local | Recreation | News

Climbers Face Another Frustrating Setback On Mount St. Helens Website

For the second time this month, things did not go as planned for Mount St. Helens permit buyers. 

local | Recreation | Environment | News

After System Crash, Mount St. Helens Reopens Climbing Permits Site

It’s been nearly a month since a barrage of hikers overwhelmed the Mount St. Helens permit system. But starting Monday, those hoping to nab a coveted climbing permit will get a second chance.

Business | Health | local | News

Additional PNW Governments Vote To Sue Opioid Manufacturers

Government officials in Portland and Clark County, Washington, voted Wednesday to file lawsuits against the nation’s opioid manufacturers.

Business | Economy | Communities | History | Energy | Environment | Nation | local | Transportation | News

How A Grassroots Effort In Vancouver Fought Big Oil — And Won

Opposition to fossil fuel ventures is common on the West Coast, but what sets Vancouver apart is the community’s ability to keep up the pressure for years.

local | Politics | News

From 56 Applicants To 1: Vancouver City Council Fills Open Seat

Vancouver has a new city council member. Late Monday night, the council voted 4-2 to appoint Laurie Lebowsky to the vacant seat.

local | Politics | Energy | Environment | News

Cantwell, Seafood Industry Say 'No' To Northwest Offshore Drilling Plan

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, wants coastal waters off Oregon and Washington removed from a federal draft plan for offshore oil and gas drilling.

local | NW Life | Environment | News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Rejects Vancouver Oil Terminal

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has rejected a permit to build the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver. 

local | News

Annual One-Stop Fair Offers Resources To Vancouver's Neediest

Project Homeless Connect is an annual resource fair for people experiencing homelessness. The latest such event drew hundreds of people seeking everything from free legal advice to a haircut.

local | Politics | News

56 People Hope To Be Vancouver's Next City Councilor

Fifty-six people think they have what it takes to be the next Vancouver city councilor. On Wednesday, city officials released the names of the applicants who are vying for the open seat.

local | News

Big Waves, Flooding Batter Oregon And Washington Coasts

A coastal flood warning is in effect along the entire Pacific coast for Oregon and Washington. 

local | Education | News

Growing Vancouver Sets Sights On New Elementary School

Vancouver Public Schools announced plans Tuesday to open a new elementary school in the heart of downtown.

Climate change | Energy | Environment | Politics | local | News

Vancouver Port Votes To End Oil Terminal Lease In March

The Port of Vancouver’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put a March 31 end date on a lease with Vancouver Energy.

local | News

Vancouver Closer To Homeless Day Center Despite Opposition

The relocation of a controversial homeless day center in Vancouver is one step closer to approval.

local | Transportation | News

What We Know: Amtrak Safety Culture In Question After Crash

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about why the Amtrak 501 train hit a 30 mile per hour curve at nearly 80 miles per hour. But here’s a snapshot of what we do know.

local | Transportation | News

Witness, Survivor Describe Scene Of Chaos As Train Derailed

When Monday’s inaugural trip of the Amtrak Cascades train along its new route crashed south of Tacoma, the lives of hundreds of people were thrown into chaos.


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