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

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Farmers On The Line As Substation Fire Ravages Wheat Country

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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1 Dead, Arson A Possibility In Ongoing Substation Fire Near The Dalles

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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'It's Just A Tinderbox Out Here': Fire Near The Dalles Grows

A fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, forced immediate evacuations of an estimated 75 households Tuesday night.

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Immigration Attorneys Say Access To Detainees Still A Problem

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.

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Human-Caused Wildfire Near Gold Beach Covers 300 Acres

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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US House Bill Says Killing Hungry Sea Lions Is Fair Game

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan bill Tuesday that makes it easier to kill or remove sea lions that threaten imperiled salmon.

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Chinook Tribe A Step Closer To Recognition As Judge Advances Claims

A U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma has ruled that seven of eight claims brought by the Chinook Indian Nation will move forward. 

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Why Washington's Clark County Is Interested In Wapato Jail

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.

Business | News | local | Politics

Clark County Council Gets Earful From Both Sides On Fireworks Debate

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.

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One Year After Abrupt Firing, Clark County Hires New County Manager

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.

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How Vancouver Is Helping Study The Hawaii Eruption

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.

Business | News | local | History

With Gladstone Vote, Burgerville Workers Unionize A Second Store

Workers at a second Burgerville store have successfully won a vote to unionize

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Chinook Tribe Has Its Day In Court, But Still Faces Long Road To Recognition

The federal hearing could be a pivotal moment in the tribe’s ongoing efforts to win federal recognition.

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Clark County Considers New Fireworks Regulations

Southwest Washington’s Clark County is reviewing its fireworks policy ahead of the Fourth of July. And while an outright ban is unlikely, other options are still on the table.

Business | Economy | local | News

Layoffs Begin For 300 Paper Mill Workers In Camas

Employees at the Georgia-Pacific mill have known about the layoffs since November when the company announced it was closing most of its production at the 134-year-old facility.

Business | Food | News | local

Burgerville Sets Election Dates For 2nd Union Vote At Gladstone Store

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.

Business | Food | Economy | local | News

In Historic Election, Portland Burgerville Workers Vote 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.

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Burgerville Workers Give Company 48 Hours To Recognize Union

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

News | local | Nation | Politics

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.

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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.


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