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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

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.

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

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.

local | Transportation | News

How Life-Saving PTC Technology Works — And Why It Didn't Stop Amtrak Crash

Positive Train Control is a technology meant to override possible human error that can lead to train derailments. But Congress has delayed its implementation. 

Economy | local | News | Nation | Business | Transportation | NW Life

5 Key Things To Know About The Fatal Amtrak Derailment

The Amtrak Cascades train that derailed in DuPont, Washington, during Monday’s morning commute was meant to be the celebration of a new route between Seattle and Portland. It turned into tragedy, as investigators say the train was going 50 mph over the posted speed limit. 

Business | Economy | local | News

No Longer A Mill Town, Camas Holds On To Its Blue-Collar Past

An industry that once defined the town of Camas, Washington, is coming to an end. Last month, Georgia-Pacific announced it will close most of its production at the 134-year-old paper mill.

Business | local | News

Clark County Council Revisits Ban On Cannabis Shops

Despite being legal in Oregon and Washington, cannabis businesses in unincorporated Clark County are banned. On Wednesday, Clark County Council took the first step toward revisiting the issue.

local | News

4th Fire At North Bethany Development Adds To Arson Suspicion

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in North Bethany early Monday. It's the fourth fire to hit the housing development this year.

local | Education | News

A Push For Black History Month In All Clark County Public Schools

Local residents are pressing public schools in southwest Washington’s Clark County to observe Black History Month this February.

local | Education | News

Clark College Students, Faculty Call White Pride Posters 'Unacceptable'

A series of flyers posted around Clark College proclaiming “It’s OK To Be White” and “Make Your Ancestors Proud” prompted two town hall meetings this week.

Nation | local | News

'It's OK To Be White' Posters Reappear At Vancouver's Clark College

Posters reading “It’s OK to be white” have repeatedly appeared at a community college campus in Vancouver, Washington. Clark College is holding a series of town halls this week to address the incidents.

local | Energy | Environment | News

Washington Commission Turns Down Oil Terminal In Vancouver

The state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council voted unanimously Tuesday to turn down a controversial oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington.

Energy | Environment | Climate change | News

Final Report On Vancouver Oil Terminal Highlights Safety, Environmental Risks

A massive environmental review was released Tuesday night that could decide the fate of a controversial oil terminal in Vancouver.

local | Science | Teachers | Education | NW Life

Onalaska: A Tiny Washington Town With A Really Big Telescope

Onalaska, Washington, may be a small town, but it is home to one of the largest public telescopes in the state.

local | Election | Politics | News

Vancouver Elects Its 1st Ever Female Mayor

Anne McEnerny-Ogle will be the first female mayor in Vancouver’s 160-year history.

local | Election | Environment | News

Don Orange Wins Vancouver Port Race In Referendum On Oil Terminal

Don Orange will be the next Port of Vancouver commissioner. His victory is likely a death knell for a massive oil terminal that's been proposed at the port for years.

local | Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Last-Minute November Ballot Cheat Sheet

Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7. 


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