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Colin Fogarty

Colin Fogarty fell in love with public radio as a 19–year–old student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He launched his life in radio as a board operator at WMUB, where he spun records for "Mama Jazz." He was always a news junky, but he got hooked on reporting when he covered a 1992 campaign rally. Colin ran across the quad, stuck a microphone in then-Senator Al Gore's face and asked a question. When Gore actually answered, Colin knew he had found his calling.

Colin spent 13 years as a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering politics and the state legislature. His stories were frequently heard on NPR and won regional and national awards. In September 2008, he landed the best job he could imagine as the editor of a talented team of regional correspondents serving 12 public radio stations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Colin lives in Portland with his wife Stephanie, their three children and three chickens.

  • The Bonneville Power Administration is trying to string a new transmission line project near a cave that contains ancient paintings. The site is considered sacred by Northwest tribes, and one landowner says, "These cultural sites are worth protecting."
  • A lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore., alleges that the federal government illegally wiretapped lawyers for an Islamist charity based in that state. As Colin Fogarty of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports, it isn't the first legal challenge to the warrantless surveillance program but it's the first to claim specific documented evidence.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold an Oregon law allowing assisted suicide is being seen as a victory by Oregonians. Colin Fogarty of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.
  • The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday nullified nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples last year by Multnomah County, saying a county cannot go against state matrimonial law. Oregon Public Radio's Colin Fogarty reports.