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Ericka Cruz Guevarra


Ericka Cruz Guevarra is a breaking news/general assignment reporter at OPB. She’s worked as an on-call interactive producer at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco and was KQED’s first Raul Ramirez Diversity Fund Intern. Ericka also worked with NPR’s Code Switch team where she assisted with production for the Code Switch Podcast. She’s an alumna of NPR’s Next Generation Radio project at KJZZ in Phoenix and graduated from San Francisco State University. Most importantly, she’s one of very few adults in the world who still enjoys bubblegum flavored ice cream.

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News | local

Multnomah Falls Lodge Expected To Re-Open Before End Of The Year

Multnomah Falls Lodge is expected to re-open before the end of the year. The Eagle Creek Fire prompted its closure in early September. 

News | local | Politics

Oregon Lawmakers Call On Sen. Jeff Kruse To Resign

Lawmakers in the Oregon Capitol are calling on Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, to resign after a fellow state senator filed a formal complaint against him for sexual misconduct.

News | Education | local

PPS Responds To Skepticism About Re-Opening Tubman

The Portland school district is facing distrust from two sides: parents who are skeptical it can guarantee student health and parents of color who have felt underserved.

local | Health | Politics | News

Ore. Governor Urges Congressional Delegation To Save CHIP

Gov. Kate Brown is urging Oregon's congressional delegation to “redouble” efforts to fund a children’s health insurance program known as “CHIP” that runs out of money next month. 

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water | local | News

Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills

Members of the Yakama Nation say they want a seat at the table with local officials, environmental regulators and those responsible for spills in the Columbia River.

News | local

Multnomah County Will Sell Unused Wapato Jail For $10.8 Million

The sale lifts a $300,000-a-year burden off the back of a county that has tried to find another use for a facility it has continued to pay to maintain.

News | local

Multnomah County, Portland 'Preparing For The Worst' This Winter

The severe winter weather plan involves opening one or more shelters with hundreds of beds at the ready. The shelters will includes spaces for carts, bikes and pets. 

Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Science | local | Environment | Animals | News

What A Scientist Lost In The Eagle Creek Fire

When a fire goes out, what does it mean for scientists studying a place that may no longer exist the way they remember it?

News

Portland City Council Votes To Create Deputy Chief Of Police Position

The deputy chief of police will be responsible for assisting Chief Danielle Outlaw with planning, directing, managing and overseeing activities of the police bureau.

Education

For First Time Since Lead Detection, PPS School Reopens Drinking Fountains

Astor Elementary School is the first school in the district to have operating drinking fountains since high levels of lead were detected at schools across the district in 2016.

Communities | News | Nation

Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Of Transgender Woman At Oregon Correctional Institution

The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU of Oregon on Oct. 17, 2016, argued it is cruel and unusual punishment to deny necessary medical care to prisoners.

News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

How Much Has The Eagle Creek Fire Cost And Who’s Paying?

As of Oct. 12, the Eagle Creek Fire had cost the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry more than $19 million. The fire, meanwhile, is still burning.

News | local

Officials To Review Oregon ICE Arrest After Alleged Trespassing By Agents

Federal officials say they’re reviewing the arrest of a man by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Oregon this week.

Food | News | Health

Anti-Soda Tax Coalition Starts Campaign In Multnomah County

Opponents of a soda tax measure that could be up for a vote in Multnomah County next year kicked off their campaign.

Environment | News | local

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Chetco Bar Fire Area

A flash flood watch is in effect Thursday for the Chetco Bar Fire area, 16 miles west of Selma, Oregon.

News | Education | local

New PPS Head Apologizes For Moving Quickly On ACCESS Proposal

Guadalupe Guerrero's response to parents signals a change in pace for a district that has faced criticism over the years for its sluggishness and lack of transparency on big issues.

News | local

MAX Train Stabbing Survivor Answers Questions About His Public Life

Days after winning a seat on the Montavilla Neighborhood Association board, MAX train stabbing survivor Micah Fletcher held a press conference Thursday where he talked about a wide range of topics.

Environment | News | local

After Battling Fires In Oregon, Firefighters Head To California

Oregon's Department of Forestry and the State Fire Marshal’s office are sending resources to help battle the fires in Northern California.

Communities | News | Nation | Economy

Report: Income Inequality In Oregon Reaches Record High

The report found the richest 1 percent of Oregonians as a group make more money than the bottom half of Oregonians.

Communities | News | Family | Nation

Portland City Council Extends Housing Emergency, Relocation Assistance

The housing emergency was first declared October 2015 and has been extended once before to continue to address homelessness in Portland.