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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 | Politics | local

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attacks Sanctuary Cities In Portland

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 8:38 a.m. | Portland

Protesters gathered in Northwest Portland on Tuesday to call Sessions' visit "unwelcome" and "potentially dangerous."

News | local | Business | Health

Soda Tax Backers Begin Canvassing For Signatures In Multnomah County

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 11:47 a.m. | Portland

Successful or not, the canvassing efforts that began Saturday give a look into what arguments both sides of the soda tax debate will make when the election draws near in Oregon's most populous county.

News | Environment | local

Portland Area Rain Is Making A Comeback Starting Sunday

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Portland

The region could see as much as an inch of rain between Sunday and Tuesday.

News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Winter Rains Could Lead To More I-84 Closures After Eagle Creek Fire

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 10:14 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

ODOT officials said Thursday that woes about the closure of Interstate 84 could continue well into this winter.

News | Politics | local

Students, Toddlers, 'Raging Grannies' Protest Right-Wing Patriot Prayer Rally

OPB | Sept. 10, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Portland

Protesters representing a range of age groups from toddlers to the "Portland Raging Grannies" marched to Terry Schrunk Plaza Sunday for a peaceful gathering. 

News | Environment | Nation | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Brings Together Local, State, Federal Leaders

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 4:53 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The fire brought together a run of show that included local, state and federal leaders talking about the lessons that can be learned from the fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge.

News | Environment | Politics | Forestry | local

Walden Introduces Bill To Expedite Reforestation In The Gorge

OPB | Sept. 9, 2017 9:29 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Republican Congressman Greg Walden said he wants to expedite salvage and reforestation projects in the Columbia River Gorge.

News | Transportation | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Fire Closes Portion Of I-84 Through Weekend, Possibly Longer

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation said Thursday it will keep Interstate 84 closed between Troutdale and Hood River at least through the weekend because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon's Eagle Creek Fire Now The Nation's Top Firefighting Priority

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Portland

The Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge grew minimally Wednesday evening due to winds; however, by Thursday morning, firefighters brought the containment level to 5 percent, fire officials said.  

Recreation | News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Fire Crews Fight To Preserve Multnomah Falls: 'It's Still Green.'

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 4:40 p.m. | Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Wildfire crews fought hard this week to preserve the area surrounding Multnomah Falls as the Eagle Creek Fire raged in the Columbia River Gorge.

News | Air | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rain In Forecast Crucial For Eagle Creek Fire's Next Few Days

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 8:23 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

The National Weather Service says rain in the forecast will be crucial to firefighting efforts before the heat returns at the end of the week. 

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hikers Caught Between Columbia Gorge Wildfires Rescued

OPB | Sept. 2, 2017 5:26 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks is under evacuation notices due to the nearby Eagle Creek Fire, which is just 1/2 mile away. On Sunday, crews rescued hikers stranded in the Gorge overnight.

News | Politics | local

For Undocumented Youth, Being Exceptional Is A Survival Tactic

OPB | Sept. 2, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

Being undocumented sometimes means spending a lot of time trying to convince people why you deserve to stay in the United States. 

Environment | News | local | NW Life | Forestry | Air

2017 Hottest August On Record In Portland, Salem And It Ain't Over

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 8:22 a.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says last month was the hottest August on record for Portland and Salem.

Education | Land use | News | Water | local | NW Life | Health

As School Begins, How Are Oregon Schools Doing On Lead Treatment?

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 p.m. | Portland

The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains. 

OSU To Evaluate Buildings Whose Namesakes Had Racist Views

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 11 a.m.

In a letter to the Oregon State University community, University President Ed Ray announced an effort this fall to evaluate buildings whose namesakes held or espoused racist views. 

News | local | Health

After Director's Resignation, More Leadership Changes At OHA

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 1:57 p.m. | Portland

More leadership changes are coming for the Oregon Health Authority after newspaper reports uncovered a communications plan to discredit a Portland healthcare provider.

Recreation | News

Portland's Rose Test Garden Celebrates 100 Years In A Changing City

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Portland

On Saturday, the city's famous International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park celebrated its centennial, a huge milestone for the City of Roses that has seen many changes.

News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

As Chetco Bar Fire Delays School Year, Superintendent Steps Up For Fire Crews

OPB | Aug. 25, 2017 11:16 a.m.

The Chetco Bar Fire burning about 5 miles from the coastal community of Brookings, Oregon, has in some ways redefined the role of the local school district's superintendent.

Education | Environment | News | Water | Parents | Nation | Lead In The Water

With School Starting, PPS Students Still Can't Drink From Water Fountains

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Portland Public School students will still not be able to use school water fountains when the new academic year starts next week.