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Kimberley Freda

Kim Freda is a news content manager at OPB. Kim's career began in television at NBC & ABC affiliate WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, she covered a wide breadth of news, including environmental stories, political corruption and legal issues.

Kim holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast news from West Virginia University.

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Recent Articles

News | Politics | Election | local

'OPB Politics Now': Election Wrap-Up

We break down the most important election results in Oregon and Washington.

News | Politics | local

'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. 

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Sexual Harassment In Salem

The current nationwide discussion about sexual harassment that started with allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread far and wide, including to the Oregon Capital. 

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': What Is ‘Home Rule’ And Why Should You Care?

Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed

News | Politics | local

'OPB Politics Now': Guns, Health Care And The Oregon Ballot

This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.


'OPB Politics Now': Health Care Stakes Are High For Oregon

We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers. 

Nation | News | Communities | Economy | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s "sanctuary state" law.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rainfall Could Oust Eagle Creek Fire — And Start Landslides

While fire crews are anticipating significant rainfall beginning Saturday evening to help with suppression efforts, they’re concerned for landslides.

'OPB Politics Now': Portland City Council Race Gets Interesting

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.

Economy | NW Life | News | Nation | Politics | Environment | History | Northwest Wildfires 2017

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.

News | Communities | Nation | Politics | local

Trump Nominates Oregon Federal Prosecutor For 9th Circuit Appeals Seat

An assistant U.S. attorney for Oregon has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a circuit judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

'OPB Politics Now': How Are We Going To Fix PERS?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is under pressure to reduce the state’s liability for the public pension system.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Warm Springs Reservation Fire Grows To 34,000 Acres

The Nena Springs Fire is burning in dry grass and brush on steep terrain.

News | local | Health

Multnomah County Files $250M Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Multnomah County is suing nearly two dozen pharmaceutical drug makers after declaring the wrongful distribution of opioids a public nuisance last week.

News | Environment | local

Smoke Could Clear Willamette Valley This Weekend, But Don't Celebrate Yet

The National Weather Service says westerly winds could clear smoke Friday night into Saturday as temperatures dip below triple digits, but smoke is expected to return.

News | Environment | local

Portland Environmental Journalist Lizzie Grossman Dies At 59

Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Salon, Newsweek, Mother Jones, The Washington Post and other publications.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': An East Coast View Of Oregon

We talk with Washington Post reporter Amber Phillips about why East Coast journalists view Oregon as the center of resistance to President Trump.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy Sympathizer Sentenced For Stealing Machine Gun

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Michael Emry, 55, of John Day, to two and a half years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

NW Life | News | Communities | Nation

Portland Mayor Wants To Take Police Deadly Force Issue Before Court

The mayor is expected to file an ordinance Friday that would compel officers to be interviewed within 48-hours of a deadly force incident.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Now What For Oregon Lawmakers?

What's on Oregon's political horizon?