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.
While fire crews are anticipating significant rainfall beginning Saturday evening to help with suppression efforts, they’re concerned for landslides.
Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.
Economy | Nation | NW Life | News | History | Politics | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:56 p.m.
OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.
local | Nation | News | Communities | PoliticsOPB | Sept. 7, 2017 10:38 a.m.
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.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is under pressure to reduce the state’s liability for the public pension system.
The Nena Springs Fire is burning in dry grass and brush on steep terrain.
Multnomah County is suing nearly two dozen pharmaceutical drug makers after declaring the wrongful distribution of opioids a public nuisance last week.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland
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.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 29, 2017 12:22 p.m. | Portland
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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.
Nation | News | Communities | NW LifeOPB | July 21, 2017 10:22 a.m.
The mayor is expected to file an ordinance Friday that would compel officers to be interviewed within 48-hours of a deadly force incident.
What's on Oregon's political horizon?
While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.
As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue.
Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the stabbings on the MAX train brought up some serious questions about free speech vs. hate speech.
The Portland man suspected of fatally stabbing two people on a MAX train Friday afternoon has been identified as Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland.