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Kimberley Freda

Kimberley Freda is a news content manager at OPB. Kim's career began as a production assistant at NBC & ABC affiliate WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Upon graduation, she accepted an assignment editor position at WBOY-TV where 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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Politics | Election | News | local

Guatemalan Man Self-Deports From Oregon In Fear Of ICE Raids

OPB | April 21, 2017 noon

In predominately Latino communities, fears about deportations have prompted life as usual to shut down. And in a few cases, immigrants are going as far as deporting themselves.

Politics | News

OPB Politics Now: What’s Dead And What’s Alive?

OPB | April 21, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Halfway through the legislative session, we talk about which bills are "dead" and which ones are moving forward.

Politics | News | local

Oregon State Senator's Wife Killed In Traffic Incident On I-5

OPB | April 16, 2017 8:59 a.m. | Portland

State police say a semitruck hauling a box trailer was unable to avoid Leta Baertschiger, 54 of Grants Pass. She’s the wife of Herman Baertschiger, a Republican state Senator in Oregon's second district.

local | News | Environment

3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Oregon Coast

OPB | April 15, 2017 11:58 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook west of the Oregon coast Saturday morning.

Economy | Politics | News | local

'OPB Politics Now': The Taxes Are Coming!

OPB | April 6, 2017 3:39 p.m. | Portland

With Tax Day approaching, we dig into tax reform efforts at the national, state and local levels.

Politics | News | local

Oregon ACLU: SE Portland DACA Recipient Detained By ICE Agents

OPB | March 26, 2017 2:50 p.m. | Portland

DACA allows people who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.

Politics | News | local

'OPB Politics Now': Liberals Vs. Liberals At Portland City Hall

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:44 p.m. | Portland

Portland commissioners are trying to enact a progressive agenda, but activists in council chambers are yelling at them to focus more on police reform and homelessness.

News | Education | local

Portland Partners With Colleges To Create School Of Public Health

OPB | March 20, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University and Portland Community College Monday morning.

Health | Nation | News | local

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

Oregon US Attorney Says He's Not Affected By Sessions' Resignation Request

OPB | March 10, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were appointed during President Obama’s administration. But Oregon's top prosecutor says that does not affect him.  

Politics | News | local

'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 

NW Life | Politics | Nation | News | local

Oregonians Mobilize In Opposition To Trump's Immigration Order

OPB | Jan. 28, 2017 2:08 p.m. | Portland

The president's order freezes immigration from seven mostly Muslim nations and bars admittance of all refugees into the United States.

Politics | Nation | Communities | News | Water

OPB Politics Now: Upcoming Legislative Session And A $2 Billion Budget Gap

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 10:42 a.m.

Lawmakers have to close a nearly $2 billion budget gap, and that’s before any laws are made.

NW Life | Politics | Nation | News | local

Thousands Pack Portland Streets For Women's March

OPB | Jan. 21, 2017 11:14 a.m. | Portland

Thousands of people flooded the city's waterfront in one of the largest public demonstrations in Portland history.

Land | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Attorney For Oregon Standoff Leader Faces New Charges In Courthouse Scuffle

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 7:39 a.m. | Portland

Marcus Mumford was tased by U.S. Marshals on Oct. 27, just after he learned his client, Ammon Bundy, and six others were found not guilty of conspiring to occupy the Oregon wildlife refuge.

Negligent Wounding Charge Dismissed Against Former Portland Police Chief

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

A judge has dismissed the charge against former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea, who shot a friend during a hunting trip last April.

History | Politics | Nation | News

Merkley Introduces Bill To Block Creation Of Muslim Registry

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley and 8 of his Senate colleagues have introduced legislation that would block the creation of a registry of people based on their religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity or nationality.

News | local

Road Crews Deal With Aftermath Of Portland Area Winter Storm Traffic Debacle

OPB | Dec. 15, 2016 7:53 a.m. | Portland, Oregon.

Road crews are working around the clock to clear routes, but abandoned cars left on busy roads during Wednesday's gridlock are causing issues.

Politics | Nation | News | local

Portland Mayor Calls For End To Anti-Trump Protests; Shooting Suspects Charged

OPB | Nov. 11, 2016 7:59 p.m. | Portland

Police say a motorist exited his vehicle and fired multiple shots, injuring a man following a confrontation with protesters on the bridge.

NW Life | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Final Malheur Occupier Hold Out Visits Refuge Following Acquittal

OPB | Nov. 11, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Recently acquitted of conspiring to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife refuge and prevent federal employees from doing their jobs, David Fry resumed streaming videos online this week as he traveled through Burns, Oregon.