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

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 12:44 p.m.

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

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Rainfall Could Oust Eagle Creek Fire — And Start Landslides

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 2:01 p.m. | Portland

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

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

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 2017

'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

OPB | 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 | Politics

Trump Nominates Oregon Federal Prosecutor For 9th Circuit Appeals Seat

OPB | 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.

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

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 10:30 a.m.

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

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Warm Springs Reservation Fire Grows To 34,000 Acres

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 3:10 p.m.

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

Health | News | local

Multnomah County Files $250M Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 5:12 p.m. | Portland

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

local | News | Environment

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

OPB | 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 | Environment

Portland Environmental Journalist Lizzie Grossman Dies At 59

OPB | July 29, 2017 12:22 p.m. | Portland

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

Politics | News

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

OPB | July 28, 2017 11:45 a.m.

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

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy Sympathizer Sentenced For Stealing Machine Gun

OPB | July 26, 2017 11:41 a.m.

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 Life

Portland Mayor Wants To Take Police Deadly Force Issue Before Court

OPB | 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.

Politics | News

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

OPB | July 14, 2017 10:45 a.m.

What's on Oregon's political horizon?

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Bucks The Trend On Health Coverage

OPB | July 7, 2017 11 a.m.

While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.

News

'OPB Politics Now': Corporate Tax Reform Dies In Salem

OPB | June 23, 2017 9:45 a.m.

As a deadline looms to close a $1.4 billion budget gap, Oregon Democrats are abandoning efforts to increase corporate tax revenue. 

Politics | Nation | News

'OPB Politics Now': A Busy Week For Oregon Senators

OPB | June 15, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Both of Oregon's senators found themselves in the national spotlight this week. 

local | Nation | News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Political Aftermath Of The Portland Train Stabbing

OPB | June 2, 2017 8:51 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the stabbings on the MAX train brought up some serious questions about free speech vs. hate speech.

Nation | News

Victims In Deadly Portland Hate Speech Attack Identified, Suspect Charged With Murder

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:44 a.m.

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.

Nation | News | Forestry | NW Life | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Central Oregon Firefighters Battle Fire Near Tumalo Falls Trailhead

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:33 a.m.

The Cougar Butte fire started burning Friday afternoon.