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Sergio Cisneros is a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, he worked with the news department as OPB's 2013 Jon R. Tuttle journalism and production intern. He has been published in The Oregonian, The Newberg Graphic, The Herald and News, and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs, Georgetown University.

A recent graduate from George Fox University, Sergio studied Political Science. He was a Ralph Bunche Scholar and a GFU Presidential scholarship recipient. Sergio is from Klamath Falls, Oregon. He enjoys watching soccer and playing board games, including Settlers of Catan.

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local | Politics | News | OPB News Blog

Voter Turnout (Almost) At All-Time Low In Oregon Primary

OPB | June 23, 2014 11:45 a.m.

Update: The official voter turnout from the 2014 primaries was not an all-time low. But it’s still not great.

local | News

Search Warrant: Reynolds Shooter Took Gun From Army Reservist Brother

OPB | June 19, 2014 3:02 p.m. | Portland

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office released two search warrant documents Thursday regarding the June 10 Reynolds High School shooting.

local | News | Economy

New Report Finds That 1 In 5 Mothers Stay Home To Care For Family

OPB | June 18, 2014 4:12 p.m. | Portland

The number of stay-at-home parents in Oregon is on the rise. A new report released Wednesday finds that one in five mothers is staying home to care for family while with fathers, it's one in a hundred.

local | Environment | News

Oregon Fire Burns South Of Hood River

OPB | June 18, 2014 11:31 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Forestry has responded to a wildfire that was reported at 3:45  a.m. It appears to have started within an active logging operation.

local | News | Business | Economy

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady For May

OPB | June 17, 2014 12:01 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s statewide unemployment rate remained steady at 6.9 percent last month. For the first five months of this year the rate has hovered between 6.8 and 7.0 percent.

local | News | Reynolds School Shooting

Hundreds Attend Jared Padgett Memorial

OPB | June 16, 2014 5:59 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds attended Jared Padgett’s memorial service Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gresham.

local | Sports | News

World Cup Preview: Not Everyone's Rooting For Team USA

OPB | June 16, 2014 11:06 a.m. | Portland

Ghana and the United States will face off Monday at Arena das Dunas in Brazil. This is the third consecutive time the two teams will be playing each other in the World Cup.

local | Business | News

Portland Home Prices Continue To Rise

OPB | June 13, 2014 12:37 p.m. | Portland

Portland home prices appear to still be rising. The median sales price of a house in the Portland area rose about ten percent in the first five months of this year, compared with the same period in 2013.

local | Technology | Business | News

Portland City Council Approves Google Fiber's Franchise Agreement

OPB | June 12, 2014 12:51 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council has voted unanimously to approve Google Fiber’s franchise agreement with the city. The plan is to bring superfast Internet service to Portland.

local | News

Summer Food Service Program Will Provide Free Meals To Students

OPB | June 8, 2014 9 a.m. | Portland

School is winding down and with it, the free and reduced-price meals that benefit many students.  The Summer Food Service Program steps in when school ends, to provide free meals to students during the vacation.

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Oregon Fish And Wildlife Faces $32 Million Budget Shortfall

OPB | June 6, 2014 12:17 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to close a projected thirty-two million dollar gap in its next two-year budget. Sales of state hunting and fishing licenses are at a 30-year low, and operating costs are on the rise. 

local | News

Portland Police Will Increase Patrol Officers Because Of Gang Violence

OPB | June 5, 2014 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Police Bureau will have extra officers patrolling the city this weekend. An increase in gang-related crime led the bureau to put more police on the streets.

local | News

Oregon WWII Memorial To Be Dedicated Friday

OPB | June 5, 2014 12:15 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon World War II Memorial will be dedicated Friday on the grounds of the State Capitol in Salem. It features a 33-foot-tall monument and granite walls with the names of about 3,800 Oregonians who died in combat during World War II.

local | Health | News

Oregon Settles Multi-State Settlement With Pharmaceutical Company

OPB | June 4, 2014 5:12 p.m. | Portland

Oregon will receive nearly four million dollars from a multi-state settlement with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

local | News | Economy

Oregon's Minimum Wage Half Of Median Hourly Wage

OPB | June 3, 2014 2:48 p.m. | Portland

A new state report finds that Oregon’s minimum wage has been about half the median hourly wage over the last decade. The median wage is at the middle of the pay scale.

local | Sports | News

OSU's Baseball Team Eliminated From NCAA Tournament

OPB | June 3, 2014 9:54 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State University’s baseball team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament Monday. The Beavers’ dream of reaching the College World Series ended with a 4-2 loss.

local | Sports | News

Portland Timbers Trade Futty Danso To Montreal Impact

OPB | June 2, 2014 11:44 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Timbers announced Monday that the club has traded defender Futty Danso for a second-round pick in next year's Major League Soccer SuperDraft.  The pick will come from the Montreal Impact.

local | Elections | News

Oregonians Have Until Tuesday To Correct Their Challenged Ballots

OPB | May 30, 2014 4:09 p.m. | Portland

More than 5000 Oregonians made some type of signature mistake on their primary election ballots. Voters have until June 3 to correct the problem and have their ballots counted.

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Six Quarantined Monkeys Die Over Weekend At Oregon Zoo

OPB | May 29, 2014 5:19 p.m. | Portland

Six monkeys died of unknown causes while in quarantine at the Oregon Zoo last Saturday. The six cotton-top tamarins were found dead by veterinary staff.

local | News | Business | Economy

Younger Workers Missing Surge Of New Jobs

OPB | May 29, 2014 1 p.m. | Portland

The state’s economy continues to recover from the Great Recession by adding thousands of jobs, according to a new report.