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Ericka Cruz Guevarra

Ericka Cruz Guevarra is a breaking news/general assignment reporter at OPB. She’s worked as an on-call interactive producer at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco and was KQED’s first Raul Ramirez Diversity Fund Intern. Ericka also worked with NPR’s Code Switch team where she assisted with production for the Code Switch Podcast. She’s an alumna of NPR’s Next Generation Radio project at KJZZ in Phoenix and graduated from San Francisco State University. Most importantly, she’s one of very few adults in the world who still enjoys bubblegum flavored ice cream.

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Report Quantifies Mistrust Of The Portland Police Bureau

A report released by the Portland Police Bureau found 71 percent of community members only trust the police somewhat, a little or not at all – and that lack of trust is much higher in communities of color.

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Level 3 'Go Now' Evacuations In Linn, Marion Counties Due To Grass Fire

Level 3 "go now" evacuation orders are in place for residents in Lyons, Oregon, because of a grass fire first reported Tuesday afternoon.

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Well-Known Patriot Prayer, Proud Boys Members Indicted On Assault Charges

Two members of far-right groups known for brawling in the streets of downtown Portland have been indicted on assault charges, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

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After String Of Police Shootings, Vancouver PD's Top Leader To Officers: 'Stay The Course'

Vancouver Police Department's top leader says a recent string of police shootings involving his officers is unusual for a city Vancouver's size – but he isn't proposing any changes at the department.

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PSU Leaders Face More Heat After Consultant Recommends Keeping Armed Officers

Portland State University plans to establish a committee of students and faculty to summarize campus responses to the board of trustees as it continues to grapple with pressure to disarm campus officers.

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Portland Police Release Documents In Shooting Death Of Andre Gladen

Newly released documents from the Portland Police Bureau show the officer who killed Andre Gladen may have lost possession of a knife during the fatal encounter. 

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'It's Dire:' 4,800 Still Without Power In Douglas County After Snowstorm

Thousands of downed trees from a massive dump of snow last week has left hundreds of power poles and miles of wire scattered across snow-covered areas of rural Douglas County.

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Oregon To Sue White House Over Limits On Abortion Providers

Oregon leaders are preparing to sue the Trump administration over a new rule they say will "significantly restrict access to reproductive health services and information."

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PPB Shooting Of Andre Gladen Found A 'Lawful Act Of Self-Defense'

A grand jury decided that no criminal prosecution is warranted against PPB Officer Consider Vosu who shot Gladen. 

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Portland Police Hear Fiery Testimony After Lieutenant's Texts

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw repeatedly asked speakers Thursday night to come with solutions to mistrust toward the police bureau present for “years and years."

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Portland Mayor, Police Chief To Meet With Family Of Man Killed By Police

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Police Chief Danielle Outlaw will meet Friday with the family of a black man who suffered from schizophrenia and was shot and killed by police last month.

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Portland Commanding Officers Union Files Complaint Against Mayor, Commissioners

The union representing commanding officers at the Portland Police Bureau has filed a complaint against city commissioners following public comments they'd made about Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya.

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Review Of PSU Campus Safety Recommends Keeping Officers Armed

Portland State University should retain its armed campus police force, according to Margolis Healy, a consulting firm hired by the university. 

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Portland Extends Contract With Group That Reviews Police Shootings

Portland city councilors voted Wednesday to extend a contract with an independent group that reviews police shootings and in-custody deaths.

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NW Lawmakers Consider Limiting Exemptions As Confirmed Measles Cases Top 50

Lawmakers in Washington are considering legislation that could completely do away with the state's personal and philosophical vaccination exemption law. The number of confirmed measles cases in the Northwest has topped more than 50.

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Group Highlights Portland Police Missteps In Shooting Death Of Quanice Hayes

Portland Police officers could have taken cover before trying to arrest Quanice Hayes, an African-American teen shot and killed by Portland Police in 2017, according to independent experts.

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Portland Campus Officers Grapple With Disconnect Between Job And Perception

The future of armed campus police at Portland schools is murky. Students who want them out say school resource officers play a role in the school-to-prison pipeline. But what do school resource officers actually do?

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Portland Public Schools Pulls Out Of Agreement With City Over Police In Schools

The resolution approved Tuesday reverses an earlier agreement after school board members argued it's the city's – not the district's – responsibility to pay for the campus safety officers.

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The Safety Net Is Broken: How Police Became Mental Health First Responders

Politicians, mental health advocates and police say that law enforcement agencies have inherited a role they’re ill-equipped to play, but too often do. How did we get here?

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Man Shoved Out Of Douglas County Jail In Mental Health Crisis, Witness Says

A shirtless man seen shivering next to a pile of belongings in a widely-circulated video was shoved out of the Douglas County Jail and appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis, a witness said.