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Reporter And Producer

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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Recent Articles

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Intel Building At Ronler Acres Facility Reopens After Hazmat Scare

The temporarily-shuttered Intel building at the center of two hazardous material-related scares in less than a week reopens Wednesday. 

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3 Oregon Men Face Hate Crime Charges For Alleged Beating Of Black DJ

Three men from Oregon with links to a white supremacist group were arrested for allegedly beating a black man at a Washington tavern.

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Family Of Man Shot By Eagle Point Police Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The parents of a man with schizophrenia who was shot and killed by police in a Carl’s Jr. bathroom have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Oregon city, its police department and the officer.

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Mosier Gets $1.4 Million Grant, Loan From USDA To Find Back Up Water Source

Mosier got a $1.4 million grant-and-loan combo from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade its age-old water infrastructure system.

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Want A Straw For Your Drink In Portland? You'll Have To Ask.

Portland City Councilors on Wednesday approved an ordinance that implements a by-request-only policy for plasticware for dine-in, delivery and takeout orders starting in July 2019.

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Workshop Helps Portland High School Students Tackle Tough Topics

High school students in Portland spent a Saturday talking about topics that can make people squirm — like race, privilege and prison. The idea: get comfortable with talking about them.

Health | local | News | Environment

Report: Climate Change To Burden Oregon Health Systems

Climate change is already having a tangible impact on the Pacific Northwest, and Oregon’s health care and social systems will likely bear a significant burden.

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Federal Judge Grants Portland Group's Request To Block Trump's Ban On Asylum

A Portland-based legal group that focuses on immigrants' rights is a plaintiff in a challenge to the Trump administration's asylum policy. 

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Protesters Take To Portland Days After Mayor's Ordinance Fails

Saturday's protest marked the first demonstration since Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed protest ordinance failed in City Council.

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Officials Hope New Oregon Air Pollution Rules Will Close Regulatory Gaps

Oregon polluters will be subject to limits on the total health risk they can impose on the people who live and work near their facilities.

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Hate Crime On The Rise In Oregon, But Possibly More Than Data Show

Of the 214 Oregon agencies that participate in the FBI's hate crime tracking program, just 29 agencies submitted incident reports for 2017.

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Oregon-Based Group Sues Trump Administration Over Rule Limiting Asylum

A Portland-based legal group is suing the Trump administration over a presidential proclamation barring migrants from seeking asylum if they cross the southern border outside of designated entry points.

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BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management says it intends to roll back plans to spay wild mares in Oregon.

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Permit Filed To Demolish Never-Used North Portland Wapato Jail

A demolition permit is in place for the never-opened Multnomah County jail, which was sold to private developer Jordan Schnitzer in April.

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Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund

Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals.

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Judge Blocks Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon

A federal judge has blocked the Bureau of Land Management from moving forward with a controversial plan to spay wild mares in Hines, Oregon. 

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Oregon Dismisses Complaint Alleging Campaign Misled Business Owners

The complaint alleged opponents intentionally misled Portland small business owners into signing documents they believed endorsed another measure.

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Hateful But Not A Hate Crime

Some hate crimes are so heinous there’s no debate about whether they should be prosecuted. But the law isn’t always so clear cut for police — including those in Oregon.

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2 Portland Officers Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Patrick Kimmons

A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared two Portland Police officers who shot and killed Patrick Kimmons, a 27-year-old black man, on Sept. 30.

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Oregon Police To Increase Patrols Near Jewish Centers After Shooting

At least two Oregon law enforcement agencies say they are increasing patrols around Jewish places of worship following the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.