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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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Recent Articles

local | News | Transportation

Hearing On Washington Amtrak Derailment Zeroes In On Problematic Curves

National Transportation Safety Board officials raised questions at an investigative hearing this week about the problematic curve where the deadly Washington derailment occurred.

local | News

8 Protesters Arrested For Obstruction, Failure To Comply At ICE Occupation In Portland

Federal officers have arrested eight protesters at the Occupy ICE PDX camp in Southwest Portland.

local | News | Politics | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Trump Pardons Eastern Oregon Ranchers Sentenced For Arson

Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden says he’s applauding the presidential pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond, whose sentencing was being protested by the 2016 Malheur occupation in Eastern Oregon.

local | News | Politics

Democratic Bend House Nominee Urged To Resign Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Deschutes County Democrats are withdrawing support for Bend legislative candidate Nathan Boddie and urging him to resign his nomination following sexual misconduct allegations first reported by OPB

local | News

Family Of Man Shot By PSU Police Demands University Disarm Campus Officers

The family of a man fatally shot by Portland State University campus police is demanding the university immediately disarm its campus officers.

local | News | Land

Investigators Looking Into Cause Of Lobster Creek Fire Where Camp Was

Investigators are looking into the cause of a nearly 400-acre fire burning on private industrial timber land north of Gold Beach where a large group of adults and juveniles were camping.

local | News

No Signs Of Protesters Leaving As Portland ICE Building Reopens

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resumed activity at its southwest Portland building after protesters forced its closure for more than a week.

local | News | Land

Multiple Agencies Battle Fire In Warm Springs

The Mecca Fire is burning an estimated 900 acres.

local | News

Man Killed By Armed PSU Officers Had Valid Concealed Carry Permit

Jason Erik Washington, the man killed by armed Portland State University officers, had a valid concealed carry permit at the time of his death.


2 PSU Officers Placed On Paid Leave Following Fatal Shooting

Two Portland State University officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following a shooting Friday morning that left one person dead.

local | News | Politics

8 Protesters Arrested As Federal Authorities Work To Reopen Portland ICE Building

Federal agents Thursday morning arrested nine protesters involved in the occupation outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Southwest Portland.

local | News | Politics

Occupation At Portland ICE Building Continues Despite Vacate Notices

Protestors encircling the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland remain in place despite calls for them to leave by federal agents.

local | News | Nation | Politics

For Refugees In The Northwest, Travel Ban Could Complicate Reuniting With Family

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a policy that bans travel from five Muslim-majority countries could make it difficult for those refugees to reunite with family still abroad.

local | Health

Oregon State Police Captain Charged With Domestic Violence

The Deschutes County District Attorney has filed domestic violence charges against an Oregon State Police captain at the center of a criminal investigation.

local | News

In Sheridan, Questions From Residents Linger About Immigrant Detainees

President Donald Trump won Yamhill County with about 48 percent of the vote. Now, his immigration policies appear to be trickling down and into the small community of Sheridan – where 123 immigrant detainees are being held.

local | News | Nation | Communities | History

NW Tribal Members To Appeal Religious Freedom Case

Northwest tribal members plan to appeal a decision by a federal magistrate judge in Oregon over the destruction of a spiritual site near Mount Hood.

local | News | Parents

Multnomah County Sues Government Over Federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant Criteria

It's suing over new criteria for obtaining federal sex education grants, arguing the new criteria prioritizes applicants who promote abstinence-only sex education programs.

local | News | Water

Salem Cyanotoxins 'Decline To Nominal Levels,' Advisory Could End Friday

New water sample results in Salem show a toxin produced by algae blooms in the city's water distribution system are below concerning levels.

Environment | local | Water | News | Health

Salem Issues Another Drinking Water Advisory Over Cyanotoxins

Salem has issued yet another drinking water advisory Wednesday for the city’s vulnerable populations – just four days after lifting its last advisory.