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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

Environment | News | local

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.

News | local

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.

News | Nation | local | Politics

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Land | News | local | Environment | Animals

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.

Economy | Energy | Politics | Climate change | News | local | Environment | Election | Business

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.

Environment | News | local

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. 

Election | Environment | News | local | Politics

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.

News | local

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.

News | local

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.

News | Nation | local

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.

Election | News | Energy | local

Portland Business Owners Say They Ended Up On Campaign Material They Didn’t Actually Support

Proponents of the gross receipts tax filed a formal election complaint with the Secretary of State’s office asking for an investigation into how two business owners appeared on campaign material they didn’t actually support.

News | Nation | local | Politics

Oregon Advocates Vow To Fight To Preserve Transgender Protections

As the Trump administration mulls narrowing the definition of sex in federal civil rights laws, Oregon lawmakers and advocacy groups vow to bolster protections for transgender Oregonians.

News | local

Portland Blames Man Shot By Police In Homeless Shelter For His Own Death

The city of Portland says the man who entered a homeless shelter with a knife in April is to blame for his own death, according to a filing in federal court Monday.

News | local | Transportation

Oregon AG Won't Appeal Decision In TriMet Fare Enforcement Case

Oregon's attorney general won't appeal a circuit court decision in the case of Ana del Rocío after a judge ruled her constitutional rights were violated when she was stopped by a TriMet employee during a fare evasion inspection.

News | local

Wheeler Says PPB Improving Response To People In Mental Health Crises

The city has been under federal oversight after the Department of Justice found the police bureau engages in a pattern and practice of excessive use of force against people suffering from mental health issues.

Energy | Politics | Renewable energy | News | local | Environment

Opponents Say Portland Clean Energy Measure Could Cost More Than Originally Thought

Opponents of Portland’s gross receipts tax measure say the initiative could actually cost Portland residents more than initially expected. Proponents aren't buying it.


PSU Officers Shot Jason Washington After They Say He Pointed Gun At Them

The transcripts reveal for the first time the sequence of events from officers' perspective of the moments leading up to the death of 45-year-old Jason Washington on June 29.

News | local

'We're Here For Justice:' Family Of Patrick Kimmons Join Protesters In Downtown Portland March

Protesters marched through downtown Portland for Patrick Kimmons, a 27-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Portland police on Sept. 30.

News | local

Mother Of Army Veteran Who Died Of Drug Overdose In Clackamas County Jail Files Lawsuit

Medical staff and Clackamas County jail employees acted negligently toward a U.S. Army veteran in their custody who’d overdosed on methamphetamines and died, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.