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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

Energy | local | Environment | Water | News

Unknown Amount Of Gas Spilled Into N. Santiam River After Tanker Crash

A tanker carrying about 11,500 gallons of gas crashed after losing traction on black ice on Highway 22 near Idanha, Oregon.

local | Environment | News

Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Portland Harbor Cleanup After EPA Meeting

A high-ranking EPA official visited Portland to meet with state and local leaders interested in understanding what it means to have the Portland Harbor Superfund Site targeted for immediate attention.

local | Nation | Technology | Politics | News

Rosenblum, 17 More Attorneys General Ask FCC To Delay Net Neutrality Vote

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is asking the Federal Communications Commission to delay its decision on net neutrality. 

local | Politics | News

Right Wing Group, Counter-Protestors Hold Opposing Rallies Outside Clinton Event

The far-right group Patriot Prayer held a protest outside Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Downtown Portland where Hillary Clinton was speaking as part of her book tour.

local | Water | Health | Environment | News

EPA Targeting Portland Superfund Site For 'Immediate, Intense' Attention

The EPA announced Friday that it has listed the Portland Harbor Superfund Site as one of 21 sites it plans to target.

local | Nation | Environment | News

Oregon Sending Help To Battle Growing Southern California Fires

Strike teams from across Oregon are en route to Southern California where a series of fast-moving fires continue to rip through the Los Angeles area.

Environment | local | Climate change | World | News | Nation | Politics

In Lieu Of Paris Agreement, Mayor Wheeler Joins Other Cities In Signing Climate Charter

Portland joins a list of cities and states across the country that are acting in direct contrast to the Trump administration on federal matters like climate change.

local | Nation | News

SCOTUS To Hear Case With Potential Impact On Oregon LGBT Protections

Advocates say the Supreme Court case challenges Oregon's public accommodation non-discrimination laws, which protect LGBT people from being refused service or entry to public places.

local | Business | News

Critics Say Portland 'No-Sit Zone' Unfairly Punishes Homeless

Cities across Oregon have grappled with the question of whether polices directed at downtown business corridors criminalize homelessness.

local | Environment | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire 100 Percent Contained

Incident commanders say they are now comfortable that the fire will not grow outside of its existing perimeter. 

NW Life | Business | local | News | Communities | Nation | Economy

Oregon Revenue Forecast Shows State Collecting Millions More In Revenue Than Expected

Oregon will collect millions more in revenue beginning in mid-2019 than expected.

local | Recreation | Environment | News

Multnomah Falls Lodge Reopens For 1st Time Since Eagle Creek Fire

The Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge opened its doors to visitors for the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire prompted its closure in September — peak visitor season.

Animals | local | NW Life

In Oregon, Guide Dog Trainers Learn To Let Go

At guide dog graduations, the lives of dogs, their trainers and their new owners intersect. 

local | News

Multnomah Falls Lodge Expected To Re-Open Before End Of The Year

Multnomah Falls Lodge is expected to re-open before the end of the year. The Eagle Creek Fire prompted its closure in early September. 

local | Politics | News

Oregon Lawmakers Call On Sen. Jeff Kruse To Resign

Lawmakers in the Oregon Capitol are calling on Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, to resign after a fellow state senator filed a formal complaint against him for sexual misconduct.

local | Education | News

PPS Responds To Skepticism About Re-Opening Tubman

The Portland school district is facing distrust from two sides: parents who are skeptical it can guarantee student health and parents of color who have felt underserved.

local | Health | Politics | News

Ore. Governor Urges Congressional Delegation To Save CHIP

Gov. Kate Brown is urging Oregon's congressional delegation to “redouble” efforts to fund a children’s health insurance program known as “CHIP” that runs out of money next month. 

Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | Water | News

Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills

Members of the Yakama Nation say they want a seat at the table with local officials, environmental regulators and those responsible for spills in the Columbia River.

local | News

Multnomah County Will Sell Unused Wapato Jail For $10.8 Million

The sale lifts a $300,000-a-year burden off the back of a county that has tried to find another use for a facility it has continued to pay to maintain.

local | News

Multnomah County, Portland 'Preparing For The Worst' This Winter

The severe winter weather plan involves opening one or more shelters with hundreds of beds at the ready. The shelters will includes spaces for carts, bikes and pets.