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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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Police Report Shows Jason Washington Died Holding His Friend's Gun

Jason Washington was shot by police in June carrying a gun that wasn’t his, according to records released by the Portland Police Bureau on Friday.

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Body Camera Footage Shows Chaos, Quick End In PSU Shooting

Fewer than 30 seconds elapsed between the time Portland State University Police got out of their vehicle and the moment Jason Washington was shot and killed.


2 Portland State University Officers Cleared In Jason Washington Shooting

A grand jury has decided not to criminally charge two Portland State University campus police officers implicated in the first officer-involved shooting at the university.

Education | News | local

Judge Rules Against Trump Administration In Multnomah County Lawsuit

The ruling puts the brakes on the federal government's ability to distribute funding based on grant criteria that the county argued favored abstinence-only sex education programs.

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After $51M Tourism Loss To Wildfires, Oregon Wants Visitors To Come Back

Nearly $51 million in tourism revenue was lost in Oregon last year because of wildfires.

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Handful Of Detainees Released From Detention Center In Sheridan

Eight asylum-seekers have been released from detention at a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, and more are expected to be released in the coming days. 

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For Homeless, Respite From Wildfire Smoke Isn't Always Accessible

The state’s top health agency has advised that the most effective way to limit exposure is to stay inside, but that's often not an option for houseless people seeking respite from unhealthy air.

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Family Of Man Shot By PSU Police Remove Memorial At School's Request

The family of a man shot and killed by Portland State University Police in June has removed a temporary memorial near a campus dorm at the request of the university.

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Portland Police Face Questions Of Impartiality After Radio Show Comments

Portland's police chief's comments came as the city’s Independent Police Review is investigating at least seven different incidents of possible police misconduct at an Aug 4. rally in downtown Portland.

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Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality Across Northwest

Public health officials are warning of unhealthy air across parts of the Pacific Northwest as smoke from wildfires move across the region.

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Protesting Faith Leaders Arrested After Blocking Driveway At Portland ICE Facility

Department of Homeland Security police have arrested three faith leaders who blocked the driveway entrance of the Immigration of Customs Enforcement building in Portland.

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Portland Police Arrest 4 At Downtown Protests

Police arrested four people at dueling rallies between the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and counter-protesters in downtown Portland Saturday.

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Man Who Intimidated Portland Muslim Couple Days After MAX Stabbing Reaches Plea Deal

Just two days after a deadly stabbing on a light-rail train in Portland last year, Fredrick Harmes, a white man, drove up next to a Muslim couple in their car in Northeast Portland with his van.

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PSU To Offer State's First Major In Indigenous Nations And Native American Studies This Fall

Portland State University students will have the option of majoring in Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies starting this fall.

News | local | Agriculture

More Than 58K Acres Of Crops Reported Within Substation Fire Boundary

Crops make up more than half of the area engulfed in the Substation Fire, which burned 78,425 acres.


Long Hollow Fire Tears Through Wheat Country Week After Substation

Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation notices to residents southeast of The Dalles because of a wildfire. 

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Crews Reach 92 Percent Containment On Substation Fire

Fire officials say crews have made significant progress fighting the Substation Fire burning near The Dalles, Oregon, which was at 92 percent containment by Sunday evening.

News | Nation | Politics | local

20 ICE Detainees Held In Oregon Facility A Step Closer To Asylum And Release

Lawyers say 20 immigrant detainees being held at a federal correctional facility in Oregon have passed credible fear interviews, which help determine whether an immigrant may be eligible for asylum.

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Substation Fire Now Nation's Top Firefighting Priority

The man who killed by exposure to the Substation Fire burning east of The Dalles died while trying to save a neighboring property, the Wasco County Sheriff's Office has confirmed. 

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'It's Just A Tinderbox Out Here': Fire Near The Dalles Grows

A fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, forced immediate evacuations of an estimated 75 households Tuesday night.