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.
The family of the man killed by police at a Portland shelter on April 7 has hired a national civil rights law firm which specializes in cases dealing with police shootings, police brutality and excessive force.
Mayor Ted Wheeler, the sole possessor of bureau assignment powers on City Council, said Portland doesn't have a governance system where a police commissioner can be held accountable.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to ask city council for money to hire anywhere from 14 to 93 more police officers in his upcoming budget, but he didn't mention that in his State of the City address.
Bend is the fastest growing big city on the West Coast. It’s also the largest city in Oregon where citizens can't elect their own mayor.
The police bureau initially pledged to announced the names of the involved officers on Sunday night, but delayed the release, citing “threats made regarding their safety.”
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who is running for re-election, has been positioning herself as an anti-Trump candidate on everything from cannabis to immigration.
The rebuild of the city's oldest school is a proxy for growth in Gresham – and the city's response to it.
El último acusado en una operación tremenda de tráfico de heroína fue sentenciado en Portland esta semana, y atrajo la atención del Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos, Jeff Sessions.
The final defendant has been sentenced in a heroin trafficking case in Portland, and it attracted the attention of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
A Portland establishment that has been selling coffee for over 100 years is closing operations in Oregon — and laying off its workers — this year.
Oregon and Washington’s attorneys general are joining a multi-state lawsuit opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order declaring addiction and substance abuse a public health crisis in the state.
Students organized March For Our Lives events throughout the Pacific Northwest to protest gun violence and advocate for school safety after the Parkland, Florida, shooting that left 17 people dead.
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Oregon lawmakers say they've revived funding for an expired federal aid program that provided money to rural counties whose economies relied heavily on federal timber harvesting.
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First responders say they continue to deploy law enforcement and search and rescue teams to rescue hikers entering closed-off areas of the Columbia River Gorge.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury announced plans to establish a Supportive Housing Investment fund and a partnership between law enforcement and county boards to deal with the opioid crisis.
Day made headlines in 2015 when his refusal to perform same-sex weddings surfaced.
Students in the Northwest joined those across the country in a walkout marking the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.