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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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Business | local | Food | News

Deschutes Brewery CEO: Still Moving Forward With Virginia Brewery

CEO Michael LaLonde says plans to build a brewery in Roanoke, Virginia, have not changed despite news reports that the company was "re-thinking" its plans.

local | News

Family Of Man Shot At Portland Shelter Hires National Civil Rights Firm

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.

NW Life | local | News

Ted Wheeler Describes Conflict Between Mayor, Police Commissioner Roles

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.

Politics | local | News

State Of The City: Portland Mayor Addresses Policing After Weekend Shooting

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.

Politics | local | News

Bend's May Primary Takes Up Question About Mayoral Elections — And City’s Future

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.

local | News

PPB Release Names Of 8 Officers Involved In Deadly Shelter Shooting

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.”

Nation | Politics | local | News

Can Oregon Reject President's Request For National Guard Border Help?

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.

News | local | Education

Remodel Of Gresham High Is Testament To City's Growth, Change

The rebuild of the city's oldest school is a proxy for growth in Gresham – and the city's response to it. 

News | local | Education

PSU Moves Closer To Native American Studies Major

The Portland State University Faculty Senate approved the major at a meeting Monday.

Experto Cuestiona Comentarios De Sessions Sobre Un Caso De Tráfico De Drogas En Oregon

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.

Nation | Politics | local | News

Expert Questions Sessions' Comments On Oregon Drug Case

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.

Business | local | News

Portland Coffee Company Founded In 1900 Leaving Oregon For Texas

A Portland establishment that has been selling coffee for over 100 years is closing operations in Oregon — and laying off its workers — this year.

Nation | Politics | local | News

Oregon, Washington Join Challenge To Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

Oregon and Washington’s attorneys general are joining a multi-state lawsuit opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census.

Health | local | News

Oregon Governor Declares Addiction, Substance Abuse Public Health Crisis

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order declaring addiction and substance abuse a public health crisis in the state.

News | local | Politics | Education

Pacific Northwest Students Join Nationwide March For Our Lives

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.

local | Politics | Environment | News

Lawmakers Revive Funding For Rural Oregon, But It's No Long-Term Solution

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.

Recreation | local | Environment | News

First Responders: Hikers Disregard Hazards After Eagle Creek Fire

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.

local | News

Multnomah County State Of The County Address Held At Site Of 2014 High School Shooting

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.

local | News

Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years

Day made headlines in 2015 when his refusal to perform same-sex weddings surfaced.

News | local | Education

'We Won't Stand For Inaction': Student Walkouts Mark Florida Shooting

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.