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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

News | Environment | local | Water

Yakama Nation Sues For Cleanup Cost At Portland Harbor Superfund

The Yakama Nation has filed a federal lawsuit against 30 private companies and government entities for cleanup costs associated with pollution at the Portland Harbor Superfund site.

News | local

Juvenile Pleads Guilty To Starting Eagle Creek Fire

Friday's hearing was the first public proceeding related to the fire that torched more than 48,000 acres of the Columbia River Gorge.

News | local | Nation

Malheur Occupier Jason Patrick Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

According to court documents, co-conspirator Jason Blomgren described Patrick as "No. 5" in the chain of command in occupation efforts. 

News | local

Seattle Public Radio Station KUOW Unionizes

For the first time since its founding 65 years ago, staff at KUOW-FM 94.9 in Seattle have unionized.

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Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills Resigns

Mills was charged with harassment last month by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after Mills allegedly struck a subordinate.

News | local | Business

Report: OLCC Has Problems With Security, Tracking Of Recreational Cannabis Industry

An audit of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission found IT security issues that “significantly increase” the risk of compromise to its computer system.

News | local | Nation | Politics | Election

Greg Walden Says 'Bring The Fight On' As He Looks To Midterms

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden said at the 2018 Freedom Rally in Portland he feels he's a "target" in this year's midterm election. "Bring the fight on," he said.

News | local | Nation

Oregon Chief Justice: ICE Directive On Courthouse Arrests Finds Middle Ground

ICE won't stop enforcement at county courthouses, despite the Oregon Judicial Department's concern over how it might discourage people from seeking justice.

Roseburg VA Director Reassigned To Facility In West Virginia

Doug Paxton, who served as director of the Roseburg VA Healthcare System, has been reassigned as assistant director at the Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 

News | local | Economy | Business

Fritz: Open Spaces Could Help Portland Expand Its Building Potential

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is proposing a change to the Central City Plan that she says would give developers a cost-effective way to contribute to the city’s affordable housing stock.

News | Environment

Audit: Oregon Must Do More To Prepare For Catastrophic Disaster

The audit found the state failed to meet national baseline standards for emergency management, and that planning efforts lack on all levels of the state’s emergency management system. 

Amtrak Engineer Didn't See Speed Sign Before Deadly Derailment

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed near DuPont, Washington last month says he doesn’t recall seeing the 30 mile per hour advance speed sign two miles ahead of a speed-restrictive curve.

News | local | Politics | Nation

DOJ Threatens To Subpoena Oregon Over Immigration Policies

The Department of Justice is threatening to subpoena the state of Oregon and 22 other jurisdictions, demanding they prove they're complying with federal immigration policy. 

News | Environment | local

Tsunami Watch Tests Readiness Along Oregon Coast

A tsunami watch put local emergency management protocols along Oregon's coast to the test on Tuesday.

News | local | Politics | Nation

On Inauguration Anniversary, Portland Marches Take On Plethora Of Issues

On the anniversary weekend of President Trump's inauguration, a handful of marches and rallies in downtown Portland tackled issues that ranged from immigration to the #MeToo movement.

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Advocates Skeptical Of Campaign To Upend Oregon's Jury Law

Oregon's district attorneys are leading an effort to bring unanimous juries to Oregon. Some say it appears there is a catch.

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Portland Women's March Takes New Approach In 2018

The change comes as the Oregon Department of Justice continues its investigation into last year’s march in Portland.

Transportation | News | local | Politics

Portland Approves 20 Mph Speed Limit In Residential Zones

The ordinance is part of the city's Vision Zero goal, which aims to reduce traffic-related deaths on Portland roads to zero by 2025.

News | local | Politics

Petition Urges Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith To Resign

A petition filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court seeks to compel county Commissioner Loretta Smith to resign through a rarely used process.

News | local | Health

Wyden: Roseburg VA Officials Admitted To 'Inappropriate Admissions' System

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden told an audience at a town hall event Friday that Roseburg VA officials admitted to him in a meeting that they had been using an inappropriate admissions system for over a year.