Reporter/Producer, Guns & America
Jonathan Levinson is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He’s the Audion Fellow covering Guns & America.
Previously, Jonathan covered Mexico as a freelancer. His radio work has appeared on NPR and the CBC. His photography has been featured in ESPN, The Washington Post and Bloomberg News.
Jonathan spent five years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army and has a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
The emphasis on the AR-15's appearance has shaped how the U.S. regulates firearms, to the frustration of many gun owners and gun control advocates alike.
A Vancouver, Washington, man accused of killing one person and injuring two others Thursday at a senior living facility downtown will remain in jail without bail.
After a year of public pressure, the Portland Trail Blazers partnership with a Beaverton-based scope manufacturer has ended.
A Multnomah County judge ruled Friday that the $1 million civil lawsuit against Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson will stay in Multnomah County.
In many communities, gangs, drugs and gun violence are all part of a cycle of intergenerational trauma that is made worse by poor education. Lionel Irving has decided the cycle ends with him.
Washington-based internet services company Epik reversed course Tuesday after the company initially offered to provide services to the controversial online forum 8chan.
Among the popular gun policy proposals raised in the aftermath of shootings like those in El Paso and Dayton, the call for “red flag” laws has become a common refrain. But like universal background checks, “red flag” laws aren’t self-explanatory.
Gun safety advocates have announced plans to put a safe storage law to the voters. But the group hopes it won’t come to that.
In cities across the United States, the rate at which police shoot black people varies widely. New research from Boston University suggests why.
Many sheriffs in Washington and Colorado are saying they won’t enforce new gun laws. But some Oregon sheriffs already tried that and realized it doesn’t work.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign a proclamation June 7, declaring it gun violence awareness day.
A group of students from the gun safety group March For Our Lives were in Salem on Thursday to meet with Oregon lawmakers and their staff over a recently nixed piece of firearm legislation.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sacrificed a package of gun control legislation and a bill tightening vaccination requirements in order to pass an education funding bill this week.
The Portland Police Bureau released data this week touting the Gun Violence Reduction Team's success after a city commissioner suggested cutting its funding.
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Community organizers say restorative justice is one way to rebuild the North Portland community after gentrification and work toward safer neighborhoods.
The Washington state Legislature passed a bill late Sunday night restricting the release of personal information of people who participated in the state’s buyback program for bump stocks.