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.
With just over 25 days since his first symptoms and 19 days since he had a fever, Lapschies is believed to be the world’s oldest coronavirus survivor.
The three social-distancing shelters don’t expand the county’s capacity and are only intended to increase the physical space between existing residents.
Attempts to pass a safe firearm storage law in Oregon are once again faltering, this time because of the coronavirus.
Long-term care facilities house people who are some of the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Seniors are adjusting to a reality of highly restricted contact with the outside world.
Multnomah County announced today that all county libraries will be closed until further notice to help stop the spread of the coronavirus
A federal judge in Washington state issued a temporary injunction blocking Trump administration rule changes that could allow people to share plans for 3-D printed firearms in person, by mail or email.
The United States passed an ominous milestone in 2018. According to data released in January by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a record 24,432 people died by firearm suicide in 2018.
In December, OPB published a story looking at how Oregon’s two-year-old extreme risk protection order law was being used. We told the story of a mother who asked a judge to take her son’s guns away. Her son initially didn't want to be interviewed, but after the story aired, he says the ERPO did more harm than good.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 21 states, including Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., in a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration over newly announced arms export rules.
Jeremy Christian’s time in prison may have worsened his mental health issues, leaving family and experts to question whether two deaths aboard a MAX train in 2017 were preventable.
A 2-year-old black lab was sworn in as a comfort dog with the Gresham Police Department in December.
The Portland Police Bureau says Portlanders have reported an average of one shooting a day in 2019. But a string of shootings in the last few weeks of the year has the bureau allocating more resources in the hopes of preventing retaliation.
Oregonians have petitioned for 166 extreme risk protection orders in the nearly two years since the law took effect. Documents in those cases paint a picture of people in crisis.
A group of Oregon faith leaders, filed an initiative petition with the Secretary of State on Monday hoping to get new gun laws on the November ballot.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about the Nov. 26 shooting at the Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Hazel Dell, Washington, that left two people dead.
Even as law enforcement changes to address political violence fueled by fringe groups, it’s not clear they alone can quell the regular clashes.
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