Content Manager, News
Kim Freda is a news content manager at OPB. Kim's career began in television at NBC & ABC affiliate WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. There, she covered a wide breadth of news, including environmental stories, political corruption and legal issues.
Kim holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast news from West Virginia University.
The Oregon Legislature is headed into its final weeks, and there is too much happening to fit into one podcast.
'OPB Politics Now:' The Cost Of Changing Election Campaign Finance Limits And Remembering Jackie Winters
This week at the Oregon Legislature, lawmakers started work on campaign finance limits that don’t go quite as far as you might expect. And they mourned one of their own.
The Portland Police Bureau has identified a man who was detained by officers on Thanksgiving and later died at an area hospital as 52-year-old Richard A. Barry.
A U.S. House candidate’s entire campaign staff resigns. A state House candidate ignores calls from his own party to step aside. And the president of the United States berates the mayor of Portland.
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused legislative leaders of permitting a culture that downplays harassment and overlooks victims.
Portland Police are looking for people who might have seen the Portland State University officer involved shooting of Jason Washington.
Kinkel was convicted of murdering both of his parents and two classmates at Springfield’s Thurston High School. He was also convicted of attempting to kill 25 fellow students.
Since Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Oregon’s lone Republican congressman, Greg Walden, has enjoyed a higher profile and more power. But with more influence comes extra scrutiny.
Host Julie Sabatier is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk VanderHart of the Portland Mercury.
According to the audit, the agency has failed to enact rigorous financial controls and properly determine who is eligible for coverage.
Haven't voted yet? No problem. We dig into the important issues on Oregon and Washington ballots due Nov. 7.
Douglas County residents are considering a dramatic change in how the county is governed
This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.
We ask if we've seen the last of the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and get a status update on the effort to repeal a new state tax on health care providers.