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

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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.

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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.

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A Mural On 82nd Avenue And The Art Of Taking Up Space

Alex Chiu struggled to wrap his brain around why the seemingly innocent images in his mural made people so angry. Perhaps it wasn't what the people in his artwork were doing, but the color of their skin.

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Roseburg VA Has Highest Opioid Prescription Rates Nationwide

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has the highest rate of opioid prescriptions of all VA hospitals nationwide, according to data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Wyden Calls For Audit Into Zinke's Use Of Wildfire Funds For Unrelated Travel

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is calling for an investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s misuse of wildfire preparedness funds after news reports revealed Zinke used the funds for unrelated travel.

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OSU Holds Student Vaccination Clinics For Meningococcal B

Oregon State University is requiring all students age 25 and under to get vaccinated against Meningococcal B by Feb. 15.

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In Pacific NW, Lack Of Clarity Looms After Sessions' Cannabis Decision

The prosecutors Sessions has tasked with deciding what that regulation will look like for the region's marijuana industry haven't said much about how they plan to interpret and execute those laws.

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Transgender Oregonians Take Advantage Of Birth Certificate Law On 1st Day

The law allows transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their birth certificates without going through a public court process.

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Portland Police Clarify Policy On Cooperation With ICE

The Portland Police Bureau updated a directive clarifying guidance for police on federal immigration enforcement.

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6 Seconds Before Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Made Comment About 'Over Speed Condition'

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma, Washington, Monday made a comment about “over speed condition” six seconds before the train derailed.

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State Fines Loretta Smith For Violating Election Laws In Portland Council Race

The Oregon Secretary of State's Office determined Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith meets the definition of a candidate for Portland City Council under state election laws.

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Portland Council Approves $10 Million Utility Lawsuit Settlement

The city will transfer $7 million from its general fund to the utility fund. The remaining $3 million will pay for the plaintiffs' legal fees no later than Dec. 29 this year. 

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As Portland Harbor Cleanup Progresses, City Wants Clearer Fish Advisories

Councilors were told that the feedback from the community revealed public confusion over current fish advisories and the risks associated with eating fish from the Portland Harbor Superfund site.

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Officials Have About 10 Years To Complete Bull Run Water Filtration Plant

State and Portland city officials have almost 10 years to build and start operating a water filtration plant in the Bull Run Watershed. 

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Audit: Oregon Department Of Education Practices Don't Promote 100 Percent Graduation Goal

An audit found practices at the Oregon Department of Education "do not promote" the state's goal to graduate 100 percent of its students by 2025.

News | Water | Environment | local | Energy

Unknown Amount Of Gas Spilled Into N. Santiam River After Tanker Crash

A tanker carrying about 11,500 gallons of gas crashed after losing traction on black ice on Highway 22 near Idanha, Oregon.

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Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Portland Harbor Cleanup After EPA Meeting

A high-ranking EPA official visited Portland to meet with state and local leaders interested in understanding what it means to have the Portland Harbor Superfund Site targeted for immediate attention.

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Rosenblum, 17 More Attorneys General Ask FCC To Delay Net Neutrality Vote

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is asking the Federal Communications Commission to delay its decision on net neutrality. 

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Right Wing Group, Counter-Protestors Hold Opposing Rallies Outside Clinton Event

The far-right group Patriot Prayer held a protest outside Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Downtown Portland where Hillary Clinton was speaking as part of her book tour.

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EPA Targeting Portland Superfund Site For 'Immediate, Intense' Attention

The EPA announced Friday that it has listed the Portland Harbor Superfund Site as one of 21 sites it plans to target.

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