Reporter And Producer
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.
The parents of a man with schizophrenia who was shot and killed by police in a Carl’s Jr. bathroom have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Oregon city, its police department and the officer.
Mosier got a $1.4 million grant-and-loan combo from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade its age-old water infrastructure system.
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Portland City Councilors on Wednesday approved an ordinance that implements a by-request-only policy for plasticware for dine-in, delivery and takeout orders starting in July 2019.
High school students in Portland spent a Saturday talking about topics that can make people squirm — like race, privilege and prison. The idea: get comfortable with talking about them.
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Climate change is already having a tangible impact on the Pacific Northwest, and Oregon’s health care and social systems will likely bear a significant burden.
Saturday's protest marked the first demonstration since Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed protest ordinance failed in City Council.
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Oregon polluters will be subject to limits on the total health risk they can impose on the people who live and work near their facilities.
Of the 214 Oregon agencies that participate in the FBI's hate crime tracking program, just 29 agencies submitted incident reports for 2017.
A Portland-based legal group is suing the Trump administration over a presidential proclamation barring migrants from seeking asylum if they cross the southern border outside of designated entry points.
A demolition permit is in place for the never-opened Multnomah County jail, which was sold to private developer Jordan Schnitzer in April.
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Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals.
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A federal judge has blocked the Bureau of Land Management from moving forward with a controversial plan to spay wild mares in Hines, Oregon.
A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared two Portland Police officers who shot and killed Patrick Kimmons, a 27-year-old black man, on Sept. 30.
At least two Oregon law enforcement agencies say they are increasing patrols around Jewish places of worship following the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Proponents of the gross receipts tax filed a formal election complaint with the Secretary of State’s office asking for an investigation into how two business owners appeared on campaign material they didn’t actually support.
As the Trump administration mulls narrowing the definition of sex in federal civil rights laws, Oregon lawmakers and advocacy groups vow to bolster protections for transgender Oregonians.
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