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.
Portland city councilors voted Wednesday to extend a contract with an independent group that reviews police shootings and in-custody deaths.
Lawmakers in Washington are considering legislation that could completely do away with the state's personal and philosophical vaccination exemption law. The number of confirmed measles cases in the Northwest has topped more than 50.
Portland Police officers could have taken cover before trying to arrest Quanice Hayes, an African-American teen shot and killed by Portland Police in 2017, according to independent experts.
The future of armed campus police at Portland schools is murky. Students who want them out say school resource officers play a role in the school-to-prison pipeline. But what do school resource officers actually do?
The resolution approved Tuesday reverses an earlier agreement after school board members argued it's the city's – not the district's – responsibility to pay for the campus safety officers.
Politicians, mental health advocates and police say that law enforcement agencies have inherited a role they’re ill-equipped to play, but too often do. How did we get here?
A shirtless man seen shivering next to a pile of belongings in a widely-circulated video was shoved out of the Douglas County Jail and appeared to be experiencing a mental health crisis, a witness said.
Problems with the investigation into the Aug. 4 protest is a case study of the city's larger problems with trust.
Multnomah County took its first step Thursday toward establishing a mental health resource center in downtown Portland.
The man shot by Portland Police on Sunday struggled with mental health problems and was seen at the emergency room at Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland before he was killed.
Portland police identified the man who was shot by an officer Sunday as Andre Catrel Gladen, a black man from Sacramento who was blind in one eye and taking medication for bipolar disorder.
Air traffic controllers and TSA agents at Portland International Airport told lawmakers they're selling plasma and considering looking for work in the private sector as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.
Emails sent to city of Portland employees explaining Oregon's new pay equity law raised questions about how prepared the state and employers were for implementation.
The DoubleTree in Portland says it has fired two employees involved in kicking an African-American guest out of the hotel.
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Residents in Clark County, Washington, were not alerted of widespread 911 outages through a wireless emergency alert system until almost three hours after the county's emergency services agency appeared to have first acknowledged its 911 center was compromised.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley says tent encampments holding migrant children for immigration violations along the U.S.-Mexico border need to be shut down.
The temporarily-shuttered Intel building at the center of two hazardous material-related scares in less than a week reopens Wednesday.
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