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

Health | Politics | local | News

Multnomah County Lays Groundwork For Lawsuit Over Opioid Epidemic

OPB | July 27, 2017 11 a.m. | Portland

The public nuisance designation allows Multnomah County to pursue legal action against opioid manufacturers.

local | Politics | News

Portland Prepared To Pull Russian Software Used To Scan Malicious Emails

OPB | July 26, 2017 10:06 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services is prepared to stop using software from Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab.

local | Environment | News

Bowden Fire In Southeast Oregon Swells To 22,000 Acres

OPB | July 25, 2017 2:14 p.m.

The fire started after lightning struck the fire-prone area where the Long Draw fire burned in 2012.

local | News

Seattle, Portland See Biggest Increase In Home Prices Nationwide

OPB | July 25, 2017 8:06 a.m.

Seattle and Portland have seen the biggest increase in home prices among 20 of the largest metropolitan areas nationwide.

local | Arts | NW Life

Portland's Latinx Pride Aims To Build Bridges ‘Not Walls’

OPB | July 22, 2017 11:58 a.m. | Portland

For Portland’s queer Latinx community, PDX Latinx Pride offers a uniquely intersectional space that’s often hard to find in one of America’s whitest cities.

local | Environment | News | Eclipse 2017

Forestry Asks Landowners For Help Avoiding Eclipse Wildfires

OPB | July 21, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.

Health | Politics | local | NW Life

Advocacy Group, Oregon Republican Feud Over Health Care Town Hall

OPB | July 20, 2017 3:22 p.m.

Oregon Republican Rep. Julie Parrish alleges a West Linn town hall Aug. 1 — purportedly with her in attendance — is “fake" and a "sham."

Nation | Transportation | NW Life

Morrison Bridge To Close For 2 Weeks, Heavy Traffic Expected

OPB | July 20, 2017 10:25 a.m.

Officials also expect an increase in traffic on adjacent bridges, along with Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

local | Pacific Ocean | Science | Climate change | News

Sharks Sighted On Oregon Coast (Calm Down, It’s Normal)

OPB | July 19, 2017 1:19 p.m.

Cannon Beach Police advised beachgoers this week of shark dorsal fin sightings in the Cannon Beach area, but such sightings are not uncommon this time of year.

Business | local | News

Beaverton Strip Club Could Pay $1M To Former 15-Year-Old Dancer

OPB | July 19, 2017 11:37 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries began investigating Stars Cabaret for civil rights violations in 2015.

Health | local | News

As Portland Races For Water Parasite Treatment, Public Utility Board Hits Brakes

OPB | July 18, 2017 3:14 p.m.

Some board members said they not only didn’t have enough information to make an informed decision, but they also didn’t have enough time to decide.

local | Science | News | Eclipse 2017

Oregon AG To Eclipse Visitors: Check Your Hotel Reservations

OPB | July 15, 2017 2:07 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Justice says some hotels are capitalizing on the demand for hotels ahead of the eclipse.

local | Transportation | News

Oregon Eel Cleanup: 'It’s Not Going To Be A Very Pleasant Smell'

OPB | July 14, 2017 1:02 p.m.

As of Friday morning, several tons of hagfish — commonly known as slime eels — were moved to the side of U.S. Highway 101.

Nation | local | Communities | News

Fairview Police Department Merges With Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

OPB | July 13, 2017 1:45 p.m.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s office says Fairview residents can expect quicker response times for 911 calls and more officers out on the streets.

local | News | Forestry | Environment | Land

Wildfire Near Summer Lake, Oregon, Winding Down

OPB | July 13, 2017 9:44 a.m.

It's still one of 119 active wildfires burning 1.1 million acres across the country.

local | Environment | News

Officials: Fire Near Summer Lake, Oregon, Was Human Caused

OPB | July 11, 2017 11:20 a.m.

The fire is now 50 percent contained and is burning 5,833 acres — down from 6,200 as of Tuesday morning.

Cully Neighborhood Celebration Rebuffs Hate Graffiti Incident

OPB | July 8, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Portland

Two months after a hate graffiti incident, residents in Portland's Cully Neighborhood hold multicultural celebration.

local | Politics | News

Portland Grant Aims To Help Community Groups Track Hate Crimes

OPB | July 8, 2017 9:21 a.m. | Portland

A Portland city grant aims to help community organizations develop the capacity to track bias and hate crimes.

local | Politics | News

Bill Expanding Oregon Sanctuary State Law Clears Legislature

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:33 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s 'Sanctuary State' law has, for years, prohibited the use of state and local resources to enforce federal law, and many see the bill as an extension of that legacy.

Health | Politics | News

Audit Into Oregon’s Checkbook Finds Accounting Problems

OPB | July 6, 2017 3:45 p.m.

An audit into the state of Oregon’s 2016 financial statements found $690 million in accounting errors.

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