April Ehrlich
April Ehrlich

April Ehrlich

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April Ehrlich joined OPB as the Weekend News Editor in November 2021. She spent the previous three years working at Jefferson Public Radio in Southern Oregon, where she was a reporter, show producer, and radio host. While there, she focused much of her reporting on wildfire coverage, including an investigation with NPR into federal disaster assistance programs and how they routinely fail people in marginalized groups.

April’s reporting has won numerous Public Media Journalists Association awards and regional Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as a national Murrow.

April grew up in the suburbs near Los Angeles. She found her passion for journalism as a teenager at her high school paper, and went on to work for campus papers at Golden West College and Cal-State University, Fullerton. Shortly after graduating, she became a full-time volunteer with AmeriCorps in St. Helens, Oregon, and Portland. She then worked as a reporter in Ontario in Eastern Oregon, as well as Roseburg and Ashland in Southern Oregon.

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Clackamas County clerk blames multiple election mistakes on outside businesses

About three months after election snafu rendered more than half of all Clackamas County primary ballots unreadable, diverted hundreds of county employees from their normal jobs, and cost taxpayers $600,000, Clerk Sherry Hall addressed the county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday with her summary of what went wrong.

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