Conrad Wilson covers Southwest Washington for OPB News. Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR member station in Colorado. His work has aired on Marketplace and NPR shows such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor. Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.
Wildfire managers in Oregon and Washington are gearing up for a busy season.
A small group of veterans who served from the Civil War to World War I were buried with military honors in Oregon on Friday.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new five-year contract with their employers on Friday. An overwhelming majority of union members — 82 percent — voted in favor of the deal.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is expected to announce Friday whether or not its members will ratify a new five-year contract agreement with their employers.
Police in Vancouver, Washington, are investigating 10 arson fires that broke out around the city last night.
Science | History | Environment | NewsOPB | May 17, 2015 5 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Monday, May 18 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Southwest Washington. The natural disaster killed 57 people and drastically changed the region's landscape.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency due to low snowpack Friday.
Health | History | Environment | NewsOPB | May 14, 2015 9 a.m. | Longview, Washington
When Mount St. Helens erupted 35 years ago today, much of the mountain's exploded top ended up in streams and rivers that nearby towns relied on for water. Longview, Washington, has struggled with its water supply since.
Several school districts in Southwest Washington have canceled school Wednesday because teachers are planning to strike.
Teachers in Southwest Washington’s Camas, Washougal and Evergreen school districts are planning to strike Wednesday.
Port of Vancouver, Washington commissioner Nancy Baker announced Friday she won’t see re-election this year.
Water | Science | Environment | NewsOPB | May 7, 2015 8:59 a.m. | In The Toutle River Valley, Washington
Federal officials said a tunnel used to regulate the water level at Spirit Lake at the base of Mount St. Helens needs to be repaired to reduce flooding danger.
Teachers in Washougal, Washington, are the latest district to vote for a one-day strike, protesting state lawmaker’s lack of progress on education funding.