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Conrad Wilson

Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on "Marketplace" and NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.

Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.

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Recent Articles

News | Politics | local

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attacks Sanctuary Cities In Portland

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 8:38 a.m. | Portland

Protesters gathered in Northwest Portland on Tuesday to call Sessions' visit "unwelcome" and "potentially dangerous."

News | local

Legal Observer Files Tort Claim After Police Officer Shoved Him

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 4:12 p.m. | Portland

A legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild filed a tort claim against the city of Portland, arguing a police officer used "unreasonable and unlawful" force during downtown protests last weekend.

News | local

Wheeler Says He Won't Use YouTube Videos To Set Police Policy

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 12:50 p.m. | Portland

Wheeler said it was clear to protest leaders from the start that there would be designated areas for each group -- the protesters would be separated -- the free speech would be protected and violence would not be tolerated.

News | local

Portland Officer Use Of Distraction Grenade During Protest Under Review

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 10:24 a.m. | Portland

A video that's gone viral shows a police officer at Sunday's dueling rallies in downtown Portland throwing a crowd control grenade directly at a filmmaker. Portland police said they are investigating.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Approves $78,000 Oregon Standoff Restitution Agreement

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Portland

Thirteen defendants guilty of conspiracy have agreed to pay $78,000 in restitution.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Columbia River Gorge Fires 'Not Over' Yet, Officials Caution

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

Cooler weather and lighter winds have helped fire officials make steady gains in containing the human-caused blaze.

News | Environment | Economy | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River's Smoky Week Slowed Business, Shuttered Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:38 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Smoke and lack of interstate access caused by the Eagle Creek Fire has hurt Hood River's businesses and schools.

News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Northwest Truckers Strained By Gorge Wildfires And Highway Closures

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

While truckers have it the worst, the fire forced Union Pacific to stop trains that run along the Oregon side of the Gorge. The U.S. Coast Guard has also restricted traffic along a 20-mile stretch of the Columbia River.

News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Shelters Become Homes To Hundreds As Gorge Fires Rage On

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:40 p.m. | Stevenson, Washington

As wildfires have swept across Oregon and Washington this summer, emergency shelters have become temporary homes for hundreds of people and, in some cases, their pets.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Witness: Young Hikers Giggled As Firecracker Descended Into Gorge Canyon

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 11:15 a.m.

A Portland woman says the young hikers suspected of starting a fire now consuming the Columbia River Gorge giggled as one threw a firecracker into Eagle Creek Canyon.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Jumps Columbia River Gorge Overnight

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 6:09 p.m. | Portland

Fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the growing Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River remains closed.

News | Environment | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Still Threatens Cascade Locks, Growth Expected

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 9:44 a.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

As of Monday morning, the fire was about 3,200 acres — a small increase from what officials reported Sunday.

News | Nation | local

Multnomah County Starts Investigating People Who Fail Gun Background Checks

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 12:02 p.m. | Portland

Law enforcement agencies in Multnomah County on Friday began investigating firearms sales that were denied after a background check.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Defendant Jason Blomgren Sentenced To 2 Years Probation

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors said Jason Blomgren was a low-level defendant who spent about 15 days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

After Millions In Damages, Oregon Standoff Defendants Agree To Pay Back $78,000

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 8:32 a.m. | Portland

Defendants guilty of occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have agreed to pay a total of $78,000 in restitution, according to a motion filed in federal court Monday.

News | Nation | Politics

California Poised To Pass Sanctuary Law That Goes Further Than Oregon's

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California

California Democrats want to thwart President Trump’s promise to deport millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

News | Nation

Portland Woman Attacked Day Before Fatal MAX Stabbings Says Police, TriMet Failed Her

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 10:07 a.m. | Portland

A woman who reported being physically assaulted by a white supremacist a day before he stabbed three people on a MAX train is questioning why police didn't arrest him after her attack.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Revokes Malheur Occupier's Pretrial Release

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 midnight | Portland

Prosecutors said Darryl Thorn threatened on Aug. 6 to hang himself on Facebook Live. Prosecutors said Thorn also threatened to seek suicide by police officer.

Education | News | Nation

Gov. Brown Commutes Inmate's Sentence On Eve Of Transfer To Adult Custody

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017 12:39 p.m. | Portland

In 2010, Brandon Dixon committed several armed robberies.

News | local

Portland's Next Police Chief Says She's Here To 'Strengthen' Bureau

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 1:49 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler's pick for police chief, Danielle Outlaw, comes to Portland after 19 years with the Oakland Police Department. Since 2013, she served as a deputy chief.