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Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering Southwest Washington based in Vancouver.

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 | Nation | Politics | Land use | Land | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ethical Questions Surround Ammon Bundy’s Legal Team, Strategy

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 2:16 p.m.

Two Oregon attorneys came to the refuge at least once and inventoried which federal laws were being broken, while militant leaders ordered new recruits to engage in illegal activity.

News | Nation | Politics | Land use | Land | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militant Duane Ehmer Released From Jail

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 2:35 p.m. | Portland

Duane Ehmer, one of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers known for riding a horse named "Hellboy," was released from jail Thursday.

local | Nation | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy, Other Militants Indicted On Conspiracy

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 8:46 a.m.

Ammon Bundy and other militants who occupied the Malheur refuge were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Impede Officers of the United States.

local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors Bring Sealed Indictment In Bundy Case

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 1:43 p.m.

Because the indictment handed down is sealed, the details of the charges are not available. The document could be partially unsealed sometime Thursday.

local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

From Jail, Bundy Calls On Federal Government To Leave Harney County

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 4:20 p.m.

Joseph O’Shaughnessy was released on bail Tuesday, while Ammon Bundy called on federal officials to leave the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Environment | Energy

Businessmen Who Abandoned Toxic Mess Now Want To Build Refinery In Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 2, 2016 12:38 p.m.

The backers of a failed biofuels project have proposed a $1.25 billion refinery and propane terminal at the Port of Longview on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River.

local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy's Attorneys Withdraw Appeal For Pre-Trial Release

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 9:57 a.m. | Portland

The lawyers for Ammon Bundy withdrew their motion Tuesday for a second detention hearing for their client.  

local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Cliven Bundy Calls For Refuge Occupation To Continue

OPB | Feb. 1, 2016 4:51 p.m.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Monday that the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge would continue.

An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon And Ryan Bundy Denied Bail

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016 3:59 p.m. | Portland, Oregon

A federal judge denied bail Friday to militant leaders Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne.

local | News

Judge To Decide Friday Whether To Release Bundy, Other Militants

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016 9:32 p.m.

A detention hearing is scheduled Friday at the federal courthouse in Portland for the arrested militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI: Standoff Continues, Release Video Of Finicum Death

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016 6:28 p.m.

Four people remain inside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns, Oregon, the FBI said during a press conference Thursday night.

local | Nation | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy To Remaining Militants: Turn Yourselves In

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Ammon Bundy's lawyers read from a prepared statement in which Bundy calls on the remaining occupants to turn themselves in and avoid using physical force.

local | Nation | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Live Updates: FBI Details Shooting Death Of LaVoy Finicum

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 5:53 p.m.

Three militants were arrested and five occupiers were allowed to leave on Wednesday, as those arrested earlier in the week faced indictment.

News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militants Appear In Federal Court, Bundy Calls For End To Standoff

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 2:57 p.m.

The federal government outlined its case Wednesday against Ammon Bundy and other militants charged with occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge.

local | News

Vancouver Police Chief Asks For More Officers By 2020

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The Vancouver Police Chief wants to add 42 new officers and 19 support staff to the department by 2020. If approved, the agency’s budget would grow to more than $42 million – an incremental increase of $6.2 million.

local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Deceased Militant LaVoy Finicum: Rancher, Patriarch, Bundy Believer

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 12:48 a.m.

Robert LaVoy Finicum died Tuesday in a confrontation with FBI and state police on the highway between Burns and John Day.

News | NW Life | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI Surrounds Militants Still Inside Refuge After 1 Dead, 8 Arrested

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016 8:15 p.m.

The monthlong occupation in Eastern Oregon took a turn toward a possible conclusion Tuesday night with multiple arrests.

local | Family | News

NW Veterans Group Tries To Expand Care In Rural Communities

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016 2:17 p.m.

A group that serves post-9/11 veterans in southwest Washington and Oregon is working to expand service to rural communities where mental health and other care is limited.

local | News

Tribe Asks Federal Authorities To Protect Refuge Artifacts

OPB | Jan. 25, 2016 4 p.m.

In a letter to the FBI and Department of Justice, the Burns Paiute Tribe said it fears artifacts kept at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could be sold to collectors and help finance the militant’s cause.

Business | Environment | Politics | News | local | Economy

Public Comment Ends Friday For Nation's Largest Proposed Oil Terminal

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 1:02 p.m.

Washington state ends public comment Friday on a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.