Reporter and Producer
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.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she will be taking a stance on a ballot measure that would raise taxes on businesses, but she's not yet ready to do so.
Energy | News | Business | local | Environment | Economy | Oil Trains In The NorthwestOPB | June 26, 2016 9:15 a.m.
Washington state begins its public review Monday of what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in the country, slated to be built at the Port of Vancouver.
local | News | Economy | Environment | Nation | Oil Trains In The NorthwestOPB | June 23, 2016 8 a.m.
The Federal Railroad Administration said Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment caused this month’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.
Union Pacific officials say they plan to resume sending crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge. Last week, transportation officials in Oregon called for a moratorium on crude oil moving through the state.
Defense attorneys argued it’s unconstitutional for defendants to face two separate federal prosecutions in two different districts simultaneously.
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier Darryl Thorn is changing lawyers after an “irreparable breakdown in relationship” with his current attorney, Laurie Shertz.
Ammon Bundy and the other defendants charged with occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge say pre-trial discovery evidence is voluminous and difficult to process.
On Monday, the Vancouver City Council will begin the process of deciding whether or not to put an affordable housing fund on the November ballot. Most seem to agree there’s a housing crisis, but not everyone is in agreement about whether a new tax is the best way to solve it.
A year before 16 of its oil tanker cars derailed and caused a fire, a spill and an evacuation order in the Columbia River Gorge, Union Pacific lobbied against stronger oversight of oil trains moving through the Northwest. The railroad industry lost in Washington. But in Oregon, it won.
Tribal leaders from around the Northwest gathered Thursday in Mosier, Oregon, not far from the site of last week’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.
The number of people in Portland testing their water for lead has spiked dramatically this month.
Clean-up crews found more crude oil Monday as residents in Mosier protested Union Pacific's decision to resume service through the gorge.
Union Pacific began running trains Sunday past the site of an oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it will subsidize more housing for homeless veterans in Oregon and Washington.
Voters in the city of Vancouver will get to decide whether or not recently approved raises for the mayor and city council members go into effect.