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.
Workers at the KapStone Pulp and Paper Mill in Longview, Washington are holding the final scheduled bargaining session with the company Monday.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | June 24, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Hot weather is coming to the region this weekend, which concerns fire officials. As a precaution, fire managers say they're ramping up resources in anticipation for more blazes.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to return the remains of an ancient skeleton called the Kennewick Man to American Indian tribes.
It’s been one week since an inmate in southwest Washington escaped from a prison work crew.
Corrections officials in southwest Washington are still looking for an inmate who went missing Tuesday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it will expand benefits to reservists who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange.
Police captured one of the inmates late Tuesday night who escaped from Larch Corrections Center in southwest Washington.
Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are blocking the confirmation of the Department of Veterans Affairs nominee.
A citizens group in Longview, Washington narrowed down possible solutions for water problems in the city Tuesday evening.
Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is asking the federal government to assure banks that work with legal marijuana businesses they won’t be penalized.
Energy | Water | Transportation | EnvironmentOPB | June 5, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Longview, Washington
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is a national leader on climate change policy. He’s also the head of a government working with businessmen who want to bring trainloads of crude oil into his state.
While the size of the Portland area’s homeless population hasn’t significantly changed during the last two years, it has increased among people of color, families and women.
New rules that would regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes go into effect Monday in Clark County, Washington.
Energy | Water | Transportation | Environment | AirOPB | May 26, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Portland
The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington has led to proposals that would bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River.
Wildfire managers in Oregon and Washington are gearing up for a busy season.