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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

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Oregon Democrats Ask DOJ To Not Withhold Law Enforcement Money

The delegation was responding to a Department of Justice letter sent to Multnomah County, threatening to withhold $3 million in grants because of sanctuary policies.

News | Politics | local | Nation

Trump Backs Billy Williams To Keep US Attorney For Oregon Job

President Donald Trump nominated Interim U.S. Attorney Billy Williams to be Oregon's top federal law enforcement official in the state. He's required to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupier Duane Ehmer Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

The man whose horse-riding, flag-carrying images became an icon of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison.

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Raw Emotions Fill Courtroom During Bail Hearing For Alleged TriMet Killer

Defense attorneys on Wednesday provided new details about Jeremy Christian, the man accused of murdering two people in May while riding a light rail train in Portland.

NW Life | Communities | Nation

Multnomah County DA Asks Judge To Deny Bail For MAX Double Murder Suspect

A hearing before Judge Cheryl Albrecht is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Economy | Business | local | News

Container Ship Service Returning To Port Of Portland In 2018

Starting in January, Hong Kong-based Swire Shipping will start calls at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, roughly every 35 days.

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Changes In Oregon Criminal Justice Are 'Tectonic Shift' For Felony Cases

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office on Monday will move away from grand juries, the long-established way of bringing criminal felony charges.

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Washington County Bomb Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

A grand jury has indicted Jason Schaefer on three counts, including assault on a federal officer and using an explosive to commit a federal felony.

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ICE Pays To Use 2 Oregon Jails Despite Sanctuary State Law

For years, two Oregon jails have aided ICE by housing detainees who face deportation. Jail officials say it's legal despite a sanctuary state law designed to make immigrants feel at ease.

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Northwest Tribes Say Highway Work Violated Religious Freedoms

Tribal elders from several Northwest tribes are asking a federal judge to rule that the government violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Oregon Joins States Suing Over Immigration Arrests

Attorneys general in Oregon, Washington and seven other states sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday because the agency hasn't turned over data about immigration arrests.

News | Health | local | Nation

Prosecutors Say Western US Opioid Ring Originated In China

A grand jury has indicted a Chinese national for allegedly distributing the powerful opioid fentanyl and contributing to four overdoses in Oregon, including one fatality.

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Police Arrest 6 After Protesters Block ICE Bus In Portland

Police arrested six protesters Wednesday after a group gathered outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland to block a bus from leaving the facility.

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Portland To Decide How To Spend $250M For Affordable Housing

The Portland City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on how it will spend more than $250 million set aside for affordable housing.

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Bunkerville Defendant: Jurors Will Be Biased Against Gun Owners After Vegas Shooting

Defendant Ryan Payne argued Sunday night's shooting in Las Vegas would prejudice potential jurors who could hear the case against him for helping carry out an armed standoff with federal agents.

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ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities, Arrests 33 In Northwest

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday it targeted hundreds of people in sanctuary cities, including Seattle and Portland, during a four-day operation called "Safe City."

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attacks Sanctuary Cities In Portland

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

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Legal Observer Files Tort Claim After Police Officer Shoved Him

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.

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

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.

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Portland Officer Use Of Distraction Grenade During Protest Under Review

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.