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.
Results will start coming in Tuesday from Washington state’s primary election.
Business | News | Economy | Elections | EnvironmentOPB | July 24, 2015 11:09 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
A Clark County judge ruled Friday that port leaders in Vancouver, Washington didn't violate state laws in 2013 when they negotiated a lease for an oil terminal.
A proposed energy project at the Port of Vancouver has deeply divided the region, sparking interest in a race for a seat on the port's commission.
Entertainment | News | localOPB | July 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.
Two other food carts were damaged in the blaze. The fire is currently under investigation.
Earlier this year, the port lost more than 95 percent of its container business.
Trade exports in the Portland-Vancouver metro increased by 6 percent last year, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Cowlitz Tribe in Washington wants to build a casino of its own in La Center, just 20 miles north of Portland. But the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde say it could hurt the life they've rebuilt.
Woman and people of color employed by the county make less overall than white males, according to a report released Thursday by the Multnomah County Auditor's office.
Wednesday marks the first year of recreational marijuana in Washington state. Sales so far have exceeded $250 million. Of that, the state made more than $65 million in taxes.
KapStone Paper and Packaging and its union employees will meet with a federal mediator Monday. It's the latest twist in contract negotiations that have dragged on for about a year and a half.
Workers at the KapStone Pulp and Paper Mill in Longview, Washington are holding the final scheduled bargaining session with the company Monday.
News | local | EnvironmentOPB | 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.