Conrad  Wilson
Conrad  Wilson

Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer covering criminal justice and legal affairs for OPB.

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.

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Latest Stories

File photo of the power lines at Bonneville Dam.

String of electrical grid attacks in Pacific Northwest is unsolved

Emails obtained by OPB and KUOW show that at least six electric substations in the region have been attacked, at least two with firearms. At least two of the incidents bear similarities to the attacks on substations in North Carolina on Saturday that were also caused by gunfire and left thousands of people without electricity for days.


Police use tear gas and impact munitions to disperse protesters in downtown Portland during 4th of July demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence.

Portland agrees to settle 2020 tear gas lawsuit brought by protesters for $250,000

The lawsuit was filed on June 5, 2020, by the local advocacy group Don’t Shoot PDX and eventually six named protesters. In addition to the financial settlement, the Portland Police Bureau will "decommission all remaining inventory" of its rubber ball distraction devices, similar to flash-bang grenades. A federal judge will oversee the injunction and retain the authority to enforce it for the next 14 months. After that, the city can ask for the case to be dismissed.

Environmental extremist Joseph Dibee won’t receive additional prison time

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Joseph Dibee, a former supporter of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, to time served and could be ordered him to pay his portion of $1.3 million in restitution. In April, Dibee pleaded guilty to the 1997 arson of Cavel West, a slaughterhouse in central Oregon that butchered wild horses as well as the 2001 arson of a Bureau of Land Management wild horse coral in Litchfield, California. Dibee was arrested in 2018 and spent 29 months in pretrial custody.