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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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Oregon Governor Signs Bill To Track Info About Jail Inmates

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require local and regional jails to provide the state with information about the people in their custody.  

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Parkrose Student Who Took Shotgun To School Makes 1st Court Appearance

The student charged with bringing a shotgun into Parkrose High School in Northeast Portland last week made his first court appearance Monday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Portland Police Arrest Student Who Carried Shotgun Into Parkrose High School

Portland Police said they have arrested 18-year-old Angel Granados-Dias following reports of an armed student at Parkrose High School in Northeast Portland.

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Bill To Require More Data From Jails Heads To Oregon Governor

The Oregon Senate passed a bill 28-0 on Wednesday that would require county jails to provide the state information about their in-custody populations and details about the healthcare inmates receive. 

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Oregon To Appeal Decision Ordering Frank Gable's Release From Custody

The Oregon Department of Justice is challenging a judge's decision to release Frank Gable, the man convicted in the 1989 killing of the head of the state Department of Corrections.  

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Portland Hires National Group To Investigate How Police Handle Protests

Portland leaders have hired the National Police Foundation to investigate whether there is a bias in how the Portland Police Bureau handles protesters.

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Public Defenders Claim Oregon State Hospital Is Violating Court Injunction

The Oregon State Hospital is violating a federal court order as well as the due process rights of criminal defendants, according to a Friday court filing by a public defense nonprofit.

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Grand Jury Transcripts: Portland Officer Not Clear On How Man He Shot Got His Knife

A Portland Police officer told grand jurors he shot and killed a man with schizophrenia earlier this year because the man had somehow taken possession of a knife normally zip-tied to the front of the officer's police vest. 

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Post Joint Terrorism Task Force, Portland Adopts New Relationship With FBI

Portland left the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force earlier this year, but on Wednesday they gave the police chief the right to assign officers to work with federal officials on a case-by-case basis. 

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FBI Signals Support For New Relationship With Portland Police

The FBI is signaling its support for a new agreement with the city of Portland that would allow the federal law enforcement agency to work with the city's police officers in an case-by-case basis.

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Lawmakers Hear Broad Support For Scrapping Oregon’s Nonunanimous Juries

The bill proposes changing Oregon’s constitution to require juries to reach unanimous verdicts in all criminal cases.

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Portland Police Release Name Of Stabbing Suspect Killed By Officers

Jeb Colin Brock, 42, was shot and killed early Monday when officers responded to reports of a stabbing at 13136 Southeast Center Street.

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Vancouver Police Make Arrest In 25-Year-Old Cold Case

Vancouver police turned to the same kind of DNA technology and genealogy databases that caught the Golden State Killer last year to arrest Richard Knapp for the alleged murder of Audrey Hoellein in 1994.

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Oregon Judge Issues 2nd Nationwide Injunction On Rules For Abortion Providers

An Oregon federal judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction Monday, preventing new Trump administration rules that could have cut off funding for abortion providers from taking effect.

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Portland Officers Kill Stabbing Suspect; 4 People Sent To Hospital With Stab Wounds

Four victims — three males and one female — were stabbed and taken to area hospitals, police said.

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Man Accused In TriMet Stabbings Lashes Out In Court As Defense Seeks Delay

The man accused in the 2017 Trimet stabbings was removed from court after yelling at a woman who doesn't want his trial delayed. 

Defense In TriMet Stabbing Trial Seeks Delay Over Death Penalty

Lawyers for Jeremy Christian want his trial to wait until state legislators decide whether to change Oregon's death penalty law. 

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Oregon House Judiciary Committee Hears Passionate Divide On Measure 11 Bill

The bill, which passed the Oregon Senate last week, would make significant changes to the way alleged offenders under 18 years-old are treated under Measure 11, a suite of voter approved mandatory minimum passed in 1994.

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Bill To Expand Jail Data Tracking Clears Oregon House, Heads To Senate

The bill would direct the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to study a range of issues, including how the state collects data. The measure now heads to the Senate.

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Federal Judge To Block New Trump Administration Rules On Abortion Funding

A federal judge said Tuesday he would grant a preliminary injunction preventing new Trump administration rules that could've taken funding away from certain abortion providers from going into effect.