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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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Recent Articles

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Police Report Shows Jason Washington Died Holding His Friend's Gun

Jason Washington was shot by police in June carrying a gun that wasn’t his, according to records released by the Portland Police Bureau on Friday.


Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler To Retire

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler said he’ll retire from the state’s high court at the end of the year.

local | Education | News

School To Start In Evergreen, Longview After Teachers Vote To End Strikes

School will start Monday in Vancouver's Evergreen School District and Tuesday in Longview.

local | Education | News

Longview, Evergreen Teachers Reach Tentative Deals To End Strikes

If ratified, school would start at Evergreen Schools on Monday and in Longview on Tuesday.

local | Education | News

Judge Orders Striking Longview Teachers To Return To Work

A Cowlitz County Superior Court judge has ordered Longview teachers back to work.

Nation | News

Oregon Attorneys Argue State's Juvenile Sentencing Laws Are Unconstitutional

A case going before the Oregon Court of Appeals on Friday argues that the state's sentencing laws for juveniles violates the U.S. Constitution and a 2012 Supreme Court ruling.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now': Teacher Turmoil And Sheriff’s Against Sanctuary Law

Southwest Washington’s teachers are on strike, and almost half of Oregon’s sheriff’s despise one of the country’s oldest sanctuary laws.

Nation | NW Life | local | News

ICE Begins Releasing Asylum Seekers Held At Sheridan Prison

Albert Mukete's release is notable because he appears to be among the first detainees at the federal prison in Sheridan granted parole by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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16 Oregon Sheriffs Sign Letter Asking Voters To Repeal State's Sanctuary Law

Nearly half of the sheriffs in Oregon have signed onto a letter asking voters to repeal the state's 30-year-old sanctuary law this fall.

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FBI Agent's Trial In Portland Leaves Key Question Unanswered

Prosecutors argued unsuccessfully that an elite FBI agent fired his weapon twice during a key turning point in the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation. The acquittal leaves an open question as to who took those shots.


Man Accused In MAX Train Stabbing Charged With Assaulting Black Inmate

The man accused of murdering two men on board a TriMet MAX light rail train in May 2017 has been charged with assaulting an African-American inmate in a Multnomah County jail.

local | Politics | News

Buehler Annouces Plan To Fight Homelessness

Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler outlined his vision Monday in Portland to get people without shelter off the streets.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI Agent Accused Of Lying In Finicum Shooting Found Not Guilty

After less than a day of deliberation, a jury found FBI special agent Joseph Astarita not guilty of lying about a high-profile police shooting during the Malheur refuge occupation.

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Suspected Arsonist Appears In Portland Court After 13 Years As Fugitive

A fugitive on the run for more than a decade for his alleged role in a string of arsons along the West Coast as part of an environmental activist group was arrested trying to board a plane in Cuba.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Whose Shots? Attorneys Deliver Closing Remarks In Finicum Shooting Case

Closing arguments took place Thursday in Portland in the trial of an FBI agent accused of lying an obstruction of justice.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI Agent On Trial Says He Never Fired Weapon During Finicum Shooting

An FBI agent charged with lying to investigators testified Wednesday that he never fired his gun at a 2016 traffic stop that left a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader dead.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

The Hammonds Are Home And Harney County Searches For Its New Normal

Many in Harney County suspect ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond would have come home sooner if not for the Bundys and their followers. 

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During FBI Agent Trial, Defense Argues Oregon State Police Fired Shots In Question

The trial of FBI special agent Joseph Astarita got underway in Portland on Wednesday, with prosecutors and the defense offering two very different versions of events.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Seated In Trial Of FBI Agent Involved In Oregon Standoff Shooting

A jury was seated Tuesday in Portland for the trial of an FBI agent accused of firing his gun during a key moment of the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Jury Selection To Begin For FBI Agent Charged In Finicum Shooting

Federal prosecutors argue FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita fired two shots at LaVoy Finicum and then tried to cover them up.