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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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U.S. immigration says it’s investigating whether hardwood products made by Oregon-based Roseburg were illegally harvested from African rainforests before reaching consumers in stores like Home Depot.
Over the objections of both Washington's U.S. senators, Republican leaders have confirmed Eric D. Miller to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A Wasco County circuit judge ruled Friday an Oregon jail's contract with ICE does not violate the state's so-called sanctuary law — but some of the jail's practices do.
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a law passed by the Legislature in 2017 aimed at reducing sentences for property crimes is constitutional.
As one of his last acts in office, ousted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed off on returning grazing rights to the ranchers whose prison sentence led to a 2016 standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge.
Politicians, mental health advocates and police say that law enforcement agencies have inherited a role they’re ill-equipped to play, but too often do. How did we get here?
The man shot by Portland Police on Sunday struggled with mental health problems and was seen at the emergency room at Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland before he was killed.
Portland police identified the man who was shot by an officer Sunday as Andre Catrel Gladen, a black man from Sacramento who was blind in one eye and taking medication for bipolar disorder.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Thurston High School shooter Kipland Kinkel's case. He was challenging the Oregon Supreme Court decision that his 112-year prison sentence is not cruel and unusual punishment.
Oregon's attorney general will introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session aimed at strengthening the state’s hate crimes laws.
The hotel employees involved in the incident have been placed on leave, the hotel said.
An African-American man says he was a guest at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland and was kicked out of his room Saturday after he was racially profiled by hotel security.
Garrett is taking over for Justice Rives Kistler, who’s retiring at the end of the year. This marks Brown's fifth appointment to the state's highest court.
A draft report obtained by OPB concludes that Oregon's public defense system is so bureaucratic and structurally flawed that it can't guarantee clients are getting the defense they're owed.
Authorities have identified the 34-year-old man shot by four Portland Police officers Friday at a Northeast Portland coffee shop and grocery store.
The settlement is the highest Corizon — a private healthcare company which operates in jails and prisons across the country — has ever paid for a settlement of this kind.
The Oregon Supreme Court tossed out several 2015 murder confessions Thursday because of the way Portland Police Bureau detectives conducted their interviews involving a defendant with mental illness.