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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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Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, a once prominent member of the Vancouver-based far-right group Patriot Prayer, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
The Labor Trafficking Task Force includes police, district attorneys, immigration advocates and state lawmakers.
The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a former Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple seven years ago, are heading back before the Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday.
After a man died in Jefferson County Jail, the criminal justice system tried to hold three of their own accountable. The case illustrates how hard that accountability is to find.
Among most of the largest law enforcement agencies in Oregon, there was little evidence of racial or ethnic disparity for drivers who faced traffic stops by police, according to a first of its kind state report.
A federal judge in Oregon has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against a Trump administration rule that would have required immigrants to show proof of health insurance before obtaining a visa.
While the rate of people of color in Multnomah County's criminal justice system decreased during the last five years, the rate of people of color in jail increased for all groups except Native Americans, according to a report released Monday.
Earlier this month, a federal judge in Portland halted Trump administration rules requiring immigrants to have health care. The judge heard arguments Friday on whether to continue to block the rules.
Federal law enforcement officials criticized Oregon’s new court rules that block federal immigration agents from making arrests at or near courthouses unless officers have a judicial warrant.
The Democratic Attorneys General Association is the first national party campaign committee to impose a strict abortion litmus test on candidates.
Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters enacted a new rule Thursday that will make it harder for immigration agents to make civil arrests in the state's courthouses.
The former Corvallis School Board member who resigned over the weekend said they've received graphic death threats targeting their children, following a controversial tweet about police.
The Corvallis School Board will meet Tuesday evening to accept the resignation of one of its members, following a controversial tweet.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon has delayed entering a $93 million judgement against the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Portland Police Bureau officer Gary Doran said he was "imagining" Martin was opening the knife in his pocket, grand jury transcripts released Wednesday show.
A jury in Portland has awarded ICTSI Oregon Inc., the Port of Portland's former container ship terminal operator, $93.6 million in damages from a local union.
The discrepancy between suicides in jails and prisons not only points to the scale of the suicide epidemic in the region’s county jails, but also the challenges local jail officials face in trying to keep people safe.
A federal judge in Oregon issued a temporary restraining order on Saturday that prevents a Trump administration rule from going into effect that would've barred visa seekers who can't pay for their own healthcare within 30 days.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht granted a motion Friday to amend the murder charges in Jeremy Christian's case, removing the possibility of the death penalty.
In an order signed this week, a federal judge ended a lawsuit against the Oregon State Hospital that began because the state-run psychiatric institution was too full.