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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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Corvallis School Board To Accept Resignation Of Anti-Police Board Member

The Corvallis School Board will meet Tuesday evening to accept the resignation of one of its members, following a controversial tweet.

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Judge Delays $93 Million Payout In Longshore Union Case

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon has delayed entering a $93 million judgement against the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. 

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Portland Officer Didn't See Knife Before He Shot And Killed Lane Martin, Transcripts Show

Portland Police Bureau officer Gary Doran said he was "imagining" Martin was opening the knife in his pocket, grand jury transcripts released Wednesday show.

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Jury Awards Former Portland Container Ship Operator $93 Million

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. 

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Jail Suicide Epidemic Doesn't Extend To Northwest Prisons

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.

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Judge Blocks Trump's Order Barring Immigrants Who Can't Pay For Health Care

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.

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Judge Approves Revised Charges In Jeremy Christian Indictment

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.

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Federal Judge Ends Lawsuit Against Oregon State Hospital

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. 

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Prosecutors Won't Seek Death Penalty In TriMet Stabbings Case

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office has filed a motion that effectively takes the death penalty off the table for Jeremy Christian, the man charged with killing two people on-board a Portland MAX train in 2017.

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Teens Identified In Case Of 65-Year-Old North Portland Man's Murder

The Multnomah County district attorney's office identified two of the teens charged with murdering 65-year-old Ricky Malone Sr. in North Portland earlier this month.

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Jail Inmates Could Receive Federal Healthcare Under Sen. Jeff Merkley Proposal

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. put forward legislation last week that would allow federal benefits to continue for people booked into jail, where the vast majority of inmates are awaiting trial.

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Portland Police Arrest 3 Teens Linked To 65-Year-Old Man's Death

Three teens have been charged with the murder of Ricky Malone, a 65-year-old North Portland man who died after he was shot Oct. 14.

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Trade War With China Opens Doors For Mexican Drug Cartels, Federal Prosecutors Say

Federal law enforcement officials in Oregon say they’ve uncovered an elaborate scheme that shows how the trade war with China is creating opportunities for Mexican drug cartels.

Medical Examiner's Report Shows Portland Police Shot Lane Martin 9 Times

A Portland police officer shot Lane Martin nine times on July 30, according to a medical examiner's report released Thursday. The report also shows Martin had drugs in his system.

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Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

A bill intended to reduce wait time for people stuck in jails to gain admission to the Oregon State Hospital has left some without the mental health treatment they need.

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Grand Jury Clears Portland Police Officer Who Killed PSU Student In July

A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who shot and killed a 31 year old Portland State Universitystudent this summer, determining that the officer acted lawfully to defend himself or the public.

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Days After Activist's Death In Hit And Run, Portland Police Decline To Comment On Motive

Anti-fascist activist Sean D. Kealiher was hit and killed by an SUV outside of a Portland bar early Saturday morning. The Portland Police Bureau said Monday it hasn't made any arrests in connection with the death.

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Former Parkrose High Student Who Brought Shotgun To School Pleads Guilty

The former Parkrose High School student who carried a firearm into the school in May pleaded guilty to two charges, including a felony and a misdemeanor.

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Former Parkrose High Student With Gun Expected To Plead Guilty

The former student who carried a firearm into Parkrose High School in May has agreed to plead guilty.

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Patriot Prayer's Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese Appears In Court On Assault Charges

A member of Patriot Prayer, the Vancouver-based far-right group that attracts white supremacists and has engaged in violence, appeared in court on assault charges Monday.