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Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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.

Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.

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Recent Articles

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Judge Unseals MAX Train Stabbing Suspect's Mental Health Evaluation

A mental health evaluation unsealed Friday says: "Mr. Christian recalled that he was 'barely conscious of his actions until he heard people yelling: "He's stabbing them! He's killing them!"'"

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In Tussle Over Federal Dollars, Oregon Says It's Following Immigration Law

In a letter sent Tuesday, Oregon sought to assure the federal government that the state is in compliance with federal immigration laws.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupier Ryan Payne Released To Home Detention

A federal judge in Portland has signed off on releasing a leader of last year’s occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from jail.  

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Cites Combat-Related PTSD In Sentencing Malheur Defendant

Jon Ritzheimer, a mid-level leader in the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Whether Oregon Jail Violates Sanctuary Law

A Wasco County judge heard oral arguments Wednesday about whether a regional jail is violating Oregon’s sanctuary state law.

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Lawsuit Argues Jail's ICE Contract Violates Oregon Sanctuary Law

In July, a group of Wasco County residents filed a lawsuit arguing the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities are violating state law.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupier Wesley Kjar Sentenced To Community Service

During is sentencing Wednesday in federal court in downtown Portland, Kjar was apologetic. Early in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation he served as a bodyguard for Ammon Bundy.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupier Darryl Thorn Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown sentenced defendant Darryl Thorn on Tuesday to a year and a half in federal prison for his role in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Alleged TriMet Killer Jeremy Christian Denied Bail

Multnomah County Judge Cheryl Albrecht has denied bail to Jeremy Christian, the man accused of murdering two people in May while riding a light-rail train in Portland.

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Oregon Democrats Ask DOJ To Not Withhold Law Enforcement Money

The delegation was responding to a Department of Justice letter sent to Multnomah County, threatening to withhold $3 million in grants because of sanctuary policies.

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Trump Backs Billy Williams To Keep US Attorney For Oregon Job

President Donald Trump nominated Interim U.S. Attorney Billy Williams to be Oregon's top federal law enforcement official in the state. He's required to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupier Duane Ehmer Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

The man whose horse-riding, flag-carrying images became an icon of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison.

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Raw Emotions Fill Courtroom During Bail Hearing For Alleged TriMet Killer

Defense attorneys on Wednesday provided new details about Jeremy Christian, the man accused of murdering two people in May while riding a light rail train in Portland.

NW Life | Nation | Communities

Multnomah County DA Asks Judge To Deny Bail For MAX Double Murder Suspect

A hearing before Judge Cheryl Albrecht is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Container Ship Service Returning To Port Of Portland In 2018

Starting in January, Hong Kong-based Swire Shipping will start calls at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6, roughly every 35 days.

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Changes In Oregon Criminal Justice Are 'Tectonic Shift' For Felony Cases

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office on Monday will move away from grand juries, the long-established way of bringing criminal felony charges.

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Washington County Bomb Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

A grand jury has indicted Jason Schaefer on three counts, including assault on a federal officer and using an explosive to commit a federal felony.

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ICE Pays To Use 2 Oregon Jails Despite Sanctuary State Law

For years, two Oregon jails have aided ICE by housing detainees who face deportation. Jail officials say it's legal despite a sanctuary state law designed to make immigrants feel at ease.

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Northwest Tribes Say Highway Work Violated Religious Freedoms

Tribal elders from several Northwest tribes are asking a federal judge to rule that the government violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Oregon Joins States Suing Over Immigration Arrests

Attorneys general in Oregon, Washington and seven other states sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday because the agency hasn't turned over data about immigration arrests.