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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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FBI Agent Charged With Lying During Refuge Occupation Wants Case Dismissed

Attorneys for the FBI special agent charged with lying to investigators about firing his weapon at pivotal moment of the Malheur refuge occupation have filed a motion to dismiss the case.

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Oregon DAs To Back Campaign Against Non-Unanimous Juries

The Oregon District Attorney's Association plans to roll out a campaign in the coming weeks to do away with Oregon's non-unanimous juries.

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ICE Targets Northwest 7-Eleven Stores As Part Of Nationwide Raid

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said they served audit notices Wednesday at nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores in the U.S., including in Oregon, Washington and California.

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Judge Orders Malheur Occupation Leader Ryan Payne Back Into Custody In Oregon

A federal judge in Oregon ruled Ryan Payne must report to the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Portland by noon on Thursday.

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The Bundys Go Free In Nevada — And Their Dismissal Reverberates Across Oregon

A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.

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6 Seconds Before Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Made Comment About 'Over Speed Condition'

The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma, Washington, Monday made a comment about “over speed condition” six seconds before the train derailed.

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What We Know: Amtrak Safety Culture In Question After Crash

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about why the Amtrak 501 train hit a 30 mile per hour curve at nearly 80 miles per hour. But here’s a snapshot of what we do know.

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How Life-Saving PTC Technology Works — And Why It Didn't Stop Amtrak Crash

Positive Train Control is a technology meant to override possible human error that can lead to train derailments. But Congress has delayed its implementation. 

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5 Key Things To Know About The Fatal Amtrak Derailment

The Amtrak Cascades train that derailed in DuPont, Washington, during Monday’s morning commute was meant to be the celebration of a new route between Seattle and Portland. It turned into tragedy, as investigators say the train was going 50 mph over the posted speed limit. 

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Portland Train Attack Suspect Trial Date Set For June 2019

Multnomah County Judge Cheryl Albrecht set a June 2019 trial date for Jeremy Christian, the man accused of stabbing three people on a Portland light-rail train earlier this year.

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Judge Rules NORCOR Lawsuit Can Move Forward

A Wasco County judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit against the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilty can move forward.

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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.

local | News | 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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.