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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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Recent Articles

Election | local | Politics | News

After Record-Shattering Spending, Barton Wins Washington County DA Race

Typically sleepy, this year's contest attracted huge donations from deep-pocketed Oregonians and national money alike.

Election | local | Politics | News

Oregon Voters Select Val Hoyle As New Labor Commissioner

Former lawmaker Val Hoyle cruised to victory in the heated race for Oregon labor commissioner on Tuesday.

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Grand Jury Transcripts In Portland Shelter Shooting Delayed By New State Law

Grand jury transcripts stemming from the officer-involved shooting at a Portland homeless shelter last month will take longer to become public than past incidents, because of a new state law.

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No Charges For 8 Officers Involved In Portland Shelter Shooting

In a statement, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill said a grand jury heard testimony for four days, but did not return charges against the officers.

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Controversial Oregon Judicial Nominee Testifies Before Senate Committee

During the confirmation hearing, Ryan Bounds apologized for controversial writings he made in college about sexual assaults, multiculturalism and the LGBTQ community.

Election | local | History | Politics | News

Senate Committee To Take Up Judicial Nominee Despite Oregon Senators' Objections

Despite objections from Oregon's two U.S. Senators, a conservative federal prosecutor nominated by President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will get his confirmation hearing this week.

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NORCOR Jail Changes Immigration Policy

The Northern Oregon Regional Corrections facility in The Dalles is cutting back on how much it cooperates with federal immigration control efforts. 

Oregon Supreme Court Considers Who Should Be Allowed In Oswego Lake

Can Lake Oswego restrict access to Oswego Lake? The Oregon Supreme Court will decide. 

local | Recreation | News

Oregon Supreme Court Considers Lake Oswego's Lake Access Rules

Lake Oswego limits access to Oswego Lake to city residents only. But a case before the Oregon Supreme Court Friday seeks to challenge the city's park rules.

local | Environment | News

Clackamas Eyeglass Maker To Pay $750,000 For Discharging Hazardous Waste

Court documents show Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. routinely discharged industrial wastewater with very high and low pH levels into the Kellogg Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Oregon Veteran Who Fought For Equality Laid To Rest

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, the Oregon veteran who fought for and became the first to secure the right to be buried next to her same-sex spouse was laid to rest Monday.

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Newly Released Documents Detail FBI Testimony After Finicum Shooting

The transcripts are significant because they form the basis for the government's case against FBI special agent W. Joseph Astarita.


Judge Hears From Angry Public On Portland Police Use Of Force Settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon heard Thursday morning from frustrated and angry members of the public over how the Portland Police Bureau interacts with city residents.

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Oregon DOJ Orders Former Portland Marathon Director To Pay $865,000 Settlement

Lester Smith must pay $865,000, including $50,000 for the state's investigative costs.

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Washington Man Suspected Of Driving Over Interpreter Has History Of Assaults, Drinking

The Washington man accused of deliberately driving his vehicle into an Afghan man on the Oregon Coast in March has a history of assaults and road rage, according to court records.

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Indictments Of Jefferson County Deputies Stem From Inmate Who Bled To Death

An inmate who died at the Jefferson County Jail last spring bled to death after his ulcer erupted, leading to three deputies being charged with criminally negligent homicide.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Grand Jury Transcripts Give New Insight Into Finicum Shooting

The new documents are only a portion of what the grand jury heard. But the transcripts give insight into the testimony and evidence the jury assessed before they indicted FBI special agent W. Joseph Astarita.

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9th Circuit Rules Hillsboro Police Didn't Violate Man's Constitutional Rights

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that three Hillsboro police officers didn't violate any clear established constitutional rights of a man they arrested in 2014 for a crime he didn't commit.

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Portland Police Release New Details About Deadly Shooting

Security footage from inside the homeless shelter where a man was fatally shot by Portland police over the weekend could reveal more details of what happened moments before the man’s death. 

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3 Jefferson County Deputies Indicted In Connection With Inmate's Death

The corrections officers — Deputy Michael Durkan, Deputy Cory Skidgel and Cpl. Tony Hansen — were charged with criminally negligent homicide, a felony.