Reporter and Producer
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.
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.
A grand jury has indicted a Chinese national for allegedly distributing the powerful opioid fentanyl and contributing to four overdoses in Oregon, including one fatality.
Police arrested six protesters Wednesday after a group gathered outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland to block a bus from leaving the facility.
The Portland City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on how it will spend more than $250 million set aside for affordable housing.
Defendant Ryan Payne argued Sunday night's shooting in Las Vegas would prejudice potential jurors who could hear the case against him for helping carry out an armed standoff with federal agents.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday it targeted hundreds of people in sanctuary cities, including Seattle and Portland, during a four-day operation called "Safe City."
Protesters gathered in Northwest Portland on Tuesday to call Sessions' visit "unwelcome" and "potentially dangerous."
A legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild filed a tort claim against the city of Portland, arguing a police officer used "unreasonable and unlawful" force during downtown protests last weekend.
Wheeler said it was clear to protest leaders from the start that there would be designated areas for each group -- the protesters would be separated -- the free speech would be protected and violence would not be tolerated.
A video that's gone viral shows a police officer at Sunday's dueling rallies in downtown Portland throwing a crowd control grenade directly at a filmmaker. Portland police said they are investigating.
Thirteen defendants guilty of conspiracy have agreed to pay $78,000 in restitution.
Cooler weather and lighter winds have helped fire officials make steady gains in containing the human-caused blaze.
While truckers have it the worst, the fire forced Union Pacific to stop trains that run along the Oregon side of the Gorge. The U.S. Coast Guard has also restricted traffic along a 20-mile stretch of the Columbia River.
As wildfires have swept across Oregon and Washington this summer, emergency shelters have become temporary homes for hundreds of people and, in some cases, their pets.
A Portland woman says the young hikers suspected of starting a fire now consuming the Columbia River Gorge giggled as one threw a firecracker into Eagle Creek Canyon.
Fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the growing Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River remains closed.
As of Monday morning, the fire was about 3,200 acres — a small increase from what officials reported Sunday.
Law enforcement agencies in Multnomah County on Friday began investigating firearms sales that were denied after a background check.
Federal prosecutors said Jason Blomgren was a low-level defendant who spent about 15 days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.
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