Conrad  Wilson
Conrad  Wilson

Conrad Wilson

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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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What Oregon’s drug crisis looks like on the streets of Portland: Overdoses every day

State legislators will spend much of the next month debating whether to scrap Measure 110, Oregon's voter-approved effort at drug decriminalization. Their decision will directly impact the first responders who deal with drug addiction on the streets of Portland. But has decriminalization caused the spike in overdoses and public use, or has it simply made the crisis impossible to ignore?




FBI leader in Oregon departs for national intelligence role

Kieran Ramsey, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Portland Field Office, announced this month that he was promoted to an assistant director position in Washington, D.C. to coordinate between the FBI and the broader intelligence community.



About 2,000 showed up to day 56 of protests in Portland on July 23, 2020. Racial justice protests in the city continue to grow in size after  federal law enforcement officers deployed to help secure federal properties from protesters.

Federal government sued again over 2020 response to Portland protests

Protesters injured by federal law enforcement officers in Portland during the summer of 2020 say they’re still seeking accountability for constitutional rights violations, according to a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court late Tuesday. During July 2020, “the federal government unleashed unprecedented and sustained violence and intimidation on the people of Portland,” the lawsuit states.



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