Conrad Wilson

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In The Pacific Northwest, Oil Train Derailment Highlights Potential Dangers

Friday, August 12, 2016

The number of trains carrying oil along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington could dramatically increase. There's a plan to ship more oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota to a proposed oil terminal in southwest Washington state. An oil train derailment earlier this year has shown the potential danger faced by the region.


Intel Layoffs Are 'Significant' In Oregon, The State's Largest Private Employer

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Intel is reducing its workforce by 12,000 people as it pivots away from chips for personal computers and toward other business lines. There will be cuts in California, Arizona and Washington too.


Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Ends As Last Holdouts Surrender

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The occupation of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon came to a close earlier Thursday after a standoff that began in early January. The last four people holed up at the Malheur Natio...


In Portland, A Boot Camp To Help Veterans Cook Healthier Food

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The VA says many veterans who use its services are overweight, obese or suffer from diabetes. The agency's Portland branch wants to help veterans manage health issues by offering cooking classes.


Oregon Orders A Stop To Surveillance Of Black Lives Matter Supporters

Friday, November 13, 2015

An Oregon Department of Justice employee engaged in surveillance of people using #blacklivesmatter on social media. The state's attorney general ordered the surveillance to stop.


Northwest Legume Farmers Feel The Squeeze From Oregon's Port Feud

Friday, September 18, 2015

A labor dispute at the Port of Portland has brought container shipping from there to a halt. That means lentil and chickpea farmers are having a difficult time getting their crops to foreign markets.


'Location Is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.


Proposed Oil Refinery Could Help Washington State Meet Clean Fuel Standards

Friday, June 19, 2015

The push for cleaner fuels in Oregon and Washington could bring the region more crude oil and a new refinery along the Columbia River. It would be the first refinery on the West Coast in 25 years.


Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.


Pacific Northwest Businesses Hurt By West Coast Ports Disruption

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Work has resumed at West Coast ports after nearly nine months of slow downs and work stoppages. Despite last week's tentative labor agreement, it could take months to get things back to normal.


Cities Argue For a Bigger Share Of Pot Tax Revenue

Sunday, February 08, 2015

In Washington and Oregon, local governments argue they should get more tax funds from marijuana, because legalized pot will increase their expenses. States say cities' costs will actually fall.


Frozen Lakes Cut Into Minnesota Fishing Tradition

Saturday, May 11, 2013

On the shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota, it finally feels like spring. But the lake still looks like winter.

Saturday marks the opening of the walleye fishing season, and it's usually one of the busiest weekends for the state's resort communities. But this year, many of the ...