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Bradley W. Parks


Bradley W. Parks is a digital producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Previously, Bradley was a reporter for the Zanesville Times Recorder in Zanesville, Ohio, where he covered education. Prior to that he served as a statehouse correspondent in Columbus, Ohio. He also covered sports for four years during college and has worked in digital, radio, TV, newspapers and magazines.

Bradley graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a degree in journalism and an African studies certificate.

When he's not at work, Bradley is busy running in marathons and triathlons, and plans to someday compete in the Boston Marathon. Fun fact: He has been known to run barefoot — on trails and streets.

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Recent Articles

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A Manageable 1st Day For Oregon Parks Could Give Way To A Warm, Busy Weekend

As Oregon begins easing restrictions to state parks, warmer weather could test their ability to accommodate throngs of visitors while still enforcing social-distancing rules.

Health | local | News | NW Life

The Northwest Pandemic In Pictures

Oregon and Washington have been in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic since late January, when the first U.S. case was confirmed in Washington state. This is how OPB's photojournalists have covered it on the ground (and in the air).

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Portland Service Industry Reeling And Uncertain With NBA, MLS On Hold

While many white collar workers are now telecommuting to their jobs, service industry workers often rely on the large gatherings now temporarily banned in Oregon to make a living.

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NBA Suspends Season; Oregon State Championships, NCAA Tourney To Limit Fans

The National Basketball Association has suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

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And The Crowd Goes ... Home? Oregon Sports Teams And Coronavirus

Oregon health officials haven't yet advised the cancellation of large gatherings like sporting events, but that may not be far off as the coronavirus spreads throughout the region.

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Coronavirus Cases In Oregon Double, Clark County Has 1st Case

The number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus in Oregon has more than doubled, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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For The Love Of Motorcycles: Renowned Portland Show Grows From The Ground Up

The One Motorcycle Show in Portland started as an outsider's motorcycle show designed by people who appreciated bikes as art. It's grown into a world-class motorcycle celebration.

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OPB's Best Photos Of 2019

These are OPB's best images of 2019, as chosen by the photojournalists who captured them.

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Central Catholic Tops Lake Oswego For Oregon State Football Title

The Central Catholic Rams won their fifth Oregon state football championship in program history Saturday, defeating the Lake Oswego Lakers 49-28 at Hillsboro Stadium.

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'Give Me The Damn Letter': How Portland Got The Trail Blazers

The story of the Portland Trail Blazers started with a forgotten raincoat, a locked bathroom and a harrowing drive through downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills.

Health | local | News | NW Life

You Belong To The Plankhouse, The Plankhouse Belongs To You

The four-day Wellness Warrior Camp uses the power of connection — to earth, to culture, to identity and to each other — to promote healthy lifestyles for Indigenous youth.

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Historic Vernonia Grandstands Still Standing After Yearslong Debate

The Greenman Field grandstands in Vernonia had been scheduled for demolition a little over a year ago, but a dedicated group of activists has kept them standing.

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Life Outside The Bentwood Box

Grand Ronde tribal artifacts spent more than a century stored out of sight in London. They’ve taken on new life since returning home a year ago.

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As Hayward Construction Continues, Pre Classic Heads To California

The annual Prefontaine Classic track meet in Eugene will instead take place in California this year, as Hayward Field undergoes a major rebuild.

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The Swiss Fitness Sensation That Inspired Pre's Trail In Eugene

Pre's Trail is a runner's oasis in the busy college town of Eugene, Oregon, but it was a Swiss exercise craze that inspired the trail's creation.

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OPB's Top 10 Stories Of 2018 (Plus A Few More)

What will we choose to remember about the year 2018 and why will we remember it? We consider those questions as our latest revolution around the sun comes to a close.

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Protesters Take To Portland Days After Mayor's Ordinance Fails

Saturday's protest marked the first demonstration since Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed protest ordinance failed in City Council.

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Could Oregon's Long-Distance Leagues Put School Sports Out Of Reach?

The placement of Salem and Bend schools in the same sports league is another product of how Oregon is changing. It raises the question of whether school sports can remain accessible to all.

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150 Miles From Eugene, Another Oregon Town Fights To Save Its Grandstand

The triangular track in Vernonia doesn’t meet national or international specifications and the grandstand is falling apart. But a group of supporters wants to save them.

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1 Dead, Arson A Possibility In Ongoing Substation Fire Near The Dalles

One person died in what appeared to be an attempt to subdue the Substation Fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, according to the Wasco County Sheriff's Office.