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.
The Portland Police Bureau sent dozens of officers to the Sellwood neighborhood Sunday afternoon to respond to what they believed was an armed person inside an unoccupied residence.
Since police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, nightly protests have put police brutality and racial equity in front of the country like never before. Oregonians have taken to the streets in huge numbers, night after night, in Portland, but they've also marched in smaller cities all over the state, demanding big changes. Here are some of the people marching in Oregon, and why they're out there.
Night after night, protesters have rallied in downtown Portland against police violence, along with similar demonstrations across the country. They're on the move Wednesday night again.
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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.
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).
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.
The National Basketball Association has suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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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.
Saturday's protest marked the first demonstration since Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed protest ordinance failed in City Council.