Steven Sandberg

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Name: Steven Sandberg
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Steven Sandberg joined NewsWatch 12 in September 2009. A native of the Northwest, Steven grew up in Portland and attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, where he received degrees in journalism and broadcasting. His work has been featured on KHQ, SWX, FSN, and At Gonzaga, he was editor of the Gonzaga Bulletin student newspaper and a reporter for the campus TV station, GUTV. In 2009 he was named GUTV’s Reporter of the Year. In his spare time, Steven enjoys basketball, football and tennis, and playing his guitar. He also harbors a massive love for comic books. Steven is happy to be in the Rogue Valley, where he can report on the great people that make up the community. He welcomes any story ideas you may have.

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  3. Oregon Named Top Beer-Producing State — August 27, 2014
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  5. PTSD Sufferers Have Options — August 26, 2014

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City Hopes to Adjust After Lithia Move

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors’ impending move toward Highway 62 will create a void near the downtown Medford area, according to Medford City Councilors. Lithia is planning to move several dealerships to new buildings next to its existing superstore location on Highway 62. The BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen dealerships will be moving within the next … Continue reading »

Pride Festival Seeks Volunteers

ASHLAND, Ore. — Organizers of the Southern Oregon Pride Festival say they are expecting more people than ever this year, in part because of Oregon’s ruling on same-sex marriage. This year’s parade will be held October 11th in Ashland. Organizers are pushing for more volunteers to help with the extra interest. They said the decisions … Continue reading »

Steep Terrain Challenging Firefighters

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – People living near another lightning-sparked wildfire have been told to be ready to leave if conditions worsen. The Old Blue Mountain Fire was sparked by lightning Monday night, about eight miles south of Rogue River. The fire has burned about 60 acres, and is 15 percent contained. Level 1 evacuation notices … Continue reading »

Earthquakes Reported Southeast of Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – The area near the borders of Oregon, California and Nevada has seen a cluster of earthquakes in the past 24 hours, but experts say the activity can be common in that area. About 13 earthquakes have been recorded since Monday in Nevada, just south of Lake County. All of them have been … Continue reading »

Drought Causing Low Lake Levels

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Parks have taken a big financial hit this summer, as area lakes have been much lower than normal. Currently, Emigrant Lake is 30 percent full, and Howard Prairie Lake is 37 percent full. The Jackson County Parks Department said it has caused several boat ramps to be closed much earlier … Continue reading »

Suspicious Fires Set Along Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford firefighters are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that were set on the Bear Creek Greenway Sunday night. The first fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. near the Rogue Valley Mall, and burned about an eighth of an acre. Then a few minutes later, a second fire was reported less than … Continue reading »

Evacuations Lifted on Rogue River Fire

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews said they have made great progress on the Rogue River Drive Fire in the last 24 hours, and said there is a much smaller chance of the fire jumping the lines, the way it did on Tuesday. Containment lines have been built by bulldozers around most of the fire, … Continue reading »

Charity Air Show This Weekend

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Remote controlled airplane enthusiasts are taking to the skies this weekend to help children in need. This weekend, the Rogue Eagles R.C. Club is holding its 36th annual charity air show. The proceeds will go toward the Children’s Miracle Network. The event will feature R.C. planes modeled after World War I … Continue reading »

Rain Helping Rogue River Drive Firefight

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Firefighters said Wednesday’s rainfall was a significant help in their continuing efforts to bring the Rogue River Drive Fire under control, but they said there is still more work to do. The fire has burned 600 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to Public Information Officer Don Hickman. The fire … Continue reading »

Rain Helps With Fires, But Not Drought

MEDFORD, Ore. — The rain across the Rogue Valley on Wednesday has been a help for firefighters, but experts warned that the area is still in drought conditions. Hydrologists said any amount of rain helps, but the drought conditions will persist until there is a more significant, sustained rainfall. They said the snowpack is generally … Continue reading »

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