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.

Latest posts

  1. Neighbors Worry About More Arson Fires — July 24, 2014
  2. Library Board Sets Tax Rate — July 17, 2014
  3. Oregon Sues 5-Hour Energy Maker — July 17, 2014
  4. Arson Cases Provide Challenge for Police — July 17, 2014
  5. Community Reacts to Serial Arsonist — July 16, 2014

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Fire Crews Watching the Forecast

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry will be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast over the next few days, watching for lightning-sparked fires. ODF said at one point Tuesday it was looking like Jackson and Josephine counties would be hit by thunderstorms, but the storms curved to the east to … Continue reading »

New Law Prohibits Rental Discrimination

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new law in Oregon now means that landlords cannot turn away renters because they receive federal Section 8 subsidies. The law went into effect July 1. The subsidies pay for part of the rent for people with low-income who qualify for the program. Previously, landlords were able to advertise for rentals … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Expands Inmate Programs

YREKA, Calif. – Hundreds of inmates and offenders on probation have been growing crops, raising animals, and chopping wood for the community in northern California, and law enforcement officials said it will benefit those offenders as much as it helps people in need. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and Community Corrections said their Day Reporting … Continue reading »

Cell Phone Ruling Could Affect Cases

YREKA, Calif. — A Supreme Court ruling on how police search cell phones could impact drug investigations in Siskiyou County. Sheriff Jon Lopey said his office regularly uses cell phone information during drug cases, as deputies try to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in rural areas if the county. “Most of the time those … Continue reading »

Wildland Fire Training in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews trained in the hills above Ashland Friday, practicing how to protect homes in the event of a wildfire. Firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue, Fire District 5, and the U.S. Forest Service teamed up for a simulated wildfire in the area near Strawberry Lane. Fire crews were told to respond … Continue reading »

Film to Feature Brammo Motorcycle

TALENT, Ore. – A southern Oregon electric motorcycle company will have one of its bikes featured in a new movie. The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle will appear in the upcoming film “Black Road,” which will shoot in southern Oregon this summer. The movie is being produced by Joma Films, the same company that made the … Continue reading »

Legal Marijuana Closer to Vote in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — An initiative to legalize recreational marijuana could be on the November ballot in Oregon. Supporters of “New Approach Oregon” turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday. The impact could affect the medical marijuana industry, and local cities, which have already been dealing with the concept of medical marijuana … Continue reading »

Crews Begin Fire Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore — Fire investigators began searching the scene of a fire that destroyed a warehouse early Wednesday morning. The building was a total loss, along with a small antique business inside. Firefighters still do not know what sparked the fire. Crews spent most of Wednesday dousing hot spots inside the warehouse, because it was still … Continue reading »

New Campaign to Attract Small Businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — Business leaders in southern Oregon announced a new plan to use success stories of local small businesses to attract more companies to the Rogue Valley. Leaders with Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc., announced a new campaign called “Southern Oregon Edge” at its annual meeting Wednesday afternoon. SOREDI plans to produce profiles … Continue reading »

Warehouse a Total Loss After Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – An early-morning fire ripped through a warehouse in Medford Wednesday, destroying the entire building. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at the building at 220 North Fir Street. Fire crews responded to the scene but were unable to save the building. No neighboring buildings suffered significant damage. The building was … Continue reading »

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