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. Phone Scam Targets Bank of the Cascades — April 22, 2014
  2. New Report Highlights Gang Problems — April 22, 2014
  3. VIBES School Seeks Full-Day Kindergarten — April 21, 2014
  4. Car Crashes into Medford Rite Aid — April 21, 2014
  5. Students Honored for Promoting Tolerance — April 18, 2014

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Broken Bridge Stops Firefighters

RUCH, Ore. – Fire crews were unable to save a house form burning to the ground Tuesday night, because a fire engine was stuck on a narrow, wooden bridge leading to the property. Fire agencies across the Rogue Valley say those small, private bridges can sometimes impact response time. Applegate Fire crews responded to a … Continue reading »

Lawmaker Responds to Dispensary Backlash

MEDFORD, Ore. — An Oregon lawmaker says he’s surprised by the resistance to medical marijuana dispensaries in several southern Oregon cities. He now hopes legislators can use those experiences to make the law more clear. State Senator Alan Bates said he understands the frustration by local city leaders over medical marijuana dispensary laws. One by … Continue reading »

Friends Pay Tribute to Crash Victim

ASHLAND, Ore. — Friends of Karen Greenstein paid tribute to her on Friday, one day after she was killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5. Loran Faudree, owner of Mail Stop in Ashland, hung a banner outside his business Friday that reads “Thank You Karen Greenstein.” The two had known each other for years, … Continue reading »

School Security Upgrades in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is using the two-week spring break to install new security systems. The district has been installing emergency police buttons over the past few months. Wednesday they began work at North Medford High School. Because the campus is so big, it will get about 30 emergency buttons. Most elementary … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Hears Jacksonville Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court is now taking up a case involving a presidential visit to the Rogue Valley 10 years ago. The incident occurred outside the Jacksonville Inn, during a campaign stop for then-President George W. Bush in 2004. President Bush was eating a meal at the restaurant as crowds gathered outside. During … Continue reading »

Impact of Medford Dispensary Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. — Last week the Medford City Council enacted a ban on dispensaries, which could cause an impact to ones currently trying to open. Medford Police routinely check if any business is in compliance with local laws. No matter what type of business, they can be cited $150 per day if they are open … Continue reading »

Ashland Weighs Tighter Dispensary Rules

ASHLAND, Ore. –Three weeks after allowing dispensaries to apply for business licenses, Ashland city leaders are considering more restrictions on where those facilities can open. The move comes as neighbors raise concerns about the locations of those dispensaries. The city has received six business license applications to open dispensaries, including one at 400 Williamson Way. … Continue reading »

ODOT Clears Blackberries Near I-5

MEDFORD, Ore. — Work being done along Interstate 5 in Medford will give a new look to the Bear Creek Greenway and help police patrol the area. Oregon Department of Transportation workers have been clearing blackberry bushes and thick vegetation along the west side of I5 in Medford. Monday, crews continued their work near the … Continue reading »

Marijuana Decisions Lead to Confusion

PHOENIX, Ore. – A pair of decisions about medical marijuana dispensaries have left some city leaders confused about how to move forward, and some dispensary owners weighing their legal options. The owners of The Greenery, a dispensary in Phoenix, appeared in court Thursday. The facility had been issued citations for operating without a business license. … Continue reading »

Alarms Installed in Medford Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford schools are taking new steps and using new technology to help police respond faster during an emergency. It’s an effort that began shortly after the Sandy Hook Shooting in 2012. For the past few months, Medford schools have been installing police alarms. With one push of a button, they inform police … Continue reading »

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