Steven Sandberg

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Name: Steven Sandberg
Date registered: May 4, 2012

Biography

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 Xable.com. 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. Arrest Made in Serial Arson Cases — July 25, 2014
  2. Neighbors Worry About More Arson Fires — July 24, 2014
  3. Library Board Sets Tax Rate — July 17, 2014
  4. Oregon Sues 5-Hour Energy Maker — July 17, 2014
  5. Arson Cases Provide Challenge for Police — July 17, 2014

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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 »

Cooling Patients’ Bodies to Save Lives

MEDFORD, Ore. — “Suspended Animation” may sound like something out of science fiction, but it could be a reality to treat trauma victims. The process involves cooling patients’ bodies to as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit to slow down blood flow to give doctors more time to save a life. Trials are currently under way … Continue reading »

New SOU Football Field Would Save Water

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is installing a new artificial turf football field, which is expected to save more than one million gallons of water per year. Work began on the new field last Thursday, and the new turf is expected to be finished by September. “Things are starting to dry out, our climate … Continue reading »

Homeowners Trying to Reduce Water Use

PHOENIX, Ore. – Homeowners have taken steps to reduce the water usage in their own yards as the region goes through drought conditions. Landscapers said some homeowners are opting to put things into yards that don’t consume water, like rocks and bark. They said in the summer months, those alternative landscaping options become more popular … Continue reading »

Ashland Residents Concerned About Bears

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said there’s a simple solution to dealing with bears wandering through neighborhoods in Ashland: don’t feed them, whether it’s on purpose or by accident. The Ashland Parks and Recreation Department had received multiple reports of cinnamon-colored black bears being seen in the Glenview area, as … Continue reading »

MURA Plan Would Revamp Hawthorne Park

MEDFORD, Ore. – An effort by the Medford Urban Renewal Agency could bring major changes to Hawthorne Park, in an effort to make it more family-friendly and cut down on crime. MURA is expected to approve a contract for a $1.6 million construction project at the park. The plan would include a dog park, basketball … Continue reading »

Medford Council Honors Karen Blair

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford City Council opened its meeting Thursday afternoon by honoring councilwoman Karen Blair, who died last week after a long battle with cancer. Councilors held a moment of silence, then asked for a standing ovation from those in attendance. They said Blair loved to serve the city of Medford, and pushed … Continue reading »

Drivers Going Too Fast Near Interchange

PHOENIX, Ore. – Several months after work began on the Fern Valley Interchange project, many drivers are choosing to ignore the reduced speed limit, according to Oregon State Police. The speed limit is posted at 50 miles per hour through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at Phoenix, in order to protect construction crews working … Continue reading »

New Library Board Set to Begin Work

MEDFORD, Ore. –   The board members of the new Jackson County Library District hope to have a tax rate in place within a few months. In May, voters approved the creation of a library tax district, which will be run by a five-person board. The board was officially approved by Jackson County Commissioners Wednesday morning. … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Special Needs Programs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Changes are coming in the next school year for students with special needs and their families. Several local school districts will now begin offering special education services on their own, and cutting back on services provided by the Southern Oregon Education Service District. SOESD staffs the STEPS program for students with developmental … Continue reading »

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