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She grew up in Sacramento and San Jose, California. In high school, Kate developed a passion for storytelling and video production while working for the school’s broadcast TV station, KBFT. This passion followed her as she headed to the University of Oregon to pursue a degree in broadcast journalism.
All four years of college Kate was a reporter, anchor, then executive producer of Duck TV News. She covered stories ranging from city policy changes to low attendance ratings within Oregon high schools. During that time she interned for NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit, which solidified her love of watchdog journalism. Kate believes journalists should look out for the little guy, and not be afraid to hold people’s feet to the fire.
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An automotive technician at Crater Lake Ford says there's about 50 modules inside cars these days, including miles and miles of wiring.
The American Cancer society says prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. About 1 in 41 men will die of prostate cancer.
James Hatch was accepted to the Ivy League school as an Eli Whitney scholar. That's a program for nontraditional students who have had their educational careers interrupted.
This comes about a year after their heart transplant program was suspended after four cardiologists left at the same time, creating a critical staffing shortage.
The U.S. Census Bureau says that women make up around one-third of the manufacturing workforce. This ranges from working production lines to running their own businesses.
Hoping to fend off the extinction of mountain lions and other species that require room to roam, transportation officials and conservationists will build a mostly privately funded wildlife crossing over a major Southern California highway.
Oregon's recent repeal of a ban on construction of police stations, fire stations and schools in tsunami inundation zones has unleashed a torrent of criticism.
Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring eggs produced by commercial farms to eventually be cage-free.
Medford Tools & Supply is now under new ownership for the first time in decades
A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a cow on Highway 238 near Ross Lane.