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Pioneer Press political reporter Bill Salisbury recovering from heart attack

News broke over the weekend that PiPress Capitol reporter Bill Salisbury had suffered a massive heart attack, which made pretty much everyone who knows the well-respected veteran heartsick.
Thankfully, colleague Dennis Lien reports Salisbury is on

News broke over the weekend that PiPress Capitol reporter Bill Salisbury had suffered a massive heart attack, which made pretty much everyone who knows the well-respected veteran heartsick.

Thankfully, colleague Dennis Lien reports Salisbury is on the mend. “He had one heart attack, but his heart stopped four times,” Lien says. “He had it at home, and he was taken to United [Hospital] where he was on the respirator until Sunday or Monday. Both were tough days, I talked to him this morning and he sounded way better than I would have expected. I hung up feeling pretty good about where he’s at right now.”

PiPress editor Mike Burbach told staff Wednesday afternoon that Salisbury was out of intensive care Tuesday and walking with a lot of supervision. He started cardio rehab Wednesday and expects to be home for Christmas.