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I’ve worked my entire TV career in Seattle area. Before joining Q13 full-time as a Political Analyst, I spent nine years as the Public Affairs Host for the Seattle Channel. Prior to that, I hosted a show on PBS-affiliate KBTC/TV. I’ve been honored to have won four Emmy Awards (NW Region).


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  • 12-year-old with air gun dies in Cleveland police shooting

    Bill aimed at preventing gun violence clears hurdle in Legislature

    OLYMPIA — A push to help prevent gun violence in Washington moved a step forward in the Legislature Thursday. The “Sheena Henderson Act” cleared a key state House of Representatives committee that will notify family members when police return a gun to a person from whom it was previously confiscated. “This is an issue of community safety and peace of mind,” said Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane,  sponsor of the measure. Each year there are many cases where police temporarily seize […]

  • Protesters slam Port of Seattle over Shell Corp. lease

    SEATTLE — Protesters showed up at the Port of Seattle Commission hearing Tuesday to oppose the Port’s recent deal with the oil giant Shell. “There’s nothing good about this,” said Zarna Joshi, of the Coalition of Port Accountability.  “Except that a few people at the top in Shell make money.” The company intends to use Terminal 5 to base its Arctic drilling fleet.  During the summer months, those vessels will travel up to Alaska to drill for oil.  During the […]

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    Feds subpoena state auditor’s documents, days after agents searched his Tacoma home

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The office of State Auditor Troy Kelley was turning over documents to the federal government Thursday in response to a subpoena from the Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home. Auditor spokesman Thomas Shapley said the documents were in response to a March 6 subpoena, but that he had not seen the subpoena or the documents that were being handed over. The latest development comes after agents with the Treasury Department spent […]

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    Washington GOP chairperson calls for state auditor to step down

    SEATTLE – The State Republican party is calling for Democratic State Auditor Troy Kelley to step down. Kelly’s office turned over documents to the feds today, after a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice. This followed a search over the weekend of his Tacoma home that lasted five hours. Officals have not yet disclosed the focus of their investigation or what they may have found during the search. State Republican Chair Susan Hutchison says Kelley should step down until […]

  • Potholes Devour Municipal Budgets in U.S.

    Seattle mayor unveils nearly $1 billion transportation plan, largest tax hike in city’s history

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray proposed a $900 million package Wednesday to improve roads, bridges, and sidewalks throughout the city.  It would be, by far, the largest tax increase in city history. Murray argued the money is necessary to keep up with the explosive growth that will come over the next decade. The ambitious plan would include several transportation improvements that go beyond helping just drivers. “We’re going to get 60,000 more residents,” Murray said.  “If we don’t give them […]

  • Mayor on minimum wage

    Judge denies injunction against Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law; first increases take effect April 1

    SEATTLE — A federal judge refused Tuesday to issue an injunction to halt Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law for franchise businesses such as McDonald’s and Subway, meaning the first wage increase will kick in April 1. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones rejected the argument by industry lawyers that the law is unfair to franchise owners. “This is a great day for Seattle’s fast food franchise workers,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said in a statement released afterward. “This ruling […]

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    Seattle Police Chief announces huge shakeup in leadership team

    SEATTLE — New Seattle Police Chief  is removing all four assistant chiefs in the biggest department housecleaning in years. O’Toole named her new command staff Wednesday. “Assistant Chiefs Lesley Cordner, Steve Wilske, Robert Merner, Perry Tarrant, and Chief Information Officer Greg Russell will join me in leading this department,” wrote O’Toole in a statement posted online.  “They have each proven themselves to be innovators, who share my drive for progress and passion for public service.” Cordner and Wilske both currently […]

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    SPD Shakeup: Chief O’Toole replaces command staff

    SEATTLE — New Seattle Police Chief  is removing all four assistant chiefs in the biggest department housecleaning in years. O’Toole will name her new command staff Wednesday.  At least two are expected to come from outside the Seattle Police Department, an unprecedented move in Seattle. This big shakeup comes as the SPD continues and, in some cases, struggles to meet the strict demands of the U.S. Department of Justice to root out excessive force among the ranks. O’Toole has implemented […]

  • State lawmakers tackle oil train safety, debate taxing every barrel of oil moved by rail

    OLYMPIA — Last week’s dramatic oil train explosion in West Virginia has given increased urgency to preventing a similar calamity in Washington state. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Olympia debated a 10-cents-a-barrel tax on all oil transported by train in Washington. The $7 million per year would fund more railroad inspectors to help avoid derailments.  Money would also go to emergency response in case a catastrophe does happen. Washington state has seen a massive increase in oil traveling by rail in the […]

  • Mayor Ed Murray’s State of the City Address:  Tackling inequity in 2015

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray said in his State of the City Address on Monday that Seattle must become more affordable and more equitable if it is to remain a leading city in the region and country. “We must recognize that the benefits of our thriving city are not jointly shared,” Murray said. The mayor’s words come on the heels of new data showing that poor and minorities in Seattle are falling further behind. One of the troubling and persistent […]