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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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    ON THE BALLOT: Seattle pre-K initiatives fighting for votes

    SEATTLE — Voters in Seattle face a big choice in the next couple of weeks, deciding between two competing initiatives to bolster preschool and early learning. There were strong words Thursday from leaders of each effort, including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who argued that his measure represents the most important thing he can do in office. “No other prop proposal on this ballot deals with the way to pay our way towards creating that city of equality that we want,” […]

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    Investigation: Did school leaders erase students’ wrong answers, fill in correct ones?

    SEATTLE — Officials at Seattle Public Schools are investigating test scores at Beacon Hill International Elementary after a huge spike in the number of students passing the state assessments this year compared with last year. At issue is why so many wrong answers to multiple choice questions were erased and the right answers filled in.  This dramatically improved results and led to 100% of the student meeting standards, better than most schools throughout Washington. The State Superintendent’s Office finds the […]

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    ‘Tracking the Truth’ of TV Ads:  Seattle Pre-K Initiatives

    SEATTLE — On the Seattle ballots this fall, there are two competing initiatives to bolster preschool and early learning. Supporters of each are fighting it out over the airwaves about what is the best approach.  Voters will have to choose one or the other in November. Proposition 1A Prop. 1A calls for child care subsidies for families, creates a training institute for workers, and sets an immediate $15 minimum wage for the industry. The main TV ad features a preschool […]

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    Seattle police officers challenge new use-of-force policies in court

    SEATTLE — There was a courtroom battle Thursday between Seattle cops and their own police department over new use-of-force polices. Lawyers for more than 100 cops argued in front of a judge that their lives are in jeopardy because the policies restrict what they can do out on the street.   They claim the interests of suspects are being put above that of officers and the public. “It restricts their ability to defend themselves,” said attorney Athan Tramountanas, after the hearing.  […]

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    Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle for fundraiser, remarks at Renton Technical

    SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Seattle Wednesday night and is set to speak Thursday at Renton Technical College and attend a Democratic fundraiser sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell. The money raised will go to help female Democratic Senate candidates in other states, including Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Renton Technical College is a recent recipient of a U.S. Department of Labor job-driven training grant. The funding is […]

  • ‘Tracking the truth’ of gun initiative TV ads

    SEATTLE — The general election is a month away and already the airwaves are flooded with ads for two controversial gun initiatives. I-594 and I-591 would create two different background check systems for gun purchases here in Washington. Initiative 594 I-594 is being pushed by gun control advocates.  It would create a universal background check system for all gun purchases, not just those at licensed firearms dealers.  Here’s a key part of the group’s recent TV ad: “Criminals who fail […]

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    Seattle Police Department wasted $1 million in excessive overtime, internal watchdog says

    SEATTLE — A report by the Seattle Police Department’s internal watchdog Office of Professional Accountability slams the department for wasting at least $1 million on officer overtime. The problem happened in the Training Division, where lax policies allowed officers to collect overtime on vacation days, and for work that should have been part of their regular jobs.  One officer even received 31.5 hours of overtime for a 24-hour period. The study by the independent OPA attributed the waste to an […]

  • State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, the chief author of the Boeing tax-break bill, says he doesn't think the company's plan to cut 2,000 defense jobs here "violates the spirit of the overall relationship." (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Author of bill giving Boeing $9 billion tax break gives his take on company’s plan to cut 2,000 jobs

    SEATTLE — The board of  Boeing’s engineering union expressed “disappointment” about the impending jobs losses among its ranks. This comes a day after the company announced that it will be cutting 2,000 engineers from the region.  Boeing says it’s moving the work to Oklahoma and Missouri.  The jobs are in the defense division, and will affect workers in Kent and Seattle. The plan comes less than a year after the aerospace giant received a record $9 billion in tax breaks […]

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    Good news for bus riders: King County Council cancels February bus cuts, at least for now

    SEATTLE — Some surprising good news has arrived for King County bus riders, for a change. The King County Council on Monday tabled — until completion of the Ccunty’s 2015-2016 budget — any further service reductions on Metro Transit bus service. This action canceled the proposed bus cuts and service changes slated for February. Last Saturday, the first bus cuts kicked in — and the second phase was to take place in February. The February reductions have been canceled, for […]