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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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    Seattle’s new homelessness ‘czar’ says he’s ready to tackle the problem

    SEATTLE –There’s a new first for Seattle when it comes to tackling homelessness.  Mayor Ed Murray just hired a homelessness czar.  He admits the problem has gotten so bad that a cabinet-level director is necessary to tackle the issue full-time. George Scarola started Wednesday , and will oversee all of the city’s homeless services and spending, which totals more than $50 million annually. “We need to move beyond planning and talking and arguing to actually making a difference for people […]

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    Yes or no on $54 billion light rail extension plan on November ballot?

    SEATTLE — As the fall campaigns start gearing up, voters are going to hear a lot more about the largest item on the ballot by far — the $54 billion plan to extend light rail up to Everett and down to Tacoma. The expensive third phase of Sound Transit is generating lots of debate and pushback from those who worry about all the new taxes. Here are the highlights of the ST3 plan: •             $54 billion •             $400 annually for […]

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    Mayor Murray defends plan to spend $150 million to build new police precinct building

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray has been in the hot seat this week.  He getting sharply criticized for the $150 million new police precinct he wants to build  in north Seattle. Opponents say the project costs way too much, and would be one of the most expensive police precincts in the country. In an interview Wednesday with Q13 News, Murray defended the project.  He also discussed the rejection by the police union of the recent contact, and his controversial proposal to […]

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    FIRST DEBATE: Gov. Jay Inslee slams GOP’s Bill Bryant over Donald Trump

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In the first Washington gubernatorial debate, Gov. Jay Inslee sharply criticized Republican opponent Bill Bryant for not speaking out against Donald Trump, his party’s presidential nominee.  Inslee asked Bryant why he stayed silent for months when other Republicans upbraided Trump over a series of controversial statements, including recent remarks directed at the Muslim family of a fallen U.S. soldier. Bryant noted that this week he said he would not vote for Trump. Pressed further by Inslee, […]

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    Inslee and Bryant face off in first gubernatorial debate on Wednesday

    SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee and his GOP challenger, Bill Bryant, will debate on Wednesday afternoon in Spokane. The gubernatorial debate, scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Wednesday, is sponsored by the Association of Washington Business and will air on KHQ and KNDO in Eastern Washington. KHQ.com and Spokesman.com will live stream the debate on their websites. Here’s what to watch for: How does Jay Inslee answer what are sure to be hard questions about his handling of the computer […]

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    Latest poll shows Clinton, Inslee leading in Washington

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A new poll shows that the Democratic candidates for president and governor hold strong leads in Washington state, though neither is above 50 percent. The latest survey by independent pollster Stuart Elway was released Monday. It shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a double digit lead over Republican Donald Trump in Washington, 43 percent to 24 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 7 percent and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein got 4 percent. Sixteen percent of […]

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    Seattle City Council passes historic affordable housing mandate

    SEATTLE — Seattle has taken a big step toward increasing affordable housing. The full Seattle City Council voted to approve the measure Monday.  Approval was expected since a committee vote on Aug. 2 was 5-0, the majority needed for full council passage. The new ordinance, for the first time, will require apartment developers to include affordable housing in their buildings. Seattle continues to rank near the top of cities with the highest increase in rents in the past few years, […]

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    Plans to build a new, $160 million Seattle police precinct come under fire

    SEATTLE — Heated outbursts and debate took place Wednesday  at Seattle City Hall, as protesters from Black Lives Matter slammed a plan by the city to spend $160 million on a new police precinct in the north part of town. “The money from the bunker could be much better served in recruiting police officers from the communities that they actually serve,” said Kirsten Harris Talley, making reference to what protesters argue is a “bunker” for police. “This is not the […]

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    Seattle workers push for secure and predictable schedules

    SEATTLE – There’s a new push for worker’s rights in Seattle, that could gain traction in other cities in the region, just like the minimum wage hike did. This time, the demand is for “secure schedules”. Tuesday, dozens of frustrated workers urged Seattle City Councilmembers to require employers to post schedules at least two-weeks in advance, among other workplace reforms. “In a high volume store like the one I work at,” said Starbucks employee Joy McMillan. “Sometimes I will be called […]

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    ELECTION: Seattle’s Housing Levy increase passes; Snohomish Co. sales tax hike measure too close to call

    SEATTLE — Voters approved Seattle’s Proposition 1 to replace and raise the city’s Housing Levy, election results showed Tuesday night, while a measure in Snohomish County to increase the sales tax to hire more sheriff’s deputies was too close to call, with only 823 votes separating ‘rejected’ and ‘approval.’ More votes will be tallied as mailed-in ballots with Aug. 2 postmarks and earlier arrive at county elections offices. Seattle Proposition 1 was passing 68-32% in voting results Tuesday night. This […]