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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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  • Lorena Gonzalez became the first Hispanic member of the Seattle City Council with her election in November 2015.

    Seattle makes history: First Hispanic council member takes oath

    SEATTLE — Seattle made history Tuesday by swearing in the first Hispanic member of the City Council.  Lorena Gonzalez, an attorney and civil right activist, was elected earlier this month with nearly 80% of the vote. “I’m very grateful that I am in a position to be breaking that glass ceiling,” Gonzalez said during an interview before the historic event. Seattle has been at the forefront of electing minorities to the City Council, including Asians, blacks, women, gays and lesbians.  […]

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    Inslee says governors’ call with White House clears up ‘misinformation’ about Syrian refugees

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee participated in a conference call Tuesday with other governors and the White House regarding the placement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Inslee released a statement Tuesday evening, characterizing the call as a chance to hear from Homeland Security and Health and Human Services about the protocols for resettling refugees. “Setting aside some hateful and divisive comments from certain corners, governors have a legitimate right and need to assure their citizens are safe,” Inslee’s […]

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    Seattle’s mayor seeks help on drones, slams Key Arena overhaul proposal

    SEATTLE — A day after the drone accident on the waterfront in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray said the city needs help to combat the growing problem.  “We are asking, as many cities and states are, that the federal government give us the authority to do this, or set some rules in place.” Murray did say, however, that Seattle has the ability to prosecute drone-users if their activity harms people.  Recently, a man was charged with reckless endangerment for a drone accident […]

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    Seattle’s ‘Honest Elections’ initiative is first of its kind

    SEATTLE — Initiative 122, dubbed “Honest Elections” by supporters, is a landmark plan to publicly fund campaigns. Supporters, who won big on Tuesday, argue it will take big money out of campaigns.  But will its complexity cause more problems than it solves?  And what about the irony that the effort spent nearly $1.5 million – much of it from outside the state – to get the measure passed? The plan differs significantly from other cities that have publicly financed elections, where […]

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    Tim Eyman’s anti-tax Initiative 1366 may have won in the election, but now faces legal challenges

    SEATTLE — Tim Eyman won another big anti-tax victory during these week’s election.  But a legal challenge from opponents has already begun.  They claim that Initiative 1366 violates the state’s Constitution. Do they have a case?  Well, see what you think.  But let’s start by reviewing what the people passed on Tuesday. Here are the basic elements of I-1366: It would lower the state’s portion of the sales tax by 1 point (from 6.5% to 5.5%), unless… The Legislature passes […]

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    Eyman’s anti-tax measure leads in initial returns; endangered species measure passes

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tim Eyman’s anti-tax Initiative 1366 took a lead in early election returns Tuesday night. The measure would decrease the 6.5-percent state sales tax to 5.5 percent unless the Legislature approves a constitutional amendment before April 15 that voters would weigh in on later next year. Currently, taxes can be raised through a simple-majority vote of the Legislature. Eyman’s I-1366 was leading 54-46% after Tuesday’s results were announced. The state Office of Financial Management has estimated that the […]

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    Seattle transportation tax measure passing; Kshama Sawant appears headed for re-election

    SEATTLE — The city’s Proposition 1  transportation levy was leading 57-43% in initial election returns Tuesday night. If approved, the proposition will replace an expiring levy and would fund bridge upgrades, transit and light rail access projects, pedestrian and bicycle safety projects and other road maintenance at a whopping $930 million price tag over nine years. It will be fund by an increase in property and other taxes. Also leading, at 60-40%, was the city’s Initiative 11, which would limit election campaign […]

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    Election Preview (VIDEO)

  • Presidential candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich (L-R), Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson,  Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.  Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Sparks fly among candidates in third GOP presidential debate (VIDEOS)

    BOULDER, Colorado  –Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are done playing nice. Sparks flew between the two Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night at the third GOP presidential debate of the campaign season. In the most intense exchange between the two men this cycle, Bush went after Rubio for missing votes in the Senate while running for the White House — an issue that critics have seized upon. “Marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term and you […]

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    On Your Ballot: Initiative 1401 seeks to protect endangered species

    SEATTLE — This election season, voters across Washington are being asked to help protect some of the world’s most endangered species. Initiative 1401 would outlaw the sale of products from threatened animals, including elephant tusks and leopard skins. “Washingtonians really need to step up and help us save animals,” said Dr. Fred Koontz of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Supporters of Initiative 1401 argue that as a port state, Washington does have a market, albeit small, for products that […]