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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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    The Schools Superintendent Debate: Reykdal vs. Jones

    Many know that long-time Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn is stepping down after 8 years on the job. He has been loud and often controversial advocate for public education.

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    Inslee vs. Bryant: The final day of campaigning

    SEATTLE– The candidates for governor made their final pitches to voters on Monday.  Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Bill Bryant both rallied voters in this last day of campaigning. Inslee has had the edge the entire campaign season, but Bryant has been crisscrossing the state hoping to convince voters that it’s time for a change. “I’m going to be a much more activist, engaged governor,” said Bryant at a tailgate event before Monday night’s Seahawks game.  “I’m going to focus […]

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    The $54 billion ‘Sound Transit 3’ ballot measure: A final push by supporters, opponents

    SEATTLE — The campaign over Sound Transit’s $54 billion light rail package continues to heat up, with less than a week before Election Day. Proponents are doing all they can to convince voters that the big expense is worth the price, and that the 25-year timeline is worth the wait. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Mayor Ed Murray, who stumped Thursday in West Seattle for the $54 billion plan. Up to now, most of the focus […]

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    Restricting rights or necessary step for public safety? Debate on I-1491

    SEATTLE – One of the big items on the ballot this fall is a measure that would allow guns to be taken away from dangerous individuals here in Washington. The measure would create “extreme risk protection orders”.  Under the plan, a family member or a member of law enforcement could petition a court to have a gun taken away from somebody they deemed at great risk of harming themselves or others. Supporters argue that I-1491 would fill a hold in our […]

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    State Democrats threaten to sue Pierce County over balloting

    SEATTLE — The election is less than two weeks away, but there is already talk of lawsuits over balloting. “We are calling on Pierce County to stop sending false information,” said Jaxon Ravens, chairman of the Washington Democratic Party.  Ravens said his organization will sue if Pierce County doesn’t clarify when ballots need to be mailed and postmarked. The problem started last week when 484,000 ballots were sent out that included an insert instructing voters to mail in ballots by […]

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    Sound Transit 3 debate: The $54 billion question

    On the ballot, this November is a big $54 billion plan to extend light rail. If voters approve Sound Transit 3, the current line would go all the way up to Everett, down to Tacoma, and over the Redmond and Issaquah.

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    Gubernatorial debate: Inslee, Bryant clash over death penalty, education funding, homeless issue

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third and final debate of the 2016 campaign. Sponsored by the Washington State Debate Coalition, the debate occurred Wednesday evening at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Inslee is a former congressman seeking his second term as governor. He said Washington has the nation’s best economy and was making progress on a host […]

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    PREVIEW: Inslee and Bryant face off tonight in final 2016 gubernatorial debate — watch live

    PASCO, Wash. — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant are priming for their third debate. The debate is Wednesday evening at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Watch the debate, moderated by Q13 News political expert C.R. Douglas, at 8 p.m. on JOEtv (cable 22/ch. 10) and streaming live on Q13FOX.com and our Facebook page. In earlier debates, Bryant has criticized Inslee, saying he had mismanaged state departments. He also contends Inslee has failed to come up with a plan […]

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    Mayor calls meeting with Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin on police ‘very constructive’

    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recently sat down with Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin to discuss the controversial topic of police accountability. “It was very constructive,”  Murray said Monday about the sit-down requested by Baldwin. In the aftermath of several police shootings across the country, the star football player has been outspoken that departments, including the SPD, need to end their militarized culture.  He wanted to hear directly from Murray about what he is doing to change things in […]

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    WA Lieutenant Governor Debate: McClendon vs. Habib

    For the first time in 20 years, there is an open seat for Washington Lieutenant Governor. On the ballot this year are the top two finishers from the August Primary.