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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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    U.S. transportation secretary visits region, gets an earful about gridlock

    SEATTLE – The region’s worsening traffic gridlock was a hot topic during a visit Tuesday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The Obama Cabinet member came to solicit ways the federal government can make things better.  Local leaders said more money would be a good start, including making sure Congress reauthorizes the highway transportation bill that expires at the end of the month. Foxx admits the feds have been slow to help. “America has in some ways been sleeping on […]

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    $1 billion Seattle transportation plan draws critics

    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is facing some stiff opposition in his plan to raise nearly $1 billion for transportation projects and congestion relief. In just the last week both The Seattle Times and the League of Women Voters have come out strongly against the nearly $1 billion property tax increase.  Both argue the Seattle Move plan, as it’s called, is too expensive and can’t even guarantee which projects will get funded. “For all that money, it’s not really […]

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    Boeing-China deal paves way for future business

    EVERETT, Wash. — A huge announcement Wednesday by the president of China will give our region a big boost. Chinese airlines have agreed to buy at least 300 Boeing jetliners. It’s one of the largest deals ever for the aerospace giant, valued at nearly $40 billion. The agreement is more important than the number of jets.  It also means that Boeing is in a good position to get a big piece of what will be a huge airplane market there in the […]

  • BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Chinese President Xi Jinping accompanies Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (not pictured) to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People on September 14, 2015 in Beijing, China. Invited by President Xi Jinping, Mauritanian President Aziz is on a state visit to China from September 9 to 16.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    China leader’s visit highlights economic ties; Washington exports more to Beijing than any other state

    SEATTLE — The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping highlights the strong economic ties between the country and Washington state. Washington is the largest exporter to China of any U.S. state.  Those goods, including Boeing planes and Microsoft software, amount to more than $33 billion annually. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase U.S. companies,” said former Gov. Gary Locke, who served as ambassador to China from 2011-14. If the state of Washington lost China as a customer for our products, […]

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    Rent-control debate turns raucous at Seattle City Council committee hearing

    SEATTLE — A raucous hearing took place Thursday at Seattle City Hall over the controversial issue of rent control. Activists were in full force, pushing the City Council to take action.  They argue that not enough has been done in response to some of the highest rents increases in the country. “There are speculators coming into Seattle, exploiting the housing crisis, making things worse,” Patrick Ayers said in testimony before lawmakers. The problem for rent control supporters, however, is that […]

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    Round 2: Gloves come off in GOP presidential debate

    SIMI VALLEY, California  — Donald Trump’s rivals are done tiptoeing around the bombastic businessman.In the initial moments of tonight’s prime-time Republican presidential debate on CNN, several of Trump’s rivals leveled heated criticism on the front-runner. “Do we really want someone with that kind of character?” said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. “There’s a sophomoric quality that is entertaining about Mr. Trump,” Paul added, scolding Trump for going after people’s appearance. Trump responded by doing what he does best: attack. “I never […]

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    Are teachers strikes even legal in Washington?

    SEATTLE — With school canceled in Seattle and in some other districts around the state, many are once again asking whether teachers’ strikes are even legal. Parents, especially, wonder why these educators are able to disrupt the lives of thousands of students and families. Under Washington state law, public employees aren’t allowed to strike.  That much is pretty clear.  But are teachers considered a part of that group?  That question isn’t settled. The whole idea behind the law is that […]

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    Charter schools in Washington state face uncertain future

    OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court’s surprise decision to throw out charter schools has left over 1,200 students and families worried about what is next for their schools. Charter schools have been controversial ever since they were approved by a narrow majority of Washingtonians.  Opponents vowed to take them to court, arguing that they take money away from already underfunded public schools and therefore harm kids. The state’s highest court agreed.  The 6-3 ruling last week held that charters can’t […]

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    Seattle mayor seeks nearly $1 billion for transportation upgrades

    SEATTLE — The battle has begun over Seattle’s $1 billion plan to help repair and replace the city’s aging roads and bridges. Today, Mayor Ed Murray officially launched the campaign to pass the historic property tax measure this November.  “We can make this city a livable city,” Murray said at a news conference near a deteriorating bridge along Fairview Avenue. The money will be used to tackle the backlog of road and bridge repairs.  Murray is banking on the fact […]

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    Pay essentially divides teachers, school district in Seattle

    SEATTLE — Contract talks between the state’s largest teachers union and the school district have stalled over pay, student testing, and the length of the school day. Seattle teachers have a long list of grievances, but the biggest sticking point, of course, is pay. Here’s the situation with teacher pay in Seattle: Starting Salary:           $44,372 Top Salary:                    $86,435 Average Salary:          $65,000 Household […]