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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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    Inslee tries to reassure public as 2 state agencies lose leaders

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday sought to reassure the public that two of that state’s most important agencies will soon get permanent leaders. “We do have acting leadership now,” Inslee said at a morning press conference.  “Good things are happening.” Last week, GOP lawmakers fired the state’s transportation secretary.  A day later, there was the abrupt resignation of the embattled head of the Department of Corrections.  Both leaders had come under fire for huge problems under their […]

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    Trump, Sanders win presidential primaries in New Hampshire

    MANCHESTER, N.H. —  Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have cruised to victories Tuesday night in the New Hampshire primaries,  in a pair of results that will shake up the presidential race and confirm the strength of anti-establishment candidates. Trump’s victory restores the mantle of a winner to the billionaire reality star’s campaign after he finished second last week in Iowa and validates him as a powerful new force in American politics. The race for second in New Hampshire could […]

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    Seattle mayor proposes $290 million housing levy to help combat homelessness

    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday laid out an ambitious – and expensive – plan to help combat homelessness and provide more affordable housing.  He’s pushing a nearly $300 million property tax for this fall’s ballot. “It’s probably the most important thing we can do this year, as Seattleites, on the issue of housing affordability,” Murray said. The levy, a renewal of an existing program, is Murray’s latest effort to deal with the homeless and housing crisis facing […]

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    Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins GOP contest; Democrats’ Clinton and Sanders in virtual tie

      DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, a huge victory for him and a bitter defeat for Donald Trump in the country’s first presidential contest. Democrats, meanwhile, are in a nail-biter fight with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied. With 98 percent of the GOP precincts in Iowa reporting, Cruz had 28% of the vote, Trump had 24%, Marco Rubio had 23%, Ben Carson had 9 percent, Rand Paul had 5%, Jeb […]

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    Seattle mayor calls for big changes to homeless services system

    SEATTLE — In the aftermath of the homeless encampment shooting in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray is pleading for millions more to help combat the spiraling crisis. But, at the same time, he admits that the city’s homeless services system is broken, and that a big overhaul is needed. “Our current system is fragmented,” Murray said during an interview with Q13 News.  “We fund programs, but we don’t fund outcomes.” The mayor acknowledged that not enough is known about the $50 million the city […]

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    Seattle mayor admits city’s homeless system is “broken”

    SEATTLE — As the shooting was happening at a homeless encampment Tuesday night, Mayor Ed Murray was actually giving a prime-time speech about the homeless crisis that threatens to spiral out of control. The mayor admitted that a lot of the blame for the huge problem lies with the city’s approach. “Homelessness is made worse by our own broken system,” Murray admitted.  “We cannot continue to fund programs simply because they have political support even when they do not work.” […]

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    Teacher shortage solution: Raise pay?

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A big push took place  in Olympia Tuesday to address the teacher shortage crisis throughout the state.  Principals and superintendents across Washington showed up to a Senate hearing pleading for help. “We have 12 positions that this year we have a person who is not yet trained in that area teaching the kids in that classroom,” said Yakima School District Superintendent Jack Irion. Earlier this month, the governor called out the teacher shortage crisis, which will number in […]

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    ‘Help protect kids’: Relative of Marysville shooting victim urges lawmakers to pass gun safety bill

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A new round of gun safety measures got a hearing Thursday in Olympia. The bill that is getting most attention is the one that would require that firearms be stored safely.  It’s a response to the tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in which a student took a gun from his father and shot and killed four of his classmates in 2014. A cousin of Gia Soriano, one of the students killed that day, was on hand Thursday […]

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    Judge rules Eyman’s voter-approved, anti-tax initiative is unconstitutional

    SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled that Tim Eyman’s voter-approved anti-tax Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional and invalid. “It is maddening to have this kind of situation,” Eyman said after the ruling. I-1366 was the initiative promoter’s latest attempt to require a supermajority vote in the Legislature to raise taxes. “When you’re doing an initiative that puts limits on government power, government, which certainly includes the courts, [is] going to try to find a way to […]

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    Legislative subpoenas issued for documents in early prisoner release controversy

    OLYMPIA, Wash — The GOP-controlled Senate Rules Committee voted Tuesday night to authorize subpoenas for all documents related to the early, erroneous release of more than 3,000 prisoners in Washington. The vote was 13-7, largely along party lines. Two legislative subpoenas for documents are expected to be delivered to the governor’s general counsel and the head of the Department of Corrections by the State Patrol Wednesday morning. GOP leaders are determined to get to the bottom of the controversy and […]