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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    Many of Washington’s Sanders delegates remain opposed to TPP

    SPOKANE, Wash. — Opposition to the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal remains strong among Washington state’s Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention, even though Washington is one of the nation’s most trade-dependent states. Sandra Williams, a Sanders delegate from Spokane, noted Tuesday that both Sanders and opponent Hillary Clinton opposed the trade agreement during the primaries. But she is upset that the Democratic platform does not state clear opposition to the TPP. Delegate Ava Sharifi says the trade […]

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    Clock ticks down on Clinton’s VP announcement

    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton was preparing to announce her vice presidential running mate as early as Friday, aides said, with their first joint appearance expected Saturday in Miami. But then an attack in Germany appeared to put their time line in flux. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia has emerged as a leading contender after a methodical search, several Democrats close to the campaign say, receiving the stamp of approval from President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. But the […]

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    Head of Washington GOP criticizes Cruz for not endorsing Trump (VIDEO)

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The head of the Washington State Republican Party was among those upset that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump for president, and she gave Cruz a piece of her mind. Susan Hutchison bumped into Cruz near an elevator shortly after he was booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Wednesday night. The Seattle Times reported that she told him his speech was “inexcusable” and called him a “traitor to […]

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    Young local delegates shine at Republican National Convention


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    One-on-One with Mayor Murray: Reaction to Dallas, police shootings, SPD (VIDEO)

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    Gun suspension initiative appears headed to November ballot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gun control advocates are a big step closer to getting an initiative on the November ballot. On Thursday, they turned in over 300,000 signatures for Initiative-1491, which would allow guns to be taken away from those who pose serious threats. “I was afraid of my son, I was afraid for my son,” said Marilyn Balcerak, citizen sponsor of I-1491.  “But there was nothing I could do to keep him from getting a gun.  He killed himself and […]

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    Statewide $13.50 minimum wage measure likely headed to ballot

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Workers in Washington could be in for a big pay increase.  Supporters of Initiative 1433 submitted over 350,000 signatures Wednesday  to hike the state’s minimum wage to $13.50 an hour. “It’s gonna be huge for the state of Washington,” said Ariana Davis, citizen sponsor of I-1433. Several cities in Washington, including Seattle, Tacoma, and SeaTac, have raised the minimum wage, but now the plan is to do it statewide through a ballot measure. The state’s current minimum wage […]

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    Mayor admits cleaning up homeless ‘Jungle’ will take time

    SEATTLE — Despite aggressive attempts to clean up the dangerous ‘Jungle’ encampment under I-5, at least 100 homeless people remain and are refusing to leave. On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray admitted that it’s going to take longer and require more money to finish the job, leaving open the possibility that many will continue to call it home. “It is going to take time, and it will take more than the resources of the City of Seattle to do it,” […]

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    Bertha tunneling update: One-third complete, ready to dig under downtown buildlings

    SEATTLE — The Bertha boring machine has reached a big milestone.  It has successfully made it under the Alaskan Way Viaduct without a hitch, and will soon start digging under downtown buildings. Given all the problems that have beset Bertha, there’s a big sigh of relief that no sinkholes or other problems emerged. “We’ve completed the 4 percent downgrade from the south portal,” said Chris Dixon, who works for the contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners.  “Now we’re climbing at 1.6 percent […]

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    Oil train protesters disrupt Obama speech: ‘I gotcha, I heard ya,’ prez replies

    SEATTLE (AP) —Protesters objecting to crude oil shipments on Northwest railways briefly interrupted President Barack Obama’s remarks in Seattle Friday night. Speaking at a fundraiser Friday evening for Gov. Jay Inslee, the president paused when hecklers shouted, urging him to use his authority to stop the oil trains. The president responded, saying he heard them: “I gotcha. I heard ya. You made your point, but can I go on now?” He then added, “I’ve still got six months. Give me […]