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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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    Washington’s wildfire budget: Is prevention being shortchanged?

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — It’s quite clear that the wildfire seasons here in Washington are getting longer, more destructive, and more expensive.  In the last two years alone it was $128 million, which is way up from the previous biennial budget. But State Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark has warned that we are short-changing prevention, among other things, and can therefore expect more devastation and perhaps even more tragedies in the future. Goldmark, who is in charge of preventing and fighting fires […]

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    Lawmakers deadlocked despite state Supreme Court’s daily fine over school funding

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — It’s been nearly  a week since the Washington Supreme Court issued its unprecedented $100,000-a-day fine against the state for underfunding public schools.  But as the penalty racks up, lawmakers are deadlocked over how to solve the problem. A big meeting Monday between the governor and state legislative leaders ended without any plan going forward. The crux of the Supreme Court’s ruling is the over-reliance on local levies.  The justices are demanding that it stop. For decades, as […]

  • Washington Supreme Court orders sanctions of $100K a day against state over education

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court has ordered that the state pay $100,000 a day in sanctions, starting immediately, for its lack of progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education. The court issued its ruling Thursday, and encouraged Gov. Jay Inslee to call a special legislative session to address the issue. The order, signed by all nine of the high court’s justices, says that if the Legislature complies with the court’s previous rulings for the […]

  • Washington Rep. Adam Smith ‘leaning in favor’ of voting for Iran nuclear deal (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said Tuesday he is leaning in favor of voting for President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement but that he’s “still listening to my constituents.” The Q13 FOX News video interview with Smith is below. Smith represents Washington’s 9th Congressional District includes parts of King and Pierce counties and stretches from the western shores of Lake Sammamish in Bellevue to the Port of Tacoma.

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    Effort to move up Washington’s presidential primary to March fails

    OLYMPIA — The push to make Washington more influential in presidential politics was shot down Tuesday. Secretary of State Kim Wyman had pushed to move the state’s presidential primary up to early March instead of its current spot in late May.  But Tuesday afternoon, the commission overseeing the state’s primary schedule rejected the plan. Holding the vote in early March, just a week after “Super Tuesday”, means the contests of both parties could still be very much in play.  Therefore, […]

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    Election: Seattle’s Sawant gets strong primary vote; incumbent Godden may be in trouble

    SEATTLE — Socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant took a strong lead in her re-election bid while longtime incumbent Jean Godden appeared to be in trouble, initial primary results showed Tuesday. Sawant had 49.9% of the vote in early returns for her council seat in District 3. Pamela Banks was the next strongest challenger at 35.3%. The two are likely to face off in the November general election. In District 4, challenger Rob Johnson was leading with 33.7% of the […]

  • Mayor Murray unveils plan to tackle LGTBQ hate crimes in Seattle

    SEATTLE — There’s a new plan to combat the troubling spike in hate crimes against gay, lesbian and transgendered people in Seattle. On Thursday, Mayor Ed Murray unveiled the strategy, and said he’s determined to end the attacks in the city’s historic gay and lesbian neighborhood. “As we’ve made progress,” Murray said, “we’re seeing a reaction from people who are afraid of that change, afraid of something they don’t know.” Murray, who is Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, noted that […]

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    State schools chief blasts Legislature for ‘failing’ education funding mandate

    OLYMPIA — State schools chief Randy Dorn has come out swinging against Olympia lawmakers for failing in their recent session to fully fund public schools. In a report filed this week with the Washington Supreme Court, Dorn argues that justices should continue to hold the Legislature in contempt, and says it’s time to resort to tough sanctions to get lawmakers to do their job. “I quit playing ‘kick the can’ when I was 12,” Dorn said.  “The Legislature is playing […]


    Legislature reports on school funding progress

    OLYMPIA – This week lawmakers in Olympia finished their final piece of business for the year, a report to the State Supreme Court highlighting progress on fully funding public schools. Last year the High Court’s Justices held the Legislature in contempt for failing the state’s students, and demanded the annual report to hold lawmakers accountable for reversing years of neglect.  The summary features the additional billions approved during this year’s long legislative session.  But many believe the Justices will want even […]

  • King County poised to put $400 million early childhood levy on ballot

    SEATTLE — Get ready for another tax measure on this fall’s ballot. King County Council leaders are putting the final touches on what is expected to be a nearly $400 million property tax measure.  The money is to help newborns and young infants who are at risk of developing big problems as they grow up. King County Executive Dow Constantine is leading the charge for this new plan, arguing that it’s the best way to ensure opportunity for all. “The […]