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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    Frustrated Sanders supporters targeting Washington state’s ‘superdelegates’

    SEATTLE — After the big win for Bernie Sanders in Washington’s Democratic Caucus last Saturday, there is a growing movement to persuade the state’s superdelegates, who have a vote at the party convention, to back the Vermont senator. Right now, most of Washington’s superdelegates have pledged their support to Hillary Clinton. So, how is it that Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly won Saturday’s caucuses, but doesn’t get an overwhelming number of superdelegates?   That’s the question that a lot of frustrated Sanders supporters are […]

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    Lawmakers pass state budget: A look at the details

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — After months of debate, including a special legislative session, lawmakers in Olympia finally settled on a new state budget.  It includes money for wildfires, higher education and mental health. “I would have liked to have seen it earlier, but they’ve got a budget,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. “That’s what this state needs.” Inslee called the supplemental budget a “good compromise.” In a written statement released Tuesday night, Inslee said supplemental budgets are intended to make modest […]

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    Presidential contests under way in Arizona, Utah, Idaho on ‘Western Tuesday’

    SEATTLE — The presidential race came west Tuesday, as voting occurred in three states:  Arizona, Utah and Idaho.  It’s one of the last chances that the stop-Trump movement has of keeping the GOP front-runner from widening his lead enough to clinch the GOP nomination. Long lines of voters were keeping the ballot sites open beyond their planned closing time Tuesday night in Idaho, Utah and Arizona. The two states that are getting the most focus are Arizona and Utah, with the […]

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    Clinton family stumps in Washington ahead of Saturday’s Democratic presidential caucus

    SEATTLE — Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders praised Seattle’s progressive politics Sunday in a rally before thousands at KeyArena.  On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton will be here doing the same with her supporters. And it’s not just Hillary Clinton; Bill Clinton is stumping in Washington, too.  He headlined a rally Monday in Eastern Washington, and Chelsea Clinton will speaking Tuesday in Tacoma. It’s a Clinton full-court press. “We have got to keep going until every single American is enrolled in a health […]

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    Presidential contests now move to the West

    SEATTLE — After Tuesday’s vote in five states, the race for the president is coming into clearer focus.  Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each had commanding nights, winning at least four states each. But they are still short of clinching their respective nominations. Here’s where things stand on the GOP side: 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination Trump: 673 Cruz: 411 Kasich: 143 Despite his distant showing, Gov. John Kasich believes after his win in Ohio that he has […]

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    State schools chief Randy Dorn close to a third-party run for governor

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — As the  Legislature approaches Thursday’s deadline for a new budget, state Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn is speaking out about his frustration — and about his possible bombshell next move. Dorn now says he is likely to mount third-party run for governor, setting up an epic battle with incumbent Jay Inslee and the leading GOP candidate, Bill Bryant. “People go, ‘Well, how could you be a third party candidate?’” Dorn said.  “For the last two elections I’ve run […]

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    Showdown in Olympia as legislative session deadline looms

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republican legislators on Tuesday pushed back against Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto threat of the nearly 40 bills that are currently sitting on his desk. “That would be a very poor decision,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. Inslee’s veto threat of various non-budget bills, including declaring human trafficking day, represents his frustration that lawmakers have had 58 days to come up with a budget and are still deadlocked at the 11th hour. “How many times do […]

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    Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a ‘phony, a fraud’; Trump fires back

    (CNN) — Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping broadside against Donald Trump on Thursday, laying into the Republican presidential front-runner with a sharper attack than any of the party’s 2016 contenders have made against the billionaire business mogul. “Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney said. “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and […]

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    Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday, but Sanders, Cruz pick up some states

      WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tightened their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations while Ted Cruz won Super Tuesday’s biggest prize: Texas. Voters of each political party went to the polls in a dozen states Tuesday and CNN so far projects seven wins for Clinton and seven for Trump. Clinton will take Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee,  Arkansas and Massachusetts, while Trump will win Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia and Vermont. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s […]

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    Mayor says police shooting of Che Taylor appears justified, but will await probe before making judgment

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the police shooting that killed a black man in the Wedgwood neighborhood last Sunday appeared justified, based on the information he had received from the police chief. But, he added, “we have to wait before we make a judgment.” The family of Che Taylor and the NAACP on Tuesday called the shooting “cold-blooded murder.” The Seattle Police Department said Taylor was reaching toward a gun when officers opened fire. In an interview with […]