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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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    Good news for bus riders: King County Council cancels February bus cuts, at least for now

    SEATTLE — Some surprising good news has arrived for King County bus riders, for a change. The King County Council on Monday tabled — until completion of the Ccunty’s 2015-2016 budget — any further service reductions on Metro Transit bus service. This action canceled the proposed bus cuts and service changes slated for February. Last Saturday, the first bus cuts kicked in — and the second phase was to take place in February. The February reductions have been canceled, for […]

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    Sawant challenges Seattle City Light rates, seeks big break for renters, homeowners

    SEATTLE — City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, who successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage, now has a new crusade: Pushing Seattle City Light to given renters and homeowners a big break on their electricity bills. Sawant says that business customers and big energy users actually pay less per kilowatt than the average ratepayer, and she’s determined to change that. “Every working person I have talked to is outraged by the fact that Boeing is paying less than they, and all we’re […]

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    Mayor announces effort to try to tackle Seattle housing ‘crisis’

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray warned Tuesday that Seattle has reached a “crisis” of sky-rocketing housing costs.  This comes on the heels of a new report that finds rents in Seattle have spiked faster than any other city in the nation. Murray is pledging to tackle the problem, which he argues threatens the city’s way of life.  He started Tuesday by announcing a commission to come up with innovative ways to drive down housing costs. “I’m asking this group to […]

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    Mayor delivers first budget, proposes to hire 100 new cops

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray is promising to add 100 new officers to the Seattle Police Department over the next few years. His pledge came Monday afternoon as he presented his first budget as mayor. Murray told City Council members and the community that public safety will be his highest priority going forward. “Seattle has more people than at any point in history, but the number of fully trained officers has actually decreased in recent years,” Murray said.  “By the […]

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    Micro-housing debate in Seattle is no small fight

    SEATTLE — There’s a big fight brewing in Seattle over micro-housing.  These are extremely small apartments — some as small as 100 square feet — and more and more are being built around the city. Opponents argue that micro-housing is ruining neighborhoods by putting too many people into one building and adversely affecting parking and quality of life. “They haven’t been monitoring it,” said Bill Bradburd of the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition. “They’ve allowed over 50 of these projects to get […]

  • State asks Supreme Court for more time to fully fund public schools

    OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court heard from an attorney for legislators Wednesday about their failure to meet the court’s deadline to adequately finance public schools. The justices have threatened to hold the Legislature in contempt for not coming up with a plan for an additional $5 billion for public schools. The lawyer representing legislators said lawmakers are genuinely working on this issue and simply needed more time.  He pleaded with the court not to impose drastic penalties. “Finding contempt […]

  • Jenny Durkan resigns as U.S. attorney here: Watch the interview

    SEATTLE —  U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan has resigned from her position for the Western District of Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. “As United States Attorney for Western Washington, Jenny has served as a tireless advocate for the American people, for the citizens of Washington state, and for the cause of justice,” Holder said. Durkan has served as U.S. Attorney for the last five years.  She was one of a first round of appointments made by […]

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    State Supreme Court to lawmakers: Explain why you shouldn’t be held in contempt

    OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court is poised to decide whether to hold the Legislature in contempt for not fully funding basic education. The court will hold an unprecedented session Wednesday to hear from state lawmakers about their failure to craft a plan by last April, the court’s deadline. To see an earlier, related story, click here. In 2012, the Justices issued their historic McCleary v. State of Washington decision, ruling that the Legislature had been woefully underfunding basic education.  […]

  • Murray to create new Seattle Department of Education

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray called the city’s public schools “unacceptable” Tuesday and pledged to create a new Department of Education to help the district change course. Murray is frustrated that the achievement gap persists between white and minority students, especially during the early years. “Ninety percent of white fourth-graders read at grade level, compared with 56% of African American students,” Murray said.  “When you open those numbers up by gender, they actually get worse.” Murray vowed to be the […]