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 auditor Troy Kelley to face another fraud trial

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they plan to try Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley again on fraud charges, after his five-week fraud trial ended with a hung jury in April. They made the announcement during a hearing Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Tacoma. Prosecutors asked the judge to set a new trial date. Defense attorney Patty Eakes said she’s disappointed with the government’s decision to retry the case. Prosecutors accused Kelley of pocketing $3 million in fees […]

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    State GOP leaders slam Inslee, former DOC chief over mistaken early release of prisoners

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee and his staff are under renewed criticism for the mistaken early release of over 3,000 prisoners in recent years, some of whom have gone on to commit other crimes. A harsh new report from Republican leaders in the state Senate lays the blame for scandal with the former head of the Department of Corrections, Bernie Warner, and with his personal relationship with the governor’s chief of staff. “Mr. Warner grossly mismanaged this department,” said […]

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    Trump wins state primary, calls into Lynnwood rally; Clinton takes non-binding Democratic vote

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Donald Trump handily won Washington state’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, even as he shared the ballot with three other candidates who had already dropped out of the contest. As counties started posting their results shortly after 8 p.m., Trump took a commanding lead with 76 percent of the vote, followed by John Kasich and Ted Cruz, with 10 percent each. Ben Carson garnered 4 percent of the vote in early returns. Even though Trump is the […]

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    Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorses Donald Trump, his former rival

    BELLEVUE, Wash. —  He was one of the harshest critics of Donald Trump, even calling him a “madman” and an “egomaniac.” But now former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is endorsing the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Jindal, who ran against Trump for the nomination, argues the billionaire businessman is the lesser of two evils. “Donald Trump is the second worst choice we can make,” Jindal said.  “Unfortunately, I think Hillary Clinton is the worst choice we can make.” Jindal sat down […]

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    Rural homeowners object to pot grow operations, tell King County Council, ‘Stop it now’

    SEATTLE — The King County Council got an earful Wednesday from rural homeowners who object to marijuana grow operations in their neighborhoods. “We come to you and ask you to stop this now,” said one Enumclaw resident, Chris, testifying before the county council.  “Not a week from tomorrow, not a year down the road, but stop it now.” In response to the outrage, King County is considering new rules on where pot can be grown in unincorporated areas.  One proposal […]

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    Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly bury the hatchet…for now

    A big event tonight for Donald Trump.  His first sit-down interview with his journalistic nemesis, FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly. The two have been engaged in a public battle for months, ever since Trump went off on Kelly after the first GOP presidential debate last August.  He objected strongly to her question about his attitude toward women. Kelly brought up the issue during tonight’s interview. Kelly:  “I thought it was a fair question. Why didn’t you?” TRUMP: “I thought it […]

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    Seattle City Council decides to put proposed $290 million housing levy before voters on Aug. 2

    SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to send Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed $290 million housing levy, which would raised through increased property taxes, to voters on the Aug. 2 ballot. “It’s probably the most important thing we can do this year, as Seattleites, on the issue of housing affordability,” Murray said in an earlier interview with Q13 News. The levy, a renewal of an existing program, is Murray’s latest effort to deal with the homeless and housing […]

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    Sound Transit’s $50 billion light-rail extension plan faces pushback

    EVERETT, Wash. — Big plans are being proposed for a major expansion of the region’s light rail system. Leaders are seeking $50 billion to extend the line north to Everett and south to Tacoma, as well as east to Redmond and Issaquah.  At that point the system will become a truly regional network. Voters will be asked to pony up in November, but there is pushback over the huge price tag, and about the decades-long timeline. Despite the $50 billion […]

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    Seattle mayor lays out traffic plan for Alaskan Way Viaduct closure

    SEATTLE — Get set for some traffic tie-ups starting at the end of the month.  That’s when the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be shut down for two weeks so that the Bertha boring machine can dig underneath the aging roadway. Officials aren’t taking any chances. “We’ll work with the state and the county,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday about provisions being made to deal with the expected traffic crunch when the closure begins April 29.  “Additional transit, different transit […]

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    Two-week viaduct closure coming as Bertha tunnels underneath

    SEATTLE — Get ready for a major, two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct — and the traffic that’s sure to result. The Bertha tunneling machine is about to start boring under the aging roadway, and the Washington State Department of Transportation says the long closure is a precaution in case something goes wrong. No specific dates have been set for the shutdown, but the disruption is expected to happen within the next month. Ever since Bertha created that huge […]