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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    Will Britain’s decision to leave the European Union affect Washington state business?

    SEATTLE — Thursday’s historic vote in Britain to leave the European Union has many in our region worried about the potential downside it could have locally. Consider the Washington companies that have a sizable presence in the UK, including Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, Costco and Starbucks.  And, of course, all these companies do a big business in mainland Europe.  So, if Britain’s economy tanks and other EU countries slump, the effects could be felt here. For those who woke up and […]

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    Voters trust Trump over Clinton on economy, new poll shows

    When it comes to the economy, Donald Trump is the preferred choice of American voters. Voters overwhelmingly think Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president (whether they want that or not), but when they are asked specifically who would be the better candidate to “handle the economy,” 51% say Trump and only 43% say Clinton, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton is fighting back to change that impression. In a fiery speech Tuesday, she lashed […]

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    Seattle workers demand ‘predictable schedules’

    SEATTLE — Employees in Seattle are pushing hard for better work conditions. They argue that companies abuse them with unpredictable hours and changing schedules. This effort follows the city’s pro-worker policies in recent years, including a $15 minimum wage and paid sick leave. Some workers, who showed up Tuesday at City Hall, complain that they aren’t given schedules in advance and that their hours can fluctuate wildly from one week to another.  Those conditions make it hard for them to […]

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    Clinton and Sanders begin the process of unification

    SEATTLE — With the last presidential contest yesterday in Washington, D.C., the Democratic presidential primaries now over, and all signs are that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ready to put aside their differences and come together. The two met Tuesday night and talked about what Sanders wants in order for him to fully endorse Clinton in the general election against Donald Trump. Sanders wants firm commitments on issues such as the minimum wage and college tuition costs before offering his […]

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    Gun control debate heats up after Orlando rampage

    SEATTLE — A renewed call came Tuesday from President Obama for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of the Orlando rampage over the weekend. As he has after other tragedies, the president is urging Congress to act. “Enough talking about being tough on terrorism,” Obama said  after meeting with his national security team.  “Reinstate the assault weapons ban, making it harder for terrorists to use these weapons to kill us.” An assault weapons ban existed from 1994 until it expired […]

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    A tall order: Sanders’ only hope is to convince nearly 400 Clinton ‘superdelegates’ to switch to him

    SEATTLE — Bernie Sanders shows no signs of dropping out of the Democratic presidential race – even after rival Hillary Clinton declared victory with enough pledged and superdelegates to secure the nomination. “We will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get,” he said to cheering supporters in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday night. Sanders’ only hope now is to have superdelegates — elected officials and party leaders — to switch in huge numbers from supporting Clinton […]

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    Clinton lays claim to Democratic nomination, celebrates historic ‘milestone’ for women

    NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton laid claim to the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and with it, a piece of history Tuesday night, as she became the first woman to lead a major party’s bid for the White House. Speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on a night where she won the New Jersey primary, Clinton told supporters that they were witnessing a historical moment. “Thanks to you we’ve reached a milestone. First time in our nation’s history that a woman will […]

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    Seattle mayor, City Council agree on homeless encampment sweeps

    SEATTLE — After weeks of being at odds, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and City Council members are finally in agreement about how to clean up ‘The Jungle’ homeless encampment under Interstate 5. Lawmakers pushed back at the mayor’s recent sweep, arguing that it was too quick and too harsh. This new, more compassionate approach is expected to be a model for how other unauthorized encampments around city are cleaned up. “I feel much better about this new thing happening than […]

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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 […]