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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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  • From WSDOT: In this Dec. 14, 2015 photo, crews working for Seattle Tunnel Partners fill in the pit used to access and repair Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine. Sand is delivered into the pit through the flexible pipe on the left, and then is spread out and compacted by crews inside the pit.

    ‘I am seriously disappointed:’ Inslee halts tunneling machine for now

    SEATTLE – The Bertha tunneling project under downtown Seattle has once again been halted.  Governor Inslee on Thursday ordered the stoppage because of an unexplained 15-foot sinkhole he says threatens the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and potentially some downtown buildings. “I am seriously disappointed,” Inslee said at a morning press conference. There was a lot of hope when Bertha started up again last month after a two-year delay, but it didn’t take long for a big new problem to emerge. A frustrated […]

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    Charter schools seek a lifeline from Legislature after state Supreme Court decision

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — There was a big legislative hearing Tuesday in Olympia over how to save the state’s charter schools. Last fall, the state Supreme Court cut their funding, declaring them unconstitutional for taking money from regular public schools.  The high court left the state’s nine charter schools struggling for survival. On Tuesday, a number of charter students showed up to plead that their schools stay open. “We’re learning skills that most traditional public schools struggle to teach us,” said […]

  • President Barack Obama delievers his last state of the union address on January 12, 2016.

    State of the Union: Obama urges Americans to reject politics of fear, rancor and gridlock

    WASHINGTON — In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a “clear-eyed, big-hearted” and “optimistic” nation. Delivering his annual report to the nation, Obama did not name Republican 2016 candidates, but took clear, implied shots at them nevertheless, particularly front-runner Donald Trump, as well as Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as he […]

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    Washington lawmakers discuss bills to revive charter schools

    SEATTLE (AP) — State lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on two proposed legal fixes to the state’s charter school system. Lawmakers are seeking a way to answer last fall’s state Supreme Court ruling that found Washington’s charter school system was unconstitutional. The justices had a problem with the new public schools getting state money but not being controlled by a voter-elected school board. Much, but not all, of the testimony from parents, teachers and education advocates was positive about the proposals. […]

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    Inslee’s State of the State Address:  Raise minimum wage to $13.50 and pay teachers more

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his annual State of the State address Tuesday in which he outlined a bold agenda for 2016, including a big hike in the minimum wage for workers, and a big pay increase for teachers. “If you work 40 hours a week, you deserve a wage that puts a roof over your head and food on the table,” Inslee said.  “Period.” The governor’s speech came as legislators gather in Olympia for their 60-day session, […]

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    Washington Legislature opens 2016 session on Monday: School funding tops agenda

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — With just a few days before the state legislative session starts in Olympia, leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan to fund schools and get out from under a state Supreme Court order — and millions of dollars in fines. Gov. Jay Inslee declared on Thursday that the state’s school funding problem is a crisis, and vowed action when legislators meet for their two-month session Monday.  “This is about the education of our children,” Inslee […]

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    Biggest Political Stories of 2015

    SEATTLE – With just a few days left in 2015, it’s a good time to take stock of the biggest political stories of the year in our region. We reviewed all the headlines of the year, and these are the ones here in Washington that got talked about the most and will have lasting impacts into the new year and beyond. #10  Auditor Indicted First up, the shocker of State Auditor Troy Kelley being indicted on ten counts of fraud […]

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    Political fallout from early prisoner release?

    SEATTLE – What effect, if any, will the early release of prisoners have on the political future of Gov Jay Inslee, who is up for re-election in 2016?  And can we expect a shakeup at the Department of Corrections? Political Analyst C.R. Douglas weighs in.

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    Thousands of state prisoners mistakenly released early due to technical glitch

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that as many as 3,200 offenders were released early from Washington state prisons in the past 13 years. At a news conference, Inslee said he had ordered immediate steps to correct a “long-standing sentencing computation” problem. The governor’s office said the problem dates back to 2002 when a state Supreme Court ruling required the Department of Corrections to apply “good time” credits earned in county jail to state prison sentences. The department changed its […]

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    King County puts out welcome mat for Syrian refugees

    SEATTLE – Despite the fear of Middle East refugees coming to our country, local leaders are taking the opposite approach and welcoming Muslims fleeing Syria and other hot spots around the world. On Wednesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced an array of services that are being made available to refugees coming to this region, many of who are the victims of torture and abuse. “We are committed to basic American values,” Constantine said.  “This is a land for all, regardless of […]