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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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  • Mayor Ed Murray’s State of the City Address:  Tackling inequity in 2015

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray said in his State of the City Address on Monday that Seattle must become more affordable and more equitable if it is to remain a leading city in the region and country. “We must recognize that the benefits of our thriving city are not jointly shared,” Murray said. The mayor’s words come on the heels of new data showing that poor and minorities in Seattle are falling further behind. One of the troubling and persistent […]

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    Mayor Murray: No plan B for tunnel project; ‘frustrated’ with police behavior

    SEATTLE — There are still no answers about when and if the Bertha boring machine will resume digging the SR 99 tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.  However, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray remains confident the project will proceed. “There is no plan B,” Murray said during an interview on Q13 FOX News.  “The plan is to build a tunnel.” Murray said the state, which oversees the project, still has his confidence. “A private contractor holds the liability if it’s not […]

  • Amazon Fulfillment Center processed 426 orders per second on Cyber Monday, December, 1, 2014. (From CNN)

    Amazon Prime turns 10 … drone delivery coming next?

    SEATTLE — Tuesday was the 10th anniversary of Amazon Prime.  The $99 annual membership guarantees two-day shipping and access to thousands of TV, film and book titles. “It’s the best deal in the history of shopping,” said Greg Greeley, director of Amazon Prime.  “Two-day shipping normally ranges from $15-$45 for single package, depending on where you are in the U.S.” The company hopes that soon items will come even faster — within an hour.  Amazon is working out the complicated […]

  • From CNN.

    Lawmakers move to merge medical and recreational marijuana

    OLYMPIA — Lawmakers in Olympia tackled the controversial problem of merging the state’s two pot markets — the new retail stores and the existing medical marijuana dispensaries. Right now, dispensaries don’t have to follow any of the rules of the retail stores, and many argue they are undercutting the emerging legal market and putting it in jeopardy. “Anyone that is selling marijuana that doesn’t have a license is violating the underlying law, which is a felony every time that you […]

  • Governor defends Seattle tunnel project, rejects proposals to kill it

    OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee came out swinging Thursday in defense of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement in downtown Seattle.  It came just a few days after two key lawmakers called for cutting losses and scrapping the embattled tunneling project. “They owe us a tunnel,” Inslee said of the private contractor overseeing construction.  “We have a very solid agreement with this contractor.” The tunnel project has become somewhat of a nightmare.  The Bertha boring machine is damaged, the viaduct is […]

  • ANALYSIS: How did Obama do in the State of Union Address?

  • Former Carnation murder prosecutor provides insight on case

    SEATTLE — It’s been over seven years and the trial finally began Tuesday for the horrendous murders of six family members in Carnation. Joseph McEnroe and Michelle Anderson are facing the death penalty for allegedly killing Anderson’s family on Christmas Eve 2007.  McEnroe’s trial started Tuesday, with opening arguments from both sides. Already, this case has cost the public $8 million to defend the two. The lead prosecutor for the first four years was James Konat.  Until his retirement a […]

  • Inslee lays out 2015 agenda, calls for new capital gains tax on wealthiest 1% to help pay for education

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — An ambitious plan of new taxes and new spending — that was the message of Gov. Jay Inslee  in his 2015 State of the State Address on Tuesday. “It is now time for reinvestment,” Inslee said to lawmakers assembled in the House chamber of the state Capitol. The governor called for billions more for public schools and transportation.  To help pay for his program, the governor wants a new tax on capital gains that would target the […]

  • Inslee proposes ambitious budget, along with tax increases

    OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed an ambitious budget for 2015-17.  He is pushing billions in new spending for public schools and mental health. “We should work together toward a future in which every child has access to a high-quality education and every child has a shot at a good-paying job,” Inslee said. To pay for it all, Inslee also proplosed several new taxes, including on capital gains. Those taxes are already creating a firestorm. “Tax increases should […]

  • Inslee seeks more than $1 billion in new taxes

    OLYMPIA — Governor Jay Inslee says that the state needs at least $1 – $2 billion in new revenue to adequately fund schools and other crucial services. The plan is already getting heavy pushback from those who say the state should live within its existing resources. “The state is thinking more about their own financial situation instead of the finances of working people,” said Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center. The Governor and his staff are keeping quiet about […]