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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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  • US Vice President Joe Biden (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Vice President Biden arrives in Seattle for fundraiser, remarks at Renton Technical

    SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Seattle Wednesday night and is set to speak Thursday at Renton Technical College and attend a Democratic fundraiser sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell. The money raised will go to help female Democratic Senate candidates in other states, including Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Renton Technical College is a recent recipient of a U.S. Department of Labor job-driven training grant. The funding is […]

  • ‘Tracking the truth’ of gun initiative TV ads

    SEATTLE — The general election is a month away and already the airwaves are flooded with ads for two controversial gun initiatives. I-594 and I-591 would create two different background check systems for gun purchases here in Washington. Initiative 594 I-594 is being pushed by gun control advocates.  It would create a universal background check system for all gun purchases, not just those at licensed firearms dealers.  Here’s a key part of the group’s recent TV ad: “Criminals who fail […]

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    Seattle Police Department wasted $1 million in excessive overtime, internal watchdog says

    SEATTLE — A report by the Seattle Police Department’s internal watchdog Office of Professional Accountability slams the department for wasting at least $1 million on officer overtime. The problem happened in the Training Division, where lax policies allowed officers to collect overtime on vacation days, and for work that should have been part of their regular jobs.  One officer even received 31.5 hours of overtime for a 24-hour period. The study by the independent OPA attributed the waste to an […]

  • State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, the chief author of the Boeing tax-break bill, says he doesn't think the company's plan to cut 2,000 defense jobs here "violates the spirit of the overall relationship." (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Author of bill giving Boeing $9 billion tax break gives his take on company’s plan to cut 2,000 jobs

    SEATTLE — The board of  Boeing’s engineering union expressed “disappointment” about the impending jobs losses among its ranks. This comes a day after the company announced that it will be cutting 2,000 engineers from the region.  Boeing says it’s moving the work to Oklahoma and Missouri.  The jobs are in the defense division, and will affect workers in Kent and Seattle. The plan comes less than a year after the aerospace giant received a record $9 billion in tax breaks […]

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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 […]