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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    WA Secretary of State race:  Wyman vs. Podlodowski

    On the ballot, this November is a heated race for Washington Secretary of State. The position serves as the state’s chief elections officer.

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    $54 billion light rail plan gains support on the Eastside

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — The $54 billion plan to expand light rail in the region is gaining more support. Three major Eastside cities are now on board with light rail expansion – Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue.  Those councils have voted to support the plan, even though the full build-out will take nearly three decades. “This area is going to have a million more people by that time,” said Bellevue Mayor John Stokes.  “We’re not going to be able to build a […]

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    Initiative 1464 seeks to finance political campaigns through “Democracy Credits”

    SEATTLE — Seattle’s first-of-its-kind plan to publicly finance campaigns may go statewide if voters approve a new ballot measure this fall. Initiative 1464 would create “democracy credits”.  They are similar to the “democracy vouchers” Seattleites approved last year, where each city voter gets four $25 vouchers they can give to candidates in local elections. Here are the main elements of I-1464: Voters would get three $50 “democracy credits” for state races Candidates would have to limit the size of donations […]

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    Patty Murray seeks 5th term in U.S. Senate; up against challenger Chris Vance

    This fall voters in Washington will be deciding whether or not to give Democratic Senator Patty Murray a fifth term.

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    40 years later, Ted Bundy’s attorney opens up about the serial killer

    SEATTLE – Criminal defense attorney John Henry Browne, who represented Ted Bundy back in the 1970s and early 80s, says the killer’s evil ways began as a child growing up in Tacoma. The future serial killer would buy mice at a local pet shop and “play God” to determine their fate. “He’d go to the woods and build a little corral, and then he’d decide which ones to kill and which ones to let go,” said Browne. Bundy used the […]

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    McCleary lawyers argue for tougher sanctions against Legislature for not fully funding schools

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Some testy exchanges took place in the Washington Supreme Court Wednesday, with lawyers sparring over whether the state should continue to be held in contempt for not fully funding public schools. The court has been fining the Legislature $100,000 a day since August 2015 for not obeying its McCleary v. Washington ruling to fully fund public schools; the total is now $40 million.  Yet, legislators still have fallen short of completing the court’s mandate. “I don’t think […]

  • Seattle police announced Monday night the arrest of three teenage suspects in connection with last week's killings in the city's longstanding homeless encampment known as "The Jungle."

    Homeless advocates pushing for slowdown of encampment sweeps

    SEATTLE — A big battle is brewing in Seattle over the city’s homeless encampment sweeps.  Advocates argue that Mayor Ed Murray’s method needs to slow down and become much more humane. “We have been seeing the same ineffective approach that is ultimately more destructive than it is helpful,” said Tim Harris, founder of Real Change. Harris is part of a coalition, including the ACLU, that is pushing for new protocols that would severely limit how much the city can do to […]

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    Seattle’s new homelessness ‘czar’ says he’s ready to tackle the problem

    SEATTLE –There’s a new first for Seattle when it comes to tackling homelessness.  Mayor Ed Murray just hired a homelessness czar.  He admits the problem has gotten so bad that a cabinet-level director is necessary to tackle the issue full-time. George Scarola started Wednesday , and will oversee all of the city’s homeless services and spending, which totals more than $50 million annually. “We need to move beyond planning and talking and arguing to actually making a difference for people […]

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    Yes or no on $54 billion light rail extension plan on November ballot?

    SEATTLE — As the fall campaigns start gearing up, voters are going to hear a lot more about the largest item on the ballot by far — the $54 billion plan to extend light rail up to Everett and down to Tacoma. The expensive third phase of Sound Transit is generating lots of debate and pushback from those who worry about all the new taxes. Here are the highlights of the ST3 plan: •             $54 billion •             $400 annually for […]

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    Mayor Murray defends plan to spend $150 million to build new police precinct building

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray has been in the hot seat this week.  He getting sharply criticized for the $150 million new police precinct he wants to build  in north Seattle. Opponents say the project costs way too much, and would be one of the most expensive police precincts in the country. In an interview Wednesday with Q13 News, Murray defended the project.  He also discussed the rejection by the police union of the recent contact, and his controversial proposal to […]