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  • WASHINGTON - MAY 05:  Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill May 5, 2006 in Washington DC. Kennedy acknowledged his addiction and announced plans to seek treatment at Mayo Clinic. He also said he does not remember driving his vehicle into a security barrier near the Capitol early yesterday.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Patrick Kennedy opens up about mental illness and addiction

    SEATTLE — Since retiring from Congress, Patrick Kennedy has made it his life’s mission to remove the stigma of mental illness and addiction.  He has struggled for years with both, as have many members of his family. “I’m not only a policymaker on mental health, but I’m also a patient,” said Kennedy, who was in Seattle on Thursday to give a speech to the Washington State Hospital Association.  He sat down for an exclusive interview with Q13 News. A big […]

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    The Minimum Wage Debate: Should WA voters pass a $13.50 rate?

    Initiative 1433 would hike Washington's minimum wage to $13.50 an hour by 2020. The current rate is $9.47. It would also provide up to 7 days of paid sick leave for employees.

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    Initiative 1433 Debate: Ballot measure would raise minimum wage statewide, provide paid sick leave

    SEATTLE — On the  November ballot is a big statewide measure to hike the minimum wage across Washington by $4 an hour.  It would rise to $13.50 by 2020.   The measure would also give employees up to 7 days of  paid sick leave a year. Many businesses worry about the added costs and mandates, but a lot of workers say higher pay and benefits are long overdue. “There’s not a single community in Washington today where you can afford to […]

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    Newly released ex-con ‘Barefoot Bandit’ gets job with a surprising employer

    SEATTLE — Colton Harris-Moore, better known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” has just been released from jail, and is now living in a halfway house in Seattle.  He is on work-release and is about to start a job with a surprising employer — his attorney. “He’s an extraordinary person,” said lawyer John Henry Browne of his new hire.  Browne says that Harris-Moore will be doing low-level clerical work. “The Bar Association, as usual, is probably not going to like what I’m […]

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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 […]