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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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  • Inslee for President 2020? Campaign schedule a big clue

    SEATTLE – Though he is not on the ballot this election, Governor Jay Inslee is sure spending a lot of time campaigning. Inslee has been barnstorming the country on behalf of Democratic candidates in several states, including Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan.  Many are seeing it as preparation for a Presidential run in 2020. There is an official reason for that travel.  Inslee is head of the Democratic Governor’s Association.  It’s his job to help all he can with fundraising […]

  • 45th District State Senate Debate

    All eyes are on the State Senate contest in the 45th District, which includes Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville. 

  • Seattle Port Commission debate: Peter Steinbrueck and Preeti Shridhar

    SEATTLE – This fall voters through King County will be deciding on three seats for Seattle Port Commission.  Commissioners run two multi-billion enterprises, the Seaport along Seattle’s Waterfront, and SeaTac Airport.  As a public entity the Port collects about $73 million in property taxes from the residents of King County. Position #4 is an open seat and features two candidates with long histories of government experience.  Peter Steinbrueck is a former 10-year member of the Seattle City Council.  He current […]

  • Tacoma mayoral debate: Jim Merritt and Victoria Woodards

    In November, Tacoma residents face the first open seat for Tacoma Mayor in 8 years.  The top-two vote getters coming out of the August primary were Jim Merritt, an architect, and Victoria Woodards, a former city council member.

  • Seattle’s safe injection sites debate

    King County leaders are hoping to open at least two "safe injection sites" for heroin addicts.  One would be located in Seattle and one in a suburban location. 

  • The Schools Superintendent Debate: Reykdal vs. Jones

    Many know that long-time Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn is stepping down after 8 years on the job. He has been loud and often controversial advocate for public education.

  • Inslee vs. Bryant: The final day of campaigning

    SEATTLE– The candidates for governor made their final pitches to voters on Monday.  Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Bill Bryant both rallied voters in this last day of campaigning. Inslee has had the edge the entire campaign season, but Bryant has been crisscrossing the state hoping to convince voters that it’s time for a change. “I’m going to be a much more activist, engaged governor,” said Bryant at a tailgate event before Monday night’s Seahawks game.  “I’m going to focus […]

  • The $54 billion ‘Sound Transit 3’ ballot measure: A final push by supporters, opponents

    SEATTLE — The campaign over Sound Transit’s $54 billion light rail package continues to heat up, with less than a week before Election Day. Proponents are doing all they can to convince voters that the big expense is worth the price, and that the 25-year timeline is worth the wait. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Mayor Ed Murray, who stumped Thursday in West Seattle for the $54 billion plan. Up to now, most of the focus […]

  • Restricting rights or necessary step for public safety? Debate on I-1491

    SEATTLE – One of the big items on the ballot this fall is a measure that would allow guns to be taken away from dangerous individuals here in Washington. The measure would create “extreme risk protection orders”.  Under the plan, a family member or a member of law enforcement could petition a court to have a gun taken away from somebody they deemed at great risk of harming themselves or others. Supporters argue that I-1491 would fill a hold in our […]

  • State Democrats threaten to sue Pierce County over balloting

    SEATTLE — The election is less than two weeks away, but there is already talk of lawsuits over balloting. “We are calling on Pierce County to stop sending false information,” said Jaxon Ravens, chairman of the Washington Democratic Party.  Ravens said his organization will sue if Pierce County doesn’t clarify when ballots need to be mailed and postmarked. The problem started last week when 484,000 ballots were sent out that included an insert instructing voters to mail in ballots by […]

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