Furniture Bank - May 9, 2014
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Furniture Bank - May 9, 2014

We visit the Northwest Furniture Bank and meet us to the organization's founder.

Civic Summit - May 2, 2014
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Civic Summit - May 2, 2014

A broad coalition of civic leaders are working to address serious educational issues.

Natural Disasters - April 25, 2014
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Natural Disasters - April 25, 2014

A discussion about the natural disasters people face in Western Washington.

Workforce - April 18, 2014
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Workforce - April 18, 2014

A discussion about workforce development and the 'skills gap' the SkillsUSA event.

Bob Ferguson - April 11, 2014
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Bob Ferguson - April 11, 2014

A discussion with Washington's Attorney General.

Real Estate - April 4, 2014
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Real Estate - April 4, 2014

A discussion about the real estate market in the Puget Sound.

Super Ships - March 28, 2014
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Super Ships - March 28, 2014

We're taking a look at the super ships coming soon to Tacoma.

Public Records - March 21, 2014
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Public Records - March 21, 2014

We discuss several pieces of new legislation that affect your right to know.

Maker Economy - February 28, 2014
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Maker Economy - February 28, 2014

Where are the next great innovations going to come from?

Heroin Resurgence - Feb. 21, 2014
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Heroin Resurgence - Feb. 21, 2014

A discussion about the resurgence of heroin in Washington State.

Women's Heart Health - Feb. 7, 2014
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Women's Heart Health - Feb. 7, 2014

A discussion about National Wear Red Day.

Jon Kitna - Janurary 31, 2014
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Jon Kitna - Janurary 31, 2014

A discussion with former Seahwaks quarterback Jon Kitna about the Super Bowl.

Remembering MLK - January 24, 2014
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Remembering MLK - January 24, 2014

A discussion with Dr. Dexter Gordon about the MLK holiday and where we go from here.

Kreidler & Dorn - Jan. 17, 2014
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Kreidler & Dorn - Jan. 17, 2014

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and state schools Superintendent Randy Dorn.

Common Core - January 10, 2014
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Common Core - January 10, 2014

A discussion about "Common Core" and what it means for your children.

Sick Leave - February 14, 2014
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Sick Leave - February 14, 2014

Should Tacoma require private businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees?

Non Profits - December 27, 2014
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Non Profits - December 27, 2014

A look at non-profit organizations profiled on Northwest Now.

Congressmen Reichert and Kilmer
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Congressmen Reichert and Kilmer

Northwest Now talks with Congressmen Reichert and Kilmer about the 2015 Congress.

TSO - November 15, 2013
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TSO - November 15, 2013

Finding a new maestro for the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

Governor Inslee - November 8, 2014
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Governor Inslee - November 8, 2014

A discussion with the Governor the day a massive tax break was approved for Boeing.

District 26 Race - November 1, 2013
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District 26 Race - November 1, 2013

A discussion with the candidates for the 26th District Senate seat.

The HCA - October 18, 2013
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The HCA - October 18, 2013

A discussion about how the Affordable Health Care Act affects you.

Habitat for Humanity - Oct. 11, 2013
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Habitat for Humanity - Oct. 11, 2013

A closer look the largest project Habitat for Humanity has ever attempted in Pierce County

Human Trafficking - October 4, 2013
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Human Trafficking - October 4, 2013

A discussion about human trafficking in Puget Sound.

Tacoma Prop 1 - September 27, 2013
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Tacoma Prop 1 - September 27, 2013

A discussion about the Tacoma Utilities tax increase.

Seattle Mayoral Race - September 20, 2013
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Seattle Mayoral Race - September 20, 2013

Northwest Now talks with Ed Murray and Mike McGinn.

NORTHWEST NOW DIGITAL EXTRA WITH TOM LAYSON

 

 

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Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and comes to the job having worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey.

Tom anchored 13 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 which is but one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on the set or in the field delivering live coverage, interviewing Presidents and Governors, leading election and political coverage, and guiding viewers through many hours of breaking news from hostage crisis' to airplane crashes to natural disasters.

Tom received an Emmy for KBTC's Northwest Now, and has served a columnist for local newspapers, a commentator on local talk shows, and a media analyst for CBS radio.

Tom is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and currently resides in the Puyallup area.

DIGITAL FIRST WITH CHRIS ANDERSON

 

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Northwest Now Associate Producer Chris Anderson joined KBTC in September of 2014.  Before his arrival at KBTC he worked in Seattle for seven years at KCPQ and KING as an Assignment Editor.  Chris has 20 years of experience as a television journalist, working as an assignment editor and  producer in markets like, Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Monterey/Salinas and Santa Barbara.  He attended San Jose State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Radio Journalism.  Chris is a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Seattle.

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