Puyallup Homeless - May 13, 2016
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Puyallup Homeless - May 13, 2016

A closer look at the growing homeless problem in Puyallup.

ST3 - May 6, 2016
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ST3 - May 6, 2016

We take a closer look at the fall ballot measure to increase light rail service.

Real Estate 2016 - April 15, 2016
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Real Estate 2016 - April 15, 2016

Our annual look at the Seattle/Puget Sound real estate market.

Veterans Transitions - April 1, 2016
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Veterans Transitions - April 1, 2016

A closer look at the challenges veterans face as they leave military service.

Methanol Plant - March 18, 2016
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Methanol Plant - March 18, 2016

We take a closer look at the proposed methanol plant on Port of Tacoma property.

Open Government - March 11, 2016
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Open Government - March 11, 2016

A closer look at your right to government records.

Early Start - February 26, 2016
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Early Start - February 26, 2016

Washington State's Early Start Act.

Gun Control - February 19, 2026
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Gun Control - February 19, 2026

We take a closer look at efforts to control the sales of firearms in the U.S.

Black Panthers - February 12, 2016
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Black Panthers - February 12, 2016

A look at Black History Month and the continuing struggles for civil rights.

Guardianship - February 5, 2016
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Guardianship - February 5, 2016

The efforts to change existing guardianship and visitation laws.

KPLU - January 29, 2016
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KPLU - January 29, 2016

We look at efforts to save NPR station KPLU from purchase by the University of Washington.

Governor Inslee - January 22, 2016
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Governor Inslee - January 22, 2016

We sit down for a wide-ranging discussion with Governor Jay Inslee.

Heroin - January 15, 2016
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Heroin - January 15, 2016

A look at the growing heroin problem in Western Washington

Local Economy - January 8, 2016
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Local Economy - January 8, 2016

We take a closer look at the South Sound economy

Children's Museum - January 1, 2016
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Children's Museum - January 1, 2016

Get a look at the museum's new Tuesday morning program for special needs kids.

Tacoma City Ballet -December 18, 2015
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Tacoma City Ballet -December 18, 2015

The Tacoma City Ballet celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Active Shooter - December 11, 2015
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Active Shooter - December 11, 2015

Taking a closer look at how to protect yourself in an active shooter situation

Is WA Killing You? - Dec. 14, 2015
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Is WA Killing You? - Dec. 14, 2015

We talk to experts and victims of some of the biggest problems facing Western Washington.

Hunger WA - November 20, 2015
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Hunger WA - November 20, 2015

On this edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at hunger in Western Washington.

Reps Reichert & Kilmer - Nov. 20, 2015
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Reps Reichert & Kilmer - Nov. 20, 2015

Taking a closer look at issues congress is facing.

Boeing Book - November 13, 2015
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Boeing Book - November 13, 2015

Concerns Boeing employees have as the company faces changes.

FIlipino History - Nov. 6, 2015
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FIlipino History - Nov. 6, 2015

Filipino American History month. Pierce has the largest Filipino American pop. in WA.

Vote Tacoma - October 30, 2015
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Vote Tacoma - October 30, 2015

Tacoma voters have major decisions to make about infrastructure and leadership.

Project Peace - October 23, 2015
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Project Peace - October 23, 2015

An effort to bring police, policy makers and the public together in Tacoma.

Election 2015 - October 16, 2015
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Election 2015 - October 16, 2015

I-1366 to require a 2/3rds majority for tax hikes and the Puyallup School Bond.

Saving the Salmon - October 9, 2015
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Saving the Salmon - October 9, 2015

A look at what's being done to help restore salmon populations.

McCleary Contempt - Oct. 2, 2015
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McCleary Contempt - Oct. 2, 2015

Take a look at the State Supreme Court's recent action concerning the McCleary ruling.

Presidential Visit - Sept. 25, 2015
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Presidential Visit - Sept. 25, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Northwest included a stop here in Tacoma.

Drought Emergency - Sept. 18, 2015
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Drought Emergency - Sept. 18, 2015

The perfect un-storm, throwing Washington State into its worst drought on record.

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

 

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.