Real Estate - May 15, 2014
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Real Estate - May 15, 2014

So far in 2015, Western Washington has turned into one of the hottest real estate markets.

Protecting Puget Sound - May 8, 2015
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Protecting Puget Sound - May 8, 2015

A closer look at efforts to save Puget Sound from pollution and acidification.

Oil Trains - April 24, 2015
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Oil Trains - April 24, 2015

We take a closer look at the safety of oil trains in our region.

Earth Day 2015 - April 17, 2015
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Earth Day 2015 - April 17, 2015

We take a closer look at Earth day and its co-founder, Denis Hayes.

US Open Impact - April 10, 2015
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US Open Impact - April 10, 2015

We take a closer look at the economic impact of the US Open.

Senator Patty Murray - April 3, 2015
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Senator Patty Murray - April 3, 2015

We talk with Sen. Patty Murray about the budget, deficit reduction and veterans rights.

Charter Schools - March 27, 2015
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Charter Schools - March 27, 2015

Charter schools and the relationship with traditional public education.

2015 US Open - March 20, 2015
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2015 US Open - March 20, 2015

We sit down with USGA officials to learn more about their vision for the US Open.

Open Government - March 13, 2015
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Open Government - March 13, 2015

Access to public records is one of our most important rights as citizens.

WSDOT Secretary - Feburary 27, 2015
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WSDOT Secretary - Feburary 27, 2015

WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson joins us in studio.

Governor Jay Inslee - February 20, 2015
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Governor Jay Inslee - February 20, 2015

We talk about the budget, transportation, education and more.

Black History Month - February 13, 2015
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Black History Month - February 13, 2015

A generational look at the African Americans struggle for civil rights.

Guardianship - January 30, 2015
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Guardianship - January 30, 2015

A closer look at the pitfalls of legal guardianship and Washington's guardianship laws.

JBLM Cuts - January 23, 2015
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JBLM Cuts - January 23, 2015

What would a proposed cut of 11,000 soldiers at JBLM mean to the South Sound.

Net Neutrality  - January 16, 2017
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Net Neutrality - January 16, 2017

Northwest Now discusses Net Neutrality.

Immigration - January 9, 2015
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Immigration - January 9, 2015

What does President Obama's executive order mean to immigrants living in the Northwest?

Tacoma Sick Leave - January 2, 2015
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Tacoma Sick Leave - January 2, 2015

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

Reichert and Kilmer - Dec. 19, 2014
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Reichert and Kilmer - Dec. 19, 2014

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

Anarchists of Home - Dec. 12, 2014
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Anarchists of Home - Dec. 12, 2014

A closer look at Utopian experimental communities in Washington State.

Standing Down - December 5, 2014
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Standing Down - December 5, 2014

Northwest Now discusses Veterans and returning to the workplace.

American Graduate - Nov. 28, 2014
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American Graduate - Nov. 28, 2014

A look at our discussions with local organizations and educators on American Graduate Day.

Traffic Emergency -Nov. 21, 2014
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Traffic Emergency -Nov. 21, 2014

Northwest Now discusses traffic challenges in the Puget Sound, including 167 and transit.

Tacoma Art Museum - Nov. 14, 2014
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Tacoma Art Museum - Nov. 14, 2014

The Tacoma Art Museum unveils its newest exhibit, the "Go West" Haub Family Galleries.

Coal Trains -  November 7, 2014
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Coal Trains - November 7, 2014

As demand for coal in Asia goes up, so does the need for more trains to transport it.

Concussion - October 31, 2014
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Concussion - October 31, 2014

Northwest Now discusses concussion and TBI.

New Conductor  - October 24, 2014
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New Conductor - October 24, 2014

New Tacoma Symphony Orchestra music director, Sara Ioannides.

Gun Initiatives - October 17, 2014
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Gun Initiatives - October 17, 2014

Voters decide on gun control measures at I-594 and I-591.

Measles - October 3, 2014
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Measles - October 3, 2014

The outbreak of measles in the state and the risks of opting-out.

Class Sizes - September 26, 2014
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Class Sizes - September 26, 2014

Northwest Now discusses Initiative 1351.

Race and Pedagogy - Sept. 19 2014
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Race and Pedagogy - Sept. 19 2014

Northwest Now discusses the Race and Pedagogy conference coming to Tacoma in September.

Discussing Ferguson - Sept. 12, 2014
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Discussing Ferguson - Sept. 12, 2014

A discussion about the issues surrounding the troubles in Ferguson, Missouri.

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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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