A Beautiful Life
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A Beautiful Life

Carol Decker - motivating others faced with severe physical challenges.

Project Comet
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Project Comet

A look at a local team's restoration efforts of a De Havilland Comet 4C.

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

Puyallup Is catching up to larger cities like Seattle when it comes to homelessness.

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

What's inside the light rail ballot measure in Western Washington?

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

Western Washington's seller's market continues to surge.

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

What's next for military veterans as they search for careers in the civilian world?

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

An in-depth discussion about the proposed methanol plant for Tacoma's Tideflats area.

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

Find out more about your rights to government records and what roadblocks you may face.

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

Find out how children are benefiting by taking part in this new form of early education.

Gun Control - February 19, 2016
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Gun Control - February 19, 2016

The latest in the continuing debate over what needs to be done to control gun sales.

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

A discussion with former members and organizers of the Black Panther party.

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

Casey Kasem's daughter fights for change in guardianship policy.

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

The effort 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

Find out what's on Jay Inslee's agenda as he nears the end of his first term as governor.

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

A discussion with a local journalist who lost her daughter to heroin.

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

With Seattle booming, how is the South Sound faring?

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

A special new program involving play dates for special needs children.

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

They seem to keep happening: active shooter situations. Find out how to protect yourself.

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

Living in Washington state brings some higher-than-normal risks in certain areas.

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

What's being done to help the hungry in Western Washington?

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

Congressmen Kilmer (D) and Reichert (R) sit down together to discuss current events.

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

The corporate evolution of Boeing and the impact on employees.

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

As salmon populations in local waters decrease, local tribes work on restoration.

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

What does the recent Supreme Court decision mean for the future of public school funding?

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Northwest includes 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.

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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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