Puget Sound Cuts - June 2, 2017
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Puget Sound Cuts - June 2, 2017

What do cuts in President Trump's budget mean for the health of Puget Sound?

Chris Reykdal - May 26, 2017
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Chris Reykdal - May 26, 2017

What's the new SPI's vision for public education?

Real Estate 2017 - May 5, 2017
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Real Estate 2017 - May 5, 2017

Western Washington's real estate market on fire.

Fake News - April 28, 2017
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Fake News - April 28, 2017

Fake news: can you recognize it?

Sex Assault Awareness - April 21, 2017
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Sex Assault Awareness - April 21, 2017

How awareness can help.

Opioid Crisis - April 14, 2017
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Opioid Crisis - April 14, 2017

The opioid crisis isn't letting up.

UPS President - March 31, 2007
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UPS President - March 31, 2007

University of Puget Sound President Isiah Crawford.

Museum of Glass - March 24, 2017
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Museum of Glass - March 24, 2017

An important milestone for the MOG.

Open Government - March 10, 2017
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Open Government - March 10, 2017

Government doesn't want you snooping around.

Immigration - March 3, 2017
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Immigration - March 3, 2017

President Trump's controversial immigration policies.

Carla Santorno - February 17, 2017
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Carla Santorno - February 17, 2017

Her plans for public education in Tacoma.

Achievement Gap - February 10, 2017
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Achievement Gap - February 10, 2017

What's being done to help reduce the achievement gap?

Youth Apprenticeship - Jan. 27, 2017
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Youth Apprenticeship - Jan. 27, 2017

Is college the only path to success?

Dr  Julianne Malveaux - Jan. 20, 2017
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Dr Julianne Malveaux - Jan. 20, 2017

Dr. Julianne Malveaux challenges the conventional wisdom.

Homeless Issues - Jan. 13, 2017
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Homeless Issues - Jan. 13, 2017

Why are African Americans are more likely to be homeless?

Local Economy - Jan. 6, 2017
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Local Economy - Jan. 6, 2017

What's in store for the improving South Sound economy?

Tacoma LNG Plant- Dec. 16, 2016
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Tacoma LNG Plant- Dec. 16, 2016

Why are so many are opposed to this project?

Foss Seaport Museum - Dec. 9, 2016
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Foss Seaport Museum - Dec. 9, 2016

What's new at Tacoma's newest museum?

Officer Safety - December 2, 2016
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Officer Safety - December 2, 2016

Insight from those who protect us.

This is Me - November 25, 2016
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This is Me - November 25, 2016

New tools help amputees.

Assault Weapons Ban - Nov. 18, 2016
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Assault Weapons Ban - Nov. 18, 2016

Assault weapons in Washington State.

Elections Analysis - Nov. 11, 2016
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Elections Analysis - Nov. 11, 2016

Analysis of the 2016 election.

Protection Orders - Nov. 4, 2016
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Protection Orders - Nov. 4, 2016

A way to reduce gun violence?

Minimum Wage - October 28, 2016
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Minimum Wage - October 28, 2016

The pros and co's of raising the state's minimum wage.

Sound Transit 3 - October 21, 2016
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Sound Transit 3 - October 21, 2016

Is a better public transportation system worth the high price tag?

Norm Stamper - October 14, 2016
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Norm Stamper - October 14, 2016

Seattle's former top cop talks about police reform.

 Bill Bryant - October 7, 2016
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Bill Bryant - October 7, 2016

A conversation with GOP Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant.

Jay Inslee - September 30, 2016
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Jay Inslee - September 30, 2016

We sit down with Governor Jay Inslee as he seeks re-election in 2016

North American Eagle - Sep. 23, 2016
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North American Eagle - Sep. 23, 2016

A local group tries to break the land speed record?

Teacher Shortage - Sep. 16, 2016
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Teacher Shortage - Sep. 16, 2016

Find out what's behind an alarming shortage of teachers.

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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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