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Northwest Now Digital Extra

Northwest Now Digital Extra are segments from and/or associated with our weekly shows. Digital Extra takes you into the community to emphasize the topics we discuss.

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Real Estate 2022

A competitive market isn't stopping these buyers from getting their dream home

UW Drug Addiction Vaccine

Efforts are underway at UW to create a vaccine that fights addiction.

Japanese Internment

A local author uses her family's painful ordeal to write about inernment

Meet Northwest Now Host Tom Layson

Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and worked in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey. Tom anchored 13 hours of live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 - just one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on set or in the field covering politics, natural disasters, courts and crime, economic development, personal finance and the environment over the past 38 years. Tom won an Emmy for Northwest Now and is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.

Recent Stories

Omari Salisbury

A look at grassroots neighborhood journalism from an African American perspective

Bates Allied Health

A look at the new Bates Technical College Allied Health facility

Indian Boarding Schools

A local man shares his family's story

Making The Connections: Clean Water Healthy Habitat

Dow Constantine discusses the county's Clean Water Healthy Habitat Program

Making The Connections: Clean Water Healthy Habitat

Dow Constantine discusses the county's Clean Water Healthy Habitat Program

Vaccine Pastors

A look at how some local religious leaders are helping to get their flocks vaccinated

Remembering 9/11

A special memorial built in Milton remembering the 9/11 tragedy

NWN Digital Extra Critical Race Theory

A discussion with OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal about his views on CRT.

Northwest Now Digital Extra: Bethel Virtural Academy

A look at an online learning opportunity

Manny Ellis Update

Update on charges filed against Tacoma Officers

Ocean Acidification

A look at the acidification of Puget Sound and the rest of the Pacific Ocean

Real Estate 2021

Home buyers struggle to get into new homes in a competitive market.

Tacoma Totem Pole

Will a downtown Tacoma totem pole be removed?

Northwest Now Digital Extra: Open Government 2021

A look at your rights to public records

The Peace Bus

A ride along in a vehicle powered by peace and charity.

Boeing Business Impact

Boeing's impact on the local business community

NWN Digital Extra COVID Vaccines

A discussion with a local woman who was one of Washington's first to get the COVID Vaccine

Northwest Now Digital Extra Picking Up The Past

Creosote’s impact on water quality

Northwest Now Digital Extra Hand Up Project

Helping the homeless on the streets of Everett

Northwest Now Digital Extra Megafires

Meeting those directly affected by September wildfires

Northwest Now Digital Extra Inside The CHOP

Northwest Now contributor Linda Byron talks to residents inside the former CHOP

Northwest Now Digital Extra COVID Back To School

How local students are coping with COVID while returning to remote learning

Northwest Now Digital Extra COVID Financial Impact

What kind of damage could COVID do to the local economy?

Northwest Now Digital Extra Child Care Aware

Child care during the COVID pandemic

Northwest Now Digital Extra Vaccinations

The importance of being vaccinated

Northwest Now Digital Extra College Impact

Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou Discusses how COVID will cause changes

Northwest Now Digital Extra Red Cross

The Red Cross discusses blood supply during COVID