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  • New Traffic Laws from June 12, 2024

    13 JUN 2024 · An overview of 2023 highway fatality trends with Washington Traffic Safety Commission Director Shelly Baldwin. Plus, a look at new legislation that expands the authority of local governments to use ticketing cameras to regulate intersections and enforce speed limits.
    24m 40s
  • Charter Schools from June 5, 2024

    5 JUN 2024 · Ten years after the first charter school in Washington opened its doors in Seattle, a look at the tumultuous early steps and the most recent report card for charters. Guest: Jessica de Barros, Executive Director of the Washington Charter School Commission
    24m 55s
  • Election Year Panel Discussion from May 29, 2024

    29 MAY 2024 · An election focused panel discussion covering the contests to watch, the implications of redistricting, a wave of retirements, and a slate of ballot initiatives. Guests: Paul Queary, The Washington Observer and Jerry Cornfield, the Washington State Standard
    24m 33s
  • Washington State Ferries from May 22, 2024

    22 MAY 2024 · A one-on-one sit down with Assistant Secretary Steve Nevey, the new head of Washington State Ferries, about his plans for the nation's largest ferry fleet and a system struggling with limited staff, mechanical problems, and construction delays for new ferries.
    24m 31s
  • Invasive Species from May 15, 2024

    15 MAY 2024 · A detailed look at the forest wrecking caterpillars behind an emergency eradication campaign. Then a broad overview of efforts to stop invasive threats of all shapes and sizes, from plants that can cause serious sunburns to mussels that create a razor sharp blanket of shells. Q&A with Sven Spichiger, Pest Program Manager, Plant Protection Division, Washington State Department of Agriculture & Stephanie Helms, Executive Coordinator for the Washington State Invasive Species Council.
    24m 32s
  • Cost of Care from May 8, 2024

    8 MAY 2024 · Why hospitals are hemorrhaging money, the Medicaid/long-term care conundrum, the consolidation debate, and the implications for healthcare delivery in Washington. Guest: Cassie Sauer, President and CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association
    24m 32s
  • Gray Wolves from May 1, 2024

    1 MAY 2024 · Are gray wolves heading to your neck of the woods? We dig into the latest numbers and dispersal trends for Washington's growing gray wolf population. Plus, a look at the federal government's plan to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades. Guest: Julie Smith, WDFW Endangered Species Recovery Section Manager
    24m 19s
  • Job Market & Inflation Trends from April 24, 2024

    24 APR 2024 · Inflation and job market trends in 2024. Q&A with Chief Labor Economist for the Employment Security Department, Anneliese Vance-Sherman.
    24m 38s
  • Toxic Chemicals from April 17,2024

    17 APR 2024 · What toxic chemicals are hiding in your household products? What about your car? A look at the state's efforts to reduce or eliminate high concern chemicals in consumer goods and the Safer Products for Washington Program. Guest: Marissa Smith, Senior Regulatory Toxicologist, Washington State Department of Ecology.
    24m 13s
  • 2024 Wildfire Season from April 10, 2024

    10 APR 2024 · 2024 wildfire season preview with Matt Dehr, Lead Meteorologist for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
    24m 40s
Hosted by Mike McClanahan, The Impact is TVW’s weekly news show, covering decisions at the State Capitol and how they impact you.
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