Viet Shelton and Sandeep Kaushik were two of the key players in Suzan DelBene's successful run for Congress in Washington's 1st District in 2012. This year, they are back running DelBene's re-election campaign.
Ross Reynolds talks with two former law enforcement officials on opposite sides of this fall's gun ballot measures.
Don Pierce is a former Bellingham police chief and the former executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. He supports 594, which calls for stricter background checks.
William Burris is a retired detective and spokesman for the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. He supports Initiative 591, which would limit the restrictions the state can place on gun ownership.
Washington’s upcoming vote on gun laws is being closely watched around the country.
It’s the first time a state has presented voters with two competing initiatives on gun regulations – one to require universal background checks and the other to prevent them. It’s also marked a new surge in campaign donations to regulate gun sales in Washington state. Advocates for background checks call the donations “a sea change” that could have ripple effects in other states.
Ross Reynolds talks to Chris Lehman, reporter for the Northwest News Network and OPB, about Measure 90, which would change Oregon's primary system. Similar to Washington, the two candidates with the most votes would move forward to the general election, regardless of their party affiliate.
Seattle’s "ramps to nowhere" are coming down this weekend. Where should they land? Also, a critical care nurse at Harborview is preparing to treat Ebola, and a Seattle woman turned her camera on an alleged groper and found out there was more to him. Plus, who gets to hassle the King County Executive via text?
All these topics and more get discussed with Bill Radke’s panel this week: Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas and Republican consultant Chris Vance.
Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 10:59 am
Ron Klain, a former White House adviser, has been appointed to head U.S. efforts to combat Ebola.
A White House official says Klain "will report directly to the president's Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco and ... National Security Adviser Susan Rice as he ensures that efforts to protect the American people by detecting, isolating and treating Ebola patients in this country are properly integrated but don't distract from the aggressive commitment to stopping Ebola at the source in West Africa."