Posted inAppreciations & Remembrances

Steve Pool: 1953–2023

Born Novem­ber 5th, 1953, Pool grew up in West­ern Wash­ing­ton. He went to Tyee High School in SeaT­ac and served his peers as stu­dent body pres­i­dent. He went to col­lege at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton and became a KOMO intern dur­ing those years. After he grad­u­at­ed in 1978 with a major in com­mu­ni­ca­tions, he was hired to work at the sta­tion full time as a reporter, cov­er­ing hard news and sports. 

Posted inElections

Let’s Go Washington turns in signatures for measure to repeal Climate Commitment Act

Spon­sored by Repub­li­can State Par­ty Chair Jim Walsh, I‑2117 would repeal Wash­ing­ton’s land­mark Cli­mate Com­mit­ment Act and wreck the state’s plans to secure a just and respon­si­ble tran­si­tion to a clean ener­gy future. NPI con­sid­ers the ini­tia­tive a grave threat to Wash­ing­ton’s well-being and strong­ly oppos­es it.

Posted inElections

Big plurality of voters unsure about crowded 2024 race for Commissioner of Public Lands

48% said they weren’t sure who they’d sup­port if the elec­tion were being held as of when the sur­vey field­ed. Repub­li­can Jaime Her­rera Beut­ler got the most sup­port of the group of sev­en can­di­dates with 18%, fol­lowed by fel­low Repub­li­can Sue Kuehl Ped­er­sen (Franz’s 2020 oppo­nent) with 14%. All five Democ­rats were in the sin­gle digits.