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December 19th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on "The Impact," a look at the Governor's budget proposal, the plan to fix our schools in the midst of a $2.1 billion shortfall, and the heated testimony during a hearing on the coal export terminal planned for Cherry Point.

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December 12th, 2012, 7:00PM

Washington made history becoming the first state in the nation to allow same-sex couples to get married because voters wanted it. Follow one family's journey down the aisle. Women in politics - why is Washington losing ground?

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December 5th, 2012, 7:00PM

Are Washington’s beloved state parks in trouble? The plan to hand over partial control of one popular park, and how the agency plans to keep parks open with less money. And Washington considers tougher penalties for kids with guns.

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November 28th, 2012, 7:00PM

Host Anita Kissee visits a shellfish farm to see the environmental and financial impacts of ocean acidification on the industry. Plus, an update on the whooping cough epidemic.

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November 21st, 2012, 7:00PM

We look at the staffing issues and service cuts facing the ferry system. Also, why is the Washington State Patrol having trouble finding good hires?

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November 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

Why counting Washington's ballots takes longer than in any other state, the new push to change the ballot deadline, and what to expect next for legal marijuana sales in Washington.

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November 7th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week's edition of "The Impact" is all about election results and what they mean for the state of Washington.

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October 31st, 2012, 7:00PM

You've seen the candidates who want your vote to be Washington's next governor. Now meet the women who know them best. Trudi Inslee and Marilyn McKenna. Why they want to be our state's next First Lady.

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October 24th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week we’re getting educated about I-1240, the push to bring charter schools to Washington. Why are charter schools allowed in 41 other states, but not here? We ask the tough questions of both sides, and show you two innovative schools already here.

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October 17th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week, we look at the same-sex marriage referendum -- and a surprising divide in the faith community. Plus, the race for Commissioner of Public Lands.

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October 10th, 2012, 7:00PM

Should WA schools stop using Native American school mascots/ logos? Why the Brd of Education says it's hurting students & race relations. And - the controversy over 7 wolves killed, and whether enough was done to try and stop them from killing livestock.

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October 2nd, 2012, 7:30PM

It's the hot debate in Washington and Oregon: Coal exports. TVW goes in-depth to give you a balanced look at the coal controversy and the burning questions about our potential as the coal shipping capital of America.

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October 3rd, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on The Impact: expanding exports and investments in Washington. TVW talks with Gov. Chris Gregoire during her trade mission to India about how opportunities there could lead to jobs here.

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September 26th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on "The Impact," we tackle the hottest topic in Washington: Coal. The push to use our ports to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to China. What impact it could have on jobs, our economy, neighborhoods and our health.

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September 19th, 2012, 7:00PM

Paying for Washington roads with a tax at the gas pump, or a tax per mile you drive? The controversial plan to make everyone pay for the roads they use. Plus, why the state isn’t raising Workers’ Comp rates like expected, despite a budget shortfall.

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September 12th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on The Impact: several forests in WA are under a warning, in danger of devastating wildfires. What's causing the problem and being done to protect people who live close. Plus, progress on the $1.1 million cleaning project for the Capitol dome.

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September 5th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact returns with new host Anita Kissée and a look at one of the most controversial measures Washingtonians will vote on this year: I-502 and legalizing marijuana.

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June 27th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact goes in-depth on a recent public school audit that highlights where money is spent and how more teachers could be hired. Plus, summer travel means navigating your way through big construction projects - an update w/WSDOT Sec. Paula Hammond.

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June 20th, 2012, 7:00PM

This Week on The Impact, will the news be good this time? We'll talk with Representatives Ed Orcutt (R-Kalama) and Ross Hunter (D-Medina) about the state's revenue forecast plus a new way to weigh in on big issues affecting Washington.

The Impact Election 2012 Special Video Available

June 12th, 2012, 1:45PM

LIVE studio analysis of the June 2012 governor and attorney general candidate debates from Spokane. Plus, live post-debate interviews with the candidates.

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June 13th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on The Impact, we'll take a look at the debates in Spokane, not only among the leading candidates for Governor, but the lively debate between the Attorney General Candidates.

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June 6th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on The Impact, it looks like voters will decide in November whether to approve or reject same sex marriage, after enough signatures were gathered..We talk to leaders on both sides of the issue, plus a wrap-up of the state conventions.

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May 30th, 2012, 7:00PM

On The Impact this week, what's in name? We look at proposed name changes for geographic features in Washington state. We also examine the idea and cost of fire sprinklers in new residential construction.

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May 23rd, 2012, 7:00PM

Coming up this week on The Impact, we sit down with the CEO of the newly created Washington Health Benefit Exchange and find out how the exchange helps Washingtonians shop for health insurance.

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May 16th, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on The Impact, a look at the changes and challenges at Joint Base Lewis McChord plus we sit down with the Director of the Department of Ecology to learn about the process for evaluating a controversial coal transport proposal.

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May 9th, 2012, 7:00PM

Local businesses affected by the upcoming vote in Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. And Washington inmates training service dogs for local veterans learn life lessons from man's best friend.

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May 2nd, 2012, 7:00PM

This week on The Impact we look at changes to K-12 health benefits, part of the biggest cost driver to the state budget. Plus, we break down tax changes: From a new tax on roll your own cigarettes to a tax break for Washington's film industry.

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April 25th, 2012, 7:00PM

The biggest change to community corrections in a decade could mean less severe penalties for probation violations. Guest host Sabrina Register asks what it means for public safety/the state budget. Plus, officials deal with a whooping cough epidemic.

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April 18th, 2012, 7:00PM

The drop in the state's jobless rate is actually bad news for the long-term unemployed. We look at the broader employment outlook and resources for job seekers. Plus, an examination of the Senate Republican budget coup - what did it accomplish?

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April 11th, 2012, 7:00PM

We take a look at one of the major sticking points in negotiations on the final days of the special session. Plus, Congressman Adam Smith on the newly redrawn 9th, Afghanistan and the federal deficit.

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April 4th, 2012, 7:00PM

The latest on budget negotiations from members of the House and Senate leadership teams. Plus, law enforcement on both sides of the debate over legalizing marijuana.

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March 28th, 2012, 7:00PM

With national health care reform in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, we check back in with people we profiled for our documentary on the health care overhaul in 2010. Plus, Attorney General Rob McKenna on the state's involvement in the federal lawsuit.

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March 21st, 2012, 7:00PM

Are negotiators closer to a breakthrough on the state budget gap? We talk with the governor's budget director about her negotiating strategy. Plus, a judge upholds the liquor privatization initiative, so we have an update on the implementation process.

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March 8th, 2012, 4:30PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (closing remarks by host Jessica Gao)

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March 8th, 2012, 4:20PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Lisa Brown, D-Spokane)

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March 8th, 2012, 4:00PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor)

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March 8th, 2012, 3:45PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, D-Seattle)

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March 8th, 2012, 3:30PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater)

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March 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

We talk with the capital press corps about behind-the-scenes budget negotiations in the 30-day special session. Plus, is a renewable resource wasting away in our forests?

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March 8th, 2012, 3:22PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep's Eileen Cody, D-Seattle & Larry Seaquist, D-Tacoma)

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March 8th, 2012, 2:55PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Robin Arnold-Williams, Secretary - DSHS)

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March 8th, 2012, 2:45PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale)

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March 8th, 2012, 2:30PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima)

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March 8th, 2012, 2:20PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville)

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March 8th, 2012, 2:00PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep.'s J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm & Larry Haler, R-Richland)

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March 8th, 2012, 1:50PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax)

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March 8th, 2012, 1:30PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sup't. of Public Instruction Randy Dorn)

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March 8th, 2012, 12:50PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish)

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March 8th, 2012, 12:30PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep.'s Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes & Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup)

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March 8th, 2012, 12:18PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt, Walla Walla)

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March 8th, 2012, 12:10PM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma)

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March 8th, 2012, 11:45AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis)

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March 8th, 2012, 11:25AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen.'s Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond & Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens)

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March 8th, 2012, 11:20AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent)

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March 8th, 2012, 11:15AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island)

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March 8th, 2012, 11:00AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley)

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March 8th, 2012, 10:30AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Sen.'s Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield & Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue)

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March 8th, 2012, 10:15AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Cary Condotta, R-East Wenatchee)

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March 8th, 2012, 9:45AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep.'s Ross Hunter, D-Medina & Gary Alexander, R-Olympia)

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March 8th, 2012, 9:30AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (Rep. Pat Sullivan, D-Covington)

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March 8th, 2012, 8:45AM

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On the final day of the 60-day regular session, we're based in the Capitol Rotunda, talking with key lawmakers on the budget, education, transportation and other top issues from 2012. (press panel/Governor Gregoire)

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March 7th, 2012, 7:00PM

An interview with a Republican and Democrat at the center of the historic Senate budget coup. Plus, a look at how TVW's Capitol Classroom program is connecting students to the legislature.

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February 29th, 2012, 7:00PM

A proposal to kick start job growth in the legislature - we track down the projects and people that are supposed to benefit. Plus, the unique bipartisan partnership over access to adoptee records.

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February 22nd, 2012, 7:00PM

Budget leaders talk about the House Democrats' plan to solve a billion-dollar budget puzzle. Plus, the proposals spurred by the Penn State sex abuse scandal - who should be legally required to report child abuse?

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February 15th, 2012, 7:00PM

Exclusive interviews with legislative leaders on the budget, taxes, and education reforms on a critical deadline marking the midway point in session.

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February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Representatives Dave Upthegrove (D-Des Moines) and Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien).

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February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Representatives Larry Seaquist (D-Gig Harbor) and Larry Haler (R-Richland).

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February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Senator Joseph Zarelli (R-Ridgefield).

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February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Representatives Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) and David Taylor (R-Moxee).

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February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks w/House & Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes legislators Don Benton (R-Vancouver), Jerome Delvin (R-Richland) & Bruce Dammeier (R-Puyallup).

The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition Video Available

February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Senators Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano Island) and Curtis King (R-Yakima).

The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition Video Available

February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Senators Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) and Janea Holmquist-Newbry (R-Moses Lake).

The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition Video Available

February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Representatives Ross Hunter (D-Medina) and Gary Alexander (R-Olympia).

The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition Video Available

February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks w/House/Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Sens. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-Seattle), Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) & Sharon Nelson (D-Seattle).

The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition Video Available

February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Senators Rosemary McAuliffe (D-Bothell) and Rodney Tom (D-Bellevue).

The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition Video Available

February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Senators Lisa Brown (D-Spokane) and Mike Hewitt (R-Walla Walla).

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February 14th, 2012, 7:00PM

The Impact's Jessica Gao talks with House and Senate leaders on the day of a key deadline for moving bills onto the final weeks of session - interview includes State Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) and Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda).

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February 8th, 2012, 7:00PM

The legislature passes same-sex marriage legislation. We have an in-depth interview with Sen. Ed Murray - the leading gay rights advocate in the legislature. Plus, how would an Education First Budget work?

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February 1st, 2012, 7:00PM

We look at proposals to reduce the impact of minimum wage increases on small businesses. Plus, a follow-up to our special report on the ferry system: what's in the works this session to provide a long-term funding fix?

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January 25th, 2012, 7:00PM

With enough votes secured to pass gay marriage legislation, we look at the remaining political hurdles ahead. Plus, controversial proposals to change voter-approved renewable energy standards.

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January 18th, 2012, 7:00PM

We explore the debate over teacher performance evaluations and charter schools. Plus, the legislation that would break new ground in the fight against human trafficking.

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes State Rep's. Jaime Pedersen (D-Seattle) & Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes State Rep's. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island) & Cary Condotta (R-East Wenatchee).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes State Senator Rodney Tom (D-Bellevue) & State Rep. Larry Haler (R-Richland).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with Governor Chris Gregoire.

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes State Representatives Ross Hunter (D-Medina) & Gary Alexander (R-Olympia).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes State Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with State Senator Derek Kilmer (D-26th District, Gig Harbor).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with Senate Majority Whip Nick Harper (D-Everett).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with Marty Brown (Dir., Office of Financial Management).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt (R-Chehalis).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-Covington).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes a conversation with Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt (R-Walla Walla).

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes comments/remarks from Gov. Gregoire made at the recent AP Leg. Forum/press events.

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews w/elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This segment includes comments from legislative leadership and advocates at the recent AP Leg. Forum.

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with elected officials from the governor to key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn.

The Impact Special Edition: Opening Day of Session Video Available

January 9th, 2012, 8:00AM

We outline the 2012 legislative agenda with interviews with key lawmakers on the budget, education and jobs. This interview includes Austin Jenkins (NW News Network), Jim Camden (The Spokesman-Review) & State Senators Ed Murray & Mark Schoesler.

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January 11th, 2012, 7:00PM

We outline the major themes of the opening days of the 2012 session, including the various job creation proposals. Plus, why the state's Supreme Court Chief Justice is doing temp work in county court.

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January 4th, 2012, 7:00PM

Coverage of the governor's announcement on gay marriage, just ahead of the 2012 legislative session. Plus, an interview with the redistricting commission chair, after the panel pulls off a last-minute deal to rearrange state political boundaries.