The Impact

Find out how the issues of the day – the state budget, health care, education, the environment, transportation, and more – impact citizens and communities throughout Washington. Hosted by Anita Kissée (learn more about Anita here), The Impact features interviews and profiles with the policy experts who make the decisions in Olympia and the people who are impacted back home.

During July/August and the last two weeks of December The Impact goes on hiatus, returning in September and January with new episodes.

TVW looks at the growing popularity of drones, and the serious privacy questions they raise in a new one-hour special report, Flight Plan: Charting a Course for Drones in Washington. Watch the documentary here.

Also, watch past special reports:

The Impact is sponsored with generous support from the Washington State Employees Credit Union, Comcast and WGU Washington.

     

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03/25/2015
7:00PM
42 Minutes

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The bill to completely revamp payday loans in Washington. Plus, an effort to boost minority participation in local elections through the Washington Voting Rights Act.

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03/18/2015
7:00PM
44 Minutes

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New bills linking Boeing and aerospace tax breaks to jobs and pay. Plus, a plan to overhaul the B&O Tax to make it simpler for small businesses.

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03/11/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

As the Washington State Legislature reaches mid-session cut-off, we look forward to the negotiations ahead on the state budget. Plus, The parole hearing for one of Washington's most notorious killers, Barry Massey.

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03/04/2015
7:00PM
44 Minutes

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The Senate vote on whether to raise the gas tax to pay for transportation projects. Plus, the bill to require paid sick leave for almost all Washington workers. And, meet the state's youngest medical marijuana patient who is just six years old.

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02/25/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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Legislators weigh in on whether it's the right time for state workers to get the pay raise they negotiated. Plus, why Washington's Secretary of State wants to move up the Presidential primary.

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The Impact airs on TVW*:
Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 9am2pm & 7pm
* unless bumped by LIVE legislative coverage
  
The Impact also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane, and KSTW TV  in Seattle.