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On ‘The Impact:’ Hear from the 30th legislative district candidates

Host Anita Kissee with Carol Gregory, top, and Teri Hickel, bottom.
Host Anita Kissee with Carol Gregory, top, and Teri Hickel, bottom.

Host Anita Kissee with Carol Gregory, top, and Teri Hickel, bottom.

On this week’s edition of “The Impact,” host Anita Kissee interviews the two candidates vying for the 30th Legislative District seat in the state House. The seat became vacant last year following the death of Democratic Rep. Roger Freeman.

Former teacher Carol Gregory, a Democrat, was appointed to the seat following Freeman’s death and is campaigning to keep it. Her challenger is Republican Teri Hickel, the former executive director of a youth leadership program in Federal Way.

The race is drawing high interest because Democrats currently hold a slim two-seat majority in the House. The mostly Republican Majority Coalition Caucus holds the Senate.

Also on the show — catch up with members of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee on their multi-city “listening tour” as they hear ideas from the public about ways to fund basic education.

The committee is focusing on how to reduce the reliance on local school levies — see the background materials shown at the meeting here. TVW also produced a 16-minute short documentary showing how an overreliance on levies impacts schools and teachers.

“The Impact” airs Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 & 10 p.m.

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