The Impact

The Impact


About The Impact:

Hosted by Mike McClanahan, The Impact is TVW’s weekly news show, covering decisions at the State Capitol and how they impact you.



The Impact premieres Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm and repeats throughout the week. Also airs on KSTW-Seattle, KBTC-Tacoma, KSPS-Spokane, KWSU-Pullman and KTNW-TriCities.

The show is on hiatus during July and August to film in-depth documentaries about statewide issues. Watch past documentaries here.


Meet the Host:


Mike McClanahan

Following a career in local affiliate news, Emmy Award winning host and executive producer of “The Impact” Mike McClanahan has been covering the big stories in Washington state politics since 2016.

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeNewsBlast

Follow The Impact on Twitter: @TheImpactTVW



Most Recent Episode:

Jan. 13, 2021 – Lawmakers return to Olympia with big problems to solve, new precautions over COVID-19, and restrictions on who can access the legislative building.     

Following a tumultuous year of lockdowns, protests, and economic pain, Democratic House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Republican Leader John Braun lay out their top priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session.

Topics include:  pandemic restrictions, public participation, the state budget, business aid, unemployment insurance rate increase, the eviction moratorium, policing, reopening schools, capital gains tax, revenue proposals, security measures, virtual testimony and emergency powers.

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