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On “The Impact” – October 19, 2016:
There’s a statewide ballot measure that supporters say will protect seniors and home caregivers.
“I’m very uncomfortable imagining that my, that anybody could get my personal information and come to my home,” said Kathy Yasi, home care worker and I-1501 Supporter. “I’m responsible for a lot of vulnerable beings.”
It would also limit contact information now considered public to a few specific groups.
“The primary purpose of Initiative 1501 is not to protect seniors and the vulnerable, it’s to protect actually one of the largest special interest groups in the state,” said Maxford Nelson, The Freedom Foundation/I-1501 Opponent. “This initiative, allegedly about protecting seniors and preventing scams is itself a scam.”
There are reports of new wolf attacks Washington. We’ll bring you the latest from state wildlife managers and also an update on the conflict that left one pack marked for death.
There’s a new plan to fight opioid related problems in the state. We’ll have the details on the joint effort.
“We’re not going to ignore this,” said Theresa Sheldon, Council Member, Board of Directors, Tulalip Tribes.
Voters will decide the fate of a long term transit project with a hefty price tag attached.
“We think that building a high capacity transit system that will give people an option to get out of traffic is the future for this region,” said Shefali Ranganathan, supporter of Proposition 1 (ST3).
Proposition 1 (ST3) promises to extend light rail and increase other transit options in King, Pierce, and Snohomish County and it’s not without controversy.
“The majority of the rest of us are still going to be stuck on I-5 or on 405 gripping the wheel for an hour or two or more,” said Mariya Frost, ST3 Critic.