Before taking his current beat, Tom covered state government and the Washington Legislature for 12 years. He got his start in radio at WCAL–FM, a public station in southern Minnesota. Reared in Seattle, Tom graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a degree in American Studies.
When not sifting through press releases, listening to lobbyists, or driving lonely highways, Tom enjoys exploring the Olympic Peninsula backcountry and cooking dinner with his wife and friends. Tom's secret ambition is to take six months off work and travel to a faraway place beyond the reach of email.
The Obama administration set carbon dioxide limits for electric power plants Monday. The objective is to combat climate change by clamping down on power plant pollution, especially coal-fired electricity.
A pair of World War II veterans from the Pacific Northwest and their escorts will return 70 inscribed Japanese flags Tuesday directly to the prime...
The U.S. Postal Service has nixed a privately-funded campaign to turn a small town post office in central Washington into a major artistic attraction.
An Anchorage-based commuter airline is opening a new hub in Portland. Peninsula Airways, better known as PenAir, is a well-established Alaska carrier...
Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave for Tokyo Thursday. They're carrying 70 captured Japanese flags to return for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave for Tokyo Thursday. They're carrying 70 captured Japanese flags to return for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
The parent company of Alaska Airlines reported the highest quarterly profit in its history Thursday despite stiff competition in the Northwest skies.
The biggest crowd to ever watch a National Women's Soccer League match filled Providence Park in downtown Portland stadium Wednesday evening. More than...
There are five regional wildfire supply storehouses in the Northwest operated by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, which you might call the Amazon.com for wildland firefighting.
Embedded in the captivating story of plane crash survivor Autumn Veatch is a cautionary tale about dehydration.
Washington, Idaho and Oregon have all placed in the top ten nationally for job growth over the past year.
A north central Washington hospital has discharged a Bellingham girl who emerged from the woods alive two days after a plane crash.
Nearly two days after surviving a plane crash in the rugged North Cascades, 16-year-old Autumn Veatch walked out of the wilderness.
Sixteen-year-old Autumn Veatch of Bellingham, Washington, walked out of the woods Monday afternoon -- two days after surviving a small plane crash.
The Washington Legislature finally adjourned its 2015 session Friday. The last piece of business was for the state House to approve $508 million in new...
Amidst further downsizing confirmed by the U.S. Army Thursday, the Washington National Guard got good news.
Washington state's brand new operating budget was not even hours old Wednesday when it sprung a big hole. A $2 billion hole.
The window of opportunity to prevent grave ecological damage to our oceans from climate change is closing. That's according to a paper appearing Friday...
A few minutes past the last minute, the Washington Legislature renewed an expiring tax incentive to promote non-polluting plug-in cars.
Living witnesses to the forced relocation of West Coast Japanese-Americans during World War II are growing fewer every year. Many who were incarcerated...
A U.S. national team stocked with players from Northwest pro soccer teams faces its toughest test to date at the FIFA Women's World Cup.