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.
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.
Would you let your smartphone share your location if it meant that one day you could come to a stranger's rescue?
The Washington National Guard -- joined by officers from Oregon and Idaho -- are preparing for a massive military relief effort.
Golf's U.S. Open Championship tees off starting at 7 a.m. Thursday morning at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington.
Six players with ties to the Northwest are entered in golf's U.S. Open as the event tees off in the Pacific Northwest for the very first time this week.
Soccer fans from the American Northwest are expected to fill sold-out BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, Tuesday evening as the U.S. Women's National Team takes on Nigeria.
Some of the favorites to win this year's U.S. Open are saying nice things about the golf course after practice rounds at Chambers Bay near Tacoma,...
A steak-knife fight on the high seas has captivated Northwest yachting fans for the past day.
Many of the world's best golfers will descend on a public course near Tacoma, Washington, this week for the 2015 U.S. Open.
Team Elsie Piddock, a Seattle-based team of experienced open-ocean racers, are about to win the inaugural Race to Alaska.
The starting horn for the inaugural, 750-mile Race to Alaska sounded at dawn Thursday at Port Townsend, Washington. The adventure contest began with a...
At 5 a.m. Thursday morning, a wide range of catamarans, sloops, kayaks and ocean rowboats will launch from Port Townsend, Washington, in the inaugural...
They say there's nothing more boring than watching grass grow. But cultivating immaculate grass is a serious, intense and fascinating business when you...
The corruption investigations swirling around soccer's world governing body could cast a shadow over the FIFA Women's World Cup. It kicks off Saturday...
Organizers of the U.S. Open men's golf championship are exuding confidence that Chambers Bay Golf Course overlooking Puget Sound will be ready for the...
The Federal Aviation Administration has recently granted clearance for takeoff to big batches of private drone operators.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is in the midst of his second tour in less than a year to drum up support to export coal through the Northwest.
Souped-up paddle boards, custom rowing craft and high performance, carbon fiber sailboats have been entered in the inaugural Race to Alaska.
Freight railroads in the Northwest appear unlikely to meet an end-of-the-year deadline to install the type of system safety regulators say could have...