Two candidates are vying for election to State Senate district 45, but this November, only one will be elected. The important seat will help define the political makeup of the next several years — and possibly the policies of our state’s government.

In the next edition of KBTC’s Northwest Now, host Tom Layson sits down with journalists Melissa Santos, political reporter at The News Tribune, and Joel Connelly, political reporter at the Seattle PI. They’ll explore the possible outcomes of the 45th district senate race. Will Republicans hold on to the seat, or will Democrats take it over and change the majority in our Senate?

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)