NWNIn this edition of Northwest Now, we’re getting out of the studio and going out into the field to take a closer look at the issues that affect all of us here in Western Washington.

First, we start with health topics: We’ll take a closer look at why we lead the nation in multiple sclerosis cases. Then, did you know that skin cancer is a also major problem even up here in the rainy and cloudy Northwest?

Next, fighting for transparency in government – one lawmaker’s push to look under the hood of tax breaks. And homeless in Puyallup – even small towns feel the effects.

For those with homes – values are exploding – and young people are confronted with high prices.

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 our 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)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)