Gun violence on the rise in Tacoma: KBTC's Northwest Now discusses latest rash of gun deaths

Posted: November 06, 2019

So far in 2019, 22 people have died in Tacoma as the result of gun violence, representing the highest rate of gun deaths since 2006.

In this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and Police Chief Don Ramsdell to discuss the recent rash of violence in Tacoma — and what can be done about it. We’ll also hear from community activists who are dedicating their time and talents to help put a stop to the violence in their community.

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)

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