KBTC's Northwest Now explores two ballot measures: car tabs and affirmative action

Posted: October 02, 2019

In November, Washington voters will decide on two crucial ballot measures, one potentially lowering the rates of car tabs back down to $30, and the other deciding the fate of affirmative action in our state.

On this edition of Northwest Now, we will hear from Tim Eyman on his car tabs initiative and former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland about why she thinks it’s a bad idea.

Plus, we’ll hear from a major state labor union about why they think affirmative action needs to continue in our state, as well as a local Asian group who are opposed to it.

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)