Public affairs show Northwest Now focuses on heroin problem in Washington

Posted: January 13, 2016

It was a popular drug in the early 1990s, and now, almost 25 years later, it’s use has spiked again.

On this edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at Western Washington’s heroin problem. We’ll talk to experts and find out exactly how bad this drug really is and find out more about the negative impact it’s having on our communities.

Plus, we’ll travel to Grays Harbor County, where heroin use has escalated to epidemic rates. “No one is immune to this, said Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott. “I’ve seen people who have had very highly-placed and well-paying jobs become homeless and living on the streets because of their heroin addiction,” said Scott.

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.

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)