Click here to watch: “The Impact” 11/2/2016.On “The Impact” – November 2, 2016:
Is Washington State ready for the big one? The Director of Emergency Management talks about preparedness for a mega-quake. Geologists say it’s not a question of if, but when it will happen.
“There will be a tremendous loss of life. Medical needs are going to be great,” said Robert Ezelle, Director, Emergency Management Division, Washington Dept. of Military. “The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a very real hazard. We as a society need to be prepared.”
Then we highlight the party that didn’t give a hoot about the status quo. We sit down with a former Owl Party candidate and a former Washington Secretary of State to talk about the lighthearted political movement that led to an historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision. Here’s an excerpt from the actual 1976 Voter Pamphlet that featured Owl Party candidates.
Later, elected leaders react to the passing of Senator Andy Hill.
“Andy Hill was one of the finest public servants the state of Washington ever knew. He deeply loved his wife and kids. He was passionate about giving back to his community. After his first recovery from cancer, he used his second chance at life to make Washington a better place to live. I am grieving Andy’s loss,” said Sen. Majority Leader Mark Schoesler.
“Senator Hill was dedicated legislator who served with distinction. He was a strong champion for education and a compassionate advocate for people with disabilities. His voice in Olympia will be missed,” said Governor Jay Inslee.