For decades, Washington has been thought of as a place where problems like suicide, depression, and bad weather are a part of life. But the research proves those problems aren’t the biggest facing our state. On this edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at the question, “Is Washington Killing You?”

We’ll talk to experts and victims of some of the biggest problems facing Western Washington including: Alzheimer’s Disease, Skin Cancer rates, so called anti-vaxxers.

“No one knows. You can’t say that we will get an outbreak. We are certainly much more highly susceptible to vaccine preventable disease, when we had our whooping cough epidemic several years ago it hit the northern counties of Washington State harder than it did the Puget Sound area but Vashon Island was number one in the King County area when it came to whooping cough,” said Sarah Day, nurse for the Vashon Island School District.

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program which you can see every Friday Night at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC.

Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website.

OFF AIR:

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

CABLE:

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 Worlview)

SATELLITE:

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)

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