Watch KBTC's Northwest Now Panel on Guardianship


This episode of Northwest Now focuses on Guardianship in the State of Washington. You may watch it by clicking on this link:

Panelists include WAPG Vice President, Dan Smerken, David Lord from Disability Rights Washington, Shirley Bondon from the Office of Public Guardianship, and Rep. Jim Moeller of Vancouver.

Also presented separately is an interview with Ms. Linda Byron, an investigative journalist with King 5 News in Seattle. Late last year, Ms. Byron produced a report on a Spokane County guardianship case. WAPG’s analysis of the facts from the court record provided to KING 5, can be downloaded here.

Northwest Now did not disclose to the panel that it was providing Ms. Byron a private interview until the day of airing.

King 5 News has yet to respond to WAPG’s request for an explanation on why publicly available facts were omitted from Ms. Byron’s investigative story.