Year started withKUOW: 2008
Carolyn covers Seattle’s growth and the challenges people have in meeting the regional economy’s shifting demands. She came toKUOWafter careers at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Star. She is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She studied Economics at the University of California, Davis, and the Cultural Impact of Technological Change at the University of Washington.
Latest Award: Runner Up, SPJ Investigative Audio Reporting with John Ryan, 2016.
Unemployed workers have been relying on the state employment security department to keep them out of poverty during this pandemic. Now, that agency says it could run out of money by the end of the year.
The council is considering a corporate head tax that Amazon and Starbucks object to. Others say rising homelessness is a consequence of wealth and fast growth — one that companies should pay for.
Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. Now tech workers are facing a new city income tax on the highest earners to help those who make less.
Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. The highly paid tech workers there are expected to pay a new city income tax to help those who make less.
The unemployment rate for people under the age of 25 is more than twice the national average. As part of our Starting Over series, a young woman figures out how to bridge the "opportunity gap."