LISTEN: John Carlson Show, Jan12--8am hour

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A new report says Sound Transit's costs are going up an estimated $5 billion to acquire land for light rail extension to Tacoma, West Seattle and Ballard. KVI's John Carlson interviews Sound Transit board member, Bruce Dammeier, about how the transit agency might handle this budget over-run or if taxes will be increased/extended to pay this higher cost for right-of-way acquisition. (Photo: KVI Staff)

8am hour -- you're invited to a KVI celebration for retiring talk show host Kirby Wilbur, new crime stats show Seattle's murder rate jumped 61% last year, GUEST: Sound Transit board member and Pierce Co. Executive Bruce Dammeier, addresses new report that Sound Transit's "ST3" costs to acquire land for light rail to two locations in Seattle and one in Tacoma, what happened to Seattle's gun tax that was supposed to fund programs to reduce gun violence?, an explanation of shutdown of the social media website, GUEST: KVI's Kirby Wilbur talks about his retirement decision and why he and his wife are choosing to move to Texas for retirement, the looting at Bellevue Square Mall last year played a factor in the decision to move.

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