Yakima Herald-Republic reporter Mike Faulk launches a new online video program this week. During each Open Mike segment, Faulk will speak with a Herald-Republic staff member to gain his or her perspective on a particular newsworthy event or an aspect of the newsroom operation. Each segment will be available by noon Wednesday at YakimaHerald.com.

In this week’s segment, Faulk and editorial page editor Frank Purdy provide a forecast of what faces the state Legislature as the 2013 session opens in Olympia.

Viewers can contact Faulk directly at mfaulk@yakimaherald.com if they have feedback or suggestions for a show topic.

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