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Rents continue to climb. There's a plan to help families in affordable housing. So they're not pushed out, but as komo's Brian Harris tells us even supporters say it's not enough as the Seattle city council prepares to vote on mandatory affordable housing rules council member. Lisa herbals plan would require developers that building a few high risk areas in the north and south sides of town, build as many new affordable units as are lost or pay more into the coffers. Steve ribs Delo is among those who told the council's planning land use and zoning committee affordable units are lost faster than they're built. And they'd like to see the threshold for family set at fifty percent or less of the area's median income. Not eighty percent up zone. You raise the taxes. You make many of the properties, which are affordable no longer economically viable. That's why we keep losing affordable units. The committee didn't vote, but we'll address this measure again, the council's MOHA. Vote is expected March eighteenth Ryan Harris, KOMO news. A I in Washington, which has leased state trust land is part of a solar power project. Here's komo's Bill O'neil. The deal includes a forty year lease with a Portland based company, which plans to begin operations in twenty twenty Commissioner of public lands. Hillary France says the lease for the one hundred fifty megawatt solar power project and click tat county will generate more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars a year, a new revenue for schools across the state the Forgeard eighty acres on which the solar farm will be built is currently used for grazing cattle that generates about two dollars per year per acre for the state Bill O'neil, KOMO news. The federal government is looking to lift protections for gray wolves across the country. US wildlife officials say successful recovery efforts are prompting this move chase canal with conservation. Northwest says our states in good shape. We've been very lucky here in Washington that we have a population of wolves that's growing at approximately thirty percent year. We believe that there are well over one hundred fifty wolves in our state today. But knows that not all states have been that successful wildlife advocates in California, Colorado and New Mexico are expressing concerns about the planned delisting activists lobbied at the state capital for new gun regulations today. And komo's Charlie harder tells us some gun advocates are skeptical. The legislature is considering a measure that would require mandatory training before a concealed. Pistol licenses CPL's are issued or renewed sue Whitcomb with moms demand action for gun. San says the goal is to increase gun safety seeing her husband and son are both gun owners again owners, I now they're responsible and they're like, yeah. We don't want something to happen. If we leave a gun lying around, but gun rights, advocate and writer. Dave workman says there's already a background check for CPL's in Washington has over six hundred thousand holders of the license who might be inconvenienced. I know a lot of people who have had CPL's for decades. And this is not going to sit. Well with them. This thing pass it the Bill is still being heard by committee. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. As the debate continues over what causes autism new study just conducted at U dub finds a new possible link come Kelly Blair reports, a new study at the university of Washington found children whose mothers were hospitalized with an infection during pregnancy are at increased risk for autism and depression, tactic Christina Adams, Waldorf co lead the research. Another surprising aspect.