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All of them. I'm Corwin Hake with the landmark supreme court decision. Plus smacking good graces with the city. Carleen johnson. The owner of the Tiki apartments in Tacoma struck a deal with the city. We'll have more on that. And other news coming up after ABC. Governor of Florida says he expects to see damage worse than he imagined when he visits the parts of his state's panhandle. That were hardest hit by hurricane. Michael is hurricane was an absolute monster and a damage in its wake is still yet to be fully understood at least two people died. Many homes shredded President Trump says he's focusing on the hurricane even though he has a busy schedule a political rally last night and a lunch today with the rapper Kanye west President Trump's set a high bar for recovery operations along the Gulf Coast which sustained devastating damage from hurricane Michael. The president's spoke to Fox News by phone Thursday morning. Well, it's good to go fast. We're going to make it go fast. We are following it in, you know, it's just about gone from certain areas. One thing we had that was to our vantage was the speed. This thing was in and out. The president says he'll head to the region soon to get a firsthand look at the damage. Karen Travers ABC news, the White House across five states now close to a million customers. Don't have power Scott Goldberg. ABC news. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news. Good morning. Once again, forty nine clouds in downtown Seattle. It's nine thirty one. As we continue to bring you the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center, all eight death row inmates in Washington state have had their sentences commuted to life as the state supreme court rules capital punishment is unconstitutional. Komo's Corwin Hake. Live with his landmark ruling yesterday on the death penalty, violates the state constitution. The high court has ruled because they say it is applied unequally and with racial bias that then is the decision handed down this morning. The court is ruling in the case of. Alan Eugene, Gregory. He's an African American man sentenced to death for the nineteen Ninety-six robbery rape and murder of Janine. Hirsch Hartsfield of Tacoma Gregory's attorneys have asked the high court to overturn his sentence arguing it's racially biased. They're citing 2014 study that finds blacks are more than four times as likely to be sentenced to death as other defendants now the Pierce county prosecutor's office. This is their case they say that study is fatally flawed in the high court should not have considered it. We hope to hear from Pierce county. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist soon. Governor Jay Inslee is a death penalty opponents hill respond publicly to this decision. A little bit later this morning. We'll carry it live here on KOMO reporting live Corwin Hake. Komo news. Robert Dunham, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information center in Washington DC, what we're seeing the movement to abolish death penalty has gone from national focus with state-by-state. We'll be looking abolitionists. We'll be looking to have statutes declared unconstitutional. Individuals and looking to have legislatures individual states repeal their safe and today Washington became the twentieth. State to abolish the death penalty as we mentioned earlier eight people currently sit on our state's death row out of their side of the housing markets finally tilting toward the buyer new report from Trulia finds the share of US homes listed for sale with at least one price cut is at its highest level since twenty fourteen percent of listings nationwide with at least one price reduction climbed to seventeen point two percent in August for the Seattle metro area. Twenty percent of all homes listed in August had cut the price. At least once coupled with home price growth slowing a bit and inventory, creeping back up. There is more evidence. The market is shifting toward the buyer's favor. It's been nearly. Six months since residents of the Tiki apartments at Tacoma were forced out by the new owner infuriating much of the community. But today city officials praising that new owner for a deal he destruc- with them. Here's komo's Carleen Johnson. Complex this off south twelfth street near state route sixteen is back in the news. But this time it's all good for much happier. And the story didn't begin to. Well, that's Michael mirro at the Tacoma housing authority. Who tells the news Tribune that by thanksgiving? The renovated property now called Hyland flats will have a new name and be filled with tenants who desperately need housing sixty two units. There will become part of the housing authority and Tacoma community colleges housing assistance program to house homeless and near homeless TCC students and their families the developer Chad Dunkin enrage the community when he notified the residents, many them on fixed incomes, they would have to move out. So he could renovate dilapidated building the city thought at the time Dunkin would just go market rate with the apartments. But now they credit the owner for striking a deal to create affordable housing there for struggling students. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news..

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