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News radio 1000 FM 97 7, stay connected, stay informed. Good evening, and thank you so much for joining us. 6 31 here on northwest news radio. I'm Kim shepherd, and here are your top northwest stories. A former sheriff and police chief says his first turn at jury duty gave him a fresh and optimistic perspective. He shared his story with northwest news radios, Ryan Harris. Cops often have to Don the uniform to take the witness stand, but because of their jobs, they're usually sent home from jury duty. That's how former King County sheriff Steve strand now director of the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs thought it would go for him instead strand says he not only made it to the final 50 prospective jurors in a case of assault on a law enforcement officer, but he says he was part of a thoughtful and sophisticated conversation where they were asked how they felt about officers. The scrutiny they are under or whether they'd find them credible on the witness stand. I saw nobody saying cops are always right. I saw nobody saying cops are always wrong. They had a nuanced and balanced approach and they said, law enforcement's given amazing responsibility, which comes with an expectation of accountability, and it was just a very good conversation from all these different perspectives. Strand says it not only makes him feel good about the justice system, but about people who vote and who participate in society. Ryan Harris, northwest news radio. An 86 year old Everett man already in prison for murder, sentenced now for a separate assault. The Everett held reports Lloyd Richmond was giving a female tenant to ride home when he stopped to check on his boat for reasons that are still unclear, richman snapped attacking the woman with a tire iron. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to a year in prison for that assault to be served concurrently with his sentence for murder, Richmond's already serving 15 years for killing Justin Allen, another of his tenants. Plans appear to be moving fast to relocate and orca taken from the waters of puget sound more than 50 years ago. The billionaire owner of football Indianapolis Colts says he'll pay whatever it takes to bring toki back to the Pacific Northwest. She is roughly 57 years old. She was captured in the Pacific Northwest in 1970 when there were a large number of captures captured from a southern resident orca pod. Charles vinick at the whale sanctuary project is working with veterinarians and planning the move. Although she still has a chronic infection, she is stable enough that they think such a move would be better for her health than where she is. The Miami seaquarium. She's been there for more than 50 years, but as Lolita, after decades of trying to gain her release, Friends of toki finally succeeded last week to begin discussions with all the federal agencies and the state agencies to facilitate a move to a netted enclosure in the Pacific Northwest. A move could happen sometime in the next year, but vinick says talk of returning to open waters is wildly premature. She and the southern residents are an endangered species. So nothing can be done that would jeopardize that group of whales. A rescue effort, 50 years in the making. John lobert, northwest news radio. Such a cool story. 6 34 now time to get a check on your drive now from the high performance homes, traffic center, how's it shaping up, Natalie Melendez? Well, in Seattle on the

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