April Summers, Marysville, Dow Constantine discussed on News, Traffic and Weather


Are up in 2022 by 66% in Everett, drive by shootings are up by a 123%. The Blake decision and a ban on police pursuits has made drug treatment more difficult in the streets more dangerous. Marysville mayor, John nearing. For which you can't do is tell the criminals, guess what? We're never going to pursue you, or you get what we have today. 7 of our police cars getting rammed over the course of a few months. The mayors are recruiting business leaders and maybe a lobbyist to navigate the politics at the state capitol. Negotiations over King County's nearly $16 billion to your budget have begun. Council staffer April summers says executive Dow Constantine wants to float a bond for homelessness backed by lodging and hotel tax dollars. 45 million of general obligation bond proceeds be expended solely for the preservation acquisition or development of affordable workforce housing within one mile of a transit station. And that is just one line item negotiations are expected to take several weeks, if not months. Our state's hospital's leaders say they are losing money at a pace they can not sustain, details from northwest news radios, Ryan Harris. The members of the Washington state hospital association say that with expenses outpacing revenue and losses on their investments, they've had net losses of $1.75 billion in the first 6 months of this year, which is chief financial officer, Eric Lewis says total operating revenues in the first half of 2022 were up 4% from the same time last year, but total operating expenses increased by 11% in the first 6 months of 2022 compared to the prior year. These higher expenses were driven by significantly increased costs for labor, energy, supplies, and drugs. The nursing shortage has more traveling nurses working at rates that were up more than 40%. They also face Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements that fall well short of actual costs. So bottom line, they

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