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Huskies. Komo news. Coming up on KOMO help on the way to house the middle class. I'm Corwin Hake. More corporate voices calling for relief. Negotiations. Have now begun to prevent a second government shutdown which could be less than three weeks away. President Trump says the plan must include money for a border wall. But Democrats say that would mean less cash for FEMA, the coastguard and the TSA every dollar spent on ineffective proposal means one less dollar invested in measures that actually keep us safe congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York. The Federal Reserve has decided not to raise interest rates after hiking them four times last year in light of global economic and financial developments in muted inflation pressures. The committee will be patient as it determines what future judgment adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate. Federal Reserve shared your own Powell Wall Street reacting positively the Dow is up more than four hundred points the polar vortex freezing the mid west has caused around twenty five hundred flights to be canceled today. I'm Scott Goldberg ABC news. Komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seven and we have top stories now from the KOMO twenty four seven news center. More of Seattle area's most successful companies are sounding the alarm over the decline in middle income housing. Komo's Corwin Hake. With the update you'll recall Microsoft step forward. I two weeks ago company, president brand Smith pledged five hundred million dollars toward financing for middle-class housing and challenge to other local companies to join the effort now regional corporate giants have attached their name to a report by a group called challenge. Seattle led by former Governor Chris Gregoire, Seattle members. Obviously want the entire region to be economically successful and to continue that success, but they fundamentally also want the region to be affordable to all families of all income. The Seattle times reports, Costco, Zillow warehouses or and Expedia or among the challenge. Seattle companies now calling for policy changes to relieve the lack of housing proposals include new zoning laws. To allow for more density. Another idea would extend low income housing tax credits to middle income projects. Corwin hake. Komo news. Many emigrants facing criminal charges spend more time in jail than other defendants in Pierce county. That's according to a new study from the university of Washington center for human rights. The center's latest report says people targeted by federal immigration, detainers requests are in jail three times longer than other people facing similar charges. New cases confirmed in the measles outbreak in Washington, Oregon and L one more state. There are thirty eight people with highly contagious disease like that in the northwest. And new cases were confirmed in Clark county where the outbreak started. We are also hearing of those pair of cases in Hawaii both in children from Washington. More from komo's Jennifer Sullivan spoke with local doctors about the risks is absolutely a concern. This.