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"KOMO news time eight oh, six a new Bill in the state legislature would allow college athletes here in Washington to be paid. It would also allow student athletes to hire an agent, and that is currently not allowed by the NC double A state Representative drew Stokes berry of Sumner says the NC double as a multibillion dollar organization, and it's time athletes got their fair share. None of it ever goes to the players. It's not allowed to go to the players. Even though they are the ones responsible for, you know, well over ninety percent to the value of the college sports enterprise. They reached out to the NC double A for a response. But have not heard back in the university of Washington tells us they are still reviewing the legislation we expect to learn much more later this morning at about how the state plans to expand healthcare options. More from komo's Kelly Koopman. Jay Inslee set to announce his support for increased choices through the state's health benefit exchange ends as office says that Washington has one of the most effective exchanges in the country with more than eight hundred thousand people covered governor will make the announcement at ten thirty. The search is still on for two suspects. After a King County sheriff's deputy was injured by a hit and run driver yesterday afternoon in white center, deputies say to people Colella wimberly and David Irving had shoplifted some items from a Safeway store when they tried to drive away and wimberly kit, the deputy head on injuring his leg. A Boston marathon bombing survivor from Issaquah is back in the hospital. Adrian has let lost a leg in the twenty thirteen marathon bombing and sat. Saturday night. She was hit by a car in Boston that driver hitter was cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian and a marked crosswalk. He didn't say says he didn't see has that. Because it was dark and rainy the US supreme court has declined to take another look at the nearly one hundred twelve year prison sentence for a man convicted of murder during a school shooting in Oregon more than twenty five years ago. The story from komo's Erik Heintz, Kip Kinkel fatally shot his parents before killing two students and wounding two dozen others at Thurston high school in Springfield, Oregon in nineteen ninety eight he submitted his own petition in August. And then his two lawyers submitted their own petition on kinko's behalf. The lawyers argue the Oregon supreme court. He got it wrong last year when it upheld Kinkel sentence and found that he is incapable of rehabilitation, the US supreme court's refusal. Monday means the state supreme court ruling stands Kinkel was fifteen years old at the time of the shooting. Eric Heintz, KOMO news. Firefighters in Pierce county are trying to figure out what sparked a house fire at one hundred thirty four th and bath road on Puyallup. South hill. Firefighters say the residents were not home at the time all their pets died in that fire. And it's the end of an era starting this morning on the Microsoft campus in Redmond today. Crews begin demolition on several building some of them original buildings. This is all part of Microsoft's campus modernization project a multi year project that eventually will include eighteen new buildings more than six million square feet of renovated workspace. And it also includes one hundred fifty million dollars in transportation infrastructure improvements on the campus law ready. A lot of people have managed to make their TV and tennis and set top boxes. Disappear will now accompany is offering a TV can that can itself. Disappear LG is showing off a Rollerball TV. It's a sixty five inch screen model that can scroll down into the base with a push of a button while the set is out of sight, it can still play music or display the time when partially rolled down. L G says the TV being showcase tat the big Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas will be available later this year. No word on how much it will cost bet. It's got a big price. Komo news time eight ten now to the Harley exterior sports desk. Tom hutler. Trevor Lawrence pastor three hundred forty seven yards and three scores. Number to Clemson rolled over number one, Alabama forty four sixteen in the college football playoff championship game last night, fourth consecutive meeting between the Tigers and the tide in the postseason and Clemson even that series and beat Bama for the championship for the second time at three years. Coach Dabo Sweeney says winning titles just part of his goal at Clemson. My vision for Clemson is for all these other schools to want to be like Clinton, I want to build a model program. And I want to do it in a way that loves our players serves our players equips our players don't wanna have some fun doing it Clemson became the first modern era team to finish the season. Fifteen and oh they finished at the top of the football poll as you might guess as well with Alabama second Ohio State third Washington state came in at number ten a top ten finish with the cougs. Huskies at thirteen. Huskies are searching for a wide receivers. Coach after Michael lubick announced. He's leaving football for a business opportunity. He's been with coach Chris Petersen staff the last two. Also yesterday, cornerback Byron Murphy a third year sophomore announced he'll pass up his final two seasons of eligibility to make himself available for the NFL draft tonight huskie basketball, as we have the coaches shows with women's coach Jody Wynn and men's coach Mike Hopkins starting at six sports at ten forty past the hour. Tom hutler on the home of the huskies, KOMO news. And KOMO news time eight eleven federal workers affected by the government shutdown may be able to get help from the state employment security department Romero explains state employment security department website, a page called unemployment benefits related to partial federal shutdown. Let's workers here know that applications for unemployment are taken either online or over the phone. Welcome to the Washington unemployment claims her and automated claims line the first question, and the Q and A am I eligible for unemployment the answer on the website is quote in general, if you're unemployed through no fault of your own you should be eligible for benefits, but says they decide on a case by case basis information, also state. It's that if you're temporarily unemployed as a result of the federal shutdown, you should not put strike lockout or fired as the reason you're not working you should report it as a lack of work. See Romero, KOMO news. Then there's the effect of the government shutdown at the mount rainier national park. Yesterday was the first full day that the main gate was closed. Komo's Keith Eldridge discovered. This is affecting more than just workers in. Visit. He and Neil Carlson had hoped to check out about rainier national park, but didn't even gather the car when they saw the main gate at the quality entrance closed caused by the federal government shutdown kind of a disappointment. I mean, we'd like to go on some hiking trails and kind of see the area and the National Park Service says they're serious about this gate. They don't even want you walking in because they say would be just too dangerous. The park service has with snow on the roadways and more to come no workers to keep it clear. It's just too risky to allow anyone in for. You're hoping to come out to the park today and takes photographs trying to get up into the snow. A little bit Ken grant was hoping to get. Get into the park. But instead they have to turn around. That's a little disheartening. I mean, I know that they're trying to fight with financial stuff and trying to get things worked out. But. Ciller national parks, and we like to come up here and enjoy year round park employees are on hold park. Visitors are out of luck. And the tourist businesses along the route to the park are out those tourist dollars that now won't be coming in."