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Local stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center. US Senator Patty Murray of Washington state took to the Senate floor today to speak about the new investigation of judge. Brett Kavanagh Murray says sexual assault allegations must be taken seriously. If she wants this investigation to move forward, we should not we cannot let anger and peak over process and politics cloud. What is clearly the right thing to do here. Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor as well. Cavanaugh is one of the most qualified and most impressive supreme court nominees in the history of our country. It appears the earliest the Senate could vote on whether to confirm cavenaugh to the supreme court would be next Friday, Charlie harder. Komo news calls have spiked this week and especially over the last day hotlines for victims of sexual assault. Mary Ellen stone is the executive director of the King County sexual assault resource center, absolutely up very dramatically and hearing primarily from women, but there's a big age rage. Women in their twenties to women in their seventies. Calling to say, I'm not gonna wait thirty years before I report this. And of course, the cavenaugh hearings the big prompter of that stone tells KOMO hearing about sexual violence in the media and online can be very difficult for survivors and loved ones. So it's important to be sensitive to one another a new poll shows the election to replace retiring eighth district congressman Dave Reichert will be close the New York Times Sienna college poll. Shows democrat Kim Shire with forty six percent support in Republican Dino Rossi at forty five percent but nine percent undecided. The poll of five hundred and five likely voters has a margin of error of four point six percent. In two thousand sixteen Republican Dave Reichert won reelection to his last term by twenty percentage points. The Seattle times supports the poll was conducted as part of an experiment in live polling showing the results in real time as they float in and mapped across the eighth congressional district. Eric Heintz, KOMO news. Congress has passed legislation to combat the opioid crisis. This support patients and communities act grants. Money to local governments to help fight the crisis and titans controls on prescribing the drugs through Medicaid, Republican congresswoman, Cathy, McMorris Rogers, cosponsored, some of the language in the Bill that deals with elderly addiction and says it will expand access to therapy for those who are at risk. The Bill now heads to the president's desk. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Governor Jay Inslee says all of the states cases of hepatitis c can be cured by. Twenty thirty. He's issued an executive order that would expand access to prevention and treatment programs and use the states buying power to purchase lifesaving drugs in bulk made on a liver transplant list is.

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