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The day's top local stories coming up after ABC News In less than two hours NASA will launch a falcon rocket out of California's vandenberg Space Force base in the bid to learn if we can stop asteroids that could devastate the earth The dark mission as it's known will slam a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course It'll be the first time humans have ever tried to redirect an asteroid about ten months after launch the spacecraft which is about the size of a large vending machine will reach the massive asteroid about 7 million miles away and crash into it as 15,000 mph ABC's geo Benitez Here on earth the federal jury in Charlottesville Virginia ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay $26 million in damages for the deadly unite the right rally in 2017 In the bid to bring down gasoline prices President Biden ordered the release of a record 50 million barrels of crude oil from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve unclear when drivers will see relief Richard can't do ABC News Komo news 1000 FM 97 7 news art Sanders top local stories from the como 24 7 news center COVID case and hospitalization numbers continue to fall and snohomish county where kids 14 and under make up about 20% of the new cases that's up for about 10% with the rise pegged to the return to in person school county health officer doctor Chris spitters says winter could slow the decline or send numbers back up It's highly unlikely that this 5th wave of COVID is the last one and it's likely that we're going to be dealing with waves Hopefully of smaller intensity and duration You know it could continue for several years Spiders says we all need to have common sense to protect ourselves and each other including more vaccine coverage to limit transmission and keep hospitals from being swamped He says there is still pretty full because people are seeking care They've delayed but can't put off any longer For more than a year now a minority Republicans in the Washington legislature have called for limits on governor Jay inslee's emergency powers but now even some Democrats are expressing their frustration Almost Carlyle Johnson reports In a piece by Austin Jenkins on the northwest news network lawmakers from both parties were asked about reining in the governor's broad emergency powers Democratic state representative Amy wallet agrees elected legislators should be playing a role You know there's three branches of government for a reason And I represent a 135 some thousand people And my role should not just be to say I will express your concerns to the governor's office The governor's issued emergency powers more than two dozen times since the start of the pandemic most recently mandating proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend large gatherings Other states have taken other courses I recognize that We're a state that believes we ought to save lives Just ten states including Washington still have a mask mandate in place Carling Johnson Come on news T mobile will pay nearly $20 million due to a 9-1-1 outing The company is agreed to pay $19.5 million in a settlement with the FCC over a 12 hour nationwide outage in June of last year that resulted in thousands of failed 9-1-1 calls The FCC's investigation said the outage began because of a failure in part of T mobile's network which was made worse by routing in software problems This is not the first time such outages have happened T mobile paid a 17 and a half $1 million fine after two related nationwide service outages on the same day in August of 2014 Jeff pagella come on news In a statement T mobile said it was a short term isolated outage and they have taken steps to prevent it from happening again Come on whose time ate 34 and traffic.

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