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Seattle - United Way to serve meals, support King County residents during COVID-19

Noon Report with Rick Van Cise

0:51 listening | 1 hr ago

Seattle - United Way to serve meals, support King County residents during COVID-19

"The coming summer could be a hungry one for communities economically battered by the pandemic now a group of young workers will fan out across king county to feed them the United Way of king county and americorps are assembling what they call the hunger core young workers to serve meals at food banks to visit hungry people in the community and serve as a resource for those the pandemic has harmed we got over three hundred applications strainer cutest winters addresses the thirty who make up the first hunger core cohort some of them grad students others displaced Peace Corps volunteers some of you are community members that you were like you know what now more than ever did you need me and there's something that I can do about it thirty people can do only so much that's why as the summer goes on their numbers will be bolstered by seventy additional americorps volunteers

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Seattle police search for suspect after 3 bias incidents targeting Asians reported in Ballard

News, Traffic and Weather

1:23 listening | 17 hrs ago

Seattle police search for suspect after 3 bias incidents targeting Asians reported in Ballard

"The series of hate crimes is sitting Ballard businesses police are trying to find the man who they say made racist remarks to Asian American employees almost Caracol spinach spoke with two women who work at the restaurant where it happened in the cave who was working that night says the man who police are calling a person of interest as the Thai workers at this time restaurant if they were Chinese then told them this Chinese people have to pay what they did to my family the customer called nine one one and the accused man in the racial incident walked out the door only to return the next night police say banging on the front windows kicking down a sign and asking the same racial questions and then he's like you know starting right controlled you know get really angry and then use that all you know what I'm going to slammed the terrible on you the staff here Stant I'm kind of shocked you know although we say when the man left tiny tiny kitchen he went on another racial rant at a nearby restaurant before ending up at golden gardens park where he verbally attacked an Asian couple then spit in the man's face police want to know who this man is so staff that tiny tiny kitchen can rest easy we are still here he's still out there he might come back almost caricom

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Seattle's University of Washington Medicine announces furlough of 4,000 union workers

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

0:33 listening | 20 hrs ago

Seattle's University of Washington Medicine announces furlough of 4,000 union workers

"U. W. medicine has concluded bargaining with its labor unions and will continue to move ahead with temporary furloughs involving thousands of workers president Lisa Brandenburg says it's a tough decision but it has to be done we are making a number of cost reductions in other areas and unfortunately for Lowe's is part of that four thousand unionized workers and fifteen hundred non union employees face furloughs U. W. medicine looks to close a five hundred million dollar shortfall resulting from the corona virus

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90-year-old Seattle woman survives coronavirus

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

4:22 listening | 1 d ago

90-year-old Seattle woman survives coronavirus

"Covert nineteen is not always a death sentence for senior citizens and approve it couples Eric Johnson brings us the tale of Geneva what a great great grandma who got up after beating the virus daughter Cammie knight describes her like this determined stubborn headstrong but loving generous just don't mess with her her name was Geneva would she is ninety years old she has five kids eleven grandchildren twelve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren she had a stroke in in January January and and she she went went to to life life care care center center of of Kirkland Kirkland for for rehab rehab and and they they didn't didn't think think they they should should get get out out of of the the wheelchair wheelchair after after you you know know because because she she had had lost lost a a little little complete complete use use of of her her right right side side she got out of the chair all right until she fell and broke her hip on March fourth and then she became ill very ill on March fifth she was taken to Harborview were they tested her she had the coronavirus covert nineteen additionally there and you call and it covers five near Tomales at by the ninth doctors like mark Zahra stock she was a goner the originations going up and so by the time I left late in the evening she had been kind of converted to comfort care can we had sort of decided that she was gonna pass that's what the family wanted to that's what she did the lights were out Emily was told to say their goodbyes switch they did through glass we're paying because I thought I knew that I wish not gonna laugh and I didn't want to translate and there was no hope there was the my family on the other side of that window and I couldn't touch by the tents lonely and afraid she was crying for family begging to see them one by one family members were allowed to put on suits and masks and gloves and they made their final visits she said her goodbyes and she was at peace there wasn't anything like I'm not ready to die she was like she was ready to go Seton Fatah hard battle in she said goodbye and she gave us all our last our instructions she was moved to a new rule where they couldn't even look at her through glass there is a specific potato soup the Geneva loves just Plano potato soup for kids started dropping it off for her and she ate it and something astounding happens from the shadow of death door Genevan clear right and feisty started fighting again and she started getting I wanted them to be proud that I could still push it when did and I did and I'm still fighting and I'm still pushing the carriage I still have a lot to live for on the twenty second to test came back negative the coronavirus like old police retreated in the face of something tougher than itself in this case a nine year old Texans kids describers a bat out of hell course for potato soup I don't have the car owner I'm free I'm clear that's what that door says what's it going to feel like for you to go back home again I don't know that I can explain it's gonna be like I have been to happen yet it is seventy one and they tell me I might get to go tomorrow so I can't really afford tomorrow okay engine either way and that is the story of a tough old bird who got up off the canvas proud and defiant and gave the coronavirus a weapon it will not soon forget you could communicate with that damn coronavirus what would you tell it it

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Seattle - Washington State Ferries Remain On Winter Schedule

News, Traffic and Weather

0:21 listening | 1 d ago

Seattle - Washington State Ferries Remain On Winter Schedule

"Washington Washington Washington Washington state state state state ferries ferries or or remaining remaining on on your your winter winter sailing sailing scheduled scheduled until until at least at least June June twentieth twentieth due due to to the the decline decline faster faster ship ship with with the cope the cope with with nineteen nineteen social social distancing distancing protocols protocols and and meanwhile meanwhile we're seeing we're seeing a reduction a reduction service service still still on on the king the king county county and and west west Seattle Seattle water water taxis taxis for for the time the time being being

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Seattle - Here’s why the coronavirus is hitting Hispanics in Washington state particularly hard

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

0:54 listening | 1 d ago

Seattle - Here’s why the coronavirus is hitting Hispanics in Washington state particularly hard

"While cases of corona virus going down to Washington state are ticket off reports. Racial disparities increasingly are being laid bare. According to The Washington State Department of Health White people are sixty eight percent of the state's population but make up forty three percent of cases. Meanwhile thirteen percent of the state is Hispanic but they represent thirty six percent of cases. African Americans are four percent of the population but seven percent of cases. Sarah Becker with Seattle Economic Opportunity Institute says essential workers. Disproportionately are people of color faced with greater economic. Insecurity may actually face quite a grim choice. Either to expose themselves daily to the virus or to lose their job and their ability to meet the needs and pay for a roof over their head. Structural racism is a major reason. People of color are more likely to be exposed to in contract. The

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Seattle Pacific University Survey Suggests Younger People Are Showing Greater Levels of Loneliness and Anger

Aging Options with Rajiv Nagaich

1:34 listening | 3 d ago

Seattle Pacific University Survey Suggests Younger People Are Showing Greater Levels of Loneliness and Anger

"It's the end of the school year like no other before but time usually marked by prong senior skip day and of course graduation ceremonies closes without any fanfare and the grief is real Seattle Pacific university is surveying about twenty five hundred people seeing how teenagers and young adults are reacting to the pandemic compared to people ages twenty five and older and while both age groups say they're experiencing more depression the results show younger people are feeling greater levels of loneliness and anger most students in the class of twenty twenty were born in the shadow of nine eleven they begin their next chapter in the middle of a worldwide pandemic college freshmen don't know what class will look like this fall what college seniors entering job market during the worst recession since the Great Depression obviously the economic up people is going to destroy the class of twenty twenty for years and years to come Christine Weiss is graduating from Occidental College in Los Angeles her ceremony was supposed to happen last week instead she's back at her childhood home in Everett's where she's been living for the past two months after the pandemic shut down campus I'm one of the reporters on the Occidental newspaper and I was covering since the beginning of March and end of February how a lot of our study abroad programs especially students in Italy we're having to flee their countries quickly and try to get home before the borders closed and everything and I had this like got sinking feeling that this was

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Limited release of one of Seattle’s most iconic beers 'Manny's Pale Ale' in cans to help restaurant workers

News, Traffic and Weather

0:21 listening | 3 d ago

Limited release of one of Seattle’s most iconic beers 'Manny's Pale Ale' in cans to help restaurant workers

"Something new from Seattle's Georgetown brewery its flagship beer Manny's pale ale available for fourteen years to restaurants and bars as a draft beer is being made available in cans as of today at the brewery and is expected to be in stores by mid week George town brewery says proceeds from this six week run will go to a restaurant and bar workers

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After fatal shooting involving Seattle police, calls for incident to be teachable moment

News, Traffic and Weather

0:51 listening | 4 d ago

After fatal shooting involving Seattle police, calls for incident to be teachable moment

"The police involved shooting in Seattle's lower queen Anne neighborhood is still under investigation but now some in the law enforcement community say it's a teachable moment almost Jonathan Chou has more they want to get out there and say look this is what happened Russ six is talking about how quickly Seattle police released the video the following day right off the bat I think that's a good thing but he's now using this as a reality check for new police recruits there's a lot of screening which is okay because I think to keep the public trust we need that fix teachers at the Washington state criminal justice training commission the state's primary police academy he says no one ever wants to be in this situation I said let's talk about it I said what what scares you would it would discourage you about a let's talk about that and is reminding even veteran officers there are always ways to improve on the job we treat everyone with respect and dignity and we do the very best we

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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to defy council order pausing Amazon tax discussion

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

0:59 listening | 5 d ago

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to defy council order pausing Amazon tax discussion

"If Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawan convenes an online meeting tonight as planned she'll violate a number of city and state laws so one says she's going to go ahead anyway couples Corwin hate has more the meeting someone has scheduled for tonight again takes up the proposal to tax Amazon and other corporations to fund affordable housing these companies are the richest in our city many are the richest people in the world and they can pay she's going ahead with the meeting in spite of opposition from council leaders who say it violates governor Jay Inslee's ban on public meetings virtual or otherwise that don't address the covert nineteen crisis S. so on fires back the governor's order itself is legal because the governor does not have the right to tell city council what they can and cannot discuss and vote on plus she says the housing crisis is a covert issue no other council member has agreed to attend so once meeting a meeting without enough council members to make a quorum is also a rules violation

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