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Millennials heat up Seattle housing market
"We've all had a lot more time to assess our living situation since the pandemic and it seems a lot of people are making the move to homeownership but that doesn't mean it's gotten more affordable. In fact, Seattle's real estate market is hotter than ever. We've got the fastest rising house prices of any city in the country after Phoenix prices here jumped seven percent in July since last year despite the pandemic Catherine Shema belong is a real estate reporter at the Seattle Times she's here to explain hi Catherine. Hi Trish. Thanks for having me. It's good to talk to you again. The heat in the real estate market here is surprising to me given what I keep hearing about the economy were you surprised Oh Yeah I was floored I think it's counterintuitive to a lot of people as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians. Lose their jobs that home prices would continue to go up. Yeah and where is the growth the market coming from this time around? What are people doing here? Well. That's another thing that's really surprising A lot of the growth is coming from first time homebuyers specifically millennials people who aren't normally interested in buying homes but we're in this sort of perfect storm where it's cheaper than it's ever been to own a house because mortgage rates are historically low that's incentivizing a lot of people who might not normally have started their house search to get on the market. It's also incentivizing people who already own homes who might have sold them to hold onto them to refinance to take some cash out of their homes maybe a to better weather what's coming in the pandemic? But inventories. So number of homes that are on the market is very low lower than it's been by some counts in two decades. Simultaneously Demand just keeps ticking up that is a formula for rising house prices right there high demand low inventory, but I want to break this down just a little bit because from what I understand about millennials right? They don't have a ton of money. They are first time homebuyers. About getting into a market where the median home price is around seven, hundred thousand dollars are the overextending themselves. Well, most growth that we're seeing it actually concentrated in the more affordable end of the market. So homes in the Seattle Center prices are going up, but they're more or less where they were about a year ago homes in places like Tacoma Lake Taps Auburn up north in snohomish county. That's where prices are really writing. We're seeing price growth in the double digits for homes that are less than four, hundred, sixty, thousand dollars. That's for the millennials are buying their homes and and that's really affecting affordability for a lot of people in the Seattle Area That's still an awful lot of money to break into a market I. Think if you live in the Seattle area, you just get used to seeing incredibly high housing costs. But again, when a millennial enters into an agreement to buy this large large purchase, are they banking at this point on a market that's going to continue to grow because I've been around long enough that I saw people get underwater really quickly when the market didn't pan out the. Way They thought it was going to a lot of experts that I've talked to think that Seattle's market is destined to keep growing maybe not at the scorching pace that we're seeing right now. But Seattle like San Francisco is afflicted with what we call the curse of the superstar city. There's so much wealth concentrated in industries like the Tech Industry for instance, and that really drives up housing prices that wealth those incomes they're out of set in some. With the cost of living for the rest of the people who live in the Seattle area. You also reported Catherine that people are leaving their apartments in troves. What's driving that? Things are driving that one. We've already talked about the low mortgage rates that's really pulling people out of their apartments but I talked to a couple a couple months ago who said they're both working from home and they said they were just getting sick and tired of stepping all over each other during the day. One of them's working in the bedroom. One of them's working in the living room and they were sharing a bell an apartment, and me just really wanted to see some green. They ended up moving to manage quality of life. They're getting a little more quality of life what about people though who can't get into the market right now? Is there an advantage to renting since so many people are leaving their apartments. There is an advantage to renting. We're seeing that rents in the Seattle area have dropped by nearly ten percent since the start of the pandemic, and that's not even counting the discounts that landlords property managers are offering attendance. Some of them are offering as much as two months free rent. Those are big savings right now. So if you can find an apartment, Dow was a good time to sign a lease, but there are some real. Losers from the current growth even a mortgage rates are lower than they've been any time ever. The ability of people to get a mortgage has become more constricted ben anytime in the past six years, we look at something called the mortgage credit availability index, and that's lower than it has been since March twenty fourteen. What that means is that it's harder for people who don't have corporate credit to get a mortgage and we know that. Black Americans Americans of color are disproportionately likely to have lower credit scores than their white counterparts. What that means is harder for black. Americans. To afford a home now and West before the pandemic right banks are much less willing to give money away at this point to people who don't have perfect credit, which really really leaves a lot of people especially in the Seattle area where it is really hard to live out in the cold. Here do you think that there is a tipping point for the Seattle market where home affordability just becomes too much and people end up like just packing up for the suburbs or for a different state because like I said, we see these housing prices in this area and I look in other parts of the country and I think oh my gosh you know I could do a lot better for myself. I think the answer is yes. Then, it started I realized that I could afford to rent a larger home outside of the city packed up and moved in our north. I think that the pandemic is giving a lot of people the chance to reassess whether living that being said I don't necessarily see price growth slowing down appreciably in Seattle in the near future. We just have so many people with so much wealth in the city and the wealth and poverty gap here are just getting wider. It's becoming more and more obvious that the line between making it and. Not Making it is pretty thin here. What about people who aren't rocking a tech salary in this city? What is the other side of the picture for them? The other side of the picture is getting forced out of neighborhoods they've lived in for a long time because they can't afford riding property taxes and moving out into south King County, Pierce County, snohomish county, or even further outside of the Seattle area. The last time we talked you were downtown in billtown looking out at a pretty empty city Catherine where are you living these days? These days I'm I'm way up north I'm actually Skagit County. Where I can have a house with a yard and a new puppy. So you are an example of what's going on in the city. You're not just a reporter live the life. That's right. I know it's happening because I live it. Catherine Shema belong excellent to talk to you. Thanks so much for your time. Thank you, Victor.
The Rules of Insider Trading
"Everybody listens to. BILLTOWN. Daniel town. Up to the PODCAST. We are here to teach and learn about. Investing. Mostly. Ler. Mostly. Teach. Although I have to say. I always seen in my life that you learn I learned the most when I teach something. You certainly, I've learned on this podcast that you certainly learn. where the holes are where you've sort of. Lightly. You know treated lightly intellectually that you've sort of breezed through some major point and you've been amazing it kind of poking. The holes out and saying here. And I. Don't understand this and this doesn't make sense and so on. So that I've learned a lot actually on this podcast. About how to teach it maybe. That's Nice I wasn't trying to poke holes. I was just trying to understand what's the best the best rationale for poking holes trying to understand. So we're wrapping up something here. What are we wrapping up? The management of the business were understanding the management of the business? As one of our major checklist items and we've covered. The fact that management is is good if the company has little or no debt Rico, his high again smaller R. E is high nuggets smaller. It's got low maintenance capital expenditures. Free cash flow is a big chunk of earnings. Owner earnings is a big chunk of earnings. CEO's experienced. Got A great track record. Believe they have integrity pay is reasonable based on long-term success so they're on the same side of the table is us which we talked. About. Is. Somewhat. problematic. Super Interesting. Last thing is that management is buying their stock. which is wait a second. Okay. I write each one down. And I make a little check box because it's a checklist. Say it again. The whole thing? No. Just in the newest one Lewis one the last one. Number management is buying their stock. Is. Buying their staw. That means insider trading. We'll show that the management team is reporting that they're buying their own stock out in the market and pain real money. Okay so you set a couple of things there. One is they're buying it off. The market rate public market. So. What you're talking about there is that when somebody who's an insider like an executive is they have to report to the SEC in the US is how it works. They have to report to the SEC that they have bought the stock of their company and the se then puts it out publicly so that we all know what's going on and if they sell, they have to do the same thing. So we just know kind of like what's happening Rather, quickly to forty eight S. yeah. And they have to tell us what price they paid for it. How many shares they bought? True. It's quite. Quite comprehensive and we get to see. that. All important information why is that important? because. They only buy their stock for one reason. and. That's because it's GONNA go up. There's a lot of reasons why somebody might sell a stock who's in a management position But if it's a significant purchase, we'll talk about that in a second. There's only one reason that management make significant purchases of their own stock at market prices through the public market, and that is because that is going up in their opinion doesn't mean they're right. All the time, but it is a heck of a great signal. That something good is in the works you may not see in the numbers. But these guys are the on the very inside and it's not illegal for them to do that. That's. Think. Really astonishes some people. because. Obviously, management knows things that have not been disclosed to the to the. Public. And yet they can buy their own stock based on that inside information. When if they told me if if somebody from Armada Hoffler for example, which is like a family owned company largely public company, but our family owns a big chunk of it. If. If someone on the inside of that company told me something. About the company that had not been released to the public and I went and bought the stock. I go to jail. Go to jail. That's what they got. Martha. What's her name? Martha Stewart Mother Stewart. Martha. Stewart. They didn't actually get it for inside trading I. Think they could. They got her for lying about it. Yeah, and she went and did jail time. So this is a really interesting loophole in the law for insider trading, and that is a management team absolutely combined their own stock without disclosing this new information to the public. As long as they. File with the SEC within forty eight hours that they bought the stock. So this is important information because it's kind of the equivalent. Of going public with some new information.
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"Blocks and soda and Billtown as well. In addition, seven neighborhoods, will receive increased attention from police, as well as things like increased lighting along streets and sidewalks. In the meantime, detectives continue to investigate yesterday's shooting. No rests have been made Jeff Pohjola. Komo news. Originally, four people were thought to have been shot in that incident. But police have confirmed that one of them was actually shot in a shepherd case in Renton the laws that put new restrictions on abortion services recently passed by several other states could be blocked by a new US house. Bill co sponsored by the Democrats in congress from our state treasurer, MAC, Lee vice president of Planned Parenthood votes northwest calls the bills attacks on both abortion itself and access to abortion is a basic part of healthcare and abortion, will continue to be a part of healthcare from now until eternity, whether it's legal or not, it's a fundamental piece of women's healthcare services group, human life of Washington sent us a statement which reads we speak up for the value of human life. When we see bills like the heartbeat Bill. We support the principle that human life should be preserved in every woman considered abortion should be given full disclosure of risks to make her decision proponents of the so-called women's health Protection Act. Lot more abortions than ever they want. John Q taxpayer to pay for them. Now, the legal showdown is shaping up between Washington's attorney general and the Trump administration. Komo's Bill O'neil has more time the fight centers around the so-called conscience rule, which would allow healthcare providers the ability to refuse medical procedures based on religious or moral objection, breathtaking rule that anybody who works in the healthcare industry. Your receptionist your nurse. Your doctor can refuse to survive provides service to you, if they have an opposition to you or to the service that at the provider, provide, which critics say is an open door to discrimination. Attorney general bomb Ferguson's lawsuit one of several brought around the country this week was filed in Spokane where he says the effects of the rule might be felt more quickly, the rules backers insist that is needed to protect health healthcare providers who have real objections to certain procedures including abortion below Neil. Komo news, time ten thirty four and triple A traffic.
"billtown" Discussed on One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate
"Always drive getting back to to talk and rewatch Franklin street hopping, where's your spot when you go back to campus. We we're just about do dry dropped the draft a little references. Saw the Carolina fans. Listen like, that's why it's so funny because so much stuff has changed like places removed all the time. But I mean, I p three is Italian pizzeria great place. He's been bar. Yeah. I'm not saying that. He's no is that like a is that like a basic bitch move to he's not. It's like when you're eighteen and you can get in. Yeah. So that's the perfect time to go. It's like when you give the idea of a guy, and he's like nineteen sixty three checks. Yeah. They got the big cups in the low ceiling, right? Yeah. Yeah. It's a it's a tight little spot. Yeah. It was good to be back. But also, I don't even know where I was going to go with a timeout. Cheddar, chicken biscuit, timeout move from where it used to be. So now, it's corporate. So is not as fun really the point of me asking you. This was just the point The is. point is for me to tell you that I know Carolina spots for Carter fans borough is a great place to go, though, if you're ever there when we go we'll go to car, that's the ruins. We're going to Billtown next tour that was going to happen a week ago. Our next live tour. We killed it. That will go on. All right. So Michigan state Michigan. This was a weird game. And by weird. I mean, Michigan was playing very well. Brad Davis was killing in the day has gotten foul trouble. That's pretty much the story of the game. Is that Brad Davis was the one guy? I mean, not the one guy. But dig is was the guy from issue, and he was the guy that had the juice on offense could score. He was the one guy that wanted the ball, and like I can go get us a bucket because we've talked about Michigan's offense of problems. And and how they are not exactly what happens when the hook doesn't fall. Yes. Yes. When David Simpson's hook shot. So he gets a foul. Trouble. Eventually files out of the game still scored twenty points, but his his foul. Trouble. Ended up being the story of the game. Michigan fans think that there some shady calls couple of questionable. I'll give them that. But I just wanted to like the point my my take away from this not just this game. But this whole season caches Winston named big ten player of the year. Probably going to be a first team..
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"It's filled the property is really the cities to manage. And so then they'll decide how they use it. But recharge the battery a group of Billtown neighbors wants the state to adjust its plans right now. This is probably going to become the most expensive landfill ever built in the state of Washington. Thirty million dollars will be spent a fill the tunnel. The group has been trying to come up with productive in green ideas for the tunnels lid, which is battery street and the southern portal at minimum trees on this street, and that this site is not left. His just a big landfill. They want washed off to leave enough room under battery street to plant trees and less. Concrete spread around the southern portal to create a park in Seattle Malkovich. Komo news. The total number of confirm measles cases in the ongoing outbreak in our state has grown to forty three public health officials say the majority of those cases continue to be in children ages ten and younger. Well, three words on a cookie the whole country talking. That's because the message from a Baker centers on the wall. President Trump wants to build along the Mexican border as komo's Patrick Quinn reports from Edmund Ken belly hams conversation hearts have stirred up quite the controversy. People should lighten last week Kim baked cookie that read build that wall and a career of gig harbor saw it and posted on Facebook upset about what can initially called the joke and a saying there's nothing funny about racism or racist ideals and policies Kim said he felt backlash nationwide from the post that went viral. She doesn't know me at all to call me a racist..
"billtown" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"And motorcycle have a sparkling personality where. Your own candy will come back with her truly park a sparkling personality and tell you about things like the NFL chickening out on the maroon five press conference. Tracy Taylor's say about traffic, she's brought to you by the emerald Queen casino. So not very well. For drivers that use the lower level Spokane street swing bridge about ten minutes ago. I reached out to Seattle DOT said, hey, I'm getting a lot of text messages on a lot of tweets going on worst. Stock. We've been sitting here for about fifteen minutes. Buses are getting backed up for about thirty minutes or so and now I'm hearing that people are dumping off of the buses and now walking into intersections. Here's the deal. Seattle DOT says they just found out. There's a technical issue with the bridges arms. The lower level Spokane street swing bridge mechanic is on their way. There is no estimated time wet this time to have everything fixed in out of the way. So yeah, that's going to be a bit of an issue. And I'm already looking at some pretty significant lineups. Because of this. And speaking of lineup we had some earlier issues out at Elliot and bay street in this was basically outside of Billtown. And that was an earlier car fire that has long since cleared out of the way, I am just now hearing from sound transit that south center trained fifteen nineteen delayed about ten minutes because of some mechanical issues Rosza watching the drive to be still very slow on southbound I five not only from after Lake City through the downtown corridor. But drivers in Tacoma experiencing delays from highway eighteen out towards the Puyallup. River bridge. Traffic brought to you by emerald Queen casino, presenting the maverick Gary Allen that you twenty I get your tickets today for his live performance. Gary Allen twenty-first emerald Queen casino, the entertainment capital of the northwest. Kiro radio realtime traffic, I'm Tracy.
Poland seeks permanent US troop presence, offers financing
"Wbz news time four fortyeight overcast skies and sixty two degrees right now in boston good afternoon i'm mike macklin top stories we're following on this memorial day destructive flood waters smashing the old billtown of addicott city maryland at least one man is reported missing tropical storm alberto bearing down on the gulf of mexico packing heavy rain storm warnings out along the gulf coast in both florida and alabama on this memorial day president trump laying a wreath at the two of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery the president praising those who have served it our nation's armed forces and made the supreme sacrifice polish officials want more american troops in their country the ap's ben thomas tells us why american forces are stationed in poland already but on temporary rotational mission though that mission is openended the polish defense minister tells state radio he recently held talks in washington about making the us presence permanent saying it would be of great importance because it deters the an per seri poland security concern have grown since russia's annexation of the crimean peninsula and support for separatists in eastern ukraine in moscow presidential spokesman dmitry peskov says an increase in the west's military presence near russia's borders quote certainly does not contribute to security and stability on the continent in any way ben thomas washington wbz news time four fifty lot of folks across new england joining in tons of unused expired or unwanted prescriptions during the region's latest drug jake back program forty four tons worth to the exact ten percent of those drugs opioid painkillers the greatest amount of returns rugs came from maine twenty eight thousand five hundred pounds here in massachusetts to take was twenty seven thousand pounds collected da officials say the take back program makes home safer by removing medication that's highly susceptible to diversion misuse abuse.
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"The founding was moving from california to oklahoma and just a matter of days now david turpin who faces 38 charges including torture folsom prison was getting a job transfer with a defence contractor who was working with and told their argue hall boxes all over the house now it's not clear whether the move had any role in the timing of that 17yearold daughters escape who police say heroically alerted authorities about conditions inside that house family has moved several times over the years and these pick sure show the mess they left behind in their homes in texas filth smeared on the walls that bathroom and on the floors now warning the eldest son went to college and michael he was an excellent student with a three point nine two gpa it makes that family dynamic seemed even more complex than the one hand police say the children were systematically start shackled to beds and isolated and on the other we've seen these pictures from disneyland and now these new details about this young man who was lots of studied music mechanics even public speaking at a college two thousand two three thousand dollars a month for an apartment those kinds of jaw dropping prices have become the norm in parts of seattle making state in city lawmakers question whether we need to bring back rent control komos jennifer solve and has more from billtown while the city's most expensive neighborhoods finance seattle right now knows rights happening rents are skyrocketing for renter is finding a home not costing willing to balance it is virtually impossible in this building it will renew about sixty eight hundred dollars a month just first studio cranes in construction everywhere you turn glossy posters advertising.
"billtown" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Well reap those benefits sooner rather than later people are going to see these tax cuts starting in february because we have the irs already working on new tax tables like critics mostly democrats say the bill will raise an already bloated deficit by trillion dollars vote is expected this week on the proposal as several key republicans that were no votes now back to billtown thanks grenaa the election is over of an alabama republican us senate candidate ruined more is still fundraising and won't concede to his democratic opponent and now senator elect doug jones jones tells fox news sunday it's time to move on and that he is ready to head to washington to work on finding common ground with president trump whom he spoke with by phone we had a very good talk no substance uh but just kind of a personal call i'm looking forward to meeting him up looking forward to getting up there and trying to find those issues that we can work together on for both the country and the state of alabama more a stunning defeat came after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct accusations that he strongly denies also speaking by phone the president and his russian counterpart the kremlin says president vladimir putin thanked president trump and the cia for information that helped prevent an attack on a cathedral in saint petersburg information that led to the detention of the planners of the alleged plot president putin went on to say this morning that russia will share information on attacks planned against the us fox news fair and balanced
"billtown" Discussed on KCRW
"And that people can trade and spent and any time you virin tool into a valley where you're not using one of those three are vulnerable in the sense of what the market will bear but the deuce is built billtown sex which is solving this els and and it's interesting if you told pretty people having sex then the difference between the men who assay purpose trade six of certainly isn't the knack of love here are not noble i conversely really rigorous about having very real bodies for everybody as best as we could in this transactional dynamic of sex you know i mean it's really pre the it said 1971 it's pre having worked on and and we were very conscious of that i mean not that no not that there aren't many attractive people working on the show but i don't think it has anywhere near the loss of what people have come to expect from television and that's purposeful this is the story happens to be about the commodification of sex about about the dynamic by which uh women are utilized for prophet in a clinic in industrial culture that is now a billion dollar industry i mean if that's what the shows about so elegantly showing sex and beginning of that the ashby beginning of the mainstreaming of pornography is reince of idea the moment where it becomes comes out of the brown paper bag and is suddenly something that can exist legally as a framework by which you can make real institutional money it's you know it's it's there's there's the prophet is going to become dramatic and of course now we're not even at the point of a video cassette which young is transformational gorgeous back in 1979 one but since we won't we did want to do a piece about gender politics we didn't want to do piece about sexual commodification we're going to be showing sex but i think even there we approached at the same way which is you know we didn't we didn't walk into the room goal boy we get to show sex is like not how are we going to do this thoughtfully so that nobody when there watching they don't feel that we are sort of uh laboring to exploiting the opportunity here and we worked hard at that and and.
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"To a nine one one call from the home and around eight thirty witnesses told police they heard an argument between two men before shots were fired the deceased as a 27yearold male his name has not been released the suspect was arrested earlier this morning as seattle police officer who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting multiple coworkers who stole other payroll he even after his sentencing on friday couples mitch pittman with more to female coworkers and one male coworker gave their statements at the sentencing of officer john night and he was always brain about how he knew people and that he was untouchable night is a twenty eight year veteran of the seattle police department night himself chose not to speak but his lawyer did claim that nobody was in danger in any case he said she said night wanted his sentence suspended which means he would miss jail time and none of this would appear on his criminal record but the judge sided with the victims engaged they deferred sentence meaning that if he stays out of trouble for a year he still won't go to jail but this will be on his record ever since the allegations were made well over a year ago night has been on paid administrative leave and now even after pleading guilty to assaulting his coworkers night is still on paid administrative leave adds comas mitch pittman reporting komo news time is 1204 let's get a check of traffic every ten minutes it's on the fours and get the latest john nelson flow we have some demonstrations that are scheduled to take place in downtown seattle area in the billtown area we'll keep you posted of this affects traffic very much also watch out for a stalled vehicle blocking the hov lane westbound i90.
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"It comes to dealing with seattle's homeless crisis who wanted to know where the city's to mayoral candidates dan almost pete combs has some answers edited carry mussa's flat out sweeping unauthorized homeless camps out of existence doesn't help anyone we'd need and bring them implied great they can't have that mutation and clean water and a aready that's what we need to focus on not taking them around too jimmy durkin says those unauthorized camps are filthy and outright dangerous it unthanked encampment turn are nowhere we would anyone should have to live jerkan so she has more answers to all the news that does your opponent i've made specific proposals on how we get the short term shelter heat only talking generality i have both the proposal how much they will caught and how we will pay for it would wound says seattle must do more to give people in from the cold lord tiny house diligent lord sanction encampment your can kitty more archie faith flight people have access to sanitation and clean water and garbage pickup the election is next tuesday pete combs komo news who people were killed and another wounded in a shooting in seattle's billtown neighborhood early this morning the man or woman died detectives say to groups of people got into an argument at fifth the battery this would some one started shooting either evan cliff thorn lives nearby my wife i heard about somewhere around in the vicinity of fifteen shots fired man shot remains at harborview serious condition is suspected gunman took off on foot after the shootings can't police need your help finding whoever was that shot and killed a man this morning it happened in a motel on 84th avenue south at around eight o'clock police say the shooter in the suspected drive river getaway car were caught on survey let's video if you have any information called 911 as he tries to build support for his tax reform proposals president trump is reaching out to local media earlier today spoke with a host from our partner station k v i komos charlie harder as.
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"Next few days if that case can move forward jeff pohjola komo news xu people are dead after one group fires on another in seattle's billtown neighborhood built on resident evan clifton remembers hearing gunfire about 1230 this morning as some bursts of shots it sounds like it's on it to us like there were a few shots fired pauses and a few shots fired than supposes in a few shots fired again when seattle police and firefighters arrived they pronounced both the man and woman they're dead at the scene a third victim sent to the hospital in serious condition police have now yet released a description of the suspects comments posted on facebook look bad for a former washington state lawmaker who's now being accused of sexual harassment and assault former democratic representative brandon williams of thurston county posted supportive remarks on facebook directed toward a woman who told her story of sexual harassment at the state cap it'll underneath williams remarks a union lobbyists name lindsey graham accused williams of unwanted sexual touching a decade ago grads remark sparked similar claims from three other women williams tells the associated press he's never engaged workplace harassment is also threatening litigation against the accusers the snohomish county sheriff's office says it is getting more report of scam of phone calls over the past few weeks komo zurich heintz reports the calls range from threatening people with jail to cutting their power off recently someone impersonating a snohomish county deputy sheriff told people they had an outstanding warrant an offer to not arrest them in exchange for preloaded cashcards police never make those types of calls the everett herald reports last year a homeowner was told her power would be disconnected in thirty minutes and let she called a specific number.
"billtown" Discussed on KOMO
"Shooting at seattle's billtown district has left two people dead and a third person in the hospital here seattle police spokesman patrick me show there was a disturbance that took place just prior to drink two groups and he says one group opened fire on the other when police arrived at fifth and battery they found a man who had already died moments later firefighters declared a woman nearby did both victims in their midtwenties police said the suspects ran away after the shooting and army of housing activists flooded a hearing at seattle city hall last night demanding the city stop removing unauthorized homeless encampments and when night fell the campers pitched their tents inside and outside city hall refusing to leave we get more live from komos carleen johnson how this protest organized by the newlyformed housing for all coalition and seattle city council member chama sawant marked the second anniversary of the city's declaration of an emergency on homelessness their demands that the city stop clearing out camps and they want ahead tax on large businesses to pay for public housing scott funding corporations and start we need tax and the large corporations don't beg the corporation's taxed as a couple of hours before that meeting mayor tim burgess sent a memo to council members saying that clearing out dangerous camps is necessary to protect public health and safety now supporters of the camp removal policies were outnumbered at the hearing that they were there including elizabeth james with speak out seattle to take away the right to move dangerous encampment where the people inside a letter heading raped or you know assaulted and we can't let that go the homeless crisis has become the main issue in the city's 2018 budget debate carleen johnson komo news northwest school district vows to follow the letter of the law and report any student suspected of being sexually active komos brian calvert is live to explain in oregon salem kaiser school district if a student asks about birth control that is apparently okay however if a student inquires about birth control because they are being sexually active with a partner specific and that something that has.
"billtown" Discussed on WGN Radio
"One of the hundreds of subway stations billtown looked grind to a whole yeah it doesn't work you're right at the major stadiums do we have increased security you and energy doable because you've got a lot of people congregated in one space and it will work uh on a very large large your subway system in the world is the oldest as well and it it you cannot do that so so what you have to do you have to say look you guys you make elegance you've gotta you gotta double up and beep collected the words with the president you gotta get there before this a problem because otherwise you're playing catchup ball you're you're you're really behind the curve and and and you're in a situation like we are right year right now blundered trying to figure out who did ssh well let's talk about as long as you brought it up donald trump tweeted about a loser terrorists and that he said quote these are sick and demented people who were in the sights of scotland yard must be proactive i understand the reaction on the other side of the pond hasn't been real favorable tim speaking out like that yeah well they will he got under smear we don't have all eat the background to solicit based upon intelligence now the president have any kind of ghana said this or tweeted this all was it just couldn't jets you on his part if you go back think of all the past two years were some of the bombers thing berlin brussels ferrets manchester london were some of them on the radar you bet a lot of aboard in for whatever reason very they with dropped off the had to look at other individuals and that's a real important question win in how'd you determine when someone should come off a list um the united not been clarified and as far as a go record of people that authority on the continent that year in britain have looked at in the past and said well i don't think this guy going to do anything they're not shooting really good as far as a batting average right now and that's a very very it something a lot of people don't want to hear certainly the british government oh it's something that steering you rightly i killing an end so we don't.
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"Of the requirements under the 88 air force crews at joint base lewis mcchord or gearing up just in case there called upon to help with relief for hurricane harvey goes he told reports at something they did with hurricane katrina as well you see seventeen zinc crewmembers said ready in case there called up to head to houston or other hurricane ravaged areas around texas and the gulf coast the activeduty members of a 60second airlift wing are here standing by and reserve members were the four forty six airlift weighing having checked to see who is available for a month's deployment if needed almost definitely in fact we've had quite a few member contact is and say that they're ready to go in and go support the effort brings back memories of hurricane katrina and the air force c seventeen mission to escort refugees out of new orleans dozens of people packed into the aircraft after being stranded by high water the people that only what they were on their backs as they fled the devastation the mcchord activeduty and reserve combined crew have been flying missions to afghanistan glad they could help at all at record field keith eldridge komo news the mukilteo ferry terminals days are numbered construction for the new terminal to help ease congestion on the stage busiest route for vehicle trapped kicks off today new terminal is one third of a mile away from the old wanting closer to a sounder rail station the new terminal will serve more than four million people year when it opens in 2019 you might be able to spots movie stars round seattle this week the movie where'd you go bernadette is building some scenes here we saw them in billtown yesterday it stars christian wigan cate blanchett and said to come out in may of next year it's based on a book written by local author maria simple twenty four seven news lose you.
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"Writing our way towards hope will i love that that's more or less my motto my working policy i am a utopian science fiction writer and i've never and but once done a dissed hope in my entire forty your career there too easy and they do end up being a kind of pornography of despair were you can always think to yourself well at least my life right now isn't that bad and so there's complacency to distill pius and a giving up quality whereas you try the utopian future and then what you really realizes there's never going to be a perfect utopia all you really mean as a positive course for history and writing those down gives us ideas and plans histories going so fast technology is changing so fast that we are living in a sciencefiction story that we're all writing together on what is new york 21 forty it's neither utopia nor dissed the it seemed a continuous state of disorder and decrepitude and yet somehow some things being billtown if it we're not offered any assurances as to what the future will be far from it know well thank you for that there are hopes and fears both but there's also a shared political project where people want to make their lives better by getting involved in local politics like running the building running the local neighbourhood in district and then even going down to washington dc and hammering away at the federal government these are all parts of my story and the seizing of global finances a project that everybody unearth needs to be involved in to make sure that money is working for people and against the destruction of the environment rather than the reverse which is kind of the way things are now the thing that's interesting as that finance right now is not evil or villainous and good people pursuing legal oh means can make themselves rich well the environment suffers so we've miss priced things and this is a legal problem more than anything else what's sad in a way is that the the fate of our future is almost entirely of political legal question we've got a jump into though weird and.
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"Twenty four seven news continues it now on komal lose a police pursuit in five ended with one person dead and it was an innocent woman who wasn't even involve the crash happened near pacific highway and alexander avenue thursday morning comes christian drew explains how it all happened a woman was killed when police say a man speedy in a stolen vehicle crashed into her car sack went unchecked on her which was much we can do about and then chris declan was close to being hidden self he watched the suspected out this car and take off by goes looking around looking up the straight to see what a squad car was following their minute for much randy offsite way they fell began less petr mile away at 54 th avenue east the details still somewhat vague but that's where a pulic tribal police officer pulled up behind a car that he learned was stolen vehicles saw that there was a police officer behind him and took off at hiring to speed the suspect graham the red light and hit the woman the force of the impact pushed the victims car into at least two other vehicles this aspect identified as michael deal was arrested nearby feel is now facing a handful of charges including second degree murder and vehicular homicide and pipe i'm christian drew come long hair seal was released from prison a year ago after serving time for drug related charges he was put on community supervision f for his release and had a warrant for failing to report the man accused of killing two min in a billtown apartment and then fleeing to south carolina pleaded not guilty in seattle yesterday police say raymond walter sanchez told detectives he came to seattle to do drugs after doing drug and having sex with both victims he killed him with a.
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"Ever to shoot scenes in seattle overnight one is in north seattle in the thirty one hundred block of northeast one forty fifth street twenty five year old man shot his at harborview right now we're told his condition is stable at this point no reports arrest or whether the victim might have known to shooter this happened around midnight the second shooting only about two hours later at a block east of calendars and park in capitol hill a 24yearold victim in that case were told also harborview also listed as stable in this case it sounds as though police may have a description of who they are looking for nothing to suggest that these two shootings are connected hats komos kale thompson a man accused of killing two other men in billtown last year reportedly now admits he did it these victims were found in january last year but no arrest was made until dna discovered at the scene matched up with this suspect he is accused in a separate crime in south carolina seattle police detectives want to talk to him they say he admitted that he came to seattle to do meth with the victims the admitted hitting them with a machete and then returning to south carolina he's so the process of being extradited back to seattle a surprising development in a sex abuse case that four seattle mayor ed murray not to seek reelection his accuser has dropped his civil lawsuit and it's opening the door for murray to consider a right in campaign more from komos met markevic mayor ed murray says he feels vindicated as i said when the story first broke it is true and it is not true his accuser delve on record claims murray molested him as a teenager in the eighties withdrew the lawsuit i think that it was withdrawn because there was an a case but lincoln beauregard eckardt's attorney says not so fast the judge in the case granted border guards motion to withdraw the case with the option to refile at a later date the attorney says the lawsuit proved its point to draw spotlight to the victims of alleged sexual abuse and their struggles he says the timing of the withdrawal.
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"In them he blame the black people for committing crimes against whites some of his tweets were criticised as misogynist others gloated about the money he had and others don't the decision to pull out comes after janssen spent more than one hundred fifty thousand of his own dollars on the race pete combs komo news seattle is agreed to settle a police brutality lawsuit from an incident back into twenty ten david rengo was arrested after a fight in billtown claimed he was choked by one of the arresting officers while in handcuffs in the patrol car author immediately grabbing a car by my head against elhami i just got attack the case was originally dismiss but rengo's goes defense attorney appealed to the ninth circuit and a threejudge panel indicated they were ready to send the case back for a new trial if the two sides didn't agree to mediation city then agreed to pay one hundred twenty five thousand dollars to settle the case firefighters led the puget sound regional flare thirty are joining the growing list of first responders to start carrying the heroin reversal drug called milak sound kent fire department captain kylo hashi cover waste orbit area police department will also be carrying a drug because at highbury variable to get to it and for that before even the fire department out because there are already of appeal opiates like heroin can cause respiratory depression and loss of consciousness no locks and works by countering the effects in overdose cases in firefighters are being trained by king county medic one paramedics who already carried locks on up professor theodore bothell campus never imagined.