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"News radio 1000 FM 97 7 stay connected, stay informed. At 6 O two, it is 67° right now in downtown Seattle. Thanks for joining us this evening and for Rick I'm Brian Calvert along with Kim shepherd. Contract negotiations between warehouse and more than 1100 striking workers in Washington and Oregon resumed tomorrow. Northwest news radio's Ryan Harris has more. Those workers are unhappy with what warehouser calls its final offer, which the machinists union that represents them says includes less than adequate pay increases, no change in retirement benefits and a healthcare premium they say the company is paid 100% until now all while the company makes a record profit. Machinists business manager Jeff Wagner says the workers are competitive and proud of their successes. A lot of long-term 2030, 40, and I actually have one member that's been with warehouse for 61 years. And when they make record profits, they feel good that they did that. But now we're just asking for a fair contract. A statement warehouser sent me says it believes it's offer for four years of wage increases is competitive and that the workers should pay a share of healthcare premiums that all its other U.S. workers pay. It's as it has offered to pay 97% of those workers premiums, which would mean workers with families would pay $46 a month. Ryan Harris northwest news radio. Congresswoman pramila jayapal is working to introduce a restaurant workers Bill of rights. The idea is to establish a set of values that food service companies would have to adhere to when dealing with their employees among them, paying not just a living wage, but a thriving wage, and better health and time off benefits. Prior to the pandemic
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"Americans actually are worried about the changing climate. And you would think our collective fear, it's the end of human life as we know it after all. That would be enough to spur action. Plainly, it is not. So what is climate scientist and evangelical Christian Catherine hayhoe says the single most important thing we can do is talk about it. We ask her what that really means and how we do it. That's the United States of anxiety, Sunday evening at 6 live on WNYC. This is morning edition from NPR news, I'm Leila faulted. I'm a holiday. In a May Martinez. After months of deadlock, Senate Democrats are pushing ahead with some of President Biden's top legislative issues. A new deal brokered by senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin aims to tackle climate change, healthcare costs, and inflation. Congresswoman pramila jayapal of Washington has long called for this type of action, and I spoke with her to get her take on the proposed legislation. Well, I'm really excited that we seem to have taken a big step forward. I think that this goes a long way to addressing a number of critical issues that will lower cost for the American people that will take on the climate crisis in a very real way, reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. And that will ultimately make sure that we're making the wealthiest pay their fair share with some changes in our tax system. So it's a good proposal. It's not everything we wanted, but it will be a massive step forward. On what you just said, not everything you wanted. It is a slimmer deal than the one that was originally proposed. How are you going to get the house progressives to sign off on this slim down version? I think everybody understands that this is, first of all, the art of the possible. We need to get 50 votes in the Senate. I think also we feel a lot of pride in the fact that we got the bill back better bill drafted and passed in the house. A lot of the work that we did is contained in this bill. Once we get this through, we will be able to go out and talk to the American people about what we're doing to address their concerns and hopefully we'll get a couple more Democrats in the Senate and we'll be able to pass the rest of it within the next 6 to 8 months. I think we've got the country with us. We just need the numbers in the Senate. And speaking of those numbers in the Senate, Arizona senator Kristen sinema has not commented on the deal. Her office says that she's reviewing the text, how concerned are you that cinema might derail this? I don't think that'll happen. Of course, I'm not speaking for her. I can't possibly speak for her, but I think senator Schumer has done a great job of reaching this deal with senator Manchin. Senator sinema was involved in a lot of the early discussions. And I hope that senator Schumer, I believe that senator Schumer is obviously speaking with her as well. And the Senate will do its job just as we did our job back in December. Because the hurdle with Christian cinema might be the revenue, the $14 billion in revenue from taxing carried interests. She has indicated that she opposes this and Joe Manchin has said he is standing firm on closing that carried interest loophole. I mean, if this doesn't work out where she can't be convinced, I mean, it can't go through. So what happens then? Well, I always believe that we can find a way through. And I really think that senator Schumer has done a really good job using the base of our build back better Bill in getting to a deal with senator Manchin. And I believe he's going to do the same with senator sinema. Because House Republicans are calling the proposal and attempt to distract from the challenges, the economic challenges that American families are facing. What do you say to those comments? Well, this is an anti inflation measure. I mean, this is actually going to bring down costs for the American people. We've had all number of economists, including some that were critical of the president early on, come out and say exactly why it's anti inflationary. This is going to help bring down costs. One of the biggest issues in inflation has been gas prices. The fact that we have EV tax credits in here domestic manufacturing that is going to help wean us off of Russian oil, help us to move people to electric vehicles, get to a clean power grid. That is one of the biggest ways that we can beat inflation. You got the midterms coming up. If this thing passes, it could change the narrative for Democrats as they try to hold onto these majorities of the House and the Senate. So there is that part of this deal that could be at stake here. Absolutely, which is why we are going to pass it because we're going to show people what we can do. And then we're going to go out into our districts. And we're going to talk to people about the fact that their drug prices came down because Democrats made it happen. Their energy costs, their gas prices came down because Democrats made it happen. So I understand why Republicans want to block us. That's what the filibuster allows them to do time and time again. But we have this reconciliation tool and thanks to senator Schumer and senator Manchin's negotiations. I believe we have the opportunity now to show people that we really are going to fight for them. Congresswoman pramila jayapal of Washington is a chair of the congressional progressive caucus, congressman, thanks a lot for your time. Thank you so much. Veterans suffering from toxic wounds from agent orange in Vietnam to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan were expecting to celebrate yesterday. After decades of fighting, a bill to grant them benefits in healthcare was poised to pass the Senate. Instead, in a surprise move 25 Republican senators blocked the same measure they'd supported just last month. NPR's quill Lawrence reports. Last month, the heath Robinson honoring our packed act passed the Senate 84 to 14 with deep bipartisan support. But a technical error required another vote, and this time 25 Republicans switched their vote. Veterans groups had planned a victory celebration outside the capitol instead they gathered to rage against those senators. Every single one has pictures with veterans on their Facebook pages on their websites. Well, screw that. They don't support veterans. If you vote note on this bill, you do not support veterans. That's Susan Zaire, mother in law of heath Robinson, the Ohio guardsmen, the bill is named after. Robertson's daughter aged 9 stood weeping by the podium. Robinson had lobbied for this bill until he died two years ago of a rare cancer. Democrat Jon tester thanked the Republican senators who still voted for the bill, but he said any delay comes with a price. There are going to be veterans die between now and when this bill passes. Republican senator pat toomey led opposition to the bill, objecting on the Senate floor to what he called a slush fund. It's a budgetary gimmick that has the intent of making it possible to have a huge explosion in unrelated spending. $400 billion. But it's the same bill that 25 Republicans voted for last month. Outside the capital, celebrity advocate Jon Stewart called it a betrayal of sick veterans. They lived up to their oath. These people thought they could finally breathe. Well, they're not on Senate time. They're on human time. Cancer time. Don't you have families? Vets groups say they'll keep lobbying and hold politicians accountable now and in November. Quill Lawrence NPR news.
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"All of it, first time novelists and their hit books from our series 2022 debuts will highlight those novels you've heard so much about and have been meaning to read, including ogedei's dreaming, the violin conspiracy, and the school for good mothers. Plus more. Find your next read with us. I'm Alison Stewart, join me for all of it. Weekdays at noon. On WNYC. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Leila faulted. I must Mahal. In a May Martinez. After months of deadlock, Senate Democrats are pushing ahead with some of President Biden's top legislative issues. A new deal brokered by senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin aims to tackle climate change, healthcare costs, and inflation. Congresswoman pramila jayapal of Washington has long called for this type of action, and I spoke with her to get her take on the proposed legislation. Well, I'm really excited that we seem to have taken a big step forward. I think that this goes a long way to addressing a number of critical issues that will lower cost for the American people that will take on the climate crisis in a very real way, reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. And that will ultimately make sure that we're making the wealthiest pay their fair share with some changes in our tax system. So it's a good proposal. It's not everything we wanted, but it will be a massive step forward. On what you just said, not everything you wanted. It is a slimmer deal than the one that was originally proposed. How are you going to get the house progressives to sign off on this slim down version? I think everybody understands that this is, first of all, the art of the possible. We need to get 50 votes in the Senate. I think also we feel a lot of pride in the fact that we got the bill back better bill drafted and passed in the house. A lot of the work that we did is contained in this bill. Once we get this through, we will be able to go out and talk to the American people about what we're doing to address their concerns and hopefully we'll get a couple more Democrats in the Senate and we'll be able to pass the rest of it within the next 6 to 8 months. I think we've got the country with us. We just need the numbers in the Senate. And speaking of those numbers in the Senate, Arizona senator Kristen sinema has not commented on the deal, her office says that she's reviewing the text, how concerned are you that cinema might derail this? I don't think that'll happen. Of course, I'm not speaking for her. I can't possibly speak for her, but I think senator Schumer has done a great job of reaching this deal with senator Manchin. Senator sinema was involved in a lot of the early discussions. And I hope that senator Schumer, I believe that senator Schumer is obviously speaking with her as well. And the Senate will do its job just as we did our job back in December. Because the hurdle with Christian cinema might be the revenue, the $14 billion in revenue from taxing carried interests. She has indicated that she opposes this and Joe Manchin has said he is standing firm on closing that carried interest loophole. I mean, if this doesn't work out where she can't be convinced, I mean, it can't go through. So what happens then? Well, I always believe that we can find a way through. And I really think that senator Schumer has done a really good job using the base of our build back better Bill in getting to a deal with senator Manchin. And I believe he's going to do the same with senator sinema. Because House Republicans are calling the proposal and attempt to distract from the challenges, the economic challenges that American families are facing. What do you say to those comments? Well, this is an anti inflation measure. I mean, this is actually going to bring down costs for the American people. We've had all number of economists, including some that were critical of the president early on, come out and say exactly why it's anti inflationary. This is going to help bring down costs. One of the biggest issues in inflation has been gas prices. The fact that we have EV tax credits in here domestic manufacturing that is going to help wean us off of Russian oil, help us to move people to electric vehicles, get to a clean power grid. That is one of the biggest ways that we can beat inflation. You got the midterms coming up. If this thing passes, it could change the narrative for Democrats as they try to hold onto these majorities of the House and the Senate. So there is that part of this deal that could be at stake here. Absolutely, which is why we are going to pass it because we're going to show people what we can do. And then we're going to go out into our districts. And we're going to talk to people about the fact that their drug prices came down because Democrats made it happen. Their energy costs, their gas prices came down because Democrats made it happen. So I understand why Republicans want to block us. That's what the filibuster allows them to do time and time again. But we have this reconciliation tool and thanks to senator Schumer and senator Manchin's negotiations. I believe we have the opportunity now to show people that we really are going to fight for them. Congresswoman pramila jayapal of Washington is a chair of the congressional progressive caucus, congressman, thanks a lot for your time. Thank you so much. Veterans suffering from toxic wounds from agent orange in Vietnam to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan were expecting to celebrate yesterday. After decades of fighting, a bill to grant them benefits in healthcare was poised to pass the Senate. Instead, in a surprise move 25 Republican senators blocked the same measure they'd supported just last month. NPR's quill Lawrence reports. Last month, the heath Robinson honoring our packed act passed the Senate 84 to 14, with deep bipartisan support. But a technical error required another vote, and this time 25 Republicans switched their vote. Veterans groups had planned a victory celebration outside the capitol instead they gathered to rage against those senators. Every single one has pictures with veterans on their Facebook pages on their websites. Well, screw that. They don't support veterans. If you vote note on this bill, you do not support veterans. That's Susan Zaire, mother in law of heath Robinson, the Ohio guardsmen, the bill is named after. Robinson's daughter aged 9 stood weeping by the podium. Robinson had lobbied for this bill until he died two years ago of a rare cancer. Democrat John tester thanked the Republican senators who still voted for the bill, but he said any delay comes with a price. There are going to be veterans died between now and when this bill passes. Republican senator pat toomey led opposition to the bill, objecting on the Senate floor to what he called a slush fund. It's a budgetary gimmick that has the intent of making it possible to have a huge explosion in unrelated spending, $400 billion. But it's the same bill that 25 Republicans voted for last month. Outside the capital celebrity advocate Jon Stewart called it a betrayal of sick veterans. They lived up to their oath. These people thought they could finally breathe. Well, they're not on Senate time. They're on human time. Cancer time. Don't you have families? Vets groups say they'll keep lobbying and hold politicians accountable now and in November. Quill Lawrence NPR news.
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"Program fills the gaps. It normally helps low income households with heat. But after 112 people died during last year's, he don't, they transitioned this summer to providing air conditioners We believe we're putting our best foot forward and that we are helping to keep people cool and hopefully if we can save even one life by this program, then everything we've done is worth it. Denise Whittaker, come on you. With another day of oppressive heat, staff will be keeping a close watch on zoo animals. Carly Johnson has more from point defiance into our absolute mindset is animal welfare and well-being comes first. Point defiance general curator Karen goodrow, says they go to great lengths to make sure the animals have the very best care, extra cool treats as well. Outside will take them in a cooled environment. But also, we do provide things like ice for them or water sprinklers or just misters. We have temperature guidelines in place for all of that. And we have backup measures. Carlene Johnson, northwest news radio. Stalking charges have been filed against the man arrested outside the Seattle home of democratic congresswoman pramila jayapal, charges were filed by the King County prosecutor's office after Brett forsell wielded a gun outside giant balls home and said after his arrest that he would keep returning to her home until she, quote, went back to India. A judge set for sales bail at half a $1 million and issued an extreme risk protection order, meaning he is no longer allowed to have firearms. He will be back in court next month to enter a plea. Governor Jay inslee tackled some sensitive subjects during his public performance review of state government today. John libertini reports, digital equity and government means finding a way to reach the 163 languages spoken in Washington, Marissa van hoosen spoke in tagalog to make a point. Talking about what I said was that our information and benefits we provide can be life-changing. So understanding what we are saying is incredibly important. Accessible and inclusive. That's a phrase you'll hear, like finding a way for people with disabilities to use government websites. And presentation, Ryan leisinger is a customer experience manager. Something else we strive to do is using inclusive language and empowering our teams to identify and change language when it's not inclusive. Usability is another focus point. Marissa van huser. Washington state agencies have worked to do to reach these standards. It's a big
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"The cap was applied to the plan B morning after pill. Seattle congresswoman pramila jayapal has introduced what she calls the trans Bill of rights, among other things her legislation would. Codifying the Supreme Court's decision in bostock V Clayton county, which prohibited discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace. The Democrats says people like her daughter have become the latest targets for bigotry and hatred, her bill has 85 Democrat co sponsors, no comment yet from Republicans. The NBA is coming back to Seattle an exhibition game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers scheduled for October 3rd at climate pledge arena. Seattle mayor Bruce harrell has been candid about bringing the NBA back. Anyone that knows Seattle's knows what a great basketball city we are. Any of you saw this celebrity game we had here last week, just the buzz, the energy, the excitement. Sonic's legend Lenny Wilkins was acting like a man who knew something was up. Wow, wow. I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to be here talking about the prospects of us having a basketball team again. The NBA has been slow playing talk of expansion, but sources tell northwest news radio, conversations that could get serious this fall. The invasive Japanese beetle has shown back up in the Yakima valley, amber bets with the Department of Agriculture says with no natural predator, the metallic green headed beetle will gobble up rose's grapes, hops and other crops. An adult beetle can lay about 60 eggs every year. So every year we're looking at an exponential increase in the population. Last year, AG officials ag officials, that is, and locals trapped in eradicated 24,000 Japanese beetles in the southeastern corner of Yakima county and the southwestern corner of Benton county. And now from
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"And I'm wanna summers. Since the Supreme Court overturned roe versus wade last week, Democrats who support abortion rights have been scrambling to counter the move and protect access to the procedure. The message from many, including The White House, has been vote. Here's what vice president Kamala Harris told NPR. We can not underestimate the significance of the upcoming elections and the need for all people who care about this issue to understand. That we have to have a pro choice Congress, but some Democrats have more immediate ideas. And when I spoke with congresswoman pramila jayapal earlier today, she chairs the congressional progressive caucus. She got a bit more specific about the strategy, including some proposals The White House can move on now. Well, I think that they are saying the right things, but I think what we need to see is the full force and outrage that women in pregnant people across this country are feeling. And I have suggested to The White House that they deploy not only the vice president, but the president as well, to do a national town hall on this issue, bring forward the women who are involved in so many nuanced and complex situations and also let's deploy the economic cabinet secretaries to talk about what an economic disaster this would be for the country if women and pregnant people are seen simply as the bearers of children and that their rights and freedoms stop the minute of conception. I do think that The White House is taking steps. I think we just need them to be faster and also just to recognize what this ruling has done for people across the country in terms of using the president's bully pulpit. Let's turn now to Capitol Hill to your mind, is there anything that Democrats can do to protect the right to an abortion with the current majority? There is slim margins in both chambers. There is the obstacle of the filibuster. What's possible now? Well, we're going to look at everything that's possible. Obviously, we're going to bring a raft of bills to the floor that include protecting women who travel across state lines, these kinds of things. We will believe we will re pass the women's health protection act. We've already passed it, but we'll pass it again to get Republicans really on record. But the problem is we need ten votes Republican votes in the Senate and every democratic vote. And so we're not giving up. We're going to fight this thing to the end. People want to see us really fight for this. And I also think that we should codify row not just row, but we should pass legislation that codifies griswold. And a burger fell and Lawrence and the other, the other decisions settled precedent that the Supreme Court, at least one justice, but really the majority opinion more broadly has taken aim at. I also think it would be worth our thinking about passing a couple of bills that are about protecting children because we need to call out the hypocrisy of Republicans who say that their pro life or pro child or pro family, and yet they vote against paid leave against the child tax credit against child care against all of these things that are about protecting children once they are born. And so I think that is something we're looking at as well. You talked about a number of bills that the house is likely to pursue, but what impact does that have if you have partners across the capitol in the Senate who are unlikely to go along without those 60 votes needed to move major legislation to the president's desk? Will that's the extreme frustration because women are suffering women will die. Pregnant people will die. Young girls will die because of these abortion bans. And the fact that we have a couple of senators who said that they were misled by these justices who testified under oath that they were not going to overturn settled precedent and now they have, I think it's incumbent on those senators in particular to be willing to vote for an exception to the filibuster. Basically now an extremist radical Supreme Court is coming in and making decisions and overturning subtle precedent and destroying rights for people across this country with these catastrophic decisions. There are a number of voters even ones who would describe themselves as strong Democrats who believe that your party has insufficiently prioritized abortion rights over the years and who are now fed up. What is your message to people who feel that way in this moment? My message is that as an organizer for 20 years, strength comes in moments of crisis. And that is what we have to rely on. When these times of crisis and let's be clear, this is an emergency. This is an extreme crisis. People will die across the country. We can not give up. That is exactly what the other side wants us to do. And we have to organize and we also have to push ourselves to look beyond just rallies or marches and really think about what are the things that show the power of women in this country to keep our economy going. And what happens if that power of women is taken away. And congresswoman, to that point earlier this week, you raise the prospect of perhaps a national strike by women in this country in response. How serious are you about that idea? What might that look like? Well, I'm serious about it. I think it would require a lot of planning, a lot of buy in from top leaders in the movement. I've already started to have some of those conversations. I think obviously we are a very different country than Iceland where in 1975, 90% of women walked off of their jobs and their homes. That's a tiny country. I recognize all of the challenges. But I do think that women in this country have a particular influence on every single realm of the country's direction. And we need to leverage that power. So let's see if we can get there. This is not just about and I'm not saying just in a demeaning way because I've been pregnant. This is not just about the 9 months of pregnancy. This is about what happens to our lives. Are we able to work? Are we able to have careers? Do we matter as citizens with equal status to males? And that is what's at stake today. Congresswoman pramila jayapal, thank you so much. Thank you so much. Native Americans in Oklahoma rejoiced when the Supreme Court ruled three years ago that the eastern half of Oklahoma is on tribal land, and that the state could not bring criminal prosecutions on Indian land without the consent of the tribes living there. Well, today the cordi that decision, ruling that the state could prosecute non indigenous people for crimes committed against Native Americans in Indian country. The decision prompted an angry descent from justice Neil Gorsuch, who has written extensively and sympathetically about the abuses inflicted on indigenous tribes in the course of American history. And pure legal affairs correspondent Nina totenberg reports. On the surface, this might look like a cut and dried case, in the aftermath of the court's 2019 decision, the state was no longer empowered to prosecute those accused of committing crimes on Indian territory. Only the tribal courts or the federal government could do that, and the tribal courts were generally not authorized to prosecute non Indians. According to the federal government, that
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"Northwest news radio 1000 FM 97 7 and streaming on your smart speaker, northwest news and the world ABC headlines straight ahead, then among our top northwest stories coming right up. Seattle drivers see a bit of relief at the pumps. I'm Kathy O'Shea with what experts predict for the coming week. On the topic, we'll have the latest on traffic coming up here in just about four minutes and a break in the heat wave how warm will it be tomorrow? That's in just four minutes too. 6 30. Three people are dead dozens injured after an Amtrak train struck a dump truck causing 7 railcars to tumble off the tracks in Rome, Missouri, rob nightingale was on board the southwest cheese. Professional assistance to get out. And then some younger men got to stepped on board and were only a few people out. An NTSB team is on its way to the scene. Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans in Louisiana and Utah while a federal court in South Dakota has allowed a band to on almost all abortions to take effect immediately. The Supreme Court has ruled that a Washington state football coach fired for leading postgame prayers on the field with players was exercising his right to free speech and can have his job back others say it's a violation of the separation of church and state. Its primary day tomorrow, in 7 states. Daria albinger, ABC News. Stay connected, stay informed with the northwest's only all news station. Northwest news radio, 6 31 as we continue with our top northwest stories. I'm Rick fancy in Seattle. The United States Supreme Court says a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to much more coercive prayer in public schools. The court ruled 6 to three in favor of Joe Kennedy with court's conservative justices in the majority and its liberals and dissent. The issue resulted in years of litigation between Kennedy and the Bremerton school district will get one legal experts take on the case and just a couple of minutes, even though abortion remains legal in Washington state after the fall of roe V wade, Democrats are demanding the right to be codified in both state and federal law, details from Jeff pozole. Seattle congresswoman pramila jayapal has been a leader on the issue of abortion rights for Democrats and warrants of dire consequences where the procedure is now banned. In states where abortion is now illegal, people who miscarry at home will be investigated and potentially criminalized. Women who have been raped will be forced to carry a rapist fetus or to get an illegal abortion. She wants both Congress and the state legislature to establish a right to abortion by writing it into law. However, Republicans, some of them anyway are using the same strategy, hoping that the next time they gain control of the legislative branch, they can ban abortions altogether. Jeff pojo and northwest news radio. A regional Planned Parenthood organization is suing Idaho over its trigger law abortion ban, the group claims the law violates the state's constitution and is so vague that physicians won't know when they can legally help patients facing medical emergencies. Idaho's abortion ban is expected to result in an increase in women from that state seeking services in Washington. The law makes a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison for anyone to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. Medical providers can attempt to defend themselves against charges by saying the abortion was necessary to save a life or done in a case of rape or incest. Seattle drivers are seeing a bit of relief at the gas pumps lately. Here's Kathy O'Shea. According to gas Betty Seattle's average price per gallon fell by two and a half cents last week, down to 5 63. That's still nearly 28 cents higher than last month, and a dollar 81 more than last year. Nationally, gas prices fell on average of nearly 9 cents per gallon over the past week to under $5. Gas buddy predicts a third straight week of price drops for the July 4th holiday weekend. Cathy O'Shea, northwest news radio. Northwest news time 6 34, which means it's time for another update on traffic as we do every ten minutes on the fours from the dubin log group traffic center and here's Natalie Melendez. There's a lot going on this evening, I 90 west in Seattle a disabled vehicle blocking the HOV ling on the I 90 bridge is causing slowdowns from east high rise. Downtown Seattle is moving demonstration is happening right now. They're on first avenue and they were last seen a Virginia and shoreline outside of paramount Parker collision is partially blocking the right lane at one 45th street at fourth avenue, and they're slow down some seeing there. This report sponsored by Michael Shu casino, no matter the day there's a time and place, there's a time to play on Michael Shu bingo and a new session start every day at noon and evening session started 7 p.m.. In auburn, your home for machine go. Our next note was traffic at 6 44. Here's the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center forecast from como four meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. Well game over heat wave, it is on the way out we're getting a strong marine push as we speak. It's cloudy and cool and drizzly at the ocean beaches and that mother nature's air conditioning about to take over for puget sound over the next few hours as well. So dinner Al fresco get in a walk around the block before the cool air sweeps on in by Tuesday that heat wave will be a memory, which is partly sunny skies at best, highs coming all the way back down into the 60s, some of us especially closer to Canada and near the ocean beaches will actually see some scattered showers. In the couple four weather center, I meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. And Tacoma with the sunshine 86 Everett mostly sunny and 76 airport 86° and we're seeing more clouds roll in here to the central sound. Our northwest news time now 6 35. While the U.S. Supreme Court has been reporting today announcing a decision in the case of the Bremerton high school football coach suspended from his job after leading
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"Congresswoman pramila jayapal continues to push for the cancellation of student debt more from Jeff Pogba The issue has been a hot one since the economic crash caused by the pandemic but the idea of forgiving federal student loans has picked up steam recently with progressive Democrats like pramila jayapal jumping on board This is helping regular folks across the country and it's not just young people The fastest growing demographic of people with student loans now is seniors Republicans argue that the whole scale cancellation of student debt would only exasperate inflation President Biden though is open to the idea but his administration is looking at camps on income eligibility and the amount that can be forgiven Jeff pojo in northwest news radio Congresswoman pramila jayapal spoke on CNN State superintendent Chris reichel is responding to a group of concerned parents and prosser the group contends district officials are unwilling to crack down on students who are harassing and intimidating classmates Carlene Johnson reports I reached out to state superintendent Chris Rachel about reports from parents of the prosser school district who say there have been several incidents of assault recently and they do not believe the administration is responding the way they are required to raked all telling northwest news radio they tolerate no violence in schools No exception for violence or assault If anyone using the excuse that the discipline rules are the reason we don't call the police when there's a violence so that's just fundamentally wrong But he assured me they have received no report from prosser this year the parent group tells me they are buoyed by the fact that school board has assured them two parent representatives will be on the board from here on out I'm carlene Johnson northwest news radio Changes at Seattle public libraries for the first time in over two years We're able to reopen meeting rooms and study rooms something that has been closed ever since our reopening from COVID-19 Spokeswoman Laura gentry says those rooms were in high demand before the global shutdown in March 2020 In addition she says some branches are returning to pre-pandemic hours but they don't have enough staff to do so at every location Seattle is the port bringing the carnival cruise line back to full strength with the carnival splendor heading out for a weeklong trip to Alaska carnival president Christine Duffy says they're ready if there is a COVID outbreak with a full medical staff and a quarantine area Duffy says they suggested that passengers come ready in case the virus hampers their trip I think we've encouraged everyone.
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"Four 6 Our next northwest traffic at 7 14 The northwest forecast for the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center Why everybody heading into our Tuesday night with a really quiet next several hours will increase our cloud cover a little bit a son of a weak disturbance that will traipse across western Washington on Wednesday it will be wet at times but nothing terribly heavy Temperatures ending up on either side of 50 a little cooler certainly tomorrow In the coming four weather center I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell Right now in Seattle 55° Stay connected stay informed with the northwest's only all news station Northwest news radio 7 O 5 art Sanders and here's what's happening cannabis retailers are pleading with state leaders to help after more than 6 dozen armed robberies in three deaths at their shops Ryan Harris is the big takeaways from a meeting on the topic On the panel put together by the state liquor and cannabis board was Alden land owner of world of weed in Tacoma who says they've gone above and beyond when it comes to both regulations and security but that they had a false sense of security before one of their workers was killed by armed robbers Instead of one security officer I always have two We were just overran by four individuals that came into the store fired a shot and then ultimately murdered Jordan Brown So land and the other owners pitched ideas like part of the 47% they pay in tax money go toward bolstering security and official safety trainings for employees They also talked about the safe banking act which is again stalled in the U.S. Senate but which could remove much of the cash that has to be held because they can't use federally regulated banks Ryan Harris northwest news radio A growing danger of marijuana shot robberies as King County council member Reagan Dunn proposing the creation of a task force to address the problem Don's motion calls on the county executive to create this group with representatives from the sheriffs and prosecutors offices and the industry to decide what's needed to help law enforcement prevent crime aimed at pot shops and says he wants stiffer penalties as a deterrent People that come in there with guns and knives and other forces of threat Steal the cash it's just no place to mess around It takes one escalation and somebody dies Those folks do not deserve the revolving door of justice They don't deserve a prison sale And also wants more interagency cooperation and data sharing as well as coordinated emphasis patrols by law enforcement Congresswoman pramila jayapal is jumping into the controversy over the wife of Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas details from Jeff Poe's law The Seattle Democrat is demanding that Thomas recuse himself from certain court decisions and if he doesn't she wants an explanation This after it was uncovered that Thomas wife Jenny undertook efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election representative jayapal and senator Elizabeth Warren have also sent a letter to the high court outlining their demands and asking chief justice John Roberts to create a binding code of conduct for those on the bench Additionally they proposed legislation that would tighten the rules of behavior for federal judges In addition to jayapal and Warren the letter was signed by several members of the congressional progressive caucus Jeff pozole and northwest news radio Juneteenth and indigenous peoples there about to become official holidays in the city of Seattle the city.
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"Your nation I wish you to be the leader of the world As he continues to plead his case for more help in stopping the Russian invasion we're getting reaction from Washington's congressional delegation Taylor van zay spoke today with congresswoman pramila jayapal from Washington 7th district Here's part of that conversation Just describe the video that president zelensky showed today What struck you I think it was a heartbreaking video I think it's we've all been watching TV and we've seen these images but it was a collection of some of the most horrific images of pregnant women that child killed bodies being thrown into mass graves It was very difficult to watch and it was also I think an important thing for him to show to ensure that we understood what the stakes were Did president Vladimir zelensky leave any doubt that he is in need of a no fly zone And is that something you would support Well he said the same thing he's been saying for the last couple of times that we have spoken with him which is he wants all the assistance possible And one of his requests is a no fly zone But I think Americans have to be very clear that a no fly zone is a declaration of war between the United States and Russia If we were to help with a no fly zone by enforcing it directly ourselves And that is what president zelensky has been asking for The consequences of the United States saying we are going to fire back at Russian arms that come into a no fly zone is absolutely untenable It would mean the two major powers of the world nuclear powers of the world going up against each other It would be the declaration of war And I think Americans have to understand that and do understand that They don't want us to do that So we're going to do everything else that we can to try to help Ukraine and already the United States has provided enormous support but we haven't stopped looking for other ways that we can help including working in concert with the NATO allies to stop Russian oligarchs to have sanctions to cripple the Russian financial sector Is there a point though where that calculus changes where you would say okay there is no other option It's time to put up a no fly zone It's time to declare war Well I think again what you have to remember is that puts every American at risk It puts everyone in the world at risk with a nuclear war So that I think the president has been very clear we're not sending U.S. troops into Ukraine We're doing everything short of that to help At this point do you have any expectations for President Biden that you don't believe he's met Anything you'd like him to do in addition to what's already been done Well I think the big question for me is what's happening on the diplomacy front You know I think sometimes people think that once the shooting starts that's the end of diplomacy But in fact that is the very point at which we have to double down on our diplomatic efforts And so I know that there have been discussions with back channel partners in Europe and I know the United States has been a part of that in trying to come up with what off ramps we might be able to offer to Vladimir Putin And I think that is frankly the most important thing that we should be focusing on right now is how do we come up with a diplomatic solution that takes Vladimir Putin off this absolutely outrageous dangerous horrific path that he is on right now Congresswoman pramila jayapal with Taylor van seiss on northwest news radio the full audio is available online at NW news radio dot com.
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"Shifts if we lose the House and Senate The only thing I'll have then is a veto pen Most political odds makers and even some lawmakers expect the historical trend for midterm elections to hold true this year that the party in power will lose seats Its New York Democrat Sean Patrick maloney's job to stop a Republican red wave He's chair of the House Democrats campaign committee and represents a swing district I'm a player coach Republicans are already running an ad in his district Sean Patrick maloney and Joe Biden crippled American energy production The moment the president got into office Gas prices here in the U.S. hit records levels Now you're paying the price Maloney says Democrats need to talk like real people and pass what he calls the maloney brothers test If you go home for Thanksgiving and your brothers think you sound like a jerk you know which a great point average it doesn't matter to them You have to show up and be a human being in relationship with your voters Another Democrat in a purple seat congresswoman Susan wild skip the conference of the president in her home state She said it was more important to be in her district so her constituents know she's working to address the issues they care about One of those things will be the rising cost of gasoline and other products I need to talk about what we are doing to make sure that the shortages that we are seeing and the grocery stores and that kind of thing are being addressed She said she can point to the bipartisan infrastructure Bill and the progress coming out of COVID but says her own party made a mistake pledging a sweeping social spending bill which stalled out It's always a problem when over promises are made And I do think that there was a problem with some things being over promised Congresswoman pramila jayapal of Washington state who chairs the progressive caucus pushed back at that I don't understand the over promising thing You know elections are one on people believing your vision It's a reminder that the tension between the party's centrists and progressives who couldn't agree on the price tag for Biden's signature legislative package is still very real I think it isn't that we have to be able to get every single piece of our vision done But we do need to show that we understand the pain that people are facing and we have to be able to show that we're working on it and we're trying to get it done Congressman Gregory meeks who chairs the House foreign affairs committee recently returned from a trip on the border of Poland and Ukraine He's being upfront about why his constituents have to pay higher prices at the pump I'm asking the people of the United States to also make the sacrifice because in the long run democracy is at stake And the chair of the House democratic caucus Hakeem Jeffries said at a time when people are grappling with inflation his party has to talk about what it's done and what it still wants to do President Biden and House Democrats have a record of results in a plan for progress It's important to talk about both And he has a prediction for the fall It's my view that we will keep the majority in 2022 and even be able to grow it With not a lot of time left to pass major legislation before the midterms Democrats are pivoting to push Biden to advance immigration reforms voting rights and efforts to cut costs through executive orders Deirdre Walsh and PR news Philadelphia The elder care industry is in a bind the number of people working in nursing homes since the start of the pandemic has decreased 15% Normally employers would increase wages or offer bonuses but for elder care providers it's not that simple Adrian ma and Darien Woods from our daily economics podcast the indicator explain why some economists believe immigration could help For more than four decades Frank Romano and his family have been running various elder care services in Massachusetts Think nursing homes assisted living home care in a good year he says their profit margin is maybe two or 3% But last year was not good We do not have enough revenue to cover our costs Last year 2021 was the worst year of financially for our little private company in 45 years of running it And it all had to do with labor costs Narcissists he used to pay 14 bucks an hour Now he pays 20 He's raised wages also for other support staff But he says it's still not enough to keep a lot of people from leaving for better paying possibly less stressful jobs One of the big reasons he says they can't compete is because so much of their revenue depends on Medicaid That's the state and federal insurance program for people on a low income Frank says Medicaid reimbursements haven't kept up with his actual labor cost So raising those reimbursements would be a huge help And yet that would still not solve another fundamental problem facing the elder care industry the supply of workers that is needed Maybe another option is to just have a more open immigration policy That's university of Connecticut economist Delia furtado Delia says when the labor pool is evaporating immigration is one way to fill it back up And Delia says that could be accomplished by issuing more employment based visas for people who want to work here as nurses but also Delia says that the U.S. should just increase immigration overall After analyzing years worth of data on U.S. nursing homes she believes that this could actually improve elder care services It's very clear that nursing homes located in areas with lots of immigrants have a better quality care measures In other words Delia found when immigrants move to an area patients living in nursing homes.
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"Court nominee On Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller It looks like we'll get some wintry weather later today we're closely monitoring things here on your weather alert station A ten 31 Just hours before President Biden was set to arrive in Pittsburgh to talk about infrastructure repairs a bridge there collapsed It was carrying multiple vehicles including a bus Allegheny county executive rich Fitzgerald was at the scene The pathway down the hill on a collapsed piece of roadway it's actually a surreal scene to actually be able to see There are reports of several minor injuries but no deaths It's a small bridge running over a creek in Pittsburgh's Frick park but it collapsed with a commuter bus on the span and several cars The public safety department says a natural gas line was severed President Biden's visit two Pittsburgh is to talk about the $1 trillion infrastructure Bill that includes bridge maintenance around the country I'm Jackie Quinn The White House says the president has been told of the collapse and will stay in touch with local officials as he makes his way to Pittsburgh He's set to deliver remarks at two this afternoon Is there any life left in President Biden's climate and social spending proposal Washington state progressive democratic congresswoman pramila jayapal is calling for Congress to pass portions of the now shelved nearly $2 trillion bill better proposal and she wants a vote on it before the State of the Union address March 1st Political reports diop says moderate West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has told her he does support parts of the house pass legislation including $550 billion for climate measures universal pre-K elder care child care and lowering prescription drug costs and housing provisions She's hoping those parts of the bill can pass While mansion has been at odds with fellow Democrats on key issues his party is counting on him to back the president's high court nominee following justice Stephen breyers retirement more from WTO P Mitchell Miller today on the hill The conservative democratic lawmaker is known for taking positions that sometimes rankle members of his party But he says if the president chooses someone who's more liberal than he'd like that won't prevent him from casting a vote to support the nominee We'll have experience and we'll be able to judge him off of that But as far as just a philosophical relationship that went up a little bit from supporting some of the mansion speaking in a radio interview with West Virginia metro news In the 50 50 Senate a single vote can be critical and Democrats want Manchin to help them deliver a political win for the president He voted for two of former president Trump's three high court nominees On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news.
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"The building on a speech to the nation this morning President Biden placed blame for the attack squarely on his predecessor As for former president Trump he issued several written statements repeating lies that he has often repeated over the past year about the election and accusing Democrats of stoking fears and dividing America ABC's chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl You're listening to ABC News Stay connected stay informed the news you need now on como news 1000 FM 97 7 Northwest news type 7 O two art Sanders and some of your top local stories some of the lawmakers who were in the U.S. capitol during last year's insurrection are reflecting on what happened that day Washington democratic congresswoman pramila jayapal says the memories are still fresh and raw I think about it all the time And every time I get an alert because we get alerts on our phones I feel my heart starting to race a little bit more She says she has not been back to the gallery since that day Republican leaders in Washington state are condemning the members of their own party You attack the capitol one year ago this will destroy us all unless we're willing to use whatever influence that we have Say that's not the way we do things here That's House leader representative JT Wilcox however he acknowledges that many in his caucus still believe the falsehood that the 2020 election was stolen COVID cases and hospitalization numbers were on a sharp rise in Washington at tests are in high demand so state health secretary doctor lemare Shaw says if you're sick and can't get a test there are activities you should avoid And you do that for at least 5 days Maybe you do it for ten days But you don't just act as if everything is fine I'm just going to ignore it because that's when you get yourself as well as others around you in trouble There's also now a call from a couple of medical organizations for the state to declare crisis and provide more help for overloaded hospitals Jo says they have already provided a great amount of resources in that the state will continue to do all it can to help Common.
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"In the third quarter But downtown Seattle remains dependent on office workers who are still working remotely A report by commercial real estate firm kid or Matthews notes that rental rates are increasing slightly as landlords hope for a full reopening in the first quarter of 2022 The Dow lost half a point to close at 34,377 NASDAQ gained one 50 in the S&P 500 rose 13 This is rob Smith with Seattle business magazine for como news Here are your political insights from ABC News President Biden announced changes his administration says will E supply chain problems slowing shipments to companies and consumers Port of Los Angeles announced today that it's going to be operating 24 hours a day The president also announcing that Walmart target and shippers UPS and FedEx will work extra shifts in ad work to break the supply chain bottlenecks herding companies and raising prices Talks between Democrats on the human infrastructure Bill continued Wednesday House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the bill will likely be less than the originally proposed $3.5 trillion He speculated how to lower the price tag on the bill Probably in timing that the timing would be reduced On Wednesday osha submitted rules requiring businesses with a hundred employees or more to adopt a vaccination or a weekly testing requirement The Office of management and budget will review the rule and once it signs off that rule will take effect immediately President Biden's called for an expedited process Alex Persia ABC News Washington Congresswoman pramila jayapal from our states as there needs to be more coverage about what's in the proposed human infrastructure Bill instead of focusing on the cost Because we have a build back that are It's already been created It went through committees in the House and still there hasn't been a lot of coverage about what is in the build back better app And I think that is what the speaker is saying that is what the president is saying the Washington state Democrats at 98% of her party agrees on the language of the social spending measure and they aren't trying to leave a certain group of people behind when taking things out of it Giant Paul said programs like funding child care will most likely be in the bill just for a shorter time than previously wanted Como traffic from the dubin law group traffic center We have a new crash in Seattle on eastbound highway 5 to two that's Lake city way northeast at northeast one 20th street both of the Doric bound lanes traffic is getting by but you have to use the right shoulder and that's causing a bit of a slowdown In Kirkland still watching a crash on the northeast 85th street just west of Kirkland way that's causing some slowing through that area and in puebla crash on eastbound 5 12 just east of 31st avenue Southwest has now been moved to the shoulder Our next combo traffic at.
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"To keep it at 1.5 trillion Congresswoman pramila jayapal who's the head of the progressive caucus in the House She said no that 1.5 million is going to be too low So we see there's a lot of back and forth here But what AOC is talking about is one way of lowering the price tag which could then help us to break the impasse here One point of quite a bit of contention Bruce has been not just necessarily around the scope of this deal but also the timetable around execution What do we know are the likely milestones going to be Well we know that the initial deadline that Nancy Pelosi had set for a vote has come and gone So now she's talking about the end of October which is probably much more realistic because you know trying to get two sides to agreement on the 3.5 trillion or 1.5 trillion wherever you go with that price tag a bill of that size is going to take a while So we're looking at several weeks of negotiations most likely Ruth's appreciate some of those insights that's Bloomberg's Bruce einhorn there That's running through the first word headlines as well from around the world before that week get back out to Julian's selling Singapore tools Hey so if a massive document leak has revealed how world leaders in the super rich hide money and offshore accounts in other assets the international consortium of investigative journalists has dubbed the almost 12 million files the Pandora papers They say beneficiaries of secret accounts include Jordan's king Abdullah former UK prime minister Tony Blair and former associates of Russian president Vladimir Putin Prime minister Boris Johnson says he won't fall back on immigration to solve the UK's truck driver shortage calling supply chain troubles a period of adjustment in the wake of Brexit and the pandemic The crisis has left supermarket shelves bare and gas stations dry Johnson's ruling Conservative.
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"Counties in drought emergencies. Alec Stone, ABC NEWS LOS Angeles The Supreme Court is upholding a ruling that said transgender students can use the bathroom that matches their gender identity in schools. This victory is important and wonderful and will not go under appreciated by me. At least. Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male has waged a years long battle with the school board in Gloucester, Sir County, Virginia. At first, the principal gave him permission to use the boys bathroom, but the school board said restrooms were limited to the corresponding biological gender. High court refused to hear an appeal to a lower court ruling that said treating transgender students differently violates Title nine. The Supreme Court's action leaves Grimm's lower court victory intact. All new at eight, The Red Hawk Casino in El Dorado County, working on a new 150 Room hotel. It's the first expansion since the opening A new hotel will feature 25 Suites in 150 rooms. And it will be spread across five different stories. The expansion implies their bills. Red Hawk Casino is expected to be complete in the fall of 2022. Alright legislation to rein in the monopolistic power of big tech companies is making its way through Congress. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, All Democrat from Washington, released a video It is our featured audio clip this hour from Amazon and Facebook to Google and Apple. It could not be more clear that these unregulated tech giants have become too big to care and too powerful to ever put people over profits. So it's time for Congress. To do that. This bipartisan bill is the result of a 16 month antitrust investigation,.
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"To lift more coronavirus restrictions. But the rapid spread of a variant has put the plan in jeopardy. According to government figures that Delta variant, which was first detected in India accounts for more than 90% of all new infections in the U. K. It's considered about 40% more transmissible. In the previous dominant strain. Pandemic relief ordered by a federal officials has led to a tug of war between landlords and nearly two dozen states. Groups representing landlords say property owners are losing billions of dollars every month because of the CDCs pandemic moratorium on evictions, which is aimed at stopping the spread of covid, in part by preventing homelessness. But groups led by the Alabama Association of Realtors question the CDC's authority to do that, And as that court fight continues, both sides It's reaching out to the U. S. Supreme Court for help. The landlord's asking for an order to end the ban, while attorneys general from 22 states argue it's still needed, warning that a wave of mass evictions in the early stages of pandemic recovery would be catastrophic. The moratorium is supposed to expire at the end of June, but the CDC hasn't ruled out another extension. Lisa Brady. Fox News Cracking Down on Big TECH A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has proposed a package of bills aimed at curbing the market power of companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Progressive Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Republican Congressman Lance Gooden joining forces on one bill that would end platform monopolies, this one targeted at companies like Amazon. The bill wants to effectively break up the company by making it illegal for Amazon to own a platform and then offer their own goods and services on it. Fox's Hilary von Big Tax says that intervention through legislation.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and her Husband have Tested Positive for COVID
"Democratic congressman john. Paul said wednesday. Her husband steve williamson also has covid nineteen days after she tested positive following last week's right at the capitol when she was forced to take shelter with republican lawmakers who refused to wear their face