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"The dc council announced this week that it will phase out its moratorium on evictions as the region emerges from sixteen months of pandemic restrictions robert mccartney senior regional correspondent for the washington post joins us now for more on this story and others from this past week. Good morning bob. Good morning esther. So what will the end of the eviction moratorium mean for landlords and tenants in the district it's being implemented gradually so the first step is that landlords are allowed right away to avik tenets or file to evict tenants who have caused significant damage to their buildings now. That isn't that many people. The big change calms october twelfth when landlords can move to evict tenants who have fallen more than six hundred dollars behind on their rent. But there's a condition for that. The law requires that the landlords apply. I to the stay. Dc rent relief program on behalf of their tenants so that they try to get some money from the government basically the help the tenants pay the rent and they have to apply to that program at least sixty days before moving to evict them council chair phil mendelson said this was a compromise and that the council was trying to give tenants a soft landing. Now it's not clear if mayor is going to sign the legislation but it doesn't matter because it passed unanimously. So obviously it has a veto proof majority the landlords. Were very unhappy about this. They said it was an undue financial burden on them to have to wait to evict the tenants. Tenants groups said the council was moving too fast and should postpone any evictions until december. Also this week. A judge in maryland ruled that governor. Larry hogan cannot end pandemic related federal unemployment benefits early like many republican governors around the country hogan had tried to end this program in his state. How will this move. Impact unemployed maryland residents. It means they'll get an extra three hundred dollars a week in supplemental federal jobless benefits through the summer. The federal program lasts until early september. But hogan wanted to end it in july the benefits go to about a quarter million people hogan said the extra cash was discouraging workers from taking jobs that are available but the judge agreed with critics. Who said the harm to unemployed workers outweighed the potential benefit to the state budget the judge also indicated. He believed. the governor was exceeding his authority in cutting off the money. Early moving now to virginia glenn yung-chen the republican candidate for governor said. He will not take part in a debate this summer against his democratic opponent terry mcauliffe and the debate is something of a fixture in virginia politics. Talk about this right. young is skipping. What has long been the traditional. I debate in gubernatorial races. And that's the debate of the summer convention of the virginia bar association at the venerable. Homestead resort in hot springs in the shenandoah valley. This'll be the first time in thirty six years that the debate won't be held yung-chen said that he didn't trust the moderator. Judy woodruff of pbs. Because she donated two hundred and fifty dollars to a haiti relief fund in twenty ten. That was partly run by former president. Bill clinton the problem is the other sponsor of that fund was george w bush so it wasn't exactly a partisan project the democrats said that young was scared to debate mcauliffe but young said that he would participate in three other debates. In the fall. There is another interesting development. In the governor's race mcauliffe got a boost when cnbc in his annual rankings said. That virginia has regained. Its spot as the number one state in the country for business. Now that's sort of an embarrassment for young and because he's been saying that former governor mcauliffe and current governor north them both democrats have run the virginia economy quote into a ditch but obviously cnbc disagrees finally officials from the washington. Football team ruled out using the name. Warriors as a possible new moniker. Why is this bob. Well the team said the word was too closely identified with native americans. Warriors has long been mentioned as a top alternative to the old dame the r. word which native americans found offensive of the team. Also said it would not necessarily use a name that began with the word read. That was a setback for me. As i wrote a column endorsing the name red wolves. I'm sorry your heart got broken their bob. It's a big disappointment. Robert mccartney is senior regional correspondent for the washington post. He joins us most fridays. Bob i hope you have a great weekend. Thank you you too..
Washington, DC Council Member Withdraws Soda Tax Proposal Amid Pushback
"Legislation that would have created a new soda tax in the district is officially dead. It doesn't have enough support to move forward. That's what D C council member Brianne Nadeau said on social media, announcing that she's withdrawing the bill that would have replaced the city's current sales tax on sugary drinks. With the 1.5 cent per ounce excise tax on sweetened Beverages Council member Mary Che was on board with it, the CDC has said. If you try one single policy to address obesity in Children, a soda tax would be there because there's a direct correlation, but it's a tough sell. With many small market owners still struggling from the pandemic, Some said any new Texas could be devastating for business right
Washington DC council member wants emergency hearing over vaccination website tech issues
"D C Council member is requesting an emergency hearing to review what happened as technical issues kept many from registering for vaccine appointments. After three days of technical issues at large, council member Kristina Henderson says something needs to change. It's important for us to get this right. The D. C Department of Health made 3500 appointments available on Saturday after two days of technical problems before third day in a row tech issues made registering difficult. Henderson requested that the Committee on Health and the Committee on Government Opera Rations hold emergency oversight hearings with D C health and the Office of the Chief technology officer to review what happened. What are the fixes? And what are the assurances that we can provide? The residents of this will not happen
Washington DC Council: Razor wire is ‘wrong solution’ for failures that took place during Capitol riot
"C council is asking congressional leaders to order the removal of fencing around the Capitol building, a remnant from the January 6th riot. D C. Council member, Charles Ellen, along with other members of the council, have sent a letter to congressional leaders asking for the removal of the wire fencing around the Capitol grounds. The letter went on to say the hardened security perimeter quote topped with razor wire is the wrong solution for the failures that took place January 6. It also pointed out the impact the heightened security measures are having on transportation. Which will only increase in the coming months. Once pre pandemic levels return. U. S Capitol police feel otherwise. Just last week, they asked congressional leaders to keep the fencing in place until September as law enforcement continue to track threats.
Washington, DC council member doesn’t want Capitol to be ‘fortress’ that keeps people away
"They say They're looking very closely for evidence of sedition. W T O P National security correspondent J. J Green one lawmaker says the capital riot should not be an excuse to turn the area into a fortress, responding to a report that the perimeter of Capital could be moved outward. D. C council member Charles Allen said the capital is part of a community with neighbors who do not want to be walled off behind barbed wire from treasured public spaces. He added. The temporary security
Washington DC Council becomes majority-female during swearing-in ceremony
"In ceremony, the D. C council officially became a majority female counsel. Seven of its 13 members are women. Brooke Pinto was among the new members sworn in and will represent war to welcome to Denise Lewis, George and Kristina Henderson. You all about are about to enter such a collaborative and majestic office and he's George when the sea for Ward seven. I will work hard every day to honor your decision to send me here to fight for your families. Memory about, sir also attended today's event and issued a statement saying, quote. It is my honor and privilege to serve my hometown alongside the council and I am eager to work together. On our collective come back, Melissa
Washington DC council member lays out his expectations for new police chief
"For police reform is is spelling spelling out out what what he he wants wants in in a a police police chief chief to to replace replace Peter Peter Newsom, Newsom, who who was was announced announced plans plans to to become become police police chief chief in in Prince Prince William William County County Ward. Ward. Six Six council council member member Charles Charles Allen, Allen, the the chair chair of of the the judiciary judiciary in in Public Public safety safety committee. committee. Says Says the the nation nation is is changing changing and and law law enforcement enforcement in in the the district district must must change change as as well. well. Along Along with with what what the the city city expects expects from from a a police police chief chief Mayor Muriel Bowser has not yet announced to search for a new chief. But Alan says what's needed is to tackle systemic racism that exists in D C and within policing culture, and Alan says a public health approach is what's needed to eliminate violence, particularly on O
Washington, DC Council passes police overtime accountability bill
"Police will have to notify the D C Council How much is spent on overtime and why every two pay periods into under a bill. The council council unanimously unanimously approved approved today, today, The The Washington Washington Post Post reporter reporter It's It's a a response response to to Mayor Mayor Bowser Bowser decision decision last last month month to to use use more more than than $40 $40 million million an an unspent unspent city city funds funds to to cover cover the the cost of police overtime. Months of protests and demonstrations in the city sent those costs way up. And the city did not get any federal help with the bill that the mayor has urged council members to withdraw the bill, writing in a letter we do not have the luxury, simply declaring that we will not work to keep our residents, visitors and business is safe. That we will not facilitate peaceful First amendment assemblies and demonstrations or that we will not support presidential movements when they occur.
Wasington DC Council considers expanding rent control protection
"Two bills were introduced today with a focus on limiting how much landlords can charge have passed. The two new bills would enforce limits on a number of things like certain increases in rent control buildings. It would also expand rent control for properties that are at least 15 years old Councilmember Elissa Silverman was among those supporting the new requirements. We need for there to be rental housing that is safe, affordable and provides good opportunities for schools and access to healthy food in Hunter's the Sea. Yo of small, multi family and rental owners Association. Many landlords are unable to keep up with the regulatory maintenance and other costs necessary. Maintain competitive in this housing market have passed. These proposals will result in a gentrification tsunami. The public hearing will continue November 16th Melissa How t open He's helping
Washington DC Council Members Push Back Against Mayor's Request To Redirect $43 Million To Police
"Mayor Muriel Bowser's request to redirect $43 million in city funds to the Metropolitan Police Department. The money would be used to cover the costs of police overtime expenses. During the wave of racial justice protests that started in the spring, Nine council members wrote a letter asking with questions about how the redirection of funds could affect other city services. They also expressed concern over shift Such a substantial amount of money to MPD while the department is under scrutiny for its policing tactics during those protests. Two popular Delaware beaches.
Washington DC Council approves bill allowing children to get vaccines without parents’ consent
"Passed a bill this week that would allow Children as young as 11 to receive vaccines without their parent's consent. The bill that was passed 12 1 would require doctors to determine that the child meets the requirement of making informed consent. The Children could then receive government recommended vaccines at their parents object to for religious reasons, including vaccines for the human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted councilmember tray on white voted against the bill. It's an issue of the count. Russell voting to circumvent that includes them apparent making a decision about their child. But council member Merry Chase says this bill is important for public health. The child needs to be protected against the dangers of things like measles, and the community needs to be protected. The bill now goes to Mayor Muriel Bowser for approval. Luke Luke er w t o P news. If you need an
Washington DC Council passes budget after $1B coronavirus-related revenue drop
"Will have to pay a little more for gas under a budget now approved by the City Council, which addresses a massive revenue loss from the pandemic. In presenting the council with her balanced budget weeks ago, Mayor Muriel Bowser asked they not add taxes, but they did a 10 per cent per gallon tax and cuts from corporation and tech company tax breaks. It allowed the city to fund his priorities. I will look more closely at the increased spending that the council finally decided on the council found $29.7 million in those tax changes to fund affordable housing vouchers, homeless outreach services and permanent supportive housing. To address the priority of school funding. It maintained a 3% increase in per student funding. Put $3.2 million towards mental health resource is in schools and funded libraries in early reading initiatives. Meghan Cloherty
Washington DC Council passes $8.5 million budget
"Council has just voted unanimously to pass the $8.5 billion budget for fiscal 2021. Was not an easy budget to grapple with millions of revenue and shortfalls because of Corona virus, which the council members had to take into consideration. Although the mayor presented a budget without tax increases, the council did approve more than $600 million of increases to fund additional spending, including funding to keep child care centers open and for violence prevention programs. Budget also It puts its spending toward affordable housing and education. There were other contentions in that budget. We'll have
Washington, DC Council committee approves racial equity bill
"Of focusing its sights on racial equality, getting closer to passing a bill that aims to improve it. I believe this measure Presents a very big step in the right direction tells Remember David Grosso one, the committee vote to approve the bill that that would would establish establish the the office office of of Racial Racial Equity Equity toe toe oversee oversee training training throughout throughout the the district. district. Government Government Council Council member member Brianna Brianna Dough Dough hopes hopes it it will will foster foster change. change. We said it's an acknowledged that despite being with third largest racial demographic NBC, we've never seen a Hispanic or Latino member of the council, and that's a reality. I hope changes soon. The reject still has to be passed by the full counsel. The log
Washington, DC - Council creates $14 million Reopen Montgomery Business Assistance Program
"Montgomery County is setting aside money to help cover the cost for businesses that are starting to reopen. The county Council approved what is called the reopened Montgomery Business Assistance Program, which will provide $14 million to businesses and nonprofits that air spending money to comply with state and county Cove. In 19 health guidelines for those eligible, the county will reimburse each business or nonprofit up to find $1000 in expenses. The companies and nonprofits must be primarily based and do business in the county and first time Suppliers to cover these kind of costs, which had to be incurred between mid March and a month after the county start of phase three of reopening, which has yet to begin. Ken Duffy. W T O P
Washington DC Council approves revised police reform legislation
"There is new police reform tonight, The D C council has approved what's being called an emergency policing and justice reform bill that repeals and replaces a similar bill passed last month. Under the new one, the Police department would have five days instead of three to release the names of officers and body camera footage after a deadly use of force incident. It would also let felons vote while still serving their sentences. In D. C councilmember, David Grosso introduced an amendment that would ban all law enforcement agencies in the city from using a device that simulates a cell phone tower for the purpose of tracking phones. But that amendment was defeated.
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"Of covert 19 Erica Murphy. UT o P News reopening plan has been released by Virginia's largest school system may gives families a couple of options. In a letter sent out by Fairfax County School Superintendent Scott Bray brand families are asked what they'd like for their kids. When the new school year starts in August 25th and school start to reopen from Corona virus shutdowns. Families have been given two options in the first physical buildings would remain closed in school would be virtual. In the second, there would be part time face to face instruction in school buildings. Bray Brand says families will be sent an enrollment form where they can say which option they like best, and they'll be asked to respond and send in their preference by July 10th. Nick in Delhi. W T o P News DC Council's Education committee voted this week to cut ties with the city's police department. Eliminating $23 million contract is the first step towards changing how security is handled in schools in the district. If approved by the full counsel, The Washington Post reports the system could move from a private security company overseen by the police department to another, which answers to the chancellor of the school system. National Zoo has lost one of its longtime residents. An Asian elephant who had lived at the zoo for 44 years. After decades of managing Shanti's osteoarthritis and care staff recently noted her physical condition had declined irreversibly. They decided to humanely euthanized her on June 26th Shaunti was thought to be around 45 years old. Just ahead in money news. You should really dress up a bit for those video calls. I'm Jeff Played 11 20 for the following is a paid commercial message. Turn your used car into a life changing opportunity for a person of differing abilities or injured veteran. Your donation.
Protesters in D.C. topple statue of Confederate general
"The federal government didn't do it so last night protesters decided to take matters into their own hands pulling down the district only statue of a Confederate general and setting it on fire for nearly thirty years the DC council has been calling on the federal government to remove this statue of Confederate general Albert pike fishery square which is federal land hikes critics claim he was the chief founder of the post war KKK Mike was a freemason that group denies that people were there when it happened say DC police did not stop the protesters and president Donald Trump tweeted quote the DC police are not doing their job as they walk to staff to be ripped down and burn these people should be immediately arrested a disgrace to our
Bowser, Washington DC Council respond to calls to defund police
"The district when it comes to police accountability and funding Mariel Bowser is standing behind how the city is approach the issues during a town hall with other mayors on CNN member your browser address concerns around police funding saying since her time as mayor investments in education have gone up forty percent and in Human Services that number's up over seventy percent while police funding has increased by only twelve percent we have to look at everything that we're investing in and make sure that we're investing in our community programs like education and job training but also intervention when it comes to holding officers accountable Bowser said it's important local leaders in police chiefs have tools to institute discipline so making sure that we're also holding are prosecuting offices responsible is important
Days after Washington DC Council votes on police reforms, Montgomery County Council introduces police-reform bill
"Days after DC council voted on police reforms the Montgomery County council will formally introduce its own proposal Tuesday police reform bills are surfacing nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the protests that followed the legislation in Montgomery County would require the police chief to issue a new policy for the use of force by police the bill leaves it up to the chief to make that corrective but requires a number of provisions to be included the new legislation would ban the use of deadly force and neck restraints restraints rather other than when there's imminent threats to life or serious injury
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"Measure approved last fall this latest action by the county comes as the DC council has passed a sweeping police reform bill and as lawmakers across the country where range of responses to the protests over police brutality efforts to change the way police are protected are gaining steam in Maryland including doing away with what's called the law enforcement officers bill of rights I really believe it's time to dismantle it blow it up Terada part those are the words of Maryland delegate Darryl Barnes a Democrat from prince George's county concerning the Maryland law enforcement officers bill of rights Barnes who heads the legislative black caucus in the state told The Washington Post police have used it as a shield to protect cops accused of misconduct and abuse of force pointing out the bill of rights has been in effect since nineteen seventy two support is growing for doing away with that and banning things like show called in shooting at moving vehicles in the state as well as establishing anti bias training for police part of the fallout stemming from the death of George Flores del Walters WTOP news in Montgomery County a virtual town hall meeting is planned for this week with local law enforcement discussing the death of George Floyd and the related tensions in the community this will actually be the first time that police chiefs from all county jurisdictions as well as the county sheriff will convene to meet with the community the meeting follows numerous peaceful protests in Montgomery County denouncing police brutality and racism the virtual town hall tomorrow night at eight thirty it can be viewed live on the county's Facebook page and on the county's cable channels as well eleven thirteen the leaders of Saint John's church you're speaking out in support of the black lives matter movement this is coming days after the church was used as a backdrop for president trump's photo op it's a decision Saint John's church calls a small step in a long and proud tradition of standing against racism the church has announced it will display two banners in support of black lives matter adding quote we must speak out to work to make sure that justice and equity is extended to all people in a letter the church says the decision was made after a vote was taken last week the head of the episcopal diocese of Washington criticized president trump's response to the protests and his use of force against protesters in Lafayette square to clear the area for his photo op in front of the church calling the move quote antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Melissa Howell WTOP news Attorney General William Barr has written to DC officials defending federal law enforcement's aggressive response to the protests in the city he writes that television images of what was happening conveyed the impression that the country was on the brink of losing control of its capital city and the massive response was meant to ensure that law and order in the nation's capital would be restored your browser has clashed with president trump about the federal response in the district a staff photographer and reporter for USA today network was taken into custody by state police in Delaware while covering a protest near the Delaware state capitol Andre Lamar was filming of Facebook live of police officers detaining several protesters last night will mark can be heard on the video saying the police have arrested protesters we don't know why they've been arrested they slam them to the ground his cameras then turned upside down and Lamar can be heard screaming I'm with the press governor John Carney immediately denounced police action saying reporters have a fundamental right to cover demonstrations let's get a look at Wall Street right now with Jeff Claiborne the Dow is down two hundred forty six points but the S. and P. five hundred index is down just eleven money news in ten minutes on WTOP.
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"The beltway interlude main line up near one twenty three exit forty six beat out had been behind it and blocking that left lane Jack Taylor WTOP traffic now the storm team four meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts yesterday temperatures made it into the upper eighties well today upper eighties and lower nineties at heat index right around a hundred to think humid day out there ranges won't grease is we go through the afternoon but expects the morning sunshine chance of rain for the early afternoon early part of the day's gonna be I eighty one points to the ones likely later on this evening that we see across over the Blue Ridge mountains towards the I. ninety five corridor but showers and thunderstorms as we continue into the overnight into the first part of tomorrow most of us will be dry as we head through tomorrow early afternoon but I'm a keep a chance for some showers and thunderstorms south and east of I ninety five by tomorrow afternoon temperatures are gonna be in the upper eighties tomorrow will be a little breezy in the morning following humidity tomorrow afternoon Friday and Saturday mixes some clowns will hot temperatures in the eighties with lower humidity Sunday rain chances return I'm storm team four meteorologist Lauren rackets right now seventy nine degrees and leaves will seventy eight in Herndon seventy nine degrees in northwest we're going up to a high in the low nineties it'll feel like it's a hundred degrees nine eleven now Fairfax county is moving to expedite body cameras for its police force a change has gained renewed urgency after a county police officer used a stun gun on a man without provocation on Saturday the incident was captured by another officer's body camera that camera was among four hundred sixteen cameras the county purchased under a measure approved last fall the action by Fairfax county comes as the DC council passed a sweeping police reform bill yesterday and as lawmakers across the country where.
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"Seminary headed past Duke street that work is set up in the left lane I read a Kessler WTOP traffic how do you guys are with us now and mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast for the remainder of the week very little sunshine this week none today low clouds and fog mist and drizzle the rest of your Monday afternoon temperatures only reaching the low sixties at best tomorrow there could be a little bit of sunshine very early in the day but a big storm out your Chicago today will bring us a chance for rain later in the day tomorrow highs low sixties and then a very high chance for rain much of the day Wednesday and Thursday both neither one of a much sunshine rain could be moderate to heavy at times evidently an inch to two inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday we should get a little sunshine back for Friday but rain chances remain for Friday and Saturday I'm starting for the row just chucked over WTOP fifty nine degrees in Washington as we work into the sixties this afternoon one fifty one now here's a roundup of corona virus pandemic information the DC council expected to vote on a coronavirus builds tomorrow part of it would allow restaurants to expand outdoor cafes further into sidewalks or even on the public streets after Junaid when DC restrictions are expected to be relaxed the number of people hospitalized with co video eighteen in Maryland reached a three week low yesterday this according to data from the Maryland health department governor Larry Hogan has been using the hospitalization rate is one of the key metrics in determining the state's ready mystery open much of Maryland wanted to phase one of the recovery plan on Friday some counties opted to remain on lockdown others open with even stricter regulations of the governor had called for metro now requiring all customers to wear cloth face coverings metro had recommended fees covering since early April but now they are required the federal reserve chair expressing optimism yesterday.
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"Dispensary but customers visiting new facility face some familiar obstacles to actually getting their pockets while medical marijuana is legal in the federal city it remains on lawful under federal law the disconnect presents some challenges for users the newest facility capital city Kerr has opened on you street northwest but this facility like others cannot accept credit cards because of federal banking laws former DC council member if Alexander told NBC four it's inconvenient to not be able to pay with a credit card it's not really the least expensive thing you can purchase so I have to carry cash my last purchase was about ninety five dollars there is a bill in Congress that would allow banks to regard marijuana like other legal drugs Dick you only on WTOP news a decline in hunting is not having the effect on wildlife you would think it is it's described as a crisis for many endangered species a decline in hunting wildlife managers across the USA Americans interest in hunting is on the decline and that has taken a big hit on funding for conservation which comes largely from sales of hunting licenses permits and taxes on firearms hunting license sales alone of fallen from a peak of about seventeen million in the early eighties to fifteen million last year and according to the fish and Wildlife Service a twenty sixteen survey suggestion eleven and a half million Americans hunt Jim Shannon the CBS news wildlife officials have seized fourteen hundred pounds of shark fins at a Miami airport the US fish and Wildlife Service says the shipment of dried fins was believed to have originated in South America and was likely bound for Asia now officials estimate its commercial value is between seven hundred thousand and a million dollars conservation groups say tens of millions of sharks are killed every year by smugglers who cut the fans from live animals they're often turned into shark fin soup which is considered a Chinese delicacy several years after her husband died unexpectedly of Facebook executive says she is engaged Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced some happy news on Instagram she's engaged to boyfriend Tom burn fall you are my everything I could not love you more she wrote they were introduced by the brother of Sandburg's late husband who died unexpectedly while exercising when the two were on vacation in Mexico in twenty fifteen the brothers says the new couple bonded over being parents Sandberg has a son and daughter and burn Phil has three kids mac Piper CBS news police say Philadelphia flyers mascot greedy has been cleared of allegations that he punched a thirteen year old boy after a photo shoot shoot make that Chris green well in his son Brandon met the hairy googly eyed mascot at a November event for season ticket holders Greenwell said that as Brandon walked away from the mascot the person in the gritty costume ran from his chair and punched my son as hard as he could he said Greenwell filed a complaint with police police now say this was not a physical assault up next in money news a close shave for a potential merger five twenty four a pass on all the same we have different perspectives on the best way forward but on issues that matter I'm a change we're more alike than we think one clear solutions.
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"Material right off the roadways you're not gonna see those streaks all over the roadway but the road crews are going to be on the look out tonight for the possibility of re freeze ask for how it's going on the road right now and Rodriguez will have that coming up in a couple of minutes in battle DC councilmember Jack Evans announcing his resignation the subject is expulsion of councilmember Jack Evans for code of conduct violations just moments before today's hearing Jack Evans turned in a letter of resignation read by council chair Phil Mendelson that I resigned my position as the war to council member on the council of the district of Columbia as of the close of business on Friday January seventeenth twenty twenty Evans is still facing a federal investigation overs private consulting work for companies lobbying or doing business for the DC government and metro barber brit WMAL and WMAL dot com secretary of state Mike Pompeii says a top Iranian general killed in a U. S. drone strike was plotting attacks and in his words we're going Lee potentially to the death of many more Americans and Pompeii telling reporters at the state department this afternoon the president trump was briefed on that before the strike was authorized anytime a president makes a decision of this magnitude there are multiple pieces of information that come before us we presented that to him in all its broad detail give him all the best information they can not only from the intelligence community but for those of us who have teams in the field technology and natural disasters correspondent Jim robes as a consumer electronic show in Las Vegas is showing how technology can help but disaster relief John Lawson with the advance warning in response network alliance says from alerts the response we've we have to do a better job and they're working on that John Miceli with Allstate insurance says technology is helping in the area of response and relief especially in the reason wildfires in California the use of satellite and drone technology so that when people were calling us already knew what was going on we already knew the devastation when you to the extent that their claims needed to be adjusted sometimes the devastation is so bad he says there is no address left to send a check to now technology allows companies to deposit money in clients accounts through their debit cards checking your money tonight the Dow finished the day down one hundred twenty points the S. and P. five hundred down.
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"Steve cast about the DC council taking another step towards formally expelling councilmember Jack Evans ward to councilmember Jack Evans has so far steadfastly refused to resign even though the DC council continues its slow March toward expelling one of its own the report is adopted and with the adoption of the report the committee's work work is complete councilmember Mary J. who's chaired the ad hoc committee leading the ovens investigation after another unanimous committee vote to expel Evans but the formal vote to get rid of Evans from the full council is now not expected until January barber brit WMAL and WMAL dot com house Democrats announcing two articles of impeachment charging president trump with abuse of power in obstruction of Congress this is house intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff the framers of the constitution recognized that some day a president might come to office who would abuse that office the trade the public trust and under my national security to secure for help in his reelection and who would seek to abrogate the power of Congress to hold him accountable they recognize this danger and they prescribe a remedy and that remedy is impeachment house minority leader Kevin McCarthy we have such great potential in this nation but to have wasted a majority on this is an embarrassment to this Congress immigration advocates suing the trump administration over the disconnection of a free hotline correspondent Jim group says that hotline was used by detained illegal immigrants to stay in touch with their lawyers and keep attorneys up to date on detention conditions a lawsuit filed by the group freedom for immigrants alleges that the hot line was disconnected after it was featured on the Netflix TV show orange is the new black that drew attention to the criticisms of the conditions in the detention facilities calling the disconnection of retaliation immigration and customs enforcement says however the line was being misused detained immigrants were using it for three way calling to connected detainees with family Philip McKeon has died he played Tommy Hyatt on Alice starring opposite Linda lavender battling a longtime illness according to people magazine he was fifty five years old checking your money tonight the Dow finished the day down twenty eight points.
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"I'm anne cates wwl news nine oh two on ryan peered outcry from black lives matter and some dc council members after video shows metro transit police officer chasing a black man at the youth street station saturday while responding to a call about teens threatening people with sticks the man who was teased was not involved in the alleged threatening but intervened when two suspects were being questioned according to a statement from transit police police are now investigating council member brand doe who represents the ward where the tasing happened says she's seen enough video to condemn the officers actions transit police say the officer pays the man when he refused to step back and the officer said he was exhibiting behavior consistent with preparing to fight him had occurred it sound w._m._a. allen w._f._a._n. dot com or death last month on vacation in the dominican republic prompting concerns about safety of traveling to the island today the prince george's county woman was honored at a moral surface song had players the homecoming service for simply a day at the first baptist church of glen orden this is a passage from a letter the church's pastor john jenkins rope today's son jeremiah williams doing this season of pain and sorrow please know that the members of first baptist are praying for you and with you day in her fiance edward homes or among eleven american tourists who recently died in the dominican republic and autopsy found the two died of respiratory failure pulmonary dima had recurred sound w._m._a. allen w._f._a._n. dot com richmond's mayor has called for a local ordinance that would ban guns in the city owned buildings parks and community facilities mayor lavar stony said he is proposing the local law now so the city will be prepared of state lawmakers passed legislation to broaden the ability of local governments to prohibit guns in city buildings when they meet at a special session next month wwl news time nine four now w.
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"School district superintendent Austin at a joint news conference with United teachers Los Angeles says the new deal addresses all concerns from a pay increase to the reduction of class sizes to support staff, nurses and counselors, which union president Alice poodle, Pearl says strikes the right court to end the strike expect. We'll be approved because it's a great agreement. Steel comes after a twenty one hour marathon bargaining session. On Wall Street, the Dow fell three hundred two points. I'm Ann Cates. L news at eight oh, two nine. The DC council is overriding the mayor's detail off their metro fare pill council voting tend to to to override minner bouncers veto. Let's be honest jumping affair gate and not paying a parking meter are the same council member, Robert white and others who voted for the override argue that criminalizing fair evasion isn't a deterrent and is unfair towards the poor people of color, Jack, Evans and chair Phil Mendelson voted against the override arguing that. It's fiscally irresponsible will be difficult if not impossible for we'll Mata to imposed a new civil fine. Why is that? Okay. We have a serious problem with fair jumping fair revision will now be a fifty dollars civil fine after a thirty day congressional review period when Toledo on wwl and wwl dot com. Howard county police say a man fired shots at a driver who parked in his assigned parking space. Officers were called to the Columbia neighborhood early Monday and found a man visiting a friend there who said a man told him to move his part vehicle and fired three shots. The driver wasn't hit. But his vehicle was hit twice. Police say surveillance video showed a suspect and they arrested forty. Seventy year old Cornelius harp of Columbia. They say the men didn't know each other Arkham is charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and other offenses. He's being held without bond. DC's oldest social service agency for the poor is now opening its doors to unpaid federal workers, some of those families like a lot of folks in the economy or living paycheck to paycheck. So we wanted to make sure that we were doing everything we can do Joe meta with the central union mission, which is opened its doors to provide groceries for federal workers..
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"The DC council today voting to override mayor bowser and decriminalize fair evasion. In the district on metro mayor bowser is defending her initial veto am concerned about making sure that everybody follows the rules of the road or their the rules of the metro whereas at work, but with the ten to to vote hopping affair gate will now be a fifty dollars civil fine rather than a criminal infraction that councilmembers like NATO believe unfairly targeted people of color. We are slowly dismantling in unfair system and the more we commit to using the lens of race equity in all we do in government. The sooner we will be able to rectify the real crime here, which is perpetuating racist government systems wins away to reveal and wwl dot com. Court allowing the Trump administration to proceed with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people. The nation's highest court has allowed the administration to temporary enforce restrictions on transgender people serving in the US military at the same time, though, the court did not agree. To review the new policy itself, which was also requested by the administration. Instead, the case will go back to the ninth circuit court of appeals three other lawsuits also are still pending in the case. So the nationwide ban on transgender trips may not go into effect. Linda Kenyon, Washington police in upstate New York say they've uncovered a plot to attack a Muslim community in the state the men range in age from eighteen to twenty along with a sixteen year old high school student from Greece New York, a suburb of Rochester, we allege that there's a plot against these Lama community Greece police chief Patrick Phelan said they recovered three homemade bombs and nearly two dozen firearms. We found firearms almost every location that we searched he said the three I contained black powder. Ball bearings and nails meant to do serious damage. He said the intent was to set them off in Islam Berg community in upstate Delaware County. Steve Kastenbaum, New York. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is expecting. Expressing optimism about upcoming trade talks with China in a video call to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland Pompeo says he expects the Goshi she will hinge on open seas and reciprocal arrangements. That are fair transparent and open. I'm hopeful that each of those issues can be dealt with constructively. China is prepared to compete on those terms. And if they are I'm very confident that they'll be a bright future, not only for the United States and its people for the Chinese people as well. Checking your money ahead of the close. The Dow was down two hundred ninety eight points, the S and P five hundred down thirty eight the NASDAQ down one thirty seven a New Orleans car dealership, not taking the saints. Controversial lost in the NFC championship game quietly, a local TV outlet in the big easy says MAC Bowers has paid for ten billboards to be put up in the Super Bowl host city of Atlanta through the day of the game February third including one just outside Mercedes Benz stadium. The billboards will read saints got robbed and NFL blew it. And obvious reference to the blow non pass interference call late in the fourth quarter of the game that cost the saints a chance to win in regulation and send them to the Super Bowl..
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"The DC council overriding the mayor's veto of the fare evasion. Pill who council voting tend to to to override bouncers veto. Let's be honest jumping affair gate and not paying a parking meter are the same offense councilmember, Robert white and others who voted for the override argue that criminalizing fair evasion isn't a deterrent and is unfair towards the poor and people of color, Jack, Evans and chair Phil Mendelson voted against the override arguing that. It's fiscally irresponsible be difficult. If not impossible for Mata, tune posed a new civil fine. Why is that okay? We have a serious problem with fair jumping evasion will now be a fifty dollars civil fine. After a thirty day congressional review period. We Delano one wwl and wwl dot com. Contentious contract negotiations have resulted in a tentative deal between Los Angeles. School officials and the teacher's union that will allow striking educators to return to the classrooms tomorrow. This is L A teacher union president, Alex Caputo Pearl. We have started down a real path to addressing class size, nurses, librarians and counselors, so many schools have gone without for so long. Now, they'll have these crucial services. We talked about charter schools and the importance of investing in existing schools. Researchers suggest the government should be investing in retraining people who will lose their jobs as technology study. By the World Economic Forum, holding its annual meeting in Switzerland says one point four million Americans are likely to lose their jobs to robots and other in the next decade and businesses can only be expected to profitably retrain about a fourth of the sideline workforce that the researchers suggest put success in the hands of government retraining workers in similar scales. With a promise a better pay for them and a reimbursement for the government in higher tax revenues and lower unemployment costs. I'm Jan Johnson. Checking your money this hour, the Dow's down three hundred sixty eight points, the s&p five hundred down forty two the NASDAQ down.
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"Fox's Rachel Sutherland live in Washington says federal workers brace for their I mispaid checks this week. The president will get his first primetime Oval Office address on the mayors of building a border wall. Vice President Mike Pence old NBC news. The president will do tonight is explain to the American people that we have a humanitarian insecurity crisis. The Trump administration has been looking into the idea of declaring a national emergency in an attempt to bypass congress to build the wall Democrats vowing to fight that in court house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer will deliver a democratic response. Lisa. Meantime, Rachel Maryland's Democratic Party holding an annual event angry, and I hope you are that this shutdown has taken place. It never should have happened. It's US Senator Ben Cardin, a correction I called him. A congressman earlier Democrats say the president should let the government reopen while the border debate continues. Meantime, the ongoing partial government shutdown now on day eighteen prompting emergency measures in some areas. The DC council approving legislation that allows marriage licenses to be issued again flights resuming at London's Heathrow airport after reports of a drone sighting. Temporarily suspended flights this just weeks after several days of disruptions also due to drone sightings at London's Gatwick airport. British officials timidly using sophisticated military gear at Gatwick it's not clear yet. Whether that equipment is in place at Heathrow on Wall Street a big rally underway. The Dow is up two hundred fifty one points as US trade talks with China continue. This is Fox News. Now, it's the weekend box office review. Off spinner third straight weekend on top of the box office taking in an additional thirty million two hundred fifty nine million domestic total puts it in number seven for films released in two thousand eighteen number five in the DC extended universe series of films, and it's also the fifth highest worldwide grossing film released in two thousand eighteen kicking off above expectations escape room opened with a good eighteen million. That's already double. It's estimated nine million dollar budget. And with a decent v cinema score from audiences. It should end up with forty million or so overall by the end of its run. Dropping off about forty five percent. Mary Poppins returns fell to third place. Earning fifteen million is three weekend. Total was just shy of one hundred thirty nine million. Just barely topping. It's estimated one hundred thirty million dollars. Budget expires Herman into the spider. Verse repeated in fourth place, adding thirteen million for a total of one hundred thirty three million so far can Bumblebee rounded out the top five with twelve million and ninety seven million overall after its third weekend. And that's your weekend box office review on iheartradio. And now the iheartradio weekend sports time capsule fellow sports fans at sandy west. Why don't you take a journey back with me to this week in sports history? Let's start way back in eighteen eleven at muscle borough golf club in Scotland the first women's golf tournament is held jumping ahead almost one hundred years this week in one thousand nine hundred three Frank Farrell and builds every purchase the American League baseball team in Baltimore for eighteen thousand dollars and move it to New York City. Yup. It would become the New York Yankees this week in one thousand nine forty two and his twentieth. Title defence, Joe Louis Cao's buddy bear in the first round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at Madison Square Garden this week in nineteen sixty two the NFL prohibits grabbing the facemask this week in nineteen Seventy-three. The American League adopts the designated hitter rule this week in one thousand nine hundred to the catch. Conic moment in NFL history to white Clark makes a fingertip cat for touchdown from Joe Montana with fifty eight seconds left in the game against Dallas the forty Niners would win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl this week in one thousand nine hundred eighty one baseball officially bands, Pete Rose from being elected to the hall of fame for betting on baseball and this week in two thousand thirteen it's the mile high miracle in Denver the AFC divisional playoff game between the Broncos and ravens is a wild one. Joe flacco he's a seventy yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones with under forty seconds to play in the game. Getting within one. The extra point is good. And the game was tied at thirty five. The ravens go on to win it in the second overtime. That's your iheartradio weekend sports time capsule travel with Laura Ingram, taking you deep inside the music. It is perhaps one of the most iconic protest anthems in history. Twisted sisters were not gonna take it. It's not only a battle cry for the frustrated, but has also become one of the most usong-ho in American political history even being used by then candidate, Donald Trump and his run up to the successful presidential campaign against the will of the band now. It's happening again this time in Australia. We're politician Clive. Palmer has rewritten. The band's classic tuned for a political ad promoting his bid to reenter Australian parliament's. Now twisted sister are threatening to take legal action against Palmer demanding he quit using their song. Palmer tweeted back threatening to countersue saying he wrote the words personally that appear in his ad says he holds the copyright. For those words, not sure Palmer has ever seen designer in action. The chances are he'll learn very quickly. If Snyder shows up on his doorstep down under Laura Ingle, Fox News. Hi, it's Jerry Lewis. President Trump going to give an Oval Office address tonight at seven o'clock here on campus. He talk about the border wall border security, do not miss it. And we'll talk about it. Tomorrow morning at six ten right here on campus..
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"For a border wall. Fox's Rachel Sutherland is live in Washington Lisa's federal workers brace for their I miss paychecks this week. The president will get his first primetime Oval Office address on the mayors of building a border wall. Vice President Mike Pence told in BC news, president will do tonight is explained to the American people that we have a humanitarian insecurity crisis. The Trump administration has been looking into the idea of declaring a national emergency in an attempt to bypass congress to build the wall Democrats vowing to fight that in court house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer will deliver a democratic response. Lisa. Meantime, Rachel Maryland's Democratic Party holding an annual event angry, and I hope you are the shutdown has taken place. It never should have happened. That's US. Senator Ben Cardin, a correction? I called him. A congressman earlier Democrats say the president should let the government reopen while the border debate continues. Meantime, the ongoing partial government shutdown now on day eighteen prompting emergency measures in some areas. The DC council approving legislation that allows marriage licenses to be issued again flights resuming at London's Heathrow airport after reports of a drone sighting. Temporarily suspended flights this just weeks after several days of disruptions also to drone sightings at London's Gatwick airport. British officials ultimately using sophisticated military gear at Gatwick it's not clear yet whether that equipment is in place at Heathrow on Wall Street a big rally underway. The Dow is up two hundred fifty one points as US trade talks with China continue. This is Fox News. Well, the Memphis seen changing minute by minute. We've got a power outage reported with fourteen hundred plus customers out there working on it visits. Memphis reporting, scattered traffic signals out as well. That's going to be the downtown area. Also looking at the right lane out of commission earlier vehicle fire clearing on forty westbound near sycamore view road. And the road work continues here through the afternoon, fifty five northbound at this Arkansas bridge over Arkansas be mindful of that right lanes closed there on Charlie. So Memphis, total traffic..
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"By Charles Allen. Who is the council member on the DC council representing words six? Hi, Charles Kelley. Thanks for having me. Thanks so much for joining me. So I think my first question is could you just tell me a little bit about the DC councils of what is the the makeup of it? What does it look like what what is it kind of do operationally? Absolutely yet. The DC council is our state legislature. So for your listeners and other states, they've most likely got a state house and state Senate. We're basically all that wrapped up in one and on top of that we act as the county commissioners and your city council members. So we have it's a it's a year round legislative body. It's a fulltime job. And we perform the functions of again estate and accounting the city all wrapped up in one. And so you represent the sixth ward. So there are some at large members. And then some numbers representing words as well. Exactly. Yeah. There's there's. Thirteen members of the council. There's in the city's divided into eight words, so you can kind of think of them as districts, or or even from state context might counties in the state, and I represent word six there's eight wards and there's five members who are at large. They represent the entire sitting elected from the entire city. And in the neighborhood that I represent are everything from Capitol Hill all around the actual US capitol where we have huge residential neighborhood to the southwest waterfront I represent most of the riverfront in the district. We were situated on two rivers, the Potomac, and the anacostia I represent the place where the Washington nationals played baseball, some of the the fastest growing neighborhoods, and some that have been around the longest, so it's a really big Nixon diverse set of communities, and I represent about one hundred thousand people. Yeah, it's going to say, that's it seems like a relatively small number of council members. If we think of it in terms of being like a state legislature. Yeah, it's a relatively small body. And again, each one of us represent somewhere between eighty five and a hundred thousand I had the biggest ward. So I have about one hundred thousand people, and it comes a lot of responsibilities. We on the chair also of our judiciary committee's that means that I'm in charge of all of our emergency management. Our police and fire writing the laws changing criminal Justice codes things like that. It's it's a lot of responsibility. That's also is a time job. It's it's something that that I certainly do more than forty hours a week. It's just a it's a full full time commitment to the job and also has a mayor as well. And so what's the relationship between the council, and the mayor we had a relationship like a political relationship? So we have the mayor in council just like any good elected officials. We agree on some things disagree on others. And so we we push pull on each other. But our mayor actually governor, and and again, we're like state legislature. So they they implement the laws they run. The agencies and departments that serve the residents. We pass laws, and then we passed the budget. Okay. And then tell me about this sort of weird extra step that you have in DC after laws are passed or budget is passed then things need to go to the US congress for approval. Yeah. That's that's the part. That's just a complete injustice. And and I think people should be fired up on on our behalf 'cause we're certainly fired up after we pass a law. So we are the elected officials where countable to to the residents in the voters. We pass a law. It has to go over to congress, and we call it the congressional layover. But essentially everything that we've passed vote on the mayor signs into law. It goes up to Capitol Hill and ninety nine point nine percent of the time. It just sits and waits, and it has to sensually it goes through us, and in most cases, a forty five day passive review, where they could take it up and try to fight it or make changes to it. They rarely do. But it's a really big unjust. Because you know, the the random congressman from Texas or Idaho or some other part of the country. They're not elected by DC..
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"If this does pass you'll see sixteen seventeen year olds voting twenty twenty I will be eighteen at that time. But I know we'd be like up early that morning, and I'm gonna take my neighbor who's going to be sixteen at the time and take him to go vote. Like, you're gonna be the first sixteen year old the history of this country vote for president. Bill twenty two seven seven eight youth vote amendment act twenty eighteen from Allan. ground. Thank you very much. Mr Chairman finally last week, the DC council met to decide the fate of the Bill earlier this spring. We watched incredible voices. Take the helm leader country. We saw incredible voices. Talk about gun violence song credible voices. Talk about action on credible voices lead, a national conversation that the adults had not done what we saw were young people stepping up to lead. Those young people were in many cases, sixteen seventeen year olds. That was council member Charles Allen who opened with that statement in support of the Bill but after him another council number spoke, Mr. Jack Evans, miss Sherman. Again, there is significant unreadiness on behalf of some of the council. Members majority council member so I couldn't make a motion to table this Bill at this time. He proposed a motion to basically kill the Bill. There's a motion before us to table. The Bill motion to table is not debatable. The thirteen council members then voted on whether or not to table the Bill, and yes, but bonds, folks. Yes, remember, yes. Shave votes. Yes. Comes from Evans. Yes. That's Evans votes. Yes mcrae. No. That's the grave out. Snow comes from across. So that's from aggressive snow to make a long story short. No, Allen held snow. Mr Chairman, there are seven yeses in six knows all the measures table. So for the moment sixteen year olds are not going to be voting in Washington DC in twenty twenty. But that's just for the moment. Akari with that liner note for the twenty six amendment the song that came attached to it on the album is from a Philadelphia band suburban livid..
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"Most of them from the west but not all of them they p players come to the west coast league from all over the country some of them thousands of miles away from home and every one of them has a different story and potentially different problems in ben you know that as well as anybody having been around stoppers first season they've all got their own stories they all have their own goals and and their own dreams and their own problems and i'm sure that in that that's going to come up over the course of the season so if we had more time than we could just talk about you being a commissioner of this league for the next hour but because we are short on time i would like to pass onto you a question that i get probably every single week probably multiple times every single week and that comes down to the question about major league baseball in portland every time that i get this question i think i wish i were robbed neier so that i could answer this better you have answered this question a zillion times the city has grown over the course of you answering this question but where would you put the current status of major league baseball coming to portland it seems farther along than it ever has before in terms of the organization the efforts that seemed to be behind bringing somehow acquiring offense is that would play here at the same time i wouldn't say that it's closer now than it's ever been or that it's been it's ever seen to be because it seemed as if there was at least a measurable chance of of getting the expos to move here before they moved to dc now obviously that didn't happen and the in obese goal was always to send i think always were there to be a team in dc but that didn't have to happen just because something happened doesn't mean it was preordained that deal could theoretically a fallen through somehow who knows i mean all it would've taken with a few washington dc council people who weren't willing to be bought off i think.