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"dow constantine" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"The big lead Come to you from consumer of Studio Welcome. Welcome to our top stories this hour Panic. There is panic among the Dori Munson show staff during the top of the hour news there because, uh, we communicate by phone and and that's how Nicole and I You know, discuss what's coming. I put audio we're gonna use. Where are we going to go with it all of that, and, uh, So I was talking to you this morning and early in the show with no problem, right, Nicole. You were hearing me. Fine. Yes, I was hearing you find, but this has been happening for like the last week. Where you just Cut out mid, um, conversation and I keep talking and you're just You can't hear me or whatever it is so your phone's been Weird for a couple weeks now, but now, But it was working when we're talking this morning and we were talking in the noon hour and most of the one o'clock hour And it does illustrate, though. How Absolutely helpless. I would be Without my phone for even, you know, for even a few minutes It's crazy. How Necessary. It is And so Nicole face time to be finally and that worked. We could communicate that way. But I wasn't muted. My Bluetooth wasn't on wasn't going to my My headband speakers. I love my headband speakers. They're cool. Um, but, uh, I can I don't know what's going on. You can hear me very frankly. Think it could be a conspiracy theory with the the Covid lottery to where Jay Inslee has found a way to your phone. And now if you get a call from the Covid lottery, they won't be able to hear you. And to confirm that it's story. Monsen. Yes, And then my $250,000 prize. It was probably my 250 grand that end up going that guy in Yakima today. I bet that's it. I think we've solved it. I bet Jay Insley and Bob Ferguson and Dow Constantine are jamming my phone so I can't win the the topsoil. It doesn't I'm serious. I think I want the topsoil even more than the 250,000. And I know a lot of people say battery. If you won the 250,000. You can buy all the topsoil you wanted and still have 249,000 leftover. Yes, True in theory, but in actuality Just the the pure joy that I would experience if if Jay Inslee gave me top soil. That, you know. You see, I'm sure he'd give me a little manure mixed end with it, But But, yeah, so So I bet that's it. I bet I'm getting jammed by the man. This is bad. We shouldn't You shouldn't allow this to happen. I should be powerful enough that I could fight back against them. All right, so anyway, but we got everything settled on on facetime. But I was I was not ready today for video chat. I'm just I'm just Not shaved, feel horrible. Now feel guilty about all of this. All right without his mayor, Pray load, Let's get right to the big lead. The.
Washington reports 2,998 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours
"3000 more covert cases reported in the state. On Saturday, State health officials reported 2998 new cases in 214 hospitalizations that brings the state's total case numbers to more than 268,000. We're two weeks removed from the Christmas holiday, but so far no significant spike in covert cases in the state comas Nick Pompom reports. Overall case rates have actually dropped over the last week, he talked with King County executive Dow Constantine. We can do it. Let's just have people getting tired, and they're getting numb because even as the state is seeing smaller case rates as a whole places like Pierce County are seeing averages that are still well over 400. I think this is just a reminder for everyone. That until everyone gets a vaccine, regardless of fewer cases or hospitalizations, it can change in an instant. If we let our guard down, we've got to keep that up. Right now. The light is at the end of the tunnel keep of supporting each other, and one of the requirements for areas to move on. To phase two is to be able to get a 10% decrease. In their case rate, and we'll see how long it will take for the Puget Sound region, which is King Pierce in Snohomish County to be able to move on to phase two.
While Covid case rates have dropped in Washington, averages remain high in Seattle area
"Removed from the Christmas holiday, But so so far far no no significant significant spike spike in in covert covert cases cases in in the the state state comas comas Nick Nick Pompom Pompom reports. reports. Overall Overall case case rates rates have have actually actually dropped dropped over over the the last last week, week, he he talked talked with with King King County County executive executive Dow Dow Constantine. Constantine. We can do it. Let's just have people getting tired, and they're getting none, because even as the state is seeing smaller case rates as a whole, places like Pierce County are seeing averages that are still well over 400. I think this is just a reminder for everyone that until everyone gets a vaccine, regardless of fewer cases or hospitalizations, it can change in an instant. If we let our guard down, we've got to keep that out. Right now. The light is at the end of the tunnel keep of supporting each other and one of the requirements for areas to move on to phase two. Is to be able to get a 10% decrease in their case rate and we'll see how long it will take for the Puget Sound region, which is King Pierce in Snohomish County to be able to move on to phase two.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"For best newscast coming up on komo news for south sound city mayors say they will not drop lawsuits against Dow Constantine's changes to officer involved fatal shooting in quest I'm Carly Johnson and new information about new video in the death of many Alice in the Tacoma area plus traffic and weather every ten minutes on the floors sports and your money news to another great day on Wall Street after some pretty poor performances recently president trump signing an executive order on police reform it includes new guidance on restraint techniques part of this new credentialing process show calls will be banned except if an officer's life is at risk house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the order falls short of what's needed to combat an epidemic of racial injustice and police brutality cover nineteen cases are on the rise in nearly two dozen states and that includes tax we are in the middle of a short period of time where all of us have to coexist with clover nineteen governor Greg Abbott insists the state has the necessary hospital capacity all widely available drugs showing promise in treating the most seriously ill coronavirus patients British researchers say dexamethasone reduce deaths in patients who were on ventilators and those who are getting supplemental oxygen stocks rallied today the Dow closing up more than five hundred points Terry Alden or ABC news one thousand FM ninety seven seven good afternoon it's one thirty one AM Taylor fansites with top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center another video has surfaced from the date many Ellis died in Tacoma police custody civil rights attorney James Bible says a witness took the video and gave the name of the photographer to investigators the video appears to show one officer grabbing Ellis by the neck and wrestling him to the ground in early March last week the governor said the state would take over the investigation from the Pierce county sheriff's department after it was learned that there was a sheriff's deputy at the scene when Ellis died city leaders in Kent's Renton Auburn and federal way say they will not drop lawsuits that challenge almost every aspect of the overhauled officer in quest system created by king county executive Dow Constantine inquests are those proceedings held to learn the facts surrounding an officer involved fatal incident couples Carlene Johnson reports but two years ago king county executive Dow Constantine formed a committee that came up with changes to how those inquests are conducted used for the brackets don't use public pressure federal way mayor Jim Farrell and the mayors of can't Auburn and Renton are moving forward with legal action against king county living Constantine has overstepped the authority granted to him by state law by setting up a contest between the deceased family and the police officers involved rather than focusing on facts special in one light of everything that's happening around the nation and around the region and especially your most disciplined Seattle and we're we're not people that are gonna get pushed around and that's that's not how we operate in a news release Monday Constantine said community members of long expressed serious concerns about the inquest process and the seeming lack of transparency and the purpose of the changes are to correct that Carly Johnson come on news a snobbish county council members is the idea of the funding that county sheriff's department is not to be taken seriously Nate during responding to the county public defender association which is calling for a fifty percent cut in the sheriff's budget with the money to be diverted into social programs in an open letter Dearing says calls to fund our quote fringe proposals that should not be taken as serious solutions a lot of focus on black lives matter right now and the movement in general has seen quite a multi racial make up the size of Seattle's black population has actually stagnated a little bit while the rest of the region grows more on the numbers from Kohl's great Herschel's the black population in Seattle was estimated at fifty one thousand two years ago which The Seattle Times says was basically unchanged from twenty ten during the same time frame Seattle's overall population grew by more than one hundred thirty thousand people it means that the black population fell to six point eight percent the Central District has become less black with African Americans making up about fifteen percent of the population there and the rest of king county the black population grew by close to fifty percent in the same period with the most growth in sky way seatac and Tukwila it's interesting to note in the area of Capitol Hill with the protest zone is less than two percent of the residential population is black Greg Herschel to komo news couple news time one thirty four time for an update on traffic which we do every ten minutes on the floors and the big issue is the same sort of area that we've been talking about for now she's since five or six this morning it's a separate incident now then what happened that early but it's been in effect for several hours now two left lanes are getting by the scene of an earlier semi truck fire two right lanes remain closed for cleanup and it's put extra pressure on state route two oh two in this no qual Mary as many drivers are using it as a detour from the earlier closure again this happening at I. ninety westbound between two to exit thirty one and then the north bend way exit that's exit twenty seven so a lot of slowing through that area or at least there has been through the day and there was also a car fire at one point on highway two oh two so the alternate route was slowed at a certain point but it seems to be a operating as good as it could be hoped at this point you're also seeing some slowing on northbound four oh five as you move north of the kind of Bothell area also the this is a state route twenty eastbound and westbound from sure road to Conrad road there is still an obstruction blocking all lanes from milepost ninety eight to milepost one hundred is where you'll see that issue and this look at traffic is brought you by all state if you're driving less you could be saving more on car insurance save money with pay per mile insurance from Allstate call a local Allstate agent get a quote now or call you go roof forecasters meteorologist Kristen Clark still tracking showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in southwest Washington today anywhere from Seattle south to Tacoma.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"Wrestling him to the ground in early March last week governor Inslee said the state was taking over the investigation for the Pierce county sheriff's department after learning a sheriff's deputy was at the scene with Ellis died city leaders in Kent Renton Auburn in federal way say they won't drop lawsuits that challenge almost every aspect of the overhauled officer in quest system created by king county executive Dow Constantine inquests are held to learn the facts surrounding officer involved fatal incident couples calling Johnson has more than two years ago king county executive Dow Constantine formed a committee that came up with changes to how those inquests are conducted accused of brackets don't use public pressure federal way mayor Jim Farrell and the mayors of can't Auburn and Renton are moving forward with legal action against king county living Constantine has overstepped the authority granted to him by state law by setting up a contest between the deceased family and the police officers involved rather than focusing on facts special in one light of everything that's happening around the nation and around the region and especially against most civically and Seattle and we're not people that are gonna get pushed around and that's that's not how we operate in a news release Monday Constantine said community members of long expressed serious concerns about the inquest process and the seeming lack of transparency and the purpose of the changes are to correct that Carly Johnson come on news of protest March last night took a wrong turn on its way from downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill couples Corwin hate it happened around nine PM the demonstrators had just.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"As we did have one arrest last night there were no injuries a rally is planned today at noon in just a few minutes Jonathan Joel Coleman who's will get us all set up for what the plan is for this one meanwhile Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan addressing the death of George Floyd into blamed a history of racism in America what we should all know by now is that racism fundamentally at its core is a denial of our common humanity it gives permission to discrimination and violence to truly put an end to systemic racism we fasted met an acknowledge that it exists and we must admit of its roots in our history and just so you know we have a full como crew on assignment today to monitor all the activities in downtown Seattle beginning with our first rally at noon other stories this morning king county hoping to reopen some of its businesses as early as this coming week we haven't quite hit our numbers in our case counts are still volatile seeing peaks and valleys along our path to zero so even with the great progress made we still aren't where we need to be to safely open all the activities as described in the states phase two so on Monday executive Dow Constantine is applying for what he calls phase one point five I would be limited re openings of restaurants retail and personal services such as hair salons and barbers the state has final say of course in a decision expected in the next few days eight thirty four now here called.
Seattle, King County Urge Use Of Face Masks In Public
"Just within the past hour we learned that everyone writing king county metro buses will be required to wear face masks county executive Dow Constantine is requesting you to wear a facemask also when you're inside public spaces like stores and outside if you can't stay six feet away from others were talking about the fabric master with scar the banana or the disposable but non medical masks that can cover your nose and mouth he wants you to reserve the medical grade masks for front line
Seattle, King County to announce new rules for wearing masks
"Well facemask to becoming again a big issue later this afternoon we're expecting to hear a new order making them mandatory at times in king county culturally harder following that story the press conference with Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan king county executive Dow Constantine and public health officer Dr Jeffrey Duchin scheduled for two thirty this afternoon out last week Durkan in Constantine told K. U. O. W. they were finalizing a plan on making usage mandatory in certain locations this is such as retail or grocery stores we'll learn more specifics and also how they plan to enforce the new rule this afternoon
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"What we've learned from the king county executive Dow Constantine about democratic demographics involving who has died from covert nineteen and king county what are you learning math what kind of a surprise announcement or I should say just revealing of numbers by Dow Constantine this morning give me during a press conference regarding rental assistance he said that it needs a new numbers we haven't heard before that fifty five percent of the people who have died so far king county are white and fourteen percent are Asian four percent are black one percent Hispanic and one percent is a Pacific Islander and twelve percent are unknown and that fifty five percent of those who have died in king county were somehow associated with a nursing home so what's the problem here is that the department of health through the state has not been revealing much of the demographic numbers that lawmakers and decision makers really want to know the people who have maybe lower incomes and social economic backgrounds so they can specifically target certain relief efforts during this crisis so this is actually numbers that the lawmakers men waiting for but consti revealed just some numbers just for king county we asked the department of health when they could possibly start revealing numbers they say they're still working on numbers about who has been hospitalized meaning the demographics who's been hospitalized but not so much about us too who's been tested and who has had tested positive for tested negative you know it's fascinating man I just spoke yesterday with a gentleman in Paris and once he determined that he had corona virus there's there's paperwork that he has to fill out they know they remind him daily to take shots and to take his temperature they know everything about him so what's happening here for them to document and you know the the socio economic background of everybody who's sick and you know with their you know their backgrounds of their make up and are we keeping track like that well that's what we've been asking the department of health the state department of health to conduct is being the overseer of all this information we've been asking them for about a week now about this type of information and they say that they are they've always been using the term the their systems have been overloaded but by now they should be collecting this information you're just talking about in disseminating out so we heard today from mayor Durkan of Seattle and king county executive Dow Constantine that both sides are somewhat frustrated that they're not getting this demographic information because they're spending tens of millions of dollars dollars right now on on coded relief and they want to know who should be targeted at this demographic information is very important in that comers Matt Markovich thank you so much Matt appreciate it brings us to for ten Seattle positioning itself to attracts a major sports events in our corona virus recovery income was still sports explains from Hurley exterior sports desk the Seattle sports commission is splitting away from visit Seattle and plans to actively pursue the NC double a basketball tournament NHL and MLB all star games former seafarer CEO Beth Knox takes over the sports commission president but whether it's in the MLB all star game or the people World Cup what's on the bargain to double a championship that can bring more attention and visibility to our region that's where the focus will be going forward notch plans to partner with pro teams in colleges since the adult to emerge in a stronger position to go after those big events coronavirus halted the Seattle dragons first XFL football season today the league laid off workers and might not return in twenty twenty one our state's golf community is pushing governor Insley.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"Opening a new assessment and recovery center for coveted nineteen patients in shoreline couples met market that spoke with county executive Dow Constantine the first and most important strategy is to prevent infection from happening and that's why the county has attracted to large tents on the shoreline soccer field want to assess if people have coded nineteen the other to house them if they do design to me a gap one hundred Kaiser Permanente health care workers have volunteered it will get paid to manage care will be not hospital level but caring for people's chronic conditions making sure that those are stable no walk ins referrals only is intended to reduce the load on hospitals and a potential surging covert cases among the homeless good news is regional hospitals are doing okay for now the hospitals are all saying that they are feeling some stress but they're not at capacity market which come to isolation and quarantine sites now open in Snohomish county it's at the angel of the winds arena in Everett and it can house up to one hundred people the facilities for people who test positive for covert nineteen and need a place to self isolate or quarantine but can't do it at home we'll stay for two weeks until I can no longer spread the virus to others security guards inside and police officers outside will make sure that everyone stays safe several nurses an average say they're being put at risk by their employer more from Cuomo's Jeff bode Joyner says work at Providence Medical Center and say the hospital isn't doing enough at the beginning of the call the crisis they were actually doing more to protect the safety of workers and more to prevent the spread of the disease than they are now that's Michelle Davis with the Davis law group in a statement Providence says it's doing everything it can but it's had to take certain measures with protective equipment in short supply among those measures cleaning and sterilizing masks before they are put back into use Jeff Pohjola come on news release people are unable to pay their rent this month because the covert nineteen shut down so the city council members from across the country joined forces to call for rents to be canceled mortgage is frozen the group says their plan would it help home renters small business writers and their landlords who would be able to pull a mortgage payments until they can start getting paid again Seattle councilmember Tammy moralis lost their jobs are now also at risk of losing their homes and small businesses are at risk of shutting if they can't pay rent we also know that those with mortgage payments are in the same situation Morrow says they know we're headed toward a recession or worse so they want to do all they can to shore up existing systems for assistance with things like homeless support so that they'll be stronger as we emerge from the shut down of the people behind the latest so called Amazon tax now want to push it through the Seattle city council faster response to the covert nineteen crisis more from Cuomo's Ryan hair and not only are working class people hurting right now says councilmember Kshama somewhat but uses their gig economy workers and others who won't be able to benefit from federal relief so someone wants the council to pass the tax on the top two percent of big companies in Seattle to take effect this year and raise the rates of the revenue goes from three hundred to five hundred million dollars a year to provide five hundred dollars a month for four months for up to one hundred thousand people even more pressing that we need to tax those of extreme wealth so that we can assure that the rest of our city can have basic necessities the Seattle metro chamber statement in response to the proposal says in part we are in a crisis to calls for collaboration and partnership our economy looks very different than it did a month ago and we need leaders to bring us together not drive us apart Ryan Harris komo news many workers ACU at sea in Fred Meyer stores will get a new bonus for working during the pandemic the parent company's increasing workers pay by two dollars per hour Tiffany Sanders is with corporate affairs we recognize the code nineteen has created a lot of anxiety a lot of worry and a lot of hardship for people in our community and we just are so appreciative to our QC associates that show up day after day they're getting two dollars an hour additional to what they normally get paid in their paychecks or grocery supply chain manufacturing pharmacy in call center workers will get the raise the higher pay rate is set to last through the eighteenth companies time eleven forty and from the Harley exterior sports desk almost bill Schwartz is the C. hawks have plenty of company in the Clowney sweepstakes core injuries at a twenty million dollar asking price was just too rich for a lot of football teams but now free agent defensive end today being cloudy has apparently lowered his figure which could bring some more suitors back into play says ESPN's Dianna Russini you know the jets were interested at one point the Cleveland Browns are even starting a little bit with with today being cloudy but that price just was a little too much so now it seems that number that would make more sense coronaviruses closed NFL team headquarters so the saints have gotten creative holding their draft selection in a New Orleans brewery so that's spelled D. R. A. U. G. H. T. draft Washington husky freshman Isaiah Stewart enters the twenty twenty NBA draft which might not be held until September the dogs could also lose point guard Elijah hardy who has entered the college transfer portal and former U. dub star in W. NBA number one pick Kelsey plum has lost her grandmother to corona virus but not permitted to attend tomorrow's funeral because of health restrictions sports updates at ten forty after the hour bill Schwartz come on news when it comes to your business insurance perspective is everything what is your broker seeing and more importantly one of the not seeing if they're only considering your standard risks well that's like watching a ballgame throw not hole in the fence I. propellant Sharon's we prefer sitting directly behind home plate seeing the bigger picture catching all the action so not only do our experts work to understand your obvious risks we did again to identify exposures you may not be aware of we also get to know your company's goals and challenges we look at trends in your industry changes in the.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"Though this method is easier to do FDA guidance says that for now only people with symptoms should be tested we have a long road ahead as we all try to stay afloat during the two week stay at home order and then get back to work it's also possible that order could be extended the king county executive Dow Constantine says that two weeks is an important period to recognize whether you've been infected we don't have a level testing so you can know if you've been affected or affecting other towards the end of the two weeks the governor on the other elected officials will talk to their public health folks can't decide what the next smartest move is we have to get the economy moving we have to keep a roof over people's heads but it is critical that we slow down the spread of the virus if we're gonna get through more quickly thanks to dean tells our partners at komo TV they're working to build three thousand more hospital bed AS in that they all have an announcement soon on where to federal field hospitals will go calling it a calling all available doctors Washington needs you'll come was Michelle Esteban says right now the state is working to get volunteer health care providers ready in the battle against the coronavirus all professions from doctors and physicians assistants to nurses the majority are nurses the states as we got about three hundred nurses who have volunteered but only fifty seven doctors they need more doctors and surgeons that ones in our area in particular are under an incredible amount of stress and I think there's a huge emotional toll and who are being overwhelmed by people who are very ill I see use full hours Dr Tanya McGuire she has done a number of stands where she has deployed and disaster situations we just heard from the department health and they tell me they have forty five hundred applications in the pipeline but at this point they have three hundred who are credentialed and ready to go new tenants will soon be set up outside local hospitals to help deal with the surge of coveted nineteen patients hence all hours to expand the number of patients were able to see and we hope not to have to use it extensively but we are all looking at the projections where we we we know we need to prepare Dr Steve Mitchell with the W. medicines says patients with respiratory illness symptoms will be evaluated at those sites then treated and discharged or directed to the most appropriate care setting that way we can make things more efficient for them to where they get exactly what they need in a shorter period of time instead of coming through the emergency department process where we take all comers at all times in addition to GW hospital is developing architectural plans to modify interior space in the emergency departments provide safe care for patients with respiratory illnesses community is mourning after the tragic death of a state trooper in the line of duty twenty eight role of trooper Justin Shafer was hit and killed on I. five in jail is almost Keith Allred says the man accused of causing his death William Thompson of Olympia appeared in court for his lawyers said there are mental issues to consider and asked that he be evaluated to see if he's competent to stand trial at first had a sheriff's department says Thompson was seen on surveillance video shoplifting some lighter fluid at a convenience store and holding a taser at that store that later led to a high speed.
Seattle - Washington governor avoids ‘shelter in place’ rule, but warns citizens they’re not doing enough
"Well at this point the state of Washington is not pursuing a shelter in place mandate could king county follow the lead of California and make that declaration almost Patrick Quinn talk to the county executive county executive Dow Constantine said closing restaurants bars and nonessential businesses was essential in limiting exposure of the virus because the county follow California's children place for new York's lockdown could social distancing orders soon get stricter in the county do you expect a shelter in place for a locked down in the coming days I expect that there will be adjustments to our rules as well as tour guides we've heard anecdotal reports about gatherings and parks that are really not safe Constantine warned against pick up basketball wanted using communal slights when asked about this this is he said he hopes to soon reopen nonessential businesses like salons some point believe it or not we're going to have to get a hair cut as we take this break we need to find out the safest way for people to be able to do these things that go beyond just getting
Seattle - Despite statewide restrictions, many flock to Alki Beach during coronavirus pandemic
"Outside beach in west Seattle been packed this week because the weather despite that police from the state and local leaders for people to practice proper social distancing was Patrick Quinn talk to county executive Dow Constantine who hinted at the creek could become a message here is that you need to treat us I asked situation king county residents you heard your executive shelter in place despite there not being a shelter in place mandate actually in place we're seeing the state of California for similar locked down in New York California New York and they've taken the step of trying to really she can she come out of their complacency by using language that it really is a little more dramatic than what's actually going on Constantine tell me what you call the shelter in place a lockdown or just social distancing words are different the intent is the same to limit exposure to the virus Constantine an ounce all king county parks will close sports courts and playground equipment they can enable the spread of the virus is a bad idea to let your kids climb around on a communal slides and
Washington, D.C., mayor imposes coronavirus curbs on bars, restaurants
"Washington state there's new action this afternoon to crack down on movement to to try to stop the spread of Kobe nineteen ABC's Alex stone now in Washington state leaders say the lack of residence at hearing to social distancing needs has forced them to enact tougher rules now ordering many nonessential businesses to shut down king county executive Dow Constantine we are at a critical moment in this crisis we're leaving the phase of code nineteen outbreaks in concentrated areas of the county and we're entering the phase of potentially rapid and widespread infection the governor is assuring residents are grocery stores and pharmacies will remain
Washington Gov. Hints Mandatory Orders May Be Coming To Stem Coronavirus Spread
"And what is the situation like in Seattle well every day brings a batch of new confirmed cases especially in the last few days the numbers have jumped significantly as well as the deaths being reported and these aren't just confined to a few hot spots there popping up really all throughout the metro area among the staff at the university of Washington or Amazon and Starbucks hospital workers and even in rural communities three hours away from the coast in the middle of the state what a public officials there say about the increasing number of cases they're issuing very strong warnings in asking people to reconsider their plans we have emergency declarations in cities schools are shutting down the university has canceled in person classes at festivals are being canceled even employees at major tech companies are being told to work from home generally the public is being asked to avoid large gatherings and there is recognition among public health leaders that all we can do now is try to mitigate the damage this is how Dow Constantine executive of king county puts it we must prepare this region for the inevitable continued spread of this virus at least in the short run but we will do everything we can to slow its spread to protect those who are most likely to become seriously ill from it and Constantine made these comments as he fielded questions about the nursing home called life care center where the virus has swept through it leaving many residents L. and killing
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"Zero for the coronavirus deaths here in the U. S. or a few signs of instability was guarding against an illness spreading around the world several people who visit a life care center over the past few weeks said they didn't notice any unusual precautions and more ask about their health visitors came in as they always did staffers only recently began wearing masks and events went on as planned including a Mardi Gras party three days before officials announced the first of at least ten best link to that facility frustration from king county officials including executive Dow Constantine over communication troubles with the management there at life care as a struggle with several Culver nineteen illness is we've had some challenges with life care and I'm starting to lose my patience but we want to continue to work with them because they're an absolutely critical part of this picture in helping to provide the appropriate care for these residents and for their families the executive saying a team of thirty federal medical professionals will be at life care this weekend Constantine says his office in the state will continue to work with life Kerr management in Tennessee usual families aren't given the wrong information but that the quality of care at the facility remains very good students say university of Washington being sent home sold this week YouTube is moving everything it can online this means coursework and finals will now be done remotely the decision to do so was made out of an abundance of caution in light of the corona virus epidemic but president ana Mari ko se says the plan will vary from department to department they know best about their venue how close people would be together again we are very complicated and complex multi varied organization however distance learning will be the norm at least until the end of the quarter Jeff postal a company's duties at the Seattle campus tell us they knew something like this was coming my roommate is kind of worried.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Walked over and hugged and shook hands with a lot of people who are suffering the emotions here still pretty raw people here either lost their houses lost family members or both for tornadoes killed more than twenty people in and around at Nashville early Tuesday the president heading next to the CDC headquarters for an update on the fight against the coronavirus the U. S. now has more than two hundred confirmed cases and two states have had deaths Washington and California thanks Jessica Rosenthal is live in LA Liga fourteen deaths have occurred in Washington state in the Seattle area many of them at the life care nursing facility in Kirkland king county executive Dow Constantine says fifteen of the remaining residents have been taken to hospitals another person who died was in northern California plaster county health officials said this person who had underlying health conditions had been on board a princess cruise to Mexico in mid February that cruise is now being held off the coast of California with more than three thousand people on board and last night the California Air National Guard flew covert nineteen test kits out to the ship Lisa thanks Jessica some of those test results could be back today earlier today the president signing more than eight billion dollars in emergency funding America's listening box finding great candidates to hire can be like well trying to find a needle in a haystack sure you can post your job to.
"dow constantine" Discussed on KOMO
"Dow Constantine says his government is deploying emergency modular shelters the kind used in the wake of disasters like floods and hurricanes we want to make sure those who don't have housing I have an appropriate place to be Constantine says it's impractical and inappropriate to isolate homeless patients in area hospitals want to make sure that hospital capacity is not being taken for people who need only to be in isolation or to be in recovery that we need the hospital capacity for people who need treatment hi county Human Services spokesperson tells The Seattle Times the county is also assembling dormitory style buildings to quarantine up to seventy two homeless covert nineteen patients Corwin hate komo news decide prep school in Kirkland decided to keep students home and hold classes online amid the outbreak and those classes will be online until April thirteenth several other schools are also shut down day for a deep clean including Mountain View elementary and Shelton Grove elementary and early learning center in Marysville Kenwood high school Covington elementary in Lake Washington institute of technology Anthony Schlemmer says he thinks the precautions are good well I think people need to be prepared so that people probably offered all the north shore school district also closed to students today but teachers are there they're getting some training in case things still get very bad and students have to do remote learning online a student petition at change dot org is calling on the president of the university of Washington in Seattle to close the campus to prevent the spread of the virus nearly fifteen thousand people have signed the petition supporters say that in crowded classrooms dining halls and other student areas the virus would inevitably infect people at this point no response from the university of Washington twenty two students and faculty at Lake Washington technical institute ourself quarantining for fourteen days because they were exposed last week to the corona virus out of Kirkland nursing home that's the life care center that we've been talking so much about the essentially the ground zero for this outbreak the school's president Dr Amy Morrison says they're monitoring their health and so far so good we've been given guidance on what you're looking for which includes fever a hundred degrees or higher shortness of breath sore throat and our students and faculty are not accepting at this time doctor Morrison says you are not considered exposed to the virus if you're around someone else who was exposed to it local delivery drivers are seeing a spike in demand as fears encourage people to stay in an order out experts warn that these gig workers potentially face greater exposure to the virus than others because they could be going to a home where someone is self isolating researcher Alex Rosenblat tells The Washington Post that the gig economy is full of low income independent contractors with little or no health insurance cruises flights and other travel plans have been cancelled by several companies as travelers opt out of corona over corona virus fears Kamose Carly Johnson reports to him all right with a Spokane travel agency told reporters station KXLY his staff members are fielding a lot of questions from their customers just asking people to use caution in where they're getting their information and making sure they're making the most educated decision they can make over the weekend that trump administration implemented new travel restrictions from Iran and heighten the travel advisory for certain parts of South Korea and Italy those countries along with China under the highest travel advisory warning CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to those places under a level three alert some companies are responding to the outbreak by changing cancellation policies temporarily and Alaska Airlines has suspended changing cancellation fees for flyers who decide not to travel over concerns of the virus Carly Johnson come on who's going who's time twelve forty as we break first sports updates remember you can always find updates on what corona viruses doing around here on our website come on news dot com now to the Harley.
Washington state confirms 4 more coronavirus deaths, bringing death toll to 6
"The county executive Dow Constantine earlier today we have moved to a new stage in the fight to contain mitigate and manage this outbreak the corona virus is now actively spreading here in Washington state and yes the death toll is rising car radios Hannah Scott reports executive Dow Constantine announcing an emergency declaration over the corona virus which is now killed six people in the state with confirmed cases in king and Snohomish counties continuing to rise and we're taking this situation extremely seriously Dr Jeff Duchin with king county public health says they're urging people most at risk those sixteen over with underlying health conditions to take extra precautions such as limiting social interactions but for now they're not recommending cancelling large public gatherings or closing schools as of tonight in king county five people died from the coronavirus nine people are alive they do have the disease in Snohomish county one person died from the virus three have it still
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"Vice president Mike pence continues to say the risk of widespread infection remains low in the U. S. medical companies are working hard and prevention and treatment therapeutics of giving relief to people the contract the corona virus could literally be available by the summer of new cases were reported in the Atlanta area 2 people living together one just returning from Italy in home isolation with other household members are are doing well have minimal symptoms in Washington state king county executive Dow Constantine in final negotiations to purchase a motel which we can in which we can place patients who are in need of isolation even the NBA is restricting players they can no longer give high fives to fans and are banned from accepting items to be autographed Jackie Quinn Washington
China's crisis wanes as epidemic takes hold in US, elsewhere
"Vice president Mike pence continues to say the risk of widespread infection remains low in the U. S. medical companies are working hard and prevention and treatment therapeutics of giving relief to people the contract the corona virus could literally be available by the summer of new cases were reported in the Atlanta area two people living together one just returning from Italy in home isolation with other household members are are doing well have minimal symptoms in Washington state king county executive Dow Constantine in final negotiations to purchase a motel which we can in which we can place patients who are in need of isolation even the NBA is restricting players they can no longer give high fives to fans and are banned from accepting items to be autographed Jackie Quinn Washington
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"Of the group then went out to drum up support for Bernie's campaign Seattle and king county hoping a new transit corridor on Columbia street here in Seattle will speed up the commute for thousands of metro riders the new Columbia street transit pathway runs to and from Alaskan way and Third Avenue king county executive Dow Constantine says will help twelve bus route serving riders appearing in white center in west Seattle because of our shared vision shared vision for the region's future to move people safely and efficiently throughout the entirety of king county and the centrifuges sound a new transit corridor in bus lanes open yesterday and should be a big help to for commuters on ferry boats speaking of a commute seven thirty four now for Sunday morning Curtis Calhoun checking the roads here with call traffic every ten minutes on the force Kurdish into Coleman northbound five offramp to port of Tacoma road is completely closed office due to a light pole that is completely walking that rampant the opening your two years working on it as we speak south bound stepped out one oh one and but they were still doing the crash blocking the right lane Libya both racks of I. five though pretty wide open through Seattle and Everett overalls pretty light drive keeps an area otherwise Kerr discount promotion let's get to tearing down the cold weather center with our call he co wrote forecaster and storm system is moving through as we speak bringing the rain the gusty winds as well and lots of snow and our mountain passes winter driving conditions all day long overnight and into tomorrow morning a foot or more of new snow across all of our passes can be tough go of it.
Trump administration suing King County to allow deportation flights from Boeing Field
"The federal government is suing king county over its policy banning immigration flights from Boeing field goals to Romero report last spring king county executive Dow Constantine announced an order banning all deportation flights by immigration and customs out of Boeing field in Seattle now the agency must take detainees to the other side of the state for flights instead US attorney for western Washington Brian Moran says king county is breaking several federal laws with that policy Constantine intentionally unlawfully interfered with the federal government's duty
Council approves more funds to bus homeless out of King County
"Taking on the homeless crisis one bus ticket at a time yesterday the king county council proved more funding for programs of bus the homeless outside the city on the homeward bound program the county pays for a one way ticket for any homeless person anywhere in the US councilmember Reagan done back to program done also has a counter proposal the county's plan to create a regional Housing Authority to fight the homeless crisis instead of appointing experts once elected officials from the authority this call was elected officials from the city third from the county and a third from the thirty eight cities outside of see also third a third a third working together to try and put a regional policy for his statement county executive Dow Constantine said in part he'll continue to work with the county council but will not support any changes that service simply rearranged the deck
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"County executive Dow Constantine finds no evidence of him abusing his authority couples Charlie harder has the story is has to do with an accusation that Constantine twisted some arms on behalf of his political supporter Dave minor ten had the county grant of food and beverage concessions deal to him Seattle times reports a whistle blower with the parts department felt pressured to give the contract a minor three others in county government had a similar complaint but the seventy six page report said there wasn't enough evidence to come to a definitive conclusion Constantine tells the times this report is a vindication and he did nothing wrong county pay the whistleblower two hundred seventy five thousand dollars to settle a retaliation claim Charlie harder colonial more Washingtonians are deploying in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian and pack northwest to sending another crew tonight under percent volunteer we get people from all those different field across the northwest the emergency room physicians to professional decisions even structural experts who can help us assess building executive director Jack Gillanders says they'll have a total of sixteen people in the Bahamas doing everything from recovery work to the medical triage hurricane Dorian's climb along the east coast serves as another good reminder during the national this national preparedness month come was bill o'neil has more region ten FEMA administrator Marco Harris's a lot can go wrong in a hurry during a disaster. communications could go out also on this disc shows that most of our population can't put together about four hundred dollars for the disaster happens he says parents need to have their kids ready to handle problems of adults are at home just last week the federal government gave Washington state nearly one and a half million dollars to help with disaster preparedness hello Neil komo news after a day of looking for a missing couple on Lake Washington the search has been called off their boat was found Monday night off Mercer island when neighbors complained about loud music playing the man and woman left several belongings in the boat was towed away to look for clues about what may have happened to them if you know anything about their disappearance call the Coast Guard after more than a year of complaints that kids were getting to and from school on time or even getting there at all Seattle public schools as it's doing better district spokesperson Tim Robinson says two school years ago into the middle of last year there was severe bus driver shortage so you had some drivers doing pickup routes to cover for somebody for some route that didn't have somebody so admittedly when it wasn't going well it wasn't going well and.
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"State ferry terminal offers a woody welcoming waiting an arrival area for commuters who use the county operated for theories to and from west Seattle bash on and gets an accounting I am amazed this is weighing more and way better than I could have ever hoped for that's king county executive Dow Constantine at a press briefing were a bicycle commuter piped up from the sidelines to say we used to have portapotties down here now there's nothing continue to ask about the restrooms where they weren't restaurant there are restrooms in the state ferry terminal now connected to the foot ferry slip by a covered walkway once details like this are worked out Constantine believes the new terminal will help facilitate the growth of foot ferry commuting region wide on the waterfront for would hate for more news triple a traffic every ten minutes on the force in Seattle truck versus pol crash on southbound east marginal way south at First Avenue south is blocking the right lane and Birgit seekers are on the scene to want to stay to the left to get by in seatac construction on westbound highway five eighteen just before to mourn memorial drive has reduced the right way to just one lane to and traffic is sluggish approaching the scene it to come of the earlier crash on eastbound highway sixteen at the end of the Tacoma narrows bridge has been cleared our next come a traffic at nine thirty four cool weather good evening art Sanders with its night partly cloudy lows mid fifties tomorrow Wednesday sunny lower eighties partly sunny.
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"King County executive Dow Constantine there's a lot of uncertainty about what the next twelve to eighteen hours holds. But we want to make sure that we keep people safe in that when they come to get a bus. That it is on a reliable route that it's not gonna get stuck. It's going to get them where they need to go. Buses are running unlimited snow service for at least the next day or so school buses on the other hand aren't going to be out tomorrow for Seattle public schools, Tacoma, public schools or schools in kits app. Well, not everyone has been impressed with king county's response to the snowstorms that part of the story from komo's Jeff Pohjola while some cities have been able to keep their streets. Clear. Unincorporated parts of the county haven't done as well. It's been fair. Don't ask me to grade it I know I'm going to hear some horror stories move forward. But we're really keeping her eye on various places in the district. King County council vice chair Reagan Dunn says it's been a lack of resources. That's the problem countywide. There's twenty seven trucks that are out there that are actually plow trucks, which unfortunately isn't enough. He says the council will be reevaluating the response and its resources after the storm. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Has yet more wintry weather slams into western Washington, local leaders say they are. Working hard to keep their cities and towns running. Komo's Charlie Harger spoke with the mayor of Auburn mayor Nancy back is says she knows her city doesn't get the spotlight. Seattle does. But she wants people here to know city, crews are working long hardships. You keep the main streets clear and people safe. Some of them are are putting their safety at risk just to be out to get the snow cleared from the roads are police department amazing work during all of this data regional Fire Authority the same way, she tells us snowplough crews have been trying a new technique where a second plow follows a main plow leading to streets being cleared faster. She says that has been a good learning experience and something they'll likely keep doing in the future in Auburn. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Komo news time coming up on six so.
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"Slowed down in spots. But executive Dow Constantine says people working from home leading early or taking mass transit really made a big difference on the first day of the shutdown. He worries people might see the not terrible commute types and figure it's okay to go back to their normal routines. Please don't do that this week really mean taking your vigilance over the course of the week. He reminds us the worst commutes during shutdowns of the past took place after a few days of drivers on their best behavior. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Komo news time four. Four thirty four AAA traffic every ten minutes on the fours. Here's marina. We'll start in the south sound region. Southbound I five is quite slow from highway eighteen down through the five curve to fifty fourth. Stop at one six seven slowdowns off and on between Ellington and down past about twenty four th street east northbound four zero five getting a bit more heavy from the west valley highway up through the Renton S curves. Southbound is tough right near the south center area. Southbound I five is slow through the Duwamish curves down to one eighty eight. Southbound four zero five struggling from five twenty down past coal creek Parkway. We've got downs westbound five twenty right near Bellevue way northeast, and then again near montlake southbound I five is quite heavy from the U district through downtown Seattle. Northbound struggling from Albro into downtown Seattle. Speaking of downtown, we're looking at some of these surface streets. Some of the main ways that you get over to. I five eastbound Mercer solid now from Fifth Avenue. Actually, it's not quite fat. Which is good. We're like six over to I five in Denny is starting to get a bit more crowded now from about Dexter over. To I five this look at traffic is brought to you by great floors stressing about doggy accidents on your carpet is a thing of the past. Be competent. Your home is clean with lifeguard carpets from shop, flooring and greatfloors. Find your store greatfloors dot com where their name says it all your next. Komo traffic at.
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"And reach new fallen trees and forth could be another couple of days before all power is restored in third week of the government shutdown affected federal workers in Washington may be able to get help from the state employment security department KOMO sewer Romero with more on that on the state employment security department website page called unemployment benefits related to partial federal shutdown. Let's workers here know that applications for unemployment are taken either online or over the phone. Welcome to the Washington unemployment claims and automated claims line the first question in the Q and A M. I eligible for unemployment the answer on the website is quote in general, if you're unemployed through no fault of your own you should be eligible for benefits, but says they decide on a case by case basis. The information also states that if you're temporarily unemployed as a result of the federal shutdown you should not put strike lockout or fired as the reason you're not working you should report it as a lack of work. See Romero, KOMO news buses and light rail should be free. When the viaduct comes down that idea from Seattle city council member Shamas Awad who wrote a letter to mayor Jenny Durkan and King County executive Dow Constantine, urging them to take steps to make buses and light rail free for the three weeks. Seattle squeeze that starts this Friday after the evening commute. But Kimberly reason with sound transit says that's not even an option for them. They are required to collect fares to cover operating costs and expanding system that continues to experience. Growth in operating costs as ridership increases on our service. And that is just not something that we're able to do. She adds that free transit does not necessarily alleviate traffic. Congestion council member swat believes free transit should be permanent and paid for by taxing big businesses at earlier today. Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan joins us in studio. We asked her about that you'll hear her response to that and other viaduct related questions in just a couple of minutes. Komo news time six.
14 show dogs found safe in California after being stolen in van
"A thurston county judge approved bias ballot language is sixteen thirty nine komo news time is now four thirty eight a group fight in the expansion of a canadian pipeline maiden seattle yesterday some environmentalists say the expansion of the trans mountain pipeline will threaten puget sound they're fighting a propose increase the amount of tar sands and crude oil shipments that arrive in washington by tanker train or pipeline the groups of canada has aligned itself with big oil and it's not listening to concern we now also have confirmation that the puget sound pipeline a spur of the existing trans mountain line that operates in washington state was part of the sale king county executive dow constantine also spoke yesterday opposition of the pipeline police in kirkland are looking for a man to expose themselves to women while they're walking juanita bay and want any beach parks yesterday police wretched stench released a sketch of the man and we have posted on our website komonews dot com if you recognize who the person is you're asked to call kirkland police and all fourteen show dogs that were inside a stolen van or now safe and sound the dogs from the seattle area and the van was stolen wednesday in redding california police say their police there say someone spotted the van in a nearby wooded area thursday morning smashed a window to rescue them the owner is glad the dogs are all safe so really everybody came and gave me hugs everything so it was awesome to hear that okay say the dogs were hot but okay and were taken to a vet to be checked out police have not said if anyone was arrested the raf wearing a thirty thousand dollar reward for information and komo news time is now.