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"durkan" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"Seattle mayor jenny durkan says she wants to improve policing in the city. But she says city council members overstep some boundaries when they recently passed a bill to restrict certain tactics k. You wo w's katie campbell reports. The bill's sponsors say the measure is meant to restrict police officers. Use of crowd control weapons. But durkan says it doesn't. It's important for the public to understand. What the clear rules are. It's important for officers to understand what the clear rules are in council pass something claiming it may changes when they know. It doesn't make a single change. The bill in question passed unanimously in august durkan though declined to sign it it would require the seattle police department to write new crowd control. Policies to include restrictions on the use of things like blast balls tear gas and pepper spray. The council tried to ban the use of those and other so called less than lethal weapons in june twenty twenty but a federal judge who oversees changes to spd policy stopped that ordinance from taking effect because it violated an agreement with the justice department. Durkan says she. The same judge will also reject the new bill. The problem is that debate happened in such a volatile times in people got so wed to to the bumper sticker solutions and bumper stickers. Never work on the street in a statement after the bill was approved city council member. Lisa herbold said it was crafted in compliance with the consent decree and in collaboration with officials including the doj the federal judge overseeing the consent decree may decide this fall whether to approve the ordinance. Katie campbell ku o. W news and we'll hear more from the mayor during our friday politics chat which is coming up in just about five minutes..
Fresh update on "durkan" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"6 Ballots are due tomorrow in a Seattle city council district where voters are deciding whether they want to keep socialist shall not so want the longest tenured council member Charges against our pretext for commercial real estate and big business interests to try to remove her from office The ballot asks whether someone should be removed for office for a campaign finance violation her involvement in a protest march to the home of mayor Jenny durkan and her decision to let a crowd of protesters into city hall during the pandemic Traffic.
Seattle Mayor’s Office Knew Durkan’s Phone Setting Caused Texts to Vanish
"Seattle City attorney says Mayor Jenny Durkin's text messages disappeared due to a deliberate act not because of an unknown technical issue. Cuomo's Corwin hike reports. It's the latest revelation in the long running controversy. Texts sent to and from Durkin's phone were set to auto delete after 30 days, a condition the mayor has said she was unaware of She told KOMO News in May assume that we were collecting everything it was being kept in archives. Many of the missing texts are believed to contain legally important communications among city officials during the summer 2020 Chop occupation and Police East Precinct sees you should always presume you make things available. The mayor's office said. The messages disappear to due to an unknown technical issue. But city Attorney Pete Holmes tells the Seattle Times that's simply untrue, he says. Quote someone changed the mayor's settings from retain to delete, adding that is a
"durkan" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"Will soon select a new mayor. Ballots are going out this week for the primaries and crowded field of candidates has already making the rounds to stir up votes but mayor jenny durkan is still in office of course still guiding the city through its existing challenges even crises times homelessness economic recovery. Policing these issues. Do not wait for an election. And they're being addressed or not depending on your perspective in real time so we wanted to make sure we're bringing you the very latest so we're picking up where our colleagues at the record left off. We'll be speaking with mayor. Jenny durkan each week. And we're kicking things off today with our new discussion forum mayor dirk and thank you so much for making time. We appreciate it. Thank you very much sprint to be back on. Koa w good to have you so you've had quite a write in office. i mean just. Everything has been wild from devastating pandemic. We've got fires burning now heatwaves. It looks like you're going to be pretty busy until the end of your term of all the cities in america. Seattle stepped up the most. And it's now reflected in the fact that we have the lowest incidence of disease hospitalizations of any city. Despite the fact that we were i. It's been a really hard time and we still have challenges ahead of us. Were not out of the kobe. Woods yet we have economy me to recover. Homelessness remains a challenge. But i think seattle's up for it. I think we can show the nation again how to do things in the right way. Yes and you've gone through a long list of things that the city has dealt with over the past year and in your tenure. But we've had a couple of big developments in recent days as they relate to the chop. The capitol hill organized protests. That grew out of last. Summer's demonstrations us marshals arrested. A man suspected in the shooting..
As Cases Surge in Seattle, COVID-19 Testing Extended at Rainier Beach and West Seattle
"A surge in covid nineteen cases has hit the seattle area and it's causing an about face in the city strategy. The city was about to close to testing sites. But now says it's too early for that k. u. o. ws page browning has more in the last two weeks more than seven hundred people in seattle have tested positive for covid nineteen. The case rate is higher than it's been for the past two months when it comes to average new cases per week and there's a hot spot in the city the university district and neighborhood surrounding it specifically the city's documented outbreaks in the nine eight one zero five and nine one five zip codes. This means all four of the city run. Cova testing sites are staying open mayor. Jenny durkan wanted to make two of them vaccine sites. But that's on hold
Former state representative Jessyn Farrell is running for Seattle mayor
"List of Seattle mayoral candidates. Former state representative Giessen Farrell announced her candidacy today. Joining an increasingly large and very group, hoping to lead the city after current Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she will not seek a second term. Farrell served two terms as a Democrat, the State House of Representatives, helping past transportation measures, including the expansion of sound transit in infrastructure improvements. The search
Seattle Mayor Durkan tours the Lumen Field Event Center mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic
"Mayor Jenny Durkin says brighter days are ahead in the Corona virus pandemic. She made the comments while touring the mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center. This to me really does inspire me to know that hopes on the way that the light is at the end of the tunnel on Seattle's about to be on the path to recovery, she says. Recovery starts with vaccinations Blumenfield alone can handle up to 20,000 vaccinations a day when there's enough supply available.
Seattle to open more permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Lumen Field Event Center
"Seattle is setting up permanent mass vaccination sites at the lumine field events center also in rainier beach and west seattle seattle mayor. Jenny durkan says the expansion will reach thousands more vulnerable residents each week and thousands more with enough supplies. And i spoke with mayor durkan about this expansion and why it is so needed here. Despite the fact that seattle was the first to kind of experienced both hospitalization deaths of covid because of the hard work sacrifices that the businesses and residents have made we have for the top thirty cities or so in america the lowest level of disease in hospitalization and part of the reason for that is. We're able to stand up just a first in class testing system. We wanna first in class vaccination system and so we're building the infrastructure to make permanent some of our vaccinations sites and to be able to be one of the first cities in the country to vaccinate all of its residents that need to be vaccinated and of course it requires us to get a steady dose of the vaccines. But it's looking like we will in some very excited. They will make a couple of our vaccination sites permanent We'll stand up a mass vaccination site and we'll open additional sites as time permits well. We're the new mass vaccination site you're talking about coming online. The new the new mass vaccination side is going to be what's now called. Bloomfield used to be centurylink people. Think of where the seahawks play. And how about what's going to be going on at the rainier beach and west seattle facilities those way. We'll make the rainier beach and west seattle facilities permanent vaccine sites It's incredibly important just to be able to reach all parts of our community particularly those who've been hardest hit by the virus and we know clearly from the data that Our communities of color in particular have been hit by cove not just the health impacts but the economic impact and the health impacts have been significantly disproportionate. So i'm very excited. We'll be able to keep that rear beach Facility open and have it as a permanent vaccine location and also very excited that we can keep west seattle open because as you know not only are the number of underserved communities in that area but it also because the west seattle bridge it's access to other parts of the city has been significantly diminished. So we've got to bring the vaccine to the people that need it absolutely. You mentioned the communities of color. Do you know what the vaccination rates are looking like when it comes to inoculating these communities much more percentage of the population. Getting the disease and much lower portion. Actually getting the vaccines. That's why the city of seattle has stepped up and are are. We are really providing that equity lens or vaccinations and really proud of seattle fire department. And all the work. They've done but very proud of the community based organizations who have stood up helped us implement a program so that we've been able to do pop up clinics in the communities for those who've been under served and seventy percent of the vaccinations that we've been able to deliver have been to buy pock community. We're really pushing with our community. Based partners to get those people who might not have access to healthcare. They might be hesitant to get the vaccine or have language barriers and by doing that. We're we're reaching the people that that are most vulnerable and need the vaccine. Will you mentioned hesitancy in the groups that you've had discussions with we've heard a lot about this certain communities of color just being simply afraid to get given the us history and medical practices here in our country. But do you really think it's an issue or are we just talking about lack of access to the vaccine. So i think it is both i think right now because we are in the period where they're scarcity. We're working hard to make sure that we get the shots arms and and and getting them to the right people so using the lens for that soon. I think we will have enough vaccine to deliver. And then we'll have to shift to try to get people who would be hesitant to come. You have to remember that. For the last four years the federal government waged war against are immigrants and refugees. It's hard to then turn on a dime and tell them they can now trust government. And so that's why it's very important to have community based partners that people that speak the language or that are trusted messengers and has the new mapping tool created by the university of washington helped you achieve these goals or is there something more that can better serve these bypass communities the tool has been very helpful because it gives us the actual data showing Vice zip code where the disease is most prevalent and so we can see using that tool that we have not been able to reach some of the communities most at risk for the disease that helps us target zip codes but we still need the community based partners who can work with people that they trust to get them to the vaccine sites.
Seattle mayor warns: 'Keep your eyes off' Wilson
"Wants Russell Wilson to leave the Seahawks. I'm a toy, you can true mayor of the city of New Orleans. And I know Mr Wilson that you will be a great addition to the New Orleans Saints. And, more importantly, I can see us in that number within that Super Bowl championship. Once again, the mayor posted a video on Twitter this evening trying to woo the quarterback to come to the South. Recent rumors have sparked the Wilson wants to be traded, though nothing has been verified. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan replied to Mayor Cantrell's tweet saying, quote. I love you, mayor. But keep your eyes off. His home is Seattle. A
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivers her final state of the city address
"U. S has snow on the ground right now. CNN there. Jenny Durkan gave her last state of the city speech today. She spoke about several challenges Seattle faces but focused on the pandemic and the push for vaccinations. I know everyone is just so tired, but we're so close. We have sacrificed and band through so much. We can't let our guard down now. Not until we get enough people vaccinated. Durkin says Her goal is for Seattle to be the first city to vaccinate 70% of the city's adults. The mayor also talked about steps necessary to reopen downtown and shelter the city's homeless population. Well open hundreds of shelter spaces and affordable homes to bring more neighbors inside from our parks and streets so they can get stability and services. This is Mayor Durkin's fourth and
'Never bet against Seattle:' Mayor Durkan highlights hope in final State of City address
"Just a six minute speech, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her final state of the city address. You want us to be the first city in the country to vaccinate 70% of our adults? Speech was almost entirely about the pandemic and economic recovery. Durkin said that she hopes to have vaccines available to all residents by spring and added that you should never bet against Seattle.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivers final State of the City address
"Durkin has given her final state of the city address. The speech lasted just over six minutes and focused almost entirely on the cove in 19 pandemic, hopefully by spring. The federal government will increase supplies and the city will be able to a large mass vaccination sites that are easily accept accessible in all parts of our city Darkened has decided not to run for reelection and a new mayor will be sworn in by this time next year.
Seattle City Council approves $4 per hour mandatory pay boost for grocery workers during COVID-19 pandemic
"As 10,000 grocery workers in the city will soon get a $4 per hour pay boost. Increased kicks in as soon as Mayor Jenny Durkan signs the ordinance Wednesday and comes after the City Council approved the emergency move earlier this week. COMAS Suzanne Fons spent the day talking to workers in the Northwest grocery associations Holly Chisolm, We're really grateful, and it's really necessary. Maggie Bashir's worse for Fred Myers grocery store in Seattle. But out of concern about covert 19 she's currently on leave. It's scary. My husband is high risk, and my son is both on his high risk as well. And I'm just terrified. That's you know, one day at work, 16 hour shift will be the thing I regret the most. She really appreciates that Seattle City Council and the mayor have approved of $4 an hour papers for grocery store workers in the city. Grocery store workers are out there and they're putting their lives in the safety of their family members on the line. In order to keep the food supply going additional compensation when these grocery stores are pulling in record profits. It's not an unreasonable request. I don't really want to. You want to be there right now Coming leader Newman up works for a grocery store Millcreek. She wishes she could get the so called hazard pay. She's working only 20 hours a week for her own safety. She hopes other cities and grocery stores will implement the papers, and then I'll give her many hours. It would help with that, too. So hoping pay coma news checked in with the Northwest Grocery Association, which represents Hundreds of major grocery stores that will be impacted by the city mandate stores like you see Fred Meyer, Safeway the mandate effects and your grocery store with more than 500 employees. How will this impact grocery stores? How will this impact Customers. I don't know if it will impact customers as much on the initial. But for certainly for grocery stores. It is a significant cost increase at a time, especially for your smaller grocery stores. They don't earn the huge profits that folks who Googled grocery stores see and it's too early to tell if this papers will mean Ice increases for customers or even job cuts. Industry groups tell me that they are very concerned about the health and safety of their workers. But they also say that officials should be expediting vaccinating their workers, as opposed to focusing on a papers.
Burn victims of small plane crash in Tampa remain hospitalized
"Hospitalized after suffering serious injuries when they're small charter plane crashed Friday afternoon in Tampa Police spokesman Eddie Durkan says an officer was nearby when the plane went down south of of the the airport. airport. There's There's one one after after that that was was practically practically in in the the area area and and arrived arrived on on scene scene within within two two minutes. minutes. The The plane plane was was fully fully engulfed. engulfed. There There were were three three adult adult victims victims who who were were outside outside the the plane plane of the time. Authorities at Tampa International Airport say the plane was approaching from Zephyrhills. The National Transportation Safety Board will take over the investigation.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for reelection
"And what about in the city of seattle last week. Mayor durkan announced that recovering from the pandemic will take all of her energy in twenty twenty one which meant she had a choice. I could spend the next year campaigning to keep this job or focus all my energy on doing the job. There was only one right choice for our city doing the job. I've decided not to run for reelection because seattle. We still have some tough months ahead.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for reelection
"Seattle Mer Jenny Dirk has announced he will not run for re election, the latest from Cuomo's Jeff Pooja alone in a term beleaguered by protests, violence and the covert 19 pandemic. Working so much of the sport she had when she was first elected slip away. Efforts were launched to have her recall, though none fully materialized, And today she announced that she will not be running again. I could spend the next year campaigning to keep this job or focus all my energy on doing the job. There was only one right choice for our city, doing the job that from a video she posted online. This creates an open seat that is likely to draw on numerous candidates and 2021. Also further speculation that Durkin may join the Biden administration. She, of course served as the U. S attorney for Western Washington under President Obama. The Durkin says she has not been approached by the Biden transition team.
ACLU Asks Durkan to Ban Use of Facial Recognition Software
"L U claims Seattle Police are using face facial recognition technology and they wanted to stop comes Kelly Blier report. Did you see how you have? Washington sent Mayor Jenny Durkin's office a letter today to ban Seattle Police from using face recognition technology developed by ClearView Ai. The organization says they found out the information through a public records request. Jennifer Lee's with the A. C L U of Washington. The record indicated one police officer, But it's not clear how widespread this used. Maybe the mayor's office claims. The SPD has no licenses or agreement with ClearView Ai and does not use them. Seattle Council ordinance requires any use of this technology to be approved and it has not been given the OK the A C L U was demanding the City Council look into the matter.
Seattle Police Budget Reduced By 15% In 2021
"The Seattle Police Department budget will see a 15% budget cut next year Mayor Jenny Durkan officially adopting the 2021 budget today. Is part of the custom SPD 911 service and parking enforcement will be moved out of the police budget, while the size of the force will be reduced mainly by eliminating vacant positions. The budget invest $100 million in black, indigenous and people of color communities. A record $167 million addresses the homeless crisis by creating new shelter spaces. $3 million will help clean up trash and city
Durkan announces new pilot to increase Seattle's COVID-19 testing capacity by more than 3,500 a day
"Is about to increase in Seattle with the addition of some new mobile testing kiosks. Couples. Ryan here says the locations will target areas of greatest need. Seattle's testing sites could do about 5500 tests today. But with the pilot program to use kiosks from curative of California, the city expects to increase that to about nine. 1000 Today. The first two kiosks are expected to open in early December in north and central Seattle, with more to follow by mid December. Fire Chief Harold Scoggins compares them to those home moving pods so we will be able to relocate them to other locations as we need, But we are trying to tackle the areas that need the testing that includes more densely populated neighborhoods where a large scale drive through sight wouldn't work and areas disproportionately hit by the virus. The tests are also self administered, which saves on the protective gear testers would wear by eliminating contacts with them. Ryan Harris, come on is small business owners in
Durkan announces 2 new mobile coronavirus testing kiosks in Seattle
"A coronavirus tastic kiosks that are about to go up around Seattle come most, Ryan Harris explains. Seattle's mayor just signed an agreement with a California company called Curative to put up several kiosks where at least 500 tests today could be done starting in early December with the first two in north and central Seattle and more following Within a couple of weeks. Curative Miranda Gottlieb says they used the mobile kiosk model to make sure community's most in need of testing can have it. Not everybody has a car and not every community can facilitate a large scale drive through or walk upside. People can register online for an appointment and go through the testing process without coming into into contact contact with with the the health health care care worker worker and and with with distance distance between between other other folks folks who who are are testing testing in in the the community community to to take take the the test. test. You You cough cough three three times times and and then then swab swab the the inside inside of of your your mouth mouth that's that's then tested with results by it. Text message within 48 hours. Ryan Harris come Oh news
West Seattle Bridge: Mayor Durkan OKs repair job instead of replacement
"Way way the the city city will will move move forward. forward. Almost Almost Ryan Ryan Harris Harris has has more more of of the the decision decision to to repair repair the the bridge. bridge. After After weighing weighing all all the options. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin says full replacement of the bridge would take money they wouldn't be able to get without pushing the reopening schedule back, which she says would further inhibit port and other critical traffic. So she says, repair is the way with money they can get and a reopening projected for mid 2022, as well as a move toward reduced car traffic. 10 50. In 20 years from that we should be a city that is not reliant on vehicles and cars. We need to be moving to, um, or climate friendly options. The work on now to stabilize the bridge is part of the repair plans. But it still leaves the option of replacement on the table because how the repairs respond to weather changes, and the way to full traffic could force them down a path of replacement. Otherwise repair is expected to keep the bridge working another 15 to 40 years. Ryan Harris come on news to new covert testing sites are about to open in King County, Dr. Mark
"durkan" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Durkan of Seattle and her own police chief, quit. She chased out a black woman. You kidding me? Is I'm not racist. You chased out a black woman from her job. So, um Jenny Durkin again could see funding sleep Go away, said this is the latest attempt to distract from the fact Cove. It Has infected over six million Americans killed 185,000 destroying the American economy. The only anarchy zone in America where the rule of law is disregarded is at the White House. I mean, don't you think she's lost all credibility after calling seriously chopped as a summer of love and It's just a place where they hang out. Make pasta or something like that. Remember that for that? Yeah, it was awesome now. So that's the reaction from these crazy people. You are. Ah, crazy One more. I wanted to get to you. Which I was, like, Seriously right now. You know, you keep saying these crazy people, but they're all in position. Howard, tell people what they do, because other crazies Yes. And that that's the problem. Just like you have, right? Yeah, you have. Ah. Crazy people in power like these school superintendents and Dr Teresa calling and Francisco Francisco Garcia Huckleberry. I know, but it makes you wonder who's is. Are there more crazy people out here and you know this, you know, electing these guys. Then there are saying people am I living in a crazy part of the world. I mean, what's the majority? Here? The crazies, o R. Is everybody else just too lazy to get out there and vote Because if that's the case, get off your butts and change the system. Yeah, well, Trump won Yes, that's a star that I mean locally here. You've got to start here in your own backyard. I agree. That's why I say run for school board. You got to make a difference. Get out the crazies, Karen and admire the dumb principles. I'm done with public school. I could give a crap. To be honest, I'm done with that. If you want to keep your there you go for it on a public school on a public school. So enough is enough there. Okay? Yes. Thank you. Thank you, Demi Lovato. Did you hear what she said? You know, Daniel again. I know the singer. Whatever, blah, blah, blah, Um She actually came out. And she is she is feeling shame. Over being white. Yes, She.
"durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Jenny Durkan says she's vetoing the budget because of concerns she's voiced about what slashing the homeless navigation team would mean not only to neighborhood safety but that of the people who live in homeless camps, as well as her general feeling that Seattle police cuts were made without plans for something else to guarantee people will get help when they call for it. Durkin says She made no secret. She wasn't happy about how the council went about those cuts. But now she's hopeful they've settled into A place where they can reach compromises. We are expected by the people to work together and where we disagree. We can talk about it. But we have to have some path forward Dirk and also vetoed the council's additional covert relief spending that would have emptied city emergency funds and taken loans from other city funds. But she and council leaders announced a revision for that plan that keeps millions in reserve. Ryan Harris camo news, he said Congress woman and pediatrician Kim Schreier and other lawmakers of questions about a potential covert 19 vaccine, and they want answers from the Trump administration more from comas to Romero, representatives Schreier, Rosa del Oro of Connecticut and Lloyd Doggett of Texas were among 13 lawmakers who sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, expressing the need for a federal plan for developing manufacturing and distributing a Corona virus vaccine. Friar says it's important to reassure the public every step of the way and over glow it if we failed to provide transparency. If we failed to win public support and acceptance, it may well have repercussions far into the future. Among the questions about cost and quality put to the vice president was one on how the administration.
"durkan" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is lawless, and it's brutal and bottom line is acceptable Black lives matter. Enough is enough. I always say that because that's not true. That's like kind of like it is what it is, which is always true. No matter what you're talking about. And enough is enough enough. When you say enough is enough. It always is. When you say you have Mayor Jenny Durkan talking about how it's like the summer of love, and it's peaceful in. Everybody's having a good time. We've got four blocks in Seattle that you just saw pictures of that is more like a block party atmosphere. It's not an armed takeover. It's not a military junta. We will. We will make sure that we can restore this. But we have block parties and the like in this part of Seattle the time and it's known for that. Yeah, it's known for that. It's this number of love and death. It's the summer of shooting people to death, including 19 year old Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr. Who graduated from high school on one find Friday about three weeks ago, and then he went down to the chop zone because you know it's hip to be part of the protest. And within a matter of, I think minutes, not even ours. He was shot to death by a lunatic. There have been no arrests because they're no police in the zone and snitches get stitches And you know pigs in a blanket fry like bacon. Nobody is talking to the cops. So here is Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. Who was on with Sean Hannity last night in an interview, that was quite an interview. He needed help he needed here minutes he needed he needed the police become somebody. Somebody was supposed to go in there and help my son. And even after that still need a man. Let me know. I should know from some little kids. I should have done 50 years old. Somebody somebody knocked on my door. Yes. We need to sit down and talk to you and let you know what's going on. Because I still was going. Nobody from the city notified the parents. Nobody from the city notified the family. The police didn't come. The political person came. Nobody can on. He found out from some kids in the neighborhood. Hey, by the way, you're 19 year old son, who was born a primi. He was born at 20 something weeks. There was a fight between the mother and and Horace, senior here. He ended up taking full custody of his son when he was two years old when the son was two years old and at least one other kid as well, and he's been raising his kids and then his son graduated from high school on Friday, went down to the shop on Saturday and didn't come out alive. And in fact, the mob kept the paramedics in the place from getting there because, you know You know how they are. It's the mob. It's the Democrat Party on DH. Welcome to 2020. They like your vote. Did you know that refinancing your credit card balances can lower your interest rate and save you a lot of money, and you.
"durkan" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Seattle's mayor Jenny Durkan is said they will be reestablishing order choppers become just one more example of chaos as the nation watches scene after scene of destruction defacement and removal of statues some of the heroes some of roe end of monuments like the Lincoln memorial defaced across the country I was outraged when I myself spoke with United States senator Tom cotton there that tend to destroy the statue of Andrew Jackson Lafayette park it was not successful you are of the opinion I believe that those prosecute those demonstrators turned writer should be prosecuted am I correct locking up you first off yeah they're not protesters not demonstrators not trying to tear down a hundred sixty eight year old statue you can call them vandals you can call them criminals you can call them the joy and peace but soon enough they should be called inmates you there's a law from two thousand very cold the veterans memorial preservation act you couldn't find a much more clear cut case of a violation of that law than what happened last night hearing down a statue of the former general of our army in uniforms on horseback on federal property violation that carries up to ten years in prison I would urge Attorney General barge struck the FBI and the criminal division to investigate this immediately arrest as quickly as possible and bring charges as quickly as possible with that apply to the toppling of Ulysses S. grant intent from Cisco as well who by the way the irony of that is it should not be lost on anyone when you're tearing down statues of U. S. grant it's not because of the civil war it's because you hate America now in San Francisco I don't know what the statute is going down was on federal property or orchestrate a property another law that might apply is the entire Iraq there's other potential federal laws as well unfortunately local authorities should be prosecuting these cases should be stopping the violence in the first place but many of them saying simply unwilling to stand up to the mall right now I want to switch quickly to Twitter you were threatened by a quote low level staffer Twitter last week with the suspension of your account have you heard from Jack Dorsey or anyone in senior management that such attempted censorship will not occur again it is not unconstitutional censorship they're a private company but it is clearly censorship of viewpoints they do not agree with you I must admit this Jack Dorsey's DM my Twitter cal of course you could put him in the boat with the snow flakes in the New York times because it's been reported that he unfollowed you're trying to opinion Twitter account after I published my op ed a few weeks ago that turn them into a laughing stock but it is true that in the midst of that controversy a low level employee contacted my office at random instead if the senator doesn't believe his tweets we will permanently locked his account but it was clear that she was acting at the behest of more senior officials who she tried to scream and if you wouldn't put anything in writing that we struck your we draw a line we sent her the reason why this was a gross violation of their own terms and their own policies we continue to get shifting explanations but the thirty minute deadline came and went in after a couple hours she called back and said will take no action get your kilt although she said but she also wasn't authorized to stand by more so it's clear that she was acting at the behest of senior sensors at Twitter but it's just an example of the challenges that conservatives based on Twitter on social media more broadly look I mean on state senator you can't really be platform center I can always go to the Senate floor I can go to the other medium but what if it was just a conservative journalist or a Republican Party activist how can they stand up this is why I have introduced legislation along with senators Holly ruby on broad the modified section two thirty district away some of that unprecedented legal community that social media companies yet because they are increasingly acting as publishers acting as sensors taking responsibility for the content that is posted in is not close on our site that's the case they're not they don't deserve that immunity related to all that there's a move under way to change the name of military bases around the U. S. some of which were named for Confederate generals I'll move.
"durkan" Discussed on WDRC
"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan saying the autonomous zone in the capital region name chop will be dismantled and the police precinct which had been abandoned two weeks ago will be retaking is made it clear to me that for the short term S. P. D. we'll need the east precinct to appropriately respond to more than one hundred thousand nine one one calls SPD will be returning to the east precinct we will do it peacefully in the near future concession made the decision after violence over the weekend two people were shot one was killed in there was a report of a sexual assault reports of scuffles between police and protesters in Lafayette park in Washington DC where demonstrators earlier tried to tear down the statue of Andrew Jackson earlier this month protesters were clear from the same parks president trump could walk to Saint John church for a photo op the president heading west tomorrow Tuesday that could be crucial in the November election the president tomorrow will spend time in Yuma Arizona to survey the border wall and take part in a roundtable discussion with local leaders on border security hell then head to Phoenix to speak at the students for trump convention Tuesday will be the president's third trip to Arizona during this election year and his first time to the border in you'll know since twenty seventeen in February the president held a campaign rally in Phoenix in front of a full house at Arizona veterans memorial Coliseum a recent poll from fox news had the president trailing former vice president Joe Biden in Arizona by four points in Washington John decker fox news major league baseball appears to be headed for an abbreviated season as the league issued a sixty game schedule this coming after the Players Association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length America is listening to fox news.
"durkan" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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happens to be on fourteenth Avenue between pine on the north and pipe on the south right in the Capitol Hill area our church has been there since eighteen eighty six hello Jane and author Jim Wallis who said to find common ground we must first moved to higher ground this is a conversation that we must engage in today to move to the ideal of common ground by moving to a higher ground with those who are part of the chop family and the chop community I stand here to say that I agree with some of the principles that you stand for I agree with the right to protest I agree that you exercise the right to speak up and to speak out and to speak loud there are conversations that are you are bringing forward that I believe needs to be discussed in an effort to find common ground things such as distribution of the allocation of funding through the city weather comes from the fence state county and filters into the city coffers and how it's properly allocated to support social services and the different apartments in the city I agree with you there needs to be a discussion on those matters how the funds are allocated and distributed to make this community what it should be but I also believe we need to have a conversation about public safety and public health as it relates to public safety with the east precinct being closed it now takes the response time of Seattle police department three times as long to respond to calls a nine one one calls in the east precinct area and while I believe in the principle of community oriented policing it's really beyond those persons that means so well with chopped to be able to supervise and provide that type of service for a vast vast zip code and bass bass catchment area so we do need police in the east precinct so that we can mitigate and reduce and he escalate matters that come before the residents that live there and the churches and businesses that support and thrive there but also in addition to public safety we also have a matter of public health as a mayor has said there and our chief has said there have been numerous shootings one resulting in the loss of a person's life and if public service responders could have gotten in that area perhaps that life could have been saved perhaps you could of stop the wings of that young man perhaps this would not be yet another life lost at such a tender age SO if passed a first in the church in the capital here area since eighteen eighty six and we are progressives denomination and congregation I'm opening up the sanctuary everybody needs sanctuary so that conversations of common ground and safety can be held I'm offering up first in the church which is in capital hill to hold these conversations between the public safety commissions and the city of Seattle and and other like minded organizations as well as the organizers of chop so that we can come down to to the church and into our fellowship hall for fellowship for conversation and for a meaningful meaningful results god bless you god keep you.
"durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Mayor Jenny Durkan king county executive Dow Constantine congressman Adam Smith and countless family members who have lost loved ones at the hands of police one of those is Andre Taylor who founded the advocacy group not this time after his brother was killed in our name not this time this you should feel that she might lead us full years before and while he said the black community has a right to feel angry rioting will help encourage people to work with those in power so that they might truly create lasting change at Jenkins park Jeff poacher look come on news all news time eight ten for the Harley exterior sports desk almost bill sports as one Seahawks rookie might miss training camp former Stanford tight end Colby Parkinson reportedly had Jones surgery to fix a foot fracture three weeks ago NFL network's Ian Rapoport says the C. hawks fourth round draft choice suffered that injury during his own offseason workout the UCLA Bruins football players have come together demanding their health and safety is protected as they approach return to campus workouts and eventually practice in a document obtained by ESPN thirty current players signed it demanding third party health officials oversee their safety guidelines a positive code nineteen test forces golfer Nick want me to withdraw from the RBC heritage in South Carolina according to the tourists health and safety protocol want me will have to self isolate for ten days Webb Simpson is the second round leader after back to back sixty fives and course no spectators allowed on the course at harbour town feels nice you know to have some fans out you know the house is on their porches and and cheering for us set felt felt good it felt kind of like back to normal a little bit so I'm I miss the fans I miss hearing those rewards on the passcode sports updates attended forty after the hour bill Schwartz come on news.
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"Jenny Durkan is apologizing saying it took her too long to make the right decisions regarding the Capitol Hill protest more from couples gore would take mayor Durkan said she reveres Capitol Hill as a place for the LGBTQ community among others have carved out a safe zone I know that safety was shattered for many by the images sounds and gas more fitting of a war zone and for that I'm sorry your kid says she should have acted sooner to ban the police use of tear gas on protesters to end the nightly curfew and to condemn the practice of police covering up their badge numbers we acted in days but we should have acted sooner she had another apology to offer although this one sounded more like an indictment of the few protesters who seek to cause chaos to all those who felt their voice and their message drowned out by small faction of individual seemingly intent on inciting violence between police and demonstrators I am sorry Corwin hate komo news Seattle police chief Carmen best promises to help de escalate the nightly protests on Capitol Hill is of paramount importance that we meet peace with peace chief best social reduce the number of officers manning a barricade near the S. P. D. east precinct and get them out of the right gear some demonstrators considered to be confrontational the police union expressing some concerns over mer Durkan and she best band of tear gas against protesters for the next month in an open letter guild president Mike so on says without tear gas you think their abilities are hindered if we lose those tools that I have I'm very very very fearful of my membership being on the front lines to be able to continue to do the job he says at this point is extremely worried about the safety and morale of both Seattle police officers and the safety of the community coming up he lost his job so is taking a hike a very long line and that mission to help others started this morning I'm Carly Johnson ten thirty four and it's a Monday morning and were NY where the need to get an update on traffic.
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"Thank you so much one thank you so much later than for a specially coming out as quickly as you did we do want to acknowledge that that said I do want to also acknowledged that it did take us four days of peaceful protest for this to happen and I want to acknowledge the wonderful piece that has been demonstrated by everyone RT here it is not just the message that we will become peaceful it's not just the message that we will become people that we have been pleased I will continue to do so my question for you mayor Durkan is when we started this we demanded a proposal for significant an immediate believes change police reform now we are logical reasonable people we understand that you cannot have a proposal right now but I would like to know what steps you will take immediately to allow that proposal to move forward thank you very much and I want to echo the thanks for letting me and and the privilege and honor to come here I want to say the first thing I want to say is the chief and I and others will work on a plan but the plan has to come from community voice and be centered on community voice and experience and so the first step is if you'll do me the honor there we can set up a process we're working with the community police commission which represents community but with people right here that you select to help start talking about what are the specific and concrete things we need to change and how do we make a change and that is going to take a process of honesty and he leaves it will bring out anger and disillusionment there will be disagreement and agreement there will be those who it brings forth all the grief that they have it will only be successful if we can find some mutual love and common humanity so I know that that has to be earned that kind of trust isn't here today or you wouldn't.
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"Durkan and this is another tweet that does she sent out earlier the talks about how many individuals are gathered peacefully today but we are now five hours into a demonstration and she said that some individuals started fires we have been showing you those throughout the broadcast and started destroying buildings we've been showing that to you as well the mayor did mention that because of the multiple fires downtown and it being extremely dangerous situation it was difficult at times for Seattle fire to get in and that they did not have access to buildings now this is a video that we shot earlier today you can see protesters damaging that's a police vehicle right in there at one point we see somebody with a gun here on and being stripped of that weapon are obviously we said that's an undercover police officer working the scene that the fires that you see right there that's right outside of Nordstrom that happened earlier today and that is now under control but we also know Seattle fire at this point getting some assistance from Bellevue fire we understand they are now on their way these days certainly turned violent in our city and it is not over yeah those firefighters from Bellevue part of a regional response that's are now coming together to help Seattle fire with the situation that they have been saying for the last hour or two now with these number of fires that's have taken place in the downtown core area Michelle just talking about the several vehicles that were on fire near the Nordstrom store there we know of another vehicle a police vehicle that was set on fire around the corner we understand all of those are now under control we do want to go back out to como's Nick Pappas who has been on the grounds that Nick a few moments ago we know that some of the folks that are gathered for that demonstration to begin at three o'clock this afternoon we're actually on the move what are you saying now have you seen most of those folks at least they were part of that events leave that area yes Steve you're right the Westlake park has been completely empty you can see here that no one is left at Westlake park they began marching down to third Avenue and in between fourth and fifth on Pauline and this area just I'd say about twenty minutes ago was full of demonstrators in math that's the first of these the noun even though you can see a large crowd still off near fifteen point where those fires are still happening as you mentioned first responders have made their way over firefighters have made their way over rather too long trying to put out some of those fires but overall that is still there but if you don't mind standing in between fourth and fifth a lot of those demonstrators have dispersed it actually been seeing more traffic and more players make their way around surrounding streets specifically fourth in all important all it was still blocked off for a while by law enforcement and then just before we went largely softwares make their way through so if things are starting to open up just slightly but still close down at fifth and Borman still demonstrators making their way over to where that fire is still persisting from one of those cars that was on fire just I'd say about forty five minutes ago at this point in Seattle PD cars are making their way I was just looking over photo journalist Paul I think he's a good soldier was seeing some police cars make their way on fourth Avenue sold cars are still going around even though this curfew has been put in place there's still a sizeable amount of people here even though a decent amount of the crowd had dispersed all right Nick pop and reporting for us live in downtown Seattle right there at Westlake park where it appears that some of the protesters have left the area want to go back now to this live shot of I. five looks pretty quiet on the south bound lanes we understand state patrol earlier on today well we don't stand we know we showed you protesters I had taken over I. five south down for quite a period of time a state patrol finally got them off of the interstate and has closed I. five between I ninety and five twenty we do see some vehicles moving there at this point so we'll get to the bottom of that that as far as we know from state patrol I. five closed southbound traffic between five twenty and I ninety one to avoid that area we've got Patrick Quinn standing by live right now the latest what's happening there Patrick ET they're trying to congregate two different then this is introducing testers now these are two different groups that they at one intersection things when this happens to get a little bit more contentious they seem pretty peaceful for now I also do want to update my health back on camera I reached out to Seattle police because we're hearing reports of injuries officers are asked has anyone been injured has officers been injured throughout the day it's just me and said officers at many of them life threatening she's have been injured none of them with in addition this is and to warn we've been hearing protests that afternoon will continue to watch as it continues to unfold thanks very much back to that live picture we were just looking at this one right here if you look on the left side of your screen we can see that it looks like there is another fire burning and I'm seeing objects being tossed you see it right here in the crowd looks like perhaps tear gas and flash bangs I don't know what the other objects are but certainly a very fluid situation and a dangerous situation in the crowd really just sort of pushing it right if they are going to keep an eye on this and although there is a curfew that has been enacted by our mayor that began twenty minutes ago this crowd certainly not leaving the city certainly not adhering to that curfew order or to keep watching the situation here looks like some flash bangs happening we've been hearing reports of tear gas as well and we do know is Patrick said that some Seattle police officer said that when this incident turned violent some of their own officers and citizens were injured glad to hear that there are no life threatening injuries that we're aware of at this point we'll continue to monitor that situation and you see that new fire that's currently burning right now and and and it appears it is fairly close to where that previous vehicle was set on fire probably about ninety minutes or so ago I believe the firefighters were able to get that fire under control we can see a new situation that has obviously unfolded are pretty close to the Nordstrom store this is going to seem obvious but it's important to know because of the curfew that's in fact and the destruction disruptions that we're seeing in downtown Seattle king county metro wanting to let people know that they're saying some transit service delays obviously some rerouting of because of the situation for the year watching a live in the downtown Seattle corridor I think were to go back to come was Jonathan Chou for an update on what you see around like a walking yeah St right now this is yes this is he finished I'm just my name is merrily right benefited from a lot of you know it just this is all right what was going on with all the players in the down the street and I could hear organizers is this rally right now right yeah we're just marching with the rest of the girls and then being you know kind of get delayed by this Raleigh this March is is absolutely peaceful it is quiet a lot of people this year again ready to head to federal courts can speak French the message again George Ford thank you very much and we have some breaking news coming across right now from please office who has activated now up to two hundred members of the Washington National Guard that's in the response to a request from the city of Seattle how to help protect against some property damage and manage the crowds that we have been talking about and showing you for much of the afternoon traffic obviously being impacted in the downtown area because of these protests again the governor now activating up to two hundred members of the state's National Guard because of what we have been seeing unfold here for the last couple of hours Nick pop I'm now going to head back out to him on the grounds with an update on his situation there at Westlake park yes even right now there's a car without any plates that circling around here has been outside of the window just and you want to get people's attention but then on the other side of fifteen point for that car fire was taking place you can see police in riot gear off into the distance trying to disperse well that's been over here is this using a what appears to be a fire extinguisher to try to light not Paul if you could take a look behind your shoulder here for me using a fire extinguisher to create bespoke affect over fourth in time all right as we were saying that this crime was starting to disperse more energy and more things were taking place such as slash things that are happening in fifteen point police in riot gear over there more tear gas being thrown just a lot of commotion happening as crowds were dispersing going over a marching our Jonathan was in a peaceful demonstration this won't be the same energy that's taking place here at fifteen point and for the poor and you hear chants of black lives matter happening at Westlake park that's continuing to process here in this area all right no problem reporting for us live in downtown Seattle we are five plus hours into a protest and demonstrations in our city all in response to what happened Monday in Minneapolis with the deadly arrest of George Floyd I you can see from the video and the fixtures that we have shown you that this is the reason that police have asked you to avoid the area we are getting reports just now of an explosion in the area you can see this is right outside of the Abercrombie and Fitch and you can see that that business did board up there a lot of people moving but some folks really vowing to dig in their heels and to stay we do know from Seattle police that there have been some arrests and here's an interesting sign you can see some vehicles moving this area had been blocked off for so long but now we see some traffic moving through there but we have to tell you there's been a number of reports of violence as well as cars being on fire set on fire including Seattle police vehicles Susann fine outside police headquarters for us let's get back to her to find out what's happening there Suzanne as in the distance a lot of smoking right now commotion on the other side we had just heard maybe two three explosions and we were trying to figure out what was happening on the other side of this police barricades on the other side of police headquarters is also trying to figure out if we have a crew on that side we have been told that there was a large group of protesters on both sides of police headquarters and when we first arrived again we saw many people running because of flash bangs as well as tier guys that had been set out now a lot of crowds on this side of cherry street and Fifth are gone and we can see a large number of police officers and their bikes underneath the overhang by police headquarters in the distance again we had heard lots of honking we see lights and we see or hear some commotion but it's hard to discern what exactly is happening on the other side we'll send it right back to you for now thank you very much and we want to show you this and tweet that was just posted by trooper Rick Johnson we heard from him quite sometime ago about the closures that had taken place on interstate five he just posted this a few moments ago asking people not to call nine one one because of the protesters that are on the freeway state patrol is obviously aware and they're trying to address that situation as it unfolds and you can see as we go to a Seattle DOT picture not many vehicles out on the road right now this is pine street at interstate five the state patrol is telling us that westbound I. ninety has now been diverted to southbound interstate five northbound I. five has now been diverted to eastbound interstate ninety so a lot of vehicles now getting diverted because of the situation and some of those protesters that we saw on the interstate a little bit earlier in the afternoon but ours obviously some still some vehicles that are traveling on the interstate right out right there but I'll tell you what's happening in downtown Seattle just an unbelievable scene today you see some flash bangs possibly some tear gas that's been going off with a hearing reports of it police certainly doing what they can to keep the crowd of demonstrators back we have seen multiple fires police vehicles set on fire buildings set on fire businesses also damaged and vandalized in the process people actually been going into at least two stores that we're aware of and and this is how intense it is you know Seattle police department talking about how violent and aggressive as some of these protesters god that the governor just a short time ago told us that the National Guard right now on stand by to assist Seattle police as requested by the mayor I'll remind you that the mayor issued an emergency alert a short time ago put our CD under a curfew cities all across the country said curfews tonight including our very own city the National Guard we understand is at the ready two hundred members and they will be on armed according to the governor and they will assist with infrastructure protection and crowd movement and we're told that will only be unified utilized if absolutely necessary and certainly the governor and the mayor all offering their appreciation to the National Guard and their availability certainly number of National Guard members coming to our aid in the midst of cove into a horse on and where it may be likely Steve that they they may move in if this crowd doesn't move this curfew is set a half hour ago I suspect that some of these folks don't know that a curfew has been issued I'm not certain exactly what Seattle police are doing to try to get the word out we're doing our job to get the word out some people certainly leaving we think.
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"Proclamation which allows for the reopening of most health care services including dentists he says the providers will have to ensure they have enough personal protective equipment or PP E. available now we recognize unfortunately it's still difficult to purchase certain types of PPE as possible there be providers who have to just the re opening plans due to these limitations Harmon of health also announced that secretary of health John Huisman will be stepping down at the end of the year he's accepted a job at the university of North Carolina an engineer's report says the west Seattle bridge is headed for collapse however goes on to say that immediate work to shore up the bridge could prevent it from falling into the Duwamish river hundred fifty feet below the report was ordered by mayor Jenny Durkan according to The Seattle Times the bridge is been closed since March when dangerous cracking was discovered in the support structure and we do it every ten minutes all the floors now it's time for your call mall traffic in Bellevue construction northbound I. four oh five between forty fourth street and Lake Washington Boulevard the right lane and shoulder are closed until four thirty eight AM and the north bound for all five ramp to Blake Washington Boulevard is also closed overnight a detour is in place and in fact toria the eastbound I. ninety off ramp to build you way is closed for road work until five AM I'm J. Phillips call mode twenty four seven traffic the como forecast from the eco roof weather desk why during the Tuesday morning to everybody widely scattered showers still possible today otherwise we're trying for more drying when it's partly sunny it's going to be pretty.
"durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan says city park should not be used as gathering spots she's a city employees will be out at parks this weekend to remind people about social distancing and they work our our your area that message blared out in the park area of lake union on Saturday the reminding people not to congregate in parks and anyone who visits trails to practice social distancing and stay six feet away from others mayor Durkan says the people continue to gather she says the city could temporary close all city parks with the cobra nineteen pandemic taking a toll on Washington health officials public's published guidelines on how personal protective gear will be distributed to counties long term facilities hospitals and emergency medical services with confirmed cases will be the first to get the gear the next batch goes to facilities with fewer cases also the jails and shelters with confirmed cases then an allotment goes to other isolation facilities skilled health facilities and homeless shelters the medical community is getting some much needed help and it's coming from a place people may not have expected the state department of corrections correctional industries program is about to start producing these guns in response to the nationwide shortage estimated they will make about five to six thousand of these counts per day thanks to the help of a dozen staff members and about a hundred and sixty inmates the Washington state epidemiologist for communicable diseases Dr Scott Lindquist is concerned about our supply shortage he said in addition to protective gear the state desperately need supplies to collect samples for the covert nineteen tests like swabs and tubes and chemicals used to run the test after.
"durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Mayor Jenny Durkan has outlined plans to combat an expected increase in crime and criminals are more active during the summer months, so Durkan as announced increased patrols in certain areas of the nightlife season. I capital hill. There's always been increased nightlife enforcement and places like golden gardens and certain blocks in Soto embel- town, as well. The police will also focus on seven other neighborhoods. The announcement comes a day after three people were wounded in south Seattle shooting, a fourth previously thought to be part of the same group was determined to have been hurt in Shep. Case in Renton, nor arrests have been made changes coming for the King County sheriff's office use of force policy. Komo SU Romero tells us about what's been recommended and what the agency says it will accept eight recommendations from the county's office of law enforcement oversight. That could be the difference between a deputy reporting that he quote put a suspect in the back of a patrol car or instead he reports that he quote used a wrist lock on a suspect before handcuffing him, then lightly pushing him into the back of patrol car that suggestion that officers provide more details of low level force was one the sheriff said she could implement, but seven other recommendations were rejected the sheriff declined to adopt the recommendations relate to how families of people harmed and incense with police are contacted Deborah Jacobs with the enforcement office ask them to reconsider current policy leaves family, notifications to the medical examiner's office. See Romero, KOMO news. A fourteen year old boy pulled from lake Washington, your Magnusson. Marcus today has died, the teen who died this morning was underwater for a period of time before being pulled out new abortion laws passed mostly in southern and midwestern states are now in the sights of a lawmaker from the northwest. Komo's Ryan Harris has more on that representatives. New Bill new women's health, Protection, Act co sponsored by Washington congresswoman, Susan del bene, and several other Democrats from our state would prohibit states from putting restrictions on abortions considered medically unnecessary, or that would block women's access to care, including so-called fetal. Heartbeat laws. Kristen row Finkbeiner director of moms rising says these laws target certain groups winning you already the most vulnerable women who are lower income women who are already on the edge are the ones who are being impacted the most by the rollback of the access to basic healthcare services group, human, life of Washington. Sinister statement which says in part, quote, when we see bills like the heartbeat Bill. We support the principle that human life should be preserved and every woman. Considering abortion should be given full disclosure of risks to make her decision. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. Former state Senator, Don Benton lobbied, hard to become President Trump's White House chief of staff. That's what documents obtained by the Seattle times, reveal December two thousand eighteen letter from Benton to the president reads in part, I am available for any special project, you need, including the opportunity to be your chief of staff letter during a time when former General, John Kelly was rumored to be leaving his post as chief of staff Benton was Trump's Washington state campaign manager.
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"Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to make that permanent. Seattle times reports some employees within the department oversees of signed a petition urging the mayor to start over with a more transparent process. Shawny Jones works in the H point person as the leader of a department that serves a marginalized community without input from the folks that are impacted the most is highly disrespectful. Several people who live in Seattle sanctioned homeless camps. Have also spoken out against Johnson's appointment. Now, so want stance has drawn a sharp response from Durkan's office, Saint Johnson has undergone an exhaustive vetting process by doing his job. They say it's time for councilmember Salah now to do hers. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. The Seattle area's most successful companies are sounding the alarm over the decline in middle income housing. The update from komo's Corwin Hake. You'll recall Microsoft step forward, I two weeks ago company, president brand Smith pledged five hundred million dollars toward financing for middle-class housing and challenge to other local companies to join the effort now regional corporate giants have attached there. Their name to a report by a group called challenge. Seattle led by former Governor Chris Gregoire, Seattle members. Obviously want the entire region to be economically successful and to continue that success. But they've fundamentally also want the region to be affordable to all families of all income. The Seattle times reports Costco, Zillow warehouse her and Expedia or among the challenge. Seattle companies now calling for policy changes to relieve the lack of housing proposals include new zoning laws to allow for more density. Another idea would extend low income housing tax credits to middle income projects. Corwin hake. Komo news. Update this morning on a hit and run crash near Olympia that left any eleven year old with devastating injuries. State. Troopers have found the van they say hit Isaiah Bermeo on Sunday right now, they're not sharing where the van was found. Or if they've found the driver Bermeo remains on life support. His family says he has very little chance of survival and missing Clark county pilot, George re- Regis is believed to be dead. His plane was found crashed on the side of mount hood in Oregon. We told you Monday reaches took off from the airport in cameras Friday and hasn't been heard from since our recovery team will head out this morning trying to reach the wreckage. Investigators are now looking into the cause of that crash. Komo news time eight ten trying to get to the Harley exterior sports desk. Can Tom hutler is here huskie men's basketball team off to its best started the conferences fifty two fifty three season seven and Owen Pac twelve nine straight wins. That's all on the line tonight against Southern Cal airlines arena. Trojans are five and two in the conference of difference. At tonight's game may come down to in the estimate of coach Mike Hopkins dog pacman when they're on. They're.
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"Durkan's nomination for human services department director. Komo's Carleen Johnson reports Durkin nominated Jason Johnson to head the agency with four hundred city workers human services. Responsible for a lot of things but handling Seattle's homeless crisis. In nearly two hundred million dollar budget is the big mission and Johnson has been in that position for ten months as interim director now mayor Durkan wanting to stay permanently. But councilwoman Shama saw has refused to advance the nomination to her committee. She called a public meeting last week were homeless advocates spoke out against Johnson, Anita Freeman was share wheel says they need someone who's engaged. This is not share Wales. Experience with Jason Johnson. He won't talk to us. Sean Smith lives in nickelsville. It is unconscionable to me that there is no community basis and this appointment now the Seattle times reports employees in the department Johnson's been leading of circulated a petition demanding Durkan. Retract the nomination one hundred thirty employees have reportedly signed that petition. Carleen johnson. Komo news. Two weeks after Microsoft pledged a half billion dollars to finance affordable housing. More local business leaders are echoing the theme. The update from komo's Corwin Hake. Microsoft president Brad Smith highlighted the lack of housing for community assets like cops, and nurses who served the east side. But despite earning middle class wages can't afford to live where they work high income households have now become the largest share. The concern is echoed by challenge. Seattle a group of seventeen local CEOs fronted by former Governor Chris Gregoire, the challenge we see is a typical middle income family cannot afford to live and almost any place in King County Seattle. Times reports Gregoire group is following up the Microsoft pledge with a new report that calls for more housing aimed at households making between fifty four thousand and one hundred eight thousand dollars, Costco. Alaska Airlines Zillow and Expedia or among the challenge. Seattle corporations. Microsoft is also a member and so far, according to the times, the only member to pledge financial resources towards solving the problem. Corwin hake. Komo news died last night in a violent crash along Sumner taps highway near one hundred sixty seven two avenue east. Ed Troyer in the Pierce county. Sheriff's office says they believe the driver that caused it was drunk when you look at this accident kind of ascribe to self on how bad these cards erected how much speed with evolved. Toyota says the causing drivers slammed into a car that was about to turn left that car window oncoming traffic and hit another car head on. In addition to the woman who was killed three people were hurt. Investigators say they'll recommend vehicular homicide envy. Hiller assault charges against the driver who caused that crash. State troopers have found the van driven in. A hit and run that left in eleven year old boy with devastating injuries. Isaiah Bermeo was hit near Olympia on Sunday. He remains on life support police aren't saying where they found the van or if they've identified the driver Bermeo family says the boy has little chance to live much longer. New cases confirmed in the measles outbreak in Washington, Oregon, and now one more state there are now thirty eight people with a highly contagious disease in the northwest. The new cases were confirmed in Clark county where the outbreak started. We're also hearing of two cases now in Hawaii both in children who are from our state. Komo's Jennifer Sullivan spoke with local doctors about the risks. This is absolutely a.