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Seattle Mayor Selects Repair, Not Replace, for West Seattle Bridge
"The west seattle bridge is getting a second life. Mayor jenny durken opted to repair the bridge. Instead of immediately building a replacement city is projecting the bridge to open again in twenty twenty two and will start work on designing permanent replacement soon. Durken's said she hopes the repairs might by the city time to get funding for the project from congress
Father of 19-year-old killed in CHOP says he got condolence call from President Trump, but not Seattle's mayor
"The day he buried his nineteen year old son, who was gunned down in Seattle's lawless chop zone horace Lorenzo Anderson Senior got a phone call from president trump who had been moved by his heart, wrenching appearance the night before on Fox News Channel's Hannity Anderson Son Horse. Lorenzo Anderson Junior was killed in the early hours of June twentieth when shots rang out near the border of the six block. Block zone. The city had been given up for three chaotic weeks in the emotional interview with Sean. Hannity a tearful Anderson said he hadn't been able to get answers from the city about his son's death, and he disclosed that he hadn't even been contacted by mayor. Jenny Durken but the mayor a Democrat did reach out to Anderson later. Wednesday in call from trump followed after that the only way. Way I found out was just two of his friends, just two friends that just happened to be there. They came and told me he said they weren't even from Seattle. Now mind you I haven't heard from the police department. They never came compounding. The father's grief were reports that first responders who came to the shop zone to transport the shooting victims to the hospital encountered an angry mob that. That denied them entry. The pair were taken to harborview medical center by self-described trump medics and Anderson. Son was pronounced dead on arrival. My son needed help I don't feel like they helped my son. Anderson said I feel like he doesn't without this. He would just be nobody he's just doesn't matter. He's just another guy. Just another child just swept under the rug, and that's IT and forgotten about.
"durken" Discussed on NBC Nightly News
"In Southern, California thank you calls for an independent investigation tonight into two separate deaths striking similarities, both men were found hanging from trees, and while neither death has been classified as suspicious families want answers. Here's Miguel Almaguer. The bodies of Robert Fuller in Malcolm harsh were discovered hanging from trees in to public venues ten days and fifty miles apart, though police say, neither death appears to be connected or shows any indication of foul play tonight there shocking deaths are leading to calls for the State Attorney General to investigate. Here one thing that we hear another. We just WanNa know know the. Twenty four year old Robert Fuller's body was discovered hanging from a tree in a park near Palmdale. City Hall the La County. Sheriff's office I saying the scene appeared to be a suicide then today, deferring the official cause of death investigators will now examine the rope, and not to see how it was tied in his our interest to make sure that will leave. No rock unturned. Comes as protesters demanded an independent probe and a homicide investigation. We want truth we want enters. We demand answers now with authorities found Malcolm harsh his body, hanging your local library in homeless encampment in Victorville. They indicated no signs of foul play the cause of death, still pending but harsh. His family says this was not a suicide. Had talked to. You before we had made plans to see each other. The harsh family also noted the current racial tension and protests in this country, adding the death of a black man found hanging from a tree does not sit well or make sense tonight. California's attorney general and the F. B. I. Getting involved looking into the death of two black men, raising questions across the country. Miguel Almaguer NBC News Los Angeles
"durken" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Darren, I think we're just going to stick in the city of Seattle no need for the next section of the front page. Erica. What are your thoughts on our mayor, Jenny durken? Finally, taking notice of the RV's, and the derelict cars, and the car, ranching, and the predatory landlords, I wanna actually jump to a text message real quick because member from the three six oh, once I would seriously like to know what is wrong with owning a lot of car projects. Why do politicians think they have a crackdown on car collectors not breaking any laws and I'm not hurting anyone? What is the problem real quick three? So we are not talking about the cars, you're working on at your form. We are talking about a completely different subject and Erica, maybe you can educate our listeners outside of the city of Seattle on why this is such an important topic. Yeah, I mean first of all. Yeah, if you're collecting cars, that's great. If you're collecting them on your front lawn, maybe that's going to be a problem for your neighbors, and if you're collecting them on your front lawn to then sell to homeless people. To tow them over there. So they can live in these boxes that they can't move for months, at a time that should actually be a legal. Yeah. If you've seen these vehicles and I don't even want to call them vehicles. They are literally just like hazardous tin cans on wheels driving through our neighborhoods. I mean they they are not fit for road travel there, endangering the other people when they're on the road. And then when you actually look and talk about the activity that is taking place inside of these RV's, and I'm not saying all of them, but the reality is, if you talk to any police officers, and when I was actually out with one and kind of, you know, doing shadow to kind of see what, what, what they were dealing with on a day-to-day basis. You know, one of the RV's in my neighborhood, they have they had to respond to a little boy that was left there by the cemetery close to my house, because his parents were off getting high and doing God knows what else and so if the mayor is finally going to start paying attention to the suffering, and. Neglect and to the abuse and to the rapes and the assaults that are happening and the drug dealing that it's happening inside of these RV's good. But, you know, let's call it, what it is. And I'm going to say as rule of thumb. Yes. Most of the activity that is happening with these are vs, and the people that are actually dealing with, with the folks around them. It is not a homeless situation. The this is a drug ring epidemic usage scenario that these guys want to be so off the grid because they just want to be high all the time Erica city council member Mike, I never took economics O'Brien. It's what it says right here in this article represents valid in Fremont was wary of the strategy of stemming the supply. No surprise there. There are undoubtedly people who are taking advantage of homeless people, and we should do everything we can to protect them, including from predatory lending, or leasing program. Whatever we also absolutely should regulate the safety. But if we're going to kick someone out of a marginally safe RV so that they end up in a less safe ten that's taking us in the wrong direction. I want add. One more thing in the wrong direction is not enforcing criminal acts by those who are both housed in the city. And if you were housed in, you rob somebody, you should go to jail, and go through programs and rehabilitation and be reintroduced to society, and you should actually be held to that exact same standard..
"durken" Discussed on KOMO
"And services, mayor Jenny durken, just announced, she's adding four new hires to the thirty eight police officers and outreach workers already on the team. It was a traffic headache for drivers this weekend. And it will be for many upcoming weekends. Made you work on the Aurora bridge has travel limited to one lane in each direction. Komo's Suzanne fon reports back my commute out of second other out my husband said yesterday. It was quite a lot of traffic. Yep. Whether it's their first experience with it, or they know the drill drivers that come face to face with the Aurora bridge, work and road closures can expect some serious, slowdowns paying it all began Friday nights. I didn't realize it started this weekend. And so this kind of surprised to see all the, the lane closures going down wash dot contractor, cruiser scraping, and repaving, the road service on the bridge and doing other maintenance and because of that traffic over there oral bridge will be shut down to one lane in each direction on ten different weekends this summer care, jar stead. So the added strain in the area last night when there was a Mariners game and several other big events. Inter, Wayne Seattle. Going into downtown Seattle was insane. It was backed up all the way I can imagine that was terrible. Wash says work on state route ninety nine Aurora bridge could push traffic onto other major roadways causing even more backups. I think it's kinda starting to like loop out to some of the other alternatives. And it's just going to make a little bit Messier all over work will wrap up by the Monday morning commute. But there will be ten more weekends summer that work will be done if you think it's been a warm spring, you'd be right. The national weather service's spring, and Seattle was warmer than usual. The third warmest.
Fed's Clarida says no need for rate cuts unless economy weakens
"Federal Reserve vice chairman Richard Clarita says the US economy is in a very good place. But that the central Bank would consider cutting short-term interest rates if the outlook for global growth durken's, the fed has been holding rates steady, so for this year, but one big factor, that's complicating the outlook, the trade battle between the US and China Wall Street Journal's Nick Tim rose explains. Fed officials last met a thirtieth and may first and at that meeting, they actually left the meeting feeling more confident about the economic outlook and that followed a pretty bumpy stretch earlier in the year that prompted them to drop any bias toward raising interest rates. So go back before that meeting stock markets were near all time highs. The unemployment rate is near a fifty year low wages arising solidly, but not so fast to 'cause fears of unwanted inflation. And in fact, at the. The may meeting fed chairman, Jay Powell pushed back against market expectations of a rate, cut this year by pointing to reasons why they thought of slowdown in inflation might be temporary. But that'll happen about five days before trade talks between Beijing and Washington, broke down that led President Trump to raise tariffs on roughly two hundred billion dollars in goods to twenty five percent from ten percent in that really represents a significant escalation intentions. So the question now is are we in a different world from where we were just a month ago? And if it looks like the economy is going to slow more than fed officials already expect that it will does that put him in a position where they feel like they need to act. Tim rose says, geopolitical risks are complicating the feds careful calculus. The more the geopolitical risk picture, darkens, the more, the fed is going to have to consider g how comfortable. Are we sitting on our hands right here for right now? They do seem pretty comfortable with where things are, but the bond market has been reacting in a pretty pronounced fashion in the past few days yields on the ten year treasury note are down to their lowest levels in more than a year, and that really reflects how bond investors think that this is going to cause weakness in the global economy, and that it could force the fed to cut interest rates, the fed holds its next policy meeting in June on the eighteenth and nineteenth
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: Let's try scooters, but let's do it right
"News center city of Seattle will finally give scooter share a chance if he scooter vendors can solve safety and liability issues. Get the update live from komo's Corwin Hake. In cities that have embraced scooter share problems, abound. The literally electric two-wheelers tend to block sidewalks making life difficult for those with mobility challenges and doctors point out there pretty darned unsafe at interests can be severe, and that's a potential with these scooters because they're just not docked anywheres. They're just left scattered around the city. There is no helmet. That's being associated with them physician. Dr Frederick Rivera, but Seattle mayor Jenny durken knows all too. Well, the transportation challenges our city faces in an op Ed for geekwire. She says she's willing to launch a scooter share pilot program here one condition. She says vendors must agree to accent liability for injuries, something they have refused to do in other cities, a six scooter share trial run could begin this
"durken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"KIRO FM Tacoma, Seattle, Cairo radio continuing coverage. Three people have been rushed to the hospital after a fiery crash on airport way. Let's get right to Tracy Taylor with the very latest. I okay. So Ursula I'm looking right now at the scene. I'm actually seeing it on some of the cameras so again driver as you're gonna find airport way south at south Alaska street to be shut down in both directions. And there is no estimated time when they're going to have that roadway reopened now Seattle fire is talking to some of our reporters right now to get some more information about this. But the latest that we have from them is that two vehicles collided airport way and Alaska one caught fire three patients transported one of which was a three month old baby girl who's in critical condition, again working to get some more info on that situation. Drivers are still running into some heavy traffic on north on four zero five outside of south center in through the Renton S curves. That's because while somebody lost their luggage. Earlier on northbound I five continues to crawl out from Seattle to Everett. We're sitting at under an hour. It's still pretty heavy though as we get closer into Mountlake terrace. Driver is encountering delays into chrome on southbound I five from highway eighteen out towards the dome drive out. A Lakewood not that bad. It's heading northbound right now where you're gonna find a slowing right around silicon DuPont road. Traffic brought to you by Aviva. Did you know over two thirds of Americans struggle with their weight every day of Eva patients are finding hope tailored surgical and non surgical weight loss solutions that last are you ready? Viva MD dot com. Kiro radio realtime traffic, I'm Tracy Taylor. Now from Cairo radio news room and streaming on the Cairo radio app. Efforts. Seattle mayor Jenny durken wasn't so hot on scooter sharing. But now she's endorsing a test run to build off the city's bike share program in a guest post on geekwire today. The mayor says safety is still a big concern. The city would need to be free of liability from any crashes, and she also wants both bikes and scooters to be accessible to low income riders. She says the issue of scooters and bikes blocking. Sidewalks is something that still would need to be addressed. This pilot program would be developed over the next couple of months for the first time I felt really happy that there's more police in my.
"durken" Discussed on KOMO
"Of the warmer spots, you know, push some of the upper eighties. Saturday warm mother's day Sunday. We'll be talking more like blue seven still though, it looks like it's time to bust out the fans and sunscreen here in Seattle, Charlie harder. Komo news. Scientists say they are dangerous levels of toxic chemical notice PF AS in the water supply. For a local military base says first reported by McClatchy newspapers, the environmental working group in Northeastern University found high levels of the chemical in water near the would-be naval air station slot to be responsible for cancers and birth defects. There's disagreement about acceptable levels of the chemical of water. Sometimes scientists say more than one part per trillion is dangerous while others say seventy parts might be okay. According to research, the water it would be has fifty eight thousand parts per trillion, the chemicals found in firefighting foam often used by the military says there are no strict federal regulations on the chemical. There aren't any current plans for clean up some community service providers say they want to buy the properties where they operate. Komo's Ryan Harris talk to them about what's been a long process with the city of Seattle three properties of the Greenwood senior center. The central area senior center and Byrd bar place. Which runs a food, Bank and other services for director. Andrea campaign, Sanderson says not only do they want to stay there. But she says they want to keep something for the African American community in the central district as it feels losses from gentrification of place before the black community and still is in fact, forty two percent of our clients or black. We are concerned with people knowing about that contribution. And the city of Seattle Jenny durken is the third mayor to promise movement on the property transfers, and Sanderson says they're seeing it, but that they can't get large donations or grants for improvements until they control the property. The city says all three need to show they can afford to take over and stay in the properties to make a purchase agreement which will include continuing to offer the same services and benefits to the community. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. It's thirty four minutes after the hour. Komo AAA traffic every ten minutes on the four instruction continues in Seattle. Four left lanes of northbound. I five are closed between mid Boeing field and sixth and forest until.
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"Emphasis small cute town. Nobody really knows if nisei Ola where's that one? That me. And so it is kind of sad that this is happening now coming this way. And what happened here is considered a federal crime in a while stable. Karen, come on. Komo news time ten oh. Eight to Seattle city council. Appointing a new member community activists Abel Pacheco will serve the remainder of the council member, rob Johnson's term Johnson resigned. Earlier this month to take a job with NHL Seattle particular was brought to tears when accepting new position to thank arc with me. Right now. And those are my parents. Time. Sure. And that again was able to check. Oh, as he made that accepted species says he'll focus on transportation housing affordability. The man who wanted to be the permanent head of the department that oversees Seattle's homeless services has withdrawn his name sparking some angst between the mayor and the city council. Komo's Brian Calvert. With more Jason Johnson has been interim director of human services in Seattle since his former boss left, but when mayor Jenny durken wanted to name him head of the department permanently city council members received complaints about Johnson from those he oversaw. Then councilmember Shamma saw one called for a more open and inclusive. Search for a replacement the pressure is paid off or critics because Johnson has withdrawn his name from consideration. And the mayor is mad in a statement. Mayor Durkan's is the council's inaction on Johnson is quote, impaired our effort to respond to the homelessness crisis and has been deeply unfair to a person that is serve this city. Tirelessly saw one counters in her own statement that instead of a promotion from within the search for a new permanent head should be open and transparent. Brian Calvert, KOMO new governor, Jay. Jay Inslee and presidential candidate. Jay Inslee, praising the state legislature this morning for passing his clean energy Bill. Report here on this story, then measure would phase out use.
"durken" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro. Mary Louise Kelley today Chicago officially began its journey of overhauling its police department under the watch of a federal judge and an independent monitor. The massive plan comes after years of complaints about police brutality from residents of mostly black and Latino neighborhoods for many the video of a police officer fatally shooting a black teenager in two thousand fourteen was the last straw. Now. Chicago joins more than a dozen other cities where consent decrees or forcing police departments to change NPR, Cheryl corley reports it was just two years ago that the department of Justice issued a blistering report calling the Chicago police departments use of force excessive and racially discriminatory soon afterwards, Chicago police issued a new use of force policy. Emphasizing the sanctity of life and started holding training sessions. At the police training academy. Officers looked at videos of real use of force encounters and talked about what could have gone better now under a consent decree. There are many more changes in store, for example. The department must create a monthly report about use of force incident. It bans police from using tasers on people who are simply running away the agreement. Also expands mental health services for police including an initiative for suicide prevention a big concern. Recently, Eddie Johnson issued cargoes police superintendent we've known about this consent decree for the last two years. So we're prepared mentally to have to deal with it. As a matter of fact, the consent decree will make us better. We say bring it on. And let's get down to business. There are fourteen other law enforcement agencies in the country getting down to business. The police department in Ferguson, Missouri is one of them a fatal police shooting their sparked nationwide protests and help spur the black lives matter movement activists police police. Says progress under the consent decree is mixed. I would have to say that I've seen some incident of improvement. There's a lot of resistance to a new practice up releasing a new way of policing the community from some police officers. Seattle mayor Jenny durken says it's a different story there after six and a half years of operating under a consent decree. A federal judge said in January. Seattle's police department was in compliance. We still have a disproportionate amount of force being used against people of color that we think we need to look at more carefully. But there has been a sea and cultural change. Well, it was very frustrating from the beginning and Richard O'Neill with Seattle's police union is still critical the incentive to get out and be proactive officer. I think has been damaged and something the city cannot deny any more is that we have had a real hit in recruiting retaining officers. That's a problem nationwide. Even in department. Without decrees. Chicago officials and community activists say they studied that consent decrees in other cities Sheila Betty is an attorney with the MacArthur Justice center, she represented activist and community groups in a successful fight to allow them to have a direct say in overseeing the court ordered reforms. She says that's uniquely different from other consent decrees. There are very specific ways that police in Chicago abused their power, and it was critical that this consent decree could not just be imported from Seattle, for example, that they really address that the particular harm that Chicago communities face. The federal judge overseeing Chicago's police reform plan says it's an important step in the city's ongoing effort to repair the damaged relationship between police and residents. He says it's no magic wand,.
"durken" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Shooting. In seattle. They have the line bikes already. But Tacoma is only place that has a lot scooters because Seattle was like, nah, we can't have on Bellevue. Nah. So they're really cool. I don't really like the pedals. So I like the scooter it goes pretty fast. I think he goes to like thirty miles per hour. Yeah. It's like pretty it's a pretty fun makes people like twelve think, that's why mostly be it. Great, by the way. Nah bellevue. Wouldn't let him have him. Nah. Seattle wouldn't let you have it. But then it's just like to komo's avenue Studer party. Don't stop bus. No. Seriously. There's ninety thousand rides on scooters since they implemented their pilot Darren. Well, they're I mean, they're useful. Not only the Superfund, but they're practical. Right. And so, of course, because you have politicians in Seattle that are doing their best everything to make sure your life sucks. They say we're just doing our best in Seattle. But this is my new edition because we want to ruin your life. That's why we don't have schooners. That's why we don't have medical doctors that come at the call of an app, it's why we're going to have tolling downtown. It's why we're going to have toiling in our tunnel and half, the reason, I don't go to the store and spend my money at small businesses, or or, you know, retail stores is because I don't want to move my car, right? But you you live near small retails where if you had a scooter that would get you a mile two miles and to be fair to this listener, she has some scooter joy like she she's seen green. They don't go thirty miles per hour. They go about fifteen to seventeen miles per hour. But still they're really increases your speed. I'm I'm here, I met with a member of of the unions when I was talking about how we could do a pre K for cheaper in Seattle because I'm pro pre K, but I think we shouldn't spend thirty thousand we should spend ten thousand and she looked at me. And she goes, so what are you are you just some sort of like millennial rights activists? And this is where it goes great. I looked at it as maybe and she goes, so when are we getting scooters, I mean, even the unions want scooters scooters, are unanimous scooters are inspiring scooters get you from point A point B, and they make you smile. Why can't we have things that make us smile in the city of Seattle? Why do only Tacoma in skip to smile? Darren. This is some BS. I am inflamed. And I am furious. And intil. Our mayor Jenny durken listens to my very rational. Please for scooters. I will not stop. We are unstoppable scooter, mafia, and yes, I may be alone. But I hope you're by me text line one eight hundred four six five eight seven seventy we're starting today, and we're not stopping until we.
"durken" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"It was they knew everything that they didn't know at the time. It turns out that they should have known that the duck shouldn't be on the vied. I'm sorry. Not the viaduct the ninety nine bridge the Fremont bridge up there. That's a it's a scary place for it turns out, it's it's extremely dangerous in that location. And and they they are going to be paying the repercussions the juror. The jurors awarded the forty plaintiffs one hundred and twenty three million dollars a sum to be paid by ride the ducks international and ride the ducks Seattle. This all comes after the ducks vehicles front, axle broke and that break caused the accident. Five people were killed nearly sixty were hurt. There was a lot of transplants. A lot of tourists on that. And it was a negative look for the city of Seattle and four years later. I guess we can close up this. This tragic story. And so with that Darren let's go to the next section of the front page from the entertainment section. From the entertainment section. Have you heard about Jeff Bezos? Have you heard about how the National Enquirer threatened to blackmail him with nude photographs in sexy salacious text messages? Oh, have you know, this is this is all about we something that men, and I always say cities, you know, we we talk about we have envy for other men's in their members. But I also believe cities have have city envy for their other things. That's how we end up with the streetcar that Stu times as expensive and completely worthless and slower than walking because our mayor Jenny durken went to a different city and saw their streetcar. And she got some member envy. I've heard rumors though, that maybe one of the reasons Jeff standing up, and he's saying you you release these photos of me, I will let these nude photos. Go is because he's got everything to be proud of members of the media that I know everywhere out there, you know, a secret spy network, and and I have heard rumors that. That Jeff is he's proudly packing. But who knows I don't know. That's a bit on wallet. You mean? Oh, well, yes, he's the richest man is the richest man in the world. He's he's got a lot of incumbent divorce goes through and then he's going to become he's going to go back to second place behind. Bill Gates, the reason this is kind of funny to me it goes well with the salacious text messages would have worked better with the new emojis. We have Darren because there's all these new emojis, we have you know, emojis of waffles emojis of slauson emojis of of biracial couples, which is really cool. You know, it's not this is for me. I'm born of a by religious couple. He was a really big deal when my parents, married each other. I'd say both my grandparents on both sides of the aisle, really made a stink over a Jewish woman. Marrying a Methodist, man. And so those couple of emojis are funny. They also have a hands making. Small amount if you will. And there's been I'll just say this has nothing to do with Jeff Bezos based on on what I've heard the rumors that have been going.
"durken" Discussed on KOMO
"Snowing out there winter storm Maya they're calling. It has started a wreak havoc on the north west as many as ten inches of snow expected over the next twenty four hours. But that's not all there is another chance of snow Sunday night and Monday, mostly Seattle. Southward another event on Tuesday. And then potentially another event on Thursday night into Friday meteorologist, Scott cystic says this is going to be one of the worst winter storms the region as seen in several years all the snow has forced the governor to declare a state of emergency. And it's not just in western Washington. The declaration covers the entire state which is getting pummeled by one of the worst winter storms in memory. Most importantly, the state of emergency gets more plaza de icing trucks on the roads to keep drivers safe. It also opens the state emergency operation center to coordinate. The response. The governor is asking everyone to stay inside and avoid traveling. If at all possible, Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news is knows already creating a headache. Aac and komo's Charlie harder tells us what messages city and county leaders want to get out. This is a challenging storm speaking at the emergency operation center. Seattle mayor Jenny durken says he needs to be taken seriously. This is potentially very dangerous storm with significant snowfall and wins. It will be dangerous to drive and to be outside county. Executive Dell Constantine spoke alongside Durkin saying public safety is the top priority in this might be the biggest snowfall we've seen in a decade with no relief in sight in the long term forecast. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. The latest on snow in how the state route a transportation's dealing with it. Gain. The course with original plan. We have nearly one hundred trucks responsible for treating and monitoring roughly five thousand lane miles from the king Pierce county line all the way up to the Canadian border..
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"Months. Officers are resigning in the staffing shortages, having a big impact longer response times picking and choosing which nine one one calls to respond to even retraining detectives to work in patrol react to have people in the uniforms on the streets. Then it's getting pretty bad. Port of Seattle Bellevue. The King County sheriff's office every and other police departments have hired away. Officers. Now mayor Jenny durken is proposing a one time fifteen thousand dollar bonus to lure experienced officers away from other agencies police chief Carmen best. In a statement said, quote, the Seattle police department is a great place to work and our compensation needs to stay competitive. One retired detective the father of two current SPD. Officers doubts. The money will get much of a response when I came on the police department nineteen seventy nine and I took the written tests two thousand people took the test when I did. Twenty recruiting has been tougher SPD's. They've sent officers to other cities, and I'm told in one case, no one showed up for a job fair in Seattle. Jennifer sullivan. Komo news. Komo news time is ten four. Now AAA traffic every ten minutes on the fours. John nelson. Yeah. We're looking at multiple street closures throughout the greater downtown Seattle area and near Seattle center. This is due to the big fund run. That's going on it runs through the tunnel. And then back into the lower end of the by duck and back through the battery street tunnel, sixth avenue closed between Mercer and John. We've got boring shutdown between Harrison and Thomas first avenue closed between Colombia and Royal Brougham. Those are just some of the highlights about one hundred thousand people expected to attend the other events that are going on through the day. So if you got to get through downtown Seattle plan your trip accordingly next KOMO traffic at ten fourteen.
"durken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Say goodbye to one lane in each direction of first avenue on nother. Major transit project in Seattle after holding the project last year because it was way over budget. Seattle mayor Jenny durken has decided to complete the line. Is the perfect time to finish the streetcar to actually connect us to the places we really want to go voices you trust the people who use the city, but don't live in the city. You don't have a false sense by doom started, we see that people. Want in Cairo radio ninety seven three FM news and talk Howard by the Pacific northwest, given opportunity to go see how the market's really work, and you think, you know. But if you haven't gone yet to a power trading workshop from the Online Trading Academy, what are their free workshops, you probably don't know how the markets work. You look there's plenty of honest people in the stock market. And then there are people who are just making money hand over fist market goes down. They make money it goes up. They make money. All right. That's honest. That's the way the game is played. You wanna learn the way the game is played you go talk to people who played it use a system like they use in Wall Street to make decisions like that. The thing that pushed me into becoming a student at the Online Trading Academy after I've heard John Curley talk about it. Jason ranson t h talk about. It for good long time was the realization that yes, I could do this on my own you save money when you do things on your own. You may be able to do plumbing on your own. Well, it's not plumbing. But if you could follow rules, you treat it seriously. And you choose to have some fun in it. You could be a great success the Online Trading Academy. So go tend to free workshop figure out if you wanna do this..
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"The city of Seattle wants state lawmakers to give them the green light to use enforcement cameras for so-called block the box and bus lane violators. Get the details from komo's Carleen Johnson. Seattle city councilman Mike O'Brien wants Seattle police and DOT to put together a report on the potential for using automated enforcement cameras to catch drivers who blocked the box and those who drive in the bus only lane in the box. Means you block the intersection when the light turns red, and you can't get all the way through O'Brien says it's too expensive to try and have police catch all those violators much rather be able to use automated enforcement, so the cameras and other things detect this. And we know what people will do is. They'll know that they're being watched and they'll start behaving right now automated. Enforcement of blocked the box and bustling violators is not permitted under state and city law. So they would have to get permission from the legislature. Frustrated drivers, meantime complained the city keeps restricting lanes to bus only and getting around Seattle is increasingly difficult. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. Bill introduced in Olympia centers on tolling Seattle streets, and something mayor Jenny durken is studying state, Senator Tim Sheldon, though, for Mason county is introduced a Bill that would prevent cities and counties from adding what's being called congestion. Pricing. Will happen is only the rich people will be able to drive does that make sense for city like Seattle that. As far as egalitarian principles. So Senator Sheldon wants the legislature to control all tolls. Calling Seattle study an elitist threat to the entire state for those reasons that we go to Seattle, I think this Bill was makes common sense. This Bill was referred to the state transportation committee. Senator Sheldon's staff told me they expect to face a lot of opposition. And that's komo's Cape. Cohen the idea of year round daylight saving time is being discussed in Olympia and up and down the west coast for that matter, California and Oregon have already expressed interest in it and state Senator Jim Honey field from our state says it's it has a good chance. So he's introduced a Bill that would keep the sun shining longer each day of the year Senator Kevin vani wag of squirm in Washington. Sunbelt says he signed onto co-sponsor of the Bill because he'd like to see the sunshine later year round. I.
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"Live in shoreline with traffic management folks were expecting today. I'm Carleen Johnson. State lawmakers look to increase the excise tax to pay for more affordable housing. First the latest from ABC news. Good morning. It's five thirty. President Trump's nominee to be the next attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing in about an hour. William bar expected to face a lot of questions about Robert Muller's Russia investigation ABC's chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas wrote a letter to the deputy attorney general raising some questions about the authority to investigate a president for obstructing Justice when he fires one of his own personnel. So Democrats will press him on just how much he supportive about mowers integrity and investigation that is where the focus will be for. Sure. Republicans on the house side of Capitol Hill or blocking congressman Steve king from serving on any committees for the next two years punishment for his comments on white supremacy. The partial government shutdowns now today twenty five and it's starting to impact travelers TSA workers being forced to work without pay. Sick outs are way up that can mean long security lines at some airports and LA's teachers are back out on strike again today, Cheri Preston. ABC news. Komo news. One thousand FM ninety seven seven it's five thirty one right now. And it's the KOMO morning news with temperatures in many places around the freezing. Mark in plenty of fog this morning. With Gregg Hersholt, I'm MandA factor. Here are the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center. Seattle mayor Jenny durken is echoing what a lot of transportation officials have been saying after yesterday don't get lulled into complacency. Just because things went so well grown up here. I've seen it can go in waves and wanna tell people don't think that today went well so tomorrow, you can go back to your usual way to travel don't do it. This is going to be for three weeks. At least that we have to change how we travel to and from and around the city or she's talking about the first big commute.
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"And getting around Seattle is increasingly difficult. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. New Bill introduced in Olympia centers on tolling Seattle streets. Something Seattle mayor Jenny durken is studying state, Senator Tim Sheldon from Mason county has introduced a Bill that would prevent cities and counties from adding new what's called congestion pricing. What'll happen is only the rich people will be able to drive does that make sense for a city like Seattle that has. Houses egalitarian principles. So Senator Sheldon wants the legislature to control all tolls. Calling Seattle study an elitist threat to the entire state for those reasons that we go to Seattle, I think this Bill was makes common sense. This Bill was referred to the state transportation committee. Senator Sheldon's staff told me they expect to face a lot of opposition. That's komo's Gabe Cohen with the story. It was the first public safety. Bill heard on the first day of the new state legislature? The latest version of nine forty that's the police use of force initiative house Bill ten sixty four removes de escalation and mental health training as a requirement for officer certification still requires the training should be completed though. So she make of it is with Washington community action network. We believe that the community has an important role public safety initiative nine forty places a big emphasis on the voices of impacted people in developing policy, several law enforcement officials also spoke in support of house Bill ten sixty four the Bill. Includes changes regarding use of deadly force standards and police rendering first aid the house public safety committee is expected to vote on it today. Also in Olympia, the idea of year round daylight savings time is getting some attention actually up and down the west coast as well, California and Oregon both expressed interest and state Senator Jim Huntingford says it has a good chance of passing here. So he's introduced a Bill that would keep the sun shining longer each day of the year face Senator Kevin vani wag of squirm in Washington. Sunbelt says he signed on to co sponsor the Bill because he'd like to see the sunshine later year round. I think I'm interested in seeing you the whole Pacific time zone can change at once and make fluid, but definitely open changes are a lot of people would be willing at the sunny state capital. Keith Eldridge, KOMO news, surviving members of legendary rock band. The who will indeed return to Seattle.
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"But as komo's Ryan Harris explains once you get off the boat, you're the same boat as everyone else, there are choices. If you have to come across the water says Brock bender with state fairy park and ride on the kids at county side, take a bus to the ferry terminal walk on the ferry. They take a bus on the other side and Seattle and vendor says they will have a little help to make sure traffic doesn't back up onto Colman dock itself. We've been coordinating with the Seattle department transportation for months now to make sure that there's enough green time on those traffic light. So that we get traffic moving off the dock during the closure. But if you drive on once you leave the doc you are on your own. So the advice is be prepared for any traffic, you might face and remember the boats go when they go. They won't wait just because you're caught. In a jam. Ryan Harris, KOMO news with less than four days. To the Alaskan way viaduct shutdown. Many are still working out there commute plans for the next three. Weeks shuttle mayor Jenny durken tells us the closure involves some serious coordination among different organization. We've got twenty nine departments involved in this everyone think about it as just Seattle department transportation, but you could have something about city light the fire department Seattle police department. Everybody's got play a role. The mayor says the city is already is ready as it can be for this project. She recommends taking public transit trying to shift office hours or whatever you need to do to avoid the area. In the Alaskan way viaduct has served Seattle since the nineteen fifties. But if you've ever wondered why the waterfront was chosen for a road.
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"Have released body Cam footage of a fatal shooting on New Year's Eve. Komo's Jeff Pohjola has the latest started with a traffic stop on Aurora avenue in north Seattle. The suspect who was later identified by families IOC a Togo took off running. Officers eventually caught up with an wrestled him to the ground while he allegedly pulled out a gun. On the video you hear the words. Nope. Not reaching just as a shot is fired. Fellow Togo was killed six. Officers are now on administrative leave in the family is expected to hold a press conference Friday morning. Jeff pohjola. Komo news. SPD's spokesman says the officer who fired the shot is Jared Keller who's been with the department for three years. The man now responsible for coordinating traffic emergencies during the so-called Seattle. Squeeze is former Air Force Major General Michael warden, Seattle mayor Jenny durken says she picked warden because several of the city's twenty nine departments will respond to the same emergency in there needs to be a single point of contact time of challenge for Seattle is bigger than any one department. Durkan says warden will not have direct with authority over any of those departments. While the weeks of nightmare traffic expected. When the Alaskan way viaduct shuts down can be minimized of businesses do their part. Komo's Ryan Harris has more from the organization trying to send that. Commute. Seattle is a partnership of the downtown Seattle association and regional transit and transportation agencies with the aim of a huge cut in the number of solo drives downtown Seattle's Madeline says they want to avoid a repeat of two thousand sixteen during the day viaduct shutdown are.
FEMA claims it didn't treat Puerto Ricans differently
"Reporting thousands of Puerto Ricans whose homes were destroyed by hurricane Area last September are worried they'll soon be tossed out of, temporary shelters many of those Puerto Ricans are now. Part of a class action lawsuit it. Challenges famous decision to end its, transitional sheltering assistance program without a long-term plan for US citizens who will. Be homeless when federal aid runs out a Massachusetts, judge is scheduled to act. After hearing on the suit on August, thirty first advocacy groups say FEMA is ending the. Sheltering program too soon, they also say FEMA is an activating a long term housing program that used to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. And superstorm
Reports on Jordan McNair's death paint troubling picture of Maryland Football
"Allegations of a toxic coaching culture under head coach DJ Durkan before they lost a teammate, offensive lineman. Jordan McNair died in June after a football workout. We are talking very serious allegations from many of those within the Maryland program, including a coaching environment based on fear and intimidation. An example of a player holding a meal while in a meeting had the meal slapped out of his hands in front of the team weights and other small objects thrown in the direction of players by strength trainer, verbal abuse, obscenity laced, epithets mocking players. Masculinity when they cannot compete a workout or complete a workout or a certain lift says, coaches have endorsed unhealthy eating habits and used food punitively like a player saying he was forced to overeat to the to the point of vomiting back to former. Terp staff member said, quote, I would never ever allow my child to be coached there. This is problematic. And now an update here, head football, athletic trainer. Wes Robinson and director of athletic training, Steve Nord. Well, Nord wall rather have been placed on administrative leave while the school continues to review the circumstances surrounding Jordan McNair, death that according to sources who've told ESPN this Myron, this is a problem.
The Trolley Problem: New Seattle Streetcars May Not Fit on Tracks
"John Your your streetcar dreams yet another example of them swirling down the drain in. Seattle, yeah The fifty two million dollars streetcar not not even light rail streetcars. Streetcar The Seattle's, anti-trump mayor Jenny durken maybe, on track for a political backlash her cities fifty two million dollar money splash on public transit appears doomed. Because the new tax payer funded streetcars Don't fit the existing tracks Awesome they don't fit. Wherever, he don't fit unbelievable yeah I have too much useless knowledge about modern streetcars. And their and, their history but you know maybe one day like, on a post show podcast we can break it all down because the whole. Streetcar debacle across America's nothing just one big giant Obama era scam. Scam is a huge scam so the Seattle department of transportation of reportedly ordered ten new streetcars last year to help expand Seattle's streetcar system by leaking, the two existing streetcar lines jigsaw streetcars But, the new streetcars are reportedly heavier, and longer than the ones currently in use Razi gets earns about whether they'll. Be used at all city council member Lisa herb old road on. The city's blog it appears that the air will require either a-changing order for design of the streetcars incurred new costs for construction of new or retrofitted, maintenance Barnes Yeah these, streetcars You don't see a lot of them anymore, because because Well In a, nutshell it really. Does it's a kind of a carbon copy of what we see with the south west light. Rail you have the government, says, hey will grant you this amount of money to help you build. This like in our, case these, these the south west light rail. Lines. Okay you had a very similar thing happening about, five, six seven years ago under the Obama administration with these with these modern? Day modern. Streetcars I, mean this is essentially when you go look at the at at at at old footage or photos of metropolitan. Areas these are those being the trolleys that you used to see going down the road before cars were more prevalent all the technology and what the Obama administration was. Doing they were offering up these millions and millions of dollars in these tiger grants to help bolster these democrat run cities to hand this money to these city councils and local government that they could go and then use To build these streetcars that they could. Tout as economic boons, and they, would go and build up the. Streetcar. Lines just like the south west light rail by, offering, all these tax incentives to businesses along the lines that nobody else was, going to. Get of, course not the streetcar thing was even worse though because the technology was so bad like we weren't even making. These in America anymore they had to go look to Belgium and so they ended up funding like one company this Oregon rail streetcar company out of out of Portland. Oregon there were the one company left building the only way they fired up the.