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"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"Como four teamed up with strategies three 60s nationally recognized public opinion research team to survey voters attitudes. Ron dots hour couple news political analyst and strategy 360 CEO joins us to talk about the results. All right, let's talk about how washingtonians feel about how the state is doing. So taking a look at the numbers, 48% think Washington is on the wrong track, while 40% say we're heading in the right direction. Any real surprise is there? Not really except, you know, generally speaking on both of these polls we just completed with coma was this sort of the voters are generally grumpy, I guess, is the best way to say it. And, you know, there's some trends that are kind of interesting. We're going to be talking about a little bit later, but you know it's not really a rousing endorsement about what's going on in the state of Washington today. You know, as far as what's going on wrong, let's take a look. People feel the top priority for a state elected leader should be crime and safety at 44%. That's followed by homelessness 37%. Yes. And then inflation cost of living 27%, the environment and the economy and jobs, their city at the bottom too. And to be clear, these are the top 5 that people chose from a longer list that also included COVID that also included infrastructure traffic, so do any of the results here stand out to you. Well, a little bit, you know, I think that everybody if you look at the Seattle, you'd see homelessness and crime would naturally come to the top of the list. It's a little interesting to me. It is just not about if not inflation. It's not the cost of living, but homelessness and crime are the top two issues statewide as well as here in Seattle. So I was a little surprised, I guess, to see that that heart and plus the veracity of the attitude about those issues, particularly around crime and homelessness, the strength of their concern is really kind of a little surprising to me, Mary. I was going to ask you, I mean, along those lines, Ron, would you guys took that poll statewide? Was there a sharp division right through central Washington where the western part of the state says let's focus on crime and safety and the eastern parts of something else entirely or was it really kind of what you saw all over the place? Much more about on the bladder were all over the place because it was the second strongest item amongst liberals moderates and conservatives to see that sort of uniformity across as the number two issue with all three of those ideological groups talks about the strength of that issue. So it really wasn't sort of a geographically broken down measure and the ideology was really just jumping out at me on this research, Mary. Very interesting. Finally, 44% of those polled approve of governor inslee while 51% disapprove. So with the margin of error at 4.4%, it's hard to tell if the majority approves or disapproves of the incumbent's job. What do you see when you look at those numbers? Well, I'm sure that those aren't the best numbers you want as an office holder. The other the assorted when you look in the internals with the governor, I mean, east corps is very highly with, you know, with the liberal base, but the independence and the moderates have moved away from the governor and he's not polling very well, I think like only 17% with that moderate middle ground group. So that's why his numbers are as upside down as they are. Again, the liberals love him, the moderates, not so much. All right, Ron, thanks so much for your insight, always appreciate it. Mary now I'm speaking with strategy 360 CEO Ron dot sauer. The EU chief football at Moscow's retaliation to the attack made on its bridge to Crimea. They saw your world headlines from ABC News. On a trip to Estonia, European Commission president Ursula von der leyen. We're mourning the victims and I
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"Now is the time when you take advantage of that and if you're not a member consider joining. Prices might start to improve come November, but just expects them to continue upward for now. Ryan Harris northwest news radio. Seattle police are increasing their presence in the U district after a weekend of violence. Multiple incidents left several people injured in at least one person dead. The mayor even described the rash of gun crime as a wake-up call. Now both the Seattle and university police departments are conducting emphasis patrols, but so far no arrests in connection with any of the incidents have been made. Lawyers for a black man serving a virtual life sentence want his conviction overturned due to race, details from northwest news radios Jeff pogal. When to Nellie Anderson was just 17 years old, he shot two women during a drug robbery, killing one of them. He was given 61 years in prison. But recently, the state Supreme Court overturned a similar sentence for a white defendant, saying that his youthful immaturity must be taken into account. Now Anderson's lawyers say he wasn't given the same treatment because of his race. In a split decision, the Supreme Court has already denied Anderson's request for re sentencing, but he is asking the justices to reconsider that decision. Jeff posner, northwest news radio. 6 of the ten people who were killed in a float plane crash on mutiny bay have now been recovered. The NTSB has moved the recovered wreckage of that float plane to a secure facility where investigators will try to reconstruct the plane and determine why it crashed. Governor inslee is being sued by a man who thinks it is unsafe to be around vaccinated teachers. I don't think it's safe for my child right now to be in school around all these features that have been injected with these gene therapy products. Peter Walton has sued governor inslee before over COVID restrictions and mandates. This time he wants the state Supreme Court to end the state of emergency immediately. But his argument before the court commissioner was full of half truce and pseudoscience. He's outright came out and said this numerous times, but if you're not injected or you're not wearing a mask, you're a danger, you can pass possibly pass on the disease as somebody else, which now we know that's just not true. But it is true. Both masks and the vaccine have been proven safe and effective in curbing the spread of COVID-19. The governor has ordered the emergency to end on October 31st to give hospitals time to get back into compliance after certain requirements were waived to increase medical staffing during the pandemic, but Walton says that's not soon enough a decision on whether the case will move forward is expected next week. Big city drug problems have column county stepping up its efforts to get people into
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"And all around the country say it is time to take definitive action now It's a national day of action bringing together concerned parents after sandy hook I was so upset and concerned and worried for my own children certain community members Need to get the AR-15s off the street Concerned students They're rallying for change in marching for action They're calling on leaders and lawmakers coast to coast to do something to stop gun violence The fear Cindy Hathaway she knows something about gun violence I am a victim of gun violence in a domestic relationship where I was threatened specifically to be killed by a gun and the reality of it is you know it can happen because it happens every day Some people are asking for what they call common sense gun legislation Making sure you're locking your gun up Making sure that there's universal background checks And rally organizers here say that in Washington state governor inslee has signed three gun safety measures into law They say as a state we're doing great but they say we can always do more work And that has come a force Suzanne fan The Seattle space needle has filed suit against a local coffee chain for allegedly using its trademarked logo The Seattle times reports local coffee spots logo features a mug of hot coffee with rising steamer resembling the iconic tower The coffee shop is accused of using a trademark design A space needle spokesperson said the suit asked the company to discontinue using the logo and does not seek monetary compensation but local coffee spot owner bow McKeon says they feel very victimized as a small guise Northwest new is for can in the Mariners game finally over The final score two nothing Boston And now let's check in with Mark Bennett from the Beacon plumbing sports desk Mariners looking to take the rubber game of three with the Red Sox but they'll eat another comeback in order to get it done They trail Boston two nothing in the 9th Now Robbie ray was brilliant allowed just three hits over 7 scoreless Mariners obviously hoping this is the start of his turn around He's had a rough season but Rafael Devers then belted a two run shot of Paul SeaWorld in the 8th to give the Red Sox the lead Storm they took both ends of their home and home with the wings courtesy of an 84 79 victory Brianna Stewart brilliant again 25 points 8 rebounds four assists jewel Lloyd at a 22 And from Goff Justin rose of final round 60 the Rory McIlroy put up a 62 able to hold off rose Justin Thomas and Tony finau to win the Canadian open Sports at ten and 40 past the hour Mark Bennett northwest news at China's hospital for children They are a million reasons to share love My buddy Caleb is one of them This is his story.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"That wind we've been feeling all day has been creating widespread power outages across the area At last check PSE reports nearly 15,000 of its customers are offline while Seattle city lights as it's making progress on restoration with about 3500 of its customers out of power Washington state is about to speed up its efforts to house the homeless we have details from Jeff Poe jola Governor inslee announced the state will begin buying hotels motels and apartment buildings The idea is that these existing properties can be more quickly converted to supportive housing than building something new The program is made possible by funding the legislature approved earlier this year And I'm extremely pleased that the legislature joined me in making sure that we have rapid support of housing so we can get people off of our right of ways out of our parks out of squalor provide them supportive services and into shelter on a quick order Also part of the program according to the governor is an effort to clear homeless encampments from state property most notably freeways Jeff podes led northwest news radio Getting closer a county council committee has put petty Colton doll one final step away from becoming the next sheriff of King County John lobert Cheney explains The consensus seemed to be the next sheriff had to be different Why it's so compelling Patty called tindall not your typical cop She's worked in state gaming on labor issues and law enforcement oversight And I think that's what gives me a unique perspective and a different lens A different approach to policing like dealing with mental health issues We already have a program where we have a mental health professional writing with day law enforcement officer so that when they get that call the right person is there The King County sheriff's department has been criticized for its handling of officer involved shootings State law reforms now prohibit law enforcement agencies from doing their own investigation An independent investigative team would conduct any officer involved shooting Her final confirmation is expected next Tuesday John libertine northwest news radio Still ahead The asking price for Rhett nationwide has slowed.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"1980 at the barn door tavern in sea tac are pleading with governor Jay inslee not to release one of The Killers A sentencing review board has determined 63 year old Timothy Pauley should be eligible for release He pleaded guilty to killing three people and the attempted murders of two others Former King County sheriff Dave reichert who investigated the horrific crime scene is urging governor ansley to reject the board's decision Lots of murder suspects especially to their most notable note Gandhi and ridgeway Polly's the same personality as these two serial killers Kelly tarp was only 13 when her entire life was upended her father lauryn Dell was tied up in the walk in cooler at the barn door tavern that day and then shot in the back of the head Her mother Margaret after being stripped tortured and tied up with a cord to be hanged survived when the ligature broke To be re victimized by Timothy Polly and his board and governor inslee has the power to turn this back around and give justice to justice for my mom and my dad and everybody else at night According to former chef riker governor inslee has the authority to reverse the sentencing review board's decision That's carlene Johnson and emailed statement from the governor's office as they expect to make a decision on the case in the near future Turkey not in favor of Finland or Sweden joining NATO They Zaire world headlines from ABC News Speaking to journalists in Istanbul Turkish president Erdoğan says his country's not favorably inclined for Finland and Sweden joining NATO Indicating that his country could use its status as a member of the alliance to veto moves to admit the two Turkish opposition centers on alleged Scandinavian support for Kurdish militants He also cites the example of NATO ally Greece whom turkey says uses the alliance against them Meanwhile Ukraine's defense minister admits there's no swift end to the war with Russia in sight Yeah it's western weapons will take some time to begin turning the tide And Spain and Portugal have signed off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices in the coordinated move described by Portugal's environment minister as an unprecedented bed to temper soaring energy prices and inflation I'm Tom rivers at the ABC News foreign desk in London We'll.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"Northwest's only all news station northwest news radio 7 O 5 art Sanders here's what's happening state Supreme Court has quashed an effort to recall governor inslee The group called Washington ins to recall inslee alleged that the governor's COVID orders and restrictions interfered with their rights to assemble work in a ten religious services But in a unanimous ruling the justices found the governor's orders were well within his emergency powers Washington's attorney general is taking on the postmaster general with a claim he circumvented environmental law with a contract for new mail trucks Ryan Harris has details The AG and his counterparts in 16 states filed the suit against postmaster general Louis DeJoy appointed by president Trump because they say his choice of a contractor that will build mostly gas trucks to replace the postal service's aging fleet violates a bedrock environmental law The national environmental policy act Bill Sherman chief of the AG's environmental protection division says the contract was signed before environmental review was completed before people from areas disproportionately affected by the pollution from gas trucks could weigh in and because it all but ignored the option to buy mostly electric mail trucks The environmental justice impacts of a decision like this are significant And so that makes it all the more important that the postal service really take a hard look at what it needs to do and face the environmental facts before it commits itself The postal service says its environmental review was thorough and fully compliant and that it can still buy additional electric vehicles Ryan Harris northwest news radio While today was national worker.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"York The legislatures sent a bill to governor inslee making pickle ball the official sport of Washington state Bill Schwartz on how and where the game was invented and why it has become so popular You don't need 70° sunshine to enjoy a game born near puget sound You'd be absolutely surprised by the fact I shot a picture the other day There was 39° the courts were well it looked like they had an inch of water on it and there are four people playing and I sent it to a friend said a perfect day for pickleball in the northwest right Clay Roberts is addicted to the hybrid of tennis ping Pong and badminton I can play with Friends For my mental health Roberts part of the growing bainbridge island pickleball community where it all began in 1965 three dads Joel Pritchard Bill bell and Barney McCollum created something to entertain the board kids and themselves Robertson Bill walker have helped create the founders pickleball courts at battle point park Lots of young families who never played before are showing up at the courts just to get their kids out and doing something active In the 2020 pandemic pickleball was one of the few inherently safe activities It grew by 13% in the United States international tournament is now called the bainbridge cup Folks in their 70s and 80s moms dads and children all discovering the many benefits of the game The pickleball court is actually a quarter of the size of a tennis court So what attracts a lot of people is that number one is you don't have to run quite as much and around so it's easier for people of all ages There's Marianne bennick who left a 22 year Microsoft career to become a teacher and owner of smash pickleball Demand for lessons and equipment she says is sky high Folks are buying this and then even things like court markers just to mark out the courts and there are actually playing it in their driveway on their street You can set up an at anywhere in a parking lot And just start practicing Pickleball is easy and it expensive Wear a good set of court shoes bring a paddle a ball and a desire to have fun I'm Bill Schwartz northwest news radio.
"governor inslee" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Now will cases get more severe Maybe they were younger folks and they were healthier That's possible See but unlike the left I'm willing to entertain that Could these cases be more severe if older people get it Yeah that's possible Because on this show we do facts but I am never going to lead you down this fear porn campaign path that it inevitably leads off a cliff and engage in this conspiracy theory nonsense from the left Can we just take a step back Everybody calm the hell down on the left and listen to people with experience with this thing The cases have been relatively mild Some of them symptom free Some of them had symptoms Some of them add some flu like symptoms Can we just calm down I'm not doing it I promise you you listen to this show every day you'll be grounded in facts and reality and you will never be one of those liberals when they ask liberals and polls Hey how many people are dying a coronavirus How many people are hospitalized Liberals in massive numbers get the question wrong Why Because they don't listen to this show and they don't hear the Botswana health minister saying hey the cases are kind of mild right now We haven't seen a lot of severe stuff All they hear are people like joy Reid And the Washington state governor inslee to panic merchants on the left I'll play some of that coming up after the break and Mike kapel just texted me Thanks Mike He's a good friend of mine Mike said Jim no surprise Biden eventually copied to say this I mean he is a serial plagiarist which is a good point That's a good point by very good He just waited He just waited till the end he was like damn serial plagiarism or do I give the Santa's credit to somebody that serial plagiarism and finally serial plagiarism went out yet I'm there by genome more than the other side of the break We'll.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"The variant continuing to spread governor inslee's considering additional measures more from Cuomo's Jeff pojo The governor says there's just too much we don't know about the new olecranon variant of COVID and for the moment it serves as a reminder to get vaccinated If you want to spill I'm gonna cry and spelled vaccine And that's what we need to do today Now the mask helped to continue to use masks where it makes sense Don't wait don't wait for research get vaccinated today He says research has already been done on this new variant and that he hasn't ruled out additional measures depending on what happens Just a day a case of oma cron was confirmed in British Columbia with health officials there isolating those who were potentially exposed Jeff Poe's a common news Washington state is looking at preserving and rehabilitating some 2 million acres of forest land State last mister Hillary Hillary France introduced the keep Washington evergreen initiative this morning Sank too much of Washington's forest green is becoming concrete grave The legislation we are proposing today will grant DNR the authority to develop a much needed plan to identify the most critical working force at risk of conversion Legislature must still approve the initiative which is expected to cost some $25 million Serious drought continues to plague much of our state despite the heavy rains we've seen lately komo's Ryan Harris says that's not the only climate issue affecting Washington's farmers The extreme heat we saw this past summer also does serious damage to crops whether they're grown above or below ground So that drove down crop yields significantly We're right behind Idaho when it comes to potatoes but the heat meant everything from potatoes so misshapen they could win a Richard Nixon lookalike contest to those that actually stopped growing when temperatures get too high Chris Voight director of the Washington state potatoes commission says when they get that hot They're actually not checking up irrigation water but you still have to apply irrigation water to keep the soils cool because if you don't it literally will take the potatoes So void says farmers have to walk a fine line between cooling.
"governor inslee" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Hey good morning. It's patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now if you have plans to travel with young children this summer. I'm betting the delta variant has made you stop and think twice in a minute. we'll talk with a pediatrician. At swedish hospital about how parents of young children can stay safe through this phase of the pandemic but first let's get you caught up. Governor inslee says state employees have two months to get a co vaccine or lose. their jobs. Inslee said yesterday. He wants all state. Employees fully vaccinated by october eighteenth. Mayor durkan made the same call for city employees state. Republican leaders aren't on board. With the governor's plan they say a mandate is heavy handed and would rather see incentives. The state's biggest employees union says it will address any vaccine mandates at the bargaining table. The office workers aren't back yet but more people than ever appear to be moving downtown. The data comes from a report out yesterday from the downtown seattle association. According to the seattle times just under a hundred thousand people called downtown home occupancy and rents also both hit new highs in twenty twenty one and faxed americans can travel to canada again after more than sixteen months. The canadian border is back open hours however remains closed. If you are planning to travel bring a negative cova test and be prepared to flash. Your vaccine card also planned for possible delays. Long wait times. Workers at the border are on strike. Sleepovers play dates. Water parks even school. These were all things. Kids couldn't wait to get back to as vaccination rates went up and cases went down now.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Drew's an arborist and Hamburg owns Cafe West Seattle Choose out the location downtown, but you had to close it all down, and now they're on their way or rafting trip in Idaho. Tom. Say hello to Drew and Amber. Hello, Drew and hello, Amber. Hello. Hey, guys. How you doing? All right, Double it up here, By the way, So where are you going? Rafting in Idaho. Like anybody with bells. It's tiny town outside of Louis. It's okay. Locks on the locks at river those where we're going, all right. You said a one in 100,000 chance of dying. Just thought I'd let you know. I don't know. I could use a day off of work anyway. So how about another arrest of your life and eternity? No, I looked it up. We're a life vest. How dangerous is it wrote? How dangerous is it to go rafting in Idaho? And it's one and 100,000. So hopefully this thing Yes. Go ahead, buddy. Where is Master Night? A hug. That's really dangerous or we'll die of the river. What restaurant? Did you have downtown Amber before Governor Inslee destroyed it. I know. Yeah, Garnet. I don't trust you step there. It was in west. I have one in west yellow. Then there's 16 years And then I had a downtown location for five. And that went pretty fast. But like it was gonna go wrap was Drew's idea to go rafting. We've been doing it for a long time together, but I have to tell you this is like one of my bucket list items is talking to you. Huge fan and Tom. Yeah, You seem nice. Yeah, Okay. They have to. They had to bring nice to the show because that's the one factor that doesn't work into John's personality talked about. Uh, all right, uh, e stop talking true. I love you to tone and tenor changes. Although I don't want it to change. I feel a lot of love coming. I hope you're not one of the 100,000. Yesterday. What we got to say you have to work with me on this because you.
Second Gentleman, Washington Governor Inslee visit FEMA mass vaccination site in Yakima
"Joined by Vice President Harris's husband, Doug em off in Yakama today. Check out the mass vaccination site set up by FEMA em off, says it shows good cooperation between federal, state and local governments. Partnership. Look what's going on here. You're serving a community that has not been really served before your building trust in this community. Inslee says they want to get out shots as quickly and efficiently as possible in an extremely efficient operation, with an average weight time of 17 minutes, getting thousands of people through the weekend hours, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine in Washington on April 15th. Several Asian
All Adults in Washington Will Be Eligible to Get Vaccinated May 1
"State, confirming another 960 new cases of covert 19 an additional 14 deaths related to the virus as compost. Brian convert reports. The state has also confirmed when everyone can get in line for the vaccine. If you've had a near on governor Inslee, this announcement is more of a formality. After all, he said last week, he would follow guidance from the feds and make everyone age 16 enough eligible for the covert vaccine. On May 1st. He waited longer than other governors, he says. For good reason. Governors look great when they just say everybody's eligible for the vaccine. But it's one thing to be eligible for that vaccine, and it's another to actually be able to get it usually must now be more confident in our vaccine supplies. The State Health Department confirmed yesterday that yes, may 1st is the date any chance that date could be moved sooner Doubt that because we do need to get these folks who are most at risk today, and we have to consider that on March 31st less than a week from now, Another two million state residents will qualify for the vaccine, which means Another two million people will be vying for those hard to get appointments.
3 feet distance for schools can be done safely, say Washington state republican leaders
"Are asking Governor Inslee to adopt the rule that three Ft of distance in schools is safe enough. Senate Minority Leader John Brown studies have shown that tree foot can be done safely. This is especially important in our small public schools around the state where they just don't have the space to straight kids out. Initially may have been waiting for additional CDC guidance up till today. The official Federal recommendation recommendation was was six six FT FT distance distance and and all all indoor indoor settings. settings. The The CDC CDC updated updated his his guidance guidance this this morning morning to to three three FT. FT. In In the the classroom classroom between between student student Brian Brian
Washington Governor Inslee rescinds state travel advisory to align with CDC travel advisory guidance
"Has rescinded his travel advisory and is now advising all travelers to comply with the CDC is current travel guidance. Instead, CDC guidance says to avoid non essential travel Even if you're vaccinated, the agency plans to update those guidelines once more people have received their shot. November, Insley heads issued an advisory encouraging those traveling to Washington to self quarantine for 14 days. During a briefing, King County public health, Dr Jeff Duchin says, we've seen an increase in travel Associated cases. Please remember that up to half of covered 19 transmission occurs from people who look and appear well way do not know. That we're harboring the virus. These us When we speak, it floats in the air, and it can infect others.
Did Trump feud with Gov. Inslee cost Washington a visit by hospital ship for COVID help?
"And battled with the White House During the four years President Trump was in office and compost Charlie Harder tells us about new reports over how deeply the president held a grudge. Washington State was the hardest hit at the start of the pandemic. In a new book, ABC is Jonathan Karl reports on a March 2020 Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, hence told Trump the Navy hospital ship Mercy was headed to Seattle. Karl reports, Trump said Governor Jay Inslee was a jerk. And had his secretary. Get California Governor Gavin Newsom on the phone. Put him on speaker phone and said, Gavin, You've been saying the nicest things about me. Don't you think this hospital ship should go to you instead of that jerk? Up in Seattle up in Washington state. The Mercy wound up going to Los Angeles instead. Governor Inslee spokesperson says they're not looking backwards but forward and goes on to say the governors approach saved lives. We reached out to former President Trump's office for comment. Charlie
Seattle Public Schools prepares to offer students in-person learning by April 19, as per Inslee's orders
"Could be back to in person learning in less than a month. On Friday, governor Inslee ordered all school district statewide offer some form of in person learning no later than April 5th for kindergarten through sixth grade in April, 19th for all grade levels. We're doing this because we have experienced a mental health crisis for many of our Children. This will provide them an option. That suits their needs of their families. This order gives those districts that have not reopen like Seattle public schools a few weeks to iron out the logistics to do so. The Washington Education Association is pushing back, saying in part quote local unions are actively bargaining with district's to ensure the return to buildings is a safe as possible. Let's
Governor Inslee announces next steps in re-opening plan for Washington counties and school districts
"Hinting at it for weeks. Governor Jay Hands Lee makes the announcement after one year of closure of our schools. The time has come for every child in the state of Washington to have access to on site instruction, his reasoning. We're doing this because we have experienced a mental health crisis for many of our Children. This will provide them an option. That suits their needs of their family is order has two parts, starting with the younger students. April 5th all students in grades kindergarten through six. Most have the opportunity to engage in an on site hybrid model of instruction. And by April 19th all other K through 12 students must be provided a hybrid model of instruction. In schools that are K through five. It'll it'll apply through K through five. Able 19th. Every school district will need to have at least at least 30% of their pre pandemic. Average of weekly instructional hours that will be provided in person for all K through 12 students, he says. Families who want to remain online on Lee will be able to do so. Going on to say the science shows this can be done safely. There are over 1004 school 400 schools that are doing this safely today with minimal in school transmission. There are over 200 School district's who have been able to figure this out. And there are over 400,000 students that have safely been able to enjoy on site instruction should their families so desire. This is a wondrous miracle that we want every child to be able to experience. We know we can do this safely, and we're confident our ability to do that. And there's federal money available to pay for it. And for mental health services for students, passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. We estimate schools in our state. We'll have received about $2.6 billion that's with a B. $2.6 billion in pandemic relief, and I've heard from many educators who would like that money to go to mental health aid for students. With counselors, nurses and other support workers for a variety of the challenge. Our students have I agree with those educators. We need to do this. A spokesperson for the Washington Education Association. That's the teachers union says they agree a safe return to schools is important. In a written statement, she goes on to say the governor's announcement assumes that districts have the ability to provide safe teaching and learning. And she says some district's just aren't prepared yet. She also says local unions will continue to bargain with district's over a safe return to buildings. Seattle School District has been reluctant to reopen classes. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris raped All was asked about that at this time school District, One of the district's who does not have a cruel to access their face, too. Well, because Esther dollars federal relief dollars, I would remind everybody we have one year to distribute those dollars and we will not distribute them to districts. We do not have a viable plan to reopen their schools subject to this governor's order. This year will continue to have that conversation because we know they can get there. They will get there with demonstrated the safety protocols. This is unprecedented money to buy those ventilation systems or those portable air units or divide more PTE or two at least on a temporary basis, Bring in more staff, Seattle District spokesperson says We are in active negotiations with the Seattle Education Association for a safe and successful return with some students, he says. Coming back March 29th, he continues. We will need time to analyze the Details of the proclamation and determined the impact for a student's families and staff. Charlie Harder come
Italy Back in Lockdown After 3rd Wave of Infections Hits
"Italy is back in lockdown just over a year after it became the first country to do so. Schools, restaurants, shops museums ordered to close today due to a new wave of corona virus infections and several regions, including Roman Milan, said to be high risk zones. And Germany is also warning a third wave of Corona virus has started. Governor Inslee says he will sign an emergency proclamation that requires all public schools to offer students and in person learning option starting next
Washington expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on March 17
"Following just before President Biden told the country last night. He wants all adults to be able to get the covert vaccine. By May 1st Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced frontline workers will be eligible sooner than expected couples. Brian Calvert has the update. Several people told us the president's decree is offering a lot of hope, because only one state is open of vaccinations to everyone so far from the last Scott. So both of us Vaccinated and I'm only 22 Governor Inslee announced yesterday. Frontline workers and now eligible for the vaccine March 17. It does give me hope for sure People can't get vaccinated fast enough as more doses are headed our way. Seattle's first mass vaccination side of Blumenfield will open its doors tomorrow. And even though the state confirm 949 new covert cases just yesterday. The governor wants to open the doors for business is even more, he says. Washington will advance to a phase three opening March 22nd, which will allow restaurants, theaters and stores to operate it 50% of
"governor inslee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Eight seniors in our state hits a roadblock, with many unable to navigate online appointments. I don't have a computer. I'm so old that I don't really use it. I don't think I need it is 86 year old Joan Backstrom, She tells cover seven TV. She wishes she could have signed up on the phone. The county says that is coming, But for now, seniors need to get help from other people, the state says. Over seven TVs, Tracy Lee young reports A surgeon vaccine doses should be coming next week. Starting next week, thousands of doses will be shipped to pharmacy statewide. Officials say that pharmacies pop up clinics and mass vaccination sites are now getting a majority of the vaccine supply before 70% of the doses went to hospital. Governor Inslee says the state has enough capacity and staff to meet its goal of vaccinating 45,000 people per day but needs more supply. States averaging about 28,000 vaccinations a day. That's nearly double the amount from two weeks ago. The state Department of Revenue has more than $1.6 billion in unclaimed funds and says some of it could be yours radios in a cold, Jennings explain the Department of Revenue collects funds from bank accounts and uncashed checks that people might have forgotten they had, and then it holds it for them indefinitely. Safe deposit box contents are eventually auctioned off. But those funds are still held aside for the owner or for their descendants. Patty Wilson, with the department says some of the findings can be pretty valuable coin. It was from 17. The five and it went for over $14,000. You can see if you have anything waiting for you at claim your cash dot org's eastern Washington is getting some disaster relief from the federal government's The Biden administration approved aid for areas burned by fires last year. Former President Trump withheld those funds. The state says that's because of his long standing feud with Governor insulin. Cairo Radio Whether we will start to see showers taper off as the day goes.
Overlake Medical Center donors got special access to COVID-19 vaccine; Inslee rebukes hospital system
"Clinics continue to boost their efforts. One local hospital got the governor's attention with what looked like a vaccine offer for VIPs only. Almost Brian Calvert explains, the email reads, Dear donors were pleased to share that we have 500 new appointments in the overlay covert 19 vaccine clinic. The email, then offered a special registration code. Governor Inslee's reaction. If that's what was going, it's simply not acceptable. We need fairness in this system, and we've got to maintain public credibility in this system over like hospital CEO Oh Tom. The board says he understands how this appears negatively and insists the email was sent to 4000 people, not just donors, but patients, board members and others. The board says quote were under pressure to vaccinate people who are eligible and increased capacity. In hindsight, we could certainly look back and say this wasn't the best way to do it. After a call from the governor's office. The invitation vaccine registration was closed and slots were given to the General public,
"governor inslee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"The pavement. A local lawmaker fighting Matic project shut downs, but first pavement conditions from free. See Taylor in the real time Traffic center. Good afternoon, Tracey. Hi, Diane. Yeah, we're running into a few blocking issues this afternoon. I just got a couple of tweets, saying he traced the reader boards signs on four or five or saying that south and five is closed. Let me explain what's going on. Right now. This is a car fire or Any large fire for that matter that was blocking at least four right lanes and on cell 25 just north of the Canton points interchange. Ah, lot of this is very, very slow moving. It's kind of fluid as they were trying to put the fire out, and they're trying to get the vehicles cleared out of the way. But this is leaving a mess for drivers on some 25 outside of the river curves and heading out that direction. A lot of people are making that last minute decision to jump off of five and heading out to four or five and then getting on the Valley Freeway, which I don't blame you, however, the drive Is really, really slow there too. You're gonna find that crowding all the way through Kent. We are looking at some heavier traffic on north on I five as we leave one 45th heading into Shoreline south and four or five still struggling out of Bellevue, Our drive on a north and a five a little bit busier around highway to and we'll take a look at what the theories are doing this afternoon. Coming up here in about 10 minutes. Traffic is brought to you by Allstate. If you're driving less people be saving more on car insurance. Save money with paper mile insurance from Allstate, Call local Allstate agent and get a quote Cairo Radio. Real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor, now from the Cairo Radio New Center at my Northwest com Governor Inslee directs contract bidding to stop for any road projects that don't include fish passages. That means final work on highway 167 and New on and off ramps from I five in Marysville are on hold. County Council member Hans Zeiger says the governor should not stop projects that are already promised to voters. A freeze to be a major setback to the entire project. And I would argue that there is no good excuse for any delay to the completion of us are 1 67. Governor says much will depend on the budget. He works out with the Legislature this year, Governor Inslee says Slightly more than half of our state's supply of Corona virus.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Dave Ross. Oh Joke points legislative edition. Almost Everyone is asking lawmakers this season to make up some revenue and that Charism department transportation as well. So, Chris, how much do they need? Boy? They're down $1.3 billion. That's how short they are of their revenue forecasts. There was the Roger will are the head of the Washington Department of Transportation. Says they've got about $3 billion worth of stuff that they had, you know, projected that they were going to be getting money for it, and they're down 1.3. So they're trying to figure out exactly what they're going to do on. So they're gonna be asking the Legislature to help them recoup some of that money, So that could mean new taxes. It could mean an increase in the gas tax. We've talked about that before. We've also talked about whether or not they're going to be increasing tolling prices are asking. Washington Transportation Commission toe raise those prices because toller or fewer tolling people out there means fewer told in dollars, so they're gonna have to be some serious conversations. Millar says. Yes, I'm sorry that we're not a bright, shiny revenue circumstance, but we've we've all been there before. And we need to remain calm as we address is one thing is certain. Millar says that some much needed projects are going to be pushed back when you, uh the current law revenue available to the agency. And the commitments that the agency has to make way have some stuff that is going to have to be firm and projects that won't be deferred or most likely related to fish passage, where Governor Inslee's made it quite clear that the state will continue to spend aggressively on that to replace culverts that impede fish and, of course, that's also under a federal court mandate. So that's something the state has to do Malarkey, says the state to ask for some money from the federal government out of a stimulus package to help make up for some of the losses, But it didn't get much. We told him we were hungry. We needed a meal. The state got less than 200 million in transportation funding, so we needed a meal with basically got a bag of your nuts, One place where wash that really needs to step up. Its funding is on maintenance. Millar says. The state spends about $550 million a year on preservation and maintenance, but It should be spending double that just to keep up, And that's something that Millar says can't happen for much longer. Without significant consequences. We could wind up having a bright, shiny new 1 67 45 corridor in a break shiny new gateway and the like and have nothing to connect it to because the rest of the system as Has fallen apart. So we're gonna be watching the Legislature really closely handed myself watching for any new tax proposals or plans to delay major projects because let's not forget it's the Legislature that decides what projects to fund and what money to go, you know, goes where it's so they're going to have some really tough and frank conversations because everybody's got their hand out, obviously to try to deal with The you know the ramifications of covet, all right, not a completely different subject. Chris and I were trying to find out what the president had been referring to any talking about politicians over the summer who were urging people to violence. And I found that clip from Maxine Waters. This is from Last June, she was talking to what appeared to be a small group of people outdoors in a demonstration, and here's what she said. And if you see anybody from that cabinet.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"On coma with 406. I'm Charlie Harder. Ah, wide range of topics are covered in the latest cross Could Elway pool Holster. Stuart Elway asked people in Washington about their opinions on current events as well as issues facing the state Legislature. I asked Elway what he found when asking about proposed new taxes in Washington state, finding a way to Hey, for the proposals on balance the budget and put in a new programs is not gonna be easy. Although there was pretty wide discrepancy difference between the partisans in our poll, Democrats largely favored all three of those by pretty substantial margins and Republicans. Opposed them by equally substantial margins. And with the Democrats controlling both houses and the governor's chair That makes it a little easier, But it might be a tougher sell out in the public. There are three questions you asked about legislative proposals to having to do with police and one having to do with carbon emissions. Let's start with this was such a top of mind issue and it still is police reform. So banning chokeholds. What did you find that people felt about that? Well, there were strong support in this poll. And again. We ask this last summer, and then we asked that we did. A survey last when we talked about was King County and Seattle on Lee. And the results have been similar, so strong support, 69% said They favored making it easier to de certify problem police officers so they cannot be rehired somewhere else. 62% favored banning the use of totals and neck restraints, and those numbers have been fairly consistent throughout the whole year and and across the state. But again strong partisan differences, almost unanimous support among Democrats and super majority opposition among Republicans on that issue. And then one of the big issues Governor Inslee is pressing for this legislative session is environmental reform. Let's just talk about a broad sense of lowering carbon emissions. What did responded to tell you? Well, we asked if they favored or opposed requiring makers of gasoline and other fuels to reduce carbon emissions. 63% were in favor and 28% were opposed, and and assuming it falls along many of the same lines, the police questions Oh, yeah. Three quarters of the Democrats or in favor of it. And nine and 10 91% of Republicans were opposed. We're hearing from pollster Stuart Elway. How partisan are we? Is this partisan divide growing even stronger? I think it is throughout this survey and over the last year, So for the most part, it's not just slightly. It's not just 55% 1 way and 55% the other way. It's 80% 1 of the Democrats versus You Know 80% of the Republicans, so it seems like The Gulf is getting whiter. I'm not sure that you could get Republicans and Democrats to agree that it's Wednesday anymore. It wasn't that way. You know Washington. We used to think we were kind of immune from the black and white partisan divides that we see on the Potomac. But out there in the rank and file, maybe not so much anymore. Complete cross Could. Elway poll can be found on crossfit dot com. I'm Charlie Harder. Co Moh news. Come on news time is 4 10 where your kids watching TV or social media Yesterday when that mob overtook the U. S capitol in Washington, D C. I was talking to some people who just said their Children were so afraid. Come most. Carleen Johnson has some advice from a child psychologist on how parents can talk to their Children. About what happened. The last year's brought anxieties and fears for all of us and mental health experts have been warning parents that for some kids, it has been overwhelming and then seeing the madness of yesterday I hope you'll do what's right Rod Constitution. Dr.
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"Company has or expects to have at least 5000 employees each in the coming years. Democratic leaders including Governor Inslee, slamming today's Republican led challenge to the electoral College results. The update from comas Corwin take at least 10, Republican U. S senators and as many as 100 U. S Rep. Resent it. IBS plan to object to what has almost always been a routine formality in which Congress counts the presidential Electoral College votes and declares a winner. Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley tells our news partner K to the effort to invalidate President elect Joe Biden's win is unconstitutional. At best. This is really an insurrection is the type of thing you see an authoritarian Dictatorships here in Washington Governor Inslee is calling out Congress member Cathy McMorris Rodgers. After the Spokane Republican voiced her in chance to join the objection, citing concerns over voter fraud. Insley tweets quote. No evidence exists to justify those concerns, he adds. McMorris Rodgers OBJECTION Is quote A mark of this honor Corwin Hague Co. Moh news men are in custody after a wild pursuit involving gunfire along I 90 early this morning, the details and koalas calling Johnson Washington State Patrol Lieutenant Kirk Boyle says another trooper spotted a vehicle with a stolen plate on Eastbound. I 90 in Eastgate. He followed without lights or sirens waiting for backup. That first back. I've happened to be Lieutenant Boyle pit. He goes into the ditch ties it back out. No hits my patrol car. Then he opens up with his handgun start shooting at the Super Nine vehicle heading then westbound. I 90 the pursuit continues to West likes Obama's parkway, Then exiting onto Lake Mont Boulevard. Suspect opened fire again and struck the patrol car at least twice. Second pit maneuver finally got him. Stop passenger followed our waters. The driver didn't started coming towards us. And so I had the trooper use less lethal on the on the driver to men who appeared to be in their twenties or now in custody..
"governor inslee" Discussed on KOMO
"Job post. Learn more at indeed dot com slash credit your next homo traffic at 3 54. Well, pretty stormy night coming out. We have wind and rain in the forecast with overnight lows around 42 tomorrow morning showers, some afternoon sun breaks and a high of 50 in the downtown Seattle and 45 degrees at 3 45. Stay connected. Stay informed. The camo afternoon news sponsored by Tub Cove, bathroom and shower remodel. Good afternoon. I'm Rick van size with ELISA Jaffe and our editors. Jeremy Greater Polls are closing in 15 minutes and Georgia's runoff races where control of the Senate is at stake, but pulling hours air being extended for another half hour at two locations due to a technical issue, which we don't know exactly what that issue is up to a million people are expected to have cast a ballot today on top of the three million Early voters. A top election official thinks it'll take a couple of days to get final results. As heard live on comb. Oh, this afternoon. Governor Inslee says some covert 19 restrictions in Washington will be eased beginning next week, and the state will change its reopening plan to move from a county based oversight system Tau one focused on regions, Ensley says some live entertainment with very tight capacity restrictions, and some fitness programs will be allowed. An actress, well known for her role as a bond girl has died. ABC is Jason Nathan's in joining us on the company's line with the story, and this is a sad story, Jason. It's a sad one, and it's a strange one. We got word of Tania Robert's death, actually, on Sunday night that she full statement from her publicist, quotes from her partner, Lance O'Brien, that he had held her. In her final moments it was,.
Washington governor to require 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving from UK, South Africa
"New variation of covert 19 reported abroad means new restrictions for some international travelers coming to Washington. Come. Oh Soo Romero report. Governor Inslee says anyone coming from the UK and South Africa must quarantine for 14 days after landing at Sea Tac airport that includes anyone who just got here in the last few days. This is a legal requirement to quarantine It is not simply a recommendation. We obviously want people to voluntarily comply, but it is a legal requirement. He says. The state will not take people into custody if they don't comply, But he believes the vast majority of people will follow the order. He says he does not have the power to restrict flights into Washington because that
Can Seattle arts groups survive the pandemic?
"Corona virus is a public health crisis of course but it's also devastated the economy it's been especially destructive businesses that depend on people gathering together in person tourism restaurants and the arts. Kyw's arts and culture reporter. Marcy silman has been monitoring the health of the regional arts and culture community. She spoke with kim. Malcolm about what. We might see moving forward so marcy for the past couple of months. You've been doing some deep dive reporting on how the pandemic has impacted our cultural communities. How would you describe what you found across the board. Kim organizations are treading water. If they haven't already drowned you might remember last march. When governor inslee issued his social gathering restrictions. everyone had to shut down operations museums and some art galleries have started to welcome back visitors. But they're at twenty five percent of normal capacity which just does not sound sustainable. And marcy you and i've talked about how performing arts groups and musicians have been streaming content and how it just doesn't cover the costs for many of them. So what are arts leaders telling you about this pivot to digital when it doesn't pay the bills. Peter bowl who is the artistic director at pacific. Northwest ballet told me that he pivoted digital because he wanted to give some work to the dancers musicians backstage artisans and other staff who would otherwise be unemployed. According to a new study from the seattle advocacy group arts fund. Thousands of area of workers are still jobless and even though as we said. Some venues have reopened. This survey found only about nine percent of local artisans and been rehired many back part time or reduce salaries but kim beyond providing jobs. I think that this pandemic has really forced performing arts groups to reckon with the digital age in a way that they hadn't done before the pandemic kit. And what do you mean by that. Well for at least a decade arts groups have been trying to figure out how they compete with free or low cost online content that arts fund study that i mentioned found that every responding group plan to permanently integrate digital content into their arts program offerings the ceo of arts fund. Michael greer told me that's partly because audiences are really leery about heading into enclosed spaces with lots of people that component that new revenue component is going to be essential to kind of filling the void of individuals. Trepidation do moving back into the theaters or just a general reorganization of how society interacts with itself. Not even just in the arts bottom line marcie will most arts groups survived this pandemic. It's really hard to say for certain. But to quote the head of seattle's office of arts and culture randy angstrom. The sector is on the knife's edge getting people to value in compensate artists and creatives for their time was already a challenge. Then the pandemic it and it was devastating. And i think that that devastation was disproportionately felt by by park organizations and artists because they've been underinvested and undercapitalized for so long and i'll just note here by poc refers to artists who are black indigenous and people of color. What is happening with these communities. Well this summer one worries alicia. Johnston told me that they only have the funds to make it through the calendar year. I did check back with her earlier this week. And she says that right now. They've got about half the budget for twenty twenty. One heart of that came from contributions sparked by black lives matter but she told me those have tapered off and even though she describes herself as one worry self designated worrier about money. She's pretty hopeful that they'll raise the two hundred thousand dollars. They need to keep this community cultural center going. Marcy i know can county. And many private funds have funneled relief. Money to the arts sector. What are arts leader saying about what they need to survive. Many hope congress will enact another significant stimulus measure randy. Angst room would like to see a twenty first century version of the works progress administration. That was the depression era program that funded arts projects across the country. Local artists have already stepped up. And they've been making murals. And creating digital arts lessons plan for the public schools angstrom and many other folks think it's time to fairly compensate them for that work. And how optimistic is he that that might happen. I'm gonna let him answer that. I am hopeful because the creative community of the city gives me that help. I am hopeful because of the incredible resilience. I've seen and we need to meet that resilience with dollars and faith in their work but angstrom says the city cannot finance this on its own. They really need a major influx of federal dollars. At this point. Who knows when that's going to happen. We'll mercy speaking of resilience. I have to acknowledge. Even though i don't want to that this is most likely our last on air conversation about the arts as you retire from k. u. o. w. after a remarkable thirty five years. Marcy i just wanted to say thank you we're gonna miss you and all the attention and the advocacy for the arts. That you've paid Here in this part of the world. I'm just grateful for all the work and thankfully that still lives online. It does indeed. It's been migrate pleasure working with you as the all things considered host. And i'll miss you. And i won't be gone from the world of seattle's arts and culture still always keeping my eagle eye on it.
Overlapping issues in race for state superintendent in Washington, Referendum 90
"Is generally a pretty tame one. But that's not the case This year. He was kind of radios. Hannah Scott, the mandate for all K through 12 schools to teach comprehensive sexual health education has taken up a lot of the local headlines in this election cycle. Now it has led to referendum 90 on today's ballot, while also being the central part of the race for state school superintendent as challenger, Maya Espinosa goes after incumbent Chris Rachel for asking the Legislature to pass the bill in the first place. A specific requirement for the type of said said. That could be taught and then to call parents bladder, others if they opposed it, Rectal says it's about protecting Children teaches things about keeping your hands to yourself and don't know how to control your emotions. And do you have some of the state are you in case you feel uncomfortable? Grace goes beyond this. Said law with Espinoza going after remote learning and pushing cutting checks for parents so they can choose where their kids go to class. That mixed with less favorable polling for rectal prompted a last minute press conference a couple of weeks ago, led by Governor Inslee and Democratic congresswoman from L. A giant ball, who weren't Policy supporting opponent of Chris's would reduce support for those hard won gains that we have made already in the state of Washington. Allow thing this state needs is the truth Policies of voucherize ing our public school system and reducing the universality of access to education. In the state of Washington and Scott.
Governor Inslee issues guidance for the returning to the classroom
"Governor Inslee unveiling new recommendations today for reopening state schools Cove in 19 infection rates are high. In a given area were strongly recommending that school district's move mostly online or remote learning modes, He says the guidelines will be different, depending on how severe the outbreak is in a given
Trump administration sending tactical border team to Seattle
"Today sent a team of tactical border officers to stand by for duty in Seattle in case weekend protests turned violent sources tell the paper the team is similar to the one deployed to Portland. Neither Mayor Durkin or governor Inslee say they've been nowhere. They've been made aware that federal officers are being sent here. Your
Target, CVS, Walgreens to also require masks at stores nationwide as COVID-19 cases rise
"As Washington sets a new daily record for covert 19 cases, the state unemployment division says new claims are surging almost Bryant Calvert joins us with a closer look in the straw that may break Washington's back. The stories came from all over the state and had a familiar tone are state failing. The workers group working Washington put on a Facebook live oven Thursday, offering a platform critical of how unemployment claims have been processed. Since the pandemic began, and eventually ended up living in my car. At that point, I decided that nothing about the system would change unless people like us started seeing down. Steve Beaver lost his job mid March. We are here today to call attention to the employment security departments, failures. And the impacts that they're having an workers like us across the state of Washington. Too many families are experiencing the pressures of unemployment right now. Yes, A. Lewis says her daughter saw her constantly re dialing the unemployment office with no answer. My daughter collapsed in front of me. Great and cold to the touch. Um In extreme pain, and she had not come out earlier from her bedroom because she thought that we couldn't afford any our visit. This week's unemployment numbers reflect a near 43% jump in new claims for a department still having a rough time dealing with claims that dates back to April, May and June. For its part, the employment security division has hired Mohr help in an effort to get benefits paid. But if we're in the heat of a battle, Armageddon could be just around the corner. On Thursday, governor Inslee reflected on the recent rise in covert 19 cases and said, If we can't get these numbers falling soon, he'll consider closing the state once again and ordering a second stay at home order. The threat likely sent the business community into a panic mode, as many of them are barely hanging on at this point. And the second state closure would push thousands more residents to an unemployment department that can't keep up with current demands. The governor then reminded us there is something that will prevent another closure. So how individuals respond to this crisis? Will determine what happens to all of us combined. These are individual acts of community responsibility that can save
Washington state Governor Inslee says mandatory face masks can help curb virus
"People wear masks in public spaces. Washington Governor Jay Inslee says his state is now one of them. Weekend. Lower Cove in 19 infection rates by a very simple thing, and that is to wear face coverings. This is a key to keep businesses open. Pretty simple mask upto open up on Tuesday. Several states set record highs for daily new virus cases. President Trump's niece has
'Go back to your bunker': Seattle mayor, Washington governor fire back at Trump threat to handle protests
"Seattle's mayor in Washington's governor fired back after president trump tweeted they should retake Seattle from black lives matter protesters meanwhile officials are trying to figure out just how to do that more from Cuomo's Corwin hate the presidential tweets as the mayor and governor are being cold hearted and played by ugly anarchists he tweets quote take back your city now if you don't do it I will mayor Jenny Durkan tweeted go back to your bunker a reference to the White House bunker where reportedly the president briefly sheltered for safety last week governor Inslee tweeted quote stay out of Washington state's business me time law enforcement expert and Seattle police adviser Jim futa wants to at least take that the protest area now known as Chaz capitol hill autonomous zone chin action's going to have to be taken is there federal laws broken does the F. B. I. need to come in over in the protests on demonstrators say there is one sure way to break up the protest agree to systemic reforms change out here in the United States of