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"You need coming Bloomberg to up .com start Five your day. and people the are Bloomberg I'm in the Tom hospital Business Busby. after Act. a Stay with partial us. building This is Jersey Top collapse Bloomberg stories just and outside Radio. and apparent global explosion New York business City in Friday. Newark, New Andrew Whitman has more. It happened at the Stephen Crane Village houses on South Pine Lane around 6 p .m. A neighbor reporting it felt like a bomb hit the apartments run Newark by the Housing Authority. A two -story building partially collapsed. Its 13 residents are being given temporary digs. Among the hospitalized a woman with serious burns appears to be in the worst condition. The start date for President former Donald Trump's trial in his classified documents case is now set for next year. Michael Kastner reports. Judge Eileen Cannon has scheduled the trial to begin May 20, 2024. The trial will begin months after the GOP begins its 2024 presidential primary season. Trump is facing more than three dozen federal charges related to his handling of classified documents. He pleaded not guilty to all counts last month. I'm Michael Kastner. President Biden paying tribute to the late Tony Bennett. The singer passed away Friday at Manhattan his home at the age of 96. After hearing the news, Biden said Bennett's life was legendary and his contributions to the arts in America will endure. He says both he and his wife Jill have been fans of Bennett for a long time, quote, not only because of his beautiful voice, but also the joy that he brought to everything he did. Vice President Kamala Harris is speaking out against Florida's new standards for teaching black history. Speaking in Jacksonville Friday, Harris said extremists in the state are misleading children by teaching what she calls revisionist history among the changes in Florida, a push to teach students that some black people benefited from slavery as it taught them useful skills. Governor Ron DeSantis accused Harris of lying. The grueling heat wave slamming the US is not easing up on Thursday. Over 90 million people were in areas that experienced dangerous levels of heat. Forecasters warn the heat dome is expanding in Texas and the southwest. Triple digits could drag on into well next week. I'm Brad Siegel. With an alarming the surge of close encounters with wildlife caught on camera. Experts are raising concerns over reckless photography. Nikka McGahis has more. Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway explains the psychology behind this risky trend dopamine the positive feedback loop taking a selfie create something positive in us we feel good feel we happy and so as a result we don't actually view the activity as risky we view it as low risk with high benefits she adds dopamine helps reinforce a certain behavior so if a photo gets a lot of likes or positive attention it encourages the person to do it again a 2017 study from the National Library of Medicine finds there were than more 250 selfie related deaths from 2011 to 2017 attorneys for found crypto exchange FTX are accusing co -founder Sam Bankman freed of using 10 million dollars in funds to pay for his criminal defense Mark Mayfield has more the lawyers filed suit Thursday in US bankruptcy court in Wilmington Delaware they say that 10 million is part of hundreds of millions of dollars that Bankman freed is charged with stealing from the company he was indicted on fraud and bribery charges after FTX filed for bankruptcy late last year I'm Mark Mayfield the nation's second largest teachers union says it's fed up with social media's impact on students the American Federation of teachers says it was losing patients with social media apps it that says are contributing to mental health problems and misbehavior in classrooms nationwide the union issued a report warning the tech companies should rein in their apps before Congress forces them to do so the White House is a permanent pandemic office on Friday officials announced Air Force Major General Paul Friedrichs will lead the office office of pandemic preparedness and response beginning August 7th Friedrichs previously coordinated all health services at Pentagon the including the military's COVID -19 response the new office will address potential public health outbreaks and threats from RSV polio and influenza I'm Brad Siegel and I'm Courtney Donahoe in the Bloomberg newsroom here are some of the stories that we're watching the Federal Reserve gathers for a two -day meeting starting on Tuesday the central bank widely expected to hike interest rates one more time before possibly holding rates steady for a while after that Andrew Balz is chief investment officer for global finance at PIMCO Europe we think that you're going to have to see slower growth and some greater weakness in terms of the labor market in order to get inflation coming down next year towards the Fed target looking at the markets tech stocks continue to drop on Friday closing lower on the day the S &P and Dow little changed shares of American Express fell close to 4 % MX customers increase their spending over the past three months but at the slowest rate in more than two years labor talks will resume this week for UPS and the teamsters Bloomberg's Nathan Hager reports the union says it will back come to the table on Tuesday the international brotherhood of teamsters walked away from the talks on July 5th over UPS's offer for part -time wage hikes teamsters president Sean O 'Brien has said he will call a strike on August they 1st don't if get a tentative agreement by then that would threaten disruptions for the roughly 19 million packages UPS delivers each day Nathan Hager Bloomberg radio thanks Nathan former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warning is that the Biden administration's crackdown on mergers and acquisitions seems almost like a war on business he speaks with Bloomberg's David Weston I think these guidelines by moving away from an emphasis on lower prices for mergers to broader abstractions are a substantial to risk hear the full interview with Larry Summers tune in to Bloomberg Wall Street week cast job cuts are coming at the CME the Chicago based derivatives company giving about 100 people the axe and that's even after wild price swings in everything from stocks to commodities drove record trading volumes last year CME says it's reallocating the positions to new positions one of the original stars of bravo's the real housewives of New York is calling on reality vision starts to unionize Bethany Frankel said reality TV personality should earn a minimum of thousand five dollars per episode with a ten percent raise each season she also called for retroactive sensation for stars who shows have been off the air for years with screenwriters and actor striking unscripted television has unique leverage and car prices are quote clearly coming down that's the takeaway from earnings at auto nation one of the country's biggest dealership owners which also saw record growth in its repair business and that's as drivers hang on to their global news 24 hours a day powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries on
"housing authority" Discussed on WTOP
"Good feet dot com for the location nearest you. I'm Jonathan cotton and we look forward to seeing you soon at the good feet store. This is WTO news. 9 22, the jury has begun deliberating in the murder trial of a former Pentagon police officer. David Dixon is accused of shooting at a car and killing two men in Tacoma park in April of 2021. The dramatic surveillance footage presented to the jury shows Dixon firing into the back of a sedan as it drives away from the parking lot of his Montgomery county apartment complex. Dixon's lawyers arguing that the event off duty officer saw the men committing crimes of the parking lot and was trying to stop them. The attorney is saying that Dixon feared for his life as their car came driving toward his client in the dark. The Washington Post reports the driver of the sedan told the court they were trying to break into cars that night, but prosecutors argue at the point that Dixon fired his gun. That car was already driving away, and he was no longer in danger. The trouble D.C. housing authority is reportedly overpaying landlords for apartment rent for low income residents. The Washington Post reports in a lengthy investigation that the authority will pay as much as 50% more than the average rent in a community because the agency does not monitor whether it's payments are lined up with market prices. The prices are based on the number of bedrooms, it's prompted some developers to reconfigure units to add a bedroom in an original space that way they get the extra money. In one quarter of the cases, the housing authority will pay the top end price cap to a landlord who asks for it, even though the apartment is worth much less. 9 24, more about a story now we've been focused on all week here on WTO. The CDC survey of high school students that shows the pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of teenage girls who in some cases were having trouble even before COVID. The percentage of teen girls who said they felt hopeless thought about dying by suicide and have experienced sexual violence jumped significantly in 2021. We think that this may be related to the overall challenges when we dealt with COVID. Doctor Asha pad Smith as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kaiser permanente in Burke, Virginia. When we had this two year period of schools being shut down and of our teens being feeling isolated, we increased that risk of isolation. Which she says in part has led to more and more kids experiencing anxiety and depression. While the results for boys were mostly unchanged in the survey, it did find that half of LGBTQ students say they thought about dying by suicide. Money news 25 and 55 here on WTO and let's go to Larry koskey. This is a Bloomberg money minute. GM's future made the electric vehicles, but it's the company's big gas powered trucks and SUVs that are paying the way. CEO Mary Barra tells Bloomberg that demand for high end trucks remain strong, GM has 7 EVs coming out this year. Inflation is alive and well much to the dismay of Wall Street and the fed, the government says wholesale prices jumped 7 tenths of a percent last month far more than expected. Stock sold off after the inflation reading brought out two of the fed's more hawkish members, they said they're now considering half point rate hikes when the fed meets next month. That one industrials drop 431, the S&P fell 57, the NASDAQ tumbled two 15. There is a silver lining to rising interest rates for savers. You no longer need to settle for less than 1%, high yield savings accounts at Goldman Sachs Marcus, consumer bank now pay 3.75%. From the Bloomberg newsroom, I'm Laurie kofsky, on WTO. Asian markets are all lower South Korea, for example, down nearly 1%. The ASX 200 in Australia down, again, almost 1%. President Biden is speaking out about those mysterious flying objects that were shot down by the U.S. Military recently. We've got that story on the way. Your project's begin here, the capitol remodeling garden show. February 24th through 26th at the dulles expo center. Three days only for great deals. New ideas and practical advice with trusted local experts. See vern him. Nationally
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"Her home styling hair when the shooting happened and described how a jammed front door kept makaya and others from getting inside quick enough. She was on the stand for less than 30 minutes and took no questions from the defense. During opening arguments, the common theme from defense lawyers was that their clients were arrested just by association, but that there's no evidence linking them to the crimes beyond social media bravado, which shouldn't be trusted. The trial doesn't resume again until Tuesday. Outside D.C. superior court John dome in WTO news. Meantime we're hearing this evening from the family of the man who died after being dragged by a metro train that happened just yesterday. They say they're looking for answers as we hear from WTO's Kyle Cooper. 50 year old Harold Riley was at the den loring station with his service dog daisy. He got off the train, daisy did not, the dog's leash was apparently tied to his pants, resulting in him being dragged as the train left and killed Harold Riley's daughter Amanda Greenwood spoke to our news partners at NBC four. We have a lot of questions, obviously just because as a tragedy, like that happening, there's no certain stone artists and there's a video out there, all of that. Police say the train operator performed two safe door checks before moving the train. The investigation continues, Amanda says daisy went everywhere with Harold and he wrote metro frequently. Kyle Cooper, WTO news. It's 7 O 5 Virginia Senate Democrats defeated two bills tonight that would have restricted transgender students participation in school athletics and required officials at the school to tell parents if their child identifies as trans in class. All those measures face strenuous objections from LGBTQ advocacy groups, supporters said the bills would have promoted fairness for female athletes and protected parental rights. The city of Alexandria is getting rid of a grant program that was aimed at offering financial help to some small businesses owned by people of color and other minorities. The move comes after one business sued the city, claiming that that program was illegal. It was called the black indigenous people of color small business grant program. And the city claimed it was created to help meet the needs of the city's diverse small business community. But in a federal lawsuit filed in January, a defense contracting company, which is owned by a white resident, claimed it was discriminatory and violated the Fourteenth Amendment. Virginia's Republican attorney general Jason Mia has even filed a brief in support of the challenge, claiming the program barred white alexandrians and alexandrians of Arab or Middle Eastern descent from applying. Now that the city has decided to stop the program, Alexandra mer Justin Wilson says while he can't comment on the case, the city will look at other ways to help minority own businesses. We're going to design a program that can make sure those businesses are successful. Mike Morello WTO penis. The troubled D.C. housing authority is reportedly often overpaying landlords for apartment rents for low income residents. That's the news from The Washington Post tonight. It's reporting in a lengthy investigation that the authority will pay as much as 50% more than the average wrench in a community because the agency does not monitor whether it's payments or lined up with market prices. The prices are based on the number of bedrooms, it's prompted some developers rather to reconfigure units to add a bedroom in an original space to get some extra money in one quarter of the cases. The housing authority will pay the top end price cap to a landlord who asks for it, even though the apartment is worth much less. Coming up here after traffic and weather, why students in one local county could be unenrolled from class. We'll explain it's 7 O 7. Federal agencies are looking for new approaches to today's
"housing authority" Discussed on WTOP
"Dealer today. One 41, President Biden is back at The White House after getting a routine checkup at Walter Reed national military medical center in Bethesda. The White House is expected to release some results of that physical later today. During Biden's last known physical in 2021, a neurological exam found nerve damage to his hands and feet, spinal arthritis and compensation for a broken foot that caused him to walk more cautiously. He underwent a colonoscopy in which a benign appearing polyp was identified and removed. In July, the president caught COVID-19 in The White House said he had very mild symptoms, asked in a recent interview about his age and ability to be president, Biden replied with what's become his stock line, watch me, it's all I can say. That's Associated Press reporter, Jennifer King, today's results will be closely watched by those who are concerned that the 80 year old president plans to launch a reelection campaign soon. The trouble D.C. housing authority is reportedly often overpaying landlords for apartment rents for low income residents. The Washington Post reports on a lengthy investigation that the authority will pay as much as 50% more than the average rent in a community. The agency does not monitor whether it's payments or lined up with market prices. The prices are based on the number of bedrooms, and it has prompted some developers to reconfigure units to add a bedroom and an original space to get extra money. In a quarter of the cases, the housing authority will pay the top end price cap to a landlord who asks for it, even though the apartment is worth, much less. Warrenton is getting an Amazon data center, the town council approving the measure in a split vote saying it will bring in millions in tax revenue without clogging local roads. The measure though faced some high profile opposition, actor Robert Duvall, was one of more than a hundred speakers at the council meeting who opposed the $550 million data center. The 92 year old Oscar winner lives on a farm in Fokker county. Sports is on the way, it's one 43. Now the small business buzz packaged by the UPS store. The number of black owned businesses was relatively unchanged last year, but Washington D.C. ranks second among metros for share of black owned businesses 7% are Yelp, says the national average is just 2.4%. Atlanta tops the list Baltimore's number 8, more than four in ten black owned businesses are in healthcare, social assistance, or professional and technical services, I'm Jeff
"housing authority" Discussed on WTOP
"You're listening to WTO pneumo. 1253, the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is just about a week away. And Russia is ratcheting up. Its number of reinforcements in its latest offensive. A Ukrainian military spokesman doesn't believe that Moscow can keep growing its forces. They have a lot of manpower. They're sending a lot of troops. I don't think that's sustainable for them to keep attacking this way. There are places where their bodies are just piled up. There's a trench where they just don't evacuate. So we're going to do it they were killed. And they just leave them there and send more waves and waves of people. Ukraine claims it shot down Russian balloons floating over Kyiv on yesterday. The military saw at least a half dozen of them, authorities don't know what their purpose was. Africa's public health body says it hopes vaccines will finally arrive on the continent in another two weeks after months of seeking doses. Those doses will go first to Congo and Nigeria, countries with acute needs and the largest overall burden. Formerly known as monkeypox was renamed last year because of racism concerns, it's a rare disease caused by a virus that's in the same family as smallpox. Is the D.C. housing authority overpaying for vouchers on apartment rents for low income residents. A Washington Post investigation says the authority often does, because it does not inquire whether it's payments or lined up with market prices. The post gave one example where the landlord of a man living in a substandard apartment in northeast was paid nearly $2500 in vouchers when average average rents in the neighborhood are about 1600 a month. In one quarter of cases, the housing authority will pay the top and price cap to a landlord who asks for it, even though the apartment may be worth much less. The prices are based on the number of bedrooms, and it has prompted some developers to reconfigure units to add a bedroom in an original space just to get extra money. Money news a 25 and 55 brought to you by pen fed credit union, great rates for everyone. Here's Jeff claw
"housing authority" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To Bloomberg intelligence with Alex Steele and Paul Sweeney on Bloomberg radio. Hawkish central banks and a hawkish fed in particular. Now if you ask any strategist, a U.S. equity strategist, it's going to be really hard for them to know if we've seen the lows if we're going to go higher and how to trade the next few months. So imagine how hard it is to be an active mutual fund. Here to break it down when this is Eric balchunis, Bloomberg intelligence, a senior ETF analyst. Eric, if I'm an active mutual fund guy, am I really stressing it right now? Oh yeah, yeah, I think not only is it tough to figure out what's going to happen. You have a fed that's turned antagonistic against the market. Obviously it has its reasons fighting inflation, but instead has done a complete one 80. Now it's a headwind, right? And so it almost feels like we're in the exact opposite of the last 15 years where there was a sell off on some really awful news or something. It would only last a couple of days. People would be like, wait a second. The fed has our back. Nothing to worry about. Let's fly back in. Now it's the exact opposite. People are like, oh, here's this good bit of good news. Market goes up for a couple days, and then people are like, wait a second. The fed's still hiking a lot. And the market goes back down. So it's very difficult to be an investor at all, I think. Active mutual funds have a bigger problem, which is that they have all these assets that are just going away. They have lost 3 trillion in assets. 500 billion of that is through flows. And the other 2.5 billion is for market depreciation. And so this is the worst case scenario for active in my opinion because not only do they see investors leaving because the performance is bad, but the bull market subsidy is no longer there. It used to be, they would see outflows. But the market would go up so much. Their assets would actually grow beyond what the outflows were, and they would still make money. Now they're getting hit from all sides. And so they could lose up to 5 or 6 trillion in assets, which would be something in the neighborhood of 35 billion in annual revenue. And is this net flow so just net flows are out to this degree? Yeah, so flows and assets are two different things and they confuse people. Assets can grow and decline based on two things. The market, the value of your portfolio, and flows. That would be customers coming in and out of the fund. The flows in active funds this year are negative 560 billion, which is by far a record. But 2.5 billion is lost assets from the market going down. So active has gotten so big, that's a bigger worry for them, is honestly the market going down, not necessarily the flows. The flows are nickel dime versus the market. And what's worse this year than most years is bonds. So fund active Bond managers have largely sidestepped the move to pass it. They see inflows every year pretty much, even when active equity has been bleeding. But this year, active on mutual funds have really been hit hard. Whenever those funds go negative, they tend to see outflows. So they have seen a record of 320 billion in outflows this year, which I also look at as an indicator on whether a rally can be sustained because think about it. These bond managers, this amount of outputs, they have to sell the bonds. So those outflows create a constant selling pressure on the bond market. And I believe the equity market is largely linked to the bond market. So I've been looking at that those flows and they had a little reprieve in August for three weeks there. They saw inflows because remember the market turned around, but it's now back to outflows. And it's not good. We'll see where it leads. I will say if there's one upshot, it's all orderly. The outflows are like 15 million a week like clockwork. 2020, that was not orderly. They saw 90 billion come out in two weeks straight. And that was where things got really scary. So I will say, at least it's orderly. Well, if it's orderly, then what does that tell you? We just have to find stability here that something needs to happen. Like we need to reach peak fed hawkishness for this to kind of settle? Yes. That's my theory. I mean, the problem with the fed right now is that you know how everybody is looking at year over year inflation. So that is going to continue to be like 8 or 9% for what another 7 months, right? Until that inflation shock turns 12 months old, right? Because then the year over year will finally be down under 2%, hopefully. The month over month becomes meaningless then because yes, okay, inflation is not going up any further in that spine. But the year over year is probably going to be shockingly bad until the 12 months go from that first print. So I'm not totally sure how this gets any better until that year it passes. I do think potentially the market price is in all that. And then they start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe a couple months before that. I'm not sure. Again, I would leave that to an economist, but it would only stand to reason that as long as the fed is fighting inflation, this aggressively is just going to be very difficult and you have to be just pick your spots and hope to that you get a good trade here and there. But I would just say that I also am a zoomer outer and I do look at the big picture. I'm going to zoom or I'm proud of it, which is basically somebody who when someone shows you a nasty shard up year to date, I'm like, wait a second, let's zoom out here. You look back the last ten years, the S&P is still even with this year returned annualized average of 13%. You're only supposed to get 8 or 9%. That's the deal. That's the risk. Annual annualized return that you expect to get for the risk you take. So we're still playing with house money here. So I do think if you take that long view, whether you're active or passive, I think it helps you calm you down a little bit because we were up like 20% a couple of years there way beyond what you're supposed to get. So some of this is all just sort of like basically pricing out the fed put. All right. Oh, interesting. Interesting. So where we are now, but the price and the interesting. All right, Eric, thanks a lot. Super appreciate it. Bloomberg intelligence, the zoomer outer analyst Eric el Tunis. All right, for mutual funds to mortgage backed securities. One of the things we learned back in the great financial crisis is the quality of the mortgages in those mortgage backed securities. You know what? It really matters. Right now let's bring in Bloomberg intelligence analyst Erica eidelberg Erika. What is Fannie Mae and all those good friends Ginny Mae and all those good people that you cover? What are they doing and what have they been doing to ensure that the quality of these mortgages is up to snuff? Well, this week actually, Ginny may has finalized some updated risk based capital requirements for their seller servicers specifically for the non bank issuers, which is the bulk of the Ginny Mae issuance right now is coming from what they call independent mortgage banks. The Lake views penny max rock rockets of the world. And they just want to make sure that since these servicers have to forward on any principle and interest the homeowners aren't able to supply that they can forward that on to the investors. So they've upped the amount of capital they have to hold in other types of eligibility requirements. What does that mean for the market? To make it harder to buy a house or is it just financing it? It could be a little bit harder for some of the Ginny make classic borrowers, which tend to be first time homeowners. Lower income homeowners, but Ginny may specializes in, especially in their FHA federal housing authority loans, is the 95% loan to value loans. And for that, the homeowners have to take out a little extra insurance to pay the government to ensure those loans and
"housing authority" Discussed on The Pest Posse Stampede Podcast
"I should say every Then was screened by the pm to confirm that there was actual bedbug activity there or definitive signs of activity and it was graded. Every unit at that point was formerly treated. That was out bowl and thermal was the preferred method. We could do this chemically or conventionally as they say what would require a more timely process thoroughly if done properly and we always use sprays k. Crack crevice if necessary or by fault. I'm not gonna mentioned by brand but they're they're obviously available there but the point was to try to get the place down to bed bump zero as quickly as possible now. Just define what bedbugs zero is for. Us will go in after treatment at day. Ten at they twenty ethic thirty day sixty four consecutive inspections And if those four inspections zero. That's determined that that unit is considered bedbug free at the end of the initial treatment every unit received preventive measures included. Active mattress liners. They had designate dusts blown in a silica gel base. That's that's conducts was blown into all voids etcetera place. Cracks and crap is where we could gain access and we did selectively put monitors now okay under sleeping surfaces and that was not just the bed but couches and sofas and set t's anywhere recliners even wheelchairs if they were there permanently okay just because a lot of time and affordable housing. There are multiple sites that are used for sleeping. Okay we wanna confined to the bedroom. Exactly we also very sensitive if there was a mattress or boxspring for example that could not be salvaged. Could not be treated. Then we put in casement on it which may set you may say well you'll plenty encasements on joseph and you push active yet macro slightest but no this wasn't about active mattress alliance. This was about best program if someone can't afford to toss away the mattress boxspring we put in casement on it and then put the active mattress liar above about okay. Then the program would then goes into surveillance mode and surveillance mode. Initially was inspecting every unit once a month regardless of bedbug activity driven based on now twenty months of. We're in the twenty first month. Actually in the demonstration is that we don't have to be that vigilant. Because you had as kelly mentioned we've had such great reduction in reproductions that what we're going to probably do in our next program which we're doing hopefully at philadelphia. Housing authority is for those units. That have had no activity. That are not considered high vigilance. We're going to inspect the quarterly basis. Those that are high vigilance means. They've had an activity or canines overloaded. But we didn't see anything or find anything those monthly for about three months once. They pass that three months of zero. Then they'll go to quarterly because this is all about sustainability as well obviously not a research project. This is a practical approach. If a guest. I should guess if a resident complaints if staff finds a bedbug etcetera. Pm immediately called in a to do an inspection. Ideally and this has been the case tenants had been extraordinary receptive. They actually call to report. I would rather them over report because the goal here is early detection. Early intervention localized treatment. And we've proven as chocolate jim. We'll talk about the future. Fewer to reintroduction we have done have been just two or three months not multiple like folks. We've been able to actually treat localized okay. So the difference in price between thermal and localized. Okay is probably five x less tannock. Last widow totally on top of it..
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"The most basic city services. It was not related to the street in any way and that meant that in fact the public housing authority looked after its own garbage until they're great garbage bins everywhere sits. There weren't public streets. It was the public housing authority metro. Hudson that actually provided street lighting which was often not very good and the snow plowing which was often not very good. The government had set out to create a more equitable living situation for the poor in instead it ended up isolating them from the rest of the city so it was a a sort of a private world that the government was running and not funding very well. Most of the social housing at the time was administered by the provincial government in the nineteen seventies. the city of toronto started its own program and they wanted to learn a lesson from region park so instead of building large isolated apartment blocks. These were mixed income projects there were integrated into their neighborhoods and when he was mayor john. Sewell helped oversee that program in the early nineteen eighties. After he lost reelection he worked as a journalist at the globe and continue to report on housing and a lot of what he was reporting on. Was the problems in the provincially. Run metro toronto housing authority. That was the agency responsible for the vast majority of social housing in the city. All those big isolated apartment blocks the mta. Che was itself a subsidiary of the ontario housing authority but one step removed which was a problem. It didn't have any serious independence. It basically wasn't excuse by the provincial government to keep its distance from the housing and say oh no the housing authority that makes all those decision. Sewell would learn firsthand. How difficult that kind of situation could be. I got a call out of the blue asking me if i wanted to be the chair of the metro housing authority. The metro toronto housing authority had a tendency to find itself in the news for all the wrong reasons. Poor conditions lack of repairs the same kinds of problems at joe fear rita would see decades later but what soil found when he was hired to be chair was a strangely resigned culture within organization. The upper management just didn't seem to want to change anything. So when i got it at the inside i saw there were all sorts of crazy ideas take repairs for instance of attendant had a serious issue. Say a leaky toilet. You'd i have to call a central phone line but that was usually too busy. So you'd leave a message and even if it got through to someone. The goal for staff was to try to fix it within seven days. Well leaky toilet. A lot of herm happens within seven days. That was the problem. And i remember trying to say to them. I mean couldn't we deal with it any other way now. That's the best way to do it. All that meant small issues became big ones would starts off as a leaky toilet can quickly become a wet floor then a dripping ceiling and maybe even mold. Another problem i realized was if an elevator broke down. Well we weren't allowed to fix the elevators that was something the ministry housing. Did you think that this bizarre elevators are critical to most of those buildings and we'd have to phone them and they say oh. Yeah we'll get we'll call somebody in a couple of days. There is no sense of urgency them and what he found. Strangest of wall was a low key. Disdain that some of the upper level management had towards tenants. One day. I got called by some tenants and saying we don't have any hot water you know. How long have you been without it. Well for two days. Now to as i said what's the problem i don't know they shed a pipe's been broken and they are going to be able to fix it seven or eight months. Oh come on. I said he talked to staff who said that. They couldn't get it fixed anytime soon but he pushed end eventually. The water was up and running again within two days and not long after there was a meeting with residents from the affected building swell went there and i said i want to apologize for the fact that you didn't have hot water for three or four days. We got it fixed quickly but time to steer to say sorry about that. These things happen but now we're okay. He says that the tenants seem satisfied with his apology. But the staff. That was another matter two days later i got a letter from signed by the six major staff members of mta. Jay saying you are undermining us by going out and apologizing residents absolutely amazing according to news reports at the time sewell was seen as making a lot of headway within the metro. Toronto housing authority tenants felt that they could approach him and he was getting things done. Those derelict cars that have been piling up around housing projects. He just got them toad. So we'll says he was moving forward on implementing systems that could get repairs done in a fraction of the time and he was starting to look at redeveloping entire housing projects. I thought that public housing head to be redesigned. It had to be redesigned by putting in streets and making the housing face on public streets. Because if we could do that then we could have municipal garbage collection municipal street lighting municipal snow plowing. Just all the normal things that everybody else has. But when he held community meetings for redevelopment plans to add more units and to change the design so it was easier for people to live in. He was slapped down by the provincial government. Got the letter from the ministry saying you've got to stop doing that. That's not permitted. This idea of redevelopment not allowed. You're just getting people's hopes up. It was very disappointing. Very very disappointing. To say the least usually uncomfortable praising politician like this but by all accounts i could find swell really was popular with tenants in many did feel that he was accessible listening to their concerns and that there was a real sense that things were getting done under his tenure so as his two year term as chair was coming to an end most observers were expecting he would stay in the position. The provincial government had other plans. we don't watch it anymore. We will not renew your contract. Which was a bit of a surprise because i really had kept. Mta out of the news for two years which was very unusual. It's very difficult organization..
"housing authority" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"We start wet for the new work week, but we dry out very nicely. That would be the end of the week. Thursday all the way. Into the weekend, and we're tracking the risks mornings on Main Street coming up on Wdun. Your people killed in a house explosion in Union County near Blairsville yesterday morning. The Associated Press says The blast happened about eight o'clock in the morning yesterday, State Farm Marshal's office spokesman Western Burleson Saying that investigators were on the scene fairly quickly. The cause of the explosion remains unknown at this time TV stations in both Georgia and South Carolina, saying the blast could be felt 25 miles away. The names of those involved who perished in the explosion not available. Some housing next to the house that exploded also damaged. A man insured in an early morning fire yesterday that destroyed two homes in Lawrenceville. We get that story from WD wins Austin Eller, according to a press release from Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. Fire crews first responded to the homes on Twin Brook Way just after two a.m. Both homes were fully engulfed in flames, but crews were able to extinguish the fires. A man and his grandchildren were able to escape from one of the homes, but the man did suffer injuries in the process, the release states. He was transported by paramedics to a nearby hospital as convicted killer to Marvin Bennett awaits Sentencing Hall County District Attorney Lied. Dara is expressing appreciation for the jury's guilty verdict on Friday. Bennett, who is from East Point was convicted in the 2019 murder of Gainesville businessman Jack Huff as health was sitting in a vehicle outside of pharmacy on Parkhill. Dr. Dara saying in a statement. The verdict clearly reflects that half was an innocent victim in the attempted robbery and shooting to Marvin Bennett will be sentenced at 10 this morning. Wdun news time 704. If all goes as planned tonight, the aging housing developments operated by the Buford Housing Authority will be rebuilt as a couple of new communities..
"housing authority" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Chaos. May I call it zombie ism? People were just walking. And everyone was dazed and confused. And people were just migrating that scene of people just walking up and down the streets and nowhere to go. You felt like you were looking at a movie dealing with the apocalypse. Um, we're about to inner Rosedale chords. Which, um, today looks totally different than it did. 10 years ago. The public housing complex was one of the first residential areas leveled by the Tuscaloosa Tornado. Rosedale was completely rebuilt Five years later, with nearly twice the unit's attractive Bricktown homes, grouped around playgrounds and lushly landscaped parks. There's no visible reminder that this was once a disaster zone. The collective memory is strong. My name is Jeanette Barnes. Live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. And I was in a tornado. Able 27 2011. So I have a story to tell Barnes who is 72 sits in a gazebo. It rose Dale sharing photographs of the destruction here. Yeah. Few teachers here she took cover in her bedroom closet as theater part mint collapsed around her wind up. They say I was covered in bricks and Everything. I was buried in it. Neighbors had to dig her from the rubble. She was in shock. Barnes escaped with minor injuries. But like most residents, she lost all her possessions, including her car, which landed upside down on top of another apartment a block away. It changed Tuscaloosa forever. You did. Is the day that you never forget. Never nine people were killed in Rosedale, including small Children. More than 100. Families here were displaced, says Chris Hall, executive director of the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority. And, as is typically the case after major disasters, people with the least resource is struggle to rebound. They're loaded moderate income families. A lot of them are on a fixed income. Some of them lost everything that they owned and you know no renter's insurance. It was especially hard on older residents. Hall says. Some died shortly after the tornado. The stress of having to relocate and start again was just too much. He says. The disaster also made an existing housing crunch. Even worse, destroying roughly 10% of Tuscaloosa is affordable housing stock that's amplified tenfold. And so now, even though you've got these families with vouchers to assist him to find places, the people that were displaced from Rochdale,.
Southeast Washington DC vaccine clinic opens to residents
"Vaccinated had been a challenge for some residents across the district. But today, a clinic in Southeast was busy giving out shots to make about and works at a school and decided to come out to the bending Stoddard rec center here in Southeast when she heard about the vaccination clinic literally live three minutes away, So it's like my not today 500 eligible residents, including seniors from nearby facilities. Didn't line for their shot. Answer all your questions. They are willing tol, you know, walk you through the entire process. Observation was great like it was easy. It took all of think. Yeah. 20 minutes. The clinic is a partnership between the DC Housing Authority, Johns Hopkins and D. C. Health. It's events like this to make a says she hopes to see more of for residents in need in her neighborhood. Important to get this so we can all come back out facts. I'm looking forward to being outside this summer.
Preckwinkle, Evanston mayor to tour popup vaccine clinic in Chicago's Cook County
"President Toni Preckwinkle joined Evanston Mayor Haggerty and officials From the Housing Authority of Cook County to tour a pop up covert 19 vaccination clinic at Victor Walter departments this morning, Preckwinkle says sites like this are important to ensure the covert vaccinations are being distributed equitably. In our housing authority of Cook County. Little More than half of our residents are African American and Latin ex. So our efforts to support vaccination programs in our our housing authority of Cook County facilities has an impact on health care access for Brown and black people. Mayor Haggerty says Evanston has the capability to administer 10,000 vaccines a week. But like other counties and states, they don't have the supply to do that.
Alexandria seniors receive second dose of COVID vaccine
"Throughout the country have found it tough to get an appointment to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Wt. Opie's Melissa Howell tells us about an effort in Alexandria today to make the process a little easier out here lately. High rise seniors and other at risk residents lined about side the community room for their second vaccination. Nervous little did, But you should know I'm going here and taking despite her nerves. Delores Tyler was here. Early up there. Good. Thank God. God is good. So far, about half of the residents here have gotten vaccinated. They hope to have everyone Done by the end of March. The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority along with the city's health department, made today possible. Hold another clinic for seniors here who need their first dose in two weeks. Good to take the bastard named Melissa. How w t O P. NIS Checking the latest coronavirus
Remembering Boston's Pioneering State Representative, Doris Bunte
"Boston has lost another pioneering legend. Doris bundy died yesterday of cancer at her home. She was eighty-seven bundy was the first black woman elected to the state house of representatives and the first black woman to run the boston housing authority. She was also a mentor. And a friend to many including marie saint floor herself. A former massachusetts state representative now a principal at saint floor communications. Murray thanks for joining us. Welcome to radio boston. Good to be with you to you. Marie you lost a friend and mentor. I'm sorry for your loss. How are you. i'm i'm i'm fine. I think that all of us who are women who were legislators lost the an amazing mentor in an amazing leader today and You know we know comes but when it comes you really feel it and you have regrets that you've stayed as connected as you'd like to have stayed connected in so yeah it's it's a sad day but i'm happy to be able to celebrate her life and i thank her family for sharing her with us all these years. When did you first meet her. And can you tell us a little bit about door. Spongy so i have to tell you. I was eleven years old when i first saw a bar. Doris bundy on television. Now i'll explain. And i think she had just eventually just become state right back in the old days. You only had one. Tv in the house and so you are watching whatever your parents were watching at that time and you here was this woman who was going in to become a state representative in this in in massachusetts as she grew up right in audit. You know she. She had been living in orchard park. I went to saint patrick's so was right down the street. Rama where i went to school every day. There was a sub shop at dudley. That used to walk so you knew you knew the area. So he was this woman who was essentially you know in in places that you identified walked. Who is now going to be in the in the halls of power mistake and she was this tall she was poised in. That was my first introduction. On then i became a state rep and i became a state rep and what i love about her. I did not respond the as an adult. And she reached out on my. I remember when i was running. Decided to run for office. There were a number of people. I spoke with and she offered her wisdom. I remembered when life got rough in the legislature. And i needed questions in that was seeking direction. She's a person that you pick up the phone and you could talk to. And she would share her wisdom. That that's how i remember her. And then she modeled a lot of the things that i think some of us tried to do. I'm once we were in office. What kind of modeling murray. So for me. Dr is modeled. What it meant onto work across the divides weather. It's across racial lines She she she modeled. That i mean you saw that in her work in the legislature. You saw that in her work in the boston housing authority. She was willing to listen. I mean the leadership of the boston housing authority. While she was there was predominantly white. She was she had a clear vision about what she wanted to elevate the rights of people of color in that space but she again She would probably she would call them on formidable adversaries but she was up to the challenge and she was willing to sit listen and work through it one of the things. I never observed due to demonize. That's not was not her style. She was firm to knew what she wanted to go and she left the table always with the door open that i learned from her. I really did. I get this sense marie that she was really tough. Steely she came to boston. According to the globe in nineteen fifty-three three with ninety eight cents to her name at one point. She really locked horns with boston. Mayor kevin white when she was at the boston housing authority. He was a formidable opponent. And in the end through the courts. She won her dispute with him about her leadership at the boston housing authority. She helped integrate Boston public housing. Did you see her as a as a tough woman. And did she model that for other black women leaders coming up behind her as well to me she was. She was smart and she was donations. And what. I appreciate about her that she stood in her power so yeah kevin white could have had his point of view. She had hers two and she believes she was right and she acted on it. Issue was not boastful. She just acted in did what she believed So yeah i think she was a formidable opponent but she but she worked to build consensus so she was acting with the support of those on She was representing so. Unfortunately i you know. I you know a mayor while at the time did not respect that she was tough event. She'd smile. I mean. I remember for me. Remember a smile you know and particularly when she wanted to probe you on something further because she knew there was more there and you could see it so she. She's she's not she she. You might misjudge because you look at or height and you then you see that. She's a woman and it would be to your detriment if you misjudge the staleness of her character on our intellect in her tenacity
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"The professional firefighters of Massachusetts and Brewster ambulance on this new program where they take the vaccine right to your doorstep in communities of color, the underserved And that can't get to one of the mass vaccination sites kicking things off of the Chelsea housing Authority. They literally are going door to door PMS, teams and all I've ever had analogy to a shot or anything. No, no check of insurance that a few questions here. Had a problem with food, water. Anything? No, No. I just had the flu shot in October last year. The beauty of this program, no appointments, no transportation, no e mails or phone calls. They come right to you. They hope the sketches on across the state and the country reporting from Chelsea. Jim McKay, wbz Boston's news radio, They're calling in the troops, the U. S military will begin rolling out in order to help states vaccinate millions of people. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved FEMA's request to augment and expedite vaccinations across the country. He's ordered the first contingent of more than 1000 active duty military personnel. Support state vaccination sites. Part of this group will arrive in California in the next 10 days to begin operations. CBS is Candy McCormick. Another covert vaccine could soon be on the table. Johnson and Johnson's single shot vaccine has been sent to the FDA for approval as the agency already looks beyond existing vaccines, Johnson and Johnson as the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its one dose vaccine for emergency use as soon as the end of this month, the FDA scheduled a hearing February 26th and shipments could begin in early March. Regulators are also preparing for the chance virus mutations may escape existing vaccines, visors and modernity. Have done pretty well so far, but could be tweet. The FDA said It's working on a plan to bypass lengthy clinical trials and quickly make test and distribute any new versions. Aaron Carter SKI ABC News New York, lawmakers to New Hampshire may want to keep pets off remote hearings. Some lawmakers have been seen with their cats or dogs on hearings, including representative Nita Burrows, a Democrat from Glen, New Hampshire. Burrows. Cats made appearances during several recent House commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee hearings, including Wednesday and though nobody objected at the time, a colleague, she says later passed along a message from the committee chair Republican John Hunt of Renge, however, Hunt denies issuing a band. He says that an email Simply asked. Do we really want to have cats parading in front of the legislators computer, let alone stopping and getting petted so that someone may assume the cat is sitting in for the legislator? Burrows says. So at least one other lawmakers cat, it attended the hearing and other dogs bark briefly and lawmakers. Children. I've also.
"housing authority" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Jin tells us of the threat that cause that inauguration lockdown, though still lingering the domestic terror threat that revealed itself January 6 then put National Guard troops into the streets, law enforcement officials told ABC News is expected to linger for months, if not years, A contingent of troops remains here in Washington beyond inauguration week, We're told extremists had been encouraged through messages on encrypted platforms to stay away for now. The fear, though, is they'll be back when security planners do not expect them. One date of concern is March 4th. A date set for inauguration before the 20th amendment. Aaron Qatar Ski ABC News Washington Three members of the National Guard are dead after their helicopter crashed in upstate New York. According to the military. The soldiers were on a training mission last night when the aircraft went down and mend in which is located about 20 miles from Rochester. Monroe County Sheriff Tom Baxter says the cause of the crash. Is under investigation. There's debris fields going over. What I described is a few city blocks right now. Hundreds of feet needs direction that could be upon impact, or they could have been prior to the crash. We don't know Their names of the soldiers are not yet been released, but Governor Cuomo has ordered flags around the state lowered to half staff. In their honor. Today, at least 1600 senior citizens living in public housing have received the Corona virus vaccine. The city started vaccinating New York City Housing Authority residents 65 older at the Cassidy Lafayette Houses on Staten Island, plus the Polo Grounds of Manhattan and the Van Dyke Houses in Brooklyn. Mayor de Blasio has set a goal to vaccinate 50,000. N. Y. C. H a resident's saying they are the backbone of the city to New Jersey, where hospitalizations have increased with second day in a row Garden state's hospitals reported 3547 patients coming in do tow covert 19 that's up by 41 patients. Meanwhile, 4582 Tested positive for the virus, and the state confirmed an additional 122 deaths. So far, the state has a total of 18,543 residents who have passed away from Corona virus during the pandemic. Security measures being scaled down at Trump Tower here in New York City. Scott Pringle is more well. Trump's building on Fifth Avenue has been the scene of many protests over the recent years of Trump's presidency and pasta, the scene of many traffic jams and inconveniences for pedestrians and businesses. Well, some of the streets and lanes surrounding Trump Tower. They have been closed off will open back up and there will be fewer NYPD personnel Trump used to live in Trump Tower, but he did switch his main residency from New York to Florida a couple years ago. I'm Scott Pringle, double the O R. Do you and the news is sponsored by Compassion International. It's a new year. But for kids in poverty around the world, things are still desperate. Join compassion International with here one.
"housing authority" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"He is a partner Corey Law firm, did you I'm a partner at Levi Konigsberg in Manhattan. And he's represents individuals who have catastrophically been injured. With an emphasis on Children that have suffered brain damage from lead poisoning. He also represents people that have been injured through medical malpractice and construction injuries. Cory has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients. Verdicts and settlements and has gone it a national reputation for his work on lead poisoning cases prior to joining Car. We had practice extensive areas in complex negligence, civil rights and the product on byproduct liability in Georgia. And I believe you went to the University of Georgia also, go dogs go dogs. But I have to be in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, and when I was in Baton Rouge with my Children, where you Yeah, I was in New Orleans for the conference. And I sort of the dog fans and then in if I could say the dog's got dog that they were there, we were there in full force, and we left pretty quick. That was some game. S o. Cory, what is lead poisoning? So lead is it's an element and it's a neurotoxin, which means that if it's ingested in Children, especially it can lead to brain poisoning. So lead poisoning is really brain poisoning when a child whose brain isn't yet fully functioned, usually kids that air age six years old or younger? Either through paint paint, dust or water that may have led or leading soil. If it's ingested into their body. It absorbs into their blood, and then it absorbs into their muscle and bones. One of their muscles, you know, being the components of their brain, and once it's in their brain it xgames over. And where is lead poisoning more present? So Children are more likely to be lead poisoned in old housing. In 1978, the United States banned lead from being permissible to be used in paint. And prior to 1978 lead was used sort of as a filler and paint and it was just extremely prevalent throughout the United States. So in buildings that are older than 1978, is where Children are most susceptible, and most of those buildings exist in big cities. Which have low income housing because those buildings of the type that are rarely renovated or um, kept up with by landlords. Whether the landlord is a public entity or private entity and in cities like New York or Cleveland or Chicago or ST Louis, where housing is scarce, and there's more people that want to live in space than actually has have space that exists. Children and parents are oftentimes forced to live in housing that contains lead paint, and it's in those places where most Children are most susceptible. Now, what is your experience with lead poisoning? So you know, from a professional perspective, I've been handling lead, lead based paint cases and other lead poisoning cases for almost my whole career. Presently, my most vast experiences in both Flint, Michigan, where we represent about 3000 Children at this point individually, who are all lead poisoned by consuming the water. In Flint and in New York City, where hundreds if not thousands, of kids have been exposed to lead based paint in New York City housing authorities buildings. A lot of people don't know, but the housing authority is the biggest landlord in the city. That's the biggest land would in the country. Yeah, I mean, the population of public housing in New York City is about 400,000 people, which is roughly the same size of the population of Boston, Massachusetts. So just for perspective, Most people consider Flint today. To be possibly the worst man made disaster. That's that's occurred in modern times in terms of the lead being tainted with the water being tainted with lead. At the peak of the Flint water crisis. They were roughly 100,000 citizens and Flint in New York City. Public housing, There are 400,000 citizens. So the scope of the potential crisis in the New York City Housing Authority is four times as large is what exists in Flint, despite the fact that it's not really getting the same national attention that exists presently and certainly existed previously in Flint. Now when you said there were Hundreds of Children. How many Children do you currently represent? So in New York City alone and asses to the housing authority we represent about 250 individual Children now who all had lead levels at some point in time since 2012, all of whom lived in public housing. We expect that number to grow significantly. You know the stories of lead and paint and Nitya. It's fresh. It's new. You know, you have In New York City. You have the ability to file a claim against the housing authority until a child is roughly 19 years old. And so you can have Children who today are 18 years old, who may have been lead poisoned in 2000. Who are just now realizing either because they're seeing through the media the coverage of the night to lead crisis or because they've searched on the Internet, you know issues that they've had to deal with. And so at this stage when we were in Flint, we probably didn't have many more clients than we do now in night, but over time as the as the information becomes more public. And as the conduct that occurred, which allowed the crisis to occur becomes more public. People start to come out and say, Oh, my God, this happened to my child. This happened to me. What is some of the signs that want to look for Symptoms? Yes. So a child, a child who has been lead poisoned will over time show Significant cognitive deficits. You know, you're reading paragraph three of a book and you can't remember Paragraph one. They also show significant aggressiveness. And so you may have a child to previously. Was, you know, gentle, calm, Nice and has a little brother. And then, as the lead poisoning sets in, they just become extremely aggressive. It's very frustrating for Children who who can't read Paragraph three without forgetting, paragraph one who don't know why they're being aggressive toward a younger sibling. And so the thing, stress and the and the anxious nous that comes from being lead poisoned, just adds fuel to all of the issues that Children have, but ultimately overtime. Kids who are lead poisoned. Are far less likely to graduate from high school. They're far more likely to be left behind at least one time, if not more when they're in great school because they're less likely to graduate from high school. They're far less employable once they reach an age where employment is appropriate for them. And so you create communities where you have quite a number of people who had the capability of doing something when they were born, You know, we're all born with Um some potential don't know what everybody's potential is. It's hard to measure. But every one of us is born with some level of potential and what lead poisoning does is, it takes away a child's potential. How would someone Get in contact with you if they think their child was poisoned by lead, Yes. So we way take calls and emails all the time from parents and sometimes, thankfully, their Children. Listen, I wish that there that I didn't have this this expertise. I mean, I have Children of my own. And so I would much prefer to handle a different type of case where It doesn't involve Children who were brain damaged permanently. But to the extent anybody ever wants to get in touch with us, you know, my my phone number is is public, but it's 212605. 6 to 98. You can also call six year old five. Sorry to 126056200 and my email addresses. See Stern s t e r n at Levi Law l e v Y l a w dot com I'm on Twitter..
"housing authority" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"M. Austin, 5 90 A. M and K. 259, a. J. Austen, 99.7 and Pam. The president responds. I'm Lee Scylla. Sarah Fox News President Trump in a now deleted by Twitter tweet from the POTUS account, responding to the removal of his personal account writing, as I have been saying, for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further and banning free speech Tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and radical left. Removing my account from their platform to silence me and you Twitter says they removed the account over his claims of election fraud. Earlier today, the president tweeted that he wasn't attending president elect Binds inauguration too. On January 20th. Twitter is looking at all of this, and it's calculation. Is that what the president is saying? Even by just saying that I'm not attending the inauguration is being Seen as code language to the president's supporters that it's safe target there at the capital that the election was not legitimate. Despite the fact that the president has called for the orderly transition boxes John Roberts at the White House earlier this week, the president's account was lost for 12 hours. Google play has removed the conservative social media app parlor from ex tore In a statement, it says it's being done in order to protect users Safety Apple is threatened to remove Parla Brett hasn't done so yet. House Democrats expected to injuries One article of impeachment against the president on Monday for incitement of insurrection and states that the president engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence. Against the government of the United States connected to the riot at the Capitol. In addition to that the draft refers to the president's phone call last weekend to George's secretary of state as he sought to have that state's 2020 election results overturned. The draft resolution alleges that President Trump would be a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution should he remain in office boxes. GURNAL Scott America is listening to Fox News. This is brought to you by advanced pain Care whose radio k L B. J I'm John Cooley and topping Austin's news. It will likely be a while before Travis County builds up its vaccine inventory to the point that phase one be dozing can begin. Cassandra Deli on with Austin Public Health says even though the state is allowing that group to get vaccinated, there's just no supply amount of allocation that we received is really enough to focus on our one a population, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports and travel Some Williamson County is more than 36,000 people have been given at least one banks Nation While almost 400 people have been fully vaccinated, the housing Authority of the city of Boston is pumping $1 million into the fight against homelessness to help people transition out of taxpayer funded hotels. They're using a shelter and into more supportive housing, and one man is in custody After a SWAT standoff in northeast Austin, a PD SWAT teams were sent to an apartment complex near to 90 East in 1 83 for 25 year.
"housing authority" Discussed on KOMO
"Among the first investments, a 185 and a half million dollar below market loan and some grants to the King County Housing Authority to preserve up to 1000 affordable homes. Critics of the tech giant have long argued that affordable housing Has disappeared and communities were Amazon has a huge presence. The funds to start in King County will allow the housing Authority to complete acquisition on 470 recently acquired units across three properties. Pinewood Village, Hampton Greens and the Illegal Apartments. Carleen Johnson. Come on news. Amazon confirming to the two colonies Tribune. There'll be one of the new tenants at a massive new industrial complex. It's under construction in Lakewood Lakewood Logistics Center, too, is expected to open sometime later this year, a huge boost The economy in that area. Liquid city manager John Caulfield those air pretty prominent firms that are gonna be coming to Lakewood if it does come to fruition and bringing an incredible on a number of jobs as well, so a lot of positive things happening on on the economic. The economic development from the Puget Sound Business Journal reported on Monday that Tesla's the likely second attendant on that site The state Public Disclosure Commission says the state Senate race in Pierce County was a second costliest in state history. The details from couples Greg Hershel, it's the seat representing East Pierce County's 28 legislative District, one by Democrat between the nobles defeating incumbent Republican Stevo Ban, She becomes the first black member of the state Senate in a decade. The community actually once a leader, that's going to focus on getting us through this pandemic that's gonna focus on our working class community. Focus on housing and health care and education making. Broadband of public utility district represents Lakewood University Place DuPont and parts of Tacoma. The news Tribune says Combined nobles, an old band spent more than $1.7 million on their campaigns. Greg Hershel to comb Oh, new and Body cameras now coming to another local law enforcement agency, is coming man to fax your hat factor has the update. Pierce County is allocated one and three quarters of a million dollars for body cameras and vehicle dash cams for the Sheriff's department. According to the News Tribune. The budget adjustment also includes $40,000 for training to use no locks on the medication designed to reverse overdose. Pierce County cities like to calm and Gig Harbor recently added body cams to their departments, But until June, no police department, NPR's county had those body cameras. The council added six new staff positions to fill public records for video footage and provide tech support. And the factor Come on news, someone whose time 10 40 as we update your sports from the beacon Plumbing sports desk, the Seahawks and Iran's meet for the third time this season son Saturday rather at 1 40, the first round of the playoffs, the loser done for the year and the Seahawks trying to win their fifth straight game overall after winning against San Francisco. The Rams with a big win over The Arizona Cardinals. They had used a backup quarterback John Wolfe for to do it. After Jared Goff fractured his thumb against the Seahawks on December 27th coach Pete Carroll was impressed with Woolford. They didn't protect him toe You know and be safe with him at all. He threw the ball over the yard in Mason. Big throws down the field, spread the formations and all that. It was really impressive, ran well, too. And so I could see that if that's the way they're going, that they would have a high level of excitement about his ability to throw together another good game. Seattle's a five point favorite in that contest, coming up Saturday, one of six NFL playoff games this weekend. We checked sports attended 40 past each hour. Traffic and weather coming up in the hospitalization rate continues to rise across the country with covert case is the latest from ABC is victor of Kendo coming up? The early bird catches the worm. Gross look.
"housing authority" Discussed on KOMO
"Among the first investments, a 185 and a half million dollar below market loan and some grants to the King County Housing Authority to preserve up to 1000 affordable homes. Critics of the tech giant have long argued that affordable housing Has disappeared and communities were Amazon has a huge presence. The funds to start in King County will allow the housing authority to complete acquisition on 470 recently acquired units across three properties. Pinewood Village, Hampton, Greens and the illegal Apartments. Carleen Johnson. Come on news. Seattle is home to plenty of wealthy people will one or more of them put up $3 billion to bring back to the Sonics. Holds court would take reports the NBA might demand that amount upfront for a new franchise here. Now that National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has said he is willing to consider expansion speculation has begun on what it might cost to land a new franchise. ESPN quotes a source saying the expansion fee paid to the MBA will be $2.5 billion. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells Podcaster Bill Simmons. Nope, It'll be more than that. Just three billion. Cuban describes the expansion fee as a loan to the MBA, which then entitles the new owner to one 31st of all league revenue. But it always comes down to is there some incremental value like having somebody in Vegas having the team in Seattle as an example? We'll see increased the pie big enough to more than compensate the money that we're giving them to be clear. The MBA has not formally announced plans to expand, but Seattle and Las Vegas are the most frequently mentioned expansion markets. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news This time a 39 will get to a sports update in one minute. You deserve a cleaner start to 2021. Hopefully, you have gotten off to that start. Think about how great you'll feel knowing. That your carpets are clean and they're fresh and there's safe getting rid of the bacteria, the dirt, the allergens and every other contaminating your carpet and helping to be safer in your home because we're spending so much time in the homes get back to clean. Get reset, renewed and refreshed for the new year, And if we've learned anything from this past year, it's how important it is to keep our homes clean and protected..
Amazon Makes $2 Billion Affordable Housing Pledge
"Billion commitment to preserve and create more than 20,000 affordable housing units. In three U. S. Communities where the company has a a large large workforce workforce in in including including here here in in the the Puget Puget Sound Sound area, area, almost almost Carleen Carleen Johnson, Johnson, Puget Puget Sound Sound Region Region Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Virginia and and Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee Tennessee willing willing to to benefit benefit from from Amazon's Amazon's Housing Housing Equity Equity fund to help preserve affordable housing that already exists and create housing developments through below market loans and grants. Among the first investments, a 185 and a half million dollar below market loan and some grants to the King County Housing Authority to preserve up to 1000 affordable homes. Critics of the tech giant have long argued that affordable housing Has disappeared and communities were Amazon has a huge presence. The funds to start in King County will allow the housing authority to complete acquisition on 470 recently acquired units across three properties. Pinewood Village, Hampton, Greens and the illegal Apartments. Carleen Johnson. Come on
"housing authority" Discussed on KOMO
"On North and my five around state route 5 16 in the Seattle drive, It'll be a heavy one, starting around Michigan and sticking with the toward the convention center. Our next Cuomo traffic up 6 44 look at the weather. Now. Here's meteorologist Kristen Clark. We'll look at additional snow here for the next couple of hours Additional 1 to 3 inches of snow expected at the passes. So the worst world conditions up there at the higher elevations most certainly during the morning hours, we'll see a slow improvement to pass travel throughout the day. So from snow cover to slash potentially Ever travel plans Take you over the passes this afternoon for the interior lowland still dodging a few showers today, But we also see some breaks of blue sky at times and then we see a 24 hour period of dry weather into Thursday. We need it. This will help to lower the landslide risk and also help any floodwaters to gradually recede and the coma Weather Center and meteorologist Kristen Clarke, cloudy skies and 43 in downtown Seattle right now come on news time. 6, 36, 8 Homes and Poulsbo have been evacuated because of a growing landslide. Fire crews were called to seclusion Cove Way for Ah Boathouse fire and that's when they discovered Ah! Landslide 150, ft by 200 FT. Threatening homes. One home was hit, and Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Russell says the sliders grows our second or third crews were going in to start evacuating that they could hear they could hear the trees along the hillside actually cracking and breaking, so they knew that they were dealing with a pretty substantial and today kids have. Emergency management says two of those homes had been red tagged, meaning they are unsafe. Residents of the other homes were allowed to return quickly to grab some essential items. It was Seattle, the Parks Department is cut down some hazardous trees. They removed five of them along West Marginal way Southwest. I believe the removal will protect drivers and people living in the area. They fear there's a risk that those trees would fall because the ground is so wet this morning, Amazon announced a more than $2 billion commitment to preserve and create more than 20,000 affordable housing units in three U. S. Communities with company has a large workforce. One of those communities is right here, and we got more from Cole's Carleen Johnson, the Puget Sound region Arlington, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee, willing to benefit from Amazon's Housing Equity fund to help preserve affordable housing that already exists and create housing developments through below market loans and grants among the first investments, a 185 and a half million dollar below market loan and some grants. The King County Housing Authority to preserve up to 1000 affordable homes. Critics of the tech giant have long argued that affordable housing has disappeared and communities were Amazon has a huge presence. Funds to start in King County will allow the housing authority to complete acquisition on 470 recently acquired units across three properties. Pinewood Village, Hampton Greens and the illegal Apartments. Carleen Johnson. Come on. News has lots of wealthy people. But will one or more of them be willing to put up nearly $3 billion too? Bring back an NBA franchise. Almost Corwin hate reports The NBA might demand that amount of front now that National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver has said he is willing to consider expansion speculation has begun on what it might cost to land a new franchise. ESPN quotes a source saying the expansion fee paid to the MBA will be $2.5 billion. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells Podcaster Bill Simmons. Nope, It'll be more than that. Just three billion. Cuban describes the expansion fee as alone to the MBA, which then entitles the new owner to one 31st of all league revenue. But it always comes down to is there some incremental value like having somebody in Vegas? Having the team in Seattle is an example. We'll be increased the pie big enough to more than compensate the money that we're giving them to be clear. The MBA has not formally announced plans to expand, but Seattle and Las Vegas are the most frequently mentioned expansion markets. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news. Coming up. Next, we'll check sports. It's 6 39 Kendall's 30 Minute pop fried things should be fun. Okay, Ballot on who's ready to work? Here we go. Don't forget to breathe. Good idea. Get out home Motivation..
What Landlords Have on You
"Hello Hi Laura Hi. Hi, it's Celeste earlier. This week I called Lauren Kirshner. She's an investigative reporter at the markup who loves to dig into official records and pages of data a couple of years ago. She took a close look at the algorithm that produces risk assessments in courtrooms. These risk assessments are used to help judges decide whether to grant bail or not they're based. On automated background checks and they produce a score that predicts how likely it is that an individual will commit a crime in the future we actually did a show on this earlier this year Lauren found that the risk assessment scores which are seen as objective are actually biased against black individuals. This year she discovered that the same technology is being used in a wholly different situation. We. got a tip from an attorney who had heard about a risk score given to tenants. That for being used not only in the private market for landlords, but also in public housing authorities and so I intrigued to learn about these tenant screening reports. I wanted to learn where they are being used and which companies were most common. Two simple questions that turned out to be very difficult to answer partly because there are so many companies doing background checks and partly because every company seems to use a different system to produce their reports. Lauren discovered that landlords are given an incredible amount of information about perspective tenants. Landlords have used credit reports for a long time, but these background checks go beyond your payment history in outstanding loans they can also list arrest records, traffic tickets, small claims, court filings, evictions, and Child Support History, and it takes all that information and compiles it and conveys it to the landlord, and sometimes the landlord getting tenant screening report will get the full information that has been compiled about this person who's applying for an apartment or sometimes they'll just get a risk or or thumbs up or thumbs down a recommendation that the landlord either accept or deny this person for their housing. If you get a thumbs down your often denied housing. It's that simple and that report can follow you wherever you go make it difficult to find anyone who will rent to you or give you a loan or a cell phone contract or a job. The kinds of decisions that these background checks are involved in a really high stakes decisions. You know if you have mistake on your credit report and you can't get a loan for a house that you want or if you have a mistake on your criminal background check and it looks like you're a felon and you can't find a place to live I, mean these are. These are really important moments in people's lives. This can be a problem even when the background checks are accurate but Lauren found these reports that decide whether you deserve housing are frequently wrong. Background. Checks are seriously flawed and no one seems to be regulating and industry that wields so much power over our lives.
Activists On How To Sustain Movement Against Police Brutality
"Cove in 19 crisis has not just been a health crisis. It's been an economic crisis to and as economic crises arise, so it is unemployment and homelessness. In the years following the 2008 economic collapse, major cities saw a dramatic rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness. And now amid the Koven 19 pandemic, we're seeing a rising rate of addictions, according to the eviction lab in 17 cities that they tracked there have been more than 53,000 eviction since the pandemic began. Results, not just homeless men on the street, but Children living in shelters, families living in their cars and Wal Mart parking lots. People crowding into friends or relatives shared rooms this period of time since the Koven 19 pandemic hasn't just exacerbated the problem. It's also Given rise to a kind of grassroots activism against it. Earlier this year amid the national uprisings for racial justice against police brutality, anti homelessness activists have been playing an increasingly public role. In cities like Minneapolis in Philadelphia, activists have established homeless encampments and protected them from law enforcement sweeps that displaced the camps. I'm joined now by Will James, reporter with Can k X public radio in Washington and host of the Outsiders podcast about homelessness in Olympia. Great to have you here? Well, yeah. Hey, Matt, thanks and were also on the line with Anna or so a reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer who has been reporting on a homeless encampment slash protest in center city, Philadelphia. Anna. Thanks for joining us. Hey, thanks for having me your welcome. So, guys, let's start with you. Will you've been following the homes this crisis throughout the West Coast? Can you just give us a picture to start of what This crisis looked like before the pandemic. It Yeah. So, you know, just take Washington State, for example. You know, we have an estimated 21,000 people who are homeless in Washington state. And on the West Coast. What kind of distinguishes the West Coast from the East Coast when it comes to homeless is thie proportion of people who are homeless who are living outside who are unsheltered who are living in tents in the woods and on the sides of highways? By some accounts, you know all the numbers and homelessness are a little bit shaky, very hard to get a solid number on them. But as many as two thirds of people who are unsheltered and homeless in the United States live in California, Oregon and Washington, so homelessness has been very visible crisis impossible to ignore in the West Coast, vast encampments of people living in city downtown's and in parks and before a coven 19 homelessness was the front and center issue. In so many West Coast cities. He was getting a lot of attention. There was a ton of advocacy it was, you know, in every City Council meeting every county council meeting now homelessness is one of many emergencies that states and cities and counties they're dealing with. And so We're seeing advocates fighting for attention for this issue in a way that that really hasn't been necessary in past years. How are they fighting for attention House out? What does that look like? It looks like kind of trying to use the media show up at City Council meetings and government meetings and just kind of reminding people in power that Even though there are so many crises that we're dealing with right now, this homelessness emergency hasn't gone away. In fact, much of the West Coast, many of the cities on the West Coast were in an official state of emergency around homelessness before this began, and so cove in 19 is actually you know, a state of emergency on top of a state of emergency in many of these cities. Well, Ana tell us what's going on in Philly. There have been a couple of homeless encampments around for months. But they apparently double is protest movements. Right? Can you explain a bit about what these look like? And what they're like? Yeah, you know, for Philadelphia. It's sort of a new and unique structure. We have had encampments of homeless folks for several years now that I have grown in size and in prominence, and the city has, you know, swept them cleared them out, and then people scatter and eventually re gather somewhere else. Now in the past couple of years, they've really been concentrated in the city's Kensington neighborhood. Which is a couple of miles away from center city, and from where you know, media and politicians sort of do their everyday work. Now the largest encampment of homeless folks, which was organized in June by affordable housing advocates, is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is a very prominent space sort of in the middle of the city. It's where the famous art museum is located. It's surrounded by luxury condos. And it's really in a place that is impossible to ignore. And so we now have this interesting confluence of the racial justice movement mixed with the movement for affordable housing for people living in homelessness. And so it's presenting the city with this really new and interesting challenge because they just can't handle This encampment like they have others in the past. Are they making a connection between racial justice, the black lives matter, Movements and homeless activism. Are they making a connection there? Very much so thie Encampment was established two weeks into You know the racial justice protests here in Philadelphia, and it was immediately tied to black lives matter. The activists connect the criminal justice system and policing systems. With poverty and homelessness. There are a lot of black men and women who are living in this homeless encampment who have been in and out of the sister criminal justice system almost all of their lives and The organizers of this encampment are saying, Look, this is all connected. If we reform our policing systems to stop just proportionately impacting black people in Philadelphia, we can make a you know a real change in what poverty and homelessness looks like in this city if we can get people into housing, rather than putting them in temporary shelters or sending them back out onto the streets where, whereas the activists say Homelessness could be criminalized in a variety of ways. Whether that's folks being charged for substance used public drunk in this, the like these systems really are sort of inextricably linked. And how is the city handling this? Are they allowing this homeless encampment to just stay in the center of town? I understand is also a a second one near the Philadelphia Housing Authority's office. I imagine these folks can't stay living there and intense and whatnot for then, you know, indefinitely. Yeah. You know, it's been interesting. The city has given several eviction notices A TTE this point for both encampments. You're right. There is a smaller encampment in north Philadelphia outside. The Housing Authority, which runs public housing in the city. But so far the people living there, and the activists running these encampments have resisted thes eviction notices in a variety of ways. A couple months ago, there was a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the encampment. Residents, claiming their first Amendment right to protest was was being violated. And several weeks ago, the city put out a final eviction notice and Went, outreach workers and police showed up early one morning. At seven o'clock. There were dozens of activists who had gathered to defend the camps with sticks, boogie boards, makeshift shields, and it just was very clear that That a sweep of the encampment was going to be really ugly on DH. There was a ton of media there Tio to capture what occur so outreach workers and police sort of stepped back and No eviction has taken place yet. You know the city and the activists are are still sort of negotiating. Will
Arizona student group slammed for raising money for gunman
"A Republican student group at Arizona State University, is receiving backlash for donating money to the 17 year old gunman who fatally shot to protesters in Wisconsin College. Republicans. United announced that half of any funds they raised during the semester will go toward paying for the legal defense of Kyle Riton. House authorities in Kenosha, Washington, say Riton House shot and killed two people last week and severe severely wounded a third with an A R 15 rifle. Ah written houses lawyers does say that he was acting in self defense. The victims were part of an anti racism demonstration following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. And again there is a justice for Jacob Blake rally set to start in around five minutes in Roxbury.
SNL's Michael Che Paying Rent for Residents in Late Grandma's Building
"SNL star Michael che honors his late grandmother who died of coronavirus Instagram the weekend update host and SNL co head writer revealed that he was paying a month's rent for all hundred sixty apartments of the New York City Housing Authority building and which is grandmother live ABC's Jason Nathanson says J. calls it a drop in the bucket and appeals to the city to do more he signed off SNL's virtual weekend update last Saturday as Martha's grand baby
Exclusive: DC police chief criticizes judge’s decision to release teen charged with murder
"Now a teenager who was charged with first degree murder is out of jail after a judge released in this week with conditions and that decision to release him is one of the as one the DC's police chief calls dangerous he spoke about an exclusively with WTO peacemaking Cloverdale it took investigators three months to find in charge seventeen year old one Simpson as an adult in the August killing of sixteen year old Dominique Franklin DC police chief Peter Newsome says officers found Franklin's body shot in an empty public Housing Authority apartment court documents say they also
NYCHA Advocates Rip Gov. Cuomo At Rally For Not Putting Money For Public Housing In New Budget
"Answer a rally was held on the steps of city hall demanding that Albany provide funding for New York City public housing James for for for for city council speaker Cory Johnson sherry details of this story how his family benefited from public housing use wifi other advocates were raising concerns after governor Cuomo's recently proposed state budget included no new funding for the public Housing Authority city council many donis Rodriguez pressing the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money as major renovations needed that the number of nights one of mold rodents broken elevators and now functioning boilers meeting no heat or hot water among the biggest
Candle Causes Charlestown Fire That Injures 1 Child, 2 Adults
"Three residents of a Housing Authority apartment in Charlestown a rigid in an early morning fire investigators say it was caused by a lit candle the fire broke out in the second floor apartment at forty five tough street shortly after one AM eight residents forced to evacuate no word on the extent of their injuries two adults and a child were the injured the fire caused about a half million dollars
DC police officer struck by vehicle, rushed to hospital with serious injuries
"Meanwhile a police officer is in the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a stolen car on banning road in northeast the search is now on for two people believed to have been in that car that hit her it began when DC police responded to help with the traffic stop down by DC Housing Authority police which ended in a stolen car ramming one of the patrol cars a six disturbed DC police officer was on the scene helping when captain Daniel Herrington says she was hit by a second stolen car not connected to the first incident we feel the not want to wait as the officers were tried to get the vehicles around the choke point three by the accident a car drove off but was stopped not far away one person in the car was taken into custody in the search began for the two others believed to be inside
DC police officer struck by vehicle, rushed to hospital with serious injuries
"I DC police officers in the hospital with serious injuries this morning after being hit by a stolen car last night that officer with helping direct traffic around a crash in the area of bending road in Minnesota Avenue northeast involving Housing Authority police vehicle and another stolen vehicle the card that hit the officer drove off according to DC police the structure was also a stolen vehicle will stop the fourteen hundred block of the street at least one occupant of that vehicle was taken into custody police are looking for the two other people in the vehicle that hit the officer they released a picture of one of them that was caught on camera two people that were in the first stolen vehicle are in
Firefighters help seniors evacuate from major fire in Southwest apartment building
"After a fire erupted at an apartment building for seniors in southwest DC late this morning a two alarm fire was in the eight story Greenleaf senior center on Delaware Avenue southwest which is part of the district Housing Authority fire crews had to saw through metal bars blocking a window to access one apartment a man and a woman were taken to an area trauma center a third person was transported with non life threatening
Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination
"For many life on an Indian reservation in is defined by hardship and struggle when treaties and laws like the Indian Removal Act signed by President Andrew Jackson in eighteen thirty four native Americans onto reservations nations. The lands they were told to resettle on often small and remote uprooted from their traditional ways of life. Native communities had to adapt their new environment without access to the services says white settlers enjoyed even today things like medical care employment and reliable. Electricity are difficult to come by many tribes like the piggeries Pueblo of New Mexico. I am governor Craig. Konczal from victories. Pablo we're located in northern New Mexico. Where about twenty seven miles south of Taus Pueblo saw so a lot of the people in pictures are fixed incomes or low incomes our job ray at the very low where isolated area where about forty five minutes? It's from any kind of a grocery store workplace jobs currently at the PUBL. Now if the lights go out or the power goes out we have no means of calling the ambulance who have no means of calling fire so these are some of the things that working in. How can we get off the grid for emergencies? Say off the grid for long term short term just keeping the lights on is a significant challenge for some tribal communities when that's made increasingly difficult by the threat threat of natural disasters in the Pacific northwest. The Spokane tribe is wrestling with the effects of climate change on its energy security. I'm Timothy Horon. I'm the Executive Director Director. The Spokane Indian Housing Authority with the Spokane tribe in North Eastern Washington Spokane tribe head Fires back to back in Twenty Fifteen fifteen in two thousand sixteen. The twentieth. Sixteen fires called the coyotes mountain fire and destroyed eighteen thousand acres and took out fourteen homes. uh-huh no one was injured. No lives were lost which was fortunate but it did come. Within a mile of the Housing Authority office and the tribal administrative the straight of center and the power line the distribution lines coming into the reservation were burnt in the fire so the tribe had no power and the power was necessary because there wasn't a backup generating system on the pump for the water. It had no independent source of water to fight the fire. I think it was a wakeup up. Call for the tribe. It certainly was for Mitt Thousand Authority because it almost took out all of our senior housing as well that it unless we were better prepared unless we had some independent systems for generating power that we were going to be at the mercy of the elements and due to climate change and the fact that our our forests are dryer. They are more susceptible to fire. We'd had a pattern of fire more than the Department of Natural Resources on the reservation said that it could remember remember. I think a century so each tribe has its own unique priorities but it can be even more complicated than that. Even within a single tribe members may be spread out across across a wide geographic area with different issues depending on where they live. My Name is Sarah sure. I am the environmental and Energy Attorney for the Forrest County. Automate community a tribe with its reservation in northern Wisconsin. And then several other pieces of trust property in both Milwaukee and Campbell sport. The tribe has a number of different challenges. One of the tribes overall goals is to be one hundred percent energy independent pendant by generating its own electricity by having its own source of energy through only renewable sources energy independence for the tribe is important for a number of reasons if we're talking about climate change for example in times of natural disaster. The traditional grid red may not be able to support all sectors of the population in areas. That are more rurally based. That's an even greater challenge because the infrastructure itself is not as developed as in more metropolitan areas so coming up with a concept that works for both the reservation in northern Wisconsin and then also the properties in Milwaukee where the tribes economic economic base is that can be challenging so having the ability to have a sovereign energy portfolio and and to be energy independent by producing your own energy gives you the opportunity to avoid and mitigate some of those natural disasters astaire's for some tribes that work with the office of Indian energy like the eastern band of Cherokee Indians. Energy Development has a direct link to their economic prosperity. I'm Joey Al I'm I'm from Cherokee North Carolina and I'm part of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians. I'm the secretary of Agriculture Natural Resources. For the tribe the energy challenges that we face are around our largest industries school school the hospital the Casino and our travel services and administrative buildings. This particular project is on secondary casino because it served by smaller utility company and West North Carolina. It's called Murphy. Electric Power Board and through this project. I learned that they are actually about sixty five. Seventy percent of the low capacity they can serve that that community and with gaming is twenty four seven three sixty five. We can't miss a second of any kind of powerless for the gaming industry. What motivates the tribe in? My view is that with the growing population. You know. The demand for electricity across residential services is going to increase we're expanding in our economy not our primary Harris Cherokee in Cherokee chair he were broken. Ground on a new things about four hundred or five hundred room hotel one hundred Thousand Square Foot Convention Center. They're also looking at expanding into an outdoor shopping area area and so the Casino represents the largest service low for the tribe and so as we're moving forward again we need to look at how can we reduce our carbon footprint and and also looking to supply our own. Some are demand so far we've heard from tribes in the contiguous United States but there are hundreds more native communities in Alaska. Many of these are located located far from any kind of infrastructure and more often than not depend on fuel flown or barged into the community for survival. My name is franny his I. I am from four Q Kahn. A village of ATHABASCA descent and we like to refer to ourselves as with Chin people bull from Grachev and four few Khan and our kitchen language means people of the flats. We're very remote village on the map of Alaska were up in the northern eastern part of the state along the Yukon River. We're actually a hub village. But we don't have any roads that you can drive out for Yukon to. We can travel on that river by vote in the summertime and bring supplies in other than that where isolated where to bring anything fresh in when we have to fly in this very expensive easiest way to set up electricity in a remote site like where we are is to bring being in a diesel operated generator. They're easy to transport they're kinda tough and they drink a lot of fuel to operate and then that brings the problem that the price is high and not only does the price get to be expensive. But we couldn't depend for to be on all the time and we didn't really have good reliable electric resources. We have to keep our water moving moving because we have extreme weather to where can get fifty below for a month. It could then warm up to maybe twenty below still still so-called at that water cannot stand still pass to always be circulating and it takes the hookup to the power plant. Keep that going wing and when our power plant was going down I thought. What can we do here what they did and what everyone we spoke to for this episode has done is reach out to the office of Indian Energy Lasana and her colleagues work with tribes native communities to identify their biggest energy needs and the best ways to address them whether that's through technical expertise education and outreach or financial support
Council approves more funds to bus homeless out of King County
"Taking on the homeless crisis one bus ticket at a time yesterday the king county council proved more funding for programs of bus the homeless outside the city on the homeward bound program the county pays for a one way ticket for any homeless person anywhere in the US councilmember Reagan done back to program done also has a counter proposal the county's plan to create a regional Housing Authority to fight the homeless crisis instead of appointing experts once elected officials from the authority this call was elected officials from the city third from the county and a third from the thirty eight cities outside of see also third a third a third working together to try and put a regional policy for his statement county executive Dow Constantine said in part he'll continue to work with the county council but will not support any changes that service simply rearranged the deck
Buffalo Wild Wings worker dies after inhaling cleaning agent fumes
"House authorities in Massachusetts a a buffalo wild wings employee makes to cleaning agents and that's what led to the death of another worker is the start of the dinner rush when an employee preparing to clean the kitchen floor became sick the manager of the restaurant Ryan bell there at stepped in and in a desperate attempt to get rid of the chemicals was overcome and later died the employee cleaning the kitchen put a bleaching product on the floor then unwittingly added and acid based detergent that you're reacting to omit a deadly chlorine gas sending fourteen people to the hospital ABC's Adrian