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Seattle-area protests: Protesters remain in Capitol Hill on seventh day of action after George Floyd’s killing
"All clients for the protest in front at this point but people are gathering on Seattle's Capitol Hill that's where we find como Jeff Pohjola cal Anderson park has been the staging area for most of the protests over the last few days today though it seems to be relatively calm with quite a bit fewer people ready to March through the streets at the moment only a few dozen people are gathered at eleventh and pine Murray's colon is one who's been out here for several days I'm out here because it's only a matter of time for the rest of us so for me it's it's acknowledging George Floyd is is an image for every one of us which we're we all just as likely to have our net stepped on and shot or run over or lynched in any manner now the last few days we've seen these crowds grow to several thousand whether that'll happen today is unclear
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee blasts Trump's 'dangerous' tweets
"To critics to question if the early predictions were too dire Murray says the local health care industry so as it was ready for the situation to be much worse but they might have been overwhelmed if they were under prepared hospitals across the state are now asking the governor to ease up on restrictions and allow them to slowly reopened all elective surgeries and non emergency procedures are not allowed the move was made to keep hospitals ready for surgeon coronavirus patients but the Grays harbor community hospital doesn't have any covert nineteen patients because work at the hospital scaled back they've had to lay off eighteen percent of their staff Chris majors as a hospital administrator I think we're getting to a point for some patients whose whose care week postponed that it's getting past the idea of being elected the hospital association says that there's a surgeon Culver nineteen cases they can dial back elective surgeries and there are still undetected coronavirus cases spreading in king county but the numbers are improving according to a new study more from come was supposed to look the greater Seattle coronavirus assessment network only has preliminary data but the first eighteen days the scandal rolled more than four thousand people and we found forty four who tested positive for call the nineteenth that's researcher Dr Mike from alara who says the idea was to find and identify cases that weren't being detected by clinical testing he says the numbers amount to somewhere between point zero five eight point seven five percent of the population likely to be infected however he adds that there is evidence the infections are beginning to plateau or even decline Jeff Pohjola come on news the governor Jay Inslee is voicing new frustration with president Donald Trump the governor tells CNN the president's comments on Twitter about liberating parts of the country from corona virus stay at home orders put millions of Americans at risk of contracting covert nineteen and encourages illegal and dangerous acts there are some things you cannot reconcile you have to stand against them and as I said we we had a good working relationship with a lot of people in the administration the president's comments seem to be aimed at encouraging protesters in a number of states including
COVID-19 impacts church services
"Cold nineteen is struck a church choir in schedule county details now from Cuomo's proposal on March tenth of sixty members of the choir at the Mount Vernon Baptist church held their usual practice now three weeks later two people are dead and forty five have tested positive for cove in nineteen according to the LA times officials now believe the virus was transmitted through the air by one or more a symptomatic people which could mean that the virus is more easily spread than previously thought Jeff Pohjola
Dozens sickened in norovirus outbreak associated with Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union
"July this was at the brief forced tavern in south lake union forty three people have fallen ill with norovirus like symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea the restaurant closed for cleaning and disinfection on November twenty seventh but his since reopened prior to the outbreak the brave horse tavern had multiple health violations including several for storing food at the wrong temperature but it's unclear if that played a role in a statement the company says nothing is more important than the health safety and well being of guests staff and community Jeff Pohjola
43 people sickened in norovirus outbreak at Seattle's Brave Horse Tavern
"Dozens of people have been sickened at a Tom Douglas restaurant details from couples Jeff PO July forty three people have fallen ill with a norovirus like illness after eating at the brave horse tavern in south lake union vomiting and diarrhea were among the symptoms public health Seattle king county says at least eleven employees were second dating back to November twentieth the restaurant had multiple health violations prior to the outbreak including several for not storing food at the proper temperature it closed for disinfection and cleaning on the twenty seventh but has since reopened Tom luckless restaurants has not responded to our request for comment Jeff Pohjola come
7 E. coli Cases Potentially Linked To Seattle Restaurant
"People have been sickened local ecology outbreak come was Jeff Pohjola has detail this outbreak is not connected to the national outbreak of E. coli from letters harvested in Salinas California it appears that all those second eight one of four evergreen salads restaurants in Seattle but inspections should no violations at least not recently so it appears that tainted product may have been shipped to those locations seven people have fallen ill and one person has been hospitalized the health department continues to
Online blueprints for 3D-printed guns ruled illegal
"Attorney General Bob Ferguson is claiming another victory over the trump administration this time over three D. printed guns is tales from Cuomo's Jeff Pohjola trump administration had sought to allow the unlimited online distribution of blueprints for three D. printed guns but Ferguson sued saying that violates laws regulating the export and trade of firearms now the federal judges agreed granting summary judgment meaning the case will not go to trial president trump himself has been unclear on this issue at one point even tweeting that three D. printed guns didn't make much
Migrant mother gives moving testimony about daughter who died
"Emotional testimony in Congress today as hearings were held on alleged in humane treatment by ice of immigrant detainees come was Jeff Pohjola spoke with ABC Serena Marshall that was nothing less than got wrenching to watch through and here's a young mother ideas mean war as painstakingly detailed that what she called neglect and Mrs treatment she received and her nineteen month old daughter received at and I the tension facility that they were held out for nearly three weeks and her daughter who's nineteen months at the time passed away shortly after that detention today she had suffered from a viral infection he said during her time at this facility he wasn't given access into proper medical care even though she requested it and she was essentially given Tylenol for her child and she fled violence in Guatemala and you could watch these lawmakers on both sides of the aisle look absolutely pained visibly emotional as they listen to her story and as I've got wrenching is heart wrenching but that was to watch and and hear from her it's unfortunate but it's nothing to these lawmakers can do you can really make this mother hold again and what's been the reaction from the Republican members of the committee because most of the Republican Party in Congress has backed president trump on almost all of his policies including border they really weren't pressing are on issues they were letting her tell her story speaking through tears as I said taking time to explain if you did you want to speak out because the world to know what is happening to children and ice detention and that they need to be able to do better as the United States of America that children should be be treated like that they were getting into the politics of it during her testimony she was really a first hand account of what's happening I should point out and clarify however she was held in an ice detention facility images of neglect and unsanitary conditions and standing room only for days and weeks on end are at customs and border protection facilities which are different ISIS leader typically made for a long term care TV people's leader for short term turn around and tell the children are either transferred to HHS or ice custody so those are different disabilities and what's been the response from the trump administration because the White House is certainly fought back on all of these investigations and hearings that the democratic controlled house has been conducted yeah I mean the acting chief of the parliamentary push back heavily earlier this week actually on this week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday saying that there is no and humane treatment there is no and sanitary conditions because there are held to different standards but remember and as the president he also has the backing of the president as he said he came out and said that he wants to open up the facility to members of the media and let them and but remember it's not just a human rights organization to that axes are lawyers who represent the children or even pediatricians were brought in to treat the children that made these claims of unsanitary conditions and and call them essentially I a a ticking time bomb there was a report last week in the department of homeland security down watchdog organization the office of the inspector general which found almost the identical situation that Serena Marshall with Jeff
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"The health department in Tacoma says it has a large circle of people to investigate after a homeless person was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Komo's Charlie Harker has the story leaders from the to come up. Here's county health department say a person sheltered at the Tacoma rescue mission was diagnosed with the disease. We're told TV is usually a straightforward disease to tackle, but considering how many people may have been nearby? When the person was actively contagious doctors and nurses, have a lot of work to do. They say there is no current risk to the general public, and they typically see about twenty cases, a year, health department says it takes a while to identify and treat TB. So they're in this for the long haul. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Washington state's nursing homes have more complaints per facility than any other state. Komo's Ryan Harris has more on this new study. The report from the senior. List looks at federal data and finds that nursing homes in our state had an average of more than eighteen complaints last year with quality of care. The most common complaint, Chris, right with the State Department of social and health services says, if you have a complaint first step is to let them know from our part of that agency that regulates nursing homes is required to respond, you know, investigative determines that it's a legitimate complaint in warrants an investigation if the investigator finds something the facility is given a statement of deficiencies and has ten days to come up with a correction plan or face fines, or even closure. You can also check on a facility. You're considering through DS HFS. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. Breaking news to the KOMO news room at five thirty three President Trump has just tweeted that there is an agreement with Mexico, and this will in at least indefinitely suspended the tariffs that were sent to go into effect on Monday again, apparently an agreement between the US and Mexico more as we get developments. Through the afternoon. The top three Democrats wanting to be the next governor have stood down at the request of Jane's leak. Attorney general Bob Ferguson King County executive Dow Constantine lands Commissioner Hillary FRANZ have all expressed interest in running for governor, and even though Jay Inslee is running for president. He's asked them to hold off in cases campaign flames out, according to the Everett herald, democratic strategist, Ron dots our can tell they've generally respected that, but I can also tell you that all three of them are aggressively, pursuing financial support, so they're out raising money, but dots. Our says it would be risky for Inslee to seek a third term as a runs the risk of being seen as a governor, who would rather be somewhere else. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Coming up on KOMO Merrill, with the rescue of climbers on mount Ranier, udub doctor who also hits the trails shares his outdoor safety tips and five thirty four is the time that means marina Rockinger up to the plate with a look at our commute.
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"Cast, I'm Jeff Pohjola. It's not often that trains become a political football. But it didn't take much time after the NTSB released its findings on the 2017 Amtrak, derailment near DuPont sound transit Amtrak and train operators all share the blame for that deadly accident. Seventeen months ago. Komo's Corwin Hake has more National Transportation Safety board investigator, Michael Hiller says the engineer aboard the Amtrak cascades five oh one. Mr. sign warning him of an impending curved requiring a sharp slowdown curve at milepost nineteen point eight was two miles ahead of them. The engineer did not recall seeing this side. Filler says Amtrak shares the blame in this case for inadequate training. But according to NTSB chair Robert, some walled some of the blame also lies with sound transit owner of the line and responsible for safety oversight. If sound transit exercise due diligence during safety certification. They would have recognized their own process that the hazard. Negations to address over speed derailment did not exist. The State Department of transportation is reviewing the NTSB's conclusions for guidance on when it should reopen the point defiance bypass Corwin Hake. Komo news. Now, the owner of the track sound transit says it commits to closely reviewing the report and implementing recommendations in collaboration with Amtrak, the department of transportation be NSF, and the federal railroad administration around here, though sound transit has been a frequent punching bag for Republicans in one of the GOP leaders in the state Senate wasted no time in rolling out new legislation. Senator Steve Oban is proposing the state transportation oversight panel conveniently acronyms, stop to take over control and regulatory authority from sound transit, the DOT and other agencies to announce his plan Oban called a press conference at the site of that deadly derailment I had a chance to talk to him about it afterward. The recommendations of the view of the state need to step in and do oversight of these. The three agencies DOT sound transit Amtrak to determine that. They in fact, implemented the recommendations of the NTSB.
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"To be worked out. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. The busy season for road projects has begun State Department of transportation crews are taking advantage of good weather this week to refurbish lanes of northbound I five along Boeing field closing up to four lanes at night. We asked Chris. Olson with state DOT what else to expect this summer where repaving Aurora avenue from ROY street, which is down near the south end union all the way up to north one forty fifth and that's going to include repaving, the Aurora avenue bridge, and that means ten weekends of lane restrictions on the bridge this summer US to work on the Hewitt avenue. Trestle will require two more dry weekends to complete coming up after traffic toxic chemicals discovered in kids products on Amazon Merrill with which ones and what the state is doing about. It. Aaa traffic every ten minutes on the fours. What a beautiful day it would be to ride a motorcycle from point eight point be today Marino. Now, I did that very thing. Today wrote my motorcycle, and I've recommended today. It's going to be tough. If you're sitting in this backup southbound four or five in Kirkland though, go nowhere fast because of a collision near seventy at. It's just south of seventy in the right lane. So it's left solid traffic from totem lake to that same. You get past that you're doing good until you're just pass five twenty then you're back into. Solid traffic from northeast eight in Bellevue down to I ninety. There's no real explanation for that one other than volume. We also have a problem still on state route five thirty just right near smokey point boulevard. Just east of smokey point boulevard Shafiq being alternated in the eastbound westbound lane because of a semi that overturned earlier today. This look at traffic brought to you by fix auto collision centers of Washington. A traffic accident can be a headache. Fix auto collision center's can help with over fifteen Washington locations. Call one eight hundred info fix for one near you fix auto. The first words should come to mind after an accident. Your next KOMO traffic to forty four KOMO forecast. Now from meteorologist Abby Coney will be dealing with high temperatures in the low to mid eighties today tomorrow and Saturday today and.
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"Thousand FM ninety seven seven attorney general William bar refuses to testify before the House Judiciary committee after a contentious hearing in the Senate on Wednesdays slandered this. How do we do? We get to this point. All. All right. Thank you, very new. Slandered this man from top to bottom. Komo's Jeff Pohjola has the latest now that the Muller report is out all be redacted. The political spin is well underway. Now, the American people know that you are no different from you Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrifice their ones decent reputation for the Griffin liar. Who sits in the Oval Office guys, you can go out and spend those anyway you want to but the data is there. There was no underlying crime. And there was insufficient. Evidence to indict the president out obstruction of Justice all of that from bars testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary committee, but the has refused to go before the house he'll go before a Republican controlled body, but not a democratic control body and tropic democratic congressman Adam Smith. The broader pattern bar not appear to be a neutral trader in trying to figure out what happened with the Russian interference the election. And what the Muller report uncovered? But despite the back and forth. Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Says the public doesn't really care. This is the type of inside the beltway activity that the rest of the country pretty much ignored. I see this partisan bickering going on. And they've heard so much about the report then it's been released. Now, they're still arguing about it. I don't think really works for the rest of the country. No matter how much engaging to Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill in pebble says the Democrats are overreaching congresses in the past are still concerned about getting the president or getting the other side that they forget what the rest of the country actually want to work and right now the democrat beat to have a legislative victory not a political victory. But with the twenty twenty campaign already underway politics is likely to motivate both sides, whether it's politics or a sincere concern for the law. The latest shot from Democrats is aimed squarely at the attorney general fad, it is for us to see the top law enforcement officer in our country misrepresenting withholding the truth from the congress of the United States speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi who is accused of lying to congress during his testimony. And now there's talk of the house starting impeachment proceedings against the G. Nobody. Above the law. Not the president of the United States and not the attorney general a move that Pepple. Says would backfire in congress trying to figure out a way to keep the Democrats in congress on the front page, and they do that by talking about him. When they absolutely that. They do have the votes to impeach him in the Senate. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Cruise ship with hundreds of passengers on board forced to dock on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia after authorities confirm someone on board contracted the measles. ABC's Victor window has the story cruise ship in the Caribbean with about three hundred people on board is under quarantine. After a case of the measles was found. Guts information this morning through to sauces to reputable sauces that. There was a confirmed case of measles on the cruise ship loose visited our island the government of Saint Lucia ordering crew and passengers to stay on the ship while it investigates, the CDC is already tracking the worst play in the US in decades more than seven hundred cases across twenty two states. The outbreak mostly hitting people who are unvaccinated one of the most highly contagious viruses in the world's if an unprotected person is exposed to the measles. They have a ninety percent chance of contracting the disease very very contagious virus. It's probably the most contagious virus that. Humans get the quarantine ship. Just the latest case in an outbreak. That officials are fighting to contain. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Now, here's your KOMO propel insurance money update. Stocks finished the day firmly read but off their worst levels as investors continue to express some.
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"William bar, refusing to testify before the House Judiciary committee today after a contentious hearing in the Senate yesterday, if slandered this man what I sort of want to know is how do we how do we get to this point? All. All right. Thank you very much. You slandered this man from top to bottom. Come was. Jeff Pohjola has the latest now that the Muller report is out hall Beit redacted. The political spin is well underway. The American people know that you are no different from Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their ones decent reputation for the Gifter liar. Who sits in the Oval Office guys, you can go out and spend those anyway, you want to, but the data is there is there was no underlying crime. And there was insufficient. Evidence to indict the president ought obstruction of Justice all of that from bars testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary committee, but the has refused to go before the house go before a Republican controlled body, but not a democratic control body. It's democratic congressman Adam Smith. Pattern that attorneys y'all bar not appear to be a neutral arbitrator in trying to figure out what happened with the Russian interference the election. And what the Muller report uncovered? But despite the back and forth. Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Says the public doesn't really care. This is the type of inside the beltway activities. It's the rest of the country pretty much ignored. I see this partisan bickering going on. And and they've heard so much about the Muller report. Then it's been released. Now, they're still arguing about it. I don't think really works for the rest of the country. No matter how much it may be engaging to Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill in pebble says the Democrats are overreaching congresses in the past who are still concerned about getting the president or getting the other side that they forget what the rest of the country actually want to work and right now the democrat beat to have a legislative victory not a political victory. But with the twenty twenty campaign already underway politics is likely to motivate both sides, and whether it's politics or a sincere concern for the law. The latest shot from Democrats is aimed squarely at the attorney general for us to see the top law enforcement officer in our country misrepresenting withholding the truth from the congress of the United States speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi who is accused of lying to congress during his testimony. And now there's talk of the house starting impeachment proceedings against the G. Nobody. Is above the law. Not the president of the United States and not the attorney general a move that Pepple says would backfire congress or trying to figure out a way to keep the Democrats in congress on the front page, and they do that by talking about him. When they absolutely that. They do have the votes to impeach him in the Senate. Jeff pohjola. Komo news. Four thirty nine the KOMO afternoon. Sound bite your chance to win a night out on us here. It is given the attorney general's lack of candor before other congressional committees. I believe my colleagues, and I were right to insist on the extended question, I'll be the first caller to identify who said that and win a clipper vacation, Victoria, BC and more than number to call zero six to one KOMO or toll free eight seven seven three nine seven. Komo will tell you who said it and why and ten minutes time right now to talk about sports and from the Harley exterior sports desk. Bill Swartz back with us. What's going on Rick and to brush up my high school? German today because Deutschland is in town. One of the rowing powers of the world is senate's national team men and women here to compete against the university of Washington Saturday in the Windermere Cup races. All part, of course of the opening day of boating season and Seattle U dub men's crew coach Michael Callahan. Says it's a great test for his varsity. I think pretty good space as my team. We won the Cal which is something that we circle on our calendar. We know that we need to get to another gear. I was feel like the winner markup is almost like a championship experience before championship. So you get to see what a lot of pressures like full preview of that race coming up at seven tonight. And they doghouse on KOMO news. No Mariners baseball this evening after a really poor homestand. Probably a good thing. They hit the road. The of lost eleven nothing to the Chicago Cubs in the series finale yesterday now there, oh and ten against teams with winning records this year the Cleveland has a winning record Boston does. And so to the Yankees, good luck on this road trip and a playoff hockey just about to drop the puck in Columbus. Ohio. The blue jackets are up two games to one and their series with Boston. Allie long and Meghan repeal of the rain FC invited to play for the United States women's soccer team World Cup. Sports. Updates at ten and forty after the hour. Bill Swartz on the home of the huskies. Komo news. You to do the Thurston doghouse in German or English tonight. I think we'll be bilingual..
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"Kirkland. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. And we've been trying to get reaction from Washington's Republican members of congress is Congress's well, Cathy, McMorris Rogers tells us she's reviewing the report the can county board of health taking a public health approach to sexual assault and domestic violence. Komo's sue Romero explains. As part of its new work plan for twenty nineteen. The board is launching a new subcommittee. That will focus specifically on issues of sexual assault domestic violence prevention and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls the change in approach comes as the missing and murdered. Indigenous women movement has increased awareness nationwide to violence done against native American women over the decades, the board of health will hear from the urban Indian health institute Seattle Indian health board and the King County sexual assault resource center. April is sexual assault awareness month Romero. Komo news demand accused of carjacking and killing a man in Kent had his first court hearing today almost Charlie Harger with the story. The body of Jared Sperling was found earlier this week in the bed of his truck. In Kent as prosecutors finalized charges against the man accused in the crime, a court hearing was held at the King County jail to decide on bail. A judge ordered care cat cave. Held on a million dollars bail Cape had been on probation ever being jailed and convicted of two previous counts of possession of a stolen vehicle. Charlie. Harger, KOMO news. Komo news time coming up on three thirty four. We're going to have more on the Muller report. What's next coming up in just a moment here on the KOMO afternoon news first, though, let's see how we're doing on the road. We've got a lot to talk about marina Rockinger here with the latest on her twenty four seven weather news update and traffic.
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"Jeff pohjola. Komo news. Seattle has once again been named the most dog friendly city in the nation. The study was conducted by a real estate side. Red fin in the pet owners network called Rover dot com. Both based in Seattle. They examined more than fourteen thousand cities for their dog parks rated walkability and even the number of times the word dog was mentioned in real estate ads. Seattle number of off leash parks boosted. Its ranking study also. Found that the most popular breed of dog in this dog. Friendly city is the labrador retriever. Komo news time is seven ten right now. And right now, let's see in Kansas City. The Mariners ahead of the Kansas City. Royals in the top of the six five to three that the Harley exterior sports desk. Bill Swartz tells us which player this Yellowstone picked in tonight's WNBA draft a six foot four inch post player from the land down under his on her way to the emerald city twelve th pick in the two thousand nineteen WNBA draft. The Seattle storm select as a magwar from Australia making the announcement is WNBA C O Christie Hedgepeth for the Seattle storm. They look to stockpile there in the front court the NFL draft taking a toll on the Washington, husky football team losing all four starters in their secondary jack-of-all-trades miles. Bryant has been testing out some free safety in spring practice. Moved me back. From Los Angeles. Husky fan fest and spring preview. April twenty-seventh in montlake at a Seattle. Sounders soccer match, Colorado snowed out tonight. They'll try and make it up against the rapid September. Seventh sports update to ten and forty after the hour. Bill Swartz on the home of the huskies. Komo news. No an ad from. Save money on your car insurance. By bundling home and auto with progressive. Hey, is it always this cold in here? That doesn't bother me doesn't bother me that it just just kind of curious because if it's the equipment.
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"From komo's Jeff Pohjola. A hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning to try to figure out why the cost of insulin in Canada, the is less than a tenth of what it is here in the US Tucker Earl Hersh is with you medicine. We have more people rationing and slim than ever before we don't know how many people with type one diabetes have died because they can't get their insulin. But we know the number is going. He says many of his patients are going to Canada Europe or even Asia to get cost effective life saving drugs. Tomorrow's hearing. We'll be in front of the house oversight and investigations subcommittee. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Starting today domestic violence offenders caught on the tribal reservation can be prosecuted, even if they aren't native American under a new law anyone caught assaulting a partner on the port Madison. Indian reservation and Kitsap county could face domestic violence charges tribal. Prosecutors can already charge native offenders on tribal land, but because a previous court decisions efforts against non natives were limited. According to twenty sixteen Justice department study, forty percent of native American and Alaskan native women have been victims of physical and psychological violence, the port Madison Indian reservation is home to about seventy six hundred people both native and non native US Senator Patty Murray has launched a sweeping piece of legislation. That takes aim at harassment in the workplace could be heard act. We'll take strong new steps it will establish new clear standards to strengthen prevention in workplaces nationwide. It will empower workers to come forward by providing new resources and support. The democratic Senator says the goal is a federal law that requires equal treatment at work regardless of gender race, religion, sexual orientation or age. Drivers across the country are feeling the pinch from higher gas prices. According to AAA the national average is up five cents in the past week two to seventy four gallon. That's twenty seven cents higher than a month ago. State average averages even higher three twenty eight Seattle area. Three forty experts blame the higher prices on unplanned refinery maintenance at several locations. Well, there's a last minute plea from the mother of Jennifer bastion who was murdered in Tacoma back in the eighties for state senators to pass a Bill to expand DNA sampling. It's the Jennifer bastion. And Michelle Welsh Ville famed for Patty bastions daughter, Jennifer, and Michelle Welsh who was also murdered in nineteen Eighty-six and the same general area of north Tacoma. Both cold cases broken last year by DNA having just recently gone through the case to co cases to solution to those two cases yet took a lot of detective work. But it also took science fatty is urging the Senate budget committee to pass the Bill that would include the crime of indecent exposure for DNA sampling along with those arrested, but not immediately jailed. He would also include DNA taken from those offenders who pass away. And it expands the crime of refusal to provide DNA to all sex crimes and not just those two have to register as sex offenders when it's a Bill that almost didn't get out of the house. It nearly missed a key committee cut off until we did some questioning komo's Keith. Eldridge says the Bill will get a vote from the full Senate this session. Komo news time twelve ten now..
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"Jeff Pohjola. Police say the man charged with shooting up a Lake City neighborhood has no recollection of the event because he was blackout drunk. Komo's Charlie harder has the story tad. Michael Norman is now charged with two counts of murder and to council of attempted murder. Among other charges in their report given to prosecutors police say Norman told them he was a recovering alcoholic who relapsed Wednesday afternoon. He went to a nearby grocery store and stock up on vodka rum in wine, then headed home started drinking and playing video games. The next thing he remembers according to police waking up in a hospital bed. They say he has no recollection of going on a shooting and carjacking spree in Norman may face more charges. A woman came forward late Thursday saying she found bullet holes in her car thought to be fired by Norman during that rampage Wednesday. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Now, the bus driver among those hurt in that shooting says there was no way he was gonna let the man hurt. His passengers. Komo's Ryan Harris has that part of the story Fifty-three-year-old Eric stark. A former pastor is doing pretty well, according to his doctor, but it could have been a lot worse. Stark says he saw the man running toward his boss fall down and then get up into a shooting stance and very calmly like took him. And then I heard the report of the gun and saw the glass come through the windshield. And felt the bullet hit me. That's when I said to myself. I think I I think I've been shot stark says once he knew he was well enough he had to drive his passenger safely away. Andy did just that he says the shooting has probably changed a bit. But not his view of the world. This is totally random. I don't expect this kind of thing to happen. Every day. I haven't liked lost more faith than people or anything. No. Because I have a God who I believe is in control of his universe. That's not gonna change for me. Ryan harris. Komo news. Also in Lake City. A thirty one year old man is in critical condition following a hit and run crash.
U.S. youth plan rally to protest climate inaction
"Climate change is a major focus of students today as several hundred gathered at Cal Anderson park in Seattle this morning. More from komo's Jeff Pohjola. It's being billed as a youth climate strike students mostly high schoolers are walking out of class all over the country protesting the government's inaction on climate change. Denisa the junior from lakeside was one of today's speakers, you know, sometimes it's going to be radical. Sometimes that means we skip school, we gather in the middle of a park, and that's just how we're gonna fight to make this world. A better place together for everyone. And it's not just students. Inslee is participating in a similar rally in New York as part of his campaign for
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"I'm Jeff Pohjola. House fire in Kent west of lake Meridian Puget Sound fire tweeted a video of early this morning. This was one hundred eighteenth and to seventy fifth they got the call after someone heard a breaker explode. First responders say a woman went out to see a deck on fire. She quickly for others in the home to get out. We're told six renters in that building made it out safely. Firefighters knocked down pretty quickly the cause under investigation. A new crackdown is coming to a troubled stretch of interstate five at state route sixteen in Tacoma. That's where a string of crashes have brought the commute to a grinding halt. Now, we six semi crashes in the last five months right in the same spot where the road narrows for construction starting Monday state troopers will be focused on catching speeders distracted drivers and aggressive drivers in that area to help prevent future problems a store clerk tries to take down a shoplifter at Bellevue square mall. The owner of her bandity says the man grabbed a rack of high. And closed Thursday. Then the clerk tried to grab him and the guy got away. Police are investigating the theft a former Amazon employee in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition known as Crohn's disease is suing the company over his dismissal for what he says was an eat for more bathroom breaks. The lawsuit says the cabinet violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with unyielding and inhumane policies regarding bathroom access. The former employees nNcholas Stover of Lexington says Amazon was aware of his illness. When he was hired which Esther call center in November of two thousand sixteen Amazon has not commented the Seattle Mariners won a legal victory. Friday in a lawsuit filed by a fired employee. Loretta Martin was fired as the team's high performance director at the end of last season chief filed suit and accused him leaders of making racial remarks about Latino players something the team denies a key question has been where the case would be heard in court or by arbitrator, Seattle times reports King County, judge ROY. And the case should head to arbitration ruling characterized as a victory for the EMS in internal investigation by major league baseball cleared the Mariners earlier this year. But Martin's legal team said the MLB didn't look at key parts of the case. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Komo news time eleven oh four. Let's get.
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"Center. I'm Jeff Pohjola to shootings from overnight that police are still looking for the gunman the search for the gunman shoreline shooting this took place and a little before one thirty this morning one fifty fifth and fifteenth avenue northeast not far from shore crest highschool. The King County sheriff's office says the thirty six year old man who was shot has since been upgraded serious condition. He was shot in his house. But it's not known. If you knew the shooter major crimes detectives are investigating and down in Lakewood. A woman was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the best value in. Last night. Police searching for the shooter there they believe it's the woman's husband. Witnesses say they were staying in a motel, and they had a fight which spilled out into the parking lot. The man shot her the man then took off after the shooting. Police believe he is still armed many snow lovers making plans to enjoy the record snowfall in the mountains this weekend. But you need to be extremely careful especially in the back country right now the avalanche danger is considerable to high across the cascades King County sheriff's office is warning people that could take rescuers much longer to respond to calls for help because of the snow conditions now, let's like the kingdom or the Aurora village shopping mall. The Alaskan way viaduct an icon of Seattle will soon live only in our memories demolition work began in full yesterday starting near Columbia street. Dan, Hemingway is with Q it construction contractor doing the tear down. He spoke in a video provided by the DOT where we have buildings within five feet of a we will remove the girders close to those buildings. With a crane in other cases, we will deploy barriers intended to keep from impacting the building..
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"I'm Jeff Pohjola. We'll have details. Coming up. It's three o'clock. From ABC news. John, Chuck's Iverson. Did a failed background check helped the alleged gunman. Get his weapon to use to kill an on Aurora Illinois warehouse yesterday police chief Kristen Zemun was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm background. Check and Gary Martin did not pick up several past convictions, including for domestic violence and a felony conviction. In Mississippi semen says Martin brought a gun to a meeting at the warehouse during which he was fired. Scott hall is chief of Muller water products, which owns the warehouse was basically the worst thing. Our company has ever had. Tremendous emotional, not just star one facility here in Aurora, but reverberating through our entire manufacturing footprint three of the people killed during the meeting five police officers were wounded before they shut Morton to death in Chicago released without charges two persons of interest in the alleged attack an empire, actor jussie smollet glory. Smith is the attorney for the two men saying fresh evidence led to their release. There's still a lot of moving parts is still an active ongoing investigation. Vice President Mike Pence is headed home from the Munich security conference. But hours after he spoke, a former US secretary of state, criticized during a discussion on climate change, the Munich security conference, former secretary of State, John Kerry said he was ashamed that vice President Mike Pence didn't mention climate change in his speech. Just hours before he also had strong words for President Trump..
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"I'm Jeff Pohjola. With the latest coming up after ABC, it's nine o'clock from ABC news. I'm Richard Cantu. Fish is a moral issue. President Trump during his state of the union address hitting heavily on border security. The lawless state of our southern border is a threat to the safety security and financial well being of all American. He did not declare a state of emergency, but vows to build his wall on the southern border in the past most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built. This is congressional negotiators work against next. Friday's deadline for getting an agreement. The president also announced he'll go to Vietnam February twenty seventh and twenty eight fours. Second summit with North Korea's leader say Abrahams who barely lost. Georgia's gubernatorial election invoked past presidents on treatment of immigrants in the democratic retorts compassionate treatment at the border is not the same as open borders. President Reagan understood this President Obama under. Stood. This Americans understand this and Democrats stand ready to affectively secure, our ports and borders. The president's inaugural committee has been subpoenaed for records about donors. No one has been charged with any crime yet. But the subpoena makes clear investigators are exploring host a potential crimes tied to Trump's inauguration, including money laundering, illegal contributions from foreign nationals and conspiracy to defraud the United States ABC's Pierre Thomas at least ten people were killed in a pre-dawn fire in an apartment house in Paris, the blaze deliberately set a forty year old woman is in custody. Suspected awesome resident of the building with psychiatric issues reported. She started the fire after an argument with a neighbor police stopped her as she tried to set light to a car outside the block ABC's, James Longman. You're listening to ABC news ready to create your own income with your own home based business where there's. No such thing as getting laid off if a billionaire entrepreneur spent five years in twenty million dollars searching for the next big trend..
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"I'm Jeff Pohjola with the latest data more in two minutes. It's six o'clock from ABC news. I'm Daria Aldinger. The deal to end a partial government shutdown over border wall. Funding needs President Trump signature after passing both the house and the Senate it funds the government for three weeks and creates a committee to consider additional border spending spending Bill is nearly the same as the Senate agreed to five weeks ago with a deadline to make a border deal. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer says there was no reason for the shutdown. Hopefully, it means a lesson learned for the White House and for many of our Republican colleagues. The president, however, threatening another closing if both sides don't compromise on his border demand. Andy Field ABC news, Capitol Hill. Jim Marinucci with the air. Traffic controllers union praises the deal. Controllers that have been at work are tired. They're exhausted. Mentally, and they're ready offer some help on Twitter. President Trump is pushing back against criticism over a lack of border wall. Funding saying in twenty one days if no deal is done. It's off to the races special. Counsel Robert Muller's offices, accusing former adviser Roger stone of acting as an intermediary between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, which he did not not say stone spoke to WikiLeaks directly. But the indictment reveals a trail of emails and communications implying. He was abreast of their play BC's Pierre Thomas, Milwaukee county sheriff elect to earn. Al Lucas says a suspect has been taken into custody for the death of a woman who was found under a crashed car and frozen to the ground of a parking garage victim. Who is thirty three years in age. And. Right now, we're still making notifications. The next of kin Lucas says they don't yet have a motive or a connection between the two and east Texas school district says one student is dead and two others are injured after a school bus was hit by a train. They say no other students were on the bus. You're listening to ABC news..
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"I'm Jeff Pohjola with lawmakers efforts to make healthcare cheaper Brian Harris with the Seattle squeezed doesn't mean a tight squeeze to get on a bus or boat. Those stories and traffic coming up in one minute. The Florida Department of corrections says the twenty one year old arrested at a Bank shooting was a correctional officer trainees for just over two months before he resigned police say Evans Xaver killed five people at have SunTrust Bank and see bring before surrendering to a swat team on the thirty third day of a partial government shutdown over border wall funding house speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked, President Trump from delivering his state of the union before a joint session of congress. ABC's Mary Bruce says the two sides are talking just not about ending the shutdown. Both sides are spending a lot of time and energy on this politic. Theater and drama, but not a lot of time and energy actually talking to each other and trying to solve this shut down the speaker and the president while they've been exchanging these letters about the state of the union have not actually been together talking about a solution here in a way to solve this mess. Senate will vote on two bills tomorrow to fund the government, although neither is expected to have enough votes for passage Wall Street headed up day. Chuck Sivertsen, ABC news. Komo news. One thousand FM ninety seven seven now the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center, you and your neighbors seemed to have heeded the warnings about the highway ninety nine closure because as komo's Ryan Harris tells us halfway through that three weeks. There are more people on buses and boats. Sound transit says it hasn't seen much of an increase in writers. But King County metro sure has with an extra twenty seven thousand people who've taken the eight hundred added standby bus trips longtime metro driver Darrell Butler says he's able to keep his bus from west Seattle on time because of help from Seattle police. The latest read may pole traffic.
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"Asked. I'm Jeff Pohjola. The constitution mandates that the president shall from time to time. Give congress information of the state of the union now in recent times that has been a speech to a joint session of congress at the formal invitation of the speaker of the house, but now with the government shutdown speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi has suggested to the president that he postpone the address or deliver it in writing. Joining us now is KOMO is Lana Zak from the capital and Lana this is rather unprecedented in recent memory, absolutely. The the unprecedented territory that we are in being in the longest government shutdown in our nation's history continues to snowball and today, we're seeing something that I think few people would have ever predicted a speaker of the house. All but rescinding her invitation to the president to jointly address congress. She's not saying he's not allowed to come on the twenty nine, but what she did say in a letter to the president was that as long as the government remains in a shutdown that they should work together to figure out a different date for his state of the union address, or her alternative proposal is that he could deliver it as a as a written state of the union, which is what presidents before Woodrow Wilson used to do. What's been the response from the White House? We're still waiting to hear how the president himself is going to respond. We've heard from other Republican minority whip Steve Scalise is tweeting that that the moon by the speaker shows, quote, Democrats are only interested in obstructing. And since since speaker Pelosi was saying that the reason they shouldn't take places because secret service of the department of homeland security have not been funded during the shutdown and to have a state of the union enjoyed address of congress. That's a major under. Retaking those organizations down low security concerned, and the shutdown was was the heart of of her argument, but secretary of homeland security Kirsten Neilsen throwing back at Pelosi tweeting. They are quote fully prepared to support a secure at the state of the union the politics cutting so deeply here at the capitol. What's been the reaction from Democrats under Pelosi's wing Democrats have really fallen in line with Pelosi strategy throughout this government shutdown how she has negotiated things with the president. And with Republicans. We're not hearing much to send coming from the ranks. We didn't hear that there. There were some Democrats in the problem solvers caucus who met together with with their Republican counterparts. That's a bipartisan caucus they went to the White House to meet with President Trump did talk through the areas of disagreement into. Try and find a way to break the logjam, according to White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders was a positive meeting. And so they better understand where everybody's coming from. But it's still so far off from actually promising any any resolution to this government shutdown which we understand from the principal negotiators has completely broken down. And there is such a level of mistrust between between the top people. It seems unlikely that is going to be resulting. So does it appear that the president will make his way to the house chamber on the twenty ninth likely, not the house chamber it is possible. And one of the things that we've heard floated here at the capitol is that he could be invited to the Senate because remember that chamber is still in Republican control the other idea that's been floated is is that he could give an address directly to the American people from the Oval Office, again, we're in we're sort of off of the math right now in terms. Of what could happen? And so all of this. This point is just speculation. Alright ABC's Lana Zak, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you, Jeff. And that will do.
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"More from komo's Jeff Pohjola. Lawmakers convened on Monday, and they have a long list of priorities, but Republicans feel the governor's attention is elsewhere Senator Mark Chesler. Well, I think his policies may be geared towards Iowa Florida in Washington and when asked about the criticism giving her initially responded. Yeah. It's it's not the case. As my best. My best. Guessed the answer. Politicians? Get a lot of criticism. I understand that. I'm not sure that one makes a lot of sense. Governor Inslee is heading to Nevada this weekend. One of the early caucus states in the presidential primary season. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. City officials and construction crews are making their final preparations for tomorrow night's permanent closure of the Alaskan way viaduct. Komo's Denise Whitaker reports. First up this morning. Seattle's mayor another leaders tour the city's transportation center, we took you inside that epicenter of controlling traffic signals to show, you how it works and ask how they're going to be working for you. And all other drivers to keep traffic moving starting with Monday morning's commute. This is the focus right now. But also for the next decade and beyond the seats looking at its next steps it's relining ninety nine and then it has to keep moving from there. The battery street tunnel is one of those places that needs work. It's not seismically sound just like the crews are going to remove the utilities mechanical systems and. Hazardous materials from the tunnel. Then they're going to start by filling it with debris from taking down the Videx, then a special mix of dense concrete Keith Kendra with the bell town community center says the dust and mess from that will be significant. This is over fifty year old concrete that's going to go into this. And that's going the dust and the environmental impact that's going to have is going to be huge. The state says the reward will be new sidewalks.
Shutdown talks disintegrate at contentious White House meeting
"Federal employees who have been furloughed orbin sent home from work or are working without pay. We'll be not receiving their scheduled checks for the work that they were supposed to be paid for. So that is really when the effects of this shutdown are going to be seen most viscerally. And in the meantime, the president certainly doesn't seem to be changing his position Democrats are back in their corners there. They were trying to talk to one another today. But they ended up simply talking at one another and breaking down very quickly the president's also going to the border tomorrow. So that will be an opportunity for him to I s I have a feeling that you'll hear him talk about some of the things he's seen and been told from officials that underscore why he believes this is a national security crisis. And that may lead him even close. Sir to declaring this national emergency. So on that what happens if he declares it? A national emergency rules governing national emergency are very open ended in a way that will help President Trump interpreted as he. So see fit, of course. So he could in theory asking the military to reallocate funds to immediately constructing the wall that he wants on the southern border. However, how fast that would actually be implemented is up in the air because he would immediately be subject to legal challenges from advocacy groups likely for members of congress as well. So this could be held up in the courts for a very long time. But at this point, it does seem to be the most realistic channel for President Trump to actually get some of that money. That's ABC's alley Rogan with komo's Jeff Pohjola. Komo news time six forty nine. See entertainment news. It gives them more energy
"Troubling" outage knocks out 911 service in multiple states
"Getting a fast busy signal. The agency say residents cannot get through to nine one one. They should call the appropriate ten digit phone number for their area that lists can be found at KOMO news dot com, all she should add. Here's some agencies are saying people are dialing nine one one just to see if it's working or not don't do that. Meanwhile, both the state and federal governments have launched investigations into the outage that part of the story from komo's Jeff Pohjola. FCC chairman Jeet pie announced that his agency will look into the failure of CenturyLink system that led to nine one one troubles in multiple states and here in Washington, the utilities and transportation commission has launched its own probe spokeswoman Kate Griffith. We'll look into the cause of the outage accompanies emergency preparedness and response restoration efforts as well communication with the public depending on what they find fines for CenturyLink could reach into the millions. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news who weeks ago before the Alaskan way viaduct shuts down, but the driving struggle doesn't end three weeks later when the new tunnel
Lorena Martin Sues Mariners over Alleged Racial Discrimination
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Health officials worry after HIV outbreak in north Seattle
"Details since February doctors, have identified a group of eight people infected with HIV north Seattle all were homeless. And injected or used illicit drugs Dr Jeff With Seattle, King County public health we are concerned about the potential for Increase change in the way This year nineteen people who inject drugs have been diagnosed. With HIV and King County that's nearly double the average, over, the last
Auburn and Washington to meet in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game
"It's number six Washington and number nine. Auburn to kick off the college football season in Atlanta on Saturday pre game coverage right here on KOMO. News, beginning and early at seven, thirty game time, at twelve, thirty yes it is a huge game but husky quarterback Jake Browning reminding everyone it is not a game that will dictate the rest of the huskies season is the first game decided. To play it Honestly kinda, over, talking, about, a, game it is because you know more wash Maury watch like okay these guys are teams like us and the whole, SEC thing. And Atlanta and play in whatever. Dome and that's great but it's still game and we gotta
Local Sugar Taxes May Be Headed For A Crash
"News the fight over taxing soda and other groceries has. Become a central issue of this falls campaign initiative sixteen thirty four would prohibit local governments from taxing sugary drinks or any other food. Mike's Telo. Is with the Latino, chamber of commerce Amazon. We're not Microsoft we're not bowling for small businesses, family run and things like this really impact our bottom line but Dr Jim Krieger with healthy foods America says this isn't. About small business already there are rules on the books a loss on the books that prohibit taxes. On foods like Britain vegetables milk and bread it's all about truly protecting the profits of big soda voters will. Decide this
Amazon calls out Bernie Sanders for "misleading accusations"
"Good afternoon, it is three to seventy six degrees in Seattle I'm Elisa Jaffe with. Tom glasco here are the top stories, from, the KOMO twenty four, seven news center the feud between Amazon and Senator Bernie Sanders heating up. Come Kelly Blair gives us the latest Vermont, Senator Bernie Sanders plants introduced legislation next week that would tax large. Employers like, Amazon employees, forced to use federal. Programs. To get by some would be equal to the amount of assistance their, workers? Are. Forced, to use the working families and middle class, in, this country should not. Have to subsidize the wealthiest people. In the United States of America that's absurd, and that is what a rigged economy. Is all about, the Bill is an attempt to force large companies like Amazon and
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"The question was whether the text on the petitions violated state law and he found that it did ordering the measure. Removed from the ballot a notice of appeal has, already been filed. Jeff Pohjola KOMO news those midterm ballots are scheduled to be mailed out in mid October. And secretary of, state Kim Wyman says
U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule
"Washington's attorney general says he's got another win. Against the White House Jeep up Ferguson joined with other attorneys general from across the country to, sue the EPA After that agency moved to block the. Obama era chemical disaster rule that rule increases the regulations and procedures, at large chemical plants an appeals court sided with Bergesen saying this is. A matter of public safety and eat must go, into effect according to the hill newspaper the Trump administration believes that rule is too, expensive in unnecessarily burdensome is unclear whether the administration will appeal to a higher