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As Cases Surge in Seattle, COVID-19 Testing Extended at Rainier Beach and West Seattle
"A surge in covid nineteen cases has hit the seattle area and it's causing an about face in the city strategy. The city was about to close to testing sites. But now says it's too early for that k. u. o. ws page browning has more in the last two weeks more than seven hundred people in seattle have tested positive for covid nineteen. The case rate is higher than it's been for the past two months when it comes to average new cases per week and there's a hot spot in the city the university district and neighborhood surrounding it specifically the city's documented outbreaks in the nine eight one zero five and nine one five zip codes. This means all four of the city run. Cova testing sites are staying open mayor. Jenny durkan wanted to make two of them vaccine sites. But that's on hold
Former state representative Jessyn Farrell is running for Seattle mayor
"List of Seattle mayoral candidates. Former state representative Giessen Farrell announced her candidacy today. Joining an increasingly large and very group, hoping to lead the city after current Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she will not seek a second term. Farrell served two terms as a Democrat, the State House of Representatives, helping past transportation measures, including the expansion of sound transit in infrastructure improvements. The search
Seattle to open more permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Lumen Field Event Center
"Seattle is setting up permanent mass vaccination sites at the lumine field events center also in rainier beach and west seattle seattle mayor. Jenny durkan says the expansion will reach thousands more vulnerable residents each week and thousands more with enough supplies. And i spoke with mayor durkan about this expansion and why it is so needed here. Despite the fact that seattle was the first to kind of experienced both hospitalization deaths of covid because of the hard work sacrifices that the businesses and residents have made we have for the top thirty cities or so in america the lowest level of disease in hospitalization and part of the reason for that is. We're able to stand up just a first in class testing system. We wanna first in class vaccination system and so we're building the infrastructure to make permanent some of our vaccinations sites and to be able to be one of the first cities in the country to vaccinate all of its residents that need to be vaccinated and of course it requires us to get a steady dose of the vaccines. But it's looking like we will in some very excited. They will make a couple of our vaccination sites permanent We'll stand up a mass vaccination site and we'll open additional sites as time permits well. We're the new mass vaccination site you're talking about coming online. The new the new mass vaccination side is going to be what's now called. Bloomfield used to be centurylink people. Think of where the seahawks play. And how about what's going to be going on at the rainier beach and west seattle facilities those way. We'll make the rainier beach and west seattle facilities permanent vaccine sites It's incredibly important just to be able to reach all parts of our community particularly those who've been hardest hit by the virus and we know clearly from the data that Our communities of color in particular have been hit by cove not just the health impacts but the economic impact and the health impacts have been significantly disproportionate. So i'm very excited. We'll be able to keep that rear beach Facility open and have it as a permanent vaccine location and also very excited that we can keep west seattle open because as you know not only are the number of underserved communities in that area but it also because the west seattle bridge it's access to other parts of the city has been significantly diminished. So we've got to bring the vaccine to the people that need it absolutely. You mentioned the communities of color. Do you know what the vaccination rates are looking like when it comes to inoculating these communities much more percentage of the population. Getting the disease and much lower portion. Actually getting the vaccines. That's why the city of seattle has stepped up and are are. We are really providing that equity lens or vaccinations and really proud of seattle fire department. And all the work. They've done but very proud of the community based organizations who have stood up helped us implement a program so that we've been able to do pop up clinics in the communities for those who've been under served and seventy percent of the vaccinations that we've been able to deliver have been to buy pock community. We're really pushing with our community. Based partners to get those people who might not have access to healthcare. They might be hesitant to get the vaccine or have language barriers and by doing that. We're we're reaching the people that that are most vulnerable and need the vaccine. Will you mentioned hesitancy in the groups that you've had discussions with we've heard a lot about this certain communities of color just being simply afraid to get given the us history and medical practices here in our country. But do you really think it's an issue or are we just talking about lack of access to the vaccine. So i think it is both i think right now because we are in the period where they're scarcity. We're working hard to make sure that we get the shots arms and and and getting them to the right people so using the lens for that soon. I think we will have enough vaccine to deliver. And then we'll have to shift to try to get people who would be hesitant to come. You have to remember that. For the last four years the federal government waged war against are immigrants and refugees. It's hard to then turn on a dime and tell them they can now trust government. And so that's why it's very important to have community based partners that people that speak the language or that are trusted messengers and has the new mapping tool created by the university of washington helped you achieve these goals or is there something more that can better serve these bypass communities the tool has been very helpful because it gives us the actual data showing Vice zip code where the disease is most prevalent and so we can see using that tool that we have not been able to reach some of the communities most at risk for the disease that helps us target zip codes but we still need the community based partners who can work with people that they trust to get them to the vaccine sites.
Seattle mayor warns: 'Keep your eyes off' Wilson
"Wants Russell Wilson to leave the Seahawks. I'm a toy, you can true mayor of the city of New Orleans. And I know Mr Wilson that you will be a great addition to the New Orleans Saints. And, more importantly, I can see us in that number within that Super Bowl championship. Once again, the mayor posted a video on Twitter this evening trying to woo the quarterback to come to the South. Recent rumors have sparked the Wilson wants to be traded, though nothing has been verified. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan replied to Mayor Cantrell's tweet saying, quote. I love you, mayor. But keep your eyes off. His home is Seattle. A
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivers her final state of the city address
"U. S has snow on the ground right now. CNN there. Jenny Durkan gave her last state of the city speech today. She spoke about several challenges Seattle faces but focused on the pandemic and the push for vaccinations. I know everyone is just so tired, but we're so close. We have sacrificed and band through so much. We can't let our guard down now. Not until we get enough people vaccinated. Durkin says Her goal is for Seattle to be the first city to vaccinate 70% of the city's adults. The mayor also talked about steps necessary to reopen downtown and shelter the city's homeless population. Well open hundreds of shelter spaces and affordable homes to bring more neighbors inside from our parks and streets so they can get stability and services. This is Mayor Durkin's fourth and
'Never bet against Seattle:' Mayor Durkan highlights hope in final State of City address
"Just a six minute speech, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her final state of the city address. You want us to be the first city in the country to vaccinate 70% of our adults? Speech was almost entirely about the pandemic and economic recovery. Durkin said that she hopes to have vaccines available to all residents by spring and added that you should never bet against Seattle.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivers final State of the City address
"Durkin has given her final state of the city address. The speech lasted just over six minutes and focused almost entirely on the cove in 19 pandemic, hopefully by spring. The federal government will increase supplies and the city will be able to a large mass vaccination sites that are easily accept accessible in all parts of our city Darkened has decided not to run for reelection and a new mayor will be sworn in by this time next year.
Seattle City Council approves $4 per hour mandatory pay boost for grocery workers during COVID-19 pandemic
"As 10,000 grocery workers in the city will soon get a $4 per hour pay boost. Increased kicks in as soon as Mayor Jenny Durkan signs the ordinance Wednesday and comes after the City Council approved the emergency move earlier this week. COMAS Suzanne Fons spent the day talking to workers in the Northwest grocery associations Holly Chisolm, We're really grateful, and it's really necessary. Maggie Bashir's worse for Fred Myers grocery store in Seattle. But out of concern about covert 19 she's currently on leave. It's scary. My husband is high risk, and my son is both on his high risk as well. And I'm just terrified. That's you know, one day at work, 16 hour shift will be the thing I regret the most. She really appreciates that Seattle City Council and the mayor have approved of $4 an hour papers for grocery store workers in the city. Grocery store workers are out there and they're putting their lives in the safety of their family members on the line. In order to keep the food supply going additional compensation when these grocery stores are pulling in record profits. It's not an unreasonable request. I don't really want to. You want to be there right now Coming leader Newman up works for a grocery store Millcreek. She wishes she could get the so called hazard pay. She's working only 20 hours a week for her own safety. She hopes other cities and grocery stores will implement the papers, and then I'll give her many hours. It would help with that, too. So hoping pay coma news checked in with the Northwest Grocery Association, which represents Hundreds of major grocery stores that will be impacted by the city mandate stores like you see Fred Meyer, Safeway the mandate effects and your grocery store with more than 500 employees. How will this impact grocery stores? How will this impact Customers. I don't know if it will impact customers as much on the initial. But for certainly for grocery stores. It is a significant cost increase at a time, especially for your smaller grocery stores. They don't earn the huge profits that folks who Googled grocery stores see and it's too early to tell if this papers will mean Ice increases for customers or even job cuts. Industry groups tell me that they are very concerned about the health and safety of their workers. But they also say that officials should be expediting vaccinating their workers, as opposed to focusing on a papers.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for reelection
"And what about in the city of seattle last week. Mayor durkan announced that recovering from the pandemic will take all of her energy in twenty twenty one which meant she had a choice. I could spend the next year campaigning to keep this job or focus all my energy on doing the job. There was only one right choice for our city doing the job. I've decided not to run for reelection because seattle. We still have some tough months ahead.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for reelection
"Seattle Mer Jenny Dirk has announced he will not run for re election, the latest from Cuomo's Jeff Pooja alone in a term beleaguered by protests, violence and the covert 19 pandemic. Working so much of the sport she had when she was first elected slip away. Efforts were launched to have her recall, though none fully materialized, And today she announced that she will not be running again. I could spend the next year campaigning to keep this job or focus all my energy on doing the job. There was only one right choice for our city, doing the job that from a video she posted online. This creates an open seat that is likely to draw on numerous candidates and 2021. Also further speculation that Durkin may join the Biden administration. She, of course served as the U. S attorney for Western Washington under President Obama. The Durkin says she has not been approached by the Biden transition team.
Seattle Police Budget Reduced By 15% In 2021
"The Seattle Police Department budget will see a 15% budget cut next year Mayor Jenny Durkan officially adopting the 2021 budget today. Is part of the custom SPD 911 service and parking enforcement will be moved out of the police budget, while the size of the force will be reduced mainly by eliminating vacant positions. The budget invest $100 million in black, indigenous and people of color communities. A record $167 million addresses the homeless crisis by creating new shelter spaces. $3 million will help clean up trash and city
Seattle Mayor Durkan Announces $5.65 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative
"Several million dollars will go to community groups in what Seattle mayor of Seattle's mayor hopes will be the building blocks for a generational boost. The nearly $6 million awarded by Mayor Jenny Durkan through the Equitable Development Initiative are meant to help mainly African American organizations to build capacity or expand. Facilities as a foundation so that they can then work from the ground up to help preserve the cultures of neighborhoods where people are being priced out Derek and also signed a 99 year lease for fire Station six to Africa Town Community Land Trust, where a black owned business incubator will soon open Africa town director why King Garrett says the investment show another future is possible. He's successful solution developed by community and then embraced and invested by our government can be scaled across sectors, including private Corporate philanthropy sectors. Durkin says she hopes this is the start of what she calls generational investments. Ryan Harris camo News
Seattle Mayor Proposes $5.6M Plan To Address Trash & Maintenance In City
"Trash in your park. Anything going to be done about it? C L. A mayor and Jenny Durkan proposing a $5.6 million plan to address Trash and maintenance needs in our parks and public spaces, Mayor Durkin's office, saying the city has struggled to meet those needs. Since the Koven 19 pandemic began. Her office cited a rise in trash and illegal dumping. And then there was a dip in staffing due to the pandemic and protocol and a reduction in volunteer cleanups. And by the way, Durkin's plan requires council approval. In
Seattle's Mayor Durkan pushes back on rights group claims, resignation call
"The city's LGBTQ commission joined the city's Human rights commission in demanding that Durkin step down immediately. They say she failed to protect the rights of citizens During the recent protests and riots on Friday, Durkin responded, Continue having unknown dialogue. We may continue to disagree on some of the policy issues. However, Durkin says she will continue to serve his mayor Jeff Pooja, Look, come on news. And Jenny Durkan is Seattle's first openly lesbian mayor. Former
Seattle Public Schools extends remote learning into 2021
"Seattle public schools anytime soon. The district says remote learning will continue at least until January, 28th within person learning limited to a small number of students. Receiving special education services. The school district says it will continue to refine remote learning and the leadership team has reconvened toe Look at next steps. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has no intention of
Seattle mayor names task force to guide spending $100M on communities of color
"Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has unveiled who is now going to be on that task force that will determine how $100 million will be spent on communities of color. The Seattle Times is reporting this morning that 29 members include pastors, union leaders, the end of Thie Urban League, along with Seattle Indian Health Board and El Centro de la Raza. City Council member Debra Juarez is going to serve as a non voting member, Thie Durkin administration is going to pay consultant up to $200,000 to help this taskforce navigate its work between November and June of next year.
Decision time for the West Seattle Bridge
"About what to do about the West Seattle Bridge are scheduled Wednesday, A city leaders decide whether to repair or rebuild. The city's Department of Transportation indicates that replacing the bridge might be the best option where Jenny Durkan is expected to announce whatever the final decision is in about 10 days.
Washington State Supreme Court rejects effort to recall Seattle mayor
"Tonight the state Supreme Court throwing in an effort to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, we first brought this to you is breaking news on Come on news at five o'clock tonight. It ends an attempt by six Seattle residents tohave the mayor removed from office. They blame the mayor for the police department's indiscriminate use of tear gas. His protest turned violent, violent and chaotic this summer, the highest Courts or the high court order says the allegations were factually and legally insufficient to allow recall to move forward in time. Mayor Durkin is still facing calls for her resignation from the Seattle Human Rights Commission, including two members appointed by the mayor. Claims she willfully violated her duty to protect the citizens of Seattle, one example sites the use of tear gas on demonstrators Three days after a 30 Day ban was ordered. The commission says the mayor also failed to protect the rights of the homeless. Mayor's office responded, saying Durkin has doubled spending on homelessness during her tenure and the conditions letter contains many false and inaccurate claims.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"The service standards the people that we deliver to is it's been a major issue for Most postal workers with House this weekend will vote on a bill to fund and restore the USPS to service levels from the beginning of this year. As for its chances in the Republican controlled Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he doesn't share the president's concern and that the Postal Service will be just fine. King County's August 4th primary election results have been certified and the turnout was higher than expected. It was 56% In the 2016 primary. It was only 37%. There is a race in Pierce County that hasn't been decided just yet. In the race for the 29th legislative District, State representative position number two, the 2nd and 3rd place candidates are separated by just 82 votes, so there will be a mandatory machine recount Friday morning. Steve Kirby and Charlotte, Meena are fighting for the right to take on frontrunner Terry Harder in November. See Allomere Jenny Durkan has until Monday to decide whether she will veto the City Council's 2020 budget re balance in the cuts to the Seattle Police Department. In an exclusive interview with Cuomo's Matt Markovich, the mayor says While she and the council disagree, they still need to have a plan to move forward with changes to Seattle's police department policing. All they wanted to do was cut without giving us a plan for what that meant Homelessness. They just want to cut the navigation team. But what does that say to all the community is right now in Seattle that have really difficult encampments in public safety issues, both for the people living in them and for the communities they touch, Sturcken says. Instead of Vito, she would rather work with the council to come up with alternative. So that emergency services were there. When people call for them. You can see more from Mats. Interview with Mayor Durkin at Combe aux news dot com will get to a CO Moh sports update in one minute. Come on news times. 6 39 Right.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is lawless, and it's brutal and bottom line is acceptable Black lives matter. Enough is enough. I always say that because that's not true. That's like kind of like it is what it is, which is always true. No matter what you're talking about. And enough is enough enough. When you say enough is enough. It always is. When you say you have Mayor Jenny Durkan talking about how it's like the summer of love, and it's peaceful in. Everybody's having a good time. We've got four blocks in Seattle that you just saw pictures of that is more like a block party atmosphere. It's not an armed takeover. It's not a military junta. We will. We will make sure that we can restore this. But we have block parties and the like in this part of Seattle the time and it's known for that. Yeah, it's known for that. It's this number of love and death. It's the summer of shooting people to death, including 19 year old Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr. Who graduated from high school on one find Friday about three weeks ago, and then he went down to the chop zone because you know it's hip to be part of the protest. And within a matter of, I think minutes, not even ours. He was shot to death by a lunatic. There have been no arrests because they're no police in the zone and snitches get stitches And you know pigs in a blanket fry like bacon. Nobody is talking to the cops. So here is Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr. Who was on with Sean Hannity last night in an interview, that was quite an interview. He needed help he needed here minutes he needed he needed the police become somebody. Somebody was supposed to go in there and help my son. And even after that still need a man. Let me know. I should know from some little kids. I should have done 50 years old. Somebody somebody knocked on my door. Yes. We need to sit down and talk to you and let you know what's going on. Because I still was going. Nobody from the city notified the parents. Nobody from the city notified the family. The police didn't come. The political person came. Nobody can on. He found out from some kids in the neighborhood. Hey, by the way, you're 19 year old son, who was born a primi. He was born at 20 something weeks. There was a fight between the mother and and Horace, senior here. He ended up taking full custody of his son when he was two years old when the son was two years old and at least one other kid as well, and he's been raising his kids and then his son graduated from high school on Friday, went down to the shop on Saturday and didn't come out alive. And in fact, the mob kept the paramedics in the place from getting there because, you know You know how they are. It's the mob. It's the Democrat Party on DH. Welcome to 2020. They like your vote. Did you know that refinancing your credit card balances can lower your interest rate and save you a lot of money, and you.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on WDRC
"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan saying the autonomous zone in the capital region name chop will be dismantled and the police precinct which had been abandoned two weeks ago will be retaking is made it clear to me that for the short term S. P. D. we'll need the east precinct to appropriately respond to more than one hundred thousand nine one one calls SPD will be returning to the east precinct we will do it peacefully in the near future concession made the decision after violence over the weekend two people were shot one was killed in there was a report of a sexual assault reports of scuffles between police and protesters in Lafayette park in Washington DC where demonstrators earlier tried to tear down the statue of Andrew Jackson earlier this month protesters were clear from the same parks president trump could walk to Saint John church for a photo op the president heading west tomorrow Tuesday that could be crucial in the November election the president tomorrow will spend time in Yuma Arizona to survey the border wall and take part in a roundtable discussion with local leaders on border security hell then head to Phoenix to speak at the students for trump convention Tuesday will be the president's third trip to Arizona during this election year and his first time to the border in you'll know since twenty seventeen in February the president held a campaign rally in Phoenix in front of a full house at Arizona veterans memorial Coliseum a recent poll from fox news had the president trailing former vice president Joe Biden in Arizona by four points in Washington John decker fox news major league baseball appears to be headed for an abbreviated season as the league issued a sixty game schedule this coming after the Players Association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length America is listening to fox news.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Mayor Jenny Durkan king county executive Dow Constantine congressman Adam Smith and countless family members who have lost loved ones at the hands of police one of those is Andre Taylor who founded the advocacy group not this time after his brother was killed in our name not this time this you should feel that she might lead us full years before and while he said the black community has a right to feel angry rioting will help encourage people to work with those in power so that they might truly create lasting change at Jenkins park Jeff poacher look come on news all news time eight ten for the Harley exterior sports desk almost bill sports as one Seahawks rookie might miss training camp former Stanford tight end Colby Parkinson reportedly had Jones surgery to fix a foot fracture three weeks ago NFL network's Ian Rapoport says the C. hawks fourth round draft choice suffered that injury during his own offseason workout the UCLA Bruins football players have come together demanding their health and safety is protected as they approach return to campus workouts and eventually practice in a document obtained by ESPN thirty current players signed it demanding third party health officials oversee their safety guidelines a positive code nineteen test forces golfer Nick want me to withdraw from the RBC heritage in South Carolina according to the tourists health and safety protocol want me will have to self isolate for ten days Webb Simpson is the second round leader after back to back sixty fives and course no spectators allowed on the course at harbour town feels nice you know to have some fans out you know the house is on their porches and and cheering for us set felt felt good it felt kind of like back to normal a little bit so I'm I miss the fans I miss hearing those rewards on the passcode sports updates attended forty after the hour bill Schwartz come on news.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Proclamation which allows for the reopening of most health care services including dentists he says the providers will have to ensure they have enough personal protective equipment or PP E. available now we recognize unfortunately it's still difficult to purchase certain types of PPE as possible there be providers who have to just the re opening plans due to these limitations Harmon of health also announced that secretary of health John Huisman will be stepping down at the end of the year he's accepted a job at the university of North Carolina an engineer's report says the west Seattle bridge is headed for collapse however goes on to say that immediate work to shore up the bridge could prevent it from falling into the Duwamish river hundred fifty feet below the report was ordered by mayor Jenny Durkan according to The Seattle Times the bridge is been closed since March when dangerous cracking was discovered in the support structure and we do it every ten minutes all the floors now it's time for your call mall traffic in Bellevue construction northbound I. four oh five between forty fourth street and Lake Washington Boulevard the right lane and shoulder are closed until four thirty eight AM and the north bound for all five ramp to Blake Washington Boulevard is also closed overnight a detour is in place and in fact toria the eastbound I. ninety off ramp to build you way is closed for road work until five AM I'm J. Phillips call mode twenty four seven traffic the como forecast from the eco roof weather desk why during the Tuesday morning to everybody widely scattered showers still possible today otherwise we're trying for more drying when it's partly sunny it's going to be pretty.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan says city park should not be used as gathering spots she's a city employees will be out at parks this weekend to remind people about social distancing and they work our our your area that message blared out in the park area of lake union on Saturday the reminding people not to congregate in parks and anyone who visits trails to practice social distancing and stay six feet away from others mayor Durkan says the people continue to gather she says the city could temporary close all city parks with the cobra nineteen pandemic taking a toll on Washington health officials public's published guidelines on how personal protective gear will be distributed to counties long term facilities hospitals and emergency medical services with confirmed cases will be the first to get the gear the next batch goes to facilities with fewer cases also the jails and shelters with confirmed cases then an allotment goes to other isolation facilities skilled health facilities and homeless shelters the medical community is getting some much needed help and it's coming from a place people may not have expected the state department of corrections correctional industries program is about to start producing these guns in response to the nationwide shortage estimated they will make about five to six thousand of these counts per day thanks to the help of a dozen staff members and about a hundred and sixty inmates the Washington state epidemiologist for communicable diseases Dr Scott Lindquist is concerned about our supply shortage he said in addition to protective gear the state desperately need supplies to collect samples for the covert nineteen tests like swabs and tubes and chemicals used to run the test after.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Mayor Jenny Durkan has outlined plans to combat an expected increase in crime and criminals are more active during the summer months, so Durkan as announced increased patrols in certain areas of the nightlife season. I capital hill. There's always been increased nightlife enforcement and places like golden gardens and certain blocks in Soto embel- town, as well. The police will also focus on seven other neighborhoods. The announcement comes a day after three people were wounded in south Seattle shooting, a fourth previously thought to be part of the same group was determined to have been hurt in Shep. Case in Renton, nor arrests have been made changes coming for the King County sheriff's office use of force policy. Komo SU Romero tells us about what's been recommended and what the agency says it will accept eight recommendations from the county's office of law enforcement oversight. That could be the difference between a deputy reporting that he quote put a suspect in the back of a patrol car or instead he reports that he quote used a wrist lock on a suspect before handcuffing him, then lightly pushing him into the back of patrol car that suggestion that officers provide more details of low level force was one the sheriff said she could implement, but seven other recommendations were rejected the sheriff declined to adopt the recommendations relate to how families of people harmed and incense with police are contacted Deborah Jacobs with the enforcement office ask them to reconsider current policy leaves family, notifications to the medical examiner's office. See Romero, KOMO news. A fourteen year old boy pulled from lake Washington, your Magnusson. Marcus today has died, the teen who died this morning was underwater for a period of time before being pulled out new abortion laws passed mostly in southern and midwestern states are now in the sights of a lawmaker from the northwest. Komo's Ryan Harris has more on that representatives. New Bill new women's health, Protection, Act co sponsored by Washington congresswoman, Susan del bene, and several other Democrats from our state would prohibit states from putting restrictions on abortions considered medically unnecessary, or that would block women's access to care, including so-called fetal. Heartbeat laws. Kristen row Finkbeiner director of moms rising says these laws target certain groups winning you already the most vulnerable women who are lower income women who are already on the edge are the ones who are being impacted the most by the rollback of the access to basic healthcare services group, human, life of Washington. Sinister statement which says in part, quote, when we see bills like the heartbeat Bill. We support the principle that human life should be preserved and every woman. Considering abortion should be given full disclosure of risks to make her decision. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. Former state Senator, Don Benton lobbied, hard to become President Trump's White House chief of staff. That's what documents obtained by the Seattle times, reveal December two thousand eighteen letter from Benton to the president reads in part, I am available for any special project, you need, including the opportunity to be your chief of staff letter during a time when former General, John Kelly was rumored to be leaving his post as chief of staff Benton was Trump's Washington state campaign manager.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to make that permanent. Seattle times reports some employees within the department oversees of signed a petition urging the mayor to start over with a more transparent process. Shawny Jones works in the H point person as the leader of a department that serves a marginalized community without input from the folks that are impacted the most is highly disrespectful. Several people who live in Seattle sanctioned homeless camps. Have also spoken out against Johnson's appointment. Now, so want stance has drawn a sharp response from Durkan's office, Saint Johnson has undergone an exhaustive vetting process by doing his job. They say it's time for councilmember Salah now to do hers. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. The Seattle area's most successful companies are sounding the alarm over the decline in middle income housing. The update from komo's Corwin Hake. You'll recall Microsoft step forward, I two weeks ago company, president brand Smith pledged five hundred million dollars toward financing for middle-class housing and challenge to other local companies to join the effort now regional corporate giants have attached there. Their name to a report by a group called challenge. Seattle led by former Governor Chris Gregoire, Seattle members. Obviously want the entire region to be economically successful and to continue that success. But they've fundamentally also want the region to be affordable to all families of all income. The Seattle times reports Costco, Zillow warehouse her and Expedia or among the challenge. Seattle companies now calling for policy changes to relieve the lack of housing proposals include new zoning laws to allow for more density. Another idea would extend low income housing tax credits to middle income projects. Corwin hake. Komo news. Update this morning on a hit and run crash near Olympia that left any eleven year old with devastating injuries. State. Troopers have found the van they say hit Isaiah Bermeo on Sunday right now, they're not sharing where the van was found. Or if they've found the driver Bermeo remains on life support. His family says he has very little chance of survival and missing Clark county pilot, George re- Regis is believed to be dead. His plane was found crashed on the side of mount hood in Oregon. We told you Monday reaches took off from the airport in cameras Friday and hasn't been heard from since our recovery team will head out this morning trying to reach the wreckage. Investigators are now looking into the cause of that crash. Komo news time eight ten trying to get to the Harley exterior sports desk. Can Tom hutler is here huskie men's basketball team off to its best started the conferences fifty two fifty three season seven and Owen Pac twelve nine straight wins. That's all on the line tonight against Southern Cal airlines arena. Trojans are five and two in the conference of difference. At tonight's game may come down to in the estimate of coach Mike Hopkins dog pacman when they're on. They're.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"To stroke. The video shows fella Togo with a handgun at one point foul Togo appeared to keep resisting an officer fired a single round killing fellow Togo at the scene. Surprise higher by Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan. She hired a new point person to demanded traffic chaos in the city. Komo's mad Markevic question. The mayor about this first of its kind higher mayor Jenny Durkan has hired retired Air Force Major General Michael warden to serve as Seattle's I ever director of citywide mobility operations coordination. The general will be providing that one point of contact in the city across all the parts to make sure that if we have mobility challenges that are not foreseen they were able to coordinate and scrambled to those immediately general would've mmediately coordinate the city's twenty nine departments in response to keep the traffic flowing actually heard from people is we're going through a really hard period of time. We wanna make sure somebody's in charge of getting it, right? Mark of KOMO news. Flexibility is the key to surviving the three week highway ninety nine mess and beyond. That's the message from commute Seattle where Madeleine says flex schedules are key because the roads. And buses are jammed at peak times with transit users as well, not just drivers. So anybody who's looking to get a space on that bus or the train? They will have much more luck doing not if they come in a little bit early are a little bit later rather than during that Simmons nine AM says businesses are also offering incentives to workers like transit cards to get them to play ball. If they don't have to be on the road at the height of the commute. And we're counting down the days until commuters across the region. Face those long highway closures in Washington state, the longest one in state history. Komo's Carrick hostage has the story of a small business with a strategy to financially make it through the closure. Helena's.
"jenny durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Six Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has a warning about major changes to the city's transportation system that are going to linger long after the Alaskan way viaduct closes next month and the new tunnel opened three weeks later, she says look out for what's the new normal as we build a better Seattle. We know that how we get in. And. Around Seattle is going to change significantly people have to understand that this new normal will last years not months because of the number of make construction projects coming online. The changes include bringing all buses out of the downtown transit tunnel and back onto city streets in late March tolling in the new highway ninety nine tunnel that starts midsummer light rail from Northgate about two years away and light rail on the east side in about four years. A message from Durkan and transportation leaders is find a way to leave your car behind take transit into Seattle. And when that viaduct shuts down January eleventh and you're looking for options. Remember, KOMO news has traffic every ten minutes on the fours. Komo news time eight oh, seven allegations of industrial espionage, you're on the docket in Seattle courtroom as a federal judge ways the merits of an aerospace lawsuit. The story from komo's Corwin Hake. Canadian planemaker bombarded is suing Japan based Mitsubishi aircraft corporation alleging midst. Maybe she lured away bombarded employees and convince them to share company secrets on their way out the door. Also named in the suit Seattle engineering firm Aerotech said to be helping Mitsubishi gain FAA certification for its small regional jet. The J bombarded may also primarily makes small regional jets. Now, the Seattle times reports Mitsubishi has filed a motion in US district court in Seattle to have the suit dismissed Mitsubishi has released a statement saying, quote, we categorically deny bombarded as claims that we ever sought or misappropriated any trade secrets from current or former bombarded a employees Corwin Hake. Komo news is not involved in this lawsuit. The company is certainly looking on with great interest. Boeing is working on a five and a quarter billion dollar joint. Venture with the Brazilian jet maker Embraer which makes the same kind of small regional jets as the other two companies yesterday a judge in Brazil, put the Boeing Embraer deal on ice until a new. Zillion government takes office on January first. There was a strike plan for today by emergency medical technicians in Seattle, but it has been suspended the Teamsters union which represents about four hundred fifty EMT's in Seattle put off the strike deadline. So both sides can resume their talks, and we'll let you know if and when there is some progress the Kent police department today starting today is using body cameras in a pilot program. The department will use ten body cams that were selected for their high definition capabilities in low light officers began training a week ago. The department believes the body cameras will reduce the use of force and false complaints as well as improved behavior on both sides of the badge as komo's Frank Lenzi reporting swat teams disrupted, a major drug dealing operation being run out of homeless camps in Seattle's international district. Komo's Joel Moreno describes the scene patchwork of tents in an area littered with trash and police say is where four dangerous drug dealers base their operations we've.
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"You. Komo's Carleen Johnson has more on the long-awaited NHL announcement made this morning. Yeah. Christmas came a few weeks early for hockey fans. The NHL today approving Seattle's application for an expansion franchise. That will become the league's thirty second team in twenty twenty one NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, I know how hard this team's outstanding ownership group has worked over the last several years to finally reached this point. Now, the Seattle group's going to shell out six hundred fifty million dollars expansion fees and other seven hundred fifty million to renovate keyarena, another seventy million to build a new training facility Seattle hockey CEO Todd Lodwick eighty when this franchise opens our players will stepped onto the ice Patricia training facility that will be as good as any in the world. And that training center will not only be the home to our team. It will be the epicenter of hockey are part of the world hockey fans got up early for this big day gathered at Henry's tavern on south. Lake union. My colleague Corwin Hake is there and joins us live karleena Henry's tavern mayor Jenny Durkan his partying with fans today. NHL team for Seattle is a personal victory for mayor Durkan and NHL Commissioner Bettman made sure to give her credit for helping make this happen. And I would like to in particular. Thanks Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan both for her critical work on the arena redevelopment project and for her enthusiastic. Support of bringing the NHL to Seattle now for her part Durkin says her goal was to ensure both team owners and arena owners are fully invested in the city of Seattle. I grew up here. I.
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"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan says during what she dubbed the period of maximum constraint getting those streets reopened quickly as critical for every minute. We have a Fender bender stuck in the road. It's seven minutes of backup. Durkin says protecting property will be a lower priority than keeping you moving through town. If nobody's hurt. We're getting things out of the street. If people are hurt the number one priority is obviously rendering carrying getting people say the mayor also says they'll continue to work with businesses to stagger shifts and to get more transit in town to get people out of cars there even permitting more bike sharing with the conditions that bikes are spread all over town. Especially at transit hubs to get them that last mile Ryan Harris, KOMO news. Finding available affordable. Childcare is an issue for so many families in the state. That's why the governor host of a meeting of childcare agencies providers parents today to talk about those challenges. We're looking at better ways to have children at the work site, and it's working well, so far, and I think it's worth exploring from a business standpoint. Kelly Fukai with Schweitzer engineering says they provide daycare for their workers, which is a win for everyone. I think that businesses need to do a better job thinking about childcare as a part of that in greater economic development ecosystem our infrastructure Ford abilities, always a top priority. The state says a low income family of four wouldn't even be able to afford daycare for children in King County. We're childcare's the most expensive in the state after the Seattle department of transportation went over budget on major projects this year. The agency is asking for more money in its two thousand nineteen budget. Komo's sue Romero has more for next year s dot is proposing a six hundred nine million dollar budget about one hundred twenty eight million more than this year's budget, which wasn't enough and starts nine hundred thirty million dollar move. Seattle. Levy is supposed to fund projects to the year twenty twenty four including paving bridge, work pedestrian and bike master plans and also major projects like the Northgate pedestrian bridge. But earlier this year found the department would not be able to deliver the plan projects with that initial financing plan city staffer Calvin Chow says it's. Due to rising construction costs new transportation needs and uncertainty about how much federal money they'll receive. He says to come through with promised Levy projects as dot is proposing other funding sources and also eliminating some transportation programs to divert those funds. See Romero KOMO news time eight ten and game to the World Series going on in Boston. Bottom of the eighth inning right now. The Red Sox four the dodgers to and at the Harley exterior sports desk. Here's Tom Glasgow. The dogs will be making their way to Berkeley to take on the bears on Saturday. Three thirty kickoff. You'll hear it right here. On your home of the huskies. Komo news quarterback Jake Browning on cows defense. Yeah. I mean, I think we've gone..
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"City mayor Jenny Durkan's already signed off in the new deal and is encouraging. The city council to do the same divests have been brought in to help raise two sunken boats on the hoquiam river votes were tied together and sank on Wednesday. Even with an oil boom around them fuel still leaking. It's not known how much diesel has leaked owners of the boats face possible, fines and cleanup cost an outbreak of chicken pox, at of southwest Washington elementary school could keep students out of class for several weeks. Battleground public school spokesman Rita Sanders says five. Five cases have been confirmed at daybreak primary school, Microsoft hopes to encourage more minorities to get involved in technology, it hosted hundreds of inner city teenagers for its man code program. Friday at Microsoft campus in Redmond man, code is focused on minority boys and young men teaching them about coding game development, cybersecurity and software engineering fill Terrell is a Microsoft Project manager, there's not a lot of African American men or even Hispanic man technology, let alone at Microsoft, and so this is a huge opportunity for them to see people that are in a place that they might want to be doing something that they don't even know that they can do. What's his super cool conference was the first of more than a dozen scheduled around the country in the coming months in January eighty two Microsoft stores will start hosting many, man, code classes. Well, it was a wild scene in Pullman this week as ESPN is game day rolled into town. Cougar fans are hyped. Komo's Patrick Quinn is there for the beginning.
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"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan's. Five point nine billion dollar. Budget proposal is up for discussion today that includes six hundred and nine million dollars for transportation and another ninety million to fight the homeless crisis. The second of two city council committee sessions happens at two this afternoon. And there's a public hearing tomorrow night. Hey, rape accusation against a state Senator as posing a dilemma for those who would investigate the claim. Komo's Gregg Hersholt reports a woman named Candice favor came forward last week after the Brett Cavanaugh hearing to say that Republicans state Senator Joe Fain. Of Auburn had raped her in Washington DC hotel room in two thousand seven Fain denies it. And he says the allegation deserves to be investigated. But where to start secretary of the Senate Brad Hendricks tells the Seattle times there were several challenges. I that Fain was not a member of the legislature at the time the alleged incident took place out of state and Faber doesn't want to pursue charges or file suit against Fain. But he says they're still weighing all their options. This comes as the Senate approved the creation of human resources position this summer to investigate complaints against staff and lawmakers, but that job has not yet been filled. Gregg Hersholt, KOMO news. The constant distraction of a cell phone is no longer an issue for teachers at Bainbridge high school, the new all school rule at Bainbridge high is phones go into storage caddy in every teacher's classroom at the start of the class, and they get it back when they leave as you might expect not every student likes the policy, but some tell the Kitsap some that it is helping them stay more focused and attentive teachers are loving it. No, more, Snapchat interruptions, vibrating notification. Nations the faculty as a whole agreed over the summer to implement the policy that a few teachers were already using with reported success. I studied by the university of Texas at Austin, gay participant tests to measure, their cognitive capacity. The ability to hold and process data at any given time those who are asked to leave their cell phones in another room outperform to those who were asked to turn their phones off and took him away as Seattle man who operates a local sailboat tour business has been sentenced for illegally collecting disability payments. And komo's Eric Heintz reports the man was featured doing yoga on up stand up paddle board. The Justice department says Paul Marsh pleaded guilty to taking nearly one hundred eighty thousand dollars in disability benefits from Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway he was sentenced Monday to nine months in prison in order to pay nearly three hundred and twenty five thousand dollars court records say Lamarche claimed in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight he can no longer work as a conductor and break operator because of a back injury. And he began receiving a disability annuity in nineteen Ninety-three. However. Ever an investigation found he opened emerald city charters in nineteen Eighty-four and that he was the main sailboat operator while he claimed he was disabled. Eric heintz. Komo news Redmond police are looking for an arsonist to set. More than a half dozen fires within the last week with four vehicles hit in just one night. I opened the window and smoke billowing out. This was the surprise at greeted Brian's and Brodsky when he walked out to his car the morning of September twenty four to head to work everything pulled out of his glove box in the center console and thrown all over the inside is entire passenger seat. And a portion of the ceiling burned from a fire that police believe someone intentionally set frustrating that sort of Eliza assuming it doesn't total the vehicle takes a huge chunk out of people's day. Police say three other vehicles were hit the same night in downtown Redmond early Friday morning. Three more fires were set at an apartment complex education hill. So far police do not have any suspects at this point, it appears the person who's behind these fires is not targeting any specific. Type of komo's Steve McCarron says most of the cars were unlocked showdown, maybe shaping up between EBay and Amazon. Here's komo's Bill. O'neil? Wall Street Journal reports EBay sent a season desist letter to Amazon claiming his rival is using ebays messaging platform to poach sellers that letter accuses Amazon of violating California's computer crime laws well as its own user agreement EBay reportedly.
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"Mayor jenny durkan's desk and she says she'll sign it there was no question that if we had been in the middle of a referendum it was going to be really possibly difficult for me as mayor to make differences and bring people together she says the city is hitting reset and that they're responding to what residents are saying king county is delaying the start of a new affordable housing project at northgate with hopes that they'll end up with more housing units than they originally planned king county had planned for two hundred units of affordable housing next to the future light rail station northgate after getting just two bids on the project with construction scheduled to start next year but last week a new law that went into effect allows governments to give public lands away for free as long as it's used for housing so the county cancelled the current bids diane carlson is with king county metro by incorporating that provision we are hopeful we can get more unit we're all in the property and more affordable housing units which this region really need she says the number of affordable housing units they end up with is not known nor is the timeline for building now completion of the original two hundred units was to coincide with the new light rail station opening in two thousand twenty one now that's not for sure as a new proposal process could last several months romero komo news at and t given the green light to buy time warner komo's charlie harder tells us it could have a real impact on how we watch tv with his purchase at and t now not only owes warner brothers movies but all sorts of channels and brands including cnn hbo and tmz reporter joe flynn from the wall street journal tells komo this time of change in the entertainment industry in theory some of these things could be good for consumers why is that because we're already seeing people cut the cord from their traditional cable or satellite provider in favor of streaming services or some of these smaller internet distributed video packages that people are getting now they're called skinny bundles and certainly i think at and t will you'll want to play more in that feels something at and t already does with direct tv now service and with the purchase of all these channels at and t suddenly has a lot more content.
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"Coon theory by the shiny objects in the fights that don't matter we've got a focus and build a progress and a movement going forward because if we don't get involved we get the government we deserve so by getting involved i think you can actually make a difference in by having policies that talked all americans we won't have a repeat of that election you know you look at the rust belt and the the phrase those jobs are gone they're never coming back it may have been true but it was spoken with almost an arrogance that was an epithet for those people's hopes in their family's hopes we need to make sure we don't make that mistake that we are really looking at people's daily lives and thinking how do we make them better because we're going to have more people caught in that economic reality is you know just thomas vehicles it's estimated in five seven maximum ten years over twenty million americans will lose their jobs what do you do for the people what do you do now today to plan for that don't wait till they lose their jobs start now thinking about what are you going to do to protect those families because if you don't all your sewing is despair we have to have hope do you think donald trump is in good shape to be reelected i think it's way too early for anyone to predict what's going to happen in the national election presidential election i fear some of the things you know if you look over over history that those leaders who end up having trouble domestically start wars and that's my greatest fear but i think that we cannot expect just because we perceive him as being so incompetent or so bad for the country that that's translating he's going to lose we have to have a positive alternative and positive plans for real people because if we can't show people that their lives will be better they won't vote for us right mayor jenny durkan thanks for taking the time thanks so much for having me.
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"Welcome tough message i'm isaac there resist is too passive people have to organize they have to act they have to get involved they have to do the local level national level they have to stay in the dialogue they should not get distracted in the raccoon theory by the shiny objects and the fights that don't matter we've got a focus and build a progress and a movement going forward because if we don't get involved we get the government we deserve today's guest seattle mayor jenny durkan who won last year after really quite a mess mogul politics at in the old city the last mayor ed murray gotten abruptly sacked by scandal molesting young boys years before it was an office and all of a sudden there's an open mayor's race in a very democratic city and become central plant i trump movement durkin was a former us attorney appointed by barack obama choose actually the first openly gay presidential appointee ever anywhere in the country for any senior position but she was practicing law and she says not affecting to run for anything didn't seem to be any option all of a sudden there it was mayor not the most obvious transition for former prosecutor but once she was eager to get into and she's gotten into quickly working on everything from drug crimes to the future economy to fighting the federal government on immigration rates there's another thing that struck me about her she was the first obama love to run and to win after he left office now there are dozens running so many that obama staff which is trying to keep up can't track them all at least that's what they told me this is what the article up on the website that i wrote along with this interview gets into so please get over to politico dot com and check that out i talked with candidates for congress attorney general assembly all trying to figure out how and why the obama connection has resonance and what it's doing for them and their races spoiler here almost everyone who worked for the administration has been winning primaries we'll see if they go on to win the general elections we talked about all of it when i caught up dirt and over the weekend in boston at a meeting of the us conference of mayors.