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Court blocks release of records about Seattle cops in Washington, DC on Jan. 6
"Ruling is temporarily stopped the city of Seattle from naming six SPD officers who attended that Trump rally that preceded the U. S Capitol attack go most, Corwin Hank explains. The officers requested and were granted a temporary injunction to prevent the city from releasing their names in response to a public records request filed by Cuomo News and others. Geneva. Taylor with the Office of Police Accountability, says SPD has suspended at least two of those officers but otherwise is tight lipped. I can tell you is that it is being investigated. The officer's attorney says. None were involved in the Capitol attack. The Seattle Times reports. The restraining order is good until a second hearing on March 10th. That's when a King County Superior Court judge will decide whether to lift the injunction or make it permanent.
Fresh update on "king county" discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"It's been a year since the first cases of covid nineteen were found in king county. A lot has changed since then. And we've learned a lot about the coronavirus. Kyw's anabolic hawaii route reports on one. Big way things have changed last year around this time. You may have heard stories on k. W with voices from public health experts saying you should not wear a mask like this clip in march. Twenty twenty of dr jeff ditch. And he's the health officer for seattle and king. County is no good evidence that mask use for the general public Makes a difference. And there's some evidence that it might increase your risk of getting sick because those masks can get contaminated and you can touch them with your hands and then touch your face today when i played him clip do and smiled that Is a great illustrative of the evolution of knowledge. Around new emerging pathogen. He says at the time the no mask recommendation was based on the diseases. Sars and mers instead since then we've learned that the virus is spread through the air and you can be infected and infect others without any symptoms a we learned a lot and he says there's still a lot we don't know for example just how much the new variants of the virus are spreading around the county and the risk is still there case. Numbers are coming down from a huge wave in december but estimates still predicted. The disease is just about as prevalent as it was this time last year. That means around. Five thousand people could be walking around king county infected and not know it so the health officials says forget what he said. Last march wear a mask or even to anna. Boyko iraq kyw news..
Court blocks release of records about Seattle cops in Washington, DC on Jan. 6
"Has temporarily stopped the city of Seattle from naming six SPD officers who attended a Trump rally The day of the U. S Capitol attack more from Cuomo's core one take the officers requested and were granted a temporary injunction to prevent the city from releasing their names in response to a public records request filed by Cuomo News and others. Geneva. Taylor with the Office of Police Accountability, says SPD has suspended at least two of those officers but otherwise is tight lipped. I can tell you is that it is being investigated. The officer's attorney says. None were involved in the Capitol attack. The Seattle Times reports. The restraining order is good until a second hearing on March 10th. That's when the King County Superior Court judge will decide whether to lift the injunction or make it permanent.
South African COVID-19 variant identified in Seattle's King County
"King county has confirmed a case of the south african covid variant. It's the first time the variant known as be one three five one has been found in washington state. Public health says the patient tested positive for covid nineteen more than three weeks ago but the balaji lab identified the variant. Monday washington state has also had thirty nine cases of the uk. Be one seventeen variant. Another strength from brazil. Hasn't shown up here yet.
South African variant detected in King County; Authorities unable to reach Seattle carrier
"African variant of the Corona virus is officially arrived in Washington state was detected Monday in a King County positive case from late January. But contact tracers couldn't reach the person, County health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says when the positive test came back three weeks ago. They hope the person got the proper counsel and perfect precautions and form their contacts and people were quarantined and tested. We really don't know whether this chase leads to further transmission or not. There's also concerned because the known cases in the U. K vary it here have nearly doubled the 39 while they say it's helpful that arrived at a time when case counts are dropping the after watch how it might affect that trend. The latest numbers in the State Health Department show that there are 746 new cases pushing his closer. 336,000 overall overall since since the the start start of of the the the outbreak. outbreak. outbreak. 24 24 24 more more more people people people have have have died died died from from from Cove Cove Cove in in in
South African COVID-19 variant identified in Seattle's King County
"In South African variant found Monday in a positive test in King County from late January. That person could be reached by a contact tracers could not be reached. So There's no way to know how much if any of the strain might have been spread. County health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says the current dropped in case counts is cause for guarded optimism. But we must remember vulnerable to a potentially severe fourth wave, given the large number of susceptible people that remain in our population, the presence of these variants of concern that are expected to increase and the easing of restrictions on activity, presenting more opportunities for the spread of covert 19. State health officials also tell US number of known cases. Of the UK variant has nearly doubled the 39 so there's concern because that one spreads more quickly and because vaccines might be less effective against the South African strain. Schools around the state
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Reports 3.6% Positivity Rate
"Of Public Health. Yesterday in Illinois reported 1922 new and probable cases of covert 19 in Illinois. 42 additional deaths. WGN's Gabe Salgado has a closer look at local positivity rates area positivity rates continue to drop as more people get vaccinated. The city of Chicago is that 3.6%. Suburban Cook County rates a 3.9% DuPage and King County's coming at 4.3%. While licking McHenry counters in our 4.4% and willing kinky key counties registered 4.5%. The statewide positivity rate is at 2.8% gave
Three arrested in connection with Kirkland park homicide east of Seattle
"Suspects have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of a teenager at Kirkland Park last year. Police say two boys and one man were taken into custody Wednesday morning after an investigation linked them to the killing of 18 year old Cyrus Mason at Holden Beach Park last September. All three suspects are now booked into the King County jail on suspicion of first degree
QFC to close two Seattle stores, blames city's new $4 hazard pay law
"And bullying. That's what one Labor Union calls QFC decision to close two stores after Seattle required hazard pay for workers during the pandemic. Com O Seu Romero has the story If any, Sanders with KFC says the mandate that certain grocers pay an extra $4 an hour accelerated their decision to close to underperforming stores in Seattle on 15th Avenue on Capitol Hill and 35th Avenue in which would we're doing our best to really provide for our associates and Provide the things they need. So they have been getting appreciation paid and bonuses and rewards of since March. Sara Charon is with the union local 21 representing grocery workers. Kroger's intent seems perfectly clear. They are announcing these closings to try to intimidate any other local communities from passing hazard pay. She testified before the King County Council, which is following Seattle and considering requiring groceries to pay workers extra hazard pay. Sue Romero, come on use gentle council member, Theresa Mosqueda released a statement about the store closures, calling the move disappointing, adding quote Grocery workers have had to cover emergency shifts, pick up extra responsibilities and are five times more likely to contract Cove. It she went on to say these workers should not be pawns in a game of chess.
New York MTA Bus Driver Spit On, Hit In Head With Piece Of Wood
"Absolute looking for the man who attacked a bus driver on Clarkson Avenue in Brooklyn yesterday. They say this person spit on the driver before getting off the bus. The driver followed the man off the bus. They got into an argument. Then this man picked up a piece of wood and smashed it down on the bus driver's head, knocking him unconscious. The 57 year old drivers and stable condition at Kings County will have AH surveillance photo of the suspect up. 10. 10 wins dot
City of Seattle wants to vaccinate more than 1 million adults
"Gentle city and health leaders released their plan to vaccinate residents for covert 19, but they still face one big challenge. Com O Seu Romero explained. The City Council heard a comprehensive plan from Seattle King County Public Health and the mayor's office. Health director Patty Hayes says we need to vaccinate 1.26 million adults to potentially reach herd immunity. But the biggest problem is still the limited number of doses they get from the federal government. Our supply and King County. Of vaccine demand far out seeds the supply, according to the mayor's office. In reality, they've only had about 160,000 doses a month available to residents, and at that rate, it could be spring or even summer before they're close to their vaccination goals, Hayes says. When they do get more supplies, neighborhood pharmacies will be key to reaching
Passenger spits on MTA bus driver, hits him with two-by-four in Brooklyn
"Are investigating an assault on an empty a bus driver. That was also this morning. It happened on Bramson Street needs 55th and East Flatbush. They say there was a fight a passenger spit on the driver and left the bus. The driver, then chased after him. The suspect, then picked up a piece of wood and struck the driver and a head. Driver was treated a King's County hospital for a laceration so far, no arrest.
NFL Honors: Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson announced as 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year
"But it's also a weekend where some top NFL honors of the year have been announced for me. Abed Buffet of Coma Sports says there's a Seahawk player among these honors. Russell Wilson is the epitome of what you want from a franchise player. No, he's never won the M v P, But he's a great athlete and an even better person. At the NFL honors, the league recognized that Wilson's value stretches far beyond The white lines. Russell Wilson was named the Walter Payton, NFL Man of the year for his charitable acts and excellent on and off the field with the help of his wife, Sierra Wilson, and the Why not You foundation donated one million meals to feeding America's food lifeline. In October, Wilson announced their latest efforts of starting the Why not You Academy who will be a charter school set to open next fall for the award, Wilson will receive $290,000. Go towards the white, not you Foundation. 2020 was the most difficult times of history, losing a sports icon like Kobe in a movie star and Chadwick witnessing losing George Floyd. Right in front of her eyes. A modern Briana and so many others the loss of so many because of this monster of a pandemic called Covert 19. We've lost so many things, but, Dad, I wish you were here. You to tell the world love changes things. Wilson is the second Seahawk to win the award after Steve Largent in 1988 and rightfully so. The list of contributions include partnering with the United Way's United Last Mile campaign, which is delivered 860,000 miles across King County, along with wine that you foundation Wilson has also helped raise more than $9 million for pediatric cancer research to go along. The hundreds of patients he's visited at the Seattle Children's Hospital since coming to the northwest and 2012 and this past fall he joined I am of voter to encourage voter registration. Nationwide. That's
How to keep your Super Bowl party from becoming a superspreader event
"Super spreader events tomorrow? We've got another concern Super Bowl Sunday and Comey's Tammy Natasa saying that's a big concern. Health experts want to share Here's Dr Jeff Duchin, King County's top health official. Please don't gather indoors with non household members or everyone risks ending up on the injured list with covert 19 doctor do, Jin says. You don't know who might be carrying covert 19 and spread it to others. Especially with the more contagious variants going around, he says. If you must gather, stay outdoors, and if you end up inside, where a mask keep gathering small and spread out open doors and windows for ventilation and don't share bowls of food with others just bring your own in central Asians. Not good. The virus can build up in the room, just like cigarette smoke would and singing, speaking loudly and shouting. Without even more virus, So please try to limit loud cheering, especially for Tampa Bay. In
Coronavirus cases are going down in Seattle's King County
"Cases are on the decline in King County, but that's no cause for comfort cases have been trending downward for the last several weeks, according to health officer Dr Jeff Do, gentle at the same time, we can't ignore that the level of covert 19 transmission and the risk here continues to represent a serious health threat, he says of people relax their guard. The numbers could spike again even with the vaccine. He says, most problematic under the newer, more contagious strains of the virus and the limited vaccine supply.
Rape cases increasing at alarming rate in Seattle's King County this year
"Rape Investigation and South Seattle. It's part of a disturbing surge in sexual assault cases right now, police are at the Arab motel on the East Marginal way they're Boeing Field. Most droll Marino is there now with what police found Joel. Mm hmm. Mary Impression Officers arrived arrived to to find find a a naked naked woman woman at at this this motel motel behind behind me. me. They're They're still still searching searching for for the the man man who who attacked attacked her. her. Now Now you you take take a a look look back back here. here. There There is is a a patrol patrol unit unit still still behind behind the crime scene tape. But at one point, this parking lot was crammed full of police vehicles and investigators still out there gathering evidence really that one of those troubling things about all of this is the number of rapes being reported so far this year. Officers have swarmed this motel along East Marginal Way after witnesses called 911 in the sexual assault unit was mobilized. We got called here tonight for multiple 911 callers who reported that there was a naked woman who was holding a gun. Officers arrived and contacted the the woman woman and and we we are are now now investigating investigating a a possible possible rape. rape. This This crime crime comes comes on on the the heels heels of of another another rate rate from from earlier earlier this this week week that that began began at at a a bus bus stop stop in in the the center center of of the the junction. junction. Under Under the the main main business business district's in west Seattle. I'm surprised it happened right here. Yeah, I would say this is pretty bit brightly lit, and, um, you know, it's the junction so it does seem like it's surprising that right here but Investigators say a man started groping a person waiting at the bus stop. When the person tried to get away. The man chased after then raped the person in an alley before Cove in there would be the theater or the restaurants. And there were people around always probably because no one's around as much like There's not as many people around so you can get away with stuff easier. Officers did arrest the man near a Starbucks and prosecutors have since charged him. They say if the 20th rape case they have pursued in court so far this year, we're seeing a pretty concerning start to the year so far. It's not the trade that we want to see. Investigators are trying to figure out why rape and other assaults are on the rise. But they say each case has its own unique circumstances. It's hard to say if it's one thing or another. Now they're always looking at the numbers, and we've got somebody who runs just as to try to find those trends. Give me another live. Look here at the crime scene. Now. We asked if the woman here at the motel was holding a gun to defend herself after being sexually attacked. Police say they're still trying to piece it all together, and they're trying to track down that rapist. Back to you. Very disturbing, Joel. Thank you. Sexual assault and violent crime in general have been on the rise in King County. The attack in west Seattle is the 20th rape case filed by prosecutors. Just this year in 20 2187 rape cases were taken to court, though that number doesn't include the last few weeks of December. Still, it is more than in 2019 when 117 cases were filed in King
Rape cases increasing at alarming rate in Seattle's King County this year
"Rape Rape Investigation Investigation and South and South Seattle. Seattle. It's part It's of a part disturbing of a disturbing surge surge in sexual in sexual assault assault cases cases right now, police right now, police are at the Arab are at the motel Arab motel on the East on Marginal the East Marginal way they're way Boeing they're Boeing Field. Field. Most droll Most Marino droll Marino is there is now there with now what with police what police found found Joel. Joel. Mm hmm. Mm hmm. Mary Mary Impression Impression Officers Officers arrived arrived to find to find a a naked naked woman woman at this at motel this motel behind behind me. me. They're still They're searching still searching for the man for the who man attacked who attacked her. Now her. Now you take you a take look a back look here. back here. There is There a is patrol a patrol unit still unit behind still behind the crime the scene crime tape. scene tape. But at one But point, at one this point, parking this parking lot was lot was crammed crammed full full of police of police vehicles vehicles and investigators and investigators still still out there out gathering there gathering evidence evidence really really that one of that those one troubling of those troubling things about things about all of all this of this is the number is the number of rapes of rapes being being reported reported so far so this far year. this year. Officers Officers have swarmed have swarmed this motel this motel along along East Marginal East Marginal Way after Way after witnesses witnesses called 911 called 911 in the sexual in the sexual assault assault unit unit was mobilized. was mobilized. We got called We got here called tonight here tonight for for multiple multiple 911 911 callers callers who reported who reported that there was that there a was a naked woman naked woman who was holding who was a holding gun. a gun. Officers Officers arrived arrived and contacted and contacted the woman the woman and we and are now we investigating are now investigating a possible a possible rape. rape. This crime This crime comes on comes the heels on the of heels another of another rate rate from earlier from earlier this week this week that began that began at a bus at a stop bus stop in the center in the center of the junction. of the junction. Under the main Under the main business business district's district's in west in Seattle. west Seattle. I'm surprised I'm surprised it happened it happened right here. right here. Yeah, I Yeah, would I say would this say this is is pretty bit pretty bit brightly brightly lit, lit, and, and, um, um, you know, it's you know, the it's junction the junction so it so does it seem does like seem it's like surprising it's surprising that right that here right but here but Investigators Investigators say a man say a started man started groping groping a person a person waiting waiting at the bus at the stop. bus stop. When the person When the person tried to tried get away. to get away. The man chased The man chased after after then raped then raped the person the person in an alley in an alley before before Cove Cove in in there would there be would the theater be the theater or or the restaurants. the restaurants. And there were And people there were people around around always always probably probably because because no one's no around one's as around much as much like like There's not as There's not many as many people people around so around you can so get you can get away with away stuff with stuff easier. easier. Officers Officers did arrest did arrest the man the near man a near Starbucks a Starbucks and prosecutors and prosecutors have since have charged since charged him. him. They say if They the say if 20th the 20th rape rape case they case have pursued they have pursued in court in court so far so this far year, this year, we're seeing we're seeing a pretty a concerning pretty concerning start to start the year to so the year far. so far. It's It's not the trade not that the trade we want that to we see. want to see. Investigators Investigators are trying are trying to figure to out figure why rape out why rape and other and assaults other assaults are on the are rise. on the rise. But they say But they say each case each case has its has own its own unique circumstances. unique circumstances. It's hard It's hard to say to say if it's if one it's one thing thing or or another. Now another. Now they're always they're looking always at looking at the numbers, the numbers, and and we've got we've somebody got who somebody who runs just runs just as to as try to to try find to find those trends. those trends. Give me another Give me live. another live. Look here Look at here the crime at the crime scene. scene. Now. Now. We asked We asked if the woman if the woman here at here the motel at the motel was was holding holding a gun a to gun defend to defend herself herself after after being being sexually sexually attacked. attacked. Police Police say they're say they're still still trying to trying piece to it piece all together, it all together, and and they're trying they're to track trying to down track that down rapist. that rapist.
Seattle grocery workers get $4 per hour pandemic raise; lawsuit filed against city
"In at Seattle grocery stores Today, The store's filed a lawsuit against the city's new ordinance. It mandates an extra $4 an hour for many workers in grocery chains and bigger stores. Northwest Grocery Association and the Washington Food Industry Association, say the move does not consider existing union agreements and is unfair because other essential workers in Seattle are not getting extra pain. The state is find King County for
Seattle police bust felon in stolen car with handgun, stun guns, 150 car keys
"The police arresting a man found in a stolen car this morning, But Como's Kelly Blair reports, they found evidence that that car might not be the only one officer spotted two people sitting in a stolen car in north Seattle near North Acres Park on third Avenue Northeast. Early this morning, Police searched the car and driver and found a loaded handgun to stun guns, a knife and 150 car keys. Officers released the passenger but arrested the driver who is a convicted felon not allowed to have guns. He was booked into the King County jail on possible charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle. Kelly Blier CAMO news
"king county" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"This is K. U. O. W. Calcium just a few days left until the election and if you're not registered to vote yet it is not too late Julie. Wise is director of King County elections and she joins us now to talk about all things voting in the final days and hours before the election Julie. Hi Hi. All right. First of all Julie what can you tell us about turnout so far here in King County. Turn out is unprecedented so far we have already almost a million ballots here at the King County Elections Facility four days ahead of the election. That's right. That is a seventy percent turnout again with four days before Election Day, which is record breaking here in King. County, and we think we're GONNA see a really really high turn out that beats maybe that ninety percent that we projected more than ninety percent I. Think at this point, we're very likely that we could see even more than ninety percent here in King County. Well, you mentioned breaking a record I mean. I mean how does this compare to two thousand sixteen for instance just just as a benchmark King County does. Turn out in the low eighties for a presidential election. Highest we saw was in twenty, twelve at eighty, five percent. So this is definitely breaking especially with return. So early in the election cycle we have never. I'm voters return their ballots this early before an election. All right. Well, let's talk through some voting questions. Now, there are some people who are not yet registered to vote and they are eligible. So what are their options? Option to get registered to vote in this election is the head to your actual elections office into their vote centers. We have seven vote centers across King County. There were opening this day at ten. Am these are big event center locations to make sure that we can provide social distancing and keep everyone safe. So you're going to literally be provided that same paper ballot packet that we mailed you in the. Mail. So if you're looking to vote an electronic machine, we don't have that here in King, county. So again, you will get a ballot packet just like the one we mailed you We've got areas for people to vote. We've got voters pamphlet and you can return your ballot right there. But these those centers are one stop shop. So if you're looking to get registered, get a ballot vote and return it. These locations provide all those opportunities. Okay. We'll make sure we have those locations on our website and we'll tweet them out as well Julie. We were reporting earlier this week that there's more than eleven, thousand ballots in King County that have issues with the signature, and they can't be counted yet. So if someone's ballot was set aside for this reason, are they going to be notified? How would you know that there's a problem with your ballot or going to give you a call an email and send you a Letter and we're to repeat that all the way until this election certifies on November twenty fourth. So boater still have until the day before November twenty third to respond to any signature issue, and we can still count your ballot for this election. Let me talk about the postal service for a second here it has come under severe scrutiny after changes to mail sorting machines and other equipment earlier this year and kyw reported this week that first class mail is still slower than it should be for instance in Redmond. Do you think people should put their ballot in the mail now is still okay for people to do that. Today is really the last day that I would encourage anyone to use USPS to return their ballots but this election. And the reason why is that we need to have in Washington state that important election day postmark. This Friday before Election Day, we always encourage voters if you're GONNA use you. This should really be the last day to put it into that. Maelstrom after that please use one of the seventy-three drop boxes across King County are five, hundred, sixty across the state to ensure that your ballot is counted. Unfortunately each election there are thousands of ballots that are returned with a postmark after election day that we legally cannot count. Julie. You know elections are something that many of us have just taken for granted for a long time that they would just run and you take a look at the results and otherwise not think too much about it. But this year we have a president who's attacking the legitimacy of meal in voting there are disinformation campaigns that are actively working to undermine the selection. What do you make of all this atmosphere and these attacks on our election system at this time? Could be honest. It is hurtful I've dedicated my career in my life to running in administering elections in a nonpartisan way here in King. County, and I've had the great fortune of the twenty years experience of ten of those running polling place election and ten of those vote by mail. I know firsthand, the vote by mail is an accurate secure and accessible election system. If we look at the actual data vote by mail, not riddled with fraud, in fact, it's quite the opposite. It's Miniscule I. Love Data I'm an election geek. So data two, thousand, eighteen, we compared our voter roll to thirty. Other states, we identified seventeen voters in King. County of one point two million that potentially voted in multiple states. During that midterm election, we've submitted that to the prosecuting attorney's Office for further investigation that would be one hundred thousandth of a percent of voter fraud happening in both by mail. So we need to look at the actual data when you look at the actual backs around vote by mail and I, think we're seeing many states and jurisdictions move to vote by mail is because we know that it's a secure system and then we also see that voters or more engaged in both by. You always see your vote by state and the top ten turnouts. So I think that says a lot. Julia's is the director of King County. Elections Julie. Thank you for your time and good luck this weekend. Thank you..
"king county" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"In. The death of George Floyd. The hands of police compelled thousands of young people in Seattle to protest over the summer, and now many of them are voting for the very first time. But in addition to racial justice, they're also worried about climate change and gun control k. you wo W's Casey. Martin has been reporting on the youth vote in King County and he joined Kyw's Patricia Murphy for today's edition of Seattle. Now, the feels like politics are in I mean you you Can't escape it everywhere you go everything you talk about is through lands of some political issue and you know hearing from young folks you know a lot of these activists you know were really really upset by the two thousand, sixteen election. They didn't like what they saw and they also felt like they had no voice that they couldn't do anything about it. They've been waiting for four years they've been marching. They've been going to these rallies you know whether it's been. You know students who were walking out of school because of the climate march or marching on the capital steps for gun reform or going to Capitol Hill this summer for the police protests. Now, the they get to do something specifically, which is to vote you do feel that there's just a bit more of a common energy when you talk to young people that it's it's kind of everywhere even on social media when it's might be a little bit lighthearted or they`re Doing some dances or jokes they'll still say remember to vote at the end. I feel like it's just much more much more common. We've been talking a lot casey about the mobilization of mostly the democratic vote I am curious though conservative voters are out there as well and the Republican Party is significantly at odds right now over president trump I'm curious how this is showing up for young Republicans and what you're hearing and whether or not we're seeing the same surge in enthusiasm. I think it's mixed I is a lot of enthusiasm for specific causes for example, gun rights. I I've been to a number of gun rights rallies here in Seattle and run Washington. You see a lot of young first time voters that are also you know buying their first weapons and you know there's specific things that they will rally behind. But you know like you said, there's a bit of division on how They feel about President trump and with that divide, you're just not seeing the same surge of energy for this one specific candidate I've talked to Republicans in Seattle that are staunch conservatives but you know they're really not feeling that great about voting for Donald Trump and also they're not very comfortable going out talking to other people about Donald. Trump because they know that it's going to you know maybe cause a controversy. I'm curious how young voters are feeling about Joe Biden. He doesn't seem to have the cult of personality that Obama or even way back when Clinton had for the Democratic, party? Yeah. Well, you know the one thing that young voters like about Biden is that he's not trump I mean that is probably the most unifying thing about. Joe Biden you know I've spoken to so many people that felt you know frankly heartbroken that Bernie Sanders didn't make it or Elizabeth Warren did not make it to the nomination some who said that they still just don't have it in them to vote for Joe Biden. But by and large everyone says, you know what? This nomination we've gotta organized round Joe Biden because the other side of the ticket we already have seen these last four years with Donald Trump and a lot of young people say the stakes are just too high not to vote for Joe Biden. You mentioned the generational divide that's occurring in politics right now, and that doesn't seem to be a Democrat or Republican thing. One of the things I'm seeing that seems to be happening more and more young people pushing their older relatives to address these issues in new ways that something you're seeing as well. Oh, absolutely that that is such a clear message from. Young people go have the talk is what I hear all the time thirteen or fourteen year old kids with big bullhorn will be addressing hundreds of people and they'll say go talk to your parents go home and talk to your uncle on facebook. Go have the talk and you know specifically the summer talking about racial equity and talking about black lives matter. Offending people talking about politics that's gotta be thrown out the window. Now young people they want to have these conversations they want engage to WanNa, get into some good debates and absolutely it it certainly time of a lot more dialogue that before it was just you know maybe somebody might say, okay boomer and just kind of ignore now more and more it's right up front. Let's have this conversation..
"king county" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Hayes could be on their way out higher 07 TVs. Nick Allard has more Like yesterday will just see another hazy day. Smoke still traveling in from the South will be in the low seventy's and upper sixties air quality will stay in the unhealthy range when the showers come through tomorrow. Still coming in with some smoke, but We start the process and behind that into Saturday of some showers move in cooler ocean air with better air quality behind it moves in, so I think we'll see improved air quality then as well. More progress also on wildfires burning in Washington more on that from Cairo radios Hannah Scott here in Western Washington, fire crews from East Pearce Canon gave their final update on the summer grade fire yesterday afternoon. When they had containment lines around 95% of it. They're keeping an eye on things mopping up, but for the most part, have that under control. The fire tore through neighborhoods in Bonney Lake and summer, destroying several homes last week. After high winds helped it burn out of control for days. King County Executive Tao Constantine announces a Siri's of budget changes in an effort to make significant racial justice reforms. One of those changes, I'm proposing to reallocate $4.6 million in marijuana tax revenues from the King County Sheriff's Office and transfer those monies to community based programs. He says the summer has created an opportunity when he feels a sense of urgency to act on. Meanwhile, Sheriff Mitzi Johann Nick says she was never told about this plan and a budget cut could mean less service to unincorporated parts of King County. I look at your forecast now smoky skies again today but slowly improving. A bigger improvement comes tomorrow as wind shift and rain moves in highs today in the low seventy's right now it's 64 degrees outside the Carter Subaru studio. I'm medicating for election coverage, hope it updates, local news and opinion. Download the Cairo radio APP. Cairo radio here for what's next?.
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"I am a veteran living in king county and I'm looking to buy a townhouse in the next couple of months maybe sooner and I'm wondering if you can tell me what veteran home loan interest rates are like right now the thirty year fixed and what do you think they're gonna go up substantially in the next few months great great question what I can do is talk a little bit about the the the VA loans that I'm still having pro service those interest rates very anywhere from say two seven five to about three percent and I really mean could a school loan to value all come into play as far as that's concerned I don't expect the rates to necessarily go up if anything I expect the rates to remain flat they may even dip a little bit it's hard to it really is going to be dependent upon what happens with the economy in the news that the the economy generates as the as people start to go back to work again you know if people if there's a surge in economic activity where things are robust and it comes back in a forceful fashion there could be a slight uptick but going into an election year I think that you're gonna see the rates remain pretty flat so I think you're pretty safe at least through the election time frame if that makes sense great thanks that's very helpful okay you welcome Tom great question the main again rates are at historic lows so when's the last time you heard about rates being below three percent anybody can take take advantage of the that the loan is so amazing and they keep for your service Tom but it's it's good good for people to call and ask about those questions I think it's really important what you have I know you agree with me that prior to starting the process really focus on getting getting pre approved speak with your lender and figure out get that game plan set up prior to going to look at properties of how many times we ran into people that find a home that they really want and they just haven't got pre group yet and it takes you know take some time to gather everything the homes on yeah one thing I should point out yeah one thing I should point out to those the loan limits when I'm talking about the interest rates that I just mentioned those alone limits below five hundred and ten thousand now obviously if you're buying king county the chances of having a house out that amount we doing a hundred percent financing is going to be very great few between five ten and above at that point you talk about a high balance loan and that interest rates going to be a little bit more be a have a limit the Chris on yeah it it off to you get above a certain amount is going to require a slight down payment is a formula that you have to use but essentially there's not really a limit on VA even though with covert the awesome overlays with certain lenders were they'll they'll only lend up to a certain amount so you just have to check with the specific Landau who have your banking with we currently do not but it once you get over seven hundred and forty one thousand dollars you have to put the form that you go through and it's very slight but you do have to put some money down once you get above a certain limit you know what you're chatting with a buyer earlier yesterday and they were talking about the VA or USDA and which one to use and you know there's so many options in life Patrick said so wisely it's so important to talk with a good lender like yourself Chris get fully pre approved that way because you know you might be V. eight and then might find out the property can't go be a cause of the condition so you want to really want to know that financing ahead of time before you get too excited about a property well there's a lot of options I think the main thing is get figure out what the options are figure out what what what works out best for you and then obviously everybody communicates that together with it you know you are I the but the buyer everybody sort of works as a team to find the right property that doesn't everybody sort of surges forward looking for the ideal property for that particular person based one the financing is and obviously in the right area as well so I mean it it's a team effort for sure well let's talk about the prices let's talk about what happened what's your take on the there was an article that appeared in the times the heading of the article was king county home prices drop check the map to see the change in your community and then the bottom paragraph in prices tumbling so we at the with re Max and I think Patrick would probably agree this is looking backwards to what April's prices and when we were shut down for a week and you know we're living right now in the future and that are in the present and the future and Patrick and I both can tell yeah we're seeing multiple offers and homes selling for forty fifty sixty above which great Patrick yeah I mean we're absolutely swamped in I don't know what we wrote an offer that didn't have multiple offers right now exactly everything everybody's everybody's feeling a lot more comfortable which is nice not everybody people are more comfortable make a lot of people that are back out in the market and I think that that more so now and even moving towards you know the warmer days when it usually generally busy every year we're getting T. mobile offers so well we're not experiencing that personally but I think they do look we look at a wide range and I think it's really interesting I think the last article that they had was someone out bash on island in comparing us in in Seattle or king county to people in more rural areas where changes I thank you very much value in that article to be honest well talk about medium priced there was a slight drop in median price but you know when you talk about the anomalous it talks about this twenty three counties that it represents and of the twenty three counties five counties had a change in median price that was to the negative so to to talk about that and a little bit in the next segment but also sort of really sort of highlight some of the areas because I think it's area specific and certainly I do I have not experienced what's the flavor of the article is folks that puts the shows eight full full talk one on one once again a full full toll.
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"What we've learned from the king county executive Dow Constantine about democratic demographics involving who has died from covert nineteen and king county what are you learning math what kind of a surprise announcement or I should say just revealing of numbers by Dow Constantine this morning give me during a press conference regarding rental assistance he said that it needs a new numbers we haven't heard before that fifty five percent of the people who have died so far king county are white and fourteen percent are Asian four percent are black one percent Hispanic and one percent is a Pacific Islander and twelve percent are unknown and that fifty five percent of those who have died in king county were somehow associated with a nursing home so what's the problem here is that the department of health through the state has not been revealing much of the demographic numbers that lawmakers and decision makers really want to know the people who have maybe lower incomes and social economic backgrounds so they can specifically target certain relief efforts during this crisis so this is actually numbers that the lawmakers men waiting for but consti revealed just some numbers just for king county we asked the department of health when they could possibly start revealing numbers they say they're still working on numbers about who has been hospitalized meaning the demographics who's been hospitalized but not so much about us too who's been tested and who has had tested positive for tested negative you know it's fascinating man I just spoke yesterday with a gentleman in Paris and once he determined that he had corona virus there's there's paperwork that he has to fill out they know they remind him daily to take shots and to take his temperature they know everything about him so what's happening here for them to document and you know the the socio economic background of everybody who's sick and you know with their you know their backgrounds of their make up and are we keeping track like that well that's what we've been asking the department of health the state department of health to conduct is being the overseer of all this information we've been asking them for about a week now about this type of information and they say that they are they've always been using the term the their systems have been overloaded but by now they should be collecting this information you're just talking about in disseminating out so we heard today from mayor Durkan of Seattle and king county executive Dow Constantine that both sides are somewhat frustrated that they're not getting this demographic information because they're spending tens of millions of dollars dollars right now on on coded relief and they want to know who should be targeted at this demographic information is very important in that comers Matt Markovich thank you so much Matt appreciate it brings us to for ten Seattle positioning itself to attracts a major sports events in our corona virus recovery income was still sports explains from Hurley exterior sports desk the Seattle sports commission is splitting away from visit Seattle and plans to actively pursue the NC double a basketball tournament NHL and MLB all star games former seafarer CEO Beth Knox takes over the sports commission president but whether it's in the MLB all star game or the people World Cup what's on the bargain to double a championship that can bring more attention and visibility to our region that's where the focus will be going forward notch plans to partner with pro teams in colleges since the adult to emerge in a stronger position to go after those big events coronavirus halted the Seattle dragons first XFL football season today the league laid off workers and might not return in twenty twenty one our state's golf community is pushing governor Insley.
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"Seven seven king county has just announced the location of the motel they're buying that will become the first quarantine centre for the corona virus in our state Markovic joining us on the company's line with details what do you know ma'am well actually at the motel right now it's the economy lodge on Central Avenue north in Kent it is going to be purchased by king county for four point one billion dollars ninety rooms eventually all the people will be removed and within ten days the king county says they're going to be people who either are exposed to crime virus or maybe in quarantine because of it we're not really sure and neither is the city of Kent the city of canton mayor showing her outrage at the non transparency by king county because they don't know about this particular first of all tell in what she calls the gateway of can't on Central Avenue they didn't get a clue about it until someone had tipped them off Monday night in what they call the king county executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday you confirm to the mayor of can't they are indeed going to buy this Econoline intent and it's going to become the first what we're calling right now warranty village for people who have some sort of relationship to the coronavirus mayor can't do anything to stop that though no she can't and we asked her that question because if the county emergency right now because of the health care crisis and she says the county for quite a while she's been aware that the county's been looking for a facility to house homeless people who may be suffering from other things like tuberculosis and measles and she believes that the county is using this particular issue of the corona virus to ramrod this facility in her city as an excuse because once years declared a state of emergency either in the state like a there have been in the state as well as king county the city of Seattle elected leaders can bypass certain permitting process to get things done in this is a perfect example of what because according to king county health there's going to be people in here this facility in ten days I can tell you that the management here I spoke with the housekeeper or even a resident nobody has a clue that this is happening to this particular motel and this isn't the only location where there might be a sort of a quarantine set up where people are going to be surprised you found out that there's going to be one in the north Seattle neighborhood near Ingram high school that's right there's going to be a new location for those modular units that we've been talking about for months now these are trailer second house they have about four part means that each day a bedroom a bathroom and a kitchen and there're been fitted mothball well they're gonna put fifty west Seattle we just found out at the location on a hundred twenty eighth St Pierre Ingram high school a big a lot right now is going to be used as a facility for some of those what's your unit and a king county executive announced at another location in the Interbay area I don't have the exact address yeah he's going to be a third location in the city of Seattle where these trailers that will house the same people that are expected the house at this motel they'll be house of those facilities to and we're talking in a matter of days not just weeks and months our people in the neighborhood surprised if you talk to any of them about this they are furious they're like we're we understand the crisis but we were never notified of this is universal even here at the motel the spot that we talked to the neighboring businesses bones car for death Carpenito brothers at the bowling alley can the owner can't bowling alley nobody knew about this until the day and they are saying why here why we understand the crisis but you get the here's the one thing over learning about this facility that doesn't make any sense this motel will be a voluntary quarantine center that's what they're telling the city of Kent but the people who are spying here by king county health can't walk away when they want to and then come back and that's even upsetting via mayor of can't she said how can that be if it's truly a quarantine facility that's almost Matt Markovich and Lisa Jaffe at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news time now for your call more propellant sure it's money update here's Jim Tesco a powerful.
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"King county have died from the corona virus king county executive Dow Constantine will declare a state of emergency today that will free up resources to help contain the virus so far in the U. S. the only deaths are in Kirkland a man in his seventies another man in his fifties both from the same nursing facility and a team from the centers for disease control is coming to western Washington to assess the situation a big road block in the U. S. has been the availability of test kits these test kits really have been a big issue because there has been very little testing relative to what other countries are doing here in the United States for corona virus and that has been due to a lack of these kids so yesterday the vice president said that there are fifteen thousand test kits that are now being sent out to health providers around the country he says fifty thousand more will be sent out that CBS news correspondent Ben Tracy this week the U. S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on his first abortion case since conservative justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were appointed if the court upholds Louisiana state law all three of the state's abortion clinics would close making it the first state without the service since roe V. Wade legalized the procedure in nineteen seventy three his CVS news reporter Kate Smith the hope clinic is one of only three abortion clinics in Louisiana calls lately have just been we still open but a Supreme Court case being argued Wednesday may cause all of Louisiana's abortion clinics to stop providing the procedure it would be devastating for all of us and not just the staff but for the women Kathleen Pittman has been working here for nearly thirty years not just in north Louisiana south Louisiana East Texas Arkansas Mississippi we have patients come to us from Oklahoma it would be devastating for all of them critics of the law say the regulations designed to stop abortions without having to overturn roe V. Wade it's a better day on Wall all street the Dow Jones industrial average is now up seven hundred fourteen points the nasdaq up to ten and the S. and P. five hundred up about seventy five point fusion power radio real time traffic.
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"Snohomish and king county today and also the governor at three o'clock we will bring you that on Cairo radio Sally what's happening in traffic well if you can avoid the the lake bridges for the next little bit you're going to save yourself a significant amount of headache in both of the directions of I. ninety were seen significant slowing westbound it's a forty minute drive from Bellevue to Seattle that's about fifteen minutes slower than it should be the reason we had an earlier crash was blocking the HOV lane before mount Baker and that's so out of the way five twenty by the way in the west bound direction also an elevated thirty five minutes it slammed from bill the four five quarter all the way over to where we lose the lane now in the east bound direction of I. ninety it's running fifteen minutes behind schedule trying to go from Seattle to Bellevue that's because of a crash that still blocking part of the shoulder there as you go from east found ninety two west northbound four oh five so expect that unusual slowing marriage you get across the lake now the rented a Bellevue drive still hovering at about fifty minutes that's behind schedule as well ever to build you ever to see Georgetown is was just ten minutes ago this report brought to buy air Lingus save money enjoy Irish hospitality on air Lingus summer flights to Europe smart summers better smart flies air Lingus but now air Lingus dot com thank you solely for your weather today we do have some light showers out there this morning that will continue to build throughout the day along with breezy conditions and throughout the week we're expecting rain of.
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"Night in king county Washington a man in his fifties a second death in king county happened Saturday a man in his seventies both had underlying health conditions another messy week on Wall Street could lie ahead thanks to uncertainty created by the corona virus the Dow industrials have dropped seven straight days entering today posting their steepest weekly decline since the financial crisis there fourteen percent pullbacks since mid February puts the stock market rally in danger of dropping into a bear market marking a twenty percent decline from a recent high who are already in a correction which is a drop of at least ten percent art Hogan chief market strategist for national security's going back all of the stars which is seventeen years ago if you can believe that all of which you know everybody is concerned about her eating and flew working in all sorts of things that happen putting planning remember is not to panic she sings run their course adding to investors' worries weekend data from China showed the country's economy has taken even more of a hit from the epidemic than some had anticipated Chris Stanton chief investment officer at sunrise capital partners in California told the Wall Street journal quote if the next headline says Disney is shutting its theme parks we will start seeing movies like two thousand eight coronavirus as you know has quickly hopscotch from the food market in China around the world to small towns in northern Italy had a major pilgrimage site in Iran it's spread through.
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"Night in king county Washington a man in his fifties a second death in king county happened Saturday a man in his seventies both had underlying health conditions another messy week on Wall Street could lie ahead thanks to uncertainty created by the corona virus the Dow industrials have dropped seven straight days entering today posting their steepest weekly decline since the financial crisis there fourteen percent pullbacks since mid February puts the stock market rally in danger of dropping into a bear market marking a twenty percent decline from a recent high who are already in a correction which is a drop of at least ten percent art Hogan chief market strategist for national security's going back all of the stars which is seventeen years ago if you can believe that forty dollar which you know everyone is concerned about our heating and slew working in all sorts of things that happen putting planning remember is not to panic she sings run their course adding to investors' worries weekend data from China showed the country's economy has taken even more of a hit from the epidemic than some had anticipated Chris Stanton chief investment officer at sunrise capital partners in California told the Wall Street journal quotes if the next headline says Disney is shutting its theme parks we will start seeing movies like two thousand eight the coronavirus as you know has quickly hopscotch from a food market in China around the world to small towns in northern Italy had a major pilgrimage site in Iran it's spread.
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"King county may soon be required to take specialized training to recognize signs of sex trafficking como su Romero has the story the county council unanimously approved a plan to develop training for all for hire drivers to make them aware of human sex trafficking how to recognize a victim and what to do about it co sponsored by councilmember Jeanne Kohl Welles I've heard stories about drivers who are suspicious about what's going on with their passengers the training would be for all current and new for hire drivers including lift uber and taxi drivers in king county a deadline of April first twenty twenty has been set for the county to come up with a new training curriculum C. Romero comma news meanwhile rideshare company lift is bringing in new safety feature to Seattle the company plans to add a check in feature later this year it will sense of there's an unexpected delay during a trip and then send a push alert to drivers and riders asking if they're okay a nine one one button is available in the app right now the update comes a week after fourteen women sued lift claiming they were sexually assaulted by drivers it appears the federal government's investigation into Amazon is under way Kamel's Charlie harder reports a few months back it was clear the department of justice would investigate a couple big tech companies and the Federal Trade Commission a couple more all looking into their business practices and whether they violate any laws this was treasury secretary Stephen minu chin on C. N. B. C. I think if you know if you look at Amazon although their you know their certain benefits to what they've destroyed the retail industry Bloomberg says F. T. C. investigators are reaching out to question Amazon merchants now Seattle university law professor John Kirkland says it's not clear if there are anti trust laws being broken or that Amazon is specifically stifling smaller start ups I don't drink entry is easy but it is part. civil and that would be an issue in these cases the FTC says he has no comment on this latest news Charlie harder colonial's coming up hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight the opioid crisis I'm Jeff postal with Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan latest proposal several people are recovering following a carbon monoxide scare in Michael teal this morning I'm Kelly Bleier a warning to other people to be careful. first Tripoli traffic as we check that every ten minutes on the force here's marina we have a problem north found four oh five taking up the two right lanes in the Renton area it's near state route nine hundred really causing some slowdowns coming up from Talbot southbound four oh five crowded in Bellevue from now about northeast dates down in new castle south on I five is getting a little bit heavier through the U. district in the downtown Seattle seven one six seven some slowdowns right near Ellingson this a good traffic brought to by re pipe specialists when you need no hassle repairs from professionals you need re pipe specialists visit retype Washington dot com for your free and home estimate and save twenty percent your next come on traffic at two fourteen. couple forecast now yourself Wayne high temps in the low seventies today on our way to that mix of sun and clouds and more the way some sunshine at times on Thursday.
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"Want people to think that because then they can be V. in this case literal white nights coming to save communities of color and you better thank them by keeping them in office that's all this is about find out what else is trying to what's trending in king county took Willa de moins seatac they've decided to rebrand themselves as Seattle south side in this of course is coming up to the store we talk about what two months ago so how much county decided to pitch themselves as Seattle north country so like really good views and needles out in the park okay the idea is of course to appeal to outsiders and on the service you might think well that makes sense the person who lives out of Washington state they've never really heard of Tukwila they've never heard of des Moines they never heard of sea tac other than I think that's the airport but they have of course heard about Seattle and Seattle seems like a place they might want to visit the moins does not unless you're going to Iowa and then you get actually don't CBS no long term it's not a really good movie because one you're over promising and under delivering if you think you're going to go to des Moines the mornings for Tukwila and have the same exact time but you would have if you went to Seattle or Tacoma or even W. yet no I'm sorry and that's not me shaming the folks of Tukwila I'm just there all really nice Patek will also always shows up on those lists of like the worst crime which is always I can't quite figure out why they're always on that list car breaking all the time yeah whatever so I I went to the website at Seattle southside dot com is part of the regional tourism authority and this is the exact language that they use on their website to pitch this concept perfectly situated between urban attractions and natural wonders not to mention near Seattle Tacoma International Airport Seattle south side is a convenient affordable and fun place to visit I've definitely said that about that well so far sports shopping hanging out at the beach whatever you're into confided all in Seattle's backyard so the.
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"Wing of the King County jail will become a homeless shelter. Komo's met Markevic has more. There was a time a decade ago when the King County jail was overcrowded. There was talk of building another one since. So this was one of the major changes we made it here was to have an ADA accessible bathroom, then fewer people were sent to jail. Two meals brought in every day breakfast and dinner by operation sack lunch. King County shut down the west wing to save money. So this right now kind of looks different from what it was when it was a in response to the homeless crisis. The county's now spent nearly two million dollars to renovate the west wing into a twenty four seven enhanced shelter that could house forty men experiencing homelessness for weeks, if not months a man under arrest for grabbing an eleven year old boy near rose hill country school in Kirkland yesterday afternoon that boy told school staff he saw the man acting strangely than say the man grabbed him and walked away. Police found that man near the school and arrested him for assault. A mother who triggered an amber alert last week telling police she was planning to inject bleaching to herself and her child to rid themselves of parasites Forty-one-year-old, Brooke Hellman dollar she's charged in Spokane with criminal mistreatment of her ten year old daughter and may have mental health issues to the spokesman review says police down bleach in a motel where the mother and daughter were staying the girl. Was placed in child protective services custody following her mother's arrest. And the federal drug enforcement agency says it is asking the private sector for help. After drivers in several states have been arrested for transporting hemp, the cannabis plant is now legal at the federal level. But hemp and marijuana look and smell exactly the same professor via deem is with the CBD's school dot com. States have testing programs in place as part of their hand licensing just by looking at it can't tell in order to make it easier on law enforcement, the DA putting out a request for private companies to.
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"For the King County sheriff's offices both vehicles into power poll after the crash King County metro says the route one Twenty-one bus was going south when it was hit. Then broadsided by the truck. The sheriff's office is the driver of the pickup was seriously injured, and we'll be taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The extent of the injuries of the bus riders taken into the hospital has isn't known yet. While the gridlock expected in downtown Seattle after the viaduct closed hasn't materialized, but there have been some busy streets. Komo's Ryan Harris says more about. Fast response to clear a crash quickly. Seattle's department of transportation says in four mornings without highway ninety nine they've seen patterns similar to what the state DOT has seen traffic building. Earlier in the morning starts. Matt bullying says it's been heavier on the west Seattle bridge with additional traffic on east marginal lower Spokane and on first and fourth avenues coming from the south downtown. A little later. And. Injury. King County metro says the water taxi carried more than twenty three hundred people Wednesday with room for twice that metro did another seventy four standby bus trips. But both it and sound transit say they saw no service delays because of traffic in Seattle. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. We're still on track for the link light rail north extensions opening in a couple of years that work on the elevated tracks and three stations is roughly seventy percent complete with pieces like escalators going into the ground station at Roosevelt way, Kimberly reasons with sound transit, but in about four hundred fifty thousand man hours so far since station construction started. So we've got a lot of work into this north link.
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"King County executive Dow Constantine to support free transit for all when the vita closes in a letter to both the want explained that it should be doable. Because only about twenty seven percent of King County metro costs come from fare revenue and that the county should be able to cover those. But Kimberly reason with sound transit says their policy requires them to collect the fares with forty percent of light rail fares going towards operating costs if must recover a portion of its operating expenses in fare box revenue in order to help pay for those caught. She also says free transit fare doesn't erase traffic congestion what they are expecting our bigger crowds on trains and buses after Friday. See Romero, KOMO news. The bus us transit trip planners or your phone GPS to plan your route and give yourself as much time for traffic is possible. That's. Just some of the advice from Washington state ferries officials for the three week. I would not an enclosure that starts Friday doc in your in your vehicle, or even if you're taking a bus or walking just remember that we're not gonna hold those votes. They will leave on schedule. So please at extra time brought bender with state ferry says, even if you take abode you'll still have to deal with the extra traffic expected during the closure, and we bid a due to the Alaskan way of viaduct, which has carried millions of cars and trucks pass downtown since nineteen fifty three. Komo's Ryan Harris tells us history shows having the viaduct where it stands now is almost unavoidable like many things in Seattle. It was studied and studied and studied again from the first downtown traffic jams in the early nineteen hundreds until after World War Two someone a tunnels under the city's hills. While others said why build something so ugly when other cities tearing there's down, but it made the most sense to connect Pacific highway between Tacoma and Everett along the waterfront. Twisting in the forties and fifties. It was a workplace. It's not as if they really today just plowing a highway through it history. Links. Jennifer ought says, the viaduct is definitely a product of a different time and mindset. Mainly made a cultural decision that we would rely on single occupancy vehicle divided necessary piece of that the viaduct construction overcame objections of people who lived worked and did business close to it. Which is why there's a notch in the rail where it came close to a building or why no two sections between columns are the same length. Ryan harris. Komo news. King County sheriff's deputies expected to be okay after a hit and run and white centred happened Monday afternoon today after the deputies showed up at a Safeway on twenty eight th avenue southwest to investigate a shoplifting report. That's where the deputy was hit by the suspect's car. Suffering was described as non life threatening leg injuries. By the end of winter. The Seattle city council is expected to vote on a plan to up zone across the city. Komo's Charlie Harger tells us about today's first council meeting on the issue. The goal is to make it. So more apartments duplexes, even cottages in backyards are allowed in the city and make sure a certain percentage of them are considered affordable. There are a series of meat. Meetings plan this one going over technical details in refinements some people who spoke at the public comment hearing had concerns about the process the people in the city who will be affected by the way up zones. Have not been directly contacted by the city that they are going to be up zone. Next council meeting on the issue takes place next Monday with deciding village in late February and early March. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Komo news time is eight ten and right now, we've got the college football national championship game underway. And then the third quarter Clemson leading Alabama forty four to sixteen and now from the Harley exterior sports desk, Tom Glasgow with more sports Muskie head coach Chris Peterson with another big hole to fill..
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"King county's. That's komo's Tammy Mutasa reporting Seattle homicide. Detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near a tent in a wooded area in Rene valley. Police say the fifty one year old batmans body was found Saturday and appears he was dead for at least a week investigators will work with the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death. And today would be a good time to fill out your ballot. So far the numbers show only thirty five percent of people in our state have. Voted compare that to seventy nine percent of voters who took part in the general election in two thousand sixteen during the last midterm election in two thousand fourteen only fifty four percent of voters turned in their ballots. A few reminders if your ballot is still sitting on your kitchen counter. No need to search for a stamp postage is pay just put it in the mailbox by Tuesday. There's also an option to put it in a ballot dropbox those close Tuesday night at eight PM. Komo news time is five ten. Let's head over to the Harley exterior sports desk. Dave Lewis has all the sports headlines. A went down to the wire CenturyLink came up short falling into the chargers. Twenty-five seventeen. Russell Wilson was denied from the six yard line of the game's final play throwing a pass into the end zone. That was tipped at the chargers. Hang on Seattle the foreign four on the year. No more undefeated teams. The Rams fall to New Orleans. Forty-five thirty-five other football Major League Soccer playoff semi-finals in the Western Conference shoulders. Fall the Portland two to one. Who scored the Sounders lone goal in the matches ten minute after holding off Stanford. The huskies are at number twenty in the country. Washington state is at number ten next up for a game with Oregon state after the bye on the seventeenth sports at ten and forty past the hour on the home of the huskies. I'm Dave Lewis come on is if you're thinking about whether it's our hearts lungs or other organs were diagnosis tends to.
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"Just last year even though amazon was actually liable to pay more than a billion dollars of back taxes are mentioned earlier because of trump's tax cuts that retroactively applies now their unpaid taxes so here's the thing they're capable of that but i would use the same argument that use used for the city of seattle you're capable of doing a much better job with the money already have so if you're saying yes amazon is capable of paying a lot more but there are four profit business they are not a charity and i would say miss salon in the city council what's your capability on taking some of the highest per capita spending in the country on this issue in doing a better job with it i think about a ten percent capable seventyfive million just spent a homeless king county has the third listen to me this is why you can't buy that all the homeless people that are on our streets and people that are on the streets are all from here because it's not true so don't listen to politicians when they say that third largest homeless population in the country king county third largest in the country california right now is i told you yesterday hundred thirty thousand people on their streets in places like san francisco hundred and thirty thousand they have twenty five percent of all the homeless on the streets in the country in california that's what's happening here that's why you now see a new mayor whose pushing back and being very low very vocal in san francisco in san francisco here.