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"king county" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"If you've been to a bar restaurant or seen a live show indoors recently it may have been asked to show proof you've been vaccinated against cove at nineteen. Well now just count on it. King county is going to require proof of vaccination or a negative cova tested a variety of businesses. Starting in late october..
Delta Variant Linked to Troubling Spike in COVID Cases in Washington State
"Behind that in Western Washington. They are not number or reproductive rate of the virus is around three where below one is where you want to be to see new case numbers fall. Ironically, it's closer to two in eastern Washington, which has large areas with low vaccination rates. The delta Variant is the big contributing factor and has changed everything about the virus because it's more contagious, says Dr Ali Meqdad with UW medicine. Mark Dad says that combined with the large segment of the population, still unvaccinated will sustain this current surge. He here right now, but breaks to infections and people are saying, you know, when you get the vaccine, you may be infected, but still the bad seeds and highly effective against ending up in a hospital where a more so they're saving lives and protecting our hospitals. All of us need to remember what we call an epidemiology Counterfactual. If we didn't have these vaccines, and does the valiant hit us the way it's hitting us so hard and our state and in our country would have had a lot of mortality in this country. Look at house of countries where vaccination coverage is very low in Iran, For example, the mortality is going so cry to that point that that bodies, unfortunately, are being moved by taxes. We're seeing hospitals continue to fill up in part because of the code. Of its surge. But Mark Dad tells me he doesn't think Washington's hospital system will crash as his feared in other states proudly will tell you, Ryan, We are so prepared at U Dub and we have done all what it takes to be ready for research. So I don't I'm not afraid about Seattle and King County and the big cities. I'm very much concerned about community and I would stay. And of course, we are willing and ready to receive patients from elsewhere in the state. We should be able in our state to manage the search was dealt. If and only if people help us by reducing their activities, Wedding and mass and getting the vaccine. Now you heard Dr Mark Dad say one of the ways we can slow. The spread of Delta is by reducing unnecessary activities, which won't be easy since
Seattle-Area Health Officer Warns of Highly Transmissible Delta Variant
"Changed the course of the pandemic. That's the word from the health officer in the state's largest county commas. Ryan Harris has an update. King County Health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says the virus has thrown us a real curveball, in part because he says, the delta variant now more than 78% of cases, genotype is on par with chickenpox for contagiousness costs. People infected with the delta variant produced 1000. Times more virus. It's much more contagious than earlier variants, which means that people get infected easier and faster and are more likely to spread the virus to other student says that includes a rare amount to breakthrough cases, which he says usually result in milder symptoms but can still make you highly contagious. Duchin says. New Case numbers of quadrupled, But the hospitalization and death rates remain stable and that along with King County's high vaccination rate, or why he believes the recommendation to mask up indoors. I mean, we don't yet need to consider going. Back to stronger restrictions, but he says it requires all of us to cooperate.
Judge Orders Richard Sherman to Be Released From Jail Without Bail
"Sherman's arrest. This is a total downer right? It's depressing on every level. Just to catch you guys up on the latest things are settling down a little bit in terms of a judge did order that he could be released from jail without bail Thursday. Um, King County District Court Judge Far it's difficult Pacific Islander named Pronounce your Farm Mommy. Mommy must tonight part of me for pronouncing that incorrectly found probable cause that he did commit for offense for offenses. The prosecutors did not ask the judge for a finding on a felony residential burglary allegation porches initially but they have not yet filed Chargers. The charging decision is expected today. His next hearing is set for two o'clock Pacific today. He does not have to be present. One thing that did happen is that his wife made a statement yesterday. Quote I love and support my husband. I am committed to helping Richard get the support and care that he needs. Richard has always been a loving father and husband. We are looking forward to seeing at home, this family. Unfortunately, the video of his door incident went public, and it's all very unseemly and said John Lynch of the 40 Niners told Matt Miyoko that he reached out to the Sherman family to be a resource help. Anyway. Here's Ian Rapoport of
King County Purchases Hotel to Curb Homelessness
"Once again, King County has purchased a motel to help end homelessness in the county. This is the third such purchase officials say about 100. People should be able to live in the former Holiday Inn on Aurora Avenue in north Seattle. Once all three hotels are in full operation, they should be able to accommodate nearly 300
Extreme Heatwave Causes Spike in ER Visits in Washington State
"In its wake. In King County, a 65 year old woman and a 68 year old woman died from hypothermia. That means their bodies dangerously overheated. We have lived through a really difficult time. This is a chance to check on the people around you, King County Public Health says during yesterday's unprecedented heat. 223 people went to emergency rooms for heat related illnesses. That's about 10% of all ER visits for the day. E. M s responded to a record 165 heat related illnesses in all of 2020. It was 91 e r. Doctors saw it on the ground. I can tell you this is the hottest I've ever seen it. This is probably the most heat related illness I have ever seen around here with a deadly summer. Just starting. It's too hot simply. We cannot have people sleeping in 100 and 10 degree homes you to medicines. Dr. Beth Bell says drinking water and staying cool is critical to keep your body temperature down. We are not set up for this heat. Um, and that's because we don't have housing that supports it. People should be really vigilant about using these stations for cooling. Doctors say he related deaths are preventable. It's a comment on me and you and everyone. This is the time to take care of the people around us.
King County, Washington Facial Recognition Ban Vote Set for Today
"Vote later today could create the nation's first county wide ban on facial recognition software, and we get the update from comas Corwin Hick. The Metropolitan King County Council vote is likely to Ban County government, especially law enforcement from using facial recognition technology to match faces in video and photos with criminal suspects. The tech has been shown to routinely misidentify non white faces. Especially struggling with Asians and black women. At a council hearing in April, security researchers Cynthia Speeds made the case against when he's error prone technologies are used by police departments. This could lead to violations of the Fourth Amendment, wrongful imprisonment or even death. The council vote could make King County the nation's first county to ban the tech for governmental use, following the example of cities including Boston and Portland. There is one exception here. Law enforcement could employ facial recognition when the case involves a missing or exploited child, Corwin Hey CO Moh news the council set to vote on this measure this afternoon at
Federal Prosecutor Struck by Stray Bullet Outside Brooklyn Restaurant
"Was caught in a hail of bullets well on an evening out at a restaurant in Brooklyn on Friday. 34 year old woman who works in Manhattan's U. S attorney's office was struck by a stray bullet well at the Thai restaurant Muse. An X ray taken at Kings County Hospital later found a bullet fragment had become lodged under her eye. Shootings have rocketed 82% compared to last year. The
States To Offer Lottery Tickets to Incentivize Americans to Get Vaccinated
"Wants to use incentives like a lottery or reduction in property taxes to try and get more people vaccinated. This comes in several states have started using different forms of giveaways to persuade people to get the shot. Almost like popping reports on how these methods are actually improving Vaccination rates. If there's one thing that we need to do with money related to Cove, it's to get people healthy. And that's fueled King County Council member Reagan done to consider what his county might be able to do with some of the millions of federal dollars that have been sent to King County during the pandemic. His ideas were thinking about rental assistance is one idea we're thinking about Even things like lottery or scratch Lotto tickets as well. It's a creative approach that has proved to be effective in getting more people to sign up for a vaccine. New YORK, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia have all used some form of incentives. In Ohio. They started a lottery were five people could each win a million bucks. That incentive led to an over 50% weekly increase in vaccinations games are been showing in vaccines to enhance vaccine knowledge and improve vaccine uptake Doctor Ashby monk with Stanford University. Says these games can significantly improve inoculation numbers that's call most
12-Year-Old Boy Shot in Chest in Brooklyn, New York City
"Old boy is in the hospital after being shot in Brooklyn Saturday night. Cops say the child was walking down the street around nine o'clock. When he was shot in the chest on Malcolm X Boulevard and Madison Street in Bed Stuy. Police say the boy was not the intended target, and the shooting stemmed from an altercation between two groups. The child was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive. Thus far. No arrests have been made. As the investigation is well underway
King County Sees Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Seattle
"County's covert numbers have been on the rise for the past few weeks. But public health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says the situation continues to change. Jason's a plateau hospitalization of platitudes at a higher level than we would like to see them. Nonetheless, they factored, he says. The biggest area of concern continues to be in South King County do, Jin says it's important to keep wearing masks and distancing in public and to get the vaccine When you can. He says he expects the risk from covert will have greatly diminished sometime in May.
Early Vaccine Registration Open For All Seattle, King County Residents
"And if you live or work in King County, you can now pre register to get notified about vaccine appointments in Seattle before eligibility expands to all a doubt adults. We have a link it co Moh news dot com slash hot links. You can also call the state's covert hotline. That phone number is 1 805 to 5.
King County's health officer provides snapshot of COVID-19 activity and vaccination efforts
"Bad news type of update from the Seattle King County public health officer. Dr. Jeff Duchin likes to start his weekly UPDATES by comparing the covert outbreak to the weather forecast. This week's forecast is for continued mostly cloudy with storms possible. Over the past week, 255 new cases were reported daily, which was similar to the week before end up almost 80% from mid March. But a lot of people coming down with Cove it are not the most vulnerable incident rates have been trending up for all age groups, except for ages. 65 older and under five years with the highest rates in the 18 to 24 year olds, followed by 25 to 49 year old In the 5 to 17 year Old age group. He says he remains the geographic divide in the county. Overall Cove in 19 incidents remains highest in the cities and south and Southeast King County. Including Covington, Enumclaw. Auburn can't federal way Burian renting to quell A and C tech and, well, people continue to be hospitalized. The good news is that deaths have fallen dramatically since the peak of the fallen winter, Serge On average. Over the past week. One King County resident has died of covert 19 each day, compared with nine deaths per day during the winter peak. And although most of our oldest adults are protected through vaccination, not everyone is vaccinated. And went transmission increases in the community. The virus still confined its way to those who are most vulnerable and remain unprotected. And with that in mind,
Here's where you can preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle
"People to pre register for the day that everyone 16 and older is eligible for the vaccine. Any King County a resident can register for the Seattle doses now at Seattle dot Gove slash vaccine. As of yesterday. There were
Controversial needle exchange program suspended in Seattle's King County
"Poses as a drug user and claims outreach workers gave her 100 clean needles. Now it has the mayor of federal Way, pushing paws on King County's Needle Exchange program. It was time we will toss a live without. The program has been suspended in the city. After pleas from neighbors tonight, Tammy. Said, And this was a huge topic. A lot of people signed up to talk at this council meeting about this needle exchange program, voicing concern neighbors saying that crime is up and needles are turning up everywhere in the community. But others who've been struggling with addiction say if the program is gone for good, it'll only make things worse. I'm seeing people. They're just in the parking lot shooting up or they go down a couple of blocks and he's shooting up, fed up with pervasive drug use and littered needles captured in these neighborhood Photos Grace LeBron Oh says she posed as a drug user to stake out a King County needle exchange program in action, Gray says she set up an appointment with the South County outreach, referral and exchange program or score. She met a van at a park and ride and they went up to the van and I said Don't have a needle to exchange Can I still get something? And the guy? Hands me a box of 100 needles, and that was it. Tonight, The Mayor and council passed a resolution temporarily suspending needle exchange programs in federal way until the city in King County can come up with another plan on its website, King County Public Health says in the last two years, the needle exchange program place 739 people and drug treatment, some have struggled with addiction voice. Concerned about suspending the program in federal way, There's someone who's been there. It's really upsetting. To see running the needle exchange to out of town is not gonna do anything to reduce drug use. In fact, it's just gonna increase HIV rates. People will not have a chance to recover if they're dead,
University of Washington COVID-19 Death Projections Show Increase By July
"1st increasing for the first time in weeks by about 300 to more than 5800 people, I Hmm. Is dark. Rollie Mark, Dad says. Right now we face two evils variants that escaped the vaccine and the UK variant winning the battle for predominance evil. This winning right now is that for us simply because the vaccines are highly effective against mark that says the next concern then becomes whether the South Africa or Brazil variants get a foothold before winter. I'm Charlie Harder. Dr. Jeff Duchin with Seattle King County Public Health, says the fourth wave of covert
Covid cases contInue to surge in Seattle's King County
"Rise in King County is not slowing down. But these increases occurred before we transition to Phase three, which will now further increase our activities and opportunities for the spread of covert. 19 health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says that hospitalization rates
Seattle, King County officials report the majority of residents over 65 have been vaccinated
"Up their vaccination eligibility more than here in Washington. But starting on Wednesday, comas Nick Poppin reports, about two million more people will be able to get the vaccine. But even under the best case scenario, this is going to take several months. The other main reason, according to Do, Jin. It's the state's dedication to equity. You'll see gaps there, but you'll see that those caps I believe are narrower. And there's less disparity than you find in many of the states, according to Public Health Seattle in King County, the majority of folks over the age of 65 have been vaccinated and duty and expects those gaps too close even more as more shots going toe arms. I think Washington State is trying to be very intentional about equity in the vaccine rollout, so even as larger states like Texas and California planned, Okay. Up within the next few weeks. Washington Health officials say they're going to open up May 1st and until then continue to focus on groups who have been hit the hardest by this virus. We all need to be patient as we wait to get a vaccine, Nick problem Come on. There's a new
Health Expert Concerned About Rising COVID Case Numbers Across the US
"Has followed Italy and other European countries when it comes to coronavirus trends, and one local health experts say We're right behind them again. Dr. Ali Mock dad with you Dubs Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says it's not on Lee some parts of Washington. With climbing case numbers, but it's other states. And that's why, he says. People are saying slow down many people right now very close to make that decision to. Basically we need to shut down for a couple of weeks as a country and make sure we get vaccines. Chance. I'm very much concerned about me. 117. We underestimated how much it will spread. We underestimated how much it will cause mortality. Mark. Dad says he doesn't believe the statewide moved to face three was a mistake because he thinks we do need to start re opening. But he says people are more on the move and wearing masks less often than the plan counted on, so maybe dialing back will send a message about what we still need to do. King County
"king county" Discussed on KOMO
"The King County Tourism Recovery Plan. A simple change of your environment can change your world. Today, mask up, Get out there and do something for yourself for your community and to support local businesses. Here's the Cuomo forecast. You wouldn't know it looking out the window this morning, but we're in for a mostly sunny afternoon. High temperature about 70 degrees tomorrow, maybe closer to 65, but still mostly dry weather. We may have some fog to get through before we reach the sunshine. Then it sort of comes to an end for a few days. Cloudy on Thursday cooler highs in the sixties, maybe even a light. Sprinkle in the afternoon Friday by evening and Saturday morning. We're talking potentially steady rain and gusty winds Chance. Another foggy morning, It's 54 in downtown Seattle. Stay connected. Stay informed The coma Morning News sponsored by the positions at Holy Orth 08 47 Right now, Greg, her shoulder Amanda Factor with the Co Mo Morning News. Frank Lindsay's of the editor's desk. President. Trump is back at the White House after spending three nights in the hospital being treated for covert 19. The latest from ABC. Cecilia Vega. Fresh off his release from Walter Reed, President Trump walked off Marine one and up the stairs to the White House residence. And then the president who is still contagious. Did something remarkable. He took off his mask, would it in his pocket and saluted Standing there. Mescal is on the balcony, staring into the distance for a full two minutes. Ah, White House staff photographer right there next to him, and the president was supposed to be in isolation, then walked inside to a room full of people. It was a made for TV moment, starring the president himself.
"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?.
"king county" Discussed on KOMO
"King County judges ruled that a recall petition against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan can proceed. Petitioners will now gather signatures to place the measure on the ballot over Jerkins handling of recent police brutality claims. A spokesperson for the mayor rejected the claim, saying the court dismissed six of seven of them. Only charge allowed to go forward was the use of chemical agents against street violence. During the Seattle protests in made Edmunds Police rescued a man stuck on a hillside near Marina Beach off leash park this morning. The man had been there for two days. And after someone heard a call for help in the woods, just east of the park, they found the 57 year old shoreline man in dense vegetation on the steep hillside. He had slid down the hill, injuring himself. He was taking the Swedish hospital for hypothermia. It was a short trip from Si Tak to Chicago last night on an Alaskan air flight. Their line reports a man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the flight, see sense and had to be subdued by the flight crew and others on board flight had to return to see Tak where law enforcement took the passenger into custody. The flight was cancelled and the other passengers were booked on other flights. This county has seen a significant uptick in covert cases. Comas Nick Problem, reports. It isn't just seeing a high record of hospitalizations but also a record study number of daily infections. Pierce County similar to King County in the sense that AA lot of their new cases air coming from younger adults that 20 to 40 year old range in their report today to come appears county help says there were 70 new cases of the virus and within the county. It's a troubling sign of Mork over 19 in that region. In the middle of the summer. This is not the direction we want. Cases of Kobe, 19 to go is no good recruits, especially at this time with the anticipation that there will be a significant rise in cases and hospitalizations in the fall. Health experts are growing more worried of the record breaking rise in cases we're seeing, according to Tacoma Pierce County Health Department. 81 new cases of the virus on Saturday is the highest daily count since the record was set at 77 on April 1st. The concerning trend continues, even though it's slightly down from yesterday. And that is called Mosaic Papa reporting bachelor parties, fraternity parties and exercise classes. Health officials in Oregon say those kinds of social gatherings are helping to fuel a big jump in Corona virus cases in that state. Matt Hutchinson owns the bar method Jim in Lake Oswego. The news isn't a surprise to her. But she says staff are asking screening questions in an effort to limit any potential outbreak. We wouldn't be able to trace that person's Attendance history. We would be able to provide that to the health authorities, and then we would be able to determine our next steps. Que Tu spoke with a number of Oregon Jim's None plan on closing again, but Many understood that could happen if the current trend in covert 19 cases there continues. Commoners time is 6 10 from the Harley Exterior Sports desk. Dave Lewis has more of our sports headlines. The Atlanta Braves and an email to season ticket holders, saying they will not be changing the team's nickname. The decision came after the team engaged in outrage with several native American organizations. However, the use of the Tomahawk chop used by fans is being explored. The Washington Redskins and Clement Indians are both leaning toward changing their names. High school basketball and four star Prospect Guard. Nolan Hitmen from East Catholic will play at what such academy in Utah Knicksseason Hickman is the second ranked player in the state number three point guard in the country. Only player in Washington wrecked higher is owed A five star forward Paulo branch Erroll Hickman, has offers on the table from Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington and you steal a among others, according to 24 7 sports. Sports attended 40 past the hour. I'm Dave Lewis. Common news. Summer memories You can make them just Aziza Lee in your own backyard, like sharing your secret burger recipe with your kid and showing them how to cook it just right. We're just chilling with the family and figuring out the constellations blows. Well,.
"king county" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"King County Sheriff's Office is investigating Brown for his social media posts, including a graphic that reads all lives splatter and depicted people being run over by a car. Investigators say One person was killed. A second was wounded when that car ran into a group of protesters Saturday. 27 year old driver accused in the crash is expected to be charged tomorrow. He's being held on $1.2 billion bail, unarmed medics and crisis workers would respond to many 911 call Sandra proposal the Seattle City Council is considering Council member Andrew Lewis suggests they could better handle emergencies that involved mental health problems and substance abuse. That could be a more adequate, equitable and responsive way of dealing with a lot of these calls that we know are resulting in a lot of our black and brown neighbors. Neighbors experiencing a mental health condition dying at the hands of the proposal would fully fund the programme by cutting into the Seattle Police Department's budget. Governor Jay Inslee today said there is concerning increase in Corona virus cases stayed wide. But Justus we did with a stay at home order. We can lower the curve. This time we're going to do it using masks and social distancing. In contact, tracing different strategies, different tools, But we want to use these new tools to be able to open up our economy. As of today, you are required to wear a face mask when you enter any business. The first person to participate in one cove in 19 vaccine trial just had her 16 weak.
"king county" Discussed on KOMO
"Reported deaths in king county Snohomish county also reports two new deaths more than fifteen thousand five hundred covert nineteen cases are not reported across Washington state as national nurses week begins governor Jay Inslee honored some of those working on the front lines against the corona virus outbreak we've seen what they're doing for families and incredibly challenging times we think of them in as soon call he spoke with Justin gill a nurse practitioner at a Providence clinic in Everett you know change over the past few weeks and I'm certainly proud to be a part of the state that existing talk Latin the curve and heading in the right direction Gil says he's proud to be part of the nursing profession especially in these challenging times and for all of those working in the medical profession we thank you the covert shut down gave burglars on the east side all the time in the world to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stuff from empty homes como su Romero has details nine homes were hit in neighborhoods including bridle trails Mercer island and Redman Dave Santa Maria with Bellevue police says in most cases families opted to follow the stay home order in their vacation homes or elsewhere giving burglars all the time they needed to case their other houses sometime inside each of the residences and in some cases actually can't come back and get items that they had staged still alerting items like jewelry watches are the two cars so far more than two hundred thousand dollars in stolen property has been recovered to Seattle man have been charged with burglary and car theft Santa Maria warns homeowners who aren't staying at home to let neighbors know if they won't be there during the lockdown superhero como news rumors.
"king county" Discussed on KOMO
"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.
"king county" Discussed on KOMO
"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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"The king county courthouse police say it was not a random shooting comes Michelle last month says the shooter and the eighteen year old hits no one another and the gang unit is investigating police really underscoring that this was not a random shooting but also admitting that that doesn't make it any less dangerous in both of those men who were shot expected to be just fine in fact the man that was hit and just raised didn't even leave the scene he was treated right here the other man was shot in the hand and the calf he's expected to be okay come was Machel Esteban troubling warning about the fentanyl crisis Bellevue police say two teenagers overdosed on fentanyl last weekend but they did survive a mother who lost her sixteen year old son wants parents to hear her warning however couples Tammy Mutasa with more from Bellevue Texas site no mother should ever have to see a walk to his own just the will power hammer toes early morning before I go to bed and I followed his cold body in older founder sixteen year old son Lukas Baird died from a fentanyl overdose Lucas was a football player at skyline high school Olga says he thought he was buying a Percocet on the street for his pain I couldn't understand was going going to why my phone is dead he's sixteen he's supposed to go to school just like Lucas police said this weekend two teen boys admitted the ballpark is it from the street before they overdosed at their homes just minutes apart detectives say one is a seventeen year old boy who lives in Bellevue his dad did CPR to bring them back please see the other is an eighteen year old boy who lives in Nara point he had to be revived using nor can almost tell me Methos are reporting the one whose time twelve ten separate update on sports from Harley exterior sports desk here's our clients the sellers face will be of Honduras tonight in the deciding match of the CONCACAF champions league first round series by holding on to a two two draw earlier this month on the road coach Brian Schmetzer side has a couple of results that would push them through to the next round yes there is there a work for US one one but we're going to try and score early so that I can rest players for Sunday this outer so Chicago on Sunday in the MLS regular season opener tonight's first kick is seven o'clock for Reagan's acted tries to move past last week's.
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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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"Together king county sheriff's deputies tell us the shuttle bus had fourteen passenger seats and each one had a seat belt investigators don't know if the forty five year old man who died in the crash was wearing a seatbelt Washington state troopers say by law like school buses shuttle buses don't have to have seat belts but even if they do passengers are required to wear them it's unclear of drugs or alcohol were factors in that crash or if it was caused by a medical emergency the man accused of breaking into the south hill mall in Puyallup pleaded not guilty in court yesterday afternoon investigators say Jordan twice points on is the a person seen in surveillance video crawling into a store from the roof then stealing clothes and shoes and shooting out the windows of several stores to get out police arrested about Cyprus on remains in jail on two hundred thousand dollars bail tomorrow night time for one of the biggest Seafair events of the year the safer torchlight parade takes off at seven thirty tomorrow night in downtown Seattle this will be the seventh year of the torch light issue the leader of the prey will be toddling wiki CEO and president a sandals new NHL team the grand finale Seafair the hydro races and the blue angels come the weekend of August second through the fourth Kamel's Ryan Yamamoto look up at the moon tonight in you'll be gazing toward king county's newest designated landmarks Kamose corn hick up it's a story we first brought you earlier this week somewhere on the surface of the moon are three NASA lunar Rovers moon buggies built by Boeing in camp Washington and transported to the moon in the early nineteen seventies aboard the final three Apollo missions lacking the resources.
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"Record number of king county Superior Court judges are retiring leaving the bench that's why judge di Laman heads the court's new program to help prepare new judges what makes people successful as judges is on the bill would be to try cases and know the rules of evidence and also be be open to learning to areas of law and also having the right kind of judicial temperament says currently sixty percent of the counties your record judges have six years of experience or less which is a very high turnover money raised by Seattle sugary drink tax will be spent as promised under proposed approval by the city council today more from Cuomo's Ryan Harris taxes raising millions more than expected and they're been questions about if that money is going where it was originally supposed to go for lower income families to make sure they get healthy foods especially after the mayor and council agreed to spend on other programs like early learning councilmember Lorraine a Gonzalez is they want to stick to the original intent of not to create another cash machine but to collect additional revenue that we could directly reinvested back into the low income communities and communities of color that would eventually inter wrapped the cycle of soda the ordinance will create a special fund for the sugar tax revenue and then provide some limited flexibility but otherwise restricted to spending at the way the original ordinance promised with the additional promise that any groups that lost grants would be made whole Ryan Harris como news Jenny Durkan has promised to veto the ordinance saying it creates a huge budget all and takes away money.
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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..