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"6000 FT. Fire broke out at a Seattle homeless camp early this morning flames spreading the trees and brush near the camp just off I five and Dearborn Street. Nobody was hurt. So far this year, there have been more than 740 fires at Seattle homeless camps. At this rate, it could be the city's worst year on record for homeless camp fires. Stabbing at Seattle's Occidental Park yesterday morning apparently started with a dog attack. A man says An unleashed dog attacked his dog. When he confronted the owners. They threatened to stab him. Police say the dog attack victim Pepper sprayed them in, and that's when they started stabbing and slashing him. Police arrested the two men that dogs being held at Seattle Animal shelter more than a month after new statewide police reform kicked in mental health crisis responders in Seattle say the most vulnerable people vulnerable people can no longer get the help. They need. Almost calling Johnson the police accountability laws have been widely criticized by law enforcement for help restrictive they are while others concerned about racial justice and transparency applied the reforms. But mental health service providers in Seattle tell cross cut. It's not working for them not to have officers respond and restrain someone in crisis. There were 242 occasions last month in Seattle, in which an officer did respond to help commit someone to the hospital. That may sound like a lot, but it's only half the number from June of this year, the month before the reforms Department officials say officers are reluctant to get involved because of the restrictions on use of force. The downtown Emergency Services center say staff have been left very uneasy and worried about their own safety in lieu of having an officer to assist Carlene Johnson Comeau News a controversial proposal to convince Seattle police officers not to leave. The department has been rejected by the Seattle City Council. Most Matt Markovich says it involved a $15 million in savings because so many officers have left with the support of Mayor Durkin and the police chief Adrian Diaz. Council member Alex Peterson made the proposal To use some of that money to keep the officers on the department. It's more effective and efficient simply to retain the city government Frontline workers We already have modest announcement by Budget amendment would go beyond mere words to demonstrate that we recognize the staffing crisis caused by the title wave of nutrition. And that we want our remaining officers and detectives to stand Seattle. There are proposals to use the SPD salary savings on homeless issues, shelter, public safety alternatives to police, street and park improvements and Also changing spending priorities at the department with a little bit of money to accelerate what they call recruiting officers. Markovich, Some activists said the council's actions fall short of what the city of Seattle needs. Now. Victoria Beach who chairs the SPD African American Community advisory Board, says quote We won't have an apartment. You think things are bad now. Just wait. News time. 10 40 tied to check in at the sports desk for this update when the beacon plumbing sports chess with couples. Eric Heights, which angers three run homer, with two out in the seventh inning, pushed the Mariners over the Red Sox 54. The MSR helped by four unearned runs as well. Hanniger says they were quick to get over the disappointment of at least not taking two of three in the prior series with Arizona. How we are in the clubhouse, we were able to get over stuff quickly. We don't point fingers. We don't look look back when, When? When stuff doesn't go our way. We just kind of focused on the president. What's done is done. Whatever happened the night before, doesn't matter. So coming to the ballpark every day prepared to win and the wind pulls the Mr Within two games of the last American League wild card spot. The series continues tonight at T Mobile Park at 7 10. ESPN reports T Mobile Bark will host the 2023 Major League Baseball All Star Game. No official word from Major League Baseball. The Midsummer Classic was last in Seattle in 2000 and one The Seahawks prepare for Sunday's home opener with the Titans head coach Pete Carroll says there were a couple of injuries from Sunday's win over the colt, including one to running back Rashaad Penny. Yeah, he's got a calf strain, and so we'll take us a bit to figure out you know what the return would be on that looks like this week. You know, we won't know. Alex Collins is expected to move up the depth chart. And last night, the Raiders edged the Ravens 33 27 in overtime. Sports attendant 40 minutes past the hour. America Heights KOMO News 10 41 and we'll have the latest on that recall election with Governor Gavin Newsom coming up over the years, you've brought.
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"Portland State NFL The season starts Thursday. Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay hosting Dallas. The Seahawks season starts at Indianapolis Sunday. The Seattle is it is a slight 2.5 point. Favorite sports at 10 or 40 past each hour. Tom Butler. Come on in. Come on news time. 6 12 just a couple of minutes away from a traffic update. First, the city of Seattle is set to hand over hundreds of millions of dollars to a new regional homeless authority, which would decide how to best spend that cash. Almost Matt Markovich is keeping track of it, and he has a closer look at what it all means right now, because of Covid and other reasons the arches must behind schedule is hiring and establishing a brand new bureaucracy. Sales next mayor be fully supportive of the Rh or still pursue other ideas to solve Seattle's homeless crisis, which means more spending here in Seattle now Seattle mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell Has supported the Rh since the very beginning voted to participate in it as a City Council member, And during that same vote back in 2019. His opponent, Lorena Gonzalez, voted against the idea, not liking the legislation. I have not made the decision, whether how much money we will contribute to the regional Planned, but we will. We will contribute substantially. What's being planned? Is that enough more or less, or I think we need to definitely spend more. A real solution means making sure that we are getting the revenue. That is actually needed for this, and city estimates estimate up to $1 billion is needed to actually build the shelter in the housing needed Because Gonzalez is currently the president of the Seattle City Council. She is one of nine elected officials On the governing board of the Arch and the governing board is responsible for establishing the direction of the Rh and approve the big policy decisions. Gonzales was attacks big corporations to help pay for the billion dollars she just mentioned that's needed. To build affordable housing to reduce the number of people living on the street in Seattle and Seattle will spend roughly $216 million this year. That's a record in order to try and house people, and it's estimated there 8000 people Living on the street or in some form of temporary shelter in Seattle, as Cuomo's met Markovich reporting, and it's 6 14 right now, traffic and weather for you from the Dubin locker of Traffic Center now and here's Kierra, Jordan. We've got a long term crash in federal way north on I five near 3/20 now just blocking the H O V lane, But it's caused the back up all the way from the five curve, and that's after you're done dealing with crowding through Tacoma City Center. Work a 95 also with a heavy drive in Seattle, as you travel from Michigan to the convention center. Um 167 is going to struggle as you pull away from 5 12 and head to Jovita. This is some light. Scattered pockets are slowing as you travel out of Auburn indicate And then we're going to be slow again in rent in from 188 to 405, and we're finding extra company on north bound four or five from the Valley Freeway to about northeast 44th. Our next Cuomo traffic up 6 24, the Cuomo forecast. It's a good one. Sunny and warm today with a high temperature around 80 degrees tomorrow, also around 80, but you'll probably see a few more.
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"More crowded spaces continue to wear your mask. We've been doing it for a long time. Now it's working. It's effective. Let's keep doing it. Patrick Quinn come on news reached out to some of the other local health leaders in the state. The health officer for Snohomish County says there are no plans Issue an indoor mask directive there. But he says it's reasonable for businesses and other organizations to continue their own requirements, and the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department told us that they will be following the state guidance based on recent CDC updates. As for the latest numbers now, the State Health Department have reporting another 940 new cases of covert in the past 24 hours. 50 more hospitalizations. 17 more deaths today to state has administered more than 6.4 million doses of vaccine and nearly 48% of the people in the state over the age of 16 are now fully vaccinated. Homeowners time. 4 37, a group of business executives says helping the chronically homeless should be this region's first priority. The suggestions will be made just as the regional homelessness authority has held. It's had its first budget approved comes Matt Markovich is keeping track of this. The governing board three quarters of which our elected leaders approved the homelessness authorities first ever administrative budget of $2.3 million for the remainder of the year. Going forward. That budget will cost millions more. It's great to see us moving forward. It's great to see people coming on board or hitting the eyes and hands and brains. T really advance this work, but the authorities real groundwork will be visible until 2022 immediately. We need emergency housing in a new study commissioned by Challenge Seattle, an alliance of the region's 21 largest employers. Says time is of the essence suggesting the authorities should focus on the chronically homeless immediately, The study shows Seattle King County has seen a 42% increase in the chronically homeless over the last five years compared to Portland's 90%. The San Francisco Bay area at 13%. We've had about a 21% annual increase in the amount of money that's been put into the issue, and yet we have a 42% annual increasing chronic homelessness, The report says. 73% of the county's chronically homeless have serious psychiatric and emotional conditions. Compared to 4% of the county's population. 64% have a substance use disorder compared to 5% of the county's population, and it's more cost effective and humane to focus on the chronically homeless, first with a command center structure as other cities, the report says, have done successfully. That's the focus. We've asked For the authority inside of the authority to set up a command center, which is what they didn't Bakersfield. What they did in San Diego dedicated solely to those who are experiencing chronic homelessness or on the verge of the study found that Baker show California had a 71% drop in chronic homelessness. After what they did now, The Archie hopes to have an administrative staff of 35 people by next year that that does not include the 23 service providers that are going on right now and all the work and workers they have. On the ground dealing with homelessness right now in Seattle that Markovich come on, More businesses are offering incentives to try to lure new employees. We've been telling you, there is a shortage of people applying for jobs right now we'll call issues and fun has some examples of these incentives. Rocco's pizza in Seattle, offering an $800 hiring bonus. Amazon fresh Soon Open in Bellevue, offering a $1500 sign up bonus. Chipotle a will offer free college tuition to employees who work at least 15 hours. Week We talked to Seattle University economics professor Meena Re she about the big picture that they're offering. These incentives will work us to come back. That's a good idea economically makes sense for a company to actually induce someone to come work for them. The Washington Hospitality Association says it short 100,000 workers. This is now workers market, they say, and now many employees are asking.
Washington Supreme Court strikes down felony drug possession law; Seattle PD will not arrest for possession
"Of illegal Drugs. This comes after the state Supreme Court ruled this week. That part of the felony drug possession law was unconstitutional is comes as a big surprise for a lot of people, including comas, Matt Markovich in the shadow of the King County courthouse just feet away from the sheriff's Headquarters. Users are happy collision be arresting us for drew position anyway. He's the guy directly affected by the court's ruling. Things would be relaxed a little bit. No. Yeah, I mean, you know we won't be so panicked because there's no fear of being arrested for possession of narcotics right now. After the state Supreme Court ruled the state's possession law unconscious. Tutu, sh inal Anyone who is serving a sentence for drug possession should be released. Tonight tomorrow as soon as possible, says an attorney who asked the court to strike down the long but it's also gonna let a lot of dangerous Criminals and felons out on the street, says the King County Council member and former prosecutor who worked with the Supreme Court. But people who are sitting in jail right now say, Hey, my whole convictions based on something that's unconstitutional. It's now a race against time Arrested or convicted drug users, with their attorneys moving quickly to get drug cases thrown out Many hundreds of prosecutions being thrown out even convictions potentially being thrown out, and that just creates chaos, But the Legislature can fix this by adding one word. Two to the statute that word is knowingly which as intent to possess into the law, something the court found absent. Two state senators just introduced a bill that does just that. Currently right now you could have controlled substances and not get arrested. It's kind of crazy. But even with a quick fix, attorneys could argue their clients were arrested or convicted. Under a law that was found unconstitutional. They don't want to doing drugs around here, and he passed that bubble crack pipe arrow on pipe, you know, fix would be immediate assumes the governor signs it. But right now, there's a push by many legislators. To decriminalize illegal drugs in Washington in Seattle, met Markovich come on. Ian's new developments were hearing the death of
Seattle officials pushing for 'no bail, no jail' for non-violent offenders
"You how covert precautions and court backlogs mean that a lot of people who get arrested don't actually end up in jail. Today Come was meant Markovich reports on a growing effort to eliminate bail altogether, except for the most serious crimes. It's a phrase you hear a lot in Seattle's community court. Everybody gets released to comes in without having to post bail. It's geared to people accused of lower level crimes that may otherwise sit in a jail cell awaiting trial because they have no money for bail. We have historic levels of backlogs and because of that, and co vid There's a tremendous push to keep non violent offenders out of jail toe, lower the jail population and pressure on judges to keep it that way. A 2019 report by judges says 77% of jail population statewide. People waiting for their trials. The bell system needs to be reformed. And some of that reform has to be through the Legislature. And that's what Seattle State Senator Jaime Peterson is hoping to do. There are an awful lot of folks who don't need to be in jail. He's paying the bill that would essentially let people accused of nonviolent crimes. Go free until their trial. No bail at all. What's the threshold of violation that you have in mind? That's a good question, and that's one of the things that we're gonna have to work out. But at the bills hearing, even the liberally minded a C L u opposed it because of some possible unintended consequences of it. We are here in opposition, as did judges who want bail reform because it still requires. Court hearings with significantly stress the entire court system. There are fewer people being held for unveil because a lot of people are being PR. That is correct. One veteran bail bondsman says More judges are P R ng I think people accused of nonviolent crimes go anyway on auto theft in a couple years ago would have been a $5000 bill will now be PR. Peterson says he's convinced his bill needs more work. And that the threshold for a bail request. Maybe a person is a threat to another. That's one of the issues that I think we're gonna need to do Some more work on here over the next year in Seattle, met Markovich Cuomo news. Edmunds. Police
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"Jail? And it's just not property crime is getting far worse colors that Markovich talk to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, prosecutors and judges. About why nobody seems to be going to jail. They say you've been harassing some of the businesses here. Really? I'm gone. 15 months ago, we caught up with Patrick kindness who already had more than 100 convictions and is out of custody because of a court system that is hemorrhaging municipal court. Is not doing any out of custody arrangements or you can't start the whole criminal process until someone's been arraigned. And so we have to fix all parts of it Since November 525 cases of people being charged with a crime, sometimes violent, have not made their first appearance before a judge the arraignment. And are walking the streets, including one Patrick. Kindness for alleged solves that Pike market nine months ago way have historic levels of backlogs at the King County Superior District and Seattle municipal courts for many reasons, including the need to social distance in jail. Which means fewer inmates are normal creek over in backlog of felony cases that have been filed but not yet resolved. Hovered around 3000 were probably about 7000 when it could be 10,000 before we get back to work in in the middle of the summer on the arrests aren't stopping. Judges say that jam up means people waiting to be arraigned are committing more crimes. This is what one judge saw Just one day last week only closed toe 10 people who had felonies pending that they've been released on And yet they're still breaking into people's homes. Well, they're they're at in a political push not to jail people accused of lesser misdemeanor crimes, almost Matt market, which, in fact this is one of many stories we have on the podcast. We called coma news this week. If you maybe only get a headline in more of the story, you need some help with the discussions here we encourage you to listen to coma news this week. It's on behalf of the effort of everybody Here, a.
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"One in all, I am Matt Obstante live in the K. M. J newsroom. We're now getting a first look at Blue Shield's plan to take over the state's vaccine distribution and we get the details from KGO reporter Kate Larsson. With broad strokes. Paul Markovich, the CEO of Blue Shield of California, explain to physicians and state leaders how the health insurance giant take over California's vaccine operation. We need to track all vaccines from order to injection. As I said to the team. If there's a truck on the side of the road with the vaccine in it just outside of Fresno. We need to know that, Markovich said. Face one involves improve communication data and tracking face, too will be accelerating the rate of vaccination. We believe there's going to be more vaccine coming in to come. Nine months. We need to be ready for it. California will also use performance based payments to Blue Shield to ensure equitable distribution. President Biden in pre recorded remarks address this year's national prayer breakfast this morning. And his comments focused on unifying the nation in the midst of the pandemic for so many in our nation. This is a dark dark time. So where do we turn faith? We cannot be timid or tired. We have too much work to do. That is by our work, not just our words, that we're going to be judged. In an exclusive interview on ABC is Good Morning America, the nation's new Treasury secretary, makes her sales pitch for the president's covert relief deal. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen would not say how long the Biden administration is willing to negotiate with Republicans to get them on board with the president's covert 19 relief proposal for they just decide to move forward without them, yelling stress that the president wants to move quickly on this top priority deal with the pandemic is rapidly as we can. Get the population vaccinated is quickly and efficiently Is this possible? Get Children back to school. Make sure our economy gets to the other side. Karen Travers, ABC News The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to 779,000 last week. That's a drop from the 812,000 reported out of work from the week before, And the Labor Department says this latest tally is the lowest the nation has seen. In two months. What impact is that? Having on Wall Street? We will let you know coming up here in about 30 seconds. Meantime, the city of San Francisco suing its own public school district. Try to force classrooms to reopen amid the Corona virus pandemic with the support of San Francisco Mayor London Breed. City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the lawsuit yesterday, but city school administrators call the suit and embarrassment. And they say they have been fighting to get their kids back into the classroom. All right, coming up on three minutes after 11 o'clock. Here are those aforementioned numbers on Wall Street. It's a pretty good day for the Dow NASDAQ and S and P 500, all gaining ground At this hour. The Dow Jones industrial average currently up 274 points. Inching ever so close to the 31,000 threshold yet again, the Dallas.
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"Full blown lobbying organization with his own legislative agenda comes Corwin Hank, members of the Washington Black Lives matter. Alliance described their new organization as a broad push to address equity across society, and we're moving the power and the protest this year forward to Olympia Deante Damper is with the Alliance steering committee tasked with backing bills that advanced police reform and other equity issues. We're not asking for a seat at the table. We're building our own. The effort already has yielded results, notably the introduction of House Bill 10 54 to ban police use of chokeholds tear gas and no knock warrants. Sikora, Remmy says. There's much more to do check and invest in black expression, arts and culture, restore voting rights or incarcerated persons in Washington state and de criminalized low level drug charges. The alliance enjoys support in Olympia from, among others. State senators Jamie Peterson and marketing Gra and state representative Jesse Johnson. Corwin Hey CO Moh news Seattle City Council's try a new tactic to restrict the use of what are called less lethal weapons by police, including tear gas and pepper spray. It was about Markovich. With the update, The council passed nearly complete ban on pepper spray blast balls, flash bangs, rubber bullets and tear gas. But the judge who oversees the city's consent decree, wasn't convinced that would protect public safety. The police would be forced to use more lethal tactics. The bill in front of us today not only creates large loopholes in what militarized carpenter all weapons, the police are banned for using. It also removes almost all enforcement. Even when the law has been broken, and that's council member salon. She's pushing for a restoration of the near total ban. The council is doing something different this time. Instead of just passing a law and then sending to the judge. They're actually going to send it to the court monitor to the department, Justice and the judge for their consideration. First came. That's come on, man, Markovich. They've proven to be a major money maker for the cities that have them and red light cameras in school zone cameras are likely coming next to the city of Everett hears comes calling Johnson justification for the red light cameras at busy intersections is to stop drivers from running the lights and crashing into another car city of Renton found more people, though running lights after the cameras were put up a few years back here. I think that that's kind.
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"You drive around the neighborhood. Right now. In Seattle. Partly cloudy skies and 44 degrees at come on news. Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on Lee 24 hour News Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 Bill O'Neill at the editor's desk, I'm Taylor van sites. Now the headlines were following from the camo 24 7 News Center President Biden touting the executive orders that he signed today looking to promote racial justice and equity. He held a White House event and said that systematic racism has brought down America for far too long and argued that the ground is shifting. After too many incidents of racial injustice, adding that it is time to act and the Federal Communications Commission looking into the large Internet outage affecting a lot of the Northeast Today, the acting FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel, says that they're going through the reports and are actively investigating to find the cause of the issue of thousands of people from Washington, D C up the East Coast of Boston. All reporting outages for Verizon and for Comcast. It's 12 46 a coma Seattle public schools is considering rehiring of former administrator Toe Act as interim superintendent. Following today's Juno's resignation. Come on Eric Heights reports. Brent Jones was the school district's head of equity partnerships and engagement until 2019 Now the school board is considering bringing him back. Once Denise Gino leaves at the end of the school year they would still need to negotiate and vote on a contract. The Seattle Times Sports Jones would be expected to start no later than July. 1st stay on in the interim role until June, 30th 2022 would not be a candidate for the permanent position. Eric Heights come on news. A dramatic expansion of tiny House villages has been proposed in Seattle. This would rely on private donations, though, comes Matt Markovich explores the issue with City Council member Andrew Lewis. He represents much of downtown Seattle, the homelessness state of emergency in the city. Is worse than it's ever been. Even after hundreds of millions in tax dollars have been spent on the homeless emergency that was declared five years ago. Our parks and write a ways in the city had become campgrounds out of the Necessity of having such a large population instead of allowing parks to become campgrounds living in a tent in Seattle, especially in the winter is miserable. Council member Andrew Lewis is calling upon big donors to put a private money to more than double the 311 tiny homes currently in the city. Nearly 800 had he benefited from one being around. Other people who are sharing the same struggle is important. You suddenly don't feel like you're the only one. There are eight villages inside Seattle City limits loses proposal would raise it to 20. The City Council has okayed 40, but there's not enough money for that. Mayor Durkin supports expanding tiny home villages, said her spokesperson. So where does this fit in with the regional Homeless Authority? Yeah, That's a good question matter because the regional homeless authority was supposed to be up and running by now to handle all things. Homelessness throughout Seattle in King County. But the governing board has yet to even pick a CEO and loses proposal involves just Seattle, but eventually we would consolidate it. So these villages that can counties operating and the villages the Seattle is operating, they would all be merged into one large shelter system locations have not been determined. Move point if big donors don't step up, and it's gonna take a village to make a village almost Matt Markovich reporting, the State Hospital Association says we could see an increase in hospitalizations as the Koven 19 variant takes hold. Como's Keith Outward spoke with some experts about what you should not be wearing on your face. Get vaccinated as soon as you possibly can, and really step up. You're masking game, but Gators really are not doing what they're supposed to be doing. State Hospital Association says the UK variant is more contagious and you need more protection and prevention. And there's a concern Water droplets could get through and the Gators and transmit the disease or let it in. We need to Vaccines and arms. Mask, socially distance, the things we know the public health playbook. That's what we need to do. And you know the variance or one more reason why it's so important to do that. These variants will not transmit if they can't find another human. In the vicinity where a better mass that you're wearing Now, If you're wearing a bandanna, stop wearing your bed. Then I get a real mask. Um, they're wearing a single ply cloth mask. Get yourself up two or three. Ply one. Or get yourself a surgical mask and wear it everywhere. Almost Keith Eldridge reporting it's 12 50 it cool news time for a propel insurance business Update. Here's Jim Tesco, the big team up in the food world today Beyond meat and Pepsico, saying they have formed a joint venture to produce and market snacks and drinks with plant based substitutes. Financial terms weren't disclosed by the companies say operations will be managed. Be a limited liability corporation called the Planet Partnership. Analysts say the partnership will give beyond a chance to leverage Pepsi's production of marketing expertise for new products. Twitter has permanently banned my pillow CEO Michael in Dell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the presidential election. Twitter decided to ban Lendell, who founded betting company My Pillow due to repeated violations of its civic integrity policy. That's your money now, and the markets right now will remain essentially flat because of so many different companies releasing their earnings reports today. The Dow Is down, but only by two points. The S and P 500 also down, but only by two points. The NASDAQ is down by a whopping three points. Have your closing numbers coming up in our next money report at 1 20 Traffic update is next and Chinese hospitals the Children, they are a million reasons to share. Love. My buddy Caleb is one of them. This is his story. Hi. I'm.
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"The quality of candidates and listing, but Said. It's just one of many steps needed to reach true equality within the military. There continues to be a problem with white supremacy within the military bias and bigotry and white nationalism that needs to be be addressed. Those who supported Trump's Band said transgender individuals are more expensive to support an impact unit cohesion. Among those quick to legally challenge the ban. Ryan Karnowski of Edmund's, the lead plaintiff in Karnowski versus Trump, who told me the likely now throw out the case with the band now reversed. I think that it's a Significant step to correct a very significant wrong transgender advocacy groups say they're roughly 15,000 transgender people serving in the military for those like Zane said to transfer to JB Ellen later this year, it's a day for joy. And relief. It would just be nice to serve and just exist and be a soldier and not have to worry about tomorrow In Seattle, Patrick Quinn come on news. Dramatic expansion of tiny House villages has been proposed in Seattle. This would rely on private donations comes Matt Markovich explores the issue with City Council member Andrew Lewis, who represents much of downtown Seattle. Homelessness, state of emergency in the sea. Is worse than it's ever been. Even after hundreds of millions in tax dollars have been spent on the homeless emergency that was declared five years ago. Our parks and write a ways in the city had become campgrounds out of the Necessity of having such a large population instead of allowing parks to become campgrounds living in a tent in Seattle, especially in the winter is miserable. Council member Andrew Lewis is calling upon big donors to put a private money to more than double the 311 tiny homes currently in the city. Nearly 800 had he benefited from one being around. Other people who are sharing the same struggle is important. You suddenly don't feel like you're the only one There are eight villages inside Seattle City limits loses proposal would raise it to 20. The City Council has okayed 40, but there's not enough money for that Mayor Dirk and supports expanding tiny home villages, said her spokesperson. So where does this fit in with the regional Homeless Authority? Yeah, That's a good question matter because the regional homeless authority was supposed to be up and running by now to handle all things. Homelessness throughout Seattle in King County. But the governing board has yet to even pick a CEO and loses proposal involves just Seattle, but eventually we would consolidate it. So these villages that can county is operating and the villages the Seattle's operating, they would all be merged into one large shelter system locations have not been determined. Moot point if big donors don't step up, and it's going to take a village to make a village that's couples about Markovich. Starting today, international travelers heading to the U. S will have to show proof of a negative Corona virus test before being allowed to fly. The rule applies to everyone. Ages two and up. The test must be taken no more than three days before boarding a flight. Another way to make sure you're good to go is to prove recovery from the virus within the past three months. The new restrictions come as covert 19 claims the lives of some 420,000 Americans and has infected over 25 million.
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"Food assistant benefits. The other starts a process requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum weight. His administration has also proposed to $1.9 trillion economic relief package. Well, we'll have to go through Congress Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will send an article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate. The Senate trial, though, won't start until the first week of February. Impeachment senators will be sworn in on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the actual trial will start We're hearing now. The date of Monday, February 8th. He says. The two week break left the Senate confirmed President Biden's Cabinet nomination and allows former President Trump to organize his legal team. This by the way, first time a former president faced impeachment charges after leaving office. Still some question if it's even constitutional to impeach an ex president. Nelson, Senate Democrats releasing a plan that looks to spend 2.2 billion in federal aid money on covert 19 relief efforts here in our state plan includes 618 Million boost vaccination efforts and contact tracing also includes 668 million for school assistance or hearing 365 million. You also aid renters and landlords and 240 million for grants to businesses. Meanwhile, the governor Jay Inslee, his wife, Trudy, both have received their first dose of covert 19 vaccine, the couple receiving the modern art shots. At the seam. Our clinic there in Olympia earlier in the week to state moved by the way into phase one be on the vaccination schedule, which was modified to include those who are now 65 older. Phase One B also includes those age 50 and older who lived in the multi generational homes. 6 18 now here at CO. Moh news. We've just mark the one year anniversary by the way, the first case of covert 19 reported. In America. I was a patient and Everett comas. Matt Markovich, speaking with the doctor who was leading the charge, and now says federal regulations need to change. It was December 2019. When I first met Dr Helen Chew, and then a swab was taken from their nose had my.
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"Marched night after night through the summer following the death of George Floyd response and with black unity. Portland talked with the Oregonian won our first choice, but he is a good choice and good candidate. I think he's going to do well in office. Federal officers declared an unlawful assembly outside the ice facility where the building was vandalized and tear gas was used to push back the crowd. There was a peaceful gathering at Irving part led by a group concerned about climate change, rapid, far reaching an unprecedented change in every aspect of our society. No police made eight arrests on various charges, including criminal mischief and riot. Carleen Johnson come on news news time. 509 more Seattle police officers now admit they were in Washington D. C on the same day as the riot of the U. S. Capitol comas Matt Markovich spoke with police Chief Adrian de Aza about an investigation has been launched by the Office of Police Accountability. She's Dia's saying if open a finds any evidence any officers were directly involved in the insurgents. They will be fired. Where is your lying? Is it literally the property of the capital If they walk onto the Capitol grounds? That's a violation. I think if they engage in property damage if they were cross the barricade that they were directed not to cross by law enforcement officer if they entered the Capitol building. I think all those would be violations. Some of the lost some of our policies. Now the first two officers who were identified by co workers at being as being in D. C. Have been put on leave with pay. As for the latest three who self reported that they were in D, C. We do not know the status of them right now Reported in Seattle, not Markovich. Coma News State patrol spent $1.5 million on security of the state capital over the last two weeks in the price tag is expected to go up. I figure does not include the cost of temporary fencing put up outside the Capitol or the cost of activating the National Guard. It came after a large group trespassed on the governor's mansion property two weeks ago. Security will remain on high alert in Olympia for the near future. Camo news time 5 10 Get to the Beacon Plumbing sports desk, And here's Tom Hustler Marcus Savona scored a career high 27 off the bench. Eric Stevenson had 17 before he found out in Washington's men picked up the first conference victory of the season last night, beating Colorado. 84 80 stabbing an eight game losing streak. Coach Mike Hopkins felt like his Players deserve this to see our team come out there and really persevere and be resilient and stay poised. And come out against a really good Colorado team. I'm just really proud of him. The Huskies hose to Utah's Sunday the youth will be important to face the kooks tonight. Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott will step down at the end of June, ending his 11 year 10 year. And when she was coming here, a lot of scrutiny and a lot of fire. The conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal, but try toe struggle to keep up with a lot of the power five conferences when it came to revenue and exposure. The search for Seahawks offensive quarter you Well, you can cross the name of Ferndale native and former Philadelphia Eagle head coach Doug Peterson off, he says he's leaning toward taking a year off. However, the team is reportedly interested in Speaking with Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson, and a day after spring training George Springer signed with Toronto, Houston hung onto another free agent signing outfielder Michael Brantley. A two year $32 million contract sports at 10 40 past each hour Tom Butler colonies and come on news time now, 5 11. More directives are expected from the Oval Office office today is President Biden puts in his first full day on the job. Yesterday he took steps to fight covert 19 bite and taking steps to tackle this pandemic, including establishing a covert testing board developing guidelines to safely Reopen schools and taking steps to try to overcome the disproportionate impact of this pandemic On people of color. The new president wasted no time getting to work yesterday, signing in order to mandate masks on all federal lands and taking stuff to undo some of President Trump's most controversial moves by rejoining the Paris climate accord and undoing that so called Muslim travel ban. Now the new president can do a lot on his own, but that Big plan of his that big ticket item that nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill to provide some relief that is going to take congressional action and will test his promise to United divided Washington. And he is telling his White House staff and appointees and I quote, point blank. If you're ever working with me, and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect to talk down to anyone, I promise you, I will fire you on the spot, adding that that kind of decency has been lacking over the last four years in the White House. He also reminded his staff quote You work for the people. I work for the people. ABC is Mary Bruce. Maybe she's with Johnson has more on the actions. The president took on one of the deadliest days of the pandemic. Nearly 4400 lives lost.
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"Us. Actually resolved political differences so representation at the local level would be more emblematic of that local culture tradition inherited. It was first tried all the way back in 1985. And this time the bills sponsored by representative Bob Chase, and representative Bob McCaslin, both of them from the Spokane area, Carleen Johnson, Come on news. Come on his time now. 5 37, The man accused of making a bomb threat near the FBI field office in downtown Seattle over the weekend, was in court yesterday. Julio under his Ramirez Santiago, was arrested Saturday after claiming there was a bomb inside his truck, which was on fire outside the building. Police say he admitted to being a methamphetamine user. And said that voices told him to park there. He's now being held on a quarter million dollars bail after a judge found probable cause for a bomb threat and first degree reckless burning. The push to reduce funding for the Seattle police Department is still up in the air. Co host Matt Markovich has more. The eventual arbitrator who must approve changes at SPD going forward won't be the mayor or the police chief or the City Council. It's going to be federal District Court Judge James Robot. Unlike a mayoral veto, the council cannot override the judge's rulings. So the council's normal powers to enact legislation under the city charter do not apply as they normally do. Because of the consent decree for nine years, Judge Robot has overseen efforts for better accountability at SPD and future changes, including a revision to a potential ban on crowd control methods like blast balls. He will have to approve any changes to the policy have to go through this court mandated process, The State Patrol says. A protest on I five yesterday in downtown Seattle was not only illegal, it was dangerous. More from comas, Joel Marino, This group essentially packed a couple cars in the lanes of traffic right down there. They also painted that BLM message right in that spot. Now they made it so that other drivers couldn't get around them, then stood in the road holding hands. Super say, given all the risks, so standing on a freeway, it is fortunate that nobody got hit Air four got overhead, Justice State Patrol showed up. Big backup of cars had already formed near the Yes, we're over passing out in front in the.
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"State Health Department, confirming nearly 2900 new cases of cove in 19 in the past 24 hours. 3838 people have died since the pandemic began an increase of 49 since the last report. Jacob Blake says he couldn't believe the Kenosha Wisconsin officer who shot him actually pulled the trigger on ABC is Good Morning America. Blake says he thought the officer was firing another Taser and was surprised when he was shot seven times back in August. Hopes for a supervised injection site for heroin users in Seattle have suffered a sent back through an appeals court ruling in Philadelphia COMAS Matt Markovich takes a closer look. King County Public health greenlighted supervised injection sites three years ago, but an effort to find a fixed location like the ones of British Columbia failed. An effort to create mobile sites. Stalled plan now is not Tonto. Build standalone facilities instead, go with the drug users already go for help, like the Aurora Commons and let injections happen there under the supervision of a nurse. Wednesday, The third Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Philadelphia nonprofits push to open up a fixed site there by Seattle's plans are up in the air again. This is another wrinkle that we're gonna have to deal with the Justice Department, agreeing with the court's ruling injection sites violate the Federal Controlled Substances Act. That prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally maintaining a place for the purpose of illegal drug use. The acting attorney general, saying injection sites are not the solution. But the court didn't go that far, saying Congress needs to change the federal drug laws for the sights to be legal. Seattle's city attorney responding as city struggled to respond to overdoses wrought by the opioid epidemic. Ruling is a disappointing one. But soon we'll have a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress, which could breathe new life into legalizing these sites and violates federal law that was U. S attorney for Western Washington and Trump nominee Brian Moran two years ago, telling me he would stop any site in Seattle from opening the directional be clear. Quick, inconsistent. Stop it. But Moran could be out when Biden takes office Nominating a new U. S attorney for our area, and like President Obama's administration didn't enforce federal marijuana laws. Supporters hope Biden will do the same with heroin and then the by an administration not particularly enforcing different provisions of federal law. Certainly hopeful that with a new Congress, we can have some progressive policy change happened in Seattle. Matt Markovich CUOMO NEWS UNITED NATIONS experts for of health looking into the origin of the Corona virus have arrived in China. ABC is Britt Clinic reports now from Hong Kong. After months of hard fought, wrangling and setbacks, the World Health Organization mission has finally touched down in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Carry out a politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the Corona virus. But like all other travelers to China, the health experts will first have to undergo a 14 day quarantine. The 10 member team will investigate the possible animal origin of the virus and how it was amplified from the market. Doctor Michael Ryan, executive director of health emergencies at the W. H o Said that the goal is quote not about finding somebody to blame. The W H O visit comes as China reports its first coronavirus death in eight months. Cases have been researching in recent weeks, mainly in northern Herb, a province surrounding Beijing. Ridge Clinic. ABC News Hong Kong Prosecutors in Wisconsin want to adjust the terms of bail for the now 18 year old shooting suspect in Kenosha following his appearance in a bar ABC is Erica Turkey has more. Kyle Rittenhouse had just pleaded not guilty to homicide and other charges when court records said he was photographed drinking in a bar while flashing white power signs and being serenaded with the anthem of the proud boys. While police found no violations of his bond. They alerted prosecutors who are now seeking to modify conditions. They want him stopped from associating with known militia members or white supremacists and prohibited from displaying gestures associated with those groups. He's charged in the shootings of three men during protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Aaron Carter SKI ABC News 25 Years ago today, a frantic search was underway for a nine year old girl had been kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. ABC is Jim Ryan covered the search for Amber Hagerman and says the case remains unsolved. A quarter century later on January 13th 1996 Donna Williams watched her daughter head outside to play her last words that I heard from her..
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"Could breathe new life into legalizing these sites. It violates federal law that was U. S attorney for Western Washington and Trump nominee Brian Moran two years ago, telling me he would stop any site in Seattle from opening the directional we clear. Quick, inconsistent. Stop it. But Moran could be out when Biden takes office Nominating a new U. S attorney for our area, and like President Obama's administration didn't enforce federal marijuana laws. Supporters hope Biden will do the same with heroin and then the by an administration not particularly enforcing different provisions of federal law. Certainly hopeful that within you Congress we can have some progressive policy change happened in Seattle. Matt Markovich. CUOMO NEWS UNITED NATIONS health experts looking into the origin of the Corona virus have arrived in China. ABC is Britt Clinic reports from Hong Kong. After months of hard fought, wrangling and setbacks, the World Health Organization mission has finally touched down in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Carry out of politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the Corona virus. But like all other travelers to China, the health experts will first have to undergo a 14 day quarantine. The 10 member team will investigate the possible animal origin of the virus and how it was amplified from the market. Doctor Michael Ryan, executive director of health emergencies at the W. H o Said that the goal is quote not about finding somebody to blame. The W H O visit comes as China reports its first coronavirus death in eight months. Cases have been researching in recent weeks, mainly in northern Herb, a province surrounding Beijing. Which clinic ABC News. Hong Kong prosecutors in Wisconsin want to adjust the terms of bail for the now 18 year old shooting suspect in Kenosha following his appearance in a bar ABC is Erica Turkey has more. Kyle Rittenhouse had just pleaded not guilty to homicide and other charges when court records said he was photographed drinking in a bar while flashing white power signs and being serenaded with the anthem of the proud boys. While police found no violations of his bond. They alerted prosecutors who are now seeking to modify conditions. They want him stopped from associating with known militia members or white supremacists and prohibited from displaying gestures associated with those groups. He's charged in the shootings of three men during protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS 9 20. Now your call.
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"And there's Art Sanders. This week, the Seahawks signed 12 players the future contracts, players that could eventually end up back on the 53 Man roster, among them his receiver John Ursula, who has been in the mix with Seahawks for a few years. Shocks also bringing back Penny Hartz, who appeared in 13 games this season. It was in a blocked punt play against the Giants. Major League Soccer will have its annual super draft two weeks from today. MLS has yet to announce his schedule for the season ahead. In the meantime, Christian rolled in, and Jordan Morris of the Sounders of getting Soccer fit in Florida training with the U. S Men's national team. Five time Olympic swimming medalist Clete Keller has been charged with participating in the deadly right at the U. S Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building. Art Sanders come ONI use Seattle Seahawks security manager's been fired after being charged with possession of child pornography, court documents show 41 year old Aaron V. Asado is facing two felony charges He's being held on $50,000 bail. Prosecutors say he had more than 25,000 images of child sexual abuse and admitted to chatting online with the person he thought was just 13 years old. Hopes for a supervised injection site for drug addicts in Seattle have suffered a setback by an appeals court ruling in Philadelphia. More from comas. Matt Markovich, King County Public health greenlighted supervised injection sites three years ago, but an effort to find a fixed location like the ones the British Columbia failed. An effort to create mobile sites. Stalled plan now is not Tonto. Build standalone facilities instead, go where the drug users already go.
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"Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 It's not just D. C. A lot of questions are being asked about how a pro trump and he masked group of about 100 was able to breach security and march right up to the front door of the Washington Governorsmansions. Almost Jeff Pooja leg got the latest from Cuomo's Matt Markovich. Have we seen any reaction from lawmakers from the Legislature? What have they said? Yes. Basically asking this say very same questions. This could've been really bad. What happened here? There needs to be better protection and not just for the governor, but they know they see what's going to happen on Monday when the state legislation legislative session begins and they have to be there for that one day, and you and I have both covered legislative sessions. We've got down there and it's been easy, You know? Granted, we're usually wearing our press badges walked right up the steps into the door. I mean, you show your badge to the security guy. You go to the floor of the house or the Senate. And unlike the U. S capital, there are no magnetometers. At the Washington capital. You and I joke Republican walk right in even go walk into the gallery right above. You can't walk onto the floor. They have guards at the floors. Of the sun in the house. But as a person of the public you just pretty easy access. You could walk right into the governor's office. I mean his physical office, but the reception for the governor for the secretary of state For the lieutenant governor. It's all open, so it's very easy access. But because of coded, which is the excuse that there I should say excuse, but the reason why they're keeping it closed. That's why the the Capitol building itself will be closed to the to the public. Unless you have a reason to be there. Your legislator, you have a job to do. Their jokey public cannot enter on Monday. So are we expecting lawmakers to hold hearings on this in the session that begins in a few days? No hearings. I think it's I think my understanding is procedurally. They're going to call for a vote it Z. They have to Make the request and all the lawmakers have to vote as majority in person to go virtual to do a different way of voting in the way a hold hearings. But in order to do that first step, they all physically have to be there. Now that we know as with any session, there will be protests are always our protests on variety of topics. People happen, do it all the time. And for what we're hearing from the normal protest groups. They will continue to do so even though they're going to be on the virtual session almost likely if they vote to do that, which they most likely due on Monday. So on Monday, we anticipate there will be protesters there on Monday. Now the one organizer that kind of help organize the one On Wednesday has called off a similar protests from Monday. I can't remember his name but with the Washington 3% less Jakes credit, Yes. Oh, they've called that off in light of what happened at the U. S. Capitol in light of what they saw in Washington until Olympia here, which, by the way, the Washington 3% group is regarded by many as an all right. Militia group, and so they're always heavily armed whenever they go somewhere, so we're just beginning. I mean, we said what we saw on Wednesday at the U. S Capitol and here at the Washington state capital. Inauguration day, the start of the new legislative session. Who knows? Yeah, I know I thought was interesting. I asked Sergeant Wright, who speaks on behalf of the Washington State Patrol. If people with guns Open Carry, which again it's legal. You can walk around with exposed firearm. Um and you have to have a concealed weapons permit to have it not exposed those of the two rules. Do they have different tactics? If they see people with open carry, do they treat the crowd differently? And he said, no, that's cool. Most mad Markovich talking with Cuomo's Jeff Po Djula from or subscribe to the co Moh politic cast that come on news dot com slash podcasts or your favorite podcast app Your money at 20 and 50 past the hour on Come on in New York. Homo money minute sponsored by propel in Germans. Stocks recovered from submitted a weakness to finish higher today, led by Tech shares. Each of the major indexes notching fresh closing highs for a second straight session. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 56 points. The S and P 520, the NASDAQ composite leaped 134 points or 1%. Look for a new corporate logo soon from General Motors in connection with a revised marketing strategy. The automakers, new logo features blue GM initials and lower case letters with E M underlined not to its multi, um batteries that'll be in GM's new electric vehicles. GM is among a growing number of companies making corporate logo changes among the others. Kia Motors Rite Aid and Burger King. That's your money now for what it's worth. I'm Brian Clark tough questions around the riots of the U. S Capitol, especially when it comes to the response by the Capitol Hill Police Unfortunately, lies with the Capitol Hill Police. Even President Trump now is critical of the Capitol police. I think the question is how far up does it go? D C Attorney General Karl Racine and ABC is Pierre Thomas has police knew all about the potential for problems. There were post warning of violence on social media on right wing websites from groups like the Boogaloo and the Proud Boys. The Anti Defamation League put out a release earlier this week. Outlining specific threats to members of Congress. More than 50 officers were hurt, clashing with the mob. But they're also videos that appear to.
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"Rifles. There were no arrests, No tear gas, and the crowd got their message across Markovich in Olympia. Demonstrators shut down Several bridges in Seattle of yesterday afternoon. A line of cars. Suddenly stopped and blocked the traffic on the Freemont Bridge. The university bridge the ballot bridge in the month like bridge. It's unclear what they were protesting. It's 804 and coming up on the Comal. Morning News. I'm Brian covered with what local health officials are saying about a new strain of covert that could already be in our state. I know for a comb over traffic Update from the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. Here's Kierra Jordan. We have a new style in Seattle north when I five and I 90 that's blocking the center lane and you're dragging from the north and of Boeing Field. We also have a crash into coma South and I five at City center that's blocking the right land. It's also partially blocking the onramp from 705. So that's what's causing our delays in that area. I think that maybe briefly. We had a blocking problem on North bound 167 a little bit north of Highway 4 10 because we were really getting bunched up in that area, and it is still looking slow, but not quite is heavy. So, like I said, we may have briefly had a blocker that's been cleared out of the way. We'll also see some scattered slowing as you travel into Pacific north and four or five slow between Talbot in Northeast 44th. Without 99, often on slowing for the first Avenue South Bridge toward diagonal, and now we're getting backed up on South bound. Four or five is you're pulling away from state route 5 to 7 and approaching state route 5 to 2. Our next Cuomo traffic at 8 14 Look at the weather. Now. Here's meteorologist Kristen Clarke that sunshine yesterday an extra bonus today. Even better We'll go for morning fog to clear to afternoon sun.
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"Come on news time. 1 36. It was a close call last weekend for a snowmobiler caught in an avalanche on Kalispell Peak in northeast Washington. Details from Como's Carleen Johnson Ryan Forsberg is a snowmobile instructor tells Caixa y. Came up to the base of Kalispell Peak and ran into some of his past students over the weekend. They said their dad was trapped in an avalanche on the northwest side of the mountain. The writers helmet had come off during the slide his mouth full of snow when he was struggling to breathe, But they were able to get him out pretty fast. They were able to write right down the avalanche and get him out of there pretty quickly. Forsberg posted cell phone video from the recovery of the snowmobile on Facebook. With a warning about conditions in the back country. You know everyone's wishes to come home that night, everybody they love. So just gotta say it was this time Last year, skiers accidentally triggered a deadly avalanche on Silver Mountain. Three lives were lost. Experts say anyone venturing into the back country needs to carry a transceiver, a shovel and a probe. Darling Johnson come on news 15 year old Yakama Girl who was the subject of an amber alert yesterday has been found safe. But in Nevada, she was found around 10 o'clock last night. Investigators say they stopped a vehicle connected to the case and detained a man who was with the teen. Police say they're still investigating how she ended up with him. Former University of Washington student body president is soon going to be part of the incoming Biden administration combos. Eric Heights, reports Crystal ball Alex has been picked to be President elect Biden's deputy Cabinet secretary. During the 2020 presidential campaign. He was a senior adviser to Biden. Prior to that role, Alex urges the founding president of the Latino Victory Fund. The El Paso, Texas native also worked at the Ford Foundation and was director of the national Campaign to restore civil rights. Our kinds come on news. Congress convenes tomorrow to certify the electoral college vote. But members of the House and Senate say they'll object to Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race. Local Democratic strategist Kathy Allen says the Georgia Senate race outcomes may influence What happens. Case scenario is that we know by the close of business that the two Democrats have taken over And then at that point, what happens is that Mitch McConnell says the only hope we have is to go ahead and make this as long as possible. Despite the lack of evidence and losing dozens of court challenges, President Trump still says he won the election. He prices the group of Republican lawmakers who plan to contest the certification of the results. With funding slashed for the Seattle Police Department and a dramatic increase in homeless camps. The Seattle City Council faces some big challenges in 2021 Kumble's Matt Markovich talked to council member Andrew Lewis. Most King County cities and unincorporated areas of King County started paying a sales tax increase on January 1st. Initially some of that money will be going toward the purchase of up to a dozen hotels and motels the house up to 2000, people that are experiencing homelessness. Um in Seattle, One City Council member has begun an effort to use city funds to rent an additional 300 holds. Tell rooms we are essentially is a city having a policy where on sanction encampments are the default shelter option for people experiencing homelessness that does not acceptable. And that is something that is within our power to change. The council also be taking up a proposal to extend the existing moratorium on evictions. It's currently expiring in March. Como's Matt Markovich, Amazon is buying 11 jetliners as it continues to boost its delivery network. The Boeing 7 67 3. Hundreds are being purchased from Delta and West jet with the goal of delivering orders shoppers faster. This is actually the first time that Amazon is outright purchased planes for its delivery network. They at least planes for several years. Previously, the 11 planes are gonna be converted too cold to hold cargo and then by next year Amazons Total fleet is expected to feature 85 planes. Couple news time. 1 40 time for an update on sports from the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk, no time off for the playoff bound Seattle Seahawks. Here's bill players normally have Tuesday off for injury treatment and rest. But with Saturday's home NFC Wild card game coming up, it's work outmoded the V MAC, Seattle in L. A split their two regular season football games. Ram's head coach Sean McVeigh, says his team needs to finish their drives. We have to finish those drives in the Red area. That was something that hurt us when we played them the previous week, and that's gonna be a big focal point point of emphasis, and I trust that We'll get it fixed. McVeigh uncertain whether Jared Goff stomachs healed enough to play if not undrafted, free agent, John Woolford will start at quarterback. Covert 19 continues to impact college basketball. Duke head coach Mike She, chef ski now in quarantine after an exposure Gonzaga was to have played Santa Clara Thursday night. The Broncos have paused all activities because of Corona virus, so the number one ranked Zags will host BYU instead. And until expansion team Seattle crackin, adds two notable men to the front office. Long time Chicago Blackhawk executive nor McKeever is player personnel director and former Buffalo Saber. General manager Jason Botterill comes to the cracking as assistant GM Sports A 10 and 40 after the hour. Else. Words. Come on. There's a different future starts with you. That's why go, Daddy does more to help you find.
Encampments, conditions at Seattle parks draw scrutiny at board meeting
"Go Mose Matt Markovich reports. According to the superintendent. There are 485 parks in the city of Seattle, and more than 50 actually have some sort of little tent city in them. The Seattle Parks commissioner. The board is actually a non elected board to oversee provide civilian oversight to the parks. They had their meeting and these encampments that they're talking about. Are in these parks and the city's never really allowed tense and parks before the city leadership is leading the camp, stay put for the campers to shelter in place because of Cove it and the lack of shelter space. But the park superintendent called the tents a new use for the parks in some commissioners took issue with that statement. I don't regard in camp months as being a new use of parks. I regard them as being an abuse of parks that he can't have been a part of Parts in parks and recreation. For a really long time. There was certainly much greater now, but it isn't something that we will ever be able to say that they will never be any candidate. One of our parks, according to Parks director Jesus a. Gary Seattle has 50 50 plus plus Parks, Parks, he he says, says, have have significant significant encampments. encampments. At At least least five five tents tents and and 17 17 parks parks that that he he called called entrenched entrenched encampments encampments that that show show no no signs signs of of going going anywhere. anywhere. Now, Now, Sir, Sir, Commissioner's Commissioner's call call the the growing growing number number of of camps camps in in parks. parks. Failure Failure of of city city policy policy and and leadership. leadership. The The mayor's mayor's office office talk talk about about its its launch launch of a $3 Million Clean Cities Initiative, which can include going into these parks that have tents in them cleaning them up. We've already seen evidence of that. But that again, That initiative does not include the removal of camps that is Cuomo's Matt Markovich reporting and the FBI is investigating the hacking of systems of the U. S. Treasury and Commerce
Seattle's King County criminal courts still conducting business, but mostly online
"In King County courts means it could be years before some people have their cases heard more from comas. Matt Markovich. The real reasons why are twofold One Cove it The second is a 45% increase increase in in the the number number of of criminal criminal cases cases being being filed filed in in King King County. County. Now Now that that judges judges in in the the Superior Superior Court Court are are doing doing something something using using unusual unusual they're they're doing doing these these virtual virtual trials trials and and the the leading leading not not just the county, but they're leading The nation's amount of virtual trials they're doing now, according to presiding Judge Jim Rogers, King County has done more virtual trials than any other county in the country. 70 jury 150 bench or non jury trials, the judge in the staff there in the courtroom while the attorneys, the witnesses, and the members of the jury are all at home in one big zoom meeting. Still, those numbers are nothing compared to the backlog of cases will have a backlog by the end of the month about 7000 felony cases, and typically, we carry about a 3000. Case backlog. The backlog in criminal is up here two year 2019 to 2020 about 45% in criminal. It's a gigantic backlog, and that is where we feel The pain the most In county, like many others across the state, has suspended in person trials until at least early next year. Ah, much
8 people arrested during Seattle protests on Election Day
"Eight people people in in election election night night protests protests in in Seattle, Seattle, but but overall, overall, the the protests protests were were peaceful peaceful combos. combos. Matt Matt Markovich Markovich tells tells us us about about the the police police tactics tactics used used on on the marches the marches that that appear appear to to have have had had nothing nothing to to do do with with the the election. election. Seattle Seattle police police took took more more of of that that aggressive. aggressive. Proactive Proactive approach approach they've they've been been talking talking about about to to remove remove the the marchers marchers and and their their car car brigade brigade that that was was blocking blocking Mercer Mercer Street Street in in South South Lake Lake Union Union with with the the two two groups groups were were not not moving moving fast fast enough. enough. This This is is a a kind kind of warning of warning that that we we heard heard from from the the lieutenant lieutenant in in charge charge of firearm of firearm food. food. food. food. If If If If you you you you don't don't don't don't you you you you do do do do not not not not materials. materials. materials. materials. However However However However property property destruction destruction or less. or less. In In addition, addition, arrest arrest remain. remain. Offenses Offenses included included property property damage, damage, malicious malicious mischief, mischief, resisting resisting arrest, arrest, obstruction, obstruction, reckless reckless driving. driving. The crowd The crowd began began to to disperse disperse is is about about 50 50 officers officers kept kept pushing pushing about about at at that that 500.50 500.50 protesters protesters up up toward toward Capitol Capitol Hill Hill near near Cal Cal Anderson Anderson part part the evening. the evening. Marchers Marchers say say everything everything was was peaceful peaceful until until SPD SPD band band there there push push in in that that very very fast fast fashion. fashion. We We were were told told by by some some of the of marchers the marchers at at no no chemical chemical agents. agents. We're We're being being used used by by SPD SPD on on the the crowd. crowd. What What about about those those eight eight arrests arrests of of the the ones ones that that appear appear to to be be identified identified as as the the protesters protesters on on Ly Ly one one served served overnight overnight in in jail? jail? The The rest rest released released in in about about three three hours. hours. Oregon Oregon Governor
Seattle police arrest 8 people after election night marches
"Eight people in election night protests in Seattle, but overall, the protests were peaceful combos. Matt Markovich tells us about the police tactics used on the marches that appear to have had nothing to do with the election. Seattle police took more of that aggressive. Proactive approach they've been talking about to remove the marchers and their car brigade that was blocking Mercer Street in South Lake Union with the two groups were not moving fast enough. This is a kind of warning that we heard from the lieutenant in charge of firearm food. food. If If you you don't don't you you do do not not materials. materials. However However property destruction or less. In addition, arrest remain. Offenses included property damage, malicious mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction, reckless driving. The crowd began to disperse is about 50 officers kept pushing about at that 500.50 protesters up toward Capitol Hill near Cal Anderson part the evening. Marchers say everything was peaceful until SPD band there push in that very fast fashion. We were told by some of the marchers at no chemical agents. We're being used by SPD on the crowd. What about those eight arrests of the ones that appear to be identified as the protesters on Ly one served overnight in jail? The rest released in about three hours. Oregon
19-year-old man suspected of plotting to kill Biden
"Markovich, There was an alleged plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Federal court papers say it was hatched by a man originally from Seattle. They say 19 year old Alexander Tryst Mint had a cache of explosives, weapons and ammunitions when he was arrested North Carolina where investigators say they found child porn on his devices. They also say his online activity includes a search for Biden's home address and post asking if he should kill Biden and save Bernie, referring to Senator Sanders failed campaign. Timothy Bella, who wrote the story for The Washington Post says Try. Iceman told federal investigators that he had long been interested in smashing things and terrorism prevents. Could she just spending days and hours poring over YouTube videos on Wikipedia articles off these tragedies? Crisman is being held without bail on the child
Seattle police strategy toward protesters evolves amid diminished crowd size
"In the nightly protests that often end in a clash with police comas. Matt Markovich. Reports from the West Precinct worry questioned the chief about the changes. Police chief India says over the last 10 days there has been a shift and that the protests have been smaller and more manageable for police. But that same time Marchers tell me and marchers of the Black Me tell me there's been a shift on their side as well. Police say they're using new tactics when dealing with marchers, who begin to vandalize and the aggressive toward police officers are working to extract the individuals. From the crowd they've identified is generating the violence, and they say they've been more successful at this because officers are having a better system of backing up other officers during these protests that turned violent with what the department calls a community response group of officers. We've had a smaller crowd. It's been much more manageable while they have sought T create that confrontation. We've also taken a different approach to Addressing that because we've had sufficient resources. But it's speaking with members of the black community who have been on the front lines with these marchers. Tell me the make up of nighttime marchers has changed dramatically. They say it's a group of younger 20 somethings who are seeking out confrontations with police in the name of black lives matter. Those members I spoke with did not want to be identified because there's internal friction going on between people inside these marches, and many black commune members don't want to be associated with these nighttime marches. That's Cuomo's Met Markovich, according to interim police chief
Seattle police accused of violating court order on crowd control methods
"And and filing filing a a contempt contempt of of court court allegation allegation against against the the city city of of Seattle. Seattle. They They argue argue police have been violated a federal judge's ruling when it comes to the use of non lethal crowd control methods against protesters. More from Kemal's Matt Markovich. During an August vigil held streetside for summer, Taylor. Protesters say police tactics violated a federal judge's court order. There was no violence. There was no nobody's damaging anything. There was no spray paint anywhere. We were having a peaceful vigil, but it turned ugly. As have many demonstrations over the last several weeks, declaring it a riot doesn't change the rules here. Now the American Civil Liberties Union and others have filed a contempt of court lawsuit against the city, its second one this time involving police actions at the vigil and three other demonstrations, including the one where an officer rolled his bike over a man's head. We're really asking just Jones to clarify what is allowed and what isn't allowed under that order because that order is still in effect. But we still see protestors protestors being hurt every single day. Federal Judge Richard Jones ruled in June that the city could use pepper spray blast balls under limited circumstances when it wass necessary, reasonable proportional and targeted to a specific, imminent threat. We think that's a really high standard that applies to very rare circumstances. But SPD is invoking it constantly. Wait a minute. Are you asking yourself to in the City Council pass a ban on tear gas, blast balls, rubber bullets and limited use of pepper spray. Did passing the band after Judge Jones made his ruling, But federal court Judge James Robart, who oversees nearly all things, SPD, under an eight year old consent decree last week issued a preliminary injunction. Putting an indefinite hold on the council's ban. It means the City Council's crowd control ordinance isn't going to go into effect any time soon. The FBI is working to
What Are The Impacts Of Disbanding Seattle's Navigation Team?
"Seattle Police Department is trying to figure out how to implement newly approved budget cuts from the City Council. On Monday, the council voted in favor of cutting the department's budget by 14% for the rest of the year. Counsel suggests making cuts to the SWAT harbor Patrol and mounted officers as well as eliminating the navigation team, which responds to homeless camps comes Matt Markovich and marry Nam discussed the impact of those cuts. They're cutting the navigation team, but there's a lot more to that team. Mayor Durkin hacks. He has until Wednesday of next week to decide if she wants the veto that Monday action by the council That included those s Seattle police department cuts but also cut aspects of the outreach workers that go out with him and some cleanup crews. Now we caught up with what the city calls system navigators at Albert Davis Park in Lake City. Part of the navigation team. A year ago, the city would not even allow a tent in a city park. But because of Cove it, city officials are allowing that to happen. Now, Many City council's members say the navigation team is all about sweeping homeless camps like this one. And defunding. The police department aspect of the team was nearly unanimous this week, but a closer vote 5 to 4 vote. They chose to also defund the outreach portion of the team that tries to get people in those shelters and services. And some of the crew's that cleanup the camps in the removed biohazards. Over the last several months, There's been a shift in strategy with the city outreach workers entering these camps without police. The city Human Services Department says it's been effective. They had 400 referrals into shelter in 80% increase over the previous quarter and 104 we were able to identify 149 individuals in rolling into shelter. The only felt I'm just very long. Five months were from litigation. So for our little neighborhood is in use is absolutely devastating because we could Zero support. From any of the city officials and the neighbors across from the Lake City Park. Tell me they've seen countless set countless emails to elected officials about the crime from the homeless camp. And have heard nothing. But they praise the efforts of the outreach workers trying to get the people in the camp in the shelter. Now, one of those campers that lived at the park told me he wants to stay put because his co bit He doesn't want to go to Congress shelter any kind of shelter because he'd rather stay outdoors. And that was the settlement across a lot of homeless camps that we've been to the last couple weeks because the narrowest of margins was passed well, actually Council voted by the narrowest margin to eliminate outreach workers. We're hearing that there is some talk behind the scenes that they could possibly Change that we're going to find out again. We're all waiting for Mayor Durkin decide on Wednesday. If she's going to veto this huge package that defunded SPD Mary that we are seeing more of these homeless encampments pop up not just in downtown Seattle but in neighborhoods across the street from parks near schools now, so what are the current conditions? That would prompt a camp removal. And then who would do that? If the navigation team is eliminated? The current condition is there. No sweeps or camp removal is right now because of Cove it because what CDC guidelines And the city basically backtracked on its policy of allowing people to go in camps as long as tense aren't oven obstruction or a health hazard hazard to other people. Like being right in the middle of a sidewalk, then they're going to be allowed to stay. That's kind of the orders of navigation team happens if the navigation team is gone, both police officers an outreach We don't know what's gonna happen in terms of a violent camp violent camp. The police will go in and deal with crime issues in some of these camps. But again, it's gonna be upto officers. I may not have been trained how to deal with these homeless camps. They may be going into these camps in the future Couples MAD Markovich and marry Nam
Seattle Police prepare for weekend protests, Chief Best tells officers to not risk safety
"Are expected tonight and through the weekend in Seattle. Hummels met, Markovich says Crew's been fortifying the West Precinct with £1000. Cement blocks. Tactics are changing. There's a court order preventing SPD from using chemical and kinetic methods to disperse crowds and the mayor's request to prevent a permanent ban, passed unanimously by the City Council from taking effect on Sonny was declined by federal judge James Robart, which has prompted an alarming email by the chief of police. To her officers, she writes. I want to be clear that I will never ask you to risk your personal safety to protect property without the tools to do so in a Safeway and I cannot ask any of you to do this work limited on ly to your sidearm, baton and body as tools.
Seattle city leaders throw support behind defunding SPD by 50%
"Council members pledging to defund and dismantle the Seattle police Department, as we currently know it. Almost met Markovich is following this story. The chance to be fun may become a reality. During a virtual news conference, four members of the City Council join activists and pledged to cut and rebuild SPD from the ground up. It is the institution of policing itself that must be does nettle. Three other council members later made the pledges well to follow for guiding principles proposed by the group's holding the conference. Replace current 9 11 operations with civilian controlled system scale up community led solutions. Funda community created roadmap to life without policing and invest in housing. For all the proposal is outlined by decriminalized Seattle and King County Deputy now is the North Star to our moral compass. The deputy mayor has now sent an email to the council warning that a 50% budget cut of SPD Would leave the department with zero budget remaining for 2020 and would require the city to abolish the department and a $100 million reduction or 25% of SPD is budget would mean immediate layoffs of up to 1000 personnel leaving chief Best and the Seattle Police Department unable to conduct basic functions. Come on Matt Markovich reporting. Seven of the nine members of the council say they would support up to a 50% cut of the budget. At that support holds the City Council could override of meat a veto from marriage any Dirk and says she does not support that large of a cut. Almost call Miller reports from Seattle Police headquarters with comment from chief Best and the chief saying that the people of Seattle should not have to go through this experiment and to see what happens if the budget or to be slashed in half. Now, that said, She does expect as he cuts to something agreed, but said she will keep fighting for her officers. Chief Best said that as communities around the country, figure out howto better police and keep people safe at this move would be detrimental and 50% cut. She had strong words about what it could mean. I will fiercely advocate that we focus on realistic, rational and responsible solutions, not political gestures or pandering, a political posturing. I do not believe we should ask the people of Seattle to test out a theory that crime goes away. If police go away that is completely reckless. That's almost Cole Miller reporting, Deputy Mayor Mike Fong sent a letter to the City Council stating quote it would be irresponsible to make immediate cuts without any conceivable mechanism to stand up alternative models to achieve community's safety. Dividing police are rather de funding. Police by 50 cent would change things in Seattle considerably. Comas Jonathan Joe takes a closer look. It's a huge gamble, first of her roof O with the Discovery Institute Center on wealth and Poverty. I think what you'd see is that wealthy neighborhoods would hire private security and the poor neighborhoods would unfortunately be left to fend for themselves. And rueful says it would be a win for criminals because fewer officers would be on the streets. I think you're going to get more chaos, more violence, more destruction, and you're gonna have a Liminal class criminal element that is able to operate with impunity. David Lewis is one of several protest organizer is pushing ahead by funding, education, community and health and housing were funding programs that statistically will drop crime rates inherent and at the very least, he says, Now is the time to try. This's a civil rights revolution. This is a civil rights movement. That's almost Jonathan Show
Seattle Police Break Up CHOP Area Ahead Of Budget Meeting
"Of of violent violent incidents incidents in in the the Capitol Capitol Hill Hill protest protest zone. zone. Led Led to to Seattle Seattle Mayor Mayor Jenny Jenny Durkan Durkan this this morning morning to to order order police police to break up the protest. Let's get the latest live from the scene. Here's Cuomo's Corwin. Hey, KD. And just moments ago, police chief Carmen Best told US jerk and gave her the order to sweep out shop early this morning Thiss order and our police response. Comes after weeks of violence in and around the capital Hill occupied protest zone, including multiple shootings, resulting in many injuries and two deaths. Death of two teenagers at this point we've had at least 13 arrest. Now the eviction itself began just after five this morning citizen journalists, Omari Salisbury was on hand. He described it to me to say, declared illegal assembly and gave order this first. For about 10 minutes. They sat there asking people to move. The police started moving five foot at a time. You know, like we see a lot here, the move back, move back. Now there were raised voices. Otherwise, the eviction of chop was largely peaceful. Now I have heard unconfirmed reports that at one point pepper spray was deployed, perhaps even a rubber bullet fired. I don't know that for sure. That's what the witnesses told me. So we'll see what happens next. We have our upcoming later this morning a list of demands from protestors What they want to see happen next. It's possible that this entire group if they don't return to chop, they moved this protest elsewhere in the city Live on Capitol Hill, Corwin Hate almost Matt Markovich has been covering the police response to all of this since it began last month, and we asked him this morning why he thinks that police department decided to finally move him Today. Today is a very important day for the defunding of the Seattle Police Department. The Budget committee is going to meet this afternoon is the third session about how did to fund the Police Department. They look at a $300 million deficit for the budget, so there might be some political overtones here about the timing of why it happened today because of discussions the City Council is going to have this afternoon that just one idea why the timing of it, protesters on Capitol Hill say recent violence within it, shop would have happened. Even if chop didn't exist. It's not happening here, it would have happened elsewhere. This just kind of the epicenter of where people are coming to this point, right? That's protester Tafari Maynard. Two teenagers were shot to death within shop over the past 12 days, including a 16 year old boy who died Monday. Protesters say they'll present an updated list of demands later today,
Seattle - King County issues directive for residents to wear cloth face coverings in certain settings
"County strongly urging people to wear a a mask mask starting starting next next week week when when they're they're out out in in public public couples couples Matt Matt Markovich Markovich ask ask people people what what they they think think we we found found the the reaction reaction to to be be mixed mixed yeah yeah I I mean mean I I think think they they could could recommend recommend people people wear wear a a mask mask I I don't don't think think they can require some mass just walking along the street but they also have quite my rights right and they feel that it's not needed in the places where there is the place is not a problem I think if you're around other people in the close proximity so you're having to stand there for a few minutes it doesn't thank you think you're moving along but maybe it's not such a big deal the city of Seattle plans hand out forty five thousand mass to what they call under served populations
Seattle: Thieves are Hiring the Homeless to Shoplift
"There's a growing trend by thieves to hire the homeless and drug addicts to steal for them investigators say the crime bosses are taking advantage of the lack of prosecution more on this in a project Seattle report from couples Matt Markovich their brazen almost knowing they can get away with it they're all shoplifters according to home depot wheeling out full carts of stuff this guy loses boxes of tools tries to pick up the goods is confronted by store employees realizing he's stealing dishing the carton grabbing a box and run these often run to a waiting car that bulls once the goods and the fee for inside Texas alive people won't disclose its losses to shoplifting but is CFO said recently fast is the most significant impact to its profit margin forecast nearly three quarters of a million dollars is lost to theft for every billion in sales according to a nationwide survey of retailers sixty percent of those retailers blamed the new aggressiveness by organized retail theft rings sample home depot says this woman is trying to steal after several please attempt to stop work she doesn't give up and fight back HD taking a swing and an employee before leaving the store empty handed with even more alarming is who the rings are hiring we have seen these places recruit people mainly for noble population of people are taking advantage of the growing population of homeless and drug addicts some desperate for cash for their next fix for their next meal hiring them to steal we have seen them on several occasions given last of the product that they want and then in return they come into our stores take that product to give back to them and then that's when the expense being resold the owner of two pawn shops in canton rent and is now under federal investigation for storing millions of dollars of stolen goods looting vulnerable people to steal for cash we are not naming the stores or the owner because he has not been charged tell me these people are lining up as one of the pawn shops to get their list of items to steal turning what they stole in their original packaging some by this whole to return the items back to the store for gift cards on the dark web here three thousand dollars worth of cars are going for just three hundred dollars four items shop on the Facebook marketplace or websites like offer clues as home depot many box items showing up in one picture we will do our investigation figure out who the fencing location is who the main person as and then hand the evidence over to police but then comes the frustrating part I believe that there's really no punishment anymore for shoplifting you know exciting release and the the criminals know that so we're very vulnerable to that right now the law does not allow them to be stopped before they leave the store state lawmakers are now considering changing the definition of staff to allow store security and police to stop a shoplifter inside a store if they conceal an item reasonable for the door will still be hard to stop in Seattle not market which promoted
Why are these homeless shelters sitting vacant?
"Nearly two hundred people presumed homeless died in king county last year and according to the medical examiner half of them were living outside so why are fourteen trailers intended to house the homeless not being used especially as winter is approaching almost Matt Markovich has the story you'll see only on komo news and Matt joins us in the studio with details of this these trailers are where Matt and and what's the problem why are they being used up their