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"mayor durkan" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Hey good morning. It's patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now if you have plans to travel with young children this summer. I'm betting the delta variant has made you stop and think twice in a minute. we'll talk with a pediatrician. At swedish hospital about how parents of young children can stay safe through this phase of the pandemic but first let's get you caught up. Governor inslee says state employees have two months to get a co vaccine or lose. their jobs. Inslee said yesterday. He wants all state. Employees fully vaccinated by october eighteenth. Mayor durkan made the same call for city employees state. Republican leaders aren't on board. With the governor's plan they say a mandate is heavy handed and would rather see incentives. The state's biggest employees union says it will address any vaccine mandates at the bargaining table. The office workers aren't back yet but more people than ever appear to be moving downtown. The data comes from a report out yesterday from the downtown seattle association. According to the seattle times just under a hundred thousand people called downtown home occupancy and rents also both hit new highs in twenty twenty one and faxed americans can travel to canada again after more than sixteen months. The canadian border is back open hours however remains closed. If you are planning to travel bring a negative cova test and be prepared to flash. Your vaccine card also planned for possible delays. Long wait times. Workers at the border are on strike. Sleepovers play dates. Water parks even school. These were all things. Kids couldn't wait to get back to as vaccination rates went up and cases went down now.
Seattle Mayor Durkan tours the Lumen Field Event Center mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic
"Mayor Jenny Durkin says brighter days are ahead in the Corona virus pandemic. She made the comments while touring the mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center. This to me really does inspire me to know that hopes on the way that the light is at the end of the tunnel on Seattle's about to be on the path to recovery, she says. Recovery starts with vaccinations Blumenfield alone can handle up to 20,000 vaccinations a day when there's enough supply available.
Seattle to open more permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Lumen Field Event Center
"Seattle is setting up permanent mass vaccination sites at the lumine field events center also in rainier beach and west seattle seattle mayor. Jenny durkan says the expansion will reach thousands more vulnerable residents each week and thousands more with enough supplies. And i spoke with mayor durkan about this expansion and why it is so needed here. Despite the fact that seattle was the first to kind of experienced both hospitalization deaths of covid because of the hard work sacrifices that the businesses and residents have made we have for the top thirty cities or so in america the lowest level of disease in hospitalization and part of the reason for that is. We're able to stand up just a first in class testing system. We wanna first in class vaccination system and so we're building the infrastructure to make permanent some of our vaccinations sites and to be able to be one of the first cities in the country to vaccinate all of its residents that need to be vaccinated and of course it requires us to get a steady dose of the vaccines. But it's looking like we will in some very excited. They will make a couple of our vaccination sites permanent We'll stand up a mass vaccination site and we'll open additional sites as time permits well. We're the new mass vaccination site you're talking about coming online. The new the new mass vaccination side is going to be what's now called. Bloomfield used to be centurylink people. Think of where the seahawks play. And how about what's going to be going on at the rainier beach and west seattle facilities those way. We'll make the rainier beach and west seattle facilities permanent vaccine sites It's incredibly important just to be able to reach all parts of our community particularly those who've been hardest hit by the virus and we know clearly from the data that Our communities of color in particular have been hit by cove not just the health impacts but the economic impact and the health impacts have been significantly disproportionate. So i'm very excited. We'll be able to keep that rear beach Facility open and have it as a permanent vaccine location and also very excited that we can keep west seattle open because as you know not only are the number of underserved communities in that area but it also because the west seattle bridge it's access to other parts of the city has been significantly diminished. So we've got to bring the vaccine to the people that need it absolutely. You mentioned the communities of color. Do you know what the vaccination rates are looking like when it comes to inoculating these communities much more percentage of the population. Getting the disease and much lower portion. Actually getting the vaccines. That's why the city of seattle has stepped up and are are. We are really providing that equity lens or vaccinations and really proud of seattle fire department. And all the work. They've done but very proud of the community based organizations who have stood up helped us implement a program so that we've been able to do pop up clinics in the communities for those who've been under served and seventy percent of the vaccinations that we've been able to deliver have been to buy pock community. We're really pushing with our community. Based partners to get those people who might not have access to healthcare. They might be hesitant to get the vaccine or have language barriers and by doing that. We're we're reaching the people that that are most vulnerable and need the vaccine. Will you mentioned hesitancy in the groups that you've had discussions with we've heard a lot about this certain communities of color just being simply afraid to get given the us history and medical practices here in our country. But do you really think it's an issue or are we just talking about lack of access to the vaccine. So i think it is both i think right now because we are in the period where they're scarcity. We're working hard to make sure that we get the shots arms and and and getting them to the right people so using the lens for that soon. I think we will have enough vaccine to deliver. And then we'll have to shift to try to get people who would be hesitant to come. You have to remember that. For the last four years the federal government waged war against are immigrants and refugees. It's hard to then turn on a dime and tell them they can now trust government. And so that's why it's very important to have community based partners that people that speak the language or that are trusted messengers and has the new mapping tool created by the university of washington helped you achieve these goals or is there something more that can better serve these bypass communities the tool has been very helpful because it gives us the actual data showing Vice zip code where the disease is most prevalent and so we can see using that tool that we have not been able to reach some of the communities most at risk for the disease that helps us target zip codes but we still need the community based partners who can work with people that they trust to get them to the vaccine sites.
'Never bet against Seattle:' Mayor Durkan highlights hope in final State of City address
"Just a six minute speech, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her final state of the city address. You want us to be the first city in the country to vaccinate 70% of our adults? Speech was almost entirely about the pandemic and economic recovery. Durkin said that she hopes to have vaccines available to all residents by spring and added that you should never bet against Seattle.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't run for reelection
"And what about in the city of seattle last week. Mayor durkan announced that recovering from the pandemic will take all of her energy in twenty twenty one which meant she had a choice. I could spend the next year campaigning to keep this job or focus all my energy on doing the job. There was only one right choice for our city doing the job. I've decided not to run for reelection because seattle. We still have some tough months ahead.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Another Cabinet pick. Retired Army General Lloyd Austin would be the first African American secretary of defense. The White House host took over 19 vaccine summit tomorrow with a focus on plans for distribution. But some key players won't be there either. Fizer Norma Journal will be at the summit. But more significantly, the White House did not invite anybody. From the Biden health team to this meeting, despite the fact that after January 20th of next year, it'll be President Biden, who has the responsibility for the monumental task of distributing tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. Two Americans around the country. BBC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, the UK begins distributing its first doses of the Fizer vaccine tomorrow, Congress will head home for holiday recess a week from Friday. They still have to pass the temporary spending bill to avert a government shut down this weekend, and also that next coronavirus economic relief plan Daria Aldinger ABC News Co Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 We continue Now with our top stories from the camo 24 7 News Center getting big time Rick Fan sites with ELISA Jaffe. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin has decided not to run for reelection. I could spend the next year campaigning to keep this job. Focus all my energy on doing the job. There was only one right choice for our city doing the job. Durkin made the announcement in a video posted online today. This creates an open seat that is likely to draw numerous candidates. And further speculation that Durkin might join the Biden administration. Now we're getting reaction to Durkin's decision. Governor Jay Inslee says she led the city through tumultuous times and had to make some difficult decisions with grace and dignity. And King County executive doubt. Constantine also a Democrat, thank Durkin for her service and commitment to the people of the city of Seattle. The Seattle Police Department has been found in contempt of court for its use of blast balls and pepper spray Earlier this year. Federal Judge Richard Jones issued that ruling today and says that officers hurled blast balls and the crowds of protesters. When there was no immediate threat to safety, your public property, he found a total of four violations of his previous order preventing the use of force against peaceful protesters. One of the biggest events in the aviation industry has been canceled. Almost Charlie Harder tells us the Paris Air Show was supposed to take place this coming June every two years. People from around the world come to see the latest in aviation and aerospace. Scott Hamilton from the Li Ham company goes every time, he says. This is the event where Boeing and Airbus try to outdo each other, making dozens of plain deals. But in this covert environment, I had not even sure how many orders would be announced that the air show and deaths, Of course, one of the big reasons that you would go so I was not gonna be a lot of orders. Why go? Hamilton agrees with the event organizer. As you say there's just too much uncertainty about the outbreak, much less how many people would have immunity by that point? Charlie Harder. Come on news. The state will lose millions of dollars and toll money with so many of us staying home to protect ourselves from Cove. It comas Ryan Harris says. That spells trouble for more than the budget, the state's told. Revenue is expected to be down by about 45% from last year, with traffic.
West Seattle Bridge: Mayor Durkan OKs repair job instead of replacement
"Way way the the city city will will move move forward. forward. Almost Almost Ryan Ryan Harris Harris has has more more of of the the decision decision to to repair repair the the bridge. bridge. After After weighing weighing all all the options. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin says full replacement of the bridge would take money they wouldn't be able to get without pushing the reopening schedule back, which she says would further inhibit port and other critical traffic. So she says, repair is the way with money they can get and a reopening projected for mid 2022, as well as a move toward reduced car traffic. 10 50. In 20 years from that we should be a city that is not reliant on vehicles and cars. We need to be moving to, um, or climate friendly options. The work on now to stabilize the bridge is part of the repair plans. But it still leaves the option of replacement on the table because how the repairs respond to weather changes, and the way to full traffic could force them down a path of replacement. Otherwise repair is expected to keep the bridge working another 15 to 40 years. Ryan Harris come on news to new covert testing sites are about to open in King County, Dr. Mark
Mayor Durkan wants to repair, not replace, the cracked West Seattle Bridge
"Bridge will be repaired, which is expected to get it reopened the most quickly by mid 2022 Mayor Jenny Durkin says she weighed safety cost and timing and that repair is the best option because of the risk that permitting and environmental studies could slow the process. This corridor is just too critical toe let the schedule slipped by months, let alone years We know that repair will get us reconnected the fastest, But I also know that we have to plan for redundancies and the future the repair option all Who buys them time to secure funding and design and eventual bridge replacement That might need happen sooner if load and whether tests on the repairs don't go as planned, Otherwise they expect the bridge will last between 15 and 40 years after repairs are completed.
Seattle Mayor Durkan Announces $5.65 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative
"Several million dollars will go to community groups in what Seattle mayor of Seattle's mayor hopes will be the building blocks for a generational boost. The nearly $6 million awarded by Mayor Jenny Durkan through the Equitable Development Initiative are meant to help mainly African American organizations to build capacity or expand. Facilities as a foundation so that they can then work from the ground up to help preserve the cultures of neighborhoods where people are being priced out Derek and also signed a 99 year lease for fire Station six to Africa Town Community Land Trust, where a black owned business incubator will soon open Africa town director why King Garrett says the investment show another future is possible. He's successful solution developed by community and then embraced and invested by our government can be scaled across sectors, including private Corporate philanthropy sectors. Durkin says she hopes this is the start of what she calls generational investments. Ryan Harris camo News
Seattle's Mayor Durkan pushes back on rights group claims, resignation call
"The city's LGBTQ commission joined the city's Human rights commission in demanding that Durkin step down immediately. They say she failed to protect the rights of citizens During the recent protests and riots on Friday, Durkin responded, Continue having unknown dialogue. We may continue to disagree on some of the policy issues. However, Durkin says she will continue to serve his mayor Jeff Pooja, Look, come on news. And Jenny Durkan is Seattle's first openly lesbian mayor. Former
"mayor durkan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"On W m. I see. So I'm looking over a list of the most recent reports from the group Human Rights Watch. You know, Human Rights Watch the human rights group obviously international group. These reports from the last month include things like obstruction of aid in Yemen during covert 19. People with disabilities dying in Western Australia's prisons and violence during Guineas, constitutional referendum and elections. Now these may sound remote to most Americans, and like the kinds of things you'd expect international human rights groups. To be blowing the whistle on But then there's this one. Peddling protesters in the Bronx, systemic police brutality and its costs in the United States. So why is human rights Watch reporting on our community? Well on June 4th in the midst of the protests following the death of George Floyd, roughly 300 protesters in the Bronx neighborhood of Mott haven. We're surrounded just before curfew by dozens of police officers at the intersection of East 136th Street and Brown Place. There was 10 minutes before the eight o'clock curfew that was in effect at the time. And police closed in on the crowd arresting on mass over 260 of the demonstrators in a process now described as kettle ing. Last week. Human Rights Watch published this report, which detailed quote violations of international human rights law during the kettle ING and mass arrest. The report is exhaustive, built on the eyewitness accounts of 81 protesters, interviews with 19 officials, experts and community leaders as well in those 19 an analysis of 155 video clips. From the crackdown. Now. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea justified the controversial action to Gotham. This reporter Jake Jake, often hearts with claims that ended up being false. So here's about a minute and a half long clip from last week's asked the mayor segment on this program. Love that claim. And then, in exchange I had with Mayor deBlasio regarding the commissioner's words, which you'll hear first. We intercepted them literally, literally. Jake as they were bringing a gun and gasoline and weapons to the scene of that. That's actually what happened. But even the New York Post coverage of this says that isn't actually what happened. The gun arrest happened a half a mile away, nearly three hours before the protest was broken up. And no gasoline was ever recovered. Officials later Cloud hand and that Webb, Brian's asked the question. That's why human rights Watch is asking you to consider firing Police Commissioner Shea for that misinformation as they characterized O'Brien. Look, This is not how Things should work. I respect human rights watch. They provided one perspective. There's a full investigation being done now by the department investigation. That's what I'm going to look at. Human Rights Watch has their perspective and their resource is and that should be another piece of information that we bring to bear. Why would you trust Commissioner and White Commissioner view over Human Rights Watch, which has a lot of doctors, said Department of Investigation, which is an independent entity responsible for investigating all city agencies. So respectfully. You are my own blame you for listening to people who you feel make are telling you something important. That's fair. You're listening to human rights. Watch your listening to people who were protesting. That's part of the picture. We need to know that But we need a complete investigation where everyone who involved that is pertinent is interviewed. They're build Blasio on our show last Friday, joining me now to discuss what happened The night of the Mod Haven Kettle ing and the subsequent human Rights Watch report. Lord Jake, often Hearts Gothamist reporter who covers the NYPD D, who was doing that interview with the commissioner, and I the Sawyer, acting director of human rights, watches, crisis and conflict division. Her usual job is Deputy Africa director now also looking at the Bronx High, Jake and Ida. Welcome to WN my C Hi, Brian. Thanks for having me. So, Ida for people who don't know the word could you define kettle ing for us and what the problem with peddling would be Sure, So. Peddling is a tactic that was used in this case by the NYPD, where protesters are completely surrounded by police officers, and they have no means no opportunities to disperse. Um, And in this case, it was used towards the entire group of around 300 protesters under international human rights law. It should not be conducted in this way. If there is Look violence being conducted. A group of protesters involved in that violence could be cordoned off by the police officers that there's no justification for Pedaling and tracking and entire group of several 100 peaceful protestors. Which is what happened in this case. Jake, can you follow that with a little bit of your account of the event? And how it fits under the definition of cuddling. Yeah, I I think that's a good definition. I would also add that I have been killed in the past. Before this. This was Shadowing. Plus, this was this is the most aggressive action. I've personally seen The NYPD take. It wasn't just the protesters were surrounded just before eight PM But there was a line of cops from the back that actually charged at them with the baton in the line of cops in the front, with bikes pushing forward It was very claustrophobic, and I help people having a panic attack. I know people are screaming. There was a pregnant woman there was trying to take it out. And it was It was beyond that sort of semi standard satellite that we saw another night of protests. And the clip that we played of Dermot Shea, the NYPD commissioner speaking to you In which he made claims that turned out to be false about a gun and gasoline at the scene, and that's why they felt that they had to do it. To prevent those things from being used against the police. Is that your best? I mean to give him every benefit of the doubt That's appropriate. Is it your best understanding now, three months later that it was his best information at the time. In a hot crisis at the time, and he did what he thought was necessary to protect the safety of his officers and others. Or was he just making that up about the gasoline and the gun? I think it's a good question. I mean, I think there's a very generous interpretation here that he was. He was worried that you know there was going to be possible violence, but the city is a frequent source of misinformation about protesters. So German change previously misled the public about there being bricks planted in a part of Brooklyn. He also has like He's recently lied about Bill Reformer misled the public about that. I think that You know, he sees his role as NYPD commissioner is defending the NYPD, his actions and over and over again, we've seen Mayor of audio sort of defer to German Che's interpretation of these events. Why did you have anything on that particular piece of misleading information or false information from the time because it was widely Dispersed at the time as a rationale for their killing. Yes, we know all of our research. The 81 accounts from protesters, people present at the protest and the review of 155 videos taken during the protests from start to finish. We found no evidence of any threats or use of violence by the protesters or by the organizer's or any indications of vandalism at all. To the contrary, was entirely peaceful until the police responded with violence at the end when they broke it up with the cuddling and assault on the protesters. What many of the people we interviewed felt and what their sense was..
Mayor Durkan's 2021 budget: Defund police by 12%, but will Seattle City Council demand more?
"Funding Take center stage in Day Two of the City Council's budget meetings combos Ryan Harris is more from the discussion. Interim police chief Adrian DEA has laid out the proposed $357 Million.2021 budget, and among the points he made was the patrol staffing levels are at the same place they were eight years ago as the city continues to grow, Diaz says around 40. 100 officers or needed just to maintain current service levels. But council member Shama Salon was one of the members who question that, as the push continues to defund, or at least take functions out of SPD. The whole crust off your presentation was to raise the specter of crime, violent crime and the dire outcomes that would result if there was any kind of reduction in the size of the police department. Both the city and SPD's budget directors pointed out that the reason they're assuming the need for 1400 officers because they believe no alternatives for covering. Some current police functions will be in place by next year. Ryan Harris Comeau News executive order from Seattle Mayor made Jenny Durkan will create a work group, which she says we'll use community input to change policies on police and public safety. The work group will look at Seattle police functions now decide which could be taken out of the department or totally eliminated. Victoria Beach chair of the African American Community Advisory Council, says she's against de funding and for reform. She says SPD can't afford to lose even more. One more officer. When the layers long gone, our city will be destroyed and we have the mayor and City Council could blame for that. And I want people to remember. I don't know where and how we're going to pick up the pieces. After this sales,
Seattle City Council votes to override Mayor Durkan's budget veto
"The Seattle City Council voted last night to override all three vetoes that Mayor Jenny jerkin announced last month related to cuts in the Seattle Police Department, the latest from comas. Carleen Johnson Back On August, 21st Mayor Jenny Dorking announced he'd veto the City Council's budget revisions that would have cut up to 100 police officers this year. Those who've been pushing for cuts of the department have since been urging counsel to override that veto. I'm calling on all counts of members over the mayor's shameful anti black Vito, Not all who spoke yesterday wanted counsel Cut police. This man in the tourism industry, said public safety has to be a priority industry's been debt made by the impact covered 19 in our road to recovery requires a safe Welcoming and vibrant city for visitors. And will. Ultimately the bill affecting the police budget was voted 72 Council members Alex Peterson and Deborah Laura's were the two who voted to sustain it. These cuts could mean layoffs for up to 100 officers as well. A salary cuts for command staff
Attorney General Barr considered criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Durkan over handling of CHOP, New York Times reports
"That the Department of Justice maybe considering charges against Seattle's mayor over recent protests. Combos Charlie Harder has more. This is a developing story out of The New York Times in which Attorney General Bill Bar according to their reporting, is asking federal prosecutor Eater's to consider charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. This over the establishment of the Capitol Hill occupied protests that took over several Seattle blocks in May and June. Bar wants them to consider charges through the civil rights division Charlie Harder, camo new murder can cause the report chilling in the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. My alright will be prepared for it around the sound now ever. It's 70. We have 76 in Tacoma. And 75 in downtown Seattle. You're in the middle of 20 minutes of nonstop news on co mo it six of six It's an emergency. That declaration from Mayor Jenny Durkan aboutthe cracked and closed West Seattle Bridge Cuomos to Romero as Maura mayor signed an emergency proclamation opening the door for state and federal aid for repairs and the ability to expedite that work. The residents feeling trapped without the bridge for nearly four months, Heather Marks with the Seattle Department of Transportation says Honestly, it doesn't mean very much to them accepted it traditions their department of Transportation. Better to access the things that we need. To both fund and address the problems with the bridge. She says The declaration may help get federal aid faster, but more importantly, it increases those funding options. Mark says. There's still no decision on whether they'll fix or replace the bridge so she can't say what dollar amount they might be asking for. In federal aid. See Romero Comeau News. Meantime, this weekend repairs will happen in one of the main alternate routes to the West Seattle Bridge. Almost Paris. Jackson Moore on the partial shutdown of the First Avenue South Bridge. Start planning Now this Sunday, Major repairs get underway on the North bound side of S R 99 along the First Avenue South Bridge the decking is wearing and so we're going to replace 14 of the steel panels. That make up the bridge deck. The closures will be Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Don't worry about construction on Fridays and Saturdays. Tom Pierce says the product has been in the works for about a year but for drivers and unfortunately coincides with another significant closure. The West Seattle Bridge. This is gonna be a big deal for people who travelled from the West Seattle area and then south of Seattle because this is the main route in now, with the West Seattle Bridge closed washout is working with Seattle Dio ti to give you other travel routes. They just say plan ahead. The lower school can. Street bridge will be open to traffic, but we're really encouraging drivers to think about where they want to go. Perhaps too cool. International Boulevard might be a better option. Also consider the South Park Bridge or five. Paris Jackson come, Onis appears county couples still recovering from Cove in 19 sharing their story in hopes other people could learn from their experience. Here's.
Mayor Durkan declares West Seattle Bridge a city emergency
"Six It's an emergency. That declaration from Mayor Jenny Durkan aboutthe cracked and closed West Seattle Bridge Cuomos to Romero as Maura mayor signed an emergency proclamation opening the door for state and federal aid for repairs and the ability to expedite that work. The residents feeling trapped without the bridge for nearly four months, Heather Marks with the Seattle Department of Transportation says Honestly, it doesn't mean very much to them accepted it traditions their department of Transportation. Better to access the things that we need. To both fund and address the problems with the bridge. She says The declaration may help get federal aid faster, but more importantly, it increases those funding options. Mark says. There's still no decision on whether they'll fix or replace the bridge so she can't say what dollar amount they might be asking for.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Hannity jocks of the people involved in the top stories of the day every day Sean Hannity is on I twenty five till the top of the hour just you know when you think it can't get worse apparently mayor Durkan's office out in Seattle said in a statement late last night I didn't see this last night I saw it today after days of peaceful demonstration two nights of shooting have clearly escalated the situation on Capitol Hill we have a meeting with residents and small business owners to address their safety and disorder concerns including the ability of first responders to access emergencies in the area in other words the police and EMTs and and those that want to help the shooting victims were having a hard time getting in they don't want them to be there anyways Durkin then took to Twitter Twitter to defend the six block autonomous zone Monday following the chop a place of healing education and community quote tens of thousands of people have been gathering in Capitol Hill for nearly two weeks to continue their protest well no that's not exactly called the gathering of the gathering it stops and ends this would be called the hostile takeover of city streets in your city that you said would be a festival of love or summer of love during the day it's been a place of healing education and community but it's very different at night she climbed you know I sort of I think you know I I think I've heard it all at this particular point anyway there were apparently sadly in New York Washington examiner is reporting that a video of a man lighting fireworks and throwing them on sleeping homeless man in New York City in Harlem that's so second that twisted that's true police department detectives tweeted that early yesterday morning a homeless man was sleeping on the sidewalk in front of sixty seven Lenox Avenue when a male suspect threw a lit firework on them which exploded causing burns to the victims back you know that's a human being that's a human being that is probably not exactly a happy human being and this is what you do to your fellow human being it's so despicable so disgusting I don't even know what to say it's gonna where's your humanity where is your conscience where's your soul nobody's asking even like people please leave him the hell alone let's start there you mean it any amenity this crime is so shocking everyone watches at the NYPD will apprehend those responsible no well they what is I don't remember comrade the Bastille resting all those people we have on video of pouring water and dousing cops and and getting all aggressive towards cops and the cops having to take it I don't remember the people involved in that ever been brought to justice I said this during Ferguson I said this during Baltimore I I say it all the time yeah all of this video evidence of you know people looting and get their faces are on camera what do we do after the incidents we never rest in charge people that's a bad idea is that becomes a license to continue that behavior I just said now here's a question for Joe it's some Rasmussen has a serving others I am I right the rash Musa report is different than Scott Rasmussen the poster print that is Asaram sold using reports has been sold is not Scott Scott Rasmussen right so who's running rest Musa reports not Scott Ross muezzin where is the help of that back to you kidding me Scott student loan thing now you've got a podcast on just the news any does ballotpedia okay well anyway this poll on Rasmussen but not Scott Rasmussen which statement is closest to your own this was on Breitbart they they covered the story all lives matter black lives matter now there is a distinction I think this has to be pointed out because this is important because we played the tape of members of black lives matter what we want dead cops when we want to now and what pigs in a blanket prime like bacon now do I think that people that use the phrase black lives matter are associating themselves with the radicalism of people that made those chance I do not there is a distinction and it needs to be made yeah it's just it's just a fact so I would ask the question and I will I would like Joe Biden's answer considering it never leaves his basement bunker barely hardly ever and Terry McAuliffe says I'm fine with them there and he only sees two people a day is to body men anyway what they found is among African Americans that forty seven percent of plurality pick all lives matter versus forty four percent of big black lives matter Eric ins of all races pervert preferred all lives matter over black lives matter overwhelming two to one margin fifty nine percent of all voters voted all lives matter black lives matter was picked by thirty percent but that's not the question what is what does Joe think everything is not now the president speaks a lot and I think it's time to find out what where Joe Biden's you know stands on all of these issues of the day and where is Joe Biden come down we know where you stood on corona virus what would have done differently what would he have done ten days in the corona virus when the president put the travel ban a fact how is it possible after eight years he and Barack we're not able to get the record low unemployment levels that Donald Trump has gotten for every demographic group in the country how would you handle that he's against the energy independence and he's buying into the group re new deal and he wants to double down on the stupidity of obamacare you needs to be asked that question too because we now have a you know everybody we had millions of Americans lose their doctors lose their plans and for nearly just silence about thirty eight percent of Americans now have only one obamacare exchange option just one only one anyway and it got caught in everyone's paying two hundred percent more on average although we're gonna save on average twenty five hundred dollars per family per year he needs to answer that question you know again all of these questions he's not being asked.
Seattle will move to dismantle ‘CHOP’ protest zone, Mayor Durkan says
"Will move to the end of the police. Free Zone known as the Capitol Hill organized. Organized protests or chop after two recent shootings, one of which was deadly. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced this Monday, signalling that a stunning chapter in the city's history could be drawing to a close the mayor that the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters, seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality activists setup Chapman, the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood just about two weeks ago, barricading off the area after police evacuated a ransacked precinct building there the cumulative impact of the gatherings and and protests in the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for businesses and residents. Durkin said at a news conference. The impacts have. Have increased, and the safety has decreased. The protesters have issued a list of demands, including calls to define the police, and for leaders to address other social justice causes president trump frequently as lashed out at Durkan and Washington Governor Jay Inslee both Democrats over chops existence same. The zone is being run by anarchists.
Mayor, Seattle Police in close contact regarding incidents in CHOP area
"And we've been reaching out to city leaders about the violence and shop a spokesperson for the mayor Durkan's office sent us a short statement saying the mayor has been in close contact with chief Scoggins chief best in S. P. D. regarding incidents on Capitol Hill in west Seattle Seattle councilmember Kshama Sawant also released a statement extending her condolences to the family of the man who died she also called for everyone to stand in solidarity with the chop protest the defunding of the Seattle police department by at least fifty percent and the immediate release of protesters without charges she also wants east precinct to be permanently brought into community
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Call for action saying the mayor did not do something he what mayor Durkan called that illegal and unconstitutional its goals Holly Menino after we check traffic and weather a new capital gains and high wage earners tax to fill some of the gaping state budget hole left by the pandemic I'm Carlene Johnson all right let's check the traffic and see what's going on with them what paving out there here's the latest from here Jordan of course if you're driving around and on that wet pavement make sure that you're watching your speeds in your following distances take those ramps with extra care or not seeing a lot of slowdowns on our highways right now I am noticing some crowding though on several of our roads around the First Avenue south bridge in south you're going to be finding backups on south Michigan street on west marginal we've also been seeing some delays on highland parkway as well R. eastbound state route five to two between a hundred and thirty seventh at a hundred and forty fifth the right lane is currently closed due to roadworks or assisting roadwork westbound I. ninety traveling between state route nine hundred and West Lake semanas parkway and if your travel plans are taking along the cascades highway well that's currently closed right now in rock port and that's due to a rockslide fortunately there is a need for to help you get around that area but it does add extra travel time this traffic report is sponsored by DuckDuckGo privacy what the same internet but more privacy duck dog goes got you covered with one download you can search and browse privately avoiding trackers and all for free DuckDuckGo privacy simplified our next call traffic at eleven forty four and a comma eagle roof forecast here's meteorologist Chris Clark the rain will continue through the afternoon hours today and as a result is going to be a cool afternoon with highs it could.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Calls for service we have no intention of doing anything violent we respect all the protesters and the people who landed here and back here live there will be shift changes tomorrow for those officers inside the precinct on commanding officers they will help ensure they are safe coming and going along with evidence and case reports now there haven't been any reports of major violence there has been some reports of graffiti and vandalism but again no major violence reported within a six block radius over the last four nights back to you thank you know eleven mayor Jenny Durkan's office has confirmed that the mayor was the one who gave the order to remove the barricades around the precinct back on Monday questions about who called the shots were met with vague answers today is the mayor and police chief stood side by side at a news conference earlier though chief best had voiced frustration about leaving the precinct in a video message to her officers you see no leaving the precinct was not my decision we fought for days to protect it I ask you to stand on that line Dan and day out to eat healthy with projectiles to be screamed at threatened and in some cases hurt them to have a change of course nearly two weeks in it seems like an insult to you and our community in a statement a spokesperson for mayor Durkan says after revenge Sunday night it was clear that the situation needed to be significantly defuse and de escalated after a long consultations with chief Bastin SPD on how to do so in a safer manner the mayor directed free access to pine street for peaceful demonstrations Monday morning tonight some speakers who were voicing support for chief Carmen best faced pushback from the crowd on Capitol Hill and we were there as protesters confronted a few dozen police officers on bicycles at the precinct com was Cole Miller is live with.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Door a lot of the marchers into city hall officers did not respond the assistant police chief admits they were caught off guard and had no idea the marches were headed there mayor Durkan is not commenting demonstrators spend more than an hour inside city hall talking about the funding as P. D. banning chemical weapon used by police and taxing Amazon so what he did said she wasn't sure the now boarded up east precinct into a community center and the also railed on mayor Jenny Durkan demanding she stepped out a media Marcin to see hall did not have any SPD response because there was none warranted there was no illegal activities in the halls open until six in the evening on weekdays and there's always private security staff here John the Joe Cole motive to more counties moving out of the governor's phase one of the recovery plan should land in Douglas county joining king county in a modified phase one allowing restaurants salons and personal services to re open twenty four counties are currently in phase two nine are in phase three the extra six hundred dollars on unemployment checks is about to run out in congressional Republicans are floating an idea to instead offer a bonus if you return to work they're proposing paying those return to work a weekly bonus of up to six hundred dollars for a few weeks Democrats in Congress want to extend the after six hundred dollars a week for those collecting unemployment another year in order to prevent people going out to find jobs making them at risk to spread or catch covert nineteen governor Insley kicking off a new campaign he called wear a mask Washington and as couples right cover tells us he's trying to recruit you to help spread the message declaring the more we all do individually the faster we can reopen Inslee is trying to make promoting the wearing of masks more of a grass roots effort by asking all of us to make a video and tell the world why I I wear a mask and I can get the heck out ask to keep me safe and to keep you safe because I want to keep everyone safe I wear.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Mid week Wednesday and Thursday and a couple other center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke sixty three in Seattle at komo news it's two thirty six the Pierce county prosecutor does not want to waste to include the state in the investigation of the death of many Alison black man who was handcuffed by Tacoma police prosecutor Mary Robinette invited the state Attorney General to the case after the governor said he wanted to wait for the outcome of the county investigation I mean no disrespect but my my judgment is different than the governors I'm here in Tacoma in this community I know how wrong this community as I know that the Ellis family once state review and I see no reason to postpone state review from that also invited the Tacoma mayor to a briefing by the sheriff's office and the medical examiner about the findings in Alice's death manual Ellis died March third after his encounter with Tacoma police police response to Capitol Hill protesters needs to be better measured according to Seattle's mayor Jenny Durkan making her remarks Sunday in response to the Saturday night clashes between protesters and police protesters threw bottles and other projectiles at officers at Saturday's clash police responded with blast walls pepper spray canisters and army troops mayor Durkan says it was too much the response seem too quick too quick to escalate into a quick to deploy a flash bangs pepper spray ray and the deployment of the National Guard instead jerking calls for de escalation SPD must be a department that leads with the escalation and does not use force unless it is absolutely necessary handed Durkan says she herself should be subject to scrutiny admitting not every decision she makes is the right one Corwin hate komo news Seattle police chief Carmen best says she wants to lower the police profile at the scene the Capitol Hill protests as well her remarks came before last night's violence thousands marched in the Rainier valley yesterday afternoon in what was called a we want to live March comes call Miller reports a lot of the elected leaders in the area took part to resemble skate up tweeting from the gathering calling on chief Carmen best and mayor Jenny Durkan to stop with that pepper spray and those blast balls from the county.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Not confirmed either identity but say the driver was taken into custody and the victim is in stable condition on Capitol Hill Brian Calvert komo news couple news time now seven thirty two Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan in the news as police responded to the protester she says that response needs to be better measured she made her remarks in response to Saturday night's clashes between protesters and police we get this part of the story from Kamo score one heck protesters threw bottles and other projectiles at officers and Saturday's clash police responded with blast balls pepper spray canisters and army troops mayor Durkan says it was too much the response seem too quick too quick to escalate into a quick to deploy flash bangs pepper spray and the deployment of the National Guard instead directing calls for de escalation SPD must be a department that leads with de escalation and does not use force unless it is absolutely necessary handed Durkan says she herself should be subject to scrutiny admitting not every decision she makes is the right one Corwin hake komo news shortly before last night's chaos at eleven ten pine Seattle police chief Carmen best announced new policies in response to the demonstrators and she also apologized to the peaceful protesters who were met with force says officers responded to what she described as agitators the standoff situation at the east precinct isn't like nothing I've ever seen before the east precinct has become a dangerous flashpoint of work on community members in many cases and four officers last night the chief and the mayor announced new policing policies with the goal of de escalating situations and only using force when necessary this also includes an order for officers to keep their body cameras on during demonstrations the police union meanwhile is expressing some concerns over the ban on tear gas against protesters for the next month in an open letter guild president Mike Solan says without tear gas he believes their abilities are hindered if we lose those tools that I have I'm very very very fearful of my membership being on the front lines to be able to continue to do the job he says at this point is extremely worried about the safety and morale of both Seattle police officers and the safety of the community it's seven thirty four coming up on the call more morning news after we check traffic and weather offering free legal help to citizens working on ballot initiatives will cost them I'm currently Johnson the freedom foundation pays a big settlement.
In major reversal, Seattle mayor won't ask feds to end police oversight
"News Seattle's mayor saying that you no longer is asking a federal court to end its oversight of the Seattle police department Livio dela Cruz with Seattle black lives matter says the request was misguided especially in the current protests climate if the mayor wants to restore our trust she should be proposing new systems of accountability not proposing to remove such systems the mayor Durkan said she would pause our efforts to end the consent decree after meeting yesterday with protest
Seattle curfews canceled after mayor meets with community leaders
"Can called off a city curfew that was to last each night through Saturday morning after speaking with community leaders she and police chief Carmen best decided they can best balance public safety and demonstrations without a curfew protesters say emboldens police used unnecessary force mayor Durkan encourage peaceful demonstrations to
Seattle mayor to meet with George Floyd protest leaders Wednesday
"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan agrees head they had discussions with Seattle protest leaders will begin today she made that promise hours before marchers once more clashed with police on Capitol Hill the update from Cuomo's Corwin hate for the second night in a row Seattle officers faced off against marchers furious over the death of George Ford in Minneapolis and other recent police killings of black Americans the clash was arguably less dramatic than Monday night's confrontation in the same location but this time it came hours after mayor Durkan addressed hundreds of protesters directly to promise change walking with you know and the communities and continuing to center your voices and your experience to come up with real change a protest leader demanded more of a time table we have that first step with your contents will be in the first face to face sit down with protest leaders four three PM today outside the city's office of emergency
Mayor Durkan, Chief Best speak with protesters in Seattle
"Today Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle police chief Carmen best spoke to protesters giving their support for the because this is from chief best I really then we can I understand the hurt and the anger that everyone feels especially after the death of George Floyd you know as a black woman you know I feel the same pain you feel and just because I wear the uniform that doesn't change that and there's a whole lot of people who support him can spoke during a press conference following the protests and talked about the need for change too many in America and in Seattle are tired of words and promises we must make real and durable change and committing to those changes we must admit and acknowledge the deep deep systematic racial barriers are real and the fact is I said every system in our society the mayor claimed that the police department will be looking at how to best mitigate protests SPD will be looking at seeing what operational changes they need to make in crowd management to determine a better way to go forward and to keep officers safe community safe and protesters safe the changes that the merit or is proposing our long term it's not just important for us to ensure that there's accountability in the short term we must also ensure that it works towards and weeks and months to come and processes we put in place have to include community input I was able to meet with some of the protesters today who want their voice at the table talking about the changes they think need to be made the chief and I will continue to meet with them to listen to them and to include others in the community so many are at the table Seattle police chief Carmen best of also announced today that the city will extend its nightly curfew from nine PM to five PM throughout the remainder of the week which means that they are anticipating that the protests are not likely to end tonight or
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Fire chief Scoggins hello my name is Charles Coggins fire chief of the Seattle fire department I want to thank mayor Durkan for her leadership thank chief best for her leadership and all those out there in the community who are really out there supporting people's right to free speech how are you know our firefighters are out there working incredibly hard to keep everyone in this community safe they have made many vehicles fires across downtown you know trying to get to Lisbon very challenging for us I want to thank SPD because they provided us multiple escorts in the downtown area to put these fires out it's really important that we try to keep this community safe as I said yesterday before the demonstrations began I support the exercising the right to free speech and peaceful demonstrations and the need to stand up for what is right but this is not the way to do it by causing unnecessary chaos and danger to those who are protesting and those who are in community the situation has escalated quickly and has become very dangerous I want the public to know that our firefighters are doing everything they can to keep each and everyone of you safe I have called in additional resources on my team members of the Seattle fire department staffing additional engines and additional medic units I also want to thank our neighboring agencies in king county and around the state for the requested I put out to bring in additional resources in case there are more fires throughout the night you may have seen as waiting to respond to fight vehicle fires I want you to know I have a duty to keep our firefighters safe and we're waiting to extinguish these fires until we can actually do get in and do the good work and that's why I think it's important our partnership with SPD and the escorts that they have been providing us throughout the day and throughout the evening I also want to hear the word reminding those who are starting fires in the downtown area they have very many unintended consequences you may be hurt those protesting maybe hurt those who live visit and work here maybe here right now may be hurt businesses are lost and destroyed because of these fires they spread very quickly as you've seen on the news around the nation additionally when you block streets you're blocking our routes for EMS emergency vehicles as you heard chief coroner say people have been injured it has been difficult to get to those who were injured as you're moving the railings around in the trees and everything else you're blocking access routes to get people help and that could be used to I want to remind everyone that we're all in this together we're gonna get through this together thank you you vets was about two hours ago that was fire chief Herald Scoggins before him was mayor Durkan and now you're looking live again at downtown Seattle like a squad of police there in front of Nordstrom guarding it but I hate to say it there's nothing left to guard inside Nordstrom it's been gone through for the last several hours and it's hard to imagine any merchandise that survived that onslaught but in any case with the fire trucks there there's some fireman showing up and you can see burned out cars in any case the police are there in front of the Nordstrom store they have they have their batons you see a burned out car right in front of you and for the time being anyway I guess you would say Nordstrom is safe you know it's hard to say what we're looking at is the aftermath or precursor of what part two that's to come later a police presence is made clear now in the downtown shopping area as for all the looters where they fled it's we do we don't know we have several ground crews we hope to get some more information from them to see if their is see if they're gathering at a different location when this all happened in the area of pine pike fourth fifth and olive so many stores in this segment of downtown has been affected now let's go live to come was Keith Eldridge from his home and Keith can tell us more it's going to bill o'neill in the coming twenty Purdue center what's conjoined by Kelly blaring Kelly you being here for most of the day today I ended this really turned violent very quickly today it's been up and down all day I mean for the most part this afternoon it was pretty quiet pretty uneventful people just peacefully protesting but by between three and four o'clock when the west like a protest started it headed south really fast and turn violent and there were car fires and there was violence and and then it kind of quiet down down again and then we got looting and more fires this evening so you know it's kind of going in waves today yeah that was kind of a second wave a little bit earlier on we seem to be back in more of a quieter setting at this point in time but obviously this all started very peacefully today killing it dead and I've taken a lot of calls today from people who were out there protesting earlier today saying that a majority of the people were peaceful right but the gist of this is what's getting the attention and it's been shocking how it it escalated so quickly this afternoon that up until the point at this point it really was pretty quiet this afternoon the people respectively basically expressing their displeasure of what happened to you know Floyd in Minneapolis over on Monday and we can tell you the multiple Seattle police department officers have been heard multiple members of the community have been heard a number of people have been arrested demonstrators who turned violent and that was not all of them these days the looters and rioters they appear to break away from that what were the main demonstrations throwing bottles at police with fireworks into crowds any police vehicles on fire yup now we can tell you that the National Guard the Washington National Guard has been mobilized governor Jay Inslee sending two hundred National Guard troops to Seattle we're told it will be unarmed but they will be hoping the city of Seattle and the Seattle police department protecting life and property of course Kelly there's a curfew in place right now there is a curfew though there are still people downtown so not everyone is bang it but it is it is alarming I mean this is like beyond a double whammy triple whammy with the businesses being closed in the breaking and looting these businesses that already been so hard hit and now dealing with this as well the set it's just heart disheartening to see yeah really heart breaking a number of these businesses as you said they've been close for weeks at a time we're looking back to kinda getting back opened up at least a little bit in the aftermath of the the corona virus pandemic in this fees one point five as we started calling it yesterday and now there's a whole lot of pieces for these folks actually pick up today I know it's it's it's it's shocking it really is shocking I didn't expect it to to turn this this violent and this this much destruction this evening but but it's happened and even with the wet weather out there you do want to be home as we mentioned there is a curfew in place until five o'clock tomorrow looks like the curfew will be in place once again five to five tomorrow night into Monday morning as well and if you do traveling to Seattle and use a ferry Colman dock that terminal is closed until further notice you just you want to be aware of that if that's you you you you need to travel into the area tomorrow but you know we'll just kind of wait and see how that all plays out killing we we we we hope that this will calm down and cooler heads will prevail but you just never know is it's it's it's happening around the country so last night was not nearly as bad as of today but you can't that's not a barometer right so there were places that were harder hit last night and tonight is our night yeah we are seeing some places that are seeing the violence in Philadelphia this evening the violence has returned at least some extent in Minneapolis tonight it looks like so these are these are very very scary times right now that we are living and you know as a friend once and sent to me earlier this year on Facebook a little mean that's a twenty twenty the year of hindsight and we have a lot that we're gonna be looking back on infrastructure for sure the death there's a lot going on we'll continue to follow this with our partners at komo TV way since to the Seattle police and his son now with a tactical team coming in from the king county sheriff's office with our swat team they wanna make sure they're the ones that are handling that the next we're going to have to remember that members of the community just like everybody else there are citizen soldiers they have day jobs that they do and then all the sudden on the weekends they provide help with the National Guard and now they are being called in to a very tenuous situation and I think there was a real concern that if you have a lot of people showing up in uniform does that even provide more fuel to the fire so they're very aware of that they don't want to add to any more problems with what the the the tenuous situation is downtown in Seattle right now but they do want to be there in support crowd control is one thing that they have been trained in I was told by the National Guard and so they're they know how to do that but the Seattle police really are the experts at that the National Guard can provide really much needed support now because this thing is going to stretch out for all night and into tomorrow all right Keith elders live in Buckley thank you very much for your Nelson if you just tuning in I do want to apologize this is live video situation that was earlier but we wanna Padres for any profanity that you might see this is the real situation the unfortunate situation in downtown Seattle and Keith brought up a good point about the mere presence of people in uniform is that going to antagonize people even more to put that in perspective for you in comparisons will be made how Seattle responded to what happened tonight compared to other major cities that have been dealing with violent protests for several nights now but to put that in comparison in Minneapolis where they have seen several days of unrest the entire Minnesota National Guard was activated all seventeen hundred members of the national activated with weapons to provide crowd control to protect lives to protect property in Minneapolis yeah it's going to be interesting to see how that plays out as they are going to be in this the unarmed and in a supporting role as Keith was explaining to us they're set to arrive sometime this evening we really don't know sometime tonight the National Guard will take place take its place in downtown Seattle want to get back to something the mayor said earlier in case you're just coming up to speed on what's been happening in our city for the last several hours multiple police have been injured multiple protesters or citizens have been injured as well but we are told amazingly and we might find out otherwise down the line but so far we're being told but none of those injuries are serious to a are fifteens were taken from police cruisers that were burned both of those a are fifteens have been recovered no shots were fired as we take now this live look at downtown across from Nordstrom you see the sign the iconic sign and now we've got a black there but that iconic sign and he saw that string of police officers with their bicycles but we can tell you less than a half hour ago it was absolute chaos around that store rampant looting and it would be hard to imagine that very much product is now still even in that store at all it has been picked over clean and you can't ignore the targets of rage tonight not just here in Seattle but all across the country for example earlier we saw in Minnesota where people set fire to the fire station in Minneapolis we're just getting reports from LA the major shopping district in LA that the police outpost at the Grove shopping centre is burning that was set on fire in Portland Oregon last night we saw looters and rioters March toward the justice center and looted and and set fire to that and in Seattle the downtown shopping corridor has been vandalized and looted and cleaned out now we want to tell you that the situation in downtown Seattle has grown more quiet police are now guarding many of the major now heavily damaged and looted stores and the protesters appear to be gone and we want to track where they are because just because it's quiet now doesn't necessarily mean that it's going to stay that way all night long you know it's been shocking to see some of the images that we have seen in the last several hours I mean strange things frightening things bombs going off fireworks going off in the face of police officers flash grenades going off we saw people walking around with you know items arm loads full of copes it it's been an astounding thing to see let's get live now to Patrick Quinn who is been downtown for several hours Patrick the the picture doesn't look great but you look fabulous how how are things looking right now it appears as though things have calmed down Eric I look about as good as I'm ever going to look but not here is some news that we can say we lost battery all of our cameras that you can imagine being out here for so long we had to re charge we have to get a new life system but we're back out here and I want to show you there are no police officer standing outside this is the Columbia sportswear if you take a look let's talk a little bit and you can see this last is broken there's clothes on the ground there's clothes inside I was watching as people running in and stealing stuff earlier and now we see a police presence standing by let's also walk across the street here the jewelry shop where you can see inside police are standing by.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Seattle Meredith mayor Jenny Durkan is applauding the governor's decision to extend the stay home stay healthy order and his four phase plan the mayor says the extension and phased in approach are critical to saving lives and preventing an exponential resurgence of the virus drucken added anyone everyone must continue physical distancing until the infection rates drop significantly
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan is applauding the governor's decision to extend his stay home stay healthy order and his four phase plan the mayor's is extending the stay home stay healthy order and creating a phased approach to re opening is critical to saving lives and preventing an exponential resurgence of the virus drucken added everyone must continue physical distancing until the infection rates drop significantly
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"They attack they attack the glass, they attack the paint. They're trying to go to the foul line. A lot building defend without fouling. Coverage begins at seven thirty eight o'clock from Berkeley also tonight Cougars at Stanford never won Gonzaga wrote it Pacific and Cal Baptist will host Seattle. U GM John Schneider of the Seahawks yesterday at the NFL combine media gathering confirm. Both Earl Thomas and Kam chancellor are unlikely to be back chancellor who is injured and can no longer play will be removed. The roster at some point Thomas headed for free agency Merida's to the White Sox and cactus league. Played at after losing six five to the Cleveland Indians yesterday sports forty past the hour. Tom hutler on the home of the huskies, KOMO news. Sex Tom, KOMO news time, eight eleven for the first time Seattle judge is speaking out about public safety and a new report that's critical on about how habitual offenders are handled. Is there are serious flaws that this report has pointed out Seattle municipal court judge. Ed McKenna is addressing. A report released this week from seven Seattle business groups saying that the criminal Justice system is broken when it comes to habitual offenders. And it's really just a small snapshot of what we actually see certainly highlights many of the failures of our system as the presiding judge. He was one of the recipients listed on the letter from the group that included mayor Durkan and city attorney Pete Holmes, very sorry for what I did Francisco called Iran is in that report. One of one hundred habitual offenders report says the criminal Justice system may have failed. He has seventy two convictions Kenna handed down his seventy third. This is not probation. And that was recommended by the city attorney with a full year in jail for punching a complete strangers.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"But details you limiting everything on the day's top stories on the candy Mike in Todd show. It was a hard hitting circumstance mayor Jenny given the speech. So she calls herself out on Twitter. Relax. It's okay. She calls herself mayor Jenny gave a speech stated the city the tone was set. Mike, and I had not an argument, but a spirited discussion. Now a bridge building opportunities presented itself, I'm pleased to say and Mike. I know it gives you great pleasure that I agree with mayor jetty. Could you feel the relief at city hall? They got we got Herman got him on our side. It's almost palpable. I mean, you can take in the stress away. Thank you, candy bar. I could feel it from here. Well, mayor Durkan announced this huge proposal yesterday will continue to develop plans to reduce congestion and make our downtown core a healthier place where we get into the part about the fish is a fishing here. That's a different cut. So we're not deficient in here. All now, but we all lace carbon and move. Aggressively to electric codes. That's not the agreement part mayor Jenny said something that makes sense. She said, there's no such thing as a fierce fish. She was talking about the hockey team here. She said, there's no such thing as a fierce fish. We're not going to have a fierce fish name. You can't name a hockey team after fierce fish. There's no I fish, the barracuda defense league had lake guys you critique creatures more fierce than a Barrick. Well, you got your piranhas. You got your Baracouda as you got your your pike pike sharks. You've got a variety of there is many things, and I would say even the Sakai which is going to be saying it on the record right now. It's going to be the team name. The soccer is not fierce. How is the sucker fierce? It's whims upriver it spawns. It's term river rotting from the inside zombie fish like it's not fierce. Look, I would suggest to anyone out there in the listening community who knew from the beginning of their life. They would get one chance to spawn. And then die you live fiercely. Well to the one person you're addressing they're probably getting commitments that well, I only have a snarky name for the NHL team. And it'll make you mad. So I don't want to sit it because we've been having a good time. I could is okay. If I say it or you're gonna get the fighting commuters. No the Seattle heroin needles. Yeah. The kids it would be funny. That's not funny snarky it'd be. It'd be the space needle but the heroin needle. I hear you. So mayor Jenny also has this. She wants to require new buildings to have electric vehicle charging capability. Cuss about three dollars to charge. Okay, fine. But how much does it cost to put into the buildings? Mike in an attempt to offer. You the opportunity to not be rebutted. I offer you a pre rebuttal on this of requiring buildings to put electric vehicle charging stations in. I think it's a great idea. And I think maybe not maybe not every building. But you should you should actually require parking garage. Many parking garages do now they only have one or two. But if you look at every major automotive manufacturer worldwide, they all have and they all are expecting that. They're going to have to phase out internal combustion engines over the course of the next twenty years. There are a few companies that are doing experiments in other areas, but it looks largely like it's going to be the electric bass system for cars. Moving ahead unless somebody really makes them advances in some form of a hydrogen cell, which seems unlikely at this particular point, why not I mean, it's going to make a ton of sense. And you're going to have this being a standard mode of transportation or fish power or fish? I mean, if you think about it, you got your fears. Fish. Here's my thing. Why not wanna do something sort of innovative and go to the companies are making the electric cars and say, hey, where are the charging station shipbuilding? You want electric car licenses in our state worst. Where's the money for the charging stations or go to the the companies that want to be in that business and offer them bids? You can have it station for yours. But there is no. There is no reason that that can't actually be part of this whole thing. Force. I don't like forcing people to put stuff on buildings. They don't want automatic manufacturers. Of course, didn't build the service stations either. I mean, they they didn't. So people saw that opportunity. So I agree with you. If you can provide a situation where these companies can subcontract with those costs are just gonna be passed along. If there's somebody building a building, and they are required by regulation to have TRAN that stalls for electric charging. They're going to actually subcontract that out they're going to install that. And then they're going to pass that cost along to us. Anyway, I'm actually fine with all of that. So then that raises the cost of rant and the cost of living in Seattle. I would just offer this while reducing the pollution, and reducing other things that are quality of life is others that thought that it reduces pollution. Did you read the study at Washington state university about what hydropower does one it's manmade lakes, and what it does and methane? Oh, no, no. I I understand that. And I actually understand that there is there is all of these things. I mean, we're in a closed system. So to take from one area losing from another area as well. I get that. But no one is arguing that that. Having an electric powered car in terms of city pollution is an increased decreased. Now, how do you get rid of the batteries? And how do you get rid of that stuff? That's an absolutely legitimate argument to be having. Well, let's add to the batteries because now line is going to phase out pure pedal bikes. So the bring. They're bringing in the electric bikes. Now, they brought in those pedal bikes are gone. So what's good for you? Good for your body. That's gone. Okay. Honestly, I'm asking you to check my mental health on this. I hate these things. And here's kind of why every time I encountered someone writing they're unable to keep up with even fifteen percent of the speed limit. But the bigger reason is I just lead litter. I'm obsessed when I walked down each lake in their there. I see him strewn across the street. It's so rude. It's just I can't stand the business model, and I guess I'm also just bothered by having the drive around people who somehow don't have to wear helmets. You have to wear a helmet other people have to wear helmets. You know, what is Mike? It's my Justice seeking litter hating of business model of whoring innards that look at this and say, this is just litter. It's just terrible. Yeah. I mean, you could also look at that and say that these are people who are not actually in cars right now in your way, and your and the fact is it takes. But it takes you like an eighth of a gram of pressure on your gas battle to get around them in your Lexus, or whatever it is that you dry today. There you go. So so I mean, I'm not I agree there. The the line bike model is not a perfect one in some ways. Now would like to see sort of you know, the the painted off areas. So you had them corralled virtually Corrales area in Ballard is actually doing this. And there are neighborhoods that are doing that. But I like the fact that more people are out there actually using the bike lanes. And I do like the fact that these actually weirdly enough these bikes are relatively popular in this town and the jump bikes have been relatively popular too. And they're not the people who are going to be in your way in a traffic jam. They're going to be the people who are in your way on the sidewalk. And so, you know, but there's much on the street. But did you hear how much it costs to paint those squares rectangles? Did you get the the bid on that? They put up the bid to paint, the rectangles take a guess what it took tater rectangle. What do you think it's costing? Well, I don't know. I didn't actually see any stories on this fifteen grand. Yeah. I mean. A rectangle, my guess, my guess for five grant that there are that. There are folks who can do it a lot less expensively than that grand of the big winner. Right. Yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. I would do that. Hey, get this. You wanna talk winner. You got your Leonard Skinner, and he got your bad company to legendary bands..
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"Thirty five. We're learning why Seattle's interro human resources director withdrew her nomination to be the permanent director Kumble's. Carleen Johnson reports that the interim director sue McNabb was under an ethics investigation over all the time. She spent working out of the office, Las cut obtained documents that show McNabb work remotely from other cities, even other countries for nearly two months out of a seven month period. In addition to the day, she worked from home and seventeen vacation days. She took mcnabb's been making one hundred ninety thousand dollars a year but much of that was spent in places like France, Puerto Rico, Canada, Florida, the department employees complained and that. Ethics probe was opened in September. Now, she has told investigators she was really working remotely. And she says the mayor knew she had prior commitments out of town before she was higher, but the ethics office struggled to account for all of that work pushing her to show actual time spent working she then withdrew her name from consideration for the permanent position mayor Durkan announced last week, Bobby Hume's with Seattle parks and rec will take over as interim director next Monday. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. Big jumps. We've recently seen in prescription drug prices have drawn a big spotlight. Komo's Bill O'neil has more among those who say getting answers is a priority is Oregon's Ron Wyden who is the leading democrat on the Senate finance committee crisis of prescription drugs threatens to many lives and bankrupts too many people for the congress to tolerate ducking and weaving by the companies while the committee's chairman Chuck Grassley says he's just as frustrated I've also heard from seniors who seen their prescription increased month after month for no apparent reason why the committee is with. Willing to use its subpoena power to get answers from the companies will a house committee says it has ordered an investigation into drug industry pricing practices. Bill O'neil, KOMO news. There's a new MIT study that slams Amazon's controversial facial recognition software as being biased. Komo's Corwin Hake reports the most high profile freshmen in congress is warning us to be wearing the Amazon software known as recognition is intended for use by law enforcement as touted in a company promo with Amazon.
"mayor durkan" Discussed on KOMO
"To pay more just to come downtown. Could be a positive thing. As far as getting people out of the city, but it also could be negative because you know, there's a lot of people that just already are struggling with tolls. As it is. And what will happen is only the rich people will be able to drive does that make sense for a city like Seattle that as pauses egalitarian principles. So Senator Sheldon wants the legislature to control all tolls. Calling Seattle study an elitist threat to be entire state for those reasons that we go to Seattle, I think this Bill is makes common sense. This Bill was referred to be state transportation committee. Senator Sheldon's staff told me they expect to face a lot of opposition. Mayor Durkan has not yet responded to requests for comment. The state's college financial aid program may be getting more money and a name change. Governor Inslee is proposing to change the name of the state need grant to the Washington, college, promise scholar. Ship. Michael miata is with the Washington student achievement council which runs the state program. Promise scholarship is a term that is much more public facing an easily understood by the public. The governor proposes an additional one hundred three million dollars for the program and guarantees that every student whose eligible can get help paying for college. The says last year they awarded nearly three hundred million dollars to more than eighty four thousand students in Washington. There's a report the city of Seattle in the police union agreed to delay the release of a ruling that reinstated. A fired officer komo's Bill O'neil has more. According to the Seattle times the release of that ruling allowing Ashley shepherd to return to work was delayed until after the city council voted to approve a new contract with the union back in November shepherded fired for punching a woman in a patrol car at the time. The city attorney said the delay was the result of a number procedural and technical questions though. The report says internal emails show. The ruling was finished by October thirty first release a herbal voted in favor of the contract announced the delay. The mayor's office says it was first informed of the ruling about a week. After the contract vote was not involved in discussions of its timing. Bill O'neil, KOMO news and administrator who worked under a recently, retired Snohomish county prosecutor Mark Roe has accused his former boss of presiding over a hostile workplace rife with sexually charged matter. The daily herald says sixty one year old Bob lens filed a legal claim for damages in late December. Lind's alleges row and other managers did not rain in employees who are out of line rose strongly disputed lenses account calling the bulk of the allegations completely false and untrue. The continuing partial federal government shutdown is causing layoffs at a local space. Tech firm tethers unlimited in Bothell was forced to lay off twelve of its engineers about twenty percent of its workforce. The company's CEO rob Hoyt says they are not getting paid for recent work with NASA and the Pentagon. We are not getting reimbursed for work that we performed at the end of last year. And that's a significant cash flow to us that has forced us to cut back on our staff says this is the third time the companies twenty five year history that they've had to deal with the financial hit of government shutdowns. He expects commercial contracts to keep the company afloat during the shutdown. Komo news time nine forty and at the Harley exteriors sports desk. The first road sweep and six years has huskie men's basketball, unbeaten in the Pac twelve conference. Komo's bill. Quartz is talking dawgs maturity is the word Washington. Coach Mike Hopkins uses quite a bit lately to describe is improving twelve and four basketball team defensive communication improves along with smarter passes and key contributions from all it's a long season, we're midway through and you're starting to see certain guys step up. You're starting to see them feel comfortable in their roles in their new roles. The dogs win by double digits at Utah. Then back it up with maybe their finest half of basketball this season at Colorado gets a high screen from.