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The Dirtbag Diaries
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"Because you love your bike and athletic greens. The daily drink for a healthier you. I had camped before, but never alone. So naturally, I made plans to go big for my first solo adventure. I was a budding outdoors woman, filled with wonder lust in a big imagination, ready to push my edge. While my all three go was a nomadic dirt bag, whimsically roaming between mountain tops. Reality looked more like a cubicle bound, type a data analyst in the infancy of outdoor experiences. My wilderness resume was light. One Knowles program, some trail races in too many visits to REI. This solo trip represented, an opportunity to finally step into the person I wanted to become. With three weeks between jobs in a suitcase bulging with outdoor gear, I boarded a plane from Texas to Washington. Intending to use every second to explore the northwest. First destination, Olympic national park. In my everyday life, I am a planner. But for this vacation, I chose to skip that part. On account of being a bit naive in wanting to embody that carefree outdoorsy vibe. I stopped in the uncrowded visitor center at the national park entrance. It was early in the season, so a still bright eyed ranger diligently mapped out a weeklong itinerary, beginning with Alpine car camping at deer park campground. Before reaching my first campsite, I was ready to call the whole thing off. The drive in proved nearly too much for this inexperienced mountain noob. With its sinister turns and fateful drop offs, the road had me begging to turn around, but was too narrow to grant a sympathy. Thankfully, mountains make me feel bigger than I am. So as soon as I arrived at the campground, the fearful drive was already a distant memory. I took off exploring the expansive trail network on top of the world. I caught up with two local women who I quickly sized up to be my idols. They had left their kids and husbands behind for a long girls weekend of hiking in their backyard. Pro enough to carry widen hydration bladders, they obviously weren't first timers. We perched atop a summit marker to watch the sun fall low. The water in my analogy turned to wine, as pink and orange smeared across the sky. What are your plans while you are an Olympic at the teacher asked? I rattled off what I could remember from my earlier conversation with the ranger. But I'm not attached to anything in particular. I quickly added. Excited to learn if my new friends had better ideas. Oh, you must do the 7 Lake space that didn't all hygienist insisted. She went on to tell me with great animation, how the 19 mile trail winds through rainforest and rivers climbs Alpine Meadows, introverts is an exposed ridgeline, with grand views of Mount Olympus in the Ho river valley. Any lingering hesitation I had was replaced with total stoke what I heard. One of the lakes is even shaped like a heart. Although 7 lakes basin is commonly completed as a backpacking loop. They assured me I could do it as a day hike. Since I wasn't comfortable backpacking yet. But I was a marathon runner with the luxury of summers extended light. The combination of altitude and wine had me flush with confidence. I had to do this hike. I had to do it
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"The secretary told us where some of the money from the massive new infrastructure law will go. We're doing a grant to the Seattle Tacoma airport to improve that. I'm going to be taking a look later today at the port of Tacoma that's so important. We spent our share time as you might imagine during this trip on I 5 and I 90. We're making improvements there. He says this shouldn't be controversial. So much of the stuff we're working on isn't political or at least it doesn't have to be political. And I think that's especially true with transportation. Of course, we're going to have differences of opinion about the important issues related to how we do this work. But fundamentally, you need to be able to get to where you're going. You need good roads and you need good bridges and you could transit. He also praised senator patty Murray for her strong advocacy for infrastructure projects in the state, her Republican opponent Tiffany smiley issued a statement blasting Murray for wanting to remove the snake river dams to protect salmon, saying that would crush the state's agriculture and damage the economy. Greg Herschel's northwest news radio. Uncle Sam wants to finish connecting all 1200 miles of the Pacific Northwest national scenic trail. The trail starts in glacier national park in Montana, crosses northern Idaho and finishes here an Olympic national park in Washington, but parts of the trail follow roads or they're missing altogether and require bushwhacking for folks to get through. And now the four service is asking for public input as they put together a plan for developing the rest of the trail in partnership with state federal and tribal land managers. What can Americans expect from the January 6th committee's next public hearing? We have a closer look now from ABC's faith of ube. January 6th select committee member Adam Schiff says the hearing were revealed some new information about what led a mob of Trump supporters to attack the U.S. capitol. But declined to give specific details. Schiff, however, did tell ABC News the committee plans to conclude its investigation by the end of the year and release a final report. The danger to our democracy didn't end that day because the big lie that led to the violence of that day continues to be propagated by Donald Trump and his enablers. The committee's next hearing possibly the last is scheduled for next Thursday at 1 p.m.. ABC News Washington, hundreds of FBI agents facing misconduct investigations quit or retired from the bureau between 2004 and 2020 to avoid being punished. Iowa Republican chuck grassley posted brief excerpts from two internal documents that were sent to him and the Senate Judiciary Committee by whistleblower, one document notes 45 senior level employees were among more than 600 agents who left the agency while under investigation. Northwest news time 6 14. Now let's investigate the traffic situation with Kimi Klein in the dubin law group traffic center. If your travels take you through mason county, avoid highway three right now between Shelton and belfair, it is fully blocked by a serious accident east island view road that smiles posts 13 in its right tab in the middle between Shelton and belfair. So as mason county sheriffs are saying this is a head on crash and this can be a long extended closure, so maybe use an alternate like highway one O 6 instead. We're still really slow in the north end north down 5 in Everett and leaving the Boeing freeway towards Marysville from an earlier problem we never really recovered from, but I checked our travel time, we're slowly improving the drive from Everett to Arlington is at 27 minutes now. Sell 5 in the Seattle still rolling slow though from Ravenna, most of the way towards I 90. We've scattered delays on the east side left south on four O 5 around cold creek Parkway and again up the Kennedy Dell hill and of course some scattered crowds around renzo Aquila on four O 5 two. Valley freeway is starting to clear out just a little busy getting into Sumner and eastbound four ten is still on the slow side getting up the Eli hill into Bonnie
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"Back into the mid to the upper 70s Saturday through Labor Day on Monday. In the coming four weather center, I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. Clear skies currently 68 in Seattle an urgent search is underway for a teenager who disappeared under what investigators are calling suspicious circumstances, come a force Paul Rivera has the latest. The search continues for missing 16 year old Gabriel Davies. The Thurston county sheriff's office giving details on what they found. Approximately 5 p.m., our deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle at the 16,100 block of Tilly road. At that location, our deputies found a vehicle with items strewn about a small amount of blood inside the vehicle in a phone that had been shattered on the ground. We made contact with the registered owner of that vehicle and they told us that their son, 16 year old Gabriel, had that vehicle at the time, and he had been headed to football practice at Olympia high school. Officials say from that point around 5 30 p.m. callers reported that Gabriel was seen walking along the road. And we had most recently received a tip that he had been seen entering Miller's state park. The information they have so far indicates that Gabriel was by himself and did not meet up with anyone. Officials say they won't say whose blood was in that vehicle, a Rivera. A Canadian man visiting Olympic national park was found dead earlier this week, the National Park Service says an emergency satellite Beacon ping Tuesday evening to a remote wilderness campsite near Elk Lake, when rangers arrived by helicopter the next morning they found 34 year old Thomas bernier Villeneuve dead, a tree had fallen and crushed his tent. A man was found dead near a trail in gold bar this morning and the snohomish county sheriff's office is investigating it as a homicide. Gold bar fire went out to the trail near state route to around ten 30 this morning for a report of a man falling down a hill, and when they arrived they determined the man was already dead. The snohomish county major crimes unit has detectives at the scene, but hasn't said how the man died or if they're looking for any suspects. Seattle teachers started voting today on whether to authorize a strike if the union in the district can't forge a new contract by next Tuesday, settle education association, president Jennifer modder, says members will receive ballots by email. They are still hard at work, trying really hard to reach that ten of agreement. There is still time, glasses are scheduled to start next Wednesday, September 7th, the union will announce results of the strike vote on Tuesday. While Seattle families get their students ready for another school year, the school district is working to make sure transportation won't be an issue for kids who rely on school buses. Come a forest in east Whitaker has more on the route changes affecting some students. After a 30 years of first student providing bus services for Seattle public schools, a district, then this summer decided to split its transportation contract between four student and between a relative newcomer here in Seattle anyway, zoom. The district is now telling us that it's also asked for students to take on some additional routes, more than half, while zoom ramps up to its full capacity throughout this semester. Zoom tells me the transition moving forward as planned, its operations are, quote, looking great on the ground for student tells me they're ready to take on the extra routes as requested. We've been able to recruit enough drivers as you have talked about in the past. And so because we have those drivers and we have the ability to ramp up quickly, we have even more drivers ready. Should the need arise? Come on in. And certain parents will no longer have to pay child support following a policy change from the state details from Jeff pogal. Washington will no longer collect payments from moms and dads who have had their parental rights revoked and their children put in state care. Previously, the money would be used to support the children in their foster homes, but Alison cruncher with the department of children youth and families says it cost more money to collect the payments than the amount they ultimately received. The reality is many families who have child support enforcement against them are in on a payment plan in debt in arrears and making relatively small payments to the state. She adds that this does not forgive past debt, but simply eliminates additional payments in the future. The money which only amounted to a small fraction of the D.C. YF budget is being backfilled from the state general fund. Jeff pojo in northwest news radio. And we check the Beacon plumbing sports desk at ten and 40 minutes past the hour, a former beaver is glad to be a seahawk again, details from Bill sports. As we reported on northwest news radio Wednesday, Oregon state alum Sean Mannion is signed to Seattle's practice squad. Originally
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"Showers developing throughout the day Friday. Now Saturday and Sunday features more morning clouds reaching far inland, but possibly some drizzle as well to starve both days, but that soon ends with sunshine emerging Saturday and Sunday afternoons with highs in the mid 70s prior to a long stretch of sunny days through next week with highs in the low 80s Tuesday Wednesday in the coming four weather center meteorologist Kristen Clarke. 75° right now in downtown Seattle and 6 35 new COVID case numbers are again high in King County and they continue to rise along with hospitalizations. County health officer, doctor Jeff duchin, says vaccines are helping slow the growth of hospitalization and death numbers. For now he says he'd like to see us mask up voluntarily, but the bottom line is yes, we are actively considering if and when additional mandates may be needed. And I'm really encouraging everyone now to please, let's make sure we've done all we can. On a voluntary basis before we have to go there. Keeping in mind the city of LA has already announced mandatory masking will commence a later on this month. Dutch is the BA 5 sub variant is making up most of the new cases locally with some BA four, BA 5 can evade your current immunity from both the previous infection and vaccines, but duchin says the vaccines can still help keep the worst symptoms from happening to you. A Washington man accused of assaulting a woman at Olympic national park and ranting about an impending revolution has pleaded guilty to interfering with a government communication system. The story from Frank Lindsay. The Seattle times reports, Caleb Chapman of port Angeles disabled the Olympic national park radio communications site at the blue mountain summit on August 29th, 2021. Chapman drove with his girlfriend to Olympic national park where he cut down a tree to block a road to a campground. Authorities say he told the woman she was going to die in the revolution, she called 9-1-1, he threw a can of soup at her cutting her leg. He was accused of repeatedly slamming her head against a car seat and then storming into the Woods with 9 firearms and over 3500 rounds of ammunition. Officials evacuated and closed part of Olympic national park, a drone found Chapman two days later, and he fired a shotgun before giving up. Prosecutors will recommend no more than ten months in prison under his plea agreement. Frank Lindsay, northwest news radio. He had 6 37. You know, when programming is sponsored, broadcast stations like this very station you're listening to, were required to tell you. But the FCC apparently wanted us to go a step further until an appeals court this week said no. Rachel Weiner, with The Washington Post offers more information. Rachel, what was it that federal regulators wanted to require? So basically they said it's not enough to just ask the people you're dealing with, the sponsors, who they work for, where they come from, you have to specifically ask, are they a foreign government agent and does anyone producing the show of foreign government agent? And even if they say no, the SEC was saying, you have to check with the Department of Justice, which has a database of registered foreign agents and with the SEC's list of known foreign government media to make sure that that's accurate because they had seen reports of particularly Chinese and Russian state media using intermediaries with kind of innocuous obscure names in the U.S. to get their propaganda on the air without disclosure. And appeals court has now blocked this plan with what seems to me like a fairly straightforward concept. The argument that won the day with the court was that, in fact, these you can't unless Congress passes a new law saying so you can't put that burden on broadcasters. They are not the ones required basically to figure out if someone is a government agent or not. Probably not really a lot of Russian or Chinese backed programming in the country today. Maybe some of the larger cities have more of that. But there was a unique request made by a respected association. After the war in Ukraine again, the national association of broadcasters made a pretty unusual call saying, listen, you know, you can do this, but we ask that you consider not carrying Russian propaganda right now. Chinese, again, it's somewhat unclear because there are various intermediaries, but there are a handful of stations around the country often, you know, it's small places that don't have a lot of money and someone comes in and says, well, pay you a lot of money to air our radio station and they say, well, you know, this will support the other things. We want to do. So why not? Rachel Weiner, with The Washington Post, it's 6 40. The kraken wrapped their tentacles around some hockey free agents Bill sports is at the Beacon plumbing sports desk. Seattle's second year hockey franchise with plenty of needs, BC, general manager, Ron Francis, excited about landing 27 year old left winger Andre Brooke from the Stanley Cup champion Colorado avalanche and the kraken shored up the back line defense with Justin Schultz. We're looking at a back end needed a right shot guy to get out to the power play, certainly we think Schultz is a guy that can do that. The kraken also signed their first round draft pick Shane right to a contract. The Mariners arrived in Texas as the hottest team in Major League Baseball ten game win streak is their best since 2002, but tonight the rangers are making life tough for the ems. And
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"Com. Lovely weather. Yeah, no, it's not gonna last. We're going into the 4th of July, after all here in the Pacific Northwest, let's get our 1530 mortgage dot com weather center outlook and Shannon O'Donnell. Well, hi there, everybody. Here comes our holiday weekend and the weather's gonna slip away from being so quiet on us. We are already going to cloud up pretty excessively on Saturday and turn a little sticky too, still mild enough with highs in the 70s around the sound, but as we head into Saturday night and Sunday and increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms especially over the cascades and closer to the BC border Sunday much cooler and damp at times with low 60s, that leaves room for a slow drying on the 4th of July in brightening two upper 60s for Independence Day. In the couple four weather center, I meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. Give it a 76 in downtown Seattle, our northwest news time 6 O 6 with a big travel weekend here, airlines struggling to keep up due to staffing issues. And carlene Johnson spent the morning at sea tac airport where early on it looked like smooth sailing with few delays. But by 9 a.m. there were dozens of delays to popular destinations like Orlando, Atlanta, and Chicago. John was heading home after a week traveling around Washington state for the first time. I went to cascades, Olympic national park. Now back home, but so far so good. Eric and chairman's flight to Dallas was delayed this morning. They weren't surprised, though, their whole trip has been a nightmare. They were, after all, on the Norwegian cruise ship to Alaska that hit an iceberg and had to limp back to Seattle when we initially got on the ship. They were playing the violins of the theme from China. Just kept saying we're doomed. It was funny. The pilot shortage is so bad. Two regional carriers for American are offering pilots up to three times the pay to pick up extra shifts. At sea tech, carlene Johnson, northwest news radio. Washington governor Jay inslee issuing a directive for
Mentors for Military Podcast
"olympic national park" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast
"Then that's a big plus, right? Where you kind of have a sense of like, here's this other thing. Maybe they don't want to try. Or if you were working before you came in on actually duty, exactly, right? You had this other kind of professional adult experiences that you can kind of give you a sense of like maybe I want to do that or I want to do something like that. Those men and women, there's a huge huge advantage. And then the other, I think, is education. But if you combat arms, yeah, exactly. However, great gate guard. I figured I was going to be like the senior gate guy. Security police officer. Stuff like that. It's typically what they end up going at you anyway. They got a great program in the army where the 6 months internship for companies. Oh, they just started that. Which I knew a dude was actually on the podcast to talk about that program. And he actually went to work for a brewery. And got the brew beer and everything and chilling such. But not everybody knows about this program. Not everybody gets introduced to those. Yeah. You know? But that's a great program where you can kind of mix the divide too. I'm sorry to get back to what you were saying. No, no, no. No, that's good. Yeah, that's interesting. It's interesting because I've been out long enough where I kind of like some of the stuff new to me. Education is the other side of some guys, but yeah. Some people get out and they want to kind of stay near the military. Some people get out and they do a one 80. Yeah. I wonder if they would do something. Me too. I was like, I did that. I don't want to just kind of hover around it. I want to do something just totally different. Yeah. And so education is a really good path where it's like, you're going to hit the reset button like super hard education. And for me, the post 9 11 GI Bill, that's awesome tool. That vehicles outstanding in terms of just being having a lot of flexibility is a lot of things you can do with it. I went and did a master's with it. Because I felt like what I had done in the military, like I kind of dead end myself on a few things. I want to do something different. I didn't have a way to get there. I didn't have a bridge. And to me, education is kind of the bridge if you want to hit reset or if you want to like, man, I'm over here. I'm going to go way over there. Really thought about it that way. You know, to really do the reset. I wondered if you get back into it and you may get more frustrated because of maybe you're older. You're walking into older if you're working on undergrad, not masters program, because masters you may, but still, some kids go right out of undergrad right into a master's program. But you're more than likely older, more senior, certainly have lived probably three lifetimes in 18 months, three years, whatever it has been. And you're walking in the door with a group of individuals that have a very different mindset. So I would think that that could be more challenging than let me work my noodle and make it stress myself out in a different way and stuff through school, but you found a cathartic. Yeah. Well, just a few things like, well, I think one is like, most colleges like whatever, you know, I think guys are some people are maybe afraid of education, right? It's just like, hey, I'm not smart enough or something like that. I'm not out of school person. I'm a yeah. But I think most colleges, like, as a veteran, they want you. Oh, they do and they have programs out there now. Yeah. Yeah. And that was always like, you were in terms of being competitive. I mean, you could do just shoot for the moon. And like most schools are great. Hell yeah. Yeah. I think that's even in our university system. Veterans are highly regarded. And then beat in school. Yeah, I felt like I didn't fit in very well. I was going to say I just didn't man. I was like, I made some friends and stuff, but it was there was a void there. You know, there was a chasm. So you took that out of the equation, but what you're seeing is for somebody who's transitioning, especially has been combat and everything else, education is a way to immerse yourself and use your brain in a very different way. But it's not necessarily for the relationship part of it. It's not for the part, but what you're saying is, because that's what I was thinking. Yeah, yeah. I wasn't. I wasn't very good at networking. I could imagine. Yeah, but I'm a social person. I think I'm not a total recluse or anything. It was really about the academic side of it. And the skills on the where'd you get your masters in that? So the environmental field, and I knew that. I'm kind of like a secret tree hugger. One secret, I'm very, so I was like I said, I had that experience before the military as a climbing ranger and Olympic national park. Like climbing and doing mountaineering and getting paid for it where I just had this connection of the parks. And so it wasn't accident and I ended up back in the National Park Service. Yeah..
On Being with Krista Tippett
"olympic national park" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"The natural soundscape in Olympic national parks backcountry wilderness. I'm Chris tippett and this is on being. Today with acoustic ecologist Gordon hempton. You have said that silence. And you mean that silence you just described? Is an endangered species. I mean, is it right? Silence is so endangered. We even need another word for it. Silence is on the verge of extinction. Places in nature that never have any noise pollution are already gone. The modern measure of silence is the noise free interval. And now we might think the noise free interval should be measured in hours for places that are very distant on the planet. It even some places here that are isolated such as Olympic national park off of the northwest corner of Washington state. But if a place can have a noise free interval of only 15 minutes or longer during daylight hours, its added to the list that I've collected for 30 years called the list of the last great quiet places. At last count here in the United States, there were only 12. None of them are protected. I want to talk about the language of silent and sound. Natural silence is sometimes used. When you talk about these natural sciences very few places, quiet places where natural silence reigns over many miles and you're not, as you said a minute ago, it's you say this Alice not absent it's not a vacuum or an emptiness. It's this kind of silence is present and it includes sound, right? Oh yeah. It's not the absence of sound. I think physicists will tell you that true silence does not exist. Not on Planet Earth with an atmosphere and oceans. When I speak of silence, I often use its synonymously with quiet. I mean silence from modern life. Silence from all these sounds that have nothing to do with the natural acoustic system, which is busy communicating wildlife are as busy communicating as we are, but it's not just messages coming from wildlife and I can name some that have been really transformative and my personal life, but it's also the experience of place. What it means to be in a place. You know, I kept thinking when I was reading you about a conversation I had with a physicist at one point who had been really influenced by Goethe, who talked about some things that physicists talk about, but from the perspective of a poet and learning, remembering that light, in fact, we don't see light except in terms of what it falls on. And I was thinking about the way you talk about silence is that it's always something that's defined by the quality of science is relative to the sounds that are around it and against it. Oh, a very much so. I'm in the process of going through and cataloging 30 years of work, having circled the globe three times collecting these experience of silences. And I have two folders in particular beyond all those other folders that are labeled insects, birds, frogs, forms, deserts, stuff like that. That's interesting. It sounds like we almost don't think of it sounds grass way. Oh grass wind. Oh, that is absolutely gorgeous and grass wind and pine win, and you know we can go back to the writings of John Muir, which he turned me on to the fact that the tone, the pitch of the wind is a function of the length of the needle or the blade of grass. And so the shorter the needle on the pine, the higher the pitch, the longer the lower the pitch, they're all kinds of things like that. But the two folders were I collected. I have over a hundred different recordings which are actually silent. From places. And you can not discern a sense of space, but you can discern a sense of tonal quality that there is a fundamental frequency for each habitat. And then my quiet folder is a folder which is a step above that where you can not distinguish any activity you can't hear a bird, a cricket, you can't hear a ripple on Lake, you can't hear any of the wind going through the pines, but you do have a sense of space. And each habitat also has a characteristic sense of space. And these are the fundamental to relate this to music. These are the fundamental tones that everything else is built up upon, so that when we listen to a place on Planet Earth, we very quickly realize that earth is a solar powered jukebox. Right, I love that. I love that sense. Yeah, it's just solar powered jukebox. We can go to the equator. Listen to the Amazon. Where we have maximum sunlight, maximum solar energy, the solar panels, the leaves are harvesting that and cycling into the bio acoustic system and to my ears. That's a little too intense. That's a little bit too much action..
On Being with Krista Tippett
"olympic national park" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"Cathedral of the whole rainforest at Olympic national park. It's a place that I'm trying to save through the one square inch of silence foundation. It has the world's tallest trees over 300 feet high, and it's there that the least amount of noise pollution intrudes. Of anywhere else in the United States. And we're going to go back there where we're going to spend some time there. I mean in our conversation, I am also though very intrigued when I look at your story that you headed in this direction of becoming an acoustic ecologist which on its own those two words I think are so intriguing and lovely. We started doing that when we were living in a city and Seattle. Is that right? Well, I did actually acoustic ecology didn't even exist as a field. My goal, really, well, I have to tell you, trista, that I grew up thinking that I was a listener, and even when I was in graduate school, I thought that I was a listener because I was getting good grades. I appreciated music. I was a performer myself. Except on my way to graduate school one time I simply pulled over, making the long drive from Seattle Washington to Madison, Wisconsin, pulled over in a field to get some rest. And a thunderstorm rolled over me. And while I lay there and the thunder echoed through the valley and I could hear the crickets, I just simply took it all in. Simply took it all in. And it's then I realized that I had a whole wrong impression of what it meant to actually listen. I thought that listening meant focusing my attention on what was important, even before I had heard it and screening out everything that was unimportant even before I had heard it. In other words, I'd been paying a lot of attention to people, but I really hadn't been paying a lot of attention to what is all around me. And it was on that day that I really discovered what it means to be alive as another animal in a natural place. And that changed my life. I had one question and that was, how could I be 27 years old and have never truly listened before? I knew for me, I was living life incredibly wrong. So I abandoned all my plans. I dropped out of graduate school. I moved to Seattle, took my day job as a bike messenger and only had one goal. And that was to become a better listener. And that was, at that point, I didn't know I was going to become an acoustic ecologist. But as I began to simply open up to all things in life, not just what I thought was important, but just all things in life I heard messages. You know, I'm very aware in the kind of conversation I have with all kinds of people that, oh, do you hear that? Tell me everything went away. No. Ordinary you there? Oh, yeah. Okay. All right. There was a bad silence there. True dead. The connection severed. Yes. So, you know, there's discovery that's about or there's growth that comes from discovering something new and there's growth for human beings that comes from rediscovering something essential and elemental that we forgot. And it feels to me as I immerse in what you do that that's huge about what you're doing. I mean, what I'm reminded of is the ways you talk about that sound, in fact, connect everything that our ears work all the time, which is why our alarm clocks work, our body sleep and our ears stay awake. And that as you say, as human beings and as creatures like other creatures, from the beginning of time, sound was a huge way. To make our make our way through the world. Sound is incredibly important. I'm always floored when I hear over and over again from our modern culture. How important vision is. Okay, sound is kind of important, but boy vision is very picture centric. Well, of course, we're pictured centered because there's so much noise pollution in our modern world today that if we were become auditory, but I want to go back for a moment and let's just forget about the modern world and let's just look at evolution. Some animal species are actually blind. The ability to see is not essential for survival. There are blind animal species in the back of the caves in the bottom of the oceans and stuff like this. But sound is so important that every higher vertebrate species has the ability to hear. And the sight is such an affordable luxury that eyelids evolved. We can close our eyes. Okay, that's enough of that. I'm just going to close my eyes and take a break. But ear lids never evolved. Not once in the fossil record, do we have any evidence that a species evolved ear lids that would be far too dangerous? Animals must listen to survive, but here in our modern world, we've kind of forgotten that. And we've tuned out of what is happening around us because there are all these messages, some of them are very simple, yet still important, such as the consumption of fossil fuels and that booming, crescendo of all the noise, pollution everywhere, which is telling us about our excessive use of energy, but they're also messages that if we were to go to a quiet place. Sit down in the whole rainforest, for example. And simply be alone in the silence of nature. That are deeper ecology that deep ability to listen occurs. And what do we hear? Yeah, what do you hear? Let me ask you that question this way. Okay. Walk into the whole rainforest for me with your ears. Walk us in there with you by sound. Okay. Well, the reality of today, where we're going to start at the O visitor center parking lot. So I get out of my car. All right, we'll still hear the pinging of its engine. We'll hear other cars and other visitors and we'll hear the beep beep of our modern world as people are locking their cars and the rustling of our artificial fabrics against our bodies. Some people will be chattering away on cell phones. But then the sound of my backpack goes over my shoulders and we head off down the trail. And no more than a hundred yards along these tall tree lined a fern path with mos drapes that add sound, deadening to the experience. We'll hear the call off Twitter of a winter wren, this very high, very high pitched twittering sound that might be.
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"The peak was ascended in nineteen eighteen during a mountaineers outing but they were likely preceded by prospectors and geological. Survey party led by louis c. Fletcher the st north face was first climbed in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight by bruce garrett in jim langdon the forest is home to more glaciers and snowfields in any other national forest outside of alaska with more than eleven major glaciers. And i know this one. Because i wanted to do my crevasse rescue. Training like state is where you go. Yeah i mean either. Mount rainier or this national forest is where you're gonna find a lot of the glaciers in the us. Yeah they teach you for. It's pretty inexpensive. If outside of flying there a couple of hundred bucks for the whole weekend they'll teach you like self rescue from a crevasse via rope. Do sometime like how rope. And tethered each other and cross snowfield. Because we've talked about another episodes that some of the most dangerous things you can do is traversing snowfield on a glacier. Yeah so if. I knew how to do that. I'd feel much better when we go on foot through those so the climate the north cascades vary significantly by location and elevation the western slope of the rangers wet and cool with sixty two two hundred fifty inches of precipitation a year. This creates what is known as a temperate rainforest in the lower valleys. So if you've ever been to like the olympic national park area you'll you'll know exactly what we're talking about. Temperate forest a rainforest. It's very wet. It's very dense. Cool places to hike. I've only seen pictures. I want to go so bad that lush green like i think the image on the back of our logo is a picture from in that region. The united states pretty certain it is so green and beautiful summers are generally drier than winters with warmer eastern aaron cooler western air meeting over the cascades to form thunderstorms the eastern slope lows a rain shadow since much of the moisture. Coming from the west is blocked. Creating semi-arid eastern lowlands as ovation rises so does the precipitation which leads to massive snowfall in glaciation at higher levels vascular vesper peak is six thousand two hundred twenty thousand feet not super tall. The peak offers gentle south Gentle south and east slopes with sheer with a sheer north face. So it's easy to go up to the south and east side north face i'm guessing is more for climbers and it's pretty popular for technical mountain climbing from all the research. I did so okay. Or if you don't wanna do that it's it's still a kind of technical hike to get to the top but it's not an easy hike any stretch of the imagination. But it's definitely doable. Okay so the entire force consists of five six thousand foot mountains in the south and seven eight thousand foot mountains. Sorry my bad on the notes so the forest is generally the mountains in the south are five to six thousand feet range and as you can north us seven eight thousand people. You just got off wikipedia. It's like yes we did. Well i put a lot of this. From the forest service to the force is home to two volcanoes mount baker ten thousand seven hundred and eight hundred feet in glacier peak at ten thousand five hundred twenty five feats.
"olympic national park" Discussed on Kickass Boomers
"Start a day. One in a goes literally. But as you move along this timeline. Different people see what's happening so when drift starts steve. The captain wakes up in his cabinet and the ships on fire right and then the next chapter is this woman on port angeles who runs an old tug boat company. Just about broke smells money on the wind. And she's thinking something's wrong right right and the next one. Is you know william in the lifeboat figuring out what the hell is going to happen to us. And you're seeing the story happen through different characters right which has done a few times but the other pieces isn't so there isn't really a main character there are groups of characters telling the same story and then the other thing that you have to do to to have this work i think is each character needs their own arc of challenge and resolution. Right or else. You're not if the characters just there to move the story along. I'm gonna lucia so in the case of again back to the drift steve. The captain one reason he sales is he has a disabled son who's institutionalized and it costs a lot of money to keep him there so he's doing this and then shipped gets lost and he might lose his license so his challenges you know. What am i going to do about my kid right. And then you louisa. Who's this tugboat on. She larry own this tugboat company. And they nearly broke. And she thinks larry's having an affair right and so she's really pissed off at him but they go to try to get the ship because otherwise if broke. Gosh and then. They got meyer. Myra whose williams daughter. She's back on the peninsula trying to fight this mining company for the tribe when she her father's missing. And what the hell you're gonna do. You can't do her job because usually about better. And if i'm successful. And i think i am. Yes hopefully you the reader when you get to that character you because that character has an arc of.
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"Meaning if you write a book on today's technology five years from now who's going to read it because it will be aided real true this more timeless. And because i think we wins we haven't changed our nature in one hundred thousand years were still as noble and vicious as we ever were and we have this idea that all technological development of somehow made us different to would it. Hasn't i wanted to write in a setting that. Let me be more timeless so someone could pick the book up twenty years and still enjoy it story. It's kind of the story around the campfire. Exactly people love stories we do. And that's the whole the whole. That's you make a good point and my argument is was the telling of stories around campfire that made us modern human beings because we could carry culture and learning through stories books. Are you know. Williams telling the story of what happened with sarah in adrift. Sarah has this adventure. That's impossible in the first story where she either has a vision or a memory or she actually goes somewhere. That's you know so it's just a completely different world. And then william has a similar thing happen to him and then another woman. Laurie has a similar. So i have these layers of night and then this other time and the makeup skills in this other time that happens that helps today so it's all kind of at the end. It's chief seattle. This is in the book. Totem leading the total book. Chief seattle may statement. He said there is no death. There is only a change of worlds and that. That's what's in. The story nets little good. What's going on here in part of this is if you want to. You know you'd want the story to be a story. So you the reader feel their gripped in. You're you're satisfied that you spent you know that's important but if along the way you carry out some you carry away learn something or i'm kind of curious about this or maybe this is right. That's great because that distant riches story but if you write the story to generate those questions then you just writing a political pamphlet. Nolan's gonna wanna read it right right now. That's exactly you know. And our whole ancestry has been about stories. Everything is a story man. We need to pass down story. So and i think when you read a book you want to get out of your own life and get into somebody else's so this is the thing like i don't go hiking in olympic national park but if i read the book i feel like i'm there right written right right right. If it's written right. And i i mean i have very spare style actually but i try to describe what.
"olympic national park" Discussed on Kickass Boomers
"And that's when the story begins okay. So the story the stories about these people who go in the park and it's a mining company that wants to mind in the park and this magic realism and the stories. Which is this sighting of this beer. And that's a literary tradition where everything was normal. But there's two things that are not normal. South americans developed. This is really any. Does she's brilliant at it and some readers can't go there very few but other readers love it anyway and you know some readers will think that's just a dream or they'll say no that's a memory. They'll think no it actually happened and i'm delivered. You can decide whatever you want as long as the story. yeah exactly. That was the first story. But then when i wrote the first story i had a different frame the frame i had was like joseph conrad's frame and heart of darkness which is a bunch of men because this is written in the nineteenth century but a bunch of men are going out to wait for the tide on a pilot boat before they go to a ship and wyler on the pilot boat. Waiting for the tide disguise tells the story about kurt's african harder art so the frame is some people telling a story. My frame in my original story stronger was a lifeboat. Crashes ashore on hide aguire off canada. And william who's a sailor who was born in hide why but then ran away there on this storm and shore and there's no way in the winter and they've got a hike for hell can. They can't go until the weather breaks. So he's told tell story while they're waiting to keep them saying he tells the story about the previous summer with this girl and despair but then when i tried to sell that too complicated and i you know that's another four episodes if you wanna hear about that but i would. I did if i stripped away. The frame so it was just the story of the girl and these people going into the park at some that strong arts reform but i had all these chapters of the blight vote crashing ashore. And so i said well okay. How did it crash ashore. What happened to the ship that made it crash a short then. What happened by now. I'm on a ship. And cleveland working on the shipping thing and so i start writing story using those chapters and that became the second book in the series of drift which is ship catches fire and the lifeboats disappear. And they're trying to find a missing sailors..
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"Huge potential conflict between the kids running these young guys in twenty four gillnet boats on these snyder. We containerships really interested in that and spent almost all my whole time. It seattle among other things a lot of my time spent working with two of the tribes muckleshoot answer qantas drives who had fish commission's fishermen to try to negotiate with them. How do we set up a system. So we can minimize conflicts between the fishermen in the shifts. Difficult very interesting so in order to do that. I felt well okay. If i'm gonna do this. I tried to learn as much as i could about the history of the treaties and everything much as i could and then of course meeting everybody. I've talked to people and got to know some people in i think learned a little bit about the culture. What i learned was sort of an aside was almost all the first people in the americas. All of them had this belief that they've always been here. If you tell someone who's from year that all yeah. You came over on the bering land bridge twelve thousand years ago. What you really telling them. Is that among the community of peoples on earth. You're essentially the most recent and that's an insult salt. And so. I get that. So i had this idea. Well could that be true. And then i thought all the scientific information says known oklahoma derosier africans federal in the world and got here laughs and everything. So i thought could that be true and then i thought well how could it be true right and then i thought is ill from what you could write a story that somehow gently suggests this. How do you do that. That was one thread. Okay then i had this other thread. Which was i love hiking in the olympics. They still do. I love it there i love. I love that place. And i wanted to write something that celebrated dat place a magic to that. That was another thing i wanted to do. And then the third thing. I wanted to write about something more serious than just a caper said about a crime. Right i wanna write about family. And how young people find a sense of home. And i and i ended up with the idea. I wanna write something about to show how was telling of stories that actually made us modern humans in how the there's power in old legends. That may have truth in today. And i wanted to write something about how a young person can find their power.
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"Five days a week at thirty minutes each way within four months you have eighty thousand words of a novel rain. But when i moved to seattle i intentionally. I had to for reasons of house prices. But i found a place across puget sound in a place called bainbridge island and i had to take the ferry to work and so i wrote on the ferry and that was my vehicle writing on the fair because it was a short time right idiot could do it for thirty minutes and when i'm actually writing a book it only takes three or four months to write the first draft but then takes three years to get it right right but but then later. These left books. That i've done when i move. I stopped writing. Ferry moved to seattle and then in between trips at cnn was home and my wife who ran had been working then she'd gone back to school and then the crash hit and she couldn't get a job for four years from now anyway. It was pretty sketchy but she was at work. So i had to house to myself and then i found i could actually write a could right at home and then when i was on these military ships i couldn't right when i was on. Ships underway no time but the military ships. You had a little more time because you were mostly at the dock and i ended up writing the third booker first. Half of the book on coffee break in after dinner. Before i went to sleep. I just read a few anyway way off track here. But that's how you know you got disciplined enough. It sounds like short spurts or better for you. That works for you. That doesn't work for everyone. But that's better for you. Yeah it's better for me. But now i've been doing this for so many years and i've written nine novels for so many years. I know myself well enough to know that if i start to write albeit able to do it a couple of hours a day just kind of work along and i draw what i see and it happened. So that's a cave remember. What your question it. You're trilogy the last three books. 'cause they're all kind of related so was a little bit about the background story. And you know why you were so committed to that story. Tell us a little bit about that. Okay so i moved out here. Seattle nineteen ninety And i always wanted to be in the northwest. My dad worked in the logging. Woods out here in the thirties. And so i wanted to be in the northwest. Which thought it'd be in the northwest as a fisherman. Because i buy benefit sherman but anyway came out and i got a job with a porta seattle. Which is public port authority and one of the things they had to deal with is in puget sound in elliott pay. You have these tribes which have treaty rights to fish. And so you have native american gillnet fishermen fishing right in harbours were big ships landing and discharging..
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"Years whether you're still in the planning stages or your several years in we'll share stories from boomers who refuse to act their age and continue to live a life inspired. Let them show you. How old can be new. If know what to do with your host. Terry lord vere ooh and welcome to get gas boomers. My guest today is charlie sheldon. Charlie was raised in new england when to see as a commercial fisherman became a bureaucrat. Retired then returned to say as a merchant sailor when he isn't sure he writes cooks clean towels and hikes in olympic national park in twenty twelve at age sixty five. Charlie went back to see as a merchant sailor with the sailor's union of the pacific for four years. He's lived near seattle since nineteen ninety and whenever he can he hikes in olympic national park. Welcome charlie how are you today. I'm fine is to be here you. You're quitting outdoorsman charlie. You went back to see age. Sixty five that it's quite a feat since being at is dangerous job and yet you stayed for four years tell us what motivated you to go back to see at age. Sixty five well. The simple in most direct cancer is i had to keep working and when you're sixty five years old it's hard to find work and in the business islas is which was port business. I'm not sure. I could have found another job in that business because my last job saw me driven out of town because i got cross ways with an elected commissioner. You can't do that if you work for a public authority. And i because i'd been to see a commercial fisherman. When i was young. I had see tied and i re upped all that. See time and i knew. The guy was business agent for the union pacific and I contacted him. And i was able to go down to the hall in after a few months. I i gotta posting. I shipped out and my wife and i talked about it. And it's seemed like i mean it's kind of weird to go from being a executive director of a port to chipping rust on containership. But the truth is like manual work and the truth is i had to work and it was tough. Work it's tough way wasn't as toughest fishing. Nothing's that stuff is fishing. Fishing's tough i did off cape cod and wayland but anyway so that's why i did it and when i did it for four years. I served on three different ships. Once i went to cleveland for a few months which was not a ship doing some stuff to win a shipping starting supreme service. I had some time at home. I mean i probably spent half my time at sea. Those four years but then when i got into my seventieth year and i written these books in between these voyages because you can't work in ridership it's much much work allows a miller. I was on military reserve ships. Then you had a little more time. Because they don't really go anywhere they just kind of kept ready to go. But i started writing these books in my seventieth year. I stopped and focused on trying to get these books out which i've now done. It's been easy but anyway. That's the answer your question. I i did it in the other side of it of course is when i was a kid in.
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"You'll still see the beautiful cliffs and everything one of the most beautiful things you talk about in. Your guidebook is the rainforest in the whole river in olympic national park. Tell us a little bit about that experience. you know. it's a work of art over there. it really is. you've got these ancient trees. Beautiful cedars maples. And they're all just dripping with moss and ferns all over and it's not a tropical rainforest most reinforcer tropical. This is one of the only temperate rainforest. It looks like someplace where trolls and things should be. Lord of the rings like like that and they do a great job of teaching. When you go there yes interpretive in all of is a great one you can go. Take that interpretive wa. So if you're interested in trees of course you to see the big ones in california. Where would you go for your big tree. Thrills in california big tree thrills would be in the redwoods and seeing those there would be sequoia and kings and the biggest tree of all issaquah. And that's a very easy visit. Anybody that's basically a road trip isn't it. You just have short walks back to the trees. This is travel with rick steves. We're talking with becky lomax. Her book is usa national parks. And we're just flipping through some of her favorite parks summer for favorite experiences. And one that. I think you can just feel your enthusiasm for parks. When you read this book hiking the narrows in zion. That looked so cool. I want to get your feet. Yeah you wear boots or do you just get all you were tennis shoes. Just get on with your feet can get a little cut up on the rocks. So you're better off if you can actually rent some serious boots. Yeah not serious boots. But they're the river shoes made for walking really okay and so basically you're walking right up the water and the cliffs are right here So the water is below your knees. Generally and you along well can be. You can make it quite long or you can just go with. You can do a couple of months. Usa turnaround combat in the same thing in sicily and it was an amazing experience. So different that would be hike. The narrows zion. And it's like in those old movies. If you didn't want the bad guys following you you cannot have tracks because you walk up the river. Exactly how narrow is are the clips because it sounds just like a deer could jump from one to the other you know in some places. Those cliffs do narrow in quite a couple meters across. Yes and then you talk. And this is great for looking at pre columbian civilizations you tour the ancient cliff dwellings in mesa verde. Those are amazing. Totally amazing don't appreciate what was going on. Before columbus discovered america not just a few generations way before fact that they survived and built their livelihoods in these cliff palaces in the sides of cliffs and they go down and climb in there and built a lot of people under appreciate pre-columbian civilizations and some of these parks are nothing but nature but others are celebration of yester- history. What are some other examples in the parks where you can really celebrate civilizations that were here. Before the arrival of europeans. You know a lot of the parks are trying to do more with bringing that to light. But i mentioned glacier bay. Aren't there prehistoric petroglyphs in the southwest. Yeah in several of the park's they're like canyon lands and arches. They've got petroglyphs in the highlight for. Anybody is watching fireflies. A great smokies national park. That's just a short period of time. You got to be there. Usually in june and you got to get permit and they're called synchronous firefly's because they all light up at the same time. Oh sounds so much fun. This is travel with rick steves. We're talking with becky lomax. Usa national parks. And that's the name of her book you talk about something called park. Tincture great lodging these parks and one of my favorite national park experiences was in the paradise lodge at mount ranier. And this is anderson. A work project during the great depression Are there big fireplaces and this old school. Woody charm and great base to hike from. Are there other park. Lodges that become part of the joy of the experience yellowstone's old faithful in Glacier parks many glacier hotel built by the railroad instead of assisi project yosemite has some nice places. Yes the alani there. So you might be wise. And i'm sure in your book you cover accommodation to make reservations in advance if you want to stay in something other than a forgettable motel. You need to make reservations a year to thirteen months in advance for most. Is that right. Yes wow plant aheads. Let's talk also about eating. Because i find food tastes better when you're in a park but when you're spam and crackers on top of a mountain is gordon ed absolutely your favorite eating experience. What are you look forward to when you're hiking and enjoying nature you know my favorite when i'm out hiking and so forth it's jerky and it's nuts rather than sitting down and eating some bail sandwich right just like being able to pop stuff in my mouth all day long so you packed with that in mind i do and then chocolate or i'm sort of in a picnic aficionado and i like to augment the experience creating a great set so i'm thinking bluff or a peak and then i crack open. Whatever i've got. That's where you just marvel at. I didn't know crackers and spam tastes an amazing and that's the beautiful thing about nature. You get immersed in nature new realize different things are are more important than you realize. Things are less important than you realize. This is travel with rick. Steves we've been talking with becky lomax. Her book is usa national parks becky's so clearly parks connect us with nature. And let's say you could. You had a friend who'd never been out of the city. Somebody who never marveled at that mossy carpeting of trees. We talked about the whole river valley and the olympic national park. What national park experience would you share with. this person. who's never been out of the city. I would want them to see wildlife to take them to something like yellowstone or theodore roosevelt national park or glades. It's amazing to watch wild animals out doing their wild thing as and where we are the visitor. Exactly that kilo. Thanks so much for inspiring us to enjoy america's best idea the national parks thank. You vicki. lomax is book published by moon. usa. National parks won the top prize for guidebooks from the mole. Thomas awards in two thousand hundred becky's newest guidebooks for moon our best of yellowstone and grand teton and one glacier national park. She's also got a road trip guide to the us and canadian rockies out soon her website is becky lomax dot com and there's more wilderness to explore along the. Us canada border. That's next on travel. With rick steves what lies over the. Us border and canada has never seemed very foreign to me km. Rick steves. i grew up. Loving the view of the peace arch when we drive up from seattle to visit. Relatives in vancouver celebrates the longest and friendliest border. The world. quarter fox grew up at the other end of the border in maine before the pandemic closed the border for the first time ever reporter explored the entire length to see what it could tell us about our two countries. He describes what he calls. America's forgotten border in his book northland. 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"A short period of time. You've got to be there. Usually in June, and you've got to get permit, and they're called synchronous fireflies because they all light up at the same time sounds so much fun. This is travel with Rick Steves are talking with Becky Lomax about USA National Parks. And that's the name of her book. You Talk about something called Park Itek. Sure, the great lodges in these parks and one of my favorite national park experiences was in the paradise large at Mount Rainier. Yes. And this is I understand a work project during the Great Depression. Uh, Are there big fireplaces in this old school, Woody charm and great base to hike from? Are there other park lodges that become part of the joy of the experience? Yellowstone's old faithful in Glacier Parks many Glacier hotel built by the railroad instead of a C C C project. Yosemite has some nice places. Yes, the Wanni there, so you might be wise and I'm sure in your guidebook, you cover accommodations. You might be wise to make reservations in advance if you want to stay in something other than a forgettable motel. You need to make reservations a year to 13 months in advance for most of that, right? Yes. Wow, These are plan ahead. Let's talk also about eating because I find food tastes better when you're in a park. You don't know why. But when you're I mean spam and crackers on top of a mountain. Is Goran A like, Absolutely. What's your favorite eating experience? What do you look forward to when you're hiking and enjoying nature? You know my favorite When I'm out, hiking and so forth. It's jerk ease, and it's nuts rather than sitting down and eating some bail sandwich. I just like being able to pop stuff in my mouth all day long. So you packed with that in mind? I do and then chocolate? Oh, yeah, See, I'm sort of in a picnic aficionado, and I like to argument the experience by creating a great said Oh, so I'm thinking of a blood for a peak and then I crack open Whatever I've got. That's where you just marvel it. I didn't know crackers and spam. Good taste so good. It's just an amazing that's the beautiful thing about nature. You get immersed in nature, and you realize different things are are more important than you realize. And different things are less important than you realize. Absolutely. This is travel with Rick Steves. We've been talking with Becky Lomax. Her book is USA National Parks. Becky is so clearly Parks, connect us with nature. And let's say you could have a friend who'd never been out of the city. Somebody who never marveled at that Masi carpeting of trees we talked about in the whole River Valley in the Olympic National Park. What National park experience would.
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Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day
"Of our resident killer whale group j. pod were spotted this morning in the. Strait, of Juan too few Komatsu Romero tells us, fisheries experts, from, both the US and Canada are closely, watching the health of two of the female orcas their top priority is three. And a half year old Jay fifty who, was seen swimming with. Her. Mother and socializing with the. Rest of j. pod however Sheila Thornton with fisheries, and oceans, Canada says certainly that no. I have gathered have indicated her condition Deteriorated over the last They need to get close enough to Jay fifty for another health assessment before deciding whether or not to try. And give her medication they're also watching Jay thirty-five who's been carrying her dead calf for more than two weeks for any sign that she might not be taking good enough care of herself I certainly think that link Situation of. Carrying the. Campus is unprecedented, Noah's female orcas in general can go up to four weeks without, food before health may deteriorate.
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"Last night. Pearl Jam hit the stage for the first of its to sold out home shows it's the band's first concerts in their hometowns since two thousand thirteen komo's Patrick Quinn has more after standing in line for hours even. Days for some fame slowly started trickling in to see Pearl Jam rattle the. Walls Safeco field, is really excited Bush. Should we have been able to camp out. Like some of the other. People will be farther back over super happy to be here I counter for. The home crowd and the homeless for down the road. In Burien Step inside the brand new Mary's place emergency shelter with two, hundred nineteen six and this is that those home shows can do literally bring more people Hong bring them out. Of their cars out of those tents up off the. Sidewalk and give them a safe place to be and get them into their forever going. To concert organizers Mary's place. Is one of the thirty to forty non benefiting from the concert
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Washington, 16 other states sue Trump administration over family separations
"The komo twenty four seven news center today's supreme court decision upholding president trump's travel ban has sparked outrage and protests one of those rallies was right here in seattle komo's jeff pohjola has more from outside federal courthouse a couple of hundred people gathered in downtown rallying against the five to four decision decision not only attacks the muslim communities but also opens the door to government and court sanction discrimination other ethnic and religious groups or marisha con is one of the organizers the muslim ban as part of president trump's larger unamerican war immigrant families including his administration's incarceration of immigrants and inhumane separation of children and parents at the border the rally briefly disrupted traffic on fifth avenue planned a few counter protesters tried to disrupt the proceedings but bicycle officers were able to keep the peace in downtown seattle jeff pohjola komo news the trump administration is praising today's supreme court decision upholding the president's travel ban attorney general jeff sessions criticizing lower court rulings that attempted to block it very pleased with the outcome today and hope that this goes some way toward ending the practice of the broad nationwide injunctions which in my view gravely threaten the rule of law the executive order mostly targets several muslimmajority countries in addition to north korea and venezuela allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the us as long as they stay in agriculture komo's shoe romero reports that proposals being looked at as part of a broader immigration bill by the house of representatives this week agriculture amendment would grant legal status to undocumented workers for a few years but only if they keep working in fields and return to their home countries for at least forty five days during that time it would offer no permanent residency or allow them to try other occupations if they leave agriculture they must leave the us while some in agriculture support illegal path for undocumented workers to stay in the us others don't care for that path might gambler is with the washington growers league i think that's going to create more of an underground economy of sorts people probably get out of agriculture and do whatever they have to to survive the amendment would also allow farm employers to charge for housing rather than provide it for free to workers as is required by current law see romero komo news state attorney general promise to sue the trump administration over family separations at the border today he followed through on that promise sixteen other states in the district of columbia joined with bob ferguson on a lawsuit it says the administration violated the constitutional due process rights of the parents and children and that the administration's violating federal asylum laws by turning families away at the border the two senators from the north west continue to press the trump administration on reuniting children separated from their parents after being caught entering the country illegally oregon's ron wyden says it's clear the health and human services administration has no idea what it's doing department is scrambling to collect resumes of individuals with experience in child care it's clear that the department was woefully unprepared meanwhile washington senator maria cantwell personally press secretary alex as are on the case of one asylumseeker being held in seatac the secretary promising are putting kids in touch with parents to make sure that happens that that we want to we we're working every parent child want them in regular touch regular community please let me know off line we'll get on that and make sure that that's happening however as our says the agency must be able to prove a percentage before families can be reunited reunited national park service says it made three rescues and a single they over the past weekend on sunday helicopter crew rescued in eighteen year old man from the north cascades national park then they flew to olympic national park to rescue a fifty five year old man who had been in the back country for six days an emergency beacon activated from out rainier were rescued two climbers the superintendent of mount rainier national parks and he's proud of the work the crew did boeing has unveiled a new concept plane it's jet that would be capable of traveling at mach five fast is that that's five times the speed of sound or.