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US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"President biden says he'll review the agreement reached between the trump administration and the taliban in afghanistan last year. Npr's showed roscoe reports biden's national security advisor has already spoken with his afghan counterpart according to the national security council. Jake sullivan toll. Afghan officials that the us remains committed to achieving a permanent ceasefire sullivan said the biden administration will look into whether the taliban are at biding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence as president. Donald trump reduce the number of us troops stationed in afghanistan to two thousand five hundred bide his nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken told congress at his confirmation hearing that biden wants to bring us forces home but he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and rights for girls and women are not threatened. Aisha roscoe npr news. The white house there continues to be a major gulf between how many covid nineteen vaccine dozes have been delivered to states and the number of people who actually got vaccinated the cdc reports only about fifty percent. The available shots have been given so far as wellstone reports. It's a confusing national picture with governors in some states like west. Virginia georgia new york clamoring for more supplies and many who oversee vaccine distribution say. They still don't know week to week exactly what they'll beginning. Meanwhile more than half of states have now opened a vaccine eligibility to people over sixty five. Jennifer nozoe is at johns hopkins university. Ryan have to shift at least in part away from this sort of slow stepwise work of trying to schedule a high priority individuals to more of a mass vaccination approach a recent national survey finds more than half of americans don't know exactly when or where they'll get vaccinated for npr news. I'm wellstone. Us corona virus infections have now surpassed twenty four million eight hundred thousand more than four hundred. Fourteen thousand people have died. This is npr. Pope francis has issued a warning on the danger of misinformation just days after he was the subject of a fake news report. Npr silvio pohjola reports. The pope praise journalists but also warned. News can be manipulated in his message for the catholic churches world. Communications day francis said the risk of misinformation being spread on social media is evident to everyone and manipulation of us and images is often prompted by sheer narcissism. He did not mention a false report that went viral earlier. This month that he had been arrested by italian police. Francis expressed words of gratitude for journalists who often risk their lives to report on the hardships endured by persecuted minorities in various parts of the world. But he added. Investigative reporting is often replaced by a tendentious narrative created in newsrooms and he urged journalists to hit the streets and verify situations firsthand. Super bowl jolie. Npr news rome. One of the best known television interviewers. Larry king has died. The peabody award winner is being remembered for interviewing literally thousands of people celebrities presidents philosophers literary figures even criminals over more than sixty years. He had said he was always engrossed in the conversation. Always listening to the answer. I'm always learning so. I guess i'm better every day at learning. Larry king died at a hospital in los angeles. This is npr.
Former Italian Premier Berlusconi Tests Positive For Coronavirus
"Controversial former prime minister. Silvio. Berlusconi will remain in isolation at his home. He's tested positive for the coronavirus NPR SYLVIA POGGIOLI reports the eighty three year old had recently vacation in one of Italy's pandemic hotspots. Bidders Kony's personal doctor told an Italian news agency that he does not have any symptoms, but he decided to test for the virus after spending time at his villa on the island of Sardinia. He tested positive just a week after his close friend Flavio Briatore very owner of an exclusive nightclub in Sardinia was hospitalized. We've covid nineteen. Milan said Denia had been mostly spared by the pandemic but in August, the summer playground for the rich and famous became a disease spreader. Large numbers of young people crowded is pristine beaches and danced at its discos flouting the government's safety protocols Sylvia Pohjola NPR news.
Seattle-area protests: Protesters remain in Capitol Hill on seventh day of action after George Floyd’s killing
"All clients for the protest in front at this point but people are gathering on Seattle's Capitol Hill that's where we find como Jeff Pohjola cal Anderson park has been the staging area for most of the protests over the last few days today though it seems to be relatively calm with quite a bit fewer people ready to March through the streets at the moment only a few dozen people are gathered at eleventh and pine Murray's colon is one who's been out here for several days I'm out here because it's only a matter of time for the rest of us so for me it's it's acknowledging George Floyd is is an image for every one of us which we're we all just as likely to have our net stepped on and shot or run over or lynched in any manner now the last few days we've seen these crowds grow to several thousand whether that'll happen today is unclear
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee blasts Trump's 'dangerous' tweets
"To critics to question if the early predictions were too dire Murray says the local health care industry so as it was ready for the situation to be much worse but they might have been overwhelmed if they were under prepared hospitals across the state are now asking the governor to ease up on restrictions and allow them to slowly reopened all elective surgeries and non emergency procedures are not allowed the move was made to keep hospitals ready for surgeon coronavirus patients but the Grays harbor community hospital doesn't have any covert nineteen patients because work at the hospital scaled back they've had to lay off eighteen percent of their staff Chris majors as a hospital administrator I think we're getting to a point for some patients whose whose care week postponed that it's getting past the idea of being elected the hospital association says that there's a surgeon Culver nineteen cases they can dial back elective surgeries and there are still undetected coronavirus cases spreading in king county but the numbers are improving according to a new study more from come was supposed to look the greater Seattle coronavirus assessment network only has preliminary data but the first eighteen days the scandal rolled more than four thousand people and we found forty four who tested positive for call the nineteenth that's researcher Dr Mike from alara who says the idea was to find and identify cases that weren't being detected by clinical testing he says the numbers amount to somewhere between point zero five eight point seven five percent of the population likely to be infected however he adds that there is evidence the infections are beginning to plateau or even decline Jeff Pohjola come on news the governor Jay Inslee is voicing new frustration with president Donald Trump the governor tells CNN the president's comments on Twitter about liberating parts of the country from corona virus stay at home orders put millions of Americans at risk of contracting covert nineteen and encourages illegal and dangerous acts there are some things you cannot reconcile you have to stand against them and as I said we we had a good working relationship with a lot of people in the administration the president's comments seem to be aimed at encouraging protesters in a number of states including
COVID-19 impacts church services
"Cold nineteen is struck a church choir in schedule county details now from Cuomo's proposal on March tenth of sixty members of the choir at the Mount Vernon Baptist church held their usual practice now three weeks later two people are dead and forty five have tested positive for cove in nineteen according to the LA times officials now believe the virus was transmitted through the air by one or more a symptomatic people which could mean that the virus is more easily spread than previously thought Jeff Pohjola
In New Book, Retired Pope Benedict Breaks Silence To Speak Out On Priestly Celibacy
"Retired Pope Benedict urging Pope Francis not to to lift the celibacy rule for priests. Here's NPR Sylvia. Pohjola in two thousand thirteen benedict became the first pope to resign. In seven hundred years vowing vowing to remain hidden from the world pledging obedience to the new pope but in excerpts of a book published by the conservative French daily Figo Benedict writes that celibacy carries great significance because it allows a priest to concentrate on his vocation. The book appears Pope. Francis is considering the possibility of allowing clean older married men to be ordained priests in the Amazon region as proposed in October by a Bishop's Assembly popular culture is focusing on the relationship attention between the two popes. Thanks to a netflix movie. That spins a fictional tale of a pontifical bromance
Dozens sickened in norovirus outbreak associated with Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union
"July this was at the brief forced tavern in south lake union forty three people have fallen ill with norovirus like symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea the restaurant closed for cleaning and disinfection on November twenty seventh but his since reopened prior to the outbreak the brave horse tavern had multiple health violations including several for storing food at the wrong temperature but it's unclear if that played a role in a statement the company says nothing is more important than the health safety and well being of guests staff and community Jeff Pohjola
43 people sickened in norovirus outbreak at Seattle's Brave Horse Tavern
"Dozens of people have been sickened at a Tom Douglas restaurant details from couples Jeff PO July forty three people have fallen ill with a norovirus like illness after eating at the brave horse tavern in south lake union vomiting and diarrhea were among the symptoms public health Seattle king county says at least eleven employees were second dating back to November twentieth the restaurant had multiple health violations prior to the outbreak including several for not storing food at the proper temperature it closed for disinfection and cleaning on the twenty seventh but has since reopened Tom luckless restaurants has not responded to our request for comment Jeff Pohjola come
7 E. coli Cases Potentially Linked To Seattle Restaurant
"People have been sickened local ecology outbreak come was Jeff Pohjola has detail this outbreak is not connected to the national outbreak of E. coli from letters harvested in Salinas California it appears that all those second eight one of four evergreen salads restaurants in Seattle but inspections should no violations at least not recently so it appears that tainted product may have been shipped to those locations seven people have fallen ill and one person has been hospitalized the health department continues to
Online blueprints for 3D-printed guns ruled illegal
"Attorney General Bob Ferguson is claiming another victory over the trump administration this time over three D. printed guns is tales from Cuomo's Jeff Pohjola trump administration had sought to allow the unlimited online distribution of blueprints for three D. printed guns but Ferguson sued saying that violates laws regulating the export and trade of firearms now the federal judges agreed granting summary judgment meaning the case will not go to trial president trump himself has been unclear on this issue at one point even tweeting that three D. printed guns didn't make much
Cardinal Theodore Mccarrick, George Pell And Australia discussed on NPR News Now
"Appeal court's ruling to uphold the conviction of the most senior catholic prelate to have been found guilty of sex abuse against minors but as n._p._r.'s sylvia pohjola tells us the holy sea says cardinal george pell has the right to another appeal the holy see said it respects australia's judicial system and confirmed its compassion for the victims of sexual abuse it also noted that pell has always maintained his innocence and that its own investigation asian will await the outcome of any final appeal in australia in december unanimous jury found the pope's former finance minister guilty of molesting two thirteen year old choirboys always more than two decades ago. He was sentenced to six years in prison. The pels sex abuse cases one of several that have plagued the papacy of pope francis. He has had to deal deal with a massive cover up in chile the conviction of a french cardinal for failing to report an abuser and the defrocking of former u._s. Cardinal theodore mccarrick for molesting children an and adults super bowl jolie n._p._r.
Migrant mother gives moving testimony about daughter who died
"Emotional testimony in Congress today as hearings were held on alleged in humane treatment by ice of immigrant detainees come was Jeff Pohjola spoke with ABC Serena Marshall that was nothing less than got wrenching to watch through and here's a young mother ideas mean war as painstakingly detailed that what she called neglect and Mrs treatment she received and her nineteen month old daughter received at and I the tension facility that they were held out for nearly three weeks and her daughter who's nineteen months at the time passed away shortly after that detention today she had suffered from a viral infection he said during her time at this facility he wasn't given access into proper medical care even though she requested it and she was essentially given Tylenol for her child and she fled violence in Guatemala and you could watch these lawmakers on both sides of the aisle look absolutely pained visibly emotional as they listen to her story and as I've got wrenching is heart wrenching but that was to watch and and hear from her it's unfortunate but it's nothing to these lawmakers can do you can really make this mother hold again and what's been the reaction from the Republican members of the committee because most of the Republican Party in Congress has backed president trump on almost all of his policies including border they really weren't pressing are on issues they were letting her tell her story speaking through tears as I said taking time to explain if you did you want to speak out because the world to know what is happening to children and ice detention and that they need to be able to do better as the United States of America that children should be be treated like that they were getting into the politics of it during her testimony she was really a first hand account of what's happening I should point out and clarify however she was held in an ice detention facility images of neglect and unsanitary conditions and standing room only for days and weeks on end are at customs and border protection facilities which are different ISIS leader typically made for a long term care TV people's leader for short term turn around and tell the children are either transferred to HHS or ice custody so those are different disabilities and what's been the response from the trump administration because the White House is certainly fought back on all of these investigations and hearings that the democratic controlled house has been conducted yeah I mean the acting chief of the parliamentary push back heavily earlier this week actually on this week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday saying that there is no and humane treatment there is no and sanitary conditions because there are held to different standards but remember and as the president he also has the backing of the president as he said he came out and said that he wants to open up the facility to members of the media and let them and but remember it's not just a human rights organization to that axes are lawyers who represent the children or even pediatricians were brought in to treat the children that made these claims of unsanitary conditions and and call them essentially I a a ticking time bomb there was a report last week in the department of homeland security down watchdog organization the office of the inspector general which found almost the identical situation that Serena Marshall with Jeff
Rescue ship captain held in Italy attracts donors, defenders
"Talion police have arrested the captain of a rescue ship with forty migrants on board on charges. She resisted authorities NPR's Sylvia Pohjola reports after seventeen days, standoff, Carolina, Katie said she could no longer wait for permission to dock before dawn, the thirty one year old captain steered the sea watch toward port on the island of lump, it doozer ramming customs police motorboat that was trying to block her the migrants disembarked, and we're taken to a reception. Centre TV footage showed vacate escorted off the vessel by police and driven away amid applause from bystanders interior minister, Matteo Salvini, author of a controversial decree, banning rescue ships from Italian ports called her a criminal who committed an act of war, and opposition lawmaker likened the captain's actions to an ambulance driver. Who runs a red light to get ailing people to a
"pohjola" Discussed on KOMO
"Thousand FM ninety seven seven attorney general William bar refuses to testify before the House Judiciary committee after a contentious hearing in the Senate on Wednesdays slandered this. How do we do? We get to this point. All. All right. Thank you, very new. Slandered this man from top to bottom. Komo's Jeff Pohjola has the latest now that the Muller report is out all be redacted. The political spin is well underway. Now, the American people know that you are no different from you Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrifice their ones decent reputation for the Griffin liar. Who sits in the Oval Office guys, you can go out and spend those anyway you want to but the data is there. There was no underlying crime. And there was insufficient. Evidence to indict the president out obstruction of Justice all of that from bars testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary committee, but the has refused to go before the house he'll go before a Republican controlled body, but not a democratic control body and tropic democratic congressman Adam Smith. The broader pattern bar not appear to be a neutral trader in trying to figure out what happened with the Russian interference the election. And what the Muller report uncovered? But despite the back and forth. Republican strategist Randy Pepple. Says the public doesn't really care. This is the type of inside the beltway activity that the rest of the country pretty much ignored. I see this partisan bickering going on. And they've heard so much about the report then it's been released. Now, they're still arguing about it. I don't think really works for the rest of the country. No matter how much engaging to Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill in pebble says the Democrats are overreaching congresses in the past are still concerned about getting the president or getting the other side that they forget what the rest of the country actually want to work and right now the democrat beat to have a legislative victory not a political victory. But with the twenty twenty campaign already underway politics is likely to motivate both sides, whether it's politics or a sincere concern for the law. The latest shot from Democrats is aimed squarely at the attorney general fad, it is for us to see the top law enforcement officer in our country misrepresenting withholding the truth from the congress of the United States speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi who is accused of lying to congress during his testimony. And now there's talk of the house starting impeachment proceedings against the G. Nobody. Above the law. Not the president of the United States and not the attorney general a move that Pepple. Says would backfire in congress trying to figure out a way to keep the Democrats in congress on the front page, and they do that by talking about him. When they absolutely that. They do have the votes to impeach him in the Senate. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Cruise ship with hundreds of passengers on board forced to dock on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia after authorities confirm someone on board contracted the measles. ABC's Victor window has the story cruise ship in the Caribbean with about three hundred people on board is under quarantine. After a case of the measles was found. Guts information this morning through to sauces to reputable sauces that. There was a confirmed case of measles on the cruise ship loose visited our island the government of Saint Lucia ordering crew and passengers to stay on the ship while it investigates, the CDC is already tracking the worst play in the US in decades more than seven hundred cases across twenty two states. The outbreak mostly hitting people who are unvaccinated one of the most highly contagious viruses in the world's if an unprotected person is exposed to the measles. They have a ninety percent chance of contracting the disease very very contagious virus. It's probably the most contagious virus that. Humans get the quarantine ship. Just the latest case in an outbreak. That officials are fighting to contain. Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Now, here's your KOMO propel insurance money update. Stocks finished the day firmly read but off their worst levels as investors continue to express some.
Lanka, Sri Lanka And NPR discussed on Latino USA
"A series of Easter day, explosions, churches, and hotels and Sri Lanka left more than two hundred people dead, including several Americans. There has been no claim of responsibility and Amy held has more SRI Lanka's Prime Minister says he fears the Easter attacks could reignite tensions in the multi-ethnic majority Buddhist country for decades and insurgents secular group waged attacks against civilians, but in two thousand nine three Lankan army squashed the uprising. Michael Kuhlman is senior associate for the Asia program at the Wilson center and spoke to NPR via Skype ethnic divides intentions that have characterized relax for so long. Never really went away the archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Ranjith called on the government to punish the perpetrators mercilessly. And I. All last Lankan, not to take the law into their own hands and to maintain peace, and how many in this country, Amy held NPR news. Meanwhile, pope Francis is among the world leaders condemning the attacks entry Lanka and Silvio. Pohjola has more. Pope
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"Kirkland. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. And we've been trying to get reaction from Washington's Republican members of congress is Congress's well, Cathy, McMorris Rogers tells us she's reviewing the report the can county board of health taking a public health approach to sexual assault and domestic violence. Komo's sue Romero explains. As part of its new work plan for twenty nineteen. The board is launching a new subcommittee. That will focus specifically on issues of sexual assault domestic violence prevention and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls the change in approach comes as the missing and murdered. Indigenous women movement has increased awareness nationwide to violence done against native American women over the decades, the board of health will hear from the urban Indian health institute Seattle Indian health board and the King County sexual assault resource center. April is sexual assault awareness month Romero. Komo news demand accused of carjacking and killing a man in Kent had his first court hearing today almost Charlie Harger with the story. The body of Jared Sperling was found earlier this week in the bed of his truck. In Kent as prosecutors finalized charges against the man accused in the crime, a court hearing was held at the King County jail to decide on bail. A judge ordered care cat cave. Held on a million dollars bail Cape had been on probation ever being jailed and convicted of two previous counts of possession of a stolen vehicle. Charlie. Harger, KOMO news. Komo news time coming up on three thirty four. We're going to have more on the Muller report. What's next coming up in just a moment here on the KOMO afternoon news first, though, let's see how we're doing on the road. We've got a lot to talk about marina Rockinger here with the latest on her twenty four seven weather news update and traffic.
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"Jeff Pohjola. Police say the man charged with shooting up a Lake City neighborhood has no recollection of the event because he was blackout drunk. Komo's Charlie harder has the story tad. Michael Norman is now charged with two counts of murder and to council of attempted murder. Among other charges in their report given to prosecutors police say Norman told them he was a recovering alcoholic who relapsed Wednesday afternoon. He went to a nearby grocery store and stock up on vodka rum in wine, then headed home started drinking and playing video games. The next thing he remembers according to police waking up in a hospital bed. They say he has no recollection of going on a shooting and carjacking spree in Norman may face more charges. A woman came forward late Thursday saying she found bullet holes in her car thought to be fired by Norman during that rampage Wednesday. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Now, the bus driver among those hurt in that shooting says there was no way he was gonna let the man hurt. His passengers. Komo's Ryan Harris has that part of the story Fifty-three-year-old Eric stark. A former pastor is doing pretty well, according to his doctor, but it could have been a lot worse. Stark says he saw the man running toward his boss fall down and then get up into a shooting stance and very calmly like took him. And then I heard the report of the gun and saw the glass come through the windshield. And felt the bullet hit me. That's when I said to myself. I think I I think I've been shot stark says once he knew he was well enough he had to drive his passenger safely away. Andy did just that he says the shooting has probably changed a bit. But not his view of the world. This is totally random. I don't expect this kind of thing to happen. Every day. I haven't liked lost more faith than people or anything. No. Because I have a God who I believe is in control of his universe. That's not gonna change for me. Ryan harris. Komo news. Also in Lake City. A thirty one year old man is in critical condition following a hit and run crash.
U.S. youth plan rally to protest climate inaction
"Climate change is a major focus of students today as several hundred gathered at Cal Anderson park in Seattle this morning. More from komo's Jeff Pohjola. It's being billed as a youth climate strike students mostly high schoolers are walking out of class all over the country protesting the government's inaction on climate change. Denisa the junior from lakeside was one of today's speakers, you know, sometimes it's going to be radical. Sometimes that means we skip school, we gather in the middle of a park, and that's just how we're gonna fight to make this world. A better place together for everyone. And it's not just students. Inslee is participating in a similar rally in New York as part of his campaign for
Cardinal convicted of sex abuse to spend first night in prison
"Moscow. The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to prison following conviction for molesting two young boys decades ago NPR's, Sylvia. Pohjola reports from Rome Australian cardinal George Pell could face fifty years behind bars. Presiding judge Peter kid revoked Pels bail and sent him to a maximum security prison where he'll wait two weeks to learn his sentence. The judge said is guilty of a breach of trust with an element of brutality and had a sense of impunity prison. Rules stipulate that like oh pedophile. Pell will be kept in protective custody and remain a loan for up to
Cardinal convicted of sex abuse to spend first night in prison
"The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse has been jailed after his conviction for molesting two boys in Australia decades ago, NPR's, Sylvia. Pohjola reports that Austrailia and cardinal George. Pell could face fifty years in prison. Presiding judge. Peter kid revoked Pels bail and sent him to a maximum security prison where he'll wait two weeks to learn his sentence. The judge said Pell is guilty of a breach of trust with an element of brutality and had a sense of impunity prison. Rules stipulate that like all pedophile. Pell will be kept in protective custody and remain a loan for up to twenty three hours a day. The Vatican announced that its doctrinal office will open an investigation of its own inter cardinal bell
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"I'm Jeff Pohjola with the latest data more in two minutes. It's six o'clock from ABC news. I'm Daria Aldinger. The deal to end a partial government shutdown over border wall. Funding needs President Trump signature after passing both the house and the Senate it funds the government for three weeks and creates a committee to consider additional border spending spending Bill is nearly the same as the Senate agreed to five weeks ago with a deadline to make a border deal. Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer says there was no reason for the shutdown. Hopefully, it means a lesson learned for the White House and for many of our Republican colleagues. The president, however, threatening another closing if both sides don't compromise on his border demand. Andy Field ABC news, Capitol Hill. Jim Marinucci with the air. Traffic controllers union praises the deal. Controllers that have been at work are tired. They're exhausted. Mentally, and they're ready offer some help on Twitter. President Trump is pushing back against criticism over a lack of border wall. Funding saying in twenty one days if no deal is done. It's off to the races special. Counsel Robert Muller's offices, accusing former adviser Roger stone of acting as an intermediary between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, which he did not not say stone spoke to WikiLeaks directly. But the indictment reveals a trail of emails and communications implying. He was abreast of their play BC's Pierre Thomas, Milwaukee county sheriff elect to earn. Al Lucas says a suspect has been taken into custody for the death of a woman who was found under a crashed car and frozen to the ground of a parking garage victim. Who is thirty three years in age. And. Right now, we're still making notifications. The next of kin Lucas says they don't yet have a motive or a connection between the two and east Texas school district says one student is dead and two others are injured after a school bus was hit by a train. They say no other students were on the bus. You're listening to ABC news..
"pohjola" Discussed on KOMO
"I'm Jeff Pohjola with lawmakers efforts to make healthcare cheaper Brian Harris with the Seattle squeezed doesn't mean a tight squeeze to get on a bus or boat. Those stories and traffic coming up in one minute. The Florida Department of corrections says the twenty one year old arrested at a Bank shooting was a correctional officer trainees for just over two months before he resigned police say Evans Xaver killed five people at have SunTrust Bank and see bring before surrendering to a swat team on the thirty third day of a partial government shutdown over border wall funding house speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked, President Trump from delivering his state of the union before a joint session of congress. ABC's Mary Bruce says the two sides are talking just not about ending the shutdown. Both sides are spending a lot of time and energy on this politic. Theater and drama, but not a lot of time and energy actually talking to each other and trying to solve this shut down the speaker and the president while they've been exchanging these letters about the state of the union have not actually been together talking about a solution here in a way to solve this mess. Senate will vote on two bills tomorrow to fund the government, although neither is expected to have enough votes for passage Wall Street headed up day. Chuck Sivertsen, ABC news. Komo news. One thousand FM ninety seven seven now the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center, you and your neighbors seemed to have heeded the warnings about the highway ninety nine closure because as komo's Ryan Harris tells us halfway through that three weeks. There are more people on buses and boats. Sound transit says it hasn't seen much of an increase in writers. But King County metro sure has with an extra twenty seven thousand people who've taken the eight hundred added standby bus trips longtime metro driver Darrell Butler says he's able to keep his bus from west Seattle on time because of help from Seattle police. The latest read may pole traffic.
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"Asked. I'm Jeff Pohjola. The constitution mandates that the president shall from time to time. Give congress information of the state of the union now in recent times that has been a speech to a joint session of congress at the formal invitation of the speaker of the house, but now with the government shutdown speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi has suggested to the president that he postpone the address or deliver it in writing. Joining us now is KOMO is Lana Zak from the capital and Lana this is rather unprecedented in recent memory, absolutely. The the unprecedented territory that we are in being in the longest government shutdown in our nation's history continues to snowball and today, we're seeing something that I think few people would have ever predicted a speaker of the house. All but rescinding her invitation to the president to jointly address congress. She's not saying he's not allowed to come on the twenty nine, but what she did say in a letter to the president was that as long as the government remains in a shutdown that they should work together to figure out a different date for his state of the union address, or her alternative proposal is that he could deliver it as a as a written state of the union, which is what presidents before Woodrow Wilson used to do. What's been the response from the White House? We're still waiting to hear how the president himself is going to respond. We've heard from other Republican minority whip Steve Scalise is tweeting that that the moon by the speaker shows, quote, Democrats are only interested in obstructing. And since since speaker Pelosi was saying that the reason they shouldn't take places because secret service of the department of homeland security have not been funded during the shutdown and to have a state of the union enjoyed address of congress. That's a major under. Retaking those organizations down low security concerned, and the shutdown was was the heart of of her argument, but secretary of homeland security Kirsten Neilsen throwing back at Pelosi tweeting. They are quote fully prepared to support a secure at the state of the union the politics cutting so deeply here at the capitol. What's been the reaction from Democrats under Pelosi's wing Democrats have really fallen in line with Pelosi strategy throughout this government shutdown how she has negotiated things with the president. And with Republicans. We're not hearing much to send coming from the ranks. We didn't hear that there. There were some Democrats in the problem solvers caucus who met together with with their Republican counterparts. That's a bipartisan caucus they went to the White House to meet with President Trump did talk through the areas of disagreement into. Try and find a way to break the logjam, according to White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders was a positive meeting. And so they better understand where everybody's coming from. But it's still so far off from actually promising any any resolution to this government shutdown which we understand from the principal negotiators has completely broken down. And there is such a level of mistrust between between the top people. It seems unlikely that is going to be resulting. So does it appear that the president will make his way to the house chamber on the twenty ninth likely, not the house chamber it is possible. And one of the things that we've heard floated here at the capitol is that he could be invited to the Senate because remember that chamber is still in Republican control the other idea that's been floated is is that he could give an address directly to the American people from the Oval Office, again, we're in we're sort of off of the math right now in terms. Of what could happen? And so all of this. This point is just speculation. Alright ABC's Lana Zak, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you, Jeff. And that will do.
Shutdown talks disintegrate at contentious White House meeting
"Federal employees who have been furloughed orbin sent home from work or are working without pay. We'll be not receiving their scheduled checks for the work that they were supposed to be paid for. So that is really when the effects of this shutdown are going to be seen most viscerally. And in the meantime, the president certainly doesn't seem to be changing his position Democrats are back in their corners there. They were trying to talk to one another today. But they ended up simply talking at one another and breaking down very quickly the president's also going to the border tomorrow. So that will be an opportunity for him to I s I have a feeling that you'll hear him talk about some of the things he's seen and been told from officials that underscore why he believes this is a national security crisis. And that may lead him even close. Sir to declaring this national emergency. So on that what happens if he declares it? A national emergency rules governing national emergency are very open ended in a way that will help President Trump interpreted as he. So see fit, of course. So he could in theory asking the military to reallocate funds to immediately constructing the wall that he wants on the southern border. However, how fast that would actually be implemented is up in the air because he would immediately be subject to legal challenges from advocacy groups likely for members of congress as well. So this could be held up in the courts for a very long time. But at this point, it does seem to be the most realistic channel for President Trump to actually get some of that money. That's ABC's alley Rogan with komo's Jeff Pohjola. Komo news time six forty nine. See entertainment news. It gives them more energy
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"Had deteriorated jeff pohjola komo news and we will get more on this in just a moment as we speak with maryalice parks from abc prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty in the murder case of a thirteen year old tacoma girl because of a request from the victim's family come charlie harker has that story i'm here outside the pierce county courthouse inside earlier robert washburn made his first court appearance on murder charges we watched as he pleaded not guilty jennifer bashan was killed in nineteen eighty six and her friends from back then were here for the hearing as jennifer's mom and sister considering this is a case where washburn is accused of premeditated first degree murder we asked patty bashan what she wanted if washburn were found guilty for the killing of her daughter nothing's going to bring jennifer back and i certainly don't want to be responsible for anybody else's life prosecutor mark linguist after discussing the case with the family and reviewing the evidence we decided not to charge aggravated murder which is only charged it'd be death penalty eligible this is about the start of what's expected to be a long court case thirty two years after the young girl's death in tacoma charlie harder komo news receiver doug baldwin is among the seahawks stars unhappy with the national football league's new national anthem policy honestly i'm not surprised i'm disappointed baldwin tells espn radio he's holding the flag accountable for representing freedom if i didn't hold accountable to it if if i didn't have to say if you tell me that i can't say it then i'm not living in a democracy the nfl says players will be penalized if they refuse to stand when the anthem plays komo news time four thirty four marina rockinger with our aaa traffic northbound i five approaching joint base lewis mcchord maingate the shoulder is blocked with.
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"And eleven fifty four forecast calling for mostly cloudy skies on your saturday chance of showers as well look for highs in the mid sixties to lower seventies mostly cloudy tonight lows in the low to mid fifty s sunday mostly cloudy slight chance of some showers in the morning and then maybe a sun break in the afternoon look for highs in the mid to upper sixties on jeff pohjola that's checking the forecast from the komo forecast team now back to inside out with tammy michaels on komo news yes we are back in it's always like this at the very end of the program and i get so many great questions i wish i could return your emails i am so busy i'm so busy i will tell you i sat yesterday and i didn't go into sound kitchen about i was just working on my pet decorator flooring oh my gosh we've some things are so exciting about that and i was talking about husbands ear off he goes honey it's eleven pm i need you to put the pet decorator in the closet and call it a night but i really love what i do and the best part is coming in here and talking to you each and every saturday and when i look at the clock and see the time about to end three get to spend together i'm optimistic i'm going to be able to speak to you if you have a question eight seven seven three nine seven coamo eight seven seven three nine seven five six six six two zero six four two one one thousand let's go to jack ah jackie what an intriguing question hi jackie how can.
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"Station komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven good morning eight thirty one the komo morning news it's friday seen a little bit of sunshine in downtown seattle it's forty six right now greg has the day off i'm manda factor here the top stories from the komo twenty four seven news center construction continues on the new king county juvenile justice center despite three protesters that have chained themselves to a beam komo's jeff pohjola there's live with the latest well this is juvenile justice center that is under construction in seattle central district specifically at fourteenth and alder now three members of what we're told our clergy have changed themselves around a vertical beam they've hung signs protesting the construction of this what they call you jail but the construction continues the crews here that are under that are building this facility are just focusing on other parts of the construction side and avoiding the area where the three have chained themselves together entirely a couple of dozen other protesters have stations themselves just outside the construction site they've got loudspeakers they're chanting they're singing wanna end to this project live in seattle jeff pohjola komo news was killed early this morning after he drove his car off a beach front road near bremerton and plunged into the tidal waters along the port washington narrows get the update live from komo's frank lenzi bremerton police lieutenant mike davis tells us the man in his late thirties lost control of his car along trace it and beach road west just before or five o'clock this morning vehicle was upside down with a cabin underwater the first two people at the crash scene a police officer and a civilian pulled the man out of the car he was rushed to the hospital but he didn't make it it appears speed and alcohol were involved in the crash no one else was in the car this crash scene was not far from a stretch of tracing and beach road where a young woman died after she skidded on the ice when over the edge into the water that was on new year's day thousand sixteen live at the update desk frank lenzi komo news it'll be a long road to recovery for ryan odell the thirty nine year old was attacked with a machete and a.
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"Komo's jeff pohjola explains sending the city needs to combat climate change as well as deal with its growing traffic problem dirk is proposing a series of downtown tolls will be working hand in glove to make sure that we improve those abilities for people to get out of their cars well looking for great incentives for people to also not drive into our sitter city the idea is to encourage people to use mass transit or other ways of getting into and out of downtown how much the tolls will be and exactly who will have to pay must still be worked out jeff pohjola komo news boeing could be a big loser as the us and china fire economic shots in what some worry will turn into a trade war komo's corwin haig explains china's swift response to us tariffs on about thirteen hundred chinese exports is to slap a twenty five percent tariff on us aircraft it's a move that certainly could hurt boeing in its competition with european plane maker airbus bluebird news reports the tariffs specifically names planes that way between about thirty three thousand pounds and about ninety nine thousand pounds this would include most singleaisle jets like the renton built seven thirty seven airbus customers in china would not have to pay a tariff meaning airbus could soon enjoy a huge advantage in china boeing stockholders are responding the value of boeing shares fell six percent today in early trading corwin hake komo news hundreds of parents and the kent school district calling on the superintendent to resign and some will rally today district headquarters that pressure comes several months after the district revealed a nearly seven million dollar budget deficit komo's carleen johnson has the details michelle baton your has two children in kent schools fed up she says as are many parents at what they call a lack of transparency from the district to clearly explain how it got into a major budget hole she followed the consumer protection complaint with the state attorney general and met with him last week and i left that meeting feeling i had been lied to so i joined an online parent group and have just been digging into it and there's still no explanation for the.
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"Center i'm jeff pohjola shooting overnight in white center leaves one man dead at another critically injured we get the latest from komos lease stole shooting happened at club tara dice around one thirty this morning after some kind of argument first responders down the victim in the parking lot another man was also shot he's at harborview right now detective say they're having a hard time getting information from witnesses witnesses it restore around marched to tell us whether or not greatly saw uh anything we will know if they're not telling us out or they're just they're just honestly didn't see anything the identities of the victims have not been released deputies say the man who died was a fifty one year old man who lived in the area seattle police are also investigating a shooting that happened just blocks away a couple of hours later there's no word yet if those two incidents are related kubo's lee store reporting a scuffle in front of a gas station yesterday enzi gun fire with the station attended shot in the leg of worker was trying to break up a fight of the arco and pacific avenue when he was shot police arrived arrested a 15yearold two others drove away before police got their victim expected to be okay a series of sexual assaults reported over the holiday break out of the university of washington campus police are investigating three separate assaults on the same woman by three separate man old savory hall woman says she knows the man but did not identify them and they say that the victim and the alleged assailants have no association with the university one person is dead three others hurt after a crash yesterday in federal way police say it happened on pacific highway south near south dashed point road whereas sedan travelling south crossed into the northbound lanes and into.
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"I'm jeff pohjola with details on a new college course did local realtors scam chinese buyers i'm corwin hey canoe lawsuit alleges overpaid his tomes and broker kickbacks it's object aaa traffic what's get it said 04 with kierra jordan good morning good morning tom good to have any blocking problems right now we continue to thin out our morning commute but it's still a heavy drive on the east side northbound 405 he hit the brakes around talbott be breaking free into the breach northeast 44th southbound 405 nazi bat but you are stacking up as you approach the route five teach you northbound i5's gonna be busy it's come as you approach the dome northbound 167 with little extra company out of sumner when you're in seattle northbound i five hits the brakes again for the michigan kirk to the convention center northbound ninety nine still a slow going that starts south of the west seattle bridge to the stadium sent a lot of rain coming down right now said make sure that you're watching your speeds in your distances your next report's at 1214 i'm kiera jordan on komo news therence all sugar forecast showers today downright rainy throughout the morning hours under grey skies temperatures they're gonna be the upper 40s to lower 50s and as we have through saturday and sunday keep of mostly cloudy and showery a traditional january weekend around here in the komo weather center i'm theron zahn komo news currently forty seven tadic's 100 sex as we continue with 20 minutes of nonstop news there's no a third gender option in our states christie spicer the state department of health says starting january 27th you can change the gender on your birth certificate to x society is changing and we believe giving people now optioned haven't person typical matches their gender identity really hubs prevents adults could also requested birth certificate with the new gender.
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"News komo news one thousand fm 97 7 good afternoon it's great to have you here with us on komo news on a thursday afternoon need for tom glasgow i'm charlie harger along with at least the jaffee here are the top stories from the komo twenty four seven news center state leaders are irate after attorney general jeff sessions rescinded the federal policy of essentially ignoring marijuana crimes this story from comas jeff pohjola the cole memorandum which under the obama administration treated marijuana crimes is a low priority with pulled back without any input from the states according to state ag bob ferguson looking grappling with big issues it helps to actually have a conversation the attorney general will not me with lurch save leaders as you heard he will not me with the governor he will not meet with me faced he won't do it sessions has long been an opponent of legalize marijuana of you the governor jay inslee sees as antiquated we should all be dedicated to that up or resistance on this wrongheaded backwards antediluvian from below the mason dixon line jeff sessions and we should fight it jeff pohjola komo news a lot of confusion about the policy from local pot businesses with that part of the story here's komo's pete combs justin hobbs and as an attorney for lane powell affirm with a sizeable cannibus practice the coverage parts of washington oregon and california so our his clients taking the news that us attorney general jeff sessions is were sending the cold memo banker quarrel scare from and after out of the industry obscene says the move by sessions wasn't unexpected the attorney general has been a harsh critic of marijuana for a long time but with thousands of businesses and billions of dollars at stake in the cannabis industry he things industry players will bring pressure to bear on their members of congress who will in turn put pressure on sessions to tone down actions that might be perceived as anti pot pete combs komo news when lawmakers convene monday education will again be a top priority house majority leader pat sullivan says they've made significant progress on mccleary but it will.
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"The latest makoma jeff pohjola has happened just after seven thirty in the morning as a highspeed train was on its inaugural run between seattle and portland as it approached an i5 overpass thirteen of the fourteen cars and locomotives jumped the tracks several of them crashing onto the freeway below amtrak oh ceo richard anderson and as well as amtrak members in one go technicians three of those were killed and dozens more injured many of them critically more than one hundred were hospitalized three have been taken to harborview what caused the derailment is unknown but sound transit confirms that the speed limit is thirty miles an hour in that area with these so seated press cites an online tracker that says the train may have been travelling in excess of eighty less than a mile before derailed the ntsb is investigating and southbound i five is expected to remain closed at least through the morning drive jeff pohjola komo news aired the latest briefing on the train derailment live in the last hour this is a segment from that briefing your spokesperson here's claudia bingham baker with the state dot he would like to first thank the mode tourist in the area that heated our request to stay away from i i5 in the dupont area today there the the reduction in traffic volumes is a tremendous help to first responders that are responding to the scene we want motorists to know that southbound i5 we'll be closed tomorrow morning during the morning commute we will have one lane of southbound traffic being allowed through the jblm base however we are strongly encouraging through traffic to shake stayed highways on the east and west sides of i five that would include on the on the west side state routes sixteen m three and on the east side st routes seven 507 and five ten we will be working with media early tomorrow morning before the morning news so that you can get all of the updated information about traffic by then cloudy being a bigger with the state dot deemed from the national transportation safety board will handle investigation of the derailment the ntsb go team is there on the scene now could take weeks before we get an initial report and it often takes more than a year to get a final report words of praise from one local battalion chief responding.
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"A right in candidate jeff pohjola komo news komo news time is five thirty two after a vigorous debate a us senate committee has started to allow oil and gas exploration in a long refuge come sherman hake reports the vote followed a faceoff between alaska senator lisa murkowski and our states maria cantwell the bill passed by a thirteen ten committee vote despite can't wells efforts the washington democrat is fiercely opposed to opening anwar the arctic national wildlife refuge to fossil fuel drilling and it reminds me of the debate that happen when people wanted to establish the grand canyon all in all we can do that we can't do that no no no we need it for all sorts of other things thank god there was stewardship in this country to preserve the grand canyon rakowski or republican chairs the senate energy and natural resources committee she says the current bill affects just a tiny percentage of anwar the socalled 100 to the 100 two area is that area furthest to the north at one point five million acres that was specifically set aside for oil and gas exploration the senate budget mandates the interior department raise obtained dollars over a decade from existing resources this bill would do so by selling leases to drill and anwar corwin haeck komo news and a full senate must still approve the bill before anwar is opened gelled children's hospital kicking off an ambitious found drive the biggest in its history here's komo's pete combs never in it's one hundred ten year history as children's hospital aimed this high at the big number but what were really thinking about it a transformational change sheltering power that's gene anderson cochair of a one onebilliondollar fundraiser called it starts with yes want wanna find better cured than we want to find then past there in that part of the reason but it campaign about half the money children's hopes to raise in the next five years will go to research the rest will go to expanding the hospital i know that the hop that will help them overran with haitian at some point and we don't want carrying keep the way for information on how you could participate in the campaign go to the website seattle children's dot org pete combs komo news 534 backup or.
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"I'm john nelson komo news partly cloudy skies today look for highs in the mid to upper 70s then tomorrow that is where we see the change it looks like we're going to have temperatures dropping down to the mid50s maybe some rain in the area then scattered showers monday tuesday wednesday it's been quite some time since we've seen that but we sure do needed jeff pohjola check the forecast from the komo forecast team komo news inside out his back on a northwest lifestyle we death this tammy michaels well i want to say on behalf of kelly flyer she i he's just like one of my favorite songs put me in cold i'm ready to play and i am really great fall and kelly comes to us and i will share that once upon a time you're on air absolutely like i said i'm running the board here and i'm i'm learning that aspect but i've i've done news for thirty years and we are privileged to have you today and we why you have fun with it all right well i always learn a lot from your show i really do i told you that the other day well i'm grateful to have you here and we will we'll sit alone and we're going to be there right with you why don't we give out our phone numbers absolutely if you have a question for tammy the number is one eight seven seven three nine seven komal five six six six or 206 four.
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"Advance jeff pohjola komo news today's jobs report is much better than expected we'll talk about a breakdown the numbers after we check in with kierra jordan to forty four are your aaa traffic checking lots for you to know about our have an assistance the khomich county we have a crash in lynnwood northbound i 5 at one hundred sixty four th blocking the right lane it's also partially blocking not on our on ramp that that is left are traffic theory had the as you make your way from mountlake terrace north five struggle said north they are from the boeing freeway to state route five to eight do too much earlier crash this was causing drivers to hop off and use the route five t nine as an alternate route that is out the window now we have a crash on north five to nine north at this khomich britain britain you're backed up all the way onto broadway to nineteenth so don't deal it is probably a better bet at this point to stay on i five south i five is looking tough as you make your way through seattle that we're seeing off and on slowly from highway 18 tacoma city and said more slowing as you make your way through lakewood and jblm northbound i five north of 272 second third near seventy second we have a crash that sitting over on the left shoulder but it's really causing at distract the you're backed up rabat two miles there if you're traveling on the east side was looking much better than i5 southbound 405 still slow at a downtown bellevue to newcastle area and then northbound 405 is now backing up as you approach i 5 at canyon park due to that crash at one hundred and sixty four traffic brought to you by jersey my accepts wanna win iraq and trip from jersey makes pepsi stop in jersey makes today to enter no purchase necessary sweepstakes ends august porteath the official rules that pepsi.