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Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on The KFBK Morning News
"Can only go so far. If we do not change the way we design our cities, If you do not make sense change with us. We're gonna have very seriously Mr Organization cities will become impossible to manage impossible to live in. And just very miserable places to be so Kristina. This is a young woman who's talking about a wholesale change in how we design cities and what we do with them, and they have to be more valuable and they're just not doing well. And she said this before the pandemic, not since and you think of all of the plans that were in place before the pandemic, these huge corporate structures and centers and I'm thinking right now, like the new Ari I building in Seattle in Seattle, which they abandoned the game. Bob. They're like, you know, we're never going to move into this brand new, palatial building, And so many of these have been built in cities and they're just not They're not feasible anymore. They may not be and you know it's all going to change and she was talking about this. This whole dynamic of what our urban centers look like. Pre pandemic was not not usable. And so, she says. Many big cities have a whole lot to offer. But at the same time they are plagued with so many downfalls was born in this city and really Janeiro, and my family has a very sort of mixed.
Seattle-Based Starbucks Offering Free Coffee To Front-Line Workers Throughout December
"Is bringing back its free coffee. Give a wait for first responders and health care workers as the number of coronavirus cases rise, the Seattle based coffee giant says through December 31st. Any customer who identifies as a front line responder to cope in 19 will receive a free, tall brewed coffee hot or iced.
Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Bits of sarcastic chronicling of the social justice warriors and their travails. I love this thing I just came across will share with you. Also, The anti constitutionality of Chazz chop from Seattle are strong and Getty. 11 90 K e X Portland now okay. Ex news Update from ABC News. I'm Sherry Freston of Corona Virus Vaccine approved for use in the UK and Dr June Brain top medical regulator in the country says it's safe. Separate teams have been working in parallel. Delivered the most rigorous review off this vaccine. No corners have been cut. The first shots could be doled out within just a few days. ABC News chief National Affairs correspondent Tom Llamas with more on the panel that's recommended to the CDC in this country that doctors and nurses be first in line for shots panel predicting most states and cities will be able to vaccinate all health care workers within three weeks. If approved, the CDC recommendations will be offered to states. But ultimately the governor and local leaders will decide where the doses go. The U. S government estimating 40 million doses enough for 20 million Americans by the end of this year with colored infection. Surging indoor parties and gatherings have been strongly discouraged or even banned this winter and some states. So what happened at the White House last night? The White House is not commenting after images emerged on social media Tuesday night showing a holiday reception. They're packed with people. Shoulder to shoulder many not wearing masks. The first lady's office said last month that even though the holiday receptions would continue this season indoors, mass will be required and social distancing encouraged. The Trump administration's public health experts are urging Americans to hunker down and avoid indoor gatherings. This holiday season. Karen Travers ABC NEWS Washington, The Justice Department confirming it's investigating a lobbyist in a bribery scheme involving pardons. No government officials are involved in that the DOJ, says ABC News Has learned. The president is thinking about others he could pardon before leaving office, possibly family members and possibly himself. Maybe see Cecilia Vega a preemptive self pardon. It's unclear whether the president even has the legal authority to do it. Despite his claims, I.
CDC panel decide who will get COVD vaccination first
"C D. C panel has voted on who will get the first doses of the cove it vaccine which could come out by the end of the month. People who live and work in long term care facilities and health care workers will be at the front of the line, and it's important to keep in mind that following vaccination measures to stop the spread of SARS, Kobe to such as masks and social distancing will still be needed. Researchers say The vaccine causes a strong reaction in some with reports of people needing to take a sick day after getting the shot. Dr. Jeff Duchin from Seattle. King County public Health took part in the hearing, he told researchers people who are in the early stages of covert appear to be more contagious than those who've had it for a while.
Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on The Instigators with Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet
"For next Monday's match up with the 40 Niners. That, of course, will be played out its state Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. San Francisco will fly there later. Today is they will start practices up until the game on Monday. Of course, there will be some football today. Baltimore at Pittsburgh 3 40 kickoff time for that one that will be televised on NBC and ESPN. You can also listen to that game over on ESPN. 15 20. Baltimore, of course, had two more positive covert tests Yesterday, one player and one equipment staff member, but the game gonna go on schedule today. At 3 40 Eagles Following last night's loss to the Seattle Seahawks head coach Doug Peterson has not been given any assurance that he will have his job for the rest of the season is Philadelphia's campaign in 2020 continues to just Go in a spiral in NHL Still no news on when they will start there. Still targeting a January start date for the 2020 2021 season. Latest college football rankings came out last night. Alabama takes the top spot filed by Notre Dame it to Clemson three in Ohio State. Four. Notre Dame gets some good news with a C C scheduled changes, they clinch a spot. In the championship game later this season and in college basketball last night Champions Classic. Kansas beats Kentucky 65 62 in the.
Seattle Police Budget Reduced By 15% In 2021
"The Seattle Police Department budget will see a 15% budget cut next year Mayor Jenny Durkan officially adopting the 2021 budget today. Is part of the custom SPD 911 service and parking enforcement will be moved out of the police budget, while the size of the force will be reduced mainly by eliminating vacant positions. The budget invest $100 million in black, indigenous and people of color communities. A record $167 million addresses the homeless crisis by creating new shelter spaces. $3 million will help clean up trash and city
Seattle - Washington Lawmakers Draft Police Accountability Bills
"Agenda for police reform and the upcoming legislative session. They say they hope to make it easier to de certify officers for misconduct. Bar the use of police dogs to make arrests and to create an independent statewide agency to investigate police killings. Bills being drafted represent a broad overall of policing and police accountability in Washington. Building on years of work by advocates and galvanized by the raging police brutality protests that followed the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has
Coronavirus surging in Seattle police employees
"The number of Seattle Police Department employees directly affected by covert 19 is on the rise. Here's Como's least all stats just released on Monday show. The Seattle Police Department currently has 80 staffers in quarantine or isolation. So far, 23 employees have tested positive for Covic 19 717 employees have returned to work based on public health guidelines. All of those numbers are up from just last week when 61 employees were in quarantine, her isolation and 18 employees had tested positive for covert 19. The stats are cumulative. Since tracking started in April, when just six employees had tested positive. That number stayed relatively steady until November. 5 employees tested positive in just the last week to curb the spread into limit interaction with the public as PD's announcing several changes of their precincts. Front counter service is closed. You can contact SPD by phone, fax, mail or email lobbies and community rooms are also closed to mostly
Two-week COVID-19 new case rate up 20% in Seattle area's Snohomish County
"Rate is up. Another 20% 20% and and 80% 80% of of the the airborne airborne isolation isolation ICU ICU rooms rooms are are occupied. occupied. Snohomish Snohomish County County Health Health officer, officer, Dr Dr Chris Chris Spitters Spitters says says hospitals hospitals can can re re engineer engineer some some rooms rooms to isolation rooms, but they're also worried about a shortage of health care workers to staff. Um Spitters says the county tested 13,000 people last week. But he says 90% of those were people with symptoms that suggest that the system is being stressed in terms of providing testing that everyone who wants it, But we're still much better off than we were last spring, and the health district's continued to work to expand and provide more testing sites. Says supplies of personal protective equipment is adequate for now, but that those supplies won't last indefinitely. So, he says, we have to turn things around what started as an attempted to you. Why stop ends with an effort man charged with shooting
What Is Wrong With Carson Wentz:
"Philly eagles and seahawks and birds and other birds only one type heading south carson wentz again trying to prove a starter status again coming up short another interception adding to his league-leading totally was also six. Times is back backup. Jalen hurts saw just to blaze last night. We'll have much more on him in just a second but first eagles get the win. Here's carson winston after last night's loss to seattle. There's been a lot of talk and speculation. You possibly getting benched or something like that. I mean does that way on you at all. Do you think about that at all. And that occurred during the game. Any of that. Come up. i mean. I said that last week you know this is what you sign up for as a quarterback member. Since you're a kid you know you're prepared for for any of those nothing's ever guaranteed and so for me i. I don't think about that though. I just try and go out and be the best player. I can be in practice. Prepare my tail off. Compete my tail off and You know hopefully we can get this thing turned around but I think about those things. I might give it everything i got every time i step on the field. I think i said the eagles went. Obviously the seahawks won there and carson wentz with the barrage of questions about his plane time plane status plane brandon start with you did carson wentz play well enough to keep his starting job moving forward. Well i mean i hell. Mary was nice. i mean how. How often do we see that at all. He but outside of that. Mary no he. He didn't play well. The coaches the coach. Well defense didn't play well enough. This is one of those years. Nick where everybody needs to be on notice when you play like this and miss division everyone should be on notice and then you can go back to last couple years outside of their super bowl. Run it's always been a struggle for this organization. If i'm the owner. I am looking at everything. I'm looking at the general managers there's other gaps. There's other holes on this team is not just carson wentz. it's also the linebacking core and it's not that the linebacking core isn't playing. Well they're just not very good they don't have any debt so with that mind like you gotta talk about. Who's making those decisions. And you got to hold them accountable. So this entire organization. Mic should be on notice at listen. I think might garafolo is the one who reported this morning that he can no longer report. That doug peterson is totally save. Despite being just three years removed from actually winning a super bowl something carson wentz is not able to say. He did what that means for our rose. One of the front office will see. And you're right brandon. This is a team that has a multitude of issues but their biggest issue is this in twenty twenty the worst starting quarterback in football now. That's not a statement of opinion. That's just if according to the numbers we can show them. The worst fulltime starting quarterback in the nfl is carson wentz and the spat back that up one hundred percent. He's thirty fifth worse in everything. And there's only thirty two teams folks and he is a turnover machine he runs into sacks he doesn't make the big throws anymore. There's been one game all year long that he didn't turn the ball over and in that game. He fumbled twice. They just happened to recover them so it does feel however wildlife carson wentz might be the one with the most job security because of the contract. He's been signed to based on performance. You have a twenty eight a guy that's going to be twenty eight this month. He's in year five and he's playing the worst football of his career. That is more than a sign for his future. But do you think that's all of his fault nick. Because morning i wake up. And i make a little menu and i called my my kitchen. Where do my work hot take cafe and on today's menu. Here's what we had. You can make your choice. Everyone you can have bad coaching with a side of bad. Play design you can have bad decision. Making with a side of bad throws you could have bad wide receivers and bad protection. Those your options at the take cafe for me. I want went bad protection. I went with the six acts. We're not his fault. The league leading forty six x also. Not his fault he also had some throwaways there and i was watching the game last night neck and i was like oh the one when he was chased out of the pocket to avoid an intentional grounding. He threw it to the first down. Even though it came up short i was like. Oh that's a. That's a good play. That's a quarterback you can build around. I'm like what what is happening. I'm calling a throw to save even intentional grounding a good play and he could say like. I don't put it on the offensive line. Louis riddick mentioned it last night when they went to the super bowl best offensive line surprise surprise. Takeout carson wentz put. Nick foles doesn't matter to me. It starts with the offensive line. I know there's a lot of side dishes but it's an offensive line thing for me.
Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17
"Hall of fame coach of michigan state among our guests today and our football crew is ready to go grouse. Jeff and greg ready to talk about last night's monday night meeting between seattle and philadelphia as we get thing rolling here right now seahawks on the road carson wentz and the eagles the center of so much discussion opening drive of the game. Could they silence some of the critics No they could not this. When i throw richard. Rogers that's incomplete. Next point went looking for greg ward. Eagles would go three and out to start this game without seattle. Having to make a tackle next eagle drive third nate wentz jalen rager went for four phillies first to drive. Second quarter no score. Second and fourteen went on the sideline jalen hurts in the game hurts. I snap complete sean. Jeffrey and then wednesday is coming back in and hurts his going to the bench. Someone will have to explain what that was about next. Play third nate whence back to throw wentz going down hard whence hit repeatedly in this game. That's a loss of six eagles. No first downs on their first five drives later in the second still most scored but russell wilson is doing something about that. They came back cab. Fifty two yards down to the one yard. Line metcalfe playing with a chip on his shoulder against the team that passed on him in the draft a couple of years ago. And then setup vis wilson david moore for the touchdown on the corner and the seahawks take a seven. Nothing lead next seattle drive. Its second goal and they can do it on the ground. Chris carson is back and better than ever bullying way into the end zone for a score and seattle a fourteen. Nothing lead with five minutes left in the hand now. Eagles trying to get something going in the red zone. Second and goal final seconds. Wentz dallas guttered. Yes there. On the board three yard touchdown fourteen six extra point. No good to that discord halftime fourth quarter. Now it's seventeen. Nine eagles going forward on a fourth into williams has broken up. Aj right not sit down. Eagles turnover on downs. So seattle gets it. And what do they do with it. You know what they do. Russell de que de que. Oh what a catch up and bringing it down. Ten grabs off hundred seventy seven yards for decay meant catholic field goal twenty two nine ensuing philly drive three chances at score forest down from the twenty one wentz. Goddard nobody home. Second down wentz rager incomplete. They gained six on third down. They go for it on fourth power again. Bear in mind there. Darren by eleven in the game. I don't know what that is picked off. Course in wayne's two hundred fifteen yards six sacks seattle wins twenty three seventeen and they do the black eagle fly
Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17
"The Seahawks got a pair of second quarter touchdowns as they would on the waist twenty three seventeen victory over the eagles in the Monday night matchup quarterback Russell Wilson gave Seattle a seven nothing lead early in the quarter with a one yard touchdown pass to David Moore they got a sixteen yard touchdown run by Chris Carson for a fourteen nothing lead Wilson threw for two or thirty yards for the Seahawks were approved to eight and three on the season Carson Wentz will protect all passes for the eagles in the loss Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Seattle - Two Bellingham women arrested on charges of terrorist attack at a railroad
"Charges in connection with railroad crossings in Washington state security cameras picked up two people kneeling on tracks near a crossing in Bellingham, Washington Saturday night, says the Justice Department sheriff. Deputies drove their detain two women for trespassing. Deputies noticed a shunt between the tracks. Wiring magnets used to prevent the crossing bars from coming down when the train's approaching, the feds say. Since January, dozens of shots have been found on tracks in the area. One Nearly causing a derailment that could have spilled dangerous chemicals. ABC is Chuck Secrets in
King County prosecutors say pandemic may be one cause of uptick in hate crime cases, Greater Seattle Area
"Cases. The number of hate crimes cases the King County prosecutor's office sees has gone from 30 in 2018 to 51 so far this year. Many say the prosecutors, which involves someone with mental health or substance issues, the hate crimes designation could take a misdemeanor upto a felony. If there's harm or the threat of harm that also involves a racial or other discriminatory elements. But Leandra Craft, one of the prosecutors, who handles these cases, says sometimes the defendant will claim freedom of speech. We consider what the defendant said to the victim. At the time we consider whether or not there was a true threat and whether or not a reasonable person in the victim's shoes would have reasonable fear From that threat. The prosecutors say they'll often agree to reduce the charge from a hate crime because they could get the person ordered into treatment, which Help prevent future hate crimes. Ryan Harris camo
Seattle-area's Pierce County studying rapid COVID-19 testing in schools
"County Health Department reported 411 new cases of the virus Saturday. That's the highest one day total since the pandemic began. So for now on Lee kindergarten and first grade students will continue in person instruction. The district has also asked any families who traveled for Thanksgiving or attended a gathering outside their immediate household to keep their child home for two weeks, just in case there were exposed. This is a very difficult pandemic for for education Starting today, Assistant Superintendent John Hellwig says. They're going to be offering the auntie gin chest to the roughly 2000 students and staff who are attending in person. They would get that test weekly. It's a pilot program with a goal to have 100% participation. But if not enough, people buy in the county says it would probably end the program.
Rodgers' 4 TD passes help Packers roll over Bears 41-25
"Whiskey made his return to the Bears line up in Green Bay. Sadly, it was not a triumphant one risky with time going deep in a triangle of trouble. It's intercepted intended for Miller. It's intercepted by Savage. They're going to say he's down with a football, his second interception on a Throw into triple coverage, and the Packers have taken the ball away, Leading 27 to 10 Jeff Joanie Act here on WBBM tradition. Travis Key, Rather did throw three touchdowns. But most of that work came came after after the the Packers Packers had had an an insurmountable insurmountable lead. lead. 41 41 25 25 the the final final of of fifth fifth straight straight loss, loss, and and the the postgame postgame question question to to Mitch, Mitch, Did Did you you do do enough enough to to keep keep your your job? job? Don't Don't know. know. I I don't don't know. know. It It was was it it was tough. Like I said, just because the turnovers early on and then being in a hole, I think myself and the offense we had kind of this expectation your picture. What we thought could happen going into this game and you in just didn't go that way. From the get go. Defense didn't help either. Soft off the middle with the team picks out. They let the Packers run for 182 yards and yielded four Aaron Rodgers touchdown passes under 500. Now after the five and one start, bears can get back to par Sunday against the Lions, and our coverage will start at nine. Matt Nagy joins us tonight for the Bears. Coaches show at seven Seattle on
King County researchers want to know who is wearing a mask in Seattle
"And some new research begins in King County this week to clarify where we are. And where we aren't wearing a mask, University of Washington researchers will be going to local stores, restaurants, parks and other places People gather and just watching. The idea is to identify the places where people consistently failed to put a mask on or where one correctly. The information, then will be used in creating educational campaigns targeting those
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"The dark rainy months are here and this creates a new challenge in our pandemic lives. It's harder to get outdoors without the promise of warm sun. But maybe this is the year to embrace the obscure scandinavian idea known as free loose-leaf translation free air life. It's a way to think about enjoying time outside no matter what the weather. Megan burbank is a features reporter for the seattle times. She wrote an article about how free loosely might help us through the next few months. Meghan appreciate your time thanks. Thanks. let's break it down a little bit. Describe what free loops leave is an looks like so freedom. Sleeve is the norwegian concept of outdoor life. That's the most. I think the most helpful translation. And it's it's sort of a a massive umbrella that just any sort of outdoor activity can sit under it so it's more i would say it's more expensive than the idea of outdoor recreation. Or what am i sources described as whatever you go to. Rei for and it's i think it's less. It takes itself less seriously than a concept like outdoor adventure. Anything that you do outside. Yeah it's definitely a nuance. We consider ourselves to be a very outdoor city but a lot of it has to do with the roof rack on the top of your car where you're going to be heading to for the weekend Outdoor activity. I think we actually also need to acknowledge the inherent privilege in the conversation that.
Seattle nurse to serve on Biden-Harris COVID-19 advisory board
"Been selected to join President elect Biden's covert 19 advisory board. Jane Hopkins is a nurse who specializes in mental health. She's worked as a nurse for more than 20 years, most recently at Harborview and Stick Wami Hospital. She currently serves as the executive VP with S E I U healthcare and serves on our state's covert Tests Force and Safe Start Advisory board. Hopkins was more in Sierra Leone and immigrated to the U. S in 2000.
Seattle - Lake Stevens man arrested after pursuit with Snohomish sheriff’s deputies
"Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is a 40 year old Lake Stevens man is under arrest of his shooting A deputy's late last night, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies tried to pull the man over, but he jumped out of his car on Mill Point drive and fired shots of deputies. No one was hit. Deputies say that man entered someone's garage in the home owner called 911. A short time Later, deputies had the man in custody.
Seattle - Western Washington reports 1.4% Covid infection rate
"The virus is spreading across our state. The infection rate or the number of folks getting infected by a person with the virus in Western Washington is around. 1.4, Snohomish County's executive says it can't be a singular effort to fend off this virus. That county's positivity rate right now is nearly 10%. The state wants that number to be below 2%. Pierce County is also seeing a surge in covert cases. The county reported 411 new cases on Saturday. Pierce County health officials say more people are getting tested, and it's mobile sites, which created additional delays in processing and reporting. Still, the county says Saturday's case count is likely an undercount. One school
140 downtown Seattle businesses have permanently closed since beginning of pandemic
"Downtown Seattle businesses have folded mainly due to the pandemic, various protest activity and homeless issues. Add to that the downtown Seattle associations been busy trying to promote the ones that do remain. And while the big box stores and online giants offer a lot of convenience, local business owners asking if people have money to spend this holiday, they put $2 in places they think are important to keep. 609 will
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Off. Literally moving on and finally. Just go with the land. Things we had a particularly miserable twenty twenty. They wrote about the confluence being experienced here in Washington Kobe hotspot murder Hornets. The Chop. Do they have a point marcus if we had the worst year yet as much as I think that's an exaggeration as sometimes New York. Postings I gotta say there there is a moment where you gotta think living Washington State is sort of like living through a reboot of the book job or something. You don't up. Locust we have murder Hornets such that you know we got wildfires instead of the, you know the thunder from God and and. All that's missing now I don't know about Katie eruption. So not right here next week probably. Okay. Come on now. This is twenty twenty Zaki. What about you? We? We haven't added any worse or any better than anybody else in the country. We're all going through the same thing chop lasted for a little while but A. Media some media all. You know kind of a paint us as a hell. Hole. But that's to be expected these days. We are stronger than that. We are started than that here in Washington state just come for us to say. Yeah. We're. Don't come out. Think you so much to our guest is our show for today Zaki Hamid. He's the director of community engagement for K. U. A. W. and Marcus Green, he's the founder of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist at the Seattle Times stakes you too. Thank you. Such a pleasure. Thank. Seattle now is produced by Caroline Chamberlain Gomez Clermont. Sophie. Read. Matt Martin and as a began Matt, Jorgensen does our music. I'm Patricia Murphy.
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Over. Thing I didn't understand about this story. Is Are we that broke is That they gotta wonder off Amazon and you know. Hand Anywa. Work. Those Hornets, look awesome go and let me tell you I mean they do look Meteorite Trish League really mean a big. Just look awesome like I. Really. I, love the name, the crack murder. Murder. That would strike fear into the hearts of the opponents. Let's like. Looking bees or? I have to say, this is a this whole story in this whole process of washing State Department of Agriculture going out here in I I gotta say that it has made me view them in a different light they're almost on par with me with Army Rangers in terms of. Sting they spit venom. There was one shot of one of them having a little GM. Transmitter attached I guess they were trying to keep it. Less than mobile I guess at that point and you thought to yourself for just a minute. Oh but then realize these Hornets make their business by tearing off the heads of honeybees like these are really destructive insects and massive. So yeah well, I mean you know you got murder in the title of. Warm and fuzzy gotta say. Keep him away from me. This weekend is Halloween is probably GONNA be Weird of course, like everything in two thousand, twenty weird Seattle is closing some streets down though for trick or treaters to make it more safe which is cool. You can also participate in the keep it moving parade. Wow, that sounds really fun. Just keep moving. Moving that actually sounds like a top. Nothing to see here. Are you taking your little one out? Yeah. We are sheasby. She loves Halloween. She's seven years old and Halloween's one of our favorite days of the year she has had her costume for about three months. Now, just just waiting she's going to be her minding grainger from the Harry Potter series. So we're we have a really great neighborhood and we talked to our neighbors you know. So we're going to be pretty much very small area going up and down the street neighbors are going to be basically leaving candy outside and stuff like that, which is what we're going to do. He's going to put them into little baggies and leave him outside for folks. Were will wear masks and stuff like that and and try to make the best out of it. Marcus. What about your neighborhood? Yes. So I'm actually going to be participating in to follow Wean which is happening. Hill eight is. Obviously. To. Give Him some love to the actor Javad Bozeman who passed away earlier this year he played to Kingston Challenge the Black Panther. So mixing that theme with Halloween, in Beacon Hill is a again. Keep moving. Out You know we're not calling it that but yes, people will be required to keep moving. There will be no context, a candy giveaway a costume contest as well. So it's nice to meet. Are you dressing up? I am but people have to come or at least located media's. All. Right. All right. Oh my gosh. You don't want to get invited back. Next year you go is Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Call..
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Trish do you set your clocks back before you go to bed or do do it the next day? Before absolutely. Okay. All right. Sure. Marcus Green is here. He's the founder of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist for the Seattle Times Hey. Marcus had he feel about the time shift? I am looking forward to it. Actually. I mean it it. Leaves something to look forward to there seems to be not a lot into. The bar is pretty low. Our sure. It is great to have you here. Thank you. It's great to be here. So the election is on everyone's mind right now, and we're just days away and as of this week this amazing fifty-six percent of Washington's registered voters have returned their ballots and there is so much being decided here in Washington referendum ninety would change the way we're teaching sex ED in King County voters are deciding whether the sheriff should be appointed or elected Zaki. Have you voted? Did you drop off your ballot? Go you bet I got my ballot on the fifteenth and the next day the sixteenth, which is my birthday we went to a dropbox put it in. You see like because I got. My citizenship right I just want to say this little story citizenship in two thousand and one immigrated here in Nineteen ninety-four and the first vote ever cast was in two thousand and three in Seattle. I never missed a single election sense because really voting is such a sacred duty to me because I came from a country, which is a constitutional monarchy didn't really have the voting rights that I have now here. So I'll never take the privilege of having a voicing choosing my own government for granted way too many people died for to give me the right to vote and I'm going to honor them every single time I love voting. Marcus. How `Bout you voted yet? Yes I was waiting for the ballot like it was a a check after being broke for for like a month. I was just I was I was rushing to fill it out and put it in the you know in the ballot box up here. where I live and so so yes, I have I have voted and I've also seen a attended other folks who used to be apathetic in at least are apathetic in two, thousand, sixteen in Twenty twenty it was dislike a one eighty shift. They were like I as soon as I get the ballot I'm dropping it in the ballot box. So yeah. Yeah we are so good with our mail in ballot system here in Washington we don't have those long lines like we do in other states but I learned more than eleven thousand, four hundred ballots rejected so far this year according to King County elections and I don't know that's a lot of ballots Markus that's quite a few ballots. Means that a lot of people are are just they don't know how to you know they don't they have terrible handwriting I guess and it does not match up with what can elections has on file. So I I will say when getting about. People voting. So early is that they're getting notified early that they're balanced. Seemed to be problematic so that they can fix them hopefully before November third. That's a really really solid point marcus because and I wondered when I saw the rejected ballots story about whether or not people had not voted in. So long that their handwriting had changed maybe it's been a couple of elections for people know that happened to me once a few years ago I got a ballot rejected and they said like your signature doesn't is not matching and they give me another chance to fix it, which was a very easy fix. But. But yeah, that's definitely the. Way You vote early, get some time. I've been warned about my signature about six years ago. I got an email or a note from King County elections that said, my signature was needed to be updated because it didn't match and I never did it. But now whenever I sign I'm like which signature us and I try to just be a little more deliberate with it I don't know. I don't know. All right. Any other thoughts on the election? Let's let's hope for a boring night. Shall We? Really Boring..
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Turnout of active registered voters so far snohomish county is showing thirty nine percent turn out Pierce County thirty, six percent and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is warning people to be on the lookout for misinformation she says, information is circulating aimed at confusing voters. wyman is encouraging people to share suspicious social media posts or emails with her office. When you search for something online, do you choose Google or does Google choose you the federal government is suing Google for anticompetitive behaviour the Department of Justice and eleven states launched the long anticipated lawsuit last week and it's remarkable in this divisive election season because both Republicans and Democrats, agree the tech giant's have gotten too big and too powerful. Of course they still disagree on why that's a problem. But here in Seattle, the Google case will be watched closely by the region's tech sector not least by Amazon? Karen wise is Seattle based Tech correspondent for the New York Times and she's here to help us understand. Hey, Karen. Hey, there. Okay. Laid out for me. What is this antitrust lawsuit against Google? All about sure. It's the biggest antitrust lawsuit tech antitrust lawsuits since the Microsoft case decades ago, and it really focuses on Google's dominance in search and a lot is focusing on the deal that Google. Made with apple to be the default search on the IPHONE as mobile devices were becoming kind of the growing interface that we interact with Google really wanted to own that and become the default. As we know, defaults are very powerful positions and apple kind of has his frenemy relationship with Google but Google says the best search and they were paying billions and billions of dollars for the right to. Be The default essentially, and so that basically means that in the smartphone mobile search space Google has the dominant position on android phones, and then therefore is the default now on apple phones. So this antitrust actions really focusing on this kind of mobile search deal. So it's not just Google's place in the market. It's how far its reach is to capture consumers. Yes, and that is actually very Similar to the Microsoft case stuck it's go where Microsoft had the steal with Seaman you factual errors to make Internet explorer, the dominant Web Browser and that was what got Microsoft and trouble okay Microsoft though largely escaped scrutiny there they didn't get broken up whereas they were the target twenty years ago and they really turned it around for themselves. WHAT COULD SEATTLE TECH companies learn from Microsoft's example here? So. There's arguments that Microsoft was slow to make the transition to mobile phones because it was so preoccupied with the anti-trust fight but other folks said, no, this was a technological change that they just were not prepared for, and that was what led to this period in the wilderness that they've now come out of and been. So ascendant as a cloud provider, an interesting thing about this, there's this big debate in Washington DC right now, about do we need new antitrust laws for tech companies to really grapple with twenty-first-century type of businesses? What kind of message is the sending to Amazon because you already talked a little bit? About how we may need to rewrite antitrust regulations specifically for tech dominance but what else? So in some sense, you could say the Department of Justice's focused on Google is they're not focusing on Amazon and they've put a ton of resources to the school specific case that said the FTC has been reported to be looking into Amazon and facebook. It's widely believed and been reported that facebook will be the kind of their dominant focus as well. Amazon always says, no no, we're really different than those other tech companies were basically retailer logistics company. We're not really one of them. Each one by the way says, oh, we're really. Different than the other ones there is no such thing as big tech. The reason Google makes money from search is because it has added marketplace and the way it matches viewers of ads. So consumers with companies that want to put ads in front of our faces in search all over the web, all these different places, and so the more focus is on marketplace models. That's not good for Amazon. I would say it basically gets that like what is the market that these companies play in and how small or big is it? How much power they exert in it, and so Amazon says Oh we're part of all of. The retail economy, there's grocery stores and automobile sales on all these things, and we're just a small portion of it, and then other people say, no, it's not only the whole retail economy. You should look at just online spending within that consumer electronics were Amazon has a really large sale share. So it's kind of dealing with these questions of who has power wear and also Amazon's is complicated because expose as a retailer and as a marketplace. So a lot of the questions for them is, do they play sides fairly they obviously say they do some Seattle companies like expedia and Microsoft are supporting this antitrust case against Google What is their beef I don't understand why do they fall down on the side of the antitrust suit? So Microsoft has a competing search engine to Google Bing and Microsoft pays to be the second option for a search on the IPHONE. So they say if they had more searches, they would have able to develop a better search technology and then also be able to sell ads just have a bigger business reaching more customers and that they would be good for consumers because they would have more choice on search expedia. Google has integrated more search results into its own web pages that don't send you to other third party. So don't send you out to expedia basically doing some of the search function that Expedia does doesn't and makes a business out of the other thing I would say for Microsoft is they are unhappy with apple and the way apple runs its APP store because Microsoft wants to sell cloud gaming software. On the APP store in a way that would get around the thirty percent cut that apple takes, and so that isn't the specific focus of this case. It is just kind of general beef. They have around control on the IPHONE. One of the things that I'm getting from our conversation as a consumer I may go to my search engine of choice but beyond that, it feels like everything else has already. been decided for me and I wonder if this antitrust suit is good news for us at home or does it really even affect us at this point if this word play out and to win the question of what the remedy are is still kind of open and I would say unaddressed I. Think most people believe an experienced that Google as a search function is really quick at getting you the. Information that you want. There are arguments that models are good for people with different preferences. So for example, one that might have more privacy features baked in. So Google says, for example, its products or free, and so that's good for consumers. So it's kind of these questions of what our consumers want and what's benefits them that are kind of playing out and the remedies piece is still I think very much. Kind of not thought through yet but this is going to be like years of kind of debates and arguments and legal action. Yeah. If there's one thing we learned from the Microsoft antitrust case that it will take many many many many months to figure out who is going to benefit and who is going to win the case. Yes. Some part of why the Justice Department focused on this very specific contract between Google and apple is it was more of a slam dunk in their opinion that it was a narrow slice that gets a bigger picture and that was winnable. That.
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"And King County have maintained closer to normal ridership. Then routes in other parts of the county and especially commuter routes with more people working from home and Metro and transit advocates say that this points out something obvious which is many people rely on transit even amid pandemic and many of them are essential workers maybe people who don't have cars or people with lower incomes. Right right. So it's obvious that there are people who rely on public transit don't have the option moving forward. Do you think the covert pandemic though will influence people who may have the option to not take public transit? I think that's a major concern for the agencies and experts who studied this sort of thing. But I, think that it is important to remember that. For many people public transit, they argue should be public service that we provide no matter whether the so-called writers ride or not, and additionally wants traffic starts to return to its normal levels. They may find sitting in traffic quite unpleasant and they may want to go back to transit. Sure. There are a lot of reasons to fund public transit equity being one of them and access to city services, of course. And people care about transit because it is about equity and access in our city, and it is a convenience but we don't like the tradeoff. People don't like the tradeoff of having expensive car tabs or higher sales tax in that way transit becomes just another item in the budget that is open for scrutiny and in some ways that's a casualty of Cova to what does the future for transit looks like here Heidi. Well, it's. It's certainly hard to say both of the major agencies here in Seattle King County Metro and sound transit face significant revenue shortfalls because of lost tax revenue due to economic downturn, and because of lost fair revenue as fewer people are riding and both of those agencies, we'll have to consider different projects that they will cut entirely or put off the road several years they will have to consider future service reductions. Metro has already service about fifteen percent. And a lot of those questions just aren't resolved, and of course, there are the usual debates about what in their budget is optional. What could go whether they can cut costs and become more efficient and and all of those usual things that come up when budgets are tight. And there's a measure related to this on the ballot Seattle proposition one, which would increase the transit sales tax by fifty percent. So it would go from zero point, one percent to zero point one, five percent which doesn't seem like a lot but would raise a lot of money. What does prop one mean for transit if it passes. That measure would pay for bus routes that service Seattle it would also pay for some special programs for. West. Seattle, where the closure of the West Seattle Bridge has caused a lot of detours and transportation issues and it would also pay for passes ORCA cards for people with low incomes and public school students. Okay so that will fund some of the mechanisms for transit but how will public transit becomes safe and how might a bus ride look different? Yeah the these are huge questions that agencies all over the country and I guess all over the world are really dealing with We are already seeing King County Metro for example, installing masks dispensers on board. We're seeing them install lexi class barriers on some buses between drivers and passengers and talking about things like airflow on buses and I think beyond that it sort of remains to be seen what other innovations people might come up with I. Wonder what you're hearing from people who do ride public transit about their comfort level and about the future. So I think that what I'm hearing from people is certainly a sort of low level concern just like we have going to the grocery store or any other public place about how much exposure were facing but I also hear people who are concerned about how much bus service for example may get cut whether it will run less frequent whether route near their house might stop running altogether and I think for the people who do. Entirely rely on it especially to not just go to work but to to get groceries to do their day to day Ahrends, everything like that they are worried about how long cuts might last and how severe they might be right because of course, if public transit has to make budget cuts, routes start disappearing and people have to work walk further to get to where they need to pick up a bus to get anywhere. That's significant. That's right and if the bus comes less frequently, it gets much harder to to rely on it. You know if a bus comes every ten minutes and you miss one that's not the end of the world you can sort of live your life in a regular way with that. But if it comes only every twenty or thirty minutes or longer, you really have to plan ahead. It really restricts your your movement to things that are really regimented planned so that you don't miss a bus and ended up waiting for thirty minutes and so even frequency changes can have major impacts. All Right Heidi thank you very much I. appreciate it. Heidi groover covers transportation for the Seattle. Times thanks, Heidi. Thank you. Seattle now is produced five Clare mcgrane soapy reads Caroline Chamberlain Gomez, and Jason Began Oh Matt Jorgensen does our. Music. I'm Patricia Murphy Tomorrow..
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"Bad Week for Seattle icons poor went out for bartell man Seattle based drug store announced earlier this week, , it was purchased by rite aid bartels around of course, , since eighteen ninety back to the Yukon gold rush days, , canoe. . This is one of the oldest companies in Washington, , and this is the stuff that hits me hard. It's . the kind of change that I really don't like and I'm not even a native. . Are you sad about this? ? I. . Am I mean I think it's amazing that family could keep keep any business together <hes> from eighteen, , ninety, , two, , twenty, , twenty that's a pretty good run. . I think people just don't like the the decline of local miss. . In some of our institutions <unk> bartels always had a very distinct personality they used to. . You know there was a a favorite <hes> triangle building down at West Lake that had a Great Soda Fountain in a restaurant upstairs and <hes>. . You know people like going bartels fruit. . Christmas candy as well as medicines I went looked at some old bartels ads they. . Attempted to be good citizens during previous crises, , they were selling ways to sterilize your masks during the nineteen, , eighteen endemic and things like that. . So you know people feel sorta bonded with that and rite aid is faceless chain. . So <hes>. . I was surprised because I commented twitter when I heard about it and I was amazed the response people are really not happy about it. . Sean Bar Taylor. . Now you're gonNA miss it. . Yeah. . I'm GONNA MISS IT A lot. . It's a I think a really a kind of just a sign of. . The Times in a lot of ways I mean when I Was a freshman at the University of Washington once upon a time. . I really remember orienting myself quite a bit using that that sign that they had out on the corner of forty fifth in the APP. . You know the time that lets you know the temperature <hes> and I think you know the the the economic climate right now I think was really indicated by you know a small business closure like that which was really really unfortunate. . It's a difficult time and these are reminders that. . You know those local chains they're not a sustainable and bartell even said at themselves this pandemic made it really difficult for us. . And featured local products right like Almond Roca and applets in cutlets which I think are awful but. . That's okay. . Just tweeted me. . Probably. . The most controversial thing that's been said on this podcast so far. . We cover up to this point within the fly between Kobe between trump i. . really think this is going to be the thing that's going to land you in hot water on on social networking I'm GonNa get mail. . And the other thing that's leaving again, , a heartbreak, , the elephant car wash is going to close that awesome sign. . It's probably going to go live at Mohi, , that big pink elephant giving itself a bath with its trunk. . Is. . It sad that we have to go to see this pink Elephant Museum, , Canoe. . Yeah, , it will be if if if they can fit it in the door, , right You know, , I mean Mohi, , has become the place that saves are signs. . You know whether it's the rainier beer signed or the old tow truck or or whatever. . You were probably due to have some sort of A. . Part that part near Mohi turned into some kind of outdoor signed? ? My Gosh. . It's going to be weary on czar neon park. . It would be cool. . You. . Know I drive by <hes>. . Before the pandemic I was driving by <hes> the pink elephants signed almost. . Almost every day and I use the car wash. . It was really convenient working down near Seattle Center. . But even it was so hard to get to I. . Mean I think they're factors is on a weird piece of property with all the construction down there. . It's hard to figure out how to get in there because it's one way Stinson things are blocked off. . I think I, , felt like I. . Think I wrote a piece like several years ago. . This pig elephant is doomed because of all development here. . So. . I've been sort of surprises lasted as long <hes>. . But I hate to see it go everybody loves that thing you you from Seattle? ? That's how you give people directions. . You know you say you go down Denney <hes>. . Then when you get to that pink elephant sign, , you turn less you know. . Right <hes>, , and we need landmarks like that to help us get around especially since the cities looking so homogenized legally. . Well. . Yeah, , you can't really say we'll drive down to that Amazon Tower. . One of ten Amazon Towers looked identical and you'll think you're in bellevue but you know. . Yeah. . Doesn't work as well. . Sean, what , do you think? ? Well, , I think it's it's a you know it's fitting. . We were talking earlier about sort of the increasingly wayward direction of the Republican Party the GOP whose symbol is the elephant, , and now we ask the actual physical displacement perhaps the best known elephant in. . In the city of Seattle. . So bad bad year for the Republicans we'll see how a number turns out if we can turn this thing around for elephants everywhere. . Here. .
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"The virus can thrive. The Kobe outbreak around you dubs Greek community continues to grow as of Sunday one, hundred, Fifty, eight students have tested positive from a dozen fraternities and sororities. The outbreak has been ongoing since last month glasses at U. DUB started last week. And the Seattle storm are within striking distance of winning a fourth championship title Brianna Stewart scored twenty two points as the team beat the Las Vegas Aces One zero four to ninety one on Sunday game three is tomorrow night. If you watched the presidential debate last week, you might have noticed something. You know what? If they called us in? PORTLAND. We would put out that fire in a half an hour but they won't do it because they are run by radical left Democrats. If you look at Chicago if you look at any place, you want to look Seattle, they heard we. Were coming in the following day and they put up their hands and we got back Seattle Yup. The president is still talking about us the caricature of Seattle as a violence ridden anarchist jurisdiction is a big talking point for trump U. Dub historian Margaret Omar is here to help us understand what's going on and why this tactic works. So well I'm Margaret. Hi, Trish. Great to be here. If all I knew about Seattle was what I heard from President Trump I would think that this city is out of control chaotic lawless run by ANTIFA What is the goal of trump and other politicians talking about the city this way? We'll look a good rule of politics. Politics are not only on making a case for a candidate's merits and saying this is why you should vote for me and why I'm great but it's also convincing voters that the other person running against is awful or if it's not a person a whole. Movement or political party or city or Way of life and the US versus them has long been a very compelling and successful tactic and politics, and certainly particularly Donald Trump's reelection campaign. He was expecting to run on the economy. That's a tough thing to run on. Now, he now is personally dealing with the coronavirus, but before he had sort of the burden of the that on his shoulders and so his campaign has been a really aggressive paint. The other side is a danger and Seattle has been part of that story. If you aren't watching Fox News, you may not realize that this has been running pretty nonstop for since June. And I wanNA pull that apart a little bit because the top was a real thing that happened here it was just six blocks. It was mostly peaceful but there were definitely visuals that the trump administration ran with think of this. A group, ANTIFA and others. Radical left's they went into a major. US City Seattle, and they took over a big percentage of that city. They designated the entire city as an anarchist jurisdiction. These are powerful images that are making their way into people's lives. Talk about that power because facebook, all it takes is one image. Yes that's right and so and I think it's a good lesson for all of us that when you see an incendiary image, you need to think about what's happening around it. That's not being seen and certainly the goals of the the protests in the tactics of Mo- many of the protesters including those occupying. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone occupied ongoing protests were were designed to be nonviolent and peaceful although there were people involved to also felt and continue to feel that the only way that the system is going to be changed is through violent often property focused protest of anti-capitalist protests and there is evidence in American history that in sometimes when the system's not GonNa Change, it has to be changed through more violent tactics. That is something that is motivating some of the people who are active today. Well and let's remember WTO was twenty years ago. But the battle in Seattle still has a certain ring. It Margaret we are a protest city and that also adds to the visual the militarized image of the police standing up against protestors interacting with protesters in violent ways. And the DOJ's the Department of Justice's Designation of Seattle as an anarchist jurisdiction, it seems fantastical. But it really does paint a picture of. An out of control city that needs to be. CLAMP DOWN ON. Yeah. Imagined that a lot of people listening had the experience that I had this summer when when everything's starting to happen that you get these calls or emails from concerned friends and family members saying, are you? Okay what's happening? Is Seattle on fire particularly if you were only getting your news from certain outlets and you could easily think the whole place was on fire but also Seattle. Politics even as it continues to be played as kind of the anarchist jurisdiction is much more complicated than that. There are a lot of different factions. The way that this is being framed. Now, by the trump administration, it's as if Jenny durken and the most liberal slash socialist left leaning members of the city council are all on the same side and those of us who live here know. They, they're not. Definitely definitely, it's much more complicated. Exactly. Why does this tactic that trump is using work? What is it about our psychology in time and space right now that is making the so effective Well, every A. Every myth effective meth is built around a grain of truth, right? There have been p participants who firmly believe that nonviolent protest isn't going to get you anywhere that violence is part of it, and now we have another layer of right wing violence agitators coming in we saw this quite vividly Portland within the last month who are contributing to this kind of creating very volatile atmosphere. But the bigger picture of everything else is not being transmitted and I think it's on in this moment because one. We have a very polarizing incumbent president who has whose campaign strategy actually governing strategy has been intensely oppositional, which is something that American presidents of both parties. Have not done before or not done in modern memory. Yeah. Yeah. You have devoted your entire career to studying the presidency among other things. I'm curious about your head about what's going on today what's happening in Margaret o'meara's head Oh my gosh. This is going to be a therapy session with the whole region. I. Try to remember remind myself that you know one of the reasons I entered this business is because I think history gives us lots of reasons for optimism. History can be a big. Downer. Trust me when you really have a very unvarnished look at the past, it is very uncomfortable because you do have to kind of leave those sort of rosy images behind. It and also these characters whether it's a caricature of Seattle as an anarchist zone or caricature of George Washington I cannot tell a lie you need to move and think about these human processes and human beings and when you do that, you see a lot of ugly but you also see a lot of beauty. You see a lot of instance in when protests and political action including voting made a huge huge difference and when leadership. Can Change everything either for good or for bad you know we are not kind of destined to kind of drive in a certain direction there is. There is a lot of dynamism at work here and this is perilous. This is serious and it does keep me up at night but I look for the hope and history and I keep on latching onto that and thinking about where we go from there. Well it's certainly stunning time in our history I don't know how many times we can use the word unprecedented. So I really appreciate your perspective,.
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"We've all had a lot more time to assess our living situation since the pandemic and it seems a lot of people are making the move to homeownership but that doesn't mean it's gotten more affordable. . In fact, , Seattle's real estate market is hotter than ever. . We've got the fastest rising house prices of any city in the country after Phoenix prices here jumped seven percent in July since last year despite the pandemic Catherine Shema belong is a real estate reporter at the Seattle Times she's here to explain hi Catherine. . Hi Trish. Thanks . for having me. . It's good to talk to you again. . The heat in the real estate market here is surprising to me given what I keep hearing about the economy were you surprised Oh Yeah I was floored I think it's counterintuitive to a lot of people as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians. . Lose their jobs that home prices would continue to go up. . Yeah and where is the growth the market coming from this time around? What ? are people doing here? ? Well. That's . another thing that's really surprising <hes>. . A lot of the growth is coming from first time homebuyers specifically millennials people who aren't normally interested in buying homes but we're in this sort of perfect storm where it's cheaper than it's ever been to own a house because mortgage rates are historically low that's incentivizing a lot of people who might not normally have started their house search to get on the market. . It's also incentivizing people who already own homes who might have sold them to hold onto them to refinance to take some cash out of their homes maybe a to better weather what's coming in the pandemic? ? But inventories. . So number of homes that are on the market is very low lower than it's been by some counts in two decades. . Simultaneously Demand just keeps ticking up <hes> that is a formula for rising house prices right there high demand low inventory, , but I want to break this down just a little bit because from what I understand about millennials right? ? They don't have a ton of money. . They are first time homebuyers. . About getting into a market where the median home price is around seven, , hundred thousand dollars are the overextending themselves. . Well, , most growth that we're seeing it actually concentrated in the more affordable end of the market. . So homes in the Seattle Center prices are going up, , but they're more or less where they were about a year ago homes in places like Tacoma Lake Taps Auburn up north in snohomish county. . That's where prices are really writing. . We're seeing price growth in the double digits for homes that are less than four, , hundred, , sixty, , thousand dollars. . That's for the millennials are buying their homes and and that's really affecting affordability for a lot of people in the Seattle Area That's still an awful lot of money to break into a market I. . Think if you live in the Seattle area, , you just get used to seeing incredibly high housing costs. . But again, , when a millennial enters into an agreement to buy this large large purchase, , are they banking at this point on a market that's going to continue to grow because I've been around long enough that I saw people get underwater really quickly when the market didn't pan out the. . Way They thought it was going to a lot of experts that I've talked to think that Seattle's market is destined to keep growing maybe not at the scorching pace that we're seeing right now. . But Seattle like San Francisco is afflicted with what we call the curse of the superstar city. . There's so much wealth concentrated in industries like the Tech Industry for instance, , and that really drives up housing prices that wealth those incomes they're out of set in some. . With the cost of living for the rest of the people who live in the Seattle area. . You also reported Catherine that people are leaving their apartments in troves. . What's driving that? ? Things are driving that one. . We've already talked about the low mortgage rates that's really pulling people out of their apartments but I talked to a couple a couple months ago who said they're both working from home and they said they were just getting sick and tired of stepping all over each other during the day. . One of them's working in the bedroom. . One of them's working in the living room and they were sharing a bell an apartment, , and me just really wanted to see some green. . They ended up moving to manage quality of life. . They're getting a little more quality of life what about people though who can't get into the market right now? ? Is there an advantage to renting since so many people are leaving their apartments. . There is an advantage to renting. . We're seeing that rents in the Seattle area have dropped by nearly ten percent since the start of the pandemic, , and that's not even counting the discounts that landlords property managers are offering attendance. . Some of them are offering as much as two months free rent. . Those are big savings right now. . So if you can find an apartment, , Dow was a good time to sign a lease, , but there are some real. Losers . from the current growth even a mortgage rates are lower than they've been any time ever. . The ability of people to get a mortgage has become more constricted ben anytime in the past six years, , we look at something called the mortgage credit availability index, , and that's lower than it has been since March twenty fourteen. . What that means is that it's harder for people who don't have corporate credit to get a mortgage and we know that. . Black Americans Americans of color are disproportionately likely to have lower credit scores than their white counterparts. . What that means is harder for black. . Americans. . To afford a home now and West before the pandemic right banks are much less willing to give money away at this point to people who don't have perfect credit, , which really really leaves a lot of people especially in the Seattle area where it is really hard to live out in the cold. . Here do you think that there is a tipping point for the Seattle market where home affordability just becomes too much and people end up like just packing up for the suburbs or for a different state because like I said, , we see these housing prices in this area and I look in other parts of the country and I think oh my gosh you know I could do a lot better for myself. . I think the answer is yes. . Then, , it started I realized that I could afford to rent a larger home outside of the city packed up and moved in our north. . I think that the pandemic is giving a lot of people the chance to reassess whether living that being said I don't necessarily see price growth slowing down appreciably in Seattle in the near future. . We just have so many people with so much wealth in the city and the wealth and poverty gap here are just getting wider. . It's becoming more and more obvious that the line between making it and. . Not Making it is pretty thin here. . What about people who aren't rocking a tech salary in this city? ? What is the other side of the picture for them? ? The other side of the picture is getting forced out of neighborhoods they've lived in for a long time because they can't afford riding property taxes and moving out into south King County, , Pierce County, , snohomish county, , or even further outside of the Seattle area. . The last time we talked you were downtown in billtown looking out at a pretty empty city Catherine where are you living these days? ? These days I'm I'm way up north I'm actually Skagit County. . Where I can have a house with a yard and a new puppy. . So you are an example of what's going on in the city. . You're not just a reporter live the life. . That's right. . I know it's happening because I live it. . Catherine Shema belong excellent to talk to you. . Thanks so much for your time. . Thank you, , Victor. .
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"Hey It's Patricia Murphy it's Monday and this is Seattle now. This wildfire season has been historic and so has the loss thousands of homes have burned as people grabbed what they could lead in a minute. Kyw co-respondent. Anna. King will give us an update on the wildfires in Washington but first, let's get you caught. Pier fifty eight. Also known as Waterfront Park partially collapsed Sunday sending several people into the water and to construction workers to the hospital workers began removing the pure Saturday. It's been closed since officials discovered that it had shifted several inches. Whether conditions are improving and firefighters are beginning to get a handle on dozens of wildfires burning in the Pacific northwest more than a million and a half acres in Washington and Oregon have burned air quality around the puget sound region is expected to improve today as showers and marine air move in over the weekend beaches and parks were shutdown outdoor dining was a bust and some small businesses just closed to protect workers even the Washington State Fair had to cancel its drive through fair food event. and. If you can believe it some good news Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes to lead the Seattle seahawks a thirty, eight, twenty, five victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the season opener. No fans in Atlanta because of the corona virus of course, all twenty, two sea hawks and Falcons players took a knee to protest racial injustice. It was a rough weekend in Seattle. The city was enshrouded in a massive cloud of smoke. The air was unsafe to breathe and the sky was.
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"Ataman waste goes way beyond an interesting discovery on an afternoon hike or a few details about what animal was eaten. While biologists of come up with amazing ways to use Scott in their research and it's changing the way they do this work on the most beneficial aspects of working with noninvasive methods like Scott is that in fact, we are not capturing or directly harassing her handling or stressing the animals. Scott has the power to open doors of understanding, and let's just get a peek into the health and lives of wildlife. SCAT is the most accessible animal product in nature and because so many products in the body are eliminated through scat. It provides treasure trove of information about the animal's health. It's reproductive status on the other environmental pressures that is under and there's really nothing else like it. The really is nothing else like it today, we'll take a look at three different ways biologists a using Scott understand, and protect wildlife including poop parties a dog on a boat. An international crimefighter. W. IN SEATTLE I'm Chris Morgan welcome to the wild. This is fresh today or you really. For a first case study in Scout I present to you the water. There yesterday. Rummage. Very. fishy one two..
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"The letter carriers in blue are some of the government's most familiar and likable civil servants. Now, the post office is embroiled in a political fight over access to voting we'll dig into how it might affect your valid November with Kyw's John. Ryan that's in a minute but first, let's get you caught up. Seattle public school students will head back to class before Labor Day for the first time in a long time, the district says classes will start on September fourth for Grades One through twelve. That's a Friday after the holiday weekend kindergarteners and preschoolers will start the following Tuesday September eighth the district says the early start will give educators six full days of training to help them teach remotely. Seattle police can't question minors until they've talked with a public defender who can explain what it means to waive their rights. The Seattle City Council made the change Monday because young people don't often understand Miranda rights or they feel pressured to answer questions from police. The King County Council is expected to take up a similar change that would apply to the sheriff's department. Today. The weather is starting to cool off a bit here in Seattle but embraced in Florida, the Seattle storm are on fire. It is hot halfway through a shortened season. The storm are the best team in the WNBA at ten and one that's for the best start in team history they'll try to make it eleven and one tonight against the New York Liberty in the wobble. The inner workings of the Postal Service usually aren't front page news but as the November election gets closer changes at the agency are raising eyebrows especially because president trump has vocally opposed mail and voting kyw reporter John Ryan has been digging into how the national fight over the postal services playing out here in Washington John. Ryan good to talk to you man. Hi Trish. So. In the past few weeks president trump said, he doesn't support emergency funding for the postal service. There were some surprising internal changes at the agency, and now the house is coming back from recess a month early to try and sort all of this out. You did a story about changes coming to the postal system here in Washington. What did you discover? Yeah I found out that the postal service is removing fifteen high-speed speed letter sorting machines from facilities around the state. So these are when you mail a letter or of basically anything smaller than a package it goes through these high speed machines that faster than the human eye can even see their they're sorting it out and figuring out where the smell needs to go and internal documents that I obtained with help from some postal workers show that. A number of these are being removed from around the state, and this is similar to what's been going on. Elsewhere around the country raising concern that this might affect the post offices ability to deliver mail promptly and and securely. Big Probably very heavy mail in election coming up. Okay so these are the machines that you would probably see on like how it's made or some television show with the male whipping through, and it reads the post office or read these zip codes and sorts it according to where it's going to go. Right right. How important are these machines to getting mailed to where they need to be? What function do they play? I mean for for letters for advertising mail there they're just what how the mail gets to you. It's what's done and postal workers told me that about one fourth of all the machines, all these sorting machines around the country are being removed and closer to home nearly half of the machines at the facility and Kent and South County have been removed in recent weeks. That's the facility handles king. County, election mail, the use. Of Male for letters and for advertising has been really dropping for for many years. As we switch towards more digital, you know many millennials probably don't have stamp in their house, right? So postal service top brass say they're removing these machines to reconcile the demand and these kind of underused equipment but so far postal service spokespeople have ignored requests for more information for kind of a better more thorough explanation of just why they're doing this. One of the things I've noticed in my social media feed is that those blue postal drop boxes are being removed or I'm seeing photos and stories about them being removed, and I also saw one with a walk on it so that you couldn't use it like a big red lock. How legit are those stories that I'm seeing in my feet? As far as a lot of those who are real, they're legit also I think there's been some misinterpretation of them. The post office says it's kind of a routine thing as as they figure out Oh, this mailbox isn't getting used much and we still are paying mail carriers to come out there and check it for mail. Once or twice a day we're going to get rid of this one because that's not getting used much. That's a routine change I. I. Do know there was one photo that was a legitimate news photo from Reuters and was a picture of just stacks of these blue mailboxes up on their sides like they have been in garbage heap but it turns out what that was was a facility that the mailbox get sent to when they need to get repainted and refurbished and sent back out and that that context didn't make it in all of the social media freakout sharing of that of. That photo. I think it's I. Think there are certainly legitimately troubling changes happening or that in lots of questions should be asked about and that's what I try to do as a reporter and I think it's also true that people might be freaking out on social media and misinterpreting things that might not be as real as they appear at first glance interesting. So you can understand though of these things happening at once is really fueling speculation and some people are saying that this is a blatant attempt to steal the election right in front of our eyes should I be worried as a voter? Well, the post office says, the has ample capacity to handle mail, and you know even if everybody in America who can vote voted by mail, the post office says. That amount of mail wouldn't even compare to how much goes out each Christmas holiday season. But the postal workers that I spoke with said, well, we're going to be able to do this unless. We are blocked from doing it by political efforts to maybe curtail funding you know they they want to still be able to work overtime. Ask any union does I suppose they don't WanNa see the sorting machines remove. They don't want to see all these changes that are trying essentially to push the postal service maybe to act more like a for profit business rather. Than a service, basic public service that.
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"Hey. It's Patricia Murphy. It's Tuesday and this is Seattle now. Schools weren't prepared to shift to online learning in the spring when they shut down because of the pandemic Seattle schools had all summer to think about remote learning this fall. So we'll be ready KYW, education reporter and Dorn Feld is here to give us an update but first, let's get you caught up. There's lots of news from City Hall to get to starting with big news from the chief of Police Carmen. Best who says she'll be stepping down in a message to the Seattle PD last night, the city's first black woman to serve as chief says, it was a difficult decision but quote when it's time, it's time best wrote. Mayor Durkan thanked best for her nearly thirty year policing career in Seattle. The mayor said, she hoped that a change in leadership would make it possible to change the dynamic at the city council. We're expecting to hear more from the chief and the mayor this morning stay with Kyw and kyw dot org for updates all day. Meanwhile in what's looking like very related news. It wasn't fifty percent, but the city council says the cuts to, SEATTLE PD's budget our down payment on more to come the council voted seven to one yesterday on an updated budget that cuts more than three million dollars from the department's remaining funds. This year cuts were made to mounted patrol school resource. There's Homeland Security Harbor Patrol Swat and navigation teams. The council also capped summaries for the department's top brass, but abandoned an earlier plan to cut the police chiefs pay the chief saying she took that one personally Shamma sawant was the only holdout calling in and austerity budget that fails to de-fund the police. and. A football note, huskies and cougars fans may find out today if they'll be any college games in the fall leaders of the pack twelve conference schools are scheduled to meet to discuss the possibility of playing. But the speculation yesterday was that it's not looking good at U. DUB nine student athletes out of about two hundred fifty have tested positive for corona virus so far high schools across the state have already pushed their football season's to spring. Last spring when Seattle public school students were sent home, most parents were reeling in crisis mode trying to figure out how to manage what very quickly became a homeschooling situation. Thanks to cope. We're getting ready to start up all that remote learning again last week the Seattle School Board gotta look at the district's plan and didn't like what they saw now the board. is scheduled to vote on an updated version that hasn't been made public. The bottom line September is coming and so far. There's no plan kyw, education reporter and Dorn. Feld is following this and joins us hi Anne Hi, Trish. So I know a lot of parents are desperately details of any plans for September and remote learning what has the district made public so far? Well, in Seattle public schools the. Distance Learning. Plan, for fall has looked like about half a day as of the week of zoom classes, it's called Cintas learning where all the students are in class a virtual class with the teacher teaching live, and the youngest students actually have the most time in those kinds of classes after four hours a day and a little bit less time for older students. So it looks like class blocks as long as fifty minutes of subjects like reading and math with other electives woven in and even time for recess and lunch of course baked in. So that is one way of approaching distance learning, but it hasn't impressed a lot of parents. And a lot of parents were critical especially of how the remote learning was being administered in the spring. Two teachers were teaching the same subject doing completely different remote learning styles and situations, and there seemed to be no plan which was last spring. What are you hearing from teachers right now about what they're thinking will happen in September. Well what I. Keep hearing from teachers, they feel woefully unprepared to be delivering distance learning. There has been you know pretty much no training along the way except for numerous teachers I know who have of their own volition ponied up the cash to take classes in their spare time over the summer but the district has not been providing any training. There are some training days that are scheduled at the beginning of every school year and this. Year's no different but right now the union and district of negotiating how many additional training days there'll be. So they have a lot more tools in their toolbox for delivering this very, very different style of teaching than most teachers have gone to school for with so many parents being critical about how things went last spring with the zoom learning our parents pushing really four in school learning or is something that we're not hearing very much about. In Seattle itself, I think that the majority of parents have accepted that distance learning is what has to happen this fall just given what the transmission rate of covert is but there are lots of different ways to deliver distance-learning and a lot of parents have said that they would prefer is what is technical term a synchronous learning. So recorded lessons that families can watch together that students can watch on their own schedule maybe their kid not a morning person and starting the day at seven, fifty, five with everyone else in the class is just not a path for success or maybe the kid doesn't have a really long attention span for instance, in kindergarten right now, you have a fifty minute block. Of Math and anyone who's ever been around a five year old knows that holding their attention fifteen minutes on a subject that it's not their absolute favorite is a coup. So if you had recorded lessons even if they were fifty minutes long than you know you can have some in the morning and then some after lunch or an APP maybe some. Of the evening or parents can work them into their schedules as the parent has to go to work all day long and the child has to be in childcare. Then the parent can do some of these recorded lessons with their child when they get home from work I'm just a lot more flexibility. Okay. So there are a lot of parents trying to. figure out ways that they're going to make this work for their family..
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"The covid nineteen pandemic may have done a number on the Konami, , but one area seems to be immune Seattle's. . Is Still on fire, , and all of this time inside has given homebuyers some time to think about what they need. . Now Daryl fairweather knows something about that. . She's the Chief Economist Redfin Hi Daryl. . Hi? ? Be here. . So Seattle's housing market was one of the hottest in the country before the pandemic give me the skinny on how it looks now. . Seattle housing market is just as hot as it was before it's almost like that blip where we took a v-shaped dip is through it, , and now the housing market is back. . It's pretty astonishing. . I know some potential first time home buyers had hoped. . This was going to be there time. . The economic disaster would help them actually get into the market that hasn't panned out at all why haven't prices gone down as the economy has taken a hit here. . This pandemic recession is really nothing like the two thousand recession in the two, , thousand, eight , recession it started in the housing market with foreclosures, , and after that, , a lot of safeguards are putting in place where people with really excellent credit could get mortgages for homes or people who had the cash to buy homes outright, , and since then home values have gone up especially in Seattle. . So people have a lot of equity in. . Their homes, , which gives them a lot of cushion to keep paying their mortgage or refinance their mortgage at Super Low rates that we have right now. So . there really isn't a lot of pressure on the housing market. . If anything it's resilient. . So a lot of people are working from home right now is well, , maybe they need a little bit more space. . How has that changed? ? What people are looking for in a House Yes that is another unique thing about this pandemic recession is is changing the relationship people have their homes before it used to be that the openly out was most desirable layout in a home. . That's where you have this like really big area for entertaining where the kitchen flows. . Until the living room people don't want that anymore. . They don't want to hear the noise of their partner cooking while. They're . trying to do work and living room are having their kids on their devices in the living room when they're trying to do work from there from the same space. . So people want separate spaces for each family members. . So they can each work from home or home school or whatever is that they're doing having just spent four months in the House with my family. . I. . That makes complete sense. . We've just been together to learn. . I think everyone's feeling that I wonder if part of this is a little bit of zoom and the because people can see into your house now. So . the space that you're creating around you is also your professional environment in some cases. . Yeah. . I think that's true. . It's not just the clothes that you wear to work anymore people are living and your background, , and that gives them a sense of who you are as a person absolutely absolutely and You know buying and selling a home is an extremely emotional experience and we're at a pretty vulnerable state right now as humans I wonder how that showing up. . Are you seeing that show up in the way people are buying and selling their homes? ? There's a lot of competition for home by right now, , more than half of redfin offers are facing competition and I think that feeds into the behaviors we're seeing where people are really urgent to get home and we're also seeing war sight. . Unseen offer is nearly half of homebuyers report having made an offer on a home before even setting foot on it. . So people are kind of racing each other to see who can go through that three tour passes put an offer and fastest. . So I think speed of the market is just accelerating. . That sounds pretty reminiscent of the last frenzy we were having around home-buying, , but I'm guessing this time around it might be because people aren't totally comfortable having a lot of people coming in and out of their houses right now. . Yes both sellers and buyers are embracing technology. They . don't want to have to go view the home in person times they'll just have one viewing or sometimes even zero viewings and they'll do a lot of their research online. . So it's religious changing the way people are buying homes. . I just cannot even imagine having an entirely electronic experience when you're dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars in one place that just seems a Little Bananas Daryl. . That's. . That doesn't that. . That just seems crazy to me people are doing. . What about people who can't afford to buy homes in Seattle right now what's happening to renters? ? So people who can't afford to buy in the city center there looking outside of the city they're looking at the suburbs or small towns even moving across the country because while homeownership is quite unaffordable on places like Seattle, , you can get a lot more bang for your buck if you look in a more rural part of Washington or even in the center of the country and our A. . Lot of people doing that because it seems like from the things that I'm hearing, , you say location location location means different things right now because we are expecting different things from our environments. . So then we track how many of our users are looking outside of their own metropolitan area, , and that number had a record high last quarter of twenty seven percent. . I've read from users looking outside the Metro. . So that's been trying to the pandemic and it's probably going to continue especially as more employers. . Say that they're going to let employees work for home or work remotely permanently. .
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"Hey, it's Patricia Murphy. This is Seattle now. Housing prices in the Seattle market are increasing even in the pandemic. Yep. Still takes a lot of money to get into a home around here. But what people want in their housing has changed in a minute Red Fin chief economist Daryl fairweather will explain what people are looking for, and why it may not be here in the city but first, let's get you caught. You probably already figured this out, but there's likely to be no in person school in the fall for Washington students governor, Inslee in a press conference yesterday said, it's just not safe for most kids to return to school buildings. It's not a mandate, but inslee says he strongly recommends remote learning statewide. Washington does have five low risk counties where they'll likely be a hybrid model for high school students and in-person learning for elementary students. Wednesday saw another large day of protests in Seattle. This time with people marching specifically call for defunding the Police Department activists had supported the city council's plan to defend police by fifty percent but the latest city council measure would bring a smaller cut closer to thirty or forty percent. A long line of protesters blocked rose to city hall with bicycles and cars proclaiming black lives matter city council held initial boats yesterday to reduce the police and cut the salaries of the police chief and commanders. And from the desk of things getting back to normal sort of if you still remember.
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"The ones that I know that I see at every community event every time the community wants to have a conversation with the police. Every time there's something in the community going on, and the police are the same handful of officers, but it's not the officers that are out patrolling and militarized uniforms with militarize weapons out policing it ain't them they're. They're not in a community like that. They're just out to police. Enforce right, and then I and they say to protect the community or protecting serve will look community. Are they really protected? And what community on I really serve? That's the question. I have to ask so dumb. What's the hold up to that? Then? What is the barrier to the true community involvement that you're talking about? I think we need to have more officers on the force that are of color, number, one and number two people from the communities that they police I remember back when I was younger, the people that patrolled our our communities where people that look like us from the communities that we're in, and we'll get out and play basketball with us. We get out and and come to our football game or get up. You know what I mean. They were just in the community, and I think when we say what needs to happen I. Think we need to go ahead and have a panel of community members that are part of the decision making process all the way through all the way. Way Down to win. An injustice happens to somebody, even somebody not of color. An injustice happens to somebody. There's a community panel that get to sit down with the district. Attorney's office gets to sit down with the investigative agency and get to make decisions and have access to information to say whether this officers needs to be charged needs to be prosecuted. Whatever it is needs to be fired. You know there needs to be some power-sharing wants to power-sharing happens, and there's an accountability process this. You can't have law enforcement investigating law enforcement. There's a code of silence there. How do you break that kosher? You put a new level of accountability near that the community should have an share. The New York Times says we're in the middle of what might be the largest social movement in the history of the country That's going by the number of people who have shown up to protest these past weeks. It doesn't even seem like it's slowing down and and you've been doing this work for a longtime dumb, but I'm hearing you saying the same things that I have heard King County and Seattle talk about and skirt around the edges of for years. Does this seem different to you and if it really does? Why. This seems totally different to me. In a reason, why is because it's not just the people who are being treated unjustly and unfairly. It's not just black and brown faces. No more now you have every ethnicity, every age demographic every sexual orientation, every economic status people are coming out and forming an alliance together for the Common Cause of righteousness right, and so when you see a movement like this, that's never happened in the history of the United States before now the politicians, the people that. That run perpetuate. These systems have to answer to it and here's why they have to answer to it. Because the same people that vote for them and put them in office are now out protested. The same people that donate to their campaigns are now out protesting the same people that work in a lot of those systems are now out protested. They can't do anything else. Their backs against the wall. But what if this was just all a bunch of black and Brown faces out there? There believe me it would be a whole nother conversation. We would be having right now, but because the people that they have to answer to are out there. They don't have to answer the black and Brown people they don't have time. We don't even vote in local elections. Do you know what I mean and I'm saying that being very transparent, black and Brown people are so disenfranchised in disengaged from government, because government has stabbed us in the back and treated us, so Fowley, and unfairly. Unfairly that we don't even engage in their in their process anymore like we should. All the years that we fought to vote and all that we don't engage it, but now we're starting to get more involved in government just because of this movement because we're seeing that we can make a difference. Due to the fact that everybody has came alongside and said we support the Movement of righteousness for black people period, and those people.