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"A crime to report the incident to law enforcement. I'm cleve Albert, co gu news. Coco real-time traffic sponsored by Jeff Anderson and associates off one 25 very slow from the 8th of the 94, another accident off to the right shoulder before Grossman boulevard, he stayed also pretty busy here from the one 25 to el kahan boulevard S due to two ramp closures at severan and alcohol boulevard until 2 o'clock this afternoon. Top 5 is slowing in the oceanside area between the 76 and the 78. I'm Mark zigan with Koko real-time traffic. Survivors of clergy child sexual abuse in California have limited time to seek justice, survivors haven't told December 31st, 2022 to take legal action. Contact Jeff Anderson and associates for a confidential conversation, call us at one 800 it's time. On 2011, San Vicente boulevard, sweet 700 Los Angeles, California, attorney advertising. Listen tomorrow, the defending champs. Leonard Floyd gets the set. Come back kid Gino Smith in the Seattle Seahawks. Our coverage starts at new on news radio 600 kogo. You wash your hands, you brush your teeth, but what about the nose? How do you clean your nose with nevad? Navy uses powered suction to pull sailing in one nostril around the back of the nose and out the other nostril, flushing out allergens, mucus, and germs
Local Washington County Bans Religious-Themed Work Decor for Christmas
"But there is a crazy story out of Seattle Washington king's county there where the county government sent out an edict. They sent out an announcement to all workers regarding Christmas decorations. Now, here at stern's media group, the company I own. We believe in celebrating the reason for the season, as a matter of fact, we have a Christmas tree in our lobby. We have not one, but two nativity scenes. We have all sorts of great decorations, and why is that? Well, because Christmas is about celebrating commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. And we have point set us in just about every nook and cranny of this building. Because, again, we want to celebrate. We invite our Stanford to celebrate to decorate. And we don't tell them what they can or how they can decorate, but that's not the case in King County. Washington. Where county workers have been told that they are not allowed to decorate using religious themed Christmas decorations. So in other words, if you want to decorate your office cubicle, you can not have a cubicle crush. You're not allowed to have that in your office space. As a matter of fact, you're also not allowed to have any sort of cross, you're not allowed to have any sort of nativity scene. If you're Jewish, you're not allowed to have a menorah. All of those on the naughty list, including the star of David. Those are big no nos. Now, if you want to decorate your office cubicle with Black Lives Matter buttons, that's okay. You can actually do that. If you got a gay pride flag or one of those transgender flags, you're able to do that too.
Andrew Kolvet: U.S. Team Has Show Great Pride During World Cup
"Are you a soccer aficionado? Is that you did spend a lot of time in Europe though? And Seattle. Well, so I love World Cup. I don't see how you don't love it. I have a soft spot for the World Cup. Yeah, I don't, I'm not a big soccer fan or follower, but I do love the World Cup. And you know, I will tell you, I was messaging in the chat when they were doing the national anthem. I mean, they were shouting it. And in such a charge political moment against Iran, you know, I was proud to be an American in that moment. I really, really was. And I think that's what these sporting events don't get enough credit for is how they bring people together. And we don't get enough of that. And it's under assault in the United States. And so it's just great that on the national stage, the players are standing. They got their hands over their heart, they're shouting the national anthem. And they're playing. It felt like a throwback. They're playing like a bat out of hell. So
Josh Jacobs' dramatic 86-yard OT run caps wild win for the Raiders over the Seahawks
"A touchdown password Green Bay before leaving the game with a rib injury in the third quarter. Michael Luang go Philadelphia. In Seattle, a breakout game for a raiders running back with an overtime exclamation point. Jim Bernard was there. Josh Jacobs rushed for a franchise record 229 yards and two touchdowns including an 86 yard run for the wind scoring overtime as the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Seattle Seahawks 40 to 34. Jacobs also had 74 receiving yards to give him 303 yards from scrimmage for the game. Coach Josh McDaniels says Jacobs does what it takes to win. I think toughness,
Jacobs caps huge day with TD in OT, Raiders beat Seahawks
"Josh Jacobs rushed for a franchise record 229 yards and two touchdowns including an 86 yard run for the wind scoring overtime as the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Seattle Seahawks 40 to 34. Jacobs also had 74 receiving yards to give him 303 yards from scrimmage for the game. Coach Josh McDaniels says Jacob's does what it takes to win. I think toughness, he's a football player. I mean, that's probably the greatest compliment I could give him and, you know, he comes up big David Carr pass for 295 yards and three touchdowns as the Raiders won their second straight overtime contest. Jim Bernard, Seattle.
Pastor Paul Chappell: How Gay Marriage Codification Impacts Christians
"Barack Obama so infamously said, hey look, gay marriage is not going to have anything, it's not going to impact your life at all. You live your life, you do you, Christians, this is not going to affect you at all. And of course, now we know that was that was a lie that it is impacting, especially Christian business owners and especially those in the wedding industry and I have no doubt that this is, once it's codified, you're going to see a whole other slew of lawsuits being directed at Christian business owners, and possibly churches. And I believe discrimination towards employees of large corporations who attend Bible believing churches. That's coming as well. Just yesterday in Seattle, we heard of Christians who had just Christmas decor in their home offices and there are laws being now considered in the city of Seattle to force people to remove any Christian symbolism from their home if they're going to do a Zoom meeting. And there's a hatred for the things of God, including his original design for marriage. And so and it's interesting because this is happening so quickly. Barack Obama, the first time he ran. He ran on a policy that mirrors was between a man and a woman. Then he changed his mind. And most all of these politicians that are 60 and younger 16 and older rather have changed their mind on this. But God hasn't changed his. And as believers, we have a standard that we are called to. And as it clashes with this culture, we need to do our best to let the senators know and tonight at our church, we're going to have them contacting the senators here in California, which normally falls on deaf ears, but we'll do all we can in this state to raise our concerns. Well, and
Seahawks win 4th straight, beat struggling Cardinals 31-21
"Gino Smith and Kenneth walker the third led the Seahawks offense in a 31 21 victory against the Cardinals Smith proved for 275 yards and two touchdowns as Seattle improved to 6 and three with its fourth win in a row I think we responded great as a team Going three straight drives finishing with touchdowns long drives tough drives Walker ran for 109 yards and two scores giving the Seahawks balance and helping them wipe out a 1410 deficit in the second half Seattle sacked Kyler Murray four times and held Arizona to 262 total yards I'm Dave ferry
Caller Vocalizes Their Right to Ask Questions About Elections
"I agree with everything you said about the elections I've been watching them since 1976. The day the night of the election when they shut down in Atlanta and they sat down in Pennsylvania and a lot of my talk at night our time. I knew there was something wrong. But I have a right to feel that way. I have a right and I'm so sick and I'm so fed up with this empty suit of a president telling me I'm a semi fascist. I am a middle aged soon to be older, woman who's just trying to do right. Right. And she writes in this world. And I am so set up with the gaslighting. I'm so set up with January 6th. I think it was Andrea Mitchell. I think maybe last Sunday, I saw snippets goes on CSN BC, watch this quote. Well, this talk Pelosi thing happened because of January 6th. Oh my God, you guys grow up. Do you remember what happened the summer of 2020? Do you know what they did to our city in Minneapolis? I won't go in Minneapolis anymore. I used to work there. I am career there. I was there all the time. I won't step foot in it. And I tell everybody not to go there. And then a woman who is going to do a convention there. I don't go to Minneapolis. Right. Hey, Julie, can I say something about what you pointed out about Andrea Mitchell trying to connect the Pelosi attack to January 6th? Forget Andrea Mitchell. You know who did it last night? Joe Biden. The president of the United States. It's hard. What about connecting January 6th to the summer of 2020? Doesn't anybody understand that maybe those people who were in D.C. were so frustrated watching what happened in Minneapolis and in DCD for that and in Portland and in Seattle and nobody talks about that. What about how they must have been feeling? Watching this happen to our country and our quote great leaders who love to gaslight us. And yet everything's about January 6th.
Green Bay is overdue for a win; Eagles are largest of 8 road favorites in Week 9
"Rob Marty AP lead NFL writer here with pro picks for week 9 the four pack is 21 and 11 this season There are 8 home underdogs this week and I don't like any of them So let's start with Green Bay minus three at Detroit Aaron Rodgers in a packers they've lost four in a row There are three and 5 for the first time since Brett Favre was in Green Bay The lions have lost 5 in a row after all that hard knocks hype The packers were competitive in Buffalo and their due for a breakout win Green Bay 30 23 Next we'll look at one of the 5 home favorites Arizona minus one against the first place Seattle Seahawks Kyler Murray has been a major disappointment in the Cardinals are one in three at home this season 11 and 17 at home under cliff Kingsbury Meanwhile Seahawks quarterback Gino Smith is thriving in his first full season as a starter since 2014 I'm not ready to hand the division to Seattle though cardinals 27 24 For my upset special the defending Super Bowl champions are plus three on the road in Tampa where they ended the Buccaneer season last year Tom Brady and the bucks are struggling They've lost 5 of 6 The offense can't score the defense's terrible coaching has been a problem The rams are only three and four and they have their own issues but I can see Aaron Donald dominating a week interior offensive line Rams 22 20 For my best bet another road favorite the LA chargers coming off a by are three point favorites against the NFC south leading Atlanta Falcons The falcons are four and four and supposed to be rebuilding instead they lead the division The Chargers are four and three and supposed to be contenders This week both teams play like it chargers 31 20 For more insight and predictions on every game check out pro picks on AP news dot com
Seahawks topple Giants 27-13 to stay atop NFC West
"The Seattle Seahawks scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to pull away for a 27 13 win over the New York Giants Gino Smith passed for 212 yards and two scores including the go ahead touchdown pass in the final quarter There's times in the game where you can go and finish the game and you can go and win the game for your team And as an offense that's what you want You know that's what you really want So just knowing that what the situation is and then obviously going out there and making it happen The Seahawks defense meanwhile held saquon Barkley to a season of 53 yards rushing and recorded 5 quarterback sacks Jim Bernard Seattle
Government awarding $1 billion to schools for electric buses
"Ramping up its push to get more clean school buses on the roads The government's awarding roughly a $1 billion in grants to nearly 400 school districts nationwide to buy 2500 new mostly electric school buses only about 1% of the nation's 480,000 school buses were electric as of last year Vice president Harris will announce the grants today in Seattle with EPA chief Michael Regan who says a cleaner fleet of buses will give kids a healthier future while speeding the national transition to zero emission vehicles
Joni Mitchell to return to the stage in 2023 with Brandi Carlile
"Musician Joni Mitchell will headline her first show in two decades next summer I'm Archie's R letta with the latest Joni Mitchell was a surprise guest during Brandi Carlisle said at the Newport folk festival in July Carlyle tells The Daily Show that Mitchell enjoyed it so much that she will perform her own concert on June 10th at the gorge amphitheater outside Seattle Carlyle lives near Seattle and the gorge appealed to Mitchell Carlyle says after Mitchell became the performer we all know at Newport they didn't sleep until the sun came up Mitchell who is 78 had dropped out of performing publicly She suffered an aneurysm in 2015
Alex Berenson Joins Charlie to Discuss the Drug Issue
"Is here. Alex, you've written extensively about the drug issue. I know we're not here to talk about that. Just what's your immediate reaction on that story that in a middle school in Seattle, they have a lot of times for kids to go do hard drugs. I mean, I think it's a reaction to any parent or any person would have. It's insane. You know, we've moved to legalize cannabis in this country and the early returns are terrible. In my opinion, and instead of learning from that lesson, we are now, you know, the same people who push that are pushing the legalization of psilocybin, mushrooms, and other psychedelics, and it's only a matter of time before some of these people try to decriminalize or possibly even legalize heroin cocaine and methamphetamine. I mean, they've indicated that's where they want to go with this. The reality of the devastation it causes doesn't seem to bother them. It's very, you know, it's sort of liberal slash libertarian meld that I just don't understand.
NYT Admits on Their Front Page That Republicans Lead for the Midterms
"22 days, can you believe it? All the hype over the summer, all the focus on the grassroots work, canvassing, voter registration, we are 22 days out. From a midterm election that should begin the end of the modern Democrat party. Our success is not just getting more votes than the Democrats. We want a complete and total annihilation and extinction event of the woke Democrat party. We want to send a message from corner to corner of America from Bangor Maine to Malibu, California to Seattle, Washington, to Chicago, Illinois, to Birmingham, Alabama, that the far left wing aspects of the Democrat party have no place in America. From medical mutilation of children to late term abortion to wide open borders to deteriorating economy, we want to make the Democrat party extinct. Now I'm not saying that's going to happen assuredly, but we are certainly trending in a direction that is going to put the Democrats on defense and The New York Times admits it. On the front page of The New York Times today, of which I read so you don't have to. And sometimes we get emails, Charlie, why do you read The New York Times? Look, they of course are fake news and a waste of time. But they are one of the major incubators for elite opinion across America. So if you read The New York Times, you really get an idea of what all the people in the FBI are reading Goldman Sachs are reading Bank of America reading. GOP gains edge in poll as economy sways voters.
The latest in sports
"AP sports on Ben Thomas loads of drama in baseball the Phillies first to advance to the league championship series with an 8 three victory over Atlanta Michael luongo was there Philadelphia scored three runs in the bottom of the second on a three run home run by Brandon marsh J Cuban Mitchell made history in the bottom of the third when he became the first catcher in post CS history due to an inside the park home run It was a special moment that I'll definitely chairs Two games worth of baseball played in Seattle It was the 18th inning when Astros Jeremy Pena drove a three two fastball into the left field stands I mean that was a long game And that was a long game but you still gotta lock in you know trying to put together good at bats One nothing Victory sends Houston to the American League championship series and ends the Mariners season The guardians pulled out a 6 5 win over the Yankees rallying for three runs in the bottom of the 9th They keep playing You know I say that a lot but manager Terry Francona Sometimes good stuff happens Game foreign Cleveland Sunday Night the guardians leading two games to one And more madness in San Diego the Padres down three zero in the 7th sent ten batters to the plate and scored 5 runs and then came The Rain Yes in San Diego which doused LA's bats and hopes final Padres 5 Dodgers three Padres advance to college football where top ranked Georgia had no trouble with Vanderbilt rolling to a 55 nothing victory but number three Alabama lost To Marion has details Tennessee came up with its biggest victory in years outscoring Alabama 52 49 and an SEC battle of unbeaten Chase McGrath's 40 yard field goal as time expired won the game for the 6th ranked volunteers who defeated number three Alabama for the first time since 2006 also the last year they beat a top ten team Fourth ranked Clemson beat Florida state and number 5 Michigan flexed its muscles in the second half blowing holes through Penn State's defense for a 41 17 win Number 7 southern Cal lost to number 20 Utah and 13th ranked TCU beat number 8 Oklahoma state Ben Thomas AP sports
Fall COVID-19 surge could happen in Pacific Northwest
"Health officials in the Pacific Northwest are expressing concern about a COVID wave this fall At a briefing in Seattle King County health officer doctor Jeff duchin warned that after months of declining cases virus trends in Europe are concerning predictor of what the U.S. could soon be seeing Duchenne says increasing hospitalizations there suggests that waning immunity increased gatherings and the return to pre-pandemic activity is leading to a surge of COVID-19 in Europe a clear warning of what the U.S. can expect to see in about four to 6 weeks Health officials in Washington state and Oregon are urging residents to get the updated COVID booster shot as soon as possible I'm Jennifer King
Alvarez hits 3-run HR vs Ray in 9th, Astros jolt M's in ALDS
"The Houston Astros took a one zero series lead when Gordon Alvarez kept a thrilling comeback with a walk off three run Homer in an 8 7 win over the Seattle Mariners Houston trailed 7 three in the 8th but scored two in that inning before Alvarez won it in the 9th Astros manager dusty baker Boy I mean the baseball world had to be excited I knew the town is excited Our team's excited If you're not a baseball fan after watching that It was a good chance You'll tune in tomorrow Alex Bregman and yuli goriel hit home runs for Houston while ty France had a three hit day for Seattle Adam Spillane Houston
Mariners erase 7-run deficit, sweep Blue Jays with 10-9 win
"Alan freezers RBI double in the 9th score Cal rally to give the Mariners an improbable ten 9 comeback win and the two game sweep of the Blue Jays Frazier's hit off Jordan Romano count the biggest road comeback in baseball postseason history which saw Seattle down 8 one after 5 innings The kind of moments you picture yourself in in the backyard and when you're a kid so that was trying to get some over the pipe focus swing on one Incredible Santana had a three run home run for the Mariners who scored four each in the 6th and 8th innings The Oscar Hernandez had two home runs of the loss as Seattle will play Houston in the American League division series John leathery Toronto
Castillo sharp, Mariners blank Jays 4-0 in wild-card opener
"The Mariners full marks for their four zero victory as Castillo worked both sides of the plate reaching 100 miles an hour consistently baffling Toronto hitters holding them to just 6 hits Cal rally hit a two run first in a home run the first Mariner to Homer and his inaugural postseason plead appearance Obviously coming here and getting this win was huge It's awesome and we're not done yet and we're going to focus for tomorrow and try to get one more But no one gave up four runs over 5 and two thirds to take the loss of Seattle get advanced to the ALDS where the win on Saturday John leatherbee Toronto
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"Right here. Know he didn't want to do it his case manager. He drives them around town. He shows them all these pretty nice one bedroom apartments. He does shared facilities like you says but he doesn't want any of them he just wants to say in his tiny house and i think this gets. It's something important here about autonomy decision making. Why was bob reluctant to leave his tiny house. You know when. I asked him about this because i visited sundays. Tiny house villages. And i've been to the one at interbay. It's a gravel lot with a chain link fence and you know at first glance you might think that it is just transitional housing that somebody wouldn't want to stay there long term and bob kind of broke down to me that you know. He had his own nice little space. He loved having a door. He loved having actually a solid bed and the idea of having to change that having to leave to go to someplace unknown like anybody kind of resistant to that. Another big deal was community. A lot of folks that he lived in that tiny house village with. We're folks that he used to live in. The tent city with so is just neighbors. He didn't wanna meet new people. He had folks that he liked that he trusted that he lived with. You know at that point for like three years. So he wasn't just going to pack up and leave all that behind and he did eventually find a place. Casey he did he did find. A place is hard-working case manager. Finally finds this place called the clay. It's a brand new apartment building. It's right on capitol hill. It opened up in february. And it's a nice nice building one of the skinny buildings kind of just shoots straight up You've seen the type i seen and the building was originally built. Not for bob but for tech workers for people coming in you know who worked downtown and one of fancy place to live on capitol hill. So casey how did an empty building built for tech workers end up becoming affordable housing. So these were originally one bedroom studios designed for folks who are making good money. They wanted to live in the city but this past year with remote working tech workers. They didn't have to move to seattle for all these new jobs. They could just stay wherever they were so a lot of these new building projects in seattle like the clay. They've had trouble finding renters. In this case the builders decided to just sell the whole building and they did to the low income housing institute here in seattle. So bob's they're in a situation. He actually never thought he would be in. Did you get a tour. I did get a tour and it's a nice place. I mean these are supposed to rent out for like thirty five hundred dollars a month Brand new furnishings. Lots of windows. A little tile work everywhere and bob shows me around and he actually kept surprising. Me with all these little details around the building. Nice gotta park up on the floor. Oh really really nice you the whole city you know casey. It really sounds like bob has found a safe comfortable place to live. And i'm curious if he shared with you what it actually means for him to be here in this place you know we set aside up on the out for a while and bond talks about that you know. He's getting older. he's sixty five years old. He's a veteran and he kept telling me goes. You know i'm ready to retire. And you know he's been you know originally living in a tent and then in tiny house and for him he loves it. He loves having a place that secure he can go up and elevator. He can chat with neighbors throughout the building. Everybody that we passed. Everybody knew his name. He was talking to these kind of ready to relax. And there's this feeling that. When i talked to a lot of folks that are experiencing homelessness. There's this tension that they aren't able to relax. There isn't the sense of security that they're able to completely relax and for bob. You definitely get that feeling. It's great to hear this story. But again i feel like we need to add a results not typical warning on this in some ways because as we speak there are a significant number of people struggling with homelessness and trying to navigate the very system that put bob in this place. Absolutely you know. The vast majority of people experiencing homelessness in seattle and king county about twelve thousand people. They are not getting into these nice rooms at the clay You know there are day shelters and there are more hotel beds that are opening up You know but apartments they take a really long time to get into you. Know as you said it's a it's a long process you have to navigate A big reason that bob is able to get his place is. He's a veteran. So this particular set of rooms had room specifically slated for homeless veterans. Also a big help for bob was that case manager. We talked about a big thing that i talked about with folks who are experiencing homelessness. Is you know where do you show up you know for particular Appointment or what service provider is supposed to call. It's a long complicated process with different email addresses. Different phone calls and For bob he had this case manager. That really kind of helped him along the way to take him from that tent to the tiny house and to this apartment so he certainly didn't do it alone and it again. It took many years to get to where he is today. Yes and you know. There are many many case workers working hard in a very difficult system. Casey this is not the only building of its kind williamson and his seventy so neighbors are in a good space but there are other low income buildings that are being obtained by the city for this. Yeah that's right. Seattle is trying to do more of this. Kind of steer away from those large congregate shelters and fine private rooms. That people really really enjoy people. Stay in long term as you said at the top. The city just announced this week that they bought three more buildings. These are just like declared. He's a brand new units. The newly built those oh house about one hundred sixty five people king county is also doing something similar. They're buying up a motels to house. People their little less popular because those hotel rooms. I've seen him. They don't have kitchens in so you can't really cook your own food so that's kind of a complication but people staying home so it's kinda working Also tiny house villages like the tiny house village that bob came from those are actually growing. People love those. Just like bob did..
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Some people up at a federal way hotel. The county bought earlier this year. There's also a half a million dollars to pay for language services and emergency grants for community groups that are working to get people settled and it's the end of an era. After thirty seven years the state will be shutting down the seven. Six four hero hotline. That's where drivers report. Hov lane cheaters. And ferry line cutters. The line goes off the hook today. The outlet for citizen lane monitors has been around since nineteen eighty-four. There was even a local band named after it wash dot says the highway signs will come down and be replaced with signs warning drivers about fines. The state patrol plans to have more presence at ferry terminals to discourage the awful people who try to cut the line we can. All agree are the worst seattle mayor. Jenny durkan announced this week. The city has bought three new apartment. Buildings to help house people experiencing homelessness. The newly built studio apartments were actually built with tech workers in mind but now therefore the formerly homeless is not the first time it's been done in the city in fact. A similar building opened earlier this year. Reporter casey martin would find out what was going on. And he's here now. Hey casey thanks for joining us. Hey murph thanks so often we talk about what's not working but it sounds like in this story it is working. People are getting housing. Why did you want to pursue this. Well you know a couple of reasons. I wanted to do a story about somebody who is making it work because i think a lot of homelessness coverage including my own i. I'm talking to a lot of folks that are in crisis folks that are still living in tents that are unable to connect with services. And i think there's a big need to hear from folks that are actually getting into housing. And it's certainly small group of people certainly not most folks who are experiencing homelessness But there are some people who are getting into housing and in this case a really really good home for someone who's been waiting on one for a long time so this is a success story casey. Tell me who you met up with when you visited. Yeah i met bob williamson. He's sixty five years old. He's a veteran. Bob's been homeless for the past ten years and during that entire time he's been trying to find housing He is a good example of someone. Who's just kinda gone through this process for these past ten years and jump through the hoops in the past ten years to go from tent to an apartment. You know casey. This is so many people's story the resilience and the fortitude you have to have to navigate the system to get some kind of housing is significant. What did bob share with you about how he got here bob. Originally he used to live in a tent out on his own and he just kind of traveled around seattle finding security he lived under a bridge for awhile and in two thousand sixteen. The city opened up. A spot. For people like bob to pinch his tent. This was a legal sanction. Ten camp approved by the city. It was near interbay right on the water on davis avenue who's called city plaza one of those tent cities that we've seen throughout seattle. Then this was. Bob's i kind of real stab on the housing ladder. This was kind of how he got introduced to. Maybe how he could get closer to housing situation. You know farther away from his tent and you know it was also the first time that he had community originally. He was living by himself now. His neighbors their living intense. They had a little kitchen space that they could share and they also had a check in person so they can kind of keep an eye on things so there's a little bit of security and this was a big deal for bob. He says he had that security that he never had a large shelter. I needed a place. Like working leap. Those dude shelters loose shelters. They're no good. They you up more than we gotta take your stuff with you while you're supposed to show up on a construction site with all your belongings with every day. It just don't work. You can't do ten city five. It wasn't just a safe place for him to sleep. It was also a place where he got a case manager through the city and that was a big deal for him. That was somebody who could help them find work. He got a job at a restaurant. Working nights That case manager helped him catch up on his health You know he's a veteran so he was able to show up to his. Va appointments and while he was at ten thirty five he was there for over a year and then something him and the entire density. They get this huge upgrade. They're all moved right on the road to tiny houses. Each get their own little tiny house so they'll swapped out of a tent camp into a tiny house group. Oh oh the world in up been pretty. I haven't gotten into because that's supposed to be a work supposed to get together. I couldn't do about day shelter overnight. Shelter joke he was living a stable life. He was working a job. He didn't have any complaints or any issues with the tiny house and his case manager kinda wanted to move them along he kind of wanted to get him into an apartment because they wanted to free up his tiny house for somebody else to come in and get out of a tent so eventually case managers started showing them around other apartments. The he'd tried to get into moving to a couple other places as wasn't gonna move into sure. Kitchens and shared bathrooms got right here. Know he didn't want to do it his case manager. He drives them around town. He shows them all these pretty nice one bedroom apartments. He does shared facilities like you says but he doesn't want any of them he just wants to say in his tiny house and i think this gets. It's something important here about autonomy.
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"There's something for everyone out there. In a minute page browning we'll give us a look inside the growing hobby and for some obsession but first let's get you caught up. Seattle's city council has to decide what to do with fifteen million dollars unspent salaries from the police department. Today one proposal would let the department hold onto most of it to spend on overtime and hiring bonuses to address a staffing shortage. Another would return less money to ask. Pd and send millions to nonprofits working on alternatives to policing look for a decision from the council by this afternoon. Another giant hornets nest bit the dust and wadham county over the weekend. That's number two if you're counting. As day. Department of agriculture says the nest in northern watkin. County was about half the size of the one they destroyed last month and there are still more. They've also located a third nest which they'll be destroying this week. The non-native hornets can wipe out an entire honeybee hive and just hours and in sports. The seahawks are off to a good start. Russell wilson threw four touchdowns to beat the colts. Twenty eight to sixteen. They'll host the tennessee. Titans this weekend lumine field not so good for the huskies who lost michigan thirty one to ten on saturday. Seattle times says the last time the dog started owen to was in two thousand eight when they didn't win a single game. They'll try to shake that comparison off against arkansas state at montlake this weekend and the mariners are still chasing. A wildcard spot could happen. Big three game series against the red sox starts tonight at t. Mobile park right.
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"Yup just keeping it practically but a real you also work in education. James your teacher. What are you thinking about from the teacher and educator standpoint. Oh just how. I wish they had more supports not just support systems for resources and books and and sightsee us but just emotional mental wellness supports. You know teachers are really really struggling right now. Some of my friends are starting teaching for the first time this year. And they're they're they're scared not because of covert just like. How do i operate in the classroom with students. They haven't been back in school for you. Know five hundred days or a two years. What i what do i do so i. I'm seeing a lot of concern about the pedagogy and like the teaching practice and really a lot of hope for mental wellness and social emotional support. That is not being provided as much as it should be too much focusing on the tests. I have to say james as apparent. It's really validating to hear you talk about like you know. Why are we focusing on on tests and this idea of learning loss and kids falling behind. I keep hearing this as though you know. That's the problem to solve. And i'm kind of like well. Why are we still before times. Benchmarks like exactly we have. We had this huge chance to revolutionize education and instead we're going back to do the same thing focusing on and testing. I talked to the principal. And he says. I we really want some support for young people because when day one we have to start teaching to the test and i was like. Wow you're the principal saying that. You have control over your student and teacher body. Come on push push brother push well. This is where we are today. See if things transform and i'll just leave us here that i m cheering for all of the kids going back to school and all the parents and teachers yes. We are cheering loud. Okay one last story before we go you might know is els famous chicken. It's a seattle staple and while a lot of restaurants had a hard time during the pandemic emails did pretty well so well that the company's founders wanted to pass on that good fortune and now the rudd family is going to give out grants to other local black owned businesses. they're starting what's called the raising up black businesses initiative rub and they're partnering door dash to do it so twenty. Local businesses many that didn't qualify for federal assistance or going to get grants of twenty five hundred dollars. No strings attached genie. What did this story say to you when you heard about it. I think the thing that made me really happy in this is going to make me sound extremely wonky uninteresting but the fact that it was a totally unrestricted grant like it's basically you know this is just. Were writing you a check for twenty five hundred dollars. I've never run a small business. So i don't know if that is a maker break amount of money but i can't imagine it wouldn't be helpful. I can't imagine it. Wouldn't you know provide something that you know. That would be needed. And so yeah the thing that really excited me about. It was one that really any black owned business could apply in to that. It's unrestricted like they're not trying to tell you how to spend the money which i think is super fantastic. James what do you think. I love it as well and i wish other companies would do that. That was my first thought. Who else is doing this. you know. Twenty five hundred bucks literally can keep the lights on and your place. That's that's that's light bill. That could be rent. That does a lot for you for just even just that one month. Where are the other larger organizations. That are doing this like that are really profiting. You know. i'm not to name any names amazon. But where the large organizations or target for example it rise with microsoft but. I'm not going to me. I just wish there was more you know. We talked about community and civic responsibility. That is your civic responsibility right if you have some some extra some extra dough. Let's try to lift some other communities up I'm a big fan of of these cells. Even though i'm a vegan i'm a big fan never tasted it but i imagine it's good. They've got potatoes potatoes potatoes and corn..
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"There's more promise that one of seattle's oldest festivals bumper shoot will make a comeback. The festival hosts seattle center is seeking proposals for a new producing partner. If all goes well it could be back. Summer of twenty twenty two and by then concerts could happen at climate pledge arena. they'll pick an event organizer based on whether they can help bumper shoot live on for years to come and on what they can offer to diverse communities. It's friday again and what a week school started for most kids in the seattle area. We got a little peek into some crisp september weather. And how about this story ten go-carts were stolen this week from the family fund center into kuala now. Those stolen rides are popping up all over the place like parking lots and golf courses. Genie andel is here with us today. She's kyw's special projects editor and co host of battle tactics for your sexist workplace genie. If you had free reign of a go-cart legally of course where would you take it legally. I mean i think whether it's legally orally i would take it somewhere under cover of night and on back roads because i cannot imagine a way to draw more attention to yourself than driving co on regular streets. That's just not something. I want to do right now. That's smart. It was quite the sight to see police officers who were obtaining these stolen grow go-carts driving them back to the fund center driving through the streets of tukwila. James miles is here to. He's the executive director of mentor washington and former teacher known as the fresh professor james. Same question what would your go-cart joyride look like. I think i would only drive a gold card so it would be a perpetual joyride. I wouldn't get rid of all cars in only employed go-carts around the city of seattle. I'm my answer. I want to cosign james answer. That's way better. That's pretty good for me. I'm envisioning some sort of real life. Mario kart team princess peach racing around a track. Maybe with a bunch of friends there. We go yes. I would definitely raise my daughters and my wife through lincoln park. Oh yeah we'll invite jeannie. And i will be there along there. You go well. The biggest news of the week pass to be school started again for a lot of students. This was their first time back in the classroom since before the pandemic. We're talking early. Twenty twenty and. I have a few experts on the topic that i want to bring in here. Let's hear what they have to say. How was your first day of school that why because of busters have clashes with my friends. Are you eating a peach. Okay and what about you. How's your first day of school. Was i was a weird laster. Teach classes are new. Teachers are new. How about is there. One thing that you did like from today on an opposite with my friends at lunch how was your first day back at school felon. I got my new locker and I'm just glad to see all my friends again. If their kids listening to this who did not have a good first day of school. What would you like to tell them. Even though it's not a good first day there will be many more days and many more however all d lar well. Except if you're in college. Genie james those were your kids. Oh my gosh. My heart just chomping on a peach. Talking about seeing their friends getting a locker. Oh my gosh. Little bit of excitement little bit of frustration a lot of a lot of frustration but also they were so excited to leave and then come home because our our kids had lunch at ten thirty in the morning and then got out of school at three bus was late. Then get home until four. They came in the house and just demolished our refrigerator. I bet oh my gosh gee genie. What was the first day of school. Like at your household. I woke up and my child was already fully dressed like she was basically standing over me fully dressed like let's go let's go and ready. Yeah and i totally had this idea that we were going to. I keep falling prey to this idea of what Parenthood looks like versus what my actual child wants like. I thought i was going to walk her walk. Her up to like her class was meeting. And i was going to hang out with her and take pictures and basically we got halfway up the block and she was like by mom. Bye bye bye. And i circle back so i could meet the teacher and she was like she actually called me mother. She was like mother. What are you got mcclair. Yeah okay nine year olds all right. I'm sorry genie. That's the age you stop becoming mommy and become mother mother. I felt like. I saw the rest of my life with her. I was like okay. This is this is just a glimpse into like how things are going to go from now. On and james your kids had a big transition. During the pandemic they started middle. School right started middle school in the pandemic going to school. We had just moved from new york so that was also new and then you know they're entering school. What you think is maybe good. They skipped sixth grade and went straight to seventh grade. But sure sure definitely definitely a strange time learning a new building learning the new teachers moving between classes. All that's new in middle school annual wearing a mask and your teach throwing mask and it's it's exciting. We're seeing friends again. We're learning in person again. There's time for lunch at ten thirty in the morning. Apparently but it's also a bit scary especially for kids that are unvaccinated and scary for some families. Genie are you talking to to your kiddo. About covert safety at school. Oh yeah one hundred percent you know. She's not eligible to be vaccinated yet. We have no idea when he'll be eligible to be vaccinated You know and as i've mentioned before on the show. I have a chronic illness. So i'm in a higher risk category anyway even fully vaccinated. You know she's great about wearing a mask. She desperately wants to hug people. She is told me you know. Many times she's sick of just hugging the dad. And you know but we have conversations every day about what the appropriate distances and everything else She's pretty amazing at it. I'm really impressed with. I actually get confused by parents who argue. That kids shouldn't wear masks and it's really hard for them. Because i haven't met a kid yet. Who's had a problem with it. I don't know not not a single kid. Yeah i agree james. Have you noticed that. There's like a little fashion component with the masks. Because like wondered about this asks in fourth grade is a real thing. Oh tell me about the decision. Making of of how how. The kids decided what their statement mass was going to be. You know it's it's really part of your wardrobe now. oh yeah. My daughter river had to have her mask match outfit. On the first day we bought. I'm not exaggerating about thirty masks for the two girls of different colors different sizes different persuasions matched each individual outfit of each mass for every occasion mask for every occasion. Yeah yeah no. That's totally real. So my yeah. My spouse bought a ton of masks for stella. She's very big into animal prints and so yes. So tuesday nights she was trying on outfits and stuff and she was trying to mask with them to try and decide. Whether like the leopard-print mask was the move or the zodiac mass. The right thing yeah. So morton and that shows a whole level of what culture of acceptance there has been for middle schoolers and youngsters about making it. Not something that they that they want to i. Guess debate over. But they're bringing it into part of their outfit. It's fashion now hundred hundred percent. Yeah and my other daughter. Lillies very practical. I'm wearing this mask. Because cain five. That's the one i'm using. I was like okay matches by my my. My black suit shoes. Knock yourselves up. Yup just keeping it practically but a real you also work in education. James your teacher. What are you thinking about from the teacher and educator.
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"Hey good morning. It's page browning. It's thursday this is seattle now. Who gets to decide who works from home. It's a question. A lot of people are asking offices. Start shifting back to in-person work author and consultant chica tool xiang says. The culture of work changed but many bosses are reverting to the old structure. We'll hear more from her in a minute but first let's get you caught up. Dozens of seattle students got ready for their first day of school. Then had to wait for a two hour bus delay. It's all because there's a bus driver shortage. Seattle public schools says it's working to get more drivers hired. Meanwhile teachers are trying to make the welcome back extra special. Some schools rang bells to launch the first day or had special guests greeting students on front steps and lunch is free for all students this year. The menu today tuna pasta salad or tex-mex salad. Seattle children's hospital says it has a new anti racism. Action plan former staff and community members had raised the alarm about racial disparities in how patients were cared for and disciplined in response the hospitals committing to increase the diversity of its staff and to making anti-racist competency part of employee evaluations. The hospital stopped short of kicking out at ceo or board president as critics have asked for and in another sign. The pandemic is turning a corner. Seattle's getting some of its lost. Bus routes back in the mix are more buses for west seattle commuters and a new route all the.
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"My neighborhood because we were all doing this thing together. Every morning saw the same people saw this guy with his kid load. Every time. i do miss that. I challenge you. Go get on the number seven bus down at the town international district right it all the way to rainier avenue you will vote. You will see things you wish you've never seen and things you wish you did getting to know your city marcus. I know that on a on a previous episode. You talked about going on a date during the pandemic. i'm going to ask you about it again. What has dating been like for you in seattle dating. It continues to be sort of strange. I you know in terms of like. I've noticed that that people don't seem to get dressed up at all anymore. I mean. I think that the kobe fashion i mean guaranteed seattle is never a paris when it came to your style or anything but marcus take us through your first date outfit. Yes here as you know. I think i have come around to the fact that like the date isn't going to to show up in put any type of effort into it so i literally just came in. In some sweats and mark. Yes in a hoodie. I washed though. And i did do motorized clean sweat so okay that that was. That was the thing you can have some style with that you know you can't i mean i think i think it was matching athlete. Measure is very in right now are pulled it off. It sounds like you did. I mean i'll bring up brianna stewart. Again she was wearing. Basically sweats under a skirt and blazer. So i think you can do. You can do anything now. Anything's fashion yes. Like in twenty years from now people will look at this fashion and they will think that we are. You know the connoisseurs of our day. Well we can leave it there for today. Thank you so much to our guests south seattle emerald founder and publisher marcus green and k. u. a. w. community engagement producer. Kristen leong thanks you too. You thanks page have a great weekend. That's all for today. If you enjoyed the show.
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"It's tuesday and this is seattle now all this week were waiting into the elements earth fire. Air water were meeting people who are rising to meet the challenges the elements bring and today. It's a bit peculiar. Puget sound has dozens. Maybe hundreds of votes that have been left to die. They're abandoned derelict with no owner or crew. They got to be too much for the owners to maintain and our left adrift producer. Alec cowan will bring us that story. But first let's get you caught up. Seattle city council has banned the use of tear gas and pepper spray. At protests by police. They've passed a bill yesterday afternoon. That also limits seattle police use of acoustic weapons or water cannons. It's not a done deal. Though before any restrictions could take effect. They'll have to be reviewed by the department of justice. As part of spd's federal consent decree under the ordinance. Tear-gas would still be allowed. In circumstances where it's deemed that a group poses a physical risk to people nearby the list of covert nineteen cases linked to a country music festival at the gorge. Amphitheatre is growing public health officials with the grant county health district where the gorge is have now tracked two hundred ten cases of people who went to the watershed music festival. If you went officials are urging you to self quarantine and dacoven test. The brandi carlile show went on as normal this past weekend. But the next two shows at the gorge will require vaccination or a negative cova test result. And stu he's a mom which came as a surprise. Actually we know her. As basketball. Showstopper brianna stewart of the seattle storm. Who's considered among the best basketball players of this era and she and her wife. Marta sar guy. Just announced the birth of their daughter. Ruby through gis station surrogate. They kept the news of the pregnancy to only close knit circle until this week. Congrats baby ruby. Now on with the show fewer to one of the many many marinas around seattle and the puget sound region. You'll see many things personally. I love watching mariner so crab fresh off the docks and also reading cillian sometimes clever names but if you walk the dogs long enough they'll start to see boats that well they don't really fit.
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"Hey good morning. It's patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now if you have plans to travel with young children this summer. I'm betting the delta variant has made you stop and think twice in a minute. we'll talk with a pediatrician. At swedish hospital about how parents of young children can stay safe through this phase of the pandemic but first let's get you caught up. Governor inslee says state employees have two months to get a co vaccine or lose. their jobs. Inslee said yesterday. He wants all state. Employees fully vaccinated by october eighteenth. Mayor durkan made the same call for city employees state. Republican leaders aren't on board. With the governor's plan they say a mandate is heavy handed and would rather see incentives. The state's biggest employees union says it will address any vaccine mandates at the bargaining table. The office workers aren't back yet but more people than ever appear to be moving downtown. The data comes from a report out yesterday from the downtown seattle association. According to the seattle times just under a hundred thousand people called downtown home occupancy and rents also both hit new highs in twenty twenty one and faxed americans can travel to canada again after more than sixteen months. The canadian border is back open hours however remains closed. If you are planning to travel bring a negative cova test and be prepared to flash. Your vaccine card also planned for possible delays. Long wait times. Workers at the border are on strike. Sleepovers play dates. Water parks even school. These were all things. Kids couldn't wait to get back to as vaccination rates went up and cases went down now.
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"Patricia murphy. It's monday. This is seattle now so much. Cool wildlife you're in washington. We've got cougars dear. Those little marmosets on the olympics and for the first time in decades grizzly bears in a minute. We'll talk to chris morgan host of the wild podcast about how to stay safe when you run into animals in the wild or in your own neighborhood but first let's get you caught up seattle police chief d. as says the city has a public safety crisis after gunfire broke out across the city early sunday. Spd's says eight people were shot in four unrelated incidents in pioneer square. Bell town chinatown. Id and capitol hill. Three of those people died just last week. Mayor durkan announced more than ten million dollars for community groups working to stop gun violence. If mask limbo has made you feel unsure or uneasy about what to do when. Here's some clarity. The state's top doctor is once again recommending. We all mask up when we're inside in public spaces regardless of our vaccination status. Dr scotland quist said friday. The delta variant is driving a v wave of cases and hospitalizations mostly among unvaccinated. People linquist said new cases more than tripled in the span of about a week. King county's top health official is also urging everyone to wear masks indoors but so far these are recommendations not requirements and sue bird and the. Us women's basketball team get started at the olympics. Tonight but bird tells the seattle times it's going to be her last can't blame her. She's played in four olympics and won gold every time team. Usa is going for seven gold in a row. in tokyo. tip-off against nigeria is nine forty pm. Seattle time if you've tried to get a camping reservation for the summer work on out hiking you already know. This nature in the pacific northwest is bursting with humans. Right now and it's not like nature was empty before we made summer plans in washington. State wildlife is abundant and diverse and on occasion. It can be dangerous chris. Morgan knows this better than most. He's an ecologist abair expert and the host of the wild podcast here at k. u. o. w. and he's here to talk with us about how to act and how not to act when we encounter wildlife. Hi chris a genie. How are you. i'm doing well. Thanks and since you are a bear expert. I have to ask you about the latest bear. News i so. Biologists recently found a healthy female grizzly bear with three cubs in washington state. Near the idaho. Border they were able to put a radio collar on her to keep track of her. And i read that. This was the first time this has happened in forty years. Is that correct. Yes in fact. The forty years has been the recovery period for these christie buzzing washington state and elsewhere so first time since that recovery started since these animals were put on the endangered species list in the seventies that a female has been called a not just a female. But like you said as a female with three cubs three yearlings meaning that just over a year about a year and a half old at this point so in those are the most important individuals in a population because those are the ones that ensure the longevity of population that giving birth to the cubs and caring for the cubs for sometimes four years. So she's a very precious jewel. It's really great to hear this notion that the female grizzly is an indicator of overall ecological health. That it's something that we can all feel really hopeful about and proud of. It just doesn't feel like. I hear about that very often when it comes to the environment or the climate of course not every interaction between humans and bears is as successful. What do you think we should keep in mind when it comes to encounters with grizzly bears or with black bears for that matter. Yeah i think mostly to remember that. These bears are just making their way through life and trying to lead an honest honorable life as a bear right and that all means acquiring food. It all means looking after your young weaken lot of people can relate to raising three kids like she's doing in the cell cooks and just imagine the pressure as a bad. When you've got to find food every day to feed not just yourself but three hungry mouths and these guys eat a lot you know so i think looking at things from that perspective and understanding. That is really key. Starting point couple of other tips is make noise you know. Don't go silently through the woods especially in grozny backcountry. Don't hike alone at doernen. Dusk is always a good idea to have a hiking partner was or someone camp with you and then make sure you cash food. Countless examples of barron countless where people are are when of bears trying to access human food because they can't resist the smell of fatty foods that that craving you know so make it unavailable. Cashier food fifteen feet off the ground but in a dry bag. Carry a caribbean and a rope or parachute cool to do this and become good at and again. It's like one of those it's like. I said viable skill. You know it's it's awesome to get into and keep your distance. You know always important to keep your distance is that women in yellowstone. that was. i think she's in the process of being fined for the behavior but she'd stepped off a car to the side of the road. There was a female with cubs grizzly bears there and she wanted to get a photograph with her phone and she pulled the phone out the grizzly charge towards her and it was a very real charge and probably got that woman's heart pounding but she was too close to the grizzly they have a perfect personal buffer space. That that you need to respect and then back to understand them anyone would behave that way if they thought that kids who are at risk right. That's what i was thinking. This woman's poses a risk to my kids will. What are you gonna do. you're gonna react. That woman was lucky in that case it was a real very real charge but we call him bluff charges because he didn't actually end up in an attack but keeping distance and being mindful of how these these guys operate is really really important. Okay well i have to ask though. I mean you go out and look for bears on purpose and.
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"Just yesterday. The state patrol says three of those drivers stayed around including a semi driver who chased the suspect a forty one year old seattle man who was then arrested. A camp near the mount baker tunnel and another by the rainier avenue off ramp will be cleared and fenced off tomorrow. At least one arrest has been linked to those spots. There have been more than two hundred reports of rock-throwing incidents in king county since january and after briefly stopping by space on blue origin debut passenger flight. Jeff bezos is back on earth. Today and feeling great wanna thank every amazon employees and every amazon customer. 'cause you guys paid for all this so seriously. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The price tag was about five point. Five billion dollars if you go by how much money bazo says put into blue origin since he founded at tickets for a trip to space. We'll go for a few hundred thousand dollars. Hey maybe prime members will get a discount. Seattle is getting a new pro sports team the seattle crack ins debut. Nhl season will start in october. The team is almost done building the arenas but as of right now there's no roster it's a a rare opportunity to start from scratch. I think that's a good thing. I dunno kyw producer. Claire mcgrane is here to tell us what it takes to make. An nhl team cleric great to talk to you. Hey trish get to be here. Thank you so much for taking on this assignment. Are you big hockey fan. No i am not a big hockey fan at all. In fact prior to the last few weeks. I knew nothing about hockey. I get to be totally honest. But that's why i was interested in doing. This is because i like the sounders into a number of seahawks mariners games. In my time and recently i started getting into basketball because a friend of mine is really into the storm so i like watching sports. I like rooting for seattle sports teams and i after doing some research and really excited to go root for the cracking someday fantastic. Well a new. Nhl team is obviously a big deal for the city. But we used to have a pro hockey team right. Tell me about the history of hockey here. Totally so not only. Did we have a pro hockey team. We had a really good pro hockey team back. In the early twentieth century there called the seattle metropolitans founded in nineteen fifteen and their first five years. They went to the stanley cup final three times so they were distinctly good. We were even the first team to win it in nineteen seventeen and then less than ten years after they were founded they folded in the nineteen twenties. Because they didn't have a place to play anymore. And i can hear all the sonics fans kind of groaning as i say that but today there is still a strong hockey culture and seattle. Despite the fact that we don't have a pro team in haven't for one hundred years I talked to tim pipes about this. He is the owner of the angry beaver in greenwood. Which is seattle's hockey bar. He's a transplant from toronto. His team is the toronto maple leafs and he talked to me a lot about the culture of hockey in seattle. What i was really surprised about with with hockey in seattle because this is not a city of snow and ice is how much history there was from from the totems to the iron man. These weren't pro teams. They were sort of just below the pros. But i mean it was. It was still big league back down and even currently after. I've opened this bar. I've seen dozens of thunderbird games. Dozens of everett silver tip games so the culture is actually very very rich here and he mentioned the silver tips and the thunderbirds. They play in everett and kent respectively and they have huge followings around the city. So hockey really is alive and well in the area claire. We just haven't had a pro team in one hundred years exactly but that is changing pretty cool so today is a big day right the crack in our announcing who they've picked in their expansion draft. What the heck is an expansion draft. Well a few different leagues will expansion drafts. I'm just going to talk about the nhl one. Because that's the one i know. Best at this point and expansion draft is where you steal players from other teams. We don't have any players. They have players. Were just going to take them so much too. Yes very starting off a bit aggressive. Honestly but know. Maybe that's setting the tone so we get to take one player from each of the other teams in the nhl. Apart from the las vegas golden knights. Who were the newest team. So tonight gasworks park the crack in front office and a bunch of of no famous folks largely sports figures from around. The city are going to go through the roster and go okay the jersey devils. We'll take the sky. The penguins will take the sky and the teams get to protect a certain number of players but they only get to protect so many and the interesting thing to me about. This is technically. The kraken isn't supposed to talk to the players about this. They're supposed to find out at the same time as everyone else. So it's going to be a really interesting experience to see all these players from other parts of the country that are going to be coming to seattle. So what kind of players are we going to get out of this if the nhl teams are already allowed to protect their favorites. Great question so. I actually went to greg. Wish ski to answer this question. He is the senior. Nhl writer at espn and it used to be that players you would get. Were not great the way it used to be. Was you come into the league and you are expected to be god awful for at least like two or three seasons you're getting the absolute dregs of each team. You know the fourth line guys the reserve defensemen. The worst goal is like you were just expected to be horrible but then the league thought you know it costs a lot to join the nhl seattle and the owners of the kraken. They're pudding hundreds of millions of dollars into this expansion. So maybe they should be good. Maybe it would be nice to get people excited about a good team. That's entering the league. So they changed the rules so that teams can protect less players. So these rules actually went into effect for the las vegas golden knights who joined up in two thousand fifteen and they went to the stanley cup final in their very first year which this happening would have been unthinkable. Here is greg again. The vegas golden knights necessarily build a stanley cup finalist through the expansion draft they built it because other teams freaked out about losing players and made these little side deals that allowed the golden knights to get exponentially better players than they would have had otherwise so when you look at seattle they're successor. Failure could be how well they leveraged that pressure to get better players from teams and then the other side of that coin is maybe they don't because the teams are smarter now than they were the first time they went through this vegas vegas set this really high bar and i think a lot of the teams as greg said might be looking at what happened with vegas and going Maybe we didn't need to make such a good deal so it's gonna be really interesting. How the kraken. Use this political power to put their team together. Wow fascinating so clear. We'll have a roster of players soon. But what about the fans. Because i heard that guy from the angry beaver he already has his team. A team isn't just the people actually playing the game. It's a lot more than that right. So a lot of people moved to seattle where city of transplants. They moved here from wherever. But tim says that is actually a really positive thing for the kraken. You're a fan of whoever you're a fan of whether it's pittsburgh or philadelphia or looking around my room any leaves teams that are on the wall you know. They've moved to seattle whether it's for worker just to get away from.
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"Hey there good morning. It's patricia murphy. It's thursday this is seattle now in its own way. The pandemic has left. Its mark on all of us and some people are choosing to make that mark. Indelible business is booming for tattoo artists. In a minute. More on what people are inking. And why but first. Let's get you caught up it's dry. Wildfires are flaring up across the state and now governor. Inslee has made it official. Washington is in a drought emergency water. Supply in parts of the state is projected to be below seventy. Five percent of average tuesday's declaration allows the state to take steps to address drought hardships for farmers and protect public water supplies. Water storage is making a difference for seattle tacoma and everett though cities were the only parts of the state not included in the declaration commissioners at the port of seattle to permanently ban the use of facial recognition for law enforcement and mass surveillance. That's any biometric. Technology within the port of seattle facilities including seattle tacoma international airport geekwire reports. The band doesn't apply when people opt into a system like clear which uses facial recognition to expedite travel and former seahawk. Richard sherman will make an appearance in court. Today he's been in the king county. Jails since wednesday morning redmond. Police say he tried to force his way into a family members home and then he resisted when officers tried to arrest him. State patrol is investigating sherman for allegedly crashing. His car leaving the scene and suspicion of driving under the influence the pandemic has been brutal. The loss staggering family members neighbors beloved community members. Everyone has a story and some people are telling there's with a new tattoo. Kovic has spurred a fresh wave of new ink here to tell us. More is nikki stoops. She's the seattle tattoo artist who observed the pandemic through the people that sought out her art. Nikki really appreciate your time. Thanks yeah thank you for having me. I'm stoked to talk about this so your job requires you to have close contact with people. Tell me about your experience during the pandemic. oh man. I mean i have Had a lot of clients come in for tattoos whether it be good tattoos because of big change that they've realized during the pandemic but also quite a handful of memorial tattoos also due. To calvin i mean i had someone in my family pass away during covert so there was clients that i cried with and i mean i love tattooing because we get a have a connection and i get this beautiful piece of art that someone has on them forever. That's important to them. And so being able to be the one that got to give that to them was pretty awesome but also of course. It was heartbreaking. Yeah i wanna talk to you about a lot of this because your job is so intimate in some ways. Let's talk about what happens when someone comes in to talk to you about getting a new tattoo totally so usually they'll email me and i'll give me a quick rundown of what exactly they're looking for. They'll tell me if it's a memorial tattoo and exactly like what they're wanting to get done and then it's my job to turn the idea into a vision. One of the tattoos that i can get into. This guy is father passed away and his father was working on a nineteen seventy chevy. I believe just like his whole life but never quite finished it. So the tap two was on his chest over his heart. And it was kind of an illustrative version of his dad chilling in the car with like cubs hat on and some palm trees behind him. Just like a super beautiful tattoo. So of course i had to collaborate with him. A bunch on exactly the specifics of what his dad looked like in the features. Yeah and i mean i definitely to bunch of nurses to and the tattoos weren't exactly covert related. But they were tattoos that represented of them kind of pushing through this and like being just like a fighter because they've gone through a bunch of stuff so kind of a memory of everyone that they've had to work with but also everything that they've been through so when people come in. Are you finding that. They're there to get relief to get weight off their shoulders. What are you noticing about your clients. People have definitely been like. I've been through something hard. Like i need something because i don't know if you've ever heard of tattoo therapy but it's a real thing and let's be real we've all been through it so people are trying to just get something to to remember. I guess helped me understand. Tattoo therapy what does that mean. So people either get tattoos on not just because its cool art. What a lot of times for stuff that. They've been through in their life for hard trials or changes. But yeah there's a lot of times they'll just kind of let it out on the blake. I don't know why i'm telling you all this. And i'm like hey that's what i'm here for. I love the art. But i love being able to to give that to people to while the pandemic has fueled more demand for tattoos. The art form has been around for more than five thousand years. Scientists even found them on egyptian mummies. These are living symbols that tell a story a way for people to process life events. We talked to dr deborah davidson to help explain that connection. She's tattooed sociologist. at york. university in toronto debra. What is it about a permanent marking. That's fundamental to humans. You said the key word it marks. It marks our experiences as embodied because it is on the body of the body. It's permanent for a pandemic tattoo. I mean a twenty year old might get a tattoo Related to the pandemic and then sixty years later be able to share that living history with their grandchildren. That longevity is a really important piece of this. Why does something like a pandemic move people to get tattooed so i definitely found a relationship between tattoos and trauma and similarly. We've seen an increase in such type of tattooing after hurricane katrina. We know of the semi colon tattoos for awareness and de stigmatization of depression. Tattoos after sexual assault are not uncommon and Tattoos are used for covering surgical scars.
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"Ever to lead the company this week former amazon web services. Chief andy jesse took the helm yesterday. Twenty seven years to the day after. Jeff bezos founded the company. Jesse will lead the day to day. Basis will stay on as chair of the board which he'll get to after he launches himself into near earth orbit on a blue origin rocket in two weeks. A seattle man is under arrest for throwing debris into traffic on i. Five state troopers arrested. The man early monday between kent and federal way. Four drivers on southbound five were hit with pieces of concrete thought to be ripped off a roadside barrier state patrol says there have been more than seventy five incidents of rocks and debris thrown from overpasses onto cars so far this year and crossing the us. Canada border is getting a little less complicated for some people. As of this week fully vaccinated canadians can skip the quarantine. An airline passengers won't have to stay at a government approved hotel. Prime minister justin trudeau. Says he's taking it. Slow to avoid a resurgence of the virus but should have a plan for full reopening later this month until then non essential travel to. Canada is still a no go. The lumber market is hot right now according to would trade industry publication random links. What a great name at its peak in may the cost of lumber was five times what it was pre pandemic box economy reporter. Emily stewart wasn't watching numbers when she noticed the trend. She was watching. Social media. Caught my attention on the internet. Because i kept seeing memes about lumber became very in fashion for somebody to snap a picture of a pile of wood and say oh. I met a billionaire today and things like that and i even talked to the story for somebody on tick-tock who became a famous tick-tock lumberjack. So this has kind of permeated the culture in a way that sometimes these strange little economic developments don't while the specter of surging lumber prices played out for some on. The internet. Pat bates learned firsthand. Pat is president of marine lumber market in south park. He's been in the lumber business a long time and has learned to roll with the ups and downs of the market. But this past year it was different. I've been wrong on his thing for six straight months since the beginning ear because we get new prices and we'd say ourselves man there's just no way that That these prices are going to go up again next week. I mean can they. They've never been at these levels and yet they do and every week say okay this has gotta be it and it just never stopped. It really. didn't stop. Until maybe the i don't know two and a half three weeks ago now. Prices have cooled significantly from their peak. And it's still unclear if or when they'll drop more at this point pat says he's just trying to steal himself for what's to come you know. Expect the unexpected because for all of us this last eighteen months i mean who could predict it two years ago. So there's always something crazy around the corner okay. Pat is one end of the supply chain here. But here's emily talking about why. Lumber prices surged the way they have so. This is really a pretty basic supply and demand story. I guess maybe just to start with supply you think about it. The lumber industry just in past several years has not been doing super well. We had the housing crisis in the industry. Just hasn't been doing really hot. Prices have been pretty low and so what happens over the past several years. A lot of sawmills. You know kind of slowed down production. The industry rat it accordingly and so last year when the pandemic kits in march and april you think back we all thought the economy is going to be pretty bad right like i remember sitting in my house in brooklyn new york and be entering into another great depression Until we all kind of assumed that the economy would be really bad and so did the lumber industry right and so they sort of prepared for the worst even more shutting down more mills slowing down more laying off workers all of that kind of stuff at the beginning of this thing back in march of twenty twenty we all kinda thought that business is going to be really slow and and really nobody knew how for how long that might go on because it was so much near to win you know. These different restrictions would be lifted. So what happens on the demand side. People decide that they paid their homes. Because they're sitting at home so much. Right i did. I couldn't do any reservation. So what happens. People decide to fix up their houses. They built a deck they building office. They do home renovation projects because you can go to home depot or lowe's on the weekend at the same time a lot of people who really hate their houses or in cities decide. They wanna move. Maybe they want to build a home and so this demand release starts to pick up. And i think kind of the key point here is that at least demand started to pick up. Initially a lot of economists and people in the industry will say they didn't really believe it like nobody knew how long this is going to last and so the industry didn't react accordingly and then by the time the industry kind of caught on to what was going on. It was a little bit too late. You know when you would expect kind of these projects to slow down in the fall and winter. They really didn't and so there was just this giant imbalance of supply and demand where everybody wanted would and nobody could get it. Okay so we have a situation where we have emotional purchasing going on from people who are sitting in their houses. Saying i can't stand it anymore. If i'm going to have to be here. I need to put that new deck on a need to add that office onto my garage and we have a processing and retail industry. That couldn't really catch up because they didn't anticipate that this was actually going to last. How much does something like the fluctuation we're dealing with right now. Add to somebody's home. Building cost yes. So according to the national association of homebuilders They think that what's going on with has added about thirty six thousand dollars to the price of a newly constructed single home. So this is those pricey people are figuring this out. You know and i have friends who are going to build decks or whatever. I even talked to one guy in lumber for a story that i wrote on this. Who said listen. I was going to build on my garage. And i'm taking a pause right now because there's no way i'm paying these prices so let's just talk about the processors for a minute. You already said that. They didn't anticipate that there would be this surge in demand in that it would last. Why can't they ramp up so quickly. A lot of companies laid off workers right whether it be the airlines or restaurants or whatever and they've had a hard time getting people to come back and we're not entirely sure why that is you know some people will tell you that it's unemployment benefits that are keeping people out of work. I think there are plenty other explanations there as well People don't have child care. Work people are also a little bit nervous to go back to work during colbrad And a lot of people are sort of rethinking their plans and what they want to do with their lives and working at a sawmill is not an easy job we've talked about the fluctuation in lumber prices. Where are they now. And where do you anticipate. They might be in the coming months so right now. They're back below a thousand dollars to be clear. They change a lot but The last information that i got from random links was that they were about nine hundred thirty dollars. I think the big question now is really where they go. You know when. I was talking to people in the industry back in april. They thought they were going to stay super elevated for a long time And they have come back down now. They're nowhere near where they were in. Twenty nineteen when they were three hundred dollars. But they're getting close. I think the question kind of is you how this supply demand situation balances out. And i think what has sort of happened at least for now is that it seems to have balanced out a little bit faster than everyone thought it would You know some people are really putting a pause on their projects putting a pause on building a new house or maybe building out that decker whatever renovation project that they wanted to do i think the question is how long this lasts. I'm always hesitant to predict what will happen in the economy especially in this economy. I think when you think back to last year when everybody was hoarding you know. Yeast toilet paper knows what the new thing will be a year from now. Sure and lumber of course is just one product but there have been shortage just like we talked about rental cars furniture like you said toilet paper. What does the experience with lumber say about. What's going on with our supply chain. I think over the past year and a half. We've just really learned kind of how complicated the supply chain is and what happens when one part of it does not quite work right whether you know right now. We are seeing what's happening with used cars. Ray where prices are up enormously over the packs couple months over the past year. This is really been kind of a lesson how the economy works and how fragile some of this stuff is but i think the big question mark right now is kind of how this is all going to turn out you know. We have a federal reserve. That says it's keeping an eye on inflation keeping an eye on prices to make sure they don't get too out of control but they also think that a lot of this.
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"It's not going to stop pride weekend we're making sense of it all with kyw's brandy fullwood and k. Expertise eva walker. But first let's get you caught up. The heat wave coming in. This weekend is no laughing matter. For city officials are urging you to find a cool place. Check on your neighbors and drink a lot of water. Oh and if you're lighting anything on fire when you're done dowsett completely with water. I'm talking barbecues and cigarettes. One hundred and one on sunday one hundred and four on monday. These forecast temperatures are unprecedented. And according to the national weather service it's going to stay hotter than normal through the fourth of july. The city's emergency crews will be on hand for welfare checks a couple dozen cooling centers libraries beaches with lifeguards and pools are all open for people to cool off the rents still do but divisions are still on hold in washington. State governor inslee extended these states moratorium until september under pressure from progressive lockers and constituents. But there's a catch. All renters are expected to start paying their monthly rent in full again. By august i if not landlords can start the eviction process. Not everyone's happy with this. A group of republican lawmakers say is overreaching and just in time for the biggest heat wave in recent memory. How about the biggest freeway closure of the year at the same time bound i five near soda will be down to one lane while freeway. Repaving is underway. Expect slowdowns today through monday and it won't be over then. This will be the first of sixteen weekends of closures to get the work done. Well well we made it to friday. I think it's safe to say junuary is officially over. Not that long ago the heat was actually still coming on at my place this weekend. Historic heat wave is coming to liquefy all of us. My kyw colleague brandy fullwood is here producer on our midday. Show the record brandy heatwave. Are you soaking it up. Are you sweating it out. I hope none of the above. I'm so terrified for what's to come this weekend. It feels really unusual. It feels really terrifying. So i feel like i'm just going to be in my house trying to you. Know create my own weather create. My own clouds win. Good luck get that beautiful seattle summer down your basement. Eva walker is here to front woman of the black tones and dj at k. x. p. eva love. It hate it just trying to sit still till it's over you know it's one of those things where i don't do very well with hot hot hot weather. Love the fun. But my husband. And i are planning on a vacation somewhere else with a c. We can't stay in our apartment because we will be cranky. We will argue and The heat will make us bad people. We're like you know she shouldn't be in here for the three days. It's going to be ninety degrees so we're planning on finding a nice hotel to just hang out in this heat. Wave will have us in the upper nineties in seattle and surrounding. There's a chance we see that dreaded triple digit one hundred sunday and monday look like the best odds for that and this week i chatted with karen bomboko assistant state climatologist for washington. And get this. She says seattle has only surpassed one hundred degrees twice in recorded history. What does anyone remember those ninety four and two thousand nine. Oh i thought it's been more than i do. Remember it getting the one hundred. But it's very rare and i thought it was at least more than two tie to i i have. I was not here in two thousand nine. But i'll say that like since being here every guests or every prediction of what people think of the weather has been different like the first summer i got here. I was told it was going to be smokey. And then it wasn't. And then. I was told i was going to be much rainier and then the rain was different and there were thunderstorms and it was pouring so. I think the weather's just like i'm horrified. That that's like this is a new number but it also feels like we're at a point where we can't really predict what's going to happen or know what's going to happen anymore. Yeah twice ever. According to the assistant state climatologist we could hit that twice in one weekend. And the worst part is it's not supposed to cool down at night like it usually does so ninety five degree heat. Basically going to plop itself down on your couch and not leave for like four days man. Can we charge it. Rents exactly taken these. I'm wondering if like like you're going to go out. And i'm like should i go out. Should i do something else should i. you know. Hit up a museum or.
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"Hey good morning. Bill radke filling in for patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now. The cities of fiction ban will be around for another three months but that leaves a lot of tenants and landlords in tight spot. I don't want to tendons. And i i don't wanna leave them without a place to live but i can't go on indefinitely paying for everything we'll talk about it with time magazine writer. Abby the sulu in a minute first. let's get you caught up. Seattle passed its unofficial melting point of eighty five degrees yesterday. But it should cool off the next couple of days before getting even hotter this weekend. If like that you'll love the summer outlook from the national weather service. They're predicting hire temps and less rain this summer. The bad news they also say drought is likely and all of that adds up to an active season. Seattle public utilities. Says it's safe to drink the water as it works. Through a chlorine shortage westlake chemical in longview provides chlorine to espy you and other utilities across the northwest. It's been out of commission since an electrical transformer failed earlier this month. The company says it'll be off line until the end of this month at least state. Health officials say they'll have an update this week and no shortage of seattle storm players on the us olympic team. They make up a quarter of the roster. Sue bird breanna stewart and jewell loyd were named yesterday to represent the us in tokyo next month. It's the first trip for loyd still has been once before in two thousand sixteen. Sue bird is back for her fifth olympics the. Us women are going for their seventh straight gold medal. It's always tough to find affordable housing in seattle. It got harder during the pandemic for folks who lost work and can't afford rent. The city just extended its ban on until the end of september but that just delays reckoning with the problem some landlords are out many thousands of dollars and some tenants are still afraid. They'll lose their homes. My guest today laid out the situation in time magazine. Economic policy reporter abby vassilis. Thanks for joining us. Thanks so much for having you described this situation as the next housing crisis. What do you mean so if you look back to the two thousand eight housing crisis what you had was people who oversaw a little bit Based off of a bad lending industry that was being too flexible with Mortgages but when those people lost their homes for the most part they had a safety net under them. You lose your home you you sell it maybe you take a hit for it but then you can move into an apartment but these people in their apartments now. If they're facing eviction they have nowhere else really to go. There's really no step under being a victim from an apartment unless you have a friend's couch to craft sean. Which is a permanent solution. And so beyond that. There's just hours in seattle especially in san francisco new york city but really everywhere. Do not have enough beds in homeless shelters to house. All the people who are going to be facing fictions when the addiction moratorium finally expires and in seattle. They've i think this is the fifth time it's been extended but really all it's doing is putting the problem down the road because while there is federal funding over forty billion of it that is designed to payback landlords into payback. The rent that some tenants have built up. It's not being distributed in an efficient way and it's likely not going to be distributed in time before the eviction moratorium expires nationally. But who knows if it'll be distributed and time in seattle which now the deadline is in september in this time magazine piece abbey you spoke to a seattle landlord. Tenant couldn't pay rent. Her name is ryan and her tenants name is ali. What was their situation. They had a really interesting. But also sad dynamic ryan had She wasn't necessarily intending to be this big landlord. She never was. She rented to ali because he was a friend. And then all he lost his job because of the pandemic and over time he accrued over twenty thousand dollars in akron that he he owed her but both ali and ryan had experienced bouts of of housing insecurity in their youth and so ryan even though there are outs are loopholes to the eviction. Moratorium such as moving back into the property yourself or selling your home. She really struggled with taking one of those ones. Because she didn't want to be the person responsible putting somebody out on the street in the middle of a pandemic. I showed up to do that. And i was going to move back in personally and They were talking about putting their stuff in storage and they didn't have anywhere else to go and we were in the middle of pandemic and it just made me feel awful and like i. I couldn't do that as person. I couldn't evict them or make them move out. There's a stereotype that that landlords are always these awful people are nickel and diming their tenants in their slum lords in they're not fixing things they need to fix and while i'm sure that's true ryan did not fit that stereotype. She wanted to be a good landlord. She had hoped to make a little bit of of side income to supplement her regular person job but now her and so many other landlords across the us are out tens of thousands of dollars dollars that they might have depended on to Pay their own mortgages to pay the mortgages on the houses they rented to pay property taxes forty percent. Approximately of rental units in the us are owned by individuals or small landlords. That's a lot of of just regular people. It's not these huge corporations with high rises. This story is a perfect illustration of the bind that landlords and tenants are in this eviction. Issue is huge. And it's nationwide so what solutions are on the table so over. Forty billion has been allocated by by congress to go to individual states to stave off the the eviction crisis around the corner. The issue with that is that all of this money is going to states who had never before had to distribute this much money in relief and so the states are doing their best but they're struggling to keep up with it into vet Applications because the government did outline some rule. Saying you had to make sure that these people were below a certain average income. They had to prove that they have been affected by the pandemic and then each individual state.
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"Hey good morning. Bill radke filling in for patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now. The cities of vacation ban will be around for another three months but that leaves a lot of tenants and landlords in tight spot. I don't want to tendons. And i i don't wanna leave them without a place to live but i can't go on indefinitely paying for everything we'll talk about it with time magazine writer. Abby the sulu in a minute first. let's get you caught up. Seattle passed its unofficial melting point of eighty five degrees yesterday. But it should cool off the next couple of days before getting even hotter this weekend. If like that you'll love the summer outlook from the national weather service. They're predicting hire temps and less rain this summer. The bad news they also say drought is likely and all of that adds up to an active season. Seattle public utilities. Says it's safe to drink the water as it works. Through a chlorine shortage westlake chemical in longview provides chlorine to espy you and other utilities across the northwest. It's been out of commission since an electrical transformer failed earlier this month. The company says it'll be off line until the end of this month at least state. Health officials say they'll have an update this week and no shortage of seattle storm players on the us olympic team. They make up a quarter of the roster. Sue bird breanna stewart and jewell loyd were named yesterday to represent the us in tokyo next month. It's the first trip for loyd still has been once before in two thousand sixteen. Sue bird is back for her fifth olympics the. Us women are going for their seventh straight gold medal. It's always tough to find affordable housing in seattle. It got harder during the pandemic for folks who lost work and can't afford rent. The city just extended its ban on until the end of september but that just delays reckoning with the problem some landlords are out many thousands of dollars and some tenants are still afraid. They'll lose their homes. My guest today laid out the situation in time magazine. Economic policy reporter abby vassilis. Thanks for joining us. Thanks so much for having you described this situation as the next housing crisis. What do you mean so if you look back to the two thousand eight housing crisis what you had was people who oversaw a little bit Based off of a bad lending industry that was being too flexible with Mortgages but when those people lost their homes for the most part they had a safety net under them. You lose your home you you sell it maybe you take a hit for it but then you can move into an apartment but these people in their apartments now. If they're facing eviction they have nowhere else really to go. There's really no step under being a victim from an apartment unless you have a friend's couch to craft sean. Which is a permanent solution. And so beyond that. There's just hours in seattle especially in san francisco new york city but really everywhere. Do not have enough beds in homeless shelters to house. All the people who are going to be facing fictions when the addiction moratorium finally expires and in seattle. They've i think this is the fifth time it's been extended but really all it's doing is putting the problem down the road because while there is federal funding over forty billion of it that is designed to payback landlords into payback. The rent that some tenants have built up. It's not being distributed in an efficient way and it's likely not going to be distributed in time before the eviction moratorium expires nationally. But who knows if it'll be distributed and time in seattle which now the deadline is in september in this time magazine piece abbey you spoke to a seattle landlord. Tenant couldn't pay rent. Her name is ryan and her tenants name is ali. What was their situation. They had a really interesting. But also sad dynamic ryan had She wasn't necessarily intending to be this big landlord. She never was. She rented to ali because he was a friend. And then all he lost his job because of the pandemic and over time he accrued over twenty thousand dollars in akron that he he owed her but both ali and ryan had experienced bouts of of housing insecurity in their youth and so ryan even though there are outs are loopholes to the eviction. Moratorium such as moving back into the property yourself or selling your home. She really struggled with taking one of those options. Because she didn't want to be the person responsible putting somebody out on the street in the middle of a pandemic. I showed up to do that. And i was going to move back in personally and They were talking about putting their stuff in storage and they didn't have anywhere else to go and we were in the middle of pandemic and it just made me feel awful and like i. I couldn't do that as person. I couldn't evict them or make them move out. There's a stereotype that that landlords are always these awful people are nickel and diming their tenants in their slum lords in they're not fixing things they need to fix and while i'm sure that's true ryan did not fit that stereotype. She wanted to be a good landlord. She had hoped to make a little bit of income to supplement her regular person job but now her and so many other landlords across the us are out tens of thousands of dollars dollars that they might have depended on to Pay their own mortgages to pay the mortgages on the houses they rented to pay property taxes forty percent. Approximately of rental units in the us are owned by individuals or small landlords. That's a lot of of just regular everyday people. It's not these huge corporations with high rises. This story is a perfect illustration of the bind that landlords and tenants are in this eviction. Issue is huge. And it's nationwide so what solutions are on the table so over. Forty billion has been allocated by by congress to go to individual states to stave off the the eviction crisis around the corner. The issue with that is that all of this money is going to states who had never before had to distribute this much money in relief and so the states are doing their best but they're struggling to keep up with it into vet Applications because the government did outline some rule. Saying you had to make sure that these people were below a certain average income. They had to prove that they have been affected by the pandemic and then each individual state.