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"A new U Dub mapping tool will help. Lawsuit challenging a number of Seattle eviction protection laws has turned aside by a King County judge. I'm Colonial with the details on the way after ABC News, it's 9 30. What now? Now the temperatures in Texas have returned two more seasonal levels after the cold snap that cut electric power to millions of homes and businesses. The managers of the state's power grid will get a lashing on Thursday in the state capital first public hearings on the crisis Governor Greg Abbott. I have made it a legislative party. To mandate And to fund The winterization and stabilization of the Texas power infrastructure. Not much time. For that. The current legislative session ends in May. Johnson and Johnson single, those covert vaccine candidate is a step closer to winning. Emergency use approval from the federal government Staff of the Food and Drug Administration declared it's safe and effective. A panel of independent advisers takes up the issue on Thursday. Tucson, Arizona has joined multiple cities across the country in banning enforcement of dress codes and grooming policies that discriminate against hair, texture and styles. Richard can sue ABC News Homo news. 1000 FM 97 7 Coma News time 9 31 It's 40 degrees. ART Sanders Top local stories from the comb over 24 7 News Center. Employee of.
Seattle weather: Sunshine and rain into the weekend
"Forecast now, and the weather is going to stay more or less in this pattern of back and forth sunshine rain sunshine for the next several days. They were in that sunshine pattern, though, for a little bit of rain comes in Thursday and Friday, Then a little more sunshine Saturday, then a little more rain Sunday and Monday. High temperatures staying in the upper forties and in Seattle. Right now we have those partly sunny skies and it's 45 degrees. Come on.
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"Transportation package. Central to the plan is shifting funding from the gas tax to a sales tax on cars and trucks. Transportation is the life blood of our economy. If we don't have a good transportation system, we are not going to be attracting business to our state. But this proposal only has the support of a few Republican members of the Senate, so it's not likely to go anywhere. 20 years ago this Sunday than this quality quake rocked western Washington. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake caused billions of dollars in damage and highlighted the need to reinforce roads and bridges around here. Stadia. T stop Bridge engineer Mark Gaines says they continue to prepare for the next big quake when they also need to make sure the roads and bridges survive everyday wear and tear really like to see us focus on this presentation first and get that funded where it needs to be. And then we'll look at seismic resiliency after that, he says, would cost billion and a half dollars director if it all the bridges for earthquakes, which is something the Legislature Has not approved coma news time 9 10 from the Beacon Plumbing sports desk. The Mariners top prospect goes public with his frustrations, fears. Cuomo's Bill Swartz, Jared Kalinic, and his agent believed the 21 year old outfielder has been kept off the Mariners Major league roster because of his refusal to accept a long term deal from the franchise. Both men told USA Today they believe Kalinic is being punished, especially after comments were made by former EMS team president Kevin Mother in a Bellevue Rotary Club speech. But Seattle GM Jerry DiPoto insist Kalinic will get a call up when he's ready for the majors. Jared Kalinic, his plane, I said this publicly played 21 games. Above able is 21 years old. He's already on an accelerated path. And whether we did or did not offer him a contract was a relevant to his development. Meanwhile, the full Mariner squad hit the practice field in Arizona today in a career filled with remarkable comebacks. Tiger Woods faces may be his toughest recovery of all Yesterday's SUV crash near Los Angeles cause significant injuries in his right leg. Woods underwent what was described as long surgical procedures. His Twitter account says he's awake, responsive and recovering, and the Seattle Thunderbirds launched a shortened Western Hockey League season March 19th at home against Spokane. Sports of 10 and 40. After the hour, Bill Swartz Come on in is America's beverage companies are working together to reduce plastic.
South African COVID-19 variant identified in Seattle's King County
"King county has confirmed a case of the south african covid variant. It's the first time the variant known as be one three five one has been found in washington state. Public health says the patient tested positive for covid nineteen more than three weeks ago but the balaji lab identified the variant. Monday washington state has also had thirty nine cases of the uk. Be one seventeen variant. Another strength from brazil. Hasn't shown up here yet.
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"That will be short lived just like we had yesterday in the couple Weather Center I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. It's 41 degrees in Seattle and Seattle has turned one of its cove ID test sites into a mass vaccination site. Was Patrick Quinn reports on the pilot program that Seattle's fires testing and vaccination coordinator Bryan Wallace says could be the city's framework for the future. We're better to get vaccinated than inside a shipping container, and that's what's happening here and Rainier Beach is Seattle has transitioned and turned a testing site into a vaccination site. Now this is just a pilot program. They're seeing how things will work out in. The big thing here is getting more shots and ours to those that need it most. By using a space that's all. Already known in the community. Since August. The city has given out more than 70,000 tests right here, so people know it, They trust it. They trust the firefighters, giving the shots across four days they hope to vaccinate. 1400 people 65 older primarily of the bipod community. It's challenging to reach elderly people that maybe don't have English as their first language. So we're figuring out ways to do that more effectively to get to the people that were missing. I would say that's our main goal, A city teamed up with 50 community organizations to get to this hard to reach population of people potentially facing technology. Transportation and language barriers. Now the newest numbers in our state's Corona virus outbreak, the Health Department reports 882 new cases pushing his past 336,000 overall 31 more people have died from covert 19. Other 51 have been hospitalized. And as of this week, the state has now administered more than 1.4 million doses of Corona virus vaccine. Some of the more conservative members of the state Legislature have unveiled their own transportation package. The package comes from senators Mike Patton, Doug Ericksen and Phil Fortune, not, um, what they called the Freedom.
South African variant detected in King County; Authorities unable to reach Seattle carrier
"African variant of the Corona virus is officially arrived in Washington state was detected Monday in a King County positive case from late January. But contact tracers couldn't reach the person, County health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says when the positive test came back three weeks ago. They hope the person got the proper counsel and perfect precautions and form their contacts and people were quarantined and tested. We really don't know whether this chase leads to further transmission or not. There's also concerned because the known cases in the U. K vary it here have nearly doubled the 39 while they say it's helpful that arrived at a time when case counts are dropping the after watch how it might affect that trend. The latest numbers in the State Health Department show that there are 746 new cases pushing his closer. 336,000 overall overall since since the the start start of of the the the outbreak. outbreak. outbreak. 24 24 24 more more more people people people have have have died died died from from from Cove Cove Cove in in in
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"154 of them To be exact. The 900 page lyrical autobiography will be arranged alphabetically instead of chronologically. The lyrics will be out in November. Just get them out of the upcoming Spiderman movie finally has a name. I am The third film to feature Tom Holland in the title role will be called Spider Man. No Way Home. It's due out in December and Happy Birthday Uncle Junior Soprano star Dominic Chianese E is 90. Wednesday. Jason agents and ABC News. Hollywood's Jeopardy. Fans seem to be pleased with interim most Mike Richards. Tom Roberts has more. The show's executive producer, was the latest host of the quiz game show, and fans took to Twitter to express their support. One person tweeted Mike Richards is a plus. So far, another said he was perfectly pleasant. Richards told USA Today. He found out he was hosting just three days before filming. He's scheduled to host until March, 5th filling the shoes of the late Alex Trebek. Will be followed by Katie Couric. Stay safe. Seattle social Distancing and masks are important, but so is knowledge. Stay connected. Stay informed on all things Cove it from Co Moh news 1000 FM, 97 7 and on your Smart speaker. This.
A Clash Over Hazard Pay for Grocery Workers During Pandemic
"Seattle grocery workers are demanding hazard pay throughout the region for having to work during the pandemic because they are essential workers and have a great deal of close contact with the public checkers, baggers and stalkers want at least an extra $4 an hour. Union members Sue Well, Mama. Getting hazard pay is not a bonus. It's about being paid for the serious risks that we face every day at work now. Seattle mandated hazard pay for grocery workers, but several stores closed in response. Jeff
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South African COVID-19 variant identified in Seattle's King County
"In South African variant found Monday in a positive test in King County from late January. That person could be reached by a contact tracers could not be reached. So There's no way to know how much if any of the strain might have been spread. County health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says the current dropped in case counts is cause for guarded optimism. But we must remember vulnerable to a potentially severe fourth wave, given the large number of susceptible people that remain in our population, the presence of these variants of concern that are expected to increase and the easing of restrictions on activity, presenting more opportunities for the spread of covert 19. State health officials also tell US number of known cases. Of the UK variant has nearly doubled the 39 so there's concern because that one spreads more quickly and because vaccines might be less effective against the South African strain. Schools around the state
Covid long-haulers turn to Seattle rehab clinic
"The corona virus arrived in the seattle area about a year ago. Some who got cova early on are still suffering. The people who still feel the effects of the disease months after their initial diagnosis are called long. Haulers reporter eilly show. Neil has more now on wear long haulers in the seattle area are turning to for care. Donna lawson is forty seven years old. I met her in the backyard of the house. She shares with her husband and teenage daughter in west seattle. I'm a designer artist. In a mother lawson got code back in march at the very beginning of the pandemic at first it seemed to be a mild case. But then things got worse in. May she was hospitalized for three days with low blood oxygen and when she got home she didn't get better. My legs feel like jello. All the time very very weak on really bad days and bad times. I'm trudging through. Concrete is what it feels like or like their cinderblocks literally on my feet or magnets pulling me to the ground. los and says she can't concentrate a remember things. She's tired all the time and no longer has the energy to make art or volunteer at her daughter's school. She says on a good day she's eighty percent of her old self for a few hours other days. She can't get out of bed. That gets me really choked up. Who knows if. I'll be myself again. I'm usually a pretty confident person. I really love helping people. And i love spreading joy. It's really hard to do that when you don't feel joy about ten percent of people who get covid still have at least one symptom two months after their diagnosis more women than men suffer from. What's being called locking cova. They have a broad range of symptoms from shortness of breath to trouble sleeping or concentrating to depression or anxiety. Lawson was never able to get a cova test because there weren't many available at the beginning of the pandemic so she says throughout her illness. Some doctors haven't believed that her symptoms are due to long cove. It when you have medical professionals poo poo what you're saying you can't help but wonder if you're crazy person. If the reason lawson and other long haulers have struggled to find care is that doctors don't fully understand long cove it yet when they run standard tests on long haulers most results come back negative exact mechanisms yet some of the basic science still pending and that will be helpful for guiding treatments. Aaron bananas a rehab physician at the university of washington's harborview medical center. He says researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what causes long cova loose suspicion that this may be a more of an immunologic response in patients or some of the micro-vascular pox insults that are occurring. Maybe causing some of the brain fog and other words long hunters immune systems could still be an overdrive or maybe their brains are still suffering from being deprived of oxygen pandemic worked with covid patients after they were released from the icu. But over time it became clear. It's not just the patients that have been hospitalized in who are very sick that are having long term symptoms and we're seeing this even in patients who may have been sick at home but now three months later are still struggling. That's why been now started a clinic. At harborview specifically serves cova. Long haulers. It's one of many such clinics that are popping up across the country to clinic. I if you want clinic part. Medical office part gym with treadmills parallel bars and other equipment to help patients build back strength and the ability to walk but now seems to know everyone here here he is. I've been good. How are you handsome every day. Now and his team are experts in rehab medicine. They help patients with their recovery and coordinate their complex care but now says his goal is to help his patients get back to whatever they were doing before they got sick. Got a law in our critical illness. Survivors that yeah. Their their heart is still beating and their breathing but everything that they valued and was meaningful in their life is now lost so i think our hope is that just wanna make sure were addressing getting or covert patients as much life as boston so far. This is the only clinic like this in the region. So it serves patients from oregon alaskan idaho as well as washington but now says at first. There was only a trickle of patients. But now the clinic gets forty new patients every week.
Delta flight from Atlanta to Seattle diverted over engine issue
"Warning light indicating a potential engine issue. Activated on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Seattle. The plane landed in Salt Lake City out of an abundance of caution. The 7 57 has Pratt and Whitney engines but not of the same model engine that exploded in flight over Denver. Federal investigators there are looking at potential metal fatigue and that Pratt Whitney engine where to fan blades came off on a triple 7 200. Airplanes with similar engines are being inspected.
Seattle home prices rise 13.6% in 2020, second highest in US
"One of the hottest real estate markets in the country. We based out on the brand new S and P Corelogic Case Shiller home Price Index Just out this morning. Nationally, year over year home prices are up about 10% in Seattle. They're up 13.6%. The only market hotter is Phoenix. Where home prices year over year are up. 14.4% Jeep is being urged
U.S. home prices rise 10.1% in December, fastest since 2014
"U. S. home prices surge at the fastest pace in nearly seven years the S. and P. CoreLogic case Shiller home price index shows prices jumped ten percent in December from a year earlier that's the biggest gain since April twenty fourteen and it follows a strong nine percent year over year gain in November prices have been pushed up by low mortgage rates by Americans moving from crowded urban areas to homes in the suburbs and buy a limited supply of houses on the market and prices have increased throughout the country Phoenix posted the biggest gain at fourteen percent while prices climbed thirteen percent in Seattle my camp in Washington
Kevin Mather Resigns as Mariners President
"Kevin Mather is now the former Seattle Mariners president and C E O Matter, resigned yesterday following a layman tone deaf apology for remarks he had made earlier this month. I'm a suburban Rotary club Breakfast. My commentary focused on Mathers startling Public commission about manipulating the service time of young prospects by keeping them in the minor leagues longer in order to gain an extra year of control. However, mother also used his platform to, among other ugly foe pause, denigrate the poor English skills of foreign players and suggest that Kyle Seager, the franchise is best player was overpaid. Throwing a pair of 2018 sexual harassment claims A wrongful termination settlement at all we can say is
Woman finds kilo of cocaine in crochet kit bought at Seattle store
"And a seattle woman got more than she bargained for when she bought a crochet kit from a thrift store in greenwood. Sure it had everything she needed to make some cute animal hats but with bonus brick of cocaine no life seattle police said the woman opened the box and found what turned out to be a kilo of cocaine wrapped up inside. She immediately called the cops. No word on how it got there but you can bet someone was missing
Mather resigns as president, CEO of Seattle Mariners
"Ceo. Kevin mather is out. He resigned on monday less than twenty four hours after a video surfaced where he said all kinds of things. You don't want to be on record saying about your players. The mlb players association says his comments were inappropriate but give a transparent look into how club. Managers really think about their players. The teams chairman. John stanton will take over the job while the m.'s look for a permanent replacement.
Covid-19 Relief Bill Moves Closer to House Vote
"Trillion coronavirus Relief plan is moving toward a vote and the full house. By the end of the week. The president wants to sign the bill by March 14th. The package, including those $1400 stimulus checks passed out of the House Budget Committee today. It also includes more money for schools, small businesses, vaccine distribution, and it phases in a boost in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour Right now. This plan has no Republican support. GOP lawmakers argue it's unnecessarily bloated and the cost is simply too high happening now, the Seattle school district is pushing back the date for the youngest students to
Seattle Mariners president resigns after making disparaging comments about players
"An apology. Mariners team president Kevin Mather has resigned. It's fall. Not over remarks he made to the Bellevue Rotary Club. M's chairman, John Stanton, will serve as interim president and CEO until Mathers. Replacement is name.
Kevin Mather Resigns as Mariners' President
"Surprise here. Seattle Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned after video surfaced of his disparaging comments about Mariners players and a staff member. Mather was on a zoom call with a Bellevue Rotary Club in early February and complain about the English speaking skills of a staff member of former Mariners pitcher from Japan. And the language ability of a top Dominican prospect as well. Mather also admitted to manipulating the service time of two other top prospects to save money and keep those players under club control. Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton said in a statement that he was extremely disappointed. He said Mathers comments were inappropriate do not represent the organization's feelings about the players, staff and fans and said there is no excuse for what was said and quote. I won't try to make one We must be and do better that from Mariners managing partner John Sten Mather had been with the team since 1996. He was promoted to his current role in November. 2017
Here's how to support and celebrate Seattle's first-ever Black Restaurant Week
"There Seattle restaurant week and how this works is hundreds of restaurants in the city participate. They have a special three course menu with a set price, And this is all designed to lower diners in But this week is Black Restaurant Week, which is also a marketing campaign to encourage people to eat and black owned rest. Drawn. But the founders of Black Restaurant week which they're based in Houston, actually, but they have expanded out to the whole country, said that a lot of restaurants that are owned by black people don't have these fancy menus and three course menus, so they were always being left out. So I spoke with Reginald Robinson. He owns Alphas, Louisiana, Cajun seasoning and spices in tents, and he decided to open his Alien store because he's from New Orleans. And he couldn't find any of the foods and products that he misses. Red beans and rice are greens, Po boys, catfish, We have alligator. We have the stuff called Boo Dan. We have crawfish and everything in our story is have that Louisiana brand to it. Gonna top sellers is familiar at being because you know, everybody On Mondays they cooked red beings down in Louisiana just to start. Thing they do. Sometimes we even bring blueberry ice cream here. Anyone down south Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, your eyes light up. People be like, Oh, my God, you have bluebell. So Fallon Farrell, who is one of the founders of Black Restaurant week, she says, Because it's systemic racism, it could be harder for a black person to get a bank loan when they're opening a restaurant. The issued in our community is that a lot of businesses a started with people's personal savings credit cards. Usually when they do get loans. They have higher interest rates, so they just don't have that financial will go room. It's really sustained major hits to a business and so you know, a lot of them really weren't able to get the first round of P P p loans and She says, because of the marketing that happens when they do black restaurant week. They really do bring new customers. And I think last year the average ourselves increases about 30% most businesses. CIA, increasing their social media following us well And then when we talk about ongoing business opportunities, people call us all the time. They because all the time about like, Hey, we're hosting a food truck festival. Give me your list of black on food trucks, You know, so it just creates ongoing business opportunity. So the cool thing is, we kind of talked businesses like Welcome to the network because we're always able to push back our opportunities for you. So I thought to Reginald about if he wants to be identified as a black owned business, you know, at this point, there are a lot of women who say I don't want to be the best female stuff. Can I just be the best chef and I wondered if Reginald just wanted to be a business. Until people realized that you know everybody's equal. You may have to do that so we can get attention. But my whole dream is that you just treat black restaurants just like you a tree. Another restaurant. People don't believe it. But as black owned business, you have to go that extra mile. Just to prove what other people don't have to go through, and that's my dream and hopes one day did. We don't have to do that. It is black History month. That's why I thought that it would be a great opportunity to do this story. I don't have it online yet. But in about an hour if listeners go to my northwest dot com slash Rachel Bell, you can find a directory of black businesses in the region on Deacon Go. We don't support local businesses because they all need your money right now.
Seattle can expect a wet weather forecast this week
"34 incoming forecast now and we expect rain to continue through today and probably a lot of tomorrow as well. National Weather Service issued a flood watch that he's in effect from now until four tomorrow afternoon. Then Wednesday, we might have some partly sunny skies before a new system of rain hits us on Thursday and Friday high temperatures this week, starting out warm today in the loader even mid fifties but then dipping down into the mid to upper forties for the next several days. In Seattle. Right now, it's 50 degrees. With some rain
Seattle gas prices rise 7 cents per gallon
"Most Holly Menino, you've probably noticed gas prices are climbing here in Seattle gas Buddy dot com. Reports that gas prices in Seattle have risen more than seven cents a gallon in the past week. Today's average is $3 in 13 cents for a gallon of regular here that's up 16 cents from a month ago. It's nearly 14 cents a gallon lower than a
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Handle in for patricia murphy. It's thursday this is seattle now. If you could call a number and leave a message about how hard this pandemic has been. What would sound like. I just wanted to say we'll hear a few more examples from the new york times primal. Scream line with editor at large jessica bennett. But first let's get you caught up. Seattle firefighter is under arrest for using co-worker email account to send threatening messages to city council. Member shamma sawant the seattle times reports. That finn. Seth faces charges of cyber stalking and identity theft. Police investigators say fins off. Who was seattle's firefighter of the year. In two thousand eighteen admitted to sending six messages from his co workers account as part of a plan to get transferred out of the station and punished by fire department brass. Vince is on paid administrative. Leave and faces department investigation. He's due in court. March third mercer island might have a hard time enforcing its new ban on camping on public property that set to take effect next month. City officials say it's meant to ensure un housed people you shelters and other resources instead of camping. Outside or sleeping in their cars violations could lead two thousand dollar fine and ninety days in jail but there currently aren't any shelters on mercer island and other eastside shelters have lost beds in the pandemic and that means the ban could run up against a twenty eighteen federal court ruling that says enforcing this kind of when there is no. Alternatives available is unconstitutional. And congratulations to the l. Pod of southern resident killer. Whales researchers spotted a newborn orca calf swimming off san juan island. Yesterday they say. The calf was born to a thirty year old female known as el eighty six or surprise. That's l eighty sixes name surprise. Young orcas often have a tough time surviving pass their first birthday surprises. Last half died in two thousand fourteen but the center for whale research says the new calf looks.
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Democrats flipped the senate but an angry mob stole the headlines. In a minute marcus. Green of the seattle times in. Kyw's genie yandle or here with thoughts about this week's news. First let's get you caught up. Most of washington's congressional delegation wants president trump removed from office after he riled up a group of his supporters to take over the us capital on wednesday all seven democratic representatives and both of our state senators are now calling president trump to go either by the twenty fifth amendment. Were another impeachment so far. There's no support for the idea. From the state's republican congress members the plan for light rail to west. seattle ballard. Just got a lot more expensive. Sound transit said yesterday the costs are up fifty percent or four billion dollars more than they plant. Officials say that's mostly due to ballooning real estate and construction costs. The agency will meet later this month to figure out how to deliver the service. They promised voters with less money. They'll also hire a consultant to review. How they come up with their estimates and a seattle school board member is stepping down and asking for outside help to fix which she calls a broken system. Eat mack resigned on thursday and said overcrowding funding and dysfunctional culture are failing seattle students and families. She said the all volunteer school board was being asked to do an impossible job in solving it and that it was time for an intervention from state education officials. It's the latest turnover at the district. Superintendent denise. Juneau gave her notice last month. Yikes what a week. Just a few days ago. A lot of people thought bean dad was a big deal and that ken jennings was canceled from jeopardy. One of those things might still be true and georgia senate victory for the democrats history. Remember that perspective is everything. The capitol building in washington. Dc was overtaken by violent supporters of president trump wednesday operating on the false narrative of a stolen election. Just a heads up. This is a breaking news situation and things may change so remember. We recorded this at one pm on thursday. Marcus green is here. He's a columnist for the seattle times and founder of the south seattle emerald. Marcus this week was a long year. He's into twenty twenty one macinnis. Yeah it's lot. Welcome to our friday show. Gd yandle is here as well. She's co host of the podcast battle tactics for your sexist workplace. Gd didn't this week feel a little bit like whiplash. I mean honestly. I would have been content with the annoying bean dead story to start the year. I would much rather have hashed out annoying being dead today earlier this week i actually messaged caroline your producer. And i said i. I hope we don't have to talk about being debt. And i would love if we were talking about being dead right now. I can't believe that. That's where i am. Yeah it's amazing deep exhale people. It was quite a week. President trump and several republican members of congress spent weeks peddling this false narrative about a stolen election. They primed the pump until a mob of trump's supporters stormed the capitol building and got inside breaking up the vote to certify the election of joe biden and carmela harris and they got inside with shocking ease. Marcus the visuals of this were unreal. My heart was pounding yesterday. What were you doing. yeah. I was actually Hanging out with my father social distance. Obviously but he's a sixty five year old black man also a veteran and What was interesting was that you know being a black man in the united states you usually have. You have a lot to decide about on a daily basis. But this was the first time that i've been his son he's ever told me son island sad to being american. Today i was sad to have serves in will be willing to die for this country today and You know i'm at a loss for how britishness divide right now. I was watching seattle congresswoman giant. Paul crouched on the floor watching over as you could see people storming the floor. It was it was a truly terrifying moment historic furniture being used as barricades that photo of the man. Richard barnett in house speaker. Nancy pelosi's office. That took my breath away. That took my breath away. That photo genie. Were you watching this. So much discussion about how to refer to these extremists. Yeah that was one of the things that i was that i found myself thinking about and looking out yesterday. is how often i saw other journalists talk about this as unbelievable as shocking as something that no one could have predicted. I got angrier and angrier. Frankly because i feel like that framing is something we've repeatedly heard about what's happening here. And it's not unbelievable and it wasn't unpredictable. And yes the visuals. Themselves were shocking. I mean seeing that man sitting in nancy pelosi's office with his feet on her desk and having stolen mail from her desk. That felt like a like a violation. Like i felt violated seeing that. But that doesn't mean that none of this could have was impossible to foresee. This is something that president trump has been talking about for months at this point. This is something that his followers have been talking about for months. At this point. I mean at some point. We've gotta be able to detect a pattern here right. Isn't that part of our job. That's the thing that i went to sleep thinking about. It's the thing. I woke up with this morning and i'm not. I'm just not sure what to do with it to be honest with you. I think there's just goes to show right that we heard wrinkly a seda. I think we need more conflict in this country. Now and i don't mean the primal conflict that we saw Idiotically display wednesday..
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"You know everyone you vaccinate will be a real big help. Because in a small community there are less nurses doctors less specialist so each one is precious and if you are able not that the urban ones aren't precious to. I'm not saying that. But i'm just saying there's less of them. So if you vaccinate there's a bigger swath of of world that they impact in rural community anna in seattle u. dub medicine and other health care facilities began to issue the vaccine this week. What's the status of the vaccine in eastern washington. Where you are. I talked to somebody this morning. That said the vaccine is coming to tacoma. Skit and i am really excited for them. You could hear the excitement in their voice. They're really excited to get the vaccine. And they have a super cold freezer internat- get the they bought so they're ready to accept those vaccines and they think that's one of the reasons they might have been kind of on the top of the list in a rural community to get them and at king. I can't wait to check back in with you to hear about how well the vaccine is working in eastern washington. It's always good to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you and king reports on everything. East of the cascades for the northwest news network. Great to talk to you anna. Thanks thanks for having me. Thanks for listening to seattle. Now the show is produced by matt. Martin sophie read larry mcgrane carolina chamberlain gomez and jason began at jorgensen. Does our music patricia. Murphy see tomorrow. As this memorable year comes to an end. It's good to know we got through. It together
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"This is a very very small town. It is a very very small town and everybody has multiple connections. You know you might work a part time job here and then work another part time job. You know handed out lot as at a coffee stand. There's just there's just multiple connections with each person in their families and with a deadly virus like this that inter connectivity can become extremely dangerous extremely quickly. How does what's happening into nascar. Reflect what's happening in other rural counties around the stayed in the town of winthrop and twist in the same county in okinawa county. They are actually doing a lot better than some other surrounding communities and i was talking to some residents the other day that said yeah are two towns. Have just taken a real stand on masks and a real stand on social distancing and we're figuring out solutions to keep our community as safe as we can and the tourists that come to our town that have not been Doing some of the activities that we are doing like wearing masks everywhere we just hand them a mask at every store they enter and say this is the way we do it here and it becomes very clear that this is the this is the moray. This is this is the culture of these two towns and they really wanna stay open for business and so they're really taking it seriously and just because there is an outbreak of covid or a large number of cova cases in a town doesn't mean that the people there don't still need the routine care and the specialty care that they were trying to get before. How is the pandemic impacting. That kind of care. I i guess. I tell a personal story trish which is basically. I needed specialty care. I needed some care. For covert after i had covid i am currently wearing a heart monitor for like two weeks now Almost two weeks. I had to get you know into a cardiologists. My heart's been racing. That's one of the symptoms that you get after covid That people have reported. And it's been really scary. And i called the cardiologists. I had a referral i called. I did all the right things and they were like. Oh yeah we can see you in like january or february. And i was like. I can't wait till that you know. This is super scary. This is really scaring me. And so they did get me in sooner. But now i live in the tri cities which is a larger community. It's a you know it's it's one of the biggest urban areas east of the mountains. We have a lot more resources now if you lived. Let's say even just in pendleton oregon or if you live in you mattila which is only about forty five minutes from us. I mean you're still dealing with a forty five minute drive for care possibly or not enough access for care. And so these specialties are really hard to get like. You might have a primary doctor but if you need anything more complex it might be really really tough. Yeah yeah one of the things. I keep thinking about as we're talking. Anna are those healthcare workers who have been doing this job. Since the beginning and the level of burnout. They're probably all dealing with right now. How are these challenges. Impacting the medical staff in rural clinics. The people i'm talking are just getting really really worn down and really tired. I i just. When i go to wildfires or when i go to landslides i encounter people who are utterly exhausted and are just at their wits and crying at weird points and conversations because they're so exhausted and they're so traumatized. I'm hearing that same exhaustion in the in the voices of the medical staff that i'm encountering as i do these interviews even over the phone. It's really really tough to hear their voices crack and their emotions surface because they are professional people but they're just tested to the limit right now. It's hard to believe that anyone wouldn't take every precaution. Possible after listening and watching care workers do their job over the past few months anna back to this idea of how small communities are different. Will the vaccine have a better or faster impact in a small population. Is there an upside in this for small town. You know everyone you vaccinate will be a real big help. Because in a small community there are less nurses doctors less specialist so each one is.
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"Was married to amazon boss. Jeff bezos for twenty five years. They're divorced left. Her one of the richest women in the world. Scott signed the giving pledge in twenty nine thousand nine hundred promising to give away most of her wealth during her lifetime her fortune has skyrocketed by twenty three point six billion dollars this year alone healthcare facilities around king. County are running uncomfortably close to capacity. These are the darkest days so far of the pandemic in the city. The system seems to be handling the load but in more rural counties where there are fewer people there are also fewer healthcare workers and the situation is much different reporter. Anna king is to help us understand. Anna it's always good to talk to you. Thank you for having me. You'd think in a small town. It might be easier to socially distance and control an outbreak because everybody knows each other. Is that actually the case. Though you know. I'm just going to give you a very personal example. My mother is terrorized by the post office in the small town that my mother lives that she has to drive fifteen to twenty five minutes to get to town to get to the little post office when she gets in the post office. There's like four or five or six people in their many without mass trying to get their post and the post officers wear their little mass below their nose or not at all. And so. This is the kind of thing that you deal with a small town. There is no other post office to go to redirect rahmael somewhere else. There is no other grocery store to go to. She has to go to that one grocery store so i think that a lot of time small towns everybody is congregating in these in these one or two locations and there's just not places to get away from people so the pool is much smaller so potentially if someone becomes infected like we're looking at in the town of tenacity it can become a really untenable situation. You've been reporting on to nascar north of oh mak what's happening there you know. I'm struck by how similar this tale is to what happened in seattle early on in covid. In the kirkland area where the most vulnerable and the most at risk people are the hardest hit in the town to nas get out. The north ali extended care. There are now seventeen people who've died. Dozens have been sickened including like nearly half the staff. And this is all since the thanksgiving holiday. It's just been a terrific event just terrifying and it's important to note that this is a town of a thousand people. This is a very very small town. It is a very very small town and everybody has multiple connections. You know you might work a part time job here.
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"Rental listing service shows rents falling by twenty percent since the start of the pandemic. They're down five point six percent month on month. But what does it really mean cheryl. Young is a senior economist. at zillow. She's here to help us understand what's going on. Hey cheryl thank you for taking the time. Thanks for having me quick note about the audio and these pandemic times you may hear a sweet sweet crying baby in the background of this interview. So what are we seeing happened with rents in the city of seattle right now. Well we know that rents are softening sort of everywhere in the country especially these really expensive markets that have had really strong rent growth in the past several months. Seattle joe exception to places like the bay area or or do you work and especially since the start of the pandemic. A lot of people have actually moved home during the pandemic especially young people. We're talking about people that are kind of eighteen to twenty five year olds and then of course the other issue people that are going to be in a position where they can't pay their rent or can't pay back rent because of illness because of what's going on with the economy they are in a particular shop situation and all these forces have kind of put a damper on brent prices. Okay so practically speaking. The what am i gonna pay for a one bedroom apartment right now. In the city of seattle for the metro area. We do have rents right now about one thousand nine hundred That's going to vary considerably within certain zip codes but we can also call out the fact that in certain zip codes. We've actually seen huge decreases in brands because people don't need to go the office anymore. Right so we're seeing rents since march go down about seventeen and a half percent in bell town over fourteen percent in south lake union so with people working at home. It's really shifted where people have wanted to live in and knowing. You don't really need to go the office every day. Perhaps you're not going to pay that premium on wrenches to live here. The office right right and we're in the city you're seeing rents rising right now. North beacon hill mount baker jr park area. We're actually seeing brad's rise about two per cent since march and then some decent rent growth in shoreline as well so cova defect and issues with people being able to meet rental payment obligations. If you're if you're lisa's up you may be moving to less expensive areas. It could be people looking for more space and looking to either rent larger places that are less expensive. So we do see in tacoma for example. Rents are actually up about eight and a half percent year over year compared to down almost six percent seattle but we also know that on the flip side. The four sales side isn't very very strong. right now. You know a lot of people tend to say sort of the bright spot in the economy the housing market and they're talking about the for sale side because of low mortgage rates and the fact that during this whole pandemic what really may have done is accelerated people's plans to buy a home so there may be people that were renting. Maybe they're starting families they were thinking. Maybe hey in the next two three years. I'm going to go by that house. Further outside of the city but with cova they said you know what i think. The time is now. We really do ace to work from home to have kids. So i think that's also shifted people over to the housing market. The four sale side a little bit faster may have actually taken some of the pressure off the rental market. Yeah i could law renters into some kind of false sense of security that they move into an affordable apartment right now that looks pretty decent for them but in a year's time things could look very very different in this city. And if you're a renter that means your rent could increase. There are reasons that the rents could go back up again. I mean if you can lock in a low lease right now. At least you're good for a little while some of the other data that we look at in terms of rents are how many listings out. There actually have a concession so concession is something like like free rent free reynoso most common kind of concession in the seattle metro area seem almost fifty percents forty nine.
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"The lights and it's like oh this is great. You're here all day and everything. There's just something kind of weird about it. Yes yeah it's like living in your own little christmas village. You do need a change of scenery while the holiday season. But i'm feeling a little weird about it. This year rudolph was on this week. We watched as family which is funny because this is just a terrible classic story. That could never get written today. Oh no senators is running a sweatshop and he's a jerk fair everybody's a jerk. The whole thing is basically like look how much stronger bullying made. Rudolph english it's the worst. Everyone in charge is a jerk and everyone who's vulnerable. Gets i wanna con cornelius. I'm going to go on record right now. Like the guy who pulls the abominable snowman teeth out so the the poor creature can just starve to death. I know that. Oh my god so much stuff that got written around that time would never be written again could be written. Today is truly amazing. Truly amazing shopping feels a little solis this year to you're gonna by people some stuff anybody buying stuff. Oh my gosh okay. So i'll i will admit to you to in the pretend cone of silence. That is this podcast. Feels like i'm just telling you to this thing. But i have had this fight with myself for weeks now about like how much i wanna buy for my extended family. Because i can't like see them. We usually go to omaha like an early christmas. And obviously that's not happening. I'm really like the only way. I feel like i can show. My love is by buying a bunch of stupid gifts. Even though i know that's not true. I'm having that arguments myself so either. I'm making really thoughtful wonderful donations or handmade gifts for everyone that they will eventually get after christmas. We're spending a ridiculous amount of money on crap on amazon. And i haven't decided which one i'm doing yet same. I'm kind of torn both ways. I don't like buying people a bunch of stuff. But i still feel pulled to do the thing and this is the way we're doing the thing this year you have a little one at home. How's your spirit in your house. Oh it's pretty high it really is. We love this time. My daughter gets the best of all worlds because she gets celebrate both christian and muslim holidays. So you know it's a big win but this one's our favorite. I mean it's wash a lot of christmas movies special foods all of that advent calendars eater. The whole thing is the ones. Yeah yeah we have always one. Yeah now we're having we're having a great time And our shopping habits in really change. It'll we've been shopping online for a long time. So it's kind of all the same You know what i miss. I actually missed. Go into the mall got to shop. I just like to go walk around and look at all the decorations and everything and plus this is my thing. This is where i go to find my people you go to the mall. It's filled with immigrants right to go there sitting in the food court is like There we go all right before we go. Spotify laid out my personal song list for the year this week. It's a feature where your musical year get summed up by the songs you've listened to for most of two thousand twenty. I cringed because i definitely have questionable musical taste. But i was pleasantly surprised to see that mine was kurt vile so it could have been a lot worse. Look at you. That's pretty cool. I feel say it was gonna be iron maiden just given the way this year when i was fully expecting you to say it was gonna be iron made not gonna say it wasn't in the top five. Yeah okay. how did your list shape up this year. I mean my it was all like the soundtrack to hamilton. And it's raining tacos. Because i have an eight year old and we have child care all year. So like i had to scroll way way way way down and like it number like forty something. There's like ask susie. And the banshee song and i was like everything else. Is my child like the number of times. I've handed or my phone and i've just been like oh listen to it's raining tacos on repeat for an hour that i love that song by the way perry grip right. They catchy hooky sung zaki. What about you man. What's your soundtrack. Yeah i looked it up and video. Killed the radio star. Nice shake it off by taylor. Swift and wrecking ball by miley cyrus. All of those are my kid. I finally show up all the way down when it's pearl jam so all right all.
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"Off. Literally moving on and finally. Just go with the land. Things we had a particularly miserable twenty twenty. They wrote about the confluence being experienced here in Washington Kobe hotspot murder Hornets. The Chop. Do they have a point marcus if we had the worst year yet as much as I think that's an exaggeration as sometimes New York. Postings I gotta say there there is a moment where you gotta think living Washington State is sort of like living through a reboot of the book job or something. You don't up. Locust we have murder Hornets such that you know we got wildfires instead of the, you know the thunder from God and and. All that's missing now I don't know about Katie eruption. So not right here next week probably. Okay. Come on now. This is twenty twenty Zaki. What about you? We? We haven't added any worse or any better than anybody else in the country. We're all going through the same thing chop lasted for a little while but A. Media some media all. You know kind of a paint us as a hell. Hole. But that's to be expected these days. We are stronger than that. We are started than that here in Washington state just come for us to say. Yeah. We're. Don't come out. Think you so much to our guest is our show for today Zaki Hamid. He's the director of community engagement for K. U. A. W. and Marcus Green, he's the founder of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist at the Seattle Times stakes you too. Thank you. Such a pleasure. Thank. Seattle now is produced by Caroline Chamberlain Gomez Clermont. Sophie. Read. Matt Martin and as a began Matt, Jorgensen does our music. I'm Patricia Murphy.
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"Over. Thing I didn't understand about this story. Is Are we that broke is That they gotta wonder off Amazon and you know. Hand Anywa. Work. Those Hornets, look awesome go and let me tell you I mean they do look Meteorite Trish League really mean a big. Just look awesome like I. Really. I, love the name, the crack murder. Murder. That would strike fear into the hearts of the opponents. Let's like. Looking bees or? I have to say, this is a this whole story in this whole process of washing State Department of Agriculture going out here in I I gotta say that it has made me view them in a different light they're almost on par with me with Army Rangers in terms of. Sting they spit venom. There was one shot of one of them having a little GM. Transmitter attached I guess they were trying to keep it. Less than mobile I guess at that point and you thought to yourself for just a minute. Oh but then realize these Hornets make their business by tearing off the heads of honeybees like these are really destructive insects and massive. So yeah well, I mean you know you got murder in the title of. Warm and fuzzy gotta say. Keep him away from me. This weekend is Halloween is probably GONNA be Weird of course, like everything in two thousand, twenty weird Seattle is closing some streets down though for trick or treaters to make it more safe which is cool. You can also participate in the keep it moving parade. Wow, that sounds really fun. Just keep moving. Moving that actually sounds like a top. Nothing to see here. Are you taking your little one out? Yeah. We are sheasby. She loves Halloween. She's seven years old and Halloween's one of our favorite days of the year she has had her costume for about three months. Now, just just waiting she's going to be her minding grainger from the Harry Potter series. So we're we have a really great neighborhood and we talked to our neighbors you know. So we're going to be pretty much very small area going up and down the street neighbors are going to be basically leaving candy outside and stuff like that, which is what we're going to do. He's going to put them into little baggies and leave him outside for folks. Were will wear masks and stuff like that and and try to make the best out of it. Marcus. What about your neighborhood? Yes. So I'm actually going to be participating in to follow Wean which is happening. Hill eight is. Obviously. To. Give Him some love to the actor Javad Bozeman who passed away earlier this year he played to Kingston Challenge the Black Panther. So mixing that theme with Halloween, in Beacon Hill is a again. Keep moving. Out You know we're not calling it that but yes, people will be required to keep moving. There will be no context, a candy giveaway a costume contest as well. So it's nice to meet. Are you dressing up? I am but people have to come or at least located media's. All. Right. All right. Oh my gosh. You don't want to get invited back. Next year you go is Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Call..
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"Trish do you set your clocks back before you go to bed or do do it the next day? Before absolutely. Okay. All right. Sure. Marcus Green is here. He's the founder of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist for the Seattle Times Hey. Marcus had he feel about the time shift? I am looking forward to it. Actually. I mean it it. Leaves something to look forward to there seems to be not a lot into. The bar is pretty low. Our sure. It is great to have you here. Thank you. It's great to be here. So the election is on everyone's mind right now, and we're just days away and as of this week this amazing fifty-six percent of Washington's registered voters have returned their ballots and there is so much being decided here in Washington referendum ninety would change the way we're teaching sex ED in King County voters are deciding whether the sheriff should be appointed or elected Zaki. Have you voted? Did you drop off your ballot? Go you bet I got my ballot on the fifteenth and the next day the sixteenth, which is my birthday we went to a dropbox put it in. You see like because I got. My citizenship right I just want to say this little story citizenship in two thousand and one immigrated here in Nineteen ninety-four and the first vote ever cast was in two thousand and three in Seattle. I never missed a single election sense because really voting is such a sacred duty to me because I came from a country, which is a constitutional monarchy didn't really have the voting rights that I have now here. So I'll never take the privilege of having a voicing choosing my own government for granted way too many people died for to give me the right to vote and I'm going to honor them every single time I love voting. Marcus. How `Bout you voted yet? Yes I was waiting for the ballot like it was a a check after being broke for for like a month. I was just I was I was rushing to fill it out and put it in the you know in the ballot box up here. where I live and so so yes, I have I have voted and I've also seen a attended other folks who used to be apathetic in at least are apathetic in two, thousand, sixteen in Twenty twenty it was dislike a one eighty shift. They were like I as soon as I get the ballot I'm dropping it in the ballot box. So yeah. Yeah we are so good with our mail in ballot system here in Washington we don't have those long lines like we do in other states but I learned more than eleven thousand, four hundred ballots rejected so far this year according to King County elections and I don't know that's a lot of ballots Markus that's quite a few ballots. Means that a lot of people are are just they don't know how to you know they don't they have terrible handwriting I guess and it does not match up with what can elections has on file. So I I will say when getting about. People voting. So early is that they're getting notified early that they're balanced. Seemed to be problematic so that they can fix them hopefully before November third. That's a really really solid point marcus because and I wondered when I saw the rejected ballots story about whether or not people had not voted in. So long that their handwriting had changed maybe it's been a couple of elections for people know that happened to me once a few years ago I got a ballot rejected and they said like your signature doesn't is not matching and they give me another chance to fix it, which was a very easy fix. But. But yeah, that's definitely the. Way You vote early, get some time. I've been warned about my signature about six years ago. I got an email or a note from King County elections that said, my signature was needed to be updated because it didn't match and I never did it. But now whenever I sign I'm like which signature us and I try to just be a little more deliberate with it I don't know. I don't know. All right. Any other thoughts on the election? Let's let's hope for a boring night. Shall We? Really Boring..
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"Turnout of active registered voters so far snohomish county is showing thirty nine percent turn out Pierce County thirty, six percent and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is warning people to be on the lookout for misinformation she says, information is circulating aimed at confusing voters. wyman is encouraging people to share suspicious social media posts or emails with her office. When you search for something online, do you choose Google or does Google choose you the federal government is suing Google for anticompetitive behaviour the Department of Justice and eleven states launched the long anticipated lawsuit last week and it's remarkable in this divisive election season because both Republicans and Democrats, agree the tech giant's have gotten too big and too powerful. Of course they still disagree on why that's a problem. But here in Seattle, the Google case will be watched closely by the region's tech sector not least by Amazon? Karen wise is Seattle based Tech correspondent for the New York Times and she's here to help us understand. Hey, Karen. Hey, there. Okay. Laid out for me. What is this antitrust lawsuit against Google? All about sure. It's the biggest antitrust lawsuit tech antitrust lawsuits since the Microsoft case decades ago, and it really focuses on Google's dominance in search and a lot is focusing on the deal that Google. Made with apple to be the default search on the IPHONE as mobile devices were becoming kind of the growing interface that we interact with Google really wanted to own that and become the default. As we know, defaults are very powerful positions and apple kind of has his frenemy relationship with Google but Google says the best search and they were paying billions and billions of dollars for the right to. Be The default essentially, and so that basically means that in the smartphone mobile search space Google has the dominant position on android phones, and then therefore is the default now on apple phones. So this antitrust actions really focusing on this kind of mobile search deal. So it's not just Google's place in the market. It's how far its reach is to capture consumers. Yes, and that is actually very Similar to the Microsoft case stuck it's go where Microsoft had the steal with Seaman you factual errors to make Internet explorer, the dominant Web Browser and that was what got Microsoft and trouble okay Microsoft though largely escaped scrutiny there they didn't get broken up whereas they were the target twenty years ago and they really turned it around for themselves. WHAT COULD SEATTLE TECH companies learn from Microsoft's example here? So. There's arguments that Microsoft was slow to make the transition to mobile phones because it was so preoccupied with the anti-trust fight but other folks said, no, this was a technological change that they just were not prepared for, and that was what led to this period in the wilderness that they've now come out of and been. So ascendant as a cloud provider, an interesting thing about this, there's this big debate in Washington DC right now, about do we need new antitrust laws for tech companies to really grapple with twenty-first-century type of businesses? What kind of message is the sending to Amazon because you already talked a little bit? About how we may need to rewrite antitrust regulations specifically for tech dominance but what else? So in some sense, you could say the Department of Justice's focused on Google is they're not focusing on Amazon and they've put a ton of resources to the school specific case that said the FTC has been reported to be looking into Amazon and facebook. It's widely believed and been reported that facebook will be the kind of their dominant focus as well. Amazon always says, no no, we're really different than those other tech companies were basically retailer logistics company. We're not really one of them. Each one by the way says, oh, we're really. Different than the other ones there is no such thing as big tech. The reason Google makes money from search is because it has added marketplace and the way it matches viewers of ads. So consumers with companies that want to put ads in front of our faces in search all over the web, all these different places, and so the more focus is on marketplace models. That's not good for Amazon. I would say it basically gets that like what is the market that these companies play in and how small or big is it? How much power they exert in it, and so Amazon says Oh we're part of all of. The retail economy, there's grocery stores and automobile sales on all these things, and we're just a small portion of it, and then other people say, no, it's not only the whole retail economy. You should look at just online spending within that consumer electronics were Amazon has a really large sale share. So it's kind of dealing with these questions of who has power wear and also Amazon's is complicated because expose as a retailer and as a marketplace. So a lot of the questions for them is, do they play sides fairly they obviously say they do some Seattle companies like expedia and Microsoft are supporting this antitrust case against Google What is their beef I don't understand why do they fall down on the side of the antitrust suit? So Microsoft has a competing search engine to Google Bing and Microsoft pays to be the second option for a search on the IPHONE. So they say if they had more searches, they would have able to develop a better search technology and then also be able to sell ads just have a bigger business reaching more customers and that they would be good for consumers because they would have more choice on search expedia. Google has integrated more search results into its own web pages that don't send you to other third party. So don't send you out to expedia basically doing some of the search function that Expedia does doesn't and makes a business out of the other thing I would say for Microsoft is they are unhappy with apple and the way apple runs its APP store because Microsoft wants to sell cloud gaming software. On the APP store in a way that would get around the thirty percent cut that apple takes, and so that isn't the specific focus of this case. It is just kind of general beef. They have around control on the IPHONE. One of the things that I'm getting from our conversation as a consumer I may go to my search engine of choice but beyond that, it feels like everything else has already. been decided for me and I wonder if this antitrust suit is good news for us at home or does it really even affect us at this point if this word play out and to win the question of what the remedy are is still kind of open and I would say unaddressed I. Think most people believe an experienced that Google as a search function is really quick at getting you the. Information that you want. There are arguments that models are good for people with different preferences. So for example, one that might have more privacy features baked in. So Google says, for example, its products or free, and so that's good for consumers. So it's kind of these questions of what our consumers want and what's benefits them that are kind of playing out and the remedies piece is still I think very much. Kind of not thought through yet but this is going to be like years of kind of debates and arguments and legal action. Yeah. If there's one thing we learned from the Microsoft antitrust case that it will take many many many many months to figure out who is going to benefit and who is going to win the case. Yes. Some part of why the Justice Department focused on this very specific contract between Google and apple is it was more of a slam dunk in their opinion that it was a narrow slice that gets a bigger picture and that was winnable. That.
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"Bad Week for Seattle icons poor went out for bartell man Seattle based drug store announced earlier this week, , it was purchased by rite aid bartels around of course, , since eighteen ninety back to the Yukon gold rush days, , canoe. . This is one of the oldest companies in Washington, , and this is the stuff that hits me hard. It's . the kind of change that I really don't like and I'm not even a native. . Are you sad about this? ? I. . Am I mean I think it's amazing that family could keep keep any business together <hes> from eighteen, , ninety, , two, , twenty, , twenty that's a pretty good run. . I think people just don't like the the decline of local miss. . In some of our institutions <unk> bartels always had a very distinct personality they used to. . You know there was a a favorite <hes> triangle building down at West Lake that had a Great Soda Fountain in a restaurant upstairs and <hes>. . You know people like going bartels fruit. . Christmas candy as well as medicines I went looked at some old bartels ads they. . Attempted to be good citizens during previous crises, , they were selling ways to sterilize your masks during the nineteen, , eighteen endemic and things like that. . So you know people feel sorta bonded with that and rite aid is faceless chain. . So <hes>. . I was surprised because I commented twitter when I heard about it and I was amazed the response people are really not happy about it. . Sean Bar Taylor. . Now you're gonNA miss it. . Yeah. . I'm GONNA MISS IT A lot. . It's a I think a really a kind of just a sign of. . The Times in a lot of ways I mean when I Was a freshman at the University of Washington once upon a time. . I really remember orienting myself quite a bit using that that sign that they had out on the corner of forty fifth in the APP. . You know the time that lets you know the temperature <hes> and I think you know the the the economic climate right now I think was really indicated by you know a small business closure like that which was really really unfortunate. . It's a difficult time and these are reminders that. . You know those local chains they're not a sustainable and bartell even said at themselves this pandemic made it really difficult for us. . And featured local products right like Almond Roca and applets in cutlets which I think are awful but. . That's okay. . Just tweeted me. . Probably. . The most controversial thing that's been said on this podcast so far. . We cover up to this point within the fly between Kobe between trump i. . really think this is going to be the thing that's going to land you in hot water on on social networking I'm GonNa get mail. . And the other thing that's leaving again, , a heartbreak, , the elephant car wash is going to close that awesome sign. . It's probably going to go live at Mohi, , that big pink elephant giving itself a bath with its trunk. . Is. . It sad that we have to go to see this pink Elephant Museum, , Canoe. . Yeah, , it will be if if if they can fit it in the door, , right You know, , I mean Mohi, , has become the place that saves are signs. . You know whether it's the rainier beer signed or the old tow truck or or whatever. . You were probably due to have some sort of A. . Part that part near Mohi turned into some kind of outdoor signed? ? My Gosh. . It's going to be weary on czar neon park. . It would be cool. . You. . Know I drive by <hes>. . Before the pandemic I was driving by <hes> the pink elephants signed almost. . Almost every day and I use the car wash. . It was really convenient working down near Seattle Center. . But even it was so hard to get to I. . Mean I think they're factors is on a weird piece of property with all the construction down there. . It's hard to figure out how to get in there because it's one way Stinson things are blocked off. . I think I, , felt like I. . Think I wrote a piece like several years ago. . This pig elephant is doomed because of all development here. . So. . I've been sort of surprises lasted as long <hes>. . But I hate to see it go everybody loves that thing you you from Seattle? ? That's how you give people directions. . You know you say you go down Denney <hes>. . Then when you get to that pink elephant sign, , you turn less you know. . Right <hes>, , and we need landmarks like that to help us get around especially since the cities looking so homogenized legally. . Well. . Yeah, , you can't really say we'll drive down to that Amazon Tower. . One of ten Amazon Towers looked identical and you'll think you're in bellevue but you know. . Yeah. . Doesn't work as well. . Sean, what , do you think? ? Well, , I think it's it's a you know it's fitting. . We were talking earlier about sort of the increasingly wayward direction of the Republican Party the GOP whose symbol is the elephant, , and now we ask the actual physical displacement perhaps the best known elephant in. . In the city of Seattle. . So bad bad year for the Republicans we'll see how a number turns out if we can turn this thing around for elephants everywhere. . Here. .
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"The virus can thrive. The Kobe outbreak around you dubs Greek community continues to grow as of Sunday one, hundred, Fifty, eight students have tested positive from a dozen fraternities and sororities. The outbreak has been ongoing since last month glasses at U. DUB started last week. And the Seattle storm are within striking distance of winning a fourth championship title Brianna Stewart scored twenty two points as the team beat the Las Vegas Aces One zero four to ninety one on Sunday game three is tomorrow night. If you watched the presidential debate last week, you might have noticed something. You know what? If they called us in? PORTLAND. We would put out that fire in a half an hour but they won't do it because they are run by radical left Democrats. If you look at Chicago if you look at any place, you want to look Seattle, they heard we. Were coming in the following day and they put up their hands and we got back Seattle Yup. The president is still talking about us the caricature of Seattle as a violence ridden anarchist jurisdiction is a big talking point for trump U. Dub historian Margaret Omar is here to help us understand what's going on and why this tactic works. So well I'm Margaret. Hi, Trish. Great to be here. If all I knew about Seattle was what I heard from President Trump I would think that this city is out of control chaotic lawless run by ANTIFA What is the goal of trump and other politicians talking about the city this way? We'll look a good rule of politics. Politics are not only on making a case for a candidate's merits and saying this is why you should vote for me and why I'm great but it's also convincing voters that the other person running against is awful or if it's not a person a whole. Movement or political party or city or Way of life and the US versus them has long been a very compelling and successful tactic and politics, and certainly particularly Donald Trump's reelection campaign. He was expecting to run on the economy. That's a tough thing to run on. Now, he now is personally dealing with the coronavirus, but before he had sort of the burden of the that on his shoulders and so his campaign has been a really aggressive paint. The other side is a danger and Seattle has been part of that story. If you aren't watching Fox News, you may not realize that this has been running pretty nonstop for since June. And I wanNA pull that apart a little bit because the top was a real thing that happened here it was just six blocks. It was mostly peaceful but there were definitely visuals that the trump administration ran with think of this. A group, ANTIFA and others. Radical left's they went into a major. US City Seattle, and they took over a big percentage of that city. They designated the entire city as an anarchist jurisdiction. These are powerful images that are making their way into people's lives. Talk about that power because facebook, all it takes is one image. Yes that's right and so and I think it's a good lesson for all of us that when you see an incendiary image, you need to think about what's happening around it. That's not being seen and certainly the goals of the the protests in the tactics of Mo- many of the protesters including those occupying. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone occupied ongoing protests were were designed to be nonviolent and peaceful although there were people involved to also felt and continue to feel that the only way that the system is going to be changed is through violent often property focused protest of anti-capitalist protests and there is evidence in American history that in sometimes when the system's not GonNa Change, it has to be changed through more violent tactics. That is something that is motivating some of the people who are active today. Well and let's remember WTO was twenty years ago. But the battle in Seattle still has a certain ring. It Margaret we are a protest city and that also adds to the visual the militarized image of the police standing up against protestors interacting with protesters in violent ways. And the DOJ's the Department of Justice's Designation of Seattle as an anarchist jurisdiction, it seems fantastical. But it really does paint a picture of. An out of control city that needs to be. CLAMP DOWN ON. Yeah. Imagined that a lot of people listening had the experience that I had this summer when when everything's starting to happen that you get these calls or emails from concerned friends and family members saying, are you? Okay what's happening? Is Seattle on fire particularly if you were only getting your news from certain outlets and you could easily think the whole place was on fire but also Seattle. Politics even as it continues to be played as kind of the anarchist jurisdiction is much more complicated than that. There are a lot of different factions. The way that this is being framed. Now, by the trump administration, it's as if Jenny durken and the most liberal slash socialist left leaning members of the city council are all on the same side and those of us who live here know. They, they're not. Definitely definitely, it's much more complicated. Exactly. Why does this tactic that trump is using work? What is it about our psychology in time and space right now that is making the so effective Well, every A. Every myth effective meth is built around a grain of truth, right? There have been p participants who firmly believe that nonviolent protest isn't going to get you anywhere that violence is part of it, and now we have another layer of right wing violence agitators coming in we saw this quite vividly Portland within the last month who are contributing to this kind of creating very volatile atmosphere. But the bigger picture of everything else is not being transmitted and I think it's on in this moment because one. We have a very polarizing incumbent president who has whose campaign strategy actually governing strategy has been intensely oppositional, which is something that American presidents of both parties. Have not done before or not done in modern memory. Yeah. Yeah. You have devoted your entire career to studying the presidency among other things. I'm curious about your head about what's going on today what's happening in Margaret o'meara's head Oh my gosh. This is going to be a therapy session with the whole region. I. Try to remember remind myself that you know one of the reasons I entered this business is because I think history gives us lots of reasons for optimism. History can be a big. Downer. Trust me when you really have a very unvarnished look at the past, it is very uncomfortable because you do have to kind of leave those sort of rosy images behind. It and also these characters whether it's a caricature of Seattle as an anarchist zone or caricature of George Washington I cannot tell a lie you need to move and think about these human processes and human beings and when you do that, you see a lot of ugly but you also see a lot of beauty. You see a lot of instance in when protests and political action including voting made a huge huge difference and when leadership. Can Change everything either for good or for bad you know we are not kind of destined to kind of drive in a certain direction there is. There is a lot of dynamism at work here and this is perilous. This is serious and it does keep me up at night but I look for the hope and history and I keep on latching onto that and thinking about where we go from there. Well it's certainly stunning time in our history I don't know how many times we can use the word unprecedented. So I really appreciate your perspective,.
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"We've all had a lot more time to assess our living situation since the pandemic and it seems a lot of people are making the move to homeownership but that doesn't mean it's gotten more affordable. . In fact, , Seattle's real estate market is hotter than ever. . We've got the fastest rising house prices of any city in the country after Phoenix prices here jumped seven percent in July since last year despite the pandemic Catherine Shema belong is a real estate reporter at the Seattle Times she's here to explain hi Catherine. . Hi Trish. Thanks . for having me. . It's good to talk to you again. . The heat in the real estate market here is surprising to me given what I keep hearing about the economy were you surprised Oh Yeah I was floored I think it's counterintuitive to a lot of people as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians. . Lose their jobs that home prices would continue to go up. . Yeah and where is the growth the market coming from this time around? What ? are people doing here? ? Well. That's . another thing that's really surprising <hes>. . A lot of the growth is coming from first time homebuyers specifically millennials people who aren't normally interested in buying homes but we're in this sort of perfect storm where it's cheaper than it's ever been to own a house because mortgage rates are historically low that's incentivizing a lot of people who might not normally have started their house search to get on the market. . It's also incentivizing people who already own homes who might have sold them to hold onto them to refinance to take some cash out of their homes maybe a to better weather what's coming in the pandemic? ? But inventories. . So number of homes that are on the market is very low lower than it's been by some counts in two decades. . Simultaneously Demand just keeps ticking up <hes> that is a formula for rising house prices right there high demand low inventory, , but I want to break this down just a little bit because from what I understand about millennials right? ? They don't have a ton of money. . They are first time homebuyers. . About getting into a market where the median home price is around seven, , hundred thousand dollars are the overextending themselves. . Well, , most growth that we're seeing it actually concentrated in the more affordable end of the market. . So homes in the Seattle Center prices are going up, , but they're more or less where they were about a year ago homes in places like Tacoma Lake Taps Auburn up north in snohomish county. . That's where prices are really writing. . We're seeing price growth in the double digits for homes that are less than four, , hundred, , sixty, , thousand dollars. . That's for the millennials are buying their homes and and that's really affecting affordability for a lot of people in the Seattle Area That's still an awful lot of money to break into a market I. . Think if you live in the Seattle area, , you just get used to seeing incredibly high housing costs. . But again, , when a millennial enters into an agreement to buy this large large purchase, , are they banking at this point on a market that's going to continue to grow because I've been around long enough that I saw people get underwater really quickly when the market didn't pan out the. . Way They thought it was going to a lot of experts that I've talked to think that Seattle's market is destined to keep growing maybe not at the scorching pace that we're seeing right now. . But Seattle like San Francisco is afflicted with what we call the curse of the superstar city. . There's so much wealth concentrated in industries like the Tech Industry for instance, , and that really drives up housing prices that wealth those incomes they're out of set in some. . With the cost of living for the rest of the people who live in the Seattle area. . You also reported Catherine that people are leaving their apartments in troves. . What's driving that? ? Things are driving that one. . We've already talked about the low mortgage rates that's really pulling people out of their apartments but I talked to a couple a couple months ago who said they're both working from home and they said they were just getting sick and tired of stepping all over each other during the day. . One of them's working in the bedroom. . One of them's working in the living room and they were sharing a bell an apartment, , and me just really wanted to see some green. . They ended up moving to manage quality of life. . They're getting a little more quality of life what about people though who can't get into the market right now? ? Is there an advantage to renting since so many people are leaving their apartments. . There is an advantage to renting. . We're seeing that rents in the Seattle area have dropped by nearly ten percent since the start of the pandemic, , and that's not even counting the discounts that landlords property managers are offering attendance. . Some of them are offering as much as two months free rent. . Those are big savings right now. . So if you can find an apartment, , Dow was a good time to sign a lease, , but there are some real. Losers . from the current growth even a mortgage rates are lower than they've been any time ever. . The ability of people to get a mortgage has become more constricted ben anytime in the past six years, , we look at something called the mortgage credit availability index, , and that's lower than it has been since March twenty fourteen. . What that means is that it's harder for people who don't have corporate credit to get a mortgage and we know that. . Black Americans Americans of color are disproportionately likely to have lower credit scores than their white counterparts. . What that means is harder for black. . Americans. . To afford a home now and West before the pandemic right banks are much less willing to give money away at this point to people who don't have perfect credit, , which really really leaves a lot of people especially in the Seattle area where it is really hard to live out in the cold. . Here do you think that there is a tipping point for the Seattle market where home affordability just becomes too much and people end up like just packing up for the suburbs or for a different state because like I said, , we see these housing prices in this area and I look in other parts of the country and I think oh my gosh you know I could do a lot better for myself. . I think the answer is yes. . Then, , it started I realized that I could afford to rent a larger home outside of the city packed up and moved in our north. . I think that the pandemic is giving a lot of people the chance to reassess whether living that being said I don't necessarily see price growth slowing down appreciably in Seattle in the near future. . We just have so many people with so much wealth in the city and the wealth and poverty gap here are just getting wider. . It's becoming more and more obvious that the line between making it and. . Not Making it is pretty thin here. . What about people who aren't rocking a tech salary in this city? ? What is the other side of the picture for them? ? The other side of the picture is getting forced out of neighborhoods they've lived in for a long time because they can't afford riding property taxes and moving out into south King County, , Pierce County, , snohomish county, , or even further outside of the Seattle area. . The last time we talked you were downtown in billtown looking out at a pretty empty city Catherine where are you living these days? ? These days I'm I'm way up north I'm actually Skagit County. . Where I can have a house with a yard and a new puppy. . So you are an example of what's going on in the city. . You're not just a reporter live the life. . That's right. . I know it's happening because I live it. . Catherine Shema belong excellent to talk to you. . Thanks so much for your time. . Thank you, , Victor. .
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"The covid nineteen pandemic may have done a number on the Konami, , but one area seems to be immune Seattle's. . Is Still on fire, , and all of this time inside has given homebuyers some time to think about what they need. . Now Daryl fairweather knows something about that. . She's the Chief Economist Redfin Hi Daryl. . Hi? ? Be here. . So Seattle's housing market was one of the hottest in the country before the pandemic give me the skinny on how it looks now. . Seattle housing market is just as hot as it was before it's almost like that blip where we took a v-shaped dip is through it, , and now the housing market is back. . It's pretty astonishing. . I know some potential first time home buyers had hoped. . This was going to be there time. . The economic disaster would help them actually get into the market that hasn't panned out at all why haven't prices gone down as the economy has taken a hit here. . This pandemic recession is really nothing like the two thousand recession in the two, , thousand, eight , recession it started in the housing market with foreclosures, , and after that, , a lot of safeguards are putting in place where people with really excellent credit could get mortgages for homes or people who had the cash to buy homes outright, , and since then home values have gone up especially in Seattle. . So people have a lot of equity in. . Their homes, , which gives them a lot of cushion to keep paying their mortgage or refinance their mortgage at Super Low rates that we have right now. So . there really isn't a lot of pressure on the housing market. . If anything it's resilient. . So a lot of people are working from home right now is well, , maybe they need a little bit more space. . How has that changed? ? What people are looking for in a House Yes that is another unique thing about this pandemic recession is is changing the relationship people have their homes before it used to be that the openly out was most desirable layout in a home. . That's where you have this like really big area for entertaining where the kitchen flows. . Until the living room people don't want that anymore. . They don't want to hear the noise of their partner cooking while. They're . trying to do work and living room are having their kids on their devices in the living room when they're trying to do work from there from the same space. . So people want separate spaces for each family members. . So they can each work from home or home school or whatever is that they're doing having just spent four months in the House with my family. . I. . That makes complete sense. . We've just been together to learn. . I think everyone's feeling that I wonder if part of this is a little bit of zoom and the because people can see into your house now. So . the space that you're creating around you is also your professional environment in some cases. . Yeah. . I think that's true. . It's not just the clothes that you wear to work anymore people are living and your background, , and that gives them a sense of who you are as a person absolutely absolutely and You know buying and selling a home is an extremely emotional experience and we're at a pretty vulnerable state right now as humans I wonder how that showing up. . Are you seeing that show up in the way people are buying and selling their homes? ? There's a lot of competition for home by right now, , more than half of redfin offers are facing competition and I think that feeds into the behaviors we're seeing where people are really urgent to get home and we're also seeing war sight. . Unseen offer is nearly half of homebuyers report having made an offer on a home before even setting foot on it. . So people are kind of racing each other to see who can go through that three tour passes put an offer and fastest. . So I think speed of the market is just accelerating. . That sounds pretty reminiscent of the last frenzy we were having around home-buying, , but I'm guessing this time around it might be because people aren't totally comfortable having a lot of people coming in and out of their houses right now. . Yes both sellers and buyers are embracing technology. They . don't want to have to go view the home in person times they'll just have one viewing or sometimes even zero viewings and they'll do a lot of their research online. . So it's religious changing the way people are buying homes. . I just cannot even imagine having an entirely electronic experience when you're dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars in one place that just seems a Little Bananas Daryl. . That's. . That doesn't that. . That just seems crazy to me people are doing. . What about people who can't afford to buy homes in Seattle right now what's happening to renters? ? So people who can't afford to buy in the city center there looking outside of the city they're looking at the suburbs or small towns even moving across the country because while homeownership is quite unaffordable on places like Seattle, , you can get a lot more bang for your buck if you look in a more rural part of Washington or even in the center of the country and our A. . Lot of people doing that because it seems like from the things that I'm hearing, , you say location location location means different things right now because we are expecting different things from our environments. . So then we track how many of our users are looking outside of their own metropolitan area, , and that number had a record high last quarter of twenty seven percent. . I've read from users looking outside the Metro. . So that's been trying to the pandemic and it's probably going to continue especially as more employers. . Say that they're going to let employees work for home or work remotely permanently. .
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"Hey, it's Patricia Murphy. This is Seattle now. Housing prices in the Seattle market are increasing even in the pandemic. Yep. Still takes a lot of money to get into a home around here. But what people want in their housing has changed in a minute Red Fin chief economist Daryl fairweather will explain what people are looking for, and why it may not be here in the city but first, let's get you caught. You probably already figured this out, but there's likely to be no in person school in the fall for Washington students governor, Inslee in a press conference yesterday said, it's just not safe for most kids to return to school buildings. It's not a mandate, but inslee says he strongly recommends remote learning statewide. Washington does have five low risk counties where they'll likely be a hybrid model for high school students and in-person learning for elementary students. Wednesday saw another large day of protests in Seattle. This time with people marching specifically call for defunding the Police Department activists had supported the city council's plan to defend police by fifty percent but the latest city council measure would bring a smaller cut closer to thirty or forty percent. A long line of protesters blocked rose to city hall with bicycles and cars proclaiming black lives matter city council held initial boats yesterday to reduce the police and cut the salaries of the police chief and commanders. And from the desk of things getting back to normal sort of if you still remember.
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"The ones that I know that I see at every community event every time the community wants to have a conversation with the police. Every time there's something in the community going on, and the police are the same handful of officers, but it's not the officers that are out patrolling and militarized uniforms with militarize weapons out policing it ain't them they're. They're not in a community like that. They're just out to police. Enforce right, and then I and they say to protect the community or protecting serve will look community. Are they really protected? And what community on I really serve? That's the question. I have to ask so dumb. What's the hold up to that? Then? What is the barrier to the true community involvement that you're talking about? I think we need to have more officers on the force that are of color, number, one and number two people from the communities that they police I remember back when I was younger, the people that patrolled our our communities where people that look like us from the communities that we're in, and we'll get out and play basketball with us. We get out and and come to our football game or get up. You know what I mean. They were just in the community, and I think when we say what needs to happen I. Think we need to go ahead and have a panel of community members that are part of the decision making process all the way through all the way. Way Down to win. An injustice happens to somebody, even somebody not of color. An injustice happens to somebody. There's a community panel that get to sit down with the district. Attorney's office gets to sit down with the investigative agency and get to make decisions and have access to information to say whether this officers needs to be charged needs to be prosecuted. Whatever it is needs to be fired. You know there needs to be some power-sharing wants to power-sharing happens, and there's an accountability process this. You can't have law enforcement investigating law enforcement. There's a code of silence there. How do you break that kosher? You put a new level of accountability near that the community should have an share. The New York Times says we're in the middle of what might be the largest social movement in the history of the country That's going by the number of people who have shown up to protest these past weeks. It doesn't even seem like it's slowing down and and you've been doing this work for a longtime dumb, but I'm hearing you saying the same things that I have heard King County and Seattle talk about and skirt around the edges of for years. Does this seem different to you and if it really does? Why. This seems totally different to me. In a reason, why is because it's not just the people who are being treated unjustly and unfairly. It's not just black and brown faces. No more now you have every ethnicity, every age demographic every sexual orientation, every economic status people are coming out and forming an alliance together for the Common Cause of righteousness right, and so when you see a movement like this, that's never happened in the history of the United States before now the politicians, the people that. That run perpetuate. These systems have to answer to it and here's why they have to answer to it. Because the same people that vote for them and put them in office are now out protested. The same people that donate to their campaigns are now out protesting the same people that work in a lot of those systems are now out protested. They can't do anything else. Their backs against the wall. But what if this was just all a bunch of black and Brown faces out there? There believe me it would be a whole nother conversation. We would be having right now, but because the people that they have to answer to are out there. They don't have to answer the black and Brown people they don't have time. We don't even vote in local elections. Do you know what I mean and I'm saying that being very transparent, black and Brown people are so disenfranchised in disengaged from government, because government has stabbed us in the back and treated us, so Fowley, and unfairly. Unfairly that we don't even engage in their in their process anymore like we should. All the years that we fought to vote and all that we don't engage it, but now we're starting to get more involved in government just because of this movement because we're seeing that we can make a difference. Due to the fact that everybody has came alongside and said we support the Movement of righteousness for black people period, and those people.