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Fresh "Seattle" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Bit seeing a little bit hesitation on southbound 5 and Seattle right around the ship can help bridge maybe touch your brakes north belt 5 in Tacoma by the Tacoma dome Our next report is the 9 O four Evan Smith komo traffic The como forecast you can expect rain overnight with breezes up to 25 mph and then 35 mph after midnight The winds continue tomorrow with breezes up to 35 mph and there will be a chance of rain and highs in the mid 40s Here's some news for anyone who needs a little more convincing that it's critically important to get fully vaccinated against COVID and boosted as soon as eligible New research from the university of Florida finds that patients who survive severe COVID especially those under the age of 65 were more than twice as likely to die within a year than those who had mild symptoms or did not get COVID-19 The people in.
Seattle Votes to Defund the Police, Again
"Seattle did funds the police again Wall Street Journal. Seattle the incorrigible city council has voted to defund the police for the second time for the second year in a row. Last week the city council voted 8 to one for a 2022 city budget. The cut's police funding by more than $7 million. That slash comes after the city council cut the 2021 police budget. By nearly $35.6 million or 9% from 2019. And now let me share with you some data on murder in Seattle. Seattle has had 41 homicides so far this year and 52 in 2020. Compared to 37 in 2019. So let's see. Last year went from 37 to 52. What 15 were murdered people? Police have confirmed some 501 shootings this year. Up from 332 and 2019. How's that? Downtown businesses have complained about widespread drug use, shoplifting. Homelessness and public defecation. Seattle voters will have to vote out the city council, socialists. If they want to restore public order. I tell you next to the house races and gubernatorial races in 2022. The next most interesting thing I will follow is the Seattle city council.
Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"We are less than a month away from the first anniversary of the capitol insurrection The federal government warning of new violent threats by like minded individuals and groups The FBI and other agencies warning of the already rising number of militia movement violent attacks will likely continue into the next year much of it driven by the continued false Trump election claims and other political grievances All insecurity issuing a warning bulletin to local police on what to look for in ways to head off violence ABC's Andy field in Washington separately a federal judge in Washington set trial for Steve Bannon on contempt of Congress charges for July 18th Illinois Republican Adam kinzinger joined all Democrats in passing a bill that will lead to the Senate raising the nation's debt limit with a Democrat's only vote President Biden and Russia's Putin met via video conference the president threatening strong economic measures should Russia invade Ukraine Richard can't to ABC News Komo news 1000 FM 97 7 Good evening it's a 32 currently cloudy and 48° in Seattle I'm Kathy O'Shea and now the top local stories from the como 24/7 news center A.
BBB Includes Major Investments in Housing Affordability
"There is in the House version of the build back better Bill, a $170 billion for affordable housing and homo SAP. I've spent much of the show today replaying my interview from Friday's podcast with Michael shellenberger, the author of San Francisco, why progressives run cities a man of the left, he studied homelessness in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and LA, it would be a disaster. The problem will only get worse if that money is passed by the Senate, where is the build back better version of the bill right now in the Senate, Jake Sherman? Well, a few things to note, I have to imagine that housing money will be in there that's very important to progressives and very little as we've discussed very little going to change in the Senate. But here's what I would say. Kirsten sinema and Joe Manchin are both saying both of them that they don't believe this bill is going to pass until 2022 and that's probably 22 and that's all you need to know because they are the key here. And if whatever they say goes, I would say that is as simple as it is. So at some point pretty soon, Chuck Schumer is going to have to contend with that reality and kind of get wrapped his head around what's next. Now, on the other hand, there's a lot of uncertainty about what will end up in this bill. Number one, the immigration provisions, you are just all are just very uncertain at this point. And I have to imagine that in the next couple of days, maybe a week we will hear from the parliamentarian nonpartisan kind of balls and strikes arbiter of what can be in a reconciliation bill about what could go in. So that is kind of what we're looking at this week when it comes to BBB.
Fresh "Seattle" from Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"To that in the main area there Also a collision on westbound 16 near highway three O two blocking the left lane Our next report is at 7 O four I'm Evan Smith como traffic Thanks Evan And we've got rain in the forecast tonight and tomorrow and the temperatures are going to get a little cooler tomorrow and the next day into the low 40s Currently we have 48° in Seattle at 6 54 closing arguments are expected tomorrow in the case against former empire actor Jussie Smollett whose charge was 6 counts of felony.
Dan Bongino Takes Bo Jackson and Joe Montana Any Day
"To before the whole kneeling fiasco I was a huge NFL fan I like the Raiders and I'd watch the ravens when I was in when I lived in Maryland But if you asked me say you're putting together a team today right And you have these you're omnipotent You have these powers You can pull of the best running back on the best day of his life to put together a team and you can get that guy a new team right now in that condition right So I'm just talking about you're putting together a team of football team and you're given the opportunity to pick a running back from any point in time at his best point in time ever Who do you pick Do you pick Barry Barry Sanders You pick Eric Dickerson Adrian Peterson And my answer is no It's not I pick Bo Jackson Bo Jackson Monday Night Football Seattle Seahawks I've never seen anything like it in my life Never Never seen a guy Why are we bringing this up You're probably asking 'cause Jim yes miss birthday today Or tomorrow How old is he 59 Our bed Bo Jackson could probably still run in the NFL today even with his hip even when he said Peter he was not amazing I have never seen anything like it in my life Now I get it I get mocked a lot for these opinions I said I take Joe Montana over Tom Brady Oh you're crazy but no in 1986 Joe Montana I'll take him any day He's my quarterback Bo Jackson's my running back I'm just saying I'm just throwing that
Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Have 48° in Seattle By the end of the week a chronically troubled homeless encampment this one behind the broad view Thompson K through 8 school is set to finally be cleaned up Notices have been posted in the neighbors who've put up with drugs trash and crime are waiting to see what happens Como's coal Miller reports On the other side of this fence there are still a lot of tents and what appear to be mounds of trash still piling up There's even a car parked back there now Just last week more than a dozen people that had been living at this encampment moved into a new tiny house village But as we found out today not everyone is ready to pack up their things and leave This video from earlier today shows what the scene looks like down here Those notices to remove property they have been slapped on nearly every ten that is still standing Seattle public schools which owns this land tells me Thursday morning at 9 o'clock cruise will come in to begin that cleanup and offered a store belongings for those who are still living here For well over a year neighbors have been desperate to see action taken often frustrated with the back and forth between the city and the school district about how to best handle this situation One woman living at this encampment says it is a quote dying community and that people are ready to start over but others we spoke we say they are staying put that they don't want to go into housing or shelter and with the school district saying it will be cleaned up by the middle of this month One neighbor we talked to says he is not buying that These are Lake is the revolving door for the rest of the city Each time they clean a camp somewhere else in the city people show up here It's very unsafe very new Maine Just a whole deal that's not made for neighbors community kids And with that new tiny house village having just opened last week off aurora 15 people from broad view Thompson are now staying there Much of that outreach outreach work was done by a group called anything helps And the city says it's hope team has made 34 housing or shelter reveals from this encampment since mid September Now with that volunteer group anything helps We are now learning about some new allegations against the now former director and the way he handled himself at this encampment during his time here We're going to dive into that coming up tonight at 6 For now we're live in Seattle Cole Miller Komono The problematic homeless encampment in Ballard commons park is now gone Cruz spent hours today cleaning it up clearing the trash Now the community is focused on what's next rebuilding poor's Jonathan Cho has more Crews are still out here putting up that fencing that'll eventually wrap around the entire perimeter of Ballard commons park the commons will be closed for at least the next 6 months and possibly up to a year for renovations.
McCann, Appleton each score twice, Kraken beat Sabres 7-4
"The the expansion expansion crack crack and and have have set set a a season season high high for for goals goals in in the the game game Jared Jared McCann McCann and and Mason Mason Appleton Appleton each each scored scored twice twice in in Seattle Seattle netted netted its its first first two two short short handed handed goals goals of of the the season season in in a a seven seven four four win win at at buffalo buffalo Appleton Appleton says says they they continue continue to to score score gritty gritty goals goals if if your your offense offense obviously obviously there's there's pretty pretty goals goals to to be be had had but but you you know know let's let's count count the the same same as as the the the the gritty gritty one one so so you you know know our our tickets tickets were were a a lot lot of of goals goals that that way way and and we we showed showed that that tonight tonight branded branded ten ten have have had had a a goal goal and and two two assists assists for for Seattle Seattle which which scored scored short short handed handed goals goals are are miscues miscues by by Rasmus Rasmus Dahlin Dahlin Yanni Yanni Gordon Gordon tentative tentative lit lit the the lamp lamp while while the the cracking cracking were were killing killing penalties penalties Seattle Seattle has has won won four four of of its its last last five five games games Jeff Jeff Skinner Skinner tallied tallied twice twice for for the the sabers sabers I'm I'm the the ferry ferry
Fresh "Seattle" from Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"As director of player personnel And receiver Tyler Lockett is the Seattle Seahawks nominee for the Walter Payton NFL man of the year Four and 8 Seahawks hit the road this Sunday to play Houston Sports at ten and 40 after the hour Bill Swartz come on news Time now for a check on traffic Let's get to Marina rocking here for the latest on that From the douban law group traffic center Long term issue west Ben highway 16 of Burnham drive off to the shoulder slow traffic from rosedale we have solid traffic in several places including southpaw one 6 7 from Al gona into Sumner southbound 405 and beldie from northeast state to coal creek Parkway And those slowdowns on four O 5 southbound really affect approaching four O 5 from I 90 both directions South Ben I 5 heavy from Lake city way into Seattle north four O 5 sluggish out of totem like up to bottle North and I 5 is also sluggish in south Everett from well from about the Boeing freeway Just north of the Boeing freeway passed highway too Next como traffic at 6 24 Looking at the forecast we've got rain in the forecast all week It's going to get wetter and cooler as the week progresses We have 48° in Seattle.
McCoy leads Cardinals to decisive 23-13 win over Seahawks
"Colt McCoy threw two touchdown passes the Arizona cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks twenty three thirteen McCoys subbing for the injured Kyler Murray for the third consecutive game completed thirty five of forty four passes for three hundred twenty eight yards the cardinals are gone to in one it is really starts I'm just glad to step up and play in be a part of a really special team right special coaches just a special group of guys home and that was a that was a this isn't about me that was a big demand for all of us Zach Ertz caught eight passes for eighty eight yards it was on the receiving end of both of a quick scoring strikes as the cardinals raised a record to a league best nine am to Jim
Federal Investigators Launch Civil Rights Probe Into Southlake, Texas Schools
"I want to pivot here to a story that is, it's really, it's a massive story. It's out of southlake, Texas, federal investigators, this per NBC News launched civil rights probe into southlake, Texas schools. Now you will remember that south Lake became one of the hotbeds in this CRT school board battle that has been raging across the country with concerned parents. Now yesterday Charlie did an amazing job covering memo gate as we are thus dubbing it. Where it is now become clear that despite Merrick Garland's claims that there was no FBI, you know, surveilling of parents, that is indeed the case, a whistleblower has come forth. Some of our favorite representatives like Jim Jordan out of Ohio have been leading on this issue, actually, we have Jim Jordan's going to be joining the show here soon for a long form discussion here shortly. It's also got a great book out, recommend everybody checking it out. So Jim Jordan's been out front on memo gate. Now, we find out that there's something brewing. And I don't love the direction. There's two simultaneous concurrent streams that are running counter to what we all thought we learned after Virginia. After even New Jersey was too close to call an election night. After Republicans swept races all across the country. Even in Seattle. What were the messages? That we thought we learned? Well, that CRT is dumb, and that parents don't like it, and that it's a losing issue for Democrats. And that Republicans get rewarded when they fight things like CRT. When they don't take a neutral stance in the public square, but fight it with everything they've got and they say, listen, I'm going to exercise state power and not cop out on some, you know, we believe in small government, which we do, but these are not mutually exclusive things. The government as constituted in the United States of America is designed fundamentally to protect the rights of its citizens. And to predict the right to protect the rights of parents. And what conservatives too often do is they hide behind that as a excuse to do nothing
Aaron Rodgers meets return-to-play COVID-19 requirements
"Two quarterbacks return to Lambeau field Aaron Rodgers from coal been Russell Wilson from a broken finger neither one was sharp accounting for three ends on interceptions but Rodgers at AJ Dillon late and a defense all night as we they shut out Seattle seventeen to nothing dealing with two fourth quarter rushing touchdowns and green bay's defense headed Wilson his first shutout since he became a starter in Seattle as for Rogers he came out of the cold and protocol on Saturday was just grateful to be taking snaps again a lot of emotions for sure good to be back with the guys good to be back at home most emotions from the whole night was probably walking off the field after the game definitely
Update on the latest sports
"AP sports I'm David Shuster we begin with college football number one Georgia and number two Alabama they're headed for an eventual showdown both again winning on Saturday Georgia defeating Tennessee forty one seventeen with quarterback Stetson Bennett accounting for a pair of touchdowns and he says the coaches are diversifying the offense they gave us more plays to run more plays and run the ball and throwing the ball there was a more balanced effort at all going into until like the last the last few drives which is what you wanna you offense as for number two Alabama it was over early as they crushed New Mexico state fifty nine three Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce young throwing for five touchdowns making coach Nick Sabin happy I thought we had great balance on offense without Bryce played really well on sack fumble really wasn't you know his fault continue the protection was better today but we we need to continue to try to you know shore up those things so that we don't get him hit elsewhere in the top ten number three Oregon number four Ohio state number six Michigan seven Michigan state nine Notre Dame and number ten Oklahoma state all winning their games but number eight Oklahoma suffering its first loss twenty seven fourteen at Baylor on the pro level Washington the biggest surprise in the NBA's Eastern Conference they're now nine and three after turning back Orlando with Miami Indiana Detroit Boston the LA clippers and Orleans just its second victory on the season the other winner Saturday night and HL Carolina now eleven into after getting by St Louis three to two pro football news the Green Bay Packers activating quarterback Aaron Rodgers off the reserve cobit list he will play against Seattle on Sunday but Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger he goes on that same list and will miss Sunday's game against Detroit and finally all of fame linebacker Sam Huff passing away at the age of eighty seven I'm David Shuster AP sports
Why Are Republicans Putting Up With This Energy Crisis?
"In Sturgis, Michigan, it is $2 89 cents a gallon. I guess that's better than in California. What is the Granholm plan to increase oil production in America? Oh my God. That is hilarious. Wood that I had the magic wand on this, as you know, of course, oil is a global market. It is controlled by a cartel that cartel is called OPEC, and they debated decision yesterday that they were not going to increase beyond what they were already planning. Incredible. The cliche would take would be, that would be to let them eat cake responsive it. And by the way, the commentator wasn't going for it at all. He asked a very serious question from Bloomberg, and she just starts cackling and laughing. Like, oh yeah, like I could control that. They destroyed the Keystone XL pipeline. They remove fracking and fracking licenses and leases. So incredibly arrogant. And I've called for this for quite some time. We have to tell Republican governors to disobey Joe Biden and resume construction on the Keystone XL pipeline immediately. We've said this on the show for a while. I say this when I travel. Let's just put it into a piece. Have I wrote that PC? I don't think I have yet. I can't remember what we're doing anymore. Write the piece. I will write the piece this week. We'll get it done. And it's very simple. It's that wire Republican governor's putting up with this. Republican governors could fix the energy price crisis now. And people say, well, Charlie, the federal government says that we can't do that. Oh, you mean like how San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle? They say they don't want to enforce immigration law, and they allow rapists and murderers to go free without giving them to immigration customs and enforcement. You mean like that kind of disobeying with the federal government? You mean like Colorado, Nevada and Washington and Oregon, saying they're going to legalize marijuana against federal drug law? You mean kind of like that? No, I'm saying that it's long past time that we start to put our country first and say, Joe Biden, thanks for playing, man. You're destroying our energy grid, gas prices are going up in one of the most expensive winters on record. We're going to build the Keystone XL pipeline. And we're going to force you to bring federal agents in and arrest them, but that would require. Let's just put it nicely. Courage
It's Been a Great Week for Republicans AKA the 'Party of Parents'
"Start. This last week was phenomenal for Republicans. So last week was terrific in New Jersey and Virginia. Republicans won the Virginia House of delegates everybody. Statewide the Virginia, lieutenant governors raised Virginia governors race with junkin, the Seattle city attorneys race. They elected a Republican, the New Jersey state Senate president was defeated by a truck driver Edward durr even though. Steve Sweeney will not concede. He says, oh, there's thousands of ballots we're still defined. He's pulling his best Tony Soprano. Frank Underwood impression possible trying to declare a state of emergency to go find ballots. Republicans had momentum. We won everything you could possibly have asked for and then some. Republicans were riding high and they weren't riding high because voters showed up in record numbers and said, hey, you know, mister junkin, you know what we need? We need electric charging vehicle stations. You know what we need mister junkin? We need to go spend $1.2 trillion that we don't have. No. Mom's and dad showed up and they voted for Republicans in the first time in a decade because they sought was happening in their schools. Rural parts of Virginia showed up in record numbers at a higher percentage clip than they even did support Donald Trump and Republicans started to build this coalition. That was pro family and also anti leftist. That ran up against the power structures of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the abuse within. Higher education, the public sector teacher unions Republicans finally seemed to have its groove for a couple days for a couple days we started to see headlines from CNN and Washington Post Democrats on defense, time to do a detox. And then you saw this Democrat Civil War begin of one part of the Democrat party start to say that we need to be we need to recommit ourselves to the party of parents and you had pramila jayapal worried that the Republican parties becoming the party of parents, which I'm going to say on this show until someone starts to listen to me, the party appearance is phenomenal
No. 7 Oregon avoids stumble, rallies to top Washington 26-16
"The Oregon ducks recovered from a slow start to post a twenty six sixteen win over the Washington Huskies the college football players number four ranked team trail nine three in the first quarter but Travis dye rushed for two eleven yards and a touchdown as the ducks methodically surged ahead Oregon rushed for three hundred twenty nine yards in the game while the defense held the Huskies to just one hundred sixty six yards total offense in seven first downs Anthony brown accounted for the ducks other two touchdowns with a thirty one yard pass to Devin Williams and a two yard run Jim Bernard Seattle
This Is the Reason Republicans Won Across the US on Tuesday Night, According to the Left
"This is what the left says is the reason Republicans won on Long Island in Austin, Texas in Seattle in Ohio in New Jersey in Virginia, north south, east west, Republicans dominated, crushed the Democrat agenda. Crushed the Democrat ideology. Crushed their efforts. To radicalize America, but the mainstream media, the beast as I call them, the beast was howling in pain. Played the race card for a reason, because he knows it works on certain white voters. He did stoke white grievance politics to mobilize the Republican base. His laundered trumps really sort of disgusting flagrant out racism. He's wrapped it in education. Education, which is code for white parents don't like the idea of teaching about race. That's the fundamental problem for these parents and this anti CRT movement. They don't like the way whiteness is being portrayed in these new more inclusive lessons. This wasn't about those pocketbook issues. This was about how white kids feel talking about what black kids go through. The subtext of all this was, we can't let these black and brown people run the country. Glenn young can run on critical race theory that he knew hit a cord around race. I think all the CRT stuff is trumped up, Doc whistling. Some of it was dog whistle racism. The dog whistle messaging that you saw junk in, engage in during the course of the campaign. CRT is in the latest line of school busing, across town busing. Welfare queens, you have it isn't that say it's in that same line and you saw it in the results in Virginia. It's more palatable Republican who still uses the same racist themes that Trump did. He just packaged them in a soccer debt, sweater vest model. He's found a way to launder a pretty racist trope, this idea that we can not talk about America's history because it hurts my feelings. He's turned that into a campaign. White voters do have anxiety about a changing America, right? That it is blacker, it is browner. You've got the Republican jelly like, hey, look, the black and brown folks are coming for us. Some Republican candidates are perfectly willing to use race as a motivating factor for their base. That has gone on for decades and it happened this year. Race is just the most palpable tool in the toolkit. It used to be of the Democratic Party back in the day when they were dixiecrats. And now the Republican Party. This is about the fact that a good chunk of voters out there are okay with white supremacy. Let's call a thing a thing. Actually, scratch that. They are more than okay. That wasn't a skit. That wasn't a parody that wasn't a joke at the Babylon bee. Those were actual pundits on CNN and
How Should Republican-Led States Fight OSHA's Vaccine Mandate for Businesses?
"So the osha rule is now in place by January 4th you must comply, we won't comply. We're going to sue. These employers that are just abiding to this stuff, it's just an indictment of how weak parts of the country have become. There's some good appeals that are being kind of put forward. But this private sector, federal government private sector rule is unprecedented. Not to mention it conflicts with state laws, so some states such as Texas Montana have laws that ban COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers. Osha said the federal rule takes precedence over conflicting state laws. So here's what needs to happen. We've talked about this a lot. Any Republican governor that can hear my voice, you should say the federal osha has no jurisdiction over our employers, thanks for playing. That's simple. Nullify it. It's immoral, it's unconstitutional. It's evil, protect your voters, tell the federal government, go find somewhere else to go poke around. The same way that Portland Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, past sanctuary city laws, every Republican governor right now needs to pass a sanctuary freedom law for vaccines. Right now, sign an executive order, tell osha, you are not welcome in our state. You are not going to be talking to our employers. That's it. So why is it that they're able to pass sanctuary city laws in Seattle and Portland in San Francisco, but our Republican governors are afraid to protect their voters and their constituents from vaccine mandates? Why are Republicans afraid to do that? Well, Montana and Texas aren't. And I know the governor of Montana Greg gianforte he's a good man. And I think he's going to step up and do the right thing. I really
Citizens Rise Up Across America on Election Night
"Yesterday was a historic day. Last night, we started to see the citizen uprising that we knew was happening manifest itself in every single corner imaginable across the country. From Virginia to New Jersey to Seattle to New York City, the Pennsylvania, it wasn't just the governor's race in Virginia, which we're going to get into in great detail. That shows citizens being co rulers and no longer being subjects of their country. But people on television are so surprised they are shocked you could say. That their masking children vaccine mandate their lockdown of the church, agenda is somehow widely unpopular. It's as if they weren't looking at the Biden regime's plummeting poll numbers at the inflation at the Afghanistan debacle. And for so many people, last night was their first opportunity to finally send a message to the American ruling class. We tried protests. We tried exemption letters. We tried writing our elected officials and pleading with them to stop. We tried reasoning with school boards. We tried starting even a new Twitter back in January before that got obliterated. We tried waiting our turn. But what yesterday was, were people in deep blue states that have had enough? And regardless of political affiliation. Regardless of political affiliation yesterday, what you saw in specifically Virginia and New Jersey, and we'll get into the New Jersey specifics, momentarily here. We're not exactly sure that's going to shake out, but it looks like it's going to be a squeaker for the Democrat barely. When I mean by barely like 7 to 10,000 votes, was that Americans are willing to abandon whatever political ideology or Jersey that they're supposed to wear? For the betterment of their nation and their family, and the well-being of their fellow
Joe Biden Falls Asleep at Climate Summit as His Entire Agenda Collapses
"Biden's agenda is collapsing. He's off so worried about climate change that he's falling asleep at a climate change summit. As my friend Mark Davis put it this morning, Biden was out for a good minute. He was gone. I've taken naps longer than he'd nodded off. And of course, the image of him sleeping in Scotland, you've heard of sleepless in Seattle, he is sleeping in Scotland because he's so worried about this existential crisis. You know, they gave him early on a talking point. And they said, sleepy Joe, you say over and over again, climate change is the biggest existential threat we face. Just say that a lot and it sounds good and will make for some good copy. He doesn't believe that. What you're so worried about climate change that you've passed out? It's nappy time. He doesn't believe that. He doesn't think we're all gonna die in the next three years because we don't have electric cars. He doesn't believe any of this. We don't have a leader. And today, in Virginia, if Glenn young is elected governor of Virginia, that will be such a devastating blow to the Democrats. That they are going to continue to spiral and frankly for the good of the country. It's what we
Gov. Ron DeSantis Invites Any Law Enforcement Officials to Move to Florida
"Serious governor Ron DeSantis in a press conference yesterday This guy is so damn sharp He's thinking okay they don't want these cops We in Florida we'll take these cops and we'll incentivize cops to come to Florida How about that I mean that really is sharp Cut 9 go It is not no no no no It's for officers period It is nothing to do with their vaccination status So that's just wrong That's a bad I think there was a headline from a corporate outlet which we all know corporate media lies They do not tell the truth Assume what they tell you is false and then figure out why they're telling you a false narrative I put that out there as a proposal months ago And the reason we're doing it is because people are being treated poorly and Seattle in Minnesota and New York NYPD They don't have the support They've had their funding cut They get criticized if they just enforce law Some places they don't even enforce the law Like in San Francisco they don't prosecute people's shoplifting So you have rampant crime So that's why we're doing it because morale is low Morale is low for years because of how law enforcement has been treated But when you saw the rioting last summer all the vitriol directed at them Florida stood up and said we back the blue And so we are a 100% excited about saying anyone that's being mistreated if the morale is low If you can't take take that environment and you have openings here you're going to get an environment where people are going to support you And I think that that's something that's and I can tell you the people that have come down from some of these places already you talk to them It's the best decision they've ever
Loudoun County School District Makes Parents Sign NDA to Access School Curriculum
"Daily caller school district forcing parents to sign nondisclosure agreement like forms to see critical race theory influence curriculum Now understand we have a freedom of information act in every state including in Virginia It's fairly liberal act that is it's a broad act You're not required to sign a NDA in nondisclosure agreement to see public information Lamb county public schools in Virginia has come under fire with local parents once again After the school system revealed it is requiring parents to sign a form similar to a nondisclosure agreement in order to examine the district's newt curriculum influenced by critical race theory So there are number one Terry mcauliffe said critical race theory is a dog whistle It doesn't exist It's not taught in our schools And yet here it is It's taught in our schools Because Terry mcauliffe is a is a disgusting slime ball liar According to the former viewed and photographed by the daily caller on Monday eligible parents must sign the non disclosure document to see the district's new curriculum which was created after the LCP paid nearly $8000 to become a licensed user Of something called second step programs a curriculum created by the Seattle based left leaning organization committee for children A limited preview of the curriculum was posted on the school districts website Parents are not allowed to broadcast download photograph or record in any manner whatsoever the curriculum and presentations are only allowed to be made in person Some of the curriculum is available in the districts website through downloadable files due to second steps copyright policy
Saints capitalize on Seahawks' mistakes for 13-10 win
"The New Orleans Saints ground out a tough win on the road with a thirteen ten victory over the Seattle Seahawks Alvin Kamara caught ten passes for one hundred twenty eight yards including a thirteen yard catch and run on a broken play after James was to drop the snap from center the physically I mean they played a little zone look in Albany I just had a a gang of space so it was really a it wouldn't know about any run around outspoken run I just said in a low voice kind of got the ball in Camaro also rushed for fifty one yards on twenty carries wisdom passed for two hundred twenty two yards the saints defense meanwhile sectional stuff five times including back to back sacks on the CS last possession after New Orleans took the lead with a field goal just inside the two minute warning Jim Bernard Seattle
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"Right here. Know he didn't want to do it his case manager. He drives them around town. He shows them all these pretty nice one bedroom apartments. He does shared facilities like you says but he doesn't want any of them he just wants to say in his tiny house and i think this gets. It's something important here about autonomy decision making. Why was bob reluctant to leave his tiny house. You know when. I asked him about this because i visited sundays. Tiny house villages. And i've been to the one at interbay. It's a gravel lot with a chain link fence and you know at first glance you might think that it is just transitional housing that somebody wouldn't want to stay there long term and bob kind of broke down to me that you know. He had his own nice little space. He loved having a door. He loved having actually a solid bed and the idea of having to change that having to leave to go to someplace unknown like anybody kind of resistant to that. Another big deal was community. A lot of folks that he lived in that tiny house village with. We're folks that he used to live in. The tent city with so is just neighbors. He didn't wanna meet new people. He had folks that he liked that he trusted that he lived with. You know at that point for like three years. So he wasn't just going to pack up and leave all that behind and he did eventually find a place. Casey he did he did find. A place is hard-working case manager. Finally finds this place called the clay. It's a brand new apartment building. It's right on capitol hill. It opened up in february. And it's a nice nice building one of the skinny buildings kind of just shoots straight up You've seen the type i seen and the building was originally built. Not for bob but for tech workers for people coming in you know who worked downtown and one of fancy place to live on capitol hill. So casey how did an empty building built for tech workers end up becoming affordable housing. So these were originally one bedroom studios designed for folks who are making good money. They wanted to live in the city but this past year with remote working tech workers. They didn't have to move to seattle for all these new jobs. They could just stay wherever they were so a lot of these new building projects in seattle like the clay. They've had trouble finding renters. In this case the builders decided to just sell the whole building and they did to the low income housing institute here in seattle. So bob's they're in a situation. He actually never thought he would be in. Did you get a tour. I did get a tour and it's a nice place. I mean these are supposed to rent out for like thirty five hundred dollars a month Brand new furnishings. Lots of windows. A little tile work everywhere and bob shows me around and he actually kept surprising. Me with all these little details around the building. Nice gotta park up on the floor. Oh really really nice you the whole city you know casey. It really sounds like bob has found a safe comfortable place to live. And i'm curious if he shared with you what it actually means for him to be here in this place you know we set aside up on the out for a while and bond talks about that you know. He's getting older. he's sixty five years old. He's a veteran and he kept telling me goes. You know i'm ready to retire. And you know he's been you know originally living in a tent and then in tiny house and for him he loves it. He loves having a place that secure he can go up and elevator. He can chat with neighbors throughout the building. Everybody that we passed. Everybody knew his name. He was talking to these kind of ready to relax. And there's this feeling that. When i talked to a lot of folks that are experiencing homelessness. There's this tension that they aren't able to relax. There isn't the sense of security that they're able to completely relax and for bob. You definitely get that feeling. It's great to hear this story. But again i feel like we need to add a results not typical warning on this in some ways because as we speak there are a significant number of people struggling with homelessness and trying to navigate the very system that put bob in this place. Absolutely you know. The vast majority of people experiencing homelessness in seattle and king county about twelve thousand people. They are not getting into these nice rooms at the clay You know there are day shelters and there are more hotel beds that are opening up You know but apartments they take a really long time to get into you. Know as you said it's a it's a long process you have to navigate A big reason that bob is able to get his place is. He's a veteran. So this particular set of rooms had room specifically slated for homeless veterans. Also a big help for bob was that case manager. We talked about a big thing that i talked about with folks who are experiencing homelessness. Is you know where do you show up you know for particular Appointment or what service provider is supposed to call. It's a long complicated process with different email addresses. Different phone calls and For bob he had this case manager. That really kind of helped him along the way to take him from that tent to the tiny house and to this apartment so he certainly didn't do it alone and it again. It took many years to get to where he is today. Yes and you know. There are many many case workers working hard in a very difficult system. Casey this is not the only building of its kind williamson and his seventy so neighbors are in a good space but there are other low income buildings that are being obtained by the city for this. Yeah that's right. Seattle is trying to do more of this. Kind of steer away from those large congregate shelters and fine private rooms. That people really really enjoy people. Stay in long term as you said at the top. The city just announced this week that they bought three more buildings. These are just like declared. He's a brand new units. The newly built those oh house about one hundred sixty five people king county is also doing something similar. They're buying up a motels to house. People their little less popular because those hotel rooms. I've seen him. They don't have kitchens in so you can't really cook your own food so that's kind of a complication but people staying home so it's kinda working Also tiny house villages like the tiny house village that bob came from those are actually growing. People love those. Just like bob did..
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"Some people up at a federal way hotel. The county bought earlier this year. There's also a half a million dollars to pay for language services and emergency grants for community groups that are working to get people settled and it's the end of an era. After thirty seven years the state will be shutting down the seven. Six four hero hotline. That's where drivers report. Hov lane cheaters. And ferry line cutters. The line goes off the hook today. The outlet for citizen lane monitors has been around since nineteen eighty-four. There was even a local band named after it wash dot says the highway signs will come down and be replaced with signs warning drivers about fines. The state patrol plans to have more presence at ferry terminals to discourage the awful people who try to cut the line we can. All agree are the worst seattle mayor. Jenny durkan announced this week. The city has bought three new apartment. Buildings to help house people experiencing homelessness. The newly built studio apartments were actually built with tech workers in mind but now therefore the formerly homeless is not the first time it's been done in the city in fact. A similar building opened earlier this year. Reporter casey martin would find out what was going on. And he's here now. Hey casey thanks for joining us. Hey murph thanks so often we talk about what's not working but it sounds like in this story it is working. People are getting housing. Why did you want to pursue this. Well you know a couple of reasons. I wanted to do a story about somebody who is making it work because i think a lot of homelessness coverage including my own i. I'm talking to a lot of folks that are in crisis folks that are still living in tents that are unable to connect with services. And i think there's a big need to hear from folks that are actually getting into housing. And it's certainly small group of people certainly not most folks who are experiencing homelessness But there are some people who are getting into housing and in this case a really really good home for someone who's been waiting on one for a long time so this is a success story casey. Tell me who you met up with when you visited. Yeah i met bob williamson. He's sixty five years old. He's a veteran. Bob's been homeless for the past ten years and during that entire time he's been trying to find housing He is a good example of someone. Who's just kinda gone through this process for these past ten years and jump through the hoops in the past ten years to go from tent to an apartment. You know casey. This is so many people's story the resilience and the fortitude you have to have to navigate the system to get some kind of housing is significant. What did bob share with you about how he got here bob. Originally he used to live in a tent out on his own and he just kind of traveled around seattle finding security he lived under a bridge for awhile and in two thousand sixteen. The city opened up. A spot. For people like bob to pinch his tent. This was a legal sanction. Ten camp approved by the city. It was near interbay right on the water on davis avenue who's called city plaza one of those tent cities that we've seen throughout seattle. Then this was. Bob's i kind of real stab on the housing ladder. This was kind of how he got introduced to. Maybe how he could get closer to housing situation. You know farther away from his tent and you know it was also the first time that he had community originally. He was living by himself now. His neighbors their living intense. They had a little kitchen space that they could share and they also had a check in person so they can kind of keep an eye on things so there's a little bit of security and this was a big deal for bob. He says he had that security that he never had a large shelter. I needed a place. Like working leap. Those dude shelters loose shelters. They're no good. They you up more than we gotta take your stuff with you while you're supposed to show up on a construction site with all your belongings with every day. It just don't work. You can't do ten city five. It wasn't just a safe place for him to sleep. It was also a place where he got a case manager through the city and that was a big deal for him. That was somebody who could help them find work. He got a job at a restaurant. Working nights That case manager helped him catch up on his health You know he's a veteran so he was able to show up to his. Va appointments and while he was at ten thirty five he was there for over a year and then something him and the entire density. They get this huge upgrade. They're all moved right on the road to tiny houses. Each get their own little tiny house so they'll swapped out of a tent camp into a tiny house group. Oh oh the world in up been pretty. I haven't gotten into because that's supposed to be a work supposed to get together. I couldn't do about day shelter overnight. Shelter joke he was living a stable life. He was working a job. He didn't have any complaints or any issues with the tiny house and his case manager kinda wanted to move them along he kind of wanted to get him into an apartment because they wanted to free up his tiny house for somebody else to come in and get out of a tent so eventually case managers started showing them around other apartments. The he'd tried to get into moving to a couple other places as wasn't gonna move into sure. Kitchens and shared bathrooms got right here. Know he didn't want to do it his case manager. He drives them around town. He shows them all these pretty nice one bedroom apartments. He does shared facilities like you says but he doesn't want any of them he just wants to say in his tiny house and i think this gets. It's something important here about autonomy.
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"There's something for everyone out there. In a minute page browning we'll give us a look inside the growing hobby and for some obsession but first let's get you caught up. Seattle's city council has to decide what to do with fifteen million dollars unspent salaries from the police department. Today one proposal would let the department hold onto most of it to spend on overtime and hiring bonuses to address a staffing shortage. Another would return less money to ask. Pd and send millions to nonprofits working on alternatives to policing look for a decision from the council by this afternoon. Another giant hornets nest bit the dust and wadham county over the weekend. That's number two if you're counting. As day. Department of agriculture says the nest in northern watkin. County was about half the size of the one they destroyed last month and there are still more. They've also located a third nest which they'll be destroying this week. The non-native hornets can wipe out an entire honeybee hive and just hours and in sports. The seahawks are off to a good start. Russell wilson threw four touchdowns to beat the colts. Twenty eight to sixteen. They'll host the tennessee. Titans this weekend lumine field not so good for the huskies who lost michigan thirty one to ten on saturday. Seattle times says the last time the dog started owen to was in two thousand eight when they didn't win a single game. They'll try to shake that comparison off against arkansas state at montlake this weekend and the mariners are still chasing. A wildcard spot could happen. Big three game series against the red sox starts tonight at t. Mobile park right.
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"Yup just keeping it practically but a real you also work in education. James your teacher. What are you thinking about from the teacher and educator standpoint. Oh just how. I wish they had more supports not just support systems for resources and books and and sightsee us but just emotional mental wellness supports. You know teachers are really really struggling right now. Some of my friends are starting teaching for the first time this year. And they're they're they're scared not because of covert just like. How do i operate in the classroom with students. They haven't been back in school for you. Know five hundred days or a two years. What i what do i do so i. I'm seeing a lot of concern about the pedagogy and like the teaching practice and really a lot of hope for mental wellness and social emotional support. That is not being provided as much as it should be too much focusing on the tests. I have to say james as apparent. It's really validating to hear you talk about like you know. Why are we focusing on on tests and this idea of learning loss and kids falling behind. I keep hearing this as though you know. That's the problem to solve. And i'm kind of like well. Why are we still before times. Benchmarks like exactly we have. We had this huge chance to revolutionize education and instead we're going back to do the same thing focusing on and testing. I talked to the principal. And he says. I we really want some support for young people because when day one we have to start teaching to the test and i was like. Wow you're the principal saying that. You have control over your student and teacher body. Come on push push brother push well. This is where we are today. See if things transform and i'll just leave us here that i m cheering for all of the kids going back to school and all the parents and teachers yes. We are cheering loud. Okay one last story before we go you might know is els famous chicken. It's a seattle staple and while a lot of restaurants had a hard time during the pandemic emails did pretty well so well that the company's founders wanted to pass on that good fortune and now the rudd family is going to give out grants to other local black owned businesses. they're starting what's called the raising up black businesses initiative rub and they're partnering door dash to do it so twenty. Local businesses many that didn't qualify for federal assistance or going to get grants of twenty five hundred dollars. No strings attached genie. What did this story say to you when you heard about it. I think the thing that made me really happy in this is going to make me sound extremely wonky uninteresting but the fact that it was a totally unrestricted grant like it's basically you know this is just. Were writing you a check for twenty five hundred dollars. I've never run a small business. So i don't know if that is a maker break amount of money but i can't imagine it wouldn't be helpful. I can't imagine it. Wouldn't you know provide something that you know. That would be needed. And so yeah the thing that really excited me about. It was one that really any black owned business could apply in to that. It's unrestricted like they're not trying to tell you how to spend the money which i think is super fantastic. James what do you think. I love it as well and i wish other companies would do that. That was my first thought. Who else is doing this. you know. Twenty five hundred bucks literally can keep the lights on and your place. That's that's that's light bill. That could be rent. That does a lot for you for just even just that one month. Where are the other larger organizations. That are doing this like that are really profiting. You know. i'm not to name any names amazon. But where the large organizations or target for example it rise with microsoft but. I'm not going to me. I just wish there was more you know. We talked about community and civic responsibility. That is your civic responsibility right if you have some some extra some extra dough. Let's try to lift some other communities up I'm a big fan of of these cells. Even though i'm a vegan i'm a big fan never tasted it but i imagine it's good. They've got potatoes potatoes potatoes and corn..
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"Hey good morning. It's page browning. It's thursday this is seattle now. Who gets to decide who works from home. It's a question. A lot of people are asking offices. Start shifting back to in-person work author and consultant chica tool xiang says. The culture of work changed but many bosses are reverting to the old structure. We'll hear more from her in a minute but first let's get you caught up. Dozens of seattle students got ready for their first day of school. Then had to wait for a two hour bus delay. It's all because there's a bus driver shortage. Seattle public schools says it's working to get more drivers hired. Meanwhile teachers are trying to make the welcome back extra special. Some schools rang bells to launch the first day or had special guests greeting students on front steps and lunch is free for all students this year. The menu today tuna pasta salad or tex-mex salad. Seattle children's hospital says it has a new anti racism. Action plan former staff and community members had raised the alarm about racial disparities in how patients were cared for and disciplined in response the hospitals committing to increase the diversity of its staff and to making anti-racist competency part of employee evaluations. The hospital stopped short of kicking out at ceo or board president as critics have asked for and in another sign. The pandemic is turning a corner. Seattle's getting some of its lost. Bus routes back in the mix are more buses for west seattle commuters and a new route all the.
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"My neighborhood because we were all doing this thing together. Every morning saw the same people saw this guy with his kid load. Every time. i do miss that. I challenge you. Go get on the number seven bus down at the town international district right it all the way to rainier avenue you will vote. You will see things you wish you've never seen and things you wish you did getting to know your city marcus. I know that on a on a previous episode. You talked about going on a date during the pandemic. i'm going to ask you about it again. What has dating been like for you in seattle dating. It continues to be sort of strange. I you know in terms of like. I've noticed that that people don't seem to get dressed up at all anymore. I mean. I think that the kobe fashion i mean guaranteed seattle is never a paris when it came to your style or anything but marcus take us through your first date outfit. Yes here as you know. I think i have come around to the fact that like the date isn't going to to show up in put any type of effort into it so i literally just came in. In some sweats and mark. Yes in a hoodie. I washed though. And i did do motorized clean sweat so okay that that was. That was the thing you can have some style with that you know you can't i mean i think i think it was matching athlete. Measure is very in right now are pulled it off. It sounds like you did. I mean i'll bring up brianna stewart. Again she was wearing. Basically sweats under a skirt and blazer. So i think you can do. You can do anything now. Anything's fashion yes. Like in twenty years from now people will look at this fashion and they will think that we are. You know the connoisseurs of our day. Well we can leave it there for today. Thank you so much to our guests south seattle emerald founder and publisher marcus green and k. u. a. w. community engagement producer. Kristen leong thanks you too. You thanks page have a great weekend. That's all for today. If you enjoyed the show.
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"Hey good morning. It's patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now if you have plans to travel with young children this summer. I'm betting the delta variant has made you stop and think twice in a minute. we'll talk with a pediatrician. At swedish hospital about how parents of young children can stay safe through this phase of the pandemic but first let's get you caught up. Governor inslee says state employees have two months to get a co vaccine or lose. their jobs. Inslee said yesterday. He wants all state. Employees fully vaccinated by october eighteenth. Mayor durkan made the same call for city employees state. Republican leaders aren't on board. With the governor's plan they say a mandate is heavy handed and would rather see incentives. The state's biggest employees union says it will address any vaccine mandates at the bargaining table. The office workers aren't back yet but more people than ever appear to be moving downtown. The data comes from a report out yesterday from the downtown seattle association. According to the seattle times just under a hundred thousand people called downtown home occupancy and rents also both hit new highs in twenty twenty one and faxed americans can travel to canada again after more than sixteen months. The canadian border is back open hours however remains closed. If you are planning to travel bring a negative cova test and be prepared to flash. Your vaccine card also planned for possible delays. Long wait times. Workers at the border are on strike. Sleepovers play dates. Water parks even school. These were all things. Kids couldn't wait to get back to as vaccination rates went up and cases went down now.
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"Patricia murphy. It's monday. This is seattle now so much. Cool wildlife you're in washington. We've got cougars dear. Those little marmosets on the olympics and for the first time in decades grizzly bears in a minute. We'll talk to chris morgan host of the wild podcast about how to stay safe when you run into animals in the wild or in your own neighborhood but first let's get you caught up seattle police chief d. as says the city has a public safety crisis after gunfire broke out across the city early sunday. Spd's says eight people were shot in four unrelated incidents in pioneer square. Bell town chinatown. Id and capitol hill. Three of those people died just last week. Mayor durkan announced more than ten million dollars for community groups working to stop gun violence. If mask limbo has made you feel unsure or uneasy about what to do when. Here's some clarity. The state's top doctor is once again recommending. We all mask up when we're inside in public spaces regardless of our vaccination status. Dr scotland quist said friday. The delta variant is driving a v wave of cases and hospitalizations mostly among unvaccinated. People linquist said new cases more than tripled in the span of about a week. King county's top health official is also urging everyone to wear masks indoors but so far these are recommendations not requirements and sue bird and the. Us women's basketball team get started at the olympics. Tonight but bird tells the seattle times it's going to be her last can't blame her. She's played in four olympics and won gold every time team. Usa is going for seven gold in a row. in tokyo. tip-off against nigeria is nine forty pm. Seattle time if you've tried to get a camping reservation for the summer work on out hiking you already know. This nature in the pacific northwest is bursting with humans. Right now and it's not like nature was empty before we made summer plans in washington. State wildlife is abundant and diverse and on occasion. It can be dangerous chris. Morgan knows this better than most. He's an ecologist abair expert and the host of the wild podcast here at k. u. o. w. and he's here to talk with us about how to act and how not to act when we encounter wildlife. Hi chris a genie. How are you. i'm doing well. Thanks and since you are a bear expert. I have to ask you about the latest bear. News i so. Biologists recently found a healthy female grizzly bear with three cubs in washington state. Near the idaho. Border they were able to put a radio collar on her to keep track of her. And i read that. This was the first time this has happened in forty years. Is that correct. Yes in fact. The forty years has been the recovery period for these christie buzzing washington state and elsewhere so first time since that recovery started since these animals were put on the endangered species list in the seventies that a female has been called a not just a female. But like you said as a female with three cubs three yearlings meaning that just over a year about a year and a half old at this point so in those are the most important individuals in a population because those are the ones that ensure the longevity of population that giving birth to the cubs and caring for the cubs for sometimes four years. So she's a very precious jewel. It's really great to hear this notion that the female grizzly is an indicator of overall ecological health. That it's something that we can all feel really hopeful about and proud of. It just doesn't feel like. I hear about that very often when it comes to the environment or the climate of course not every interaction between humans and bears is as successful. What do you think we should keep in mind when it comes to encounters with grizzly bears or with black bears for that matter. Yeah i think mostly to remember that. These bears are just making their way through life and trying to lead an honest honorable life as a bear right and that all means acquiring food. It all means looking after your young weaken lot of people can relate to raising three kids like she's doing in the cell cooks and just imagine the pressure as a bad. When you've got to find food every day to feed not just yourself but three hungry mouths and these guys eat a lot you know so i think looking at things from that perspective and understanding. That is really key. Starting point couple of other tips is make noise you know. Don't go silently through the woods especially in grozny backcountry. Don't hike alone at doernen. Dusk is always a good idea to have a hiking partner was or someone camp with you and then make sure you cash food. Countless examples of barron countless where people are are when of bears trying to access human food because they can't resist the smell of fatty foods that that craving you know so make it unavailable. Cashier food fifteen feet off the ground but in a dry bag. Carry a caribbean and a rope or parachute cool to do this and become good at and again. It's like one of those it's like. I said viable skill. You know it's it's awesome to get into and keep your distance. You know always important to keep your distance is that women in yellowstone. that was. i think she's in the process of being fined for the behavior but she'd stepped off a car to the side of the road. There was a female with cubs grizzly bears there and she wanted to get a photograph with her phone and she pulled the phone out the grizzly charge towards her and it was a very real charge and probably got that woman's heart pounding but she was too close to the grizzly they have a perfect personal buffer space. That that you need to respect and then back to understand them anyone would behave that way if they thought that kids who are at risk right. That's what i was thinking. This woman's poses a risk to my kids will. What are you gonna do. you're gonna react. That woman was lucky in that case it was a real very real charge but we call him bluff charges because he didn't actually end up in an attack but keeping distance and being mindful of how these these guys operate is really really important. Okay well i have to ask though. I mean you go out and look for bears on purpose and.
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"Just yesterday. The state patrol says three of those drivers stayed around including a semi driver who chased the suspect a forty one year old seattle man who was then arrested. A camp near the mount baker tunnel and another by the rainier avenue off ramp will be cleared and fenced off tomorrow. At least one arrest has been linked to those spots. There have been more than two hundred reports of rock-throwing incidents in king county since january and after briefly stopping by space on blue origin debut passenger flight. Jeff bezos is back on earth. Today and feeling great wanna thank every amazon employees and every amazon customer. 'cause you guys paid for all this so seriously. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The price tag was about five point. Five billion dollars if you go by how much money bazo says put into blue origin since he founded at tickets for a trip to space. We'll go for a few hundred thousand dollars. Hey maybe prime members will get a discount. Seattle is getting a new pro sports team the seattle crack ins debut. Nhl season will start in october. The team is almost done building the arenas but as of right now there's no roster it's a a rare opportunity to start from scratch. I think that's a good thing. I dunno kyw producer. Claire mcgrane is here to tell us what it takes to make. An nhl team cleric great to talk to you. Hey trish get to be here. Thank you so much for taking on this assignment. Are you big hockey fan. No i am not a big hockey fan at all. In fact prior to the last few weeks. I knew nothing about hockey. I get to be totally honest. But that's why i was interested in doing. This is because i like the sounders into a number of seahawks mariners games. In my time and recently i started getting into basketball because a friend of mine is really into the storm so i like watching sports. I like rooting for seattle sports teams and i after doing some research and really excited to go root for the cracking someday fantastic. Well a new. Nhl team is obviously a big deal for the city. But we used to have a pro hockey team right. Tell me about the history of hockey here. Totally so not only. Did we have a pro hockey team. We had a really good pro hockey team back. In the early twentieth century there called the seattle metropolitans founded in nineteen fifteen and their first five years. They went to the stanley cup final three times so they were distinctly good. We were even the first team to win it in nineteen seventeen and then less than ten years after they were founded they folded in the nineteen twenties. Because they didn't have a place to play anymore. And i can hear all the sonics fans kind of groaning as i say that but today there is still a strong hockey culture and seattle. Despite the fact that we don't have a pro team in haven't for one hundred years I talked to tim pipes about this. He is the owner of the angry beaver in greenwood. Which is seattle's hockey bar. He's a transplant from toronto. His team is the toronto maple leafs and he talked to me a lot about the culture of hockey in seattle. What i was really surprised about with with hockey in seattle because this is not a city of snow and ice is how much history there was from from the totems to the iron man. These weren't pro teams. They were sort of just below the pros. But i mean it was. It was still big league back down and even currently after. I've opened this bar. I've seen dozens of thunderbird games. Dozens of everett silver tip games so the culture is actually very very rich here and he mentioned the silver tips and the thunderbirds. They play in everett and kent respectively and they have huge followings around the city. So hockey really is alive and well in the area claire. We just haven't had a pro team in one hundred years exactly but that is changing pretty cool so today is a big day right the crack in our announcing who they've picked in their expansion draft. What the heck is an expansion draft. Well a few different leagues will expansion drafts. I'm just going to talk about the nhl one. Because that's the one i know. Best at this point and expansion draft is where you steal players from other teams. We don't have any players. They have players. Were just going to take them so much too. Yes very starting off a bit aggressive. Honestly but know. Maybe that's setting the tone so we get to take one player from each of the other teams in the nhl. Apart from the las vegas golden knights. Who were the newest team. So tonight gasworks park the crack in front office and a bunch of of no famous folks largely sports figures from around. The city are going to go through the roster and go okay the jersey devils. We'll take the sky. The penguins will take the sky and the teams get to protect a certain number of players but they only get to protect so many and the interesting thing to me about. This is technically. The kraken isn't supposed to talk to the players about this. They're supposed to find out at the same time as everyone else. So it's going to be a really interesting experience to see all these players from other parts of the country that are going to be coming to seattle. So what kind of players are we going to get out of this if the nhl teams are already allowed to protect their favorites. Great question so. I actually went to greg. Wish ski to answer this question. He is the senior. Nhl writer at espn and it used to be that players you would get. Were not great the way it used to be. Was you come into the league and you are expected to be god awful for at least like two or three seasons you're getting the absolute dregs of each team. You know the fourth line guys the reserve defensemen. The worst goal is like you were just expected to be horrible but then the league thought you know it costs a lot to join the nhl seattle and the owners of the kraken. They're pudding hundreds of millions of dollars into this expansion. So maybe they should be good. Maybe it would be nice to get people excited about a good team. That's entering the league. So they changed the rules so that teams can protect less players. So these rules actually went into effect for the las vegas golden knights who joined up in two thousand fifteen and they went to the stanley cup final in their very first year which this happening would have been unthinkable. Here is greg again. The vegas golden knights necessarily build a stanley cup finalist through the expansion draft they built it because other teams freaked out about losing players and made these little side deals that allowed the golden knights to get exponentially better players than they would have had otherwise so when you look at seattle they're successor. Failure could be how well they leveraged that pressure to get better players from teams and then the other side of that coin is maybe they don't because the teams are smarter now than they were the first time they went through this vegas vegas set this really high bar and i think a lot of the teams as greg said might be looking at what happened with vegas and going Maybe we didn't need to make such a good deal so it's gonna be really interesting. How the kraken. Use this political power to put their team together. Wow fascinating so clear. We'll have a roster of players soon. But what about the fans. Because i heard that guy from the angry beaver he already has his team. A team isn't just the people actually playing the game. It's a lot more than that right. So a lot of people moved to seattle where city of transplants. They moved here from wherever. But tim says that is actually a really positive thing for the kraken. You're a fan of whoever you're a fan of whether it's pittsburgh or philadelphia or looking around my room any leaves teams that are on the wall you know. They've moved to seattle whether it's for worker just to get away from.
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"Hey there good morning. It's patricia murphy. It's thursday this is seattle now in its own way. The pandemic has left. Its mark on all of us and some people are choosing to make that mark. Indelible business is booming for tattoo artists. In a minute. More on what people are inking. And why but first. Let's get you caught up it's dry. Wildfires are flaring up across the state and now governor. Inslee has made it official. Washington is in a drought emergency water. Supply in parts of the state is projected to be below seventy. Five percent of average tuesday's declaration allows the state to take steps to address drought hardships for farmers and protect public water supplies. Water storage is making a difference for seattle tacoma and everett though cities were the only parts of the state not included in the declaration commissioners at the port of seattle to permanently ban the use of facial recognition for law enforcement and mass surveillance. That's any biometric. Technology within the port of seattle facilities including seattle tacoma international airport geekwire reports. The band doesn't apply when people opt into a system like clear which uses facial recognition to expedite travel and former seahawk. Richard sherman will make an appearance in court. Today he's been in the king county. Jails since wednesday morning redmond. Police say he tried to force his way into a family members home and then he resisted when officers tried to arrest him. State patrol is investigating sherman for allegedly crashing. His car leaving the scene and suspicion of driving under the influence the pandemic has been brutal. The loss staggering family members neighbors beloved community members. Everyone has a story and some people are telling there's with a new tattoo. Kovic has spurred a fresh wave of new ink here to tell us. More is nikki stoops. She's the seattle tattoo artist who observed the pandemic through the people that sought out her art. Nikki really appreciate your time. Thanks yeah thank you for having me. I'm stoked to talk about this so your job requires you to have close contact with people. Tell me about your experience during the pandemic. oh man. I mean i have Had a lot of clients come in for tattoos whether it be good tattoos because of big change that they've realized during the pandemic but also quite a handful of memorial tattoos also due. To calvin i mean i had someone in my family pass away during covert so there was clients that i cried with and i mean i love tattooing because we get a have a connection and i get this beautiful piece of art that someone has on them forever. That's important to them. And so being able to be the one that got to give that to them was pretty awesome but also of course. It was heartbreaking. Yeah i wanna talk to you about a lot of this because your job is so intimate in some ways. Let's talk about what happens when someone comes in to talk to you about getting a new tattoo totally so usually they'll email me and i'll give me a quick rundown of what exactly they're looking for. They'll tell me if it's a memorial tattoo and exactly like what they're wanting to get done and then it's my job to turn the idea into a vision. One of the tattoos that i can get into. This guy is father passed away and his father was working on a nineteen seventy chevy. I believe just like his whole life but never quite finished it. So the tap two was on his chest over his heart. And it was kind of an illustrative version of his dad chilling in the car with like cubs hat on and some palm trees behind him. Just like a super beautiful tattoo. So of course i had to collaborate with him. A bunch on exactly the specifics of what his dad looked like in the features. Yeah and i mean i definitely to bunch of nurses to and the tattoos weren't exactly covert related. But they were tattoos that represented of them kind of pushing through this and like being just like a fighter because they've gone through a bunch of stuff so kind of a memory of everyone that they've had to work with but also everything that they've been through so when people come in. Are you finding that. They're there to get relief to get weight off their shoulders. What are you noticing about your clients. People have definitely been like. I've been through something hard. Like i need something because i don't know if you've ever heard of tattoo therapy but it's a real thing and let's be real we've all been through it so people are trying to just get something to to remember. I guess helped me understand. Tattoo therapy what does that mean. So people either get tattoos on not just because its cool art. What a lot of times for stuff that. They've been through in their life for hard trials or changes. But yeah there's a lot of times they'll just kind of let it out on the blake. I don't know why i'm telling you all this. And i'm like hey that's what i'm here for. I love the art. But i love being able to to give that to people to while the pandemic has fueled more demand for tattoos. The art form has been around for more than five thousand years. Scientists even found them on egyptian mummies. These are living symbols that tell a story a way for people to process life events. We talked to dr deborah davidson to help explain that connection. She's tattooed sociologist. at york. university in toronto debra. What is it about a permanent marking. That's fundamental to humans. You said the key word it marks. It marks our experiences as embodied because it is on the body of the body. It's permanent for a pandemic tattoo. I mean a twenty year old might get a tattoo Related to the pandemic and then sixty years later be able to share that living history with their grandchildren. That longevity is a really important piece of this. Why does something like a pandemic move people to get tattooed so i definitely found a relationship between tattoos and trauma and similarly. We've seen an increase in such type of tattooing after hurricane katrina. We know of the semi colon tattoos for awareness and de stigmatization of depression. Tattoos after sexual assault are not uncommon and Tattoos are used for covering surgical scars.
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"Ever to lead the company this week former amazon web services. Chief andy jesse took the helm yesterday. Twenty seven years to the day after. Jeff bezos founded the company. Jesse will lead the day to day. Basis will stay on as chair of the board which he'll get to after he launches himself into near earth orbit on a blue origin rocket in two weeks. A seattle man is under arrest for throwing debris into traffic on i. Five state troopers arrested. The man early monday between kent and federal way. Four drivers on southbound five were hit with pieces of concrete thought to be ripped off a roadside barrier state patrol says there have been more than seventy five incidents of rocks and debris thrown from overpasses onto cars so far this year and crossing the us. Canada border is getting a little less complicated for some people. As of this week fully vaccinated canadians can skip the quarantine. An airline passengers won't have to stay at a government approved hotel. Prime minister justin trudeau. Says he's taking it. Slow to avoid a resurgence of the virus but should have a plan for full reopening later this month until then non essential travel to. Canada is still a no go. The lumber market is hot right now according to would trade industry publication random links. What a great name at its peak in may the cost of lumber was five times what it was pre pandemic box economy reporter. Emily stewart wasn't watching numbers when she noticed the trend. She was watching. Social media. Caught my attention on the internet. Because i kept seeing memes about lumber became very in fashion for somebody to snap a picture of a pile of wood and say oh. I met a billionaire today and things like that and i even talked to the story for somebody on tick-tock who became a famous tick-tock lumberjack. So this has kind of permeated the culture in a way that sometimes these strange little economic developments don't while the specter of surging lumber prices played out for some on. The internet. Pat bates learned firsthand. Pat is president of marine lumber market in south park. He's been in the lumber business a long time and has learned to roll with the ups and downs of the market. But this past year it was different. I've been wrong on his thing for six straight months since the beginning ear because we get new prices and we'd say ourselves man there's just no way that That these prices are going to go up again next week. I mean can they. They've never been at these levels and yet they do and every week say okay this has gotta be it and it just never stopped. It really. didn't stop. Until maybe the i don't know two and a half three weeks ago now. Prices have cooled significantly from their peak. And it's still unclear if or when they'll drop more at this point pat says he's just trying to steal himself for what's to come you know. Expect the unexpected because for all of us this last eighteen months i mean who could predict it two years ago. So there's always something crazy around the corner okay. Pat is one end of the supply chain here. But here's emily talking about why. Lumber prices surged the way they have so. This is really a pretty basic supply and demand story. I guess maybe just to start with supply you think about it. The lumber industry just in past several years has not been doing super well. We had the housing crisis in the industry. Just hasn't been doing really hot. Prices have been pretty low and so what happens over the past several years. A lot of sawmills. You know kind of slowed down production. The industry rat it accordingly and so last year when the pandemic kits in march and april you think back we all thought the economy is going to be pretty bad right like i remember sitting in my house in brooklyn new york and be entering into another great depression Until we all kind of assumed that the economy would be really bad and so did the lumber industry right and so they sort of prepared for the worst even more shutting down more mills slowing down more laying off workers all of that kind of stuff at the beginning of this thing back in march of twenty twenty we all kinda thought that business is going to be really slow and and really nobody knew how for how long that might go on because it was so much near to win you know. These different restrictions would be lifted. So what happens on the demand side. People decide that they paid their homes. Because they're sitting at home so much. Right i did. I couldn't do any reservation. So what happens. People decide to fix up their houses. They built a deck they building office. They do home renovation projects because you can go to home depot or lowe's on the weekend at the same time a lot of people who really hate their houses or in cities decide. They wanna move. Maybe they want to build a home and so this demand release starts to pick up. And i think kind of the key point here is that at least demand started to pick up. Initially a lot of economists and people in the industry will say they didn't really believe it like nobody knew how long this is going to last and so the industry didn't react accordingly and then by the time the industry kind of caught on to what was going on. It was a little bit too late. You know when you would expect kind of these projects to slow down in the fall and winter. They really didn't and so there was just this giant imbalance of supply and demand where everybody wanted would and nobody could get it. Okay so we have a situation where we have emotional purchasing going on from people who are sitting in their houses. Saying i can't stand it anymore. If i'm going to have to be here. I need to put that new deck on a need to add that office onto my garage and we have a processing and retail industry. That couldn't really catch up because they didn't anticipate that this was actually going to last. How much does something like the fluctuation we're dealing with right now. Add to somebody's home. Building cost yes. So according to the national association of homebuilders They think that what's going on with has added about thirty six thousand dollars to the price of a newly constructed single home. So this is those pricey people are figuring this out. You know and i have friends who are going to build decks or whatever. I even talked to one guy in lumber for a story that i wrote on this. Who said listen. I was going to build on my garage. And i'm taking a pause right now because there's no way i'm paying these prices so let's just talk about the processors for a minute. You already said that. They didn't anticipate that there would be this surge in demand in that it would last. Why can't they ramp up so quickly. A lot of companies laid off workers right whether it be the airlines or restaurants or whatever and they've had a hard time getting people to come back and we're not entirely sure why that is you know some people will tell you that it's unemployment benefits that are keeping people out of work. I think there are plenty other explanations there as well People don't have child care. Work people are also a little bit nervous to go back to work during colbrad And a lot of people are sort of rethinking their plans and what they want to do with their lives and working at a sawmill is not an easy job we've talked about the fluctuation in lumber prices. Where are they now. And where do you anticipate. They might be in the coming months so right now. They're back below a thousand dollars to be clear. They change a lot but The last information that i got from random links was that they were about nine hundred thirty dollars. I think the big question now is really where they go. You know when. I was talking to people in the industry back in april. They thought they were going to stay super elevated for a long time And they have come back down now. They're nowhere near where they were in. Twenty nineteen when they were three hundred dollars. But they're getting close. I think the question kind of is you how this supply demand situation balances out. And i think what has sort of happened at least for now is that it seems to have balanced out a little bit faster than everyone thought it would You know some people are really putting a pause on their projects putting a pause on building a new house or maybe building out that decker whatever renovation project that they wanted to do i think the question is how long this lasts. I'm always hesitant to predict what will happen in the economy especially in this economy. I think when you think back to last year when everybody was hoarding you know. Yeast toilet paper knows what the new thing will be a year from now. Sure and lumber of course is just one product but there have been shortage just like we talked about rental cars furniture like you said toilet paper. What does the experience with lumber say about. What's going on with our supply chain. I think over the past year and a half. We've just really learned kind of how complicated the supply chain is and what happens when one part of it does not quite work right whether you know right now. We are seeing what's happening with used cars. Ray where prices are up enormously over the packs couple months over the past year. This is really been kind of a lesson how the economy works and how fragile some of this stuff is but i think the big question mark right now is kind of how this is all going to turn out you know. We have a federal reserve. That says it's keeping an eye on inflation keeping an eye on prices to make sure they don't get too out of control but they also think that a lot of this.
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"It's not going to stop pride weekend we're making sense of it all with kyw's brandy fullwood and k. Expertise eva walker. But first let's get you caught up. The heat wave coming in. This weekend is no laughing matter. For city officials are urging you to find a cool place. Check on your neighbors and drink a lot of water. Oh and if you're lighting anything on fire when you're done dowsett completely with water. I'm talking barbecues and cigarettes. One hundred and one on sunday one hundred and four on monday. These forecast temperatures are unprecedented. And according to the national weather service it's going to stay hotter than normal through the fourth of july. The city's emergency crews will be on hand for welfare checks a couple dozen cooling centers libraries beaches with lifeguards and pools are all open for people to cool off the rents still do but divisions are still on hold in washington. State governor inslee extended these states moratorium until september under pressure from progressive lockers and constituents. But there's a catch. All renters are expected to start paying their monthly rent in full again. By august i if not landlords can start the eviction process. Not everyone's happy with this. A group of republican lawmakers say is overreaching and just in time for the biggest heat wave in recent memory. How about the biggest freeway closure of the year at the same time bound i five near soda will be down to one lane while freeway. Repaving is underway. Expect slowdowns today through monday and it won't be over then. This will be the first of sixteen weekends of closures to get the work done. Well well we made it to friday. I think it's safe to say junuary is officially over. Not that long ago the heat was actually still coming on at my place this weekend. Historic heat wave is coming to liquefy all of us. My kyw colleague brandy fullwood is here producer on our midday. Show the record brandy heatwave. Are you soaking it up. Are you sweating it out. I hope none of the above. I'm so terrified for what's to come this weekend. It feels really unusual. It feels really terrifying. So i feel like i'm just going to be in my house trying to you. Know create my own weather create. My own clouds win. Good luck get that beautiful seattle summer down your basement. Eva walker is here to front woman of the black tones and dj at k. x. p. eva love. It hate it just trying to sit still till it's over you know it's one of those things where i don't do very well with hot hot hot weather. Love the fun. But my husband. And i are planning on a vacation somewhere else with a c. We can't stay in our apartment because we will be cranky. We will argue and The heat will make us bad people. We're like you know she shouldn't be in here for the three days. It's going to be ninety degrees so we're planning on finding a nice hotel to just hang out in this heat. Wave will have us in the upper nineties in seattle and surrounding. There's a chance we see that dreaded triple digit one hundred sunday and monday look like the best odds for that and this week i chatted with karen bomboko assistant state climatologist for washington. And get this. She says seattle has only surpassed one hundred degrees twice in recorded history. What does anyone remember those ninety four and two thousand nine. Oh i thought it's been more than i do. Remember it getting the one hundred. But it's very rare and i thought it was at least more than two tie to i i have. I was not here in two thousand nine. But i'll say that like since being here every guests or every prediction of what people think of the weather has been different like the first summer i got here. I was told it was going to be smokey. And then it wasn't. And then. I was told i was going to be much rainier and then the rain was different and there were thunderstorms and it was pouring so. I think the weather's just like i'm horrified. That that's like this is a new number but it also feels like we're at a point where we can't really predict what's going to happen or know what's going to happen anymore. Yeah twice ever. According to the assistant state climatologist we could hit that twice in one weekend. And the worst part is it's not supposed to cool down at night like it usually does so ninety five degree heat. Basically going to plop itself down on your couch and not leave for like four days man. Can we charge it. Rents exactly taken these. I'm wondering if like like you're going to go out. And i'm like should i go out. Should i do something else should i. you know. Hit up a museum or.
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"Hey good morning. Bill radke filling in for patricia murphy. It's tuesday this is seattle now. The cities of vacation ban will be around for another three months but that leaves a lot of tenants and landlords in tight spot. I don't want to tendons. And i i don't wanna leave them without a place to live but i can't go on indefinitely paying for everything we'll talk about it with time magazine writer. Abby the sulu in a minute first. let's get you caught up. Seattle passed its unofficial melting point of eighty five degrees yesterday. But it should cool off the next couple of days before getting even hotter this weekend. If like that you'll love the summer outlook from the national weather service. They're predicting hire temps and less rain this summer. The bad news they also say drought is likely and all of that adds up to an active season. Seattle public utilities. Says it's safe to drink the water as it works. Through a chlorine shortage westlake chemical in longview provides chlorine to espy you and other utilities across the northwest. It's been out of commission since an electrical transformer failed earlier this month. The company says it'll be off line until the end of this month at least state. Health officials say they'll have an update this week and no shortage of seattle storm players on the us olympic team. They make up a quarter of the roster. Sue bird breanna stewart and jewell loyd were named yesterday to represent the us in tokyo next month. It's the first trip for loyd still has been once before in two thousand sixteen. Sue bird is back for her fifth olympics the. Us women are going for their seventh straight gold medal. It's always tough to find affordable housing in seattle. It got harder during the pandemic for folks who lost work and can't afford rent. The city just extended its ban on until the end of september but that just delays reckoning with the problem some landlords are out many thousands of dollars and some tenants are still afraid. They'll lose their homes. My guest today laid out the situation in time magazine. Economic policy reporter abby vassilis. Thanks for joining us. Thanks so much for having you described this situation as the next housing crisis. What do you mean so if you look back to the two thousand eight housing crisis what you had was people who oversaw a little bit Based off of a bad lending industry that was being too flexible with Mortgages but when those people lost their homes for the most part they had a safety net under them. You lose your home you you sell it maybe you take a hit for it but then you can move into an apartment but these people in their apartments now. If they're facing eviction they have nowhere else really to go. There's really no step under being a victim from an apartment unless you have a friend's couch to craft sean. Which is a permanent solution. And so beyond that. There's just hours in seattle especially in san francisco new york city but really everywhere. Do not have enough beds in homeless shelters to house. All the people who are going to be facing fictions when the addiction moratorium finally expires and in seattle. They've i think this is the fifth time it's been extended but really all it's doing is putting the problem down the road because while there is federal funding over forty billion of it that is designed to payback landlords into payback. The rent that some tenants have built up. It's not being distributed in an efficient way and it's likely not going to be distributed in time before the eviction moratorium expires nationally. But who knows if it'll be distributed and time in seattle which now the deadline is in september in this time magazine piece abbey you spoke to a seattle landlord. Tenant couldn't pay rent. Her name is ryan and her tenants name is ali. What was their situation. They had a really interesting. But also sad dynamic ryan had She wasn't necessarily intending to be this big landlord. She never was. She rented to ali because he was a friend. And then all he lost his job because of the pandemic and over time he accrued over twenty thousand dollars in akron that he he owed her but both ali and ryan had experienced bouts of of housing insecurity in their youth and so ryan even though there are outs are loopholes to the eviction. Moratorium such as moving back into the property yourself or selling your home. She really struggled with taking one of those options. Because she didn't want to be the person responsible putting somebody out on the street in the middle of a pandemic. I showed up to do that. And i was going to move back in personally and They were talking about putting their stuff in storage and they didn't have anywhere else to go and we were in the middle of pandemic and it just made me feel awful and like i. I couldn't do that as person. I couldn't evict them or make them move out. There's a stereotype that that landlords are always these awful people are nickel and diming their tenants in their slum lords in they're not fixing things they need to fix and while i'm sure that's true ryan did not fit that stereotype. She wanted to be a good landlord. She had hoped to make a little bit of income to supplement her regular person job but now her and so many other landlords across the us are out tens of thousands of dollars dollars that they might have depended on to Pay their own mortgages to pay the mortgages on the houses they rented to pay property taxes forty percent. Approximately of rental units in the us are owned by individuals or small landlords. That's a lot of of just regular everyday people. It's not these huge corporations with high rises. This story is a perfect illustration of the bind that landlords and tenants are in this eviction. Issue is huge. And it's nationwide so what solutions are on the table so over. Forty billion has been allocated by by congress to go to individual states to stave off the the eviction crisis around the corner. The issue with that is that all of this money is going to states who had never before had to distribute this much money in relief and so the states are doing their best but they're struggling to keep up with it into vet Applications because the government did outline some rule. Saying you had to make sure that these people were below a certain average income. They had to prove that they have been affected by the pandemic and then each individual state.
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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. .
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"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. .
"seattle" Discussed on Seattle Now
"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. .