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"Radio 1000 FM 97 7 stay connected, stay informed, good even needed a 7 31 I'm Kelly blier and here are the top local stories. Seattle city council member Tammy Morales says she will run for reelection. While four of her colleagues on the council have said they will not seek another term Morales says she intends to continue her work. City politics is a tough job and right now it's probably as tough as it's ever been. Honestly, I don't regret my colleagues who have decided not to run again. The progressive from district two says she will be making housing a top priority if elected to another term. Now 7 of the 9 council members are up for reelection this year of those. Shamans want Lisa herbal, Deborah Warren and Alex Peterson have all said they are done. Jeff pojo in northwest news radio. Mayor Bruce harrell signed an executive order to give immigrant and refugee families access to
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"To prevent the wrong people from getting guns in their hands. So I do believe there's a proper balance. The house civil rights and judiciary committee also heard house bill 1600, which would allow criminal justice agencies access to sealed juvenile records to see if there's any disqualifier for purchasing a gun. Ryan Harris, northwest news radio. A bill to expand the authority of Washington's new prescription drug affordability board is now before a state House committee. Last year's bill is still being implemented, but this measure would allow the board to review more drugs each year and it sets a slightly lower threshold for how much of drug price goes up before it can get a review. Kathy McCall with AARP Washington says inflation has made it even harder for seniors and everyone else to afford their prescriptions. We know that big pharma has raised the prices and continues to raise prices on prescription medications. And we have no effective way to stop them from price gouging our seniors. Representatives from the pharmaceutical industry say they have a limited opportunity to recoup the high cost of drug development before the feds allow others to make the same drug. So upper price limits could stop them from bringing in money to make the next lifesaving drug. A good news bad news report on that controversial tax on sugary drinks in Seattle, northwest news radios John lobert ini reports. There are two conflicting health issues, the higher cost of sugary drinks was supposed to cut down on sales while at the same time benefiting healthy eating programs. 2020 saw a large dip in revenues. But the pandemic and remote work have left the program in freefall, co chair Tunica Thompson bird. Reported ounces of syrups and concentrates fail approximately 52%. More than 100 programs across Seattle depend on the sugar tax, like the prenatal to three program, co chair Jen moss. Early experiences occurring when a child's brain and behavior are being shaped affect a child's ability to learn, to get along with others and to develop an overall sense of well-being. The tax dollars are slowly coming back, but it won't last if fewer sugary drinks are sold, council member Teresa mosqueda. We should be working to make sure that we are finding and filling the revenue needs for food security across our region. But how? That's always the question in city government. John lower team, northwest news radio. Despite many of her colleagues calling it quits Seattle city council member Tammy Morales says she will run for a second term. Morales contends the stress of the pandemic and racial unrest may have led her colleagues to retire from public service. I don't think any of us expected that. And I certainly, as I said, don't begrudge them deciding that there was something else they would like to do. Lisa herbold, Deborah warres and Alex Peterson have said they will not seek reelection. The new chair of the U.S. House energy and commerce committee says that they'll be shifting away from an emphasis on green renewable power. Rush to green policies have had a devastating effect in Europe. Countries are rationing energy, switching back to coal fired plants that spoke in Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who took over leadership of the committee when Republicans retook the house. Democrats are already criticizing her saying America risks being left behind by China, which is investing billions into clean energy, ranking member Frank pallone of New Jersey. In fact, China's investment in clean energy are so vast that the international energy agency forecasted over the next several years, 40% of solar and wind energy growth will come from China alone. As chair of the energy and commerce committee, McMorris Rogers is also promised investigations into the origin of COVID and perceived centrist ship of conservative views by big tech. Time for a Beacon plumbing sports update with Bill Schwartz, Seattle storm fans with long faces and broken hearts. League and Finals MVP Olympic gold medalist Brianna Stewart the big prize in WNBA free agency. It came down to the storm and liberty and stewie said New York is where she'd rather be, especially on a basketball team with Sabrina ionescu and John quell Jones. I think that this group has a ton of potential. I think that there's a lot of amazing players, you just named two, but there's many more behind that and the selflessness is what's going to help us really set ourselves apart from everyone else. Stewie on ESPN with Sue bird's retirement jewel Lloyd is the only part of the big three left with Seattle. His third time now forever. I'm retiring. For good. I know the process. It was a pretty big deal last time. So when I woke up this morning, I figured I just press record. I'll let you guys know first. After 23 years in the NFL, the great Tom Brady announced via Twitter. He is hanging up the number 12 Jersey in this time the retirement is a done deal. It's college football second national letter of intent signing day four star California high school receiver tayshaun Lyons joins the Washington huskies. Sports was for it said tan and
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"Now, Seattle fire says 5 dogs were badly hurt and needed to be taken to a vet ER in terms of the human toll. One day care worker had a slight case of smoke inhalation, otherwise he should be okay in all other employees were unhurt. We caught up with one dog, dad, just moments after heat reclaimed two of his pets. And they're in both different locations nearby, so there's a little bit of uncertainty once one dog was recovered. We're like, where's the other one? Ryan Sims, come on who's. Seattle city council member Tammy Morales says she will seek a second term. Already shama saan, Lisa herbal, Deborah Juarez, and Alex Peterson have said they are done and council member Tammy Morales says she doesn't begrudge any of her colleagues for calling it quits. But for me, this isn't a reason to give in. We have a chance to build healthy, resilient
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"Radio 1000 FM 97 7 stay connected, stay informed. Good evening at 6 O two, 41 in downtown Seattle as we look at her top northwest stories. I'm Rick fancied with Kim shepherd. That controversial tax on sugary drinks in Seattle has hit a dry spell, and is northwest news radio's John lobert ini reports the impact on public health could be far reaching. It was a simple concept cut down on the consumption of sugary drinks by raising the price. The city gets a cut, and that helps pay for healthy eating programs. 2020 saw a large dip in the revenues. But the pandemic and remote work have left the program in freefall, co chair Tunica Thompson bird. Reported answers of syrups and concentrates fail approximately 52%. More than 100 programs across Seattle depend on the sugar tax, like the prenatal to three program, co chair Jen moss. Early experiences occurring when a child's brain and behavior are being shaped affect a child's ability to learn, to get along with others. The tax dollars are slowly coming back, but it won't last if fewer sugary drinks are sold. Council member Theresa mosquito. We should be working to make sure that we are filling the revenue needs for food security across our region. But how? That's always the question in city government. John lower team, northwest news radio. Under new legislation being considered an Olympia court records on involuntary mental health commitments would be available to the Washington state patrol for gun background checks. Here's northwest news radio's Ryan Harris. Right now, the WSP is limited to what's in the national instant criminal background check system or Nick's, so patrol captain Neal weaver says they don't have access to check into the court records to make sure they have the right person and the proper information. This creates a situation where a, the person is wrongfully denied a firearms transfer or concealed pistol license or B, the Nixon indices record is removed in a firearm transfer CPL is issued to someone who has truly prohibited. The only person testifying against House Bill 1599 was Laurie lane of Buckley, who says the state patrol already has access to nicks and that the system should be strengthened. Adding another one of these that bothers me. It seems to me way too much when we already have one ten day background check as is. Lawmakers are also considering House Bill 1600, which would allow access to sealed juvenile records to look for crimes that would disqualify someone for buying a gun. Ryan Harris northwest news radio. Still ahead. Who's in and who's out? I'm Jeff poach a little with the latest on the Seattle city council members deciding to run for reelection. Northwest news time 6 O four, we've got to check on your drive every ten minutes on the fours in the high performance homes traffic center. How's it looking, Kimmy Klein? It's been rough tonight. We have a long-term crash in Seattle, south on 5 of the west Seattle bridge still blocking all lanes except for the carpool lane, so that's open to all. Single file traffic getting through there, but it's a solid backup south of 85th. It's backing up on two 5 20 and I 90 from mid span on the Lake, we're seeing a lot of extra traffic on southbound 99 south of green Lake through Soto. You may want to consider hopping off I 5 on northgate, maybe heading west past Greenwood towards Holman road and using 15th avenue northwest across the Ballard bridge instead, and then heading down Elliott in the Seattle waterfront. But again, it's just going to be a tough drive for a lot of drivers getting through Seattle right now. We also have a crash in Kirkland, north and four O 5 at 70th is blocking the left general purpose lane so that slam from 5 20 a stalled vehicle reported in shoreline northbound 5 near one 45th that may be blocking the right center lane and earlier crash into coma south on 5 near 56 as clear, but left some delays heading south through 5 around highway 16 and of course we have this long-term accident investigation into coma, south on 5 O 9 just passed the cable bridge blocking the two right lanes and fully blocking the ram from style 5 O 9 to northbound 7 O 5. Your next northwest traffic is 6 14. Thank you, Kimmy, as far as weather goes, we've got our update sponsored by northwest crawlspace services with your forecast Shannon O'Donnell at como four. Hey everybody, Wednesday night, the first 1 of February. It's a little chilly out there partly starry skies. It will allow for some patchy fog to develop as we head past midnight into the wee hours of Thursday morning, could be extra murky in the south sound out of the gate in the morning commute, but eventually partly sunny skies for the second day of February happens to be groundhog's day, and we should see our own shadows here locally, even if punk satani Phil doesn't back in Pennsylvania. Highs around the sound in the low 50s for a beautiful afternoon. In the couple four weather center, I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. 41 at sea tac
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"One O 6. Overnight, gun fire killed two people in Kent. At the Kent valley motel, Kent police are investigating a double shooting police have confirmed this is a death investigation. Someone who is staying at the motel told me someone was shot and he heard those gunshots ring out. Hannah Knowles at the scene, nobody has been arrested yet. Police do not believe this was a random attack. Tacoma police are investigating a homicide after a 66 year old woman was found dead inside a home there. Police say a woman called south sound 9-1-1 this morning, requesting help for her adult son, apparently having a mental health crisis. Officers showed up at the home on south Anderson street, but no one answered the door, police then saw a woman on the floor through the window, so they broke into the home and started lifesaving measures, but the woman was declared dead. Despite many of her colleagues calling it quits, Seattle city council member Tammy Morales says she will run for a second term. Morales contends that the stress of the pandemic and the racial unrest may have led her colleagues to retire from public service. I don't think any of us expected that. And I certainly, as I said, don't begrudge them deciding that there was something else they would like to do. Lisa herbal, Deborah Juarez, and Alex Peterson have all said that they will not seek reelection. A good news, bad news report on the controversial tax on sugary drinks in Seattle, northwest news radio's John libertini reports. There are two conflicting health issues, the higher cost of sugary drinks was supposed to cut down on sales while at the same time benefiting healthy eating programs. 2020 saw a large dip in revenues. But the pandemic and remote work have left the program in freefall. Reported ounces of syrups and concentrates fell approximately 52%. More than 100 programs across Seattle depend on the sugar tax, like the prenatal to three program, co chair Jen moss. Early experiences occurring when a child's brain and behavior
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"In Shelton, where it's only 32, 31 and clear skies Bellingham here in Seattle were 32 looking at a lot of fog here around the elevated areas of the city of Seattle here, drive carefully, a time right now 7 36. Alarming numbers from a TSA that is a record number of people in our state last year tried to take firearms through airport security checkpoints. The total was 164 firearms, statewide of which at sea tech international alone, 113. Nationwide 88% of these firearms that come and carry on luggage are loaded. And I can tell you the vast majority of those have one in the chamber ready to go. That's Lori dankers at sea tech report with TSA at C tec were told discoveries are made every two and a half days. Criminal charges, by the way, are likely. And if you have a firearm, fines of up to $15,000 from the TSA, by the way, nationwide Seattle ranks 14th nationwide. A proposed limit on fees, landlords can charge for late rent payments. Now up for discussion, Seattle city council. In a presentation to a council committee, Devin glazer with the tenant loss center says some puget sound cities have capped the fee at $10. Others at a percentage of the rent, but in cities with no rules like Seattle, he says landlords can charge whatever they want, including fees for delivery of a piece of paper with a late notice required by state law. Whether you are out of compliance with your lease and they give you a ten day notice, whether you are behind on a rent and they give you a 14 day or a 30 day notice, whether you could just have a late fee and they give you a piece of paper on your door that says you have a late fee. They're charging for the privilege of receiving that notice. Some council members agree landlords can use that as a way to punish tenants or force them out so they can get someone to pay higher rent. But before they write up potential legislation, others want to know why landlords are charging these fees, and if they're meant to cover their own costs or if they're excessive and profit driven. Ryan Harris northwest news radio. But TV shows come to mind or movies, I'm thinking of Yellowstone where they own quite a bit of property like the dutton family and somebody passes away. What do they do? Well, they buried a loved one there on their ranch next to ancestors. So to bury a loved one on your own private property, currently requires if you didn't know a permit and licensing to operate a cemetery. Well, we're hearing now that could change soon with a family burial plot Bill moving forward in Olympia. Representative Jim Walsh sponsored the legislation citing a long tradition in this country of families, especially sharing property over generations, bearing loved ones together on their property. But current law in Washington puts a bunch of regulations on that. This bill would, for the most part, eliminate those. Leave it's a good thing for families. And for people who own land to do, to use their land. So it's a bit of a property rights bill. But mostly I think it's a bill that codifies some of the best traditions. The Bill says the burial does have to be recorded with the county auditor and GPS coordinates for the plot also have to be on record. If the property is sold, the seller also has to disclose the burial plot to the potential buyer, the measure today unanimously cleared a House committee, carlene Johnson, northwest, news radio. 7 $38 northwest news, a job carousel stopped at Google Friday. Now thousands of more high-tech workers are without a job over Cheney. In an email to employee use CEO Sundar Pichai noted the company's dramatic growth over the past two years, but added to Manchin fuel that growth we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today. Alphabet is laying off 12,000 workers worldwide about 6% of its workforce. I think it became a self fulfilling prophecy. Silicon Valley, high tick expert rob interleave says fear of a recession may be driving the recession. The way the firms have reacted to prepare for the recession, I think it's going to occur now because of corporate policy. Google put down roots in the emerald city, 15 years ago, and built a large presence in Kirkland and Seattle's Lake union. Geek wire reports, alphabet declined to comment on how the layoffs might impact local workers, but posts on LinkedIn suggests some have been let go. Seattle Silicon Valley with the existing centers of technology are all at risk as we rethink the workspace. The recent exodus of major tech companies from office space in Seattle and Bellevue are also signs worth noting. John lobert, northwest news radio. 7 four to here northwest news. They can plumbing sports tests. How about that Seattle crack in first place in their division? Did I see that correctly here? I got more football. This weekend. Looks like the perfect weather for today, especially Seth Everett with us right now. Good morning, Seth. Mark the NFL playoffs are in full effect. The Seahawks season did not continue. Today, the Kansas City Chiefs host the Jacksonville Jaguars, followed by the New York Giants visiting the Philadelphia Eagles. Both home teams are more than a touchdown favorites. Tomorrow, the Buffalo Bills will reunite with the Cincinnati Bengals. This time in Buffalo. Remember the last time these two teams faced off in Cincinnati, damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and the game was canceled. And the team that beat the hawks to advance to this division round, the San Francisco forty-niners host the Dallas Cowboys. At the Australian open this morning, Andy Murray is out. He fell on Margaret court arena to number 24 seed Roberto Bautista agu in four sets. Number four seed Novak Djokovic defeated number 27 Gregor Dimitrov in straight sets at rod laver arena. Also earlier this morning, a straight set victory for American Ben Shelton over alexey pappan. Sports attendant 40 passed the hour. I'm Seth Everett northwest news radio. A traffic stop in Memphis, 5 officers now fired because of mistakes will give you the latest on that here also traffic of weather in three minutes. You're listening to northwestern. Have you ever lifted
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"6. Seattle city council member shima sowan says she's moving on. The social alternative party member, who has been on the council since 2014, says that she will not seek reelection once her term is complete. In an announcement made this morning, so what says that she will next focus on the launch of the workers strike back group, which is a national movement focused on supporting the working class. Another citizen attempt at a recall campaign directed at governor J inslee is shot down by the state Supreme Court. Carlene Johnson has details. The petitioner claimed governor inslee's shut down orders and vaccine mandates were not within his emergency powers. He has committed unlawful acts and no longer should hold the privilege of being our governor. It was March 23rd of 2020 inslee issued his stay home, stay healthy order. This includes a ban on all gatherings and closures of many businesses, unless those businesses are essential to the healthy functioning of our community. A group called washingtonians to recall inslee alleged that the governor's orders limiting activities and gatherings interfered with people's rights. They lost that argument April of last year, and so came this second attempt which was struck down unanimously in a ruling this morning. The opinion said fax brought up in the case for a recall must indicate an intention to violate the law, the justices said the plaintiff presented no facts to prove that. Carlene Johnson, northwest, news radio. As tech sector layoffs dominate the local headlines 10,000 at Microsoft 18,000 at Amazon, an economic forecaster advises businesses to do all they can to retain their employees. Northwest news radio's corps and hake explains. As Amazon and Microsoft respond to an economic slowdown by cutting tens of thousands of jobs, one economist is warning other companies against following their example. I would not be rushing to lay folks off this cycle unless you absolutely have to. Connor low car is senior forecaster with New Hampshire based ITR economics, he says as a business. I would rather pay a little bit too much for labor in 2024 and have it when things get good again in 2025 as opposed to way folks off prematurely and then have to go back into what is still going to be a challenging labor market. Low cartels, the online program, CEO to CEO, lay offs within the tech sector represent an opportunity for other organizations. There's going to be some tech talent coming available. There's going to be a level players we never could have dreamed of coaxing away 18 months ago. Meanwhile, he says, if he were a CEO, I would really hold on to our top level talent. Corwin hake, northwest, news radio. Shoppers are weighing in on this week's news that Nike is closing its downtown Seattle location. Eric Johnson has the story. Some people we spoke to say, they're sad about that, because it held such a prominent place in downtown Seattle. Others aren't very surprised because of downtown crime and evolving shopping habits. I honestly think it's more for convenience, though
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"Talk about them working in teaming up with different organizations and hosting what's called tent city three starting next year from March until May. And we spoke to several neighbors in the area while they understand the turf is intentions. They don't feel this is the best way to go on about it. I feel like the neighbors here really haven't been hurt by the church. We voiced our concerns. James Wong's home is right behind the university Unitarian church in this wedgwood neighborhood. He says through a letter in the mail, he found out the church was looking into hosting a tent city. Wong feels they're well intentioned, but also has his worries about it being so close to homes. This is a neighborhood that has young families. There's a lot of kids walking around. A lot of the kids walk to eckstein middle school and Roosevelt high school. And the safety will definitely be a big concern. We reached out to the church for comments and didn't get a response. A post on their website from earlier this week said they shared people's thoughts and concerns with their board. Some neighbors we spoke with are in favor of intensity, possibly coming to their neighborhood. I think the church is doing a good thing. So I'm personally and supporting it. Others who do support us say it needs to be more than just an option for housing. I think that better access to mental healthcare has to be done. Rehab has to be more accessible for people who struggle with addiction. Seattle city council member, Alex Peterson, who represents this district weighed in on a blog post and wrote, unfortunately, tent city three provides no formal case management services for its residents and is not measure outcomes such as how many people transition successfully into permanent housing. Jesse Walsh is house sitting for her mom. She has a different perspective after living your tent city before. The crime thing was really not an issue. They kind of, like I said, kept to themselves and they kept their area clean and it was just a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Now we're also doing some other neighbors who are not in favor of this off camera that do say they have safety concerns and want to see more dialog between
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"Caleb heimlich says he'd like to see people living in parks and under freeways given two options, starting with substance treatment. Let us help you. I'm all for help. And that includes cities, counties, the state paying for treatment. And then number two saying if you choose not to, we're going to enforce the law. Governor inslee says he wants to go beyond the $800 million budgeted for housing and homelessness this year, much of which was one time federal American rescue plan money, and he says he's confident the state's general fund will have it. Ryan Harris, northwest news radio. Where tonight, the Seattle city council has been forced to scale back its proposed budget details from northwest news radio's Jeff pogal. The council received an economic forecast that predicts a sharp decrease in tax revenue over the next two years. So with less money coming in, that means programs likely have to be cut. The priority is going to be not investing in new programs. That's a bunch of chair Theresa mosquito. But negotiations over what exactly to cut have just begun by law, the city has to have a budget in place by the end of the month. Jeff pojo and northwest news radio. Day two of deliberations have come and gone and they're still no verdict in the retrial of darkus Allen. When Maurice Clemens murdered four Lakewood police officers in 2009 in an ambush, Allen was accused of being the getaway driver in 2015, the state Supreme Court threw out Allen's for premeditated murder convictions, citing misconduct by prosecutors. Still ahead, smart cameras capturing traffic hazards and near misses and Bellevue. I'm John libertini, why some argue a low tech approach would be more effective. Northwest news time 6 O four, we've got your check on traffic every ten minutes on the fours from the dubin lawn group traffic center here is Kimmy Klein. In renson, we have something going on on southbound sea route one 6 9 right before the maplewood golf course is backing traffic up onto four O 5, so if that's what the XE use on north mount or south on four O 5 to stay about one 6 9, maybe think about using another X that I am going to try and see what's happening, make some phone calls. We had a crash in Seattle northbound 5 at olive oil lasting blocking two left lanes so it still causing a backup from the west Seattle bridge. South on 5 is struggling mostly around the U district in a downtown, but both directions of I 5 have been challenging getting into and through mount Lake terrorist to an earlier southbound accident, but we also have a crash north on 5 at one 64th in linwood in the gore point, not blocking, but adding to those backups. Next are reported on north gateway just west of I 5 near ashworth is causing backups from the freeway, we're still seeing some backups on it while southbound four or 5 out of Bellevue up the Kennedy bell hill, and on one 6 7 getting south of jovita boulevard towards Sumner, even eastbound four tennis struggling still up the Eli hill getting into Bonnie Lake. Your next northwest traffic at 6 14. Weather, let's go to Shannon O'Donnell of the como four weather center. Well, hi there everybody in a happy Wednesday night to you we are talking about scattered showers winding down on cold air filling in by dawn, Tim starting out
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"And a small group of representatives from the CID. But I'm told this won't be a big public event. It won't be open to all the members of the community. And that is Paul Rivera reporting. The Seattle city council has endorsed the downtown Seattle association's plan to revitalize third avenue details from northwest news radio's Jeff pojo. Details of the plan have not been finalized, but generally speaking, what the DSA wants to do is expand sidewalks and possibly reduce the number of lanes to better service mass transit and local businesses. Council member Lisa herbal. This is one of the best performing transit corridors in the nation. And we do not want to sacrifice that as we work to address the other challenges in that corridor. The third avenue has been a hotbed of crime and violence for some time and details of the revitalization plan still need to be worked out. This resolution that the council approved simply endorses the idea that third avenue needs some significant improvements. Jeff pozole and northwest news radio. The King County council has passed a resolution that would create a new system for reporting hate crimes, come a four screen of Argus reports on why council members hope it will encourage more people to come forward. As part of the community watch for Chinatown international district who hears about the Asian hate crimes in the city. She says those hate crimes continue. They're still hearing about seniors who have been yelled at, who have been chased and they don't know what to do. Who says a lot of the time people don't want to talk about what happened, which stops them from reporting it. And because of the rise in these cases, council member Reagan Dunn proposed a hate crime reporting system that would include a county white hot line. I'm not sure that people realize that the hateful actions that are projected towards them are actually a felony crime. And two, it can be hard for people to report these cases. And in order to get people to report these crimes, Tanya Wu wants there to be a hotline that addresses the language barriers. Some sort
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"With the Department of Health says that number will go up. Mvv has a has an incubation period up to three weeks. He says the virus has hit gay and bisexual men particularly hard, but the disease is in no way isolated to those to groups. The Seattle city council passed two pieces of legislation yesterday aimed at protecting access to abortion and gender affirming care in the city. First ordinance would make people who are seeking or who have received abortions, a protected class ensuring civil rights protections. The second bill creates a misdemeanor charge for people who interfere with someone seeking an abortion or gender affirming care. Council member, Lisa herbal, local providers are already reporting patients seeking care here from as far away as Texas and Louisiana. And the reality is pregnant people don't have the luxury of time to make decisions about abortion. Another bill will be introduced on Friday that would regulate pregnancy crisis centers. The council news release says those pro life groups mislead pregnant people and persuade them against having abortions. The CEO of human life of Washington says there is no reason any crisis pregnancy organization should be regulated by the city of Seattle, Esther ripping their believes the legislation is about intimidation and limiting options for women. We want full disclosure for women. We believe that they deserve that and women can make their own decisions given all the inputs. Part of the legislation seeks to ensure pro life and crisis, pregnancy facilities aren't making public statements that are false or misleading. There's a sense of urgency around a proposed plan to establish a Seattle film commission John lobert explains. There's a lot to like, mark a McIntyre is director of economic development. Want to launch a film Seattle brands. When you think of Washington state film, Seattle is kind of the top of the list. We have certainly the iconic landscape. We've got mountains, water, all sorts of interesting film locations. A Seattle film commission would pursue movie and television show production. Cooperation and fast action not negotiable says Kate Becker. Get permits quickly and affordably in King County. We heard from location scouts and managers that this was an ongoing issue. So it was something we addressed right away. You get the feeling the word is out. Georgia, Tennessee and Louisiana have been a hit. Why not Seattle? Listen to mark a macintyre. It's one of those key moments in time where if we don't take advantage right now, we don't really lean our shoulder into it. We're going to miss out because this is a national and international competition for these film productions. And the opportunity is right now. And just this year, the state increased its budget. 5 fold to $15 million. John lobert, northwest news radio. A former Twitter employee living in Seattle is convicted of spying on the U.S. for Saudi Arabia. Erik Heinz is details. Federal prosecutors say Ahmed Abu amo turned over personal information of platform users who had used anonymous handles to criticize the kingdom and its royal family. He was arrested in November 2019 and found guilty by a jury in San Francisco Tuesday of charges, including acting as an agent for Saudi Arabia, money laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and falsifying records. Bloomberg news reports, he faces ten to 20 years in prison when he sentenced. Northwest news radio. Gas prices continue to drop across the country, the average price here in Washington has dropped to four 82 a gallon for regular. That's more than 50 cents cheaper than a month ago, coma four's Lee stole reports. They're going to be saving dollars, not since when you fill up at the pump. But we're going to see how this impacts inflation overall because falling prices they do drag the rate down, but otherwise in costs
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"Some drizzle from the como four weather center a meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson, nothing but sunshine right now, sunny skies currently 72. Food delivery service fees would be permanently capped at 15% under a proposed ordinance before the Seattle city council. It's written to kick in once the emergency orders at first established the 15% limit are lifted. Restaurant and food service owners like destiny's son who owns the confectioner at pike place market says they are indeed debt and our remaining open remaining open during the pandemic. Sun says with delivery fees that go as high as 30%, she'd have to give up delivery services. I profits on one cheesecake are not 30%. So it's just not sustainable for me to use a food delivery service. Companies like DoorDash say they already offer a tiered rate plan that includes a base rate option of 15% for deliveries, a county council committee will vote on that bill on July 27th. Seattle city leaders are officially on record on how they want to see sound transit expand along a critical route. Has more on what it all might mean for light rail stations in the future. The city council vote on Tuesday night, unanimous, 8 to zero on where sound transit should put its official station and preferences for stops on the line between west Seattle and Ballard, a $13 billion project for sound transit. Council members and sound transit agree on some spots like adding a tunnel to the Alaska junction along with tunnel stops on Fifth Avenue, west Lake, Harrison street, and south Lake union. They differ on other locations, specifically what to do in the Chinatown international district. Council members say they want more input from business owners who could be affected, many opposed to an option on Fifth Avenue, the alternative could be on fourth avenue. Today's resolution acknowledges that more time and community engagement are needed before making generational decisions that impact the Chinatown international district. The council can't really
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"While getting the kids out Oh my God it's on fire I do not disconnect Half a dozen students were injured after flying out of their seats at driver of that Mustang is charged with reckless driving We have offices on the way we have paramedics on the way I need you to stay on the line with me until offices may contact okay Alex stone EBC news The whole shack will shimmy one last time for the B-52s The pop group is hitting the road this summer for a farewell tour Roaming coast to coast This is ABC News We check your traffic every ten minutes on the fours max tackler has the latest in the dubin law group traffic center And in Seattle tonight we have an update on northbound Broadway just north of Madison street here a collision fully blocks the northbound lanes as well as the turn lane to pike street with multiple units at the scene and in Renton on southbound one 67 that collision still blocking the right lane at 41st street in valley road drivers now seeing just moderate congestion from the four O 5 is this one gets moved Our next northwest traffic at 8 14 Shan O'Donnell has our 1530 mortgage dot com where the forecast will hire everybody our Tuesday evening so little unsettled stray scattered showers some of which have been locally heavy with pockets of hail and ice bullet showers and some thunder and lightning too As we head into Wednesday and Thursday relatively speaking it does start to settle down but doesn't ever completely dry out temps back into the 50s and then a 60° afternoon on Friday before The Rain returns Friday night in the coming four weather center I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell Partly cloudy skies currently 49 in Seattle Stay connected stay informed with the northwest's only all news station northwest news radio Good evening I'm Kelly blyler in for art Sanders and here's what's happening The Seattle city council has just made it easier for tenants to pay past due rent In a 7 to one vote the council passed legislation that expands the amount of time given for tenants to pay past due rent and defines a reasonable plan as.
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"The Seattle city council transportation and utilities committee SPU deputy director Andrew Lee told council members the extreme conditions created more water than the system could handle January 6th and 7th we experienced a major form of the type we expect only once every ten years That in and of itself would have put strain on our system However on January 7th we had a king tie that was nearly two feet higher than predicted It was the highest tied in the past century of Seattle's record keeping and that should give you a sense of how extraordinary the tide situation was Many of the sewer pipes in that area are operated by King County So Lisa the city will be working with the county to coordinate improvements ahead of the next major storm event Carling Johnson Como traffic from the dubin law group traffic center We have a new crash in Seattle on southbound 5 at Columbia the way it's partially blocking that ramp and that's causing just a bit of a slowdown Another crash of the green Lake neighborhood on green Lake drug north at northeast 71st street was partially blocking that intersection We still have some police activity in Seattle eastbound on Southwest kenyon street at first avenue south as causing a backup solid backup from Detroit avenue Southwest Our next combo traffic at 8 34 The como forecast from the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center Tonight partly cloudy slight chance of rain late lows around 30 more cloudy slight chance of rain and snow late in the morning chance of snow early in the afternoon turning back to rain with a high near 40 Thursday cloudy chance rain up for 40s Friday mostly cloudy chance rain in the morning then rain at times in the afternoon 40s Saturday and Sunday mostly cloudy and heis near 50 From Monday and Tuesday mostly cloudy chance The Rain returns near 50 overnight lows in the 30s That's your latest weather From the northwest news radio weather center ABC entertainment news Whoopi Goldberg.
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.
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"FM 97 7 Good evening art Sanders and the CDC has new data showing where things stand on COVID-19 ABC's Derek Dennis reports It's good news from the CDC forecast model show COVID-19 cases hospitalizations and deaths will continue to fall over the next four weeks currently more than 8500 people or hospitalized with COVID per day but the CDC says hospitalizations could drop to as low as 4600 COVID patients a day by October 11th and some 1600 fewer people are likely to die from COVID over the next two weeks than during the last two weeks Derek Dennis ABC News She had a landlord's will face some new restrictions on rent hikes if the mayor green lights two measures of the city council just passed one restriction requires 6 months notice of a landlord wants to raise the rent the other rule would force landlords to pay three months rent if tenants move away following a large rent increase Come on Suzanne fawn reports on what landlords are saying about all this Honestly I'm really frustrated Landlords property managers advocates for housing providers They're all flustered by the new measures that Seattle city council just approved Yeah I think that is an overreach Supporters say the new laws protect tenants from skyrocketing rents But many landlords say otherwise It's just creates chaos in the rental housing market In Queen Anne for the past four years landlord tofa McCormack has been renting out a single condo unit McCormick learned that he and other landlords would have to give 6 months notice If they plan to raise the rent Right now landlords only have to give 60 days notice It's discouraging in the sense of during the pandemic We've had to lower our rent just to have people move in Roger Valdez is with Seattle for growth You're going to see those happen sooner And possibly they might happen when they wouldn't have happened otherwise because operating costs are increasing The second measure Seattle city council passed if a landlord increases run by 10% or more and a low income renter needs to move because of that then the landlord would have to pay three months of the rent at the new place to help the tenant That's basically first and last month's rent and a security deposit On there already is a tenant relocation assistance act So they're just creating tremendous uncertainty in the market They're just hurting people What they what people need is rent relief Marilyn yim is renting out her place in Ballard She adamantly is against these two new proposals We've been getting just beaten down for the last two years Through the pandemic And so these ordinances are just going to continue that beat down These measures that they've become law they will apply to all landlords whether or not the landlord runs out one unit or hundreds of miles The sky darkened in a video shows a dark funnel cloud making its way to the ground the national weather service called Monday night's event a weak tornado cause Brian Calvert has more As weather observers dissect the amateur video it's hard to predict what they'll call this in the end But early Monday evening your battleground in southwestern Washington someone captured footage of what sure looks like a tornado to me It doesn't happen often in the northwest but when it does people grab their phones and attempt to capture the phenomenon Right now Say we had a tornado touching down The sighting this week comes eerily close to a similar event that happened in Seattle almost exactly 59 years ago The genuine tornado That was a como four newscaster on September 28th 1962 which ripped the no but destructive path across Seattle's view ridge and sand point.
"seattle city council" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Cdc's meeting today members will review cove. Nineteen booster shots. The food and drug administration recently recommended them for older people but not for everyone from member station w. a. b. sam whitehead has more. The fda recommendation was a setback to the biden. Administration's plans to grant access to boosters as soon as this week the cdc's independent vaccine advisory panel could further complicate things in two days of meetings. It said to hear from pfizer about the immune response to boosters and review early data on the safety of third dose for those who have already received them. It's not clear whether the panel will take an official vote on boosters top biden administration health officials including cd director. Dr rachelle walinsky have signed off on the white house's booster plan pending the approval of the cdc and fda for npr news. I'm sam whitehead. In atlanta the department of homeland security says some border patrol agents in texas have been placed on administrative duties. Npr's giles snyder. Says officials are investigating alleged aggressive tactics used against haitian migrants who were attempting to illegally cross. The border homeland security secretary alejandro. My orcas says the agents have been reassigned while an investigation is being carried out saying on twitter that he's committed to the results being made public earlier in the day my orcas told lawmakers at staff from the officer professional responsibility have been sent to monitor the situation at the migra camp near del. Rio texas twenty four seven. Npr's giles snyder reporting hurricane ida left more than a million new orleans households without power in stifling summer heat. Npr's teagan wendelin reports. The new orleans city council is deciding whether to launch an investigation into the city's electric utility city council members. Wanna know why. All eight of energy new orleans transmission lines failed during the storm. Council president halina marino who chairs. The utilities committee says the company could have done more to prevent the massive power outage which contributed to at least nine heat related deaths. I don't care is necessarily working.
"seattle city council" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"But again it's not for me. It's a brooklyn thing. Janetta borough thing and i think that's what we all do have in common on that front The next city councils likely to have a majority of women members maybe the most diverse overall city council in history. you're white guy. What do you say to people who express concerns about representation and diversity. Absolutely it's important. I think it would be more incumbent upon a straight white guy to put Women especially women of color in leader in leadership positions and rightfully. So i take that very seriously You know it's it's. I helped women of color get elected not only because i thought they were the best candidates for the district. Because i need to know who my colleagues are going to be in january so No matter what happens it's it's going to be a really really great body and we're gonna have you gonna have to short years before we all have to run for reelection and we're going to have to get a lot done really quickly. But but it's it's very exciting. All right we'll leave it there. We could keep talking about the politics ahead but we have more time for that Coming up in the in the months ahead especially once we get the general election over with lava six weeks or so to really dig on some of this stuff. So we'll talk with you. More about Those outcomes in the speaker's race In the months ahead but City council member justin brand. Thanks very much of the time. Thanks for having me read.
"seattle city council" Discussed on Radio Boston
"He wasn't going to run for reelection. In the four people who stood up to replace him are all women. And that'll be the first mayor whose female as you noted in north adams history so to go through the candidates you have lynette ritalin bond. She sits on the city's planning board And works at the mass college of liberal arts. She cites the cities. Aging infrastructure is a priority which seems to be a common theme in north adams. Another candidate is rachel branch. A third time candidate for mayor to runs a tv show on community. Television there She says climate change is one of the key issues. She wants to address Jennifer maxi is an official at the north berkshire school union earlier in her career. She was the city treasurer in north adams as well as tax collector and then finally april in car snow at. She's a healthcare worker. Who's currently working at a grocery store north adams and tap to there as well All right so now. Let's head back over to lowell. Because that one is a first right electing district level counselors for the first time in history. How did that happen. Yeah this is really fascinating Low was one of these cities that had all at large city council and in school committee positions and advocates in the city which at the time of the lawsuit almost fifty percent of the population. Where people of color hispanics asians primarily. They were arguing that the at large system was illegally diluting the voting power of minority voters in the city and that that was a violation of the voting rights act yvonne espionage osama the of lawyers for civil rights Which was the organization that brought the case. He says people of color Barely had any representation in elected office before the case came down and consistently meant the in communities of color would they significant barriers and obstacles but getting elected and so in twenty nineteen That lawsuit was was successful in twenty nineteen. A new model was approved. By the voters of goal. That will hopefully allow for greater representation in the city's politics so the city council will expand from nine to eleven members With eight district seats. Remember there were no district seats right. All at large and then three at large seats will remain. So it's a hybrid model and then the school committee will have four district seats and two at large. That is when we should come back and check on. That's going to be interesting to watch so now. Let's go down to fall river. Paul coogan who replaced now convicted and sentenced a felon jaiswal. Korea is the city's mayor is trying to win another term. But i understand. He's facing a strong challenge. Yes city council president cliff. Ponti is the key. Challenger onto you'll recall took over when jay's korea was pushed out Cj ferry is a political observer. I check in with Also a one time candidate in fall river. I asked who he's voting for and he just laughed and said the other guy without specifying who he's not crazy about eating candidate In ponte's case because of a memo that leaked were ponti indicated that you'd only be a part time mayor that it was a ceremonial position to be mayor in fall river and he'd continue running his real estate business. I guess he sense backtracked on that sentiment End varies not crazy about coogan either. Because he says he's failed to unite the city after correa went down or come up with a cohesive plan for fall river's future let's hear from cj ferry. I'm expecting elected fifty percent turnout because there's no city council race. There's no school committee rates. People already know who's gonna who's got to come out with the top two..
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"To go product or other things that better with people who just uncomfortable when it comes to businesses requiring vaccines for entry, Anton says that might make more sense for one type of business or one area than it does for others. He says they plan to put out some legal guidance based on what the state has learned. Ryan Harris Co. Mo News. The state auditor faults the Seattle City Council for giving a no bid contract to a progressive activist group more from Cuomo's Jeff Padula in the wake of the George Floyd protests and defund the police movement. Last year, the Seattle City Council awarded a $3 million no bid contract to Freedom Project and King County Equity now The idea was for them to re examine how police and public safety or funded However, while we didn't find that they technically violated any of their relevant rules, the city exercised only the bare minimum of accountability and transparency. State Auditor Pat McCarthy says the council didn't put the contract out for bids and failed to detail exactly what was called for in the contract. Mayor Dirk and vetoed the legislation at the time, but the council overrode her veto. None of the council members would comment beyond telling the Seattle Times that they welcome the auditor's report and note that it found that no laws were broken. Jeff Podollan, come on news. The fire that broke out Saturday to Puyallup Cold storage facility is still smoldering. The three alarm commercial fire at Washington cold storage Sent toxic fumes into the air, and residents within a mile of the burning building were advised to stay inside with the windows closed. That advisory was lifted last night. Bailey Jackson lives nearby. This building has been here for Years, and it's just It's sad. It's very, very sad to see it up in flames. The building contains £1000 of a refrigerant.
"seattle city council" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"She came into office at a time when our previous mayor was sort of beset by allegations of past misconduct and sexual abuse of young people when he was younger and so she came into office. She was elected as a figure who she had been a. Us attorney for a long time or family was a staple in local politics and so she was named the people knew and they had kinda came into office on a promise to bring stability to the city and as a lawyer as somebody who could kinda challenge donald trump and she governed in a way. I think that was. She never rock the too hard or anything like that. She was in some ways. Sort of a cautious mayor. But you know after the last year around the pandemic and the protests basically decided that she couldn't or what she says publicly. she couldn't do. The job of being mayor will also campaigning and so decided that her time in office was going to be one term from which seattle means. That's three mayors neuro that were guaranteed the have only served one term. So we've seen a lot of turnover in in the mayor's office seattle. We are writing the final chapters of this generational challenge. The state of our city. Is resilient we are fatigued but determined. We are challenged yet compassionate. never bet against seattle. This year we will continue to be tested but we will begin to recover and rebuild more equitably. Thank you and please remember mask up and stay safe action to her. Not running for election again was kind of i. Think in some ways kind of here. We go again because seattle has discovery now over the last decade plus of having wonder mayors. There's been a lot of turnover. And i think in some ways that has made it a little bit difficult for city hall to string together as sort of lengthy coherent policy trajectory at the at the same time. I wouldn't say that there was a lot of surprise. The mayor was clearly. I mean it was a hard time to be a mayor in any city. She and her staff. I think had been under the banner a lot of pressure around their response to the protests and the police departments response to the protests and So think it was simultaneously. People were not all that surprise. But also i would say maybe a slight collective eye-roll as far as the two people now who are competing to replace her. Both of them have a long history on the seattle city council. Which in some ways a little ironic because a lot of the narrative over the last year was that people were really upset with the seattle city council and city hall and now the two people that are competing to be mayor. One of them is the current president of the seattle city council and one was the former president of the seattle city council. So what we have our our to kind of institutionalists. Both of them are coming from slightly different directions. Council president current council president lorena. Gonzales is running a more progressive platform In fever of taxing large corporations. And you know being a little more aggressive on reimagining policing bruce. Harrell is running a little bit more business. Friendly campaign has not come out fever of cutting the police. Departments budget still serve running and pro-police candidacy and so you've got this sort of clear dynamic between the two current and former members of the seattle city council but one of them a little more progressive than the other. I would say and do this. Stage of the campaign david just now. How would you describe the moods among the prospective voters that you've spoken to so far the mood is the -standingly consistent which is people wanna see progress on homelessness. People want to see progress on housing prices. It's it's difficult that there are so many homeless people in seattle. And then it is. You know rents are going back up. Housing prices are through the moon. If you're a young person you basically have no chance of buying a house in seattle. It'll be a very consequential election because for a few reasons one because people have really. I think in a lot of ways at the end of the rope with homelessness issue from all directions frustrating for a cd as rich as seattle is there are still people. Struggling the such destitute situations as a lot of almost people are in seattle and then at the same time i think just the fact of how visible has frustrated a lot.
"seattle city council" Discussed on Seattle Now
"It's tuesday and this is seattle now all this week were waiting into the elements earth fire. Air water were meeting people who are rising to meet the challenges the elements bring and today. It's a bit peculiar. Puget sound has dozens. Maybe hundreds of votes that have been left to die. They're abandoned derelict with no owner or crew. They got to be too much for the owners to maintain and our left adrift producer. Alec cowan will bring us that story. But first let's get you caught up. Seattle city council has banned the use of tear gas and pepper spray. At protests by police. They've passed a bill yesterday afternoon. That also limits seattle police use of acoustic weapons or water cannons. It's not a done deal. Though before any restrictions could take effect. They'll have to be reviewed by the department of justice. As part of spd's federal consent decree under the ordinance. Tear-gas would still be allowed. In circumstances where it's deemed that a group poses a physical risk to people nearby the list of covert nineteen cases linked to a country music festival at the gorge. Amphitheatre is growing public health officials with the grant county health district where the gorge is have now tracked two hundred ten cases of people who went to the watershed music festival. If you went officials are urging you to self quarantine and dacoven test. The brandi carlile show went on as normal this past weekend. But the next two shows at the gorge will require vaccination or a negative cova test result. And stu he's a mom which came as a surprise. Actually we know her. As basketball. Showstopper brianna stewart of the seattle storm. Who's considered among the best basketball players of this era and she and her wife. Marta sar guy. Just announced the birth of their daughter. Ruby through gis station surrogate. They kept the news of the pregnancy to only close knit circle until this week. Congrats baby ruby. Now on with the show fewer to one of the many many marinas around seattle and the puget sound region. You'll see many things personally. I love watching mariner so crab fresh off the docks and also reading cillian sometimes clever names but if you walk the dogs long enough they'll start to see boats that well they don't really fit.
Uber Pays $3.4M for Seattle Gig Worker Leave Law Mistakes
"Some of the headlines are following this afternoon. Uber has agreed to pay more than $3.4 million to 15,000 drivers after acknowledging violations of Seattle's paid sick leave law covering gig workers. Amid the pandemic, the Seattle City Council last year temporarily extended sick and safe leave
"seattle city council" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"The community as a whole is last voices. Diane morales taking on rey. Mcguire an excerpt from last night's new york city mayoral debate The last one before the june twenty second democratic primary though people are already voting But that january. Twenty second voters choosing also candidates for fifty one city council seats from among hundreds of people running as well as city controller. Who's the city's chief fiscal officer and patrick watchdog on the manhattan district attorney for more. We're joined by. Ross sparkin an investigative journalists closely following the primary a columnist for the guardian and jakobsen. He also has a new book coming out next week. Titled the prince. Andrew cuomo corona virus and the fall of new york. Welcome to democracy now. Ross so for an audience in the rest of the country and around the world. If you can talk about the significance of the mayoral race its ups and downs and who really is vying to run this city. Sure so new. York city obviously is by far the biggest city in america. And while i wouldn't necessarily call it a trend setter you are having far more people. Vote in this municipal contest than any other municipal contests in any other city. I it's really more akin to a statewide race so there are millions of registered. Democrats probably eight hundred thousand. Democrats are going to vote next tuesday. So you're the winner will be competing in trying to win. Many different factions that are somewhat representative of the democratic party so to new york while as a reputation is very much elective center city to ease. It's much more progressive than it used to be. There still a wide array of different people who are coming to vote. It's an incredibly diverse electorate. You have lack voters. You have latino voters you have orthodox jews you have young affluent educated voters working class voters. It really is this tremendous mix of people and while i wouldn't go as far to say that the winner can say something about the future of the democratic party. You can say that within new york city there is an incredible amount of diversity even in that democratic electorate and right now there are four candidates who say who really have a shot. You know the famous one is andrew yang that former presidential candidate entrepreneur. Is eric adams brooklyn borough president. Who is a former police. Captain would be the city's second black mayor and their two women who are competing to be the first female mayor of new york city ever. And that is maya wiley. Who worked for. Bill de blasio is council bill. The laws of the outgoing mayor and kathryn garcia also worked as a for building laws as his senate tation commissioner. They'll all have been quite critical of the zoo. Which is very interesting. And i would say. Finally there definitely competing currents kind of with the left of the center in this race. Where you have candidates were taking on more moderate postures on policing on on crime even on economics and then you have candidates who are also hewing to the left on issues as well so you have a real competition of ideas. I wanted to ask you in terms of the the other big thing. That's happening this This time around is ranked choice voting. And i'm actually pretty worried about the counting of ranked choice voting given the fact. The new york city board of elections is notorious for botching election procedures. And now they're going to be dealing with this very complicated system of determining who the winner is. I worry this this could go on for weeks and months in terms of challenges to even figure out who one wondering your sense of to what degree voters understand. Ranked choice voting voters. I think for a long time did not have a great understanding. I do see wariness increasing lot. You're seeing interviews with voters who are now going to vote in early voting. Who say yes. I understand i. Early voted myself. And i've seen the ballot is clearer than i thought it would be which was good. I agree to the board of elections in in new york city. New york state is notoriously. Dysfunctional in patronage ridden will not know the outcome of the vote on tuesday because a new york state law mandates. The absentee ballots ballots get counted after election. This is not true. A lot of other states so this is a law. That has yet to be changed. So the absentee ballots must be counted burst. Then you enter into the rtd calculation and so he tabulation of these votes won't occur until july that is without any any kind of malfeasance. That's just the schedule. Were on right now. Post july fourth. They will tabulate all the first the second third fourth fifth place votes and then you will have a winner. It's possible on election night. You may see candidate far ahead and you could probably guess the candidate will win. It's also possible. The candidates could be bunched up where there is a lot of unpredictability and perhaps the first place finisher does not win. You see rare. Instances where the first place finisher in fact loses out to another candidate. And i wanted to ask you the battle over who's progressive candidate here. It clearly myo widely has been emerging in recent weeks as the the the standard bearer of of many of the progressives in new york city. But i know several of these people. I've known them for. I've known eric adams who personally for more than thirty years and he has been portrayed as the more conservative candidate. People forget that. When i when he was a sergeant in the in the transit police in new york city of fighting racism within the department and also fighting police abuse with an apartment. It's a lot harder to fight. Police abuse from within the department that is from outside the department. But there's no doubt he's increasingly become more conservative as years of gone on. I'm wondering among these candidates who to use who who do you see as having the momentum in recent months to a po-potentially win. Eric adams definitely has a good chance because he is putting together a very reliable coalition which is working class blacks and then bader white voters orthodox jews outburst ethnics. You know these are people who do show up to vote so if you're trying to win a mayoral race having support from the black community ease very important building block. You had the same in his twenty thirteen race. So eric adams definitely has an inside track right. Now you're right. He came up out of the lease for for movement..
State Supreme Court OKs effort to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant
"Shama Sawant from these CIA. Seattle City Council can move forward, says the state Supreme Court. In a unanimous ruling, the court found three of the charges against so wants were sufficient enough to warrant a recall election. Those charges include the use of city property for political purposes, illegally allowing a crowd of her supporters into City Hall and leading a march on Mayor Jenny Durkin's residents whose address is protected under federal law. It's time for her to go. She's not doing anything for us. That's Henry Bridger, who manages the recall. So want campaign, which now has to gather signatures in order to get the measure on the ballot. Statement. So what called today's ruling unjust but unsurprising Jeff
Bruce Harrell, former Seattle City Council president, is running for mayor
"Center. Well, he was served briefly as mayor of Seattle. Now a former City council member, is running for the job again. Almost Charlie Harder has the story. Bruce Harrell was first elected to the council in 2007, and in his role as council president in 2017. He was named acting mayor for five days after then Mayor Ed Murray resigned. He didn't run for re election in 2019. And in his two years out of the spotlight, Harold says, a lot of people called him asking him to run for mayor. They said. It's our time they'd say It was my time to say Bruce is, they said it's our time because my candidacy Is going to be about bringing about leaders, effective leaders and letting them shine, letting their brilliance shine homelessness and helping small businesses are among his priorities. Herald joins a crowded field 13. Others have already announced campaigns
Seattle considers right to counsel and extending COVID-19 crisis eviction moratorium through 2021
"For tenants. Rights is both Seattle and the state. Consider laws designed to prevent evictions come with core would take explains votes are expected in both of Seattle City Council and the state Legislature on separate bills to ensure tenants facing eviction have the right to legal counsel sort of a public defender for tenants sharing Crowley with the Seattle Renters Commission says in the tenant landlord relationship landlords hold most of the power the right to counsel is one important step toward equal. I think this power imbalance, but landlord and realtor Natalie Burnett says further allowing tenants to avoid eviction will have dire consequences as frustrated owners simply sell their rental properties. Lot less inventory for rental houses. Which in turn will increase our homelessness issue to the council members. Shama Sawant, sponsor of the Seattle bill is also pushing to extend until year's end a citywide covert related eviction moratorium. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news and the city of Seattle's moratorium on residential, nonprofit and small business evictions has been extended through the end of June. Mayer Durkin says there's hope on the horizon. But the extension provides housing stability as new federal funding arrives with a recent passage of the federal Assistance Plan. While the moratorium is in place in Seattle, property owners may not issue notices of termination or otherwise initiate an eviction action with the court's unless there is an imminent threat to the health and safety of the community. Over
Seattle City Council Considers Easing Up Restrictions for Small Businesses
"Should Seattle small business owners be allowed to operate retail stores out of their home garage is a new city ordinance would make it possible, at least temporarily. We get more from Cuomo's Corwin hate, the proposed law would give a temporary okay to a pandemic practice that's already going on informally. For example, Caitlin Bram wanted to open a tasting room for her product. Yonder cider. When Cove it made that move impractical. She began selling cans and bottles out of her Greenwood garage. The Seattle Times reports. When a neighbor objected, she campaigned the city to allow it. Bram address the City Council in any small businesses appearing exciting thing. Yet I'm so thankful to the committee for considering bills that could make it just a little bit more achievable provokes the BRINGING businesses. Home Bill would allow garage based retail stores to obtain city permits so long as they don't violate the health code or any other safety laws. The bill notes. These would be temporary zoning modifications allowed on Lee during the pandemic.
Seattle City Council considers cutting SPD budget by more than $5M
"The state of public safety in Seattle is the City Council. Consider stripping $5.5 Million from the SPD s budget is in a staffing. This is Deputy Mayor Mike Fong, not sugar coating the situation for the council's Public safety committee as it looks to shift that $5.5 million away from SPD to invest in the participatory budgeting process for a re imagining of public safety in the city. The problem more than 200 officers having separated The department of the last 13 months, and Fong says that's led to a historic shortage of cops and increasing 911 response times now hovering at around eight minutes, which among other things, was the city at risk with the consent decree. It's car radios Hannah Scott on Tuesday, the
Seattle City Council candidate was charged with assault, harassment after 2015 confrontation
"City Council candidates arrest several years ago has come to light as we hear from Kemal's Bill O'Neill. The Seattle Times reports. Mike McQuaid was charged with harassment in 2015 police report shows McQuaid became upset with some landscape working outside of his Wesley condo. And got into an argument with a man there. That led to McQuaid, threatening the man with a saw and throwing a rock at him, but quite agreed to a deferred prosecution. Gross misdemeanor charges were dismissed in 2018 after he served a year probation. He also spent 24 hours is part of a work crew. Cueto is running for council Position eight, which is currently held by Theresa Mosqueda tells the times what happened frightened him. He says he would have avoided the situation. If he had to do it over again and wishes he could take what happened back.
Two new candidates, Brianna Thomas and Mike McQuaid, seek seats on Seattle Council
"New candidates who are running for the Seattle City Council are familiar names in some circles. The story from Cuomo's Gregor Shoals, Brianna Thomas is the chief of staff to City Council president Lorena Gonzalez and Mike McQuaid is a South Lake Union community leader. Both are running for seats that represent the entire city, the rather than a district. Thomas previously worked on several campaigns, including the one that created a $15 minimum wage in Si Tak and the campaign that created the publicly funded democracy vouchers. She's running for the seat that Gonzalez is giving up to run. Mayor McQuaid owns a strategic communications business. He's served on the south like Union Community Council for much of the past decade, and he's challenging incumbent to racing Mosqueda.
Seattle grocery workers get hazard-pay boost
"Month. The seattle city council decided to require big grocery store chains to give their employees hazard pay during the pandemic an extra four dollars per hour. Here's counselor teresa moscato. It's really about the folks who are on the ground in those grocery store floors stocking shelves who are having people reach over them to reach for that zucchini of one grocery worker talks about and sealing the customers breath on them. Those are the folks we need to attack. I said grocery store chains. It's companies with more than five hundred employees stores bigger than ten thousand square feet not convenience stores or food marts or a farmer's market and it's tough to have people breathing on you while they're having you reach for their zucchini but grocery workers are happy to do that. Work said union member. Joe is ryan power outage snowstorm. Where do people rush off to go to the grocery store but we need to show care for the workers care for us well. The grocery industry didn't like care in the form of this hazard pay. Tammy henrik heads. The washington food industry association and she says local grocery stores are not all making big profits and they faced expenses from theft and from delivery fees increased labor costs and cleaning and all of those so seattle really needs to be evaluated on its own merit. And we're just not seen prophets in seattle right now so this week. The hazard pay kicked in workers started getting it but brian. Some grocery industry trade groups sued the city. What what are they claiming a few different things here. bill. I think i see two main pieces here. The first one basically grocery stores are saying they're being singled out as an industry here. There's an equal protection clause and our federal and state constitutions that talks about this and we're also talking about this idea that governments are not supposed to impair contracts. That's part of our constitution as well. They don't want to tip the favor from one side to the other hazard pay is something that these different grocery stores. You're talking about with their workers right now and i think bottom line for me. No one would ever argue that grocery store workers are not being heroic right now. I know i rely on the grocery store. That's near my home. And what in west seattle here but big picture here. Not all of our healthcare workers are getting a hazard pay bump So why not require that. And why is it four bucks an hour. I think there are a lot of questions about this. That are gonna come out as this court case unfolds.
Seattle City Council approves $4 per hour mandatory pay boost for grocery workers during COVID-19 pandemic
"As 10,000 grocery workers in the city will soon get a $4 per hour pay boost. Increased kicks in as soon as Mayor Jenny Durkan signs the ordinance Wednesday and comes after the City Council approved the emergency move earlier this week. COMAS Suzanne Fons spent the day talking to workers in the Northwest grocery associations Holly Chisolm, We're really grateful, and it's really necessary. Maggie Bashir's worse for Fred Myers grocery store in Seattle. But out of concern about covert 19 she's currently on leave. It's scary. My husband is high risk, and my son is both on his high risk as well. And I'm just terrified. That's you know, one day at work, 16 hour shift will be the thing I regret the most. She really appreciates that Seattle City Council and the mayor have approved of $4 an hour papers for grocery store workers in the city. Grocery store workers are out there and they're putting their lives in the safety of their family members on the line. In order to keep the food supply going additional compensation when these grocery stores are pulling in record profits. It's not an unreasonable request. I don't really want to. You want to be there right now Coming leader Newman up works for a grocery store Millcreek. She wishes she could get the so called hazard pay. She's working only 20 hours a week for her own safety. She hopes other cities and grocery stores will implement the papers, and then I'll give her many hours. It would help with that, too. So hoping pay coma news checked in with the Northwest Grocery Association, which represents Hundreds of major grocery stores that will be impacted by the city mandate stores like you see Fred Meyer, Safeway the mandate effects and your grocery store with more than 500 employees. How will this impact grocery stores? How will this impact Customers. I don't know if it will impact customers as much on the initial. But for certainly for grocery stores. It is a significant cost increase at a time, especially for your smaller grocery stores. They don't earn the huge profits that folks who Googled grocery stores see and it's too early to tell if this papers will mean Ice increases for customers or even job cuts. Industry groups tell me that they are very concerned about the health and safety of their workers. But they also say that officials should be expediting vaccinating their workers, as opposed to focusing on a papers.
Many Seattle Grocery Store Workers Are About to Get a Hazard Pay Bump
"Days before seattle area. Grocery workers are set to earn an extra four dollars. An hour hazard pay one. Local chain is asking to be excused. Pc says that out of more than seventeen hundred workers. It seen just three dozen cases none of them tied to stores. The co says margins are already slim and it will be further hurt by the pay increase. The seattle city council passed unanimously last week. Pcc is asking mayor durkin to exempt independent local grocers from the pay bump and focus on getting all grocery workers vaccines as soon as possible.
One on one with Seattle's interim police chief
"The Seattle City Council is considering yet another budget cut to the Seattle Police Department a move that I suppose we should not find surprising. It's a preemptive cut of over dollars. This, of course, on top of what was previously cut, and of course, it has implications. Joining me on the line is interim police chief Adrian Diaz. Ideas. Welcome back to the show. Welcome. Thank you for having me. I really appreciate you taking the time. So what is the $5.4 Million cut mean in terms of public safety? Yeah. You know, we have had, you know some cuts last year. At the end of their session, Another $2 million and some of the other additional cuts that they have This 5.4 million is just One of those things that we're trying to just kind of stabilize our efforts and our hiring efforts. We have some other crude costs that come up. We have You know, we've had a lot of people leave our department. So we had to pay additional money out in separation pay. We've had people because we have Ah, younger workforce, eh? So we've had people that go out on pay parental leave. And so this is some of that money that you know can you know, cover those costs, But we've also had, you know, we really tried to focus our efforts because we've lost a lot of sworn officers. Hiring additional civilian positions that conduce you of riot different works from CSOs, our community service officers, crime prevention coordinators. And you know that you know another additional cut with a lot wouldn't Wouldn't allow us to be able to hire for some of those civilian positions that are so desperately needed. So they've also effectively cut your overtime budget. So how does that work? Because you've got a dwindling for she lost What? 197 police officers last year I'm told that the numbers are still going down. You lost about 20 this month. I don't know if that's been confirmed yet, but you know you've had to use over time as a result of that, of course. Also you had a lot of instances of unrest that you were staffing. So what exactly is the plan this year? Yeah. You know, we've we've actually had to make some obviously some some adjustments. You know, when I moved 100 officers back into patrol we created during that same time we created a community response group. That has been able to handle 911 calls but also be able to, you know, work and deal with the demonstrations, some that direct action that has been occurring for the last several months. And that has helped us out immensely having a group or squad or units that are able to, um Be able to respond to that direct action that is actually limit that's actually pared down some of our overtime. But as we see more people leave the department. You do have to figure out ways that you can have personnel, you know, sure that up, and that means that you know if we have this level of direct action occurring, you know, luckily not on a nightly basis, but it's been enough. Where it impacts our ability to go out and do proactive public safety on destroying to recover guns off the street because we've had an all time high when it came to about an all time high, but 28 year high Yes. You know, we've tracked. You know our shots fired. Going up are you know homicides going up and so we've got to figure out how do we get? Our resource is back into just doing police work so we can Get some of these guns off the street when part of the issue is and you know you made a point to discuss this over the weekend is you'll make arrest. Your officers will make arrest and then nothing really happens. And so you kind of got a little bit of Ah, potential fight brewing with Pete Holmes, Seattle City attorney. You announced this new policy that he will actually prosecute the vandalism by some of these anti for groups and other agitators. His office has since come out and said, there's no new policy. It sounds like someone's playing a game of semantics here. So what was your conversation with him like between inauguration night violence that that broke out which you indicated? That's when the conversations started to happen? At least and your press conference? What was the conversation? So you know, I'm not going to speak for homes. What I can say is that e think we can all agree that the actions of the direct direct action of these groups that have you know Been breaking windows and created property damage and assaulting, you know, people, there's no tolerance for it. Um And I do think that you know Pete Holmes had mentioned they not gonna prosecute peaceful protesters. We don't arrest people protest. Yeah, Exact. That is not what our focus is. You know, our focus is literally trying to make sure that people that are committed to property damage. Uh, that we address those issues, you know, right away, and and so you know, and we've we've taken you know some different approaches over the last several Uh, months to try and reduce the confrontation between our officers Because direct action. People are looking for that confrontation. And so you know, we've we've taken a different stands on it. And actually Wednesday, the Wednesday case on Inauguration day he did charge and so I'm grateful for that. We have to put good cases you know, together and making sure that officers when they do arrest somebody. They have all the elements of the crime and and I will keep on pushing that our officers need to go out and do their job and making arrests in and try to Fine cases. And then I'll work with Pete Holmes on a case by case basis of making sure people are held
Seattle Council approves extra 'hazard pay' for grocery store workers
"Stores and chains in Seattle will now be required to pay workers $4 more per hour during the pandemic. We talked about this yesterday in the Seattle City Council did vote unanimously to approve the mandatory hazard pay to begin immediately. One study of grocery workers in Boston found that 20% of those workers tested positive despite high use of mass and council member Theresa Mosqueda says grocery employees are essential workers and Their employers are not suffering financially. During this pandemic.
Legislation to strengthen subpoena power of OPA, OIG passes Seattle City Council
"And some teeth, car radios Hannah Scott says those of the goals of the new powers of the Seattle police is oversight agencies just approved by the City Council. Here's her report. Doubts were raised about the existing subpoena powers of the offices of Inspector general and police Accountability due to competing language in the city's 2017 Police Accountability Ordinance and the SPD contract that followed. Yesterday, the City Council laid out exactly what powers Oh, I G and opa have in misconduct investigations with final approval of a proposal that came from the Mayor and council public Safety chair, Lisa Horrible to this new legislation, ads sections to municipal code and codifies and affirms the city's stance that the Office of Police Accountability in the inspector general can seeks. Pena's of those Who may have witnessed or been involved in potential misconduct incidents. And not only does this give the police oversight branches expanded subpoena power to compel cops and other witnesses, including officers to testify and turn over evidence in misconduct investigations. New rules come with some more enforcement teeth. Legislation creates a process for the Opa and the OMG to directly issue the subpoena and enforce them by seeking a court order should the subject of the subpoena failed to comply. The new legislation specifically requires that individuals and third party record holders Served subpoena are provided a written notice of the right to due process. This specific protection was not codified previously, and this edition is intended to increase civilian participation in Opa investigations. And oh, I G audits and reviews Council president Lorena Gonzalez celebrating the vote. When we initially considered the Police Accountability Ordinance in 2000 and 17, we needed that there needed to be details that Would need to be sorted out in order to effectuate the intent behind the subpoena power. But I think that and I think that the details included in this legislation accomplished that original, intense and really do, um, Implement much of what needs to be implemented in order to add additional transparency and more teeth to to what we had envisioned in that in that part of the ordinance. Now this change is subject to bargaining with the police unions as they head into talks for their new contract. Mayor Durkin says passing this law gives the city better leverage on accountability measures during those upcoming contract talks, but it's hardly a given that the union is going to sign off. In an email after the vote, Seattle police killed President Mike Solan tells me spot in its members look forward to bargaining, any change and working conditions with the city. Adding Seattle police officers are great people dedicated to serving their community, even under quote the nonsensical governance by our city Council who don't have Seattle's best interest in mind. Hurry. Does Hannah Scott
Seattle City Council approves new car-tab fee
"To an existing $20 fee that now pays for street repairs. These fees replace an expiring $60 car. Tad Levy, Council member Alex Peterson and others favor directing the new feet toward maintaining the city's aging bridges, even though some voters would prefer to invest in transit and walk ability. Improvements by Temple member Peterson's proposal to shift money from transit people need right now, and you did her bridge maintenance. The $60 car taffy that helped fund Seattle bus service expires next month, meaning overall the city Tab fees will drop from $80 to $40 next year. Of course, that's on top of whatever the state is charging. Corwin Headache Comb Oh noona, federal judges to come avoiding permits needed for a methanol plant on the Columbia River in Calama, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers have granted the permits for the construction of an
Seattle City Council votes to cut Seattle Police Budget, transfer 911 and parking enforcement out
"With the week off and in the news cuts forced by covert and major changes to the police department. Among the big issues on the 2021 Seattle City budget, which come was Ryan Harris says. Was approved by 8 to 1 City Council vote just a little bit again. The cuts proposed for Seattle police amount to nearly 20% and include moving 911 and parking enforcement out of SPD, which the council approved in a separate bill. Many public commenters aligned with council member Shama Sawant are unhappy. The cuts aren't bigger. But council member Deborah War is calls 50% police de funding a slogan When you undo these type of racist institutions, it doesn't happen because you have a chance in a T shirt. It's being in the trench. She's in. Some of us have been there a long time moving forward Marchi towards a plan to do right by everybody. The council did have to make cuts to different departments because tax revenue has dropped during the pandemic. But it also approved an increase in the city's $20 tab. Feet of $40 to go toward transportation improvements.
Seattle City Council approves new budget in 8-1 vote
"Today. The seattle city council passed the twenty twenty one budget in eight to one vote. It includes new tiny house villages and an expansion of the program that sends firefighters and social workers to people in crisis but a central focus in the budget discussions. This fall has been whether this summer's protests calling for massive changes to police budgets and practices would affect sp funding kyw's. Amy radel is here to tell us about the outcome. Amy take us back to the summer when activists i called on city leaders to cut as pd funding by fifty percent right and a majority of seattle city council members agreed to that principle council members did try to make immediate cuts in salaries and certain police units. You know we saw chief carmen. Best resigned over their methods but as discussion began on next year's budget it became clear. The council wasn't seeking a fifty percent cut right away to recent escape a chairs the budget committee. And here's where she says. They ultimately came down regarding our seattle police department. The seattle city council along with the mayor competent combination of both cuts out twenty percent twenty percent and that includes both cuts and transferring some functions outside of spd right twenty percent not fifty percents. So how significant is that reduction Well if you look at other cities it's very significant. Cancel member mosquito has pointed out. Seattle has gone farther in this effort than any other. Us city except maybe austin texas. A year ago cut like this would have been unthinkable but people supporting what they called. the solidarity. budget kept the pressure up rate until the end this week. The council rejected their call to cut another nine million dollars last week and councilmember shama sawant said that was a disappointment and because of that has been justifiable anger and disgust at the establishment over the weekend from thousands of ordinary. People who have been committed to black lives matter. There were car caravans of activists to city council members homes this weekend and today the council agreed to cut an additional two million dollars from. Spd's budget They say that cut should make it so there will be no net increase in police officers hired next year They expect a higher the same number as the number projected to leave which is one hundred and fourteen officers