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"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Essex, Porter explains Senator Maria Cantwell and representative Susan Del Benny. Want the new infrastructure bill in Congress to increase money for those tax credits by 50%. A recent bipartisan agreement brokered by the White House is focused on projects like roads, bridges, water and airports. Need to do more and make sure that we include affordable housing. CBS is even Portnoy now reports President Biden was out again today promoting his infrastructure plan. Visiting a community college outside Chicago. The president pushed to separate infrastructure proposals, the bipartisan framework crafted with Republicans and the larger families plan that would be chock full of what the president calls human infrastructure truly deal everybody in this time. We need to invest in our people. Mr. Biden's package would fund community college and pre K in home care for the elderly and disabled, child care and paid family leave, among other priorities. Democrats are aiming to pass it on their own, if necessary, without any GOP support. Stephen Portnoy CBS NEWS Washington The death toll from last week's Northwest Heat wave rises, There were now at least 46 heat related deaths in Washington. The state medical examiner says victims range in age from 37 97. Many had no air conditioners or fans and we're alone when they died. The organ death toll there is up to 1 16. The search for survivors is over at the condo collapse. And Surfside, Florida Miami Dade County Mayor Daniel Levine cover acknowledged today the operation their shifts from search and rescue to recovery. They used every.
Senator Cantwell talks about tribal broadband at confirmation hearing
"This is national native news antonio gonzales the biden administration says it's ordered a pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands does not apply to tribal nations the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports the administration issued the clarification after the chairman of the youth indian tribe called the initial. Moratorium direct attack on tribal sovereignty. Stephen fast tourists of the northern arapaho. Business council agreed that would impact all of our guests tribes. Pretty bad it would triple fast. Horror says those tribes rely on oil and gas revenue to pay for social services and unlike state and local governments. They don't have a tax base to back on. The issue is thornier for climate activists. Gold tooth with the nonprofit indigenous environmental network. It's nice to see them. Ministration recognized travel it is disheartening to the tribes. The use that to continue fossil fuel extraction moving forward gold tooth hopes to biden will support tribes in divesting from fossil fuel industry for national native news. I'm savannah mar this week. President biden signed a memorandum on tribal consultation. It directs all executive departments and agencies to engage a regular consultation with tribes agencies. Have ninety days to come up with a plan. Tribal leaders across the country are welcoming the memo in a statement principal chief of the cherokee nation. Chuck hoskin junior applauded. The action hoskins says meaningful consultation is vital to treble governments to have a seat at the table to shape policy and hold the federal government responsible. He says the memorandum is the first comprehensive white house affirmation of mandatory consultation with tribes since two thousand nine the tribal consultation follow directives laid out by the obama administration. President biden says he's committed to honoring tribal sovereignty and including tribal voices and policy and hopes to strengthen the government's relationship with tribes this week washington. Us senator. Maria cantwell address. President biden's nominee for us. Secretary of commerce rhode island governor gina raimondo and talked about tribal broadband. Steve jackson has more. Senator can't will introduce legislation last session. That would accelerate the deployment of broadband services to tribal communities by setting aside fcc and usda funds for deployment on tribal lands at the confirmation hearing for commerce secretary. Can't well made governor raimondo. Aware of the issue and the secretary will inherit a new program as part of the kobe. Bill the tribal broadband connectivity program. It two thousand nineteen report from. Fcc found that less than half of households in indian country have access to high speed broadband services a twenty percent gap from non tribal areas. And so i hope that we will be able to get good administration of that program. The cova pandemic has only increased the problem of limited broadband. Dude at more people working from home as well as distance learning for students for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane alaskan native artist and illustrator. Michaela goad was honored by the american library association. This week with the randolph called toco metal. She said to be the first native american to win the award. A member of the central council of lincoln and haida indian tribes go was recognized for most distinguished american picture book for children. We are water protectors. The book written by carol lindstrom turtle mountain honors water protectors for fighting for indigenous rights and environmental justice. Awards were announced during the association's virtual midwinter gathering. I'm antonio
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Come on news time. 5 37. Several Northwest lawmakers were behind the push to extend son employment benefits of the federal level. And here's more from Cuomo's Brian Calvert. Covert 19 isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Yesterday alone, 2197 new cases were confirmed in our state, and that number is expected to explode in the next week because of Thanksgiving travel. Senator Maria Cantwell is among 30 senators who signed a letter asking for the $600 federal addition to unemployment benefits be brought back and extended through late next year, a move that would certainly help Kyle who threw a lot of unknowns and the largest unknown being When will get back to work again. He works as a stagehand and a V technician and had been able to keep it together. Up to this point, cares at into one employment and through savings have kind of weirded out of so called American Worker Holiday Relief Act would reinstate the extra $600 per week and unemployment benefits through next October. It would be retroactive to this past September. Brian Calvert, camo News lords and property owners are preparing to sue Governor Jay Inslee if he doesn't lift the states. Currently eviction moratorium as promised symbols. Corwin Headache can tell us more. The moratorium, first enacted earlier this year is intended to protect renters during the pandemic and to prevent evictions from adding to the states Homelessness crisis and I am announcing today that we're standing the rental objection moratorium through this Number 31st. Hensley's declaration last month Angers members of the Washington Landlord Association, one of several plaintiffs named in a new lawsuit against the governor. The W L. A wants to stop him from extending the ban on evictions into the new year and action they now believe is likely the moratorium does not forgive rent payments on Lee delays them. But W L. A president robbed, Strickler tells CAC, So why some tenants are digging themselves into a hole they won't be able to crawl out of He fears many landlords will never be reimbursed. Corwin Hey co Moh news. Math is a struggle for a lot of students and results of a new study indicate the pandemic is only making the subject tougher to teach and grasp more from Cuomo's Carleen Johnson was studied by the Northwest Evaluation Association. Found that students scored lower on math test this fall than last, especially 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Esther Wilson has two Children in 5th and 7th Grade, who have both struggled with math..
Tribal Broadband, Keystone Pipeline and Navajo Voting Patterns
"This is national native news. Megan camera in for antonio gonzales a bill that would help a native american communities get more broadband access on reservation lands passed to the. Us senate indian affairs committee. Wednesday steve jackson reports from spokane fcc survey found that thirty one percent of households on tribal lands lack access to high speed broadband compared to seven percent of americans in non tribal areas at a hearing wednesday senator. Maria cantwell spoke about the impact that some washington tribes of experienced because of the lack of service for the caulfield tribe in north central washington. Many of the households don't have access to the internet. This means many of thousands don't have access to emergency service. Notifications connectivity is critically important during fire season especially this year as fires have forced evacuations from homes and businesses. It's absolutely unacceptable for these tribes and many others living on tribal lands throughout the state of washington to not have access to basic reliable broadband. Cantwell cosponsored the legislation. Which would require technical assistance be provided to the under served native communities and set aside fcc and usda funding for broadband deployment. The bill passed in a bipartisan voice. Vote wednesday and now heads to the full senate for consideration for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane. A group made up of five. First nations in canada says it plans to invest up to seven hundred sixty five million dollars in the keystone excel pipeline bloomberg reports. Tc energy corporation is counting on the deal with natural law energy to save the controversial pipeline from the incoming administration of president elect joe biden. The pipeline must have a permit from the us government since it crosses the border with canada. The trump administration granted the permit but biden's campaign has said it plans to resend it. Raiders reports the agreement includes the neat and little pine first nations in saskatchewan and the urban skin creation montana first nation and louis bowl tribe in alberta chief alvin francis president of natural energy and chief of nickel neat first nation said in a news release. The deal is a historic one that will create intergenerational wealth. He also pledged that natural law. Mtc energy will ensure the pipeline is quote held to the highest levels of environmental and social responsibility. Natural law energy has until next september to secure financing for the deal in minnesota to people on wednesday locked themselves to equipment used on line three of the end bridge sands oil pipeline to protest permits granted for the project by the state native news online reports. The action was organized by the guinea collective minnesota public radio reports that approval of key water permit for the project prompted twelve members of an advisory group to the minnesota pollution control agency to resign that included white earth tribal member winona luke and bridges line three would transport up to seven hundred sixty thousand barrels of crude oil daily through northern minnesota. The project is opposed by five agip bands. If you look at a map of how arizonans voted in the selection. You'll see several blocks. That don't correspond with urban areas and gibson with arizona public media reports most of these rural precincts are from voters living in tribal lands high country news reports that sixty to ninety percent of votes in precincts across the navajo nation. When to biden and vice president elect comma harris. Allie young is the founder of protect the sacred a grassroots initiative responding to the pandemic and promoting voter education within the navajo nation. I'm very proud Especially tribal communities in arizona for showing the world. That arizona is indigenous. Dna that we re claimed arizona. A map created by abc. Fifteen arizona shows that on average almost ninety. Four percent of votes in the thaw of nation went blue tube for national native news. I'm emma gibson and i'm megan camera.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Hermann, Could you distill the issue of section 2 30 for us? Yes, Affection. 2. 30 is actually a law from 1996, and it basically provide kind of wide protections for Internet. Open ese so that they can't be held liable for things that users post on their sites. So basically, Facebook can't get sued for something that I post on Facebook, even if that something might be against the law. And why is this the focus of some of the senator's giving questions today? It's an interesting thing is second to 30 is, uh, he's an old line. A lot of people agree that it needs to be updated, but it's become a huge focus this year. Because President Trump and some Republicans have pointed to it as an issue of censorship. They're saying because Twitter has labeled some of President Trump's tweets and Facebook has labeled some of this post that they need to revoke that liability shield so that tech companies can basically be punished. Interesting, Okay? I know. The Washington Post Tech team is sort of sharing the load with these hearings because of just how deads All of that information is. Google is the company that you're paying closest attention to what sort of questions are they facing? Yeah, That's right. You know, Google actually got off pretty easy today, which is in stark contrast to the last time the CEO testified in July about market power when they were kind of the focus. But this time, a lot of the questions were lobbed at Facebook and Twitter, and we saw as we kind of predicted it devolved into a lot of the claims of anti conservative bias from Republicans. These kind of unsubstantiated claims that they've been bringing up for about two years now. Washington's senator Maria Cantwell, is the ranking member on the Commerce Committee. I want to play something that, she said about these companies being a chokepoint for news and information. Local news media have lost 70% of their revenue over the last decade, and we have lost thousands thousands of journalistic jobs that are important Is this sort of criticism about being a chokepoint something that Google, Facebook and Twitter are being criticized for equally or is one getting the lion's share. Google is definitely getting the lion's share for that. Facebook also get some some black for that as well. But they basically say the same thing when they to defend themselves, Which is they say, you know, Ah, industry change all the time. We're trying to support local news organizations by doing x Y and Z but This is a fair criticism because, as we know as advertising significantly shifted online news organizations have suffered. I gotta know is this just kind of posturing at this point, The questions coming from Democrats and Republicans vote both very good, very pointed and very timely with the election just a few days away. Absolutely so timely and a lot of this covered things that we've already heard before. A lot of Democrats wanted to talk about. Extremist groups online and how social media platforms moderate those, and a lot of the Republicans wanted to talk about these claims of anti conservative bias. And so it was a lot of repeating the talking points that we've heard over and over, which seems especially poignant as we get close to the election. That's Rachel Hermann from The Washington Post with Cuomo's Taylor Vance ice. From the news time 3 50 Times propel Insurance Money Update with Rob Smith from Seattle Business magazine Down lost 943 points on fears over a surgeon Covad 19.
3 social media CEOs face grilling by GOP senators on bias
"Today facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and center Chai's CEO of Google and Youtube owner alphabet have been asked to testify before the Senate Commerce. Committee. They've been invited by the Republican led panel to answer questions about how their platforms deal with political content and ads joining me on what to expect is our tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy. Ryan. Thanks so much for being here. Good Morning. Thanks for having me. Okay. So it's just a week before the election and all of A. Sudden, the heads of the top social media platforms are coming to Washington. What was the impetus behind the sudden invite? Well, it was a surprise when we first heard that the committee wanted to see is to testify it was kind of unlike what we saw in the house over the past year and a half where the antitrust subcommittee investigated these companies and went back and forth for a while this came together in less than a week. There was less than a week between when they. Were invited and when the committee threatened to subpoena them to come and it was clear that the committee wanted them to come before the election and so I think it's fair to have read into that. That lawmakers see these companies as playing a really really important role right now and want to sort of oversee that role. Let's talk about what this hearing is going to focus on section two thirty of the Nineteen ninety-six Communications Decency Act. We've talked about this act in the past, but can you just give us a refresher wise it on the line right now. Sure said, the topic of the hearing is section two thirty. That's the law that gives big online platforms and small ones actually as well. Immunity from lawsuits when users post content on their sites, it also gives them immunity when they take down content or when they moderate content, and that's been viewed as a really important law for these companies to be able to develop. And grow their user base without the threat of lawsuits. Around every corner that being said, it's also getting a lot of scrutiny these days both Democrats and Republicans are wondering whether given how powerful these tech companies have become. They still deserve such a broad legal immunity, and so that's going to be a big topic of discussion at this hearing is the fact that this is taking place right before the election important for this conversation. Yeah absolutely I mean first of all, there's going to be a debate about at this hearing about how serious each party is about wanting to reform section to thirty Democrats will surely point out that. Republicans are holding this hearing before the election and that looks like perhaps an effort to influence the way facebook and twitter deal with political content over the next week and and even. After the election as well So you'll have that kind of going on in the background it also really it's kind of amazing to see this happening just six days before. November third because you know if you'd looked back earlier this year, this is exactly where facebook and twitter and Google did not want to be right that they do not want to be the center of conversation. Around this election, they had a really bad experience with that four years ago, and you know despite their efforts to get things under control this time to be more aware of the potential pitfalls around misinformation around you know things that candidates might say or that users might post despite all those efforts here they are again kind of at the center of the conversation and it just shows how central they've become to our discourse. Okay. So let's break it down a little bit. What position do we expect Republicans to take in this hearing? Yes. So Republicans are very likely to bring up they view as a bias on social media by the. Social media platforms, they see that when twitter and facebook, for example, took action against the new. York. Post stories about the Biden family in recent weeks that they were doing that with a liberal bias they think that Silicon Valley operates that way, and so we're starting to hear a lot of those types of accusations. We also expect the CEO's to push back on that as they have in the past and say that you know what they're trying to strike a balance and they're not leaving up content or taking down content with regard to one political party or another, but rather with regard to these sort of nonpartisan policies that they've tried to develop. Now, these companies have actually taken a lot of very different steps ahead of the election. Is it fair to even put all of them in the same category or are they going to be speaking to them individually about the separate efforts that they've taken? Will you're right I mean once again to the details there definitely are differences between these companies certainly, they all generally have gotten more active since twenty six. More willing to kind of step in and put a thumb on the scale when they they think it's necessary. But you know twitter for example, handled the New York Post stories by blocking sharing of a link to the stories facebook didn't do that facebook. said, it wanted its third party fact checkers to look at the stories, and while that was happening, it would slow the spread of those stories on his platforms. So there's a lot of shades of gray certainly with these companies and it'll be interesting to see how lawmakers treat them whether one of them comes out ahead or behind certainly with respect to again what we've seen with. The stories about Joe. Biden in recent days twitter print taking the brunt of that because they have taken the most. Drastic action in response to it. So we've talked a little bit about the questions. Republicans are likely to ask in this hearing. What about the Democrats Will Democrats main concern is the spread of false information on social media and we expect them to ask about that. We expect them to push back against the accusations of anti-conservative by that Republicans are going to make and so in that sense at least the Tuxedos, I'll have a friend in the room because Democrats will certainly back them on their. Their denials of those claims there could be other issues brought up for example, Google was the target of an antitrust lawsuit. Recently, we could see lawmakers ask about that on both sides of the Aisle Senator Maria Cantwell who was the top Democrat on the committee put out a report this week where she criticized these companies specifically facebook and Google for endangering local news organizations given the way that they treat content created by local news
Sen. Patty Murray Won't Commit to Ending Filibuster, But Doesn't Rule It Out if Dems Win Back Majority
"After the fight, But Washington's U. S. Senators are tipping their hands. Almost Bill O'Neill has more Senator Patty Murray isn't yet throwing our support behind, ending the Senate filibuster aura pushed and more justices to the nation's highest court. Democratic critics say the filibuster could slow a democratic agenda should the party when the White House in the weeks ahead, the Senate's third ranking Democrat on Murray tells the Seattle Times she's not ruling out major changes but is hoping Republicans will be more cooperative should her party win decisively in November. Marie says the best and most durable legislation has been crafted with support from both sides of the aisle. Meanwhile, Washington's other Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell, is also not publicly backed an end to the filibuster or expansion of the Supreme Court. Colonial
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Model went into service. In response to the report, Washington Senator Maria Cantwell says the report quote confirms that the FAA must be strong, independent and transparent in order to keep the flying public safe. Cantwell says she's introduced a bipartisan bill to ensure that the FAA has more authority. Ah hits in the pocket book for Boeing as a low cost carrier canceled in order. Norwegian air shuttle says it's canceled It's 97 outstanding orders for Boeing planes in a statement, the Oslo based company says it's terminated the purchase agreements of 57 87 Dreamliners and 92 7 37 max aircraft. I also filed a legal claims seeking the return of payments made for the aircraft. Norwegian air shuttle says it's also seeking compensation for laws is it claims it incurred from the global grounding of the 7 37 max as well as engine issues on the 7 87? A spokesman says talks with Boeing have not led to an agreement with a reasonable compensation. Eric Giants COMA News A college ends its relationship with an eastern Washington police department because of a controversial tattoo after a photo of a wall a wall of police officers. Nazi tattoo went viral on Social Media Department got heavy criticism, Whittman College President Kathleen Murray says The double Lightning bolt tattoo is a symbol used by Nazi soldiers and now by modern day hate groups and neo Nazis. The officer claims that that tattoo is actually in remembrance of a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. The officer refuses to apologize or change. The tattoo. Whittman College is now revoked privileges that had been provided to the police department, including the use of the campus for training exercises. Thurston County has just hide its own record for most covert 19 cases in a single day. But as CO most Frank Lenzi reports, there is a big difference this time around. On Tuesday, the Thurston County Health Department announced 12 new cases that ties May 30th for the biggest single day increase in cases. The Olympian reports, 11 of the 12 reported on May 30th were related to an outbreak in a long term care facility. But this time around, the oldest patient was a woman in her forties. The rest three people between the ages of 10 and 19 3 women and two men in their twenties and three women in their thirties. So far, 263 people in Thurston County have been diagnosed with a disease and four people have died from it since March 11th Frank Lenzi camo news and it's far statewide numbers go. The Health Department reported another 571 cases of covert 19 and another 38 people hospitalized In the last 24 hours, 12 more people died The statewide death toll. Is 1330 to the nationwide death toll 6 127,081 according to Johns Hopkins University. Microsoft is offering a new free training program for people out of work because of the pandemic. Microsoft teamed up with linked in which they own but teamed up with that kind of wing to create training programs for 10 specific jobs. That are in high demand. Right now. The goal is to train up to 25 million people for those positions by the end of the year. Chinese researchers say they've discovered a new type of swine flu that could infect humans and possibly cause a future pandemic. CNN reports. It's the G for virus which is descended from H one n one swine flu. That caused a pandemic in 2009. Got a lot of people sick on college campuses, then as I can attest, But Dr Anthony Fauci News, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says it's not so called an immediate threat where you're seeing infections. It is something we need to keep our eye on just the way we did. In 2009 with the emergence of the swine flu and University of Washington biology professor Carl Bergstrom says at this point, there's no evidence that G four could spread for from person to person, and he adds that this virus has actually been common in pigs since 2016. Snohomish County is reporting a small increase in its homeless population. We get more details from Kemal's Greg Hershel to the annual point in time count shows 1132 homeless people in Snohomish County, and that's an increase of 16 people over last year. The Snohomish County Human Services Department says That small increase was a surprise coming after a 10.5% increase the year before. Other positive signs. The number of households with Children was down significantly, as was the number of households with a veteran. But the proportion of homeless people who identified as black increased from 8.5% last year to 11.2% this year. Greg her Schultz Cuomo NEWS Come on NEWS time. 12 10. Update on sports. Now from the Harley exteriors of Sports desk, the Mariners headed back to T Mobile Park to get ready for a unique baseball season. Tom has more They're calling it summer camp instead of spring training 2.0, and in fact, it's sponsored by camping world with the Mariners and arrested Beta League Baseball star to report to their respective stadiums today to begin preparations for the season, slated to begin July 23rd 24th. Because of the shortened schedule, there will be new rules in play and Murders. Chairman and managing partner John Stanton is excited to see them. If we are tied after nine innings, we're going to have a runner on second. You were gonna have all kinds of opportunities.
Boeing 737 Max Whistleblower Warns Of Broader Problems On Jet, Hints At 777X Issue
"A letter to Congress from a Boeing engineer says flaws the ground of the seven thirty seven Max could also trouble the upcoming triple seven X. como score one heck reports the engineers being regarded as a whistle blower Chris Eubank is the Boeing flight system specialist who wrote a letter to the U. S. Senate outlining his concerns U. S. senator Maria Cantwell from our state tells The Seattle Times she saw the letter just before questioning FAA chief Steve Dixon earlier this week the FAA management needs to be willing to back up those engineers on the ground for calling out safety concerns at the earliest phases of the process not at the end Eubanks letter says the Max's problems go beyond the much discussed M. cast flight control system and include design flaws that could also affect the safety of the new triple seven acts Boeing says in a statement it has not seen you banks letter Corwin hate komo
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Little is left can't be safe because it's contaminated by tear gas Lee says it's like a movie closed by a pandemic and then just as he's about to re open his shop is destroyed by those looters I'm just an optimistic I'm a positive person so I'm not gonna sit here and be disgruntled about a blind me poor me like you know after all that and bigger issues I'm gonna figure it out I'm gonna come back cheaply tells me people have offered to help him clean up or to set up a go fund me but he has to work through insurance and decontamination before you can move forward Ryan Harris komo news as many parts of our state begin to re open there are new measures of contact tracing being put into place to notify you of potential outbreaks almost Brian Calvert tells us there's a bipartisan effort to protect the information being gathered about you apple Google price Waterhouse coopers and juniper networks are all developing digital tools that automatically tracks your movement and can alert you when you enter an area where there's been a known case of covert nineteen this means there's a lot of information about your movements out there which is why senator Maria Cantwell is co sponsoring the exposure notification privacy act the legislation makes participation in commercial online exposure notification systems voluntary and limits the kind of data that can be collected geekwire reports the public health officials would have to be involved in the deployment of these systems and only medically authorized diagnoses could be fed into the systems that's meant to guard against the filing a false infection reports or contacts wanting state health secretary John Huisman applauds the move saying quote people must feel confident that they can safely choose to participate in this important public health work Brian Calvert komo news Kelly has now filed for a modified phase one approach to reopen businesses this is being described as phase one point five because it will allow for some face to businesses to reopen with tell for restrictions since the home is counties have both applied for phase two that would allow hair and nail salons and restaurants to open at fifty percent capacity each county is expecting approval from the state in the next few days get took almost ports updated one minute come on this time five thirty nine migraines.
Washington DC - Senator's office has first coronavirus case in Capitol
"Capitol Hill is a hosting its first confirmed case of corona virus now to a staffer in Washington state senator Maria Cantwell's DC office has now tested positive in that staffer has been isolated Cantwell says she's closing her office for the remainder of the week for a deep cleaning Cantwell says if other staffers show symptoms they'll be tested to it comes as DC mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency in the district and as the house and Senate sergeants at arms prepare to announce a suspension of all towards in the
Coronavirus: UC Davis cancels in-person exams, large gatherings
"With the World Health Organization now labeling the outbreak a pandemic and the U. S. death toll of at least thirty seven president trump has outlined a plan of action the speech from the oval office the president trying to reassure the nation this is not a financial crisis this is just a temporary moment of time that we will over come together as a nation and as a world the president banning travel from Europe for thirty days with some exceptions for the U. K. and other special cases and promising to help Americans who have no paid sick leave Andy field ABC news Washington Dow futures fell almost a thousand points after the president's speech the index today plunged nearly fifteen hundred points and send it into bear market territory economists Cary Leahy says there's no telling when it could recover here there is panic and there's unfortunately no historical pattern to state it will get out of it among the latest cases of the virus a senior staffer in Washington senator Maria Cantwell's DC office and actors Tom Hanks and Rita
South Dakota Senate committee rejects resolution urging Congress to rescind Wounded Knee medals. Spokane Tribe celebrates legislation to compensate tribe for losses from dam construction decades ago.
"The National Native News Antonio Gonzalez a South Dakota Senate committee is rejecting a resolution urging Congress to rescind the medals of honor given to soldiers who participated in the wounded knee massacre. The sponsor of the resolution says senators miss their chance to make history by saying what happened at wounded. Knee was not okay. Lee strube injured reports on December. Twenty ninth eighteen ninety around four hundred and seventy. Us soldiers surrounded chief big foot leading his people to the Red Cloud Agency in Pine Ridge. A shot rang out and thus began one of the deadliest massacres in United States history. It happened on South Dakota soil estimates range of one hundred fifty to three hundred Lakota elders women and children were killed. Republican state senator. Jim Bohlen is a former history teacher. He opposes the resolution which came up in a Senate military and veteran's affairs committee. He says the decision to resend medals of honor given to soldiers who participated in the massacre is a matter best left at the federal level again. None of these people who were involved in these horrific horrible terrible despicable acts were residents of South Dakota and none of the orders that were given at any time. Were to best my knowledge or what was testified here. Today were ever came from anyone in the WHO wasn't an official of the South Dakota State Government. Which at that time was only one year old had only been in. Venice state for one year of those nearly four hundred seventy. Us soldiers twenty were given medals of honor by contrast twenty seven medals of honor were awarded Marines. Out of the seventy thousand sent. You would Jima. During World War Two Democratic State Senator Roy. Heiner brought the resolution. He's CICHAGO's Lakota from Michigan and says a Senate resolution is reserved for petitioning the states federal delegation to read some of the accounts from people who were there both Indian and non Indian. They all said what happened was terrible what. I don't understand is the congress awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for those acts and we aren't brave enough to say we shouldn't Heiner says we're sending those metals would go a long way in helping descendants of wounded knee survivors. He'll for national native news unleashed Jupiter. Npr The spokane tribe held a long anticipated celebration last week over passage of legislation to compensate the tribe for losses incurred after. Grand Coulee dam was built decades ago. Steve Jackson has more the completion of Grand Coulee dam in nineteen forty one meant the loss of homes as the Columbia River. Rose over its banks. The impact on the culture was just as dramatic in meant the Sanin very important staple an icon would no longer be able to make it upstream tribal lands. It took decades to convince lawmakers that the tribe deserve to be compensated for its loss. The bill received bipartisan support from Washington State Lawmakers Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell and Republican Representative Cathy. Mcmorris Rogers Ninety five year old tribal member Viola. Brazil remembers when the dam began to flood the tribal lands. I was GONNA make it my. Gosh live that long. But it's Kinda sad that might never got to enjoy everything that's going to be coming because I'm happy for the younger people that you know that will have schools in college funds. I hope you know something to go on. Travel Business Chair care. Eleven says the annual compensation could bring the tribes six million dollars a year in perpetuity for national native news. I'm Steve Jackson reporting from Spokane
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"But excited this week the insurance company denied the claim because their weather watchers at the snow total was under three inches Jane is appealing the decision and should here by next week who is going to be on the hook for the half million dollars in jewelry that our customers bought for Christmas Brian Calvert komo news at twenty and fifty past the hour on come on news here's your como propel insurance money update to the signing of an initial trade deal for the U. S. and China push stocks higher and the down to a new benchmark closing above twenty nine thousand for the first time of eighty nine points the nasdaq rose eight the S. and P. added six president trump and China's chief negotiator sign the phase one deal before a group of corporate executives and press at the White House the pact eases some sanctions on China and in return Beijing agrees to step up its purchases of US farm products and other goods it's a key step toward de escalating the eighteen month long trade conflict between the world's biggest economies Terry Alden or ABC news Europe reacts to the Iranian president's warning about the safety of their troops in the Mideast these are your world headlines from ABC news European Commission spokesman Peter status we are either of the threats that is why we are assessing the situation on an everyday basis and times of for security of our stuff V. as the we are not leaving Iraq and the last thing president roh Hani's remarks came after three European nations challenge chevron over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal president Putin has accepted the resignation of his prime minister for proposing constitutional amendments that could Herald his intention to carve out a position that would let him stay at Russia's helm after his presidency ends and the estranged father Meghan Markle could be called as a defense witness in her lawsuit against the mail on Sunday newspaper she is suing the paper publishing a letter she wrote to her father lawsuit accuses the publication of copyright infringement I'm term rivers at the ABC news foreign desk in London Spokane native does the state proud when honored by Congress because Kelly Bleier has more before Steve Gleason was in New Orleans Saints football star he was a Washingtonian growing up in Spokane and going to Washington state today Congress honored him with the congressional gold medal its highest civilian honor Washington senator Maria Cantwell says Gleason is being singled out not for his athletic abilities but his personal fight against Lou Gehrig's disease Steve Gleason said quote our potential is not contained in our physical bodies but rather in our mind in our spirit in quote Leeson is been.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Now, the top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center rollback the repeal of net neutrality. That's the battle cry of our states. US Senator Maria Cantwell, as she urges her colleagues to take action kamoze Corwin Hake has more. The concern for internet users is as providers like Comcast and Verizon, increasingly create their own online content. The temptation will be great to slow down content from competitors. And reserve the top speeds for their own stuff already seen the inklings of what is more Tecom democratic Senator Cantwell than twenty million people stood up and told the FCC they want strong internet protections. But SEC charaged pie tells PBS NewsHour consumers are better served by fewer regulations. Imposing those heavy handed economic regulations, a we could end up disincentivize companies from wanting to build out internet access to a lot of parts of the country and low income urban and rural areas. Right. Well, is calling on the Senate Republican majority to allow vote on a Bill to restore regulations. Corwin hake. Komo news. A Seattle bound Alaska Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Portland. Komo's Frank Lenzi explains why the Airbus three nineteen aircraft left San Francisco about nine o'clock last night for what was supposed to be a two hour flight to Seattle, but sometime, while it was in the air strong smell was detected on board, the plane and the captain decided to make an unscheduled landing in Portland figure out. What was going on the plane landed safely? The passengers were rebuffed onto other flights to Seattle crews inspected, the Airbus to try to figure out the cause of the owner, but found no indication of a fire onboard. Frank Lenzi, KOMO news. It was a rough trip, but a local tugboat was some very large cargo on board. Made it safely to the port of Everett this morning. The crew of the Michelle fos had a big storm just as they left Los Angeles cat silvers with the port of Everett Creole is very talented and being able to navigate the seas. They monitor that, of course, very closely. They hit about. Some, some twelve foot fees with fifty wins, and we're able to kind of detour.
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"Plane was destroyed in the collision, all five people on board were killed. Jennifer Hamady with the ESPN said it would take days to recover the debris a portion of it is in the water, and the floats are visible from there, the debris. There's a lot of debris in different areas, including on the mountainside and examination of the smaller plane found cuts along its. Right wing from the tip to the fuselage that looked like they were made from propeller blades. See Romero, KOMO news. Democrats in the US. Senate are calling for an immediate vote on reauthorizing the violence against women act. The measure has stalled over concerns from gun rights supporters. Komo's Carleen Johnson reports democratic US Senator Maria Cantwell and colleagues the press conference this morning. Standing alongside survivors of domestic violence crisis is reaching epidemic levels in two thousand seventeen CDC data from my state found a forty one percent of women had experienced violence from an intimate partner forty one percent of women. That's nearly half of the people in our state. The NRA has come out against the act because it's been amended to include permanently. Depriving someone's gun rights if that person's been convicted of misdemeanor stalking a crime that need not involve violence threats or even a victim. The offender knows NRA spokeswoman Dana lash told Fox News. It's also redundant all of this stuff is already legally covered, which is why I. When they say that there's a loophole, there isn't a loophole of Cording to gun safety groups, abused women are five times more likely to be killed by their abuser. If the abuser owns a firearm, Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. Coming up next on KOMO Amazon shareholders versus disgruntled protesters. I'm Corwin Hake. The face off in Fremont..
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"Gene. I at muckleshoot bingo, the destination for fishing go our next, which I forget, ten forty four and. Seth Wayne chicken, the traffic or the forecast for you now mostly sunny skies is how we wrap up today today with highs in the mid seventies, beautiful one, but you keep in mind if you're traveling across the mountains for heading to the great outdoors, across the cascades, it might be a bit stormy up that way with some instability, the same for your Thursday, sunny in the lowlands. Stormy the mountains, our forecasting, a cool and wet weight around out, our workweek. Enjoy your day. I'm Seth Wayne. In the KOMO weather center. Fifty six and mostly sunny on Olympia currently at in Bellingham, partly sunny and sixty three and sixty one under partly sunny skies at sea-tac airport at ten thirty six two people in the hospital this morning, this after they escaped a massive house fire in Arlington. Komo's Lee stole has more one hundred and third avenue, northeast and really nothing is left of this home. Just the chimney, stack a couple of walls on the other side of it a trailer. We can also see that several cars and a truck have also been burned in this fire. They really had a fight on their hands this morning. Several local fire departments rushed in after someone called. Nine one one saying the house was fully engulfed and they could not see the people who were living here, anywhere outside for told three people got out again to or taken to the hospital for observation again really a tough fight for cruise. The home is down along dirt road off of one hundred and third avenue, northeast the nearest fire hydrant is about five miles away. Komo's leave stole. No word yet on how that fire started at about one this morning. Democratic US Senator Maria Cantwell, says it's time to reauthorize the violence against women act at legislations already cleared the house, but stalls in the US Senate over concerns about gun rights, the act would be amended to include.
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"Today expect you to confirm three new members to the US Export Import Bank move. Supporters say we'll mean billions in new exports Senator Maria Cantwell says it's Bank lost its Billy to fully function due to the lack of a coral back in two thousand fifteen American companies have lost billions of dollars in sales, which is meant the loss of at least eighty thousand American jobs, even as China has made more export loans in the past three years and the Export Import Bank has done inex- night in its eighty five year history at will also calling lawmakers to renew the bank's charter set to expire in September by new capital who the Taliban attack, the officers of an international NGO in the Afghan capital setting off a huge explosion and battling Afghans cured forces in an assault that wounded at least nine people country is public health ministry official says at least nine Afghans were wounded in the attack. News and analysis at townhall dot com. The UN has come up with a program aimed at helping countries spot foreigners who fought for terrorist groups secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says the US counter-terrorist travel program uses a new go travel software system to collect process and share passenger information with national and international thirties. He says since the defeat of the Islamic state in Syria and Iraq, an estimated forty thousand four and fighters are now trying to get back to their home countries or safe havens who Tara's warns at many of those fighters could carry out terror attacks, recruit new, followers, he adds detecting. And disrupting.
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"Lawsuit. Brought by Snohomish county man, alleging sex abuse by boy scout leaders more than thirty years ago. The man says he was fourteen years old when he was abused by student by to scout leaders at fire mountain boy scout camp in mount Vernon nineteen eighty threes. When he says this happened his attorney Jason a Mullah says the boy scouts had both. Leaders in their so called perversion files confidential records on volunteers accused of abuse. But the organization maintains that it did not knowingly allow a sexual predator to work with youth by denying or not being open about the past. They're just he to death by thousand cuts because just constantly in the news. What they're saying isn't true. It just isn't accurate. The amount of the settlement has not been disclosed Boeing's chief executive may be on the hot seat following revelations. The rush to certify 737 Amax may have compromised safety following the recent Boeing shareholders meeting a reporter asked Dennis Muilenburg point blank. The crisis facing your company interested, we adding the trust of the flying public have you considered resigning muhlenberg, the dancer that it is his clear intent to stay in his office. Consumer advocate. Ralph Nader is among those calling for him to step down. Maters grand niece died in the European airlines crash in March. A grim superlative for Seattle and for Washington state where leading the nation in missing or murdered native American women and girls US Senator Maria Cantwell quotes figures from an actual report report found that Washington state had one of the highest numbers of cases of murdered and missing native American women and two of my state's largest cities. Seattle in Tacoma are in the top ten nationwide. She's calling on her Senate colleagues to pass Savannah's act. That's named after a murdered native American woman among other things the Bill demands more resources dedicated to tracking and solving. These crimes Thurston county has released. This year's homeless census count conducted back in January and the totals are down slightly.
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"And how big the sell off really was on Wall Street today. It's twelve thirty house speaker Nancy Pelosi today, saying President Trump is quote goading us to impeach him. Referring to Democrats she says in order to solidify his base ahead of the twenty twenty presidential election. This as the White House says it will ask former White House attorney, Don Mcgann, not to comply with a subpoena from House Democrats for the unredacted Muller report and supporting evidence Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says when it comes to the Russia probe. It's case closed two years for Muller to take a look at this. He follow report Johnny internet. Everybody can see it. It's Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, disagrees eater, sits on his hands. Does nothing creates a legislative graveyard for these in every other issue. And then says, let's move on no way. It's a turbulent day. On Wall Street. The Dow down more than six hundred points that low sessions investors worried about U S, China, trade talks. I'm Michelle Franzen. ABC news. Komo news one thousand ninety seven seven good afternoon. Komo news time twelve thirty one. I'm Taylor van Cise with top stories from the KOMO twenty four seven news center gun control advocates celebrating today as governor Jay Inslee signed several bills restricting access to firearms. I'm proud that. Washington voters. Legislators have done much to promote commonsense gun safety in the last several years. That is going to help not only reduce preventable gun violence here in Washington these measures. I think serve as a model for the rest of the United States. One of the bill's prohibits three D, printed and untraceable firearms. Another restricts access to firearms for people with violent histories who are found incompetent to stand trial, the alliance for gun responsibility called the two thousand nineteen legislative session. Their most successful ever ten priority. Bills became law, a grim superlative for Seattle and Washington state. We're leading the nation in missing or murdered native American women and girls US Senator Maria Cantwell quotes figures from a national report report found that Washington state had one of the highest numbers of cases of murdered and missing native American women and two of my state's largest city. Seattle in Tacoma are in the top ten nationwide. She's calling on her Senate colleagues to pass Savannah's act, which is named after a murdered native American woman among other things the Bill demands more resources dedicated a tracking and solving the crimes the rush. To save. Seattle's historic show box theater is taking a new urgency on now that the temporary protections are about to expire. We get the update from komo's Corwin Hake. Music fans were distraught. Last summer to learn developers who owned the building near first and pike. We're seeking to close the club and build apartments on sites. Nothing quite like.
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"Continues. Now on KOMO news. Let's talk politics while no one has declared yet the first poll a potential candidates for governor has been released more from Jeff Pohjola. In addition to president Washington voters, we'll be selecting a governor next year. Jay Inslee is running for president. But hasn't ruled out seeking a third term the same time. Now, he wasn't asked about it in this survey by Chisholm strategies, but another democrat attorney general Bob Ferguson seems to be pulling away pollster dean. Nielsen poll rapper you know, really represents a big ship to work Bergesen. And in the last year Republicans on the other hand favored their 2016 candidate Bill, Brian Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Some considered a clear and present danger the threat of volcanic eruption in the Pacific northwest back in the spotlight more from Preston Phillips. Well, now, lawmakers are trying to make sure you're better prepared for the next one Senator Maria Cantwell visited the cascades volcano observatory to talk about a new law that will strengthen volcano monitoring systems this would allow experts to give communities more time for a pair or to evacuate. So that we can enhance the system that we have in place today. The new also improves coordination between volcanic observatories and creates a volcano wash office. That's operated around the clock. Preston Phillips reporting CVS is planning to sell cannabis based products in eight states. Brian shook has more the hemp derived CBD products will be available in Alabama, California. Colorado, Illinois, Indiana. Kentucky Maryland and Tennessee. The products will be creams sprays and roll lawns that provide an alternative source of relief. Hemp has higher concentrations of CBD than its cannabis cousin marijuana.
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"It was approved by the transportation committee in the Senate, but Republican Senator Curtis king voted against it things in this revenue package that I cannot support carbon tax the impact fees those types of things so the corridor working with you as things go forward to legislation would also increase the fee on electric vehicles sales tax on bikes and the rental car tax. Sue Romero, KOMO news. The state Senate also passed a measure designed to keep guns out of the hands of minors who are at high risk for hurting themselves or others. The Bill updates the state's extreme risk protection. Orders law to include minors. A report by the group every town for gun safety found young gunmen exhibited warning signs before nearly half of all mass shootings and Washington's congressional delegation going to bat for the state's apple growers. As komo's Brian Calvert reports local farmers are up against a big barrier. When it comes to exports growers. Scott mcilwraith says getting his fruit overseas is tough these days and that country's normally interested in his fruit are going elsewhere once that relationship has been developed, and it's very hard for us to get back into it. Also means there's plenty of extra fruit here that brings down the price the more because there's more now Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Dan Newhouse or leading a new charge drafting a letter urging US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer to work with Japan to resolve and remove barriers to allow Washington state apples access to their market and while higher tariffs are the culprit in other. Countries in this case, it's all on Japan. The country has very strict sanitary rules for its apple imports. Brian Calvert, KOMO news. Coming up on KOMO. I'm Ryan Harris with plans to help people who might lose their affordable homes to new building new study at U dub finds a disturbing link between infections and pregnant mothers and future autism and depression in their children. I'm Kelly.
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"News one thousand ninety seven seven good afternoon. Komo news time one thirty one. And we will continue to monitor the testimony of Michael Cohen will have a ABC news special at eight o'clock tonight here on KOMO news to wrap up the day. The governor says the state has done a good job at that efforts to improve diversity equity and inclusion are not over. Komo's Ryan Harris with more from today's update. Governor Jay Inslee met with representatives of several state agencies to hear about their progress. And even bragged the little about how he's doing with his direct hire. So we actually are above our participation rates for communities of color, essentially about fifty fifty. Idea to exactly fifty fifty for gender issues. Inslee also issued the agencies a challenge to keep up with him loose Smith with labor and industry says they've had input from employees es and the people they deal with more than six thousand non English phone calls each month, we translate more than thirty six hundred documents on any given day. We are managing six thousand claims in a language other than English. The office of financial management says people of color are still under-represented among state workers. Same with people with disabilities. Ryan harris. Komo news, Facebook Uber. Many other companies have all experienced data breaches that have laid bare their customers personal information. Now, komo's Corwin Hake. Reports a US Senator from here in Washington is leading the effort to better protect consumer privacy democratic Senator Maria Cantwell says in recent years consumers have been plagued by a barrage of cyberspace privacy violations. Many of which are entirely preventable. Like the infamous Cambridge analytic. Ika Facebook breach unauthorized access to personal information of eighty seven million Facebook users, which it used for profiling purposes can't will end others are demanding congress. Protect consumers with new federal laws to address data vulnerability such legislation would help ensure use of consumers personal data becomes transparent. And optional as Michael beckerman with the online trade group, the internet association says people have the right to know who is using their data and how there should be no surprises four win Hake. Komo news. US Representative Pramilla giant Paul from Seattle today introduced the Medicare for all Bill that would create a government funded healthcare system to cover every person in the country giant Paul says, it would mean, no more copays or premiums. You can.
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"Five plows and sand trucks still work the rose your tires in the groove made by others helps you get to the arterials that are plowed a bit tougher on the top of Queen Anne hill. Clear the loop the loops, no good. If you can't get down the hill. Most roads leading up to the top have road closed signs does road close signs really do mean the road is closed. They don't mean we just didn't pick up the sign weather has improved and those high priority plowing routes that serve buses are much better. Our next priority is to try to help schools getting plows to school bus drop off and parent drop off areas and apparently kids playing in snow and sledding are a factor on why snowplows will enter some neighborhoods. We don't necessarily want those plows in residential neighborhoods for safety reasons. Markevic KOMO news. The wet snow and ice bringing down trees. Across the region. The snow rip the roots off from under a tree near Mountlake terrace. It fell across the street in Everett, a huge branch landed on a parked car and damage the carport next to it and your bodily huge branch impale, the families shed owner Vanna pop up new was just grateful it fell on his man cave. Instead of one of his kids bedrooms, just a few feet away. And. The worst of it. You know, hopefully, everything falls off. Some of those fallen trees have hit power lines causing outages. Remember, those downed lines can be very dangerous to stay away until crews can remove them in the winter storms. Have blasted our state are now blamed for killing sixteen hundred dairy cows in the valley, dairy, farmers blame cold temperatures and winds up to eighty miles an hour. Big bundle of bills moving through the US. Senate would protect more than a million acres of public lands and waterways Komatsu Romero tells us democratic Senator Maria Cantwell is one of the co sponsors the legislation ahead of final vote. Can't well pushed for passage of the package of one hundred ten individual bills sponsored by both democratic and Republican senators that would establish one point three million acres of new wilderness areas and twenty six hundred miles of new national trails. The outdoor economy is.
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"G wireless technology could be worth a trillion dollars to the US economy. According to Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington, she says five g represents a quantum leap that will deliver everything from smart resource management to self driving cars, but she warns five G networks have to be secure, and that starts with having a cybersecurity strategy that focuses on shoring up our defense against hackers and state-sponsored actors of cyber terrorism wireless carriers and other technology companies begin rolling out five G devices in the first half of this year. Doctors have identified patient zero in the latest measles outbreak. It was someone infected from out of the country who came into contact with a large group of. Unvaccinated children Clark county public health director. Dr Allen Melnik says it's unfortunate vaccine is very safe. It's very cheap. And it's very effective other now more than fifty confirmed cases in Washington state with more than one hundred other patients actively being monitored today the Tacoma Pierce county health department, sharing some new flu numbers. Here's komo's Kelly coupons since late September one hundred and thirty people in Pierce county have been hospitalized with the flu Eighty-one percent of patients had at least one condition increasing their risk during that time. Six people died from the flu patients hospitalized with the flu range from two months old to ninety years all local elected officials are getting a pay raise. Komo's Eric Heintz tells you how much for say lawmakers the Washington citizens commission on salaries for elected officials approve raises of three thousand dollars for this year and another three grand for twenty twenty. Meaning next year. They will earn more than fifty six thousand dollars per year state supreme court judge. Justices and judges sitting on appeal superior and district courts. We'll get raises of eight and a half percent for this year two and a half percent next year. Governor Jay Inslee state, attorney general Bob, Ferguson and state treasurer doing Davidson, we'll get fifteen hundred dollar raises both this year and next the raises came as part of the Commission's regular salary adjustments. Eric Heintz, KOMO news. Investigators trying today to figure out what sparked a fire just east of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. The update from komo's Frank Lenzi. The fire jumped from one house to another around one o'clock this morning along twenty third avenue east near east Mercer men were driving by the time they spotted the flames coming out of a window. So they tried to get everybody out.
Senate passes sweeping legislation to combat opioid epidemic
"Sweeping legislation to battle the opioid epidemic. Passed in the US Senate this week Cairo radios Hannah, Scott report Pierce county sheriff Paul past or says Washington Senator Maria Cantwell's Bill cleared in the Senate this week is exactly what needed to happen to start getting a handle on the opioid crisis. This is the way government is supposed to work. Well, says one of the most important aspects of our Bill is that it permanently increases the number of patients doctors can handle with medication based treatment like suboxone to two hundred seventy five it used to be capped much lower. It also cracks down on drug makers who don't report suspicious orders and trains first responders on how to be safe around
Senator Maria Cantwell, Everett Washington and King County discussed on News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"To solve the opioid crisis arrives in King County this hour Senator Maria Cantwell is here drumming up support for the opioid crisis response act. It is a full package of proposals all designed to curb the distribution of opioids and prevent debts nearly seven hundred people in two thousand sixteen died in our state from opioid overdoses and more than forty two thousand nationwide. So this new proposal which the Senate passed on Monday is supposed to help curb some of the problems that the countries having if it's signed into law. It would require special packaging push for more non addictive painkillers and forced the post office, detract shipments Senator Maria Cantwell, also says manufacturers need to be held accountable. Citing a case of over prescribing install mush county in one example of physician in Everett Washington wrote more than ten thousand prescriptions of opioid. Loyd's this number of prescription. So it's twenty six times higher than the average prescriber in Everett, Washington, Senator Cantwell also says that drug courts like those that started in our needs to be expanded to help non violent offenders. That's
12 People on Flights to Philadelphia Have Flu-Like Symptoms
"Has more international flights land in the US. There are more cases of people being sick with symptoms of the flu. At least a dozen people reported sick today on two separate American Airlines flights that landed in Philadelphia the CDC is now evaluating those passengers yesterday. A flight from Dubai landed in New York with sick passengers today. Ten tested positive for
Bernie Sanders' 'BEZOS' bill targets worker pay at Amazon and Walmart
"Senator Bernie Sanders says introduced the base os act, the stop bad employers by zeroing out subsidies act would tax companies like Amazon and WalMart for every dollar. They're low wage worker gets in government, healthcare and food stamps. The American people are tired. Having to subsidize the wealthiest people in this country. Paying wages that are just so low. That people can't get by Amazon declined our request to comment on
Washington, 16 other states sue Trump administration over family separations
"The komo twenty four seven news center today's supreme court decision upholding president trump's travel ban has sparked outrage and protests one of those rallies was right here in seattle komo's jeff pohjola has more from outside federal courthouse a couple of hundred people gathered in downtown rallying against the five to four decision decision not only attacks the muslim communities but also opens the door to government and court sanction discrimination other ethnic and religious groups or marisha con is one of the organizers the muslim ban as part of president trump's larger unamerican war immigrant families including his administration's incarceration of immigrants and inhumane separation of children and parents at the border the rally briefly disrupted traffic on fifth avenue planned a few counter protesters tried to disrupt the proceedings but bicycle officers were able to keep the peace in downtown seattle jeff pohjola komo news the trump administration is praising today's supreme court decision upholding the president's travel ban attorney general jeff sessions criticizing lower court rulings that attempted to block it very pleased with the outcome today and hope that this goes some way toward ending the practice of the broad nationwide injunctions which in my view gravely threaten the rule of law the executive order mostly targets several muslimmajority countries in addition to north korea and venezuela allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the us as long as they stay in agriculture komo's shoe romero reports that proposals being looked at as part of a broader immigration bill by the house of representatives this week agriculture amendment would grant legal status to undocumented workers for a few years but only if they keep working in fields and return to their home countries for at least forty five days during that time it would offer no permanent residency or allow them to try other occupations if they leave agriculture they must leave the us while some in agriculture support illegal path for undocumented workers to stay in the us others don't care for that path might gambler is with the washington growers league i think that's going to create more of an underground economy of sorts people probably get out of agriculture and do whatever they have to to survive the amendment would also allow farm employers to charge for housing rather than provide it for free to workers as is required by current law see romero komo news state attorney general promise to sue the trump administration over family separations at the border today he followed through on that promise sixteen other states in the district of columbia joined with bob ferguson on a lawsuit it says the administration violated the constitutional due process rights of the parents and children and that the administration's violating federal asylum laws by turning families away at the border the two senators from the north west continue to press the trump administration on reuniting children separated from their parents after being caught entering the country illegally oregon's ron wyden says it's clear the health and human services administration has no idea what it's doing department is scrambling to collect resumes of individuals with experience in child care it's clear that the department was woefully unprepared meanwhile washington senator maria cantwell personally press secretary alex as are on the case of one asylumseeker being held in seatac the secretary promising are putting kids in touch with parents to make sure that happens that that we want to we we're working every parent child want them in regular touch regular community please let me know off line we'll get on that and make sure that that's happening however as our says the agency must be able to prove a percentage before families can be reunited reunited national park service says it made three rescues and a single they over the past weekend on sunday helicopter crew rescued in eighteen year old man from the north cascades national park then they flew to olympic national park to rescue a fifty five year old man who had been in the back country for six days an emergency beacon activated from out rainier were rescued two climbers the superintendent of mount rainier national parks and he's proud of the work the crew did boeing has unveiled a new concept plane it's jet that would be capable of traveling at mach five fast is that that's five times the speed of sound or.
Twelve senators seek FCC probe of Sinclair news scripts, pause in Tribune review
"Adam smith is worried that the us might get bogged down with another military conflict this time in syria is the white house weighs its response to the latest chemical weapons attacks smith is concerned about how effective any military response might be president monster missile strike after chemical attack it really didn't change schmidt says there are no easy solutions but he's afraid that any kind of response could lead to esscalation seahawks peer to be passing on the opportunity to bring colin kaepernick aboard is a backup quarterback komo's charlie harder has the story let's two weeks ago we were telling you about the rumblings a hawks are interested in speaking with capper nick adam schefter on espn reports the team was all set to speak with him earlier this week the question of how he would handle the anthem this year came up and caused that visit to be at the very least postponed and possibly canceled depending on how you look at it there are reports captured said he'd continue to kneel for the national anthem while other reports say he wouldn't commit one way or another seahawks are still without a backup for russell wilson charlie harder komo news washington state senator maria cantwell is among eleven us centers asking the federal communications commission to investigate sinclair broadcasting scripts for news distortion the letter from the eleven democrats and independent bernie sanders asks the fcc to put on hold its review of sinclair's proposed purchase of tribune media is fortytwo tv stations if c c chairman agit pie has reportedly rejected the request saying the fcc does not have the authority to revoke a license based on the content of a particular newscast reuters quotes pie as saying i can hardly think of an action more chilling of free speech the federal government investigating a broadcast station because of disagreement with its news coverage or promotion of that cover verage shouldn't claire on komo tv and komo radio state supreme court has upheld the death penalty conviction of connor shire man this is judge handing down that sentence in two thousand ten and finished shelby and hereby is sentenced to death sharon walked into a kirkland home in stab two women and two children to death in two thousand six the ruling today a majority of.
Microsoft Upheld Less Than 1 Percent of Gender Discrimination Complaints by Female Employees, Court Documents Say
"And mount ranier and other national parks said hearing today washington senator maria cantwell not to confront him about that this is an almost three hundred percent increase how does that make sense your proposal would increase the park entrance fee and cost visitors to these park an additional two hundred and fifteen million dollars a year she says the proposals specially outrageous since ryan zinke thinks nothing of spending one hundred forty thousand dollars to fix a door at the interior department i resent the fact of your insults i resent the factor misleading i resent the fact that the doors and i'll go through line by line is also under fire for his use of military and chartered aircraft while doing government work there's a new scam hitting local parents were the culprits tell them their kids have been kidnapped and they demand money for their safe return the king county sheriff's office says they've heard from at least two families in one case the man pretended to be the little girl but in both cases the kids were actually safe at school the seattle police department is a step closer to getting out from under the thumb of the federal government today a judge approved the city's plan to submit a series of quarterly reports the hopes of terminating the consent decree in january of twenty twenty as speed he's been under a microscope since two thousand twelve the justice department started investigating allegations of excessive force and biased policing female employees at microsoft filed nearly one hundred twenty complaints about gender discrimination over a sixyear period and internal investigators concluded that only one of those was founded that's according to the documents filed by plaintiffs an ongoing lawsuit against the company the seattle times reports three women are suing they say they were passed over for jobs or promotions because of their gender they're asking for class action status microsoft has denied the allegations a look at your drive now here's kiro radio realtime traffic healthy snacks it's going to be a long drive and when you're hungry it's never fun you're eighty two minutes seattle.