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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
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
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
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
"The spirit of all the fun there today win ended the huskies win at homecoming. All right one minute. We'll get Joel stern ready for us here at the KOMO sports desk. Meanwhile, the two candidates the two top candidates in Washington's race for the US Senate faced off yesterday. It's her second debate and democratic incumbent Senator Maria Cantwell and Republican challenger Susan Hutchison met in Spokane members of the media were there as well as audience members who were allowed to ask questions. One man asked about efforts to drain the swamp in DC my opponent in this race is a poster child for being a DC insider and taking advantage of that insidious relationship between politicians and special interests fusion Hutchison later Cantwell responded to a question about US relationships with Saudi Arabia. I do want to hold them accountable. We have three tools. We'll be considering sanctions on individuals that are involved. This issue of whether we continue to support them in Yemen, which is turning into one of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. And to look at this issue of arm sales, all of those should be on the table. Kent is served a Senator from Washington since about two thousand one Hutchison a former TV news anchor here in Seattle spent the last five years as chair of the state Republican party. Komo news time seven forty. Let's get Joel stern here. Coma radio from a Harley exteriors sports desk. Huskies how about those Cougars. Good morning, you'll without injured running back miles Gaskin and leading by a point at halftime. The huskies come alive in the second half had beat visiting Colorado twenty seven thirteen coach Chris Peterson played hard a little bit harder owner sales at times it felt like we needed to. But sometimes other team causes those things to happen. Jake brownie connects with Aaron fuller on a twenty six yard touchdown pass with four minutes left. Mcgrew in Tamari closely combined for one hundred and seventy two yards. TD's? Meanwhile, in Pullman, the Cougars feet tall. Frank to Oregon thirty four twenty Gardner. Miss you with three hundred twenty three passing yards four touchdowns the dodgers to the World Series after beating the brewers five one in game seven of the base. The Red Sox beginning to say at Fenway sports at ten and forty minutes past the hour. I'm Joel stern of your home of the huskies. Komo news homeowners no.
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
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Seven seven the northwest only twenty four hour news station washington senator maria cantwell weighs in on the coming change to the us supreme court i'm bill o'neil more local news in sixty seconds it's six campaigning in fargo for republican candidate for senate president trump said he's looking forward to nominating someone to replace retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy justice kennedy's retirement makes the issue of senate control one of the vital issues of our time the most important thing we can do various civil rights groups now back calls by democrats to hold off on a confirmation vote until after the midterm elections national security adviser john bolton confirms president trump will sit down with russian president vladimir putin for a summit but isn't expecting any specific outcomes according to the leaders of these two countries to me there are wide range of issues despite the differences between a date and time for the summit to be announced tomorrow texas carried out of seven execution of the year giving a lethal injection to condemned rapist murderer danny paul bible richard cantu abc news stay connected stay informed komo news the top stories from the komo twenty four seven news center washington senator maria cantwell is among those voicing concerns over the coming change in the us supreme court senator cantwell tells msnbc she's extremely worried about what the future holds for.
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.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Way if you think it is if if you happen to be for instance or republican woman voter who says we'll wait a minute if there were a woman running in my district i'd vote for her over any man and by the way in a lot of these races it's the woman versus woman is it will be here in the state of washington the republican nominee for us senator is going to be our former gop chair and the state of washington susan hutchison running against a sitting very liberal us senator maria cantwell anyway the poll showed the republicans ahead thirty eight and a fraction to democrats had thirty seven this is very good news and it's the kind of good news that led one of the lead republican strategists who's just an interview extensive interview with the new york times and actually covered it very sympathetically his name is cory bliss he's thirty seven years old and he is right now executive director of the american action network and also of the congressional leadership fund which is a leading pack campaigning for republicans and he declares flat out if the election were held right now right now this moment republicans would not lose the house and i believe that with the benefits from the tax cuts mounting and with things going in a more prosperous direction and may be aided by some triumphs in foreign affairs which i think it would be enormously beneficial to republicans because it's beneficial to the country if there is some kind of negotiated agreement on korea for instance then this would be very very far from that kind of blue wave election that people expect the reuters story says.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"If if you happen to be for instance or republican woman voter who says well wait a minute if there were a woman running in my district odd vote for her over any man and by the way in a lot of these races it's woman versus woman is it will be here in the state of washington the republican nominee for us senator is going to be our former gop chair and the state of washington susan hutchison running against a sitting very liberal a us senator maria cantwell anyway the poll showed the republicans ahead thirty eight and a fraction to democrats at thirty seven this is very good news and it's the kind of good news that led one of the lead republican strategists who's just an interview extensive interview with the new york times and actually covered it very sympathetically his name is cory bliss he's thirty seven years old and he is right now executive director of the american action network and also of the congressional leadership fund which is a leading pack campaigning for republicans and he declares flat out if the election were held right now right now this moment republicans would not lose the house and i believe that with the benefits from the tax cuts mounting and with things going in a more prosperous direction and may be aided by some triumphs in foreign affairs which i think would be enormously beneficial to republicans because it's beneficial to the country if there is some kind of negotiated agreement on korea for instance then this could be very very far from that kind of blue wave election that people expect the reuter story says.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"In this real estate environment we need more resources but there has already been significant push back the greater seattle chamber of commerce has strongly opposed such a move in a flurry of tweets this morning the president says he may use his powers to get involved with the russia investigation which some see as a direct threat to fire department of justice officials we get both sides of the story i we sent charlie harder to seatac airport to hear from senator maria cantwell i'm curious what goes through your mind when you hear those sorts of things meantime president trump's former campaign manager corey lewandowski tells cnn the president simply wants the department of justice share all its russia investigation documents with congress immediate should be praising the president fares desire to make sure that all the information is shared and i don't understand why they're not but cantwell says firing robert muller or rod rosenstein would be ill advised in would provoke a bipartisan reaction charlie harger komo news trouble for a guy from kent after his comments on facebook about a former kitsap county deputy lead to harassment charges and now a trial come of sue romero with the story kitsap county judge decided not to dismiss harassment charges against twentysevenyearold michael martin for threatening comments he made on facebook that means he'll go on trial martin commented on the kitsap son's facebook page about a story of howard jury did not find use of excessive force by a former deputy in a chase that turned out to be the wrong man but who ended up with a dislocated jaw according to the sun martin's comments include quote this cop should be put down and he requested the deputies address his lawyer argued that the comments are protected speech but a judge said the threats taken with the request for the deputies address constituted a true threat martin's trial is set for july romero komo news komo news time five thirty four cherubs for this week coming your way after traffic and weather aaa traffic now though with marina if you're trying.
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.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"The founder a patriot prayer plans to run against democrat senator maria cantwell a look at your forecast now mostly dry for the drive home as being in the mid 40s tomorrow just some light snow or slush temperatures mainly above freezing cold enough for at least some spotty rain of accumulation that maybe it up to about an inch them we go mid 40s and we'll see a convergence own for the afternoon i'm cairo seven pinpoint meteorologist nick alan shine and 45 degrees now in seattle i'm kim shepherd on demand with a cairo radio cairo radio news 973 fm boiling point john control the focus our national debate over guns front and center of once again how many scores is going to take this is more than parkland forever sing for their life is there a perfect aleutian that protects our kids and the rights of gun owners who clear perspectives need to be considered if he had just handed out weapons to both the good guys and the bad guy your freedom not to be aren't is being a to the conversation continues on cairo 973 fm what being a vip felines i guess and he into them oh yeah that's money nothing beats feeling like a vip and it in his swahli red wing casino you don't have to be some a celebrity high roller to be treated like one whatever dane however you roll when you play at red wind you can't afford the dea redwings it seemed out you vip here news we see a brought to you by chevrolet of puyallup.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"Police made several arrests that day a recurring theme at rallies over the past year or so when protesters and counterprotestors have faced off gives and tells komo today the decision to run was not easy to come to i do believe that it bumping the god wanted me to do it doesn't mean i'm going to win but i do believe that um but last year than preparation have been training for what's going to happen this year the first step would be the republican primary in august if he wins that gives and would take on democratic incumbent senator maria cantwell in november carleen johnson komo news proposed new law targets drug houses and other socalled new since properties cobbles corwin haeck reports the new law would allow the government to levy fines and in some cases seize those properties the ordinance under consideration and snohomish county seeks to crackdown on houses were drugs are manufactured or where prostitution is rampant in short places where repeated visits by law enforcement identify the property as a chronic nuisance and a threat to public safety under the law property owners or managers would first get a warning the sheriff would give the property owner in person in charge an opportunity to abate the chronic nuisance property after which the owner could be fined or the property subject to a lean or seizure councilmember sam low admits the slope can become slippery when the government seeks to infringe on the rights of property owners i know that it does cross a line a little bit on property rights but i think overall very need needful low says some of these properties and the activities within resemble something he would see in a third world country the proposal gets a public hearing next month corwin haeck komo news microsoft goes to the us supreme court tomorrow morning in an attempt to keep certain emails out of government's hands a federal court has already sided with the redmond company in an international drug trafficking investigation the federal court said email stored by microsoft in other countries doesn't have to be turned over to the us government now that same government has taken this to the country's highest bench foreigners authorities warn of a huge loss for microsoft's foreign business if the us justice department has access to emails stored elsewhere in the.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"The cares active senator maria cantwell along with california senator kamala harris seven to reduce the measure it would hold drug companies accountable for the aggressive and or misleading advertising of opioids and they say the drugs manufacturers are also negligent when it comes to the distribution of the drugs the act would also authorize fifty million dollars to be used to dismantle heroin trafficking another police department in western washington is equipping officers with narcan which can save the lives of people who are overdosing a doctor trained olympia officers in recognising the signs of an overdose in how to use that spray a woman is recovering after being shot early yesterday morning at a convenience store in bremerton police think the suspect they're holding is the same person who stabbed a stranger a few years ago go more from komos christon drew we've learned that the shooting suspect kip green has a violent criminal history he served nine months in prison after stabbing a man at this seven eleven in downtown bremerton that victims said he didn't know green and that he didn't speak or have any confrontation with him before the stabbing who was random it was violent and it you know it it certainly scary that he's had these two very violent interactions with people in bremerton christian drew komo news komo news time seven thirty nine public land's commissioner hillary fran's is joining other pacific northwest leaders to voice concern about a trump administration proposal to sell oil leases off the washington coast we get the update from komo's eric heintz it'll letter sent thursday to interior secretary ryan zinke and bureau of ocean energy management acting director walter cruickshank france at offshore drilling in washington could negatively affect the coastal environment as well as local fishing and shellfish industries she writes washington's public land's in waters are not assets to be plundered leaving washingtonians with a mess hurler comes after zinke said he wants to open nearly all us coastlines to offshore oil.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"The higher fees would pay for improvements to roads buildings and other infrastructure critics say the dramatically higher fees could keep many people away this out protesters yesterday it senator maria cantwell is office in washington dc they were calling for the renewal of the dream act this year but isn't past some of these immigrants could be deported in the next few months fourteen units added ever an apartment building are gone after a three alarm fire last night komos brian calvert reports perland new immediately something was wrong we heard like a people screaming she had to get out of the apartment and then a need it again yeah i tend to get my that everett firefighter made in town get what they would get a liar ladder he climb club he would they what he can mike catt how but they she ran in she saw two people are being treated for injuries fourteen families of the colby square apartments have lost everything well nearly every thing guess who was found a little while later the brian calvert komo news a police officer in bremerton was fired from her job for punch you demand in the face while he was restrained in a hospital officials say she punched a drunk man threetimes after he spit on the officers face a red in man accused of trying to kill a south dakota state trooper following a traffic stop has been convicted of attempted murder pennington county jury found 35yearold donald willing him guilty rapid city journal reports that the verdict comes two years after troopers zachary baiters stopped an suv along interstate ninety near box elder for speeding prosecutor say baiter found marijuana in the vehicles cargo area and was about a handcuffed willing hammond william punched him to the ground it continued swinging three other defendants pleaded guilty earlier a cloud them county man faces felony charges for threatening a school bus driver the driver a member of james towns clown tribe told police that the suspect stalked her on voice road and scream on wednesday used racial slurs to complain about her driving than threaten to shooter the man is accused of making even more threats when he called the travel office to complain sheriff's office arrested the man and confiscated his guns and an eight year old santa claus is trying to make the holidays little brighter for some kids in need zachary donner.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"The route where monday's derailment happened until positive train control is installed and fully working that decision made wednesday by the states transportation department come met markevic has more on the crash sound transit which posed a rare light says crews are still repairing the tracks signal equipment ed damage to the trestle we should have confidence that we will find out what happened tuesday governor jay inslee met with amtrak officials at the scene and now says amtrak will pay all the costs of the derailment amtrak says those costs include all the medical in incidental expenses incurred by those injured and their families the cleanup and repair of the roadway and the restoration of passenger rail service now senator maria cantwell is asking the us senate transportation committee chair foreign oversight hearing on the accident saying in a letter the traveling public needs to know that amtrak and it's regulator the federal railroad administration are doing all they can to protect the safety of passengers and was met markevic a vigil was held last by to honor veterans who died while homeless since no michelle county dozens of people gathered outside the county courthouse in everett we may never know all the details of the compassionately sued for the sacrifices they made louis to be certain even if they died alone they are not forgotten cities all over the country held similar events as part of national homeless persons memorial day the cdc says the risk of homelessness and poor health is a concern for one out of every eight americans air travellers should expect today to be the busiest time at sea tac goma steve mccarron was at the airport the watch for the russian helps.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"The states transportation department almost matt markevic has more on the crash sound transit which owns the rail light says crews are still repairing the tracks signal clement and damage to the trestle we should have confidence that we will find out what happened on tuesday governor jay inslee met with amtrak officials at the scene and now says amtrak will pay all the costs of the derailment amtrak says those costs include all the medical in incidental expenses incurred by those injured and their families the cleanup and repair of the roadway and the restoration of passenger rail service now senator maria cantwell is asking the us senate transportation committee chair foreign oversight hearing on the accident saying in a letter the traveling public needs to know that amtrak and it's regulator the federal railroad administration are doing all they can to protect the safety of singers what's komos map markevic dozens of protestors took over senator maria cantwell is office in dc yesterday to pusher into passing the dream act this year the dream act protects millions of immigrants who were brought to the us by their parents when they were young some of these immigrants could be deported in the next few months of the dream act is not passed a manning clown county faces felony charges for threatening a school bus driver the driver is a member of the james towns cloud them tried she told police the suspect stopped airbus on boyce road in swim wednesday used racial slurs to complain about her driving and then threatened to shooter the suspect made even more threats when he called the travel office to complain sheriff's deputies arrested the man at his home and confiscated his guns spd officers working hard this holiday.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The intense lobbying continues in washington as republican tax reform efforts move for the national association of realtors is among those critical of igf plan to reduce the mortgage interest deduction cap the deduction for local property uh and eliminate the deduction for state and local income titles democratic lawmakers from district were housing is especially expensive are also critical of the republican plan washington senator maria cantwell told cnbc the tax reform effort is making housing unaffordable for many both the house and the senate are marching toward the path of making housing more unaffordable and the united states of america i beg that's a mistake housing used to be fifteen percent ended as falling down to twelve percent so the notion that we've done enough for housing in the last several years shares is just not true republican leaders say the legislation will put hundreds or thousands of dollars back in the pockets of american taxpayers and will boost the economy by clearing the way for more job creation the national association of realtors is urging congress to pass a wideranging flood reform act which would include a fiveyear renewal of the national flood insurance program or nf ip that program was due to expire in september but got a short term extend from the president through december eight and i are senior legislative policy representative austin perez says another shortterm extension is likely for the nf i pay to give congress more time to act on a longerterm revamping of the program the navy century flood insurance reform act would keep the insurance going for the long term and make changes to increase program efficiency new research.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Newsroom with bill thompson type health play stephen the intense lobbying continues in washington has republican tax reform efforts to move forward the national association of realtors is among those critical of the gop plan to reduce the mortgage interest deduction cap the deduction for local property taxes and eliminate the deduction for state and local income taxes democratic lawmakers from district were housing is especially expensive are also critical of the republican plan washington senator maria cantwell told cnbc the tax reform effort is making housing unaffordable for many both the house in the senate are marching toward the path of making housing more unaffordable and the united states of america i think that's a mistake housing used to be fifteen percent of gdp and it has fallen down to twelve per se so the notion that we've done enough for housing in the last several years is just not true republican leaders say the legislation will put hundreds or thousands of dollars back in the pockets of american taxpayers and will boost the economy by clearing the way for more job creation the national association of realtors is urging congress to pass a wideranging flood reform act which would include a fiveyear renewal of the national flood insurance program or nf ip that program was due to expire in september but got a shortterm extension from the president through december eighth and a are senior legislative policy representative austin perez says another short term extension is likely for the nf ip to give congress more time to act on a longerterm revamping of the program the 21st century flood insurance reform act would keep the insurance going for the long term and make changes to increase program efficiency new research finds that four out of ten american households with broadband service planned to buy a.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"To combat cohen called on arabs federal way police say they shot and killed a man monday night after he pulled a gun on two victims and then pointed it at all officers gomelsky belgian ports police say the nine one one line's lit up callers saying someone was pointing a gun at two young man at their red car in the parking lot of the elephant kar wash the victims told police they pulled into the closed business to check on trouble with their car with the suv pulled up behind the man got out and brandished a handgun two veteran patrol officers were nearby and the police department said they were there within seconds to confront the gunman necess turned toward stan and ann lifted their firearm and pointed at right at the officers that harvard said the officers had no choice fired upon him and here is to safe they're what is still unclear is why the suspect to have the two victims at gunpoint of the first place the pariser they didn't know who the man works police later determined he was thirty three from out of state had a fugitive war at out for his arrest on burglary charges and so it was this very immediate very dangerous situation and so when the officers arriving so quickly world right into what was happening both officers our veterans they've been placed on paid administrative leave that is routine while his investigation goes on this makes the third officerinvolved shooting gave a year paired federal way keith eldridge komali senate democrats of unveiled a plan to let them americans contribute more untaxed income to 401 k in response to republicans who may be considering more limits as part of the new tax plan democratic senator maria cantwell from our state taxing 401 k is our limiting taxfree contributions will only make it harder for people to save we should not be taxing working people.
"senator maria cantwell" Discussed on KOMO
"And rebuild their lives and through the justice system we will hold those accountable for the current opioid crisis and make them pay purdue has not yet responded to these new lawsuits a man who's been vowed coveted to stand trial air man has been valkov at the stand trial of the two thousand fourteen kits at county murder lawyers for gabriel guy eta agree he is ready to stand trial of the death of gypsies right back when he was 17 years old living in the same neighborhood as the girl and could face life in prison if guyana is convicted senator maria cantwell of our states working with both parties in the nation's capital to improve the tsa among other things the tsa mater aziz should act would help deploy bombsniffing dogs to airports across the country including seatac airport here at seatac we've already seen how more dogs densely things up especially during the busy summer travel rush center cat wealth says there's a frustration by airports across the country the tsa is not adding more explosivessniffing dogs fast enough the legislation require tsa to develop certification standards that allow the use of third party dogs and allow airports to provide train passengers screen dogs freeze by tsa in cases where they are unable to provide it with god's themselves that skulls their a on seems more people are shifting their work day earlier to avoid getting stuck in bad traffic and say patrols as many of those early commute drivers have a lead foot goes ghani johnson spoke with state trooper richarson teuber johnson tells me more drivers are going in early these days even around four a m you see a lot of cars and many are taking advantage of that you know that the roadway to open now not card all around right you know people and to be lent accommodate see the flow of traffic at about seventy miles an hour those who do get pulled over have all kinds of great excuses like the guy who told trooper johnson he was rushing to the hospital all this individual to the.