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"spokane" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"FM 77. Stay connected, stay informed. Good morning and thanks for joining us on this Monday. It's October 16th at 5 0 2 cloudy skies and 55 degrees in downtown Seattle. Along with Brian Calvert, Matt I'm de Factor. Matt, here's what's happening. It's been more than a week since Hamas terrorists attacked Israel and the counteroffensive pages on with the death toll climbing rallies on both sides of the conflict took place over the weekend in our state. And we get more from northwest news radio's Carleen Johnson. Nearly 1000. The US war machine nearly 1000 people gathered in Westlake Park over the weekend to call on the Israeli government to end its retaliation in the Gaza for the Hamas led slaughter on Israel. The rally included fiery rhetoric from a series of speakers but remained peaceful. This man spoke with before. It's sad to see ordinary Israeli civilians get killed. That shouldn't have happened in my opinion. And also there shouldn't be ordinary working class Palestinians being killed either on the other side the of state. A rally in support of Israel was held in Spokane's Riverfront Park. Rabbi Israel from the Shabbat of Spokane County told CremTV, despite the ongoing anti -Semitism they have always lived with, they will remain strong. Jewish unity and this evening is our brothers and sisters, fellow Americans for standing here together with us. Carleen Johnson, Northwest News Radio. Members Bellingham of a church group who were trapped in Israel relieved to finally be home. The group of nearly 60 people sought refuge in Jordan after the war broke out. After several days of trying to get new flights home, finally they made it happen on Friday. Appreciated the prayers that brought us home but pray for the people in Israel. The entire group is not in Washington yet. At last check some are in Paris and Istanbul awaiting flights home. That's KOMO4's Michelle Esteban. Rite Aid has filed for bankruptcy. What could that mean for Bartell drugs? The chapter 11 filing is no surprise. Rite Aid is weighed down by billions in debt, declining sales and dozens of lawsuits claiming it filled thousands of illegal prescriptions for painkillers. More store closures across the country are likely Rite Aid has 15 locations in the greater Seattle area. Bartell drugs owned by Rite since Aid 2020 could also be impacted. Bartell has closed six local stores just this year. Just how far has Rite Aid fallen? In 1998 the company's market value was nearly 13 billion. It's now just 40 million, less than half of what Rite Aid paid just for the Bartell chain three years ago. Tim Hall, News Northwest Radio. Sumner based outdoor retailer REI has announced it plans to lay off just under 300 people the company according to the notes sent to employees says the operating model for its stores is out of date and more than a decade old a total of 275 lead roles will be eliminated company -wide including 19 here in Washington and just ahead of our traffic a serious crash has been blocking things in the westbound lanes of I -90. It's a all -over this is west of Cle Elum and the crash involving that overturned semi a DOT truck and a patrol car. That's Como 4 Steve McCarron no serious injuries reported. Thanks for listening Northwest to News Radio your home for breaking news coverage and traffic and weather every 10 minutes. Let's get you over to the High Performance Homes Traffic Center where we say good morning to Tama Fulton. Well good morning right now we are seeing in some places heavy and fog that's affecting the drive just a bit but travel times seem to be moving right along. Our biggest news is that the 520 bridge remains closed as it closed Saturday night it hasn't yet reopened a driver so I 90 is your better work around across the water 520 is expected to be opening here shortly right now Olympia to Tacoma is a 26 minute drive seminar to rent in northbound 167 I'll take you 18 minutes Tacoma to Seattle is moving right at speed right now a 30 minute commute every to Seattle is a 22 minute drive and every to Bellevue is moving right along at speed our next 14 and our forecast is sponsored by Northwest cross place services here's meteorologist Kristen Clark a
A highlight from 118: Part 2: Marc Cameron - From Deputy US Marshal to Arliss Cutter to Tom Clancy
"Okay, so the next time I asked for a ride, I didn't get one. No, that's when you look at the other people and say, I meant to do that. Yeah, I meant to do that. Exactly. Well, yeah, that's what you do when your lights are on and they look at you, you just speed through the light and go on to some fake call somewhere, right? Drive like hell. Hey, I want to start progressing into talking about your books, but I want to talk about your time on the Marshalls. When you look back, what's one of the most impactful cases or impactful investigations or things that you did? Because when we had Billy Sarukas on, we talked about the DC Sniper. You guys do some just fantastic work. You've got some great technology. We talked earlier, Blair Dean, when he used to run the TOG, the tactical operations group, some of the stuff you guys do with phones, I mean, just amazing stuff. When you look back on it, what's one or two things that just really stick out to you and you think back and you go, I'm glad. Maybe it wasn't the biggest case, but you look at it and you go, that one made a difference. I really liked that one. Have you got one or two like that? Yeah, sure. It's interesting and I'm actually, in the book I'm working on now, I'm making a comparison. One of the things I really liked about the Marshall Service is you could start your day working with all kinds of tech, especially in Alaska and North Idaho, working with all kinds of technical equipment. Back when I was starting, it was pagers and things like that. That's kind of a cool thing. In the Clancy books, I could talk about pager technology and all that that we don't really use now, so it's not sensitive anymore. But working with phones and computers and all kinds of stuff, and then two hours later, be tracking somebody's boots on the ground through bear country up here and really have to do it the old way. And so, I really like that. I kind of gravitated towards rural work because yeah, we still use cell phone technology. We still use all that stuff, even in rural areas, as far as tracking people and even social media stuff, but we really have to rely on knowing how to physically man track and that sort of thing. So early on in my career, I really enjoyed the high tech, using pagers, using cell phones when they came. I sat next to a guy in the academy who is just a brilliant, brilliant deputy. Even back in 1991, he had a stack of papers about cell phone technology and he realized back then, this is the future of tracking fugitives. And so, he worked with Blair and those guys and I don't like to name their names because he's still kind of half in the business, but he's just a brilliant guy and he helps me quite a bit with the Clancy's as well. So, I really enjoyed those sorts of things and the cases were many, but when I got to North Idaho, we had a case. Now again, you guys mentioned Weaver and Ruby Ridge and all that. So that's the zeitgeist up there, the feeling and the kind of the anti -fed and the animosity and stuff like that. So we went into that and then we had a guy that was wanted on a... He was just wanted on a federal parole warrant. So back then, we had a lot more parole warrants and then, of course, parole got abolished, but we still had a few people wanted on parole. Now it's all supervised release. And we like parole warrants because there was no court. You just arrested the guy and took him to prison. When you violated parole, you just went back to jail. There was no, you know, pass and go or anything. You just went to prison, not even the county jail, the nearest, because they were property of the Bureau of Prisons as far as what the courts saw. So we were looking for this guy, his name was Farron Loveless. And as we started investigating more, we learned that he was a suspect in kidnapping a Jewish couple across the state line into Spokane. He held them hostage in their own home for three days, two days maybe, but I think a couple of nights. And he had like fed their dogs and snuck up to their house and got in and held them hostage. And he had been in prison, then he jumped parole and then come over here. And he had a hit list of a bunch of feds he wanted to kill and not just feds. So we're learning all this little stuff on him that kind of blossomed out of this parole warrant. And we worked it for a number of months, but we started to learn that he was just really a bad guy. But as we got an informant involved and some other people, we learned that he was hiding up on a mountain. He had married a woman, he was in his late 30s, and he had married an older woman in her 60s that had a son and a grandson. And she had Social Security and stored food and kind of back before prepping was a thing, she was a prepper. And so he had basically gotten all her food and he had his...because he was really living a life on the run, completely disconnected. He had no phone, no nothing. So he had moved this teenage boy and this 60 -year -old woman up into the mountains of North Idaho and they built their encampment up there. And they had booby traps, they had fish hooks hanging from monofilament. You might recognize this if you've read the book there. He had split pieces of wood with shotgun shells up through the middle of them and buried all around for like homemade land mines and various booby traps around. But now imagine in that situation when I write a note to headquarters that says, hey, we got this guy and a woman and a teenage boy up on a mountain in North Idaho, we'd like to go get him. They said, not in a million years are you going to go up and have a gunfight on a mountain in North Idaho with a teenage boy and a woman and a fugitive. And so we had to come up with a lot of different plans and it ended up that my partner who had been working on it with me, this was back after the first World Trade Center bombings, and he was part of our special operations group. So we were protecting the judges back in New York. So he had to rotate out every few weeks and go back and help with the protective details. And so he was out of town, so it was me and the FBI where they had helped work on the case because we all had to work together. And there was an FBI agent named Tom Norris, who's a Medal of Honor recipient, I should say. Tommy Norris, he's the only FBI agent I ever met with a glass eye. He's the guy that saved Bat -21. So, I mean, just a phenomenal dude and he mentored my oldest son. He's just a very unassuming, FBI let him get away with what he wanted to because he was a Medal of Honor recipient and really just a class act. So he was helping on it. So we came up with a plan to lure Farron off the mountain. And originally, he had a bicycle and we knew he would come down off this mountain. There was quite a hike up there, take his bicycle and maybe come into town once in a while for supplies. And so I came up with a plan to put a flashbang next to the bike and we'd hide and we'd lure him down to the bicycle and then get him there. Headquarters said, nope, no flashbangs on a mountain. So we came up with another plan and Farron was super prejudiced, super white supremacist, super prejudiced. So we said, we sent our informant back up and this is all not sensitive now because it's all come out in court. But we sent the informant back up and he said, hey, there's a Hispanic gun dealer in town that wants to buy some guns, but he's got two white girls that he's pimping out in Priest River, Idaho and you might want to come down and sell him some guns and take care cleaning of up the race a little bit. And Farron actually said, I'm going to come down and do that. I'm going to come down and get, I'm going to sell him some guns in air quotes and take care of this Hispanic guy that's pimping out white girls. And I mean, that's just the way his brain worked. And so we set up the time and we had Boundary County deputy sheriffs and Bonner County deputy sheriffs and Tom Norris and I. And the plan was when Farron came riding by on his bicycle, there's a long, long bridge outside Priest River, Idaho that goes over Priest Lake. And we were going to pinch him in the middle of the bridge because we knew he was going to be armed. He had a hit list and he had a violent past. And so Tommy was behind him and I was coming up to meet him. And the idea was when he got on the bridge, we'd get him pinched between our two cars and arrest him so he didn't, nobody else was in danger. We would close off the bridge. Well, as Tommy got in, Tom Norris got in behind him, he saw that he had a pistol out the, like in his hip pocket. He had a GP 100 pistol in his hip pocket and a little backpack on and a little, like a 10 -22 rifle sawed off sticking out the back of his backpack. And I mean, he's like the Wicked Witch of the West, you know, riding on his bicycle towards town to meet this guy. And Tommy, I don't know what happened, whether he touched the gun or what, but Tom pulled it beside him and just bumped him off the road. So he went ahead and endowed and went into the ditch. And so I sped up there and this all happened very fast. So he went into the ditch before he got onto the bridge. And so I was right there and there was a boundary county deputy right behind me in a marked unit. And so Tommy bailed out of his car. I bailed out of his car because of the way Tommy had to come around.
"spokane" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
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"spokane" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Spokane puts the brakes on most of the legal claim that was fired filed rather by the former football coach at Washington State University. The details from Northwest News Radio's Carleen Johnson. Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has been fired. Nick Rolovich asked for a religious exemption to the requirement that state all employees get the COVID vaccine. He cited his Catholic faith. Wazoo denied that exemption, which Rolovich argued denied him his protections under the first amendment. Judge Tom Rice heard arguments in case the earlier this month and in his written ruling yesterday Rice said Rolovich didn't reveal his religious beliefs until August of 2021. So he questioned the request for an exemption. He also said the governor's proclamation offered Wazoo's athletic director the ability to terminate Rolovich and with the judge's order the both athletic director and Governor Inslee are removed as defendants in the suit but his case against Wazoo is still pending along with his breach of contract case. Carlene Johnson, Northwest News Radio Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson suing 20 manufacturers of so -called forever chemicals. According to the suit the companies knew for decades about the serious risks that the chemicals pose to people and the environment. The chemicals known as PFAs or PFAS have been used for decades to create water -resistant substances and according to Ferguson's office those chemicals from firefighting foam have contaminated drinking water in some Washington communities. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to several types of cancer infertility and developmental issues in children among other things. A police department caught between two government agencies as questions swirl and fingers point about what to do with an illegal homeless camp in Moreno has a look at the unusual standoff between local leaders. This camp in downtown Burien sits on public property but city officials leased the lot to a private organization to convert to a dog park. Deborah George says the lease is a done deal and notices tell the homeless campers to be gone by just before midnight on Wednesday. After
A Conversation With Chinese Cultural Revolution Survivor Xi Van Fleet
"We should have a tradition of free speech, but a Christian school allegedly Christian school. Whitworth university in Spokane, Washington. Has just voted to block a turning point USA chapter from hosting a Chinese dissident. Yeah, we have nothing to learn from a Chinese dissident. We're tolerant. Meanwhile, we're not going to let the Chinese dissident come on campus. Whitworth university, which you guys can go to Whitworth dot EDU and express your opinion to them, has done this. Well, joining us now is G van fleet's survivor of Mao's China, senior fellow at 1776 action. G welcome to the program. Well, thank you so much, Charlie. You are my hero. I listen to your podcast every day. Oh, that's very kind. Thank you so much for inviting me. Well, thank you. Well, now you're on the podcast. So God bless you that that really means a lot. So G tell us about this situation here involving Whitworth university. Why are they so afraid of having you attend on campus? Yeah, it is a question I have myself. And I was invited and then later told I was a band of voted out. And they reason gave me that they saw from my Twitter account that I was supposedly anti BMM and LGBT. And whatever. And that is absolutely insane. First of all, I have to say, I am I never against LGBT community. That is a false accusation. And but I do have according to what they say. I think they got from a tweet that tweeted out. And it's a list of vocabulary that I said is a woke terms. And unit including BMM. BMN is not that I say that Marxism. They are absolutely claim themselves that they are marxists. They are trained marxists. These people, this student do not have the correct information. Then
"spokane" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"The Beacon plumbing sports desk once again, here's Tom butler. The husky band's basketball team began their Bay Area trip with a win over Cal, the team, with the pact twelve's worst record, the huskies win at 65 56 in Berkeley also last night, the kugs over Stanford on the road, 67 63, and its Spokane 12th ranked Gonzaga, no problem at home against San Diego. Molten falls fort gets it. Refuses the stranger to the right wing back to Timmy leans in wooden go tip attempt is good for true. 64 37, the numbers piling up for Timmy 22 points now 13 boards. And that was the call on learfield sports in the Gonzaga basketball network, and that's how Timmy finished the game with 22 and 13. 97 72, the final the zags, setting up a showdown with first place saint Mary's tomorrow in Spokane. It's big enough that ESPN will bring their college game day show to the city and set up in anticipation of that big contest tomorrow. Women's hoops, the huskies lose a tough one at USC 47 43, Washington state, picked up their first ever win at Pauley pavilion in 34 tries beating UCLA 62 55 as they went over the number 17 bruins. Hockey, the Seattle kraken gave Boston all they could handle, but the bruins beat Seattle 6 5 last night on the ice at climate pledge arena and the Seattle sea dragons lost a heartbreaker for the second straight week in XFL play last night after fumbling at the one yard line in their opening last week costing them a chance to be D.C.. Last night in their home opener, Seattle at an 1817 lead, but St. Louis kicked a 44 yard field goal on the last play of the game, they beat the sea dragons 20 to 18. Sports at ten at 40 path to each hour, Tom Haller northwest news radio. Traffic and weather up next. It's 5 40. Y'all feeling lucky. Luke combs here and I have an exclusive opportunity for you to win a half a $1 million by joining me in the living lucky with Luke combs lottery experience. When it rains it pours for
"spokane" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"English language is less convincing than probably. Are you sure we should get matching tattoos on our first date? Sure. We'll probably stay together. Probably? It's been 23 minutes since I ate. I can probably swim. You should wait 30 minutes. Okay, I'll tell me what to do. Cannonball. I have a cramp. I can probably hit the green from here. Probably. Can I get a Mulligan? Ready to go? Hey, are you sure you're okay to drive? Yeah. Pretty sober. Yeah, I'm probably okay. Probably okay? Isn't okay, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. If you're drinking, call a cab, a car, or a friend, buzz driving, is drunk driving. A message brought to you by nhtsa and ad council. News radio traffic from the dubin law group traffic center. I'm still watching a collision near puyallup northbound highway one 6 one near 24th street ISIS collision partially blocks the right lane state patrols on the scene and in Seattle on northbound I 5, three left lanes remain closed from Spokane street up to I 90, north 5 traffic then diverted through the collector distributor lanes till about 5 a.m.. I'm Jay Phillips, northwest news radio traffic. The northwest news radio forecast from the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center. Good Friday morning everybody, some light rain at times for the early commute temps will start in the upper 30s to the low 40s and then we'll end up in the mid to the upper 40s later in the day as we head into the weekend more light rain both days just at times with upper 40s for highs,
"spokane" Discussed on The Garden Question
"Squash variety. It is called burpees, butter bush. It's one that grows in bush form rather than vining, so it takes up less space in the garden. It only needs 75 days to reach maturity. It should do much better in our garden because the regular type of butternut squash needs about a 110 days. So that's a pretty significant difference. I'm excited to grow it and see how it does for us because I think butternut squash is fabulous. Susan, tell us how people may connect with you. My website is Susan's in the garden dot com and it has all sorts of helpful resources, which has been my intent from the beginning. So there's seed starting guides, a composting guide, herb growing guide, garden book reviews, all sorts of ways to preserve your harvest because that's the key to vegetable gardening, right? And also there's a blog and just so much information there. And then I also post daily to Facebook and Instagram, 99% of the time it's a gardening topic. And I do shoot a new gardening video every week, which folks can find on my YouTube channel, which is also Susan's in the garden. So far I have over 400 videos, I don't know how that happened, but they all add up after a while. And then I write a weekly garden column for our Sunday newspaper here in Spokane, Washington, called the spokesman review, and that runs during the growing season. So I'm on my time off right now. But I also put my columns on my blog each week. So it doesn't matter where you live, you can still read my columns.
"spokane" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"I'm gonna let you in on a secret. You may never see this episode. Like I am on the fence, I'm leaving tomorrow, I drive 6 hours to Spokane. I go to Spokane and the house sitting a farm. That'll be weird and interesting. I'm recording inside the farm like I'm going in the house and recording like a normal setup and not in the truck for those episodes. After that, right around 4th of July, I finally will get the Canopy for the back of my truck. And I'm like, I'm gonna escape the heat. I'm gonna go to the Oregon coast where it's cool and breezy and nice and rainy. And if this episode turns out horrible, I guess if it's too hot in the truck and I'm sweaty and it doesn't sound good or something. I don't know. I'll just rerecord it. I have no problem doing that talking for I waste. I already did all the work to prepare the show. So if I record for an hour and it sucks, I'll just redo it. And that is very freeing. I get to just have fun today. I want to tell you to start the show. I saw buzz light year, I think it's called light year, actually. The new Pixar movie, outstanding movie, really, really liked light year. What I didn't like was I saw Jurassic World a couple days ago. Horrible, horrible movie, Jurassic World is terrible, don't see it. I think I forgot that movies can be terrible..
"spokane" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"It's just a very corny way to say we're going back in on a closed rocking road and tearing up some country back there for some time. So it's going to be an awesome film. It's the first time where I've just filmed everything. No one contributing except for some among sometime means among split up a little bit. So I use some of his footage and I'm going to give him our footage and we're doing a giveaway at the end of that one. But just watching this guy, someone who's so proficient in the turkey Woods and he's got hit so dialed. That's his bread and butter was turkeys. He lives right there in Spokane. So he's like 30 minutes from this hunting spot. And this guy's just lives and breathes turkey hunting. And he's so proficient at it. He knows them so well, we ended up killing three toms or three turkeys. There was two jakes, one nice, really old time, and then two younger jakes came in and we actually got both of those with one shot, which is amazing. It's all on film as well. But I'll go over that. So Bobby, going back to samang and just his proficiency in the turkey wedge and just knowing what to expect. There are certain people that can read animals and read their temperature and kind of call like, hey, this guy's coming in. But so this is what Bobby and him kind.
"spokane" Discussed on The Garden Question
"Those are just tiny little seedlings that you grow to a certain point and then harvest them and eat them as a salad. I still get my salad greens because that's the big thing I always miss in the wintertime is not having fresh lettuce or spinach or arugula or whatever to eat. If I grow it indoors, that solves the problem. Yeah. How many trays of microgreens do you have for you and your husband? I usually have two of the large flats going but sort of alternating the start time so that by the time you're done with one, you can kick into the next one. How often do you harvest those? About once a week, I'd say. Earlier, we were talking about journaling. What did you learn last year that you're going to apply to your garden this year? Well, this is really embarrassing for me to admit this, but I'm going to tell you anyway. I am always so excited to start planning my garden every year. And I know every gardener has the same affliction, right? And we talked about this earlier. Here in Spokane, I mentioned how our last frost usually occurs around mid may. You know, I've always tried to be good about waiting until then to plant my warm season crops. So things like tomatoes and beans and squash and peppers. Mother nature, being the rascal that she is, likes to sneak in another surprise cold snap. So there I am looking at the forecast freaking out running into the house to get blankets and tarps and so on and going back out to the garden and covering everything and hoping that everything is going to make it through this unexpected frost. It is a nuisance and it makes me so stressed out. When it happened, once again, last year, and my husband was questioning why I was doing this to myself. I vowed to plant the tender veggies much closer to the end of May. I should know better, especially as a master gardener. I'm really embarrassed to even admit this. I guess I'm a slow learner. Just get so exciting to think, well, gosh, we're not going to have any more frost, right? And then surprise. The other thing is that I'm trying to do a better job of paying attention to the soil temperature before planting warm season crops because they can be so sensitive to cooler soil. One of the things that happens when the soil is cooler is that there are microorganisms that are not active yet. There are certain nutrients in the soil that are not available to plants. One year I planted corn a little bit early. I kept thinking, why are those plants so yellow looking? They look awful. Well, the organisms that make nitrogen available to plants weren't moving around yet. And so they looked horrible then about a week or two later, all of a sudden the soil warmed up. The microorganisms were doing their thing and the plants looked fabulous. It kind of goes in hand in hand, keeping an eye on the weather and also keeping an eye on the soil temperature. And you know soil thermometers are not expensive. I think it's a great tool to have. This thermometer that we use, we got it with our compost set up. And it's got the really long stem to it. You can poke it in the middle of the compost pile and see how active it is and how warm it's getting. That's things that we like to do. We're easy to please. Also, paternal accomplice pile today..
"spokane" Discussed on Lacey & Flynn Have Sex
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Unlearning the Patriarchy With Andrea Owen
"I really like concrete. Kinda actionable gangsta spokane us. I'm really big about that. So you have the end of every chapter you. Walk your readers through something you call the une learning which i also love. 'cause it's kind of something mystical quest a little bit like an sounds like or like a little bit of like a cult initiation like i'm just i'm into the title this term and therefore steps so i'm hoping obviously she get the and read it for themselves but just as a little preview. Can you tell us what those four steps are. Kind of. Why importance such. They're in every chapter. Yes it is like a secret. You know little justice league that we have secret handshake and all that kind of thing check engine. You just can't see them. The reason i wanted it to be called the learning is because as you well now and all your listeners know like we've been conditioned socialized to be a certain way for decades and it's not just about learning new tools which are great in which we all should do but it is about learning the conditioning that we've all been taught so there's forceps in the first one is and this is really great for people who are just starting out on their personal development journey or seasons people to kind of go back to brass tacks. The first one is to pay attention. You can fix what you don't know is messy for lack of a better expression so it's about paying attention to your thoughts paying attention to your own internalised misogyny paying attention to where you're not showing up out of fear and looking at is that your conditioning and then the next step is to just get
How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1
"Chaos in afghanistan upton as president biden withdrew military forces leading to a forceful takeover by the taliban today august seventeenth. We will dive into one of the greatest foreign policy. The buckles in modern history. Good afternoon. i'm meeting. Kim and this is the outspoken oma quote. Joe biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy national security issue over the past four decades and quote. Who said that not trump not a partisan congressmen or republican operative. That was robert gates. The former secretary of defense under president obama for three years and today as we see significant foreign policy the buckle unfolds in afghanistan that quote is once again reaffirmed now quickly dive into some basic background information as to what is transpiring in afghanistan back in mid april president biden announced immediate withdrawal all american troops from afghanistan by september eleventh. Twenty twenty one. Obviously september eleven was chosen dates because that was to recognize the anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks and which led to the immediate was occupation of afghanistan because at the time afghanistan was harboring osama bin laden on august fifteenth. The taliban took over the capital of kabul effectively toppling. Afghanistan's governments later afghan. President ghani fled the country right before taliban leadership storm the presidential palace and thousands of afghan citizens fled to kabul international airport to skip the taliban. Now while oldest was transpiring. President biden was in camp david and he was strong criticized because he didn't have a strong message or strong immediate message in response to all of this so he traveled back to washington. Dc to address the nation from the white house one of the biggest elements that he was criticized for in the speech was the blame game in which he played and one of the obviously notable people in which she blames forwarded the buckle in afghanistan was trump and sort of implied some blame to bush and obama. He said quote when i came into office. I inherited deal that president trump negotiated with taliban on the his agreement. Us forces would be out of afghanistan. May i twenty twenty one. Just a little over three months after i took office. Us forces had already drawn down during trump administration from roughly fifteen thousand five hundred american force to two thousand five hundred troops in country. The taliban was strongest militarily. Since two dozen one the choice i had to make as your president was added to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season and quote. And but if you actually look at the deal that trump's state department may with taliban it's not what biden actually described in his address at a nation. Mike pompeo who was secretary of state under president trump said in a recent interview that the deal of the taliban was strictly conditional which meant that deal was was strictly predicated on the taliban committing to a peaceful transfer of power in order for america to withdraw after that commitment to a peaceful transfer of power appel said in a recent interview quote we would have demanded the taliban actually deliver on the conditions that we let out in the agreement including the agreement to engage in meaningful power sharing agreement some that which we struggled to get them to do but made it clear it was going to be required before we completed requirements to fulfil foley withdrawal and unquote. And you know there are some criticisms of the deal. Mike pompeo made with the taliban. Obviously the taliban actually pursuing a peaceful transfer of power from the afghan government was not going to happen. I mean we actually thought. That was being overly idealistic. So people had that criticism upon pales deal but even if biden did not agree with the policy that trump's state departments made in efforts to come to some sort of consensus with the taliban he kind of reversed it. I mean he was president for seven months. Which meant that. He'd independence day department and independence defense department and he could have used his powers as the chief executive to to reverse a deal that the previous administration made i mean for his entire time as president of the united states reversed nearly every single policy. That trump did while he was president. So this is no exception. I mean he should own up to the flaws of the policies in which he tried to pursue in addition to to trump he also blamed the afghan military. He said quote. The truth is but this did on for the more quickly than we had anticipated. So what happened. Afghanistan political leader escape up and fled the country the afghan military collapse. Sometimes we're not trying to fight if anything developments at the past week reinforced the ending. Us military involvement in afghanistan. No was the right decision. American troops cannot ensure not be fighting a war and dying in award. Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves and quotes. This is honestly one of the most politically cynical things that i've ever heard biden say the afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. Fifty thousand afghan military soldiers died in darndest entire two decades of us occupation of afghanistan. And the reason why they cannot successively defend themselves against the taliban was because biden himself pulled out a contractors and basically destroyed the afghans dependency on us military which are obviously undermined the ability of afghan military to counter act opposing taliban forces. According to the wall street journal quote in the wake of president biden's withdrawal decision the us pulled its airports air support intelligence and contractors servicing afghanistan planes and helicopters. This meant that afghan military simply cannot operate anymore and quote. Admittedly afghan leadership was significantly underprepared in the wake of the draw because as by afghan officials did not believe america will draw however according to andrew watkins a senior analyst for afghanistan and at the international prizes group research advocacy organization. There was no evidence that the taliban significantly increased their manpower and argue. The only reason why there's summer offensive was successful was due to a lack of us. Air strikes which meant that biden's administration shorter significant blame for the dismantling of the afghan government. What biden actually expect to happen when he pulled the entire the tire. Us presence from afghanistan if the afghan military dependent so much on the us occupation of afghan for the viability of their own independent military force. Then of course when they pulled out of afghanistan. The afghan military by itself was not sufficient enough to defend against the taliban if you're pulling out intelligence contracts that were vital for the dependency of the afghan military than have military is expected to fall when the taliban was advancing to the nation's capital and one of the other things that addition to buy actually blaming everyone except for himself for the marco afghanistan biden also discussed casualties in the in the afghan occupation. He said quote. Lemme ask those who wanted to wanted us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more of american daughters and sons are willing to risk and quotes according to abc news. There's not been a single american combat death since february eighth twenty which was eighteen months ago. That's not to belittle the two thousand three hundred twelve american soldiers that lost life in afghanistan. But it is the suggests that thousands of stationed american soldiers in the lead up to the afghanistan pull out were not being bogged down by precipitous warfare in combat honestly by contrast more than fifty one thousand taliban fighters were killed by american armed forces which shows a major power imbalance in military superiority between taliban in american forces but aside from that by reportedly sent five thousand additional troops back in afghanistan to aid withdrawal despite his call for not putting sons and daughters at risk he just said that it was egregious to put american sons and daughters at risk for filled mission. So what is different about the five thousand additional troops. He sending back into afghanistan. Aren't those sons and daughters. Also at risk and to add insult injury tens of thousands of american citizens have been left behind it in afghanistan in the withdrawal according to the washington according to wall street journal an estimated ten thousand fifteen thousand new citizens remained in afghanistan so yes it is tragic. Every single american soldier died in. afghanistan is a tragedy. No one is disputing dance but suggests that afghanistan was a present danger to the current military soldiers. There from february twenty is simply not true and biden. Really closer to speech with i think when idiotic things that he said in his entire speech close with kohl's diplomacy he said quote. We will continue to support the afghan people we will lead before. Diplomacy or international influence in or humanitarian aid will continue to push for regional diplomacy and engaging prevent violence and instability will continue to speak out for the basic rights at the afghan people of women and girls just as we speak all around the world and quote and my question is just how. How can you negotiate with radical barbaric terrorist group that subject it's ethnic religious and gender minorities to brutal torture and murder. How can you negotiate with democratic for cystic regime. That is responsible for thousands of american lives. I mean honestly gonna ask nicely are gonna get on your knees and begged them to treat the afghanistan woman fairly. I mean i don't understand why biden continues to believe that's diplomacy instead of for actually using military forces is the correct way to go and this brings us back to. What was this for honestly at the end of the day with withdrawn. Us military forces from afghanistan he effectively reversed two decades of foreign policy and the initial mission of counter terrorism and preventing a staging ground for al-qaeda according to the pentagon united states government has been eighty three billion dollars in bolstering the afghanistan government and which is effectively gone to waste. I mean we spend easily billion dollars to bolster an afghan military but the afghan military is so reliance on the american forces to to help them to secure them. But when the american forces are removed from the afghan military to aid them than the billion dollar investment goes down the drain and now according to you defense and state department officials six billion dollars in military equipment including eight hundred fifty mine-resistant ambushed protected vehicles were abandoned in withdrawal which six billion dollars in. Us military equipment is now in the hands of taliban and other terrorist organizations additionally chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley addressed congressional leaders and said that they will move the terrorist threats in afghanistan from medium according to axios which meant that. Obviously you're going to see a rise in terrorism and afghanistan and now that the taliban effectively controls its governments and to add insult injury the inside reports that taliban militants released thousands of prisoners from afghan prisons with links to islamic jihadist groups and al qaeda. So what has changed in the past two decades. We've tried to counter terrorism. We tried to decrease the the influence of kind of effectively imprisoning or killing al qaeda militants. We tried to decrease the the power of the taliban and we tried to effectively counteract attacks by the islamic jihadist groups. But it seems to me after this withdrawal after the dust settled what is going to be. The state of afghanistan will be similar to the state of afghanistan when we first invaded and his brings me to a new york times article which discussed heavier mackey. Who was a former first class army. Special forces soldier with several afghanistan deployments and will shot twice and he said in an interview with the new york times quote. I sacrificed a lot. I saw death every day every year. And the guys. I soaked with new would probably come to an end like this. But the chaos and made his andre after everything we gave. I just wish that had been away to leave. With honor and quote for people like mackey. There is a question that rang in numerous veterans. What was it for the situation. Afghanistan has become similar to america. I evaded two decades ago. All the bloodshed in lives lost in pursuit of counter-terrorism only define the terrorism revitalize. This president has trade the continuing efforts of veterans and committed a damaging dereliction of duty as commander in chief of the armed forces is devastating. What is happening in afghanistan and we can only hope citizens in afghanistan. Remain safe in this critical juncture. All right before we signed off. I like to extend a special. Thank you to my uncle. Who has made this podcast possible and untitled one of my greatest supporters okay. Today's episode the spokane podcast. You could read articles on a variety of important topics at outspoken opa dot com and follow us on instagram twitter facebook and linked in. Also if you'd like to show want to support it. Please go vis a five star review on apple podcasts and listened to our other episodes wherever you hear your podcasts. I'm thinking in. This is the outspoken oba. The outspoken oboe. Podcast is hosted by ethan kim directed by luc him and added by actually awesome the podcast independent production by the elbow from above. 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"spokane" Discussed on Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored
"With the floride people and their targeting cities. you know. I've been seeing a lot of these buildings popping up delta dental well turns out according to this article that they're working behind the scenes to pressure city council in spokane washington to pass a resolution to fluoridate drinking water. It despite the public voting three times to reject were a dacian. And you know the cdc the moneymaking organization that makes money by buying and selling vaccines and has over fifty patents on vaccines. They have partnered with private industry using your and my tax dollars to develop new fluoridation products for rural water systems and private wells so they can get fluoride into every corner of the country. I guess big pharma is not satisfied. Enough they're not making enough money. They wanna have patience for life. You know even the cdc in their screenings at missed that sixty five percent of american adolescents. Now have dental for roses. It's the discoloration is unattractive the teeth or modeling percent ten years ago. So it's clear right are being over. Exposed and their health and development are put in jeopardy. So keep your eyes open for the fluoride action network. They're really on on top of this to end this. Turn this tie against for i. You might wanna look at the doctor. Jomar colas work on this sees. He's actually matching donations. It for i network. I give him a lot of credit for that but again. Who's talking about it so floride. I'm just looking back at the page and a couple. People of asmi is is a cove in nineteen zero stuff. We're gonna talk about that tuesday. Yeah it's real but is it really real as is fluoride in drinking water there. Some in naturally in certain wells throughout the world most of it is added as a byproduct from aluminum manufacturing have to filter it out or use reverse is moses..
"spokane" Discussed on Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored
"With the floride people and their targeting cities. You know. i've been seeing a lot of the these buildings popping up delta dental well turns out according to this article that they're working behind the scenes to pressure city council in spokane washington to pass a resolution to fluoridate drinking water. It despite the public voting three times to reject were a dacian. And you know the cdc the moneymaking organization that makes money by buying and selling vaccines and has over fifty patents on vaccines. They have partnered with private industry using your and my tax dollars to develop new fluoridation products for rural water systems and private wells so they can get fluoride into every corner of the country. I guess big pharma is not satisfied enough. They're not making enough money. They wanna have patience for life. You know even the cdc in their screenings had missed that sixty five percent of american adolescents. Now have dental for roses. It's the discoloration is unattractive the teeth or modeling. It was only forty one percent ten years ago. So it's clear right are being over. Exposed and their health and development are put in jeopardy. So keep your eyes open for the fluoride action network. They're really on on top of this to end this. Turn this tie against for i. You might wanna look at the doctor. Jomar colas work on this sees. He's actually matching donations. It for i network. I give him a lot of credit for that but again. Who's talking about it so floride. I'm just looking back at the page and a couple. People of asmi is is a cove in nineteen zero stuff. We're gonna talk about that tuesday. Yeah it's real but is it really real as is fluoride in drinking water there. Some in naturally in certain wells throughout the world most of it is added as a byproduct from aluminum manufacturing have to filter it out or use reverse is moses..
Over 100 Deaths May Be Tied to Historic Northwest Heat Wave
"The brutal heat wave that's gripping the Pacific Northwest is being blamed for dozens of deaths this state of Oregon's been hard hit health officials there are estimating more than sixty people have died due to the unprecedented heat authorities in Washington state say more than a half dozen deaths there have been linked to the heat and many more are suspected well more than sixty deaths were reported in Vancouver British Columbia rolling blackouts are back in effect for Spokane to help meet the demand for air conditioning with temperatures over one hundred degrees meteorologists say that this heat wave is caused by a dome of high pressure over the northwest made worse they say by human caused climate change I am Jackie Quinn
Communities Worry About What Will Happen When Eviction Ban Is Lifted
"In just a few weeks across the us federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire. This is an especially big worrying communities that were already struggling with rising homelessness before the pandemic. npr's kirk siegler reports from spokane washington polling a huge black pack full of bottled water and clothes julie walks past a railroad overpass looking for a homeless man. Who has a job interview tomorrow and some clean pants. Garcia runs a local homeless aid group. She spots him about a quarter mile litter in a park. I'm leaving the barrel here. Why aren't you at asia's. There was already an affordable housing crisis in spokane before the pandemic now even more people are leaving large west coast cities moving to smaller places like this the rental vacancy rate. Here is about one percent and the shelters are mostly full. We're expecting a disaster. All of the folks that are currently housed are going to be une housed in june. It's going to be a swap of people and new people who have never experienced homelessness before the man garcia is helping was kicked out of a shelter the other night for drinking sisson. Thank you so much. She's worried there will be even more people sleeping outdoors. Come june thirtieth when the national moratorium on evictions is likely to end in the spokane area. Ten thousand households are behind in their rent right now.
"spokane" Discussed on Wellness and Wanderlust
"That's beautiful that. I am dying to go right now. It sounds lovely. You can drop your little person. Look a on google so you can kind of do it that way. But it's really hard to all my gosh. She had and so. Those are some of the hidden gems. What are some of the touristy things we all have to do. And we go to the joe definitely like the mo the most fun it's everywhere but if you only have forty eight hours In spokane i would say that spending your time downtown is the vast and so i mean a lot of this early kobe dependent but let's let's dover and like your visiting zwicky cannon. Everything's open everything. I think downtown is just gonna blow your mind and it's blow my and just it's still being worked on in certain parts to and it's i mean it's beautiful now like okay so if you go to downtown spokane like you should definitely say the davenport. It's in downtown spokane. This historical building. This has all this crazy history. Like it's been around forever has stories. You know rooms that you should stay in. If you wanna see it goes that have like really great happy hours to just really good food and an incredible brunch from the branches open Late post covid times. it's incredibly should. Just go from the branch alone. The stay there and then walk around downtown. Because there's there's going to be at least two parks downtown so wonder like little kids on once or bigger kids. It has pavilion that at night. It's all lit up and it plays music on the weekends. And that's where a lot of the wellness events to happen. So they had yoga a cpa jump lies. I know for sure they've done spin. They brought out spin bikes and it. A spin gone outside. Yeah four free by winds all three so park. Three denver is now free but wellness. Classes are all free. They have a farmer's market in the pavilion on on wednesdays and then on fridays do food truck. Friday which is so fine and my kids are blowing bubbles and there's a music playing to save a ton of tracks and in some in the summer. The weather is beautiful so when he should come and then just like. There's a river running through the middle of downtown slow. Pnc get to see river in a dachshund the keys and we have this historic clock tower. That's iconic gets in a google spokane. Basically you're going to see the clock tower. You might see the go-to doesn't that go And then just has a really great walking path. it's call centennial trail. It can take you all around the entire city. But it'll take you to riverside state park. Which is this beautiful tree. Filled no part state park. I could go on and on and downtown. Just stay downtown. Plenty great food. Plenty grapevine music everything. A lot of things are free which is a win in my legs. I love free with that. Sounds so cool. I think i have seen the clock tower on everyday. Spokane one of the first pictures you see when you go there. Yes so you've also know you mentioned you mentioned the hotel and branch and you. You do have a very strong focus on business and community on your blog. And how did you develop that overtime being new to the area show so this is one of the things that i always thought it was funny..
"spokane" Discussed on Wellness and Wanderlust
"You go in and i would go to trivia nights and it was. Yeah it's a great way to get to know people without. We had an activity that we were doing. So you would get to know people but you were in under a lot of pressure to speak a lot about yourself. You're also trying to compete against other teams. And i've found it to be so fine and even though i don't keep in touch with a ton of people from from that group i still i have remained friends with a few and it could be so much fun. My gosh actually forgotten trivia. It's a long earth sater's really been careful while opening up and everything but yeah so flash. I like that. You pointed out not activities that force you to focus on yourself. I think that's something that I would love to point out to you. Is that like like the running for example. It's very much like okay. We're here because where a bunch of vendors so we know that about each other but otherwise like you're doing activity year like you know you're talking about a book. Symbol flaw that those lows stress low pressure ones were out groups where you could just join and go and talk about yourself and digital each other i was just kind of avoided those like i joined the branch line because i could be and then be like listen to other people talk about themselves. I like eating a strawberry now. I can't talk to join the conversation at all that. Oh yeah. I mean it definitely reminds me of those meetups where you are going around and talking about yourself reminds me of. I think one of the most stressful questions that you can get as an introvert. Which when everyone's doing the icebreakers tell something interesting about yourself..
"spokane" Discussed on Wellness and Wanderlust
"Still has that it's very welcoming to newcomers missile. Write it in a way that i'm writing someone who's thinking of the year but at the same time there's also a ton of info for people who live in spokane because we live in spokane nelson. I was like oh let us there do. And you know what are the best places to go hiking. Where's the best pizza. So those are the ways that i'm investigating writing for the blog. I love that. I think so often the creative pursuits we take on. They really are to solve a problem that we personally had. I think it's the the resource you wish you had. Yeah and you know the a lot of the questions that you could potentially have answered like. What's the weather like in the winter are very generic. They're like oh it's going to be thirty degrees much like we'll just thirty degrees wolf like we came from arizona specifically phoenix and again like i said i lived here before i knew what that looks like but for someone like my husband. Who hadn't he's like. Okay like thirty degrees kinda just theoretical the us. It look like snow is that you know full them of course it's called but like three darting holders kind of like you know you get outside and do stuff. It's just pull you just have to wear jacket. Yeah and you know. I would be in the same boat as your husband living in florida for the majority of my life and you could tell me cold temperatures and i don't know if that's stay inside and never leave the house sir. That's fun outdoor activity. Cold ray so i think that's such an incredible resource to have in. It's a question a lot of us have that we might not think you know. I think a lot of travel bloggers. General might not be thinking to share. So i think that's awesome that you provide those resources. Which were you guys to the pacific northwest. So i heard always kind of loved of civic northwest. When i was planning colleges i applied for in state and because be close to family but i also applied for like some reach schools to the pacific northwest and so i ended up going to them saga university. Which is here in spokane. And i just fell in love with it. Not only was just a really good place to go to school baseball. Can that area like the city itself was jewish is totally different from phoenix. A lot smaller of a city than phoenix. But that doesn't mean. It's not a steady if douglas. How's everything that you'd want inner city and then you also had you know outdoor activities. Have this really..
"spokane" Discussed on Wellness and Wanderlust
"I'm your host valerie moses. let's get started. Hey they're wellness and wanderlust. Fam- thank you so much for joining me for another exciting episode of the podcast. Aim so glad that you're here and i cannot wait to share today's guest with you. I am recording this episode from my parents house in south florida today so if you hear any footsteps in the background or maybe a few snores i have a really sweet little spaniel sharing the room with me right now and so if any of you wanna see what charlie the cavalier king charles spaniel is up to. You can follow him on instagram. He is more popular than i am. He is at charlie. Underscore says s easy on instagram. And again he is a lot more popular than i am. And his posts are way cuter. That is what i've got going on today and before we dive in. Want to show some love for another podcast that approaches wellness from a place of love. This podcast is called weight. Loss for foodies. And it's all about getting out of that toxic diet culture that we've talked about a lot on the show so weight loss for foodies is a podcast that teaches women how dump the diet mindset and develop a peaceful relationship with food and eating so that weight loss happens naturally without having to restrict any foods the show is hosted by mind and body weight coach sherry broder and episodes discuss topics like how to kick emotional eating habits which i know i personally struggle with from time to time eating consciously positive body image and self hair and learning to enjoy the foods you love while losing the desire to overeat. I think this is something that many of us can benefit from so new episodes of this show are released on tuesdays on apple. Podcasts spotify soundcloud. Google podcasts or really wherever you listen to podcasts. So if you'd like to check out sherry's show. I have linked some of the links in the show as well. I hope you'll check it out shifting gears to this week's episode life starting to feel a lot more normal again so we're going to start exploring a little more wanderlust here on the show. We talk a lot about the wellness. Side of wholeness and wanderlust. But what about travel so as things start to get. Maybe a little more normal and there's a little bit more of that light at the end of the tunnel. This week. we're going to be chatting with melissa berry from everyday spokane. Which is the blog that showcases all of the best things to do in spokane washington along with tips for those who are looking to move their. This episode is especially timely..
When will the West Seattle Bridge be fixed, and how much will it cost?
"Has been nearly a year since the West Seattle Bridge closed down because of the cracking concrete, and now we're getting some prediction on when it might be open again. Here's Chris Sullivan, and that prediction is the end of June 2022 that is the target goal for returning traffic to the West Seattle Bridge, But that's about a space Civic is the city can be. I would like to be very, very specific about the time and date when you will be able to drive across the bridge. I cannot give that to you today that Seattle's mobility director, Heather Marks, who also also cautions West Seattle residents that include herself that even when the repairs are complete, that doesn't necessarily mean the traffic is going to immediately return. This is not a repair where we're just going to drop tools when we're done and open up the bridge, too. Traffic. We want to make sure that this is safe and we want to be able to measure and see how the bridge and the repairs respond to additional live load. Drivers should expect that the lanes to will open little by little over the days and weeks after repairs are complete, primarily just for safety and to prevent backups. We also need to think about how to create the conditions under which when we open up that first lane Everybody doesn't you know, heard to the bridge and we have backups from follow. Right, Fareed I five. So we need to think about that to the city has reached the 30% design Fresh Holden milestone on this project, and the request for bids went public yesterday. It's gonna be an interesting partnership. The way that they're doing. This is that they're bringing the contractor on board at this point. That will allow the contractor the winning contractor to work with the city on final design, from 30% completion to the end that allows them to see any potential problems and design as they're doing it that also helps speed up the process. It's expected that the repairs we will begin in November, repairs to the lower Spokane Street Bridge or also included in this contract that needs a little shoring up works and cracked filling, and it also might need some repair to the center locking mechanism. Mark says. It is possible that there will be times when both the high and the low bridge will be closed the same time, But she expects those to be brief. To the extent that we have to close the low bridge. We're gonna aim for weekends or holiday weekends to make sure that we're disrupt. Thing as few people as possible. Now, Speaking of that low bridge discussions are ongoing about how to allow more access to that lower bridge on call. Medical workers have been added to the list of people who can use that bridge while racing to the hospital. But they end up getting it a photo enforcement ticket and then have to prove they were an emergency call to get that wiped away. Not really the most efficient way to do things. Seattle police have told me that automated photo enforcement issued more than 7500 tickets in the 1st 15 days of February. That's just a two week period. But since then, and more the word has gotten out. The city says that more than 2000 fewer vehicles a day are now using that bridge, which means okay, maybe we have a little extra capacity. And there's a big push right now to allow people who need life saving medical care like chemotherapy or dialysis to use the bridge, but The problem is Terminal five, is going to reopen for business on Harbor Island next year. And so the city is worried that if they allow more access now, they'll have to take it away later and they don't want to do that. They don't want to carry that. Briscoe start opening a lot more. We'll be exactly because they're going to see significant amount of freight traffic. And because of that, they're going to see the capacity go away. As for the money, the dollar figures in all of this $175 million is the budget. That covers the repairs to the West Seattle Bridge. The lower Spokane Street Bridge also includes the money already spent for the showing process, traffic mitigation improvements being made in West Seattle. The monitoring work city already has about 124 million of that, and it's aggressively looking for Mawr's, according to Sam, Zimbabwe, the head of the Transportation Department. We're moving are a lot of different paths forward. We don't project that funding is going to be the challenge that Holds us up in this, but we still have some some fresh holds across and make sure that we have the resources needed to bring this resource back online.
Vaccines limiting COVID-19 spread among Washington’s older population
"State of Washington chose to vaccinate its most elderly population first, and there's been an obvious payoff. Is Dr Frank of Alaska was who is the chief health officer officer in Spokane County. Please stay steady. Will continue to go well, if you were elderly people are testing positive for covert, which he says is great news, considering older Americans are more likely to have the most serious illness after contracting the virus. For example, he told Kxl why in Spokane during the first week of March that county on Lee 18 of its new covert cases for the week, we're in adults over the age of 70. So far, more than two million people have been vaccinated against Cove it here in Washington. The state Health Department confirms another 665 cases of the virus, along with 14 more deaths in the past, 24
How the pandemic is affecting states unequally
"Of the characteristics of this virus economy as we have said on this program. I cannot tell you how many times is how uneven its effects have been on people black and brown and low income. Americans do in way worse in health and jobs and just getting by than whiter and wealthier populations are uncomfortable. As to how they're doing depends on what industry they're in and on states some of which have been really hit by this pandemic less revenue from income and sales taxes and higher virus expenses and some of which states that is doing all right so as the senate takes up. President biden's relief bill this week. And it's three hundred and fifty billion dollars in aid to state and local governments marketplace's mitchell hartman starts us off with a tale of several states. The pandemic recession has delta significant blow to tax collections. State revenues were down by nearly two percent from december. Last year overall. All but according to the urban brookings tax policy center tax revenues actually increased in twenty two states. This disparity has a lot to do with the mix of jobs in layoffs in a state. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy so many lower income people have been laid off higher income. People have been much more likely to keep their jobs so tax. Revenues are down by double digits in states with lots of low-wage tourism jobs in hotels bars and restaurants florida and but states with more jobs that can be done from home at higher wages. Like in high tech and professional services are faring better. Washington's one example thinks in part to folks like darby megan of spokane he's a manager for tech startup. his wife's an accountant for an architecture firm. They're both working from home. We've maintained our salaries and that's been huge blessing. Haven't had to take a step back hours or anything. Like that with the stimulus checks. That was a nice little bonus. The couple owns a home. That's gone up in value. So they're paying more property tax but they've improved their overall balance sheet. We've been able to save significantly more right. We're not eating out as much and they made one really big purchase. A new van built into an rv. So we've sort of taken some of our vacation money that you budget and instead may domestic vacation mobile now not every high earner has come through the pandemic recession unscathed. Fiona greek at the g. P. morgan chase institute has been tracking household checking balances. There are some high income families that have seen cuts in their income cuts in their salaries but most of seeing their bank balances and assets grow and she says one reason is the booming stock market the broader trend. There's the growth and wealth. We see a lot of families transferring money into brokerage accounts to take advantage of those games but some states are missing out on taxing. Those income gains at the top. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy. He points to nevada heavily dependent on tourism dollars revenue down about twelve percent where there is no broad based income tax. You're leaning a lot on sales taxes. Regressive taxes in general. Your revenues aren't going to do quite as well as progressive taxes at a time. Like this of just soaring income inequality contrast that with california that's opted for a more progressive mix leaning a bit more on the income tax most states do with higher top income tax rates on top earners. Especially that's staring a whole lot. Better with revenues up around two percent since the pandemic started. That's helped a good bit by silicon valley which attracted v and his family from texas. So i'm a software engineer. I was in iran for about four and a half years. And then during the pandemic My wife connor fulltime opportunity and bay area so we moved. He says silicon valley employers are hiring. Like there's no tomorrow. There were plenty of opportunities in the to offers in my hand. Some states are now considering hiking taxes on top earners to boost revenues and fund recovery from the pandemic including new york. Minnesota connecticut rhode island and
Macy's holiday sales top estimates, lifting company to its first profitable quarter in a year
"Company has struggled of late but just reported its first quarterly profit in a year with holiday sales that beat Wall Street estimates. Company said its efforts to slash inventories and rely less on deep discounting paid off. Macy's e commerce sales were also up. 21% Macy CEO says it's all the most strength in home beauty, jewelry and watch sales during the past quarter. Retailer has been on a major push to return to profitability after closing dozens of stories in recent months, including the comments of federal weight and a store in Spokane. Be good yourselves That's good for
Washington BLM Alliance files ethics complaints against lawmakers
"And South kits, APP. Three Republican state lawmakers face ethics complaints from black lives matter Almost Kelly Blier reports Washington's Black Lives matter alliance filed the complaint against the Republican lawmakers with the state legislative ethics Board. Claim their questioning of black people and people of color during recent public hearings was offensive. The Seattle Times reports. The BLM alliance says representatives Brad Clippard of Kennewick, Jenny Gramma, Spokane and Jim Walsh of Aberdeen made inappropriate comments when people of color were testifying about police accountability legislation in Olympia last month. They say the Republican lawmakers behavior violates the legislative code of conduct that expects lawmakers to treat people with respect and civility. Though many ethics complaints are filed, few result in action, the board has to investigate the
Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from House committee assignments
"Center. All three Republican, U. S. Representatives from our state voted against removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, even though two of them are making it clear they do not Support the Georgia congresswoman's more controversial ideas more from coma, score one. Hey, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside and Jamie Herrera Butler of Vancouver may not endorse Greens views, but they rallied around House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who called the move to strip green of her committee assignments unprecedented Never Before in the history of this house. Has the majority abused its power in this way, Never. McMorris Rodgers makes it clear in a statement. Greens positions are not her positions, saying many of greens comments are quote beneath the dignity of her office. Herrera Butler is more specific, saying in a statement that despite what Green has claimed School shootings are not false flag events. California wildfires were not ignited by a space laser and the presidential election was not stolen. But she goes on to say she would not set a precedent where the majority party now dictates the way the minority seats its members, she writes. Quote that is a route to
Inslee to announce new COVID-19 metrics for some reopening and ‘additional flexibility,’ Washington state senator says
"Inslee today is expected to lift some of the covert restrictions that prevent many state businesses from reopening. That's what a state Senate leader is saying Como's Corwin Haig has more. Insley himself has said no such thing yet. But Senator Andy Billig says the governor will make an announcement today. For those that are on this call. You can get just a little special Early news during a town hall meeting last night, Billy Democrat from Spokane, said Inslee will relax some of the metrics needed. For the eight regions identified in his plan to move into Phase two. I'll leave the details for the governor because I think he's still working out the final step. Billig is the state Senate majority leader. Such a step would please the dozens of restaurant and recreation owners who testified during a recent legislative hearing. They can safely reopen immediately. And what lawmakers to pass a law allowing it.
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
"spokane" Discussed on KOMO
"Nation's top infectious disease expert, has a grim warning about the new variant of covert 19. Dr. Anthony Fauci says new data suggests the strain could be more deadly and more contagious. We need to assume now. That what has been circulating dominantly in the UK does have a certain degree of increase in what we call very Linz, namely the power of the virus. To cause more damage, including death found, she says. British investigators found that the average number of deaths rose from one per 2 1001.3 per 1000. But he says the current vaccines appear to be effective against the variant. There's been another delay in getting vaccines to people in eastern Washington. Spokane Arena was supposed to open as a mass vaccination site today, but that's been pushed back because several local health organizations they're still waiting on the vaccine. For the past few months, the arena has been home to covert 19 testing. Kelly Hawkins, with the Spokane Regional Health District tells kicks on why vaccination will be by appointment only. We use the similar scheduling platform at this book and Fire Department training center, and that really helped ensure we had a steady flow of people able to get their vaccine. Now. The health district says the plan is to open the vaccination site at the arena on Wednesday. Eric Heights Coma News 2000 People were given their first covert vaccine yesterday at a pop up clinic in Seattle, Amazon and Virginia Nation. We're partnering toe hold one day events of people signed up in advance and then got a shot and waited in line. These guys have done a terrific job..
Idaho Internet Provider Blocks Twitter and Facebook Over Censorship After Both Banned Trump
"Hello, everybody. Charlie Kirk here, it Isabelle Brown is about their the Internet wars are raging on raging indeed, Charlie. We're hearing a great story coming out of north Idaho, which I know you visited several times. I spent part of my childhood growing up in that region. It's a beautiful area and very conservative. And we're hearing that. A major Internet service provider that provides Internet to the areas in North Idaho, as well as eastern Washington and the Spokane region is now blocking access to Facebook and Twitter for customers that requested writers are doing they are and so they're hearing that customers are upset about the issue of censorship and more than two thirds of the company's customers. Have now requested firewalls against Facebook and Twitter in their household because they don't want to be censored anymore. So now Facebook and Twitter are gonna have to fight Internet service providers across the country. If people say I don't even want to get near that thing. This seems to be the new president. The Internet
House impeaches Trump for historic second time
"US House delegation took to the floor during debate on a second impeachment of President Trump Comas. Ryan Harris has their remarks Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors. Inciting violence against the government of the United States. After the clerks reading of the single article of Impeachment into the record members in succession took the House floor, including Republicans, Jamie Herrera, Butler and Dan Newhouse of Washington in favor of impeachment president took an oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Last week there was a domestic Rap at the door of the capital, and he did nothing to stop it. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says a vote to impeach will add to the division in our nation. A vote to impeach will further fanned the flames. The partisan division 10 Republicans voted for impeachment, Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane voted against it. Ryan
Washington State sues government, push for COVID vaccine uptake, and indigenous rights activist dies
"The national native news on tonia gonzales washington state attorney general bob ferguson announced. The state is suing the federal government to stop. Its plans to sell the national archives building in seattle the government which ship off digitize records to archive centers out of state as steve jackson reports. Tribal nations are among those that. Want the information to stay in the pacific northwest. Bob ferguson says. The plan violates current law. Because there's an exemption for buildings the archive being put up for sale if it's used for specific types of research in addition he says the federal government didn't consult with those who would be impacted by the closure that includes twenty nine native american tribes have signed onto the suit. Fawn sharp is the president of the chronology indian nation. She says native americans in the northwest are seeing a resurgence of language and culture and the archive is a vital source for information leading to a point of just having a basic understanding of this rich and baskets and if if this information were to ever leave the pacific northwest there would be a loss gnarly his tribal nation. It'd be lost entire at pacific northwest and put a price on a value of what those are. House at tribal nations ferguson says the suit seeks an injunction to stop the sale of the building. He hopes the case will receive an expedited hearing in federal court for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane leaders and tribal communities are getting creative to encourage uptake of the cove. Nineteen vaccine the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports. The northern arapaho tribe has been hit hard by the pandemic and many tribal members are eager to be vaccinated. That's according to lisa. You're walking with the tribes medical clinic. However there are some that do have questions she says. Clinic staff have been fielding those questions via social media. And they've been getting help from arapahoe. Ceremonial elders like george moss. Who agreed to get the first shot in to have it. Broadcast live on facebook people. To have mr moss him so i can take the vaccine is speaks volumes tribes like the navajo nation had council members get vaccinated on camera. The black feet nation in montana is using the black veep language to counter misinformation and educate members about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine for the mountain west news bureau. I'm savannah mar georgina. Lewis from alabama pueblo in new mexico intends to run for congress. The five term state democratic lawmaker and attorney is joining the race for the anticipated of the first congressional district currently held by deb holland holland. Who's a member of laguna pueblo has been picked by the biden harris team for secretary of the interior. If holland's confirmed the state would call for a special election wants the. Us house vacancy occurs with candidates nominated by major political parties in new mexico on her campaign website. Lewis says she's been a tireless champion for the earth people and future generations and would continue. The fight holland began holland. Strong advocate for native american issues environmental issues and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls rancher and indigenous rights advocate carry. Dan has died in nevada. At the age of eighty eight democracy now reports kerry and her late sister. Mary long fought the federal government over land rights and environmental issues. The western shoshoni sisters were committed to protecting their way of life and the rights of their people fighting for land back and land restoration from poisoning. Their legal and political battles began in the nineteen seventies and they spent their lives advocating for indigenous rights. I antonio
Washington State ranks 48th for rate of Covid spread in US
"Cases of covert 19 and two additional deaths since Sunday. That said, Come on, on, Brian Brian Calvert Calvert tells tells his his are are states states actually actually trending trending much much lower lower than than this this time. time. A A couple couple weeks weeks ago ago November November we we had had several several days days of of over over 3000 3000 confirmed confirmed daily daily cases. cases. There There was was even even a slight bump post Thanksgiving as predicted. Get over the past week, numbers have fallen again. U. S A today crunch the numbers provided by Johns Hopkins University. Before yesterday, statewide totals were released. At that point, new covert cases were down. 45.8% from the previous week's total cases fell in 33, Washington counties, with the best declines in King Pierce and Spokane. It's especially good news when you consider 30,000 more tests were administered this past week than the week before, when the positivity rate was much higher when you rank each state based on how fast the virus is spreading, Washington comes in at an admirable 48th. Ryan Calvert Co. Ammonia rural hospitals that are