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"In Everett 43 in Seattle Stay connected stay informed the news you need now on komo news 1000 FM 97 7 Northwest news time now 8 O 6 Good evening to you I'm Ryan Harris with your top stories from the como 24/7 news center The latest daily report from state health shows another 17,900 new COVID cases here in Washington 66 more people have lost their lives and other 6 are now in hospitals which are already jammed and overflowing Close to 79% of all people eligible for vaccines in our state have had at least one dose State health went live today with a site that will allow you to order free at home COVID test kits three and a half million tests are going to be available but supplies have been slow to arrive Interests will be high and exceed our current supply quickly But our focus is getting tests off of shelves and out into homes as quickly as we possibly can as deputy health secretary lacy farrenberg each order will arrive with as many as 5 tests but the limits are one order per address right now The state has about 650,000 test kits A new COVID testing site set to open next week in pierce county It'll be up and running in DuPont starting Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the State Farm parking lot testing free results available in three to 5 days New location replaces the span away park site that's going away tomorrow New testing site will be in place through at least February 5th and we'll be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. after that initial day at first day opening at 11 Two gun control bills passed another committee hurdle in the state legislature today Here's John libertini ghost guns are a nightmare that's only getting worse They can be bought online assembled at home There's no background check and no serial number which makes them untraceable House Bill 1705 would restrict the manufacturing assembly sailed possession and transport of untraceable firearms representative Javier Valdez Washingtonians have consistently made it known that they want legislature to strengthen our gun safety laws They don't want us to waken them Do it yourself kids can turn a gun or a rifle into an automatic weapon capable of firing dozens if not hundreds of shots and rapid succession Their popular among people who can't have guns like convicted felons and the ATF reports it recovered 10,000 ghost guns in 2019 John liberty como news State lawmakers also considering a bill to make it easier to prosecute shoplifters HB 1656 would since add a concealing an item with the intent to deprive to the legal definition of theft in effect it would mean simply putting an item in your pocket would constitute shoplifting rather than actually taking it from the store without paying but carry Reardon with the Washington association of criminal defense lawyer says the bill isn't limited to retail outlets I had to wonder if the people who wrote the bill had ever had a sibling or a friend with an evil sense of humor who hid something for a few minutes so you wouldn't be able to access it Because what that Bill does is make every one of those things a crime That Bill is still in the committee process State lawmakers want to make it easier for judges to consider the mental health of those being sentenced for crimes At the moment a convict's mental health at the time of the crime can only be considered under very limited circumstances House Bill 1637 would change that If it becomes law judges would always be allowed to consider the person's mental health when pronouncing a sentence Bill sponsored Democrat Tara Simmons says it simply gives judges more options The judge would retain discretion to sentence within the standard range or use a mitigating circumstance But others weren't so pleased with the idea There's a representative from the King County sexual assault resource center warned that convicts could use the law to manipulate the system into getting a lesser sentence Jeff Pedro come on us Coming up on a ten now time to check the Beacon plumbing sports desk and over at climate pledge arena they are now in the second period really just a couple of minutes in and the St. Louis blues still lead the Seattle kraken by a score of two to zip Now COVID-19 continues to plague northwest college basketball teams we get the details from Bill Schwartz Washington state in the throes of its second coronavirus outbreak this season Last night's game at Oregon postponed now tomorrow's wazoo game with Oregon state scratched In Corvallis last night Washington head coach Mike Hopkins not there in COVID protocol His dogs beat the beavers 82 72 Terrell Brown scored 27 for a Washington team that's won four of its last 5 The first thing was just getting screened for each other You know.
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"News 1000 FM 97 7 the news you need now Coming up after ABC News at the top of the hour these northwest stories How much should a jug be able to consider a convict's mental health I'm Jeff pojo with the proposal before lawmakers I'm corwin hake it makes sense for better health spend more on primary care but what exactly is primary care We'll have those stories and more plus traffic and weather in just four minutes From ABC News on chuck sievertson Treacher violence at a school board meeting over a mask mandates in Virginia is led to a mom being arrested Charge of making threats 42 year old Amelia king ABC's Marcus Moore In Virginia the new governor reversing school mask mandates starting Monday But after some districts pushed back one mother at this school board meeting threatening to bring guns to her children's school if it tried to enforce the mandate No mask mandates My child my children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on all right That's not happening And I will bring every single gun loaded and ready I'll see you all on Monday Police say the mother later apologized The incident under investigation A Trump appointed federal judge in Texas blocks the president's mandate for federal employees to get COVID shots even as The White House says 98% of them have already done so The Justice Department says it will appeal Encouraging new data on the effectiveness of booster shots during the omikron driven surge in coronavirus cases the head of the CDC doctor Rochelle Walensky following a third shot vaccine effectiveness increased up to 94% even higher than it was in the first 6 months after vaccination The Pentagon repeating warnings that Russia faces severe economic sanctions if it invades Ukraine Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Russia needs to clarify its latest claims I'm not going to speak to what the Russians are claiming are exercises What we're saying is they have a significant force posture there and that hasn't decreased In fact it has continued to increase and we remain concerned about that The house panel investigating the January 6th attack of the capitol now has thousands of Trump White House papers turned over A third and fourth New York City police officer has been shot within a week The NYPD says one shot today is dead They responded to a domestic complaint You're listening to ABC News Stay connected stay informed 20 minutes of nonstop news continues on komo news 1000 FM 97 7 Good evening 6 O two here in the Friday night downtown Seattle temperature and are generally cloudy skies now 45° I'm Alisa jaffe with Britt brand's ice and here the top northwest stories a 39 year old Tacoma man under arrest this evening more than a month after a carjacking turned deadly in Federal Way 20 year old reuven stoke of was shot the night of December 8th at the crossing shopping center police say they were able to identify their suspect who now faces a first degree murder charge with some help from a number of surveillance cameras owned by the city and nearby businesses The state of Washington went live today with a site that's going to allow you to order free at home COVID-19 test kits and general bertini has more Just 650,000 of the three and a half million test kits are available on day one of this launch Washington residents will be able to order rapid at home antigen COVID tests but the state is shipping anyway says lacy farren Bach deputy secretary of prevention and health But our focus is getting tests off of shelves and out into homes The man is going to be high and tech glitches are expected Health secretary doctor umay Shaw Not everyone is going to be able to get on not everyone's going to be able to order the site may even go down at times Each order comes with as many as 5 tests and the limits one order per address Shipping has been the challenge We are anticipating more tests to come in early next week Doctor Shaw is also playing the guilt card If you don't need the tests don't order the tests be kind not greedy he says John libertini como news State lawmakers want to make it easier for judges to consider the mental health of those sentenced more from Jeff pojo At the moment a convict's mental health at the time of the crime can only be considered under very limited circumstances House Bill 1637 would change that If it becomes law judges would always be allowed to consider the person's mental health when pronouncing a sentence Bill sponsored Democrat Tara Simmons says it simply gives judges more options The judge would retain discretion to sentence within the standard range or use a mitigating circumstance But others weren't so pleased with the idea as a representative from the King County sexual assault resource center warned that convicts could use the law to manipulate the system into getting a lesser sentence Jeff Pedro come on us still ahead First of its kind in the state a home for healing for the youngest victims of sex trafficking I'm carlene Johnson It's 6 O 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"Triple 8 9 7 one S 8 GE, triple 8 9 7 one 7 two four three I am Larry elder we are really affected dot com studio. Doctor Fauci says that people who are vaccinated who have not been boosted have the same risk of contracting the variant as people who are unvaccinated. And guess who's getting the largest retirement pension in federal government history? Doctor Fauci and on CNN, which I watched so you don't have to a biograph biology professor said that the CDC made their new decision on COVID isolation, reducing it from ten days to 5 days. Not based on science. I thought I thought I thought. Triple H 97 one S 8 GE triple 8 9 7 one 7 two four three. Now, first hour, been trying to get to this story. Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would lessen the penalty for fatal drive by shootings. Why? In order to promote racial equality. To the sponsors, Democrats, of course, says the bill seeks to boost racial equality in the criminal system by eliminating drive by shooting as a basis for elevating, first degree murder, the first degree, aggravated murder. Under the current Washington state law, drive by shootings can be charged as aggravated first degree murder, under certain circumstances, such as, when it fatal. But they want to abolish that. To lower the number of years that. Someone convicted would serve. Tara Simmons, Democrat from Bremerton, Washington. Definitive bill on the grounds that the current law is an example of quote systemic racism. Because the aggravated classification targets gangs, that are predominantly young and black. Close quote. Now, I don't know the racial composition of gangs in Washington state. My suspicion is, they are likely disproportionately young. And black. This is no different than what governor Gavin Newsom did after he survived the recall election. Signed a bill to lower crime enhancements. Again, gang related offenses. Because a disproportionate number of those who were offending were people of color. Never mind they disproportionately large number of the gangs in California, or people of color. It was an example of systemic racism. And again, a disproportionate percentage of the victims are people of color, but we don't really care too much about the victims, do we? Because a criminals are just poor. Offsprings of a unjust society. And we can't expect society to hold them accountable for the things that they do..
Washington Lawmakers File Bill Reducing Penalties for Drive-by Shooters
"In order to promote racial equality. To the sponsors, Democrats, of course, says the bill seeks to boost racial equality in the criminal system by eliminating drive by shooting as a basis for elevating, first degree murder, the first degree, aggravated murder. Under the current Washington state law, drive by shootings can be charged as aggravated first degree murder, under certain circumstances, such as, when it fatal. But they want to abolish that. To lower the number of years that. Someone convicted would serve. Tara Simmons, Democrat from
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"Of Idaho go Vandals and UC Davis have been studying what microbes are in wildfire smoke that we end up breathing when the hazy brown layer chokes the air during wildfire season. They used to drone capture samples of the air over Idaho when it was inundated with smoke from fires in eastern Washington and Oregon last September, the scientists say the diversity of microbes they found was quote, mind bending. And much further study is needed to learn what the long term health impacts are from exposure to wildfire smoke and the trillions of living microbes that get down into our lungs. The goal is to be able to accurately forecast where wildfire smoke will go what specific health hazards it poses and what people in its path should do to prepare beyond just staying indoors. The research published in the journal Science. Public testimony turned argumentative over a bill in Olympia about groups openly carrying guns and acting in a manner considered by some to be threatening Como's Sue Romero reports. The bill prohibits three or more people from displaying weapons in a way that could quote lead a reasonable person to feel threatened and could result in a criminal mischief charge. More people wanted to testify. Then lawmakers had time for but one exchange stood out Bill supporter and African American woman Lynn Idaho's a got into it with Republican representative Jenny Graham, who said that she isn't Recognizing when other groups may feel threatened. Here's Idaho's Oh, so you agree that white people is what you're saying Kerry a K's in other communities of color for some reason, you characterize carrying Molotov cocktails. That's a very good, thank you structure that is not appropriate. Opponents, including some lawmakers, the N R A and private citizens argued that existing laws already addressed weapons and intimidation. To Romero. Come on, use what kind of sentence should a judge hand down when it convicted felon is also the victim of domestic violence. That's the question of proposed state law seeks to answer Come was, Corwin Hate explains the new House bill seeks mercy for women, mostly who commit crimes after being abused or as a result of their abuse. Bill sponsor, State representative Tara Simmons is herself a formerly incarcerated survivor of sexual violence. She once was jailed after attacking her abuser in the span of a couple of days. I had gone from rape victim too violent offender Kristina Jorgensen is another domestic abuse survivor of society, are we when we punish survivors for choosing their life, Russell Brown is director of the Washington Prosecuting Attorney's association. He understands many criminal cases involve defendants who are also victims creates enormous complexity and nuance. Under house Bill 12 93. The court may consider whether domestic violence suffered by the defendant was a significant contributing factor to his or her criminal conduct. Corwin Hey co Moh news and this is the second bill this session that seeks to mitigate prosecution of those who are also victims. Yesterday. We told you about a pending Senate bill under which ex felons can have their convictions cleared if they committed the crime, while also a victim of sex trafficking, prostitution or domestic violence. The pandemic has intensified mental health and substance abuse disorders. Suicide rates, for instance, are up for teens, along with emergency room visits for young people in crisis. Almost Carleen Johnson reports on how state lawmakers are responding. There are no nationwide or statewide numbers on suicide deaths and 2020 yet, But the stories are out there, and providers of hospitals across the nation are saying farm or suicidal Children coming in. Students shared stories today and hearing a state lawmakers considered a bill that would require schools to post resource is on the main school website for suicide prevention, help for depression and anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse. Dana Ibrahim is a student at Hanford High School in the Tri cities. Recently, My district has lost two students to suicide within weeks of each other one in my own school. This is an urgent issue it this is not just a crisis. It's emergency. They aren't getting the help they need, according to the 2018, a Healthy youth survey one in five students in eighth 10th and 12th grades. Considered attempting suicide in the past year. Carleen Johnson. Come on news, someone whose time 1 10 time for an update on sports from the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk with Bill Swartz, who were the best Seattle sports stars of that challenging 2020 year. While coronavirus canceled games and dominated sports in the year gone by many athletes and teams excelled Seattle Sports Commission out with nominees for sports stars and best stories. Mariners Ale Rookie of the year. Kyle Lewis, Washington Husky defensive back ELISA Molden and Sounders forward Jordan Morris Among the male nominees, the female category with outstanding candidates as well, including Seattle Storm defensive stopper Alicia Clark and Husky softball all American Morgan Flores. New Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron says he's fired up to work with head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson. Balance is the key word in the play calling vocabulary and it's gonna have that ability that oh, create explosive plays with that attacking mindset. You know, we want to be the one that the foot's on the gas pedal we're going. Waldron and Seattle's new run game coordinator Andy Dickerson, came over from the L. A. Rams and EA Sports says it plans to make a college football video game again soon. Moving forward with rosters, which include real names, images and likenesses. EA Sports Stop making the College version in 2013 Sports updates attended 40 after the hour Bill's words come Oh news come on his time 1 11 and just breaking in the last couple of minutes or so. Market watch dot com and G choir are both reporting. That Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is going to step down this year as CEO to be replaced by the head of Amazon Web services will work to get more information about this. I think their earnings call is going on right now, which is likely where this news initially broke again, though that's coming from both market watch and geek wire that Jeff Bezos is going to step down as CEO of Amazon. High profile member of Congress says she thought she was going to die when pro Trump riders stormed the U. S Capitol last month. The report from ABC is Rachel Scott. Overnight. Congresswoman Alexandria Cossio. Courts has detail in her terrifying experience during the capital insurrection for the first time, sharing the ha rowing moments she thought might be her last, and I'm fully expecting Um, one of these insurrection is to turn the corner with a gun. More than 160,000. Viewers. Tuning in to Instagram live as Ocasio Cortez described hearing a loud banging on her office door taking cover in the bathroom. I have never been quieter in my entire life. I felt that Um If this was the journey that my life was taking That I felt that things were going to be okay. Andre that, you know. Had fulfilled my purpose. Pounding at the door turned out to be a Capitol police officer instructing her to flee. After running to another building. She found Congresswoman Katie Porter. The two barricaded themselves in her office, along with members of their staff for hours and I didn't feel like I was okay or You know, secure in any way at any point, Cossio Cortez, comparing that day to another past trauma, revealing she is also a survivor of sexual assault, and I haven't told many people that in my life Mm mm. But When we go through trauma. Trauma compounds on each other. She says she is opening up now because she believes there needs to be accountability. ABC is Rachel Scott, famous private investigator is dead in California and his friends say he solved his own murder. A B C's Alex Stone has the story from California Jack Palatine. Oh investigated some of the biggest cases around the world. He was involved in numerous celebrity investigations. His client list included Bill Clinton, New brought him on in 1992 at 76 years old. Valentino is now dead, killed outside of a San Francisco home. Friends say he was testing new camera equipment. When somebody tried to take the camera, knocking Pala Dino to the ground, he hit his head and died. Two people have been arrested. His friend Mel Honowitz, says he was Paladino's camera images that caught the alleged killers, investigated his own murder and help solve it now, like Stone, ABC News come on news time. 1 14 time for our cold traffic update from the dupe.
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"24 hour news station, KOMO News with ELISA Jeffy, I'm Rick Foam size. Thanks for Joining us, Our editor is Jeremy Greater. President Trump is declaring victory in Pennsylvania. Despite ballot still being counted. His son echoed that in a tweet, causing Twitter toe. Add a warning label. Trump then tweeted. He's claimed the battleground state along with Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan. Well from the big house to the Statehouse. Bremerton attorney Tara Simmons becomes the first convicted felon in modern times to win a seat in the Washington state legislature. She overcame poverty, abuse and drugs to become an attorney and now a lawmaker. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is confident that he's on the path to the presidency. Speaking in Delaware, Biden cited trends in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Now, after a long night of county. He's clear. That we're winning enough states. To reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Joining us on the coma News line is Democratic strategist Kathy Ellen. And that is a far cry from what we're hearing Kathy from the Trump campaign that is held Biden sees it. And the Trump campaign, though today says they're confident the president will win Pennsylvania with a million ballots out there still being counted the president's son Eric, calling the election and absolute fraud to that, you say What a new story not It just seems to me that these folks have been saying this way before one ballot was counted. Think that I want to bed last night, not enthusiastic as I woke up at two and three and four and five, until I actually did see the whole lineup that that looked pretty good in terms of the the electoral count. Never have so many renew their math equations just trying to pull together this list, but Michigan and Wisconsin with both called by The Associated Press, I felt really good there. Yes, there's going to be noise to come. Yes, there could be problems with the court suits that remain the over 253. I think. But the fact is, I do think this is a path that I see 2 270 that I did not see when I was with you in 2016. Whoever wins when the dust does settle, what do you think this has done to our democracy? It's just made everybody kind of met. I have to say hats off to the election officials of this country particularly our own secretary of state, because I thought that the actual counting was amazingly well put together. I thought it was very well done, and I don't think there was a lot of fluff on any of the actual returns. I saw. What I can say is that the state of the country is not better off for the selection at this point after this thing, finally hand hands together so that we actually might have a president. Then we'll have to be built. Even if Joe Biden winds, isn't it like a pilot that can't do anything because you know he won't have control of the Senate if he won. Well, actually, we picked up one. We could pick up two. And so in all of that, I'm not decided. Are you kidding? Just the ability to undo a lot of the probably questionable executive orders of the president. Is it enough to be able to breathe a sigh of relief that Joe Biden could be there with a upend undo them? I also feel that they're off a lot of stuff that's happening right now. That makes for a TTE least three or four. I would say moderate Republicans who are in the Senate that will not automatically I would say stop crossing party lines only because Mitch McConnell tells them to. I think this opportunity for a sense of maybe really crossing the line this time. And quickly. Cathy Endsley getting a third term. Do you think he'll leave if Biden winds for AH, place in Biden's cabinet? You know, I don't know, because I do think that he was closer to a number of other folks that were actually running for president. I'm not sure what that relationships all about. I know that there are other people now who have already taken up his mantle. When it comes to energy standing up for doing more about climate change, he's going to be in good company. If he wants to go back, But I kind of believe him when he says that most of his family is at this point, you know, there's a lot to stay here in Washington State for Democratic strategist Kathy Allen. Thank you, Cathy. I have 3 20 now and coma.