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Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Old Lorenzo Anderson. He was shot to death at the chop zone on June 20th of last year. Individual lawsuits filed by Lorenzo's father and mother each accused the city of allowing a dangerous environment to exist and failing to help Anderson after he was shot. Homeless encampment had been a fixture in Tacoma for several years, is now empty. Yesterday Sweep is the latest in an effort by two comma in Seattle to deal with those experiencing homelessness. Almost Keith Eldridge tells us how both cities are approaching this difficult challenge. We're very familiar with the situation in downtown Seattle with the homelessness and now we're contrasting that with what's going on in Tacoma Part of Tacoma. Police are here below the highway 59 overpass along the Tuolumne River on port property at this homeless encampment, which the port says has gone on long enough three years. It's time for these people to accept help or move on to coma is very sensitive, Keith to making sure that we have available shelter options for folks prior to doing any type of encampment removal, So that is our number one. Writing factor. By contrast, you've seen the large number of tents clogging downtown Seattle sidewalks. When you look at downtown Seattle, you see tents right there in the downtown core, But you're not saying that it's come, Are you I'm generally in our in our downtown, we may have one off locations for Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin. It's been a nonstop concern. We really want to focus on. Where are those encampments that We know we need to move because either there's a public health and safety issue or that there we need to use the parks or they need to be a business open in downtown and then to engage with those people bring them inside If they will, and it's not removed the tents so that we can.
Native Americans Being Left out of US Coronavirus Data
"The number of american indian alaskan native people who have died during the coronavirus pandemic may never be known. A group of native journalists found that health privacy laws and breakdowns in local state federal and tribal data reporting systems contributed as christine treatment reports. This concerns tribal health advocates. Who say the lack of data impacts resources for tribal communities reporters with the indigenous investigative collective made multiple public records requests for death records in an effort to find a reliable fatality count. Those requests were rejected citing privacy. The collective has found data problems exist. Nationwide as of june second the center for disease control and prevention estimates that more than sixty five hundred american indians and alaskan natives have died from covid nineteen the highest rate of any ethnic group in the us. That estimate likely falls far short of the actual death toll. The urban indian health institute in seattle washington is one of twelve nationally recognized tribal epidemiology center's director abigail echo hawk. Now we're showing as highly some of the highest Death rate is a gross undercount. That undercount leaves researchers and epidemiologists completely in the dark when creating practices and policies to deal with future pandemics tracking indigenous covid. Nineteen patients accurately would involve the entire health system including the indian health service tribal facilities urban indian health programs private clinics and other non ihs facilities elizabeth fowler. Ihs director says they're not tracking covid nineteen deaths because they want to avoid under reporting you relied and use a reported by ec that lack of good information can make things difficult for tribal nations. Caroline angus horne buckle with the national indian health. Board says nations need real time accurate data to protect their citizens. We're not capturing of impact and we are not capturing all of the death for american indians and alaska natives the truth. Pitcher is actually worse than what the data tells by
Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"That's a lie. If I made a threat, I'll tell you, but I didn't Lawyer is accused of violating his civil rights. The paper carrier is black. Troyer is white. The Pierce County Council launched an independent investigation, but those results won't be released until after the attorney general completes a criminal probe. For the first time in Oregon's history, the state Legislature has expelled one of its members come most. Jeff Provigil explains why Republican State representative Mike Niermann was caught on tape appearing to coaches supporters on how to subvert security at the state camp. If you say I'm at the West entrance during the session and text to that number there that somebody might exit that door while you're standing there that was in December. Several weeks later, surveillance video showed near men doing exactly that, leaving the door open to allow protesters inside the building. Here man has been charged with criminal trespass and official misconduct, and his fellow lawmakers have now voted to expel him from the chamber. The state's economy is set to fully reopen in less than three weeks and counties across the state are doing everything they can to keep their vaccination rates climbing with a big emphasis on partnerships and pop up clinics. Comeau Steve McCarron reports from point Rustin. Where one of those clinics is underway. This is just one of the ways that government agencies health districts are trying to reach those who still have not been vaccinated for Covid 19. So here in Pierce County, only about 54% of the population 16 years of age and older has gotten at least one shot. That ranks Pierce County 19 out of the States 39 counties Health department told me. This data shows the hotspots for Covid 19 cases have shifted away from urban areas and are now in more rural parts of eastern Pierce County. Those are the same areas with the lowest vaccination rates. The county is really trying to reach those communities and communities that have been underserved or people that have issues with access to getting those vaccines vaccination teams now delivering doses to families directly. We're not able to leave their homes. And this week there was a renewed effort to partner with faith based organizations to try to get more people vaccinated. Churches like Shiloh Baptists have even held vaccination clinics. It's not just one church, you know, or churches at all. I mean, right, you know, all religions. We know that fate leaders. Are people who are respected in the community. They know their communities. Um you know, people listen, will listen to the faith leaders and whatever ways that we can get. To connect with numbers of her community. We are going to pursue them. That's Cuomo, Steve McCarron and the mass vaccination site at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle is closing for good today. Seattle reports that more than 70% of its people ages 12 and up, have already gotten the shot and demanded these mass sites is falling. The final shots will be given out between 11 and 3 30 today. Homeowners. Time is to 10 as we head over to the Beacon Plumbing sports desk the Mariners are taking on the Cleveland Indians leading right now wanted nothing. Matt Matt Johnson has more Mariners and Indians underway in Cleveland. Seattle looking to bounce back after a shutout loss last night scary situation at the 2020 European Championship Denmark soccer player Christian Eriksen is awake and alert after collapsing on the soccer pitch you EF reports, Erickson has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilized. Erickson was competing in a euro match for his home country against Finland when the medical emergency happened just before halftime. French Open. Barbara Krycek Ova takes the women's final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. It's her first Grand Slam title and NBA playoffs Continue tonight with Game three between the Jazz and Clippers series is now in L. A. With Utah holding onto a two Nothing series. Lead sports at 10 and 40 Past the hour. Matt Matt Johnson KOMO News..
Seattle Police Department Swears in 20 New Officers
Fresh update on "seattle" discussed on Talking Real Money with Don McDonald and Tom Cock
"Four men shot. He's still getting treated here at Harborview. At last check you done medicine tells us that he remains in critical condition. The other survivor has been upgraded to satisfactory and a large police presence that was here throughout much of the night. Has since gone away. That's Cuomo's, uh Cole Miller reporting the mass vaccine site at Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle is closing for good today. Seattle reports that more than 70% of its people ages 12 and up, have already gotten the shot and demanded these mass sites is falling. The final shots will be given out between 11 and 3 30 today. And time is running out for winners to claim their prizes in the shot of a lifetime lottery drawing vaccinated winners have 72 hours to respond after their first contact. The state says The deadline will vary from person to person since the notifications did not happen all at once. But by Monday, any prizes that haven't been claim will be added to the pool for the final drawing in July. As of yesterday, just under half of the 248 winners had not responded. The state says to look for calls with a to 53 errors 264 area code. Those are the official state numbers. Workers are also sending around of text messages in the last attempt to notify these window winners. And for the first time in Oregon's history, the state Legislature has expelled one of its members. Cuomo's Jeff Postell, explains why Republican State representative Mike Niermann was caught on tape appearing to coach his supporters on how to subvert security at the state camp. If you say I'm at the West entrance During the session and text.
What Bamboo Learning Does - Ian Freed CEO of Bamboo Learning and Head of Amazon Devices When Alexa Launched - Voicebot Podcast Ep 212 - burst 04
"I'm an freed co founder and ceo of bamboo learning and family learning is a company completely dedicated to educating kids Really in the age range of five through eleven to learn using their voice and we've dedicated the entire company to do that We were founded about three years ago. And we've developed a number of alexa skills. I think we're up to seven now Covering different subjects that kids learn in school and even some that maybe they don't learn in school
Last-Place Sabres Win Draft Lottery; Kraken Get No. 2 Pick
"The Sabres were the NHL's big winners on Wednesday after serving as the league's biggest losers this season the sabers of won the draft lottery and will have the number one pick this summer buffalo had the best shot of getting the topic after finishing a league worst fifteen thirty four and seven two draws were held the first determine the club selecting first overall and the second determine the team receiving the number two choice Seattle to second followed by Anaheim New Jersey and Columbus Detroit San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver and Ottawa round out the top ten on the ferry
Jason Rantz on the Antifa Threat
"Let me welcome to the show. Our good friend Jason ran's Jason. How are you? Fine, sir. I'm doing well, Thank you for such a great intro. Can you introduce me on my own show? Boost my deal. Dudes any time, brother. Why do you sound so clear? That's amazing. Are you on like a some kind of like talking? Because that's amazing. You're like most clear. Come on, folks. Jason is one of the finest radio host in the country. Katie th the great Katie Th We're honored to be a part of that family. But, Jason, you and I have been friends for a while. We know each other from the whole fox News ecosystem. You were warning people a long time ago. About the threat of Antifa up in the northwest in the Portland area. Washington the area your radio audience covers you're like, Hey, guys, This is the real deal. These guys were doing really bad stuff and people like you, of course, were mocked and me. We're all conspiracy. There's I want to read to you. A serious of headlines from The Washington Post is just too. Here's the first one from a while ago. They claim that we were trying to turn Portland into a quote, right wing Boogie Man, they said violent protests. Clashes turn Portland into a right wing boogie Man. Here's how it happened. Okay, that's fascinate. Here's The Washington Post headline from just a few days ago. Anarchists and an increase in violent crime. Hijacked Portland Social justice movement. Uh, Jason that we missed something. You It was really remarkable. Have you ever had the moment where you clearly see something and other people say it doesn't exist and you have to step back for a second and say to yourself, am I the one? That's crazy, Or is everyone else around me crazy? I think those moments many times, and it's funny. It didn't I don't have to do a deep undercover investigation that took months and months and months of my time to uncover this stuff, I literally would just walk. You know, a mile away from my studio here in Seattle to see it
Kaepernick, Other Libs Have the Money but Choose Not to Help
"Joe Biden, Kamila John Kerry Al Sharpton. Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, Brian Stelter, the Coffee Boy, CNN You all you have all the media entities that all the public profiles to do it. Start the Let's make it right Foundation today and just donate all of your property for redistribution to your classes of aggrieved victims. Just what's stopping you? Just do it Doggy style. Nike can do it to their woke. They hired Colin Kaepernick, the guy who had the socks with the cops. His pigs. Remember him? Yeah. Real American hero to the left. What a joke. Have him donate. Colin. What is Colin mate? He's got to be a multimillionaire, right? I'm just this year because someone looked at up to steal. What is Colin capper to me? He's got to be worth 10 10 20,000,020 million minutes. Just give it back. Give it back. Just give it back. Nobody's stopping you. Seattle Waterfront. Give the whole park away. Just give it away to your thing. Give it away. Give the water from book Spn. Just take forget about tax dollars. Why do you need that? Liberals? Give up your property, Donate them to any aggrieved victim class you want and you don't need SPL owns. What's the problem? Joe Biden corrected tomorrow. Didn't you have your son get 3.5 million from a corrupt Russian Moscow mayor's wife. He didn't take that 3.5 million from the corrupt Russian that you got the money from. Ask your son Hunter to take his book royalties, Industry and a half Millie put it in the Let's make it right Foundation to give it back just to it lead by example. Doing? What? Once you were 20 minutes. 20 Millie. He's worth 20 million. I just found this out. Appreciate Jim. You don't hear about here, but he's a gym like an angel from above. 20 million. You know how many? You know how quickly Colin could correct systemic racism in the United States and agree victims take the 20 million, put it in the Let's make it right
Seattle Police Arrest at Least 4 Protesters During Downtown March
"Beach, Seattle Police arrested four people during a march through downtown Seattle on Saturday. Officers say they tried to arrest a person for a reported assault near Fifth Avenue and James Street with three people interfered and were arrested. Police were able to arrest under able to arrest the assault suspect but did arrest 1/4 person. For caring and
Think Like Amazon With Business Advisor, Author John Rossman
"One of the things that i've thought a lot about you know. Obviously since the pandemic is companies like amazon amazon probably being the number one non government entity have become an essential service in the united states if we think about the pandemic and we think about how much most of us relied on amazon. You know when people bitch about the company for one reason or another. Maybe there's legitimate things to you know but this is a private company started by an entrepreneur. Who how old is the company now. John twenty five years roughly twenty five years. Roughly twenty five years and in twenty five years becomes an essential service. Not unlike the internet itself or electricity. Or do you think. I'm over my skis. On that assessment. I think You touch on several really important points there. The i is. It doesn't get highlighted enough. That i think amazon. And jeff bezos is the american story. Right here is a guy who bet on himself. Pushed all of his chips into the center. Risked a great career great job a left. The yearly bonus behind left shaw moved to seattle and it doesn't happen right away right like like it's not like oh it's the success. It takes literally two decades for them to really become the juggernaut that we know of right and i was an amazon for four years early. Two thousand two through late two thousand five stock was essentially flat all four of those years. It was flat for about four years. After i left jeff believed and acted exactly the same then as he does now. And that's where these leadership principles the fire of where these things were born from wasn't in good time. It was in bad times times when people weren't believing us the stock was down. We were being doubted. We weren't getting all the business results that we want it. He acted exactly like he acts.
Camilla Lowther on Building a Career as a Fashion Creative
"Talking to camilla. Lousa who i call the godmother of the future because she is engaged in so many levels in the lives and careers of people who will probably term and how we view fashion in the coming years. She's always been able to do that as well. She's always had a finger on the pulse. So camilla welcome lovely to see you. Thank you very much tim. Lovely to see. Because i haven't seen you for a very long very long time. But you have been very busy in this lockdown period. There's a few things we have to talk about today. I guess we should stop with your new agency which is called fire. Bearing in mind that you'll old agency c. l. m. manage the careers of of people at yoga and tell and tim walker and katie grand and and people that we know extremely well. Can you tell us exactly what fire is because it is. It feels to me like. It's the new version of salem identing far as the new version of salem actually it it is seattle eminent stands on its own his doing really well on a through a neck which on delighted for but i really was born out of covid. I actually hadn't got when i left salem. It was planned to start another agency tool in any way shape before. And i have been very happy done during lockdown dunk cocktails with camello with katie and love magazine. And that was an really enjoyed doing that. I really hadn't gotten any great plan to do anything. Because i have this year off. And then at the end of last year on wayne and cates who basically a mike founder said to me. Would you like to start another agency. And i said. I would be really interested to doing that as long as i didn't have to completely on it. And so i've we brought shallan Rule larry it. If i was going to be really honest it feels like it's going back to when i first started in nineteen eighty ninety four. You know it's very small. It's very it's not but it smooth you know it's it's baby steps and it really. I suppose is looking off the the new generation the young though the new
Indigenous Fashion: The Politics of Ribbon Skirts, Runways and Resilience
"Abigail echo hawk is here to talk about a ribbon. Dress a traditional symbol of healing. But it's not a typical ribbon dress. She's the chief research officer at seattle indian health board and the director of the urban indian health institute in march of twenty twenty in the early days of the pandemic. She reached out to her federal health partners to ask for some more p. p. e. so the institute could continue to serve the native population in the seattle area instead of receiving masks and testing kits. She was sent bodybags abigail ponti and joins me now. Welcome to the show abigail and so excited to be here. Can you take take me back to that moment. When you opened up the box with the body bags and what happened we had gotten noticed at a large box had arrived at our clinic. We ran downstairs. We hoping for mask and when we opened it up what we saw instead was a box of bodybags. It was absolutely devastating. I remember taking one of the body bags out of the box. In the toe tags fell out of the bag and instantly there were tears in my eyes. Because all i could think about was the elders. I had seen upstairs. Wanting to get tested of our providers were showing their own mass of our executive leadership team. Who had started washing the scrubs of our providers at our own homes in order to ensure that they had what they needed. And when we asked for help bodybags is what we got. What did you think about when you saw what your federal health partners had sent you. When i saw what they had sent us. I wish i had been more surprised. Unfortunately i wasn't as we look at. How the federal government in the united states has provided the treaty obligations for american indians alaska. Natives we know they haven't and in fact they have never fully funded our healthcare systems and as a result of that we've seen our people have high rates of disease. We've seen our people die. And when i thought about it it was almost the perfect metaphor for what the federal government has been doing to us for centuries and that is giving us the thanks to bury our people in and not giving us the resources so are can live. When did you get the idea to transform the body bag into a rib andress. I've been working in healthcare for really long time and it's hard i have seen people die. I've seen are people not receive the resources that they need. And sometimes i'll drive home from my work and just cry all the way home and so i've had to find ways of coping with the trauma that i experience as an indigenous person working native healthcare. And so. I use the cultural traditions. That i have been taught by my aunties my relatives by my
Fighting a Racist 184-Year-Old Law
"Harry is the chairman of the jehovah's tribe in washington state. But don't let that high title fool you into thinking that he's just some kind of suit. I'm not the suit and tie kind of Chairman if i have a pool shirt on unjust it's gotta talking to us ages. Wears a red t-shirt. He says it reminds him of his grandchildren. One of my favorite shirts. That says papa bear on it with the old guy with a couple of his grandkids. Harry's always been this kind of family fist guy. He still lives close to where he grew up in oakville which is the small town that borders and overlaps with a halo reservation. And is harry grew up. They weren't that many jobs in the area. And since the mid ninety s the tribes brave new has been pretty dependent on one source. The lucky eagle casino. So a few years ago. Harry's tribe was looking to find a broad range of ways to make money for the tribe one of the items on the whiteboard that came up was why not a distillery. I mean it. it's it's been coming. It's booming and seattle. It was on just one of those boats that we didn't miss the tribal latest imagined a huge restaurant in bah with a distillery out. The back would serve meals like fish and chips. Harry's favourite own back with a cocktail made from their own vodka and whisky so they partner with an expert. Distiller the head blueprints grown up. The site was chosen ready for construction and then one day in the trial. Hey quotas the jehovah's attorney came rushing over and he said we've got a problem in old law from eighteen thirty four that says distilleries in indian country not allowed and they will be destroyed if you build one so that kinda put a stop to everything.
How dirt bikes and STEM ignite ingenuity in Baltimore | Brittany Young [TEST]
"Hi it's bryce dallas howard guest hosting today on ted talks daily. Here's a talk from an incredible ted fellow and the stem educator brittany young a community leader tackling national issues by turning passions into opportunities for stem education and career development. Hey ted talks daily listeners. I'm adam grant. I hosted another podcast. From the ted audio collective called work life and it's about the science of making work not suck next time the number of protests targeting firms. Today it's on the order of sixty times. The numbers that you would see and early tens employees activism is on the rise. But how can we use our voices effectively. And how can leaders manage all those voices find. Work life on apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you listen. I show people all around. Dc antiquites my guests engaged. I liked sprinkle in a fun factor to net. Stop dupont circle. Also here's a lifestyle tip for you. Try apple pay. You can now just tap with your phone or watch to get on the bus or train all over the dc area at your smart trip to the apple wallet then just have to ride apple. Pay on iphone now. Arriving on metro. Support for ted talks daily comes from odu odors suite of business. Apps has been you need to run a company. Think of your smartphone with all your apps right at your fingertips odu is just like that for business but instead of an app to order takeout or tell you the weather you have sales inventory accounting and more union the department we've got it covered and they're all connected joined the six million users who stopped wasting time and started getting stuff done go to odu dot com slash ted to start a free trial. That's od co dot com slash. Ted i want you to take this journey with me. Let's set the stage. Is a sunday in baltimore in a park. We endure a hill watching dirt bike. Riders go pash do tricks. Willies do stunts zipping. He hit the engines revving. Smell the gasoline. You could see the join excitement. Netface someone's probably learning how to fix the dirt bike way too expensive to buy. Then they can go to school. They can get a pop quiz or a test teacher. You'll account we all heard. And we've all hated train as leaving new york to cleveland. But they're here in baltimore. How does this relate. They don't get it. They fail the test and now they can hate then now. World can turned upside down. They can get on facebook instagram. Get a call or text. They can watch as their friend can become a hashtag. A kid in the wrong place wrong time lost to the streets loss of the system lost a gun violence or kick that could be arrested for dirt bike. Because of my city it can be a misdemeanor. Possession of dirk like this can be elected story for black kids across the country. And he's like miami. Cleveland atlanta philly. Whatever please had the dirt bike task force now. Acts yourself if the thing you used to relieve your stress if it was demonized would you still do it if it was criminal us. The answer is yes. That's the reality black people across the us right now. They've watched as we made room in. Cities escape borders bicycles in any other sport. They can watch tv in seattle games olympics on. Espn the style and stain ad campaigns and films but in baltimore would they have looked forward to would do. Right is get from all of it. No space no outlet just typical narrative. Like i said this is a communist story. I was a kid in the park. I wanted to be just like the big crowd is but i hate the fall. Instead i became like bill nye the science guy i was doing all kinds of experiments blown out burrows off glowing people to the chair and i may or may not have made stink bombs at school. They would describe me as a bad kid. Where they didn't see was all my jeans. My talent my voice was not hurt. Then i became that black girl from west baltimore working stem my first position. I was confused for the secretary was pissed but liquefying soon get more people in industry and it's one eight hundred. That's what i start doing. Working small groups for kids students teach them some activities then and twenty fourteen. I lost my little brother to the prison system. In twenty fifteen. I lost all faith. In system period. The world watched following a freddie gray uprising as possible burn. I wondered people go and listen. Where would it solutions. And where was investment into my community and twenty sixteen. I broke the system and became the founder and ceo of beat through sixty carbonell. I went back to my experience in park. I thought about the kids bikes those scales. People use to pay the bills just like mechanics mechanical news. We lane in system s sights the sign's behind popping best willie playing in dirt bike. It's home o'clock is busy quesion technology. The technology needed to get the best radio tires. So you don't have the channel asphalt engineering. The engineers needed to fix peg dirt bike. But the also get the best mac mac. 'em mathematics the math needed for the guests to oriole ratio. So you dirt. Bike does not explode then also gonna step further. I thought about the rights new only way to have programming solutions was ahead of them at because the people closest to the problem onto solution i thought about. Mike says he was six. He's rendered by geez when he seventeen graduating high school. He didn't know what you wanted to do but he knew he loved everything about their bikes and started working with us and beat through sixty. He's helped us. Educate kids trained by gratis and x twenty one. He's our lead instructor. He's created mates showed them across the country and he really represents the best to be three sixty at the corvallis. Work is constantly thinking about what people like. Like one for mike. He was a space. Basically work of students on our curriculum space. Keep training more. Riders and growing a skill sets a space where he no longer has skating but he has something his own city for him with your support and it's of more cities we can make this reality since two thousand seventeen. We've saved the city of baltimore about two hundred thirty three million dollars by dorm programming over seven thousand students. We saved the city of baltimore. One million dollars by growing workforce opportunities for people. Just like mike. That's less people that could possibly go to jail. Less money spent on dollars and cents of incarceration and more money going and saw black communities our leaders our culture and our voices. We don't need to black squares. We don't need your campaigns but will we do need as your dollars and cents behind us to make roach. We need more people like you and cities to believe in invest in our model of growing the people. What will you choose to be an ally being impact be the revolution be three sixty. Thank you hello there. I'm chris anderson. The guy lucky enough to run. Ted now has a podcast called the ted interview and this week on the show. I took someone really special name me. The woman married to jacqueline nova 'grats. She's been that he is learning how to use the tools of business to tackle global poverty got drawn into capitalism raised to the rank of religion. And now we have an opportunity to have a very different conversation. Find the ted interview. Wherever you listen to podcasts.
Sustainable Swaps for an Eco-Friendly Summer
"Least you want to get us started with kind of like a home outdoor pick. Yeah this is an interesting one. We have shared by this on our tiktok and instagram. If you want to check out an actual video this one recommendation is actually comes. Thanks to my husband. Who randomly found this product in our local store which is a job along so essentially. This is a fire log made from recycled coffee. Grounds at the brand is called java log and it's full Pine mountain java it's super cooler yengo whiteout vija it burns like the real thing and essentially what it is. It's over sleigh agreement alternative to the fires for the fires. You enjoy i. I am so captivated by faris. I know there are environmental impacts. Right when we're burning staff in terms of carbon dioxide and stuff like that all the chemicals start go into environments but this is just another more green more friendly auction for you. That'll cool yeah. I never really thought. I mean either. I never thought about that. I mean you've seen. I've seen some other lake. Logs made out of differ materially coffee grounds. That's so cool. Yeah again using waste to do something useful with it. I always love products like that. And so would they do. Would they say that. Obviously there fire looks cleaner than horwood and produce as image eighty percent less carbon monoxide. Up to seventy five percent less particular matter you can see more of the nerdy information on their website as well yes and that goes back to what you just mentioned which some people are gonna win their out campaign or if they're in somebody's backyard they feel a little bit guilty about the environmental impacts of fires. But like you just mentioned it looks like this is a way to potentially cut down on some of those carbon emissions and the stuff. It's getting into the air. I know my neighborhood in seattle there of course on next door. Everybody's favorite place right. Not a few people always like angry. Things like who's burning a fire kind of thing so like i think this is a nice example where you could say well verna fire but i also use somebody that was really go friendly. So hey why not.
NCL Schedules US Restart With Norwegian Bliss in Alaska
"Norwegian cruise line has revealed details for its plans in alaska this summer. Norwegian bliss is expected to begin. Week-long sailings from seattle on august seventh. The crews will call skagway. Juneau ketchikan icy strait point. And also some cruising will happen in glacier bay as with olive norwegian cruise lines cruises. This year of vaccinations will be required. Also on monday president biden signed the alaska tourism restoration act into law allowing cruise ships to bypass canada. The next step is for the cruise lines to receive approval from these cds
Renovations Put Seattle Hockey Arena Closer to Zero-Carbon Goal
"Seattle crack and will join the national hockey league. This fall when the puck drops on their home ice. It'll be inside a stadium. That's designed with more than hockey goals in mind seattle's old keyarena was recently renovated and it's been renamed. Climate pledge arena by amazon which acquired the naming rights the name highlights goal set by amazon and more than fifty other companies becoming carbon neutral by twenty forty the arena itself will be carbon neutral much sooner. There's a lot agree momentum and opportunity to have meaningful impact here. Logan gerkin is with mortensen. The firm renovating the arena. His team improved the buildings energy efficiency and replace systems that ran on natural gas with electric. And so this encompass changes in all of the kitchen cooking facilities boilers hot water. Heaters air handling units even the zamboni that smooths. The ice is now electric. As a result the arena can be completely powered by renewable energy to compensate for any emissions that remain the arena will purchase carbon offsets and while hockey fans may hate zero points on the scoreboard. Zero carbon is a goal worth shooting for.
No-Hitter for 2nd Straight Day: Kluber Pitches Yanks' Gem
"Corey Kluber of the New York Yankees threw the sixth no hitter of the season Wednesday night in a two nothing win over the Texas Rangers in Arlington Texas the thirty five year old right hander almost had a perfect game the lone baserunner for the Rangers was Charlie Culberson who drew a four pitch walk in the third inning Kluber a two time American League Cy Young Award winner registered ten strikeouts it followed by one night a no hitter by Detroit Tigers right hander Spencer Turnbull against the Seattle Mariners marking the first no hitters on consecutive days in the majors since nineteen sixty nine hi Mike Rossio
Great News About a New Regional Wholesale Hub
"As you may know. I've been documenting. The emergence and rise of regional flower hubs for more than a decade. My deepest ties are with the seattle wholesale growers market. A farmer owned cooperative whose origin state twenty ten. When a group of growers came together at a regional. Asc of g meeting held at charles little and company. In eugene oregon. Fortunately i was there and witnessed those. I am vicious optimistic. Conversations that yielded what we here in seattle. Enjoy today at the time. There were only two other models to which the founders of the seattle growers market could look oregon flower growers association which has a long history in the portland market having been founded in the nineteen forties and fairfield flowers a small but mighty collective of wisconsin and illinois growers serving madison and milwaukee flores fairfield flower ceased operating as a collective on january first of two thousand nineteen but many of the floor farmers who participated still grow and sell flowers independently. We have witnessed encouraged and featured on the slow flowers podcast. Numerous other regional efforts to bring flowers from the field to the florist and consumer and innovative ways from legal cooperatives to privately held wholesaler operations from casual meetups to marketing collectives. You've heard from many of them or their members here on the slow flowers podcast and now we have a new example to highlight. Let's welcome to of the founders of old dominion flour cooperative a washington. Dc area local flower cooperative. My guests are melissa webster founder and megan wakefield director of operations to growers. Who are part of this group. That launched publicly at the end of january.
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"All right. Dr ian miller. Thank you so much. For coming on the podcast. I'm really excited to talk to you about your research today but before we get there. Let's tell everyone a little bit about who you are in what it is you do. Oh thanks. I'm super excited to be here as well. And so my name is ian miller has said i'm a paleobotanist. I worked at the denver museum of nature and science. Where i'm a curator and i'm also the chair of the earth and space sciences there at the museum run a team of paleontologists and geologists as well as do my own research implants. Uh so that's that's sort of what i do now. I got to this point sort of chasing fossil plants in the american west. Were you always interested in fossil plants. Though i mean that that's an really interesting interest for like a child to get into you. Don't hear that a lot. I mean i was a dinosaur kid. I know a lot of other dinosaur kids out there but fossil plants. I mean it took me a little bit to get to the point where those were interesting but now i would argue. Sometimes they're more interesting than dinosaurs. But that's harris. The i think in a lot of circles is and i. I started all the time constantly. Battling the data serve posts. Make sure that the plants get the same sort of airtime So i was a mineral kit up at eastern washington state. So i was always after you know courts pistols. Pyrite things like that mine tailings. That were there around. The ranch grew up on. So i kind of discovered fossils a little late-game did have this interesting. Formative experience was really little. i was born in seattle. And there's lots of miocene rock around seattle right there on. I five knows eight. Ninety right outside of his supply of my grandfather took me to a road cut. Still remember pulling these fifteen million year old clams out of the hillside in their big like softball-size clams
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"To travel and get out this summer. But when there's unveil next little ones in the mix you've got away the risk in a minute the u. dub dr john lynch will tell us what to consider when making those summer plants but first let's get you caught up. Well we tried increasing cova cases and hospitalizations. Means we're probably heading back to phase too soon. The county health director said tuesday work currently failing both of the indicators that would send us backward the governor could make that call to knock us back when he evaluates king county's numbers on monday the willows in is a world class culinary destination on lemme island but according to former employees who spoke to the new york times. It's also a toxic stew of sexual harassment intimidation and deception. Nearly three dozen former willow staff accused chef and co owner blaine wetzel bowling harassment using racist and homophobic slurs and that the restaurants claimed that all of the food is locally sourced is false wetzel denies the allegations. He says all complaints have been acted on appropriately. And if you're not fully vaccinated and are eligible for a second dose. The city of seattle has a deal for you. If you liver working king county. The mayor says go ahead and schedule your second dose appointment at the looming field events centre rainier beach or west seattle vaccination site right now. Yep this is thanks to all those open slots we told you about. Yesterday they still have several thousand. I dose.
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"You just launched a new podcast called depression mood. Tell me about it. Tell me about. And and as a former amazon employee myself. I should i should stipulate. I don't think anybody i ever worked with wasn't always sort of looking for a new job Yes i'm doing. A new show called depression mode. It's about depression anxiety and panic disorders trauma disorders the kind of every day psychological obstacles that people run across that don't get talked about nearly enough but are way more common than people realize. So so. yeah we're weekly. We drop every monday. It's part of the maximum fun network and just launched with an premiere episode with patton oswald. That's out there right now and really really happy to be doing especially at this time. When we're we're looking at a the the idea of the vaccine spreading and something. I'm really fascinated by is what elements of covid remain after the virus itself is gone like have you had the sensation of watching a movie where there's a bunch of people walking around without masks on. Maybe there's a concert going on. People are yelling and it gives you kind of nervous twitter even though you know it was probably filmed way before that it's still like oh don't do that. You know that little impulse. I think we're going to have for a long time. Yeah for sure for sure. All right one more story before we go. This one about an agora. Phobic tech worker in seattle who discovers evidence of a violent crime. She runs it up the chain of command or company. But it doesn't go anywhere dammit. Now she has to leave her apartment to solve this thing. If that sounds like a hollywood movie it's because it is. It's a film called kimmy and it's directed by steven soderbergh and it's set here in seattle chase. You could be an extra on this film. there's local casting call you know. I actually applied. I knew i saw that thing. And i was like his someone else. The paper is going to write about it so i was like well. I'm not writing about it. I can apply. And i just really curious about how they're going to set up these crowd scenes. I know that the main plot is as you describe. Then there's this subplot where like the seattle city council is deciding that they don't want homeless people to be able to freely move so they've created this law where they can only moved to certain areas. Which is ridiculous. Because the currency council wouldn't do that. But i i'm imagining. Is that the activists that are sort of flooding the streets in protests of this. I'm assuming that it's going to be a sort of seen. That is reminiscent of chop or is reminiscent of last year's protests. And so there's an inherent. Camp of zoe kravitz sort of walking outside of for capitol hill home and sort of fleeing crowds in in calendars. And the i'm i'm just curious how they're going to do it. Yeah extras to play protesters pushing back on a city council ordinance about homelessness if that isn't just a seattle cliche sandwich right there. I'm so excited for seattle. I hope this is another iconic seattle film. Because we've been holding onto singles for like thirty years. You know shots in the okay hotel. Which hasn't been opened since the misquakees quake like needs a reboot so you know before that it was bullet steve mcqueen so i hope this joins the pantheon. Yeah totally of course. Seattle has always been a protests city. Maybe people will protest the movie. We'll just become a parody of ourselves will implode.
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"Hey it's patricia murphy. it's tuesday this is seattle. Now if you're one of the many white collar workers who left the office behind a year ago. You're probably wondering just what's in store when you get back in a minute. We'll get some insights on lessons. Learned from a year of remote work from microsoft chief scientist. But first let's get you caught up. Seattle will give some tenants facing eviction. A lawyer free of charge. The city council voted unanimously yesterday to provide attorneys to people who say they can't afford one advocates. Say the law could slow down the eviction process long enough for people to access rental assistance programs. The city's eviction. Moratorium is set to end. On june thirtieth. Meanwhile the city is reversing. Its decision to stop doing. Cova tests at the west seattle and rainier beach vaccination sites. The plan was to drop the testing in order to get more people vaccinated but there's been a surge of infections so testing the covid will continue city data. Shows cases are spiking in the university district and in the maple leaf to sandpoint area in north. Seattle and labor organizers are counting votes from amazon warehouse workers today the company has aggressively the effort and has a history of caution union organizing in its warehouses the vote by fifty eight hundred employees at the bessemer. Alabama warehouse is being watched closely. A vote to unionize could spur other efforts to demand better. Working conditions are right here. I am one more time. Today is the last day of. Kyw's spring membership drive and this podcast and everything you hear on kyw happens because of people like you choose to support it. You have to take two minutes though to turn that support into. We made it easy. There's a link to donate in the show notes. Become a supporting member of k. u. o. w. It feels good to support the things that you believe it and we can't do it without you. Thanks a lot of people have spent the past year adapting to work from home. Thanks to vaccines more..
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"Democrats flipped the senate but an angry mob stole the headlines. In a minute marcus. Green of the seattle times in. Kyw's genie yandle or here with thoughts about this week's news. First let's get you caught up. Most of washington's congressional delegation wants president trump removed from office after he riled up a group of his supporters to take over the us capital on wednesday all seven democratic representatives and both of our state senators are now calling president trump to go either by the twenty fifth amendment. Were another impeachment so far. There's no support for the idea. From the state's republican congress members the plan for light rail to west. seattle ballard. Just got a lot more expensive. Sound transit said yesterday the costs are up fifty percent or four billion dollars more than they plant. Officials say that's mostly due to ballooning real estate and construction costs. The agency will meet later this month to figure out how to deliver the service. They promised voters with less money. They'll also hire a consultant to review. How they come up with their estimates and a seattle school board member is stepping down and asking for outside help to fix which she calls a broken system. Eat mack resigned on thursday and said overcrowding funding and dysfunctional culture are failing seattle students and families. She said the all volunteer school board was being asked to do an impossible job in solving it and that it was time for an intervention from state education officials. It's the latest turnover at the district. Superintendent denise. Juneau gave her notice last month. Yikes what a week. Just a few days ago. A lot of people thought bean dad was a big deal and that ken jennings was canceled from jeopardy. One of those things might still be true and georgia senate victory for the democrats history. Remember that perspective is everything. The capitol building in washington. Dc was overtaken by violent supporters of president trump wednesday operating on the false narrative of a stolen election. Just a heads up. This is a breaking news situation and things may change so remember. We recorded this at one pm on thursday. Marcus green is here. He's a columnist for the seattle times and founder of the south seattle emerald. Marcus this week was a long year. He's into twenty twenty one macinnis. Yeah it's lot. Welcome to our friday show. Gd yandle is here as well. She's co host of the podcast battle tactics for your sexist workplace. Gd didn't this week feel a little bit like whiplash. I mean honestly. I would have been content with the annoying bean dead story to start the year. I would much rather have hashed out annoying being dead today earlier this week i actually messaged caroline your producer. And i said i. I hope we don't have to talk about being debt. And i would love if we were talking about being dead right now. I can't believe that. That's where i am. Yeah it's amazing deep exhale people. It was quite a week. President trump and several republican members of congress spent weeks peddling this false narrative about a stolen election. They primed the pump until a mob of trump's supporters stormed the capitol building and got inside breaking up the vote to certify the election of joe biden and carmela harris and they got inside with shocking ease. Marcus the visuals of this were unreal. My heart was pounding yesterday. What were you doing. yeah. I was actually Hanging out with my father social distance. Obviously but he's a sixty five year old black man also a veteran and What was interesting was that you know being a black man in the united states you usually have. You have a lot to decide about on a daily basis. But this was the first time that i've been his son he's ever told me son island sad to being american. Today i was sad to have serves in will be willing to die for this country today and You know i'm at a loss for how britishness divide right now. I was watching seattle congresswoman giant. Paul crouched on the floor watching over as you could see people storming the floor. It was it was a truly terrifying moment historic furniture being used as barricades that photo of the man. Richard barnett in house speaker. Nancy pelosi's office. That took my breath away. That took my breath away. That photo genie. Were you watching this. So much discussion about how to refer to these extremists. Yeah that was one of the things that i was that i found myself thinking about and looking out yesterday. is how often i saw other journalists talk about this as unbelievable as shocking as something that no one could have predicted. I got angrier and angrier. Frankly because i feel like that framing is something we've repeatedly heard about what's happening here. And it's not unbelievable and it wasn't unpredictable. And yes the visuals. Themselves were shocking. I mean seeing that man sitting in nancy pelosi's office with his feet on her desk and having stolen mail from her desk. That felt like a like a violation. Like i felt violated seeing that. But that doesn't mean that none of this could have was impossible to foresee. This is something that president trump has been talking about for months at this point. This is something that his followers have been talking about for months. At this point. I mean at some point. We've gotta be able to detect a pattern here right. Isn't that part of our job. That's the thing that i went to sleep thinking about. It's the thing. I woke up with this morning and i'm not. I'm just not sure what to do with it to be honest with you. I think there's just goes to show right that we heard wrinkly a seda. I think we need more conflict in this country. Now and i don't mean the primal conflict that we saw Idiotically display wednesday..
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"You know everyone you vaccinate will be a real big help. Because in a small community there are less nurses doctors less specialist so each one is precious and if you are able not that the urban ones aren't precious to. I'm not saying that. But i'm just saying there's less of them. So if you vaccinate there's a bigger swath of of world that they impact in rural community anna in seattle u. dub medicine and other health care facilities began to issue the vaccine this week. What's the status of the vaccine in eastern washington. Where you are. I talked to somebody this morning. That said the vaccine is coming to tacoma. Skit and i am really excited for them. You could hear the excitement in their voice. They're really excited to get the vaccine. And they have a super cold freezer internat- get the they bought so they're ready to accept those vaccines and they think that's one of the reasons they might have been kind of on the top of the list in a rural community to get them and at king. I can't wait to check back in with you to hear about how well the vaccine is working in eastern washington. It's always good to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you and king reports on everything. East of the cascades for the northwest news network. Great to talk to you anna. Thanks thanks for having me. Thanks for listening to seattle. Now the show is produced by matt. Martin sophie read larry mcgrane carolina chamberlain gomez and jason began at jorgensen. Does our music patricia. Murphy see tomorrow. As this memorable year comes to an end. It's good to know we got through. It together
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"This is a very very small town. It is a very very small town and everybody has multiple connections. You know you might work a part time job here and then work another part time job. You know handed out lot as at a coffee stand. There's just there's just multiple connections with each person in their families and with a deadly virus like this that inter connectivity can become extremely dangerous extremely quickly. How does what's happening into nascar. Reflect what's happening in other rural counties around the stayed in the town of winthrop and twist in the same county in okinawa county. They are actually doing a lot better than some other surrounding communities and i was talking to some residents the other day that said yeah are two towns. Have just taken a real stand on masks and a real stand on social distancing and we're figuring out solutions to keep our community as safe as we can and the tourists that come to our town that have not been Doing some of the activities that we are doing like wearing masks everywhere we just hand them a mask at every store they enter and say this is the way we do it here and it becomes very clear that this is the this is the moray. This is this is the culture of these two towns and they really wanna stay open for business and so they're really taking it seriously and just because there is an outbreak of covid or a large number of cova cases in a town doesn't mean that the people there don't still need the routine care and the specialty care that they were trying to get before. How is the pandemic impacting. That kind of care. I i guess. I tell a personal story trish which is basically. I needed specialty care. I needed some care. For covert after i had covid i am currently wearing a heart monitor for like two weeks now Almost two weeks. I had to get you know into a cardiologists. My heart's been racing. That's one of the symptoms that you get after covid That people have reported. And it's been really scary. And i called the cardiologists. I had a referral i called. I did all the right things and they were like. Oh yeah we can see you in like january or february. And i was like. I can't wait till that you know. This is super scary. This is really scaring me. And so they did get me in sooner. But now i live in the tri cities which is a larger community. It's a you know it's it's one of the biggest urban areas east of the mountains. We have a lot more resources now if you lived. Let's say even just in pendleton oregon or if you live in you mattila which is only about forty five minutes from us. I mean you're still dealing with a forty five minute drive for care possibly or not enough access for care. And so these specialties are really hard to get like. You might have a primary doctor but if you need anything more complex it might be really really tough. Yeah yeah one of the things. I keep thinking about as we're talking. Anna are those healthcare workers who have been doing this job. Since the beginning and the level of burnout. They're probably all dealing with right now. How are these challenges. Impacting the medical staff in rural clinics. The people i'm talking are just getting really really worn down and really tired. I i just. When i go to wildfires or when i go to landslides i encounter people who are utterly exhausted and are just at their wits and crying at weird points and conversations because they're so exhausted and they're so traumatized. I'm hearing that same exhaustion in the in the voices of the medical staff that i'm encountering as i do these interviews even over the phone. It's really really tough to hear their voices crack and their emotions surface because they are professional people but they're just tested to the limit right now. It's hard to believe that anyone wouldn't take every precaution. Possible after listening and watching care workers do their job over the past few months anna back to this idea of how small communities are different. Will the vaccine have a better or faster impact in a small population. Is there an upside in this for small town. You know everyone you vaccinate will be a real big help. Because in a small community there are less nurses doctors less specialist so each one is.
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"Was married to amazon boss. Jeff bezos for twenty five years. They're divorced left. Her one of the richest women in the world. Scott signed the giving pledge in twenty nine thousand nine hundred promising to give away most of her wealth during her lifetime her fortune has skyrocketed by twenty three point six billion dollars this year alone healthcare facilities around king. County are running uncomfortably close to capacity. These are the darkest days so far of the pandemic in the city. The system seems to be handling the load but in more rural counties where there are fewer people there are also fewer healthcare workers and the situation is much different reporter. Anna king is to help us understand. Anna it's always good to talk to you. Thank you for having me. You'd think in a small town. It might be easier to socially distance and control an outbreak because everybody knows each other. Is that actually the case. Though you know. I'm just going to give you a very personal example. My mother is terrorized by the post office in the small town that my mother lives that she has to drive fifteen to twenty five minutes to get to town to get to the little post office when she gets in the post office. There's like four or five or six people in their many without mass trying to get their post and the post officers wear their little mass below their nose or not at all. And so. This is the kind of thing that you deal with a small town. There is no other post office to go to redirect rahmael somewhere else. There is no other grocery store to go to. She has to go to that one grocery store so i think that a lot of time small towns everybody is congregating in these in these one or two locations and there's just not places to get away from people so the pool is much smaller so potentially if someone becomes infected like we're looking at in the town of tenacity it can become a really untenable situation. You've been reporting on to nascar north of oh mak what's happening there you know. I'm struck by how similar this tale is to what happened in seattle early on in covid. In the kirkland area where the most vulnerable and the most at risk people are the hardest hit in the town to nas get out. The north ali extended care. There are now seventeen people who've died. Dozens have been sickened including like nearly half the staff. And this is all since the thanksgiving holiday. It's just been a terrific event just terrifying and it's important to note that this is a town of a thousand people. This is a very very small town. It is a very very small town and everybody has multiple connections. You know you might work a part time job here.
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"Rental listing service shows rents falling by twenty percent since the start of the pandemic. They're down five point six percent month on month. But what does it really mean cheryl. Young is a senior economist. at zillow. She's here to help us understand what's going on. Hey cheryl thank you for taking the time. Thanks for having me quick note about the audio and these pandemic times you may hear a sweet sweet crying baby in the background of this interview. So what are we seeing happened with rents in the city of seattle right now. Well we know that rents are softening sort of everywhere in the country especially these really expensive markets that have had really strong rent growth in the past several months. Seattle joe exception to places like the bay area or or do you work and especially since the start of the pandemic. A lot of people have actually moved home during the pandemic especially young people. We're talking about people that are kind of eighteen to twenty five year olds and then of course the other issue people that are going to be in a position where they can't pay their rent or can't pay back rent because of illness because of what's going on with the economy they are in a particular shop situation and all these forces have kind of put a damper on brent prices. Okay so practically speaking. The what am i gonna pay for a one bedroom apartment right now. In the city of seattle for the metro area. We do have rents right now about one thousand nine hundred That's going to vary considerably within certain zip codes but we can also call out the fact that in certain zip codes. We've actually seen huge decreases in brands because people don't need to go the office anymore. Right so we're seeing rents since march go down about seventeen and a half percent in bell town over fourteen percent in south lake union so with people working at home. It's really shifted where people have wanted to live in and knowing. You don't really need to go the office every day. Perhaps you're not going to pay that premium on wrenches to live here. The office right right and we're in the city you're seeing rents rising right now. North beacon hill mount baker jr park area. We're actually seeing brad's rise about two per cent since march and then some decent rent growth in shoreline as well so cova defect and issues with people being able to meet rental payment obligations. If you're if you're lisa's up you may be moving to less expensive areas. It could be people looking for more space and looking to either rent larger places that are less expensive. So we do see in tacoma for example. Rents are actually up about eight and a half percent year over year compared to down almost six percent seattle but we also know that on the flip side. The four sales side isn't very very strong. right now. You know a lot of people tend to say sort of the bright spot in the economy the housing market and they're talking about the for sale side because of low mortgage rates and the fact that during this whole pandemic what really may have done is accelerated people's plans to buy a home so there may be people that were renting. Maybe they're starting families they were thinking. Maybe hey in the next two three years. I'm going to go by that house. Further outside of the city but with cova they said you know what i think. The time is now. We really do ace to work from home to have kids. So i think that's also shifted people over to the housing market. The four sale side a little bit faster may have actually taken some of the pressure off the rental market. Yeah i could law renters into some kind of false sense of security that they move into an affordable apartment right now that looks pretty decent for them but in a year's time things could look very very different in this city. And if you're a renter that means your rent could increase. There are reasons that the rents could go back up again. I mean if you can lock in a low lease right now. At least you're good for a little while some of the other data that we look at in terms of rents are how many listings out. There actually have a concession so concession is something like like free rent free reynoso most common kind of concession in the seattle metro area seem almost fifty percents forty nine.
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"The lights and it's like oh this is great. You're here all day and everything. There's just something kind of weird about it. Yes yeah it's like living in your own little christmas village. You do need a change of scenery while the holiday season. But i'm feeling a little weird about it. This year rudolph was on this week. We watched as family which is funny because this is just a terrible classic story. That could never get written today. Oh no senators is running a sweatshop and he's a jerk fair everybody's a jerk. The whole thing is basically like look how much stronger bullying made. Rudolph english it's the worst. Everyone in charge is a jerk and everyone who's vulnerable. Gets i wanna con cornelius. I'm going to go on record right now. Like the guy who pulls the abominable snowman teeth out so the the poor creature can just starve to death. I know that. Oh my god so much stuff that got written around that time would never be written again could be written. Today is truly amazing. Truly amazing shopping feels a little solis this year to you're gonna by people some stuff anybody buying stuff. Oh my gosh okay. So i'll i will admit to you to in the pretend cone of silence. That is this podcast. Feels like i'm just telling you to this thing. But i have had this fight with myself for weeks now about like how much i wanna buy for my extended family. Because i can't like see them. We usually go to omaha like an early christmas. And obviously that's not happening. I'm really like the only way. I feel like i can show. My love is by buying a bunch of stupid gifts. Even though i know that's not true. I'm having that arguments myself so either. I'm making really thoughtful wonderful donations or handmade gifts for everyone that they will eventually get after christmas. We're spending a ridiculous amount of money on crap on amazon. And i haven't decided which one i'm doing yet same. I'm kind of torn both ways. I don't like buying people a bunch of stuff. But i still feel pulled to do the thing and this is the way we're doing the thing this year you have a little one at home. How's your spirit in your house. Oh it's pretty high it really is. We love this time. My daughter gets the best of all worlds because she gets celebrate both christian and muslim holidays. So you know it's a big win but this one's our favorite. I mean it's wash a lot of christmas movies special foods all of that advent calendars eater. The whole thing is the ones. Yeah yeah we have always one. Yeah now we're having we're having a great time And our shopping habits in really change. It'll we've been shopping online for a long time. So it's kind of all the same You know what i miss. I actually missed. Go into the mall got to shop. I just like to go walk around and look at all the decorations and everything and plus this is my thing. This is where i go to find my people you go to the mall. It's filled with immigrants right to go there sitting in the food court is like There we go all right before we go. Spotify laid out my personal song list for the year this week. It's a feature where your musical year get summed up by the songs you've listened to for most of two thousand twenty. I cringed because i definitely have questionable musical taste. But i was pleasantly surprised to see that mine was kurt vile so it could have been a lot worse. Look at you. That's pretty cool. I feel say it was gonna be iron maiden just given the way this year when i was fully expecting you to say it was gonna be iron made not gonna say it wasn't in the top five. Yeah okay. how did your list shape up this year. I mean my it was all like the soundtrack to hamilton. And it's raining tacos. Because i have an eight year old and we have child care all year. So like i had to scroll way way way way down and like it number like forty something. There's like ask susie. And the banshee song and i was like everything else. Is my child like the number of times. I've handed or my phone and i've just been like oh listen to it's raining tacos on repeat for an hour that i love that song by the way perry grip right. They catchy hooky sung zaki. What about you man. What's your soundtrack. Yeah i looked it up and video. Killed the radio star. Nice shake it off by taylor. Swift and wrecking ball by miley cyrus. All of those are my kid. I finally show up all the way down when it's pearl jam so all right all.
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"Off. Literally moving on and finally. Just go with the land. Things we had a particularly miserable twenty twenty. They wrote about the confluence being experienced here in Washington Kobe hotspot murder Hornets. The Chop. Do they have a point marcus if we had the worst year yet as much as I think that's an exaggeration as sometimes New York. Postings I gotta say there there is a moment where you gotta think living Washington State is sort of like living through a reboot of the book job or something. You don't up. Locust we have murder Hornets such that you know we got wildfires instead of the, you know the thunder from God and and. All that's missing now I don't know about Katie eruption. So not right here next week probably. Okay. Come on now. This is twenty twenty Zaki. What about you? We? We haven't added any worse or any better than anybody else in the country. We're all going through the same thing chop lasted for a little while but A. Media some media all. You know kind of a paint us as a hell. Hole. But that's to be expected these days. We are stronger than that. We are started than that here in Washington state just come for us to say. Yeah. We're. Don't come out. Think you so much to our guest is our show for today Zaki Hamid. He's the director of community engagement for K. U. A. W. and Marcus Green, he's the founder of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist at the Seattle Times stakes you too. Thank you. Such a pleasure. Thank. Seattle now is produced by Caroline Chamberlain Gomez Clermont. Sophie. Read. Matt Martin and as a began Matt, Jorgensen does our music. I'm Patricia Murphy.
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"Trish do you set your clocks back before you go to bed or do do it the next day? Before absolutely. Okay. All right. Sure. Marcus Green is here. He's the founder of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist for the Seattle Times Hey. Marcus had he feel about the time shift? I am looking forward to it. Actually. I mean it it. Leaves something to look forward to there seems to be not a lot into. The bar is pretty low. Our sure. It is great to have you here. Thank you. It's great to be here. So the election is on everyone's mind right now, and we're just days away and as of this week this amazing fifty-six percent of Washington's registered voters have returned their ballots and there is so much being decided here in Washington referendum ninety would change the way we're teaching sex ED in King County voters are deciding whether the sheriff should be appointed or elected Zaki. Have you voted? Did you drop off your ballot? Go you bet I got my ballot on the fifteenth and the next day the sixteenth, which is my birthday we went to a dropbox put it in. You see like because I got. My citizenship right I just want to say this little story citizenship in two thousand and one immigrated here in Nineteen ninety-four and the first vote ever cast was in two thousand and three in Seattle. I never missed a single election sense because really voting is such a sacred duty to me because I came from a country, which is a constitutional monarchy didn't really have the voting rights that I have now here. So I'll never take the privilege of having a voicing choosing my own government for granted way too many people died for to give me the right to vote and I'm going to honor them every single time I love voting. Marcus. How `Bout you voted yet? Yes I was waiting for the ballot like it was a a check after being broke for for like a month. I was just I was I was rushing to fill it out and put it in the you know in the ballot box up here. where I live and so so yes, I have I have voted and I've also seen a attended other folks who used to be apathetic in at least are apathetic in two, thousand, sixteen in Twenty twenty it was dislike a one eighty shift. They were like I as soon as I get the ballot I'm dropping it in the ballot box. So yeah. Yeah we are so good with our mail in ballot system here in Washington we don't have those long lines like we do in other states but I learned more than eleven thousand, four hundred ballots rejected so far this year according to King County elections and I don't know that's a lot of ballots Markus that's quite a few ballots. Means that a lot of people are are just they don't know how to you know they don't they have terrible handwriting I guess and it does not match up with what can elections has on file. So I I will say when getting about. People voting. So early is that they're getting notified early that they're balanced. Seemed to be problematic so that they can fix them hopefully before November third. That's a really really solid point marcus because and I wondered when I saw the rejected ballots story about whether or not people had not voted in. So long that their handwriting had changed maybe it's been a couple of elections for people know that happened to me once a few years ago I got a ballot rejected and they said like your signature doesn't is not matching and they give me another chance to fix it, which was a very easy fix. But. But yeah, that's definitely the. Way You vote early, get some time. I've been warned about my signature about six years ago. I got an email or a note from King County elections that said, my signature was needed to be updated because it didn't match and I never did it. But now whenever I sign I'm like which signature us and I try to just be a little more deliberate with it I don't know. I don't know. All right. Any other thoughts on the election? Let's let's hope for a boring night. Shall We? Really Boring..
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"Turnout of active registered voters so far snohomish county is showing thirty nine percent turn out Pierce County thirty, six percent and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is warning people to be on the lookout for misinformation she says, information is circulating aimed at confusing voters. wyman is encouraging people to share suspicious social media posts or emails with her office. When you search for something online, do you choose Google or does Google choose you the federal government is suing Google for anticompetitive behaviour the Department of Justice and eleven states launched the long anticipated lawsuit last week and it's remarkable in this divisive election season because both Republicans and Democrats, agree the tech giant's have gotten too big and too powerful. Of course they still disagree on why that's a problem. But here in Seattle, the Google case will be watched closely by the region's tech sector not least by Amazon? Karen wise is Seattle based Tech correspondent for the New York Times and she's here to help us understand. Hey, Karen. Hey, there. Okay. Laid out for me. What is this antitrust lawsuit against Google? All about sure. It's the biggest antitrust lawsuit tech antitrust lawsuits since the Microsoft case decades ago, and it really focuses on Google's dominance in search and a lot is focusing on the deal that Google. Made with apple to be the default search on the IPHONE as mobile devices were becoming kind of the growing interface that we interact with Google really wanted to own that and become the default. As we know, defaults are very powerful positions and apple kind of has his frenemy relationship with Google but Google says the best search and they were paying billions and billions of dollars for the right to. Be The default essentially, and so that basically means that in the smartphone mobile search space Google has the dominant position on android phones, and then therefore is the default now on apple phones. So this antitrust actions really focusing on this kind of mobile search deal. So it's not just Google's place in the market. It's how far its reach is to capture consumers. Yes, and that is actually very Similar to the Microsoft case stuck it's go where Microsoft had the steal with Seaman you factual errors to make Internet explorer, the dominant Web Browser and that was what got Microsoft and trouble okay Microsoft though largely escaped scrutiny there they didn't get broken up whereas they were the target twenty years ago and they really turned it around for themselves. WHAT COULD SEATTLE TECH companies learn from Microsoft's example here? So. There's arguments that Microsoft was slow to make the transition to mobile phones because it was so preoccupied with the anti-trust fight but other folks said, no, this was a technological change that they just were not prepared for, and that was what led to this period in the wilderness that they've now come out of and been. So ascendant as a cloud provider, an interesting thing about this, there's this big debate in Washington DC right now, about do we need new antitrust laws for tech companies to really grapple with twenty-first-century type of businesses? What kind of message is the sending to Amazon because you already talked a little bit? About how we may need to rewrite antitrust regulations specifically for tech dominance but what else? So in some sense, you could say the Department of Justice's focused on Google is they're not focusing on Amazon and they've put a ton of resources to the school specific case that said the FTC has been reported to be looking into Amazon and facebook. It's widely believed and been reported that facebook will be the kind of their dominant focus as well. Amazon always says, no no, we're really different than those other tech companies were basically retailer logistics company. We're not really one of them. Each one by the way says, oh, we're really. Different than the other ones there is no such thing as big tech. The reason Google makes money from search is because it has added marketplace and the way it matches viewers of ads. So consumers with companies that want to put ads in front of our faces in search all over the web, all these different places, and so the more focus is on marketplace models. That's not good for Amazon. I would say it basically gets that like what is the market that these companies play in and how small or big is it? How much power they exert in it, and so Amazon says Oh we're part of all of. The retail economy, there's grocery stores and automobile sales on all these things, and we're just a small portion of it, and then other people say, no, it's not only the whole retail economy. You should look at just online spending within that consumer electronics were Amazon has a really large sale share. So it's kind of dealing with these questions of who has power wear and also Amazon's is complicated because expose as a retailer and as a marketplace. So a lot of the questions for them is, do they play sides fairly they obviously say they do some Seattle companies like expedia and Microsoft are supporting this antitrust case against Google What is their beef I don't understand why do they fall down on the side of the antitrust suit? So Microsoft has a competing search engine to Google Bing and Microsoft pays to be the second option for a search on the IPHONE. So they say if they had more searches, they would have able to develop a better search technology and then also be able to sell ads just have a bigger business reaching more customers and that they would be good for consumers because they would have more choice on search expedia. Google has integrated more search results into its own web pages that don't send you to other third party. So don't send you out to expedia basically doing some of the search function that Expedia does doesn't and makes a business out of the other thing I would say for Microsoft is they are unhappy with apple and the way apple runs its APP store because Microsoft wants to sell cloud gaming software. On the APP store in a way that would get around the thirty percent cut that apple takes, and so that isn't the specific focus of this case. It is just kind of general beef. They have around control on the IPHONE. One of the things that I'm getting from our conversation as a consumer I may go to my search engine of choice but beyond that, it feels like everything else has already. been decided for me and I wonder if this antitrust suit is good news for us at home or does it really even affect us at this point if this word play out and to win the question of what the remedy are is still kind of open and I would say unaddressed I. Think most people believe an experienced that Google as a search function is really quick at getting you the. Information that you want. There are arguments that models are good for people with different preferences. So for example, one that might have more privacy features baked in. So Google says, for example, its products or free, and so that's good for consumers. So it's kind of these questions of what our consumers want and what's benefits them that are kind of playing out and the remedies piece is still I think very much. Kind of not thought through yet but this is going to be like years of kind of debates and arguments and legal action. Yeah. If there's one thing we learned from the Microsoft antitrust case that it will take many many many many months to figure out who is going to benefit and who is going to win the case. Yes. Some part of why the Justice Department focused on this very specific contract between Google and apple is it was more of a slam dunk in their opinion that it was a narrow slice that gets a bigger picture and that was winnable. That.
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"Bad Week for Seattle icons poor went out for bartell man Seattle based drug store announced earlier this week, , it was purchased by rite aid bartels around of course, , since eighteen ninety back to the Yukon gold rush days, , canoe. . This is one of the oldest companies in Washington, , and this is the stuff that hits me hard. It's . the kind of change that I really don't like and I'm not even a native. . Are you sad about this? ? I. . Am I mean I think it's amazing that family could keep keep any business together <hes> from eighteen, , ninety, , two, , twenty, , twenty that's a pretty good run. . I think people just don't like the the decline of local miss. . In some of our institutions <unk> bartels always had a very distinct personality they used to. . You know there was a a favorite <hes> triangle building down at West Lake that had a Great Soda Fountain in a restaurant upstairs and <hes>. . You know people like going bartels fruit. . Christmas candy as well as medicines I went looked at some old bartels ads they. . Attempted to be good citizens during previous crises, , they were selling ways to sterilize your masks during the nineteen, , eighteen endemic and things like that. . So you know people feel sorta bonded with that and rite aid is faceless chain. . So <hes>. . I was surprised because I commented twitter when I heard about it and I was amazed the response people are really not happy about it. . Sean Bar Taylor. . Now you're gonNA miss it. . Yeah. . I'm GONNA MISS IT A lot. . It's a I think a really a kind of just a sign of. . The Times in a lot of ways I mean when I Was a freshman at the University of Washington once upon a time. . I really remember orienting myself quite a bit using that that sign that they had out on the corner of forty fifth in the APP. . You know the time that lets you know the temperature <hes> and I think you know the the the economic climate right now I think was really indicated by you know a small business closure like that which was really really unfortunate. . It's a difficult time and these are reminders that. . You know those local chains they're not a sustainable and bartell even said at themselves this pandemic made it really difficult for us. . And featured local products right like Almond Roca and applets in cutlets which I think are awful but. . That's okay. . Just tweeted me. . Probably. . The most controversial thing that's been said on this podcast so far. . We cover up to this point within the fly between Kobe between trump i. . really think this is going to be the thing that's going to land you in hot water on on social networking I'm GonNa get mail. . And the other thing that's leaving again, , a heartbreak, , the elephant car wash is going to close that awesome sign. . It's probably going to go live at Mohi, , that big pink elephant giving itself a bath with its trunk. . Is. . It sad that we have to go to see this pink Elephant Museum, , Canoe. . Yeah, , it will be if if if they can fit it in the door, , right You know, , I mean Mohi, , has become the place that saves are signs. . You know whether it's the rainier beer signed or the old tow truck or or whatever. . You were probably due to have some sort of A. . Part that part near Mohi turned into some kind of outdoor signed? ? My Gosh. . It's going to be weary on czar neon park. . It would be cool. . You. . Know I drive by <hes>. . Before the pandemic I was driving by <hes> the pink elephants signed almost. . Almost every day and I use the car wash. . It was really convenient working down near Seattle Center. . But even it was so hard to get to I. . Mean I think they're factors is on a weird piece of property with all the construction down there. . It's hard to figure out how to get in there because it's one way Stinson things are blocked off. . I think I, , felt like I. . Think I wrote a piece like several years ago. . This pig elephant is doomed because of all development here. . So. . I've been sort of surprises lasted as long <hes>. . But I hate to see it go everybody loves that thing you you from Seattle? ? That's how you give people directions. . You know you say you go down Denney <hes>. . Then when you get to that pink elephant sign, , you turn less you know. . Right <hes>, , and we need landmarks like that to help us get around especially since the cities looking so homogenized legally. . Well. . Yeah, , you can't really say we'll drive down to that Amazon Tower. . One of ten Amazon Towers looked identical and you'll think you're in bellevue but you know. . Yeah. . Doesn't work as well. . Sean, what , do you think? ? Well, , I think it's it's a you know it's fitting. . We were talking earlier about sort of the increasingly wayward direction of the Republican Party the GOP whose symbol is the elephant, , and now we ask the actual physical displacement perhaps the best known elephant in. . In the city of Seattle. . So bad bad year for the Republicans we'll see how a number turns out if we can turn this thing around for elephants everywhere. . Here. .
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"The virus can thrive. The Kobe outbreak around you dubs Greek community continues to grow as of Sunday one, hundred, Fifty, eight students have tested positive from a dozen fraternities and sororities. The outbreak has been ongoing since last month glasses at U. DUB started last week. And the Seattle storm are within striking distance of winning a fourth championship title Brianna Stewart scored twenty two points as the team beat the Las Vegas Aces One zero four to ninety one on Sunday game three is tomorrow night. If you watched the presidential debate last week, you might have noticed something. You know what? If they called us in? PORTLAND. We would put out that fire in a half an hour but they won't do it because they are run by radical left Democrats. If you look at Chicago if you look at any place, you want to look Seattle, they heard we. Were coming in the following day and they put up their hands and we got back Seattle Yup. The president is still talking about us the caricature of Seattle as a violence ridden anarchist jurisdiction is a big talking point for trump U. Dub historian Margaret Omar is here to help us understand what's going on and why this tactic works. So well I'm Margaret. Hi, Trish. Great to be here. If all I knew about Seattle was what I heard from President Trump I would think that this city is out of control chaotic lawless run by ANTIFA What is the goal of trump and other politicians talking about the city this way? We'll look a good rule of politics. Politics are not only on making a case for a candidate's merits and saying this is why you should vote for me and why I'm great but it's also convincing voters that the other person running against is awful or if it's not a person a whole. Movement or political party or city or Way of life and the US versus them has long been a very compelling and successful tactic and politics, and certainly particularly Donald Trump's reelection campaign. He was expecting to run on the economy. That's a tough thing to run on. Now, he now is personally dealing with the coronavirus, but before he had sort of the burden of the that on his shoulders and so his campaign has been a really aggressive paint. The other side is a danger and Seattle has been part of that story. If you aren't watching Fox News, you may not realize that this has been running pretty nonstop for since June. And I wanNA pull that apart a little bit because the top was a real thing that happened here it was just six blocks. It was mostly peaceful but there were definitely visuals that the trump administration ran with think of this. A group, ANTIFA and others. Radical left's they went into a major. US City Seattle, and they took over a big percentage of that city. They designated the entire city as an anarchist jurisdiction. These are powerful images that are making their way into people's lives. Talk about that power because facebook, all it takes is one image. Yes that's right and so and I think it's a good lesson for all of us that when you see an incendiary image, you need to think about what's happening around it. That's not being seen and certainly the goals of the the protests in the tactics of Mo- many of the protesters including those occupying. The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone occupied ongoing protests were were designed to be nonviolent and peaceful although there were people involved to also felt and continue to feel that the only way that the system is going to be changed is through violent often property focused protest of anti-capitalist protests and there is evidence in American history that in sometimes when the system's not GonNa Change, it has to be changed through more violent tactics. That is something that is motivating some of the people who are active today. Well and let's remember WTO was twenty years ago. But the battle in Seattle still has a certain ring. It Margaret we are a protest city and that also adds to the visual the militarized image of the police standing up against protestors interacting with protesters in violent ways. And the DOJ's the Department of Justice's Designation of Seattle as an anarchist jurisdiction, it seems fantastical. But it really does paint a picture of. An out of control city that needs to be. CLAMP DOWN ON. Yeah. Imagined that a lot of people listening had the experience that I had this summer when when everything's starting to happen that you get these calls or emails from concerned friends and family members saying, are you? Okay what's happening? Is Seattle on fire particularly if you were only getting your news from certain outlets and you could easily think the whole place was on fire but also Seattle. Politics even as it continues to be played as kind of the anarchist jurisdiction is much more complicated than that. There are a lot of different factions. The way that this is being framed. Now, by the trump administration, it's as if Jenny durken and the most liberal slash socialist left leaning members of the city council are all on the same side and those of us who live here know. They, they're not. Definitely definitely, it's much more complicated. Exactly. Why does this tactic that trump is using work? What is it about our psychology in time and space right now that is making the so effective Well, every A. Every myth effective meth is built around a grain of truth, right? There have been p participants who firmly believe that nonviolent protest isn't going to get you anywhere that violence is part of it, and now we have another layer of right wing violence agitators coming in we saw this quite vividly Portland within the last month who are contributing to this kind of creating very volatile atmosphere. But the bigger picture of everything else is not being transmitted and I think it's on in this moment because one. We have a very polarizing incumbent president who has whose campaign strategy actually governing strategy has been intensely oppositional, which is something that American presidents of both parties. Have not done before or not done in modern memory. Yeah. Yeah. You have devoted your entire career to studying the presidency among other things. I'm curious about your head about what's going on today what's happening in Margaret o'meara's head Oh my gosh. This is going to be a therapy session with the whole region. I. Try to remember remind myself that you know one of the reasons I entered this business is because I think history gives us lots of reasons for optimism. History can be a big. Downer. Trust me when you really have a very unvarnished look at the past, it is very uncomfortable because you do have to kind of leave those sort of rosy images behind. It and also these characters whether it's a caricature of Seattle as an anarchist zone or caricature of George Washington I cannot tell a lie you need to move and think about these human processes and human beings and when you do that, you see a lot of ugly but you also see a lot of beauty. You see a lot of instance in when protests and political action including voting made a huge huge difference and when leadership. Can Change everything either for good or for bad you know we are not kind of destined to kind of drive in a certain direction there is. There is a lot of dynamism at work here and this is perilous. This is serious and it does keep me up at night but I look for the hope and history and I keep on latching onto that and thinking about where we go from there. Well it's certainly stunning time in our history I don't know how many times we can use the word unprecedented. So I really appreciate your perspective,.
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"We've all had a lot more time to assess our living situation since the pandemic and it seems a lot of people are making the move to homeownership but that doesn't mean it's gotten more affordable. . In fact, , Seattle's real estate market is hotter than ever. . We've got the fastest rising house prices of any city in the country after Phoenix prices here jumped seven percent in July since last year despite the pandemic Catherine Shema belong is a real estate reporter at the Seattle Times she's here to explain hi Catherine. . Hi Trish. Thanks . for having me. . It's good to talk to you again. . The heat in the real estate market here is surprising to me given what I keep hearing about the economy were you surprised Oh Yeah I was floored I think it's counterintuitive to a lot of people as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians. . Lose their jobs that home prices would continue to go up. . Yeah and where is the growth the market coming from this time around? What ? are people doing here? ? Well. That's . another thing that's really surprising <hes>. . A lot of the growth is coming from first time homebuyers specifically millennials people who aren't normally interested in buying homes but we're in this sort of perfect storm where it's cheaper than it's ever been to own a house because mortgage rates are historically low that's incentivizing a lot of people who might not normally have started their house search to get on the market. . It's also incentivizing people who already own homes who might have sold them to hold onto them to refinance to take some cash out of their homes maybe a to better weather what's coming in the pandemic? ? But inventories. . So number of homes that are on the market is very low lower than it's been by some counts in two decades. . Simultaneously Demand just keeps ticking up <hes> that is a formula for rising house prices right there high demand low inventory, , but I want to break this down just a little bit because from what I understand about millennials right? ? They don't have a ton of money. . They are first time homebuyers. . About getting into a market where the median home price is around seven, , hundred thousand dollars are the overextending themselves. . Well, , most growth that we're seeing it actually concentrated in the more affordable end of the market. . So homes in the Seattle Center prices are going up, , but they're more or less where they were about a year ago homes in places like Tacoma Lake Taps Auburn up north in snohomish county. . That's where prices are really writing. . We're seeing price growth in the double digits for homes that are less than four, , hundred, , sixty, , thousand dollars. . That's for the millennials are buying their homes and and that's really affecting affordability for a lot of people in the Seattle Area That's still an awful lot of money to break into a market I. . Think if you live in the Seattle area, , you just get used to seeing incredibly high housing costs. . But again, , when a millennial enters into an agreement to buy this large large purchase, , are they banking at this point on a market that's going to continue to grow because I've been around long enough that I saw people get underwater really quickly when the market didn't pan out the. . Way They thought it was going to a lot of experts that I've talked to think that Seattle's market is destined to keep growing maybe not at the scorching pace that we're seeing right now. . But Seattle like San Francisco is afflicted with what we call the curse of the superstar city. . There's so much wealth concentrated in industries like the Tech Industry for instance, , and that really drives up housing prices that wealth those incomes they're out of set in some. . With the cost of living for the rest of the people who live in the Seattle area. . You also reported Catherine that people are leaving their apartments in troves. . What's driving that? ? Things are driving that one. . We've already talked about the low mortgage rates that's really pulling people out of their apartments but I talked to a couple a couple months ago who said they're both working from home and they said they were just getting sick and tired of stepping all over each other during the day. . One of them's working in the bedroom. . One of them's working in the living room and they were sharing a bell an apartment, , and me just really wanted to see some green. . They ended up moving to manage quality of life. . They're getting a little more quality of life what about people though who can't get into the market right now? ? Is there an advantage to renting since so many people are leaving their apartments. . There is an advantage to renting. . We're seeing that rents in the Seattle area have dropped by nearly ten percent since the start of the pandemic, , and that's not even counting the discounts that landlords property managers are offering attendance. . Some of them are offering as much as two months free rent. . Those are big savings right now. . So if you can find an apartment, , Dow was a good time to sign a lease, , but there are some real. Losers . from the current growth even a mortgage rates are lower than they've been any time ever. . The ability of people to get a mortgage has become more constricted ben anytime in the past six years, , we look at something called the mortgage credit availability index, , and that's lower than it has been since March twenty fourteen. . What that means is that it's harder for people who don't have corporate credit to get a mortgage and we know that. . Black Americans Americans of color are disproportionately likely to have lower credit scores than their white counterparts. . What that means is harder for black. . Americans. . To afford a home now and West before the pandemic right banks are much less willing to give money away at this point to people who don't have perfect credit, , which really really leaves a lot of people especially in the Seattle area where it is really hard to live out in the cold. . Here do you think that there is a tipping point for the Seattle market where home affordability just becomes too much and people end up like just packing up for the suburbs or for a different state because like I said, , we see these housing prices in this area and I look in other parts of the country and I think oh my gosh you know I could do a lot better for myself. . I think the answer is yes. . Then, , it started I realized that I could afford to rent a larger home outside of the city packed up and moved in our north. . I think that the pandemic is giving a lot of people the chance to reassess whether living that being said I don't necessarily see price growth slowing down appreciably in Seattle in the near future. . We just have so many people with so much wealth in the city and the wealth and poverty gap here are just getting wider. . It's becoming more and more obvious that the line between making it and. . Not Making it is pretty thin here. . What about people who aren't rocking a tech salary in this city? ? What is the other side of the picture for them? ? The other side of the picture is getting forced out of neighborhoods they've lived in for a long time because they can't afford riding property taxes and moving out into south King County, , Pierce County, , snohomish county, , or even further outside of the Seattle area. . The last time we talked you were downtown in billtown looking out at a pretty empty city Catherine where are you living these days? ? These days I'm I'm way up north I'm actually Skagit County. . Where I can have a house with a yard and a new puppy. . So you are an example of what's going on in the city. . You're not just a reporter live the life. . That's right. . I know it's happening because I live it. . Catherine Shema belong excellent to talk to you. . Thanks so much for your time. . Thank you, , Victor. .
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"The covid nineteen pandemic may have done a number on the Konami, , but one area seems to be immune Seattle's. . Is Still on fire, , and all of this time inside has given homebuyers some time to think about what they need. . Now Daryl fairweather knows something about that. . She's the Chief Economist Redfin Hi Daryl. . Hi? ? Be here. . So Seattle's housing market was one of the hottest in the country before the pandemic give me the skinny on how it looks now. . Seattle housing market is just as hot as it was before it's almost like that blip where we took a v-shaped dip is through it, , and now the housing market is back. . It's pretty astonishing. . I know some potential first time home buyers had hoped. . This was going to be there time. . The economic disaster would help them actually get into the market that hasn't panned out at all why haven't prices gone down as the economy has taken a hit here. . This pandemic recession is really nothing like the two thousand recession in the two, , thousand, eight , recession it started in the housing market with foreclosures, , and after that, , a lot of safeguards are putting in place where people with really excellent credit could get mortgages for homes or people who had the cash to buy homes outright, , and since then home values have gone up especially in Seattle. . So people have a lot of equity in. . Their homes, , which gives them a lot of cushion to keep paying their mortgage or refinance their mortgage at Super Low rates that we have right now. So . there really isn't a lot of pressure on the housing market. . If anything it's resilient. . So a lot of people are working from home right now is well, , maybe they need a little bit more space. . How has that changed? ? What people are looking for in a House Yes that is another unique thing about this pandemic recession is is changing the relationship people have their homes before it used to be that the openly out was most desirable layout in a home. . That's where you have this like really big area for entertaining where the kitchen flows. . Until the living room people don't want that anymore. . They don't want to hear the noise of their partner cooking while. They're . trying to do work and living room are having their kids on their devices in the living room when they're trying to do work from there from the same space. . So people want separate spaces for each family members. . So they can each work from home or home school or whatever is that they're doing having just spent four months in the House with my family. . I. . That makes complete sense. . We've just been together to learn. . I think everyone's feeling that I wonder if part of this is a little bit of zoom and the because people can see into your house now. So . the space that you're creating around you is also your professional environment in some cases. . Yeah. . I think that's true. . It's not just the clothes that you wear to work anymore people are living and your background, , and that gives them a sense of who you are as a person absolutely absolutely and You know buying and selling a home is an extremely emotional experience and we're at a pretty vulnerable state right now as humans I wonder how that showing up. . Are you seeing that show up in the way people are buying and selling their homes? ? There's a lot of competition for home by right now, , more than half of redfin offers are facing competition and I think that feeds into the behaviors we're seeing where people are really urgent to get home and we're also seeing war sight. . Unseen offer is nearly half of homebuyers report having made an offer on a home before even setting foot on it. . So people are kind of racing each other to see who can go through that three tour passes put an offer and fastest. . So I think speed of the market is just accelerating. . That sounds pretty reminiscent of the last frenzy we were having around home-buying, , but I'm guessing this time around it might be because people aren't totally comfortable having a lot of people coming in and out of their houses right now. . Yes both sellers and buyers are embracing technology. They . don't want to have to go view the home in person times they'll just have one viewing or sometimes even zero viewings and they'll do a lot of their research online. . So it's religious changing the way people are buying homes. . I just cannot even imagine having an entirely electronic experience when you're dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars in one place that just seems a Little Bananas Daryl. . That's. . That doesn't that. . That just seems crazy to me people are doing. . What about people who can't afford to buy homes in Seattle right now what's happening to renters? ? So people who can't afford to buy in the city center there looking outside of the city they're looking at the suburbs or small towns even moving across the country because while homeownership is quite unaffordable on places like Seattle, , you can get a lot more bang for your buck if you look in a more rural part of Washington or even in the center of the country and our A. . Lot of people doing that because it seems like from the things that I'm hearing, , you say location location location means different things right now because we are expecting different things from our environments. . So then we track how many of our users are looking outside of their own metropolitan area, , and that number had a record high last quarter of twenty seven percent. . I've read from users looking outside the Metro. . So that's been trying to the pandemic and it's probably going to continue especially as more employers. . Say that they're going to let employees work for home or work remotely permanently. .
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"Hey, it's Patricia Murphy. This is Seattle now. Housing prices in the Seattle market are increasing even in the pandemic. Yep. Still takes a lot of money to get into a home around here. But what people want in their housing has changed in a minute Red Fin chief economist Daryl fairweather will explain what people are looking for, and why it may not be here in the city but first, let's get you caught. You probably already figured this out, but there's likely to be no in person school in the fall for Washington students governor, Inslee in a press conference yesterday said, it's just not safe for most kids to return to school buildings. It's not a mandate, but inslee says he strongly recommends remote learning statewide. Washington does have five low risk counties where they'll likely be a hybrid model for high school students and in-person learning for elementary students. Wednesday saw another large day of protests in Seattle. This time with people marching specifically call for defunding the Police Department activists had supported the city council's plan to defend police by fifty percent but the latest city council measure would bring a smaller cut closer to thirty or forty percent. A long line of protesters blocked rose to city hall with bicycles and cars proclaiming black lives matter city council held initial boats yesterday to reduce the police and cut the salaries of the police chief and commanders. And from the desk of things getting back to normal sort of if you still remember.