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Welcome to Only in Seattle - Real Estate Unplugged, hosted by Sean Reynolds CEO and founder of Summit Properties NW and Reynolds & Kline Appraisal. On this podcast, we explore current hot topic issues in the greater Puget Sound real estate market. If you want critical information about what's reall…

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    #1,210 - Man Arrested After Attempting To Shoplift 11 Cases Of Beer From A Seattle Safeway

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 24:15

    A man was arrested Monday after attempting to shoplift 11 cases of beer from Safeway, according to the Seattle Police Department.At about 9:38 a.m. on June 27, officers responded to a report of a man walking into a Safeway with his own cart.The incident report did not specify which Safeway.According to the report, the man loaded 11 cases of beer onto his cart and attempted to leave the store.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSKCan I Make You Think?The Economy, Gun laws and Abortion. There is a lot to Think about.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    #1,209 - Supreme Court rules in favor of former football coach in public school prayer case

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 22:57

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a former Washington state high school football coach had a right to pray on the field immediately after games. The 6-3 ruling was a victory for Joseph Kennedy, who claimed that the Bremerton School District violated his religious freedom by telling him he couldn't pray so publicly after the games. The district said it was trying to avoid the appearance that the school was endorsing a religious point of view."Both the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect expressions like Mr. Kennedy's," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion. "Nor does a proper understanding of the Amendment's Establishment Clause require the government to single out private religious speech for special disfavor. The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike."]LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,208 - "Night of Rage": Antifa Rampages Through Portland, Declaring 'Death to SCOTUS'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 16:56

    If there's one place that we've come to know for their rioting, it's Portland, Oregon, with maybe Seattle, Washington as a close second. Antifa in Portland has continued their violence in May, attacking a GOP gubernatorial campaign rally and injuring two people.So of course, you could count on the rioters that we've seen come out over the past few years going into full destruction mode over the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade.A group of about 100, all clad in black bloc, gathered in Grant Park on Saturday night. A flyer announcing the event declared: “If Abortions Aren't Safe Then You aren't Either,” the saying of the violent group Jane's Revenge. The group then went on a rampage for “abortion rights,” smashing and vandalizing throughout the city.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,207 - WA State leads nation in 10,000% increase in Catalytic Converter Theft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 24:47

    Catalytic converter thefts are rising in Washington state with a new report indicating a 10,000 percent jump in cases logged since 2019.According to new data released from Been Verified, Washington is now the leading state with the highest number of catalytic converter thefts in the nation.The report shows in the first four months of 2022, there were 1,533 thefts.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSKCan I Make You Think?The Economy, Gun laws and Abortion. There is a lot to Think about.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    #1,206 - Berkley, CA cleans up 500 pounds of garbage per person per year from homeless encampments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 16:32

    Berkeley, Calif., has removed more than 75 tons of garbage, human waste, and drug paraphernalia from homeless camps since September, according to the city's latest budget proposal.The 2023-2024 budget describes the work of Berkeley's Homeless Response Team, which it says "performed at least weekly garbage collection and debris removal from encampments across the City, removing over 151,000 pounds of trash between September 2021 and March 2022."The scale of Berkeley's encampment cleanup efforts is indicative of the homelessness crisis facing many California cities, which worsened amid state and local government-imposed lockdowns during the pandemic. Sixty-four percent of Californians say homelessness is a "big problem" in their part of the state, and 63 percent say the number of homeless people in their community has grown.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,205 - Fundraising Photo op with Kamala from $15,000 to $5,000 to cancelled

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 13:43

    Joe Biden has been successful in keeping his approval rating out of the 20% margins. Barely, as polls frequently have put him into the 30s.Kamala Harris, as vice president, has been getting approval ratings even lower than Biden's, dipping occasionally into the 20s.But perhaps one of the clearest confirmations of her vast talent for unpopularity came this week with word that the Democratic National Committee reportedly is slashing the price for a fundraising photo fans could buy of themselves and Harris by $10,000.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,204 - Man who Bashed Bus Door, Stole Cyclist's Bike, And Rode Onto I-5 Charged with Assault, Theft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 11:50

    A man accused of wrestling a bike away from a cyclists and riding it onto Interstate 5 last week, has been charged.On Wednesday, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Jason Lis with assault in the third degree and theft in the first degree. His bail was set at $25,000.According to court documents, Lis was apparently upset about not being allowed on a bus near 7th Ave NE and NE 45th St so he shattered the glass on the bus door. The bus was not at a designated stop when he tried to get on.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,203 - CNN has worst weekend since 2000 among critical demographic as viewers flee network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 18:58

    Americans largely avoided CNN during Father's Day weekend as the network continued to hemorrhage support from the demographic most coveted by advertisers. CNN managed only 67,000 average viewers between ages 25-54 from June 18-19 for its smallest weekend audience since 2000 in the category that pays the bills. It was the network's third-worst performance in the critical demo during a weekend since 1993. It was also the network's smallest audience on a Saturday among the demo since October 1993 when only 58,000 tuned in, and only the second time that CNN delivered under 60,000 demo viewers on a Saturday in 29 years. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,202 - Former Aid to Los Angeles Council Member Jose Huizar Testifies About $100,000 Bribe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 19:04

    A high-level aide to former Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar gave jurors a vivid look at the pay-to-play schemes allegedly pursued by his boss, describing paper bags filled with bribe money and demands for concert tickets and other gifts.George Esparza, appearing Friday in the first of three trials dealing with the Huizar case, told jurors that he took part in two “money drops” in 2017, picking up cash from a developer's go-between and then delivering the money to the councilman in liquor boxes — all while taking copious notes on his own criminal activities.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,201 - Insurance company to pay $5.2 million to woman who caught STD in car

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 10:25

    A Missouri lawsuit adds a new twist to the kind of “bodily harm” in a car that's covered by insurance.This week, a three-judge panel of the state's Court of Appeals, Western District, affirmed a $5.2 million settlement by a woman who caught a sexually transmitted disease from her former boyfriend in his car.The woman, identified in court documents as M.O., said she contracted HPV, the human papillomavirus, from her boyfriend. She said he knew he had the disease but didn't tell her.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,200 - WA State leads nation in 10,000% increase in Catalytic Converter Theft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 25:02

    Catalytic converter thefts are rising in Washington state with a new report indicating a 10,000 percent jump in cases logged since 2019.According to new data released from Been Verified, Washington is now the leading state with the highest number of catalytic converter thefts in the nation.The report shows in the first four months of 2022, there were 1,533 thefts.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSKVeterans In Politics by CampaignForceVeterans In Politics is a set of interviews with politicians who've served in the militaryListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    #1,199 - Supreme Court Rules: Constitution protects right to carry a gun outside the home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 17:13

    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York gun law enacted more than a century ago that places restrictions on carrying a concealed handgun outside the home – an opinion marking the widest expansion of gun rights in a decade.“Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State's licensing regime violates the Constitution,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the court's 6-3 majority.The opinion changes the framework that lower courts will use going forward as they analyze other gun restrictions, which could include the proposals currently before Congress if they eventually become law.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,198 - Bullet crashes through Portland Dinner Cruise Ship while on trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 16:26

    A bullet went through a window of the Portland Spirit while passengers were on board Monday, according to Portland police.Officers responded to the shooting at around 9:10 p.m. Monday evening.Portland police said the vessel was going north on the Willamette River between the Burnside Bridge and the Morrison Bridge when the bullet came through an east-facing window.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,197 - Rioter gets 10 years in prison for his part in BLM/Antifa Portland Protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 20:03

    Just before he sentenced Malik Fard Muhammad, a federal judge Tuesday wanted to understand what drove the 25-year-old man to hurl Molotov cocktails at police in Portland and break windows during mass protests in the city's downtown in 2020.“Everybody wants to know what happened with you?” U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez asked. “How did this happen?”Muhammad, who traveled with his girlfriend from Indiana to Portland during the height of the social justice protests two years ago, now stood in a blue jail smock in Hernandez's 15th floor courtroom, beside a public defender.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,196 - Protestor injured on Interstate 5 during Summer of Love protest files suit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 19:27

    A Seattle resident critically injured by a driver during a Black Lives Matter demonstration has filed a lawsuit against the state, city and suspected driver.Dawit Kelete is accused of hitting two protesters, killing one of them, after driving around roadway barricades and taking an offramp onto Interstate 5 on July 4, 2020.The King County Superior Court lawsuit filed by Diaz Love — who sustained a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, lacerations, displacements and other physical wounds — alleges Kelete was driving negligently. The suit filed Tuesday also alleges state and city agencies failed to block all access ramps to Interstate 5 and refused to protect vulnerable protesters.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,195 - City of Seattle settles wrongful death lawsuit of teenager gunned down at CHOP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 17:09

    The city of Seattle has settled with the father of the 19-year-old man killed near the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) paying him $500,000.Horace Anderson, the father of Lorenzo Anderson, who was killed, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, saying that when the police left the East Precinct during the BLM protests in 2020, they were negligent in their duties of ensuring public safety, and responsible for the death of his son.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,194 - Caterpillar Moving Headquarters From Illinois to Dallas-Fort Worth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 18:12

    Caterpillar Inc., the producer of iconic yellow construction and mining equipment, is moving its headquarters to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, effectively ending its century-long history calling the state of Illinois its home.The machinery producer believes the move will help it attract new talent and improve global access to its employees, customers and dealer network due to the two major airports in the region, according to an email to Bloomberg News. The company said in a statement it will begin shifting its Deerfield headquarters to Irving, Texas, this year, affecting 230 jobs.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,193 - Here's Why The Housing Market Will Not Tank In This Recession

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 21:28

    As quickly as mortgage rates are rising, the once red-hot housing market is cooling off. Home prices are still historically high, but there is concern now that they will ease up as well.All of this has people asking: Is today's housing market in the same predicament that it was over a decade ago, when the 2007-08 crash caused the Great Recession?LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,192 - Spring Graduates hand Pride Flags in protest at a Seattle Christian University

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 20:28

    The class of 2022 is making their voices heard.Graduating students at Seattle Pacific University handed the school's interim president Dr. Pete C. Menjares rainbow Pride flags in lieu of shaking his hand during Sunday's commencement ceremony in protest of the Christian school's anti-LGBTQ+ policies for employees.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,191 - Mysterious Creature Caught on Video Outside Amarillo Zoo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 11:29

    If the famous Unidentified Amarillo Object (UAO) reappears at the Amarillo Zoo, some new security cameras can help solve the mystery that captured worldwide attention, the city of Amarillo announced in a news release.Wyze, a Seattle-based company specializing in smart home products and wireless cameras, is donating 80 Wyze Cam v3 cameras to the Amarillo Zoo. The Wyze Cam v3 is a top-seller among home security camera systems in the country.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,190 - National Sriracha Sauce Shortage Coming to a Town Near You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 10:08

    Fans of sriracha sauce in the U.S. might have to find a new spice alternative this year because there's going to be a shortage of the condiment. Huy Fong Foods, Inc. — the nation's leading sriracha sauce manufacturer — sent a letter to its customer base in April about the impending shortage, which would directly impact retailers and restaurants."Unfortunately, we can confirm that there is an unprecedented shortage of our products," Huy Fong Foods told Fox News Digital in an email. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,189 - DT Portland Facing Epidemic of Commercial Buildings Being Sold as Crime Rages

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 21:24

    At least ten office buildings are for sale in downtown Portland and nearby Old Town. Pictured is the Loyalty Building, left, on Southwest Alder Street, and the Hamilton Building, center, on Southwest 3rd Avenue. June 7, 2022 BethOne by one, the tenants of the Mason Ehrman Building in Old Town bailed.The building's largest client, an ad agency, said it was leaving even with four years left on the lease.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,188 - 11 members of Antifa indicted by Grand Jury on Violent San Diego Attack Charges

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 10:59

    A grand jury has indicted 11 people for allegedly attacking demonstrators during a march held in Pacific Beach last year by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.Prosecutors say 29 felony counts have been filed against the defendants, including conspiracy to commit a riot, use of tear gas and assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from the Jan. 9, 2021, clash at a “Patriot March,” which was ultimately declared an unlawful assembly by San Diego police.Ten of the 11 defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday, while another defendant is set to be arraigned later this month.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,187 - NYPD Exodus: The Greatest Number of Police on Pace to Quit or Retire EVER

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 18:55

    A grand jury has indicted 11 people for allegedly attacking demonstrators during a march held in Pacific Beach last year by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.Prosecutors say 29 felony counts have been filed against the defendants, including conspiracy to commit a riot, use of tear gas and assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from the Jan. 9, 2021, clash at a “Patriot March,” which was ultimately declared an unlawful assembly by San Diego police.Ten of the 11 defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday, while another defendant is set to be arraigned later this month.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,186 - 911 audio: Suspect tells dispatcher to call off Seattle PD pursuit, citing new law (erroneously)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 17:50

    An alleged hostage taker told a 911 dispatcher that the officers in hot pursuit were breaking the law, according to bizarre 911 audio obtained by KTTH Radio. Isaac Sissel, a homeless man, made the call on May 9 after kidnapping his girlfriend and taking her hostage, police said. Police tried to pull over Sissel but he refused, the 911 call indicates. “SPD is illegally chasing me over I don't know what,” Sissel says on the 911 call.  “Sir, are you able to pull over and talk to officers?” the dispatcher replied. “No. It is an illegal pursuit, and my license is suspended, and this is an illegal pursuit. They're not supposed to be able to pursue,” Sissel says.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,185 - Prominent Far-Left BLM Activist Arrested After Cockroaches Released Inside An Albany Courthouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 14:31

    A prominent far-left activist that co-founded the Black Lives Matter chapter in Upstate New York was arrested after hundreds of cockroaches were released inside an Albany courthouse on Tuesday during a planned demonstration to disrupt an arraignment.Clyanna Lightbourn, 34, has been charged with obstruction of governmental administration, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to Albany PD. It is currently unclear who released the cockroaches into the courthouse.During the arraignment of four activists, including Lighbourn, audience members began protesting inside of the courtroom, according to the Washington Times.It was at this point that Lightbourn, who worked for the New York Senate Democratic Conference Services Office and is a statewide civil rights organizer for Citizen Action of New York, began filming the disruption with her phone.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,184 - Boston Agency Launching Pilot Program for Urine Detection Sensors in Elevators

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 14:22

    Urine trouble no more, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hopes, with a new program to tackle public urination in system elevators with technology.The MBTA, which services Boston and the surrounding area, is launching a pilot program this summer in which urine detection sensors will be placed in four downtown elevators. The sensors alert transit ambassadors, who can dispatch a cleaning crew, the Boston Herald reported.The sensors on the ceiling of an elevator have an attached fan, which allows them to suck in air and “basically smell what is present,” said Meghan Collins, a program/projects manager for MBTA.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,183 - North Carolina Pest Company Will Pay You $2,000 to Let 100 Cockroaches Loose in Your Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 12:52

    A North Carolina company is offering homeowners $2,000 in order for them to allow 100 cockroaches to be released into their homes.The company, The Pest Informer, is making the offer to homeowners in an attempt to test out "a specific pest control technique" and see how effective it is.Five to seven household owners will be selected for the study after signing up, and will allow the company to "release ~100 American cockroaches into your home, and give us permission to film, and test out a specific cockroach treatment."LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,182 - State to Pay Accused Attacker $250 Each Day He's Not Admitted for Treatment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 15:22

    A King County judge has ordered the state to pay a man, who is accused in two separate attacks at a light rail station and bus stop in Seattle, $250 for each day he is not admitted for treatment. Alexander Jay was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a woman down several flights of stairs at the light rail station in the Chinatown-International District. He was also charged with first-degree assault after a stabbing at a nearby bus stop that same day as the alleged light rail attack. In April, Jay was deemed incompetent to stand trial and he was ordered to spend the next three months in an inpatient facility until he understands the charges made against him. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,181 - 30 year old man-child distraught he must move out of his parents house by judges ruling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 18:58

    A 30-year-old man is feeling unprepared for the real world after multiple eviction attempts resulted in a judge ordering him to vacate his parents' house.A judge in Syracuse, New York, has ordered Michael Rotondo to move out of his parents' home after the man refused to leave despite receiving five written eviction notices over several months.Christina and Mark Rotondo claimed their son, Michael, doesn't contribute to the family's expenses, refuses to help with chores and snubs the idea of leaving to make a life for himself.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,180 - Burger King Under Fire For 'One of the Dumbest Displays' of Activism in New Pride Campaign

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 16:13

    Have It Your Way indeed, we suppose.In yet another marketing swing and a miss, Burger King is the latest big name company to come under fire for its new "tone-deaf" campaign surrounding the Pride Whopper, a new version of the chain's iconic sandwich.To be clear, nothing about the Whopper sandwich itself has changed except the buns. On the Pride Whopper, customers can choose either two top buns or two bottom buns.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,179 - Seattle Man's Car Towed, then Broken Into on a City-Contracted Lot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 19:21

    FOX 13 News spoke to a man who says his car was towed by the City of Seattle due to a violation of its 72-hour parking rule, however on the city-contracted tow lot somebody broke into his car, he said.Conner Boyd says he went on a trip earlier in the month. He says when he returned, his car was gone."I didn't see it. I thought maybe I moved it; just didn't remember So, I went and started wandering around the block. I couldn't' find it anywhere. I called the missing car tow-line, and they said they had it, and it was reported for being an abandoned vehicle,' said Boyd.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,178 - Defunding the Seattle Police Department Means New Sexual Assault Cases Will Not Be Investigated

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 26:18

    None of this is a surprise to anyone. Nearly a year ago, former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said, “We're on path to losing 300 officers.” She also explained why it was happening, “Not unexpected, losing these number of officers, when city leaders talk about cutting the department by 50 percent. You will lose employees. Families need security. Workers, even police officers, need working conditions that support them.”Two years ago protesters and members of the Seattle City Council were demanding the city defund its police force. And two years later it's clear officers haven't forgotten. In April KUOW published this chart of deployable SPD officers over time. At the end of 2019, before the death of George Floyd and the push to defund the police, the city had 1,281 such officers. By the end of last year that number was down to 958 officers.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSKVeterans In Politics by CampaignForceVeterans In Politics is a set of interviews with politicians who've served in the militaryListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    #1,177 - Restaurants Caught in Squeeze Add Inflation Fees Amid Razor Thin Margins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 20:00

    As restaurants across the country feel the squeeze from rising inflation, a tight labor market, and minimum wage increases on an industry with notoriously thin margins, owners are passing along the pain in the form of various fees tacked onto the tab, according to the Wall Street Journal.According to point-of-sale software developer Lightspeed, fee revenue has nearly doubled from April 2021 to April 2022, based on a sample of 6,000 restaurants on their platform. Restaurants adding service fees increased by 36.4% over the same period."As the costs of doing business have changed, we've seen more merchants leverage this tactic," said exec Peter Dougherty.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,176 - How Normalizing Drug Addiction Leads to More Overdoses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 15:47

    The city Health Department's subway ad campaign reassuring hard-drug users that they can be “empowered” by “using safely” is not an isolated approach to the epidemic of overdose deaths. It's part of a larger “harm reduction” movement based on the idea that the combination of decriminalization or outright legalization will reduce the tragic number of US overdose deaths — 100,000 last year. The ads are of a piece with the “safe-injection sites” inaugurated by the de Blasio administration.But as evidence starts to come in from the real world, this Pollyannaish view deserves to be questioned.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,175 - Portland Real Estate Mogul Installs Bike Racks in Attempt to Curb Homeless Camping

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 20:36

    It's not unusual to see bicycle racks on the streets of Portland. But 22 of them, on one block, on one side of the street?That's something you probably won't find anywhere but on Northwest Broadway between Flanders and Glisan.The building on the block is owned by Jordan Schnitzer Properties, and it was Jordan Schnitzer who made the decision to line part of the sidewalk with nearly two-dozen bike racks."That's a lot of bike racks, but there were a lot of tents here too," said Schnitzer on Friday, the first time he'd seen the array of racks himself.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,174 - Crisis, Confusion and Confrontation: The Mental and Behavioral Health Aftermath of School Lockdowns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 14:42

    There is a mental and behavioral health crisis in King County schools, prompting the expansion of a program designed to address counseling and care for students in need. "It could not be more clear that we have a crisis in behavioral health, mental health in our youth. It shows up routinely. It shows up in many ways, it shows up in things as terrible as kids taking their own lives. It shows up in what we are hearing from staff at school districts, what they see every day, and we need to act," said Leo Flor, the King County Department of Community and Human Services director. His office points to data from the CDC and US Preventative Services Task Force, which points to a spike in suicide rates and anxiety among teens.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,173 - San Francisco Overwhelmingly Recalls Progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 25:19

    San Francisco residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin, one of the nation's most progressive top prosecutors.Partial results from the San Francisco Department of Elections on Tuesday night showed the recall measure — also known as Proposition H — had the support of nearly 60% of voters, with 40% voting against it. Boudin sought to reform the criminal justice system, ending the use of cash bail, stopping the prosecution of minors as adults, and focused on lowering jail populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Boudin also became the first San Francisco DA to file homicide charges against city police officers. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSKEvery TownEvery Town has a dark side and in this podcast we show them all to you. In every...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    #1,172 - Amazon Employees Stage "Die-In" Over Sales of Conservative Authors' Books on Transgender

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 13:39

    Some disgruntled Amazon employees at the company's Seattle headquarters staged a so-called “die-in” protest during a “Pride” event in response to conservative author Matt Walsh's book sales on the website.Some 30 employees draped themselves in blue, pink, and white transgender “pride” flags, laid on the ground during the “Pride” flag-raising ceremony, and reportedly refused to move.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,171 - Portland 911 Wait Times Skyrocket After Operator Shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 17:14

    Wait times for people calling Portland's non-emergency number were so high on Friday, the bureau asked people not to call — or at least hold off if they could. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication (BOEC) said limited staffing and a higher volume of calls were to blame for the hours-long wait times. While staff shortages are an ongoing issue at the agency, Friday's long wait times stemmed from an unexpected number of employees calling out sick, a spokesperson said. The same dispatchers are responsible for both 911 and non-emergency calls, and 911 calls are always prioritized. Officials urged people to file police reports online if possible, or wait to call non-emergency later. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,170 - Seattle's Failed Experiment with CUTTING the Police Force only gets WORSE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 16:32

    This isn't the most serious outcome from Seattle's ill-advised flirtation with defund the police activism but it may be the most embarrassing. The city recently realized it will need to refund 7 months worth of parking tickets because the civilians who'd issued them were never granted proper authority to do so.About 100,000 of those tickets had already been paid so all of that money, estimated at $4.5 to $5 million, will need to be refunded. And that may not be all because the same parking enforcement officers also ordered a lot of cars to be towed.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,169 - Portland couple moving out of Seattle has their U-Haul stolen with all their belongings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 16:57

    A Portland family who were living in Seattle while helping their daughter during her cancer treatment is seeking help locating their stolen U-Haul.Lynn Lashbrook loaded the 15-foot U-Haul on Monday while moving out of the Madison Park apartment that he and his wife were renting for the past year."I worked hard all day. I said to my wife, we have to go to the hotel and get a good night's sleep," Lashbrook said.The plan was to come back the next day to retrieve the truck and drive it down to Portland. Lashbrook took an Uber to where he parked the truck on Lynn Street, only to find it missing.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,168 - Homeless Village in Portland to Close Due to Increasing Levels of Gun Violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 17:26

    Just as the homeless issues in Old Town in Portland were seeming to catch momentum, the outdoor village homeless shelter in the neighborhood is closing.The village was operated by All Good Northwest, an organization dedicated to providing ‘wrap-around' services to transition people from homelessness to permanent housing. But an increase in violence, specifically around guns, became too much for the organization's staff to bear.“We had shootings in very close proximity to the village in Old Town and we even had staff who were the first responders at a shooting. It just became a dangerous and untenable situation,” Andy Goebel said, the executive director of All Good.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,167 - Defunding the Seattle Police Department Means New Sexual Assault Cases Will Not Be Investigated

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 26:25

    None of this is a surprise to anyone. Nearly a year ago, former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said, “We're on path to losing 300 officers.” She also explained why it was happening, “Not unexpected, losing these number of officers, when city leaders talk about cutting the department by 50 percent. You will lose employees. Families need security. Workers, even police officers, need working conditions that support them.”Two years ago protesters and members of the Seattle City Council were demanding the city defund its police force. And two years later it's clear officers haven't forgotten. In April KUOW published this chart of deployable SPD officers over time. At the end of 2019, before the death of George Floyd and the push to defund the police, the city had 1,281 such officers. By the end of last year that number was down to 958 officers.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSKGlobal Dispatches -- World News That Matters"A podcast to make you smarter," says The Guardian. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    #1,166 - Woman With 21 Felony Convictions Sets Spokane Home Depot On Fire While Shoplifting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 19:46

    Spokane detectives arrested and charged 59-year-old Kennie A. Calvert on Sunday in connection to the Newport Highway Home Depot fire that occurred on May 19.Calvert was charged with first-degree arson and was booked into the Spokane County Jail. She is being held on a $100,000 bond. According to a press release from the Spokane Police Department (SPD), Calvert has 21 prior felonies. Home Depot officials estimate the damages to cost between $7-8 million.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,165 - Woke Activists in Woke cities Ban Police from Pride Parades , "Cops are a Trigger"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 12:46

    June 1 marks the first day of the LGBTQ community's month long holiday where woke corporations add rainbows to all of its logos in effort to show how “inclusive” they are to the left. This also entails cities hosting Pride parades with crowds bigger than Times Square on New Year's Eve. Similar to last year, uniformed police officers will be banned from actively participating in the Pride parades. For years, officers have been encouraged to attend the events, but since the 2020 riots and the so-called police brutality movement, LGBTQ members say their presence can be a "trigger" for them. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,164 - Elon Musk Demands Employees Come Back To Work 40 Hours A Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 16:06

    Elon Musk has told Tesla employees to come back into their respective offices at least 40 hours a week or leave the company.Musk said in two separate emails that people must show up for at least 40 hours per week in a Tesla office. “If you don't show up, we will assume you have resigned,” he said in one of the emails, first reported by Electrek and also obtained by CNBC.“Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla,” Musk said in the first email, according to Electrek. “This is less than we ask of factory workers.”“If there are particularly exceptional contributors for whom this is impossible, I will review and approve those exceptions directly,” the email continued.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,163 - No more Elvis-themed weddings, licensing company tells Las Vegas chapels

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 15:23

    Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels.The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. Authentic Brands Group sent cease-and-desist letters in early May to multiple chapels, which are expected to be compliant by now.With Elvis so closely tied to Vegas' wedding industry, some say the move could decimate their businesses.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,162 - New BLM leader has filed for personal bankruptcy three times

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 20:04

    The Black Lives Matters national group has a new executive to deal with its financial scandal: a woman who's bungled her own finances.Cicley Gay, 44, a non-profit advisor and flack named chair of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in April, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2005, 2013 and 2016, federal court records show.Her most recent filing, from August 2016, showed Gay had more than $120,000 in debts, including owing $55,000 in student loans — from her time studying at Liberty University in Virginia and the University of Kansas — and more than $18,000 for leasing a Lincoln MKZ sedan.LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,161 - Seattle, Tacoma city officials worried about violent summer ahead as shootings, homicides rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 16:09

    The Seattle interim police chief and the mayor of Tacoma expressed concerns that their respective cities could see a violent summer as shootings and homicides continue to trend upward.Interim SPD chief Adrian Diaz said his concerns stem from the Memorial Day weekend-- a time that the city typically examines when looking ahead to the summer. "We gauge our summer based on the Memorial Day weekend and there were a lot of shots fired," said Diaz. "We've already had over 100 more shots fired this year than compared to last year, and last year was our all-time high."LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

    #1,160 - 30 Portland Businesses Create Safety Coalition in Response to Police Not Responding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 21:29

    More than two dozen businesses in the neighborhood around Northwest 23rd Avenue say they are being broken into and vandalized on a weekly basis. “I never thought it would get to this,” said Walter Bowers, one of the owners of Thai Bloom Restaurant. He pointed to a window covered by boards that had just been broken into. “You can still see broken glass,” he said. Graffiti covered the restaurant's awnings and patio area. “It's a significant hardship, it really is, when it happens at the frequency that it happens.”LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos everyday. https://bit.ly/3KBUDSK

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