The AM Newsdesk Minutes: Congress acts to protect against another Jan 6, first insider crypto suit

Jul 22, 2022, 7:30 AM | Updated: 3:13 pm

Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on t...

Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The KIRO Newsradio newsdesk brings you their top stories on the morning of Friday, July 22.

Congressional Act to protect election integrity considered by legislatures

Congress is considering new laws to clean up the electoral count process, in hopes of preventing another January 6.

Washington Congressman Derek Kilmer tells Seattle’s Morning News one of the measures would clarify the Vice President has no authority to overturn the results of a presidential election.

Another bill would increase penalties for threatening and intimidating election officials.

A bipartisan group of Senators has drawn up the legislation.

Pot Shop Robbery Manhunt

One of the armed suspects in a Lynnwood pot shop robbery has been caught, but police say several more are still out there.

Snohomish County Deputies tracked them down last night to Seattle, where police detective Valerie Carson says the suspects abandoned their car near Lake City.

She tells KIRO 7 that Lynnwood Police and King County deputies are also assisting.

The investigation continues.

Inslee announces plan to address police shortages

Governor Inslee is proposing ways to recruit more police officers, as our state reaches its lowest level of cops per capita.

The proposals already have broad Republican support, as it would need to pass the legislature.

Governor Inslee says when people in Washington call 9-1-1 they need to know someone will respond in a timely manner and with the shortage of police across the nation and here at home.

That’s why he’s pushing a proposal to open four new regional campuses to offer the same basic training officers get in Burien.

Nations first insider trading suit about crypto

The nation’s first insider trading lawsuit connected to cryptocurrency involves two Seattle brothers and their close friend.

The case centers around Ishan Wahi, a former Seattle employee of the crypto-exchange, Coinbase.

Federal prosecutors say Wahi gave his brother and friend tips about upcoming announcements from Coinbase.

They’re accused of using the information to trade assets listed on the exchange, and selling them for a profit.

Boeing announced sale of 8 planes to New Zealand

New Zealand will be taking delivery in the coming months, of the first of eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

The company says new aircraft left the paint shop on Thursday, with graphics featuring the iconic Kiwi bird, native to New Zealand.

The plane’s first flight is scheduled in the next few weeks, followed by installation of mission systems.

New Zealand is one of eight nations to have acquired the P-8 for maritime patrol and reconnaissance use.

Mariners rename press box to celebrate a retirement

A long-time Seattle Mariners employee has received a special honor.

The team has decided to name the press box on the club level of T-Mobile Park, after executive Randy Adamack.
He’s been a part of the Mariners organization 45 of the team’s 46 seasons, starting as Director of Public Relations.

He rose through the ranks and in 2017 was promoted to Senior Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chairman and C-E-O.

Adamack announced his retirement in March.

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The AM Newsdesk Minutes: Congress acts to protect against another Jan 6, first insider crypto suit