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Bill Radke reviews the week's news with Jonathan Martin, investigations editor at the Seattle Times, Karen Weise, technology correspondent for the New York Times, and Melissa Santos, political reporter at Crosscut.

This week, Seattle and King County announced legislation for a new governing body to tackle homelessness. We look at the pros and cons, as well as the argument in Bonney Lake over how to address homelessness.

And, what's the real cost of your next-day shipping from Amazon? An investigation by ProPublica found more than 60 serious accidents since 2015 with Amazon delivery contractors, including 10 deaths.

Plus: Would you put your kids in a ride-sharing vehicle to get to school? And how impressive is it that the Allen Institute's A.I. program, Aristo, can pass an 8th grade science test?

Also, we look at the call by some Spokane civic leaders for Representative Matt Shea to step down. Do voters in Spokane want Rep. Shea to continue representing them? And a new poll from Elway and Crosscut says only 21 percent of Washington state voters identify as Republicans.