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Mike Baker @ByMikeBaker Washington/Oregon/Idaho/Alaska

Correspondent for @nytimes, based in the Northwest. Tips welcome via DM or Signal: 646-394-3002

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Update on the 2 planes that collided in Idaho: 3 children are among the 8 people that authorities believe died in t… https://t.co/mPuHTeqUGCThe @nytimes sued the CDC for records and found that Black and Latino people have been disproportionately affected… https://t.co/OlI4dfTfCA
Retweeted by Mike Bakeri am not super confident that this hotel is up to the task of cleaning the rooms enough to eliminate coronavirus wh… https://t.co/zKmBwICawx
7/6
2020
Nearly 45,000 new coronavirus cases today, including single-day records in Florida, Idaho and South Carolina. https://t.co/HkdWd7GuNE
7/5
2020
However, Twin Falls is sleeping a bit on coronavirus. Very few people are wearing masks. Asked about some coronav… https://t.co/0EelIGeXzHDon't sleep on Twin Falls, Idaho https://t.co/wPd0FPB7UjNEW - Kim Guilfoyle, girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top campaign official, tested positive for coronavirus in… https://t.co/04hWZkPlaG
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7/4
2020
The trendline continues to worsen. https://t.co/74QzWYbn1p https://t.co/9YMsvNKvSf
7/3
2020
Leaders in Idaho have resisted mandatory face coverings. That is starting to shift... Boise Mayor Lauren McLean's n… https://t.co/yr8kzsOhdz
7/2
2020
Watch as police officers moved in and cleared an area near downtown Seattle early Wednesday where demonstrators had… https://t.co/0keH4KdFvj
Retweeted by Mike BakerAnother record: More than 47,000 coronavirus cases announced in the U.S. today. Alaska, Arizona, California, Geor… https://t.co/02Vmxpp7Ni
7/1
2020
Todays front page: "In 70 Deaths in Police Custody, the Same Three Gasped Words" Here's the story, beginning with… https://t.co/pscIItbs3P"Over the past decade, The New York Times found, at least 70 people have died in law enforcement custody after sayi… https://t.co/S4qbBAi831
Retweeted by Mike BakerThe number of new coronavirus cases per week, adjusted for population size: https://t.co/EjoTIN5Jlf https://t.co/qf8c3QO8moNEW: Trump got a written briefing in February about the suspected Russian bounty plot @charlie_savagehttps://t.co/LeABhhK8kV
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6/30
2020
"I can't breathe." The words are so powerful because we naturally recoil at the idea of ignoring another human be… https://t.co/lU6m0xLev6
Retweeted by Mike BakerIf you are up for it, I hope you can spend time with the details, transcripts + videos in the article Among the pe… https://t.co/E4wvlGyUo0Government investigations often determined that the detainees were acting erratically or aggressively and that the… https://t.co/J4cAWFDdgvOfficers sometimes used hogties, even though that method is widely considered dangerous. Some used spit hoods to co… https://t.co/r6ArjZkwUpEven after one person died in an Ohio jail after saying “I can’t breathe,” someone put a poster on a bulletin board… https://t.co/wMbhEly1abIn reviewing videos and documents, we discovered a deep history among law enforcement officers who have repeated a… https://t.co/SSf1iYZ6orMost of the 70 people who died after saying “I can’t breathe” were black. Most had been stopped or held over nonvio… https://t.co/xQm1CeNB6NIn the wake of George Floyd, we have been looking at other in-custody deaths where people declared “I can’t breathe… https://t.co/sWDPzpEYDjSeattle police say there has been yet another shooting in the area of the CHOP protest zone. A hospital spokeswoman… https://t.co/Gs7ROY53xU @benyt It's been 7 years since the Bezos acquisition, and the Post STILL USES METHODE?!?!?
6/29
2020
Mississippi lawmakers just voted to bring down, once and for all, the state flag dominated by the Confederate battl… https://t.co/OFHylVnf1iAlex Kueng, on his third day of work when George Floyd was killed, had become a police officer because he wanted to… https://t.co/Wl0Q12A5lA
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6/28
2020
EXCLUSIVE: A Russian spy unit secretly offered bounties to militants in Afghanistan for killing American troops, U.… https://t.co/NQbEEOkwj1
Retweeted by Mike BakerCoronavirus today: • More than 44,000 new cases in the U.S. • U.S. tally is third consecutive day with a new record… https://t.co/rFTR5XLggV
6/27
2020
Correction: He said 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧', not 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 I regret the error.Here's video of James Mattis wearing a mask, urging others to do the same and saying: "Over the course of my career… https://t.co/iO5VoqpAP1James Mattis is doing a pro-mask PSA in Washington State. “Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that divisiv… https://t.co/27lsGF5latOregon vs. Oregon State rivalry games will no longer be marketed as "Civil War" https://t.co/q6Bp8uwH10A truly breathtaking series of charts https://t.co/74QzWYbn1p https://t.co/0QmUerwqk2
6/26
2020
In Arizona, health care providers and medical labs cannot keep up with testing demand. The state's largest lab got… https://t.co/5ysnkhGOJg
Retweeted by Mike BakerHere's the beginning of the June 16 op-ed from Mike Pence and a chart showing how things have gone since June 16.… https://t.co/x3bNp8PLbUIn January, in the first known case of its kind, a man in Michigan was arrested for a crime he did not commit due t… https://t.co/tNRk6Ld524
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6/25
2020
A lot of white Americans say they plan to rely less - or not at all - on the police after watching George Floyd's k… https://t.co/KZbeCQdPU6
Retweeted by Mike BakerThe ICUs at hospitals in Houston are nearing capacity. https://t.co/qt3u3rGx5r https://t.co/jzce0gw1xchttps://t.co/PzXZQoLZ48Once again, since I'm seeing people spreading this around as official CHOP news, does anyone have evidence that thi… https://t.co/LFYLW7owDrNew York, New Jersey and Connecticut will begin requiring some travelers to quarantine for 2 weeks. Restrictions a… https://t.co/sg7rlS0aGV @CocktailMD just the virus casesCoronavirus: • Daily tally in U.S. now at highest level in 2 months • 4,000 hospitalized in Texas — doubled since… https://t.co/Iz2ZHp3bKi
6/24
2020
News outlets in Washington State sued the Legislature over transparency issues and won. The Legislature then, with… https://t.co/rTwMuwoXx0There's been ANOTHER shooting around Seattle's CHOP protest zone. To summarize: • Saturday: 19-year-old shot / dead… https://t.co/kL7hfpq5oWHello #CHOP people... Does anyone have any proof that this account is real? Haven't had any luck reaching organizer… https://t.co/UMbidKVIVqSeattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said just now about the CHOP protest zone: “It is time for people to go home.” Will be… https://t.co/LDahLlxCU9
6/23
2020
President Trump has been baselessly warning that mail voting will lead to a “rigged election.” Here’s a look at how… https://t.co/YFCS5VFDeiI'm back down at the CHAZ / CHOP zone in Seattle. Things are a lot quieter here today after a weekend of gun violen… https://t.co/6plBqcURwtAnother night of gunfire at Seattle’s protester-led “autonomous zone” sent one person to the hospital with injuries… https://t.co/3BWdYb8NeKHere's a statement from Bubba Wallace https://t.co/x8MEpME9wmNASCAR says a noose was discovered today in the garage for Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the racing serie… https://t.co/gJ57NvP47N
6/22
2020
If you haven't had the joy of watching news clips from 1970 of Oregon's exploding whale, here is one of those gems:… https://t.co/T0QS8sk056The wise voters of Florence, Ore. have named one of their recreation areas "Exploding Whale Memorial Park" — in hon… https://t.co/BnFzs5UhQw @RappCP The timeline here is still a bit fuzzy, and I'm trying to nail down the specifics, but it appears PD didn't… https://t.co/PuaFBvx8veAn update on the shooting inside the Seattle's CHOP / Autonomous Zone: I talked to a medic who treated the man who… https://t.co/K5ttclsgXz
6/21
2020
A whole lot of empty seats. Certainly not since he’s been president has there been one this empty by the time the V… https://t.co/DRcoPPmjrL
Retweeted by Mike BakerThe GOP moved its convention out of North Carolina after the state wouldn't promise Trump an event without pandemic… https://t.co/Bh72xXcXzhTo summarize: • Barr: Berman is resigning. • Berman: No, I'm not resigning. • Barr: Trump fired Berman. • Trump:… https://t.co/fVTIyVvbmREric Trump posting a QAnon graphic on Instagram https://t.co/4U7QX1MIlr
Retweeted by Mike Baker6 people working for the Trump campaign in Tulsa have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of his rally there https://t.co/aKhFD02WzN"The suspect or suspect(s) fled and are still at large. There is no description at this time." https://t.co/0pT1jlsvqEUpdate: Seattle Police say the person who died is a 19-year-old man. Police said they don't know the age of the per… https://t.co/CS1xGWQKn81 person is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside the "autonomous zone" in Seattle… https://t.co/a0k6rETEn2 @ByManuelValdes weekends are cancelled. every day is mondayToday in coronavirus: • A staggering 54,000 new cases in Brazil • 81 countries seeing daily totals on the rise • So… https://t.co/ycdcChylyGBarr asked Berman to resign. He refused. But that didn't stop Barr from issuing a public statement claiming that Be… https://t.co/kHc9sBvCSPmore than 40 million americans have stepped down from their posts since the start of the pandemic"I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was 'stepping down' as United States Attorne… https://t.co/7mHHyMaqBVWow. I remember when as a young reporter, this was drilled out of me. I could not get copy published with a a capit… https://t.co/WbEuAjeD7Q
Retweeted by Mike BakerAsked repeatedly to say 'Black lives matter,' Mike Pence says 'all lives matter' https://t.co/HDusoPzM5dI highly recommend bookmarking this coronavirus vaccine tracker so you can get quick answers to questions that wake… https://t.co/V6tQ3KKlZH
6/20
2020
Homeland Security deployed helicopters, airplanes and drones over recent protests in 15 cities. They logged at leas… https://t.co/4X4n3yrFYjSome photos of the scene here. https://t.co/nNoOg5PbIAProtesters in northeast Portland have pulled down a statue of George Washington https://t.co/5tOzAVbUp5
6/19
2020
Washington State has deployed the National Guard to help process unemployment claims https://t.co/78ZTvQzLTmFacebook has removed advertisements posted by the Trump campaign that prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis t… https://t.co/QqumQCgk9WUpdate: The Portland autonomous zone has fallen after just a few hours. #PKAZ https://t.co/2hUiSow3W3 https://t.co/oE0tnMrjIQProtesters in Portland are trying to create their own autonomous zone right now. So far the zone is confined to a… https://t.co/FktYVVlntS @chaseburnsy @jasmynekeimig who gave the security passes?
6/18
2020
Bolton book says Trump... ...pleaded with China to help his reelection ...asked if Finland was part of Russia ...wa… https://t.co/zJhFKvFwAG.@peterbakernyt has the Bolton book details. The president "Mr. Bolton describes several episodes where the preside… https://t.co/lyX0umyPPu
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6/17
2020
Overall, not a great day here on Earth. https://t.co/0clW1qYQywIn clashes along the India-China border, 20 soldiers from the Indian Army were killed and others may have been capt… https://t.co/QcUMHsRJlXI've covered violent street protests in Caracas & Rio. Never felt as threatened as last night in Albuquerque At on… https://t.co/a49vBaI9Pj
Retweeted by Mike BakerDue to rising mobility and relaxed social distancing policies, the IHME model now projects more than 200,000 corona… https://t.co/03zJ41bDE2In the print edition of Tuesday’s NYTimes: an 8-page special section on the Black Lives Matter protests that have s… https://t.co/1cRRrklUDT
Retweeted by Mike BakerMissed this earlier. Trump refers to Seattle as "a place called Seattle." https://t.co/N1nLEM76pUNEW: One person has been shot during an Albuquerque protest in front of a statue of Juan de Oñate. Police have tak… https://t.co/YTRmAGbqL9As the Honolulu Star-Advertiser makes plans to lay off half of its newsroom, three former governors in Hawaii are a… https://t.co/sMOptWFsHMOne of these curves is not like the others. https://t.co/74QzWYbn1p https://t.co/wBLfuB9r6y
6/16
2020
Joey Gibson with the far-right Patriot Prayer group went through Seattle’s protest zone today. He said it was way d… https://t.co/vQy5EfXBe5Pence says Oklahoma has flattened the curve and that the number of cases in the state has "declined precipitously."… https://t.co/wzvf7oNUov
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6/15
2020
Two black men were found hanged from trees in California. The deaths occurred 10 days and 50 miles apart. The famil… https://t.co/IJaV1wo50W
Retweeted by Mike BakerA sheriff's deputy in Oregon slammed a drunk man into a wall during a booking photo. Attorneys for the man, Alber… https://t.co/EUpoPODsnk @jseattle Love those auto-reply suggestionsNEW: The officer who shot Rayshard Brooks has been fired. An Atlanta Police Department spokesman identified the of… https://t.co/9LIlhlD0kY
Retweeted by Mike BakerMost assessments estimate that North Korea has amassed enough fuel for 20 more nuclear weapons in the two years sin… https://t.co/aCLN4VxWKJ
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6/14
2020
Atlanta's police chief has resigned less than 24 hours after the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks https://t.co/tiLiY6Gzzr
6/13
2020

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