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  • Does Tacoma or Bothell-Everett have what it takes to be Amazon’s 2nd headquarters site?

    SEATTLE — It’s been a few days since Amazon announced they are looking to build a second headquarters outside of Seattle. It remains the buzz among people who live in the Puget Sound and those who want Amazon’s headquarters in their city. Some of the suggested cities where Amazon could potentially go include Austin, Chicago, and Minneapolis, to name a few. All of it is pure speculation at this point, of course. But just because other cities outside of the state […]

  • Despite all the ash falling, air quality in Puget Sound region still ‘moderate’ for most

    SEATTLE — Air quality experts say for some in sensitive groups, the air is bad. But for most of us, it simply looks worse than it is. Smoke and ash filled the air and blanketed most of the region Tuesday, making it look ominous and uninviting. What you could see in the air also fell on the ground. Ash fell on cars — or basically anything left outside. Air quality experts say the ash is large enough of a particle […]

  • Pre-apprenticeship program gives potential construction workers a leg up on competition

    SEATTLE — Construction is everywhere in our region. But a problem that many companies are having is finding qualified construction workers. A program that started about 18 months ago is hoping to give potential construction workers a leg up on the competition. It’s called the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education, or PACE, program, and several people said it’s changing lives along with the Seattle landscape. Santos Luera’s life has changed. The former Yakima resident is graduating from the program on Friday. “I’m […]

  • Seattle-based startup showcases unique flood barrier that can be set up in minutes

    SEATTLE — As the snow melts in the mountains, there is always the possibility of flooding in our rivers. The typical way to stop flooding is by filling and stacking sandbags, which is labor intensive and time-consuming. However, a startup company has created a unique flood barrier that they say can be set up within minutes. The name of the Seattle-based company is Diluvium Dry. “It’s a PVC industrial fabric,” said Helge Krogenes, CEO of Diluvium Dry. “It has a life […]

  • Amazon stock prices crosses $1,000 for first time before falling back a bit

    SEATTLE — Amazon the amazing! Shares of the online retail giant hit a new record high above $1,000 Tuesday before it fell back a bit to $996.70. It’s an impressive feat. Only one other stock in the S&P 500 — Priceline — has a stock price in the quadruple digits. Google parent Alphabet is also rapidly approaching this rarefied air. Its stock was trading at about $993. Amazon stock, which hit a new high of $1,001.20 before pulling back, is […]

  • Amazon stock tops $1,000

    SEATTLE — Amazon the amazing! Shares of the online retail giant hit a new record high above $1,000 Tuesday. It’s an impressive feat. Only one other stock in the S&P 500 — Priceline — has a stock price in the quadruple digits. Google parent Alphabet is also rapidly approaching this rarefied air. Its stock was trading at about $993. Amazon stock, which hit a new high of $1,001.20 before pulling back a bit, is now up nearly 35% this year. […]

  • Is Seattle the Emerald City or Crane City? A view of city’s construction boom from up top

    SEATTLE — Seattle is, of course, known as the Emerald City. But because of a construction boom that we’ve seen, some say Seattle is known as “Crane City”, too. Just drive into downtown Seattle and you see construction cranes all over the city landscape. To get a peek into Seattle’s future, all you have to do is look up. For this story, up is where we went — 174 feet off the ground to be exact. Climbing several sets of […]

  • 23rd Avenue and East Union: ‘Displacement is real and there are efforts to push against that’

    There is one block in Seattle's Central District that some say is the test site for gentrification. The area around 23rd Avenue and East Union Street was once a bustling African-American community.

  • A second chance: Local program teaches female inmates how to code

    Computer programming and specifically coding, continues to be hot job. Thousands of positions are open in Washington state. The problem from employers is that there aren’t enough qualified applicants. But a program that teaches female inmates how to code, is hoping to fill that gap along with giving them a second chance in life. For those in the program, this is an opportunity to learn from past mistakes. “I’m here for a bad decision, assault with a deadly weapon. I […]

  • WikiLeaks publishes CIA trove alleging wide scale hacking

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to expose intimate details of America’s cyberespionage toolkit. It was not immediately clear how WikiLeaks obtained the information, which included more than 8,700 documents and files. The CIA tools, if authentic, could undermine the confidence that consumers have in the safety and security of their computers, mobile devices and even smart TVs. WikiLeaks said the […]