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DOJ designates New York, Portland, Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions”

Sep 22, 2020
The Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from the cities, which it says “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”
There have been more than 100 days of protests in Portland, Oregon, over systemic racism and police brutality.
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Four generations of family work together on restaurant

Sep 16, 2020
Tess Thomas, owner of Emma's BBQ in Seattle, Washington, uses her mother's recipes at her restaurant.
An employee wipes down a table at a BBQ restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Bankers want businesses to know "there’s still money" for PPP loans

Jun 3, 2020
Laurie Stewart, CEO of Seattle-based Sound Community Bank, says the bank has made more than 700 loans through the program.
Laurie Stewart, CEO of Seattle-based Sound Community Bank, says her bank has funded PPP loans as small as $900.
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How COVID-19 is affecting small businesses in Seattle

Mar 10, 2020
We checked in with owners of a florist, a women's boutique and a small pharmacy.
The Seattle skyline in 2019.
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In Seattle, good feeling toward Boeing despite mounting troubles

Mar 27, 2019
Boeing employs more than 60,000 workers at massive assembly plants, engineering centers and corporate offices in the Puget Sound region.
Boeing airplane sit on the tarmac at the Boeing production facilities at Paine Field in Everett, Washington in 2012.
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Big tech companies have an affordable housing problem

Jan 17, 2019
Microsoft is the latest tech giant to fund affordable housing projects in the white-hot real estate market where they are based. As part of a community building initiative in Seattle, Microsoft is pledging $475 million in low-interest loans to support housing construction projects over three years, with another $25 million marked for homelessness. There has […]

How far does $15 an hour go?

Oct 2, 2018
Amazon announces that all its employees should earn a living wage, but many still struggle at $15 an hour.
A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. On Oct. 2, 2018, Amazon announced U.S. workers would receive  a minimum of $15 per hour.
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Seattle fought Amazon ... and Amazon won

Jun 15, 2018
The city council voted this week to repeal a decision that levied taxes on large business.
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Amazon head tax reversed

Jun 13, 2018
Last month the Seattle city council voted unanimously for a head tax – a set fee that bigger companies would have to pay for each of their employees. The tax was meant to raise funds to address homelessness and help create more affordable housing in a city where both have become problems. Then yesterday that same […]

Seattle’s tax on big business draws attention of more cities

May 16, 2018
This week, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted in what’s commonly known as a “headcount tax.” Businesses that bring in more than $20 million in annual revenue will have to pay a $275 tax for each of their full-time employees. It’s a lower fee than what many were hoping for, but there are still plenty […]