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The 777X will be built in the Puget Sound area by Boeing employees represented by the Machinists union. (Getty Images)

Boeing Machinists OK Contract Tied To 777X

After much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.

01/04/2014

File photo of a person counting cash. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Campaign Seeks To Push Seattle Minimum Wage To $15

Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

08/19/2013

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Washington, Oregon Unemployment Rates Nearing Pre-Recession Numbers

Washington’s unemployment rate has fallen below the 7 percent mark for the first time since November of 2008. Oregon’s unemployment rate is close to matching the U.S. rate of 7.6 percent — Oregon hasn’t been on par with the national rate since March of 2007.

06/19/2013

The Google search page appears on a computer screen in Washington (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Google’s Stock Price Breaks $800 For 1st Time

Google’s stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company’s ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.

02/19/2013

The outside decal of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Boeing Delivered 601 Planes Last Year

Boeing Co. said on Thursday that it delivered 601 planes last year, putting it on track to beat European rival Airbus as the top plane maker for the year.

01/03/2013

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

File photo of money. (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Town On Brink Of Extinction Due To Financial Problems

Financial problems have pushed the Snohomish County town of Gold Bar to the brink of extinction — at least as a local government.

11/21/2012

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