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“App-Based Drivers” Get Green Light to Unionize in Landmark Seattle Ruling

“App-Based Drivers” Get Green Light to Unionize in Landmark Seattle Ruling

A different kind of “travel ban” has been lifted by a Seattle judge. The state court has cleared a snarl of recent lawsuits and paved the way for Seattle to implement a landmark law allowing freelance drivers for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to unionize. 

The original law was passed unanimously by the […]

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Washington Health Alliance “Community Checkup” Website a Vital Sign of the Times

Washington Health Alliance “Community Checkup” Website a Vital Sign of the Times

As the U.S. Congress takes up the ominous task of finding alternatives to the political football known as the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” the question arises:

What is the actual quality of health care in Washington state under the current system, including the expanded Medicaid program and subsidized insurance coverage for so many who […]

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Paul Allen Endows University of Washington with $40 Million for Computer Science

Paul Allen Endows University of Washington with $40 Million for Computer Science

Microsoft will add another $10 million in honor of Mr. Allen’s donation, raising the gift to $50 million overall.

 

In what some are already calling a historic act of philanthropy that will put the UW and Seattle region at the forefront of the technology revolution for decades to come, Paul G. Allen will donate $40 […]

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And This Year’s Academy Awards Go To…Amazon!

And This Year’s Academy Awards Go To…Amazon!

Putting this year’s “Best Picture” envelope fiasco aside, before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences could bungle the announcement for the evening’s “Best in Show” feature, three Academy Awards (Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea plus Best Foreign Language film for The Salesman) went to a Seattle-based company […]

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Mayor’s State of the City Address Denotes Change of Pace and Place

Mayor’s State of the City Address Denotes Change of Pace and Place

Seattle mayor Ed Murray gave his 4th State of the City Address Tuesday, outlining several new proposals and positioning Seattle in sharp contrast with proposed federal policies on immigration enforcement and deportation.

The venue for the the speech was not at Seattle City Hall, instead it was given at the Idris Mosque in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood, […]

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Tip Off Time! Let the Seattle Sonics Enter the NBA’s New 2K ELeague!

Tip Off Time! Let the Seattle Sonics Enter the NBA’s New 2K ELeague!

In one of the biggest tie-ups between video gaming and a major sports league, the National Basketball Association has just announced it is teaming with video game publisher Take-Two Interactive to create an e-sports league in the US.

The basketball e-league – known as the NBA 2K ELeague – will start playing […]

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Blocking the Ban: Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft Aid AG With Declarations of Support

Blocking the Ban: Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft Aid AG With Declarations of Support

A lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson that accuses the Trump administration of violating the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of Equal Protection, the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the right to due process, and the federal Immigration and Nationality Act arrived right on time, like an Amazon package or an Expedia flight, […]

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Seattle24x7’s Futurebound Stories from 2016

Seattle24x7’s Futurebound Stories from 2016

We have glimpsed the future and it is inhabited by those long-legged Heptapods who recently made their theatrical debut in the movie Arrival. Unlike Visual Basic, these starfish-like creatures speak in a visual language composed of very loosely drawn circles and squid ink, previously available only at Seattle’s Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.

As for […]

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Santa’s Unmanned Helpers Make E-Commerce History

Santa’s Unmanned Helpers Make E-Commerce History

“That’s one small step for Amazon. One giant leap for drone delivery of e-commerce packages worldwide.”

If you’re tracking Santa’s path on NORAD this Christmas, make sure you are not following an Amazon delivery drone on your radar transporting a holiday movie and a bag of popcorn.

Amazon has announced the first commercial Prime Air […]

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SeaBytes from Around the Sound

SeaBytes from Around the Sound

Amazon Launches the Go Store. No Lines. No Checkout. Just Grab and Go!

Amazon has expanded the definition of “convenience store” with a new shopping experience in Seattle at 2131 7th Ave, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. The new store, called Amazon Go, features no checkout lines, and, don’t wait […]

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