EDITOR'S NOTE: Made in Washington is a monthly photo feature about a Washington manufacturer.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Made in Washington is a monthly photo feature about a Washington manufacturer.

Dignitaries, workers and schoolchildren donned hard hats and safety goggles Thursday to welcome the first plant — an Australian tree fern — to the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw and Amazon VP John Schoettler joined about 150 workers and media people at the pormotional event.

 

This interesting news is from the Northwest Multiple LIsting Service:
KIRKLAND, Washington (May 4, 2017) – “Frustrating” is how brokers are summarizing the mood of buyers, brokers – and industry professionals – during the current housing market frenzy. New statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show declines in inventory and sales, while prices continue their upward trajectory, but those numbers only tell part of the story.

At a boutique hotel in the chic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C., you can use your smartphone to check in and use it again to unlock the door to your room.

Although we are still in the early months of a new presidential administration, we have seen an upending of the status quo and an undoing of America’s role as a leader in a more integrated, global economy.

During World War II, when accommodations were scarce, the house where I’ve lived for the past 28 years was a flophouse for more than a dozen railroad workers. Beds were lined up six to a room.

You would think that getting corporate boards of directors to achieve gender balance was an issue addressed — and answered — a generation ago. And you would be wrong.