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On a recent sunny autumn morning, Amazon.com opened the doors of the high-security meeting center at its massive new downtown campus to 70 nonprofit organizations, which set up tables at the “Nonprofit Expo” to compete for the attention of the 1,000 or so Amazonians who showed up to explore volunteer opportunities.

The secret is out that Seattle is a great place to live. We have water, mountains, coffee and no shortage of innovation. That’s led to a milestone: For the first time, we’ve joined the ranks of the 10 most densely populated big cities in the United States.

When Seattle passed a paid-sick-leave law mandating a set number of paid days for sick leave, local businessman David Lee accepted it. But the results have been disappointing. The city's $15 minimum-wage mandate was another challenge.

Am I the only one troubled by the ground-floor vacancies in all of the new buildings going up in Seattle?

A new toxic material is threatening the Northwest. It’s safe enough for human, animal and fish consumption in its natural state, but it can be seriously hazardous to economic development projects and political careers.

Posted: Sep, 17 2016
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There are very few things Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have agreed on during this year’s presidential campaign. Yet, somehow, both candidates are aligned on the message that trade deals are the cause of all our country’s economic woes.

Round-number-anniversary stories are an overused tool in the journalism workshop, maybe because they’re still helpful in pausing to assess where we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

Arguably the greatest risk facing companies, even small businesses, is impostor fraud — specifically, the business email compromise (BEC) scam.

When an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) struck the Great Wheel on Seattle’s waterfront last November, it was a vivid demonstration of what can go wrong as more drones take to the sky.

Nick Hanauer, an early investor in Amazon, is a venture capitalist who has launched or funded more than 30 companies. He is also a social activist who played a role in promoting Seattle’s adoption of a $15 minimum wage.