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A big boost to cancer research.

A big boost to cancer research.

The Bezos Family Foundation has committed $710.5 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center over the next decade to speed up cancer and infectious disease research. The Hutch, as it is known locally, plans to use the funds to: Recruit scientific experts to work in...

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Seahawks fans have another reason to celebrate.

Seahawks fans have another reason to celebrate.

Russell Wilson’s memorable performance at Lumen Field wasn’t the only thing fans could celebrate on Monday Night Football. The home of the Seahawks also got its first Amazon Go store, where the 12s can load up on beverages and food without waiting in line to cash out....

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Five bars for T-Mobile and Starlink.

Five bars for T-Mobile and Starlink.

Two juggernauts of Washington’s economy, T-Mobile and SpaceX, are combining forces to end those frustrating days of no bars and dropped calls. Starting next year, T-Mobile hopes to “bring cellphone connectivity everywhere,” including expanded coverage to the entire...

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We’re even cooler than we thought…

We’re even cooler than we thought…

The wrath of climate change seems to be spreading in ways most Americans aren’t prepared for. So says a new report by the First Street Foundation. If the predictions become a reality, nearly two-thirds of the American public will need to learn to live with 100+ degree...

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Reinventing caregiving.

Reinventing caregiving.

-The caregiving system – the folks who care for children, the elderly and those who are sick or disabled – needs some intensive care itself. So says a new initiative being tackled by Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda Gates. The Kirkland-based company has launched...

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A wireless telephone. In 1909?

A wireless telephone. In 1909?

We’d all love to think that the phone we carry in our pockets was a recent invention, but its roots can be traced all the way back to 1909. It was then that a little-known electrical whiz kid not only created the first device capable of sending voice wirelessly, but...

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Boeing snags big Delta order.

Boeing snags big Delta order.

Boeing snagged the first big order at the 2022 Farnborough Air Show and it was a doozy. Delta Air Lines agreed to purchase 100 737 MAX 10 commercial airliners with an option for 30 more. Deliveries are slated to begin in 2025. The MAX 10 is the largest of the...

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It’s a gas!

It’s a gas!

Who would have guessed that something that has no odor, no taste and no color would be the next big thing in Washington State? What’s more, it’s a pretty common leftover from the Big Bang. Nearly three-quarters of all matter in the universe is this gas, #1 on the...

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Anyone have a spare DeLorean?

Anyone have a spare DeLorean?

In the early days of space exploration, TV shows, movies and books painted a fantastical future of interplanetary spaceships powered by nuclear propulsion, able to explore the outer reaches of space for years. And while SpaceX may have the market cornered on the giant...

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Ageless in Seattle.

Ageless in Seattle.

How time flies. The Space Needle, Washington’s world’s fair vision of the future, is turning 60. What was once a last-minute thought for the fair has become a symbol of the state and its reputation as a forward-thinking, can-do place to be. Penciled out on a cocktail...

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Washington helps Ukrainians stay connected.

Washington helps Ukrainians stay connected.

As the war continues between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainians are turning to the skies for their connection to the outside world. Thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and SpaceX, more than 5,000 Starlink terminals have been delivered...

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