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Take that, Rumpelstiltskin.

Rumpelstiltskin may have known how to spin straw into gold, but a new plant being built in Washington State knows something about spinning straw into gold too. Technically, it's pulp, but the new $184 million pulp mill near Dayton promises to be a gold mine...

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We’re #1! We’re #1!

Examining 41 different competitive market factors, a new study presented Washington's business case for the new Boeing Mid-Market Airplane, should it go forward. The state was the clear winner, scoring almost double the points of its nearest rival, Ohio. South...

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Microsoft snags GitHub.

GitHub's code sharing world found its white knight in Microsoft this week, which ponied up $7.5 billion in stock to buy the popular code forum and repository. The purchase gives Microsoft a new set of programming tools while giving the not-yet-profitable GitHub a new...

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Aer Lingus adds directs to Dublin.

Aer Lingus is the latest international carrier to recognize Washington's role as an international economic powerhouse. The airline has launched its much anticipated weekly direct service from Seattle to Dublin four days a week. Dublin had been the largest...

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A new hope: Curing cancer.

While an actual cure for cancer may still be years away, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle believe it is within reach. Building on their pioneering work in blood cancers that brought the world bone marrow transplantation, The Hutch...

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Getting the dirt on space research.

Washington has had a space cluster since the beginning of the space program. Companies like Aerojet and Boeing paved the way for newcomers who are finding new ways to not only explore the cosmos, but make it commercially viable. A small startup called Off Planet...

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A true Washington cliffhanger.

Traveling to Washington State is pretty straightforward these days. But a century or more ago, it took a real pioneer spirit to endure the travails of traveling across the continent, a spirit of exploration and curiousity that has left its indelible mark upon the...

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Seattle nabs Best New Restaurant honors.

The place Anthony Bourdain once said "was one of the first cities in America to embrace chefs and new restaurant ideas, to loudly celebrate their local ingredients and local producers," Seattle can now claim a James Beard Award recipient for Best New Restaurant and...

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Two, two planes in one.

Every month Boeing is cranking out 47 737's in its Renton facility.The three production lines hum with activity day and night. But what most people don't know is that there is a fourth production line which not only showcases Boeing's own production skills, but the...

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New Glenn program takes off.

If you think Blue Origin is content with space tourism as a business model, check out their New Glenn platform. Named after the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, the new rocket is now under production with a first test flight scheduled for 2020. Toward that...

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All that’s missing is the popcorn.

When Steven Soderbergh filmed his last movie, Unsane, he turned to two little-known Seattle startups to make film magic on his iPhone. Yes, iPhone. Soderberg filmed the entire feature-length film on an iPhone 7 Plus, aided by Motion's mobile-phone camera lenses and...

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