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The tale of two Seattles.

When one talks about entrepreneurship in Washington State, Seattle deserves more than a mention or two. No, not Seattle, the city. Seattle, the chief. Seattle (siʔał in his tribe's language), it turns out, was Washington’s very first entrepreneur. The chief of the...

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A real wonder down under.

Designed to dive to 13,000 feet to give researchers greater access to the unexplored depths of the world's oceans, OceanGate is putting the finishing touches to its new submersible, Titan. The five-person sub is the only privately-owned submersible in the world that...

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Traditional map making in a digital world.

Google Maps doesn't have anything on John Loacker. His company has been making Washington State maps for more than century now, a craft that has not only stood the test of time, but has also changed with the times. Today, much of the work is done on computers, but...

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A high-tech tunnel? Hey, it’s Washington!

Finally, there's light at the end of the tunnel. After years of work and a few setbacks, the new tunnel that cuts under downtown Seattle to connect the southern and northern parts of the city is finally slated to open by the end of the year. Not only is it a marvel of...

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10,000 and counting!

It took Boeing's 737 nearly 40 years to hit the magic 5,000 mark in production. It took just another 12 years to build 5,000 more. Boeing employees celebrated this amazing milestone at the Renton factory recently. Turning out 47 Boeing 737s a month, the factory is not...

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A concrete idea for recycling carbon fiber.

Carbon fiber can be found in airplanes, cars and wind turbine blades these days. Unfortunately, about 30% of this miracle material is waste product. Figuring out what to do with much waste carbon fiber has been a problem for the industry, as many of the most popular...

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We’re more artsy than New York? Really?

When it comes to being artistic and boasting a rich culture of creativity, Washington State is hard to beat. The other Washington with all its museums took top honors in the U.S. Commerce Department's annual report on arts and culture economies, but Washington State...

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