The Seattle area is home to hundreds of tech companies, and some are looking beyond tech into outer space. Tech billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen and Elon Musk are building rockets, hauling cargo and satellites, and offering space travel. IN Close considers whether it’s a viable commercial industry or just science fiction.
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Will race and income inequalities trip up Cascadia's fight against climate change?
On that day last September, a devastating fire ripped through Southern Oregon, whipped by those very winds that woke Garcia, a Xicana climate activist based in Talent, a town of about 6,500 people.
Sue Bird's 20 years with Seattle Storm
To think, the Storm could have lost the WNBA draft lottery after finishing tied with three other teams — the Detroit Shock, the Washington Mystics, and the Indiana ...
The long Western legacy of violence against Asian Americans
I’m Chinese American — the only Asian in our group; in fact, I was the only Asian I saw that night. And then I buried the memory. I think my subconscious wanted to shield me from anger that might ...
5-at-10: Friday mailbag with UT coaching talk, cancel culture and my case to be college football czar
OK, before we get to your questions and emails — sharing some of the feedback I get in a normal week, some with comments, some without, because you guys and gals are interesting folks — let's do our ...
Larry Stone: Sue Bird's return for 20th year with Storm is the perfect time to salute her greatness on and off court
To think, the Storm could have lost the WNBA draft lottery after finishing tied with three other teams — the Detroit Shock, the Washington Mystics, and the Indiana Fever — for the worst record in the ...
5 things to do this week: ‘The Mineola Twins,’ Jenny Conlee, and ‘Protocol’
Profile Theatre presents Miriam Schwartz, Jennifer Lanier and Blake Stone in "The Mineola Twins" Paula Vogel’s “The Mineola Twins” Profile Theatre will present the first in a series of five planned ...
The Biden administration has set out to dismantle Trump’s legacy except in one area: space
In his first two weeks in office, President Joe Biden wasted no time dismantling wide swaths of the Trump legacy, revoking more than 30 orders signed by his predecessor, while rejoining the Paris ...
Oregon covers doula work, but progress is moving at a ‘glacial pace’
Despite incremental change, doulas say the Oregon Health Authority’s efforts to integrate them into the state’s Medicaid system has been frustrating and fragmented.
With eye towards spring, Schenectady Greenmarket looks to diversify vendor space
When Himanee Gupta-Carlson glances around the Schenectady Greenmarket, she sees a “wonderful and caring community.” Yet the lack of people who look like her can be discomfiting. “It does feel a little ...
Intiman Theatre’s Black History Month conversation dually explores the binds of the past and the future of Black theater
Seattle’s Intiman Theatre hosted a Black History Month conversation over Zoom titled “Black Theatre Beyond the Politics of Representation.” The event, hosted by Intiman board Chair Jasmine ...
Finding my way to tech entrepreneurship: An immigrant’s perspective
This is a guest post written by Seattle entrepreneur Chuks Onwuneme, which first appeared on LinkedIn. The version below includes additional material. I co-founded optimize.
This 26-year-old CEO is helping esports grow up
For this week’s episode of Decoder, I spoke with Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO of esports company Evil Geniuses, to figure out how an esports team makes money, where the industry is headed, and where ...