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Boeing 777-X jet takes off in Seattle with Olympia Mountains in the background

Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020

Boeing is trying to close the books on a dismal year. The aircraft manufacturer Wednesday reported that the company lost close to $12 billion in 2020, a record loss, as the pandemic depressed demand for new airplanes and the company continued to reel from its 737 Max debacle. Continue Reading Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020

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Easterday's "North Lot" is one of the largest concentrated cattle feeding operations in Washington. It was sold Jan. 22 to AB Livestock, a Tyson competitor. Courtesy of Franklin County, Wash.

Paper Rustling: Major Washington Cattle Operator Allegedly ‘Fed’ 200K Cattle That Didn’t Exist

A major Washington cattle operator allegedly “fed” over 200,000 head of cattle that didn’t exist for years. Now Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc is suing. Tyson says in a lawsuit filed in Franklin County Superior Court this week that its losses are more than $225 million. The losses are from false cattle sales and feed costs. Continue Reading Paper Rustling: Major Washington Cattle Operator Allegedly ‘Fed’ 200K Cattle That Didn’t Exist

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Washington Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is shown against a virtual background as she speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, during a remote public hearing of the Senate Law & Justice Committee in Olympia, Wash. Kuderer is the sponsor of a measure that would ban the open carry of guns and other weapons on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across the state. CREDIT: TVW via AP

Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Ban Open Carrying Weapons At Public Demonstrations

The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, with proponents calling it a common-sense measure amid heightened political divisions and opponents arguing it would infringe on constitutional gun rights. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Consider Bill To Ban Open Carrying Weapons At Public Demonstrations

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Suzan Mubarak visits with her boyfriend, Mitch Domier, from a distance during a weekly drive-by visit outside Mubarak’s group home in Bozeman, Montana, on Dec. 20, 2020. They don’t talk long — that’s saved for their nightly video chats, the only place they see each other's face without a mask. (Louise Johns for KHN)

The Pandemic Made Their Relationship Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart

Suzan Mubarak, 31, and Mitch Domier, 43, live a few miles apart in Bozeman, Mont., but those drive-by visits are the closest the couple has been for nearly 10 months. The coronavirus pandemic largely locked down the homes for adults with developmental disabilities where they each live, limiting them to video chats and the occasional drive-by. Continue Reading The Pandemic Made Their Relationship Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart

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Hundreds of cars lined up for the opening day of a mass vaccination event in Washington's Tri-Cities on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Courtesy City of Richland

Mass Vaccination Sites Open In Washington, Retired Gen. Mattis Among Those In Line In Tri-Cities

About 500 people made it into line at the COVID-19 mass vaccination event in the Tri-Cities. This is part of a larger set of mass events across the state kicking off this week — including clinics in Spokane, Wenatchee and Ridgefield, in Clark County. Continue Reading Mass Vaccination Sites Open In Washington, Retired Gen. Mattis Among Those In Line In Tri-Cities

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Buildings account for the second biggest share of carbon pollution in Washington, after transportation, largely due to gas furnaces and water heaters such as these. CREDIT: Tom Banse/N3

Bye-Bye, Gas Heat? Proposals For Washington Seek To Phase Out Fossil Fuel Heating In Buildings

A long goodbye to natural gas furnaces and water heating — and possibly other gas appliances — could begin with action by the Washington Legislature this winter. Separately, the Seattle City Council this week begins consideration of a similar proposal to eliminate fossil fuel-based heating in new commercial buildings. Continue Reading Bye-Bye, Gas Heat? Proposals For Washington Seek To Phase Out Fossil Fuel Heating In Buildings

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