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How much was pilot error a factor in the Boeing 737 MAX crashes?

A Congressman bluntly declared Wednesday that "pilots trained in the United States would have successfully been able to handle" the circumstances that led to two crashes of Boeing's 737 MAX. But even some veteran American pilots disagree with putting the blame on the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines pilots.
Tags: Business, News, United States, Boeing, Local Business, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Nation & World, Boeing & Aerospace

Washington state lawmakers move to address housing affordability and homelessness

But with Seattle's homelessness crisis continuing and the prices of rents and homes still high or growing across Washington, lawmakers says that much more remains to be done.
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Local Politics, Seattle, Local Business

Seattle’s business lobby sees opportunity to unseat the City Council’s progressive majority

Over the past decade, Seattle business leaders say City Council progressives like Mike O’Brien and Kshama Sawant have largely excluded them from city policymaking. It's a situation business leaders hope to change in the 2019 elections.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Economy, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local Business, Mike O'brien, Kshama Sawant

Progressive Seattle lags other tech centers when it comes to startups founded by women

A new report finds that fewer than one in 10 Seattle startups are founded by women, one of the lowest percentages among tech centers worldwide. One possible explanation: a mismatch between investment and ideas.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Local Business

Dick’s Drive-In in Kent may be spared from destruction as Sound Transit searches for new maintenance site

Hundreds of residents complained about the potential loss of the burger joint, which opened Dec. 12 at 24220 Pacific Highway South, the only Dick's Drive-In south of Seattle.
Tags: News, Kent, Local News, Dick, Puget Sound, Local Business, Traffic Lab

A beloved taco place and a classic fried-chicken joint are among the 8 latest Seattle restaurant closures

In New Seattle, when one taco window closes, another opens in its place — but some of these spots will be sorely missed.
Tags: Business, News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Local Business, New Seattle

Slicing small cruise ships in half is first step in $250M expansion project

Cutting a ship in half might seem like the first leg of a voyage to the scrapheap. But for the Star Breeze and two other small cruise ships owned by Seattle-based Windstar Cruises, it’s more of a rebirth. In a $250 million project, each in turn will be sliced in two at an Italian shipyard […]
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Nation, Seattle, Northwest, Local Business, Windstar Cruises

Close to South Lake Union’s high-tech bustle, a retired recycler runs a blue-collar preserve

Sooz Pell has transformed a ramshackle Westlake site into a warren of incubator spaces where mechanics, metalworkers and other traditional entrepreneurs can still afford to operate in Seattle's urban center.
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, Economy, Seattle, Local News, Local Business, Westlake, South Lake Union, Sooz Pell

Boeing appoints legal czar to oversee fallout from fatal MAX crashes

The move reflects the complex and potentially costly fallout stemming from the crashes, coming on the heels of statements indicating Boeing plans to take an aggressive stance in responding to civil allegations and any potential criminal accusations.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Local Politics, Boeing, Local Business, Boeing & Aerospace

Washington Supreme Court to review ruling that revoked rights for Seattle hotel workers

Initiative 124 required hotels to provide workers with emergency panic buttons, keep lists of guests accused of assaulting or harassing workers and bar those guests in certain circumstances.
Tags: Business, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Local Business, Washington Supreme Court

Sudden closure of outdoors retailer Ascent Outdoors and Ascent Cycles shocks employees and customers

Owner Scott Solon informed employees on Saturday that all three Ascent stores would be permanently closing. Managers encourage customers to call the store for any items still in store custody.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Retail, Local News, Local Business, Eastside, Scott Solon

Zenoti, maker of software for spas and health clubs, raises $50 million

The new investment brings funding for the nine-year-old Bellevue company to $71 million.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Bellevue, Local Business

Seattle Pacific University student among those killed in Seattle crane collapse

SPU students were told in an email Sunday that one of those killed in the crane collapse was freshman Sarah Wong. The two workers killed were ironworkers — one from Seattle and the other from Portland.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Local Business, Sarah Wong, SPU, Seattle Pacific University

Alaskan halibut, caught by a century-old Seattle boat, provides a glimpse of Amazon’s strategy with Whole Foods

The story of Whole Foods’ halibut deal opens a window into Amazon’s grocery strategy and draws a line from a Seattle industry with roots in the 19th century to the dominant economic force of the 21st.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Environment, Nation, Northwest, Local Business

Boeing acknowledges legal fallout from 737 MAX crashes, but skirts issue of criminal probe

According to legal experts, some public companies voluntarily disclose they are under criminal investigation while others opt to say little to their shareholders and others.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Boeing, Northwest, Local Business, Nation & World, Boeing & Aerospace

Seattle restaurant classics: Why you need to go to Ezell’s Famous Chicken

The Seattle-area classic is celebrating 35 years of making Oprah-certified-great fried chicken — food writer (and longtime fan) Bethany Jean Clement talks with co-founder Lewis Rudd about what makes Ezell's so golden-good.
Tags: Business, News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Oprah, Local Business, Ezell, Bethany Jean Clement, Famous Chicken, Lewis Rudd

Largest e-recycling fraud in U.S. history sends owners of Kent firm to prison

From consumers and business customers in Seattle and across the Northwest, Total Reclaim collected and shipped 8.3 million pounds of mercury-containing flat screen monitors to Hong Kong, while telling clients the electronics would be handled in an environmentally safe manner.
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Crime, News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Local Business, Northwest Total Reclaim

JetSuiteX to offer flights from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Oakland in July

Air carrier JetSuiteX celebrates it's third year of service with an announcement of new daily service from Seattle's Boeing Field to Oakland.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Life, Oakland, Seattle, Local Business, Boeing Field, Boeing & Aerospace

Tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct is taking longer than once thought

The Washington State Department of Transportation last week told waterfront business and tourism leaders that contractors won't be done smashing the core of the viaduct between Pike Street to Yesler Way until June 22.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Local Business, Washington State Department of Transportation, Pike Street, Traffic Lab

Cheech and Chong help celebrate the opening of a Tacoma marijuana store on 4/20

Profits from Commencement Bay Cannabis will go toward education and training for members of the Puyallup Tribe.
Tags: Business, Movies, News, Entertainment, Marijuana, Local News, Northwest, Local Business

Paccar names Preston Feight new CEO

Truck manufacturer Paccar has named Preston Feight as chief executive officer, effective July 1.
Tags: Business, News, Local Business, Eastside, PACCAR, Preston Feight

Michele Matassa Flores to succeed Don Shelton as Seattle Times executive editor

Don Shelton on Monday announced his retirement as Seattle Times executive editor. He has led the newspaper's drive toward digital transformation, introducing the use of metrics in the newsroom and stressing the importance of digital subscriptions.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Local Business, Seattle Times, Don Shelton, Michele Matassa Flores

Boeing shareholder files class-action suit over fallout from 737 MAX crashes

The suit alleges Boeing "effectively put profitability and growth ahead of airplane safety and honesty," misleading investors about its core commercial airplanes operation.
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Boeing, Local Business, Boeing & Aerospace

River-otter pups mark a first at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

The pups, two males and two females, are the zoo’s first documented river-otter births.
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Local Business, Woodland Park Zoo

FAA official tells senator that Boeing 737 MAX inspectors were “fully qualified”

Allegations involving improper training were upheld within a different group of inspectors, the official wrote.
Tags: Business, News, Faa, Boeing, Local Business, Boeing & Aerospace

Reacting to crash finding, congressional leaders support outside review of Boeing 737 MAX fixes

Meanwhile, online, a weekslong debate over where to lay blame for the crash continued.
Tags: Business, News, Boeing, Local Business, Boeing & Aerospace

Harley Marine Services says company’s founder and CEO was fired

Harley Marine Services, a big presence on Seattle's waterfront, said Monday it has relieved founder Harley Franco of his duties as CEO, the latest step in a struggle for control that erupted last summer.
Tags: Business, News, Economy, Seattle, Local Business, Harley Marine Services, Harley Franco

Seattle star chef Maria Hines on the radical decision to run just one restaurant

When expansion mode is the order of the day for star chefs, why would one decide to go the other way? Maria Hines talks about priorities, passion and what she's up to right now.
Tags: Business, News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Local Business, Maria Hines

FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX

The federal grand jury investigation, based in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Fbi, Boeing, Local Business, Boeing & Aerospace

The 4 latest Seattle restaurant closures — plus 3 switcheroos

Ballard Pizza Company in South Lake Union, Aoki, Kanak and Elysian Tangletown are no more — but plenty of new places are opening, while other spots undergo reinvention.
Tags: Business, News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Local Business