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It finally happened. The Federal Trad Commission sued Amazon in federal court this week. The Seattle company has been in the crosshairs of federal regulators for years; and the suit has wide reaching implications for the online retail, cloud computing, grocery and entertainment giant. This is the biggest test yet of Khan’s vision for a more progressive antitrust enforcement agenda – what critics have knocked as “hipster antitrust.” But the 172-page complaint is more rooted in tradition than some had predicted.
More than 1,500 adult Caspian Terns made Rat Island, near Port Townsend, their home. Now 80% of them are dead.
For the first time in more than a decade, Washington state is closing a prison. The Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt, Clark County will shut its gates for the last time next week. The state’s Department of Corrections says the population of the 240-bed minimum security prison is now down to about 60 people, all of whom will be relocated by Monday, Oct. 2.
How public employees should use programs like ChatGPT in their day-to-day work — and whether generative artificial intelligence should be allowed at all — is being dealt with through a patchwork of policies nationwide.
'We Are Not Strangers' depicts the little told story of allyship between Seattle's Sephardic and Japanese communities
In his new graphic novel "We Are Not Strangers," author and illustrator Josh Tuininga explores the relationship between a Sephardic Jewish man and his Japanese American neighbor as they navigate the tension in Seattle on the precipice of World War II.
Soundside host Libby Denkmann talks to Laurence Du Sault, the reporter behind the investigation into Seattle Police Department's decision to cancel a contract with Truleo - a body analysis software - days after a SPD officer mocked Jaahnavi Kandula's death.
Panicked. Angry. Thrilling: 'Exit Interview' examines Amazon’s culture through the eyes of a former exec
In her new memoir, "Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career," former amazon executive Kristi Coulter takes a hard look at the intense pressure and psychological strain — and even the physical toll — that she and her colleagues experienced at the company.
The Washington State University Creamery is celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend. The creamery is known for serving up scoops of Apple Cup Crisp to hungry students in Pullman. But let’s be real: You probably know them for Cougar Gold, a nearly two-pound can of cheddar cheese that is sought-after across the state.
In February of 2022, the King County Regional Homelessness Authority announced an ambitious program promising to reduce unsheltered homelessness in downtown Seattle to zero — potentially within a year. But 19 months later, the organization announced the end of Partnership for Zero, after only meeting a fraction of its goal.
KUOW Arts and Culture Reporter Mike Davis sits down with Jas Keimig and Chase Burns of "Unstreamable" to talk about the new movie, "Bottoms."
Modern assistive technology can help older adults with small tasks like turning the lights on and off, locking doors, and managing medications. Some systems can automatically alert a care partner when someone falls out of bed. This emerging technology has come with new concerns about data privacy and user consent.
This week, the United States and Iran finalized a prisoner trade on Monday in a deal that brought home five formerly detained Americans and also freed $6 billion in frozen Iranian oil money. While seen by many as a diplomatic win, the agreement has also drawn criticism.