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Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with Insider’s Katherine Long, Puget Sound Business Journal’s Ryan Lambert and independent journalist Jane C. Hu.
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Week in Review: Wildfires, Ballot Boxes, and Amazon and Microsoft

Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with Insider’s Katherine Long, Puget Sound Business Journal’s Ryan Lambert and independent journalist Jane C. Hu.



Western Washington will see it’s hottest temperatures so far this year next week, reaching the low 90’s in many areas. How hot will it get, for how long?

On July 13, more than 600 lightning strikes were detected across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho during a five-hour period, according to the National Weather Service Spokane, and the region was fortunate that no wildfires happened. What’s the fire forecast?

Some republican activists in Washington are organizing surveillance of ballot drop boxes, and some elected officials are speaking out about it. What do different people say is the motivation?

Amazon said it is pausing work on most office towers in Bellevue. Meanwhile Microsoft is eliminating many open jobs. Why?

Less than half of the nearly $234 million generated by Seattle's JumpStart tax will go toward housing. Where is it going?

A Seattle art exhibition that would have featured work by Microsoft and Amazon employees has been cancelled following backlash on social media. What are different theories as to this art museum’s motivation?