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JTM installs construction fencing at Weyerhaeuser site in Pioneer Square
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JTM Construction has set up a fence around the Pioneer Square site where Urban Visions plans to build a new headquarters for Weyerhaeuser Co.

Senate passes $15B transportation package

By RACHEL LA CORTE

The gas tax would increase in three stages: a 5-cent increase this summer, a 4.2-cent increase next year and a 2.5-cent increase the following year.

King County follows Microsoft's lead in using new software to save energy

By BENJAMIN MINNICK

King County officials are trying save energy in five buildings by using the same software that Microsoft uses to track HVAC systems in 125 buildings.

State House, Senate eye contrasting labor bills

By DERRICK NUNNALLY

With the Washington Legislature starting a stretch of intense work to vote on scores of policy proposals before a March 11 deadline, a series of labor and workforce bills moving through the House and Senate highlight the ideological differences between the leaders of each chamber.


Quotes by Big Charts

Dave Caplan
Port of Seattle
Kristin Leahey
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Jennifer Sobierej Sanin
Ankrom Moisan Architects
Jeanne Kelso
Trindera Engineering




Construction jobs back, but not what they used to be

By MIKE SCHNEIDER

The AGC says 83 percent of contractors are having trouble filling craft positions.


Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000

By STEVE ROTHWELL

The Nasdaq is close to topping its record from the dot-com boom but a lot has changed in the past 15 years.



Engineers and architects who design green roofs are using a new modeling tool to calculate the amount of stormwater a roof will retain.



TODAY'S STORIES

Business
Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000
Costco strikes card deals with Citi, Visa
State House, Senate eye contrasting labor bills
Google and Facebook taking different approaches to connecting the world

Construction
Construction jobs back, but not what they used to be
Brooklyn Bridge job $100M over budget
Senate passes $15B transportation package
JTM installs construction fencing at Weyerhaeuser site in Pioneer Square
Limits proposed for Alaska gas line

Environment
Skagit flowers blooming early
International team builds $7M plant for Oregon potato co-op
$10M cleanup of ‘legacy wells' starts in Alaska
Climate conference here March 7-8
$35,000 fine for pile of 10,000 tires
Oregon may buy part of Deschutes ranch
Crews starting Central Area greenway
Pest may derail Spokane recycling
Setback for Corvallis-to-Albany bike path
Hanford tour registration starts March 9
Report: State salmon populations are up
Olympic Peninsula trail is repaired
2 Bellingham Bay cleanup projects will cost $38M and bid this spring
State wants to rid schools of PCBs
Lumber chain stays flooring products safe
Tribe blames contractor for dredge delay
King County follows Microsoft's lead in using new software to save energy

Technology
First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6

Real Estate
Grocery coming to Bellevue Square?

2 Bellingham Bay cleanup projects will cost $38M and bid this spring

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Port of Bellingham will be seeking contractors for a pair of cleanup projects in Bellingham Bay.



Studios should rent for $2,000 to $3,000.


Millennials are starting to enter the market and are looking for earth-friendly, smaller homes with more amenities.


PREVIOUS STORIES


Thursday
Berkadia arranges loan for Oregon deal
Epic snow puts big chill on Northeast real estate
Real Estate Buzz: Miami-based Lennar bets big on Seattle
Google releases work tools for Android phones
TJ Maxx, Marshalls will raise wages, too
Conn. town wants to open Maurice Sendak museum
Smith Cove Park on Elliott Bay will expand and add amenities
Energy software may save county money
Business replaces stolen school shed
Mayor names new Seattle fire chief
Bertha inches forward into rescue pit
Bellevue office rents may hit $ 51 by 2017
Selig pays $ 6.5M for site on Third
Fight over $ 32B plan delays NYC subways
DSA says 65,000 people now live in downtown Seattle, more coming
Holland, Pemco trade SLU sites
Hanford cleanup needs $ 110B more
Demolition of writer's former home has Los Angeles re-examining its history
LA rolls out new online database of historic sites
How to make a better business case for going green
Why green building has hit the wall, and what to do about it
Federal Center South team focused on results, not ratings
Making the most of your energy model
Seattle is clamping down on waste from construction and demolition
How to treat stormwater in urban areas — like Totem Lake
Six reasons developers should build net-zero apartments
How do you measure the value of a green building?
How to convince a realist it makes sense to go green
Goal of Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is to make neighborhood green
Lowe's has strong quarter as consumers tackle home projects
Clean-up of Oregon's Coos Head nearly finished
Dow ekes out another record
'Incredible vision of water' draws developer to 23-acre site near Willamette Falls in Oregon
Energy tools that could change the game


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