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UW takes ownership of Metropolitan Tract tonight

By JOURNAL STAFF

Tonight at midnight the University of Washington takes ownership of 10 acres of downtown Seattle: the Metropolitan Tract.



Microsoft offering $199 fitness gadget

Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple and Google with its own system for consolidating health and fitness data from various fitness gadgets and mobile apps. Microsoft is also releasing a $199 fitness band to work with this system.


Amy's Kitchen to open plant in Idaho

Organic food company Amy's Kitchen is opening a plant in southeastern Idaho.


Omni putting hotel at Cowboys' new HQ

The Dallas Cowboys are partnering with Omni Hotels & Resorts to develop an upscale hotel where the team is building its new headquarters.


Police search site of illegal hash oil lab

Police in Puyallup say they have served search warrants on several buildings, including one housing what they call an unlawful marijuana growing operation and hash oil extraction lab.


Japan's post-Fukushima green boom fizzles

By YURI KAGEYAMA

The green boom is turning into a fiasco as the cost proves prohibitive and utilities prepare to put some nuclear reactors back online.


For-profit programs face ‘gainful employment' test

By KIMBERLY HEFLING

The Education Department estimates that about 1,400 programs serving 840,000 students won't pass.


Voters deciding on billions for conservation

By JASON DEAREN

Nationwide, it adds up to more than $15.7 billion overall in taxes and bonds for land and water conservation.



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