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Is sneaker production making a return run to the US?


Crafting the latest trends in global footwear used to be the pride of U.S. shoe industry workers, but most of those jobs left long ago for Asia. Now, the American sneaker factory could be coming back — with robots doing most of the work.

Lexus, Toyota and Buick top new auto reliability survey


Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

Bellingham airport traffic is stabilizing

Traffic at the Bellingham International Airport appears to be flattening out after more than a year of declines because of the weakening Canadian dollar.

Poll of Seattle residents finds fewer disapprove of police

A new survey of Seattle residents finds an increased approval rating for the city's police department since it began making reforms with the U.S. Justice Department under a settlement.

Downtown Bellevue site sells for $16M


King County records show the sale of two adjacent properties for $16 million. The seller was Allen Building Partnership, associated with the Biria family, which acquired the two parcels in 1985 for $1.5 million.

Columbia plans to open new campus next spring


Columbia University on Monday dedicated one of the most ambitious architectural projects in the academic world: the $6.3 billion expansion of its campus.

Eugene may name plaza after author

A group of Eugene residents wants the city's public square named after author Ken Kesey, a native Oregonian.

Ferry commuters voice frustrations

State ferry officials are launching a week-long “listening tour” to try to improve long waits for vessels.

Prosecutors: roofing salesman diverted payments to himself

Josh Adams, owner of Paradigm roofing, says customers wrote checks to Jared Deveraux totaling about $168,000.

Bethel sees $277K from alcohol sales

Bethel has collected over a quarter of a million dollars in alcohol sales taxes since a pizza shop sold the city's first beer in more than four decades earlier this year.

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