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Confusion reigns ahead of Nov. 1 health care signups

By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ

After several failed attempts in Congress to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, Americans across the country are grappling with unanswered questions about how “Obamacare” will function during the six-week sign-up period beginning Nov. 1.



To places bidding for Amazon's HQ2: Here's some of what you can expect

By GENE JOHNSON

Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.

Holland to buy 3 sites for tower on Boren

By BENJAMIN MINNICK

The tower will include offices for the Recovery Cafe, and may house educational space for Cornish College.


Wildfires worsen housing crunch in costly Bay Area

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and PAUL ELIAS

Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon.


Big fire burns at Bingen fruit plant

Huge flames consumed part of a fruit processing plant in the Columbia Gorge community of Bingen in Klickitat County.


Oregon mill closing after 128 years

The West Linn Paper Company is shutting down after more than 100 years in business.


REAL ID extended through Oct. 2018

Washington is among 17 states that have been granted a yearlong extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards.


AMLI eyes 325 units on Western site

By BRIAN MILLER

The most desirable undeveloped property near the downtown Seattle waterfront is the full-block parking lot at 1101 Western Ave.


77 furnished studios in Plymouth on First Hill

By JOURNAL STAFF

Plymouth Housing Group will hold a grand opening Friday for Plymouth on First Hill, an 80-unit apartment building at 710 Cherry St.


Big question for U.S. cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth it?

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a city's tax base.



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