A shout out to Alexa for holiday shopping assist
By JOSEPH PISANI
It was a few weeks before Christmas and time to put my voice assistant to the test: Could I just shout out the gifts I needed to buy without having to get on a smartphone or computer?
Pete's Wines site sells for $7.5M
By JOURNAL STAFF
The building that houses Pete's Wines, at 2300 Fairview Ave. N., has sold for $7.48 million, according to King County records.
GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ANDREW TAYLOR and MARCY GORDON
Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president.
Study: Oregon parks add $1B to economy
A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.