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China’s famed Shaolin temple plans $300M Australia project


China’s Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course.

Sternwheeler loses Oregon permit

The Coast Guard says it has revoked the inspection certificate for a Salem-based sternwheeler vessel that operates on the Willamette River because the Willamette Queen's owners have not completed an out-of-water hull examination.

Feds study steering on Pierce fire trucks

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports of steering problems that could affect up to 1,500 Pierce fire trucks nationwide.

Lewis makes new HQ in old Union Stables


Lease Crutcher Lewis is coming into the homestretch on a big renovation project: turning the old Union Stables into its new headquarters.

Shea Properties shows design for 282 apartments on Dexter


Shea Properties will get design recommendations from the city on a seven-story, 282-unit apartment complex it wants to build at 1319 Dexter Ave. N. in South Lake Union.

GID gets OK for second 41-story apartment tower on Lenora St.


GID Development Group of Boston got environmental and design approval this week from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development for another 41-story apartment tower. This one would be at 2101 Ninth Ave.

Courthouse eyed for Thurston County


Thurston County is thinking about renovating or replacing its aging courthouse complex.

Novak will be new president of ABC


Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington named Wendy Novak to succeed Kathleen Garrity as the group's next president. Garrity will leave ABC June 30.

GLY concrete pour is one for the record books


Crews placed 13,690 cubic yards of concrete in 24 hours.

Seward Park CSO work is underway


Crews have started work on an underground combined sewer storage tank in Seward Park for Seattle Public Utilities.

Sleeping transient killed by truck at Spokane jobsite

The truck ran over the woman, who was sleeping under piles of blankets, clothing and cardboard.

Alaska House, governor fight over LNG pipeline project


House Speaker Mike Chenault introduced legislation that would limit the role of a state-backed corporation in an alternate gas line project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker.

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

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

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