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Mack eyes 40-story tower for SLU site

By NAT LEVY

Planning is just getting started, but it could have 415 units and 300 parking spaces.


$112M upgrade for emergency network

By JOURNAL STAFF

Motorola Solutions is upgrading Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network under a $112 million contract that will bring digital radio technology to first responders in King County. The network covers 39 cities and 2 million people.


Jury awards $48M in NYC crane collapse

A New York City jury has awarded $47.8 million to the families of two men killed in 2008 when a construction crane collapsed.


46 apartments and shops leased in TOD above Beacon Hill station

By JOURNAL STAFF

The developer said it targeted young professionals as renters, but the units have attracted people of all ages.


3.3M dry erase boards recalled

Acco Brands Corp. is recalling about 3.3 million wall-mounted dry erase boards after customers said they cut their hands, fingers and feet while removing the board from a wall.


New robot has one function: picking up things for people

By YURI KAGEYAMA

Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.

$600M needed for in-state rail: study

By JOURNAL STAFF

More than half of Washington's short-line rail miles aren't up to modern standards, a recent study found. Bringing them up to date could cost more than $600 million.


Ford's aluminum F-150 gets mixed crash results

By DEE-ANN DURBIN

The Insurance Institute also said the repair costs were 26 percent higher for the aluminum-bodied truck.


‘Roadless Rule' reinstated for Tongass forest

Alaska officials say the rule sets aside so much land from timber harvest and development that the region's economy is likely to suffer.


$80M Boeing plant in Oklahoma City

Boeing Co. broke ground Wednesday on a new $80 million, 290,000-square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be the third structure in the aerospace company's growing Oklahoma City campus.


Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

By KEN RITTER

Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.


Ore. work-related deaths at 5-year high

Work-related deaths are declining historically in the state, but reached a five-year high in 2014.


Shakepeare Festival gets ADA grant

The Shakespeare Festival is spending a $250,000 grant on making a courtyard more accessible to people using wheelchairs, canes and walkers.


Terminal operator faces $425,000 fine

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined a Seattle marine terminal operator more than $400,000 for more than 50 serious safety and health violations at its facility on Harbor Island.


America's only virtual telescope starting construction in Oregon

By MIKE HENNEKE

It will look like a simple shed but the roof will open to reveal four or five telescopes. A fiber optic connection will stream information and visuals anywhere in the world.


2 Utah ski resorts join as ‘Park City'

By BRADY McCOMBS

Vail is spending $50 million on upgrades, including a gondola connecting the resorts, two lifts and new restaurants.


Recycling firm fined again for toxic spill

For the second time in five months, the state has fined a Tacoma recycling company for spilling toxic waste into Commencement Bay.


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