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EPA transfers care for towns polluted with asbestos to state

By MATTHEW BROWN

State and local officials in Montana will be responsible for handling any new discoveries of contamination in the towns of Libby and Troy.

Kamiak plans 120 units in Fremont

By JOURNAL STAFF

One week after paying $2.9 million for a midblock development site at 3620 Phinney Ave. N. in Fremont, Kamiak Real Estate has filed a new plan that incorporates more land


House OKs $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

By MATTHEW DALY

The White House promised a veto if the measure reaches the president’s desk.


Court hears case over car-tab cuts

The Washington state Supreme Court heard arguments about whether a voter-approved car-tab tax cut was legal or if its ballot title misled voters.


Seattle cops forcibly clear ‘occupied' zone

By MARTHA BELLISLE and LISA BAUMANN

Police on Wednesday forcibly cleared out Seattle's “occupied” protest zone after about two weeks in a situation that had attracted the complaints of local business owners and the ire of President Donald Trump during a number of Twitter posts.


Seattle council panel votes to advance tax on businesses

The Seattle City Council has taken a key step toward adopting a new tax on big businesses just two years after the council buckled under pressure from corporations such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum and repealed a big business tax.


Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE

The video-conferencing service plans to make it virtually impossible for anyone outside a meeting to eavesdrop.


Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new $1B North Carolina regional hub

By GARY D. ROBERTSON

The company will break ground as soon as August on a six-building campus with 1 million square feet of office space.


Spending falls 2.1% for construction

U.S. construction spending fell for a second month in May with both home building and nonresidential activity declining.


Alaska Airlines eyes bans for no masks

Alaska Airlines says its flight attendants can issue warnings to passengers who refuse to wear a mask which could lead to them being banned from future flights.


Asian giant hornet trapping begins

About 600 traps to catch invasive Asian giant hornets are being placed in Northwestern Washington's Whatcom County by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, more than doubling the number already set out by citizens.


Survey: 2.4 million jobs added in June

U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still leaves total employment far below its pre-pandemic levels.


Manufacturing rebounds in June

U.S. manufacturing rebounded in June as major parts of the country opened back up, ending three months of contraction in the sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


S&P 500 index notches gain

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA

Stock indexes ended mixed on Wall Street Wednesday, even as the market extended its winning streak to a third day and gains in technology companies pushed the Nasdaq to an all-time high.


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