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Millions of new homes near wilderness areas complicate efforts to fight wildfires

By KEITH RIDLER and CHRISTOPHER WEBER

When developers put up homes or entire subdivisions in precarious locations, wildfire bosses get exasperated.



Bothell meets with businesses after fire

By JOURNAL STAFF

The city will hold a meeting for businesses affected by the July 22 Main Street fire.


Solar roadway to go on display in Idaho

A northern Idaho city will be the first to get a demonstration of high tech hexagonal paving panels that can melt snow, among other features.


Solar project would cut 350 acres of woodlands

By FRANK ELTMAN

LI Solar Generation wants to put solar on the grounds of a defunct nuclear plant in New York but that would mean taking out a lot of trees.


Tesla opens $5B battery factory in Nevada but it's only 14% complete

By DEE-ANN DURBIN

Construction continues at a furious pace. When the plant is finished, it will be about 10 million square feet — the size of 262 football fields.


Twitter still stuck as its rivals race ahead

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE

Finding new users isn't Twitter's only problem. The company seems to be losing its appeal to advertisers as well.


Seattle ranks fifth for dining out

By JOURNAL STAFF

A national report by CBRE confirms what you already know: Seattle is having an unprecedented boom in restaurants and bars.


Second big dairy eyed for E. Oregon

Officials are considering a proposal for what would be the state's second largest dairy in eastern Oregon.


Qualcomm to pay $19.5M in bias suit

Qualcomm has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle a gender discrimination class action lawsuit involving 3,300 women who alleged they were denied equal pay and job opportunities to their male counterparts.


As iPhone sales sag, Apple touting apps and services

By BRANDON BAILEY

You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for good reason: They're just about the only part of Apple's business that's growing right now


Medical building sells for $14.5M

By JOURNAL STAFF

A medical office building owned by St. Francis Medical Center Associates sold Monday for $14.5 million, according to King County records.


Loan relief helps attract mental health workers

By VICKIE ALDOUS

With passage of the Affordable Care Act, the nation does not have enough mental health workers to meet the demand for care, leading to intense competition, especially in rural areas.


Tesla car speeding at time of crash

Federal investigators say the driver who was killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was speeding just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer.



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