Fusion Energy Advance Is Hailed by a Seattle Start-Up

Zap Energy said its experimental reactor core was ready for a milestone test. Skeptics routinely question whether the technology is currently possible.

#electric-light-and-power, #fusion-nuclear-reaction, #nuclear-energy, #research, #seattle-wash, #start-ups, #zap-energy

Accused Capital One Hacker Stands Trial for Fraud and Identity Theft

A woman is accused of downloading data of more than 100 million Capital One customers. Her lawyers argue a conviction would criminalize legitimate research practices.

#amazon-com-inc, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #justice-department, #seattle-wash, #thompson-paige-adele

How Jack Welch’s Reign at G.E. Gave Us Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed

The onetime ‘manager of the century’ paved the way for C.E.O.s to moonlight as internet trolls.

#chicago-ill, #company-reports, #content-type-personal-profile, #croton-on-hudson-ny, #executive-compensation, #executives-and-management-theory, #general-electric-company, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #seattle-wash, #welch-john-f-jr, #workplace-environment

Biden Tries to Sell Domestic Agenda During a West Coast Trip

President Biden acknowledged that the immediate demands of the presidency, including the pandemic and war in Ukraine, have taken him away from his domestic agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #united-states-politics-and-government

Cities Try to Turn the Tide on Police Traffic Stops

Chiefs, prosecutors and lawmakers are rethinking the value, and the harm, of minor traffic stops like the one that ended in a man’s death in Grand Rapids.

#black-people, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-calif, #philadelphia-pa, #pittsburgh-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #search-and-seizure, #seattle-wash, #traffic-and-parking-violations

John Clayton, Veteran N.F.L. Reporter Who Worked at ESPN, Dies at 67

Mr. Clayton, who was known as the Professor, combined substantive reporting and a crisp delivery during his on-air appearances.

#clayton-john, #deaths-obituaries, #espn, #football, #national-football-league, #news-and-news-media, #seattle-wash

After MoMA Stabbings, Museums Review Their Safety Protocols

Violent acts in museums are rare, experts say, but the seriousness of the recent attack at the Museum of Modern Art has focused attention on protecting visitors and employees.

#accidents-and-safety, #art, #assaults, #cabana-gary, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #seattle-wash, #seattle-art-museum, #security-and-warning-systems, #wages-and-salaries

Seattle Bike Helmet Rule Is Dropped Amid Racial Justice Concerns

Analysis showed that the King County regulation was enforced disproportionately against homeless people and people of color. Critics say the repeal will jeopardize safety.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #helmets, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash

For a Modern ‘Brady Bunch,’ a Modernist Family Home in Seattle

When a music industry veteran and a novelist married, they had six children between them. The challenge was creating a place where everyone would be comfortable.

#design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #seattle-wash

They Rushed to Buy in the Pandemic. Here’s What They Would Change.

A frenzied sellers’ market led some people to make harried decisions when buying their homes that they now regret.

#boca-raton-fla, #brooklyn-nyc, #buyers-remorse, #lake-wales-fla, #lexington-ky, #puget-sound, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #seattle-wash, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

A Growing Gap Between the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

We look at Omicron’s toll in New York and Seattle, two cities with timely data.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #seattle-wash, #vaccination-and-immunization

Record Rain and Snow Shut Down Roads and Schools in Washington State

Crucial routes through the Cascade Mountains remained closed on Sunday as responders assessed the damage.

#cascade-mountains, #floods, #hoquiam-wash, #leavenworth-wash, #olympia-wash, #puget-sound, #rain, #seattle-wash, #washington-state, #weather

Hockey Fan Spots Cancerous Mole at Game and Delivers a Lifesaving Note

Nadia Popovici wrote a message on her phone, with “mole,” “cancer” and “doctor” in bright-red type to get the attention of Brian Hamilton, an assistant equipment manager for the Vancouver Canucks.

#brian-hamilton, #cancer, #hockey-ice, #melanomas, #nadia-popovici, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #vancouver-canucks

Winter Storm Shuts Down 81 Miles of an Interstate in the Sierra Nevada

A sprawling storm system pummeled the West, making travel in some cases “outright impossible,” a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

#california, #cold-and-cold-spells, #nevada, #roads-and-traffic, #seattle-wash, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #western-states-us

Winter Storms Threaten to Disrupt Travel in the Northwest

Parts of Oregon and Washington were also bracing for single-digit temperatures as the Southern United States recorded temperatures more than 25 degrees above normal.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #oklahoma, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #weather

Substitute Teachers Never Got Much Respect, but Now They Are in Demand

Because of staff shortages, some school districts are canceling classes. Others are lowering their hiring standards. The result can be a chaotic classroom.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #national-education-assn, #seattle-wash, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

Seattle’s Choice: A Police Abolitionist or a Law-and-Order Republican?

The finalists in the race to become Seattle’s next city attorney have extreme differences in their views. Some residents are wary of both of them.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #gregoire-christine-o, #locke-gary, #police-reform, #seattle-wash, #straka-brandon, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Make Good on Its Promise?

The operators of Climate Pledge Arena, home to the N.H.L.’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, plan to reduce and offset its entire planet-warming footprint. They still have a lot to prove.

#amazon-com-inc, #energy-efficiency, #fans-persons, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hockey-ice, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #stadiums-and-arenas, #sustainable-living

Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.

Ten years after being cleared of a heinous crime, she is still trying to tell her story on her own terms.

#burleigh-nina, #content-type-personal-profile, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #guede-rudy-hermann, #italy, #knox-amanda, #lewinsky-monica-s, #perugia-italy, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #puget-sound, #seattle-wash, #vashon-island-wash

Seattle, Long Ready for Another Pro Team, Embraces the Kraken

A week into the season, the N.H.L.’s newest team is 1-3-1 on the ice, and undefeated in the contest of local public opinion. Nowhere is that more obvious than Seattle’s original hockey bar.

#hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken

Beef and Climate Change: This Seattle Steakhouse Wants to Be Part of the Solution

Bateau aims to reinvent the steak restaurant by showing how to sidestep the waste and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bateau-seattle-wash-restaurant, #beef, #butchers-and-butchering, #cattle, #global-warming, #ranches, #restaurants, #seattle-wash, #sustainable-living

As Big Tech Grows in the Pandemic, Seattle Grows With It

Despite an overall decline in office leasing in the United States, technology companies gobbled up more space in the Seattle area than they had the previous year.

#amazon-com-inc, #bellevue-wash, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #kirkland-wash, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #redmond-wash, #relocation-of-business, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #seattle-wash

Exploring Seattle’s Booming Beer Scene

This northwestern city makes some of the most creative craft beers around. The best place to try them is in the Ballard Brewery District.

#beer, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

Pacific Northwest Continues to Bake Beneath ‘Heat Dome’

A wave of ocean air provided some relief after Portland, Ore., reached 116 degrees on Monday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s there on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#global-warming, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #salem-ore, #seattle-wash, #temperature, #washington-state, #weather

Pacific Northwest Bakes in Record-Setting Heat Wave

A high of 102 degrees was recorded on Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, only the third time since 1945 that the high reached triple digits, the National Weather Service said.

#heat-wave, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #seattle-wash, #temperature, #washington-state, #weather

Air-Conditioning Was Once Taboo in Seattle. Not Anymore.

An intense heat wave is set to torment the Pacific Northwest. Many who have always done without air-conditioners are scrambling to get them now.

#air-conditioning, #national-weather-service, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

University of Washington Police Officers File Racism Claims

Police officers at the University of Washington in Seattle, regarded as one of the nation’s most progressive cities, said they were the target of racist insults and harassment.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash, #university-of-washington, #washington-state

Edouardo Jordan’s Restaurant Staff Quits After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Multiple women have accused Edouardo Jordan, known for running the restaurants Salare and JuneBaby, of unwanted touching or kissing. Almost all of the restaurants’ employees have resigned.

#jordan-edouardo, #junebaby-seattle-wash-restaurant, #restaurants, #salare-seattle-wash-restaurant, #seattle-wash, #sexual-harassment

Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #baseball, #beaches, #castello-di-rivoli-museum-of-contemporary-art, #colorado, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #hockey-ice, #miami-beach-fla, #museums, #new-york-city, #palaces-and-castles, #philadelphia-flyers, #salisbury-cathedral-salisbury-england, #seattle-wash, #seattle-mariners, #seattle-sounders, #st-paul-saints, #transylvania-romania, #turin-italy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westminster-abbey-london

Who Gets Bill and Melinda Gates’ Family Mansion?

Melinda Gates, at least, has been open about her desire to live in a smaller house.

#gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-melinda, #microsoft-corp, #seattle-wash

Canlis Hires Its First Female Executive Chef

Aisha Ibrahim will lead the kitchen of the celebrated 70-year-old restaurant in Seattle.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #canlis-restaurant-seattle-wa, #chefs, #ibrahim-aisha, #restaurants, #seattle-wash, #women-and-girls

SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say

Astronomers said the objects were debris from a SpaceX rocket. Not everyone got the memo.

#pacific-northwestern-states-us, #seattle-wash, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

The Time Dad Locked Down Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor’s N.B.A. legacy will loom large in basketball history. But the time our columnist’s father managed to defend Baylor for a half became a cherished part of family lore.

#amateur-athletic-union, #basketball, #baylor-elgin, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-basketball-assn, #seattle-wash, #seattle-university, #university-of-idaho

First Covid, Then Psychosis: ‘The Most Terrifying Thing I’ve Ever Experienced’

Like a small number of Covid survivors with no previous mental illness, Ivan Agerton developed psychotic symptoms weeks after his coronavirus infection.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #paranoia, #seattle-wash, #your-feed-science

What $2.8 Million Buys You in California, Connecticut and Washington

A John Lautner-designed showplace in the Hollywood Hills, a waterfront home in Darien and a contemporary house overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle.

#darien-conn, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #seattle-wash

Seattle’s Virus Success Shows What Could Have Been

The Seattle area once had more coronavirus deaths than anywhere else in the United States. A year later, the region’s deaths per capita are lower than any other large metropolitan area.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #king-county-wash, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #content-type-personal-profile, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #gifts, #giving-pledge-the, #high-net-worth-individuals, #marriages, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #seattle-wash

Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Woman, 90, Walked Six Miles in the Snow for a Vaccine

Frances Goldman had struggled for weeks to book a coronavirus vaccination in Seattle. So when she got a Sunday appointment, she didn’t intend to miss it — even if it meant braving the elements alone.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-frances-h-1930, #seattle-wash, #shortages, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

A Fight to Save a Corporate Campus Intertwined With Nature

The Weyerhaeuser site near Seattle, praised for its balance of building and landscape, is at the center of a battle between conservationists and a developer.

#architecture, #federal-way-wash, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #industrial-realty-group-llc, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #seattle-wash, #weyerhaeuser-company

National Book Foundation Names Ruth Dickey as Executive Director

Ruth Dickey, the executive director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is succeeding Lisa Lucas, who left the organization to become the publisher of Pantheon and Schocken.

#books-and-literature, #lucas-lisa, #national-book-awards, #national-book-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #poetry-and-poets, #seattle-wash

Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland

Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don’t expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #police, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

Weddings: A Data-Driven Courtship

Nicole Woon and Jeffrey Chheng had a first date at a Seattle gelato parlor, their second at a sushi restaurant. Since then, a spreadsheet documents their relationship, meal by meal.

#seattle-wash, #weddings-and-engagements

The Daily: Delilah, One of the Most Popular Woman on American Radio

With snippets of love, loss and struggle soothed by music, she has become one of American radio’s most popular — and trusted — voices. We decided to give her a call.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #delilah, #radio, #seattle-wash

Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

Nobody Is Going to Conventions. Convention Centers Are Growing Anyway.

The pandemic is intensifying the competition among cities, which are rushing to build bigger, more alluring event spaces.

#american-dental-assn, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-bonds, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #indianapolis-ind, #milwaukee-wis, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before

As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-girls-run, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #running, #seattle-wash, #whites

Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #medical-devices, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nursing-and-nurses, #seattle-wash, #ventilators-medical

Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging

The ways that dogs grow and age may provide potentially useful similarities with people.

#animal-behavior, #budapest-hungary, #dogs, #eotvos-lorand-university, #genetics-and-heredity, #homer, #poetry-and-poets, #seattle-wash, #university-of-vienna, #university-of-washington, #your-feed-science

How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

With business travel all but stopped, city hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with bottom-barrel rates and extra perks.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations