World / Social Issues Jul 23, 2018

As Seattle gentrifies, blacks no longer feel welcome

Not so long ago, few whites wanted to live in Seattle's diverse Central District, so it housed the people who had no choice. Synagogues point to the neighborhood's long-gone Jewish past, an immigrant community that was joined by Japanese-Americans. Their internment in World War II ...

Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Business / Corporate Jan 19, 2018

Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Amazon.com Inc. has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also ...

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

World Aug 3, 2017

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

Residents of the U.S. Pacific Northwest were enduring sweltering heat on Wednesday as temperatures smashed records and hit triple digits in a region better known for rain and mild weather. Portland had a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius) on Wednesday, meteorologists said, well ...