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Northwest farmers hired significantly more foreign guest workers this season under a special immigration program.

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Boeing says its machinists have rejected the company’s “best and final” counterproposal.

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Ross Reynolds discusses the lawsuit filed against SeaTac's Proposition 1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 with professor Bill Sherman of Seattle University's School of Law.

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Boeing and the Machinists Union have resumed formal talks over the 777X — specifically how to keep production of the plane in Washington state.

The Bids Are In: What's Next In The 777X Saga?

Dec 11, 2013
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Ross Reynolds gets the latest from Wall Street Journal aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower about the states wooing Boeing for the 777X and its carbon fiber wings.

Trucking fleet operators in the Northwest are showing growing interest in filling up with natural gas instead of diesel.

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When the 747 jet first took off from Boeing Field in 1969, drivers on Interstate 5 were awestruck.

“People were stopped,” said Barry Latter, a docent at the Museum of Flight and former Boeing engineer. “They’d parked their cars on the side of the freeway, and they were looking down at the airplane, saying something this big can’t fly.”

Washington is competing with more than a dozen other locations to build the next generation Boeing wide-body airliner.

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Marcie Sillman discusses the states bidding for the Boeing 777x with the Daily Herald reporter Dan Catchpole.

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When someone wants to get rid of anything at the University of Washington – and seriously, anything – it typically gets turned over to the UW Surplus Store.

Northwest wine grape growers expect this week's cold weather to do some damage to their vineyards. But it’s not clear yet how much of next year’s fruit might be affected.

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Marcie Sillman talks with The Seattle Times' aerospace reporter Dominic Gates about Boeing's "must haves" and "would likes" from the cities vying for the 777x production site.

From Wikipedia.

The world remembers Nelson Mandela, the Seattle Police Department shakes up its top ranks and supporters of a $15-an-hour minimum wage walk from SeaTac to Seattle. We talk over those stories and more of the week's news with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and Crosscut's Knute Berger.

Week In Review Extra

The president of the St. Louis machinists union tells his hometown newspaper that he's “prepared and ready to sit down with Boeing” to discuss moving 777X production to Missouri. 

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Fast food workers and advocates for a higher minimum wage marched from the City of SeaTac to Seattle today as a part of a national day of demonstrations.

Voters in SeaTac this fall narrowly passed a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 for some workers in transportation and hospitality businesses within city limits. Now, organizers of the march want that expanded to other areas too, and they have support beyond the workers.

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