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Amazon has brought benefits - and disruption - to Seattle.

SEATTLE — Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.

- Billings Gazette - US

High-tech textile maker helps prevent flooding from severe storms.

Climate change is linked with more volatile weather, and AvenEx Coating Technologies of Vancouver's product helps places like India to prevent flooding, stockpile resources and protect water for use in irrigation

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Amazon has brought benefits - and disruption - to Seattle.

Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas.

- PhysOrg - NL

Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons.

BOSTON — Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. Literally. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions ...

- SFGate - US

Amazon has brought benefits - and disruption - to Seattle.

SEATTLE — Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. For years, much of downtown Seattle has been a maze of broken streets and caution-taped sidewalks. Dozens of enormous cranes tower overhead as double-length dump trucks hauling excavated dirt rumble past ...

- SFGate - US

SKOOKUM music and arts festival coming to Stanley Park in 2018.

SKOOKUM, a new music, food and arts festival, is coming to Vancouver's Stanley Park next September.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport civilian charged with child rape.

Robert Christian Perdomo, a cybersecurity expert at Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, Wash., is charged with allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on a telephone chat line.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Redbox starts offering Switch game rentals.

Redbox, the company behind those movie and game-renting machines you see outside of grocery stores and Walmarts, is starting to offer Switch games. Right now this is just for select cities: Seattle, San Antonio and Portland, Oregon. But it could expand across the U.S. if the Switch games prove popular in those locations. ...

- VentureBeat - US

TransLink to reach a ridership of over 400 million by year's end.

So far this year there have been 306 million boardings across Metro Vancouver.

- Global News - CA

Qantas Dreamliner 787-9s to fly Brisbane to New York via Los Angeles.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says the airline is looking to buy more Dreamliner 787s and has announced plans to fly the new Boeing aircraft from Brisbane to New York via Los Angeles by the second half of next year as he ramps up the company's ultra long-haul strategy. Joyce also signalled a possible new Brisbane to ...

- Stuff - NZ

As bids for Amazon's headquarters come due, tech has a chance to spread the wealth.

As Amazon established its dominance in online retail, logistics and cloud computing, the company's headquarters in Seattle grew appropriately massive. Today it represents a $5 billion investment in 33 buildings, 8 million square feet and more than 40,000 employees.

- PhysOrg - NL

Candidate wins GOP endorsement despite felony record, fear of chemtrails and Seth Rich conspiracies

A local Republican Party in Washington state endorsed a fringe candidate known for complaining about chemtrails before the city council on which he hopes to serve. Justin Forsman earned the backing of the Clark County GOP in his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Alishia Topper on the Vancouver city...

- The Raw Story - US

Mother blasts British Airways over bed bugs on plane seat

A mother had told how she and her young daughter were left covered in bedbug bites after getting on a British Airways flight.Heather Szilagyi, 38, from Canada, said she was on a flight from Vancouver to London when she noticed the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

With millions of coffee cups thrown away in Vancouver every year, advocates push for refund-deposit system

Statistics from the City of Vancouver suggest over 136 million cups are thrown out every year, instead of being recycled or composted.

- Global News - CA

Vancouver byelection results should worry all parties — but will they take heed?

Vancouver's byelection results Saturday should scare all parties, since even those that won city council or Vancouver School Board seats still have reason to be deeply troubled by their own performance.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Rental cost of one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver jumps to $2,120

It's not a treat and it's no trick either: October's median asking price for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver has climbed up to a scary $2,120 a month.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

RumbleMonkey expands beta to let Hearthstone gamers compete for real money

RumbleMonkey has created a platform that enables gamers play their favorite games like Blizzard's Hearthstone for money. And today, the company is opening up its beta test to enable more Hearthstone players to join the action. Seattle-based RumbleMonkey is betting that esports competition gets more interesting when the ...

- VentureBeat - US

Survivor of Wash. fire: 'I heard my son's last breaths'

Donald Simpson is trying to find answers to what caused his Port Orchard home to catch fire Saturday killing his wife, son, and two grandchildren.         

- USA TODAY - US

Microsoft Redmond employees working in the trees

Thanks to new Wi-Fi-enabled tree houses, which are intended to boost collaboration and productivity.

- ZDNet - UK

Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices

Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into talent abroad. Starting with campuses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver, the startup aims to plant physical flags in as many of the world's global talent centers ...

- TechCrunch - US

Washington principal has close encounter with cougar

A Seattle-area principal had an unexpected visitor to the school Friday -- a cougar -- in an encounter captured on surveillance video.

- FOX News - US

The Supreme Court is intervening in a privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over access to emails stored outside the US

Robert Galbraith/ReutersWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. The justices say Monday they will hear the administration's appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails ...

- Business Insider - US

RumbleMonkey expands beta to let Hearthstone gamers compete for real money

RumbleMonkey has created a platform that let gamers play their favorite games like Blizzard's Hearthstone for real money winnings. And today, the company is opening up its beta test to allow more Hearthstone players to join the action. Seattle-based RumbleMonkey is betting that esports competition gets more interesting ...

- VentureBeat - US

Leadership Series: Vancouverite inspires people one clean-up at a time

This four-week long original series will examine leadership through special reports, interviews and profiles of leaders that focus on innovative thinking and styles that impact our business, our culture, and our community.

- Global News - CA

Two members of Polish metal band charged with rape, kidnapping female fan

Members of a Polish metal band have been charged with rape and kidnapping after authorities say they gang-raped a woman on their tour bus following an August show in Spokane, Washington.

- FOX News - US

Vancouver firefighters tackle blaze at African drum shop on Broadway

The fire started Sunday night, on Broadway between Manitoba and Columbia.

- Global News - CA

Hector Bremner wins city byelection

The Non-Partisan Association has snagged a fourth seat on Vancouver city council while four school board trustees fired last year by the previous provincial government will return to their positions.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Back to the drawing board: National Defence officials are once again looking into where to send peacekeepers

Sources tell The Canadian Press that defence officials are now back at it and that the Liberals hope to make a decision before the Nov. 14-15 peacekeeping summit in Vancouver

- National Post - CA

How did driver escape hail of police gunfire?

Two Seattle officers are under criminal investigation after spraying bullets at a fleeing car.

- BBC - UK

4 members of Polish metal band charged with sexual assault in Spokane

Four members of the Polish metal band Decapitated are facing kidnapping and rape charges after authorities say they assaulted a woman on their tour bus in Spokane.

- USA TODAY - US

Fears of 'Washington Cat Killer' as fifth animal found cut in half in North Spokane

Spokane County Regional Animal Service yet another gruesome killing as cat found cut in half with organs missing.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Washington house fire kills toddler, infant and 2 adults

KITSAP, Wash. — Two adults and 2 small children are dead after fire roared through a two-story home in a Seattle-area town early Saturday.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Secret to a Cheap Commute in Silicon Valley

A new carpooling app is rounding up inexpensive rides in the Bay Area and Seattle.

- OZY - US

Washington house fire kills toddler, infant and 2 adults

Two adults and 2 small children are dead after fire roared through a two-story home in a Seattle-area town early Saturday. The Kitsap Sun reports that sheriff's deputies said a … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Amazon's portfolio of tech hubs hints at top U.S. contenders for HQ2

Lost among the ribbon cuttings and public announcements heralding Amazon.com Inc.'s fast-growing portfolio of sorting and distribution centers is the company's quiet expansion in some of the country's strongest technology hubs. Amazon's low profile in those cities is not an accident. About 25 percent of Amazon's corporate ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Woman who accused rapper Nelly of rape won't testify

A woman who said the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus in a Seattle suburb last weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges. News outlets report that … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

'It's my second home': Metro Vancouver shoppers react to Sears closure

With word Sears Canada will close for good, shoppers are reflecting on the end of a retail era.

- Global News - CA

Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun

At the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, they talked of appliances that plan, shop, advise — and leave little room for the joy of cooking.

- New York Times - US

Woman who accused rapper Nelly of rape won't testify

SEATTLE — A woman who said the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus in a Seattle suburb last weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges.

- Billings Gazette - US

Microsoft literally built treehouses for its employees

Microsoft is known for maintaining a fun workplace, from its free candy to its awesome art collection. Its latest perk: treehouses. The company announced on its blog Friday that it has created three treetop meeting spaces at its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The treehouses were built by Pete Nelson, host ...

- Mashable! - US

JPMorgan's card gamble lures millennial travelers, squeezes competitors

NEW YORK - Morrie Low, a 28-year-old who works for a mobile technology start-up in Seattle, called from vacation in Taiwan to chat about what he has been doing the past year with his Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

- Reuters - US

Vancouver official says city's presale condo plan addresses lack of public trust

Gregor Robertson's chief of staff says giving locals first crack at housing purchases won't improve affordability

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Tales In Tech History: Internet Explorer

Microsoft's first web browser once ruled the world, but it almost resulted in Redmond being broken up

- TechWeekEurope - UK

B.C. police watchdog releases list of injuries sustained by Myles Gray in altercation with Vancouver police

For two years, the official version of the events leading to Myles Gray's death has been vague, as have the injuries he sustained in a fatal altercation with eight Vancouver police officers in a Burnaby backyard in the summer of 2015.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

K.J. Apa, a.k.a Archie Andrews, thinks Vancouver is 'kind of boring'

It takes more than a soda shop to keep Archie Andrews entertained in Vancouver.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Action needed now to restrict vessels in critical killer whale habitat, scientists warn

Government action is needed now, on an emergency basis, to restrict vessels within the critical habitat of endangered southern resident killer whales, marine scientists warned Thursday in Vancouver.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

He ate marijuana candy and got on a flight. And then the trouble began

The temptation of legal marijuana was too great for one Tampa man, who found himself sitting in a federal detention center after a mid-air altercation on a flight from Seattle … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

There were 98 southern resident killer whales in 1995, and there are 76 now

Experts gathered in Vancouver this week to discuss how to stop their decline.

- Global News - CA

The Globe and Mail wins B.C. awards for stories on Trans Mountain pipeline, opioids

Publication ties with Vancouver Sun, CBC and Georgia Straight for most honours at 31st Jack Webster Awards

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Fire breaks out on Mitchell Island auto-wrecking yard, witness describes 'explosions'

A video showed large flames rising up from Mitchell Island, which is located between Vancouver and Richmond.

- Global News - CA

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