Seattle Seawalls No Longer a Shore Thing
Bulkheads and other forms of ‘armoring’ line 92 percent of Seattle’s marine shoreline. Removing these can help restore habitat for endangered species—but can also erode land. Not surprisingly, some homeowners are resisting
walled off Most of Seattle’s marine shoreline has some kind of armoring like this seawall in West Seattle. Armoring is sometimes necessary but can also degrade habitat for for bugs, birds and fish
Seattle Companies Seek Opportunities in Virtual Reality
Virtual reality offers a different way to see the world. Seattle companies are jumping on board—and believe it will change the way we live
In the not-too-distant future, virtual reality may immerse kids in educational experiences and help them explore the universe in a whole new way
Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?
Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?
Sabrina McKinney faced an important decision two years ago. It was Boeing’s annual open enrollment period, when employees choose a health plan for the following year. McKinney, now in her 39th year with the company, chose something new: a “value-based” health plan. It meant a small monthly health insurance deduction from her paycheck and access…
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THE STATE OF THE RUN IS ALIVE AND WELL
Washington is a naturally beautiful state. It’s safe. Its air quality is comparatively topnotch. That makes it one of the best states to go running, according to a report by exercise and nutrition company Fitness Voit, which ranks it No. 5. The report notes that Washington hosts only two major marathons, but makes up for…
Central Washington’s Ultimate Playground Finds a Home at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored
In sun-soaked Central Washington, overlooking the majestic Columbia River, Crescent Bar has long been the spot where Eastern and Western Washington come together for summer fun on the lake-like waters of the Columbia River or wintertime fun four wheeling and hiking along the ridges. Now, the bar is being raised with a brand-new neighborhood at…