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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Nordstrom closure hits hard in Alaska's biggest city

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Seattle-based Nordstrom is closing stores as it – and other brick-and-mortar retailers – face big challenges in a world that’s turning more to online shopping. The store at Northgate Mall is shutting down on Aug. 9. And in Anchorage, Alaska, the company will close a 97,000-square-foot store at the city’s Fifth Avenue Mall by September. But in Alaska’s largest city, where Nordstrom arrived 44 years ago, the news hit particularly hard.

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #2: Premium collection to begin for Washington's new paid family and medical leave program

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Workers might see a little more coming out of their paychecks starting Jan. 1, as employers begin collecting premiums for Washington's new paid family and medical leave program .

Dec 27 2018

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Rank #3: Analysis: Are Amazon's Bellevue plans really all about Seattle?

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Amazon's plans to relocate one of its critical teams to Bellevue have prompted questions about the company's relationship with Seattle.

Apr 04 2019

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Rank #4: Licenses and limits: New short-term rental regulations take effect in Seattle

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New short-term rental regulations are in effect in Seattle. Property owners, including those using online platforms such as Airbnb, now face limits on how many units they can rent and require an extra license to operate.

Jan 02 2019

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Rank #5: Boeing says it will suspend 737 MAX production; Renton businesses and workers react

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Boeing plans to temporarily halt production of the 737 MAX in Renton beginning in January, but the company said there will not be any layoffs or furloughs at this time.

Dec 17 2019

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Rank #6: Why Pierce County Seems So Eager To Attract Jobs From Seattle

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Leaders of Pierce County and nine of its cities lined up inside a cavernous data center Tuesday and came just short of making a direct appeal for companies to flee Seattle's taxes for the South Sound.

May 23 2018

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Rank #7: David Rolf Hands Off Reins At SEIU 775, Looks To Future Of Organizing

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Longtime leader David Rolf is leaving his position as president of Service Employees International Union 775. First elected in 2003, he was the founding president of the local chapter.

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #8: Wash. High Court Says Seattle's Data From Lyft And Uber May Be Subject To Public Disclosure

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The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that information submitted by Uber and Lyft to the city of Seattle falls under the category of trade secrets, but the court said that information may still be subject to public disclosure under state law.

Jun 01 2018

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Rank #9: The Overcast: Downtown Seattle Association Opposes City 'Head Tax' Proposal

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The debate over the proposed "head tax" on large Seattle businesses is heating up.

May 04 2018

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Rank #10: Amazon Pauses Development In Downtown Seattle As Council Considers 'Head Tax'

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Amazon is pausing development on two buildings in downtown Seattle as the City Council considers a "head tax" on large businesses.

May 03 2018

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