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  • Why have U.S. companies become such skinflints?

    Here's a depressing statistic: Last year, U.S. companies spent a whopping $598 billion — not to develop new technologies, open new markets or to hire new workers but to buy up their own shares. By removing shares from circulation, companies made...
  • Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore

    Connecticut Must Retreat From The Shore
    Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear. As I...
  • Gamers helping in Ebola research

    SEATTLE Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus. For inspiration,...
  • UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings

    UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings
    Four UC campuses -- San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- placed in top spots in annual “socially conscious” rankings of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fifth year in a row, the...
  • A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier

    A fight for urban trees: Wealthier neighborhoods leafier
    The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas. Seattle'...
  • Darren VanPuymbrouck, partner, Barnes & Thornburg

    Darren VanPuymbrouck, partner, Barnes & Thornburg
    Darren VanPuymbrouck has joined law firm Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office as a partner in the Litigation Department. Previously, VanPuymbrouck was a partner with Schiff Hardin LLP. VanPuymbrouck is a graduate of the Loyola University Chicago...
  • A record number of out-of-state students brings windfall for UC system

    A record number of out-of-state students brings windfall for UC system
    The University of California system is expected to enroll a record number of out-of-state students this fall — and will receive millions of dollars in return. More than a fifth of all UC freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington,...
  • Study: Mammograms can find cancer at earlier stages in older women

    SEATTLE When a mammogram detects breast cancer in a woman age 75 or older, it's more likely to be early stage disease that can be treated less aggressively, according to a study of thousands of patients in a Seattle cancer registry. Dr. Henry Kaplan of...
  • A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

    A mutant form of a bacterium that lives in soil and thrives in low-oxygen environments appears to be a precise and aggressive killer of malignant tumors as well as an energetic activator of the body's immune system, according to new research. When...
  • This is not the first immigrant crisis in America

    Children are fleeing strife-torn Central American countries and crossing the border into the United States. Congress rants about border security yet cannot agree on any reform legislation. Barbed wire-topped walls to keep people out work no better than...
  • Scientists feel urgency in their search for an Ebola virus cure

    SEATTLE Scientists working on an Ebola cure say the growing outbreak in West Africa lends urgency to their mission. "To see how fast it's spreading is incredible," said University of Washington immunologist Michael Gale Jr. "It shows how dire the need is...
  • Beyond thrift store: Goodwill's educational faces

    Landry Rhodes is a big guy with a generous smile who says he was at a crossroads in his life when he met the people who would help him move in a positive direction. "I started something and I completed it," he said, "because I had wonderful people who...