Andrew Carter

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She’s 26, and Brought Down Uber’s C.E.O. What’s Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Susan Fowler was, she recalls, “over the moon” in January 2016. At 24, she had just snagged her dream job as a site reliability engineer at Uber, which had recruited her by telling her the ride-hailing company was a “super-women-friendly” place to work, boasting 25 percent female …

Uber

First Look at NEW Sigillo Cellars Building proposed for downtown Snoqualmie

The downtown Snoqualmie landscape may be changing in the next couple of years if a real estate deal for the empty King Street lot between Sigillo …

Architecture

Where is Craft Beer most Popular in America?

It’s difficult to miss the degree of variety beer lovers can enjoy at this moment in the US. This is due to the explosion of small breweries coming …

Beer Festivals

Here’s to Washington’s 35-year-old craft-brewing industry

Raise a frothy pint to Washington’s proud, 35-year-old craft-brewing industry.

Beer

Business Comings & Goings: Coffee hub closing; Frankie’s, MOD, Iron Duck, Safeway fuel opening dates; plus more

It sure seems there is a lot happening on the business front in the Snoqualmie Valley. And luckily, most of it is good in this latest edition of …

Seattle

How Valuable Is a Unicorn? Maybe Not as Much as It Claims to Be

Uber is said to be worth $62.5 billion. Airbnb is valued at $31 billion. Elon Musk’s SpaceX Technologies is valued at $21 billion, and Pinterest at $12.3 billion.<p>Those eye-popping valuations regularly fill articles and water-cooler conversations in Silicon Valley, all under the umbrella of …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend

We are beginning to understand that tech companies don’t have our best interests at heart. Did they ever?

Silicon Valley

5 things Trump said he invented, but didn’t

What is causing President Trump to make these outrageous claims?<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For Donald Trump, lying comes as easily as breathing, and perhaps it's even more effortless. He makes up falsehoods about not only big political issues or even sensitive personal matters, …

Donald Trump

Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim

Roy Price, the executive in charge of Amazon’s growing investment in movies and television shows, was suspended by the company on Thursday after a Hollywood producer publicly accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her.<p>Mr. Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly …

Philip K. Dick

First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society - MIT Technology Review

Not so long ago, nobody met a partner online. Then, in the 1990s, came the first dating websites.<p>Match.com went live in 1995. A new wave of dating …

Relationships

The Rules of the Gun Debate

The rules for discussing firearms in the United States obscure the obvious solutions.<p>A parable:<p><i>A village has been built in the deepest gully of a floodplain.</i><p><i>At regular intervals, flash floods wipe away houses, killing all inside. Less dramatic—but more lethal—is the steady toll as individual</i> …

Gun Control

The Rules of the Gun Control Debate

David Frum on the implicit, unspoken rules of the gun control debate in the U.S.:<p>Rule 3. The debate must always honor the “responsible gun owners” …

Guns

McDavid sparks Oilers with speed, brilliance

"I think it's about being patient," said McDavid, the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award winner, and the League scoring champion with 100 points (30 …

Todd McLellan

Seattle earns selection as Host City Candidate for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Is the FIFA World Cup coming to Seattle in 2026? It's still a possibility.<p>On Wednesday, the United Bid Committee announced the full list of cities …

FIFA

Two steps closer to Affordable Housing development in Snoqualmie

There was some small movement last week as the City of Snoqualmie inches toward bringing a required affordable housing development to the area – …

Housing

The secret to Germany’s happiness and success: Its values are the opposite of Silicon Valley’s

If Silicon Valley ever formed a political party, it might look a lot like the current iteration of Germany’s Free Democrats, or FDP. In the 2017 election cycle, the FDP offered a platform that reads like what Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg would come up with if they decided to disrupt Rand Paul. Its …

Silicon Valley

Mnuchin, Price and others on Trump's team are flying high with taxpayer money – but where's the outrage?

The Treasury secretary requested a military plane for his European honeymoon. The head of Health and Human Services ran up a six-figure tab flying around the country on private jets. The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency dinged taxpayers for repeated excursions back home to Oklahoma.<p>In …

Scott Pruitt

Will Mark Zuckerberg ‘Like’ This Column?

WASHINGTON — The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary.<p>But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of his little invention to warp democracy.<p>All these years, the 33-year-old founder of Facebook has been dismissive of the idea that social …

Mark Zuckerberg

Seahawks furious over Trump's 'SOB' rant

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett talks to reporters following an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Friday, …

Michael Bennett

Streets alive with Music: North Bend Blues Walk takes over downtown this weekend

If you see lots of people wandering the streets of North Bend (yes, even with the construction) – and hear music coming from local businesses, that …

Travel

A Week On The Wrist: The Apple Watch Series 3 Edition

In the fall of 2014, I was one of the very few watch industry insiders to be invited to the launch of the first Apple Watch. The ensuing story (which …

Smartwatches

Sean Spicer is Honored Because, as Bush Officials Showed, DC Elites Always Thrive

Sean Spicer’s playful, glamorous appearance at last night’s Emmy Awards, and his being honored as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School (the …

Sean Spicer

Dear Vancouver

Daniel Sedin<p>When I think of Vancouver, I think about one thing: Home. We came here as 20-year-old kids, and we were just trying to stay as far away …

On React and WordPress

Big companies like to bury unpleasant news on Fridays: A few weeks ago, Facebook announced they have decided to dig in on their patent clause …

JavaScript

Facebook's Heading Toward a Bruising Run-In With the Russia Probe

We’ve seen a handful of very interesting articles over the last few days about Russian efforts to spread pro-Trump political propaganda on Facebook …

Mark Zuckerberg

Police looking for school zone violators near Timber Ridge Elementary as parents worry about safety at busy intersection

Worried about student safety, parents took to social media this week to remind residents/drivers about using caution and reducing speed around Timber …

Education

Two Decades Strong: Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground ready for 21st year of FUN

Two decades and still going strong. That’s quite a community accomplishment – and a lot of fun over the years.<p>Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground …

Built to last

The other day Michael Tsai pointed out that numerous Mac apps and developers are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, most notably BBEdit, …

Amazon plans to build second, ‘equal’ headquarters outside Seattle

Amazon.com has outgrown Seattle.<p>The e-commerce giant, which employs about 40,000 people in the city after a hiring boom and urban build-out with …