University of Washington

Forget the $15 minimum wage. Here’s what a sensible compromise would look like.

There’s bad news from Seattle for advocates of a $15-an-hour minimum wage law. Turns out the measure’s costs to the city’s low-wage workers have outweighed benefits by 3 to 1, according to a new city-commissioned study by University of Washington researchers. The average low-wage worker has lost …

Social Justice

Minimum Wage Critics Gain Ammunition From New Study

Progressive economists have pounced on the methodology of a study suggesting Seattle's wage hikes reduced earnings for low-wage workers.<p>Minimum wage activists across the country suffered a blow on Monday when a study of the $15 minimum wage increase in Seattle appeared to support the conservative …

Social Justice

Study links at-risk orcas' failed pregnancies to scarce food

SEATTLE (AP) — Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to a new study.<p>Researchers analyzed hormones in excrement collected at sea and found that more than two-thirds of orca …

Animals

Look, It’s a Dead Mole Inside a Fish’s Mouth

Wow, cool.<p>Nothing on the internet shocks me anymore. But seeing a fully-formed mole inside a fish's mouth made me think, "Hmmm, yeah. I guess that's kind of gross."<p>The lucky catch belonged to Missouri angler Monroe Mackinney, who reportedly hooked the fish at his parents' eight-acre pond this …

Fishing

Oregon Wants to Regulate Flexible Work Schedules Out of Existence

Denbrow's 'fair work week' bill, requiring employers to provide worker schedules one week in advance (and two weeks by 2020) and pay workers extra if …

The Workplace

Seattle-based Microsoft president touts Cascadia Innovation Corridor

The cities of Vancouver and Seattle have been getting some renewed attention in the last year about the things they share — a love of the outdoors, …

Canadian News

A new microscope uses light to "cut" through tissue samples and find cancer

It could help surgeons remove cancerous breast tissues all at once.<p>The ultimate goal of a lumpectomy is to remove all the cancerous tissue from a person’s breast while saving as much of the healthy tissue as possible. But that’s even harder than it sounds. Without the ability to look at tissue …

Cancer

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Signals Deliver Targeted Treatment for World's Most Common Movement Disorder, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers combine movement sensing electrodes on top of the brain with deep brain stimulating electrodes to help treat essential tremor, …

Neuroscience

Women of color decry Charleena Lyles' death at town hall meeting

Women of Color

Seattle council hears from public about fatal shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month.<p>The full Seattle City Council attended the hearing Tuesday evening at the University of Washington, which …

Policing

Dissertation Grant Winners Announced

June 27, 2017 | Posted by Microsoft Research Blog<p>Support for under-represented Ph.D. students in computer sciences<p><i>By Lynn Parker, Writer, …

Microsoft

Microscope advances could prevent multiple breast cancer surgeries

A new type of microscope could drastically reduce the number of women having multiple breast cancer surgeries, researchers at the University of Washington claim.<p>Until now, there's been no reliable way to determine whether surgeons have completely removed all cancerous tissue during surgery, meaning …

Cancer

Seattle employers cut hours after latest minimum wage rise, study finds

Low-wage workers on average now clock 9 percent fewer hours and earn $125 less each month than before the Pacific Northwest city set one of the …

Minimum Wage

Alibaba hires top scientist to mastermind AI drive

Internet powerhouse Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has appointed a seasoned scientist at Amazon.com Inc to spearhead its efforts in artificial …

Tencent

A new study, looking at Seattle, finds some downsides to raising the minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage hurts workers. That's an argument that's come up again and again in many California cities that have acted to push up the …

Minimum Wage

A Groundbreaking Minimum-Wage Study

Basic economics holds that when you mandate a higher price for something, you get less of it. But reality is a bit messier than that, and there’s a …

Social Justice

UW study: Seattle's increased minimum wage hurts workers

Minimum Wage

Seattle Discovers Gravity Is Not Socially Constructed

Well not quite gravity, but close enough to post-modernist work. You know how liberals like to attach taxes on cigarettes so we’ll buy fewer of them, …

Conservative POV

Your Company's Candidate Journey Sucks -- Here's Why, And What You Can Do To Improve It

Ask any job seeker about their candidate experiences and you’re sure to hear a lot of horror stories.<p>While no one expects the hiring process to be perfect, it seems like more and more job seekers are complaining about their experiences, everything from the online application process to responses …

Customer Experience

New Report Marks The Beginning Of The End For 'Fight For $15'

What a difference a week makes.<p>Last week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray trumpeted a new report on his city’s minimum wage experiment, from a team of researchers sympathetic to the cause. As I wrote at the time, the Mayor’s request of this report was unusual, given that the city had already funded a …

Opinion

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage may actually cost restaurant workers, study finds

Getty Images<p>Self-serve ordering kiosks could help fast-food chains cut costs - and worker jobs - at a time when the minimum wage is rising.<p>A sharp increase in Seattle’s minimum wage may have cost low-income workers in the restaurant business as much as $125 per month even though they got paid more …

Social Justice

Bursting the Partisan Bubble: Does the Solution Start Locally?

A lawyer in rural Lewis County, J. Vander Stoep drove up to Seattle a few years ago for the wedding of his sister, a professor at the University of …

Culture

Breaking: Top Recruit Announces Surprise Commitment

The top recruit is going to reclassify to 2017, too.<p>Washington’s men’s basketball program landed a huge commitment on Saturday.<p>Hameir Wright, a …

College & University

Take a Pokémon Go-style tour of the University of Washington’s future computer science building

Seattleites impatient to see what the University of Washington’s new $110 million computer science building will look like can get a high-tech …

Computer Science

Seattle proves a $13 minimum wage doesn’t necessarily kill jobs – VICE News

By Matt Phillips on Jun 23, 2017<p>More evidence that America’s minimum wage could be much higher: Seattle has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country, and new research finds it hasn’t destroyed jobs.<p>The incredibly affluent, liberal Northwestern city is pushing the minimum wage envelope, …

Social Justice

Emocha Mobile Health expands to opioid addiction treatment

Emocha Mobile Health, a Baltimore-based health technology startup, is expanding its mobile application that helps people takes their medications as …

Medical Technology

A Clinic Mix-Up Leaves Pregnant Woman In Dark About Zika Risk

A Washington state hospital failed to inform a pregnant woman that she was likely infected with Zika virus.<p>Hospital officials in Washington state have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth …

News (U.S.)

Amazon has so many interns that the Seattle transit system is expanding its bus service

Here’s a logistics challenge Amazon can’t solve in a pinch: How to get hundreds of interns to its Seattle, Washington headquarters each day. So Amazon is getting some help from an unlikely place—a county government.<p>King County Metro is increasing the frequency of buses after hundreds of summer …

Fortune 500

Study Opens Door for Better Bioelectronics Materials

ArticleA new polymer film could lead to a better class of materials used in bioelectronic applications.Staff Author: Kenny WalterTopics: Materials …

Engineering

From The Process To The Future, Fans Celebrate All Things Sixers

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — It’s a fun time to be a Philadelphia 76ers fan!The team added another top prospect Thursday night, sending the crowd of …

Markelle Fultz