Seattle to receive $20 million for financing energy efficiency projects
City of Seattle
Today Mayor Mike McGinn joined Vice President Joe Biden at the White House for an announcement that the city of Seattle will receive $20 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Retrofit Ramp Up” program, a competitive grant program funded through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
Seattle’s booming biotech industry proves immune to the recession
Washington’s biotech industry is ranked fifth highest in the nation and contributes $10.5 billion to the state economy. By and large, Seattle’s biotech companies have remained surprisingly immune to the economic recession.
Waste Management trash haulers strike; 1 million customers will be affected
Union garbage haulers went out on strike at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, culminating a three-week standoff with their employer, Waste Management, which provides collection services to about 1 million customers in King and Snohomish counties.
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