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Obama says ‘new cyber age’ needs new tools

In the wake of a presidential campaign marred by hacking and social-media skulduggery, President Barack Obama says America’s digital architecture will have to be fine-tuned to preserve democracy. The issue arose today during Obama’s final White House press conference – just two … Continue reading

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Questions surround Trump’s transportation plan

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, held back from a commitment to continue supporting transit projects that are already in the pipeline for the Seattle region during today’s Senate confirmation hearing. The opportunity to do so came … Continue reading

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Trump says he’ll beef up ‘hacking defense’

President-elect Donald Trump says he’ll turn to the tech industry leaders he met with last month to help his administration come up with better measures to guard against hackers in Russia and elsewhere. During today’s first formal news conference since … Continue reading

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Next attorney general could harsh pot’s buzz

Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions faced a wide range of questions during today’s Senate hearing on his confirmation as attorney general, including a few that point to potential pressure points in Washington state and other parts of Cascadia. We’ll focus … Continue reading

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Cyber sleuths lay out details of Russian hacking

Two groups of Russian hackers used a blend of spearphishing, booby-trapped websites and remote-access malware to worm their way into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and hurt the party’s prospects in last month’s presidential election, experts from the FBI and … Continue reading

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Boeing works with Trump on jet cost concerns

After meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says he’s making a “personal commitment” to keep the cost of the next two Air Force One jets below $4 billion. “We’re going to … Continue reading

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Find out who rebelled in the Electoral College

Only seven members of the Electoral College proved “faithless” to their pledged presidential candidates today, and four of them are in Washington state. The tally in Olympia was eight for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the state – plus three for retired … Continue reading

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