Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden sent a strongly worded letter Wednesday to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer urging her to veto Senate Bill 1062, which would permit businesses to refuse service to customers on religious grounds. Opponents of the measure say it’s intended to allow discrimination against gays. “This divisive law implies that all are not welcome, that diversity is…More
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Seattle CityClub is accepting nominations for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington state, an annual honor for all-star but “unsung” heroes who make a difference in their community, the nation or the world through their jobs or volunteer service. A panel of community leaders will choose five Washingtonians from among the…More
A major effort Friday night by local contractors, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and crews from the Olympic Corrections Center saved the ancestral village of the Hoh Indian tribe from flood, according to the tribe. At the mouth of of the Hoh River on the Olympic Peninsula, the old village is already designated a tsunami zone…More
Update | 11:15 p.m: Seattle City Light outages now down to five customers. There are still about 19,700 Puget Sound Energy customers in the dark, but PSE expects to cut that in half by morning. Update | 10:30 p.m: Puget Sound Energy expects to restore power to another 10,000 customers by morning, cutting in half the 19,700 homes and…More
UPDATE 4:40 p.m: The man who died after being stabbed near Pioneer Square Friday night was 46-year-old Troy Wolff, chair of the English department at Shoreline Community College, the college said Saturday. Wolff and his partner, Kristin Ito, were walking near 3rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street after attending the Sounders soccer game at CenturyLink Field….More
British investigators confirmed in an interim report Thursday that the 787 fire at Heathrow on July 12 centered on a small electronic device, an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), and have ordered the devices disabled on all 787s pending further investigation.
The focus on a rare malfunction of this device appears to be good news for Boeing, damping fears that the fire was the result of some broader problem with the plane’s electrical systems.
The ELT, which sits in the fuselage crown just in front of the tail fin, transmits location data to satellites in the event of a crash.
The report from the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) says Honeywell, which supplies the ELT, has produced some 6,000 units of the same design. They are fitted to a wide range of aircraft and the 787 fire has been “the only significant thermal event” to date.More
Boeing postponed a planned test flight of the 787 Saturday that was intended to test newly engineered power panels. The reason is not known at this time. The company declines as a matter of policy to discuss the timing of flight tests before they happen. Boeing is separately conducting ground tests on its 787 battery fix,…More
President Obama addressed several hundred Boeing 787 workers at the Everett widebody jet plant Friday morning after a tour of the Dreamliner production line. He delivered a stump speech touting his efforts to protect American manufacturing jobs through proposed tax policy changes as well as new measures to boost U.S. sales via the…More
Boeing took sky-writing to new heights Friday, tracing very precisely in the sky across 10 states the company logo as well as the numerals 787. A 787-8 Dreamliner with GE engines, painted in the colors of Air India, landed at Boeing Field at 8:45 a.m. at the end of a 19-hour endurance test…More