Bipartisan Senate, House group brings back bill with tweaks
Housing tax policy identified as area for bipartisan action
A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers are reviving a push to expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, with tweaks to account for properties receiving Inflation Reduction Act benefits and to improve data sharing among…
A major investment was made in Kirkland on Tuesday, where a new shelter is working to open its doors.
The new Willows Youth Services Center will provide emergency shelter as well as mental and behavioral health services to teens and young adults. On Tuesday, Congressmember Suzan DelBene delivered a $1 million check to help expand the center's capacity and…
Alaska Airlines ceremonially handed over a surplus turboprop airliner on Monday to a company that aims to turn it into the largest hydrogen-powered plane yet to fly.
The event at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, attracted prominent politicians and a throng of students interested in aviation in a sign of the current buzz around hydrogen fuel as a means to decarbonize air…
February and March were among the busiest for the Volunteers of America of Western Washington Everett food bank.
Those two months had the fifth- and fourth-highest individual visits ever at the weekly food bank at 1230 Broadway. They only trailed the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic when unemployment spiked in light of stay-home orders that resulted in…
Keys to city, keys to the car. It’s not every day someone is handed the keys to a commercial airplane, but that’s what happened Monday at Paine Field.
Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci turned over the keys to a 76-seat Bombardier Q400 to Val Miftakhov, CEO of ZeroAvia.
The big turboprop, tail number N441QX, is a former Alaska Airlines commercial passenger plane. Now painted blue…
Homelessness so often coupled with drug and mental health issues, and home ownership becoming more challenging due to a lack of affordable housing were much on the minds of residents at a recent Coffee Klatch hosted by Mayor Jon Nehring with special guest Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01).
“Homelessness, and drugs and mental health – and a lot of times they all…
The University of Washington is chasing research funding unleashed by the CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law in August by President Biden.
The UW is spearheading a proposal submitted to the U.S. Department of Defense focused on quantum computing and is a partner on three other DoD proposals, which together seek more than $500 million in funding.
Other Pacific Northwest…
Frustrated with mail delivery issues? The post office in recent months blamed low staffing levels, so what are they doing to change that?
News cameras are rarely allowed behind the counter, but the U.S. Postal Service needs help hiring right now, so they gave KOMO News a behind-the-scenes look at how they do things at their Lake City Post Office in Seattle.
This small station is getting…
What does a rural community look like?
In Nebraska, it can be out in the middle of nowhere. In Western Washington, it might be within a few miles of a big city.
Lawmakers, particularly those at the federal level, can struggle with the definition of rural.
One cure is to hit the road and take a look.
Xochitl Torres Small, undersecretary for rural development with the U.S. Department of…
Meet 10 women who have a big presence in the affordable housing world.
They are developers, finance executives, government leaders, and advocates. Several have recently stepped into new roles, and others have been in their jobs for a while. All are pushing the industry forward with their new housing developments or innovative ideas.
While more companies are thinking about diversity,…