Washington state regulators say Amazon’s workflow and pace injures warehouse workers

Washington state regulators say Amazon’s workflow and pace injures warehouse workers

(Amazon photo) Washington state regulators punished and admonished Amazon for relentlessly pressuring workers at its Dupont, Washington fulfillment center to result in workplace injuries. In addition, the company was cited …

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When it comes to municipal broadband, this Washington state utility was way ahead of the game

When it comes to municipal broadband, this Washington state utility was way ahead of the game

(GeekWIre Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Bob Hunter didn’t need a pandemic, work-from-home mandates, or distance learning initiatives to understand the potential popularity of community broadband. He heard it from Kitsap …

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Washington state governor expected to sign new bill ending prohibition on municipal broadband

Washington state governor expected to sign new bill ending prohibition on municipal broadband

Rep. Drew Hansen sponsored Washington’s net neutrality law in 2017, with support from Governor Inslee. Now he’s helped get a public broadband bill through the legislature. (Courtesy photo of HouseDemocrats.WA.Gov.) …

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Capital gains tax in Washington state: Is it about fairness and funding, or will it drive away startups?

Capital gains tax in Washington state: Is it about fairness and funding, or will it drive away startups?

The Washington State Capitol building in Olympia. (Flickr photo via Tom Sparks) Technicians, business owners, public order attorneys and individuals have weighed in favor of and against a proposed capital …

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Washington state to enter Phase 3 of COVID recovery; Biden to urge vaccines for all by May 1

Washington state to enter Phase 3 of COVID recovery; Biden to urge vaccines for all by May 1

Jay Inslee, Washington Governor. (Photo by the Governor of Washington State) Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Thursday that all counties in the state will move into Phase 3 of the …

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Indian state government website exposed COVID-19 lab test results – TechCrunch

Indian state government website exposed COVID-19 lab test results – TechCrunch

A security flaw A website operated by the Indian government in West Bengal published the laboratory results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, but probably also of millions …

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Data breach exposes 1.6 million Washington state residents who filed unemployment claims in 2020

Data breach exposes 1.6 million Washington state residents who filed unemployment claims in 2020

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy. (Photo of the state examiner) The Washington State Auditor’s office is investigating a security incident that compromised the personal information of more than 1.6 million …

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GeekWire Podcast: The state of Microsoft, with special guest, tech journalist Mary Jo Foley

GeekWire Podcast: The state of Microsoft, with special guest, tech journalist Mary Jo Foley

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) Microsoft’s earnings rose 33% in the December quarter when CEO Satya Nadella announced a “second wave of digital transformation.” But …

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