Amazon Steps Up Its Air Delivery Game

The e-commerce giant has bought a big stake in airplane leasing company.

Amazon is doing more than just leasing cargo planes to handle its own shipping.

The online retail giant now owns 10% of plane leasing company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), according to a regulatory filing on Friday.

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Before-and-after photos of Amazon’s South Lake Union turf

South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Amazon — has had a ripple effect that’s reshaped the surrounding city, for better or worse.

Amazon rebuts NY Times story on tough workplace culture

South Lake Union bustles with activity during lunchtime near Amazon’s campus. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Company’s top PR exec writes a piece in the Medium website defending Amazon.

Amazon.com’s top public-relations boss sought to discredit a New York Times exposé, posting an article Monday on the website Medium […]

Major South Lake Union biotech landlord to be acquired for $8B

There are more changes ahead for the building that houses Seattle biotech Juno Therapeutics (Nasdaq: JUNO) and the Center for Infectious Disease Research.

San Diego-based life science real estate company BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR) will be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) in an $8 billion cash deal, according […]

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride to spin through South Lake Union

A fun new route makes it easy to join the bike ride

Obliteride riders will cycle through our community on Aug. 9, 2015, raising critical funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer. “We’re urging people to come join the fun and cheer us on as we […]

Seafair Fireworks Over Lake Union 2015

Seattle July 4th Weekend: 2015 Independence Day Celebration @ Lake Union | Seafair Summer Fourth, Gas Works Park

Seafair Summer 4th July 4, 2015 Noon – 11 p.m. | Free | All Ages More info: seafair.com

Gas Works Park 2143 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA

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Seattle Maritime Festival to feature tugboat ballet, more

The Survival Suit Races are a tradition at the Seattle Maritime Festival. This year’s fest is Saturday, May 9, at Lake Union Park. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

 

Workboats get their day at the Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day, being held this year at Lake Union Park

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Healthcare workers rally against Microsoft tax ‘loopholes’ in South Lake Union

Microsoft’s branch office in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood was surrounded by a large group from the Service Employees International Union Local 775 this afternoon, protesting the company’s tax practices and the resulting impact on the state budget and health services.

SEIU 775NW, which represents home healthcare workers, nursing-home employees and others. The protest […]

KUOW Goes Live From South Lake Union August 15

From our friends at KUOW:

For the third installment of KUOW’s live neighborhood specials, we are taking over the Center For Wooden Boats on August 15. Don your best nautical gear, join our live audience and watch as radio history is made in South Lake Union.

First, Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with special guests Sherman Alexie, Joni Balter and Knute Berger on Week In […]