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Mayors sign resolution calling for feds to find a way for families to resume sending remittances to Somalia.

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The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.

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People have raised worries over a new Washington practice for harvesting the geoduck. But is the concern warranted?

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Seattle-based MarketShare wants to boost the culinary scene by helping immigrant and refugee food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Paul Nyambe has gotten support from Fledge to develop his business, ZamGoat. He hopes to build a goat-meat market not only in Zambia but globally. (Jama Abdirahman)

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These entrepreneurs aren’t promoting apps and gadgets. They’re pitching businesses that will further development of their home countries — from Argentina to Zambia

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A group of Hong Kong investors is set to buy the Columbia Center, the tallest building in Seattle, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.

Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

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A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.

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Natural African hair braiding officially can be done without a license in Washington after a Kent woman challenged the state.

The Specialty Coffee Association of the Americas conference in Seattle this week is all about improving the experiences of coffee consumers. But some participants are looking at how it can improve the lot of growers too. (Photo courtesy SCAA)

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A giant coffee conference held in Seattle this week will include local efforts to help coffee farmers escape poverty.

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Uniqlo is also known for stocking a wide rage of sizes including small, a relief for smaller adults tired of shopping in the children's sections.

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A Seattle city council is set to vote Monday on taking a stance against giving Obama fast-track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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At SeaTac Produce in Tukwila, Amira Abdulle cheerily greets customers along with her sons, who help to warm sambusas sold in the front case...

Eveline Murray and her husband Hugh opened Galway Traders on St. Patrick’s Day in 1983. (Photo by Lindsey Boisvin)

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After 32 years in a historic house in Ballard, the Galway Traders Irish import shop is being displaced by a new housing development.

Solomon Dubie is raising money to turn his Rainier Mini Mart into a cafe that will serve Ethiopian-style coffee.

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“This was one of the first forms of brewed coffee ever, ever. That’s amazing to me,” says Rainier business owner Solomon Dubie.

Seahawks super bowl xlix shirt

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Thousands of T-shirts that would have adorned happy Seahawks fans if they'd won the Super Bowl will head to developing countries for people in need.

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Ports of Seattle and Tacoma among the west coast ports shut down to cargo vessels over the weekend, as contract negotiations continue between PMA and ILWU.

"We are all thinking about it," said Egal, regarding the interruption of money transfer operations. "We have to help back home." (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

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Starting today, immigrants in Washington have no legal way to send money back to family in Somalia.

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The city's construction projects will have more workers from within Seattle city limits, after the city council passed a Priority Hire law on Tuesday.

Luncheon attendees are encouraged to network with the speakers (Photo courtesy of Twentyfour Students via Flickr)

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Women and minority business owners can learn how certifications can help win government contracts at upcoming workshops throughout the state.

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Washington's apple growers, others who rely on ports of Seattle and Tacoma say Pacific Maritime Association's and ILWU's contract dispute has hurt business.