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Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

11 Nov 2019

SEATTLE Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year.

RPT-Amazon's $1.5 mln political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

11 Nov 2019

SEATTLE, Nov 10 Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year.

Seattle council race stays tight despite Amazon's hefty donations

06 Nov 2019

LOS ANGELES Seattle's city council race was a toss-up between a pro-business and a progressive council on Tuesday night, despite record election campaign donations from big donors, including tech giant Amazon.com.

Seattle council race stays tight despite Amazon's hefty donations

06 Nov 2019

LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 Seattle's city council race was a toss-up between a pro-business and a progressive council on Tuesday night, despite record election campaign donations from big donors, including tech giant Amazon.com.

'Symbolic rent': Seattle residents pay reparations to Native American tribe

14 Oct 2019

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every month, business coach Maggie Karshner makes three rent payments: one for her apartment, another for her office and the third to the Duwamish tribe.

FEATURE-Home on the range? Private buyers restore U.S. grassland to cowboy consternation

18 Jul 2019

AMERICAN PRAIRIE RESERVE, Montana, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S agebrush waved in the breeze, prairie dogs chattered, pronghorn antelope galloped and bison wallowed under the Montana sun.

As climate shifts bring 'horror movie' floods, Rio struggles to adjust

09 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last month, a torrent of water knocked down a wall in Rita de Cassia Goncalves da Silva's house in the Horto favela behind Rio de Janeiro's botanical garden, at the foot of the Tijuca rainforest.

Polar opposites: the remote Alaskan village divided over oil drilling

02 May 2019

KAKTOVIK, Alaska (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sun had yet to rise in the remote Arctic in northeastern Alaska but tourists in search of polar bears were already boarding small boats setting off from a frozen beach.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Polar opposites: the remote Alaskan village divided over oil drilling

01 May 2019

KAKTOVIK, Alaska, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T he sun had yet to rise in the remote Arctic in northeastern Alaska but tourists in search of polar bears were already boarding small boats setting off from a frozen beach.

Homes like parkas? Shivering Arctic dwellers may need housing rethink

29 Apr 2019

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Arctic housing specialist Jack Hébert likes to paraphrase a saying from the Inupiaq, a Native Alaskan group living north of the Arctic Circle.

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