While once-jilted Washington has shown no sympathy for Wichita's abandonment by Boeing, couldn't we end up on the receiving end of more of the same treatment some day? Microsoft takes its stand as the gay marriage bill moves closer to enough winning over enough senators. And Cold Warrior demagogue Joe McCarthy may be smiling on the state's House Republicans.
When Congress cancelled the SST, plunging the local economy downward, the city turned to new ways to lift its spirits and spur its economy. The arts, especially rock and roll, were a key part of the rebound.
Regional leadership is lining up its ducks in an effort to convince Boeing to build the next generation of 737s here. One contender is the historic site of a Boeing factory at Boeing Field. Here's a survey of the issues and the fault lines in the local team.
In the news today: An unexpected Seattle-splitting redistricting proposal, D.C. Republicans' petty punishment of the National Labor Relations Board, and Montana's (slightly delayed) Roosevelt backlash.
The free-trade agreement is getting close, though the politics is still divisive. Here's a look at how strong are the trade bonds between the Northwest and this Asian tiger, and it's far more than jetliners.
"The stakes are nearly as high as winning assembly of Boeing’s new 777X itself, because the 100-foot-long wings will be built with advanced carbon fiber technology. The location where the wing is built could become a center of future carbon fiber technology for Chicago-based Boeing Co."