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    Health officials seek to balance community concerns and coronavirus concerns


    <img width="630" height="299" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/200601-masks.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Protests and COVID-19"><br>Public health officials for Seattle and King County today acknowledged the seriousness of the crisis sparked by last week’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other confrontations across the country — and said the continuing coronavirus pandemic is making the situation more difficult. “We understand the difficult choices that people were faced with this past weekend,” Public Health – Seattle & King County said today in a blog posting. “Many in our community grappled with attending protests to stand up against these injustices while also wanting to keep our community safe from further spread of COVID-19.” Officials urged residents… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/public-health-officials-seek-balance-community-concerns-coronavirus-concerns/">Read More</a>
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    NASA’s Dragon riders capture the flag, nine years after it was left on the space station


    <img width="1260" height="687" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/200601-flag-1-1260x687.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Behnken, Hurley and Cassidy with flag"><br>A day after arriving at the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken laid claim to a U.S. flag that symbolizes America’s capability to send people to orbit from U.S. soil. The handkerchief-sized flag, sealed in a plastic envelope, has been kept aboard the space station since 2011, when NASA’s final space shuttle crew left it behind before making their departure aboard Atlantis. It was displayed above the Harmony module’s hatch — and, for a time, stored in an equipment bag, nearly forgotten — with instructions that it was to be taken… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/nasas-dragon-riders-capture-flag-nine-years-left-space-station/">Read More</a>
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    Entrepreneur Sarah Haggard on a big win at Seattle Angel Conference and the benefits of bold actions


    <img width="840" height="1260" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SARAHJHAGGARD_-4-840x1260.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Even if you don’t have the exact path to a lofty goal all mapped out, Sarah Haggard says take what action you can to move in the direction of your dream. “As cheesy as it sounds, you have to believe in it yourself and make meaningful steps forward with that solid belief,” she said, “even if the whole world is telling you it’s crazy.” Haggard has been following that advice for years and she has some wins to show for it. She’s running a startup that recently landed the top prize at the Seattle Angel Conference XVII — making her… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/entrepreneur-sarah-haggard-big-win-seattle-angel-conference-benefits-bold-actions/">Read More</a>
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    Seattle startup Pro.com cuts 52 employees as pandemic impacts home improvement projects


    <img width="427" height="283" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/98cd6768-e857-48ff-8c30-b19281810498_matt-williams.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Tech-powered general contracting platform Pro.com laid off 52 employees as the ongoing pandemic impacts home construction. Pro.com CEO Matt Williams confirmed the job cuts, which were first revealed in a WARN notice filed with the Washington state Employment Security Department. The company employs around 150 people, according to LinkedIn. Williams said COVID-19 forced Pro.com to halt construction over the past few months amid stay-at-home orders. “We’re truly saddened at how the pandemic has impacted our team, customers and subcontractors,” he said. “We are working hard to get back on the job for our customers.” The company is one of nearly 500… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/seattle-startup-pro-com-cuts-52-employees-pandemic-impacts-home-improvement-projects/">Read More</a>
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    Closer than humanly possible: New launch pad photos capture historic SpaceX liftoff in all its glory


    <img width="1260" height="840" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/20200530_SpaceX_Launch_807-2-1-1260x840.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are now safely aboard the International Space Station after yesterday’s historic launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch marks the first time that a commercial company has launched astronauts into space. It also ends a 9-year gap, since the final flight of the Space Shuttle, in which astronauts have not flown to space from US soil. ‘Dragon arriving’: For first time, astronauts reach the space station in SpaceX capsule I was on-site at the Kennedy Space Center for the launch and… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/closer-humanly-possible-new-launch-pad-photos-capture-historic-spacex-liftoff-glory/">Read More</a>
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    ‘Dragon arriving’: For first time, astronauts reach the space station in SpaceX capsule


    <img width="1260" height="842" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/200531-dragon1-1260x842.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Crew Dragon Endeavour"><br>For the first time in nearly nine years, astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station in a spaceship that was made in the USA. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, which was christened Endeavour soon after Saturday’s launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, hooked up with the station at 7:16 a.m. PT today. Endeavour brought NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the station’s Harmony port, prompting space station commander Chris Cassidy to ring the naval bell that’s part of the tradition for welcoming space crews. “Dragon arriving,” Cassidy declared. The astronauts and NASA mission controllers spent more… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/dragon-endeavour-spacex-station/">Read More</a>
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    Amazon, Microsoft, other tech leaders sound off amid protests over death of George Floyd


    <img width="1240" height="717" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/20160720_Amazon_HQ_tour_214-1240x717.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Seattle tech giants Amazon and Microsoft issued statements this weekend in response to the outrage and protests over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/yI4MYEDz4C — Amazon (@amazon) May 31, 2020 Protesters gathered in cities across the U.S. in response to the death of Floyd, who died after being held down by a white Minneapolis officer during an arrest. The officer was charged with third-degree murder in the case on Friday. Demonstrators broke the windows of an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle during a protest Friday evening. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan placed a 5 p.m. curfew for downtown Seattle on… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/amazon-inequitable-brutal-treatment-black-people-country-must-stop/">Read More</a>
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    Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 24, 2020


    <img width="1200" height="630" src="https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/geekwire-week-in-review1.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="GeekWire Week in Review"><br>See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of May 24, 2020.… <a href="https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-weekly-roundup-2020-05-24/">Read More</a>
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  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sunderban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipated some of Cyclone Amphan’s energy, shielding densely populated cities like Kolkata. But the storm’s impact was devastating for the millions who live in […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump claim of saving space program off base

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making claims on space that are off course from reality. Over the weekend, he took full credit for the government’s role in the launch of SpaceX, the first-ever private spacecraft to attain orbit with astronauts on board. Trump also asserted that he saved the space program after President […]
  • Publishers sue Internet Archive over scanning of books

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four of the country’s biggest publishers have sued a digital library for copyright infringement, alleging that the Internet Archive has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the public, including such favorites as Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon,” Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink” and Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.” “Without any license […]
  • SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first astronauts launched by SpaceX declared victory Monday in NASA’s cosmic capture-the-flag game. They quickly claimed the prize left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last crew to launch from the U.S. “Congratulations, SpaceX, you got the flag,” NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said […]
  • SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first astronauts launched by SpaceX declared victory Monday in NASA’s cosmic capture-the-flag game. They quickly claimed the prize left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last crew to launch from the U.S. “Congratulations, SpaceX, you got the flag,” NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said […]
  • SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first astronauts launched by SpaceX declared victory Monday in NASA’s cosmic capture-the-flag game. They quickly claimed the prize left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last crew to launch from the U.S. “Congratulations, SpaceX, you got the flag,” NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said […]
  • With rare candor, employees protest Facebook’s Trump policy

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook employees are using Twitter and Facebook’s internal communications tools to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot. Twitter flagged and demoted Trump’s tweet about the protests when he used the phrase “when the […]
  • Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

    A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Gilead Sciences gave few details on Monday but said full results would soon be published in a medical journal. Remdesivir is the only treatment that’s been shown in a rigorous experiment to […]
  • Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

    A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Gilead Sciences gave few details on Monday but said full results would soon be published in a medical journal. Remdesivir is the only treatment that’s been shown in a rigorous experiment to […]