Week in Review: Wildfires, Ballot Boxes, and Amazon and Microsoft

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Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with Insider’s Katherine Long, Puget Sound Business Journal’s Ryan Lambert and freelance journalist Jane C. Hu.

Western Washington will see its hottest temperatures so far this year next week, hitting the low 90s in many areas. How hot will it be, for how long?

On July 13, more than 600 lightning strikes were detected in eastern Washington and northern Idaho during a five-hour period, according to the National Weather Service Spokane, and the region was fortunate that none forest fire has occurred. What is the fire forecast?

Republican activists in Washington are organizing ballot box surveillance, and some elected officials are talking about it. What different people say is motivation?

Amazon said it was halting work on most office towers in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Microsoft is cutting many open jobs. Why?

Less than half of the nearly $234 million raised by Seattle’s JumpStart tax will go to housing. Where is he going ?

A Seattle art exhibit that would have featured works by Microsoft and Amazon employees has been canceled following backlash on social media. What are the different theories as to the motivation of this art museum?

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