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Bill Fix, ‘the ageless man,’ dies at 94

Bill Fix died on May 30 due to heart complications at the age of 94. He was a savvy investor, philanthropist, mountaineer, conservationist, storyteller, runner and bibliophile, remembered by friends and family for his generosity with his time, knowledge and interest.

Early fix for 737 MAX 8 was in FAA’s hands 7 weeks before Ethiopian crash

Acting Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell will tell a Senate hearing Wednesday that “Boeing submitted … to the FAA for certification” its proposed flight-control software enhancement for the 737 MAX 8 on Jan. 21, according to a copy of his prepared remarks obtained by The Seattle Times.

Spin Control: Inslee signs capital budget, water law quickly

Less than a day after legislative negotiators pushed them through the House and Senate on bipartisan votes, Gov. Jay Inslee signed key bills on state construction projects and a revision to water law. It was so fast one had to wonder if the ink was dry yet from printing out the formal copies of the legislation.

Water law changes trickle forward

Senate committee approves changes to water law that could allow more residential development in rural and suburban areas.

Apple releases fix to security flaw in Mac operating system

Apple released an update to its latest operating system for Mac computers and said it’s changing development practices after a significant security flaw was disclosed Tuesday that allowed people to log in without a password, potentially making private user data vulnerable.

Shares of online styling service Stitch Fix has flat debut

Shares of Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, jumped 12 percent in their stock market debut Friday. But the company sold fewer shares and at a lower price than it previously expected, a sign of weak demand for its initial public offering,

The plan to make chip credit cards less annoying

In most of the world, buying goods with a credit card equipped with a chip is a mindless, routine task. Americans, having arrived late to chips after decades of swiping magnetic stripe cards, are having a much harder time with it.