Seattle http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-state-machinists-narrowly-approve-contract-build-boeings-777x <p><em>Updated at 12:30 a.m. on 1/4/14.</em></p><p>The nationwide chase for Boeing's&nbsp;777X&nbsp;is over.</p><p>That's because Washington State machinists narrowly approved a contract on Friday to build the airplane near Seattle. It's a move that concludes Missouri's high-profile bid at landing a significant economic development opportunity for the St. Louis region.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 06:30:37 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X Loop Trolley eyeing cars from Seattle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-eyeing-cars-seattle <p>There usually isn&#39;t much of a market for old streetcars, many of which were built in the 1920s. And the ones you can find are usually in pretty bad shape.</p><p>So when officials from the <a href="http://www.looptrolley.org/">Loop Trolley</a> project got a tip that five well-maintained cars were sitting in storage in Seattle, they headed west to investigate - and liked what they saw, said project manager Doug Campion.</p><p>&quot;The fact that it&#39;s a full fleet, my goodness,&quot; Campion said. &quot;This could be very good for us, very helpful.&quot;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:47:44 +0000 Tim Lloyd 3948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley eyeing cars from Seattle