Carolyn Adolph, KUOW

Carolyn Adolph


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Carolyn:

Port of Seattle says West Seattle bridge woes may hurt Terminal 5

In 2021, the Port of Seattle's Terminal 5 gets the gigantic cranes that will allow it to accept cargo from some of the biggest ships in the world. But the closure of the West Seattle Bridge means all that cargo will have to flow over the Spokane Street Bridge. → Read More

Boeing’s 737 MAX faces key hurdle at European safety meeting

At Gatwick Airport just outside London on Monday, air safety regulators began meeting to decide what must be done to let Boeing's 737 MAX return to the skies. → Read More

Washington state sues Juul

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the company has been targeting young people, and it has downplayed the presence of high levels of addictive nicotine in its products. → Read More

Boeing layoffs hit amid progress on unemployment backlog

Friday is layoff day for 6,000 Boeing employees. They will join 1.3 million Washingtonians who have already filed for unemployment. KUOW’s Carolyn Adolph is here with more. This interview has been edited for clarity. These are Covid-19 layoffs, too, but Boeing workers have some assets other unemployed people are not getting. These were won for them by their unions, who made the case that the… → Read More

Bezos' testimony comes with House members' antitrust shocker

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now awaiting a House committee's prescription for his company. The House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee says it is finalizing a report on its investigation into big tech companies and it will propose solutions for problems it finds -- including those with Amazon. → Read More

Federal unemployment aid is coming to an end, but the economic crisis persists. What’s next?

Unemployed people in our state are about to lose $600 a week. This is money that the federal government has been adding to unemployment checks during the pandemic. Now, that program is coming to an end, even though the economic crisis is not over. → Read More

Reopening won't likely jumpstart the economy

Lockdowns got us into this recession. But now there's evidence that reopening won't get us out of it. → Read More

Nordstrom returns to Western Washington with a modified shopping experience

Another sign that pandemic lockdowns are being loosened: Nordstrom is opening its doors. → Read More

Union: We cannot allow Amazon to set health and safety standards

Amazon warehouse workers in New York are getting help from unions in their fight for better pandemic working conditions. → Read More

Pandemic forces yoga studios to contemplate their future

Lockdown has changed the business of yoga. Studio owners are weighing continuing online classes even as they contemplate rent. → Read More

Amazon sued by warehouse workers in New York

Amazon is fighting its first lawsuit filed by American warehouse workers. Workers at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, the company's practices there amount to a public health risk. → Read More

Washington state economic recovery will take years. Think 2025

Washington state’s economic forecast council released its first look at the potential for an end to our pandemic recession. It says a jobs recovery could happen by 2025. → Read More

Don't call Employment Security — it may be trying to call you

For weeks people who are waiting for checks from Washington state’s embattled Employment Security Department have been calling and calling - 100 calls a second. → Read More

A snapshot as Washington edges over an economic cliff

Washington state’s first economic update since the coronavirus crisis shows a slide in our economic fortunes that is singular for its “depth and speed.” → Read More

Most nursing homes in King County have had a Covid-19 case

It was an outbreak at a Seattle area nursing home that signaled the start of the national coronavirus crisis. Now, King County officials say 69% of skilled nursing facilities in the area have had a Covid-19 case. → Read More

Even Washington state isn't getting essential supplies it ordered from Amazon

The pandemic is complicating Amazon’s business even as governments turn to the company for essential medical supplies. Washington state is finding that Amazon hasn’t come through on some important orders. → Read More

Boeing employees are back to work. Can they stay safe?

Workers at Boeing are back on the production lines as of Monday night. They're in the first big industry to restart during this pandemic. The union representing those workers says, already, people are sounding the alarm over safety issues. → Read More

Gig workers, small business owners may be able to file for unemployment starting on Saturday night

This weekend marks a turning point for hundreds of thousands of people. They are workers who have lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic but have failed to qualify for state unemployment assistance. → Read More

Boeing extends production shutdown instead of re-opening

Boeing says its temporary shutdown of airplane factories in the Puget Sound region now extends to South Carolina. Beginning on Wednesday, April 8 the company will not be making commercial airplanes for the foreseeable future. → Read More

King County unemployment claims hit new highs

It’s the worst week yet for unemployment claims in King County. But there is some good news for people waiting for their checks. → Read More