A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reflected in a a set of windows

An Air New Zealand 787-9 Dreamliner sits in its stall at the Boeing Delivery Center, July 9, 2014 in Everett, Washington. The 787-9 Dreamliner was the first delivery of the long-haul version of the 787 featuring a fuselage 20 feet longer than the 787-8.

Boeing delivered its first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand. The plane is longer than the 787-8 and carriers more passengers. The airliner featured a unique black livery. Here are some photos. More after the break.

A photo of a Boeing 787-9 Dream liner from the tail

An Air New Zealand 787-9 Dreamliner sits in its stall at the Boeing Delivery Center, July 9, 2014 in Everett, Washington. The 787-9 Dreamliner was the first delivery of the long-haul version of the 787 featuring a fuselage 20 feet longer than the 787-8.

Photo of a man working on the engine of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

A crew member works on the Rolls Royce engine of an Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, July 9, 2014 in Everett, Washington. The 787-9 Dreamliner was the first delivery of the long-haul version of the 787 featuring a fuselage 20 feet longer than the 787-8.

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Photo of a man with his arms raised after making his first 'legal' cannabis purcahse

Vivian McPeak of Seattle, Washington, USA, celebrates purchases cannabis legally at Cannabis City on the first day in which retail marijuana sales are legal in Seattle, 8 July 2014.

In the early hours of July 8, the State of Washington issued the first cannabis retail store licensing, making it legal for recreational marijuana sales. Washington state joins Colorado as the only state that have legalized the recreational Marijuana. While there were other across the state, Cannabis City was the first in in the City of Seattle to open it doors at “High Noon” or shortly thereafter. I didn’t expect there to be as much media there as there was. It is really odd to see people browsing varieties of cannabis in a glass case like buying pastries at a coffee shop. Here are some photos including two after the break.

Photo of a man looking at package varieties of cannabis at a marijuana retail store.

Ryan Hutchen of Columbia, South Carolina, USA checks out different cannabis strains at Cannabis City on the first day in which retail marijuana sales are legal in Seattle, Washington, USA, 8 July 2014.

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Photo of baseball player sliding into second base

Seattle Mariners’ James Jones steals third base as San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley attempts to make a tag during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Seattle, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

I got a chance to photograph the Seattle Mariners as the took on the Padres at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Mariners are playing surprisingly well this season. Here are a few photos.

Photo of a professional baseball player celebrating in the dugout

Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Montero is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Seattle, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

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Photo labor supporter in a city council meeting

Carlos Hernandez of Seattle reacts to the Seattle City Council rejection of one of four amendments to the minim wage bill in Seattle, Monday June 2, 2014.

The city of Seattle took center stage in the national debate over pay and wealth gap as the city council voted to enact a fifteen-dollar minimum wage. The minimum wage was at the center of a recent election, which included the election of the a socialist to the City Council. During the meeting several amendments were offered up and voted down to the dismay of labor organizers present at the meeting. More photos after the break.

Photo of Seattle City Councilor

Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant speaks in Seattle, Monday June 2, 2014 before the council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage.

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Photo of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Oprah Winfrey

Starbucks CEO, President and Chairman Howard Schultz, left, introduces Oprah Winfrey to introduce Oprah Chai during the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting at McCaw Hall in Seattle Wednesday March 19, 2014.

It seems that Starbucks always has something interesting planned for its annual shareholders meeting and this year was no exception. This year Oprah Winfrey was on hand to introduce Oprah Chai. Here are some photos from the meeting. More after the break.

Photo of Starbucks partner welcoming shareholder to a meegin.

Starbucks partner Pamela Bezona greets shareholders during the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting at McCaw Hall in Seattle Wednesday March 19, 2014.

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Photo of college basketball players

UCLA’s Jordan Adams (3) and teammate Kyle Anderson react to beating Washington an NCAA college basketball game Thursday March 6, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won 91-82. Adams led all scorers with 31 points.

I got a chance to photograph NCAA basketball between the University of Washington and UCLA. I was particularly pleased with the reaction photo above. It’s not a typical reaction photo, but seems to tell the story of the game. It helps that the player in the background of the photo has a nice smile on his face, which adds context the to the look of exhaustion on the other players face. And in the confrontation below, the coach is as close to touching the referee with his finger as one can get without touching the referee. I’m pretty sure if he had touched the ref, he would have been ejected. More photos after the break.

Photo of basketball coach and referee

Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar disputes a call with an official in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA Thursday March 6, 2014, in Seattle. UCLA won 91-82.

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Photo of a professional football player during a game

Arizona Cardinals Karlos Dansby celebrates after he made an interception against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks 17-10.

On Sunday, the unthinkable happened for the first time in more than two years the Seattle Seahawks lost at CentutyLink Field. The Cardinals came in and defeated the Seahawks to keep their playoffs hopes alive and keep the Seahawks weren’t able to clinch home field advantage for the playoffs. It was quarterback Russell Wilson’s first loss at home. Here are some photo, including a few features. Many more after the break.

A photo of football players during a game

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

 

Photos of a football place kicker before a game

Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka (4) warms up near Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle.

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Photo of Amazon.com protestors in Seattle

Protestors from local labor organizations wear boxes during a protest at Amazon world headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA, 16 December 2013 to support workers in Germany. Protests and strikes were also scheduled at Amazon locations in Germany where Amazon has refused to negotiate with Ver.di as workers seek to have a voice in wages and working conditions at the online retail giant.

Just days before Christmas German labor organizers and and at least one Amazon worker from Germany came to the company’s Global headquarters in Seattle. German warehouse workers have been trying to negotiate a contract with Amazon for some time and held a protest to draw attention to the situation. Local labor groups were also on hand to show there support. Here are some photos

Photo of protestors at Amazon headquarters in Seattl

Markus Hoffmann-Achenbach, right, a German labor organizer, speaks during a protest at Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA, 16 December 2013 with the support of local labor organizations, at left. Protests and strikes were also scheduled at Amazon locations in Germany where Amazon has refused to negotiate with Ver.di as workers seek to have a voice in wages and working conditions at the online retail giant.

Photos of members of local labor groups in front of the Amazon Global headquarters in Seattl.

Members and supporters of local labor organizations show their support for German Amazon workers during a protest at Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA, 16 December 2013. Protests and strikes were also scheduled at Amazon locations in Germany where Amazon has refused to negotiate with Ver.di as workers seek to have a voice in wages and working conditions at the online retail giant.

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Photo of football players during a game

John Timu #10 of Washington celebrates a his game-clinching interception with teammate Travis Feeney #41 of Washington late in the fourth quarter of a game against Washington State at Husky Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Washington won the game 27-17.

The first Apple Cup was played at newly renovated Husky Stadium in Seattle with UW winning 27-17.  As all Apple Cups seem to be, it was close, with UW pulling it out in the end. For the first time in years both UW and WSU are bowl eligible. It seems both football programs are headed in the right direction. Here are few photos from the game with a pair after the break. We also saw runningback Bishop Sankey break the University of Washington all-time record for career rushing touchdowns and total rushing yardage.

Bishop Sankey #25 of Washington rushes the ball as Tana Pritchard #33 of Washington State tries to make a tackle during the second half of a game at Husky Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Washington won the game 27-17. Sankey broke the University of Washington  all-time record for rushing touchdowns and total rushing yardage.

Bishop Sankey #25 of Washington rushes the ball as Tana Pritchard #33 of Washington State tries to make a tackle during the second half of a game at Husky Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Washington won the game 27-17. Sankey broke the University of Washington all-time record for rushing touchdowns and total rushing yardage.

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Photo of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in front of a Microsoft logo

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer address shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the last for Steve Ballmer as CEO. Ballmer is one of two CEO’s in Microsoft’s history.

This year’s meeting of Microsoft sharesholders was the last with Steve Ballmer as CEO. It was somewhat unceremonious, until Microsoft Chairman and former CEO spoke and pointed out that Microsoft, in its 30-plus year existence, existence has only had two CEOs. Given the fleeting nature of the computing (for lack of a better word) industry is pretty remarkable. And for a moment Bill Gates choked up, but only for the briefest moment. Here are some pictures. Also worth noting and something I found a little amusing, given that it is Bill Gates, is that his notes were on paper, a personal preference I’m sure, but shouldn’t he use a Surface for such occasions. Here are some pictures from the meeting.

Photograph of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates takes out his notes before addressing shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Gates spoke about the search for the next CEO to replace current CEO Steve Ballmer.

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