Bubble yuck: Crews unstick gum from famed Seattle wall

...wall. But it also draws rats."Pike Place Market hired a contractor, Cascadian Building Maintenance, to take on the cleaning...hate me for removing the gum wall," said Kelly Foster, the contractor's general manager.People first began smooshing their gum...
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2 Americans among 5 killed in rare Jordan police shooting

...opened fire, killing the two Americans and a South African contractor before being shot dead, government spokesman Mohammed Momani...Americans worked for DynCorp International, a major military contractor, in a program funded by the State Department's Bureau of...
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My Turn: United Legislature grants control of state's destiny

...dollars throughout the state. Every project dollar has a multiplier effect - supporting local businesses, retailers and contractors, who in turn support other businesses. To ensure those jobs go to Alaskans, we have already begun training local workers...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...buildings and establishes a 15 percent goal for resource development occurring on state lands. It is not retroactive, so contractors don't need to interrupt work they are doing right now. But it will be a useful tool for future projects.I believe the...
Gastineau Apartments demo will proceed

...options open - demolition and restoration - it would need to issue a limited notice to proceed to CBC Construction, the Sitka contractors who won the demolition contract. This would allow the firm to "do all the things they'd have to before they actually...
Gastineau demo bid OK'd

...Construction, a building contractor out of Sitka, will be taking...was the background of the contractor that will handle the demolition...confident in the team that the contractors have put together to take...Earthmovers, a well-drilling contractor also based out of Sitka...
Seawalk, whale statue bid busts

...sideways. Each bid package provides contractors with a specific outline for the project...The problem is that both of the contractors who bidded on this project - North Pacific...board to try and understand why the contractors did things the way they did," Watt...
Letter: Get money out of politics by executive order

...executive order issued by Obama stipulating all government contractors disclose their political donations is a step in the direction...most happy to know how much of my money is used by military contractors to lobby Congress - and not to enhance my security.President...
Cable news pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

...officer. The indictment alleges that Simmons made the claim as he sought security clearances and in seeking work as a defense contractor.As recently as April, Simmons was identified on air on Fox radio as a "Fox News contributor." In a 2009 Fox News clip...
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Developers to buy, restore Gastineau Apartments

...notice to proceed Thursday to CBC Construction, the Sitka contractor who recently won the $1.36 million bid for the demolition...begin work, and the city would've had to settle with the contractor if it decided to cancel the project. "If you're going...


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