Business in Ballard - Seattle, WA

King County – Dick’s is ready to open its first ever drive-in south of Seattle, after the “south” region won the customer vote for its 7th restaurant. The grand opening festivities begin at 10:00 AM this Wednesday, December 12th. ​​Join the celebration including: high school bands, bag pipes, ribbon cutting, a pop-up swag store and more. …

SEATTLE - A groundbreaking new study about the impact of screen time on adolescent brains has many parents thinking.
The study is being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It’s called The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.
It will use advanced brain imaging to examine the brain’s affects to screen time and other factors.When it comes to debate over screen time, Emily Cherkin gets it.

A Thurston County judge temporarily stopped the opening of Olympia's first city-sanctioned homeless encampment on Monday. The city tried to open the camp after declaring a public health emergency last summer. The camp was supposed to open in a city-owned parking lot. An estimated 300 tents were scattered between three different sites in Downtown Olympia. City officials hoped the new camp at the corner of Olympia and Franklin would help transition people to a safer environment.

SEATTLE — The King County Sheriff's Office has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a motorcyclist's lawsuit that claimed a plainclothes officer used excessive force when he pulled a gun on the man at a traffic light.
The Seattle Times reports the sheriff's office has also agreed to change training and policies by the end of this week to acknowledge that displaying a gun is considered use of force that should be reported.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland detailed her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it "spreads awareness of organ donation" and"brings a sense of support" to the "beautiful warriors" in the chronically ill community.

Seattle enters tonight’s game in firm grasp of a wild card spot in the NFC. So, too, do the Vikings.

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks are all the way back.
The Seahawks completed a remarkable turnaround Monday night following the season’s disastrous 0-2 start, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 21-7 to put themselves in the driver’s seat for an NFC West wild-card berth. Seattle’s simplest path to clinching would come with a win over the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday, but at any rate they have three weeks left to put it away.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons.

President Donald Trump has expressed concern that he could be impeached when Democrats take over the House, a source close to the President told CNN Monday. The source said Trump sees impeachment as a "real possibility."
But Trump isn't certain it will happen, the source added
A separate source close to the White House told CNN that aides inside the West Wing believe "the only issue that may stick" in the impeachment process is the campaign finance violations tied to former Trump attorney…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals.

An investigation into Chinese toy factories has alleged that factories in major supply chains are mistreating their workers.

Attracting new clients is one of the biggest challenges for small business owners. One of the first items that comes……

Change is in the air over at the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology. An oozing sump of climate change skepticism under the leadership of Texas Republican Lamar Smith, the committee is poised to be taken over by Democrats and led by Texas’s Eddie Bernice Johnson, a registered nurse and longtime champion of science education.

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei (and daughter of its founder, Ren Zhengfei) detained by Canadian authorities for extradition to the U.S. this month on allegations she lied to financial institutions as part of a scheme to evade sanctions on Iran, will not learn whether she can post bail until at least Tuesday.

Meet Jane. She is 22 years old, has Down syndrome (she's proud of that extra chromosome) and has one of the most seriously LOL but also inspiring Insta accounts we’ve encountered. So we’re sharing with you, because this made us chin up and remember that not all is gray in the world.

Microsoft unseated last year’s #1 pick, Intel, which landed in second place for 2018. Forbes and Just Capital ranked the companies based on values that citizens want to see in corporate America.

Beyond the harmful side effects for the planet, dumping electronics is a huge missed opportunity. That's where an E-Waste Recycler like Tech Dump comes in.

Turning your idea into a business is no easy feat no matter how much you plan—and I’ve done it twice!……

Ecommerce is moving at a breakneck pace. Brands are starting from nothing, taking advantage of social media, and making millions……

An innovative startup based out of Munich, ImFusion, is taking one step further by turning two-dimensional ultrasound data into 3D images and fusing them with CT scans or MRI images.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs is crumbling and losing control of the community it ruled for a century
The group known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or FLDS, now has nowhere to gather for worship services after the nearly 53,000 square-foot (4,900 square-meter) building was…

WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been "resolved."
The information was included in a filing in the case against Maria Butina. Federal prosecutors and Butina's lawyer filed a joint motion asking to change her plea. A hearing has been…

The only plug-in hybrid minivan. The once dominate minivan segment continues to shrink as consumers embrace crossovers. In reality, the……

For SMEs and startup businesses, social media is key to building a local network, growing brand awareness and developing an……

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said. Demonstrators were calling for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and showing support for migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers
A photographer for The Associated Press saw about a dozen people being handcuffed after they…

The “smartphone revolution” has truly changed the way consumers interact with brands. From discover and search to purchases, the entire……

If you think your family has checked out every type of seasonal event winter has to offer, these botanical gardens across the United States may present some great new options.