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Politics and the workplace: Gone are the days when companies were expected to remain politically neutral and narrowly focused on business operations. Executives must now navigate a new landscape in a polarized country that will vote on its midterm elections Tuesday. But the playbook for managing these increasingly political workplaces remains largely unwritten. Read the story

Election misinformation to keep an eye on: Researchers from the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public are part of an effort to track and analyze misinformation and rumors related to voter fraud. Here's what to watch on Election Day.

Twitter laying off 208 Seattle-based employees: A new filing with the Washington state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification system reveals the number of employees impacted by widespread cuts at the company now owned by Elon Musk.

New film connects investor, UW student and Amazon: An Amazon Studios documentary called “Wildcat” is the latest project from Seattle venture capitalist Steve Hall. It follows conservation efforts in Peru spurred by a University of Washington ecologist. Read more. 

The story behind those Seattle ‘Homelessness’ billboards: The orange signs with large white letters call attention to a familiar crisis in the city. People are curious and talking about them, and that’s exactly what the nonprofit Compass Housing Alliance had hoped. Read more.

Re-watch the lunar eclipse: You may not have been able to catch the blood-red, eclipsed moon last night in Western Washington, but a NASA live stream of the event is worth checking out.

Thanks for reading, and have a great day. — GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com, and GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser, kurt@geekwire.com
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