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00000181-fa79-da89-a38d-fb7f2b600000Region of Boom is a reporting team at KUOW.We are tracking growth in metropolitan Seattle, which is being reshaped by the demands of a fast-growing technology sector led by Amazon. It’s a boom on a grand scale bestowing wealth and opportunity upon some and disruption and displacement upon others. Take a look at where development is happening now and make sure to tell us what is going on in your own neighborhood.Follow the ongoing discussion at #regionofboomThis project is edited by Carol Smith.

KUOW is going to Black Diamond. Here's why

The Black Diamond Museum sits in the town's old railroad depot. Trains no longer run through the city.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott
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The Black Diamond Museum sits in the town's old railroad depot. Trains no longer run through the city.

Emily Fox speaks with Joshua McNichols and Carolyn Adolph about their team reporting project, Region of Boom, which explores the growth of our region, one town at a time.

Joshua McNichols wraps up what the team learned in Marysville, a town growing at a faster rate than even Seattle.

Carolyn Adolph sets the stage for where the team is going next: Black Diamond, a former coal mining town at odds with itself over a development that could triple the size of the town.

Correction 2/13/2017: We misattributed a quote in this radio piece. The person who said, “Again, every time I think we can’t sink any lower in the muck, we get stuff like this…” was actually Councilmember Janie Edelman.