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The Columbian
Work wrapping up on road to Ridgefieldhas been a one-lane road between North Smythe Road and North Reiman Road with t
Work wrapping up on road to Ridgefield
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
has been a one-lane road between North Smythe Road and North Reiman Road with temporary traffic lights at both ends. The Washington State Department of Transportation sent geotechnical engineers to the site to survey the issue, and hired an... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Viaduct closure, Day 1: Slow go, but not so badusually see more traffic on Monday mornings, compared to the typical ‘Friday li
Viaduct closure, Day 1: Slow go, but not so bad
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
usually see more traffic on Monday mornings, compared to the typical ‘Friday lite,’ ” said Travis Phelps, spokesman for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). “Drivers need to have their A game on for Monday.” The shutdown from... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Oh smack: Garbage truck hits Alaskan Way Viaductshould be no effect on tunnel operations, which resumed at about 9 a.m. today,
Oh smack: Garbage truck hits Alaskan Way Viaduct
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
should be no effect on tunnel operations, which resumed at about 9 a.m. today, said Laura Newborn, spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Transportation. At first, Bertha will churn 10 feet through a concrete block, where the... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Traffic analysts predict commute times may increase 50% for many drivers when viaduct closesbad with or without the viaduct closed,” said Jon Layzer, of the Seattle Depart
Traffic analysts predict commute times may increase 50% for many drivers when viaduct closes
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 3 days ago
bad with or without the viaduct closed,” said Jon Layzer, of the Seattle Department of Transportation. In 2011, when the Washington State Department of Transportation closed the viaduct for a week, traffic wasn`t bad the first few days, but as... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
WSDOT: Viaduct will not reopen until it is safeSEATTLE -- Washington State Department of Transportation officials reiterated T
WSDOT: Viaduct will not reopen until it is safe
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 3 days ago
SEATTLE -- Washington State Department of Transportation officials reiterated Thursday that the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed until it is safe for the public, which could mean longer than the scheduled two weeks. The crown of the drilling... Read more
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The Advocate
Ascension Civil Cases for April 4-8, 2016damages. River Parish Financial Services LLC v. Kizzy Williams and Patrick Ada
Ascension Civil Cases for April 4-8, 2016
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
damages. River Parish Financial Services LLC v. Kizzy Williams and Patrick Adams, promissory note. Shamone Carpenter, state Department of Children and Family Services v. Jason Belone, UIFSA. Capital One Na v. Thomas Columbus Jr. Succ., Edrice... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
5 Fisher Creek culvert replacement project south of Mount Vernon starts May 2thanks to an 18-month project adding two bridges to Interstate 5. On Monday, M
5 Fisher Creek culvert replacement project south of Mount Vernon starts May 2
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 3 days ago
thanks to an 18-month project adding two bridges to Interstate 5. On Monday, May 2, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation begin replacing an undersized culvert at Fisher Creek under I-5 with twin... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
WSDOT: Viaduct will not reopen until it is safeSEATTLE -- Washington State Department of Transportation officials reiterated T
WSDOT: Viaduct will not reopen until it is safe
KING5 Seattle / Posted 3 days ago
SEATTLE -- Washington State Department of Transportation officials reiterated Thursday that the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed until it is safe for the public, which could mean longer than the scheduled two weeks. The crown of the drilling... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
90 Front Street overpass replacement: Issaquah drivers should plan ahead for overnight closures90 overpass. A garbage truck punched a hole in a bridge girder above Front Str
90 Front Street overpass replacement: Issaquah drivers should plan ahead for overnight closures
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 3 days ago
90 overpass. A garbage truck punched a hole in a bridge girder above Front Street in March 2015, causing damage. On May 2, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will begin work on a $1.2 million project to replace the... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Alaskan Way Viaduct closes Friday - It’s not too late to make a plantraffic at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 29, between South Spokane Street and the so
Alaskan Way Viaduct closes Friday - It’s not too late to make a plan
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 3 days ago
traffic at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 29, between South Spokane Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all drivers to consider alternate commutes as the closure takes 90,000... Read more
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Vancouver Business Journal
Clark County retail sales jump 12.6 percent in last quarter of 2015period of Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015. The data comes from a quarterly analysis of
Clark County retail sales jump 12.6 percent in last quarter of 2015
Vancouver Business Journal / Posted 4 days ago
period of Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015. The data comes from a quarterly analysis of tax return data by industry provided by the Washington State Department of Revenue. Within the city of Vancouver, taxable retail sales during the fourth quarter of 2015... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘SnoCoSqueeze’ lane closures on I-5 this weekendThe Washington State Department of Transportation is warning Snohomish County d
‘SnoCoSqueeze’ lane closures on I-5 this weekend
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning Snohomish County drivers before road maintenance on northbound Interstate 5 in Everett and Marysville this weekend. WSDOT expects traffic to be sluggish on Interstate 5 and to also spill... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
SR 123 Cayuse Pass to reopen Friday, April 29SR 410 Chinook Pass on track for Memorial Day weekend opening MOUNT RAINIER –
SR 123 Cayuse Pass to reopen Friday, April 29
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 5 days ago
SR 410 Chinook Pass on track for Memorial Day weekend opening MOUNT RAINIER – Despite roadway damage and debris, Washington State Department of Transportation crews plan to reopen Cayuse Pass on State Route 123 at noon Friday, April 29. WSDOT and... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
SnoCoSqueeze I-5 work returns to northbound I-5, along with overnight closure at 116th Street Northeastearly morning hours of Friday, April 29. Overnight lane closures Thursday for
SnoCoSqueeze I-5 work returns to northbound I-5, along with overnight closure at 116th Street Northeast
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 5 days ago
early morning hours of Friday, April 29. Overnight lane closures Thursday for restripingContractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will restripe and shift northbound I-5 lanes to the right on Thursday night,... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Everything you need to know about the 2-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure & its region-wide impactwill dig directly beneath the viaduct and will have to get through about 385 fe
Everything you need to know about the 2-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure & its region-wide impact
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
will dig directly beneath the viaduct and will have to get through about 385 feet for this phase of the project. The Washington State Department of Transportation has hired a contractor called Soldata to monitor Bertha's dig. Thousands of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
2 men killed in Bangladesh stabbings, including USAID employeeurged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citiz
2 men killed in Bangladesh stabbings, including USAID employee
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
urged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citizens and secure free speech. "I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi this evening in Dhaka," Ambassador Marcia Bernicat... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladeshurged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citiz
2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
urged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citizens and secure free speech. "I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi this evening in Dhaka," Ambassador Marcia Bernicat... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Thousands of sensors will check for movement as Bertha digs under viaductwill dig directly beneath the viaduct and will have to get through about 350 fe
Thousands of sensors will check for movement as Bertha digs under viaduct
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
will dig directly beneath the viaduct and will have to get through about 350 feet for this phase of the project. The Washington State Department of Transportation has hired a contractor called Soldata to monitor Bertha's dig. Thousands of... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Gay rights activist killed in Bangladeshmagazine for gay, bisexual and transgender people -- "Rupban"... ...and previou
Gay rights activist killed in Bangladesh
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 6 days ago
magazine for gay, bisexual and transgender people -- "Rupban"... ...and previously worked at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka. In Washington, State Department spokesman John Kirby condemned the murder. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT... Read more
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CTV News
Leading gay rights activist brutally killed in Bangladeshurged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citiz
Leading gay rights activist brutally killed in Bangladesh
CTV News / Posted 6 days ago
urged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citizens and secure free speech. "I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi this evening in Dhaka," Ambassador Marcia Bernicat... Read more
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Daily Herald
2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladeshurged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citiz
2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
urged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citizens and secure free speech. "I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi this evening in Dhaka," Ambassador Marcia Bernicat... Read more
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Boston Herald
2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladeshurged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citiz
2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh
Boston Herald / Posted 6 days ago
urged the government of the Muslim-majority country to better protect its citizens and secure free speech. "I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi this evening in Dhaka," Ambassador Marcia Bernicat... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
WSDOT milestone: Eastbound drivers join westbound traffic on the new SR 520 floating bridgeto the new bridge complete; old bridge to be decommissioned SEATTLE – At 1:30
WSDOT milestone: Eastbound drivers join westbound traffic on the new SR 520 floating bridge
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 6 days ago
to the new bridge complete; old bridge to be decommissioned SEATTLE – At 1:30 this morning, Monday, April 25, the Washington State Department of Transportation accomplished a significant and long-awaited milestone: crews opened the... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Group to receive update on regional corridor projectsour regional agency partners, share lessons learned, set priorities, and advanc
405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Group to receive update on regional corridor projects
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 6 days ago
our regional agency partners, share lessons learned, set priorities, and advance these projects.” Representatives from the Washington State Department of Transportation will provide group members with an update on progress toward completing the... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
See how the viaduct has been reinforced in new video From the Washington State Department of Transportation: We have just posted
See how the viaduct has been reinforced in new video
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
From the Washington State Department of Transportation: We have just posted a new video that describes some of the monitoring involved with the SR99 tunnel project. We hope this would be helpful... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
It’s open! WSDOT expects new SR 520 floating bridge to be ‘a lot smoother’ for driversSEATTLE -- For the first time, traffic is flowing in both directions on the new
It’s open! WSDOT expects new SR 520 floating bridge to be ‘a lot smoother’ for drivers
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
SEATTLE -- For the first time, traffic is flowing in both directions on the new SR 520 floating bridge. The Washington State Department of Transportation opened the eastbound lanes of the new toll bridge around 1:30 Monday morning. The new bridge is... Read more
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Crosscut
Is Washington ready for the next big oil spill?the Department of Ecology via a series of drills such as this one. “When we do
Is Washington ready for the next big oil spill?
Crosscut / Posted 6 days ago
the Department of Ecology via a series of drills such as this one. “When we do a drill like today, we’re testing a plan,” Washington State Department of Ecology Response Manager David Byers said, standing aboard the boat called the Straight Arrow... Read more
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Everett Herald
Toll-free weekend lessens I-405 congestionon weekends since the state limited tolling to 5 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, accordin
Toll-free weekend lessens I-405 congestion
Everett Herald / Posted 6 days ago
on weekends since the state limited tolling to 5 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, according to a six-month update on tolling from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Meanwhile, the state continues to plan ways to improve the evening commute... Read more
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Everett Herald
No tolls brings less weekend congestion on I-405on weekends since the state limited tolling to 5 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, accordin
No tolls brings less weekend congestion on I-405
Everett Herald / Posted 6 days ago
on weekends since the state limited tolling to 5 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, according to a six-month update on tolling from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Meanwhile, the state continues to plan ways to improve the evening commute... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Tunneling to close Seattle's Alaskan Way; traffic problems expectedurging commuters to plan ahead. The closure is expected to cause widespread tr
Tunneling to close Seattle's Alaskan Way; traffic problems expected
OregonLive.com / Posted 7 days ago
urging commuters to plan ahead. The closure is expected to cause widespread traffic backups throughout the region. The Washington State Department of Transportation will close State Route 99 between South Spokane Street and the south end of the... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Designer of state seal still creating vivid artwork at 84Patrol, he said. He taught art at Shelton, Olympic and Capital high schools, d
Designer of state seal still creating vivid artwork at 84
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 7 days ago
Patrol, he said. He taught art at Shelton, Olympic and Capital high schools, did a series of paintings of salmon for the Washington State Department of Fisheries, and once won a contract with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to paint... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Widespread traffic gridlock expected as Alaskan Way Viaduct closes next Friday for Bertha digresulting traffic gridlock. “It`s not going to be pretty,” commuter Tammie Bur
Widespread traffic gridlock expected as Alaskan Way Viaduct closes next Friday for Bertha dig
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
resulting traffic gridlock. “It`s not going to be pretty,” commuter Tammie Burks said. Commute Seattle, along with the Washington State Department of Transportation, handed out brochures Friday encouraging companies and employees to change work... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Traffic advisory: SR 520 Bridge to be closed in both directions this weekendfull transition from the old span to the new one. The bridge will be closed fr
Traffic advisory: SR 520 Bridge to be closed in both directions this weekend
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
full transition from the old span to the new one. The bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. Crews will use the weekend to transition eastbound vehicles from the... Read more
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examiner.com
Good news for 2016 salmon sports fishing out of Ilwaco WashingtonRiver came as a relief to charter boat operators out of The Port of Ilwaco, on
Good news for 2016 salmon sports fishing out of Ilwaco Washington
examiner.com / Posted 9 days ago
River came as a relief to charter boat operators out of The Port of Ilwaco, on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife set quotas at 18,900 for Coho and 10,200 for Chinook. A two-fish daily limit... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Tacoma drug counselors under investigationTACOMA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Health confirms that three
Tacoma drug counselors under investigation
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
TACOMA, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Health confirms that three counselors at a Tacoma drug and alcohol treatment clinic are under investigation. The counselors include the owner of A Change Counseling Services, Clarence Farmer, and... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Merge ahead; Expect temporary changes to the SR 529 on-ramp to northbound I-5 for #SnoCoSqueezesignificant, change to how State Route 529 drivers merge onto I-5. Starting ne
Merge ahead; Expect temporary changes to the SR 529 on-ramp to northbound I-5 for #SnoCoSqueeze
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 9 days ago
significant, change to how State Route 529 drivers merge onto I-5. Starting next week, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will temporarily shift northbound I-5 traffic to the right across the SR 529... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tankback into the primary tank. Inspections have found no evidence that any waste
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tank
KTVZ Bend / Posted 9 days ago
back into the primary tank. Inspections have found no evidence that any waste has breached the shell's outer tank. The Washington State Department of Ecology has said there is no risk at this time to the public. Hanford for decades made... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopensWINTHROP – After five weeks, Washington State Department of Transportation crew
SR 20 North Cascades Highway reopens
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 9 days ago
WINTHROP – After five weeks, Washington State Department of Transportation crews swung open the gates to traffic at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22. Crews began the clearing process on State Route 20 on March 17. Last year it took crews only three weeks to... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Seven days and counting; Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for approximately two weeks on April 29two-week closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Sea
Seven days and counting; Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for approximately two weeks on April 29
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 9 days ago
two-week closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle. Starting Friday, April 29, the Washington State Department of Transportation will close SR 99 between South Spokane Street and the south end of the Battery... Read more
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The Seattle Times
North Cascades Highway set to reopen Friday morningThe high-pass section of the North Cascades Highway, Highway 20, is set to reop
North Cascades Highway set to reopen Friday morning
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
The high-pass section of the North Cascades Highway, Highway 20, is set to reopen for the season at 11 a.m. Friday, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced. The highway, which regularly closes in winter because of heavy snowpack,... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tankspace between the two walls. Inspections have found no evidence that any waste
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tank
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
space between the two walls. Inspections have found no evidence that any waste has breached the shell’s outer tank. The Washington State Department of Ecology has said there is no risk at this time to the public. Hanford for decades made... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tankback into the primary tank. Inspections have found no evidence that any waste
Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tank
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 9 days ago
back into the primary tank. Inspections have found no evidence that any waste has breached the shell's outer tank. The Washington State Department of Ecology has said there is no risk at this time to the public. Hanford for decades made... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle area’s air quality gets poor gradesincrease respiratory symptoms, decrease lung function and complicate cardiovasc
Seattle area’s air quality gets poor grades
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
increase respiratory symptoms, decrease lung function and complicate cardiovascular issues, according to the EPA. The Washington State Department of Ecology in 2009 estimated 1,100 Washington residents die each year due to small particles, and... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
SR 520 bridges closed this weekend; All traffic on new bridge Mondaynew bridge open Monday, two Eastside park and rides and transit stops will once
SR 520 bridges closed this weekend; All traffic on new bridge Monday
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
new bridge open Monday, two Eastside park and rides and transit stops will once again function as planned, according to the Washington State Department of Transpiration. HOV lanes, paired with two general-purpose lanes, will now extend from Redmond... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Computer glitch hits drivers with late WSDOT toll billsSEATTLE -- The Washington State Department of Transportation is apologizing for
Computer glitch hits drivers with late WSDOT toll bills
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
SEATTLE -- The Washington State Department of Transportation is apologizing for a computer glitch that charged thousands of drivers across Western Washington with pricey, late bills for using state toll roads. Some drivers were hit with hundreds of... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Woodland plane crash leaves one man dead, two injureddamage, he said. The airport consists of a 1,953-foot asphalt strip that's nex
Woodland plane crash leaves one man dead, two injured
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 9 days ago
damage, he said. The airport consists of a 1,953-foot asphalt strip that's next to the Lewis River, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct the crash... Read more
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Market Watch
What would you do if parents brought their babies to the office every day?baby is present 24/7. Usually, the companies have a written policy in place to
What would you do if parents brought their babies to the office every day?
Market Watch / Posted 9 days ago
baby is present 24/7. Usually, the companies have a written policy in place to address issues like this. For example, the Washington State Department of Health’s policy states that if the baby remains upset despite the employees efforts to calm... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Compaints raised over sound of new 520 floating bridgesound of cars passing over two expansion joints is louder than it should be, pa
Compaints raised over sound of new 520 floating bridge
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
sound of cars passing over two expansion joints is louder than it should be, particularly in the evening. Thursday, the Washington State Department of Transportation and the bridge contractor met with Medina city officials and other community... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
A look inside traffic command centers working on viaduct closureup any response requiring officers. In Shoreline, the new and large Transporta
A look inside traffic command centers working on viaduct closure
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
up any response requiring officers. In Shoreline, the new and large Transportation Management Center belonging to the Washington State Department of Transportation will control its share of road signs, help dispatch state troopers, and both... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Port Angeles woman who succumbed to measles infection identifiedMontantes of Port Angeles died April 8, 2015, of measles-caused pneumonia, acco
Port Angeles woman who succumbed to measles infection identified
The Seattle Times / Posted 9 days ago
Montantes of Port Angeles died April 8, 2015, of measles-caused pneumonia, according to a death certificate filed with the Washington State Department of Health. The infection wasn’t detected until after an autopsy, health officials said. And the... Read more
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