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KHQ Spokane
Okanogan Complex Fire now 147,979 acres; 45% containedUPDATE: September 2, 1:00 p.m.: The Okanogan Complex Fire is now listed at 147
Okanogan Complex Fire now 147,979 acres; 45% contained
KHQ Spokane / Posted 20 hours ago
UPDATE: September 2, 1:00 p.m.: The Okanogan Complex Fire is now listed at 147,979 acres and is 45 percent contained. The following are the latest numbers from all of the fires in the area: Size: 147,979 acres Containment: 45 percent Estimated... Read more
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ABC Montana
Okanogan Complex Fire now 147,979 acres; 45% containedUPDATE: September 2, 1:00 p.m.: The Okanogan Complex Fire is now listed at 147
Okanogan Complex Fire now 147,979 acres; 45% contained
ABC Montana / Posted 20 hours ago
UPDATE: September 2, 1:00 p.m.: The Okanogan Complex Fire is now listed at 147,979 acres and is 45 percent contained. The following are the latest numbers from all of the fires in the area: Size: 147,979 acres Containment: 45 percent Estimated... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Okanogan Complex Fire now 147,979 acres; 45% containedUPDATE: September 2, 1:00 p.m.: The Okanogan Complex Fire is now listed at 147
Okanogan Complex Fire now 147,979 acres; 45% contained
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 20 hours ago
UPDATE: September 2, 1:00 p.m.: The Okanogan Complex Fire is now listed at 147,979 acres and is 45 percent contained. The following are the latest numbers from all of the fires in the area: Size: 147,979 acres Containment: 45 percent Estimated... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
From HOV to express toll lane, early signs of transformation coming to I-405BOTHELL – Over the past six months, the Washington State Department of Transpor
From HOV to express toll lane, early signs of transformation coming to I-405
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 21 hours ago
BOTHELL – Over the past six months, the Washington State Department of Transportation installed new signs between Bellevue and Lynnwood in preparation for the Interstate 405 express toll lanes; most still covered from view. Overnight Wednesday, Sept.... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Public Input sought on potential changes to ship canal bridges’ opening restrictions The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is asking the maritime commun
Public Input sought on potential changes to ship canal bridges’ opening restrictions
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted yesterday
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is asking the maritime community, along with people who drive, walk or bike, whether the City should seek US Coast... Read more
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Everett Herald
Letting in cars is courteous, but not requiredPublished: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Melissa George of Lake Ste
Letting in cars is courteous, but not required
Everett Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Melissa George of Lake Stevens writes: �Are drivers heading west toward the trestle on Highway 204 required to let in drivers turning right off of... Read more
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The Columbian
Tipped truck blocking SR 14 westbound near WashougalAn overturned commercial vehicle is blocking state Route 14 in both directions
Tipped truck blocking SR 14 westbound near Washougal
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
An overturned commercial vehicle is blocking state Route 14 in both directions near Washougal, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The crash happened not long after 3 p.m. at milepost 19 near Evergreen Boulevard. WSDOT... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Pedestrian safety enhancement coming to SR 160 near Port OrchardContact:Claudia Bingham Baker, WSDOT communications, 360-357-2789 PORT ORCHARD
Pedestrian safety enhancement coming to SR 160 near Port Orchard
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 2 days ago
Contact:Claudia Bingham Baker, WSDOT communications, 360-357-2789 PORT ORCHARD – An effort to enhance pedestrian safety will lead to an innovative upgrade at a Kitsap County pedestrian crossing. Crews working for the Washington State Department of... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
After years of construction, ‘braided ramps’ open on I-405After years of construction, changes to one part of Intestate 405 could speed t
After years of construction, ‘braided ramps’ open on I-405
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 3 days ago
After years of construction, changes to one part of Intestate 405 could speed things up for thousands of drivers on the Eastside. The interchange at 160th and I-405 in Bothell has been under construction for several years and the onramps were hard... Read more
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The Columbian
You Can HelpVolunteer Connections provides opportunities through the Human Services Council
You Can Help
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
Volunteer Connections provides opportunities through the Human Services Council. For information on the following and other opportunities, call 360-735-3683. • School of Piano Technology for the Blind is looking for drivers and substitute drivers,... Read more
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The Columbian
Maintenance work to cause closuresVancouver — Repair work will cause four nights of ramp and lane closures on Int
Maintenance work to cause closures
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
Vancouver — Repair work will cause four nights of ramp and lane closures on Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and state Highway 500 starting Sunday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. On Sunday, the Northeast 134th Street... Read more
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The Columbian
Press Talk: The show must go on! No, really!Lou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor. In the rough-and-tumble world deep i
Press Talk: The show must go on! No, really!
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
Lou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor. In the rough-and-tumble world deep inside the trenches of local politics, Wednesday's meeting of the local Republican Party wasn't really all that special. It was being held to determine if the party should... Read more
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The Columbian
Maintenance work to cause closuresRepair work will cause four nights of ramp and lane closures on Interstate 5, I
Maintenance work to cause closures
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
Repair work will cause four nights of ramp and lane closures on Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and state Highway 500 starting Sunday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. On Sunday, the Northeast 134th Street on-ramp to... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
State tentatively plans to reopen SR 20 -- the North Cascades Highway -- at noon SundayWashington State Route 20 in the North Cascades MARBLEMOUNT, Wash. – The Washi
State tentatively plans to reopen SR 20 -- the North Cascades Highway -- at noon Sunday
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
Washington State Route 20 in the North Cascades MARBLEMOUNT, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation said Friday it tentatively plans to reopen State Route 20 — the North Cascades Highway — at noon Sunday. It was closed Aug. 19 due... Read more
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The Columbian
Yes, there are more trucks on our freewaysWhen two major container shipping companies withdrew operations at the Port of
Yes, there are more trucks on our freeways
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
When two major container shipping companies withdrew operations at the Port of Portland earlier this year, many wondered how the change would impact the region's freeways. Goods that once moved by marine vessel instead started moving by truck to... Read more
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The Columbian
Man in court after allegedly setting fires along I-5A Woodland man suspected of setting fires while walking along Interstate 5 sout
Man in court after allegedly setting fires along I-5
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
A Woodland man suspected of setting fires while walking along Interstate 5 south of Ridgefield on Wednesday made a first appearance Friday in Clark County Superior Court. Samuel U. Morales, 57, appeared on suspicion of second-degree arson in... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
New traffic flow map available for JBLM/DuPont commutersDUPONT – For drivers who travel through the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) cor
New traffic flow map available for JBLM/DuPont commuters
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 5 days ago
DUPONT – For drivers who travel through the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) corridor, a new traffic flow map showing Interstate 5 and arterial roads is now available to help them make informed route decisions. In an effort to give military... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
On the Go with Joe at Festa ItalianaArrests for meth, heroin made in connection to suspected Seaside drug houseArre
On the Go with Joe at Festa Italiana
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 6 days ago
Arrests for meth, heroin made in connection to suspected Seaside drug houseArrests for meth, heroin made in connection to suspected Seaside drug house Logan Holt, Vicky Moyer, William Waddell (jail booking photos) Police served warrants at a... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Washington airport sponsors invited to upcoming state aviation workshopsContact: Rob Hodgman, WSDOT Aviation senior planner, 360-596-8910 Save the dat
Washington airport sponsors invited to upcoming state aviation workshops
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 6 days ago
Contact: Rob Hodgman, WSDOT Aviation senior planner, 360-596-8910 Save the date: Washington airport sponsors and staff are invited to learn more about statewide aviation programs and initiatives during any of the six aviation workshops that the... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Highway fatalities see long-term decrease in stateOLYMPIA – One-hundred and eighty-seven people. That’s roughly enough to fill ev
Highway fatalities see long-term decrease in state
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 6 days ago
OLYMPIA – One-hundred and eighty-seven people. That’s roughly enough to fill every seat in four, full-sized, tightly packed school buses. It’s also how many fewer people died on Washington roads in 2014 compared to 2005. The Washington State... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.Ridgefield, WA -- A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally s
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 7 days ago
Ridgefield, WA -- A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple brush fires along the highway, according to Washington State Patrol. Police were called out to I-5 just south of Ridgefield at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple br
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.
FOX Carolina / Posted 7 days ago
A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple brush fires along the highway, according to Washington State Patrol. Police were called out to I-5 just south of Ridgefield at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said Washington... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple br
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 7 days ago
A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple brush fires along the highway, according to Washington State Patrol. Police were called out to I-5 just south of Ridgefield at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said Washington... Read more
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Issaquah Press
State Route 18 will be closed near Tiger Mountain this weekend NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2015 Drivers who use state Route 18 near Tiger Mountai
State Route 18 will be closed near Tiger Mountain this weekend
Issaquah Press / Posted 7 days ago
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2015 Drivers who use state Route 18 near Tiger Mountain State Forest should prepare for full closures and detours from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 and from 6 a.m. to... Read more
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KBOI-TV Boise
Study ranks Seattle among worst for traffic jams SEATTLE -- It will surprise few local drivers that Seattle has once again bee
Study ranks Seattle among worst for traffic jams
KBOI-TV Boise / Posted 7 days ago
SEATTLE -- It will surprise few local drivers that Seattle has once again been rated one of the worst cities in the country for traffic congestion. Seattle commuters averaged 33 hours sitting in... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Study ranks Seattle among worst for traffic jams SEATTLE -- It will surprise few local drivers that Seattle has once again bee
Study ranks Seattle among worst for traffic jams
KOMO Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
SEATTLE -- It will surprise few local drivers that Seattle has once again been rated one of the worst cities in the country for traffic congestion. Seattle commuters averaged 33 hours sitting in... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Washington man taken into custody after walking up I-5, starting brush firesRIDGEFIELD, Wash. (KPTV) — A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intent
Washington man taken into custody after walking up I-5, starting brush fires
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (KPTV) — A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple brush fires along the highway Wednesday, the Washington State Patrol said. Troopers said Washington State Department of Transportation workers... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple br
Man walking up I-5 caught starting brush fires in Clark Co.
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 7 days ago
A man walking up Interstate 5 in Clark County intentionally started multiple brush fires along the highway, according to Washington State Patrol. Police were called out to I-5 just south of Ridgefield at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers said Washington... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Popular bike/pedestrian path to UW closing for 6 monthsContact:Roger Thompson, WSDOT communications, 206-770-3608 (office); 206-819-72
Popular bike/pedestrian path to UW closing for 6 months
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 7 days ago
Contact:Roger Thompson, WSDOT communications, 206-770-3608 (office); 206-819-7230 (mobile) Closure needed to rebuild SR 520 overpass, construct new off-ramp in MontlakeSEATTLE – Contractor crews rebuilding State Route 520 in Seattle plan next week... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Unexpected challenges delay reopening of SR 203 in DuvallHighway now scheduled to reopen on Friday, Aug. 28 UPDATE: SR 203 is now sched
Unexpected challenges delay reopening of SR 203 in Duvall
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 7 days ago
Highway now scheduled to reopen on Friday, Aug. 28 UPDATE: SR 203 is now scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, instead of 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 DUVALL – Difficult site conditions and challenging work will delay the reopening of State... Read more
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The Columbian
Fires reported along I-5 near Ridgefield; witnesses report seeing arsonistFirefighters responded to reports of a fire along Interstate 5 south of Ridgefi
Fires reported along I-5 near Ridgefield; witnesses report seeing arsonist
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire along Interstate 5 south of Ridgefield just after 3 p.m. today, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at the Columbian. Witnesses reportedly saw a man walking along the roadway setting fires,... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Insurance companies sue over Bertha's repairPosted: 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 This photo provided by the Washi
Insurance companies sue over Bertha's repair
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 7 days ago
Posted: 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows the massive tunnel boring machine called Bertha at the bottom of a rescue pit... Read more
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Everett Herald
Long-term plans will limit left turns on Highway 9Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Street Smarts received a q
Long-term plans will limit left turns on Highway 9
Everett Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Street Smarts received a question from Roger Ohlsen of Snohomish about whether it was legal for drivers to cross double-yellow lines on Highway 9... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Questions about a traffic choke point when new tunnel opensWhen the new State Route 99 tunnel opens in 2018, southbound traffic on Aurora
Questions about a traffic choke point when new tunnel opens
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 8 days ago
When the new State Route 99 tunnel opens in 2018, southbound traffic on Aurora Avenue diverting to downtown at the north end of the tunnel will funnel into a single exit lane. Northbound traffic joining Aurora Avenue will also funnel into a single... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
SEL donates $2 million to realign runwayAug. 25--With the Monday announcement of $1 million donation from Schweitzer En
SEL donates $2 million to realign runway
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 8 days ago
Aug. 25--With the Monday announcement of $1 million donation from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and an additional $1 million donation from SEL Founder Ed Schweitzer and his wife, Beatriz, the local minimum match of $7.2 million required for the... Read more
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Everett Herald
Prepare for Highway 526 closure WednesdayPublished: Monday, August 24, 2015, 4:32 p.m. EVERETT — Highway 526 near Air
Prepare for Highway 526 closure Wednesday
Everett Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Published: Monday, August 24, 2015, 4:32 p.m. EVERETT — Highway 526 near Airport Road and Paine Field is set for closure from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, while Boeing moves a large piece of equipment... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Bertha's repaired cutter-head being lowered back into access pitSEATTLE — With work on Bertha inching forward, Washington State Department of T
Bertha's repaired cutter-head being lowered back into access pit
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
SEATTLE — With work on Bertha inching forward, Washington State Department of Transportation and Seattle Tunnel Partners seem optimistic the project is back on track, but nearby business owners are skeptical. “The repairs are very complex and... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Final panel in place for major section of SR 520 BridgeOn Monday a crane lowered the final 60-ton concrete panel into place on the flo
Final panel in place for major section of SR 520 Bridge
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 9 days ago
On Monday a crane lowered the final 60-ton concrete panel into place on the floating bridge deck of the new SR 520 Bridge. Then workers made sure it fit correctly. "It's kind of like a Lego jigsaw puzzle in how this comes together," said Greg... Read more
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KIMA Yakima
Answers on how you can volunteer in the firefighting effortYAKIMA, Wash. -- Over 4,000 people have volunteered their services to help figh
Answers on how you can volunteer in the firefighting effort
KIMA Yakima / Posted 9 days ago
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Over 4,000 people have volunteered their services to help fight the Okanogan Complex wildfires, as well as the many other fires raging across Washington. If you have questions on how to volunteer, or what requirements the Department... Read more
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KEPR Pasco
Answers on how you can volunteer in the firefighting effortYAKIMA, Wash. -- Over 4,000 people have volunteered their services to help figh
Answers on how you can volunteer in the firefighting effort
KEPR Pasco / Posted 9 days ago
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Over 4,000 people have volunteered their services to help fight the Okanogan Complex wildfires, as well as the many other fires raging across Washington. If you have questions on how to volunteer, or what requirements the Department... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Unexpected challenges delay reopening of SR 203 in DuvallHighway now scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Aug. 27DUVALL – Difficult site con
Unexpected challenges delay reopening of SR 203 in Duvall
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 9 days ago
Highway now scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Aug. 27DUVALL – Difficult site conditions and challenging work will delay the reopening of State Route 203 in Duvall to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27. It was originally scheduled to reopen at 2 a.m.... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Low-rise deck complete for new SR 520 floating bridgeContact:Roger Thompson, WSDOT communications, 206-770-3608 (office); 206-819-72
Low-rise deck complete for new SR 520 floating bridge
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 9 days ago
Contact:Roger Thompson, WSDOT communications, 206-770-3608 (office); 206-819-7230 (mobile) More work ahead as WSDOT looks toward spring 2016 bridge openingSEATTLE – Construction workers today completed installation of the low-rise roadway deck for... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Northbound I-405 reduced to one lane, several ramps closed weekend of Aug. 28 - 31Weekend drivers travelling north through Bothell and Kirkland should prepare fo
Northbound I-405 reduced to one lane, several ramps closed weekend of Aug. 28 - 31
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 10 days ago
Weekend drivers travelling north through Bothell and Kirkland should prepare for major delays BOTHELL – Drivers relying on northbound Interstate 405 and State Route 522 near Kirkland and Bothell should plan for major delays and alternate routes the... Read more
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Everett Herald
With express tolls set to start on I-405, state still big on carpoolsPublished: Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Will we still carpool when th
With express tolls set to start on I-405, state still big on carpools
Everett Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Published: Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Will we still carpool when the carpool lane as we know it is gone? Trends in other states show carpooling often goes down when... Read more
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Everett Herald
With express lane tolls set to start on I-405 soon, state is still big on carpoolsPublished: Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Will we still carpool when th
With express lane tolls set to start on I-405 soon, state is still big on carpools
Everett Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Published: Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:01 a.m. Will we still carpool when the carpool lane as we know it is gone? Trends in other states show carpooling often goes... Read more
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Methow Valley News
Okanogan County fires surpass last year’s blaze in acreage, setting new recordPhoto by Marcy StamperThe Methow Valley Community Center held a capacity crowd
Okanogan County fires surpass last year’s blaze in acreage, setting new record
Methow Valley News / Posted 10 days ago
Photo by Marcy StamperThe Methow Valley Community Center held a capacity crowd Saturday night (Aug. 22, 2015) when authorities met to share fire information with local residents. Saturday weather helps, but fires still active on northwest flank of... Read more
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The Columbian
Repair work to cause ramp closuresVancouver — Overnight maintenance work will cause several nights of ramp closur
Repair work to cause ramp closures
The Columbian / Posted 11 days ago
Vancouver — Overnight maintenance work will cause several nights of ramp closures on state Highway 500 and Interstate 205 next week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. On Sunday, the Northeast Thurston Way on-ramp to... Read more
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Washington State Department of Transportation
Six-week closure set for US 101 Simpson Avenue Bridge in HoquiamHOQUIAM – Drivers in Hoquiam will soon use a detour route during an upcoming to
Six-week closure set for US 101 Simpson Avenue Bridge in Hoquiam
Washington State Department of Transportation / Posted 12 days ago
HOQUIAM – Drivers in Hoquiam will soon use a detour route during an upcoming total closure of the US 101 Simpson Avenue Bridge. The six-week closure is needed for an extensive effort to repaint the bridge. The closure begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday,... Read more
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The Columbian
Highway signs to carry new 'Silver Alert' messagesElectronic highway signs across Washington will display new alerts for missing
Highway signs to carry new 'Silver Alert' messages
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
Electronic highway signs across Washington will display new alerts for missing seniors starting next week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The "Silver Alert" messages will be to inform the public of endangered missing... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
For first time in state history, Washington accepting citizen volunteers to help fight firesCenters are being established in two strategic locations: Omak: Jay Guthrie O
For first time in state history, Washington accepting citizen volunteers to help fight fires
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 13 days ago
Centers are being established in two strategic locations: Omak: Jay Guthrie Omak City Hall, 2 Ash St. N Phone 360-826-2546 email: CRC.Omak@gmail.com Colville: Julie Sacket Washington State Department of Transportation Second Floor, 440 N Hwy... Read more
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