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Foot-ferries to the Kitsap Peninsula have had a hard time competing with Washington State Ferries' monolithic schedules. With Kingston bowing out, is there still room for passenger-only ferries?READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Washington is looking for names for two new ferries. Why not take the chance to honor a writer and a ferry rider who brought the Northwest fantasy and foibles to millions: Betty MacDonald.READ MORE 23 COMMENTS
Peter Steinbrueck has something different in mind for redeveloping Seattle's central waterfront. Could his Sea Center idea for the ferry terminal float?READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
Washington State Ferries has shifted gears on a plan to remove passenger-only service from a revamped Colman Dock. But what shape the service will take is still in question.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
The state is talking about cuts in the neighborhood of 40 percent. But would such drastic cuts really happen?READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The Kalakala still floats, for now, plus Seattle's plywood "space shuttle," demolition fight in Spokane, and other preservation news.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The ferries were bought at a high price and have some odd characteristics: the tendency to list, the engines that seem to waste fuel, and tight quarters for vehicles. They are very comfortable, but the state is looking at a potentially bleak future for ferry service finances. Updated: The ferry system has provided a statement about an award given to the new ferries.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Who did most to raze, wreck, uproot, neglect, and generally trash our historic treasures in 2011? The envelopes, please...READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
A recent disruption in ferry service to the San Juan Islands illuminated just how close Washington's ferry system is to the edge. Can a new government task force resuscitate the struggling system?READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Maybe the money for a viaduct museum helps Pioneer Square. Costco's initiative faces a court challenge. McGinn talks police reform. And the owner of the one-time ferry Kalakala speaks of the "global" importance of the dilapidated ship.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Passengers' ability to use the ORCA card could provide a boost. But one expert wonders if the service should be seasonal, as is common with passenger-only boats.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
A recent disruption in ferry service to the San Juan Islands illuminated just how close Washington's ferry system is to the edge. Can a new government task force resuscitate the struggling system?READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
The orcas are venturing south into the Sound this time of year, and the Ferry system has ways to spot them; plus on-shore viewing sites facilitated by The Whale Trail.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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