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State's newest ferries are proving pricey

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.

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3 more reasons Seattle is stuck in a fustercluck

With the Viaduct about to fall, here are three more reasons to feel bad for us Seattleites.

GRIST

What the State and city are saying about crack near Pioneer Square

The city temporarily shut down South King Street at its intersection with First Avenue to find out whether sinking in the area was causing damage to the street.

THE STRANGER

State is actually adding lanes on Highway 522

The crowded route from Monroe to Woodinville will get a new lane in each direction for a four-mile stretch, which has seen serious safety problems.

MY NORTHWEST

Dutch highway: Look, no lights. Just paintstripes charged by sunlight.

Up next: A bike lane inspired by Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

WASHINGTON POST

What's next now that transit is approved?

When taxes and service kick in and where we'll see it...

SEATTLE TIMES

Branson space vehicle was testing new fuel

The explosion occurred shortly after the engine burning a new fuel mixture was started.

THE DAILY BEAST
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