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    How safe are Seattle's roads?

    New data, relevant to tonight's Road Safety Summit at City Hall, suggest elderly pedestrians are being mowed down more than cyclists. The data indicates police ought to focus more on drivers who fail to yield to walkers and bikers. And we're not making much progress in reducing auto traffic.

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    The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

    Only in WA: State to replace 'Free coffee' signs at rest stops

    A state transportation official said Thursday that the state will replace signage at 12 rest stops in the coming year.

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    Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve 1 of them

    Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet.

     

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    Wash.'s failed Columbia River bridge a microcosm of national dysfunction

    How Republican legislators snarled plans between Washington and Oregon to replace the Woodrow Wilson-era span of I-5 between the two states. A new bridge could have reduced accidents 70 percent, boosted annual economic output by more than $600 million and added $230 million to local wages.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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