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Breathing Uneasy: The port's Tay Yoshitani came here promising to make Seattle the green leader. But he helped lead other ports in opposing federal reforms that would have helped.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Breathing Uneasy: Children who live in the Duwamish Valley run King County's highest risk of being hospitalized for asthma. Cancer rates are elevated as well.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Automated parking meters throughout Seattle stopped working this week, refusing to take credit-card payments for street parking. Here's why, and what to do if you've been ticketed.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
A funding bill will come before lawmakers in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, there might be a thawing of the chilly relations between advocates of rails vs. bike trails.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Mayor Mike McGinn should build on his decision to cut rates at the Pacific Place garage and find ways to help struggling Pioneer Square with its parking-rate worries.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
While Seattle plays around on the margins, LA, Cincinnati, and San Francisco are taking big bites out of big apples. Their secrets: fast timetables, cross-sectoral coordination, and steamroller centrism.READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
Gov. Gregoire's sweeping reform proposal never went anywhere, but it did spur other bills. Efforts to fund the flagging system ran afoul of Republican opposition. A long-term solution proved impossible.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
An August ballot measure on the tunnel might be messy, but it is meaningful. It'll either be a signal to "dig, baby, dig," or a plea to go back to the drawing board.READ MORE 37 COMMENTS
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Media roundup: A look at the week's news.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
A sitdown about our traffic woes
The region's top transportation writer, Mike Lindblom, talks online about Seattle's hideous traffic troubles.
8 writers race to test transportation options
Eight writers from The Stranger raced across town during rush hour using eight different modes of transportation.
Pronto! funding: Alaska Airlines, state cover much of the initial cost
Discounts? They may be hard to access.
Road diets are cutting bicycle accidents in Portland
For a small investment in cutting roads from four to three lanes, the city is getting a big return.
Danny Westneat: SLUT continues to take money away from other transit
Is there a lesson for the city's plans to build a network of streetcars?
Push for Ballard-West Seattle monorail line revived
"There's nothin' on earth like a genuine, bone fide, electrified, [West Seattle] monorail!" If passed, a measure surfacing on your upcoming Nov. 4th ballot would plan for a monorail line between West Seattle and Ballard.
After cyclists run down two joggers, New York looks more closely at Central Park's mix
The accidents in the Olmsted-designed park raise questions about an effort to reduce traffic fatalities that has concentrated on vehicle drivers.
'All flights canceled': Nation starts to recover Chicago flight disruption
A fire set by a contract employee at a suburban flight control facility serving O'Hare and Midway airports means a long Friday for many travelers across the nation.
King County prepares for bus cuts
"We wish we were not doing this," said King County Metro's general manager, Kevin Desmond.
Seattle police begin "cracking down" on cyclist violations
According to King 5 news, Seattle police have been responding to cyclist violations with a "mix of education and enforcement for the past week." Now, it will be all enforcement.
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