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The crisis in repairing pavement of our streets has been getting worse for 25 years. In the next few days, the Seattle City Council must decide on a November ballot measure that would raise car tab fees to address a little of this acute problem. Here's new data on how bad the pothole plague has become.

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Playing chicken with Metro buses

The bus system threatens to make big cuts, including on popular Seattle routes, if it doesn't get relief in the form of a surcharge on car-license tabs. Suburban members of the County Council balk at helping more transit-friendly parts of the county. Meanwhile, the city is threatening to put its own big ask to the voters for transit on the same November ballot.

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

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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