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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
Consider the city's intense discussion of street food. Could we just be trying to promote something here because it has proved popular elsewhere? Some careful reflection may help us determine whether we are really on to something that will make a difference.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Some tunnel supporters are itching to turn the August vote into a campaign against Mayor McGinn and his alternative plan, even if the City Council has decided to cool it. Here's a rundown on the complex political calculations in play.READ MORE 34 COMMENTS
Media roundup: A look at the week's news.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The demographics of the Chinatown-International District may stay fairly familiar, but the district could take on greater economic importance and vitality.READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
At a Town Hall in a bulldozer's path, Mike McGinn finds some new friends who like to see him standing up to the region, the state, and the City Council when it comes to another viaduct project.READ MORE 36 COMMENTS
Maybe those who want to tunnel along the waterfront need to take a seat. On the bus.READ MORE 26 COMMENTS
States throughout the U.S. are struggling to balance their budgets. But in heading off short-term crises, lawmakers should not lose sight of long-term needs, starting with efficient energy and the upkeep of roads.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
An insurrection sparked by three people who regularly lead rides comes to fruition today with the seating of a new board.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Seattle's livability has been based on progress with restraint. It's questionable whether our two current mega-projects, the waterfront tunnel and a new Highway 520 bridge, embody either.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
The state wants to move Amtrak's Cascades trains inland south of Tacoma, routing them through Lakewood. But the cars would roll through at 79 miles an hour, raising concerns about safety and noise.READ MORE 42 COMMENTS
A new state Department of Transportation study suggests that sidewalks may help a bit with climate change. But there can be other approaches than our big, traditional sidewalks.READ MORE 28 COMMENTS
The state heritage office issues a warning on allowing high-rises in Pioneer Square, and meanwhile the tunnel is caught in a legal conundrum.READ MORE 14 COMMENTS
The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
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.
Tim Egan: Death of a cyclist in Seattle
Even as commuting in cities changes, it's still an act of faith to get on a bike.
The state of Seattle streets
"A new Seattle Department of Transportation report has found that about 36 percent of the city's 1,574 lane miles of arterial streets were in some stage of poor condition last year - and 10.2 percent of those heavily trafficked streets were in 'seriously poor or failed condition.'"
Spokane area breathes sigh of relief at end of I-90's 19-hour emergency closure
A motorist's spotting of a small leak from a truck led to major problems, traffic detours and crews in moon suits.
Second Ave crash kills woman cyclist
A truck was making a left turn, just the type of accident a planned new protected bike lane is designed to prevent.
Seattle 7th for walk, transit among large bike-friendly cities
The Emerald City? San Francisco, D.C., Boston, New York City and, egh, Portland, all beat us out for their transit and walking infrastructure.
Reminder: Highway 99 closed until Wednesday
The closure, which will run from Mercer to Aloha streets, is expected to cause huge delays. Metro is advising riders to use alternate routes.
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