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September 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Potential arena in Sodo

Do the math Investor Chris Hansen smiles as he speaks to supporters of a proposal for a new NBA arena during a rally in Seattle in 2012. [AP Photo/Elaine Thompson] The city of Seattle has been corrupted in such a way that it has allowed hedge-fund guy Chris Hansen to pay for an economic-impact evaluation of his…

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August 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

The impact of the coal trains and exports in Washington

The law of unintended consequences A coal train rolls through SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park, Friday, April 26, 2013, in Seattle. [Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.] I recently stopped at a railroad crossing and was amazed at the length of time it took to wait for the coal train to pass. [“Mayor had coal-study findings since July,”…

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June 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Review of coal impact will focus solely on Northwest

Full scope of consequences of coal must be considered A coal train rolls through SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park, Friday, April 26, 2013, in Seattle. [Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.] I agree with Lance Dickie regarding the Army Corps of Engineers’ recent decision not to perform a comprehensive review of a proposal that would dramatically increase the number…

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June 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Coal impact will be measured in Pacific Northwest alone

Governor must do what Army Corps failed to A coal train rolls through SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park, Friday, April 26, 2013, in Seattle. [Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.] After months of thought, the Army Corps of Engineers has decided not to do a comprehensive study of the impacts of proposed coal trains. [“Corps review won’t weigh…

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