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May 24, 2013 at 9:06 AM

I-5 bridge collapse raises questions about Washington state bridges

I-5 bridge collapse over Skagit River(Photo:Rick Lund/The Seattle Times) In the aftermath of the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River, commuters who cross bridges everyday for work and school are taking to social media to wonder about the safety of their travel routes. With all of the work and planning being done on…


Comments | Topics: I-5 bridge, Skagit River, WSDOT

May 3, 2013 at 3:14 PM

State Sen. Don Benton’s malodorous appointment

State Sen. Don Bention, R-Vancouver Without scanning the photo archives, I seem to recall it was state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vantucky, who was holding that infamous sign at the Tea Party rally that read: “Keep your government hands off my Medicare.” I might be wrong, but the pattern would fit. You know, those anti-government conservatives, who condemn…


Comments | Topics: Clark County, I-5 bridge, state Sen. Don Benton

April 12, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Replacing the I-5 bridge between Washington and Oregon

Washington’s political gridlock over replacement of the I-5 bridge across the Columbia River has even caught the attention of The Economist, Britain’s distinguished news magazine. A headline on the article about the Columbia River Crossing expresses evident frustration with what it reports: “Sometimes it’s a wonder anything gets built.” With droll acknowledgement of the gorgeous vistas,…


Comments | Topics: Columbia River Crossing, I-5 bridge, Portland