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February 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

State money will keep viaduct buses rolling

Transit riders on buses that travel on the Alaskan Way Viaduct — who faced the possibility of severe bus-service cuts this summer — will catch a break until the end of 2015, it now seems. Bus use has grown on the viaduct routes since construction in that corridor began in 2011, Metro says. Many buses…


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June 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Feds provide $15.6 million to replace collapsed Skagit Bridge span

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released $15.6 million from an emergency fund to repair the broken I-5 Skagit River bridge. The official figure was announced Thursday morning by Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene. The federal aid is no surprise, having been discussed soon after the bridge collapsed on May…


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May 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Company seeking money to build space telescope

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press A Washington company that wants to send robots into space to mine precious metals from asteroids has found another way to use the expensive technology it’s developing for its space venture. Planetary Resources Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to launch an extra space telescope in early 2015 to be used by the general…


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