RENO, Nev. — A Washington state truck driver caught with $500,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine while passing through White Pine County, Nevada in 2013 has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest
WASHINGTON — Parents may hesitate to hand teens the keys to the family car, but Congress is proposing to allow drivers as young as 18 to get behind the wheel of big rigs on the nation’s interstates
Date: 07/10/2015 | Nation & World
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The only road available for hauling supplies to Alaska's North Slope oil fields has reopened following unprecedented flooding that intermittently closed portions of it for more than two months.Traffic began moving Friday on the Dalton Highway, state...
Date: 06/06/2015 | Business Wire
Dear Legislature:It's been a couple of weeks since you went into your special session, and, well, you're halfway through and we haven't heard much. Just wondering: How's it going?Don't misunderstand us; we know there's a lot to resolve and you've got that...
Date: 05/14/2015 | Editorials
LAS VEGAS — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.Daimler Trucks North America...
Date: 05/07/2015 | Business Wire
Viewpoints: County's mayors on transportation needs
Date: 04/12/2015 | Commentary
Nobody said the road to compromise was going to be straight and smooth.The state Senate on Monday indeed passed a $15 billion transportation...
Date: 03/04/2015 | Editorials
The clock is ticking. Six years might seem like plenty of time, but when you're dealing with the Legislature and government agencies, time — and a $5 million offer of transportation funding — can easily flit by.Where the
Date: 02/10/2015 | Editorials
Two inches. That was the difference between any other day for the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River and its May 23, 2013 collapse, caused when a truck carrying an over-height load struck a crossbeam and brought the bridge down and sent two vehicles carrying three people into the river,...
Date: 02/04/2015 | Editorials
To understand why the centerpiece initiative of President Obama's budget makes so much sense, imagine that U.S. corporations decided to bring home — in cash — the estimated $2 trillion in profits they are stashing overseas to avoid paying taxes.If they shipped...
Date: 02/03/2015 | Opinion Columnists
You can forgive Mountlake Terrace, Arlington, Monroe and Snohomish County's other mid-sized cities, those with populations between 10,000 and 50,000, if they sometimes feel like the overlooked middle child, especially when it comes to funding for transportation projects.
Date: 01/20/2015 | Editorials
EVERETT — A group of businesses including Cedar Grove Composting are proposing to build a short line rail loop on Everett's Smith Island.The plan submitted to the city of Everett calls for turning part of the island into a 61-acre...
Date: 01/19/2015 | Local News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.
Date: 12/26/2014 | Nation & World
Gov. Jay Inslee calls it a "two-fer."The governor's transportation budget calls for $12 billion in spending, including $81.8 million for...
Date: 12/19/2014 | Editorials
Truck drivers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in Washington state, according to a report this month from the Department of Labor & Industries. Each year, one in every 13 truck drivers has a work-related injury serious enough that they have to miss...
Date: 12/19/2014 | Business
The $550 ticket was issued in May and — we assume — has been paid.But the Washington State Patrol hadn't released its final report in the May 23, 2013, I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse until Monday.The
Date: 11/19/2014 | Editorials
Some truck drivers who work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., walked off the job Thursday, organizers said, in a protest against two trucking firms they accuse of wage theft.The job action — the fifth in about a year — comes amid rising tension...
Date: 11/14/2014 | Business Wire
More voices are joining the chorus seeking not just action but results from the Washington Legislature when it starts work in January.Keep Washington Competitive is a coalition of business, labor, ports, agriculture and...
Date: 11/14/2014 | Editorials
When lawmakers return to Olympia next January, they'll have a chance to demonstrate that they can make progress on the state's two biggest challenges: improving a failing transportation system and funding the public schools. If the agenda sounds familiar, it is. These are the same...
Date: 10/29/2014 | Opinion Columnists
GRANITE FALLS — A local conservation group is appealing a county hearing examiner’s decision to allow nighttime operating hours for Green Mountain Mine, citing flawed evidence and a “sketchy” application and decision process.
Date: 10/11/2014 | Local News