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Trucking firm sets up shop in Arlington

Date: 07/27/2015 | Business

Grandview truck driver sentenced in Nevada on drug charges

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

Bill would cut big-rig driver age to 18

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

Alaska's North Slope road reopens after flood

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

Hey Legislature, how ya' doin'?

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

New Freightliner big rig drives itself

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

Our way out of this jam

Viewpoints: County's mayors on transportation needs

Date: 04/12/2015 | Commentary

Oil's track record

Point-Counterpoint: Are stronger rules necessary?

Date: 04/05/2015 | Commentary

Work ahead yet for legislators

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

$5 million pledge adds urgency to project

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

State must check truck heights

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

Now is the time to spend on infrastructure

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

Road help for mid-sized cities

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

Railroad loop proposed on Everett's Smith Island

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

Gas in Missouri falls below $2 a gallon

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

Carbon tax or gas tax, state transportation package must pass

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

State truck drivers face high rates of workplace injuries

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

Problems that caused Skagit bridge collapse remain

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

Ports' truck drivers go out on strike

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

Roadwork lies ahead to keep jobs in county, state

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

Spend. Yes, spend to rebuild transportation

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

Conservation group fights ruling allowing mine’s night trucking hours

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

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