Gorge gorged

Where traffic jams and jam bands go together: The owner of the Gorge Amphitheatre wants to expand and upgrade the scenic concert venue in central Washington.

But some of the amphitheater’s neighbors oppose the expansion, saying they’re weary of the massive traffic congestion on weekends during concert season. But what they’re really sick and tired of is the Dave Matthews Band.

Time is money: Some relief is in store for commuters on I-90 next year, when the state will launch a toll express lane between Lynnwood and Bellevue like one in place on Highway 167 in south King County.

The average toll on the Highway 167 express lane is $1.25 a day, or roughly $300 a year — still cheaper than a realistic-looking mannequin to prop up in the passenger seat.

Science of Dylan: A couple of researchers at a medical university in Sweden have been amusing themselves by working Bob Dylan song titles into their articles, such as “Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind.”

Presumably, they’re saving “Idiot Wind” for a piece on opposition to childhood vaccinations.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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