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Seattle’s study of downtown tolling was due Feb. 4. What happened to it?

The idea of tolling Seattle streets has been discussed for years, but this time comes against the backdrop of the Seattle Squeeze, increasingly dire climate-change predictions and New York taking action.
Tags: Local News, Local Politics, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab

King County cutting, revamping low-income maternity and nutrition services

The programs, which are administered through county public-health centers, have seen participation decline by more than 35 percent in recent years and need to cut 50 to 55 positions — about 20 percent of their workforce.
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside

With lawsuits possible, Seattle City Attorney’s Office takes over power-pole collapse investigation

The City Attorney's Office has hired an outside investigator to help with the process, but declined to say who it is.
Tags: News, Office, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Seattle City Attorney 's Office

Washington lawmakers, advocates agree special-education policy must change, but time is running out

The news set back parents and lawmakers who argue that boosting funding for special education is not enough to turn the tide on a system that's produced one of the nation's highest dropout rates for students with disabilities.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound

Need a ride to light rail? Metro launches shuttles to Tukwila, south Seattle transit stations

At a time when ride-hailing firms have cannibalized transit customers, Seattle transport agencies are hiring a company to bring more riders into the regional train corridor.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Metro, Puget Sound, Tukwila, Traffic Lab

State House approves allowing Seattle to use traffic-enforcement cameras at crosswalks, bus lanes

The vote was largely along party lines, with Republicans raising concerns about drivers traveling from outside Seattle who may be confused by the city's traffic laws.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, State House, Traffic Lab

12-day streak of rainy weather breaks April record; more rain ahead Thursday

The past 12 days broke Seattle's record for greatest number of consecutive rainy days in April and brought our rain levels above normal for the month. The region will see a couple of "benign days" before another weather system creeps in on Thursday.
Tags: Weather, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound

Ask An Expert: Congestion pricing is coming to New York City. Could Seattle be next?

In our latest Traffic Lab Ask An Expert Q&A, we talked with Samuel I. Schwartz, a transportation consultant who helped develop New York City's congestion pricing plan.
Tags: News, New York City, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab, Samuel I Schwartz, New York City Could Seattle

Thousands of trees will be removed to make way for light rail to Lynnwood

The job, which could start by the end of April, is a first step toward building the 8 1/2-mile corridor from Northgate to Lynnwood that voters approved in 2008.
Tags: News, Environment, Local News, Puget Sound, Lynnwood, Northgate, Traffic Lab

Guest essay: Why I home-school

"I want for my home-schooler and all children to develop and maintain a zest for learning, to light up at a challenge," Imani Razat writes on why she chooses to home-school her son.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Imani Razat

Expect Belltown lane closures next week for Battery Street Tunnel work

Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) need the extra lane space to work on the sewer system inside the tunnel before it is sealed for good.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab

As King County looks to end youth detention, Choose 180 offers a path of ‘restorative justice’

The national conversation over inequities in the criminal justice system has led us to a potential pivot moment when it comes to how we conceive of justice itself. King County's Choose 180 is at the forefront of a movement to provide alternatives to juvenile detention through restorative justice.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Puget Sound

Thinking about trying to park at Sea-Tac Airport? Don’t, officials warn

The Sea-Tac Airport garage is full and other lots are nearing capacity. Officials urge travelers to take light rail or another option instead.
Tags: Travel, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Sea Tac Airport, Traffic Lab

Residents of SeaTac mobile-home park slated for development win reprieve — for now

A deal with the owner of Firs Mobile Home Park will allow residents to stay rent-free until June 2020, but then they will have to move. Most aren't sure whether they will go.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, SEATAC, Firs Mobile Home Park

Feds give go-ahead to extend light rail to Federal Way

Despite uncertainty for transit projects under the Trump administration, the move indicates Sound Transit could receive federal dollars to build light rail to Federal Way.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Trump, Federal Way, Traffic Lab

Woof woof! Seattle named best dog city in the nation, again

"Our furry family members are part of the fabric of what makes Seattle so great," said Kristin Sandberg, of Rover, which is based in Seattle and used by 107,000 Seattle pet owners, walkers and sitters.
Tags: News, Life, Pets, Lifestyle, Data, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Oddities, Puget Sound, Nation & World, Kristin Sandberg

After a little more than a year on Seattle’s school board, Zachary DeWolf announces City Council campaign

If his campaign is successful, DeWolf's departure could mark even more potential change for the School Board. Four of seven seats are up for reelection this November.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Zachary DeWolf, DeWolf

A new chapter for Tacoma’s resident Nerd Farmer

Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, Washington state's 2016 Teacher of the Year, will leave the country after this school year for a new endeavor: teaching at the American Community School in Abu Dhabi.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Tacoma, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Nathan Gibbs, Nerd Farmer, American Community School

Sound Transit is taking over the downtown transit tunnel. What are its plans for the vacant Westlake Station kiosk?

About 24,000 people a day enter or exit trains inside the vast, two-block long Westlake Station. Ridership will grow when U District, Roosevelt and Northgate stations open in 2021.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Northgate, Traffic Lab, Westlake Station, U District Roosevelt

FBI investigating explosion of ATM in Tacoma

An ATM in Tacoma reportedly blew up early Tuesday morning, prompting law enforcement to close streets in the area.
Tags: Crime, News, Fbi, Local News, Tacoma, Puget Sound

Where’s the bus? UW student’s new web tool tracks transit through the Seattle region

His website, called the Puget Sound Transit Operations Tracker, uses GPS and other data from local and regional transit agencies to plot the positions of buses, trains and ferries along their routes.
Tags: Technology, News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab

Washington is third-best state for millennials, survey finds

A new survey says millennials who live in Washington state are better off than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, even with the Seattle area's ridiculous housing prices. Only two places rank higher.
Tags: News, Washington, Life, Lifestyle, Data, Economy, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside

River-otter pups mark a first at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

The pups, two males and two females, are the zoo’s first documented river-otter births.
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Local Business, Woodland Park Zoo

Metro tests new fare-enforcement system, looks for more help for low-income riders

Surveys and agency data show that many people who fail to pay their fares are experiencing homelessness or have very low incomes.
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab

Repaving work on southbound I-5 in Seattle postponed to next week

This weekend’s planned nighttime road closures for Interstate 5 repair and resurfacing work have been postponed due to a rainy-weather forecast, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said Friday. If weather permits, crews will instead close all lanes of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor at Airport Way from 10 p.m. Monday until 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Traffic Lab

Tim Eyman loses in court, faces possible lifetime ban on managing political finances

Eyman had filed a motion to have the potential punishment thrown out, arguing that it would be an unconstitutional infringement on his First Amendment right to speech.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Eyman, Tim Eyman

Semi truck slams through house in Spanaway

The couple who live in the home were asleep when the crash occurred, a Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. Had the semi entered the house a few feet to the left, "they would have been killed."
Tags: News, Local News, Puget Sound, Spanaway, Pierce County Sheriff s Department

Washington’s state health department will investigate scare over dental equipment in Seattle school clinics

Employees at 12 school clinics in Seattle and Vashon Island skipped a step when sterilizing hand pieces, an instrument used for tooth polishing and removing decay.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Washington, Seattle, Northwest, Puget Sound, Vashon Island

Brian Moran, Trump’s appointee as U.S. attorney in Western Washington, promises ‘nonpolitical,’ measured approach to issues

Trump appointee Brian Moran promises a "nonpolitical" office that will not challenge legalized marijuana and will focus his office's efforts on violent and "high-misery" crimes.
Tags: Crime, News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Western Washington, Brian Moran, Brian Moran Trump

Motel 6 to pay Washington $12 million for giving guest information to ICE

Motel 6 also signed a consent decree, pledging that it will no longer hand over guest information without a warrant or subpoena, unless there's reason to believe that someone is in imminent danger.
Tags: News, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Motel