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“Local officials are used to the idea that their records are public,” according to state freedom of information advocate Michele Earl-Hubbard. “It is the longtimers at the Capitol who don’t think that way.”
, Special to Route Fifty
March 21, 2018
Instead of an empty brick wall, this mural takes shape on a distinctive architectural landmark.
While GOP governors plan to discuss solutions, despite disagreeing on which ones, some Democratic governors suspect the issue will become another ‘bargaining chip’ for the White House.
“Over the last half-dozen years every one of our federal and state funding lines has been cut back,” according to Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Mike West.
The waiting game continues at the Rattlesnake Hills where the ground recently “changed its behavior.”
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska didn’t cause major damage but the local response underscores some important lessons in emergency preparedness.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has gone silent after excluding Florida from a draft lease sales plan, but letters criticizing that decision’s “arbitrary” nature keep coming in.
State and local authorities continue to closely monitor the fissure near Yakima, Washington.
Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
December 21, 2017
The NTSB said the train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday was traveling 80 miles per hour, 50 miles faster than the speed limit on the curve where it crashed.
, The Atlantic
December 19, 2017
At least 3 passengers were killed and many more injured as railcars left the tracks adjacent to a busy freeway in Washington state.
The Emerald City and its new mayor are trying to expedite new transit projects on a timeline where there's little room for multi-jurisdictional and stakeholder error.
Hurricane Maria has cut off access to drinking water, sewage, electricity and telecommunications across the U.S. commonwealth. Here’s why Seattle or L.A. might end up being the next San Juan.
PHOTOS: At one agricultural showcase, the bounties from many counties take center stage.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Hurricane recovery continues in Florida; N.Y. volunteer firefighters press Gov. Cuomo on health bill; and Detroit Homecoming fills vacant train station.
Here’s what’s planned for the next phase of the ShakeAlert system that’s been under development on the West Coast.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | L.A.’s structural deficit; N.C.’s attorney general forced to slash 10% of staff; and a “notable lack of hellfire” from satanist at city council meeting.
Near Seattle, there was an unusual feast for the eyes for those normally glued to the monotony of traffic camera footage.
PHOTOS: The Ballard Locks in Seattle were an American engineering triumph when they opened a century ago and there’s plenty of other critical infrastructure and economic activity that continue to rely on this waterway.
Video interview: As the executive director the state's Department of Enterprise Services, Chris Liu proved reducing costs, enhancing a local community and building trust can all go hand-in-hand.
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