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  • Crash deaths far worse in U.S. than other affluent countries

    Traffic deaths are down, but a new report shows fatalities on the road are still a bigger problem in the United States than in other affluent countries.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel Hill – remembered today for building the Maryhill Museum and a replica of Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge – arrived in Spokane to …


  • Public offers variety of strategies for meeting transportation costs

    Public testimony before state legislators in Spokane Valley Wednesday night offered contrasting views on how to fund and build Washington’s transportation system at a time when gas tax collections are …


  • More megaloads possible for Inland NW roads

    Imperial Oil approved an expansion for its processing plant under construction in the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. The move raises the possibility of additional megaloads on north central …


  • Transportation needs get collaborative look

    Local government officials in Spokane County say the region needs about $20 million a year in additional funding to keep up with road and highway needs. They are proposing the …


  • Senate road plan includes Spokane projects

    OLYMPIA – The state Senate on Wednesday proposed a $4.3 billion transportation budget that would include $38 million more for the North Spokane Corridor and $250,000 for work on a …


  • $82 million road plan clears joint budget panel

    BOISE – North Idaho lawmakers successfully pushed approval of an $82 million highway bonding program through the Legislature’s joint budget committee Wednesday, a move welcomed by Gov. Butch Otter. “I …


  • Audit cites poor maintenance of Idaho roads

    BOISE – A long-awaited performance audit of the Idaho Transportation Department suggests the state could save millions through better management – but could save hundreds of millions by better maintaining …


  • Otter to work for road funding consensus

    BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter, after failing spectacularly last session to persuade state lawmakers to take on his No. 1 priority – alleviating a huge annual road funding shortfall – …


  • Area roads uncongested, relatively

    Spokane drivers spent enough time in traffic in 2005 to watch four movies, play two football games or earn a day’s salary. In Seattle, drivers could have worked a week …

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