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Judge tosses lawsuit over car-tab taxes for Puget Sound mass transit

A Pierce County judge on Friday dismissed a class-action lawsuit challenging Sound Transit’s ability to collect millions of dollars in car-tab taxes that voters approved in 2016 for mass transit.


Outside View: Nation can build toward better climate policy

A more realistic environmental agenda – one that allows Trump and his Republican allies in Congress to remain true to conservative principles – is not hard to imagine.


Sue Lani Madsen: Debate over STA tax should focus on usefulness, not trendiness

The Spokane Transit Authority board has disrupted the Spokane City Council’s move to split out one bus line in the transit system for separate funding, instead putting a new tax …


STA transit sales tax increase fails

Late returns counted Wednesday failed to give Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1 ballot measure enough votes to overcome an election night deficit. With less than 1,000 votes remaining to be …


Plan funding divides STA board

Battle lines were drawn early by transit officials in a four-hour-long meeting Thursday afternoon, but the eventual 6-3 split sending a 10-year, $300 million project to the ballot wasn’t clear …


Gage Stromberg: Car culture can’t rule the road

The Washington state Senate’s statewide “Listening Tour” to gather citizen input on our transportation system stops off in Spokane on Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Central …


Getting There: Transit expert praises STA’s, city’s planning

Mass transit systems are going to become increasingly important in U.S. cities over the next 50 years and Spokane would be smart to begin investing in improvements now, a transit …


Federal funds won’t help Spokane rail dream

As Congress and the president hammer out an economic stimulus package, local leaders already are maneuvering to take advantage of the money, while some are lamenting what appears to be …