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  • Studded tires need to be removed today

    State transportation officials say Thursday is the last day for Washington and Oregon drivers to remove their studded tires or face an expensive ticket. Studded tires can wear down pavement, …


  • Thursday is deadline for drivers to remove studded tires

    Thursday is the deadline for drivers in Washington and Oregon to remove their studded tires.


  • Washington House approves $5 fee on studded tires

    OLYMPIA – Motorists who want to use studded snow tires soon may have to pay more. Legislation that cleared the state House of Representatives on Friday, and appears to already …


  • Studded tire fee clears House; gains Senate favor

    Motorists who want to use studded snow tires soon may have to pay more. Legislation that cleared the House on Friday, and appears to already have Senate support, would impose …


  • Ban on studded tires getting more support

    The drive to reduce or eliminate studded winter tires in Washington is gaining traction, a leading transportation advocate from Spokane says. Joe Tortorelli, vice chair of the Washington State Transportation …


  • City leader wants state to outlaw studded tires

    This would be the last winter you could use studded snow tires if Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and others have their way. Frustrated with the millions of dollars …


  • Studded tires OK on Washington highways

    OLYMPIA – Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting today, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1. Drivers will have to take them off by next …


  • Eye on Boise: Deadline’s today to remove studded tires

    BOISE – It may seem like it’s been awfully wintry lately, but the Idaho Transportation Department is sticking to the calendar – studded snow tires must be removed in Idaho …


  • Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride

    Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …


  • Take studded tires off

    After three extensions, the state Transportation Department says the end of the day Monday is the deadline to remove studded tires in Washington. Winter driving conditions in the passes extended …


  • For roadways, major work; for drivers, major headache

    Drivers in the Spokane area are going to have another construction season of slowdowns under a series of major projects planned for Interstate 90 and Division Street. Studded tires have …


  • Wash. allows studded tires a week early

    Washington’s Transportation Department says it’s OK to start using studded tires because the season’s first snow is falling in the Cascade and Olympic mountains.


  • Hearing will explore trolleys, walking routes for city core

    Mobility in the central part of Spokane will be the subject of a wide-ranging public meeting on Tuesday at the city’s Riverpoint campus. The possibility of high-performance streetcars running between …


  • Studded snow tire deadline Saturday

    Studded snow tires must be removed from motor vehicles in Idaho before Saturday, the Idaho Transportation Department said in a news release. The use of studded tires is legal in …


  • Washington state extends studded tire use

    The Washington Department of Transportation is giving drivers another week to use studded tires because of the winter weather that’s arrived this spring.


  • WSP: Studded tires, negligent driving caused crash

    An Elk man driving with studded tires caused a three-car crash on Highway 2 near Newport this morning.


  • City seeks land talks

    The Spokane Valley City Council plans to act Tuesday on City Attorney Mike Connelly’s initiative to reopen negotiations for county-owned land to extend Appleway Boulevard. Connelly’s plan calls for the …


  • Studded-tire deadline won’t change, despite record snowfall, DOT says

    Spokane may have set two new records for snowfall on Sunday and early Monday, but Washington transportation officials are holding firm on their decision to require studded snow tires to …


  • Studded tires not worth cost to state’s roads, senator says

    OLYMPIA – To state Sen. Chris Marr, it’s a simple cost-benefit analysis. The cost: an estimated $18.2 million a year in state road damage from metal tire studs hammering away …


  • Lawmaker seeks studded-tire ban

    OLYMPIA – To state Sen. Chris Marr, it’s a simple cost-benefit analysis. The cost: an estimated $18.2 million a year in state road damage from metal tire studs hammering away …


  • Finding new bulbs for streetlights can be a shot in the dark

    Imagine that every room in your home has unique light fixtures requiring different types of light bulbs. Since some lamps were manufactured decades ago, spare parts may or may not …


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