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Spin Control North-South Freeway archive

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014

OLYMPIA-- Sen. Mark Schoesler, center, discusses what's ahead for the final day of the Legislature at a press conference with Rep. Dan Kristiansen and Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. (Jim Camden)

Transpo package is dead 

Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler talks about what will and won't happen during the remainder of the session at a press conference with House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen and Senate Republican Caucus Chairwoman Linda Evans Parlette. OLYMPIA -- Good news for Spokane motorists: You won't...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

Senate majority offers roads package 

OLYMPIA -- The coalition controlling the Senate released a $12 billion transportation package that would raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over three years and finish several major projects, including Spokane's North-South Freeway. They said they have support from 13 of their members -- or...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Transpo package gets hearing today

OLYMPIA – Senate negotiators will begin the push today for a package of new road projects and improved maintenance that could complete the long-discussed North Spokane Corridor and raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over three years. The package of 10 related bills, with a...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

Some gas tax money for N. Spokane Corridor 

OLYMPIA – A proposal to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 2 cents per year for five years and impose or hike other taxes would provide some $420 million for further work on the North Spokane Corridor. The long-running road construction project – sometimes called...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

Snip-snip: N. Spokane Corridor photo op today

Break out the giant scissors. We're having a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the North Spokane Corridor. Make that another ribbon-cutting ceremony. Today at 11 a.m., the powers that be will be holding a "Celebration of Progress" for the much-discussed roadway, a thoroughfare so deeply ingrained in...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Feds to give N. Spokane Corridor $10 million

The U.S. Department of Transportation will give the state $10 million for the North Spokane Corridor, to be used to help relocate some railroad tracis and extend a bike trail. A joint announcement from U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

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