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Pacific Northwest seeing stormy end to 2019

The Pacific Northwest will ring in the new year with a stormy weather pattern that is expected to bring rounds of heavy rain, gusty winds and snow to the mountains.

Judge blocks Eyman’s $30 car tab measure

A King County Superior Court judge temporarily halted the Dec. 5 implementation of Initiative 976, which would limit car tabs to $30 a year, eliminate a host of programs that fund local road projects and dismantle some transit agencies.

WSDOT seeking drivers for pilot program

The Washington Department of Transportation is looking for a few thousand good drivers – particularly in Asotin and Garfield counties – to help test a new way to fund the state highway system.

Crews cleaning up train derailment near Spangle

Crews are working to clean up the site where a train carrying grain derailed between Spangle and Plaza on July 21. At about 7 p.m. Friday, the Washington and Idaho Railway-owned train was traveling north when it derailed near Spangle Waverly Road, said Bob Westby, Palouse River and Coulee City Railway manager. Palouse and Coulee City Railway is part of the Washington State Department of Transportation and owns the line.

Getting There: State calling for volunteers to count walkers, bicyclists

The Washington state Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s help to count the number of people walking or bicycling to their destinations. Volunteers are being enlisted to provide raw data for the state’s eighth annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Sign-ups have started.

Doug Clark: Couple in troubled water over disputed bridge toll

I cracked this caper five minutes after saying howdy to Dennis and Shirley Wendlandt in the front yard of their pink cinderblock home in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood. And I’m willing to swear on the lives of all of your children that the license plate affixed to the couple’s cargo trailer is NOT the same plate that was photographed by a toll camera last Nov. 5 on the 520 bridge, outside Seattle.

Judge dismisses Tapio lawsuit against WSDOT

Owners of a prominent business center say the long delay in finishing the North Spokane Corridor has cost them millions. But the claim made in a lawsuit by the owners of nine office buildings and the Wolf Creek Lodge restaurant at the Tapio Office Center, 104 S. Freya St., was rejected Wednesday by Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno.

Beautification project tackles Spokane’s ‘gateways’

Spokane city officials are pushing forward with a long-term plan to clean, paint and upgrade downtown underpasses under Interstate 90 and the BNSF Railway tracks. Launched last year, the effort is guided by a “gateway” committee focusing on refreshing the appearance of freeway exits at Division, Lincoln and Maple streets, as well as 18 railway underpasses, said Jan Quintrall, director of the city’s business and developer services.

Interstate 90 widening includes addition of sound walls

Anytime the state builds, widens or restores a piece of freeway through the city, it may be obligated to build a noise wall to buffer the sound. Federal highway rules call for the walls whenever the sound level is expected to exceed 66 decibels in residential areas.

Getting There: Repairs to squeeze I-90 commutes

If you think the construction backups on Interstate 90 in Spokane have been bad so far this year, just wait until next month. On July 11, yet another freeway construction project will get started, this time to repair overpasses at Altamont and Havana streets.