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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Inslee shifts $175M from road projects to culverts

Gov. Jay Inslee adds $175 million to transportation spending on culverts to satisfy a federal court order.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

State budget scrimps on replacing salmon-blocking culverts

Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the …


Washington argues salmon case in U.S. Supreme Court

Washington state argued to the Supreme Court on Wednesday that replacing hundreds of stream culverts blocking salmon migration is onerous and too expensive.


Outside View: Culvert ruling needs legal clarification

If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

$9 million may be needed to repair flood-damaged roads in Spokane County

Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Spokane County’s damage from flooding may reach $1 million

Spokane County is no longer in a state of emergency, officials said Friday, but the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads may climb to $1 million – far more than …


Appeals court: Washington must fix salmon-blocking culverts

Federal appeals judges say the state of Washington has violated the treaty rights of tribes to fish by building and maintaining large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads …