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Getting There: The how of ‘the Y’

It may be the most distinctive intersection in Spokane’s highway system. Now in the midst of repaving and surrounded by commercial development, the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and 395 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Sandpoint man killed in Highway 395 collision

An Idaho man was killed in a collision in Stevens County after another driver crossed the center line and struck his vehicle.


Getting There: Washington’s loneliest road – from Dusty to Dodge – was one of the state’s first highways

On state Highway 127, between Dusty and Dodge – if you can call them that – a handful of silos punctuate a whole lot of rolling wheat fields. That’s about …


Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote

Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras’ disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead …


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Trump to push for overhauling roads, bridges, air traffic

President Donald Trump is launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation’s roads and bridges, a key item on his agenda that’s been stymied in Congress …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

Crumbling roads and bridges bring higher taxes and fees

Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend …


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Coalition says Washington needs $190 billion for better infrastructure

Washington needs some $190 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years and must be ready to take advantage of any new federal program to help rebuild them, a …


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Idaho Senate backs higher passing speeds on two-lane highways

If Gov. Butch Otter signs on, Idahoans could go up to 15 mph over the speed limit while passing on a two-lane highway without risking a speeding ticket. The change …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

States send Trump wish-lists for promised roads-and-bridges plan

With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding. About 40 states have responded …


Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning

The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down …


Lower speeds for truck and bus drivers proposed

The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways.


Crash deaths far worse in U.S. than other affluent countries

Traffic deaths are down, but a new report shows fatalities on the road are still a bigger problem in the United States than in other affluent countries.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel Hill – remembered today for building the Maryhill Museum and a replica of Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge – arrived in Spokane to …


Public offers variety of strategies for meeting transportation costs

Public testimony before state legislators in Spokane Valley Wednesday night offered contrasting views on how to fund and build Washington’s transportation system at a time when gas tax collections are …


More megaloads possible for Inland NW roads

Imperial Oil approved an expansion for its processing plant under construction in the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. The move raises the possibility of additional megaloads on north central …


Transportation needs get collaborative look

Local government officials in Spokane County say the region needs about $20 million a year in additional funding to keep up with road and highway needs. They are proposing the …


Senate road plan includes Spokane projects

OLYMPIA – The state Senate on Wednesday proposed a $4.3 billion transportation budget that would include $38 million more for the North Spokane Corridor and $250,000 for work on a …


$82 million road plan clears joint budget panel

BOISE – North Idaho lawmakers successfully pushed approval of an $82 million highway bonding program through the Legislature’s joint budget committee Wednesday, a move welcomed by Gov. Butch Otter. “I …


Audit cites poor maintenance of Idaho roads

BOISE – A long-awaited performance audit of the Idaho Transportation Department suggests the state could save millions through better management – but could save hundreds of millions by better maintaining …


Otter to work for road funding consensus

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter, after failing spectacularly last session to persuade state lawmakers to take on his No. 1 priority – alleviating a huge annual road funding shortfall – …


Area roads uncongested, relatively

Spokane drivers spent enough time in traffic in 2005 to watch four movies, play two football games or earn a day’s salary. In Seattle, drivers could have worked a week …