Researchers have found that permitting cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs increases the flow of traffic and actually protects both motorists and those on bicycles. The law went into effect this month in Washington.
The news that the Washington Supreme Court ruled the $30 car tab initiative unconstitutional was met with a somewhat tepid response by transportation agencies last week. While the ruling preserves some transportation funding, tax revenues are down due to the pandemic, adding another obstacle to a system that planners say is underfunded to meet the needs of the public.
A head-on collision at the intersection of North Division Street and West Francis Avenue sent three people to the hospital Thursday morning, the Spokane Police Department said. About an hour after the initial crash, a pedestrian was hit in the partially closed intersection, sustaining minor injuries.
The motorcyclist who died in a crash Saturday night has been identified as William Parks, 43.
The fire started at about 10:40 a.m. and was threatening crops, city residents and infrastructure and the Port of Whitman airport. The state fire marshal's office reported the fire had burned between 500 and 1,000 acres. Level 3 evacuation orders – meaning "Get out now" – were in effect.
Strong winds toppled trees, knocked out power and carried smoke and dust from Central Washington wildfires on Labor Day.
The Spokane City Council agreed to a plan to reduce traffic speeds near certain parks and park properties in town. That decision has caused some South Hill residents to question the inclusion of High Drive.
History is often on the minds of those who fly and maintain the KC-135 Stratotankers at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Washington state auditors have issued a critical report on the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, saying bookkeepers used outdated accounting templates and misreported some figures by millions of dollars in recent years.