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Consumer Reports advises people to ‘stay away from’ ObamaCare site

October 22, 2013 J

Consumer Reports magazine is urging readers to “stay away from Healthcare.gov” until software developers can fix the problems plaguing the site. In a blog post advising consumers on how to navigate around some of the most common issues, Consumer Reports concluded that it’s not even worth attempting to use the online portal until the fixes are in. “If all [...]

Inslee: No bridge in transportation deal

October 22, 2013 J

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he still wants to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a transportation revenue package this November, but a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River won’t be part of the deal. Inslee has championed the Columbia River Crossing but said Tuesday he won’t try to [...]

TACOMA, Wash.: Big crowd at final coal terminal hearing at Tacoma

October 22, 2013 J

TACOMA, WASH. — A crowd estimated at 800 packed the fifth and final public hearing on a proposed coal export terminal at Longview, Wash., and once again red-shirted opponents outnumbered supporters. The News Tribune (http://is.gd/T0f291 ) estimated that only about 100 of those in the Tacoma crowd on Thursday night supported the plan to build a [...]

Would Columbia River Crossing cater to rich drivers?

October 22, 2013 J

Would the Columbia River Crossing be a bridge used primarily by the One Percent? A new U.S. Department of Transportation study of who is and isn’t paying tolls to use Seattle’s 520 floating bridge suggests that supporters of the controversial proposal to replace the Interstate Bridge should look hard and long at that question. The [...]

Inslee: No bridge in transportation deal

October 22, 2013 J

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he still wants to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a transportation revenue package this November, but a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River won’t be part of the deal. Inslee has championed the Columbia River Crossing but said Tuesday he won’t try [...]

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