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Police enforcing state law against Texting While Driving

For years, police and traffic safety experts have said texting while driving can be as deadly as drunk driving. Police across western Washington are driving that message home, with a coordinated enforcement of Washington state laws against texting while driving. As Officer Bill Wingrove said in this KIRO 7 piece about the effort, “A lot of people do not take it seriously and it’s a leading cause within traffic fatalities and serious injuries here in Washington — 20 percent just … Continue reading

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Stronger parking rights for people with disabilities

A bill aimed at stopping abuse of special-parking placards and licenses for people with disabilities has been signed into state law. The bipartisan measure cleared both chambers unanimously after it was introduced earlier this year by Rep. Sam Hunt. A Department of Licensing report submitted to the Legislature last year included recommendations that went into the crafting of this year’s legislation. Key terms of the new law increase the validity of temporary parking permits from six months to a year. Also, … Continue reading

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Did you take your studded tires off yet?

A $124 ticket could be headed your way if you didn’t get those snow tires off your vehicles by yesterday. The Washington State Department of Transportation sent out a reminder last week that the deadline to remove studded tires was Monday, March 31st. With the weather warming up and travel becoming safer, it’s important for drivers to switch over to avoid causing damage to roadways. Road crews will be closely monitoring weather forecasts and will be on call in the … Continue reading

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Sound Transit eastlink route animation

I attended a Bellevue Downtown Association meeting last week where the following animation was presented, along with a great talk on what the downtown Bellevue light rail station will look like. The animation takes about 12 minutes, but really allows you to see where the train will go and how it will integrate into both Bellevue and Redmond. Must-See TV! http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects-and-Plans/East-Link-Extension/East-Link-Extension-document-archive/Video-East-Link-animation    

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Follow-up from telephone town hall: Foster care and 520 bridge schedule

Thanks for the 4000-5000 folks who listened to a segment of our telephone town hall last week. There were a lot of questions asked. If you have an extra hour and want to listen to the recording of the questions I answered here it is. I said I’d answer questions left on voice mail at the end, and we had the following two that we didn’t get to: 520 – When will Construction End? (Ever?) According to the WSDOT website, … Continue reading

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