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Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney win Iowa caucus

Fun­da­men­tal­ist Rick San­to­rum (a for­mer U.S. Sen­a­tor) and Repub­li­can estab­lish­ment favorite Mitt Rom­ney (a for­mer gov­er­nor) have pre­vailed in the first nom­i­nat­ing con­test of 2012, results released by the Iowa Repub­li­can Par­ty show. With 99% of the vote count­ed, Rom­ney and San­to­rum were almost exact­ly tied, sep­a­rat­ed by only a hand­ful of votes, while Ron […]

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Will State Route 520 toll make bridge backups mostly a thing of the past?

Last Thurs­day, after months of delays, the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (WSDOT) final­ly began tolling the Ever­green Point Float­ing Bridge over Lake Wash­ing­ton. Col­lec­tion of the toll (which is vari­able) began in the ear­ly morn­ing with no fan­fare or cer­e­mo­ny. Since that hour, there has been a cost to use the Ever­green Point Floating […]