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Dollar Development opens Mercer Island apartments


Dollar Development Co. has opened Mercer West, a five-story, 85-unit apartment building at 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 27th Street on Mercer Island.

Archaeologists, tribe clash over remains taken from project site

Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper reported.

N.D. OKs power line in historic battlefield area


North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and American Indians occurred in 1864.

Heathrow's new $4.2B terminal set to open


The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year.

Sales of new homes plunge 14.5%


It was the second straight monthly decline and the slowest pace since July 2013.

Miller Hull designs mixed-use ‘anchor' for a new neighborhood in San Diego


The developers say the IDEA1 complex will anchor a mixed-use area they are promoting that would be similar to South Lake Union.

Burst main floods downtown Corvallis

hen a water main broke in downtown Corvallis, office workers saw the pavement heave and thought they were in an earthquake.

Squabbling stalls rail safety push


Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.

FEMA has $7.6M for Snohomish County

Members of Washington's congressional delegation say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will give Snohomish County nearly $7.6 million as the first payment in a grant program that reimburses local governments for spending on recovery after federally declared disasters.

Bus supporters vow to file new initiative


A group called Friends of Transit announced it will file an initiative for the November ballot that would raise up to $25 million to help restore bus service in Seattle.

Clean energy lab dedicated in Idaho

The 148,000-square-foot Energy Innovation Laboratory was dedicated Tuesday at the Idaho National Laboratory's Research and Education Campus.

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Disaster-resiliency expert Stephen Flynn says we can do a better job preparing for the worst.

The case involved a contractor’s attempt to foreclose a lien that included the unpaid balance of its written contract plus unwritten change orders.

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