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City, WSDOT brief property owners on how and when the viaduct will go

By BRIAN MILLER

Beginning in early 2019, demolition will start on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and it could come down in as little as nine months, according to WSDOT's Brian Nielsen.


Board votes to make Mama's a city landmark

By JOURNAL STAFF

Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board voted unanimously Wednesday to designate as a city landmark a building in Belltown that previously housed the popular Mama's Mexican Kitchen.

$108K damage from Ore. refuge takeover

Federal authorities say it cost more than $100,000 to repair two trenches and a road dug during the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last winter.


GGLO, Barrientos design project for a site on Roy

By BRIAN MILLER

Seattle Opera has agreed to sell part of a Lower Queen Anne block to an LLC associated with Washington Holdings.


Apartment construction jumps 54%

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

Last year, developers started work on the most new houses and apartments since 2007.


‘Bridge ninjas' fend off flood debris in Reno

Three-man teams set up an excavator, loader and dump truck and started snatching huge logs from the rushing Truckee River.


Crews use fire hoses to clear boulders from Zion park road

The new technique caused less damage to wildlife and the natural surroundings than the usual blasting.


Boulder blocks highway near Lake Crescent

By JOURNAL STAFF

WSDOT crews cleared the mess at milepost 228.5 and repaired the pavement that was damaged by the big rock.


Logging eyed in Blanchard forest

The state Legislature is considering allowing logging in northern Washington state forest that includes several popular recreation areas.


Oregon firm designs modular nuke plant

Each self-contained reactor vessel could be built in a factory and shipped by truck, train or barge to its destination.


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