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Baltimore tunnel would cost $4B

The Federal Railroad Administration is proposing a $4 billion project to replace a 143-year-old Amtrak tunnel beneath Baltimore that is a major bottleneck in the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington.


Facebook leases Vulcan’s Arbor Blocks

By BRIAN MILLER

Vulcan Real Estate announced it has pre-leased the office space in the Arbor Blocks project in South Lake Union to Facebook.


Slight increase for workers' comp rates

By JOURNAL STAFF

Workers' compensation premiums are going up next year, but it's not too bad: the typical company will pay .7 percent more, or about $10 per worker for the year. Most workers will not see an increase in their share of the premiums.


Everett's Waterfront Place Central OKs deal for its first 254 apartments

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Port of Everett has approved a purchase-and-sale agreement with American Classic Homes to build around 254 apartments in Waterfront Place Central.

38-story tower on Terry may be built using innovative construction system

By BRIAN MILLER

The 38-story mixed-use apartment tower planned for 1800 Terry Ave. might be built using a unique construction system created by Sustainable Living Innovations, a division of Seattle architect CollinsWoerman.


EPA calls coal-export project study flawed

The EPA says the Corps' review fails to take a hard look at potential environmental impacts, such as air quality, rail traffic and climate change.


Many Hanford workers mistrust handling of vapors

Some are concerned that monitoring equipment does not check for all chemicals that may be present.


Construction spending slightly up in October

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER

Home construction increased 1.6 percent, helping offset a 2.1 percent drop in spending on nonresidential projects.


53-pound snapping turtle saved from Houston drainage pipe

The alligator snapping turtle was found wedged in the pipe in a new residential development.


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