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More pontoons arrive on Lake Washington


Crews in Aberdeen last night were expected to float six additional pontoons out of the casting basin during high tide.

Oso road clearing could take months

The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor.

Snohomish County PUD has new plan for the Skykomish: no dam


The earlier proposal for an inflatable dam or weir near Sunset and Canyon falls was opposed by environmental groups who said the scenic river should be preserved.

Oregon transportation funding could fall by $500M

The decline would hit roads, rail, bridges, bicycle lanes and pedestrian-safety projects.

Portland terminal operator fined $20K

The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined nearly $20,000 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Feds say highway funding spigot is about to run dry


The 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal gas tax was last increased in 1993.

New Walla Walla clinic for the VA

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, will help cut the ribbon at the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Walla Walla.

Longview man gets prison for dumping sewage

Prosecutors say that for more than 10 years, Ray Caldwell and his company secretly pumped waste into the city's sewer system.

Cracked dam can handle fish migration this week

Modifications on the cracked Wanapum Dam will allow migrating salmon to pass through the structure starting this week on their journey to spawning grounds, the Grant County Public Utility District said Tuesday.

Well drilling booms in drought-stricken Calif.


In some counties, requests for permits to dig new wells have soared, more than doubling over this time last year.

Anchorage trailer park may be replaced by upscale housing

Anchorage's vacancy rate was 3.3 percent in 2013, below what is considered a healthy average.

Seismographs heading for central Idaho

Three portable seismographs will be installed in the Challis area in central Idaho to help experts better understand a recent flurry of earthquakes.

U.S. homebuilder confidence remains flat


Major concerns are tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.

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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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