(CNN) — An Amtrak train derailed in Washington state near a well-known golf course on Sunday.The Amtrak Cascades train derailed near the Chambers Bay golf course in Pierce County, Washington.
RENTON, Wash. – Two King County sheriff’s deputies barely escaped with their lives Thursday morning when a suspected DUI driver crashed into their patrol cars at freeway speed as they were standing outside them along the shoulder of Interstate 405. The deputies had to scramble to get out of the way as the driver slammed into their squad cars, launching one of them into the air and missing the deputies by only a matter of inches.
[Ed.: Glad that those who serve and protect us were not harmed in this incident. “Book ’em Danno!”]
Can Pierce County, where voters rejected Sound Transit 3, get out of paying taxes that bankroll the $54 billion transit package?
[Ed.: Why would you want a proven thing when you can gamble with the taxpayer’s money? Time to wean the Port of Seattle off of ALL taxpayer dollars and let them turn a profit like everyone else.]
[Ed.: Fortunately there’s a route that can be used as a bypass, so it shouldn’t be horrific, but it will be quite a traffic mess for sure.]
Clarification to come soon on when you will need a new license in Washington to board a flight | Q13 Fox
SEATTLE — The Department of Homeland Security is expected to make an announcement in mid-July on when Washington residents will be required to be in compliance with the Real ID Act, according to the Department of Licensing. The Real ID Act would require you to either have an enhanced license, or have a passport, permanent resident card or military ID to show with your non-compliant license when boarding a domestic flight.
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Mercer Island city officials have reached a last-minute tentative settlement with Sound Transit over light rail construction along Interstate 90 that the city has claimed would cripple the commute for people living there.
The tentative settlement follows a 6 1/2-hour executive session of the Mercer Island City Council late Wednesday. The council then returned to open session after midnight Thursday and voted to approve the settlement agreement.
The settlement supersedes a request by the city for a court injunction to halt the East Link project construction. A hearing on the injunction had been scheduled for Thursday morning, and is now canceled.
[Ed.: Amen brother! Quit playing with choo-choo trains that cost us billions!]