Seattle-based PACCAR Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement to build a 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in McKinney, the city’s economic development agency says. The $20 million project will create about 200 jobs.
Source: McKinney gets nod for new truck plant with potential jobs on the way | Dallas News
[Ed.: Gov. Inslee, If Seattle’s such a great place to do business then why did PACCAR decide on building a new plant a half a continent away? Because everything about the business climate in Washington State has declined or never was very good.]
KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. (KOMO) – It’s a day Washington State Patrol troopers will be talking about with their colleagues for quite some time, busting several exotic cars for speeding along I-90 as they made their way to a car show in Spokane Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Lamborghini among several exotic cars busted going 100+ mph on way to Spokane car show | KOMO
[Ed.: Wasn’t too long ago that officers going to a conference on the east side of the state were tagged by a Washington State Patrol plane as exceeding the speed limit by more than 20mph and they didn’t get tickets even though they were not using lights and sirens.
When will the nanny state abate? If you’ve ever driven across the state you’ll agree that a 60mph speed limit is ridiculous and should be raised like it is in Montana. If the editorial staff had a Lambo or a Bugatti Veyron EB we agree that we’d be out east on I-90 getting tickets right now.]
Former Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald predicts we’ll need tolling on every road in the future.
Source: Predicting the future: Tolling will start in your driveway
[Ed.: This is when freedom-loving people need to rise up and destroy the machine.]
Blessings Under the Bridge – the nonprofit organization that provides free meals under the Interstate 90 bridge every Wednesday evening – has been told by the city of Spokane to find a new location within 120 days.
Source: City of Spokane serves up eviction notice to Blessings Under the Bridge homeless feeding program
Sound Transit’s consultants have invented a flexing track connection, using earthquake science, to safely move future light-rail trains on the I‑90 floating bridge.
Source: World’s first light rail on a floating bridge: For I-90, Sound Transit had to invent ‘a brilliant solution’ | The Seattle Times
[Ed.: We say that the Sound Transit Board should be the test passengers across this thing on its maiden voyage and let’s make that during a November wind storm. The margins for being wrong are miniscule and the consequences are death and destruction.]
After a two-week hiatus service on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train resumes Wednesday morning from Seattle to Los Angeles.
Source: Amtrak resumes Coast Starlight service from Seattle to Los Angeles
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A portion of a tunnel containing buried rail cars full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at a sprawling storage facility in a remote area of Washington state, forcing an evacuation of some workers at the site that made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades after World War II.
Source: Workers evacuated after tunnel collapse at nuclear facility in Washington
Two people were sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a serious crash on Highway 99, according to South King Fire.
Source: SR 99 in Federal Way closed for hours after crash leaves 2 seriously hurt
Once more Microsoft is teasing new Surface Phone hardware. Previously CEO Satya Nadella declared that 2017 would see Microsoft launch the ultimate mobile device. This week saw Nadella talk to Molly Wood and address Microsoft’s mobile device plans with another bold statement.
Source: Microsoft ‘Confirms’ Plans For New Surface Phone
When you drive from Seattle to Bellevue via I-90 on Monday, you need to be prepared for something you have likely never faced.
Source: Major changes coming to eastbound I-90