Port of Vancouver to lease railcars for crops

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has signed a deal to start hauling agricultural goods from North Dakota to the West Coast in rail cars that otherwise would come back empty after transporting supplies for the oil industry…. …read more

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Expect delays and traffic congestion each night this week on I-5 in Pierce County

Nighttime drivers should plan for delays on southbound Interstate 5 around Lakewood, DuPont and Tacoma this week. …read more

From:: WSDOT Olympic Travel News

Former Wall Street Journal reporter assaulted

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Police in Missoula are searching for a man suspected of assaulting a former Wall Street Journal and Missoulian reporter, likely costing the 70-year-old man the sight in his left eye…. …read more

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ND, port in Wash. sign transportation pact

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and a port in the state of Washington have signed an agreement that will increase the shipments of ag commodities from North Dakota to the West Coast…. …read more

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The big reveal: Salmon Creek interchange opens ahead of schedule, under budget

Aug. 27 ribbon-cutting celebration precedes interchange opening in time for afternoon commute …read more

From:: WSDOT Southwest Travel News

New cameras, signs provide real-time traffic updates along SR 539 and SR 9 near border

A contractor for the Washington State Department of Transportation has installed 14 new cameras along State Routes 9 and 539 in north Whatcom County that now are available online. …read more

From:: WSDOT Northwest Travel News

SR 99 reopens on time; WSDOT thanks commuters for their patience

Seattle drivers, bus riders and bicyclists welcomed back their normal weekday commutes Wednesday after crews reopened State Route 99 near South Lake Union at 4 a.m. …read more

From:: WSDOT Northwest Travel News

California terrorism suspect denies US attack plot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A terrorism suspect from California who was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists said in jailhouse interviews that he never intended to carry out attacks in the United States…. …read more

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Oregon wolf pack one livestock kill from its limit

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon’s wolf packs is one livestock attack away from becoming the first to come under a potential kill order under the state’s unique rules…. …read more

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Insurance commissioner OKs 10 insurers for 2015

By By MARTHA BELLISLE SEATTLE (AP) — People in Washington who buy their own health insurance through the state’s health exchange will have more choices next year and will only see a small rate increase…. …read more

From:: AP Washington News