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Problems continue for Boeing with 787s and 737 MAXes

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced it would retain sole authority to issue airworthiness certificates and perform any final inspections on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Meanwhile, two members of Congress, including Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, have asked for an investigation into why the FAA decided not to penalize Boeing for fatal crashes involving its […]

Sound Transit attempting to address huge budget shortfalls

Metro Seattle’s Sound Transit faces an “unsustainable” financial future in the face of a declining number of users and an increase in users not paying for rides. According to a recent Sound Transit blog post, CEO Peter Rogoff recently told the organization’s Board of Directors that the agency is working toward a new way of collecting […]

What Idaho will get under new infrastructure bill

Idaho will receive $2 billion under the infrastructure bill that cleared Congress last week and that President Joe Biden has pledged to sign. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act won final approval Friday in the House of Representatives with the help of 13 Republicans voting in favor. Those votes were needed after six […]

Civil forfeiture lawsuit against Arizona moving forward

A federal appeals court has ruled a Washington state couple’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona over what they say was an unconstitutional seizure of their property can continue. Terry and Ria Platt loaned their vehicle in 2016 to their son to use on vacation when Arizona state troopers stopped him on Interstate 40 in […]