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- Poll Shows Regional Voters Happy to Pay for More Light-Rail January 23, 2015The poll shows that voters, by a margin of 55 to 31, believe Puget Sound is on the right track—a historic high that has not been approached since December 2000. And the primary concern for Puget Sound residents is mass transit, transportation, and traffic, which ranks above concerns over the economy and jobs, the environment The post Poll Shows Regional Vote
- State Should Pay Tunnel Contractor For Groundwater Troubles, Dispute Board Says January 23, 2015In a decision that foreshadows a long tug of war for taxpayer dollars, a dispute review board says Washington state should pay its contractors for tackling severe groundwater flows at the Highway 99 tunnel machine’s launch pit in Sodo. The post State Should Pay Tunnel Contractor For Groundwater Troubles, Dispute Board Says appeared first on Washington State
- Lawmakers Examining Changes to Elections Process January 23, 2015Lawmakers are looking at ways to make the election process cheaper for voters, easier to see who is funding campaigns, and harder to run initiatives with financial consequences. Holding fewer elections, paying the postage on mail-in ballots and new disclosure rules for pop-up political committees are among the ideas put forth thus far this session. The post
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Somalia, Ukraine, DRC & Saudi Arabia January 23, 20151) A suicide car bomb attacked a hotel in Somalia, where Turkish delegates were meeting. While none of the delegation was harmed, two policemen were killed in the attack which is being claimed by al Shabaab. President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had planned to arrive in Somalia tomorrow. 2) The UN has condemned a deadly … Continue reading Top International St
- World Class Hour on #FTRRadio with @BeccaJLower & @RodentPolitics January 22, 2015Guests: George Templeton, Becca Lower Note: be kind, this was my first podcast without Justin as my producer. Boko Haram Terrorizes Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1FEhb4a0g0 Yemen Out of Control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGRHmnYyceY Changes in Syria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61I60t2r7_w THUNDER ROUND Middle East: Libya becoming
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Yemen, Ukraine, & Cuba January 22, 20151) Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken over government buildings and the President’s residence in the past few days. U.S. Sec. of State Kerry told news outlets that President Hadi was planning on accepting most of the rebel demands for changes in the government. 2) Germany held peace talks for Ukraine this week. Ukraine … Continue reading Top International S
- White House Defends Embattled Counterterrorism Strategy January 25, 2015As chaos in Yemen continued to escalate, Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, appeared on all five major talk shows on Sunday to defend the administration’s counterterrorism efforts in the region.
- CBS Panel Blasts Obama’s ‘Extraordinary Disconnect,’ ‘Question if WH Knows What’s Going On’ January 25, 2015
- White House: ‘We Weren’t Surprised’ Yemen Allies Fell to Iran Backed Rebels January 25, 2015
- The Ideal Communist Climate-Friendly City January 23, 2015To stop climate change, Al Gore wants to spend a mere $90 trillion rebuilding all of the world’s cities so that everyone is living in such high-density neighborhoods that they don’t need cars. While a few curmudgeonly types might think that $90 trillion sounds like a lot of money, it really isn’t, say Gore and […]
- Rail Troubles January 22, 2015The latest news from Hawai’i is that the Honululu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) lied to the city council when it told them the city’s rail project was $500 million to $700 million over budget. It turns out it’s really $910 million over budget. HART was just hoping to cover up $210 million of the […]
- Keeping Austin Weird January 21, 2015With Austin’s light-rail ballot measure going down in flames last November due to its high costs, rail transit advocates have conceded defeat, folded up their tents, and gone home. Ha, ha, just kidding; actually, now they are talking about subways. Although someone prepared this map of an Austin subway system more as a joke than […]