Highways

Adopt-A-Highway
9:02 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Nearly 700 Inactive Groups Purged From Washington’s Adopt-A-Highway

Members of the Street Invasion Ryders motorcycle club pick up trash along I-5 near Olympia. They are members of the state’s Adopt-a-Highway volunteer program

You’ve seen the Adopt-A-Highway signs by the side of the road. But have you ever seen a volunteer group picking up trash? In the past three years, Washington state has purged nearly 700 inactive organizations from the program – and taken down their signs. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has the story of Washington’s effort to clean up this long neglected volunteer program.

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Bridge Toll
6:40 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Oregon, Washington Consider I-5 Bridge Toll

Interstate 5 spans the Columbia River between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
Credit Photo by Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

One of the biggest traffic choke-points in the Northwest is the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver. Replacing it will be one of the region’s most expensive construction projects in a generation. Lawmakers in Salem and Olympia are considering funding packages to replace the bridge. A key question is whether enough drivers will pay the tolls planners say are needed to finance the project. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

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