Kemper Freeman http://kplu.org en Tuesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-9 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Feds Need to Help I-5 Mess near Lewis-McChord Base</strong></li><li><strong>Bellevue Business Giant Resigns Over Eastside Light Rail</strong></li><li><strong>Election Day for Pierce Transit, Some Schools</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Pentagon Should Help Fix&nbsp;</b><b>JBLM</b><b>&nbsp;Traffic Mess: Report</b></p><p>A new report on the impact of military bases to their local communities <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/08/1535288/fix-jblm-traffic-report-urges.html">recommends the Pentagon pony up</a> for traffic improvements - including I-5 upgrades - along Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The National Research Council study is detailed by reporter Adam Ashton in The News Tribune:</p><blockquote><p>The report shows that the U.S. military is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to improve Lewis-McChord, but not on off-base roadwork. The military spent $1.8 billion on capital projects at the base over the past three years, and it plans to spend another $2 billion over the next five.</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:08:48 +0000 KPLU News Staff 737 at http://kplu.org