I-5 http://kplu.org en Gridlock On Seattle's I-5 After Metal Comes Loose http://kplu.org/post/gridlock-seattles-i-5-after-metal-comes-loose <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151885530&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:34:21 +0000 Ed Ronco 16867 at http://kplu.org Gridlock On Seattle's I-5 After Metal Comes Loose We're comfortable driving in the snow? Really, Pemco? http://kplu.org/post/were-comfortable-driving-snow-really-pemco <p>This statement might surprise you. It sure surprised us.&nbsp;</p><p>Pemco Insurance makes the claim, based on a survey it did of Washington drivers. <a href="http://www.pemco.com/about_us/Pages/Washington_drivers_claim_to_be_safer.aspx">Most polled (58%) &nbsp;say</a> they feel &#39;comfortable&#39; behind the wheel when driving on snowy roads.</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:23:25 +0000 KPLU News Staff 867 at http://kplu.org We're comfortable driving in the snow? Really, Pemco? Wrong-way driver blamed for fatal crash in Marysville http://kplu.org/post/wrong-way-driver-blamed-fatal-crash-marysville <p>A wrong-way driver is suspected of causing a fatal crash on Interstate 5 at Marysville this (Friday) morning.</p><p>Washington State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary said a driver going north in the southbound lanes slammed into two other vehicles about 5:15 a.m. near the Tulalip Casino. As of 9 a.m. traffic was still backed up about 4.5 miles. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:17:47 +0000 KPLU News Staff 827 at http://kplu.org 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 Monday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-6 <p>Making headlines this morning around the Northwest:</p><ul><li><strong>Prison guard death first in 30 years</strong></li><li><strong>Details on Anti-War Protester Spying&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong>Suicide Prevention Fence for Olympia I-5 Bridge</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Monroe Guard's Death </b></p><p>Shock and sadness over the murder of a Monroe Reformatory guard dominate western Washington headlines. &nbsp;Jayme Biendl was killed late Saturday night while on duty in the prison chapel. An inmate - three-strikes &nbsp;lifer Byron Scherf - is the lone suspect.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:59:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 673 at http://kplu.org