July 14, 2024 1:08 pm

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Inslee tours future site of SAF Research and Development Center


EVERETT—Leadership of the Seattle-Paine Field International Airport hosted a tour with Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, of the future site of the upcoming Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Research and Development Center. The facility will add to Snohomish County’s appeal as being on the forefront of climate change solutions. The R&D Center is made […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas challenge to restrict access to abortion pill


OLYMPIA—On Thursday, June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the state of Texas’ challenge to change mifepristone’s legal status which would have restricted access to the abortion pill for millions of women. This is the court’s first major abortion-related ruling since overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022.  “This case was never about science,” Representative […]

Older adults, Zip Alderwood Shuttle is your solution to transit gaps

Zip Alderwood

Many people rely on public transit for flexible, affordable, and accessible trip options. In Lynnwood, where people aged 65 and older make up more than 17% of the population, public transit serves as a vital means of transportation for older adults.  However, for some older adults, the biggest challenge in accessing transit is the first […]

DelBene delivers $850,000 for Main Street Revitalization in Mountlake Terrace

Main Street Revitalization

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE—Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) presented the City of Mountlake Terrace with an $850,000 check to complete Phase Two of its Main Street revitalization project. DelBene secured the investment in the FY24 federal funding package. S Phase Two of the Mountlake Terrace revitalization project is designed to create a more accessible and well-connected community, with a focus […]

WA Congressional delegation pen letter to Boeing not to compromise safety as its firefighters strike

boeing firefighters

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) recently led a group of Democratic Washington lawmakers urging Boeing and union firefighters represented by International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local I-66 to continue to negotiate in good faith toward an agreement that provides Boeing firefighters with fair pay and benefits. Larsen was joined by Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Pramila […]

DelBene highlights tax assistance options ahead of filing deadline

tax assistance

REDMOND—Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), on April 6, visited Hopelink’s Redmond Market and Service Center to discuss tax filing assistance options ahead of the April 15 filing deadline. Hopelink provides free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to local residents through volunteers with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps sponsored by United Way of King County.  “Filing […]

Community Transit’s Swift Orange Line now open for business, on time and under budget

Orange Line

LYNNWOOD—Community Transit launched its new Swift Orange line with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lynnwood Transit Center on Saturday, March 30. The Swift Orange Line is an 11-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) expansion that connects Edmonds College in Lynnwood to McCollum Park & Ride in Mill Creek with stops at Lynnwood Transit Center, Alderwood Mall, […]

Community Block Party on March 30 to celebrate opening of the Swift Orange Line

Swift Orange Line block party

LYNNWOOD—Community Transit is celebrating the grand opening of the Swift Orange Line on March 30 and the whole community is invited to join a family-friendly, taste-tantalizing, busloads-of-fun Block Party! Whether you’re a transit enthusiast, foodie, or just looking for a fun day out, mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this! The block […]

DelBene, Moulton introduce legislation to invest in national high-speed rail

high-speed rail

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Seth Moulton (MA-06) introduced legislation to invest $205 billion in a national high-speed rail system that would provide Americans with faster, cleaner travel options and create at least 2.6 million American jobs. This legislation comes on the heels of the Biden administration awarding a historic $8.2 billion for high-speed […]

New Community Transit Swift Orange Line, route changes coming March 30

Swift Orange Line

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—On March 30, Community Transit is making significant changes to several local routes and adding more service with a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Swift Orange Line, and three new local bus routes. The expanded service will offer riders more frequent trips. Schedule changes on most routes will improve reliability, ensuring people […]

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