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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament 23.3.2017 Washington Post: World
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.”
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Forest Service demolishes Silverado Canyon dams despite protests 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Officials continued their plans Wednesday to demolish 10 dams throughout the Santa Ana mountains, starting with three along Silverado Creek.

About a dozen community members protested the Orange County demolition Tuesday and Wednesday near the Maple Springs Visitor Center, authorities said.


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At least 2 dead in car rampage, knife attack in London 23.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
London • A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and leaving others with injuries described as catastrophic. Around the same time Wednesday, a knife-wielding attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot on the grounds outside Britain’s Parliament, sending the compound into lockdown. Authorities said they were treating the attacks as a terrorist incident. Some of those injured were French high school students, France’s prime minister said. The...
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At least one person killed, up to 10 injured in attack outside British Parliament 22.3.2017 L.A. Times - World News

At least one person was killed and as many as 10 injured in an attack outside Britain’s Parliament which London’s Metropolitan Police are treating as a suspected “terrorist incident.”

Early reports were confusing, but witnesses reported hearing a commotion, shouting and the sound of gunfire. The...

Martin McGuinness, ruthless IRA commander who traded his weapons for peace, dies at 66 22.3.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Martin McGuinness, the ruthless Irish Republican Army commander who traded his weapons for politics and later played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, has died, leaving behind a conflicted legacy.

Once described as “Britain’s number one terrorist,” the die-hard Irish rebel was accused...

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Sears has 'substantial doubt' that it will survive 22.3.2017 LA Times: Business

Sears, once a monolith of American retail, says that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open.

Shares of Sears Holdings Corp., which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 12% to $8 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday.

Millions of dollars have been...

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Lauren Dobell: It's time for a lift tax 22.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
I have been following with interest the Steamboat Springs City Council's ideas to raise more revenue. The latest is a property tax to fund trail maintenance for the flurry of recently constructed trails. I believe this would be an unfair tax. Instead, we need to free up other money in the budget to pay for this maintenance and other items. The time is now for Steamboat to have a lift tax on ski tickets; this tax is long over due. Vail has had a 4 percent tax on their lift tickets for 50 years, and this tax has helped pay for transportation, parking and infrastructure. The Vail tax has generated over $200 million for the town of Vail.  Breckenridge has had a 4.5 percent tax for two years and have already collected over $7 million. The ski areas in Utah have taxed their lift tickets for decades. The Town of Vail notified Vail Resorts last July to inform them it may be necessary to raise the tax from 4 percent to 8 percent for future parking, infrastructure and transportation.   The tax will not raise the ...
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New study shows that "scofflaw cyclists" don't break the law any more than drivers 21.3.2017 TreeHugger
Everybody's doing it, even the pedestrians. So why do they pick on the people on bikes?
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Development in Fairfax, Va., offers houses with plenty of gathering spaces 21.3.2017 Washington Post
Development in Fairfax, Va., offers houses with plenty of gathering spaces
Seattle to add 50 blocks of new sidewalks, make Rainier Avenue safety updates 21.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Money from the 2015 Move Seattle levy would pay for 50 blocks of new sidewalks that aim to improve pedestrian access at schools and transit centers, as well as safety updates on Rainier Avenue South.
With Mobile App Rewards for Cycling and Walking, Would You Continue to Drive? 20.3.2017 THE CITY FIX
Modern technology has revolutionized the way people interact with urban mobility and their cities. People’s movements have become inextricably linked with technology, in particular their smartphones. Today’s technology can call a car service, track your movement, alert you when the ...
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Denver’s population is surging. Its summers are getting hotter. How will the city’s parks system adapt? 18.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A new city report that’s part of a drive to set the course for Denver Parks and Recreation for the next 15 to 20 years identifies several ways the system needs to adapt.
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Fences will separate homeless shelter from The Gateway mall 18.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Five-foot-tall chain-link fences will soon stretch down 200 South in Salt Lake City, creating a barrier between the downtown homeless shelter and The Gateway mall. The project was requested by the mall’s owner, Vestar, for “safety and security needs.” It would close the mid-block pedestrian crossing of 200 South along Rio Grande St. — which connects The Road Home shelter and the mall — directing people to cross instead at the lighted intersections at 400 West or 500 West, either end of the block...
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Man dies after being shot, run over in Overbrook 17.3.2017 News
A man died overnight after he was shot and then run over in Philadelphia's Overbrook section.
Tourists cited for misspelled Boulder trail graffiti 16.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks spokesman Phillip Yates said rangers identified the suspects the same day the rock was painted, after getting a call from hikers who witnessed the men painting the graffiti.
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Road traffic: Bikes make it worse 16.3.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

A letter in the Opinion page March 11 quotes a Commute Seattle survey, “People who walk and bike now make up close to 10 percent of daily commuters downtown … and are easing traffic congestion.” Also according to the survey, only 3 percent of that group ride bicycles; the rest walk. Walkers in most of Seattle […]
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Pedestrian hit by shuttle bus 16.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
A man received injuries not thought to be life threatening after being hit by a shuttle Tuesday. The incident occurred about 7:50 p.m. after a Steamboat Springs Transit bus stopped at a bus stop to let passengers off at Montview Lane and Mount Werner Road. Police Commander Jerry Stabile said a 20-year-old man got off the bus and crossed in front of the vehicle to reach Mount Werner Road. He was struck by a shuttle that was traveling the same direction as the bus. The man’s name was not available Wednesday. He was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with lower extremity injuries. Police reviewed video footage from the bus of the incident. Stabile described it as frightening. Steamboat Transit advises passengers not to cross the front busses. Police do not believe the bus or shuttle driver were at fault. To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter ...
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Icy patches greet commuters in Wednesday's morning commute 15.3.2017 Washington Post
Icy patches greet commuters in Wednesday's morning commute
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Suit dropped, city agrees to 8 lanes near ferry terminal 14.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Government plans for an eight-lane boulevard near the state ferry terminal will move forward, after the Alliance for Pioneer Square dropped its legal challenge to what it called “a daunting environment” for people walking.
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Traffic woes continue as part of Beach Drive to remain closed through summer 12.3.2017 Washington Post
Traffic woes continue as part of Beach Drive to remain closed through summer
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