Transportation

Ballard Bridge reopens after malfunction

Update, 12:27 p.m.: The Ballard Bridge has reopened to traffic after being stuck in the open position for about an hour.  Traffic on Leary Way and other roads in the area is heavy because of the last hour's detours.   Original post: The Ballard Bridge is stuck open. It is closed to traffic until further...

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Whitest big county in the U.S.? It’s us

King County is the whitest of the nation’s 20 most-populous counties. But the county’s fastest population growth is happening among Asian and mixed-race people. The Times’ FYI Guy, Gene Balk, digs into the new Census numbers.

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Whitest big county in the U.S.? It’s us

King County is the whitest of the nation’s 20 most-populous counties. But the county’s fastest population growth is happening among Asian and mixed-race people. The Times’ FYI Guy, Gene Balk, digs into the new Census numbers.

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