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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Sunday, January 1, 2012

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The 69-year-old Elwha Dam as it appeared up to September 2011 (inset), and the deconstruction project as it appears at the beginning of 2012. Keep up with the Elwha and Glines Canyon dam removals and Elwha River restoration project throughout the year with the Peninsula Daily News and www.peninsuladailynews.com.

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A public works project of national proportion — the deconstruction of the Elwha River dams, the nation’s largest dam-removal effort — tops a diverse 2011.

A slight uptick in Port Townsend’s retail economy was scored when two-vessel ferry service to Whidbey Island returned after a four-year hiatus — 2011’s top story.

The walls start tumbling down. Congress passed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act in 1992, setting in motion a chain of events that led to 2011’s biggest story 19 years later: the beginning of the end of the Elwha River dams. Barnard Construction Co. of Bozeman, Mont., began tearing down the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams in mid-September, part of a $325 million project to bring back the river’s prodigious salmon runs. With the Elwha Dam blocking the river just five miles upstream from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, fish stocks had dwindled from 400,000 returning

Finally back to two ferries. After the MV Salish was placed into service in June, the Port Townsend-Coupeville route included two ferries for the first time since the aged Steel Electric-class vessels, since scrapped, were taken out of commission in 2007. During the summer, the Salish and the MV Chetzemoka operated in tandem, providing passage every 45 minutes and increasing access between the two points. This brought the route closer to the idea that the ferries are part of the state highway system, since the

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salmon in the river’s heyday nearly a century ago to a paltry 3,000 after the dams were built — which was without fish ladders. Sept. 17 ceremonies in Port Angeles, attended by state and national dignitaries and heralded by a citywide celebration, marked deconstruction of the 108-foot Elwha Dam, completed in 1913, and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam, finished in 1927. Barnard workers have removed 48 feet of the Elwha Dam and 32 feet of Glines, allowing water to flow freely over the ramparts and carry damblocked sediment important to restoring salmon habitat. The project is slated for completion by Sept. 30, 2014.

“No purpose, no mission?” Clallam County citizens focused ire on and support for the U.S. Border Patrol throughout 2010. The issue splashed onto the national scene July 29, when Border Agent Sanchez Christian Sanchez of Port Angeles told a government watchdog group in Washington, D.C., that the Port Angeles station was a “black hole” at which agents have “no purpose, no mission.”

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The MV Chetzemoka, left, and MV Salish pass each other on Port Townsend Bay last summer. frequent boats decreased wait times and encouraged tourism, with the ferry system reporting a 37 per-

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Sanchez said he expressed his concerns to superiors, he was unfairly disciplined and he and his family were followed by government agents. His prepared statement to the Advisory Committee on Transparency in Washington, D.C., prompted coverage in nationwide media and a lengthy report on CNN. Sanchez’s assertions fed into criticism of the increase in Border Patrol staffing for Clallam and Jefferson counties, which swelled from four agents in 2006 to 36 by mid-September.

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Courthouse cuts. The days of drawing from Clallam County government reserves to cover budget shortfalls ended in 2011. As the economy continued to worsen, the county was faced with a $2.7 million funding gap.

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To accommodate the additional staffing, the Border Patrol began building a new, larger $5.7 million headquarters at 110 S. Penn St. — the former Eagles Lodge — that will be completed by April 26 and can house up to 50 agents. The focus on Border Patrol activities came to a tragic head in May. Agents were assisting the U.S. Forest Service during a traffic stop May 14 near Forks when 43-yearold Benjamin Roldan Salinas ran away and jumped into the Sol Duc River. His body was discovered four miles downstream June 4.


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CLALLAMCOUNTY/From 4 Fifteen county employees were laid off, and the positions of four others were reduced. It could have been worse. After the breakdown of eleventh-hour negotiations with the Teamsters union local over unpaid furlough days, county officials announced Nov. 22 that 16 more workers would lose their jobs. In an emergency union vote Nov. 28, union members decided to accept the furlough days to save the jobs. Teamsters and other county unions also agreed to return their cost-of-living raises as a credit to the county’s portion of employee health care premiums. Furlough days, layoffs and other cost-cutting measures helped the county chisel the $2.7 million shortfall to $38,000.

Popular but non-mandated programs such as Streamkeepers and Master Gardeners were spared from the proverbial chopping block as the county reduced support staff and taxpayer support. The county built up a general fund reserve in better economic times. The reserve had been used to cover budget shortfalls after the economy tanked in 2008. Government sued over mountain goat goring. An Olympic National Park mountain goat’s fatal goring of hiker Bob Boardman in 2010 sparked a Nov. 1 wrongful death lawsuit by his family against the U.S. Department of Interior — and contrary to assertions by numerous letter writers to the PDN who said that you take your life into your

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own hands when you hike in the wilderness. Boardman, a 63-year-old Port AngeBoardman les registered nurse, was hiking on Klahhane Ridge south of Port Angeles with his wife, Susan Chadd, and their friend, Pat Willits, on Oct. 16, 2010, when Boardman was attacked by a 370-pound mountain goat. Park officials said Boardman had not acted aggressively toward the mountain goat and had told his companions to keep their distance while it followed him before it gored him, severing an thigh artery. The animal was later killed by park rangers. TURN

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This fall, Interior rejected the Boardman family’s $10 million worth of wrongful death and personal injury claims. In her subsequent lawsuit, in which she is seeking unspecified damages, Chadd claimed the park knew that a large, aggressive mountain goat lived in the heavily hiked area and that as managers of the park, officials should have removed or killed the animal to stop it from harassing park visitors. Park officials admitted knowing of a large mountain goat named Klahhane Billy but said it was impos-

sible to conclude that this was the mountain goat that killed Boardman because the killer animal was unmarked. Interior is expected to respond to the lawsuit in January.

of the Earth when he began coaching his son Tyler’s youth team in Neah Bay. A few years later in 2009, Tony McCaulley was named head coach of the high school squad, and he immediately installed the same smash-mouth style We are the champi- the Red Devils eventually rode to a Class 1B title this ons. It took nearly four decades for Neah fall. Bay High School to claim Led by sophomore quarits first state football title. terback Josiah Greene and And the Red Devils did senior all-state running it with a rival Bruin at the back Titus Pascua, the Red helm. Devils ground out five Former Clallam Bay straight playoff victories standout Tony McCaulley during one magical month. brought the Bruins’ old They exorcised an old power run game to the edge demon by dispatching top-

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ranked Lummi — a team that ended Neah Bay’s previous two seasons at the Tacoma Dome — in the quarterfinals 58-40. Then, after running over Odessa-Harrington 74-34 in the semis, the Red Devils muscled their way past No. 2 Almira Coulee-Hartline 36-28 to claim the championship under the Dome. The scary part: With only five seniors graduating from the team this spring, Neah Bay might just be getting started. Several core players return next fall — many of whom played for McCaulley back in his youth league days — including Greene, The Associated Press’ state 1B player of the year. A Red Devil dynasty is possibly on the horizon, thanks in large part to an old Clallam Bay Bruin.

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CLALLAMCOUNTY/From 6 Health care network. This fall, Olympic Medical Center and Jefferson Healthcare became the first members of the Swedish Health Network. The 20-year contractual relationships with Swedish are intended to expand health care services on the North Olympic Peninsula and provide local patients with a seamless referral system. Patients will be referred to the Seattle heath care giant for treatment they can’t get locally, then will be referred back to Port Angeles-based OMC and

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iation this fall. Other advantages to the arrangement include better physician recruitment and bottom line incentives such as a large-scale buying group for medical supplies, OMC officials have said. OMC will pay $120,000 for the affiliation in 2012. Jefferson Healthcare’s fee is $75,000 for the first year. Prison escapes. Three prison-escape attempts by four prisoners resulted in the death of a notorious convicted murderer and the capture of two other inmates after

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misadventures that included being lost in the woods. On June 29, two 25-year-old inmates tried to escape from the Clallam Bay Corrections Center by taking a guard hostage and driving a forklift into the two perimeter fences. Kevin Newland, 25, attempted to break free using a forklift, reaching the outer gates before being shot and killed by a corrections officer. Newland was serving a 45-year sentence on a firstdegree murder conviction. A second inmate, Dominick Maldonado, held a guard hostage with a pair of scissors before he surrendered. Maldonado is serving a 163-year sentence on 15 charges after he wounded seven people in a 2005 shooting rampage at the Tacoma Mall.

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Clallam Bay Corrections Center Superintendent Ron Fraker, center, speaks to the media about the attempted escape June 29 as state Department of Prisons deputy director Dan Pacholke, left, and prisons spokesman Chad TURN TO CLALLAM/8 Lewis, right, listen in.

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Mud is the order of the day during the inaugural North Olympic Peninsula sprint boat races in west Port Angeles last September. Some of the estimated 10,000 spectators watch from behind a safety fence.

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It was loud, it was fast, it had flipped-over boats and it had its own version of boat-racing groupies. Spectators with pit passes found their favorite racers for autographs and took photos of themselves with their favorite pilots and navigators.

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Clallam County roads for the Sept. 17 event. What’s amazing about those numbers is that the Sprint boat frenzy. race weekend started the Talk about making an same day that Olympic impact. National Park, federal offiThe first-ever sprint cials, politicians and other boat racing event on the VIPs were putting on their North Olympic Peninsula big show and celebration attracted perhaps the larg- for the beginning of the est crowd to ever witness a Elwha River dam removsports event in the area. als. Parking was at a preThe boating event — mium near the event site called NASCAR on water — Extreme Sports Park — by fans — easily outdrew located near William R. the low hundreds who Fairchild International Air- showed up for damsport west of Port Angeles. related events. Between 8,000 and The boating event lived 10,000 spectators clogged up to its hype. covered with scratches, and disoriented from being lost in the woods.

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Four days earlier, James Edward Russell, 39, escaped from Olympic Corrections Center on June 15. He was arrested the next morning in the woods about 14 miles away from the minimum-security lockup when he knocked on the door of a cabin — the residence of a corrections officer. Also at Olympic Correction, Center, Darby R. Maguire, 27, walked away from the unfenced exercise track Aug. 6. When he surrendered three days later to a Clallam County sheriff’s deputy, he was soaking wet, cold,

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The closure occurred three years after its previous owner, Klukwan Inc. of Alaska, went bankrupt and laid off employees of KPly, as the mill was known at the time. The demise of the plywood mill leaves unpaid about $300,000 in utility bills to the city and about $82,783 in rent to the Port of Port Angeles. A $1 million loan from the state Department of Commerce remains unpaid as well. Commerce also provided the mill with a $500,000 grant in June to simply keep it operating, a rare move for an agency that usually limits grants to private companies for capital improvements. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture used stimulus funds to back $1.9 million in private loans by 90 percent. PenPly President Josh

Renshaw attributed a lack of start-up capital and funding to keep enough veneer in stock as major contributor to the mill’s closure. A smell not so sweet. After nearly 15 years together, a group of 11 lavender growers in January broke away from the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, citing philosophical and administrative differences. They formed a new group, Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, “dedicated to returning to the core values and original purpose of the founders of the lavender movement in Sequim Valley.” Terry Stolz, Sequim Lavender Growers Association president, said the split would not affect the Sequim Lavender Festival in July, which the growers

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association operates. The association’s longtime professional director, Scott Nagel, joined the farmers’ group to work with what he said were the original “legacy” lavender farms. That led to a second festival, the newly dubbed Sequim Lavender Farm Faire’s “Lavender in the Park” at Carrie Blake Park — the same week in midJuly as the original lavender festival just west on Fir Street. After all the tension between the groups dissipated in time for the two festivals, Mother Nature dumped a small flood of rain on the opening Friday afternoon, forcing vendors to shut down and run for cover. The wet, cooler summer also set back lavender crops about three weeks.

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Peninsula Plywood President Josh Renshaw describes machinery in the mill, which first opened in 1941. The mill was shuttered for good in November, and Renshaw turned the property back to landlord Port of Port Angeles in December.

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Downtown Port Townsend merchants reported a good summer, although the poor economy resulted in a lower level of profit than during the last time the route had twoboat service. The ferry system is a work in progress, evidenced by how the Chetzemoka — which was named by students at Blue Heron School and has a local Port Townsend connection (19th century Klallam Chief Chetzemoka) — was moved to another route because the newer ferries, the Salish and the MV Kennewick, are better equipped to handle Keystone Harbor’s tidal anomalies. The Kennewick is scheduled to go into service this month as the third ferry to be inaugurated on the route. At that time, the Salish will be used as a substitute boat elsewhere in the ferry system until two-boat service resumes in the spring.

Patients are to be referred to Swedish for care unavailable at home, and Swedish will send them back to their primary-care doctor for followup care. At the same time, Swedish will help the Peninsula hospitals improve and remain financially viable through expanded clinical services, EPIC electronic medical records and a buying group, officials said at the time. Expanded service may include neurology, cardiology and endocrinology.

Eight-vote clincher. City of Port Townsend voters in November approved a property tax levy lid lift that would bridge a $644,000 shortfall for the support of fire services in Port Townsend — but had to wait almost until December for the election results. The lid lift passed by an eightHospitals connect. vote marJefferson Healthcare gin: 2,098 began an affiliation with Swedish Medical Cen- votes, or ter in December, which was 50.10 percent, intended to give the approving smaller hospital access to Timmons it, to 2,090 medical innovations and specialists employed by the votes, or 49.90 percent, rejecting it. Seattle facility. The levy lid lift, which Jefferson Healthcare will be reflected in 2012 was the second North Olympic Peninsula hospital tax bills, authorizes a maximum tax rate for collecto join the Swedish nettion in 2012 of $2.4868 per work after Olympic Medi$1,000 of assessed valuacal Center in Port Angeles struck a similar agreement tion, an increase of about 43 cents per $1,000 of in October. The 20-year contractual assessed valuation. The increase is relationship between the restricted to providing for Peninsula hospitals and Swedish Medical Center is fire protection and prevention and emergency sernot a merger. Under its terms, Penin- vices by contract with East sula hospitals remain inde- Jefferson Fire-Rescue to match the contribution of pendent and communityresidents in the unincorpoowned, becoming the first rated area of East Jeffermembers of the Swedish son County. Health Network. During the 2012 budget The network would proprocess, the city prepared vide local patients with two separate budget docucare they can’t get on the ments — one if the meaPeninsula.

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sure passed and another if it was defeated. Had the measure failed, cuts of about $625,000 would have been implemented, according to City Manager David Timmons. Even with the passage of the levy, the city was forced to make several cuts for 2012, including a reduction in force and removal of support for social and recreational programs. Passenger-only ferry idea sets sail. The Port of Port Townsend received a $1.3 million grant to build a vessel for a passenger-only ferry in August, jumpstarting an idea that appealed to locals ever since a similar boat ran between Port Townsend and Seattle in 2008. Since receiving the grant, the port has hired Port Townsend-based Puget Sound Express to run the service and at year’s-end planned to hold public meetings to determine what kind of boat it will build to service the route. Some parameters have been established. The ferry will be geared toward tourists and visitors rather than commuters, and it probably won’t run year-round or even every day to start. A likely scenario is to run the service once or twice a week with a 49-passenger capacity, a one-way fare tagged at about $20 or $25. One potential market is transportation to SeattleTacoma International Airport, since the boat dock is only a few blocks from the new light rail system to the airport. This connection could be attractive for people who now drive to the airport and park their cars, saving travelers the cost of gas and parking. The port hopes to put out bids for boat construc-

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Dan Groussman passes his 15-month-old daughter, Ruby Isabelle, to his wife, Melissa, through the center hole of the “Salish Sea Circle.” The 8-foot-tall sculpture by Gerard Tsutakawa was dedicated along with the renovated Port Townsend Civic District in May. During the summer, tourists and residents alike climbed on and inside the sculpture, and it became a backdrop for photos. Downtown’s new The plaza also was the old look. After a year home for the summer conof construction, the certs on the dock, which $5.1 million Civic District drew hundreds of people on Water Street from each week. Quincy to Monroe streets Other downtown sidewas dedicated. walk and infrastructure It includes a large pubwork in the Civic District lic plaza and a modern project included a $224,000 sculpture that together renovation of Pope Marine changed the character of Park, a $2 million Water downtown. Street streetscape and Noted sculptor Gerard $678,000 in improvements Tsutakawa’s 8-foot-tall to Madison Street. “Salish Sea Circle” is comAt May’s dedication, posed of 800 pounds of siliPort Townsend Mayor con bronze and provides the new plaza’s focal point. Michelle Sandoval called

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the plaza “a fabulous addition to our downtown.” The plaza sits next to the remodeled Cotton Building, a former historic mercantile building that last housed the city Police Department. It was given new life as a visitor information center and was dedicated April 30 after a $1.4 million seismic retrofit and restoration. Future downtown work to be done includes removal of the 1986 Tidal Bowl sculpture and adding streetscape to the area surrounding the wave viewing gallery, which was moved farther ashore. TURN

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JEFFERSONCOUNTY/From 10 Fill â&#x20AC;&#x2122;er up. After having to travel miles to Chimacum to fill their tanks for more than two years, a coalition of Quilcene residents purchased and renovated a general store and began selling gas in December. The Village Store at 294235 U.S. Highway 101 has been closed since 2009 and is being renovated by a team of volunteers. The interior is newly painted and a new floor has been installed. Until the store opens later this year, gas will be sold from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Mondays every week. The gas pumps, while modern, do not have cardreaders built in, so gasoline and diesel will not be available when the store is closed. Owner Tom Brotherton said the gas has no brand name because it is

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being purchased directly from a supplier. Branded stations canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell gasoline without ethanol, Brotherton said, adding that people who own high-performance older cars tend to prefer ethanolfree gasoline. The store will also carry local produce. Swainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s song. Swainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outdoor was an essential shopping spot in downtown Port Townsend for 15 years. Its February closing left a large hole on the retail landscape. To fill the void, a group of local business leaders formed a nonprofit corporation with the intention of opening a dry goods store that provided items that people were forced to go out of town or online to buy. Quimper Mercantile, as it became known, submit-

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ted a stock offering plan to the state. If approved, stock will be offered to the public in what will become a community-owned retail outlet. The store will be financed with $50,000 of founder money and up to $950,000 from the public offering, according to the company. The company is investigating two locations for the store, one of which is the old Swainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s space at 1121 Water St., though nothing has been finalized, Chief Executive Officer Peter Quinn said. As a starting point, the store hopes to carry clothes and gifts as well as merchandise that appeals to both residents and tourists. Quimper Mercantile hopes to open its doors STEVE MULLENSKY/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS sometime in the summer or Village Store owner Tom Brotherton takes readings from fuel pumps that fall of this year.

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Wildfire blazes. You could see the smoke plume from Seattle. The Big Hump Fire in the Brothers Wilderness of Olympic National Forest’s was sparked Aug. 31 by an abandoned campfire 10 miles southwest of Brinnon. The wildfire was named for a high point known as the “big hump” on the Duckabush River Trail, the eastern trailhead of which was five miles from the blaze. First noticed as a 3-acre blaze, it slowly grew to more than 1,230 acres before it began subsiding two weeks later in cooler weather without causing injury.

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The county hired one full-time and one part-time staff member for the center, which is open 44 hours a week at times geared toward after-school, evenings and weekend periods. The purpose is to provide a place for parents to drop off their kids where there will always be someone who can supervise them. Prior to the election, Port Townsend city officials agreed to transfer the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the new revenue to the support of Memorial Field and the recreation

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October after an Italian appeals higher education. They also and dismantle controls court threw allowed the state’s univerthat have been in place out her consities to set their own since Prohibition, siding viction in with retailing giant Costco tuition rates, authority the sexual that had previously rested in the costliest initiative Knox assault and with the Legislature. campaign in state history. fatal stabIn June, University of Costco Wholesale Corp. bing of her British roomWashington regents voted committed $22 million to to hike tuition and fees by supporting the measure — mate. $6 for every registered voter. 20 percent. The annual cost Knox was studying for in-state undergrads Costco had backed abroad in Perugia, Italy, another privatization mea- jumped to $10,574, the when Meredith Kercher largest-ever hike in the sure that failed in 2010 was killed in 2007. with 47 percent of the vote. history of the UW. Knox was overcome The previous year the Acknowledging that the with emotion as she 2010 proposal wasn’t ideal, cost was about $8,700. returned to her hometown. Many now complain supporters returned with a “Thank you for being that a college education is there for me,” she tearfully plan that includes more revenue for state and local becoming unaffordable, told her supporters in front especially for middle class governments, as well as of a crowd of reporters at students who often don’t stricter controls on which Seattle-Tacoma Internaqualify for financial aid stores can sell liquor. tional Airport. packages. The state-run liquor Knox’s acquittal was stores will cease operations fueled by doubts over DNA Amanda Knox by June 1 of this year. acquitted in Italian evidence. Prosecutors maintain that Knox’s DNA court, returns Public universities was found on the handle of home. Followed by a get to set own a kitchen knife believed to tuition rates. State throng of international be the murder weapon, and lawmakers cut about $500 media, Amanda Knox million in state support to returned to Seattle in early that Kercher’s DNA was

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Almost as soon as lawmakers left Olympia, the budget was out of whack again. Gov. Chris Gregoire called the Legislature back for a late-year special session, asking them to find an additional $2 billion in reductions. Democrats and Republicans settled on a plan that provided a temporary, $480 million fix through cuts, transfers and delayed payments. That means they’ll again have to look for hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts – or possible new tax revenue – when they come back this month. Set ’em up, Joe. Washingtonians decided in November that the state no longer needed to be in the liquor business. Voters approved a plan to privatize spirits sales

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Viaduct? Vie not a tunnel? Seattle voters in August overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to build a tunnel replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct, finally ending a long-running argument over what to do about the state highway that runs through the downtown of the state’s biggest city. While the referendum was a technical one, it came to be a seen as a vote on the entire, $3.1 billion tunnel replacement. After voters gave the OK, Mayor Mike McGinn said he would no longer oppose the plan. McGinn had argued the tunnel was too expensive and too risky. State lawmakers chose the tunnel option in 2009 after nearly a decade of debating how to replace the viaduct, which carries 110,000 vehicles per day but is vulnerable to earthquakes. Construction on the tunnel — the largest yet to be

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In Seattle, people camped at Westlake Park downtown, before the city asked them to leave. They then set up at a nearby community college, which also eventually gave them the boot. Protesters sometimes disrupted traffic and one clash with police resulted in an 84-year-old woman being pepper-sprayed — a picture that went viral and ran in newspapers and on websites globally. In Olympia, there were arrests as hundreds of Occupy protesters disrupted the first several days of the special legislative session.

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NATIONWORLD For the first time in recent memory — certainly since the turn of the millennium — events outside the United States dominate in magnitude the top 10 news stories of 2011. very year, The Associated Press polls editors nationwide for their view of the top news stories of the year. Participants include the Peninsula Daily News. Here are 2011’s top 10 as compiled for The Associated Press by AP Writer David Crary:

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