When it comes to traffic congestion around Washington, even the good news is bad, and it goes downhill from there. The city that so hungers to be No. 1 at something — usually on a gridiron or diamond-shaped field — has again risen to the top as the most congested metropolitan area in the United States, a place where the average driver burns 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic.

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  • Governments may push workers to health exchange
    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. More
  • Drivers benefit as oil prices drop sharply
    A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It's a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy. More
  • Sinkhole swallows three cars on Chicago's South Side
    A driver was hospitalized Thursday after a large sinkhole opened up in the middle of the street and swallowed three cars on Chicago's South Side, police said. The injured man was driving when the road buckled and caved in at 9600 South Houston Avenue near the Chicago Skyway, Chicago Police Department spokesman Mike Sullivan told NBCChicago.com. More
  • Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases
    The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled. More
  • Stop daydreaming and focus on driving! 
    We’ve been hearing a lot about the “epidemic” of distracted driving, as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has dubbed it, and most fingers point to such high-tech diversions as texting and handheld cellphoning. More
  • Study: Washington Football Team has NFL's worst-rated stadium
    The Washington Football Team finished 20th in the NFL in home attendance last season, and it could be because of more than just their record. A new study by GamblersPick based on Yelp reviews found ...
    09/26/2020 - 7:38 am | View Link
  • U.S. regulator unveils plan to end 'net neutrality'
    The announcement by Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai marks the latest twist in a decade-old political dispute with both sides claiming to represent a 'free and open' internet ...
    09/25/2020 - 4:55 pm | View Link
  • Out on a limb! Rare 'seven-armed octopus' found washed up on Washington beach
    A rare seven-arm octopus was discovered washed up on an island in Washington State's Puget Sound. An outdoorsman said he came across the unusual sea creature on Whidbey Beach early on the morning ...
    09/21/2020 - 11:09 am | View Link
  • Roaming Charges: Smoke on the Water, Lies Burning in the Sky
    I returned home to discover that my old pal George Atiyeh is missing from his home in the Santiam Canyon, located directly in the path of the monstrous Beachey Creek fire. George is the Hayduke of the ...
    09/17/2020 - 10:06 pm | View Link
  • As nation's attention turns to fires on west coast, Montana remains a tinder box
    Montana fire conditions improve following a week of extreme fire behavior, but forests remain dry with possibility of additional devastating fires ...
    09/16/2020 - 10:34 am | View Link
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