Battle of the Dems averted; Carlyle to run for House not Senate

Rep. Reuven Carlyle has decided not to run against Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles for the 36th district Senate seat. Rather, Carlyle will be running for re-election for his current seat in the House of Representatives.
Carlyle posted a statement on his website elaborating his decision.

"After much consideration and reflection, I have decided to run for re-election to the House of Representatives. I had seriously considered running for the Senate this year but will not do so."

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Chittenden Locks in Ballard extends small chamber closing to end of week

The small chamber lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard is not yet ready to open because of further maintenance requirements. The small lock will remain closed to marine traffic until after 5 p.m. April 25.

Foot traffic is not affected and the large lock will continue around-the-clock operations for vessels. Lock wall staff will move commercial traffic through as quickly as possible.

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Ride Share ordinance suspended by over 36,000 signatures

April 17 -- The Coalition to Repeal Ride Restrictions submitted over 36,000 voter signatures that called for a referendum on the recent city ordinance that limited access for ride companies like Lyft, Sidecar and Uber.

Back in March the City Council set an ordinance that had a 150 cap on active vehicles and other regulation like safety and insurance requirements. Councilwoman Sally Clark led a committee that spent 11 months coming up with the suspended regulation.

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