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710 Tunnel, California

A proposal to drill a pair of highway tunnels is the most expensive, most polluting, least effective option for solving the San Gabriel Valley’s transportation problems.

Advice on Travel Refunds During COVID-19 Pandemic

Looking to cancel or rebook your travel because of COVID-19? Many airlines and hotels have changed their policies. 

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Alaskan Way Viaduct, Washington

Seattle’s aging Alaskan Way Viaduct is a crumbling and seismically vulnerable elevated highway along the city’s downtown waterfront. After an earthquake damaged the structure in 2001, state engineers decided that the highway needed to come down, but the question of how (and whether) to replace it sparked nearly a decade of heated debate. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) rejected calls to replace the Viaduct with a combination of surface street and transit improvements, choosing instead an option that would result in more capacity: boring a mammoth tunnel underneath the city’s urban core. At 57 feet in diameter, it would be the widest bored tunnel ever attempted, with the full project carrying an estimated cost of at least $3.1 billion and perhaps as much as $4.1 billion.

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Auto Loan Complaints Rise

Pandemic worsens existing consumer problems with car buying in CFPB data

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Automatic textbook billing

Avoiding COVID-19 Price Gouging

Price gouging is on the rise for hand sanitizers, surgical masks and more. Here's how you can protect yourself.

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Back-to-school guide

Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Millions of bees are dying at unprecedented rates, with real consequences for our food supply, environment and economy. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from broccoli to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. Simply put, no bees means no food. Given what’s at stake, we must do more to stop the bee die-offs and help them rebound.

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Ban Roundup

It's clear. Unless and until it's proven safe, we should ban Roundup. 

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