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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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Aplazando los pagos de factura durante el COVID-19

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Asbestos in Makeup: Steps You Can Take to Avoid Exposure

Asbestos, which can cause cancer, sometimes contaminates talc-based products. There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. While we advocate for changes in the system, we also want to ensure consumers have the resources they need to avoid talc products and protect themselves and their families.

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Asbestos in Makeup: Steps You Can Take to Avoid Exposure

Asbestos, which can cause cancer, sometimes contaminates talc-based products. There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. While we advocate for changes in the system, we also want to ensure consumers have the resources they need to avoid talc products and protect themselves and their families.

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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.

Avoiding dangerous toys

Our toy safety tips will help you protect your children. 

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