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Today's quandry: A latte or an easy commute?

520 bridge tolling
Taking the high (priced) road

If you're an east-west driver, you've already grappled with this one: Is it worth the price of two lattes to breeze across the lake? With peak tolls running $3.50 each way ($5 if you don't have a "Good to Go" pass; $200 a month, people!), that 520 bridge is now a serious budget item for some folks. And it shows; people are diverting by the hundreds to cross the I90 bridge instead, and who can blame 'em? Read more »

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Breaking fashion news! The 2012 color of the year just announced

A sad day for us blue-eyed blondes: The 2012 color of the year, according to the experts at Pantone, is "tangerine tango." Tonight when I go home I have to toss out all of my "honeysuckle" clothing–the acrylic sweaters, the bobbly ponchos–and update my Santa list. Honeysuckle is so last year. Read more »

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Field trip! Dirt piles and glass houses at Seattle's newest museum

Seattle mag's editors just got a private hard-hat tour of the new Chihuly Garden and Glass museum at the Seattle Center, and a peek into the nondescript warehouse in Ballard where a huge fiery glass installation is being assembled. Read more »

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Waterfront for Dummies: New Tunnel "Discovery Center" Opens in Pioneer Square

Got questions about the massive deep-bore tunnel project? Do you like your tranpo info delivered in the form of cool animation, touch-screen simulations, and adorable soundbites with children? WSDOT's ambitious new "project info center" opened today in Pioneer Square with all that and more, clearly the labor of love of a handful of dedicated WSDOT employees. Read more »

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Waterfront for Dummies: Knute Berger's Plea For Kitsch Conservation

An excellent contribution today to the city-wide ponder over the future of Seattle's waterfront: Knute Berger's "Mossback" blog today on Crosscut. Read more »

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