Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien is one of the lawmakers proposing to study the idea of tolling -- not just 520 or Highway 99, but Seattle surface streets, too. The new waterfront tunnel is going to have a toll. That toll will cause some drivers to spill onto our already-crowded surface streets and congestion pricing could help with that, but is it the only way to ease downtown traffic?
The National Park Service says it wants to nearly triple the entrance fee at America's most frequently visited national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic national park. The peak season fee would go from $25 to $70 to pay for maintenance. Will this be stopping you from going to these national parks?
And would you let Amazon into your house to deliver a package?
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Get caught up on the news:
- Seattle Times: Proposed study would consider tolling downtown Seattle streets to reduce congestion
- The Stranger: State Republicans Run Fake Manka Dhingra Ads to Make Fun of Seattle Liberals
- Seattle Met: Council Members Hold Heated Discussion on Head Tax
Our panel this week:
Gyasi Ross @BigIndianGyasi is a Seattle attorney and host of the podcast, Breakdances with Wolves
Chris Vance @Chrisvance123 is the former Washington State Republican Party chair
Jessyn Farrell @jessynfarrell1 is a former state representative from the 46th district