The Fourth of July holiday is coming up and Puget Sound transit agencies are planning a mix of service plans on the weekday holiday. Here's a roundup of service around the Sound: AgencyService PlanSound TransitMixed service operation, including: Sunday service on the Link 1 Line with extended 15-minute service in the evening with the last northbound train departing from Angle Lake Station at 1:41am and southbound train departing from Northgate...

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Evergreen Impact Housing Fund Contributes to Nearly 750 Affordable Homes

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