Washington state was given a C in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 infrastructure report card and a C- when it came to the state’s bridges. The group said more than a quarter of Washington’s 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient of functionally obsoleteNo fatalities in I-5 bridge collapse in NW Wash. - CBS News (via robot-heart-politics)
Nothing like this has ever happened before — one of these supervised visits. I’m really shocked. I can hear the kids crying but he still wouldn’t let me in. … This could be life-threatening. He went to court on Wednesday and he didn’t get his kids back. I’m afraid for their lives.Washington state child-services worker Elizabeth Griffin-Hall • Making a desperate 911 call in the moments before Josh Powell set off an explosion, killing both him and his two children. Powell, the husband of missing woman Susan Powell, reportedly took a hatchet to his two sons before the explosion, which took place after Griffin-Hall took the children for a supervised visit, but Powell locked her out of the home. Voicemails that Powell left before the explosion seem to confirm the explosion was intentional. Powell had lost custody of the children last week.