John McGrath: No Sonics? Seattle isn’t missing much

Eight years ago this summer, the basketball franchise formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City. I figured Seattle’s compliant response to the move — there was no lawsuit — would be seen by the NBA as a courtesy worthy of a substantial payback: a replacement team, Sonics II, set to make its debut in 2013.

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WATCH: Drone reveals construction progress of State Route 99 tunnel

Just a few days before the State Route 99 tunneling machine started tunneling under the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle in May 2016, the Washington State Department of Transportation flew a video-equipped drone through the site to show Seattle Tunnel Partners’ construction progress. On an average day, the tunnel is bustling with construction. To avoid disrupting crews, this video was recorded in between regular work shifts.
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WATCH: Drone reveals construction progress of State Route 99 tunnel

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