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So many questions remain after Amtrak crash

Write to the Point


December 21, 2017

So much for sharing about grandma Ehlers’ molasses chocolate chip spice cookies.

News of the deadly Amtrak crash near Olympia on Monday morning changed a lot of plans. No one who boarded the run in Seattle envisioned what lie ahead, or if they would be one of the statistics in the state’s first-ever fatal Amtrak accident.

The Amtrak Cascades train was supposed to celebrate a new and faster route between Seattle and Portland, but it seemed few cared. Just 80 people were on board the 12 cars on the inaugural run.

On average, the Washington state Department of Transportation, which owns t...

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