Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.


Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Jan. 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm
January 21, 2010 2:26 pm


LOOKING BACK – This sign stood at the side of the road as drivers approached the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1957. Tolls were charged on the Narrows Bridge from the first day that the 2nd bridge opened on October 14, 1950. In 1957, the average salary for a school teacher in the United States was $4,085, a coke cost 5 cents, and a copy of Life Magazine at the news stand was 25 cents. The toll on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was removed in an official ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on May 14, 1965.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.