Murder of Afghan mayor deals new setback to Karzai

by Admin on August 22, 2011

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An assassin struck at the heart of President Hamid Karzai’s political machine in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, killing the mayor of Kandahar with an exploding turban and deepening a power vacuum in the Taliban’s main stronghold.

Brightwater tunneling completed this week

Digging the last tunnel in the Brightwater sewage treatment system was finished Tuesday, King County officials announced. Building the 13-mile tunnel system to carry treated wastewater from to the Puget Sound has been rife with delays and litigation. Last year, county Exectuive Dow Constantine moved to replace the contractor on the last of four tunnels …

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