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Candy Harper

Candy Harper
Candy Harper is a traffic reporter. You'll hear her on KIRO Radio's Ron & Don Show from 3 - 7 p.m. She's a Black Diamond native and an unabashed pop-culture junkie. Her most prized possession is an autographed Jeff Cohen picture. Email Candy at

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Eastside drivers should expect a change in their commute once two transit centers close in May. (AP)
With 2 transit centers closing, Eastside drivers should plan for more traffic
Candy Harper | April 27, 2017 1:52 pm
Some Eastside commuters will have to find a new way to work for the next five years, after two transit centers close.
Fauntleroy ferry
‘Quick wins’ to fix the Fauntleroy ferry terminal
Candy Harper | April 6, 2017 6:54 am
Why is the Fauntleroy ferry terminal so slow? There's clearly a demand for the ferry system. Here's what the state agency plans to do about…
Snohomish County
WSDOT studying problem interchange in Snohomish County
Candy Harper | April 5, 2017 2:14 pm
The Washington State Department of Transportation estimates an additional 200,000 people will move into Snohomish County by 2035.
Skagit Valley Tulip Fesitval
Expect a bumpy ride on the way to this year’s Tulip Festival
Candy Harper | April 4, 2017 5:42 am
People heading to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival should be wary of all the potential traffic they will face, especially on northbound I-5.
weekend traffic
3 major road closures will slow Seattle weekend traffic
Candy Harper | March 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Weekend traffic will slow as crews shut down freeways and a highway through Seattle. Work will include light rail work and homeless encampment cleanup.
convention center addition
Convention Center addition is a bittersweet deal for Seattle
Candy Harper | March 14, 2017 5:47 am
The Washington State Convention Center addition is going to bring new dollars to Seattle, but it's going to put a lot of pressure on resources…
Bertha, Bellevue
Why Bellevue didn’t pick a Bertha to dig its light rail tunnels
Candy Harper | March 2, 2017 6:05 am
Tunneling operations are underway in Bellevue. But unlike the many tunnels under Seattle, these projects are not using boring machines. Why?
Olympia parking
Attorney in Olympia fighting for his right to park
Candy Harper | February 28, 2017 5:03 am
Parking in cities in the Pacific Northwest can be tricky business. Now one Olympia attorney is suing the city for his right to park.
landslide, landslides
More than rain: Why Seattle is seeing so many landslides
Candy Harper | February 17, 2017 5:35 am
More than rain is causing landslides around Seattle. An expert explains what contributes to them, and the concept of "drunk trees."
car ownership
Why Seattle is one of the ‘worst cities’ for car ownership
Candy Harper | February 1, 2017 4:19 pm
Car ownership in Seattle is tough. Now there's a survey that seems to confirm that, and what local drivers have known for quite a while.