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Brexit: Britain actually begins its exit–U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May triggers the legislation that begins Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, today. Once this is triggered, the EU will respond within 48 hours. Britain will have two years to negotiate the terms and will leave the EU by April 2019.
President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico is moving forward, initial documents laying out the timeline for bids indicated the government wants to finalize a design and begin awarding contracts as early as May. Today is the deadline for companies to submit prototype designs. The wall, documents show, is envisioned being as high as 30 feet, with automated gates for pedestrians and vehicles.
Pronto, the city’s bike-share program, lasted two and a half years and cost millions of dollars. And it is about to end. Friday is the last day that you can rent one of the 500 bikes. Many people have complained that the bikes were too heavy. There were also lots of complaints from visitors to Seattle about the hills, the weather and the traffic.
Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle–Eventually, members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be able to order groceries online and drive to a pickup location, where crews will deliver items to the car. KOMO
Maybe you’ve noticed your electric bill has been higher than normal. Seattle City Light says they’ve had some complaints. They say that cold temperatures are part of the reason, but a 5.6% rate increase and a 1.5% rate stabilization surcharge were also factors.