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Stevens Pass - 7/31/2014 12:44:57 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:19
Stevens Pass US2
7/31/2014 12:44:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/31/2014 12:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:19
Blewett Pass US97
7/31/2014 12:55:11 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/31/2014 12:48:41 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:19
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/31/2014 12:48:41 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting is scheduled for Thursday starting at 8 p.m. and is scheduled to last one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:14
BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title.

Surge in unaccompanied minors hits immigration courts

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:11

Nation's overburdened system struggles to handle a crush of new juvenile cases.

       

Investigators reach airline crash site in Ukraine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:10

Team arrives for the first time since the July 17 crash that killed 298 people.

       

Australia 'in child asylum cover-up'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:09
The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry.
Categories: BBC World News

Carney: Television changes press briefings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:05

Jay Carney talks about the nature of White House press briefings.

       

Facebook expands Africa push

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:01
Facebook puts itself at forefront of push into Africa and Asia.
Categories: BBC World News

Sony surprises with first quarter profit

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:00

Visitors walk past a logo of Sony at Sony Building in Tokyo Thursday, July 31, 2014. Sony reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from buildings and its stake in a video-game maker. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported a surprise eightfold jump in quarterly profit Thursday as sales got a perk from a cheap yen and its bottom line was helped by gains from selling buildings and its stake in a video-game maker.


Police describe black suspect as 'Negro' in report

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:59

The police department in Lockport, N.Y., described a shooting suspect as a "Negro" in a police report.

       

Public housing authorities douse smoking in units

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:58

Housing authorities across the U.S. are limiting or banning tobacco use.

       

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:53
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
Categories: BBC World News

Ceremony to mark return of saint to Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:47

FILE - In this 1883 file photo provided by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mother Marianne Cope, a nun who dedicated her life to caring for exiled leprosy patients on Kalaupapa in Hawaii, poses for a photographer. St. Marianne Cope’s remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony. The remains will be kept in a cabinet in the cathedral. (AP Photo/Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.


Want American-grown veggies? Pass immigration bill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:42

Top business leaders, farm group urge Congress to pass immigration bill to help farmers.

       

Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:41

a broken 30-inch water main under Sunset BoulevardA torrent of water spewed from a nearly century-old pipe that burst in Los Angeles, shutting down a section of Sunset Boulevard and inundating the campus of UCLA. Here are some of the numbers behind Tuesday's rupture:


AP Exclusive: Study finds panthers kill livestock

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:40

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 1997 file photo, An adult male Florida panther growels as he leaves his shipping container to enter his new home at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. A University of Florida study has found that as the Florida panther population has rebounded, ranchers are loosing more cattle to panther attacks. The study will help determine how to compensate ranchers for their losses. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith, File)IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.


Colorado tightening edible pot rules

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:39

New rule would make it easier for marijuana users to tell how much pot they're eating.

       

Portland settles suit by officer who honored Nazis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:36

In this image from video, date not known, Mark Kruger. a Portland police officer speaks in Portland, Ore. Once-forgotten plaques placed by Kruger in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city. The officer, Capt. Mark Kruger, threatened to sue the city last year over texts sent by a top police official to an officer characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer. Instead of going to court, the city settled, agreeing to give Kruger 80 hours of vacation and $5,000. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city.


Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:36

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino towers over Vera Coking's three story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multi-million dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 80’s is now up for auction. With a reserve price of only $199,000, the fate of the house has gone down along with the city’s casino industry. On July 31, the property, at 127 South Columbia Place, will go up for auction. As recently as eight years ago, Donald Trump was willing to pay at least 10 times that amount so he could expand Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."