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Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:36
Faced with potentially hungry -- and grumpy -- passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:36
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:36
Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:36
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week -- decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

US-China clash would be 'disaster'

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:35
Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.
Categories: BBC World News

Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:34

File - This Oct. 22, 2010, file photo, shows low water levels in Boulder Harbor in Lake Mead, Ariz. Drought in the southwestern U.S. is depleting the vast Lake Mead on the Colorado River to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, file)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.


Mariners’ long, difficult youth movement gains credibility with Kyle Seager’s All-Star nod

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:31
Decisions to stick with younger players starting to bear fruit with Kyle Seager’s All-Star selection.

Harborview to test drug on the unconscious without consent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:31
If you get a head injury and are unconscious, you may be enrolled without your consent in a Harborview Medical Center research study of a drug aimed at preventing brain bleeding.

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:30
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

Mike Salk returns to air in revamped 710 ESPN lineup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:21
He rejoins Brock Huard in morning show; Danny O’Neil moves to afternoons.

White Pass - 7/8/2014 10:41:18 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:17
White Pass US12
7/8/2014 10:41:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 7/8/2014 10:57:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:17
Satus Pass US97
7/8/2014 10:57:17 PM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 7/8/2014 10:54:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:17
Stevens Pass US2
7/8/2014 10:54:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 7/8/2014 10:56:55 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:17
Blewett Pass US97
7/8/2014 10:56:55 PM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/8/2014 10:58:07 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/8/2014 10:58:07 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting is scheduled Wednesday and Thursday starting at 8 p.m and will possibly close the road for two hours or more. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass Interchange (exit 62.

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Maya Moore heads West team for WNBA All-Star Game

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:16
Minnesota Lynx standout Maya Moore is the leading vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star Game, which is July 19 in Phoenix.

Tense zoning meeting about Gorge amphitheater ends with no answers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:16
The Gorge amphitheater is trying to win local-government approval for an expansion, while nearby farmers and residents argue there already are more than enough problems from concerts there.

Maya Moore heads West team for WNBA All-Star Game

Seattle Storm - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:16
Minnesota Lynx standout Maya Moore is the leading vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star Game, which is July 19 in Phoenix.
Categories: Sports Center

Zach LaVine of Bothell signs with Minnesota

NBA - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:16
Zach LaVine, a former Bothell High standout who played one season at UCLA, signed with the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and will play in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Categories: Sports Center

Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki add to Home Run Derby lineups

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:16
Captains make picks for next week’s Home Run Derby.
Categories: Sports Center