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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/1/2014 9:45:29 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:28
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/1/2014 9:45:29 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasts, crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound, during blast closures.

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A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:27

In this July 28, 2014 photo, the home of Tammy and Rick Huffstutlar is surrounded by wind turbines in Calumet, Okla. A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners. Today, many of the same political leaders who initially welcomed the wind industry want to regulate it more tightly. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)CALUMET, Okla. (AP) — A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects.


Mom may face new charges in van chase, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:26
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors aim to file new charges against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic traffic stop and chase last year during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children.

Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:25
DALLAS (AP) — Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him.

Gov. Corbett, Tom Wolf meet for heated debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:21

Gov. Corbett, Tom Wolf meet for heated debateThings got headed during a Wednesday morning debate between Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.


Hagel Orders Military to Fix Underperforming Medical Centers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:20
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the military four to six weeks to improve access to treatment, quality of care and patient safety at hospitals and clinics.

AccuWeather: Lots of clouds today, shower possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:13

 Lots of clouds today, shower possibleMeteorologist Karen Rogers tracks much cooler temperatures for the weekend.


Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:10

This Oct. 28, 2013 aerial photo shows the Sandy Hook Elementary School, relocated to the former Chaulk Hill School building in Monroe, Conn., after the original building in neighboring Newtown was razed following A Dec. 14, 2012, shooting rampage where 26 people were killed. A threat Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, led to the evacuation of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe. The superintendent's office said the students were being moved to a nearby school where they could be picked up by their parents. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)MONROE, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building.


Short and Sweet About The Show This Week!

E-Town - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:08
Two of my recent favorite young artists join us in this ‘back by popular demand’ rebroadcast: 26-year old John Fullbright has a compelling stage presence, the likes of which I haven’t seen in a while. He’s been rockin’ stages with his original songs since he was still in high school, and he’s been going strong ever […]
Categories: E-Town

Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:04
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
Categories: BBC World News

Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:01
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
Categories: BBC World News

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:57
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Categories: BBC World News

Seahawks Daily Top 10: One last day off before the grind hits

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:55
We;ll begin with a reminder that the Seahawks are taking today off as their one mandated player day off for the week. It falls on Wednesday instead of Tuesday with the game this week on a Monday instead of Sunday. The Seahawks will be back Thursday for what would be a usual Wednesday-type practice,

Remaking Mecca: Saudi Arabia overhauls Islam’s holiest city

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:53
New hotels, malls, skyscrapers edge the most important religious sites as millions of Muslim pilgrims stream to Mecca this week for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52
Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.

Driver in fatal tour bus crash has hearing delayed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A court commissioner has rescheduled a preliminary hearing for the driver in a fatal Delaware tour bus crash after the man, who speaks little English, couldn't answer simple questions at a court appearance.

Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52

FILE - In this April 16, 1964, file photo, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock checks her extra gas tank cap before taking off from Oakland Airport, in Oakland, Calif., during a solo flight around the world. Mock, who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the globe, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her home in Florida. She was 88. (AP Photo/Robert W. Klein, File)Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.


Sagebrush recreation sites across U.S. West generate millions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:51
By Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Miles of sagebrush may be tedious to interstate travelers across the U.S. West, but the ecosystems supporting the scrubby plants are an economic generator, pumping millions into the local and national economies, according to a report released on Tuesday. An analysis prepared by ECONorthwest, an Oregon-based economics firm, estimates that recreational visitors to sagebrush country in 11 Western states spent $623 million in communities within 50 miles of Bureau of Land Management recreational sites in 2013. ...

US construction spending down 0.8 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:51
U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.

Washington Raises Minimum Wage

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:47
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day.