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Stevens Pass - 3/25/2014 12:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:10
Stevens Pass US2
3/25/2014 12:57:14 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/25/2014 12:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/25/2014 12:45:29 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/25/2014 12:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/25/2014 12:45:29 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/25/2014 12:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/25/2014 12:45:29 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Fire destroys Guatemala City market

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:07
A fire in Guatemala City destroys most of the main market, wiping out more than 1,000 stalls.
Categories: BBC World News

Lowry collection sells for £15m

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:04
A collection of paintings by LS Lowry, owned by a Cambridgeshire businessman, sells for £15m at auction.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge to decide whether to reopen bids on Sunland

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:04
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday ordered a new auction for an eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant involved in a 2012 salmonella outbreak.

IRS says bitcoin will be taxed like property

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property — not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday.

VIDEO: West Africa on Ebola high alert

BBC World News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:03
Sierra Leone has become the latest country to be put on alert over a potential outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
Categories: BBC World News

Round-up: Indiana withdraws from Common Core, teaching as a second (or third) career | Education Lab

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:00
Indiana becomes first state to withdraw from Common Core (AP): Indiana's legislature has approved a bill that removes the state from the Common Core standards and instead calls for the implementation of new benchmarks for students. Some critics are opposed to the new plan because they say it is too

Army head to decide rank of disgraced general

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:59
The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

Scientist warned of mudslide danger 15 years ago

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:59

Iraq War veteran and local Little League coach Matt Pater, 32, searches through debris following Saturday's destructive mudslide, near Oso Wash, Monday, March 24, 2014. The search for survivors of Saturday's deadly mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through the rural community rose to at least 14. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the fishing village where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing.


AP PHOTOS: Crews search Washington mudslide site

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:58

Footprints from searchers remain in mud at the edge of a deadly mudslide Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash. At least 14 people were killed in the 1-square-mile slide that hit in a rural area about 55 miles northeast of Seattle on Saturday. Several people also were critically injured, and homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The threat of flash floods loomed Tuesday as crews searched the area where a mile-long landslide destroyed a small community in Washington state.


Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO seeking $250M

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:57
Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors' interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

Feds reach out to kids over online predators

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:57
Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.

Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:57

FILE - In this Monday, March 17, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The New York Times reported late Monday, March 24, 2014, that the Obama administration this week will propose that Congress overhaul the NSA's electronic surveillance program. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would leave the bulk storage of millions of Americans' telephone records in the hands of phone companies, even though they are convinced the information now held by the government is protected and question whether the changes would actually do more to protect privacy.


Ruling: Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood funds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:56
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood of federal family planning money.

Houston firefighters battle large apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:55
HOUSTON (AP) — A large apartment complex under construction in Houston has been consumed by fire, sending thick, black smoke billowing into the sky and drawing hundreds of emergency personnel.

Obama administration touts 'carrot' approach on U.S. education reforms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:54

U.S. President Obama gestures as he speaks during the closing news conference of the Nuclear Security Summit in The HagueBy Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after President Barack Obama launched his "Race to the Top," education initiative, the administration said on Tuesday the program was boosting high school graduation rates and encouraging reform at U.S. schools. Since the first competitive grant was awarded in 2010, 18 states and the District of Columbia have received a total of $4.35 billion in federal grants. "The compelling need for change was as clear as it was urgent," Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters on a conference call following the release of a report that assesses the progress of the program. "Race to the Top reflected our deep belief that carrots, rather than sticks, lead to lasting change." The Race to the Top grant program was part of the president's 2009 economic stimulus package and was intended to encourage reforms in K-through-12 education.