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UN: Islamic State torturing, killing children in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:24
The United Nations says the Islamic State group is systematically killing, torturing and raping children and families of minority groups in Iraq, and it is calling on government forces there to do more to protect them.

Possible deal in Portland, Pabst brouhaha over iconic sign

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:24
Portland has reached a possible settlement in its trademark dispute with the maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon, the beer rejuvenated by the city's turn-of-the-century hipsters.

1, 2, 3 octopuses: Divers conduct underwater census

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:20

In this still Oct. 5, 2014 image taken from video provided by Andrea Petersen, a giant pacific octopus swims at the bottom of the Puget Sound near Edmonds, Wash. Every year, the aquarium enlists the help of volunteer divers to search and count giant pacific octopus in the Puget Sound for an underwater census. (AP Photo/Andrea Petersen)PUGET SOUND, Wash. (AP) — To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers, enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium, take to Washington's inland waters to look for their eight-tentacle neighbors.


E.U. Raises Its Forecast for Growth

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:16
For the first time in eight years, all the economies of the 28-country bloc are expected to grow, the European Commission said.

DealBook: As Greece Rebels, the Notion of Debt Forgiveness Returns

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:14
For all the opposition to debt forgiveness, the notion has resurfaced as the new government in Athens, facing a cash squeeze, looks for ways to reduce what it owes.






My Dad, the Pornographer

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:10
Andrew Offutt, the king of 20th-century smut novels, wrote and published more than 400 books. Two were science fiction, and 24 were fantasy. The rest were pornography.

Seattle teachers want district to outline new discipline approach

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:01
While federal investigators continue to pore through discipline data in Seattle schools, concerned about a pattern of punishing minority students at higher rates than whites, many of the district’s teachers say there's no need to wait for a formal verdict. They know there's a problem, and

France officials search for ISIS woman

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 22:00

France officials search for ISIS womanFrance is trying to determine if a woman seen in a recently released ISIS video is Hayat Boumeddiene.


Man sues TSA, Philadelphia after being detained 23 hours

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:56

Man sues TSA, Philadelphia after being detained 23 hoursA Philadelphia man has filed a lawsuit against a TSA agent at Philadelphia International Airport and the City of Philadelphia because of what happened at an airport screening checkpoint just over two years ago.


Anthem Health Insurer Says Cyberattack Stole Data of Millions

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:56
The insurer said hackers were able to breach a database that contained as many as 80 million records of current and former customers, including names, Social Security numbers and income data.






Bits Blog: Twitter and Google Said to Reach Deal on Search

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:48
The microblogging service is expected to announce a partnership that will make tweets easier to find in Google search results.

Veterans Pan, and Cheer, Their Counterparts on the Screen

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:46
Television and movie portrayals of veterans vary widely, to the frustration of many vets. Here, they say, are some of the best and worst recent examples.

A Veteran Works to Break the ‘Broken Hero’ Stereotype

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:46
Chris Marvin, a retired Army pilot, has started a program to grade television shows and movies on how fairly and accurately they portray military veterans.

Powerball jackpot now $360M; $2M winner in Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:38

Powerball jackpot now $360M; $2M winner in Pa.Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $317 million Powerball drawing.


Gold Sounds From Old Souls

E-Town - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31

My grandparents in Tennessee (on the Littlefield side) had a gold velvet couch and recliner in their living room. Since both of my parents worked, I usually rode the school bus to a stop that was close to my grandparents house, and would walk to their house afterschool to hang out for a couple of hours in the pre-evening every day. I’d watch back-to-back episodes of The Three Stooges and The Little Rascals until either my mom or my dad came to pick me up. I can always remember how the music on these old TV shows struck me. Bassnectar copyright Tim ReeseWhy do I bring it up now? Because, our first musical guest reminds me (almost spot on) of not just the music from these old black and white programs, but also the personality of them. Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three are with us in this week’s back-by-popular demand broadcast/podcast that was originally taped back in 2012. Pokey LaFarge is a man who must have transported here from another time far away. Now there are a lot of bands and musicians out there that fancy the older stuff when it comes to music, but there is something about this guy that just makes it genuine. The real deal as they say. The band’s sound, Pokey’s voice, the way he looks, the way he talks, the instrumentation of the music…it’s all there. If you missed this episode the first time around, we are happy to give you another chance to discover it.

Home_ShovelsAlso with us this week is the husband and wife musical duo, Shovels and Rope. At the time when this episode was taped, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst were road dogging it not only as a duo on stage, but also in the van. There was no tour bus, and no road crew. There was only a road atlas (OK maybe a GPS these days) and the open road to their musical dreams. You can actually hear the crumpled Styrofoam coffee cups on the floorboard of their van in the music they make on stage. They are old souls with golden intention, and we are lucky to have had them make a stop in eTown to share some of their humor, unique music and road stories with us.

Bassnectar copyright Tim ReeseAlong with two great musical guests, we also give Lifetime eChievement Award honors to Denis Hayes – one of the founders of Earth Day. Denis was with us once before, back in the very early days of eTown, and it was great to catch up with him again and learn about his activities today on the environmentalism front.

It’s another great hour of music and conversation for you this week. So, sit back on that gold velvet couch (or wherever is comfortable) and tune in or podcast!

 

– Zack

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White Pass - 2/5/2015 4:32:31 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
White Pass US12
2/5/2015 4:32:31 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies, areas of fog

Satus Pass - 2/5/2015 4:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Satus Pass US97
2/5/2015 4:03:17 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Foggy

Stevens Pass - 2/5/2015 4:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Stevens Pass US2
2/5/2015 4:19:42 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 2/5/2015 4:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Blewett Pass US97
2/5/2015 4:13:59 AM

Temperature: 28 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/5/2015 4:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 21:31
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/5/2015 4:13:38 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with slush in places

Weather:
Mixed rain and snow