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Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:46
Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street.

White Pass - 10/8/2014 7:18:55 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:44
White Pass US12
10/8/2014 7:18:55 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 10/8/2014 7:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:44
Satus Pass US97
10/8/2014 7:05:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 10/8/2014 7:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:44
Stevens Pass US2
10/8/2014 7:14:47 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 10/8/2014 7:13:08 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:44
Blewett Pass US97
10/8/2014 7:13:08 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/8/2014 7:01:42 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:44
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/8/2014 7:01:42 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:
Temporary closure for rock blasting Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last one hour or more. 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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Waterfront conference center to be renamed for Paul Schell

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:42
Hundreds recalled the late Seattle Mayor Paul Schell on Wednesday at a waterfront conference center that will be renamed in his honor.

Whirlwind Ascent of Houthi Rebels in Yemen Brings Relief and Trepidation

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:35
Overshadowed by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the rebel group’s stunning advance on Sana on Sept. 21 drew little notice.

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:35

Dozens arrested in Trump Taj Mahal protests in Atlantic CityDozens of people were arrested as more than 100 casino workers shut down the expressway entrance to Atlantic City in protest of contract givebacks to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.


U.S. Steps Up Fight to Block ISIS Volunteers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:31
The Justice Department says it must focus on Americans traveling abroad because they could receive training, become radicalized, and then return to the United States to launch attacks.

Asia shares rise on US Fed minutes

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:27
Asian markets are trading higher after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting reduced fears of an early interest rate increase.
Categories: BBC World News

Friends: Aid worker captured in Syria knew risks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:24

Ed Kassig, left, and wife Paula pray during a vigil for their son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who last week was named the next beheading target of the Islamic State terror group, at Butler University in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Kassig, and Indianapolis native and former Butler student, was captured by the Islamic State in October of 2013 while doing humanitarian work in Syria. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An American aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria had researched the region and knew the dangers, but he believed the good he could accomplish through his relief organization outweighed the risk, his friends said Wednesday.


As Trains Move Oil Bonanza, Delays Mount for Other Goods and Passengers

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:20
Rail lines now move more than a million barrels of oil a day, causing major delays for Amtrak trains and holding up the transport of vital consumer and industrial goods.

Atlantic City casino workers block streets to protest cuts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:20
By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Atlantic City arrested 24 people who blocked streets in the New Jersey city on Wednesday as hundreds of casino workers demonstrated against plans by the Trump Taj Mahal to cut pension and health benefits. "Hopefully, we're getting our voices heard, making a statement that our health benefits are very important to us," said Paul Smith, 46, a cook at the Taj Mahal casino who came dressed in medical scrubs. There were no reported injuries and none of the demonstrators resisted arrest. Police estimated that 300 people took part in the protests. ...

Lawyer accused of rape quits chokehold death case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, attorney Sanford A. Rubenstein, 70, appears at a press conference at his offices in New York. Rubenstein will no longer represent the family of Eric Garner, who died in a police chokehold. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, his law partner announced that Rubenstein does not want a woman’s claim that he raped her to distract from the Garner case. Rubenstein has neither been charged nor arrested. He denies any criminal conduct. (AP Photo/File, Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney accused of raping a woman will no longer represent the family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold.


Twin Peaks and Gif culture

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:12
Why social media embraces Twin Peaks
Categories: BBC World News

Top five high school football games to watch this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:10
Two ranked SPSL teams face off

Quotes from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:08
You want it, we've got it --- the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today, reviewing Monday night's win over Washington and previewing Sunday's game against Dallas:

US stocks surge as Fed sees more low rates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:07
The U.S. stock market surged to its biggest gain of the year, erasing a loss from a day earlier.

UW’s John Timu tackles fatherhood from 1,000 miles away

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:06
John Timu’s infant son and wife live on a naval base in San Diego, but the Washington linebacker teammates call “Pops” is determined to be the best father possible.