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Blewett Pass - 10/8/2014 5:56:04 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:43
Blewett Pass US97
10/8/2014 5:56:04 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 5:59:12 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:43
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/8/2014 5:59:12 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Closure for rock blasting operation is in progress east of Snoqualmie Pass summit. Eastbound traffic is stopped at Gold Creek milepost 56, westbound traffic is stopped at milepost 61 Price Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eastbound and exit 70 westbound.

Weather:


Sarah Silverman's idea to close the gender pay gap: Crowdfunding

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:41

Write and comedian Sarah Silverman has decided to "become a dude" in order to make as much as her male counterparts.

       

U.S. Focus on ISIS Frees Syria to Battle Rebels

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:38
Opponents of the Syrian government say the American focus on the Islamic State has allowed government forces to renew attacks on rebellious areas.

Mom who tried to kill daughter gets 10-22 years

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:29

Kelli Stapleton, right, and defense attorney Heidi Hodek look on shortly before Stapleton’s sentencing to 10-22 years in prison Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Benzie County Circuit Court in Beulah, Mich. Stapleton pleaded guilty in September to first-degree child abuse for trying to kill her autistic daughter in a failed murder-suicide attempt. (AP Photo/John Flesher)BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A judge Wednesday sentenced the mother of an autistic Michigan teenager to 10-22 years in prison for what the woman described as a failed murder-suicide attempt brought on by despair after years of violent attacks by her child and failure to find affordable and effective treatment.


Remains found in Idaho believed to be man missing since 2000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:27
SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A dismembered body found in an isolated cabin near Idaho City appears to be an Idaho man who vanished 14 years ago while in the company of the son of a Chicago hit man, authorities said on Wednesday. Idaho State Police detectives said the skeletal remains found in an isolated cabin near Idaho City are likely those of Josh Reddington of Salmon, who was 25 when he disappeared in 2000 after traveling from his hometown to Idaho City with a friend, Michael Dauber. ...

Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:25
BOSTON (AP) — The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year.

U.S. justice grants Idaho's request to block gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:23

Jody and Maria May-Chang greet as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex marriage licenses in BoiseBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy put gay marriage on hold in Idaho on Wednesday to the disappointment of couples planning to wed, just a day after a regional federal appeals court struck down bans on same-sex nuptials there and in Nevada. Hours after agreeing to Idaho's request for a temporary stay, Kennedy clarified that his ruling did not apply to Nevada, where officials have indicated they are ready to embrace gay marriage and have no plan to challenge Tuesday's ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. ...


Mars Journal: A Nebraska Ghost Town, With a Name From Mars, May Be Reborn

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:14
The great-great-grandson of a Nebraska town’s founder has built a campsite amid its ruins and hopes to restore more of it.

Day of legal confusion leaves gay couples in limbo

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:14

Thomas Topovski, left, and his partner Jefferson Ruck, right, wait in line at the Marriage License Bureau, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. The two were waiting for an hour and a half to see if they would be able to obtain a same-sex marriage license. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — County clerks in Nevada turned away gay couples eager to marry Wednesday amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions, including a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked partners in Idaho moments before they would have picked up marriage licenses.


Police officer allegedly takes 3 hostages in standoff

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:11

Woman told at gunpoint to "get naked" or be killed, she says.

       

VIDEO: Fresh shelling along Kashmir border

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:11
The biggest escalation in violence in the Kashmir region in years has seen at least 16 people killed on both sides.
Categories: BBC World News

Illinois pension reform law challenges to be argued next month

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:11
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Challenges to Illinois' pension reform law remained on track for a ruling by yearend after a judge on Wednesday ordered both sides back in court next month to argue their cases. Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz, who is overseeing five consolidated lawsuits filed by labor unions and others, set Nov. 20 for arguments for and against the constitutionality of the law passed by the Illinois legislature last December. ...

White House will push piecemeal cybersecurity bills

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:07

White House changes strategy on passing cybersecurity legislation.

       

Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas Fuels Alarm Over Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:06
Mr. Duncan’s death renewed questions about health officials’ preparedness to contain Ebola. Hours after, hospital officials said a second patient had been admitted in Dallas.






Twins died together from diabetes, heart disease

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:04
Twins Anthony and Andrew Johnson lived with each other in a quiet neighborhood in Tennessee. One helped treat the other's diabetes. They tended their lawn together, went to the grocery store together and they were found dead together.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:02

Turkish Kurds watch as airstrikes hit Kobani, inside Syria, as fighting intensifies between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, in Mursitpinar, on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Worst places to live? Areas caught in political ad wars

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:02

Cincinnati, Southern Indiana among worst places to live because of Senate campaign ads.

       

Pilots unveil plans to break long-distance record

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team led by two veteran pilots has set its sights on breaking a pair of major ballooning records when it launches its helium-filled balloon from Japan in early 2015.

'We want our home back' after apartheid evictions

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:01
Will South Africans be able to win back their land?
Categories: BBC World News