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No national system to track landslide hazards

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:24

In this photo taken in October 2012, released by WSI, a Quantum Spatial Company, sensor operators Lennie Rummel left, and Drew Wendeborn, right, are shown inside a helicopter taking measurements with LIDAR, a high-tech laser system mounted on the aircraft, to build a detailed elevation map of the terrain above Omak, Wash. The maps can be used by planners and homeowners to begin to assess landslide risk. (AP Photo/ WSI, a Quantum Spatial Company)SEATTLE (AP) — People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.


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Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:24
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River dredging to begin on Levels

BBC World News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:19
One of the most contentious flood relief measures is to begin with the dredging of two rivers in the Somerset Levels later.
Categories: BBC World News

Clash between police, Arizona fans repeats past

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:19
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Repeating a scene from 13 years ago, several hundred Arizona fans and Tucson police clashed in the streets late Saturday following the University of Arizona basketball team's loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament.

Washington mudslide victims remembered at tearful church services

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:16
Churches offered prayers on Sunday for dozens of people dead and missing from last week's mudslide in Washington state, as well as words of solace for grieving families, many still waiting for news of loved ones who vanished.

‘Noah’ Is No. 1 Despite Complaints

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:09
The biblical epic directed by Darren Aronofsky raked in an estimated $44 million in domestic ticket sales over the weekend, including $6.2 million from giant Imax screens.
    





Art keeps Marrakech on the cultural map

BBC World News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:07
Marrakech's thriving arts scene draws on the old and new
Categories: BBC World News

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:58
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the House subcommittee investigating GM's handling of the defect and a subsequent recall.

White Pass - 3/30/2014 3:28:13 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:54
White Pass US12
3/30/2014 3:28:13 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/30/2014 3:32:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:54
Satus Pass US97
3/30/2014 3:32:33 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 3/30/2014 3:29:22 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:54
Stevens Pass US2
3/30/2014 3:29:22 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway has ice in places

Weather:
Light snow

Blewett Pass - 3/30/2014 3:36:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:54
Blewett Pass US97
3/30/2014 3:36:19 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/30/2014 3:37:35 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:54
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/30/2014 3:37:35 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, wet in places. Monday through Thursday during daylight hours prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns both directions from milepost 56 Gold Creek to milepost 61 Price Creek. Monday through Friday nights traffic will be reduced to one lane both directions.

Weather:
Occasional snow

Albuquerque police face protests, cyberattack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:39
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in downtown Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting.

Washington Fly Fishing Club's casting classes begin this week at Green Lake

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:31
The Washington Fly Fishing Club is hosting two fly-fishing classes:

10 Things to Know about Wrigley Field

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:29
CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field is turning 100 this year. Here are 10 things you might not know about the ballpark:

Washington mudslide victims remembered at tearful church services

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:17

An excavator moves a tree trunk as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, WashingtonBy Jonathan Kaminsky and Bryan Cohen DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Local churches offered prayers on Sunday for dozens of people dead and missing from last week's devastating mudslide in Washington state and words of solace for grieving families and friends, many of whom are still waiting for news of loved ones who vanished. The official death toll from the March 22 catastrophe northeast of Seattle stood at 18, based on the number of victims whose bodies have been recovered and positively identified by medical examiners. But Snohomish County authorities have acknowledged finding 10 more sets of remains that have yet to be identified, putting the overall presumed body count at 28.


Washington mudslide communities continue to search for miracles

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:12
DARRINGTON, Washington — People in rural Washington state will continue to search for survivors, more than a week after a...

Delphi told panel GM approved ignition switches below specifications

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:08

A General Motors logo is seen on a vehicle for sale at the GM dealership in CarlsbadBy Richard Cowan, Eric Beech and Paul Lienert WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co approved ignition switches for cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, even though the parts did not appear to meet the company's specifications, officials of Delphi Automotive told U.S. congressional investigators. In a memo released on Sunday by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, documents provided by GM and a federal regulator provided "unsettling" information, according to Republican Representative Tim Murphy, who leads a subcommittee of the panel. The memo was released ahead of Tuesday's testimony from GM Chief Executive Mary Barra, who will appear at the committee's first public hearing on the recalls. She is likely to be asked why it took GM so long to identify and address the ignition switch problem.


Students' jobs pay off tuition at 7 work colleges

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:08

In this Oct. 16, 2013 photo released by Sterling College, student Weylin Garnett, left, of Corinth, N.Y., and college President Matthew Derr install a new sign on the Logging Shop during the Fall 2013 All-College Work Day at the college in Craftsbury, Vt. At Sterling and six other schools across the country are required to work as part of their education, which gives them a discount on their tuition, and some leave school debt-free. (AP Photo/Sterling College, Christian Feuerstein)CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven "Work Colleges" around the country, students are required to work on campus as part of their studies — doing everything from landscaping, growing and cooking food to public relations and feeding farm animals — to pay off at least some of their tuition before they graduate.