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Area before Oso landslide hit

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:31
This is a Google Earth view of the area along SR 530 before the mudslide came down late Saturday morning. The view is looking north. The slide moved from the forested area north of the Stillaquamish River,  crossed the river and into the developed area all the way to the road.

Kigali Journal: Rwanda Reaches for New Economic Model

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:30
A country is looking to attract investors, not donors, to transform a tiny rural economy into a financial and high-tech hub for the region.
    

State may boost heating assistance to dodge cuts in food stamps

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:23
Washington state officials are considering increasing heating assistance to low-income families in a maneuver to avert $70 million in cuts to their food-stamp benefits called for under the 2014 farm bill — a tactic that has drawn threat of a Republican backlash.

Nato warns over Russia border force

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:20
Nato's top military commander warns of the size and readiness of Russia's forces on Ukraine's border, but Russia says it has no "expansionist views".
Categories: BBC World News

State may try to circumvent new rules to avert cuts in food stamps

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:19
Washington state officials are considering increasing heating assistance to low-income families in a maneuver to avert $70 million in cuts to their food-stamp benefits called for under the 2014 farm bill — a tactic that has drawn threat of a Republican backlash.

Cactus League game # 28 -- A's at Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:16
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Cactus League game # 28 -- A's at Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:16
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Washington State mudslide site "total devastation"

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:16
Around 18 people are still missing after a massive mudslide in Washington State that killed at least four people and wiped out as many as 30 homes Saturday.

"Tactically we did what we needed to do." (postgame quotes and stats)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:11
Here are some team-provided quotes and stats from Sounders FC's 2-0 road win Sunday at Montreal. Be sure to check out our game story from freelancer Sean Farrell from Olympic Stadium for more material.

VIDEO: Five ways Crimea is becoming Russian

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:10
Five ways Crimea will change as it becomes part of Russia
Categories: BBC World News

Fire chief: Washington landslide toll rises to 4

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:03

A demolished house sits in the mud on Highway 530, Sunday, March 23, 2014 the day after a giant landslide occurred near Oso, Wash. The slide of mud, trees and rocks happened about 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Several people - including an infant - were critically injured and at least six houses were destroyed. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool)ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Searchers found another body Sunday in the debris from a massive landslide, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of mud and debris that also completely destroyed a small riverside neighborhood in Washington state.


Russian tourist spending in UK drops

BBC World News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:02
The UK's hotels and shops sees income from Russians fall 17% last month as visitor numbers fell back amid political unrest in Ukraine, says a report.
Categories: BBC World News

House majority leader says he has speaker backing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:02

Rhode Island Democratic House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello, right, speaks to the media Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Providence, R.I. Mattiello is seeking the speaker of the House position after Gordon Fox Fox relinquished it Saturday following twin raids Friday at his Statehouse office and home, as part of a criminal investigation. Officials have not said whom or what they are investigating. A formal House vote is expected Tuesday. (AP Photo/Erika Niedowski)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House majority leader said Sunday he received enough votes in a preliminary tally to replace Gordon Fox in arguably the most powerful position in Rhode Island government, and vowed to unify the chamber if he is elected speaker.


FBI: Release of marathon suspect photo right call

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:00
BOSTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials debated whether to release photos that led to the capture of a suspect in last year's bombing at the Boston Marathon, an FBI official has told CBS News.

Jimmy Carter sticks to 'snail mail' in missives to world leaders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:58

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter speaks during the news conference in YangonSaying his emails are likely monitored by intelligence agencies, former President Jimmy Carter is using an old-fashioned method of communication with world leaders these days - the post office. "As a matter of fact, you know, I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored," Carter told NBC's "Meet the Press" in an interview that aired on Sunday. Asked about disclosures of sweeping U.S. surveillance activities, Carter, a Democrat who served as president from 1977 to 1981, said the practice "has been extremely liberalized and, I think, abused by our own intelligence agencies." (Reporting by Peter Cooney;


No survivors expected in Colorado plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:58

This photo provided by the Ouray County Plaindealer shows rescue personnel examining the tail second of a plane on Saturday, March 22, 2014 after it was recovered from the Ridgeway Reservoir south of Montrose. Colo. The plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado and authorities say all are feared dead. Divers are to be used Sunday to search for victims and to recover the rest of the plane. (AP Photo/Ouray County Plaindealer, Patrick Moore) MANDATORY CREDITMONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — A small plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado, and authorities say all are feared dead.


White Pass - 3/23/2014 4:32:41 PM

White Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
White Pass US12
3/23/2014 4:32:41 PM

Temperature: 46 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 3/23/2014 4:33:00 PM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
Satus Pass US97
3/23/2014 4:33:00 PM

Temperature: 51 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 3/23/2014 4:32:40 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
Stevens Pass US2
3/23/2014 4:32:40 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare with ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds