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Going on vacation? Prepare your garden first

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:33
Ideally, a neighbor or fellow gardener could handle watering and other tasks while you’re away. But if that’s not possible, here are some easy ways to keep your plants and flowers alive while you’re gone.

A lot of good reasons for buying a green home | HomeWork

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:32
Personal health is one of the most important advantages of building or buying green. The homes feature better indoor air quality because of tightly sealed ductwork and high-quality filtration systems.

Home entertainment: New TV shows aim for younger audience

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:32
“Rowhouse Showdown” and “Tiny House Nation” are renovation and design shows that are part of the summer launch of the rebranded FYI Network, formerly known as Bio. And they are diving into a crowded pool filled with firmly established shows from HGTV, DIY, TLC and Bravo.

Group gives $1M for ads promoting gun checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:31
With Washington voters set to decide on competing gun initiatives this fall, a tax-exempt nonprofit group is launching a major TV ad campaign promoting universal background checks for all gun sales.

Camp David diner closes chapter in history

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:21

The Cozy Restaurant served White House staffers and the Washington press corps.

       

Huskies get commitment from receiver Andre Baccellia

WA Huskies - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:16
The Huskies have picked up their ninth recruiting commitment for the Class of 2015, the latest from wide receiver Andre Baccellia of Westlake High School (Westlake Village, Calif.).
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Kidnap victim rescued after 2 days without water

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:12
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities said Friday they rescued a woman who was kidnapped and then held for ransom for two days without any food or water.

White Pass - 8/8/2014 9:28:32 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:09
White Pass US12
8/8/2014 9:28:32 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/8/2014 9:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:09
Satus Pass US97
8/8/2014 9:26:10 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 8/8/2014 9:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:09
Stevens Pass US2
8/8/2014 9:25:18 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/8/2014 9:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:09
Blewett Pass US97
8/8/2014 9:24:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/8/2014 9:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:09
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/8/2014 9:31:25 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting operations have been completed for the week. Please check back on Sunday for next weeks blasting times. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Firefighters gain ground on Oregon blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:08

This Aug. 2, 2014 satellite image provided by NASA shows a view from space of several fires burning in northern California and southern Oregon. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the image. Red outlines show where high surface temperatures are associated with active burning. Authorities said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. All graphic material is in the original image from the source. The horizontal line in the upper third of the photo is the Oregon-California border. (AP Photo/NASA)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials were upbeat Friday about their progress in fighting a wildfire in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge that destroyed one home, damaged two others and threatened more than 700 residences.


Wind, rain eases as tropical storm passes Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:56

Surfers and body boarders wait for waves at Sandy Beach Park in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Tropical Storm Iselle is causing higher-than-normal waves in parts of the island of Oahu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) — As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island navigated flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while residents and tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves as wind and rain let up.


Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:50

FILE - This March 30, 2011, file photo shows former White House press secretary James Brady, left, who was left paralyzed in the Reagan assassination attempt, looking at his wife Sarah Brady, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington marking the 30th anniversary of the shooting. This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.


10-year-old suffers apparent shark bite in Fla.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:50

The girl's injuries were considered non-life threatening.

       

Bike-sharing network a no-go at Pike Place Market

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:49
Citing historic-preservation rules, Pike Place Market is saying no to having a bike-share station on its property.

Pentagon convinced Iraq militants’ advance can be halted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:46
Defense officials expressed confidence that they could achieve within a few days one of President Obama’s stated goals: stopping the advance of the militants on Irbil.

Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:45

A day after the end of a temporary truce, cross-border attacks continued Saturday.