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Snoqualmie Pass - 12/2/2014 7:14:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
12/2/2014 7:14:21 AM

Temperature: 18 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and dry, frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Boehner: no decisions on government funding, limited immigration options

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said that no decisions have been made on a government funding bill but that consultations with fellow Republicans will continue. Boehner also told reporters Republicans have "limited options" to deal directly with Obama's recent immigration order. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, speaking at the same event, said the House of Representatives will pass legislation this week to renew "tax extender" tax breaks. (Reporting by David Lawder; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

VIDEO: Bangladesh: UK man guilty of contempt

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:09
A Bangladesh court finds a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence.
Categories: BBC World News

Missing boy's stepmom again tries to change name

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:08
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of an Oregon boy who vanished four years ago has gone to court again to change her name.

Main rail line open between Seattle-Everett

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:06
The main rail line between Seattle and Everett, Washington, has reopened for passenger traffic after crews cleaned up trees and debris from a weekend mudslide.

'Mentally ill' man fights execution

BBC World News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:04
Lawyers for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed this week, have called on the US Supreme Court to halt the lethal injection.
Categories: BBC World News

Suspect's hearing in Virginia student's disappearance delayed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:03
(Reuters) - A pretrial hearing scheduled for Thursday for a man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student has been rescheduled for March, court records showed. The suspect, Jesse Matthew Jr. of Charlottesville, Virginia, is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the disappearance of sophomore Hannah Graham, 18. Prosecutors said more charges could be filed later. Graham was last seen with Matthew on Sept. 13 and her remains were found near Charlottesville in October. ...

U.N. experts urge Texas to halt execution of mentally ill inmate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:02
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on the state of Texas and U.S. federal authorities to halt the execution of a man with a history of mental illness, scheduled for Wednesday. Scott Panetti is due to be executed for killing his parents-in-law in Gillespie County, Texas, in September 1992. The U.N. experts said he had "proven psychosocial disabilities" and killing him would breach international norms on the death penalty, as well as a global ban on torture and cruel and inhuman punishment. ...

Tuesday Live Chat

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:01
Well get started at noon. ...

Islamic State crisis: Jordan's battle on two fronts

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:59
Jordan facing Islamic State threat inside and outside its borders
Categories: BBC World News

Obama dealt major setback in closing Guantanamo

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:59
President Barack Obama's 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered a major setback as lawmakers finalizing the annual defense policy bill rejected steps toward shuttering the facility.

Homeland Security chief: Cannot fund dept with short-term bill

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:58
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday that he could not run his department with only a short-term spending bill. Johnson told the Homeland Security Committee he needed a long-term bill to hire new Secret Service agents before the next presidential election and fund a new facility for detained immigrants. ...

U.S. Homeland Security chief defends Obama's immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:58

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday defended the Obama administration's decision to allow millions of undocumented immigrants relief from deportation even as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said the move would encourage others to come. Johnson spoke at a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security that marked the first public airing of Republican resistance toward U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action, which is expected to allow 4. ...


Congressional aide resigns after slamming Obama daughters

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:57

US President Obama and daughters pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey at White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An aide to a Republican congressman has resigned after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters drew a critical spotlight to herself. Elizabeth Lauten, who was communications director for U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher, had apologized for her "hurtful words" in her Facebook post about the Obama girls, Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13. A staffer in Fincher's office confirmed on Tuesday that Lauten no longer worked there. ...


N Korea refuses to deny Sony hack

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:45
North Korea refuses to deny involvement in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, ahead of the release of a film about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Categories: BBC World News

Lebanon Is Said to Detain Wife and Child of ISIS Leader

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:43
An official said the woman thought to be Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s wife was still being questioned and that it remained unclear how much she may know about the Islamic State.






Balotelli sorry for Instagram post

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:25
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli apologises for a post which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.
Categories: BBC World News

Ashton Carter is Obama's defence pick

BBC World News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:24
US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
Categories: BBC World News

Researchers Developing Pot-Detecting Breathalyzer

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:15
The device, under development in Washington state, will test motorists for traces of pot in their systems.

White Pass - 12/2/2014 5:58:16 AM

White Pass Report - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:12
White Pass US12
12/2/2014 5:58:16 AM

Temperature: 20 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway mostly bare and dry

Weather:
clear skies