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UW economist turns to humor to help save the planet

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:19
Can a stand-up comedian lead the state on climate change issues? We’re about to find out the punchline to that.

New ferries chief begins a management shakeup

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:16
Washington State Ferries chief Lynne Griffith told employees Tuesday that she will reorganize the management structure and recruit new leaders -- creating seven new job titles and requiring four senior staffers to re-apply for positions.

Consistency is the calling card for Clint Gresham, the Seahawks’ long snapper

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:15
Long snapper likes the pressure situations, by treating them just the same as a drill in practice
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks have a special confidence that if they do their jobs, that’s all that matters

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:14
Players aren’t about to let history, or anything else, decide their destiny

Gunman fatally shoots one person, kills himself at Army medical facility in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:14

Army Hospital Shooter ReportedAUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot one person and then killed himself in an incident on Tuesday at a U.S. Army facility in El Paso, Texas, a senior U.S. Army official said. The names of those who died were not released. The shootings took place at a veterans' clinic at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in the western Texas city. "The alleged shooter is dead and we have one casualty. That casualty is deceased," Major General Stephen Twitty, the commander of Fort Bliss, told a news conference. The facility, which is part of Fort Bliss, had been on lockdown for several hours. ...


Quarterback Troy Williams on leaving UW: 'It just didn't work out'

WA Huskies - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:01
As he leaves the Huskies and heads off to a junior college back home in Southern California, Troy Williams isn't doing so with his head down.
Categories: Sports Center

Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill won't play this week UPDATED

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:01
RENTON — Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill won't play this week against the Panthers, coach Pete Carroll said, and it sounds like Hill may be out for longer than just this game. UPDATED --- As you can see on blogs posted after this, the team has since announced that Hill is going on IR and
Categories: Sports Center

Boehner survives conservative challenge, re-elected U.S. House speaker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:59

Boehner takes the gavel from Pelosi after being re-elected speaker on the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Boehner narrowly won a third term as House of Representatives speaker on Tuesday, surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans that may signal a growing split in the party as it takes full control of Congress. Boehner received 216 of 408 votes, with a growing faction of dissident House Republicans opposing him because they said he had done too little to cut spending and fight President Barack Obama's immigration and healthcare policies. ...


U.S. House re-elects Republican John Boehner as speaker

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Republican John Boehner to serve a third term as Speaker of the chamber. Boehner won another two-year term as Republicans enjoy a stronger House majority and take control of the Senate as a result of November elections. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was Boehner's main challenger for the top job of Speaker, but a handful of conservative Republicans voted for other candidates, leaving the outcome unclear until all votes were tallied. (Reporting By David Lawder and Richard Cowan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Effort on Ebola Hurt W.H.O. Chief

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:52
Critics of Margaret Chan have said she lets governments around the world steer the W.H.O. to fit their own needs, instead of firmly taking the helm as the world’s doctor in chief.

White Pass - 1/6/2015 5:28:32 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:51
White Pass US12
1/6/2015 5:28:32 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 1/6/2015 5:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:51
Satus Pass US97
1/6/2015 5:26:10 PM

Temperature: 44 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/6/2015 5:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:51
Stevens Pass US2
1/6/2015 5:25:18 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Blewett Pass - 1/6/2015 5:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:51
Blewett Pass US97
1/6/2015 5:24:09 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/6/2015 5:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/6/2015 5:31:25 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry, wet in places. Westbound traffic is open to one lane travel. Travelers should anticipate heavy traffic through the work zone at milepost 58 just 6 miles east of Snoqualmie pass until the second lane is open later this evening. WSDOT and contractor crews are still working to complete setting barrier from the right lane.

Weather:
Broken overcast skies

Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:51
Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent collision have been unveiled at CES.
Categories: BBC World News

New legal bid in Andrew sex claim case

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:49
US lawyer Alan Dershowitz has begun legal action to clear his name after court papers separately accuse him, and Prince Andrew, of having sex with an underage girl.
Categories: BBC World News

Fmr. 2nd grade teacher accused of inappropriately touching students pleads no contest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:39

Fmr. 2nd grade teacher accused of inappropriately touching students pleads no contestA former second grade teacher in Darby accused of inappropriately touching students entered a no contest plea Tuesday.


Doctor is shot, suspect kills himself at Texas Army medical center: newspaper

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:36
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A doctor at the El Paso VA Health Care System was shot and a suspect apparently then took his own life on Tuesday in an incident that led to a lockdown at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in west Texas, the El Paso Times reported. The paper said the information was based on a preliminary investigation provided by officials. Base officials were not immediately available to comment. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler)

California breaks ground on bullet train as climate solution

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:34
The $68 billion project faces challenges from Republicans in Congress eager to reduce government spending and Central Valley farmers suing to block the train from crossing their fields. Others doubt the state can deliver the sleek project as promised.