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Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:55

mourners hold candles for a junior high school student who died in an apparent suicideNEW YORK (AP) — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.


Protesters halt Hawaii telescope groundbreaking

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:49
HONOLULU (AP) — A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protesters who oppose plans to build one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

White Pass - 10/7/2014 8:51:53 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:35
White Pass US12
10/7/2014 8:51:53 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 10/7/2014 8:59:24 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:35
Satus Pass US97
10/7/2014 8:59:24 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 10/7/2014 8:49:53 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:35
Stevens Pass US2
10/7/2014 8:49:53 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 10/7/2014 8:56:04 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:35
Blewett Pass US97
10/7/2014 8:56:04 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/7/2014 8:43:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:35
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/7/2014 8:43:25 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Temporary closures for rock blasting Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:33
The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
Categories: BBC World News

Mike Leach fires WSU special-teams coach Eric Russell

WA Cougars - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:08
Two days after the Cougars allowed two kickoff returns for touchdowns and missed a potential game-winning, 19-yard field goal in a loss to California, Eric Russell, the team’s special-teams coach and assistant head coach, was fired.
Categories: Sports Center

California school voucher backer to head U.S. education reform group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:07
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The education reform group Students First has named as its president a longtime supporter of school vouchers and loosening tenure protections for public school teachers, the group said on Tuesday. Jim Blew, a longtime adviser to education reform efforts, will replace Students First founder Michelle Rhee, the former chief of the Washington, D.C. schools, who championed charter schools, tougher teacher evaluations, and other reforms. ...

Bill the Butcher stores closed

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:01
The chain of high-end meat shops, organized in 2009, has been financially strapped for most of its existence.

Video shows officer using stun gun in traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:59

Hammond Family Sues Police For Excessive Force During Traffic StopHAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A cellphone video released Tuesday shows police in Indiana breaking a car window then using a stun gun on a man after police stopped the driver for not wearing a seat belt.


Twitter engineer, LGBT activist pleads guilty to domestic violence

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:56
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A senior Twitter engineer hailed as one of the most important gay or transgender people in the tech industry was sentenced on Tuesday to three years probation after pleading guilty to false imprisonment and domestic violence charges, San Francisco prosecutors said. Dana Contreras, known professionally as Dana McCallum, was also ordered to attend 52 weeks of domestic violence classes and stay away from her wife, the victim in the case, as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. ...

Beavers, their dams put to work restoring streams

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:52
In the heavily irrigated Yakima Valley, where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to beavers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.

Yahoo set to cut '400 jobs' in India

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:49
Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.
Categories: BBC World News

N.H. adwatch: Scott Brown on abortion, contraception

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:48

Scott Brown takes to airwaves to declare himself "pro-choice."

       

Person with Ebola symptoms claims contact with dead man

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:48

Patient is being transported from Frisco, Texas, to Dallas.

       

5 things you need to know Wednesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:46

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

NOAA: Fish ladder required at Mud Mountain dam

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:46
The Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to improve dam operations on the White River because too many endangered fish die on migrations downstream as juveniles and upstream as adults.

AccuWeather: Overnight Storms

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:44

 Overnight StormsMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a round of downpours and gusty thunderstorms on the way.