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Weather Makes Bad Situation Worse for Syrian Refugees

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:11
A fierce winter storm has compounded the misery of the millions of Syrians displaced by their country’s civil war and left the organizations that seek to help them scrambling to keep up.

White Pass - 1/7/2015 3:53:15 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:06
White Pass US12
1/7/2015 3:53:15 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:06
Satus Pass US97
1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Stevens Pass - 1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:06
Stevens Pass US2
1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:06
Blewett Pass US97
1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, ice in places

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:06
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/7/2015 3:49:31 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Gov. Walker touts 'master's degree' in fighting special interests

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:02

Wisconsin governor says experience in elective politics matters more than a piece of paper.

       

'Baby, It's Cold Outside': large part of U.S. in deep freeze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:56

Icicles are seen near a beach on Lake Michigan in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Schools in large cities across the Midwest and into the Northeast announced they will close on Thursday to protect children from bitterly cold temperatures as wind chill warnings were issued for most of the eastern half of the United States. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of an Arctic air blast from Canada continuing to provide subzero temperatures for the U.S. Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday evening and into Thursday. ...


Seattle safety Earl Thomas: "I’m all imagination and creativity''

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:55
Seattle safety Earl Thomas met the media today and talked about Cam Newton, his relationship with Marshawn Lynch, on how he maintains tackling techniques, and more.

Woods team sing Sondheim's praises

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:53
Why Into the Woods has gone onto the big screen
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: "Americans, this is pointless"

BBC World News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:51
The things about the American Way that baffle foreigners
Categories: BBC World News

Under New York City Rule, It’s the Packaging, Not the Food, That’s to Go

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:50
The de Blasio administration is expected to announce on Thursday that a ban on the plastic foam used to make many food containers will take effect on July 1.






Coldest temps since polar vortex test U.S. transport network

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:46
By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - Armed with lessons learned from last year's polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the winter this week as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills buffet the Plains to the East Coast. Moving people and products has proved tedious but not impossible as upper Midwest temperatures topped out in the single digits to below zero Fahrenheit on Wednesday, with gusty winds making it feel like 20- to 40-below. ...

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Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:39

Arizona lawmaker proposes legalizing recreational marijuana

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:38
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to make marijuana legal for recreational use by adults, but it is expected to face tough opposition in the conservative southwestern U.S. state. If the bill is voted down in the legislature, it could serve as an opening salvo to put a legalization ballot measure before voters, State Representative Mark Cardenas, who introduced the measure, said on Wednesday. Arizona is one of 23 states that allow medical marijuana. ...

Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, gets official pack status

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:35

FILE - This remote camera photo taken May 3, 2014, and provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows the wolf OR-7 on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. State and federal wildlife agencies said Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, they have designated OR-7, his mate and their pups the Rogue Pack, for their location in the Rogue River drainage in the Cascades east of Medford. It's the first pack in western Oregon and the ninth in the state since wolves from Idaho started swimming the Snake River in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, File)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, is now officially the leader of his own pack.


Kentucky lawmaker charged with DUI on 1st day of session

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:35
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky state senator was charged with driving under the influence about nine hours after the legislative session opened.

Former prosecutor, state employee named to liquor, pot board

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:31
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee nominated a former Kitsap County prosecutor and a veteran state employee Wednesday to the three-member board that oversees the state's liquor and marijuana industries.

Cosby's Canadian shows go ahead in midst of new sex claims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:30

File photo of comedian Bill Cosby playing the vibraphone at a concert in BostonBy Andrea Hopkins and Eric Kelsey TORONTO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby, the subject of more than a dozen sex abuse allegations over the past three months, will go ahead with three Canadian shows this week, coming as more women leveled accusations against the comedian. Protesters geared up to heckle Cosby and some fans tried to offload their tickets for the three performances in Ontario beginning on Wednesday. Cosby, best-known as Dr. ...


California health officials link measles outbreak to Disneyland

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:28
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nine cases of measles have been confirmed in people who visited Disneyland or its adjacent California Adventure park in late December, state health officials said on Wednesday, urging anyone who may have been exposed to contact a doctor. All nine of the confirmed cases are in people who visited at least one of the two amusement parks in Anaheim between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, said Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health. ...