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Washington state lawmaker wants to scrap daylight savings time

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:27
A Washington state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would scrap the twice-yearly time switches required by daylight savings time and see the West Coast state join Arizona and Hawaii in sticking to one standard time. Representative Elizabeth Scott, a Republican from Monroe, told a House committee on Tuesday that switching the clocks is inconvenient, even in the age of self-adjusting smartphones, and that some studies have shown they can lead to serious health problems and drops in worker productivity. "Another study showed a correlation between clock shifts and traffic accidents." Washington state changes to daylight saving time from the second Sunday in March through the first Sunday in November and is on standard time for the remainder of the year, like most of the rest of the United States. Hawaii and Arizona shun daylight savings time and there is legislation pending in a handful of other states, including Alaska, Scott said.

Washington state lawmaker wants to scrap daylight savings time

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:27
A Washington state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would scrap the twice-yearly time switches required by daylight savings time and see the West Coast state join Arizona and Hawaii in sticking to one standard time. Representative Elizabeth Scott, a Republican from Monroe, told a House committee on Tuesday that switching the clocks is inconvenient, even in the age of self-adjusting smartphones ...

State of City Address: Full of Ambition, but Light on Details

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:25
Mayors often use their annual speech to outline a raft of proposals, but Bill de Blasio spoke mostly about a plan that would transform neighborhoods from Staten Island to Brooklyn.






Seattle gets a marijuana vending machine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:24

Seattle residents can now purchase cannabis the same way they buy soda and snacks – right out of a vending machine.

       

Pakistan family appeal for help

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:22
Family of blasphemy law victim appeal for help
Categories: BBC World News

Trial opens for Texas man accused of setting child on fire

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:22
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Jurors in a Houston-area man's capital murder trial heard from a doctor Tuesday that the 8-year-old boy the man is accused of setting on fire needed daily operations for months to treat his severe burns.

Multiple Injuries Reported as Metro-North Train Strikes Two Cars

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:21
The Harlem Line train was engulfed in flames.

Washington state lawmaker wants to scrap daylight savings time

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:18
A Washington state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would scrap the twice-yearly time switches required by daylight savings time and see the West Coast state join Arizona and Hawaii in sticking to one standard time. Representative Elizabeth Scott, a Republican from Monroe, told a House committee on Tuesday that switching the clocks is inconvenient, even in the age of self-adjusting smartphones ...

White Pass - 2/3/2015 3:57:09 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:14
White Pass US12
2/3/2015 3:57:09 PM

Temperature: 38 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Satus Pass - 2/3/2015 3:50:27 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:14
Satus Pass US97
2/3/2015 3:50:27 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The road is bare and wet.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Stevens Pass - 2/3/2015 4:19:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:14
Stevens Pass US2
2/3/2015 4:19:29 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. Wednesday February 4, 8:00AM to 11:00AM. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be stopped between mileposts 71-72 for avalanche calibration. Motorists should expect 20 minute delays.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Blewett Pass - 2/3/2015 3:45:37 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:14
Blewett Pass US97
2/3/2015 3:45:37 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare, wet in places.

Weather:
The sky is overcast.

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/3/2015 3:56:03 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/3/2015 3:56:03 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining.

Low Energy Prices Offer Opening for Subsidy Cuts

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:13
Middle Eastern and developing countries have long kept oil cheap for political reasons, but a new global energy picture presents an opportunity to stop.

Obama: I'll veto bill that reverses immigration actions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:13

President meets with migrants he says would be deported under Republican plans.

       

Ohio veteran to appeal fine for keeping therapy ducks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:11

Man argues he should be allowed to keep six ducks at his home even though an ordinance allows only two.

       

Measles vaccine debate on minds of local parents

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:10

Measles vaccine debate on minds of local parentsThere are now more than 100 cases of the measles reported in 14 states.


Maternal pot use under microscope in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:07

FILe - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, one of the signs that will be used in the rollout of the $5.7-million, state-sponsored advertising campaign to promote knowledge of laws regarding marijuana usage stands in the foreground as Colorado Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, talks during a news conference at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment in Denver. The "Good to Know" advertisements will focus on marijuana laws and health effects, including the ban on use in public places, age restrictions, DUI laws, the dangers of overuse and other concerns related to the use of the products. Colorado lawmakers are debating a bill on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to extend the warning signs to pot shops to advise pregnant women of the dangers that marijuana use pose to babies. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers struggling to make sense of incomplete scientific evidence about marijuana use by pregnant and nursing women have scrapped a bill to add warnings in pot shops about maternal marijuana use.


Labor charges filed at Taj Mahal casino; Revel in turmoil

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:06

This Oct. 24, 2014 photo shows union members picketing outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015, Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union filed 27 unfair labor practices against Trump Entertainment resorts with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging management threatened workers and unilaterally changed schedules and work rules to hurt workers during a still-unresolved contract dispute. The company declined comment. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fights over the fates of two bankrupt Atlantic City casinos heated up Tuesday as the main casino workers' union filed 27 charges of unfair labor practice against the Trump Taj Mahal's owner and Revel urged a judge not to delay its sale any further.