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Mariners lock up Kyle Seager with seven-year, $100 million extension

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:55
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, an All-Star last year after hitting 25 home runs with 96 RBI, has agreed to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the team.
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Metro putting bus-ticket vending machine on Third Avenue

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:54
King County Metro Transit managers hope people will buy the tickets instead of pushing money into a farebox.

Richard Sherman and cutout Doug Baldwin criticize NFL policies

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:54
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin, with Baldwin speaking from behind a lifesize cardboard cutout of himself, were critical of NFL policies on Tuesday, particularly the league’s $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch.
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Theater of the absurd: Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin stand up for Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:49
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin held a mock news conference Tuesday to rage against the machine — in particular, the NFL and the $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
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Report Faults New York City Hall for Closed-Door Meeting

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:48
An investigative report cited miscommunications between the mayor’s office and the Department of Education for the decision to bar reporters from a meeting at a public school in July.






Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:45

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.


Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:40
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New York City's legal counsel says the police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day — a figure the head of the U.N. women's agency says reflects what is happening in the world.

Night of peaceful protesting in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35

Night of peaceful protesting in PhiladelphiaSeveral hundred protesters marched through Philadelphia Tuesday after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.


Trilogy builder offers cash, repairs, but some residents to sue for double

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
A class-action lawsuit against Shea Homes is moving forward even as the homebuilder offers individual cash settlements and home repairs to more than 900 Trilogy community homes at Redmond Ridge.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn: "I think that felt maybe the most connected we’ve had been defensively this year''

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said during his weekly meeting with the media today that he felt the Seattle defense was the "most connected'' it has been all season during Sunday's 19-3 win over Arizona.

Start early or late to reach holiday destination

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Travelers over the holiday weekend should avoid midday driving to speed up their trips, especially over mountain passes.

6 sparkling wines to try this season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
A Seattle Times reader panel tasted six sparkling wines. Three are from Washington, one is from Oregon, one is from Champagne, and one is a rare Champagne-style bubbly from Italy.

Lawsuit challenges approval of Snake River dredging

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe filed suit in Seattle to challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a $6.7 million dredging project scheduled to begin next month.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talks about protecting Russell Wilson, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:31
Lots of good stuff today from Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell during his regular weekly meeting with the media, including thoughts on the protection issues against Arizona, when the Seahawks allowed seven sacks, and how quarterback Russell Wilson works with his centers.
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Federal judge rules Mississippi gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:19
(Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Tuesday struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. But the judge, Carlton Reeves, put enforcement of his ruling on hold for two weeks to give state officials time to file an appeal. The decision was the latest in a string of recent court rulings overturning prohibitions on gay marriage across the United States. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in New Orleans; Editing by Steve Gorman)

Extra Points Video: Seahawks facing quick turnaround

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:16
Here are a few thoughts, via video, on the challenge of the short week for the Seahawks:
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Thousands Protesting Ferguson Decision Block Traffic in New York City

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:12
There were rallies in dozens of cities across the country in response to a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Listening Post: For Former Embassy Hostages, a Special Interest in Iran Talks

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:09
For the 39 Americans still alive who were held captive in Tehran for 444 days from 1979 to 1981, there has been no financial compensation from Iran and financial deals to extend the nuclear talks add to their anguish.

Reaction to Ferguson Decision Shows Racial Divide Remains Over Views of Justice

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:06
The aftermath of the decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black teenager revealed that the nation remains deeply divided about the justice system.

White Pass - 11/25/2014 5:46:35 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:02
White Pass US12
11/25/2014 5:46:35 PM

Temperature: 43 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining, heavy at times