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White Pass - 7/8/2014 12:56:01 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:12
White Pass US12
7/8/2014 12:56:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/8/2014 12:46:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:12
Satus Pass US97
7/8/2014 12:46:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/8/2014 12:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:12
Stevens Pass US2
7/8/2014 12:57:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 7/8/2014 12:47:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:12
Blewett Pass US97
7/8/2014 12:47:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/8/2014 12:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/8/2014 12:45:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)

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Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:09

FILE - In this July 9, 1956 file photo, nearly four hundred relatives and friends of the 70 people who died in the crash of a TWA Super-Constellation over the Grand Canyon June 30, 1956 attend a mass funeral service in Flagstaff, Ariz. Sixty-seven caskets, three of the identified dead having been returned at relatives request to their homes, will be lowered into a common grave. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Grand Canyon National Park will mark the designation of the crash site as a National Historic Landmark in a ceremony overlooking the gorge where the wreckage was scattered over 1.5 square miles. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service created a national landmark Tuesday to commemorate a 1956 collision between two airliners over the Grand Canyon, a disaster that helped lead to major changes in aviation safety and creation of what is now the Federal Aviation Administration.


Tree toppled onto coaster; left riders dangling

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:06

Members of the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park security staff monitor the situation at the exit of the park after riders were injured on the Ninja coaster, not shown, Monday, July 7, 2014, in Valencia, Calif. The roller coaster hit a tree branch dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night. Two of the four people hurt on the Ninja coaster were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but all the injuries were minor, fire and park officials said. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Andy Holzman)SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — An entire tree fell onto a roller coaster's tracks in California, dislodging the front car and keeping nearly two dozen riders hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours, according to the state agency that investigates workplace accidents.


Flooding forces evacuation of 100 Boy Scouts

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:05
WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — About 100 Boy Scouts are back at their southern Colorado camp after being evacuated because of flooding.

After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:03

In a June 12, 2014 photo in Flint, Mich., the skyline of the city is seen from the west side. As Detroit hopes to ride out of bankruptcy this year, a smaller Michigan city with a similarly strong bond to the automotive industry soon could drive in. Flint, like its bankrupt big brother an hour’s drive south, has suffered a spectacular drop in population and factory jobs with a corresponding rise in property abandonment and crime. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As Detroit struggles to climb out of bankruptcy, another Michigan city with strong ties to the auto industry may be about to fall into the same hole.


Expelled US diplomat condemns Bahrain

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:57
A US diplomat ordered to leave Bahrain on Monday after meeting members of a leading Shia opposition group speaks out against the move on Twitter.
Categories: BBC World News

No decision on whether grounded F-35s will be ready for air show: Pentagon

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:51

US Air Force handout photo of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II fighter jetNo decision has been made yet on whether to send a group of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Britain this week for the plane's international debut at two air shows after the fleet was grounded in response to an engine fire, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Most of the 97 Lockheed Martin planes had been inspected by Monday. Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said "a decision will be coming pretty soon." Four Marine Corps F-35Bs, which can take off from a short runway and land vertically, were in southern Maryland ready to travel to Britain, and a similar British F-35B was at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida ready to go. The F-35 had been scheduled to make its international debut at two air shows in England: the Farnborough International Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo.


Report: Marijuana found in teen slain by deputy

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:50

File - This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows Rodrigo Lopez, left, and Sujay Cruz, parents of Andy Lopez, as they walk to a news conference in San Francisco. Prosecutors said Monday, July 7, 2014, that they will not file criminal charges against a Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed Andy Lopez, an unarmed 13-year-old boy, whose death last year sparked protests and criticism that the officer acted too quickly. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor's report disclosed that a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Northern California sheriff's deputy who mistook a pellet gun for a real assault rifle was likely feeling the effects of marijuana when he was killed.


Daily Rant & Rave: Much ado about fireworks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:50
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Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:49
The National Park Service created a national landmark Tuesday to commemorate a 1956 collision between two airliners over the Grand Canyon, a disaster that helped lead to major changes in aviation safety and creation of what is now the Federal Aviation Administration.

Books of The Times: William T. Vollmann’s ‘Last Stories and Other Stories’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:48
William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories” is his first volume of fiction since “Europe Central” (2005), which won a National Book Award.

Books of The Times: William T. Vollmann’s ‘Last Stories and Other Stories’

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:48
William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories” is his first volume of fiction since “Europe Central” (2005), which won a National Book Award.

New Harry Potter attraction opens at Florida theme park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:47

Guests walk in and out of Hogsmeade Village during a media preview for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at the Universal Orlando Resort in OrlandoBy Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando opened on Tuesday to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the theme park's Diagon Alley expansion based on J.K. Rowling's books and the popular films about the boy wizard. Fans began lining up before dawn for the public opening of the "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley" attraction, modeled after the London shopping district for wizards that is featured in Rowling's book series. The area quickly filled to capacity, leading to staggered admissions into the self-contained attraction. "If we could give it a standing ovation, we would," Nikida Vaughn of Florida told the Orlando Sentinel after experiencing the interactive roller coaster.


US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:47
U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.

Kimura U: Japan’s ambassador of cute

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:46
U is one of three ambassadors appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote their country’s culture abroad, specifically Harajuku fashion, a type based on trends in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, known for its youth culture and fashion.