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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.


Panel reverses, says white potatoes OK for WIC recipients

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:06
Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor.

Ukraine conflict: Evacuees in survival struggle

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:02
Ukraine evacuees run gauntlet of shellfire and shortages
Categories: BBC World News

Seattle tent city residents raise concerns about proposed legislation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:02
Residents of two homeless encampments raised concerns Tuesday about a bill that would authorize and regulate up to three additional tent cities in Seattle, potentially on city property.

Critics say S&P’s giant fine won’t fix credit-rater conflicts

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:01
Credit-rating giant Standard & Poor’s will pay a hefty $1.38 billion penalty for its role in fueling the subprime-mortgage meltdown of several years ago. But the conflict of interest between such agencies and the companies they rate still exists.

Snohomish man wounded with own gun in Sunday break-in

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 09:01
The Snohomish man who suffered a gunshot wound during a reported break-in at his home Sunday night was shot with his own gun, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Toyota ordered to pay $11 million in U.S. trial over fatal crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:54

A visitor walking past cars is reflected on a Toyota car at the company's showroom in TokyoA U.S. jury on Tuesday ordered Toyota Motor Corp to pay nearly $11 million after finding that an accelerator defect in a 1996 Camry was at fault for a 2006 fatal car crash in Minnesota. Koua Fong Lee, the Camry’s driver, was found 40 percent responsible, according to lawyers. Toyota denied that the car was at fault, and said the driver had been negligent. A spokeswoman for Toyota, Amanda Rice, said it was weighing its legal options.


Biggest California water savers, users at a glance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:52
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — These large California water suppliers serving 40,000 or more reported the smallest per-capita water use (gallons per day) in December, and their December water usage is compared to the same month in 2013:

Days later, fans struggle with Seahawks' Super Bowl loss

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:48

In this image taken from video provided by Norb Caoili, Seattle Seahawks' fan Norb Caoili grabs his head in the final moments of the Super Bowl as the Seahawks lose to the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. Caoili, 45, of Renton, Wash., is the force behind Norb-Cam, a Youtube channel that features self-filmed videos of himself reacting to the action during Seahawks games. The grief, anger and bewilderment felt by many Seahawks fans shows little sign of abating, even days later, and many say they’re certain that the decision to pass from the 1-yard line, resulting in a game-winning interception by the Patriots, will forever haunt the Northwest the way previous sporting gaffes defined other cities. (AP Photo/Norb Caoili)SEATTLE (AP) — As shocking as it was, the Seattle Seahawks' last-minute loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday was probably not even the worst loss in the city's sports history.


Smucker enters pet food business

BBC World News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:47
J M Smucker, the US maker of jam, coffee and packaged goods, is entering the fast-growing pet food business by buying Big Heart Pet Brands.
Categories: BBC World News

Lynden defensive end Bryce Sterk happy to be a Husky

WA Huskies - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:46
A late bloomer as a football player, it was only fitting that Bryce Sterk emerged as Pac-12 recruit late.
Categories: Sports Center

Police use sex trade's own online tactics to arrest hundreds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:34
CHICAGO (AP) — A sting operation led by an Illinois sheriff, who once went after a website that allowed ads for prostitution, ended on Super Bowl Sunday with the arrests of hundreds of men around the United States who did not realize the online ads they were responding to had been posted by police.

Disney CEO says measles outbreak not hurting attendance

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:32

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, a woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, in Anaheim, Calif. Disney reported another quarter of strong growth on Tuesday, Feb. 3, helped by higher revenue from its parks and resorts despite an outbreak of measles at its California park in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says the measles outbreak is having no discernible impact on attendance at its parks and resorts.