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Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:28
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).






Thursday Memo: High-priced houses ... Super Bowl rematch - sorta ... M's in playoff hunt?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:20
Home sweet home: With a high of $543,500, Seattle median single-family home prices have passed the August 2007 high set before the housing bubble burst. It's too early to say whether Seattle can maintain that level, but Sellers are excited. Buyers? Not so much. Low inventory means bidding wars have

Briton tells of his 'fighting in Iraq'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:20
A Briton who claims to be fighting alongside militants in Syria tells the BBC he also recently went to Iraq to be at the "forefront of the fighting".
Categories: BBC World News

NY racing chief meets goals, gets $250K bonus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:10
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the New York Racing Association is getting a $250,000 bonus a year after taking over the state-controlled operator of three thoroughbred tracks.

Palestinians from Syria 'unwelcome'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:07
Jordan is turning away Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
Categories: BBC World News

Snowden Said to Be Allowed 3 More Years in Russia

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:04
Edward J. Snowden, the American former intelligence technician who leaked thousands of classified files, was originally granted one year of residency.






City Room: New York Today: A Better Egg Sandwich

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:02
What you need to know for Thursday: a breakfast sandwich improvement project, perfect weather, and the mayor signs Avonte’s Law.






Should state sue Arne Duncan to get No Child waiver back?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:01
The executive director of the association that represents Washington school superintendents says Washington state should challenge the revocation of the state's waiver from the No Child Left Behind law in federal court.

Music Review: A forlorn Sinead O'Connor

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:00

This CD cover image released by Nettwerk Records shows "I'm Not Bossy. I'm The Boss," by Sinead O'Connor. (AP Photo/Nettwerk Records)Sinead O'Connor, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

ISIS Forces Appear to Capture Iraq’s Largest Dam

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:56
Advances by Sunni extremists in the country’s north created an onslaught of refugees and set off fearful rumors in Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital.






Wenger drops Man Utd Vermaelen hint

BBC World News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:53
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have received offers for Thomas Vermaelen and that Manchester United could be one of them.
Categories: BBC World News

Marine paddles away trauma of war on river quest

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:53
Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz.

Ebola provides a painful lesson on Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:51
Two doctors say a stronger Liberia would not be prey to Ebola.

Poland speeds up arms deal citing Ukraine conflict

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:50
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense ministry says it is accelerating the tender process for its acquisition of new combat helicopters due to the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine.

White Pass - 8/7/2014 6:37:58 AM

White Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
White Pass US12
8/7/2014 6:37:58 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/7/2014 6:24:03 AM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Satus Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:24:03 AM

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 - 8/7/2014 6:30:13 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Stevens Pass US2
8/7/2014 6:30:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is fully opened west of Leavenworth following an earlier closure due to fire activity. Motorists are urged to be aware of fire vehicles and advised speed reductions in the area.

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Blewett Pass - 8/7/2014 6:25:01 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Blewett Pass US97
8/7/2014 6:25:01 AM

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 - 8/7/2014 6:26:08 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:49
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/7/2014 6:26:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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New Jersey officer probed for criticizing Obama

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:48
HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer is under investigation after he was videotaped making comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution.