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Gun violence: Install security checkpoints in buildings to prevent shootings

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:47
David Stone's guest column "How to prevent more school shootings" [Opinion, June 28] leaves unaddressed what can to be done to prevent gun shooting deaths and maimings in schools, colleges and businesses. It focuses solely on pie-in-the-sky dreams to get state legislatures (including our own) to tig

NYC borough won't prosecute low-level pot offenses

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the thousands of people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges in Brooklyn will likely get the cases dropped before even having to go to court, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced Tuesday in a novel move to address the heavy toll of pot arrests in the nation's largest city.

Klose scores vs. Brazil to set World Cup record

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:46
Miroslav Klose found perhaps the only way to make matters worse for Brazil.

Tree toppled onto coaster; left riders dangling

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:43
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.

The worst day of my life - Scolari

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:42
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari takes responsibility for the "catastrophic" 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.
Categories: BBC World News

In pictures: Brazil 1-7 Germany

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:39
Shock and joy as Germany ruins Brazilian World Cup dream
Categories: BBC World News

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:39
Talking to the chieftain about sexism
Categories: BBC World News

Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:38
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers about the industry:

Legal marijuana in Washington state: How it works

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:38
Washington state's first recreational marijuana stores began opening for business Tuesday, more than a year and a half after voters decided to legalize, tax and regulate pot. Some questions and answers ...

Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:36
The legislation, which faces long odds in the House, would ensure that women have access to insurance coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections.






Can Isis jihadists rule seized territory?

BBC World News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:35
Can Isis-led Sunni rebels rule the lands they have seized?
Categories: BBC World News

House Republican proposes $10.9 billion transport funding extension

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:32

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Camp questions outgoing acting IRS Commissioner Miller during a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp on Tuesday unveiled a $10.9 billion plan to extend U.S. transportation funding through May 31, 2015, a measure that would avert an August slowdown of funding for construction projects. With the Highway Trust Fund rapidly dwindling, the U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to sharply reduce the amount of federal money it distributes to states to fund road, bridge and rail construction projects on Aug. 1. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has said this would result in a 30 percent reduction in available transportation funds, causing delays in projects and layoffs of hundreds of thousands of construction workers.


4 injured, including baby, in I-95 crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:31

4 injured, including baby, in I-95 crashAuthorities say four people, including a 7-month-old child, were injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-95 in Southwest Philadelphia.


Acura to recall vehicles in U.S. over defective headlights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:29
(Reuters) - Acura, the luxury division of Japanese automaker Honda Motors Co Ltd, said it would recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles to replace their halogen projector beam headlights. The car manufacturer said if a vehicle is parked with the engine running with the low-beam headlights on for a long time, the headlights could melt plastic components, resulting in a fire. There was one fire reported but there were no related crashes or injuries, Acura said in a statement. (http://bit.ly/1vYgOVd) Last week Honda expanded to the state of California its U.S. ...

'Free the weed': Scenes from Washington pot sales

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:26

Julian Rodriguez, right, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales. At left is Tom Beckley, the owner of the store. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)As employees worked frantically to prepare the shelves and assess their inventory at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Washington, 22-year-old Zoe Wainwright was among the dozens in line early Tuesday waiting for legal marijuana sales to begin.


White Pass - 7/8/2014 3:49:59 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:14
White Pass US12
7/8/2014 3:49:59 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 3:41:01 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:14
Satus Pass US97
7/8/2014 3:41:01 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 3:42:51 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:14
Stevens Pass US2
7/8/2014 3:42:51 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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 7/8/2014 3:41:19 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:14
Blewett Pass US97
7/8/2014 3:41:19 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 7/8/2014 3:42:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:14
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/8/2014 3:42:29 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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