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State Parks announces ‘free day’ for Aug. 25

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:05
NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 24, 2014 The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks, including Lake Sammamish State Park and Squak Mountain State Park locally. The free day is in honor [...]

Ukraine in $3bn military investment

BBC World News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:49
Ukraine's president announces a boost in military spending, as pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers through the city of Donetsk.
Categories: BBC World News

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:31

This Aug. 21, 2014, photo shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. Who thinks about taxes around Labor Day? If you value your tax refund and you’re one of millions getting a health insurance tax credit under President Barack Obama’s health care law, it’s not too early. If you worked a lot of overtime, or maybe your spouse got a higher-paying job, arcane connections between the health law and taxes can reduce or even eliminate your refund. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?


Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:31
A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.

No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:31
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

White Pass - 8/24/2014 5:12:40 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30
White Pass US12
8/24/2014 5:12:40 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/24/2014 5:03:18 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30
Satus Pass US97
8/24/2014 5:03:18 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/24/2014 5:19:43 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30
Stevens Pass US2
8/24/2014 5:19:43 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/24/2014 5:14:00 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30
Blewett Pass US97
8/24/2014 5:14:00 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/24/2014 5:13:39 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:30
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/24/2014 5:13:39 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass: New blast starting time of 7 p.m. this week. Rock blasting is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. Throughout closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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What your doctor wishes you would ask about sex

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:25

Addressing sexual health issues and treatment is important for women, doctors say.

       

UK Ebola patient assessed in Africa

BBC World News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:21
A British national who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is given medical assistance there, amid reports they could be flown back to Britain.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Iceland volcano '50-50 chance' of eruption

BBC World News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:20
Two earthquakes measuring 5.3 and 5.1 have been detected beneath Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano
Categories: BBC World News

'Vacation' over, back to White House for Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:16
President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is about to end.

Perry v. Lehmberg and the veto that illuminated an unsettling trend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:16
Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. marvels at the way partisans are using the justice system to win political points.

Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:16
Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of fighting with Hamas.

Earthquakes over 5 magnitude shake Iceland volcano

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:16
Two earthquakes measuring over 5 in magnitude -- the biggest yet -- shook Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano Sunday after the country issued an aviation red alert warning that an ash-emitting eruption may be imminent.

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:01
New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:01
If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:59

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near BahamasA strengthening tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic was upgraded early Sunday to Tropical Storm Cristobal as it passed closer to the Bahamas, the U.S. Hurricane Center said.