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Shiro’s: How does Seattle’s most talked-about sushi spot hold up?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:08
In a “Second Helpings” review, our restaurant critic revisits Shiro’s Sushi — now without Shiro — to see if it lives up to its reputation.

Giants, Madison Bumgarner beat Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:08
The Giants claim their third title in five seasons behind Madison Bumgarner’s five innings of near-perfect relief in a 3-2 win in Game 7 of the World Series.
Categories: Sports Center

Marysville-Pilchuck thanks Oak Harbor with trophy

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:08
Oak Harbor has twice made kind-hearted gestures toward the Marysville-Pilchuck football team in the wake of last Friday's tragic shooting. On Wednesday, the Tomahawks decided it was time they returned the favor.

Deadly Fungal Disease Threatening Salamanders May Spread Through Pet Trade

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:07
Fire-bellied newts imported from Asia may be spreading a fungal disease that is killing off fire salamanders in Europe and could easily spread to America, researchers say.

‘Dogfight’: Macho games, tender romance at ArtsWest

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:06
“Dogfight,” a musical based on a 1991 film about the tentative romance of a young Marine and a waitress, plays at ArtsWest through Nov. 22.

Video: Chris Petersen on Cyler Miles, Trevor Walker and Colorado

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:04
Plenty of news from Thursday's interview with Chris Petersen.

Washington Supreme Court shifts burden in rape cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:03
The Washington Supreme Court says the state cannot require rape defendants to prove that an alleged victim consented to escape conviction.In a 6-3 decision Thursday, the justices reversed what they described as the court’s “incorrect and harmful” earlier rulings

Amber Alert for child allegedly abducted by mother in Thurston County

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:01
The Thurston County Sheriff's office has issued an Amber Alert after an 18-month-old was allegedly abducted by his estranged mother.

White Pass - 10/30/2014 10:19:04 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
White Pass US12
10/30/2014 10:19:04 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.

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Satus Pass - 10/30/2014 10:18:33 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Satus Pass US97
10/30/2014 10:18:33 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.

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Stevens Pass - 10/30/2014 10:07:25 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Stevens Pass US2
10/30/2014 10:07:25 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.

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Blewett Pass - 10/30/2014 10:01:50 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Blewett Pass US97
10/30/2014 10:01:50 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/30/2014 10:16:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/30/2014 10:16:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Conditions:
Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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Music Review: Neil Young breaks out the orchestra

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:44

This CD cover image released by Reprise Records shows "Storytone," by Neil Young. (AP Photo/Reprise Records)Neil Young, "Storytone" (Reprise Records)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Oregon woman visits Grand Canyon ahead of planned assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:41
(Reuters) - A 29-year-old Oregon woman with terminal brain cancer has ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video released this week that she might end her life through assisted suicide in a couple of days. Brittany Maynard was diagnosed in January with a glioblastoma brain tumor and has said she plans to take prescribed medication to die when her pain becomes unbearable. She has moved from her San Francisco Bay area home to Oregon, which allows assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. ...

Watchdog faults U.S. grenade-trafficking probe tied to Fast and Furious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:29
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Units of the U.S. Department of Justice "seriously" botched an investigation into a suspected trafficker of grenade parts and failed to adequately consider the public safety risk posed by letting the suspect walk free, a watchdog for the agency said on Thursday. The probe had been tied to Operation Fast and Furious, a failed effort by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona to stop gun smuggling across the U.S. border with Mexico. ATF agents learned in 2009 that Jean Baptiste Kingery, a U. ...

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:22
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
Categories: BBC World News

Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:22
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four.

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:19

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2007 file photo shows "Fun Size" and "Mini" candies in New York. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.


U.S. education department gets stricter with for-profit colleges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:19

An employee of the Department of Education arrives for work in WashingtonBy Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will introduce new regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under the regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings. This is lower than the current threshold of 30 percent of discretionary income and 12 percent of total ...