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Mayor to seek levy to pay for police and fire services

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:39
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says a public-safety levy could help pay for police officers, fire equipment and a new Police Department computer system.

St. Louis police release video of shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:35

La police américaine de nouveau critiquée après la mort d'un jeune Noir dans le MissouriThe St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings.


In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:33

Sign outside a shop remembers James Foley in his hometown of RochesterBy Warren Strobel and John Irish WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which handles cases involving kidnapped American citizens, helped craft a response, pleading for mercy, said Phil Balboni, chief executive of GlobalPost, the Boston-based online news publication that employed Foley. It was a statement that Jim was an innocent journalist" who respected the people of Syria, where he was held, Balboni said in a telephone interview. Six days later, on Tuesday, Islamic State militants stunned America with a gruesome video posted on YouTube showing the beheading of Foley, 40, by a masked, black-clad man who also threatened to kill a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.


Gauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:33
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.

Education Secretary Allows Reprieve on Test-Based Teacher Ratings

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:33
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.






Cornish announces 2014 Neddy winners

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:32
From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch: Painter Susanna Bluhm and multimedia artist Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes have won the 2014 Neddy at Cornish Award, Cornish College of the Arts has announced. Each artist receives $25,000 and their work will be shown at the annual “Neddy at Cornish&rdqu

A few morning Mariners links, notes and video -- Robinson Cano to represent MLB in Japan

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:31
A quick piece of travel advice - always double check AM and PM when you are hurriedly booking a flight or you'll end up with a 10:45 p.m. flight.
Categories: Sports Center

Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:31
Russia's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Ural region following food safety complaints, local news agencies reported Thursday, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

‘If I Stay’: Near-death tale lacks life

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:31
A movie review of “If I Stay,” a sappy retelling of Gayle Forman’s young-adult novel about a teen cellist (Chloë Grace Moretz) who experiences a terrible car accident with her family and wonders whether to live or die.

Canada MP quits party over Gaza

BBC World News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:24
A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza.
Categories: BBC World News

Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:20

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court with his daughter Cailin Young, in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. McDonnell begins the second day of testimony in his own defense on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home.


Giant Palestine flag draped on New York bridge under investigation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:15
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City detectives were searching on Thursday for activists suspected of unfurling a massive Palestine flag over the side of an East River bridge during a march in support of Palestinians in Gaza, police said. The flag, draped over the south side of the Manhattan Bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn, appeared during a Wednesday evening march organized by Palestine solidarity groups, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said. Online photos of the banner show the phrase "Gaza in our hearts" and the words "boycott, divest, sanction" written in large letters on its black, white, green and red panels. After flapping above the East River for about 20 minutes on Wednesday evening, the flag, about 100 feet long and 50 feet wide, was removed by police.

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:10
BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

BBC World News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:08
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system
Categories: BBC World News

Huskies schedule home-and-home series with both Michigan, BYU

WA Huskies - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:06
Washington announced it has added home-and-home series with both Michigan and BYU to future nonconference schedules.
Categories: Sports Center

White Pass - 8/21/2014 10:22:08 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:01
White Pass US12
8/21/2014 10:22:08 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 - 8/21/2014 10:30:54 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:01
Satus Pass US97
8/21/2014 10:30:54 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 - 8/21/2014 10:37:36 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:01
Stevens Pass US2
8/21/2014 10:37:36 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 - 8/21/2014 10:36:19 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:01
Blewett Pass US97
8/21/2014 10:36:19 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 - 8/21/2014 10:28:14 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/21/2014 10:28:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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