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Michigan questions some US demands regarding Flint water

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:11

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a letter pledging to work with the federal government to ensure the safety of Flint’s drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh […]
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Michigan questions some US demands regarding Flint water

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:11

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a letter pledging to work with the federal government to ensure the safety of Flint’s drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh […]

Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:11

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The second straight year of all-white acting nominees has turned this year’s Academy Awards into a referendum on diversity in the movie industry and sparked protests around Hollywood’s biggest annual celebration. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:09

Officers stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 during the March for Life 2016, an annual rally on the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Accumulating questions: What's a blizzard? Is this El Nino?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:09

Madison Riley, left, and Katie Lantuh walk down the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue with the U.S. Capitol behind them, as the snow falls, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Washington. One in seven Americans will get at least half a foot of snow outside their homes when this weekend's big storm has finished delivering blizzards, gale-force winds, whiteout conditions and flooding to much of the eastern United States. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Winds will soon turn spiteful. The East has no place to go. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features officers standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during the March for Life rally on the anniversary of the […]
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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features officers standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during the March for Life rally on the anniversary of the […]
Categories: Sports Center

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery features officers standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during the March for Life rally on the anniversary of the […]

Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization. “I really was disappointed,” she said after the Jan. 14 nominations. That disappointment — and the firestorm of criticism that followed — spawned action. […]
Categories: Sports Center

Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization. “I really was disappointed,” she said after the Jan. 14 nominations. That disappointment — and the firestorm of criticism that followed — spawned action. […]
Categories: Sports Center

Film academy leader announces plans to increase diversity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization. “I really was disappointed,” she said after the Jan. 14 nominations. That disappointment — and the firestorm of criticism that followed — spawned action. […]

Tens of millions hunker down to ride

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. Blizzard warnings stretch from northeastern Virginia to New York City, with much of the […]
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Tens of millions hunker down to ride

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. Blizzard warnings stretch from northeastern Virginia to New York City, with much of the […]
Categories: Sports Center

Tens of millions hunker down to ride

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. Blizzard warnings stretch from northeastern Virginia to New York City, with much of the […]

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:02
"I have my computer, my phone and a really good book, but no clothing." — Business traveler Jennifer Bremer of Raleigh, North Carolina, who was stranded at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago as a massive snowstorm pummeled the East Coast.

White Pass - 1/22/2016 11:20:32 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:57
White Pass US12
1/22/2016 11:20:32 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals.

Weather:
Overcast

Satus Pass - 1/22/2016 11:23:25 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:57
Satus Pass US97
1/22/2016 11:23:25 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 1/22/2016 11:23:25 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:57
Stevens Pass US2
1/22/2016 11:23:25 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Light overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/22/2016 11:23:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:57
Blewett Pass US97
1/22/2016 11:23:25 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and dry, wet in places.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/22/2016 11:41:11 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:57
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/22/2016 11:41:11 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet. Advance Notice: A closure is planned for the next three nights starting at 11:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24 beginning at 11:00 pm and lasting for 4 hours to remove snow in the ditch line from the East Shed (new bridge) area and east toward Slide Curve. Traffic will be stopped Eastbound at Milepost 56, Gold Creek and Westbound at Milepost 70, Easton.

Weather:
Light rain