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How to make most of credit card with annual fee

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

There are dozens of cards issued by banks that allow users to earn frequent-flier miles or points toward a free hotel stay. Others offer perks, like access to tickets before they are on sale to the public, or the ability to check a free bag on a flight.

Aspiring school counselor struggles with debt, goals

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

Financial planners advise student how to navigate the treacherous path from school to career and homeownership without getting swamped by debt.

Make sure donations to charity are invested for social good

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 00:00

The bulk of philanthropically committed capital is invested in publicly traded securities or private markets for maximum returns.

Ohio parents arrested after 2-year-old is stuck in toilet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:58
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the parents of a 2-year-old northeast Ohio boy have been arrested and jailed after the toddler became stuck in a toilet while left alone in the family's apartment.

AP Poll: Public doubts Washington's problem-solving ability

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:54

Graphic shows the results of an AP-NORC Center poll about people's confidence in the federal government; 2c x 4 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 107 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little to no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country's most important priorities, according to a national survey.


Biden: more support needed to repel IS from Turkish border

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:54

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Turkey and the United States agree on the need to increase support for Sunni Arab forces in Syria to cut off the Islamic State group’s access to the Turkish border. Speaking during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Biden says cutting off that […]
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Biden: more support needed to repel IS from Turkish border

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:54

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Turkey and the United States agree on the need to increase support for Sunni Arab forces in Syria to cut off the Islamic State group’s access to the Turkish border. Speaking during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Biden says cutting off that […]
Categories: Sports Center

Biden: more support needed to repel IS from Turkish border

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:54

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Turkey and the United States agree on the need to increase support for Sunni Arab forces in Syria to cut off the Islamic State group’s access to the Turkish border. Speaking during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Biden says cutting off that […]

Puerto Rico power debt relief deal falls apart

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:53
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A deal to restructure Puerto Rico's troubled power utility's $8.2 billion bond debt fell apart early Saturday, after lawmakers missed a Friday midnight deadline to approve key conditions for the proposed bond swap, including putting a debt payment charge directly on customers' bills.

PHOTOS: Viewer pictures of shore flooding

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:53

 Viewer pictures of shore floodingThe blizzard hitting the area is causing major flooding at the Jersey shore


New York's MTA to suspend bus service due to blizzard

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will suspend all bus service in New York City at 12 p.m. on Saturday because of blizzard conditions, an official said. The announcement came as a fierce winter storm gripped the region, with up to 18 inches of snow forecast to pile up in city streets before easing later in the day. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; E$diting by Mark Heinrich)

California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

NBA - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state’s first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police. So far, it hasn’t turned out that way. Facing what appears to be a rapidly closing […]
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California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state’s first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police. So far, it hasn’t turned out that way. Facing what appears to be a rapidly closing […]
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California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state’s first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police. So far, it hasn’t turned out that way. Facing what appears to be a rapidly closing […]

Q&A: Details about what's next in bird flu response efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:26
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a "last resort" of euthanasia, at 10 southwest Indiana farms affected by a bird flu outbreak. Testing and monitoring will continue for weeks to determine if the outbreak of the H7N8 viral strain is contained. That strain is different from one that led to the deaths of more than 48 million birds last summer.

How the Snow Storm Is Affecting Travel

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:04
Thousands of flights have been canceled, tourist sites in Washington, D.C., are closed, and some hotels are offering specials for snowed in travelers.









White Pass - 1/23/2016 6:22:29 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:00
White Pass US12
1/23/2016 6:22:29 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet with snow and slush in places. 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:
Light snow

Satus Pass - 1/23/2016 6:20:56 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:00
Satus Pass US97
1/23/2016 6:20:56 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 1/23/2016 6:30:53 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:00
Stevens Pass US2
1/23/2016 6:30:53 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 1/23/2016 6:46:34 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 23:00
Blewett Pass US97
1/23/2016 6:46:34 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing