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Doctor-assisted death: It is unethical

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:16
In Froma Harrop’s column about Brittney Maynard and the “Death with Dignity” law, Harrop failed to explain the ethical battle that physicians face and how the law is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer [“ ‘Death with Dignity&rsquo

Stefano Catalani is putting Bellevue Arts Museum back on the map

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:16
Stefano Catalani, Bellevue Arts Museum’s director of art, craft and design, is stretching the notions of what “craft” can be and giving regional artists a big boost in reputation in the process.

Tribe reels from Washington state school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:13

Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in this still frame made from video. Fryberg has been identified as the gunman who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A close-knit community on the Tulalip Indian Reservation has struggled to find answers following the shooting at a high school on Washington's Puget Sound in which a young gunman from a prominent family opened fire, killing one person and injuring four others — including two of his cousins.


Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on what to do next

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:11
The leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Sunday canceled a vote on what the next step should be in their monthlong street occupation, saying they hadn't properly consulted with the demonstrators before calling the referendum.

White Pass - 10/26/2014 10:03:13 AM

White Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:10
White Pass US12
10/26/2014 10:03:13 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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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 - 10/26/2014 10:05:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:10
Satus Pass US97
10/26/2014 10:05:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/26/2014 10:14:47 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:10
Stevens Pass US2
10/26/2014 10:14:47 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/26/2014 10:13:08 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:10
Blewett Pass US97
10/26/2014 10:13:08 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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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 - 10/26/2014 10:18:55 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 02:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/26/2014 10:18:55 AM

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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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U.S. and British Troops End Operations in Key Afghan Province

New York Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:55
The handover signified the end of all British operations in the country, as the Afghan Army assumed full control of the bases in Helmand Province.

Mussolini air raid bunker revealed deep under Italian villa

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:46

Mussolini air raid bunker revealed deep under Italian villaA Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists


Infectious Disease Specialist Rejects Mandatory Ebola Quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:46
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said today he "would not have recommended" mandatory quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa to the U.S.

Seahawks inactives for Carolina game --- No surprises

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:46
The Seahawks' list of inactives for Sunday's game at Carolina revealed no surprises.
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Seahawks inactives for Carolina game --- No surprises

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:46
The Seahawks' list of inactives for Sunday's game at Carolina revealed no surprises.

A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen

 

 

 

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