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Snoqualmie Pass - 1/11/2015 5:27:16 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:51
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/11/2015 5:27:16 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with fog in places

Karen Lord’s ‘The Galaxy Game’: power tripping

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:16
Karen Lord’s new science-fiction novel “The Galaxy Game” follows the adventures of Rafi, a talented teenager whose athletic, acrobatic and mental skills in an adventure game take on a new and revolutionary dimension.

‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms’: ancient faiths in jeopardy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:16
In “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East,” former British diplomat Gerard Russell documents the many ancient religious sects threatened by the waves of violence that today engulf the region.

North Dakota county feels Bakken boom ebb away as oil falls

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:14

An oil drilling rig near a home outside WillistonBy Ernest Scheyder CROSBY, N.D. (Reuters) - Just over a decade ago, this sleepy farming community on the fringe of North Dakota's Bakken shale formation hosted the state's first horizontal oil well to be hydraulically fractured, or fracked, helping set in motion an economic revolution that shook the world. Today, Divide County may be another vanguard for the state, this time ominous, as the first to feel the full effect of a collapse in prices that has lopped more than 50 percent off the price of oil since the summer. ...


Former Afghanistan coach stabbed

BBC World News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:13
A former Afghanistan team coach is in hospital after being stabbed near his home outside Kabul, according to police.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Many die in Pakistan bus crash

BBC World News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:07
Reports from Pakistan say at least 57 people have been killed in a crash involving a bus and an oil tanker near Karachi.
Categories: BBC World News

Producer, indie film champion Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 22:02

FILE - In this April 22, 1959, file photo, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., poses outside the main gate at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, died died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, from congestive heart failure, his son told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel Goldwyn Jr., a champion of the independent film movement and son to one of the founding fathers of Hollywood cinema, has died. He was 88.


White Pass - 1/11/2015 4:28:32 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:50
White Pass US12
1/11/2015 4:28:32 AM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Satus Pass - 1/11/2015 4:26:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:50
Satus Pass US97
1/11/2015 4:26:10 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Fog

Stevens Pass - 1/11/2015 4:25:18 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:50
Stevens Pass US2
1/11/2015 4:25:18 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Slush and ice on the roadway

Weather:
Overcast with occasional freezing rain

Blewett Pass - 1/11/2015 4:24:09 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:50
Blewett Pass US97
1/11/2015 4:24:09 AM

Temperature: 27 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with light rain

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/11/2015 4:31:25 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:50
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/11/2015 4:31:25 AM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with fog in places

Christie may reach for reset button in New Jersey state of state

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:34

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (R) applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New JerseyBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance next week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises.     On Tuesday, Christie will deliver his state of the state address, potentially the biggest speech he'll make before announcing his presidential intentions, a decision that could come by the end of the month. ...


Illinois inauguration raises questions of corporate influence

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:33

Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner talks to media after meeting with Obama and other gov-elects at the White HouseBy Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner campaigned as a reformer of the state's often corrupt politics. But watchdog groups say activities surrounding his inauguration Monday are among the priciest of any incoming governor and take advantage of a loophole in campaign finance that allows wealthy special interests to gain access to those who hold political power. These groups say Rauner's inauguration festival -with a total tab estimated to reach $10 million - is emblematic of a trend in other states. ...


Wolfsburg's Malanda dies, aged 20

BBC World News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:32
Wolfsburg and Belgium Under-21 midfielder Junior Malanda dies at the age of 20 in a car crash in Germany.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh new religious rights case

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:31

Actors perform during a nativity scene procession in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will take up a new religious rights case when it considers whether a town in Arizona discriminated against a local church by forcing it to remove signs notifying the public of its worship services. The nine justices are set to hear a one-hour argument in an appeal filed by the Good News Community Church, which objected to its treatment by town officials in Gilbert, Arizona. The church says its free speech rights, protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, were violated. ...


Chris Christie will attend Sunday's Cowboys game

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:26

Chris Christie will attend Sunday's Cowboys gameGov. Chris Christie will be attending Sunday's Dallas Cowboys game in Wisconsin - and paying for it on his own dime.


Anita Ekberg, International Screen Beauty and Fellini Star, Dies at 83

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:19
The Swedish actress, best known for her role in “La Dolce Vita,” was frequently quoted as saying that it was Federico Fellini, the director, who owed his success to her, not the other way around.






Prosecutor: Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:04

 Paris grocery gunman linked to 3rd shootingThe shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, a prosecutor said Sunday.


Rant&Rave: Don't watch porno while riding the bus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 21:00
RAVE To the young man at Starbucks who bought his morning coffee with a $100 bill and said “pass the rest on till it runs out.” People were so happy and inspired that some contributed to the “pay it forward” spirit and the freebies lasted nearly all day. What a treat!