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Blewett Pass - 3/3/2015 1:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
Blewett Pass US97
3/3/2015 1:33:43 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry with frost and ice in places.

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/3/2015 1:24:04 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/3/2015 1:24:04 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Man tried to bribe deputies after fatal Arizona crash: police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:00
(Reuters) - A 21-year-old man tried to bribe sheriff's deputies in Arizona with a wad of cash after crashing his car in a fiery, rollover collision that killed a 27-year-old woman in the passenger seat, authorities said. Joseph Wilson, 21, first gave a fake name to an officer who responded to the scene of the accident southeast of Phoenix, and then he tried to give him the banknotes, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Idaho Senate opens with Hindu prayer, 3 lawmakers protest

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:55
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three lawmakers refused to attend the Idaho Senate's daily invocation after objecting to the offering of a Hindu prayer.

Venture capitalist Doerr testifies in Kleiner sexism case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:52
By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capitalist John Doerr on Tuesday sought to fend off allegations of sexism at his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in testimony in a gender discrimination lawsuit targeting the firm. In the suit, former Kleiner partner Ellen Pao alleges she suffered discrimination and retaliation after ending a brief affair in 2006 with another partner, Ajit Nazre. Another incident involved partner Randy Komisar's board seat at patent company RPX, a firm Pao had championed as an investment for Kleiner and whose board she asked to join. I could use some wins." Pao did not receive a seat on RPX's board although she was responsible for the firm’s investment in RPX, even though she was responsible for the firm’s investment in RPX.

Lawyers questioning potential jurors in girl's running death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:51
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys questioned potential jurors on their beliefs about physical punishment Tuesday in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until she died.

'Tomboy, I wear glasses, look dorky'

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:49
The Indian who attracted proposals through honesty
Categories: BBC World News

Bjork museum retrospective tests boundaries of music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:48

The Museum of Modern Art presents Björk, a retrospective dedicated to the work of the singer in New York on March 3, 2015In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall? The highlight of the two-floor retrospective, which opens to the public Sunday and runs until June 7, is a walk through the artist's eight adult solo albums, with each museum-goer given a headset that, triggered by sensors, narrates a fictional biography of Bjork set to highlights of the music. The visitor sees diaries of Bjork with her musings -- "I don't recognize myself / This is very interesting," she writes in one, which turned into the song "Headphones" -- as well as some of Bjork's most sensational outfits, including the swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars and the dress of tiny bells designed by Alexander McQueen. The lobbies feature music from four "instruments" including a Tesla coil that appeared on Bjork's 2011 album "Biophilia," an innovative work that was accompanied by a smartphone app -- the first to enter the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

ESPN: Eagles to release Trent Cole

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:46

 Eagles to release Trent ColeThe Philadelphia Eagles will release veteran outside linebacker Trent Cole, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Caplan.


Public Editor's Journal: Was Headline ‘Possibly’ Too Easy on Hillary Clinton?

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:44
Readers complained that Mrs. Clinton clearly broke the law, not “possibly” broke the “rules.”






Thoughts on Global Warming . . and Details About Our HOT Show This Week

E-Town - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:42

Sigh. It’s snowing. Again. Check out these photos from my backyard:

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IMG_1895This has been one heck of a winter so far for many parts of the country, Colorado being one of them. Not many people know this, but March generally is, on average, the biggest snowfall month for our great state, followed closely by, oddly enough, April (strange I know but its those one or two late spring blizzards we tend to get in April that make that a fact). This winter, though, only a few days into the month of March, I’m told we’ve already had as much snow here in Colorado as we sometimes get in a season. Yikes.

That of course pales in comparison with what the poor folks in Boston, New York and other east coast communities are dealing with. But still, it’s significant.

Now, some people will use the fact that our winter weather in general seems to be getting more and more extreme to try to claim that global warming is a myth – they say “How can our winters be so cold and harsh if there’s global warming?” Of course the majority of scientists and experts continue to point out that climate change caused by global warming negatively impacts our weather patterns overall (resulting in hotter, longer, drier summers as well as colder, more severe winters). But try to explain that to Rush Limbaugh.

I’ve always wondered why we as a nation (read: our government) still haven’t embraced alternative fuel sources and energy sources as a concept to actively aim for. I mean, I have to say to those who claim ‘the jury is still out’: Why would you even take a chance on maintaining the status quo, if global warming is even a slight possibility? Where’s the harm in throwing the type of financial subsidies toward alternative energy research and development that oil, gas and ethanol industries have enjoyed for years (and in some cases for decades)? At the very least we create much needed jobs, not just in research but in execution (think solar panel manufacturing and installation, the building of windmills, etc. etc. Its endless if you think about it). We could at the very least be reducing our need for fossil fuels, right? And call me overly optimistic, but I believe that American ingenuity rocks . . so maybe we could eventually, given a concerted, united effort, even one day replace fossil fuels completely. Goodbye dependence on foreign oil . . . that has a nice ring. Something I can continue to hope for.

Anyways, as I sit in my cozy little office here at eTown world headquarters (heated with solar energy), I can see the huge thick snowflakes falling outside my window (probably why I just had the stream of consciousness above) as I gear up to share with you what’s happening on our broadcast/podcast this week:

You know we’ve been having a lot of young, up-and-coming musicians on the show of late. But far be it from eTown to neglect our elders. This week, we feature two truly legendary artists, a respected folk/rock icon and the first lady of Rockabilly. Quite the combo!

20131208-DSC_9735An exceptional singer/songwriter (and old friend), David Bromberg graces the eTown stage this week (his rendition of his song “I’ll Take You Back” is priceless; he and Nick have a great conversation, too, that you’ll enjoy hearing). He’s a beloved musical artist whose still vibrant career dates back to the early 1960’s.

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We’re also so honored to welcome back the legendary ‘queen of rockabilly’ as she’s affectionately referred to, Wanda Jackson. I defy you to name an accomplished professional female artist who is not aware of her significant impact on women in rock n’ roll. She’s definitely a musical idol for so many. And her sound is totally recognizable: as soon as you hear her, you’ll know exactly who she is.

Plus, we’ve got another uplifting eChievement Award story for you, this time about a young woman who’s using perfectly edible food, that would otherwise end up in the landfill, to feed the hungry in her community. Very inspiring stuff.

Join us this week in eTown!

Best,

Helen

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Categories: E-Town

Family of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:42
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that included a court battle over ending life support.

Homeless man shot dead by LAPD had served time for bank robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:41

A memorial is seen on the sidewalk where a homeless man was killed by police in Los AngelesBy Steve Gorman and Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A homeless man whose fatal shooting by Los Angeles police stirred an uproar among civil rights activists and fellow skid row residents was a convicted bank robber paroled from federal prison last year, according to a law-enforcement source and records. The Times reported that Robinet, accused of pistol-whipping a teller during a 2000 bank holdup north of Los Angeles, told investigators at the time that he robbed the bank to cover the cost of acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.


Dangerous Passage and Multiplying Fines as Ice Is Left Uncleared

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:37
Building owners in New York City are fined for failing to clear sidewalks of slippery ice, but it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for vacant buildings, resulting in millions in unpaid fines.

Three accidental shootings of Texas children prompt gun safety calls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:35
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The shooting deaths of three youngsters after unattended guns ended up in the hands of children in the Houston area in the past five days have prompted calls by some in Texas to re-examine gun safety in homes. The incidents included a 3-year-old who fatally shot himself after finding a gun in his home last Friday, a 4-year-old who died under similar circumstances on Sunday and a 6-year-old who was shot on Monday by his brother while playing, police said. "A lot of families think that those kids don’t know where their guns are hidden, but they do. Kids find things and they are curious," said Angela Turner, a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

MH17 families view plane wreckage

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:35
Families of passengers who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine view the wreckage of the plane at a Dutch air base.
Categories: BBC World News

Virginia's Sweet Briar to close, part of drop in U.S. women's colleges

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:33
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia's cash-strapped Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the summer, administrators said on Tuesday, part of a sharp decline in the number of U.S. women's schools. The 114-year-old school near Lynchburg is closing because of “insurmountable financial challenges,” President James Jones said. Sweet Briar’s closure is part of a rapid decline in the number of women’s colleges. The Women’s College Coalition website says that in 1960 there were 230 women’s schools, but by 2014 that number had shrunk to 47.

Fire Department of New York gets 1st female, gay chaplain

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:32
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York has sworn in its first female and first openly gay chaplain.

VIDEO: Dramatic volcanic eruption in Chile

BBC World News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:26
The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
Categories: BBC World News

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour member

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:24

Murder charges filed in stabbing of Nicki Minaj's tour memberPhiladelphia Police say the man arrested for the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour crew will now be charged with murder.