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Listening Post: To China, Shift in Obama’s Political Fortunes Eclipses U.S. Economic Gains

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 10:10
When President Obama visits China on Monday, authorities there are likely to dwell more on his electoral reversals than on the robust American economy, analysts say.

In Seattle, the medical-marijuana industry is proliferating, but lacks oversight

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 10:01
Medical-marijuana businesses operate in a legally gray, loosely regulated climate. But Seattle's approach with the industry could change soon. The mayor's office plans to introduce a plan for licensing marijuana businesses. Some quick facts from the story:

WA State Representative to Propose New Gun Legislation, Local Representative Could Support It

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:57
Washington State Representative Ruth Kagi proposed a bill in the last legislative session that would make it a crime to leave a loaded gun where a child could find it.

White Pass - 11/7/2014 4:51:52 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:57
White Pass US12
11/7/2014 4:51:52 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry.

Weather:
Clear skies

Satus Pass - 11/7/2014 4:59:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:57
Satus Pass US97
11/7/2014 4:59:23 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 11/7/2014 4:49:52 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:57
Stevens Pass US2
11/7/2014 4:49:52 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Blewett Pass - 11/7/2014 4:56:03 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:57
Blewett Pass US97
11/7/2014 4:56:03 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Clear skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 11/7/2014 4:43:24 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:57
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
11/7/2014 4:43:24 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and dry. Construction is still in progress from milepost 56 to milepost 61 near the summit. Drivers may experience delays due to lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns.

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Obama to Send 1,500 More Troops to Assist Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:56
The deployment will double the number of Americans meant to train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces as they plan a major offensive against Islamic State fighters who have poured into Iraq from Syria.






U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans.

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:56
The so-called Innate potato, which produces less of a cancer-causing chemical when it is fried, was developed by a major McDonald’s supplier.

Pregnant Lawyer Requests Delay in New York Corruption Retrial

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:48
Deborah N. Misir, who represents Vincent Tabone, a former leader of the Queens Republican Committee, told Judge Kenneth M. Karas of Federal District Court that she must avoid stress.

Former Navy SEAL, Author of Bin Laden Best Seller, May Face Costly Penalties, Lawyer Says

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:46
Matt Bissonnette, a former SEAL member, will probably forfeit $4.5 million in royalties for failing to let the Pentagon vet his book on the Osama bin Laden raid, his lawyer contends.

Election dredges up a lot of history, forgotten or ignored

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:46
This week’s historic election suggests a need to revisit U.S. history.

Upgrades that bring the future into focus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:42
Here are some aspects of Yosemite and iOS 8 that pique the feeling of experiencing the future now — and even a few cases where the future needs to be held off.

Justices to Hear New Challenge to Health Law

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:42
The Supreme Court will consider whether the Affordable Care Act allows tax subsidies in those states that did not set up exchanges for people to select their health insurance.






Emailing attachments, links? Let recipients know it’s you

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:42
Patrick Marshall answers a question about reducing the risk of opening attachments and following links, along with other reader inquiries about websites that fail to display, default email and how to find past columns on a certain topic.

Microsoft teases beginning of its post-Nokia smartphone era

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:41
Microsoft is set to reveal what may be its first smartphone offering since announcing it was ditching the Nokia brand in favor of Lumia for its flagship Windows Phones.

Beliefs: A Muckraking Magazine Creates a Stir Among Evangelical Christians

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:38
The magazine World serves born-again Christians with its investigative reporting, which recently helped topple the leader of a megachurch.

USDA approves GMO potato designed by Simplot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:33
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in animals.

Jobs Data Show Steady Gains, but Stagnant Wages Temper Optimism

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:32
While the report was upbeat, with a survey finding a big increase in the number of people who found a job last month, wage growth continued to drag.