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Washington voters will see competing gun measures on their state ballot this year

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:02
A display of 7-round .45 caliber handguns are seen at Coliseum Gun Traders Ltd. in Uniondale, New York. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other ...

White Pass - 10/10/2014 8:02:06 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
White Pass US12
10/10/2014 8:02:06 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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 - 10/10/2014 8:01:10 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
Satus Pass US97
10/10/2014 8:01:10 AM

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.

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Stevens Pass - 10/10/2014 8:04:37 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
Stevens Pass US2
10/10/2014 8:04:37 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

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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Blewett Pass - 10/10/2014 8:14:51 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
Blewett Pass US97
10/10/2014 8:14:51 AM

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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/10/2014 8:08:21 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/10/2014 8:08:21 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting operation have been completed for the week. During blasts, crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound, during blast closures.

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KeyArena: It's still lacking 21st century comforts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
While it is admirable that KeyArena has been able to turn a profit after the departure of the Sonics, the fact remains it is a 50-year-old arena with small, crowded concourses and little in the way of food or drink selection ["KeyArena turns a bigger profit than it ever did with the Sonics

Utah appeals ruling in 'Sister Wives' case

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:01
A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah.

PHOTOS: Serial robbery suspect in NE Philly

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:00

 Serial robbery suspect in NE PhillyPolice released a number of surveillance images of the man they think robbed 14 businesses in Philadelphia.


Is Iraq's army staging a comeback against IS?

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:00
Iraqi army stages comeback against IS with US help
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: On the IS front line with Iraqi army

BBC World News - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:00
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson travelled with the Iraqi army to the front line with Islamic State outside Baghdad.
Categories: BBC World News

Lucinda Williams puts her father's poem to music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:58

FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Lucinda Williams performs on stage at the 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. Williams released a new album, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," with 20 songs on two CDs. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lucinda Williams says that during a recent visit her father, acclaimed poet Miller Williams, calmly told her that Alzheimer's disease had robbed him of his ability to write poetry.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Malala shares Nobel Peace Prize

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:56
Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Categories: BBC World News

Lucinda Williams doubles up on the music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:54

This undated image released by Highway 20 Records shows Lucinda Williams. Williams released a new album, "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone," with 20 songs on two CDs. (AP Photo/Michael Wilson)NEW YORK (AP) — Lucinda Williams had considered releasing a double CD at least once before, but her record company argued against it. Now the veteran singer-songwriter is putting music out on her own label.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Washington State visits Stanford in Pac-12 melee

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:50
An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object on Friday night, as the aerial assault of Washington State matches up with the defensive might of the Stanford Cardinal.

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:32
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama: 'Unequivocally committed' to net neutrality

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:27
President Barack Obama says he is "unequivocally committed" to keeping the Internet free and open, a concept known as "net neutrality."

Olive Garden seen through an unlimited pasta pass

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:18

This image provided by Darden Restaurants shows Olive Garden's “Never Ending Pasta Pass." The Italian-themed chain had just announced to let 1,000 people pay $100 for the pass that gave them unprecedented free reign to its pasta. The passes sold out less than an hour after they went on sale online. (AP Photo/Darden Restaurants)NEW YORK (AP) — The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" card from Olive Garden not only promised weeks of unlimited pasta, but a look into why the chain is fighting to hold onto customers.


Intermittent greatness at Fremont’s Pomerol

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:16
The third restaurant from couple Vuong and Tricia Loc, Pomerol is an intimate take on contemporary American fare, marked by flashes of brilliance and occasional missteps.

‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’: a gritty Jamaican epic

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 23:16
The attempted assassination of Bob Marley is central to Marlon James’ novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” a portrait of Jamaica where hope is in short supply. James appears Oct. 13 and 14 in Seattle.