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Democrats should be nicer to the South

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:31
If the Democratic Party wants to establish a healthy dialogue in the Southern states, H. Brandt (Brandy) Ayers told me, it has to first say, “We like you,” writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: The Times recommends Ross Hunter, Joan McBride and Cyrus Habib in the 48th District

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:31
Ross Hunter and Joan McBride are the best choices for the 48th Legislative District state House positions. Cyrus Habib is the best choice for the state Senate.

Chambers Bay prepares to host U.S. Open golf tournament

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:28
Chambers Bay has begun limiting play to make sure the course is in top shape in June when it hosts the U.S. Open. “I have absolutely zero concerns about the golf course,” said Danny Sink, the 2015 U.S. Open championship coordinator.

Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:25

FILE - In this April 15, 2008 file photo, Terry Crenshaw, wardens assistant at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, walks past the gurney in the execution chamber at left, in McAlester, Okla. At right are the rows of chairs in which witnesses to executions are seated. Oklahoma prison officials are unveiling new execution protocols to replace those used when an inmate took 43 minutes to die last spring. (AP Photo, file)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.


Los Angeles-Area Mayor Is Killed

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:23
Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot by his wife, Lyvette Crespo, during a domestic dispute in their home, law enforcement officials said.






White Pass - 9/30/2014 5:50:44 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:21
White Pass US12
9/30/2014 5:50:44 PM

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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/30/2014 5:55:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:21
Satus Pass US97
9/30/2014 5:55:10 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.

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Stevens Pass - 9/30/2014 5:59:42 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:21
Stevens Pass US2
9/30/2014 5:59:42 PM

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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/30/2014 5:57:47 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:21
Blewett Pass US97
9/30/2014 5:57:47 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:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/30/2014 6:01:35 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/30/2014 6:01:35 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
Closure for rock scaling operation is in progress east of Snoqualmie Pass summit. Eastbound traffic is stopped at Gold Creek milepost 56, westbound traffic is stopped at milepost 61 Price Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eastbound and exit 70 westbound.

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Head Injury Reverberates Beyond Field at Michigan

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:21
Michigan acknowledged allowing Shane Morris to briefly return to the field with a “probable mild concussion,” highlighting a quirk of Coach Brady Hoke’s: He does not regularly wear a headset.






Japan manufacturing sentiment rises

BBC World News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:20
Japanese large manufacturers' confidence improved in the three months to September, according to a closely-watched central bank survey.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:20

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...


Large fire burns, releases chemicals in Seattle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:16

A firefighter briefly goes without his helmet as he prepares to put on a mask while hosing down a building on fire Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. No injuries were reported in the fire, which sent flames bursting through the roof of the building and created a large plume of smoke visible from downtown. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle, sending a big plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals.


Cremated remains found in drug suspect's car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:13
LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) — A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said.

Watch: Congressman tries out his Bruce Lee moves

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:11

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., promotes Bruce Lee museum exhibit in video.

       

News Analysis: Showing Concern for the President, Even While Criticizing Him

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:09
Democrats say Republicans could use the intense focus on security lapses at the White House to further undercut confidence in the Obama administration.

Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:08
Beijing’s effort to limit information on the Hong Kong protests has been met by clever ways of expressing dissent.






Boy, 2, critical after shooting himself in head

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:07

Police are uncertain how child got handgun in family's home.

       

As PayPal Spins Off, Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:05
The swift reaction by companies in the weeks since Apple Pay was unveiled makes clear that how we normally pay for goods and services is ripe for transformation.