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More Americans are finally seeing something new: A pay raise

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:30

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011, a line worker assembles a 2012 Ford Focus at the Ford Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, Mich. The jobs report on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, signaled that raises have finally begun to flow through an economy in which, once you factor in inflation, most people earn less than when the Great Recession struck in 2007. Ford has announced that up to 500 of its lowest-paid factory workers will receive a 48 percent pay raise to $28.50 an hour. Other major companies, including Aetna and the Gap, have also announced pay increases. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.


Hawks beat Warriors, 124-116, in showdown of top NBA teams

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:28
Jeff Teague scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Golden State’s one-two backcourt punch with balance, beating the Warriors, 124-116, on Friday night in a showdown between the NBA’s two conference leaders.

No. 10 Arizona State women edge No. 12 Stanford

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:24
Quinn Dornstauder scored a career-high 22 points and blocked a key shot down the stretch as No. 10 Arizona State rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat No. 12 Stanford 53-52 in a Pac-12 women’s game.

5 dead in suburban Atlanta shooting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:17

The gunman died during treatment at a hospital.

       

Looking ahead to next year for the Seahawks --- plus, what is your top concern?

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:16
In case you missed any of it, we did something of a season wrapup package for the paper today, including my position-by-position look at the Seahawks entering the off-season.
Categories: Sports Center

Shellfish poacher sentenced to 5-plus years in prison

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:16
The head of a poaching enterprise that sold illegal oysters and clams to Seattle-area restaurants and fish markets was sentenced Friday to 5 ½ years in prison. The value of Rodney Clark’s illegal catch is conservatively estimated at around $700,000.

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees plan to meet before spring training

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:16
Alex Rodriguez and New York Yankees officials plan to meet before A-Rod reports to spring training. Rodriguez first sounded out the Yankees about a possible meeting earlier in the offseason, but New York held off at that point.

Merkel uncertain whether Ukraine talks will succeed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:13

Merkel, speaking after two days of hastily arranged meetings in Kiev and Moscow, also bluntly underlined her opposition to the idea of suppl...

       

Satellite promises more accurate weather predictions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:02

The satellite will measure soil moisture levels over a three-year period.

       

States racing to regulate e-cigarettes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 14:02

Lawmakers are debating bills on the popular product in 26 states.

       

White Pass - 2/6/2015 8:39:06 PM

White Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
White Pass US12
2/6/2015 8:39:06 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining lightly

Satus Pass - 2/6/2015 8:28:17 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
Satus Pass US97
2/6/2015 8:28:17 PM

Temperature: 47 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 2/6/2015 8:40:23 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
Stevens Pass US2
2/6/2015 8:40:23 PM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/6/2015 8:23:18 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
Blewett Pass US97
2/6/2015 8:23:18 PM

Temperature: 41 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/6/2015 8:36:42 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/6/2015 8:36:42 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Clear skies

Four players --- two Seahawks, two Patriots --- fined by NFL for melee at end of Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
The NFL announced today that four players --- two Seahawks and two New England Patriots ---were fined for the melee at the end of the Super Bowl.
Categories: Sports Center

Oakland Raiders hire Seattle assistant Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:47
The Oakland Raiders today officially announced the hiring of Seahawks linebacker coach Ken Norton, Jr., as defensive coordinator.
Categories: Sports Center

Cristian Roldan draws praise after Sounders’ preseason friendly loss to Galaxy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:40
Los Angeles won 2-1 courtesy of a second-half goal from rookie Ignacio Maganto.

UW women knock off Oregon State, 76-67

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:40
Washington won a dogfight of a game to hand No. 7 Oregon State its first Pac-12 Conference defeat, 76-67, on Friday night before a crowd of 2,510 at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Ex-Seahawk charged with wage theft, tax evasion

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 13:40
The state Attorney General’s Office on Friday charged former Seahawk Sam Adams and his chief financial officer with multiple counts of wage theft and tax evasion in connection with two fitness clubs Adams owned in Seattle and Tacoma.