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Blewett Pass - 1/4/2015 5:45:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:21
Blewett Pass US97
1/4/2015 5:45:37 AM

Temperature: 23 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with snow and ice in places

Weather:
Snow showers

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/4/2015 5:56:03 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/4/2015 5:56:03 AM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush in places

Weather:
Snow showers

Pope Picks 15 New Cardinals to Reflect Diversity

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:15
Pope Francis selected 15 cardinals from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar.






Queens Park Rangers 0-3 Sheffield United

BBC World News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:11
Premier League QPR's poor run in the FA Cup continues as they are beaten by League One side Sheffield United at home.
Categories: BBC World News

Migrant flow into US from Caribbean spikes

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:05

In this Feb. 6, 2014 photo made available by the USCG shows a group of migrants standing on their overturned boat off the coast of Port St. Lucie, Fla. The migrants were from Haiti, India and the Bahamas. The USCG retrieved three deceased women. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the flow of migrants through the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Straits in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 included 5,585 Haitians and 3,940 Cubans, along with hundreds of people from the Dominican Republic and other countries in the Caribbean and elsewhere. (AP Photo/United States Coast Guard)MIAMI (AP) — Just starting a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami's federal detention center and considered whether he'd risk getting on another smuggler's boat — a chance that soaring numbers of Caribbean islanders are taking — once he's deported again.


Cuba’s art scene awaits a travel boom

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
As collectors, art connoisseurs and institutions eagerly gear up to travel to Cuba, the local artists, already familiar with museums and collectors who regularly travel to Havana, look forward to even more attention.

Union veterans’ battle wasn’t over after ‘Marching Home’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
In “Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War,” Brian Matthew Jordan documents the plight of Civil War veterans of the Union Army, whose struggles only intensified after they left the battlefield.

Haiti-made tablet computers finding low-cost niche with flair

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
Local entrepreneurs hope to spark a technological revolution by manufacturing Android tablets to show that, “You can do different things in Haiti,” despite the country’s history of producing only low-value goods.

‘Stirring Up Seattle’: the good fights waged by Allied Arts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
R.M. Campbell’s “Stirring Up Seattle: Allied Arts in the Civic Landscape” tells the story of the influential civic organization that helped preserve vital parts of Seattle, including Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square.

‘Selma’ filmmaker Ava DuVernay: ‘So many pieces of history’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
An interview with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, whose movie “Selma” is focused on the events of spring 1965 in Alabama, a key time in the civil-rights battle.

Massage for cancer patients is a touch of care, controversy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
Using careful massage to soothingly combat the assault that chemotherapy and radiation launch on the bodies of cancer patients isn’t new. Hospitals began incorporating it more than 20 years ago, but it still isn’t universally accepted.

Edith Pearlman’s ‘Honeydew’: gold in the muck of everyday life

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
Edith Pearlman’s “Honeydew,” a new collection from one of America’s best contemporary short-fiction writers, features stories with the quality of fable, interspersed with the blunt realities of the everyday.

‘Outpost’: On the front lines of American diplomacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 23:01
“Outpost: Life on the Front Lines of American Diplomacy” is a rather unsatisfactory memoir by diplomat Christopher Hill about his three-plus decades spent in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Refugees expand cultural diversity in remote Texas cities

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:59

Fatin Jasmin Naser Hussein, standing, of Iraq talks with Maria Figueroa of the Dominican Republic, left, and other classmates as they complete some work in a English as a second language class at the Alta Vista Learning Center, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Abilene, Texas. Texas has led the nation in refugee resettlements over the last four years and continues to attract others who move to the state on their own. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A new Thai and sushi restaurant sits on a busy corner, not far from the vast prairie that once epitomized Texas' early cattle ranching days.


Shipping container home readying for Detroit debut

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:55

In a Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, an unusual home takes shape inside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Detroit, intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock. Skilled-trades workers from the factory that makes the electric Chevrolet Volt perform framing, electrical and plumbing work. Come spring, the house-in-progress will be delivered to Detroit’s North End neighborhood and secured on a foundation where a blighted home once stood. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors' sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city's economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.


Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

BBC World News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:41
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals, including churchmen from Tonga, Ethiopia and Myanmar, in a bid to reflect the diversity of the Church.
Categories: BBC World News

Torres draws 45,000 fans on return

BBC World News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:27
Fernando Torres is welcomed by 45,000 Atletico Madrid fans as he returned to the club on Sunday.
Categories: BBC World News

Driver loses control in Maple Shade

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:21

Driver loses control in Maple ShadeA man escaped serious injury after police say he lost control of his car on wet roads in Camden County.


White Pass - 1/4/2015 4:46:35 AM

White Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:21
White Pass US12
1/4/2015 4:46:35 AM

Temperature: 29 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Snow and slush on the roadway

Weather:
Snowing

Satus Pass - 1/4/2015 4:48:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 22:21
Satus Pass US97
1/4/2015 4:48:20 AM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet with snow in places

Weather:
Snowing