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We have a fixation on income inequality

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
The idea of raising the minimum wage to address income inequality is the wrong way to do it, writes columnist Richard S. Davis.

Editorial: The right path forward for the Internet is public utility classification

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
Citizens have until Feb. 26 to remind the FCC why it’s so important to preserve an open Internet.

Witness recalls hearing gunshots that killed Seattle police officer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
A woman who was  walking her dog on Halloween night 2009 took the witness stand on Wednesday afternoon, providing the first testimony about events that immediately preceded the fatal ambush of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood.

Mental illness is not a fad

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:01
An emerging narrative seems to question the very idea of mental illness, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Families of Mexico's missing students refuse to give up

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:57
Why the families of Mexico's missing students will not give up
Categories: BBC World News

Machine Learning: Led by Tinder, the Mobile Dating Game Surges

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:54
Many app makers are trying to capitalize on the Tinder method of simple, smartphone-based dating. Of course, they add a twist to the swipe.






Iran’s President Accuses West of Distorting Atomic Plans

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:52
President Hassan Rouhani, in a speech aimed at domestic critics, denounced the United States and Israel for what he called false and hypocritical warnings about Iran’s atomic ambitions.

Hedge fund founder's son indicted for murder

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:52

The privileged son of a hedge fund founder was indicated in the shooting death of his father.

       

How strong is Islamic State in Libya?

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:49
How powerful is Islamic State in Libya?
Categories: BBC World News

Washington lawmakers pushing electric car ownership

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:44
Even with gas prices hovering around $2 per gallon, Washington state lawmakers are considering a raft of bills to encourage more drivers to turn to electric cars in the name of reducing pollution. Plug-in-and-charge ...

Brian Williams Admits He Wasn’t on Copter Shot Down in Iraq

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:43
The NBC anchorman said he was on a helicopter behind one that was hit in 2003 and that he had conflated the two.






Kentucky teen charged with rape, theft after multi-state spree

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:42

Runaway teens say they were escaping abusive familyBy Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - A Kentucky teenager arrested last month along with his underage girlfriend after an alleged crime spree has been charged with second-degree rape and is set to appear in court on Monday, according to court documents and the court clerk. Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips, 13, surrendered without incident on Jan. 18 after they were surrounded by local law enforcement in Panama City Beach, Florida. Besides Kentucky, law enforcement officials suspect the two of stealing vehicles in South Carolina and Georgia. Under Kentucky state law, second-degree rape occurs when someone aged 18 or older has any sexual contact, consensual or not, with a minor under the age of 14.


On Golf: Short Game Leaves Tiger Woods Struggling

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:40
After shooting his worst round as a pro last week at the Phoenix Open, Woods tried to regain his mastery of his short game at Torrey Pines, where he has a history of success.

VIDEO: Greste: How I coped in prison

BBC World News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:36
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, tells reporters how he and his colleagues, who remain in jail, coped with life behind bars.
Categories: BBC World News

Bruce Rauner Backs ‘Right to Work’ Laws in State Address

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:32
In his first State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, said the state should ban some political contributions by public employee unions and allow local “right to work” laws.

Amid Economic Woes and Public Discontent, Putin Critic Sees Opening

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:28
In an interview, Aleksei A. Navalny said economic woes and public antagonism toward the nation’s role in Ukraine have made President Vladimir V. Putin vulnerable.

White Pass - 2/4/2015 4:03:13 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:25
White Pass US12
2/4/2015 4:03:13 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 2/4/2015 4:05:23 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:25
Satus Pass US97
2/4/2015 4:05:23 PM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare, wet in places.

Weather:
Areas of dense fog

Stevens Pass - 2/4/2015 4:14:47 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:25
Stevens Pass US2
2/4/2015 4:14:47 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet.

Weather:
Overcast skies