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Snoqualmie Pass - 1/6/2015 9:38:47 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:48
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/6/2015 9:38:47 AM

Temperature: 36 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. WSDOT Geo Techs are responding to assess the slope. Westbound I-90 remains closed due to an earlier collision involving a large rock and a semi. Closures are at mp 70 near Easton and mp 106 near Ellensburg. Geo Techs are responding to assess the slope before reopening the highway so no estimated time of opening yet. Updates will be provided as information is available.

Weather:
Overcast skies

Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:48
A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one police officer and injuring another, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Feds to issue permit to mine gravel near Roosevelt's ranch

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:47
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A businessman who wants to mine gravel near Theodore Roosevelt's historic ranch in western North Dakota will be issued a permit to do so, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday.

One dead after crash on snowy road in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:46

One dead after crash on snowy road in Cherry HillOne person is dead after a crash involving several vehicles on a snow-covered road in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


Bill proposed to make cowboy hat official Texas headwear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:37
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The cowboy hat may become Texas' official headgear if a state representative has her way. Marsha Farney, a Republican from the Austin area who proposed the bill, said when people think of Texas, they think of cowboy hats, and it makes sense to declare it the state's official headwear. "People even overseas, when they see a cowboy hat, they have an affiliation of Texas with that cowboy hat," Farney said, noting there is plenty of room for the designation in the state that already has an official state bird, dog, dinosaur and cooking implement. ...

Shippers: Last year's Great Lakes freeze cost $705 million

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:36
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An organization representing U.S. cargo shippers on the Great Lakes says last year's deep freeze cost the economy an estimated $705 million and shows the need for another heavy icebreaking vessel.

Suspects questioned in wounding of 2 NYC police officers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:36

3 suspects questioned in wounding of 2 NYC police officersTwo suspects were being questioned Tuesday about the shootings of two plainclothes police officers responding to a grocery store robbery.


Rocket problem postpones SpaceX launch to space station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:36

SPACE-STATION/SPACEXCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX called off a supply flight to the International Space Station on Tuesday because of rocket trouble, another delay in the delivery of groceries and overdue Christmas presents.


Police: Driver error likely caused fatal school bus crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:33
Driver error is likely the cause of a crash involving a school bus and an empty freight train that killed two people and injured 12 more in northeastern North Dakota, police said Tuesday.

Poll: voters open to Inslee's taxes on carbon and capital gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:32
With the state Legislature set to convene next week to grapple with a multi-billion-dollar budget shortfall, a new Elway Poll finds voters may be willing to accept tax increases as part of the solution.

Trying for test-tube baby? Risks to mom are rare, study says

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:28

FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Embryologist Rick Slifkin demonstrates fertilization techniques on a nonviable embryo at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, in New York. A new 12-year U.S. study published Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows complications including deaths are uncommon from procedures that include IVF. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. study shows the most frequent involve drugs used to stimulate ovaries, but it suggests problems are rarely fatal.


Huskies morning links: Austin Joyner talks about his commitment to UW

WA Huskies - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:16
Good morning, folks. Busy Monday around UW football. Here are the links:
Categories: Sports Center

US skiers join in mourning of teammates killed in avalanche

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:10

US skiers join in mourning of teammates killed in avalancheU.S. Ski Team athletes competing at a World Cup slalom race in Croatia have joined in the mourning of two junior members who were killed in an avalanche in Austria.


Syria family's scars begin to heal

BBC World News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:09
Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal
Categories: BBC World News

42-year-old New Jersey grandmother accused of kidnapping 2 grandchildren

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:09

42-year-old New Jersey grandmother accused of kidnapping 2 grandchildrenPolice say they found a southern New Jersey grandmother in Pennsylvania after they say she fled with her two grandchildren when a court denied her custody.


Blast at Washington natural gas plant costs $69M in repairs

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:07
PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington.

Rain brings mudslides to western Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:02
Frances Burns SEATTLE, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Parts of western Washington State remained under a flood warning Tuesday after a mudslide left one Hoquiam neighborhood almost cut off.

Multi-vehicle crash on snowy road in Cherry Hill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:01

Multi-vehicle crash on snowy road in Cherry HillAction News was on the scene of a crash involving several vehicles on a snow-covered road in Cherry Hill.


Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Kappo Masa on the Upper East Side

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 01:58
The art dealer Larry Gagosian and the chef Masayoshi Takayama have collaborated on an overview of Japanese cuisine.