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Blewett Pass - 1/8/2015 12:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:17
Blewett Pass US97
1/8/2015 12:44:45 PM

Temperature: 30 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, frost and ice in places

Weather:
Scattered clouds

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/8/2015 12:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:17
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/8/2015 12:41:20 PM

Temperature: 33 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet, ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies, areas of fog

All just food and games at Bellevue’s Tavern Hall

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:10
Along with 30 TVs, shuffleboard, darts and pool, this big-box restaurant is also serving satisfying food.

G.O.P. Faces Push From Right to Be Bolder

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:10
The Heritage Foundation is holding a two-day policy conference next week that is aimed at nudging Republicans toward a more aggressive agenda.






JC Penney to shut 40 stores and cut 2,250 jobs this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:09
J.C. Penney Co. said that it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability.

Slump in New York arrests, fines hits traffic lawyers, bail bondsmen

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:07

An automobile sits illegally parked without a parking ticket issued by the NYPD in the Queens borough of New YorkBy Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sharp drop in arrests and fines in New York may prove costly for the city but it could already be hurting some traffic lawyers and bail bonds firms, which are seeing their phones ring less often as fewer people are in trouble and need help. The slump in arrest volume - last week's total was around half that recorded a year ago - is seen by supporters of new York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as evidence of a work slowdown by police officers angered by recent comments he made that they viewed as anti-police. ...


Boxer Says She Won’t Seek Re-election to Senate in California in 2016

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:05
Ms. Boxer, a California Democrat who has served in the Senate since 1993, says in a video interview with a grandson, “I want to come home to the state that I love.”






Paseo reopens! Seattle's sandwich salvation complete

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:03
Paseo is back, and new owner Ryan Santwire says, "The food is better than ever."

Art Review: Photographs by Horace Poolaw at National Museum of the American Indian

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:02
Horace Poolaw’s photographs at the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan show Native Americans inventively fusing past and present.

Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:00

Passengers brave a temperature of minus 9 degrees F for a ride on an outdoor deck of a ferry making its way through arctic sea smoke off Portland, Maine, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting around the U.S. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Dangerously cold temperatures plunged into the single digits around the U.S. and wind chills pushed them even lower.


Police Gave Boy No Aid After Shooting in Cleveland

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 06:00
After one officer shot Tamir Rice, 12, he and another officer stood by and did not help the wounded boy. An officer also tackled the boy’s sister.

Atlanta fire chief who criticized homosexuality may fight ouster

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:56
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's ousted fire chief is considering a legal challenge against the city, Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom said on Thursday, arguing that his firing over a book critical of homosexuality was an attack on his faith. Kelvin Cochran was forced out as leader of the city's Fire Rescue Department on Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom said it was representing the ex-chief, who the group contends was wrongfully terminated and was never found to have engaged in any discrimination. ...

Ohio to change execution drugs after inmate's prolonged death

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:54
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio will halt use of the two-drug lethal injection combination that led to the protracted death of an inmate a year ago and has postponed an execution scheduled for February, officials said on Thursday. The state prison system is seeking to add a drug used for lethal injections from 1999 to 2011, thiopental sodium, to pentobarbital as the two drugs permitted for lethal injections in the future, said JoEllen Smith, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Either can be used, she said. ...

Common Sense: Expect Volatility in 2015, Say Those Who Called It Right Last Year

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:46
A survey of investment professionals whose forecasts proved accurate in 2014 indicates a roller coaster ride for stocks, bonds and oil prices.

Marshawn Lynch loses appeal of $100,000 fine

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:46
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has lost his appeal to have his $100,000 fine rescinded for not talking to the media, as first reported today by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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Well: To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy?

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:44
One day soon, we may be able to quickly scan a patient’s brain, check his brain activity “fingerprint” and select an antidepressant or psychotherapy accordingly.






French police detain 9 in massive hunt for 2 suspects

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:41

French police detain 9 in massive hunt for 2 suspectsFrightened yet defiant, French residents held a day of mourning Thursday for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted for the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre, fearing they might strike again.


Obama tells Americans: Don't buy a gas guzzler

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:40

Obama speaks about the housing market during a visit to PhoenixBy Jeff Mason PHOENIX (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Americans on Thursday that cheap U.S. gasoline prices would not last and that they should not buy gas-guzzling vehicles. As fuel prices have dropped to near six-year lows, sales of pickup trucks and SUVs have surged. "Gas prices aren't going to be low forever, so don't start suddenly saying you don't have to worry about fuel efficiency," Obama said in a speech about the rebounding economy, noting gas prices are about $1.10 per gallon cheaper than a year ago. ...


NYC police to reform public housing stop-and-frisk in settlement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:38
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's police department has agreed to reform its stop-and-frisk practices in public housing projects as part of a proposed settlement in a federal class action lawsuit, the latest step in altering a broad policing strategy that critics assailed as unconstitutional. The preliminary settlement, which requires approval from U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan, would mandate changes to police regulations and training materials that govern patrols in public housing, among other reforms. ...

Honda fined $70M for not reporting death, injury complaints

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:37

FILE - In this April 25, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Honda on display at Honda Motor Co. headquarters in Tokyo. The Obama administration on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 said it will fine Honda $70 million _ the largest civil penalty leveled against an automaker _ for not reporting to regulators over 1,700 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries and not reporting warranty claims. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims.