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Satus Pass - 2/6/2015 2:26:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Satus Pass US97
2/6/2015 2:26:10 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Rain

Stevens Pass - 2/6/2015 2:25:18 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Stevens Pass US2
2/6/2015 2:25:18 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Blewett Pass - 2/6/2015 2:24:09 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Blewett Pass US97
2/6/2015 2:24:09 PM

Temperature: 42 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/6/2015 2:31:25 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:45
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/6/2015 2:31:25 PM

Temperature: 40 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet, areas of standing water

Weather:
Raining hard at times

A fine romance: Online daters hire private eyes

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:38
Calling in a detective so early in a relationship would seem an outsourcing of the courtship process, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.

Editorial: Find the middle ground for use of police body and dashboard cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:37
The promise of police body cameras won’t be realized until the Legislature finds the sweet spot between privacy, transparency and accountability.

Warmth gives ugly invasive fish brief reprieve from anglers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:35

Im this photo taken in 2014 and provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, an angler holds a Burbot caught during the 2014 Burbot Classic at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in western Wyoming. Lack of ice is causing problems for two ice-fishing tournaments designed to encourage anglers to catch as many burbot from Flaming Gorge as possible. This weekend's Burbot Classic tournament is still on despite thin ice but this year fishing from boats and shore will be allowed. Insufficient ice cancelled last weekend's Burbot Bash tournament. (AP Photo/Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Lucy Diggins)CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Warm weather has helped grant a reprieve this year to a homely, eel-like and especially slimy invasive fish pursued by anglers as they compete for big money in two ice-fishing tournaments on the Wyoming-Utah line.


Nightclub owners want to stay put if Revel casino sold

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:34

Nightclub owners want to stay put if Revel casino soldThe owners of a New Jersey nightclub inside the shuttered Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City asked a court Friday to let them stay put even if the property is sold Monday.


New York train was moving at 49 miles per hour when it hit SUV: NTSB

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:34
A New York commuter train was traveling at 49 miles per hour when it struck an SUV at a suburban rail crossing in a fatal collision on Tuesday, a federal safety official said on Friday. The train struck the SUV four seconds after its engineer engaged its emergency brake, said Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board which is investigating the crash, at a news conference. Five passengers and the SUV driver were killed when the Metro-North train slammed into the vehicle in suburban Valhalla, New York, during the evening rush hour.

US consumer borrowing rises $14.8 billion in December

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:31
Consumers increased their borrowing in December, with credit cards rising at the fastest pace in eight months. It could be a sign that consumer spending will accelerate as strong jobs gains give shoppers more confidence about taking on debt.

Woman, 9-year-old daughter found hanged in Massachusetts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:31
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman and her 9-year-old daughter were found hanged Friday in the basement of their home by police officers who later discovered what authorities called "written information" that's being reviewed to see it if sheds light on what happened.

Did the electrified third rail make train wreck deadlier?

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

This photo provided by the Brody family shows an undated photo of Ellen Brody who was killed in the SUV that was hit by a Metro-North commuter train in Vahalla, N.Y, Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015. The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into how familiar the SUV driver was with her car and her route, whether she was using a cellphone and whether the backed-up traffic played a role. (AP Photo/Family photo via Jeff Schaeffer)VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether the rail's unusual design explains why the crash was so deadly.


State lawmaker responds after making rape, abortion comment

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:28
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawmaker who remarked that it is "beautiful" when a child can be born as the result of a rape says his remarks were misrepresented.

Attorney: Ex-billionaire doesn't have resort sale documents

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

FILE - In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Tim Blixseth arrives at the federal courthouse in Missoula, Mont. An attorney for ex-billionaire Blixseth said Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, that the real estate mogul will reveal more details of a 2011 property sale in a bid to avoid returning to jail for contempt of court. But attorney Philip Stillman says some documents regarding the $13.8 million sale of the Tamarindo resort are out of reach in Mexico and could not be obtained by Friday's court deadline. (AP Photo/Mike Albans, File)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for ex-billionaire Tim Blixseth said the real estate mogul could not meet a Friday deadline to produce all of the information on the sale of a resort in Mexico because some documents are not in the U.S.


Federal government to boost drought funding by $50 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:27

Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question concerning the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, left, that the federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The additional funding includes about $20 million for California's Central Valley Water Project for efforts such as water transfers, drought monitoring for endangered species and diversifying water supplies.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government is making available up to $50 million in drought-relief funds for western states, with the largest portion earmarked for parched California, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday.


VIDEO: Life in 'Donetsk People's Republic'

BBC World News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:25
The BBC's James Reynolds reports on how life is carrying on in what the rebels call the "Donetsk People's Republic".
Categories: BBC World News

Man charged with insurance scam amid mansion fires kill self

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:20
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with his wife with taking part in a multimillion-dollar insurance scam amid a series of mansion fires and repeated reports of jewelry theft has committed suicide.

San Antonio firefighters find snakes roaming in house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:20
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Call it "Snakes in a Home."

Washington pulls bid to limit homeless access to rooms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:16

Homeless people bundle up at the McPherson Square Metrorail stop near the White House after the region was pounded with snow overnight around WashingtonBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The District of Columbia on Friday withdrew a request for a court order that would let the U.S. capital put homeless families in shelters on cold nights rather than in individual rooms. Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration had filed the emergency motion late on Thursday. The filing said Washington was within a day of running out of space for families in hotel rooms. A city spokeswoman said the motion filed in District of Columbia Superior Court had been pulled after the city secured an additional 100 hotel rooms.


Former Florida professor deported from U.S. over Palestinian terrorist ties

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:15
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A former Florida university professor was deported this week, ending years of legal battles over accusations that he aided a Palestinian terrorist organization. Sami Al-Arian left on Wednesday night on a commercial flight out of Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. He was headed to Turkey, according to a blog post by his criminal attorney, Jonathan Turley. The case against Al-Arian, formerly a computer science professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, received international attention as a test of U.S. government's powers under the Patriot Act.