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Lynden defensive end Bryce Sterk happy to be a Husky

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:45
A late bloomer as a football player, it was only fitting that Bryce Sterk emerged as Pac-12 recruit late.

Report: Silicon Valley tech economy booming

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:45

Alex Simangas, a cook at a local pizza restaurant, stands with his son Alex and daughter Teresa outside their home at the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Palo Alto, Calif. Silicon Valley's tech economy is continuing to boom, with 58,000 new jobs and 42,000 new residents last year and all indications the record growth will continue, according to study released Tuesday. The report shows that with the income and population growth, low wage earners are being priced out of housing, roadways are increasingly congested, and public rail service is overwhelmed throughout the greater Bay Area. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A study released Tuesday shows Silicon Valley's tech economy is continuing to boom, with 58,000 new jobs and 42,000 new residents last year and all indications the record growth will continue.


The Valentine column: Finding romance in Europe

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:42
Look beyond Paris or Venice to sleepy villages and cozy hideaways across the continent.

Teacher admits he collected disability but taught elsewhere

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:39
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey schoolteacher has admitted stealing nearly $249,000 by fraudulently collecting a disability pension while he was teaching in other states.

Fitch Rates Washington's $484MM GO Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:38
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following state of Washington general obligation bonds:

Group seeks data on gender targets of US service academies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:33
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The overwhelmingly male U.S. service academies have not responded adequately to requests for details on recruiting policies and gender targets, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by plaintiffs including an advocacy group for female service members.

Federal warrant issued for suspect in elderly pair's slaying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:32

This undated photo provided by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office shows Robert Clark. Clark, a suspect in the abduction and killing of of Doyle Chumney, 88, and his wife, Lillian, 79, in northeast Ohio Jan. 21, 2015, is now suspected of committing two armed robberies in West Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 31, one Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1, in South Carolina and one in Georgia on Sunday night, said Tuscarawas County Chief Deputy Orvis Campbell. Campbell said Monday that Clark is desperate and dangerous. (AP Photo/Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office)CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal warrant was issued Tuesday for a man suspected of abducting and killing an elderly Ohio couple and believed to have committed armed robberies in three states over the weekend.


Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey sales up in US; exports top $1B

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:31

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo, a Diageo employee walks by barrels of whiskey stored in a new warehouse at the George Dickel distillery near Tullahoma, Tenn. Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey scored another round of U.S. sales growth in 2014, while exports topped $1 billion for the second straight year. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey scored another round of U.S. sales growth in 2014, while exports topped $1 billion for the second straight year, a distilled spirits trade group said Tuesday.


Ex-Philadelphia police employee, husband charged in ATV fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:25

Ex-Philadelphia police employee, husband charged in ATV fraudProsecutors say an ex-employee of Philadelphia's police impound lot forged documents and ignored rules to take ownership of ATVs that were supposed to be auctioned off, scrapped or kept in department custody.


Seaweed, dueling laws could get the ax in Rhode Island

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:23
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's gardeners, boxers and shameless swearers beware: you could be breaking the law and not even know it.

Washington state bill tries to force Uber, Lyft to act more like normal taxis

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:19
Washington state lawmakers are considering legislation to regulate smartphone-enabled car services like Uber and Lyft, which may override rules imposed last year in Seattle that dictate how the companies compete with traditional taxis.

Game report: California 90, Washington 88

WA Huskies - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:16
GAME REPORT: California 90, Washington 88.
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Heastie Elected Speaker of New York Assembly

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:14
Carl E. Heastie became the state’s first African-American speaker, succeeding Sheldon Silver, the longtime Albany power broker who was forced to step aside after his arrest.

White Pass - 2/3/2015 11:42:27 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:12
White Pass US12
2/3/2015 11:42:27 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies with occasional light rain

Satus Pass - 2/3/2015 11:41:31 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:12
Satus Pass US97
2/3/2015 11:41:31 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast with mixed rain and snow

Stevens Pass - 2/3/2015 11:44:58 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:12
Stevens Pass US2
2/3/2015 11:44:58 AM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and wet with slush and ice in places

Weather:
Overcast skies

Blewett Pass - 2/3/2015 11:55:11 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:12
Blewett Pass US97
2/3/2015 11:55:11 AM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Snoqualmie Pass - 2/3/2015 11:48:42 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:12
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
2/3/2015 11:48:42 AM

Temperature: 39 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is mostly bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Study: Finishing college a growing divide between rich, poor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:07

Student Michael Kramer poses for a photo at University of California, Los Angeles campus, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Kramer, 29, is the first in his family to attend college. "We're a country that says everybody should be getting higher education, and nowadays, to get any decent job, you need a bachelor's degree," Kramer said. College costs were more than two times higher in 2012 than in 1975 at the start of the Pell grant program, which provides aid to low-income students based on need. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is a growing divide between who earns a bachelor's degree by age 24, with the gap between the nation's richest and poorest students doubling during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday.


King County deputy accused of domestic violence told to surrender firearms

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 05:07
A 34-year-old King County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to surrender his firearms after a judge found probable cause to detain him on investigation of domestic violence felony harassment.