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Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 27 min ago

This Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 photo shows Democratic Party volunteers call prospective voters to urge them to support Gov. Jerry Brown and other party candidates at a phone bank in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles. The midterm elections are about two weeks away, but California is one of more than 30 states in which some form of advance voting is shaping the way campaigns must be conducted. (AP Photo/Michael Blood)LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.


Seattle pre-K measures: Need more thana pilot program

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 35 min ago
When we know what works and can be implemented for the greatest good, why not do that instead of embarking on yet another “pilot” program that would most likely show what we have known for a long time: Teachers, who are well-prepared in early childhood education, paid as professionals an

FCC delays auction of TV airwaves for mobile use

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 35 min ago
The Federal Communications Commission said it would postpone until early 2016 a planned auction of airwaves now used by broadcast television stations for use by mobile phone companies.

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 35 min ago
The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

Northampton 34-6 Ospreys

BBC World News - 7 hours 46 min ago
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
Categories: BBC World News

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

Yahoo! National News - 7 hours 48 min ago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speaks before signing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois(Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak. The order, to be implemented by local health authorities, includes all medical personnel who treated patients with the often-deadly disease in those three countries. Previously such high-risk individuals were subject to voluntary isolation. ...


Decision time for Boeing pension-buyout offer

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 50 min ago
Former Boeing employees who have not yet retired have until Oct. 31 to tell the company whether they want a lump-sum check in December or a monthly annuity payment that begins the same month, or reject both options.

White Pass - 10/25/2014 10:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - 7 hours 53 min ago
White Pass US12
10/25/2014 10:17:56 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 10/25/2014 10:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - 7 hours 53 min ago
Satus Pass US97
10/25/2014 10:14:20 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 10/25/2014 10:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 7 hours 53 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
10/25/2014 10:17:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 10/25/2014 10:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 7 hours 53 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
10/25/2014 10:03:33 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/25/2014 10:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 7 hours 53 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/25/2014 10:06:17 AM

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Potential delays due to single-lane closures both directions 24 hours a day. Occasional rolling slowdowns both directions during daytime hours. No loads over 12 ft wide. Rock blasting closures are completed for the season.

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Huge Bass Pro Shops in Tacoma packs plenty of Northwest related gear and more

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 5 min ago
%%%14da7cd952e1f482f8cf78a60316c9db%%%Another “Big Box” outdoor store has arrived in the greater Puget Sound region selling everything from fishing and hunting gear, all types of clothing, outdoor-related gear from tents to backpacks to sleeping bags, outdoor cooking equipment and even g

Lamont quits after role 'questioned'

BBC World News - 8 hours 11 min ago
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
Categories: BBC World News

Russian clocks go back for last time

BBC World News - 8 hours 15 min ago
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
Categories: BBC World News

School worker tried to stop Washington shooting

Yahoo! National News - 8 hours 29 min ago

School worker tried to stop Washington shootingA high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.


Jack Bruce, Former Cream Frontman, Dies at 71

New York Times Headlines - 8 hours 29 min ago
Mr. Bruce formed the influential British rock band Cream in the 1960s with the guitarist Eric Clapton, and co-wrote some of the group’s biggest hits.

As Ebola Spread in Dallas, New York Honed Protocol

New York Times Headlines - 8 hours 40 min ago
Learning from missteps in the Dallas cases of Ebola, health workers and officials took a different approach in the case of a doctor who fell ill in New York.






Liverpool 0-0 Hull City

BBC World News - 8 hours 41 min ago
Liverpool fail to break down a resolute Hull City side as Reds striker Mario Balotelli suffers another frustrating day.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan Mullah Who Raped Girl in His Mosque Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

New York Times Headlines - 8 hours 43 min ago
Women’s activists attending the packed proceedings hailed it as a victory because the mullah was successfully prosecuted under a 2009 law meant to fight violence against women.