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Stevens Pass - 10/30/2014 10:07:25 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Stevens Pass US2
10/30/2014 10:07:25 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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 - 10/30/2014 10:01:50 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Blewett Pass US97
10/30/2014 10:01:50 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
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 - 10/30/2014 10:16:51 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:58
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/30/2014 10:16:51 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
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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Music Review: Neil Young breaks out the orchestra

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:44

This CD cover image released by Reprise Records shows "Storytone," by Neil Young. (AP Photo/Reprise Records)Neil Young, "Storytone" (Reprise Records)


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Oregon woman visits Grand Canyon ahead of planned assisted suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:41
(Reuters) - A 29-year-old Oregon woman with terminal brain cancer has ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video released this week that she might end her life through assisted suicide in a couple of days. Brittany Maynard was diagnosed in January with a glioblastoma brain tumor and has said she plans to take prescribed medication to die when her pain becomes unbearable. She has moved from her San Francisco Bay area home to Oregon, which allows assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. ...

Watchdog faults U.S. grenade-trafficking probe tied to Fast and Furious

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:29
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Units of the U.S. Department of Justice "seriously" botched an investigation into a suspected trafficker of grenade parts and failed to adequately consider the public safety risk posed by letting the suspect walk free, a watchdog for the agency said on Thursday. The probe had been tied to Operation Fast and Furious, a failed effort by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona to stop gun smuggling across the U.S. border with Mexico. ATF agents learned in 2009 that Jean Baptiste Kingery, a U. ...

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:22
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
Categories: BBC World News

Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:22
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four.

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:19

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2007 file photo shows "Fun Size" and "Mini" candies in New York. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.


U.S. education department gets stricter with for-profit colleges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:19

An employee of the Department of Education arrives for work in WashingtonBy Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will introduce new regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under the regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings. This is lower than the current threshold of 30 percent of discretionary income and 12 percent of total ...


Huskies morning links: Colorado's Sefo Liufau receives a vote of confidence

WA Huskies - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:16
Hau'oli Kikaha wants to get in on the Huskies' defensive scoring binge.
Categories: Sports Center

Sarah Payne's father found dead

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:15
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
Categories: BBC World News

Plane crashes at Wichita airport, 2 dead

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:11

Plane crashes at Wichita airport, 2 deadA small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said.


Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:11
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.

For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:10
For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.

Tim Cook’s Disclosure That He’s Gay Garners Sweeping Praise

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:09
Apple’s chief executive was hailed by top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google.

Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:07

Estrada looks into signing up for health insurance at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Caroline Humer (Reuters) - U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. In interviews with Reuters, half a dozen privately held and non-profit health insurers around the country say they are expecting this growth based on interest from potential customers they are hearing about through their call centers, sales forces and brokers. ...


Scary Movie Week: 'The Others'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:05
Watching Nicole Kidman in the quite forgettable "Before I Go To Sleep" last night, I was thinking of her in a much better horror movie: Alejandro Amenabar's "The Others," which came out 13 years ago and for some reason didn't get much attention. But it's one of my favorite scary movies of more-or-le

Closings set in Florida A&M hazing trial

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:03
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member told a judge Thursday he will not testify on his own behalf in his trial on manslaughter and hazing charges in the November 2011 death of a school drum major.

Hot Stove: List of 2015 free agents

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 01:02
Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are more than 30 players who may become free agents if the options on their respective contracts are not picked up -- Billy Butler ($12.5 milllion club option, Adam LaRoche ($15