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Surrounded by a feeling of poverty amid signs of prosperity

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:16
The idea that we have become a poor country seems ridiculous. Unless you read the news as a foreigner might.

Sue Bird of Storm is first U.S. player to be on four world-championship rosters

Seattle Storm - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:16
Guard Sue Bird of the WNBA Storm became the first U.S. player to make four world-championship rosters when USA Basketball announced the squad Tuesday.
Categories: Sports Center

Prep Football: strange, but true

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:16
Just because it's the first rainy day of fall, or that there happen to be two more days before Friday, doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself. How about a couple fun high-school football items from around the country?

Krist Novoselic returns to Aberdeen for Nirvana mural dedication

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:16
Aberdeen was alive with the sights and sounds of Nirvana this past Saturday, September 20, when a dedication was held for a new mural honoring the alternative rock band: “Nirvana and Aberdeen.”

Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:16
Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks as legal grounding for its overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants and an al-Qaida affiliate inside Syria.

Tuesday’s prep water polo results

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:08
Water polo results for Tuesday, Sept. 23

Leaders at U.N.: Ukraine conflict threatens world order

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:05

Indonesia's president says major powers should work together to address the Ukraine issue.

       

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:04
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability -- but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:04
Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

Rodgers hails young penalty-takers

BBC World News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:03
Brendan Rodgers praises the composure of Liverpool's young players as they beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a League Cup shootout.
Categories: BBC World News

First Hill Streetcar delayed: Line is ready, streetcars are not

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:01
The First Hill Streetcar line is ready to go, except for its six new streetcars. They’re delayed because of issues run into by the builder, which now is facing fines.

Battle against ISIL sets up 2016 campaign issue

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:00

Potential candidates in both parties could be haunted by positions taken now.

       

Cancer doctor's girlfriend describes poisoning

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:54

Woman said she felt betrayed after her boyfriend admitted having affair with colleague.

       

NYC mayor steps onto bigger political stages

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:54

FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, second right, walks among other notables during the People's Climate March in New York. Within days of each other, de Blasio appeared at three high profile events and appears to be working at increasing his visability. From left are French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius; primatologist Jane Goodall; former U.S. Vice President Al Gore; de Blasio, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A speech at the United Nations. A spot next to Al Gore leading a massive climate change march. A prime speaking slot at a political conference in England.


White Pass - 9/23/2014 10:01:00 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:53
White Pass US12
9/23/2014 10:01:00 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays east of the summit for rock fall mesh repair.

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Satus Pass - 9/23/2014 10:10:21 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:53
Satus Pass US97
9/23/2014 10:10:21 PM

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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/23/2014 10:10:01 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:53
Stevens Pass US2
9/23/2014 10:10:01 PM

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.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 9/23/2014 10:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:53
Blewett Pass US97
9/23/2014 10:04:25 PM

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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/23/2014 10:02:09 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/23/2014 10:02:09 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Drought worsens China's long-term water crisis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:48

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a farmer walks by a river in Pingdingshan in central China's Henan province. After a season of record-breaking drought across China, groundwater levels have hit historic lows this year in northeast and central parts of China where hundreds of millions of people live. Reservoirs grew so dry in agricultural Henan province that the city of Pingdingshan closed car washes and bathhouses and extracted water from puddles. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTHEXINGTEN, China (AP) — The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.