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US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:16
U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.

Petition asking cops to wear body cameras surpasses 100K

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:11

White House now has to respond to citizen petition.

       

China mine disasters point to poor safety record

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:10

The deadly accidents highlight the perils of mining in China.

       

UK PM Cameron returns to London to discuss Islamic State video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:10
British Prime Minister David Cameron will interrupt his holiday and return to London on Wednesday after Islamic State released a video that appeared to show the beheading of a man identified as a U.S. "He will meet with the Foreign Secretary and senior officials from the Home Office, Foreign Office and the agencies to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by ISIL terrorists," a statement from Cameron's office read. Britain said earlier it would also be working closely with the United States to identify the man shown in the video holding a knife, who appeared to have a British accent.

Woman wins $4.3M in texting while driving case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:07
BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by her then-boyfriend, who was allegedly texting while driving, has won a $4.3 million lawsuit.

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:06

 Video shows American's beheadingA grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said.


Teen births: Most are in the South and Southwest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:06

Teen birth rates vary widely by state and by racial and ethnic breakdowns.

       

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:00
Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99's four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished?

More minorities aim for college, but academic preparation lags

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:00
First, the good news: In just four years, the number of Hispanic students taking the ACT college entrance exam in Washington state has nearly doubled, suggesting that significantly more minority youth here aim to pursue higher education. And overall, Washington students scored two points higher

India censor accused of seeking bribe

BBC World News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:59
The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.
Categories: BBC World News

$3 million lottery winnings just chicken feed to farmer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:58

Cash gives Michigan farmer freedom to do what he wants — work all day.

       

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:54
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 8/20/2014 4:12:39 AM

White Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45
White Pass US12
8/20/2014 4:12:39 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 8/20/2014 4:03:17 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45
Satus Pass US97
8/20/2014 4:03:17 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.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 8/20/2014 4:19:42 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45
Stevens Pass US2
8/20/2014 4:19:42 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 is open to travel however there is construction occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 8/20/2014 4:13:59 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45
Blewett Pass US97
8/20/2014 4:13:59 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.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 8/20/2014 4:13:38 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/20/2014 4:13:38 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Snoqualmie Pass rock blasting scheduled Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one or more hours. During blasting I-90 will be closed at milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70.

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Free day at state parks Aug. 25

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:42
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced that Monday, Aug. 25 is a “free day” for state parks.

Fire crews rescue woman trapped under car

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:40
The Associated Press