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White Pass - 9/23/2014 12:02:06 PM

White Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:46
White Pass US12
9/23/2014 12:02:06 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through 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.

Weather:


Satus Pass - 9/23/2014 12:01:10 PM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:46
Satus Pass US97
9/23/2014 12:01:10 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 12:04:37 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:46
Stevens Pass US2
9/23/2014 12:04:37 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 12:14:51 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:46
Blewett Pass US97
9/23/2014 12:14:51 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 12:08:21 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:46
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/23/2014 12:08:21 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 Tuesday through 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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Hemp crop from detained seeds harvested in Ky.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:44

A close-up view of a hemp plant cut down on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at a University of Kentucky farm near Lexington. The close cousin to marijuana is seen as a potential cash crop in the state. The long-banned crop's advocates hope it’s the start of turning hemp mainstream. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Some of the imported hemp seeds detained by U.S. customs officials in the spring turned into 10-foot-tall plants that were harvested Tuesday on a research plot in Kentucky, where marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin has gained a foothold as a potential cash crop.


Soda makers pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:43

FILE - In this June 27, 2012 file photo, blog writer Stephanie Klose, sips beverage as she participates in a soda taste test in New York. Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 said they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.


On the Environment: Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:41
A new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world offers more evidence that the brunt of climate change will not be borne equally.






U.S. court halts bitcoin mining operation Butterfly Labs: FTC

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:41

A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisBy Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court has temporarily shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri company the Federal Trade Commission alleges deceptively marketed computers designed to produce bitcoins, the "virtual currency" payment system. The FTC's complaint against Butterfly and its corporate officers alleges that the company charged consumers thousands of dollars for its bitcoin computers, called BitForce, but then failed to ship the computers until they were almost obsolete, or in many cases did not provide the computers at all. ...


Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:33

Still image taken from an undated video of Suleiman Abu GhaithBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing such support, after a trial that offered a rare glimpse of bin Laden in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. ...


Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:32

Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel arrives at the public unveiling of Motorola Mobility global headquarters in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Emanuel said decriminalization of possession of less than eight grams of marijuana in the third-largest U.S. city since 2012 has kept non-violent offenders out of courts and jails and reduced paperwork, freeing up police officers to deal with violent crimes. ...


J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:30
SEATTLE (AP) — Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82.

Abu Ghaith, a Bin Laden Adviser, Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:30
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, who was convicted of conspiracy to kill Americans, providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to do so, warned that his penalty would bring dire consequences.






Judge refuses to move trial of accused Boston bomber's friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:27

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied a renewed plea by a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber to move his trial on charges of lying to investigators outside the city that was the site of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. The defendant, Robel Phillipos, accompanied two Kazakh exchange students to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college dorm room three days after the April 15, 2013, bombing, where they removed a laptop computer and a backpack containing empty fireworks shells, according to federal prosecutors. ...


University of Michigan moving centuries-old tree

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:19

In an Aug. 4, 2014 photo provided by the University of Michigan, a 250- to 300-year-old, 65-foot-tall tree stands next to the Computer and Executive Education Building, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The university is preparing to move the tree to make room for the expansion of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Sometime in October 2014, a trailer will drive the 65-foot-tall bur oak to its new home 500 to 600 feet away. (AP Photo/University of Michigan, Scott C. Soderberg)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A towering, centuries-old tree at the University of Michigan is set to be moved to make way for a construction project.


Climbers pay $4K for violations in Utah park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:18
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three rock climbers have paid a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for violating climbing policies in the making of a photograph that appeared in a Patagonia clothing catalog, a park official said Tuesday.

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:16
The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization.

3 charged in attack on gay couple in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:16

3 charged in attack on gay couple in Center CityThree people have been charged in an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia.


Seahawks Daily Top 10: Marshawn Lynch talks, and heading into the bye

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:16
We're back with the Daily Top 10 as the Seahawks head into a bye week. The bye week means there won't be much, if any, news coming out of the VMAC this week with players scattered and the team officially off again until Monday.  For now, 10 for Tuesday. ...

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Marshawn Lynch talks, and heading into the bye

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:16
We're back with the Daily Top 10 as the Seahawks head into a bye week. The bye week means there won't be much, if any, news coming out of the VMAC this week with players scattered and the team officially off again until Monday.  For now, 10 for Tuesday. ...
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