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Some government-sanctioned assassinations on foreign soil

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:47
A British judge's report that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the killing of a Kremlin critic at a London hotel in 2006 calls to mind other serious allegations of government-sanctioned assassinations on foreign soil. Some noteworthy cases over the years:

Today in eTown History – Jack Johnson (January 21, 2002)

E-Town - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:46

Exactly 14 years ago today, January 21st of 2002, we welcomed two young, soulful singer/songwriters who at the time were just starting to achieve national recognition. Jack Johnson, who has teamed with G. Love & Special Sauce and Ben Harper throughout the years, brought his soulful, sultry, funky, bluesy, folky, hip-hoppy sound to Boulder! Joining Jack with her distinctive voice and blend of folk, jazz, blues, and soul was Alana Davis who at the time was gaining airplay for her cover of Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors.”

Kick back, relax and get tropical with us as we throw it back to 2002!

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Sledders welcome on Capitol Hill after lawmakers intervene

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took an act of Congress, but the children of Washington are finally welcome to sled down on Capitol Hill.

White Pass - 1/21/2016 12:32:39 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
White Pass US12
1/21/2016 12:32:39 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
The roadway is bare and wet. A traffic light is directing traffic through a single lane near the repaired areas both east and west of the pass. Drivers can expect delays at the signals.

Weather:
Overcast Skies with fog places

Satus Pass - 1/21/2016 12:30:57 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
Satus Pass US97
1/21/2016 12:30:57 PM

Temperature: 34 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Raining

Stevens Pass - 1/21/2016 12:29:16 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
Stevens Pass US2
1/21/2016 12:29:16 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Westbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway. US-2 is closed from Tumwater Canyon, at milepost 99 on the west end of Leavenworth, to Coles Corner at milepost 84 due to heavy precipitation and high avalanche danger. A detour is available via Chumstick Highway, with vehicles over 10,000 GVW PROHIBITED, with exception of local deliveries. THERE IS NO ESTIMATED TIME FOR REOPENING.

Weather:
Light rain

Blewett Pass - 1/21/2016 12:33:43 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
Blewett Pass US97
1/21/2016 12:33:43 PM

Temperature: 31 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Restrictions Southbound:
Traction Tires Advised, Oversize Vehicles Prohibited.

Conditions:
Compact snow and ice on the roadway

Weather:
overcast

Snoqualmie Pass - 1/21/2016 12:22:50 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
1/21/2016 12:22:50 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
Pass Closed

Restrictions Westbound:
Pass Closed

Conditions:
I-90 is closed from mp 34 near North Bend to mp 106 near Ellensburg due to avalanche danger. The pass will remain closed today until conditions change. WSDOT avalanche crews will be doing control work throughout the day. Compact snow and ice on the roadway.

Weather:
Snowing

New Franchise Agreement Brings 21st Dickey's Barbecue Pit Location to Washington State - PR Newswire (press release)

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43

PR Newswire (press release)

New Franchise Agreement Brings 21st Dickey's Barbecue Pit Location to Washington State
PR Newswire (press release)
"Dickey's has expanded its footprint across Washington State," says Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "As Texas-style barbecue is a relatively new concept in the area, we are proud of our franchisees who have opened new ...

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Italian church groups open refugee ‘humanitarian corridor’

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43

ROME (AP) — An Italian ecumenical mission is in Lebanon this week to work out the final details of a pilot project to bring up to 1,000 refugees to Italy on humanitarian visas so they’re not tempted to risk deadly sea crossings to get to Europe. The U.N. refugee agency has welcomed the initiative, one […]
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Italian church groups open refugee ‘humanitarian corridor’

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43

ROME (AP) — An Italian ecumenical mission is in Lebanon this week to work out the final details of a pilot project to bring up to 1,000 refugees to Italy on humanitarian visas so they’re not tempted to risk deadly sea crossings to get to Europe. The U.N. refugee agency has welcomed the initiative, one […]
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Italian church groups open refugee ‘humanitarian corridor’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:43

ROME (AP) — An Italian ecumenical mission is in Lebanon this week to work out the final details of a pilot project to bring up to 1,000 refugees to Italy on humanitarian visas so they’re not tempted to risk deadly sea crossings to get to Europe. The U.N. refugee agency has welcomed the initiative, one […]

Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plan to hold a signing ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing contracts. Ammon Bundy and his older brother, […]
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Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plan to hold a signing ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing contracts. Ammon Bundy and his older brother, […]
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Key things to know about federal land grazing in the West

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plan to hold a signing ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing contracts. Ammon Bundy and his older brother, […]

Major lane closures this weekend on I-90, Aurora Avenue

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

Westbound I-90 at Bellevue Way and Highway 99 at South Lake Union will be slowed by lane closures this weekend.
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Major lane closures this weekend on I-90, Aurora Avenue

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

Westbound I-90 at Bellevue Way and Highway 99 at South Lake Union will be slowed by lane closures this weekend.
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Major lane closures this weekend on I-90, Aurora Avenue

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:36

Westbound I-90 at Bellevue Way and Highway 99 at South Lake Union will be slowed by lane closures this weekend.

Mind games between Patriots-Broncos before big game Sunday

NBA - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:31

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots. This time around, it’s the Denver Broncos, who have delivered a few hits through the media — both traditional and social — in a not-so-subtle attempt to get inside the heads of […]
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Mind games between Patriots-Broncos before big game Sunday

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 04:31

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots. This time around, it’s the Denver Broncos, who have delivered a few hits through the media — both traditional and social — in a not-so-subtle attempt to get inside the heads of […]
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