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Snoqualmie Pass - 10/24/2014 7:48:41 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:53
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/24/2014 7:48:41 PM

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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 complete for the 2014 season. Closures are scheduled to resume April 2015.

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2 Die, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Washington State High School

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:53
A student gunman was dead after opening fire Friday at a high school near Seattle, killing one and critically injuring four, officials said.






NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:51

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantineAlarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.


Mom: School bully wrapped cord around girl's neck

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:49

 School bully wrapped cord around girl's neckPolice have become involved in the alleged assault of a student at a middle school in Perkasie, Bucks County.


Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court

BBC World News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:47
A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.
Categories: BBC World News

Two 13-year-old boys arrested in student sex tape scandal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:45

Two 13-year-old boys arrested in student sex tape scandalPhiladelphia police arrested two 13-year-old boys Friday in a student sex tape scandal.


Pedestrian struck and killed in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:39

Pedestrian struck and killed in TrentonMercer County authorities are investigating a fatal accident in Trenton.


Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:39
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:38

School gunman was Homecoming prince, students sayA student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.


NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:10
A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:08

NYC COPS ATTACKED WITH HATCHETNEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.


Complaint Filed Over Campaign Donations In Clark County Race

Washington State News Wire - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:07
A former Washington state lawmaker has filed a complaint against two Clark County Republican donors.

Joe Maddon opts out of his contract as manager of Tampa Bay Rays

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:07
After discussions on a new deal with the Tampa Bay Rays bogged down, manager Joe Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. He guided the low-payroll Rays to the playoffs four times in his nine seasons.

Guest: Dispelling the myths of ageism ­— older workers are highly employable

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:01
Urge Congress to place ageism on par with discrimination based on race, gender and religion, writes guest columnist Tony Provine.

Russell Henley gets his putter going, takes a one-shot lead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:01
Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead into the weekend.

Feds will recognize same-sex marriage in 6 new states

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:38

Decision means those couples will to receive federal benefits.

       

2014 Mariners season in review

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:16
The good, hard-working folks of the Mariners' baseball information office have released their season in review publication. It has plenty  of information from the 2014 season on the team and players, featuring interesting nuggets of information.
Categories: Sports Center

2014 Mariners minor league season in review

Seattle Mariners - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:16
Minor league baseball information Kelly Munro guru and her buddies in the Mariners baseball information department have released the season in review publication for the Seattle minor league system.
Categories: Sports Center

A Bear In The Backyard

E-Town - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 03:06

IMG_1935Man oh man, check out this photo from our backyard:

That’s from a bear who’s been frequenting our neighborhood of late (if the rather large, nightly deposits of bear scat in various spots around the ‘hood are any indication, he’s been a regular visitor). Through the opening he made in our fence, you can see a heavy hanging plum tree (in our neighbor’s yard), the fruit of which I suspect he’d been enjoying. We actually heard him wreaking havoc on the fence (it was about 11pm at night, right outside our bedroom window more or less). It sounded like a drunken linebacker who’d lost his way and found our fence to be an obstacle to be removed from his path. Wild.

Actually literally wild. Here in Boulder, and in countless other parts of the country, many of our neighborhoods butt up against open space (ours does for example) which results in inevitable contact and encounters between animals and people. We are lucky enough to live in a town where wildlife cohabitate with us. As a matter of fact, in my opinion, we humans are living in THEIR neighborhood. Lord knows we cause them innumerable challenges, as they travel through our landscaped yards using ancient routes to water; roam through our developments at night, as they have for centuries, making their rounds as they search for food, etc. mtlion_NPSI have heard numerous stories from folks about ‘close encounter’ wildlife sightings (I myself have seen a mountain lion in a tree right down the street from our house, in broad daylight in that case!). It’s awe inspiring to think of.

There’s a real debate in this country right now, between those who would like to pave and/or develop every available square inch of land no matter what that does to the wildlife population and those who (like me) think it vital to our collective souls to ensure that we will always have open space and places where wildlife can exist. I think that’s why this year’s midterm election is so important. Can you guess which political party cares about protecting the environment and which cares little or nothing about that? I’m sure you can. If not, you should do some research, decide what’s important to you, and then VOTE. Make your voice heard.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

By the way, don’t forget to check out this week’s broadcast/podcast in Zack’s previous blog entry.

Xo Helen

 

 

 

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UW men’s basketball picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason poll

WA Cougars - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:01
Quite predictably, Washington is saddled with modest expectations at the start of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season while the forecast is dim at Washington State and Arizona is the near unanimous pick to repeat as regular-season champions.
Categories: Sports Center