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U.S. missionary still physically recovering after Ebola, son says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:13

An ambulance carrying American missionary Writebol, who is infected with Ebola in West Africa, arrives at Emory University Hospital in AtlantaNancy Writebol, 59, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was discharged earlier this week from Emory University Hospital after doctors said her symptoms had eased and blood and urine tests showed no evidence of the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly, who also was stricken with Ebola in Liberia, was released on Thursday. "She's tired and trying to rest," her son Jeremy told NBC. She seems pretty happy." Speaking alongside his brother Brian, he said the family has experienced "the lowest of lows and at the same time the highest of highs" since Writebol contracted the Ebola virus in July while working for a Christian mission organization in Liberia, grappling first with her potential death and later her recovery.


White Pass - 8/22/2014 5:57:09 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:10
White Pass US12
8/22/2014 5:57:09 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.

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Satus Pass - 8/22/2014 5:50:27 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:10
Satus Pass US97
8/22/2014 5:50:27 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.

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Stevens Pass - 8/22/2014 5:47:24 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:10
Stevens Pass US2
8/22/2014 5:47:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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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 - 8/22/2014 5:45:37 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:10
Blewett Pass US97
8/22/2014 5:45:37 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.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/22/2014 5:56:03 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:10
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/22/2014 5:56:03 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting completed for the week. 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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VIDEO: Blast off for sat-nav satellites

BBC World News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:09
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
Categories: BBC World News

Afghan Presidential Contenders Say They Will Reverse Expulsion of Times Reporter

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:05
The rival candidates, who are deadlocked over the results of a June runoff election, said they would welcome the return of the reporter, Matthew Rosenberg.

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:04

In this Aug. 13, 2014 photo, a man stands in the middle of the Firstkontact Center, a call center in the northern border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Many Mexicans deported under U.S. President Barack Obama are finding employment in call centers in Tijuana and other border cities. In perfect English, some don’t even speak Spanish, they talk to American consumers who buy gadgets and gizmos, have questions about warrantees and complain about overdue deliveries. The call center industry has prospered in Mexican border cities as deportations spiked under U.S. President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Alex Cossio)TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.


6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:04
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

Marijuana legalization: Turn back federal prohibition

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:03
The feel-good article about the vibe at Hempfest missed the major news [“After legalization, Hempfest more celebration than protest,” Local News, Aug. 15]. On Friday, a sitting United States representative, Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., spoke at Hempfest to call for major changes to federa

Daily Rant&Rave: Tame that overgrown yard

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:01
RAVE To the Seattle Yacht Club member who rescued me with a tow when my boat engine died in the San Juan Islands, helping keep the spirit of friendly “boater-helping-boater” seamanship alive on Puget Sound.

Cougars have no shortage of receivers

WA Cougars - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:06
Washington State has its top eight receivers back this season, plus talented freshman Calvin Green.
Categories: Sports Center