Snoqualmie Pass was closed for six hours this morning due to bad weather, downed trees and collisions, says WSDOT. It reopened about 6:30 a.m. Speaking of weather, it’s going to be cold this week, and we could see some snow mixed with…More
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Did you wake up? Lots of thunder and lightning this morning between 2 and 3 a.m. Plus, there’s a chance of thundershowers today before 12 p.m. If you’re from the Midwest, you’re probably feeling right at home. Drones for science: Scientists are using unmanned aircraft to survey wildlife, spy on potato plants and check out…More
Washington is joining the crowded competition to land one of six federal drone testing facilities across the country. A consortium of 10 state organizations, including the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, announced Thursday that they will be submitting a bid soon to the Federal Aviation Administration. Research and tests conducted at the winning…More
The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved legislation requiring city departments to get prior approval before purchasing or using any surveillance equipment, including drones and cameras. Departments would have to spell out how they plan to use the devices and the City Council would hold a public hearing on the proposal before giving its okay. But the…More
Oh no, no mail on Saturdays. Now that the U.S. Postal Service has decided to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting in August, we’re wondering how you feel about that. Vote in our poll. (And then there’s this from the secretary of state: Ending Saturday mail affects Washington balloting.) You don’t often hear the words Nazi,…More