highway conditions http://kplu.org en Washington residents go for “Buy Washington” bonds in a big way http://kplu.org/post/washington-residents-go-%E2%80%9Cbuy-washington%E2%80%9D-bonds-big-way <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; It was a two-day buying frenzy. Retail investors snapped up nearly $90 million in Washington highway bonds Monday and Tuesday. It&#39;s the first time in more than 14 years that individual investors have had the chance to buy state bonds ahead of Wall Street.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:07:37 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2125 at http://kplu.org Avalanche, heavy snow close I-90 across Snoqualmie Pass for hours http://kplu.org/post/avalanche-heavy-snow-close-i-90-across-snoqualmie-pass-hours <p><i>Updated 9: 21 </i><i>p.m</i><i>.</i></p><p>Avalanche danger, heavy snowfall and spun-out vehicles have kept Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass closed for hours as a winter storm buffets the Washington Cascades. Eastbound lanes reopened late this afternoon, and westbound lanes later Monday evening.</p><p><a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2011/02/28_cascades_heavy_snow.htm">Transportation officials closed the pass</a>&nbsp;late Monday morning due to eight inches of snow that had fallen since 6 a.m., plus poor visibility and spinouts.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:09:52 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 897 at http://kplu.org Avalanche, heavy snow close I-90 across Snoqualmie Pass for hours