House Republicans en Thursday morning's headlines <p><b>Did you get snow?</b> Some areas of western Washington did. <a href=";map.y=139&amp;minlon=-124.8&amp;maxlon=-120.57&amp;minlat=46.2&amp;maxlat=49.33&amp;mapwidth=354&amp;site=sew&amp;zmx=1&amp;zmy=1">Today&#39;s forecast calls for</a> morning rain with some sun breaks today, highs near 50, and cool temperatures again tonight.&nbsp;</p><p>In headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Avalanches Hit Snoqualmie Pass, I-90</b></li><li><b>Protesters Camp Out at State Capitol</b></li><li><b>House Rejects Republican Budget Plan</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Avalanches Injure Skiers, Temporarily Close I-90</b></p><p>Nine people were rescued Wednesday after being caught in <a href="">two separate avalanches near Snoqualmie Pass</a>. In one incident, an avalanche hit a group of skiers who were in a backcountry area just below the summit of the pass.</p><p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:22:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1154 at Thursday morning's headlines Tuesday morning's headlines <p>Some of the top news stories around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>New Plan to Target Sea Lions</strong></li><li><strong>State House Lays Out a Budget Plan</strong></li><li><b>Bellevue Tackles Steep Rise in Burglaries</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Legislators Driving Toward Budget Showdown</strong></p><p>Democrats in the state House of Representatives presented their budget plan for the next two years, slashing nearly $5 billion in spending. Cuts come from many areas, including K-4 education spending, and care for the developmentally disabled. Spared? Enrollment for 25,000 slots in children&#39;s health insurance program, Apple Health for Kids.</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:50:34 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1135 at Tuesday morning's headlines State House Democrats roll out their budget <p></p><p>Washington House Democrats have unveiled a plan to close a $5 billion shortfall over the next two years.&nbsp;The plan released Monday would close a $5 billion shortfall and yet still manage to save several programs the governor proposed to eliminate.</p><p>It would privatize the state&rsquo;s liquor distribution center and impose a $10 state park fee.&nbsp;It would also allow for the early release of some prison inmates. House Budget Chair Ross Hunter (D-Medina) calls it a responsible and sustainable budget.</p><p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:15:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1133 at State House Democrats roll out their budget