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The Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration yesterday despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration.
The Northeast’s biggest snowstorm of the winter will deliver up to a foot of snow today. Dangerous travel conditions are forecast for Philadelphia to New York City to Boston. Airlines have pre-emptively canceled nearly 1,500 flights for today, with more delays and cancellations likely.
President Trump meets with the CEOs of American, Delta and United airlines today for a discussion the White House said will focus on U.S. jobs. Those airlines, sometimes called the Big 3, want the administration to block additional flights from state-owned Emirates, Etihad and Qatar airlines because they received an alleged $50 billion in subsidies over the past decade, which they deny. The Big 3 argue that every route lost through unfair competition to Gulf Air results in 1,500 American jobs lost.
Brrr…. Gusty winds, freezing rain, and white-out conditions are making parts of Whatcom County miserable right now. The Weather Station in Lynden reported gusts of 61 and 65 mph today. KOMO
Snoqualmie, Stevens and White Passes were all closed overnight because of the risk of avalanches. They are going to reevaluate the situation this morning. I 90 over Snoqualmie Pass was shut down in both directions just before 9:00 p.m. from North Bend to Easton. To the north on U.S. 2, the Summit over Stevens Pass reopened around 11:30 p.m. last night with traction tires were required. But, the highway remained closed further east at Tumwater Canyon from Cole’s Corner to milepost 99 on the west end of Leavenworth. To the south, U.S. 12 was also shut down over White Pass due to a multiple snow slides. Westbound traffic is being stopped at milepost 183, near Oak Creek. Eastbound traffic is being stopped at milepost 138, near State Route 123.