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Mass evacuation is still in place as rain strains the tallest US dam--Almost 200,000 people were under evacuation orders in northern California after a threat of catastrophic failure at the tallest dam in the United States. The danger had subsided for the moment as water levels at the Oroville Dam had eased. But people are still being told to stay away. Several weeks of heavy rain filled the 770-foot high dam to capacity. The threat comes not from the dam itself but an emergency spillway that channels excess water.
When Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House on Wednesday, it will be more than just a meeting of friends and allies. The talks will set the tone for U.S.-Israeli relations under a Trump presidency following eight years of tensions under Obama. Trump’s election raised Israel’s hopes that the U.S. would embrace many of its positions in disputes with Palestinians.
Millennial drivers are the worst. That’s not just their elders talking. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 88% of drivers 19- to 24-years-old acknowledged texting while driving, running red lights or speeding.
Wondering what’s up with the messages on the Space Needle last night? The needle is illuminated in red with Valentine’s messages scrawling up the side. It’s part of a fundraiser called ‘Love Is In The Air’ for the American Heart Association – Puget Sound. KOMO
City of Seattle employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a sick family member, new baby or welcome an adopted child. KING5
The Washington State Senate is considering a bill that would increase the fines for “left lane campers.” These are the people who stay in the left lane, not allowing others to pass. The penalty for continuously driving in the left lane when it impedes the flow of traffic could go up from $70 to $181.