Northwest NEWS

November 19, 2001


New traction advisory notices for mountain pass highways

*Beginning this year, motorists will notice new advisories on all mountain pass reports posted on highway signs, the WSDOT Web page (, the 1-800-695-ROAD telephone number and Highway Advisory Radio (530 AM and 1610 AM).

Drive cautiously; flood season arrives

*As the winds of November head into the Puget Sound, so does the heavy rain. This is the time of year when King County is prone to heavy flooding, and the flood season can last well into early spring.

Hopelink makes holiday wish list

*Last Christmas, a single mom realized she couldn't afford to buy gifts for her kids. As she recounts the story, the Woodinville mom asks that her name remain anonymous.

Molbak's to close U Village satellite

*Molbak's will close its University Village store at 4601 25th Avenue NE in Seattle at the end of December.

More Brightwater sites?

*Last week, the Brightwater Siting Advisory Committee - charged with overseeing the site selection process for the region's new sewage treatment plant - recommended an additional two sites be added to the list of proposed locations already under consideration.

Polar Bear diamonds dazzle at Foxfire Jewelers

*When people think of diamond mines, it is usually South Africa that first comes to mind. What they don't realize is that there is a relatively new source of diamonds right here in North America: the Ekati mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Blood Center needs donations

*In the aftermath of recent events on the East Coast, the Puget Sound Blood Center is preparing to ship blood supplies to New York City.