The biggest concern for this afternoon/evening will be frigid temperatures. Highs will only max in the teens and 20s with breezy conditions and wind chills in the single digits. Throughout the afternoon, a few light snow showers are possible. Any accumulations should stay under 1" and is not a big concern. Additional snow is possible this weekend...head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
Qwest Communications is trying to head off criticism that allegedly secret deals with competitors undermined its bid to deliver long-distance service to local customers in the West.
Qwest notified the Federal Communications Commission this week that it will ask for approval of each and every deal with competitors in four states where long-distance applications are pending. In addition, Qwest will post the contracts on its Web site
and will extend the terms of those deals to any competitor. Qwest spokesman Steve Davis says the company is taking the broadest stance it can.
Several states raised questions earlier this year about whether Qwest bought silence about its treatment of certain competitors by cutting special deals with them for access to Qwest's local networks. An investigation remains under way in Minnesota.
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