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Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 3:03PM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... .TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE HEAT WILL HIT FIRST IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL BASIN...SOUTHWEST PALOUSE AND ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER EXPANDING NORTHWARD INTO LOWER VALLEY AREAS ALONG THE COLUMBIA THROUGH WENATCHEE AND INTO

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Lo73° Clear

Thursday

Hi103° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo73° Clear

Friday

Hi103° Hot

Friday Night

Lo71° Breezy

Independence Day

Hi102° Hot

Saturday Night

Lo70° Clear

Sunday

Hi99° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi95° Sunny

The Sound of Freedom

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Yesterday, while celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, I recalled a memorable statement made by a long-time friend.

In late winter, while visiting a high school classmate in Arizona, we were sitting on the patio when a couple of F-16's from a nearby airbase went over. We visitors cringed a little, saying, "Doesn't that noise bother you?"

My friend, who had been a POW in Vietnam for five and a half years, put his hand on my shoulder and smiled. "Not at all," he replied. "That, Jodi, is the sound of freedom."

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