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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 10 at 1:30PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA

Overnight

Lo32° Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi40° Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain then Chance Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo32° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo33° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

America should be the Beautiful for all people

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In my youth I enjoyed Coca-Cola. In fact growing up in a very small town in Nebraska our exciting social activity was visiting the drug store and sitting at the counter for a fountain Cherry Coke. This was how I discovered that enjoying new experiences opens up the exciting possibilities of positive liberal thinking. I left Coca-Cola when they changed their original formula, dabbled a bit with Dr. Pepper and then joined the Pepsi generation. Most recently I’m on a crusade to eliminate high fructose sweeteners from my life.

Even though I do not purchase Coke products I do applaud the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad involving many nationalities singing America the Beautiful in their native language. This really confirms the miracle of community for we the people. It is amazing that some conservatives have criticized the Coca-Cola Company for this ad. Even though the Wenatchee Valley is considered a bit conservative I hope no one in our beautiful valley resents other cultures singing America the Beautiful. Do the patriots or religious conservatives complain when the Lords Prayer is recited in Spanish or heaven forbid Latin or Italian?

Personally I think it is dangerous for our democracy to have people using the language of the ultra religious right or politically conservative or speak the language of the ‘tea party’. It would be great if our freedom of speech encouraged the words and songs to bring all people in our nation together and celebrate unrestricted diversity rather than attempting to protect selective groups who fear their increasing isolationism indicates they might be wrong.