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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

Tonight

Lo32° Patchy Fog then 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

Midwife-assisted births are on the rise

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Midwives have become much more accepted over the past 20 years. Many hospitals, including Central Washington Hospital, have midwives on staff and homey birthing rooms where families can have more control over a birth with the help of a midwife or doctor.

Midwife assisted births increased from less than one-half of 1 percent of all Washington births in 1975 to nearly 11 percent in 2002, according to state birth records. Out-of-hospital births, however, are far fewer, accounting for only 2 percent of all births in the state, 1,588 in 2002. National percentages are lower yet.

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