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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

Hi39° Chance Rain and Patchy Fog then Rain

Thursday Night

Lo34° Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain then Slight Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo33° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi47° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Referendum 52: Too much debt

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Referendum 52 is a stimulus bill. It is supposed to work like any government-induced economic booster: We collectively borrow a large sum of money, spend it on public projects which require the hiring of workers, and thereby inject money into the economy through their pockets. We “create jobs,” encourage spending, roll money through the economy, and get some good public projects as a byproduct. These schemes, of course, rarely if ever work as well as their proponents claim. If they did, Referendum 52 wouldn’t be necessary, since we have been bathing the economy in borrowed dollars for some time. Instead, experience shows they are just as likely to increase the public debt now and in the future to fund projects of dubious necessity and create few short-lived jobs. The public benefit is questionable; the debt is all too real. Referendum 52 deserves a no vote.

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