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This Afternoon

Hi35° Rain/Snow and Patchy Fog

Tonight

Lo29° Slight Chance Rain/Snow and Patchy Fog then Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi34° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo25° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi28° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo17° Patchy Freezing Fog

Wednesday

Hi28° Patchy Freezing Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo21° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi27° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo23° Mostly Cloudy

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On May 20, Chelan County Superior Court Judge John E. Bridges ruled in favor of the city of Wenatchee, ruling that we sponsors of proposed Wenatchee Initiative No. 1 were prohibited from submitting signed petitions to the city. Our proposed initiative dealt with the use of automated red-light ticketing cameras. What topic may be summarily swept off the discussion table next is anyone’s best guess. Though Judge Bridges’ ominous ruling specifically prevents petition sponsors from turning in signed petitions, we are nevertheless expressly “allowed” to continue to gather signatures, leading a fair number of people to ask me since: “What’s the point?”

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