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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 18 at 10:46AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Late Afternoon

Hi36° Chance Rain

Tonight

Lo35° Rain

Friday

Hi43° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo32° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi36° Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo36° Rain Likely

Sunday

Hi43° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo36° Slight Chc Rain

Monday

Hi42° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo34° Slight Chc Rain

They should have let us vote

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Wenatchee did it. By convincing a court to shield it from those annoying petition-hawking citizens wanting to second-guess the City Council, Wenatchee has become a model for municipalities facing an inconvenient wave of public opinion. Wenatchee showed them the way. Made it look easy, as a matter of fact. With an approving vote of the City Council, Wenatchee installed red-light cameras and signed a contract with an Arizona traffic-camera company to issue automated citations to red-light runners. Incensed citizen Matt Erickson filed Initiative No. 1, the first in the city’s history, to overturn the decision. The city, with an assist from the red-light camera company lawyers (this is not about the money!), went to Chelan County Superior Court asking that pesky Erickson be ordered to cease and desist and stick his petitions in some dark hole, never to be seen again. All this came before signatures had been collected or submitted. Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges agreed that Initiative No. 1 was beyond the scope of the people’s power, as it interfered with an act of the state Legislature, which vested the power to decide on red-light cameras with local legislative authority, the City Council in this case.

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