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Ice Storm Warning issued January 17 at 10:41PM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...AREAS OF HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .HEAVY PRECIPITATION OVERRUNNING A COLD LOW LEVEL AIR MASS ARRIVES THIS EVENING AND CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN... SLEET...AND SNOW. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW IS A NEAR CERTAINTY. HEAVY ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL

Overnight

Lo21° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi27° Wintry Mix

Wednesday Night

Lo27° Chance Wintry Mix then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi33° Slight Chance Snow then Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Snow

Friday

Hi31° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday Night

Lo27° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi32° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo26° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi32° Rain/Snow Likely

The first initiative might be the last

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The city of Wenatchee has a statute granting its citizens the right of initiative, to make law by petition and a vote of the people. More accurately, we should not call it a right, but a privilege. Rights are inviolable. Privileges can be granted or withdrawn depending on the mood of those in authority. Currently, the mood is not accommodating to those clumsy, inconvenient and expensive citizen efforts to make law on their own. Now, Wenatchee Initiative No. 1 is Initiative Zero. Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges ruled Friday that a local initiative cannot interfere with the authority granted by the Legislature to the City Council, to decide if and how red-light cameras can be used in the city. The initiative filed by Matt Erickson, his We The People Wenatchee and cohorts, is therefore moot even before signatures can be collected and submitted and, perhaps, the proposed law placed before voters.

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