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Flash Flood Watch issued June 01 at 1:38PM PDT until June 02 at 5:00AM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IDAHO PANHANDLE TODAY AND TONIGHT... .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT...AS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INCREASE IN COVERAGE. THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE MOIST WITH THUNDERSTORMS

Tonight

Lo58° Showers Likely

Tuesday

Hi71° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo54° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi79° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi86° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi90° Sunny

Don’t cut back on research now

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It is a remarkable act of foresight, especially for those surrounded by economic suffering and uncertainty. Washington’s apple and pear growers have voted to double their support for university research. The self-imposed assessment, really a kind of research payroll tax, will provide $27 million for Washington State University over eight years. It will endow science at the university’s Wenatchee and Prosser experiment stations and orchards. The grant is enough to support programs by interest alone, meaning in perpetuity, and could keep 100 employees at work on ways to make more and better food for less. This is not small matter. Such large private industry donations for public research are rare. The fruit growers’ gift to WSU is the largest ever. It surpasses donations by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and everyone else. “We will multiply these funds in so many ways,” said WSU President Elson Floyd, most likely enjoying a break from his usual glum budget cutting.

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