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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

Overnight

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

Tuesday

Hi40° Partly Sunny

An exit from the liquor business

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What possible justification is there for state government to run a liquor monopoly? It is not just a monopoly on retail sales, but top to-bottom, complete domination of wholesale, distribution and marketing — the whole game. The stated motivation in 1933 was the promotion of sobriety. Washington was a progressive state that fretted over the pernicious degrading effect of liquor on working families, a state that went dry early, and was not cheering for the repeal of Prohibition. Upon repeal, it replaced a criminal enterprise with state control. If liquor must be available, it should be boring, unadvertised, expensive and hard to get, not sold by saloonkeepers or distilleries.

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