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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 06 at 2:47AM PST until December 06 at 7:00AM PST by NWS

...HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER PORTIONS OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN THROUGH THIS MORNING WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS FOR WENATCHEE...MOSES LAKE AREAS...THE PALOUSE AND GARFIELD COUNTY. .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON BEGINNING TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

Overnight

Lo23° Chance Snow

Tuesday

Hi30° Scattered Snow Showers then Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo16° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi25° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo15° Mostly Cloudy then Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi23° Heavy Snow

Thursday Night

Lo23° Heavy Snow then Snow Likely

Friday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo27° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi35° Slight Chance Snow

Criticism grows over ‘Black Pete’ tradition

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AMSTERDAM — Foreigners visiting the Netherlands in winter are often surprised to see that the Dutch version of St. Nicholas’ helpers have their faces painted black, wear Afro wigs and have thick red lips — in short, a racist caricature of a black person. The overwhelming majority of Dutch are fiercely devoted to the holiday tradition of “Zwarte Piet” — whose name means “Black Pete” — and insist he’s a harmless fictional figure who doesn’t represent any race. But a growing number are questioning whether “Zwarte Piet” should be given a makeover or banished from the holiday scene, seeing him as a blight on the nation’s image as a bulwark of tolerance.

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