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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 10 at 1:30PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA

Overnight

Lo32° Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi39° Chance Rain and Patchy Fog then Rain

Thursday Night

Lo34° Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain then Slight Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo33° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi47° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Secession is, as usual, just talk

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You have to make the legal point at the outset: It is not possible for a state to secede from the union just by asking. You can file as many petitions as you like, but you can’t get out. When this or any state asked to join the union, and permission was granted, it became a permanent contract, unbreakable unilaterally. That was the understanding among many framers of the Constitution, according to scholars. If you were asleep in your junior high history class, you should be told that we fought a fairly significant war to settle the issue. There’s even a Supreme Court ruling, from 1868, that says the union of states is “indestructible.” Maybe, if the other states want you out, that’s a different matter. But generally, those of you who dream of a new Republic of (insert state here) are fooling yourselves. Which makes the talk lately about secession just fun, or stupid. What should trouble us is there really are people who think their state’s separation is not only possible, but a really good idea. There have always been these people, on left and right, one side getting more attention depending on who won the last election and who is eating the sour grapes.

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