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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

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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