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Wind Advisory issued February 14 at 3:02PM PST until February 15 at 8:00AM PST by NWS

...LOCALLY WINDY TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING... .A STRONG WARM FRONT WILL PRODUCE WINDY CONDITIONS OVER SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE IDAHO PALOUSE LATE TONIGH INTO MONDAY MORNING. LOCALLY STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE AROUND WENATCHEE...CHELAN...AND WATERVILLE AS STRONG WINDS OVER THE CASCADE RIDGES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSLATE DOWN TO THE GROUND

Tonight

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo38° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Increasing Clouds

Tuesday Night

Lo39° Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi46° Rain Likely

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Rain Likely

Thursday

Hi44° Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo32° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

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Nothing much changed. I saw it when I happened to drive by recently. The asphalt playground, the beige stucco walls, the chain-link fence, the classroom of the big rug and many windows, it was all there. This was where I went to kindergarten, the school down the street, on the busy corner, where we 5-year-olds of the neighborhood were brought together for our first lessons in social interaction.

Now they call it “early childhood education.” We just called it school, but it had the desired effect. We learned how to get along, who was good, who was not, what could and could not be done and remain in good standing. We learned to listen to the teacher, to be still and quiet when appropriate, or loud and boisterous when given permission. We made friends. We were exposed to piles of books we found could be much more interesting and entertaining once we learned to decipher the text. We saw words and numbers on cards the teacher held up, and soon determined that learning about them would make everything better and easier.

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