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Special Weather Statement issued July 23 at 4:09PM PDT by NWS

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE WESTERN COLUMBIA BASIN AND EASTERN OKANOGAN COUNTY ALONG WITH FERRY COUNTY... AT 407 PM PDT...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CHELAN TO 26 MILES NORTH OF DAVENPORT...AND MOVING NORTH AT 40 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 57 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. THIS

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Plain’s ‘the only place to live,’ pioneer daughter says

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As Betty (Burgess) Newell puts it, the community of Plain nestled in the mountains north of Leavenworth, is “the only place to live.”

I talked with her and her son Bill Newell in 2012 about their family’s roots in Plain and the rich network of relationships and stories that sustain their strong attachment to this place. Excerpts from the full interview transcribed by Marlena La Paz follow.

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