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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

Slipping the constitutional leash

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In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa’s Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: “Conversation in public places, on trains and over the telephone should be in the English language.” The proscription included church services, funerals and pretty much everything else. Iowa’s immigrant communities that spoke Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and French objected to this censorship of languages of America’s wartime allies. Harding, however, said speaking any foreign language was an “opportunity (for) the enemy to scatter propaganda.” Conversations on street corners and over telephone party lines — Iowa telephone operators did the metadata-gathering that today’s National Security Agency does — resulted in arrests. Harding was ridiculed but Germany lost the war, so there.

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