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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 8:57AM PST until January 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

...TIMING OF WATCH HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING AND EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE LEE OF THE CASCADES. MIX OF SNOW...FREEZING RAIN...AND SLEET ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES AND NORTHERN MOUNTAIN VALLEYS... .THE INCOMING STORM SYSTEM IS ARRIVING SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY

M.L.King Day

Hi17° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tonight

Lo15° Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain

Wednesday

Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo24° Snow Likely

A university is a good investment

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It was Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd who was scheduled to speak to the Wenatchee Rotary Thursday. The Cougar alumni gathered, crimson clad. Cougar Gold cheese was served. Many expressions of pride were contemplated by the WSU-connected graduates, parents, faculty, retired faculty, researchers and more. WSU roots sink deep here. But it was not to be. Olympia called. Floyd’s input was needed as the state House and Senate work out their long-overdue compromise on the state operating budget. In his stead Floyd sent Anson W. Fatland, WSU’s associate vice president of Economic Development and External Affairs. Fatland told the audience what it already must know, with its multiple connections to the state’s institutions of higher learning. It is something the Legislature should not forget, in its yearly quest to erase deficits and balance budgets. Washington’s public universities and colleges are investments with high rates of return. The ideas and human ingenuity that flow from our institutions of higher learning flood the regional economy and form the basis of entire industries. In a modern economy based on technological advance and skilled services, this is not a small matter. You can’t shortchange higher education for long without robbing bits and chunks of the state’s future prosperity.

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