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Flash Flood Watch issued August 22 at 6:37AM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE

Today

Hi80° Scattered Thunderstorms

Tonight

Lo63° Scattered Showers

Saturday

Hi82° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Slight Chc Showers

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi91° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Indian mascots from another view

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Google “Redskins” and you will sift through four pages of game recaps and analysis and Robert Griffin III updates before you finally find someone disgusted by the name of the team. The periodic furor over the name Redskins, which many perceive to be racist, can be drowned in footballisms with just one win. One more victory and it’s temporary amnesia.

In the same turn it doesn’t appear to bother many people that two baseball playoff teams make reference to our continent’s indigenous people. The Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves are both very good teams, almost good enough to make us forget Cleveland’s toothy red-faced caricature Chief Wahoo mascot, or Atlanta’ rock-on-a-stick tomahawk logo and the fans rhythmic hand gesture cheer called the tomahawk chop, sometimes performed in unison with a supposed native-style musical chant that sounds like it was written for a cowboys and Indians Saturday matinee.

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