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Special Weather Statement issued May 29 at 5:10PM PDT until May 29 at 6:00PM PDT by NWS

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN DOUGLAS AND SOUTH CENTRAL CHELAN COUNTIES UNTIL 600 PM PDT... AT 509 PM PDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SOUTH WENATCHEE...OR 9 MILES SOUTH OF WENATCHEE... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. DIME TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL...TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS...AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF

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Lo61° Severe Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi92° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi86° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo63° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi80° Showers Likely

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Lo55° Showers Likely

Tuesday

Hi74° Showers Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo53° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi75° Slight Chc Showers

Fostering political dialogue

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As most obviously demonstrated by our government shutdown this week, the deeply divisive political stalemates in our civic dialogue are an undeniable area of concern for our country. When we relegate the framing of political discourse and shaping of public opinion to talk show hosts, partisans, and lobbyists, we citizens lose our voice in the harsh and often unconstructive political dialogue shaping critical decisions today. To reclaim a citizen-centered democracy, to rebuild public trust and civil discourse, we’re going to have to do it ourselves at the community level.

The decisions facing Washington citizens these days are often confusing, yet they can profoundly affect the quality of our communities and our personal lives. That’s why it is imperative that we consider them carefully, with due deliberation and with the benefit of community wisdom in a forum that is nuanced, pluralistic and collaborative. We need to come together as citizens to explore our electoral choices — without accusations, rancor and acrimony — knowing that we’re all going to share the profit and loss generated by our collective decisions on Nov. 5.

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