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Flash Flood Watch issued August 20 at 3:51PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

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Hi83° Sunny

Tonight

Lo58° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday

Hi80° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo59° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Safety Valve: Letters from readers

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Lights, camera, dollars

Leavenworth will have a proposal to increase taxes to pay for public safety (such as Chelan County Sheriff services) in November. I recommend voting no. The City Council needs to think big and organize a police force for revenue enhancement, consisting of three full-time officers, jailer, and a meter maid, with two reserve officers. There are dollars in public safety. The Wenatchee Police are to be envied for their red-light cameras Place a camera at all three traffic lights on Highway 2, with 11-second delay, accompanied by well-hidden signs announcing the red-light camera in small print 30 feet above street level. The revenue from tourists should easily hit $100,000. Additional revenue can come from ticketing numerous rear-end accidents at the lights, and benefit Cascade Medical Center for injury treatment. Tourists will never know what hit them until they see the bill. Double the parking fees during “fests,” and charge $5 per hour at the beer hall parking lot during Octoberfest, day and night.

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