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Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 9:57PM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER VALLEYS...CENTRAL BASIN...AND IN LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 9 PM PDT

Overnight

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Thursday

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Thursday Night

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Friday

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Friday Night

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Independence Day

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Saturday Night

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Sunday

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Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Monday

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Roads, taxes, talk

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Transportation is the issue the Legislature left unresolved. Now the political pressure is noticeably building. This state needs to improve its capacity to move people and goods from place to place, and that means roads, highways, bridges, infrastructure, and all related complications and expense. The question is how to get there from here.

To that end the Senate Transportation Committee will take a “listening tour” statewide, stopping in Wenatchee Sept. 23 for a hearing, 6-9 p.m. at the Chelan County PUD auditorium. The co-chairs, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, and Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, have helped make the arrangements. It may seem like a mere courtesy call, a show-the-flag cruise, but it could be much more if the current debate leads where some expect — to negotiations on a transportation package and gas-tax hike that may prompt Gov. Jay Inslee to call a special session to consider it and vote, probably in November. If that happens, and even if people in power only talk about it, what is said about transportation priorities and policies in faraway places like Wenatchee could play a significant part. Transportation packages don’t pass unless the benefits are spread statewide, and for that places like Wenatchee have to speak up.

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