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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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A volunteer heroine

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Monday at the Executive Mansion in Olympia, a retired principal from Wenatchee was among the dozens of people recognized during the presentation of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Mary Perkins’ selfless act must have stood out, for the boundless good it has done for so many young lives.

In 2009 Perkins went to her unit of the Retired School Employees Association seeking recruits to staff a volunteer reading and math program for Rock Island Elementary as it suffered through budget cuts. The response was rapid and strong. They work one-on-one, develop a close relationship with their students, and their caring and skill have transformed the atmosphere of the school. The effect is tangible and evident in the school’s test results.

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