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Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 3:03PM 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 TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE HEAT WILL HIT FIRST IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL BASIN...SOUTHWEST PALOUSE AND ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER EXPANDING NORTHWARD INTO LOWER VALLEY AREAS ALONG THE COLUMBIA THROUGH WENATCHEE AND INTO

Tonight

Lo73° Clear

Thursday

Hi103° Hot

Thursday Night

Lo73° Clear

Friday

Hi103° Hot

Friday Night

Lo71° Breezy

Independence Day

Hi102° Hot

Saturday Night

Lo70° Clear

Sunday

Hi99° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi95° Sunny

Congress, do right by fire budgets

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By now we are accustomed to Congress doing nothing. Our expectations are very near zero, but we are not yet fully numbed. To see so many elected leaders standing by, thumb twiddling as the West burns, pains us greatly. It is maddening that a natural disaster of on the scale of this year’s fires will produce no action out of the ordinary, and that emergency funding to fight them can be brushed off as a budgetary annoyance.

A catchall supplemental funding bill, to provide $615 million for firefighting, plus emergency aid for the southern border immigrant crisis and missile defense for Israel, was stopped just before the current congressional recess by a Senate Republican blockade. The firefighting appropriation would have replenished Forest Service funds drained to battle our fires. “As a senator from Washington state, I am extremely disappointed that Republicans have prevented us from providing critical federal resources to fight the devastating wildfires that are currently raging across the western United States,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

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