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Flash Flood Watch issued June 01 at 11:01PM PDT until June 02 at 5:00AM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON AND IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IDAHO PANHANDLE TONIGHT... .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM HAS PUSHED THROUGH THE REGION TODAY WITH A NUMBER OF TOWNS HAVING HOURLY RAIN RATES OF THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH...WITH TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF AN INCH. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE SLOW MOVING AND MAY TRACK OVER SAME AREAS...WHICH

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Lo55° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

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Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi90° Sunny

Trust won’t wait for an election

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Right and wrong in these cases is rarely crystal clear, certainly not for the public, with partial, possibly twisted or inaccurate information. Is former Grant County Deputy Prosecutor Albert Lin the victim of a politically motivated, unethical and vengeful prosecutor? Is Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee the victim of a politically motivated, unethical and vengeful former deputy, Lin?

That is to be decided, but at issue is the exceedingly important matter of public trust and its possible abuse. We find ourselves agreeing with Chelan County Superior Court Judge T.W. “Chip” Small, who when asked to dismiss the complaint by Lin against Grant County, and indirectly Lee, pointed out that prosecutors are public officials with extraordinary power and responsibility. Ethical complaints and accusations of misconduct against them should not be pushed aside with the expectation that voters can sift through and respond correctly at the next election, or that the complainers can always go to the effort of launching a recall, always tedious and rarely successful.

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