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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 10 at 1:30PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA

Tonight

Lo32° Patchy Fog then Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi40° Rain and Patchy Fog

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain then Chance Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo32° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo33° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

At the minimum, no miracles

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Go ahead, spin this. Raising the federal minimum wage by nearly 40 percent over two years, as the Obama administration proposes, would kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and lower the income of thousands of families, said the Congressional Budget Office. Raising the federal minimum wage by nearly 40 percent would lift hundreds of thousands out of poverty, raise family income for millions, and boost business profits, said the Congressional Budget Office.

Yes, the CBO report issued with great fanfare Tuesday said all that. Raising the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $10.10, the White House preference, might do good, and it might do bad, and probably both. It was not government doublespeak. It was merely an acknowledgement that there are two sides to the story, and the story is filled with complexity and nuance, and very learned people disagree on the possibilities. The Congressional Budget Office does not appear to be altering its findings to suit any faction among its partisan overseers, and that is good. The other message is, go ahead and listen to those political people who are telling you what you want to hear, and know there’s a really good chance they are wrong.

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