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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

This Afternoon

Hi41° Mostly Cloudy

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

You have rights, if you’re trained

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Imagine, you have something profound to say about government and society, and your political convictions burn deep and hot, and so you go downtown, stand on a box on the corner and commence to express your opinion. You might think that you are exercising a right guaranteed by the Constitution, in its very first amendment, which says there shall be no laws abridging your freedom to speak. Then, someone with some kind of government authority taps you on the shoulder and asks for your photo ID and evidence that you’ve undergone a criminal background check. Please shut up until you are cleared.

Or, let us say you are paid by a local newspaper to write a column, in which you regularly express your political opinion, and despite being occasionally annoying and wrong and factually challenged, you labor under the assumption that you are exercising a right guaranteed by the Constitution, in its very first amendment, which says there shall be no laws abridging freedom of the press. Then someone with some kind of authority tells you to produce evidence that you have completed the government’s column-writing training program and carry your official photo and government registration number, and that your employer has signed a waiver taking responsibility for your mistakes. If not, cease and desist.

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