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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST by NWS

...MILD, WET, AND BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO STREAM RISES... AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. EXPECT RISING SNOW LEVELS AND MILD TEMPERATURES LEADING TO MELTING OF THE MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW. THE SNOW MELT IN COMBINATION WITH RAIN MAY LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY...TUESDAY AND

This Afternoon

Hi48° Cloudy

Tonight

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi49° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi46° Slight Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo32° Mostly Cloudy

Immigration gets sudden attention

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There is an arm of our national body politic that says immigration reform is not about economic progress, not about adding talent and drive to the nation’s workforce, not about joining willing workers with anxious employers or finding a safe place for people who have spent most of their lives adding to our net worth with their labor. Reform, it holds, first must be protective — a militarized border, a computerized screen to filter out illegal workers. Then, reform must be punitive — the millions who live and work here illegally must pay a heavy price, if we are even to think about letting them stay.

This is the moderate position. The conservative view features impossible and irrational dreams of roundups and deportations. Inside the Republican Party there seemed no possibility of finding a solution. Exhibiting the slightest inclination to compromise or accommodation would be, if not political suicide, an invitation to long-term verbal bludgeoning.

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