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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM 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

Hi41° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo33° Rain Likely and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi47° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

We don’t need a marijuana fight

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Change is difficult, obedience to federal law is not a bad position and Wenatchee may be a city willing to stand on principle, but please, can’t somebody else do it? This is no time to be the lone champion of marijuana prohibition. There is very little to gain.

Wenatchee, unfortunately, is what lawyers might call a sitting duck. The city has been sued in Chelan County Superior Court by a would-be marijuana retailer hoping to open a shop in Wenatchee under the rules set by Initiative 502, approved by the people of Washington and Wenatchee, which legalizes possession of marijuana and allows for its production and sale. The city requires any retailer to obtain a business license. The City Council let stand a longstanding rule that it will not issue a license to any business that does not comply with federal law. Marijuana, legalized by the state, is still a controlled substance in federal statutes. The city affirmed that any marijuana retailer will be denied a business license, for failing to comply with federal law. It is a de facto ban on businesses legal under state law.

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