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Flash Flood Watch issued August 20 at 3:51PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

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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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