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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

Overnight

Lo32° 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

Immigration reform dies again

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Only last week, Rep. Dave Reichert was in town striking a somewhat muted but still-optimistic note on immigration reform. It is possible, the Auburn Republican said. In the way time is measured in Congress, it is possible fairly soon. It likely will not come in the comprehensive reform approach favored by Senate Democrats, but in the piece-by-piece method devised and preferred by the Republican House leadership. Their message to fellow House Republicans, said Reichert, is we’ve got to do something.

Well and good, but only days later the House leadership was holed amidships. Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor was trounced in his Virginia district primary by an obscure college professor who claimed Cantor favored “amnesty.” Immigration may not be the sole reason for Cantor’s debacle — he is described as an aloof, detached, lobbyist-loving backer of crony capitalism who at best was a tepid fence-sitter on immigration. Pro-immigration Republicans elsewhere did well, but still ...

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