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Flash Flood Watch issued July 22 at 7:01PM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

Today

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Tonight

Lo58° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Clear

For marijuana, legal against not

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The Port of Douglas County turned down the opportunity to lease land for a legal and licensed agricultural/industrial business that would employ 26 people and produce $1 million in tax revenue for Douglas County. On its face this seems out of character. What are port districts for, if not to encourage job-creating industry and incubate fledgling enterprise?

But, like it or not this was not an ordinary offer. The business in question would be a cooperative facility to manufacture marijuana, and so our culture, lifelong obedience to law and preference for general sobriety surely play on the decision. As we should expect, the port’s neighbors were adamantly opposed, citing all the fears we associate with intoxicating drugs — crime, corruption, temptation and disorder. The port commissioners voted 2-1 to turn down the offer, and you cannot blame them. Elected officials rarely are comfortable voting counter to public opinion, especially when the public so opposed live next door.

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