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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 11 at 6:56AM 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

Today

Hi39° Chance Rain then Rain

Tonight

Lo34° Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain then Slight Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo33° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi47° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

East Wenatchee woman critical after crash

WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee woman who drove through Walla Walla Point Park and crashed into a tree early Friday morning was in critical condition Friday afternoon at Central Washington Hospital.
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Haggen auction delayed until Thursday

WENATCHEE — The auction to decide the fate of Wenatchee’s Haggen grocery — along with 32 other Haggen stores in Washington and Oregon — has been postponed until Thursday.

People & Places

Kristen Taylor, Senior vice president/investments for Stifel Financial Corp., qualified for the firm's 2015 Chairman’s Council, one of 128 of the firm's top-producing financial advisers.

I-90 closed to westbound traffic

SNOQUALMIE PASS — Interstate-90 closed to westbound traffic on Friday morning and will remain closed for several hours, due to a collision involving up to 10 vehicles, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies

LOS ANGELES — Maurice White, a percussionist and singer who founded and led Earth, Wind & Fire, a crackling mainstay of 1970s dance music that leaned heavily on funk, soul and R&B, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74.

Officials: Two contracted Zika via blood transfusion

BRASILIA — Local officials say two people in Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, the fi rst reports of that sort of transmission in an outbreak that is projected to infect millions in the coming months.

Clinton, Sanders agree on water crisis

FLINT, Mich. — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have clashed over Wall Street reforms, gun control, free trade and more. But in recent weeks the two presidential candidates, along with their fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, have found an issue they can all rally around: the drinking-water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, phased in over fi ve years, to pay for a variety of transportation initiatives, including new rail corridors, highway projects, pilot projects for self-driving cars, and other technologies it said fall under the goal of a “clean transportation” system.

16 indicted for wildlife refuge occupation

PORTLAND — A federal grand jury has indicted 16 people in connection with their roles in the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff , charging them all with a count of conspiracy to impede offi cers of the United States.

Prosecutor offers probation to anti-abortion activist

HOUSTON — An anti-abortion activist indicted for using a fake driver’s license ID to aid secret filming inside Planned Parenthood facilities turned himself into authorities in Houston on Thursday and was offered a probation deal, prosecutors said.

Iraq seeks to take ISIS offline

DUBAI — Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State’s rule, seeking to deal a major blow to the group’s potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad.

Homeless students chart

Here's a look at homeless student counts in larger North Central Washington school districts.

Wildfire bills flood the Legislature

OLYMPIA — After two years of record-breaking wildland fire seasons, lawmakers have introduced a flood of bills related to improving wildfire prevention, response and recovery.