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Flood Watch issued January 17 at 12:51PM PST until January 17 at 10:00PM PST by NWS

...RAIN AND SNOWMELT MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING ISSUES BEGINNING WEDNESDAY... ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF IDAHO AND WASHINGTON, INCLUDING THE

This Afternoon

Hi17° Wintry Mix Likely

Tonight

Lo16° Freezing Rain

Wednesday

Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi35° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo24° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Health systems feel impact of sharp upswing in flu cases

CENTRALIA —Health officials at the Washington State Department of Health are reminding the public influenza season is in full swing and all indicators show a large increase in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths over the past several weeks.

Amazon to add more than 100,000 jobs in U.S. hiring spree

NEW YORK — Amazon on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States — from software development to warehouse work — in its latest move to win over shoppers by investing in faster delivery.

New office could offer free legal help to military, vets

OLYMPIA — Military members and veterans would get more access to legal help and stronger consumer protection under a pair of proposals Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the Washington Legislature to consider.

Report: Salmon stocks still in decline

OLYMPIA —Salmon throughout most of Washington will need continued investment by state, federal and local organizations if they are to be saved, according to a report released Jan. 4 by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.

Grant PUD broadband workshop set

EPHRATA — Grant County PUD employees will present the findings of an in-depth review of the district’s broadband program at a workshop for commissioners in mid-February. Commissioners requested an evaluation of the broadband program, and general manager Kevin Nordt said it’s also one of the areas of emphasis in the district’s five-year strategic plan.

Protecting students goes high-tech

YAKIMA — Within minutes of an ammonia leak at a Zillah fruit warehouse last month, teams at each school in town began carrying out plans designed for just such an incident.