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Winter Weather Advisory issued January 18 at 2:51PM PST until January 19 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY. * LOCATIONS...MOSES LAKE, EPHRATA, OTHELLO, QUINCY, WENATCHEE,

Tonight

Lo25° Wintry Mix Likely then Snow Likely

Thursday

Hi35° Chance Rain/Snow

Thursday Night

Lo24° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi31° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow Likely then Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi30° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo24° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi33° Rain/Snow Likely

Sunday Night

Lo22° Slight Chance Snow

Monday

Hi30° Slight Chance Snow

Blizzard conditions close part of I-90

VANTAGE — State Department of Transportation officials reopened Interstate 90 between Kittitas and Vantage mid-morning Monday, after the road was closed Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Contamination spreading within Hanford

RICHLAND — Radioactive contamination is spreading within one of Hanford’s huge processing plants, and the problem could escalate as the plant, unused since the 1960s, continues to deteriorate.

Coast Guard to monitor crab fishery

ABERDEEN — The Coast Guard is teaming with Washington state authorities to monitor the commercial crab fishing fleet along the coast to ensure safety and enforce the laws and regulations associated with the opening of the Dungeness crab season.

Mount Rainier to get new warning system for mudflows

After the deadly Oso landslide enveloped a neighborhood in 2014, scientists and emergency managers launched a review of how they detect massive mudflows on one of the world’s most dangerous volcanos: Mount Rainier.

Annual event packs Ephrata streets

EPHRATA — Ephrata’s Samantha Webb only lived for nine years until she passed away from cancer on 2003. But Saturday’s turnout at the annual SamScramble event in Ephrata, which is named after Samantha, proved that her memory will go on and the impact she left on the world will not be forgotten.

What happened in the state after voters legalized recreational marijuana

The nation’s first recreational marijuana shop opened nearly three years ago in Colorado. Since then, a growing body of research has shown that the availability of recreational marijuana — in Colorado and elsewhere — is having little to no effect on teens’ propensity to smoke weed.

State needs its two-year colleges, says system’s retiring chief

Washington’s community colleges are still struggling to recover from recession-era budget cuts, yet offer a solid path to many middle-skill jobs that pay good wages and are in high demand, says the outgoing director of the community-college system.

Bail set for suspect in Christmas robbery

MOXEE — Bail was set at $50,000 Tuesday for a 27-year-old man suspected of telling cafe employees “Merry Christmas” as he robbed their employer of hundreds in cash.

Pasco woman hospitalized after crash on I-82

SUNNYSIDE — A 57-year-old Pasco woman was taken to a local hospital after the car she was riding in struck a highway barrier on Interstate 82, authorities said.