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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

This Afternoon

Hi41° Mostly Cloudy

Tonight

Lo32° Patchy Fog then 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

The bald eagles are back

SEATTLE — Bald eagles heading to the North Cascades to feed on salmon in the Skagit River draw visitors to one of Washington state’s most beautiful natural settings with event weekends through January in Rockport, Concrete and Marblemount.

Medical pot merger creating winners, losers

TACOMA — Those green crosses that have sprouted across Washington since voters approved medical marijuana in 1998 will get a severe pruning come July 1.

Woman shot in South Hill; suspect arrested

TACOMA — A 40-year-old woman was fatally shot outside her car in South Hill with her 5-year-old daughter mere feet away, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

Medina to pay fired cop $1.7 million

SEATTLE — The city of Medina will pay $1.7 million to a former police lieutenant fired in 2006 for making racially derogatory comments about the then-Asian-American police chief. The settlement agreement with the city awards Roger Skinner back pay and lost benefits through 2010, when he would have been eligible to retire.

City U, WSU among top online degree programs

SEATTLE — City University of Seattle and Washington State University ranked in the top-40 in one or more categories for online degree programs, according to the 2016 rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

Walla Walla area snowpack at 100 percent

WALLA WALLA — Although the snowpacks feeding Washington's rivers, including the Walla Walla River, are looking good, the prospect of a warm and dry El Niño weather pattern has forecasters worried.

Oregon ranch known for listening to ranchers

DIAMOND, Ore. — On a winter day of steel-gray skies, some 450 head of cattle found welcome forage in a flat, boggy expanse of lowland acreage. There, they grazed on a buffet of blue joint, creeping wild rye and other grasses that were cut and piled in the fall and now help them survive during these lean winter months.

Man shot in confrontation with police

SEATTLE — A 31-year-old man was shot by Seattle police near Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill Saturday afternoon after they approached him as a suspect in an attempted car theft.

Therapy program music to premature babies’ ears

VANCOUVER — Haley Giese sits in a chair in the corner of the room, a pillow and blankets covering her lap. The dimly lit room is quiet as Giese adjusts her infant son in her right arm.

Father of Marysville school shooter to be sentenced

SEATTLE —Federal prosecutors are asking that the father of a teenager who shot and killed four classmates at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 2014 be sent to prison for 33 months when he is sentenced Monday for illegally possessing six guns, including the .40-caliber pistol used by his son in the slayings.