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Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 9:57PM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER VALLEYS...CENTRAL BASIN...AND IN LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 9 PM PDT

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Thursday

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Friday

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Friday Night

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Independence Day

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Saturday Night

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Sunday

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Sunday Night

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Monday

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Fires are what we always get

What do you say to someone who just lost their house? Is there some small gesture, some kindness that might help? The usual condolences don’t seem to suffice. Their home, something central to their life and identity, has been erased. The artifacts of their life history have mostly disappeared. Just the memories remain. “I’m so sorry for your loss,” doesn’t rise very high.

Let the currency be

We should have left the historical figures on our money alone. Let Alexander Hamilton and the other Founding Fathers on our currency rest in peace.
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Roberts does us damage

Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit.

It’s more than a flag

Our symbols count. A Confederate battle flag raised over a southern statehouse at the height of the civil rights movement sent a message — defiance of federal authority, and support for the brutal subjugation of a race. The flag sent that message in 1861, 1961, and still today. We are not sorry to see it go.

Congress, renew it

Here we go again. In less than 100 days one of the federal government’s most successful conservation funds will disappear, unless Congress can move beyond its hidebound paralysis and act. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established at the urging of Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson in 1964. It diverts a portion of federal oil and gas lease revenue to local conservation projects. In Washington alone it has provided more than $600 million in grants, funding projects from Lake Wenatchee State Park to Blackbird Island to Lake Chelan. It ...
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Make use of Floyd’s legacy

Praise and plaudits continue to flow for Washington State University President Dr. Elson S. Floyd, more than a week after his death from colon cancer and its many complications. It is sometimes the case when great men pass unexpectedly, that the effusive praise is excessive and undeserved. That surely is not the case with Dr. Floyd, whose tireless efforts helped raise WSU and build its reputation as a preeminent institution of higher learning, dedicated to its land-grant mission — to gather and disseminate knowledge to benefit the region’s economy and ...
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Charles Krauthammer | On lowering the flag

After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control.

What you can get at a ‘university’

I was “surfing” late one night when I stumbled on my high school reunion website. They posted our post-high school plans in 1968. The smart, rich kids were headed off for Stanford and other fancypants schools back East. The working class kids all made comments about attending the “University of Chabot,” also known as the local community college (Chabot College in Hayward, Calif.).

A law that sloppy has to be saved

It was demonstrated again Thursday. The Supreme Court of the United States does not think, reason or act in a sealed environment. It does not gasp for intellectual breath in a vacuum. It ponders the consequences of its rulings. It will, for lack of a better term, twist its legal logic ever so slightly to avoid social, political and economic calamity. Those who insist on judgment full-speed ahead, rule of law enforced word for word regardless of whatever turmoil strict construction might bring, equivocation be damned you wimps, are not ...