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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

Overnight

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Thursday

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Thursday Night

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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

Hi99° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo73° Mostly Clear

Monday

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The Ancient One is waiting

It is difficult to get a grip on things 8,500 years ago. When the Ancient One, also known as Kennewick Man, was wandering the shores of a great river of the West, from our Euro-perspective there as yet was no history. By the biblical account, for scholars counting backward, the world didn’t yet exist. The creation, they believe, wasn’t going to happen for another 2,500 years. Father Abraham wouldn’t head west for 4,500 years. Moses wouldn’t lead the Israelites out of Egypt until 5,000 years after the Ancient One, also ...

George Will | Questions for candidate Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s reticence is drowning out her message, which is that she is the cure for the many ailments that afflict America during a second Democratic presidential term. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has called her “the most opaque person you’ll ever meet in your life,” but when opacity yields to the necessity of answering questions, here are a few:

The day Betty scared them all

Politics is filled with no-hopers, one-timers, tokens and tackling dummies — people who run against a well-heeled and vastly advantaged candidate, when all logic says they have no chance. I have seen a lot of those. Sometimes I admire their integrity, despite the utter futility of their cause. Sometimes they are just big egos spending other people’s money.
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Let Greece go

Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors. This would add another boulder to a mountain of debt almost twice the size of Greece’s gross domestic product. This protracted dispute will result in desirable carnage if Greece defaults, thereby becoming a constructively frightening example to all democracies doling out unsustainable, growth-suppressing entitlements.

Let’s do this budget

A functioning government is not possible without compromise. Unfortunately, we in Washington once again are getting too close to proving that theory. Unless the seemingly polarized and frozen factions of our Legislature reach agreement on a two-year operating budget, a good share of our state government will shut down by sunrise July 1.

Happy birthday to Pybus Market

It doesn’t seem possible two years could pass so quickly. The Pybus Public Market celebrated its second anniversary with a gala cake-filled celebration Saturday, and we continue to be thrilled by its success. At what once was a rusted, abandoned, nearly forgotten industrial site now stands a bustling, thriving community marvel. There is no sign that our collective enthusiasm for Pybus is fading. Quite the contrary.

To keep us moving

Two-year state operating budgets are seen as a cause for stalemate, but don’t forget what follows — an essential package of transportation projects and a gas-tax increase large enough to pay for them. This is necessity, to invest in infrastructure, maintain it, and keep the state and its economy moving.
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Eugene Robinson | Remember Mother Emanuel

Maybe it was white rage that provoked a young man to kill nine innocent worshipers as they prayed. Maybe it was mental illness or some other twisted motivation. The one thing about which there can be no debate is that he had a gun.