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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 09 at 1:46PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT EAST 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

Today

Hi41° Patchy Fog

Tonight

Lo33° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi40° Rain Likely

Thursday Night

Lo35° Rain Likely

Friday

Hi45° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi48° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo34° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi45° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo37° Slight Chance Rain

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George Will: Obama’s overreach on trial

During Watergate, Henry Kissinger’s mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” President Obama often does both simultaneously, using executive authoritarianism to evade the Constitution’s separation of powers and rewrite existing laws.

World Editorial Board | For Quincy’s future

The people of Quincy are voting for transformation. They are considering a comprehensive bond issue to remake, rebuild or build afresh their schools, kindergarten to high school. It is a bold, exciting plan. It looks to Quincy’s bright future and prepares to meet it.

World Editorial Board | PUD rates and the Bitcoin effect

The people of Chelan County are asked to accept the risk. Their power rates may rise, perhaps substantially. The electricity their dams generate will not be sold to provide rate-reducing revenue or visible economic growth, but to power unseen ephemeral businesses with banks of computers, producing wealth for someone they do not know, in forms they do not understand. The financial plans and projections of their public utility will be shredded. The future will be clouded, uncertain, filled with unknown consequences.
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Charles Krauthammer | The GOP gets the Iran prisoner swap wrong

Give President Obama credit. His Iran nuclear deal may be disastrous but the packaging was brilliant. The near-simultaneous prisoner exchange was meant to distract from last Saturday’s official implementation of the sanctions-lifting deal. And it did. The Republicans concentrated almost all their fire on the swap sideshow.
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George Will: China’s flawed ascent

China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. China, however, poured more concrete for roads and other construction between 2011 and 2013 than America did in the 20th century. This fact is emblematic of China’s remarkable success. And is related to its current difficulties, including its 2015 growth rate (6.9 percent), its slowest in 25 years.

Tracy Warner | We’re pumping for the Iowa vote

Iowa insists its presidential candidates support the government requirement that we burn their corn. They say you cannot win the Iowa caucuses, just days away now, without a solemn pledge to force Americans to run corn-based ethanol through their plentiful internal combustion engines. And since a strong showing in first-in-the-nation Iowa carries such rich rewards, presidential candidates line up to take the pledge, pandering without shame, drooling over the prospect of votes so easily swayed.

Tracy Warner | To show us, all our votes count

A republic, to enjoy longevity and respect, must have citizens know they are treated fairly. They must know their vote counts as all votes count, and that if their candidate did not win election, at least they had a chance. They have a voice. They were not ignored.