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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 08 at 2:36PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY...WHICH IS 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

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Tracy Warner | Did the president cut our gas price?

It is customary, even expected, for elected officials to seek credit for beneficial trends and accomplishments they did nothing to bring about. Even presidents of the United States do that from time to time. People usually applaud or nod approvingly.
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George Will: Rubio’s record of misjudgment

What boxer Sonny Liston’s manager said of him (Sonny had his good points, the trouble was his bad points) is true of Marco Rubio. His strengths include intelligence, articulateness and, usually, cheerfulness. His misjudgments involve, in ascending order of importance, the Senate immigration bill of 2013, sugar, Libya and S-590. Together these reveal a recurring penchant for ill-considered undertakings.

Tracy Warner | Dream on, you Powerball players

It might do it. I might buy a Powerball ticket and put down $2 for a chance to win $1.5 billion in today’s drawing. I might, even though of all the things I could do with $2 this is among the least productive. Gambling is generally dumb, and lotteries dumber, and lotteries with near-impossible odds the dumbest of the dumb.

George Will | To mend First Amendment rights

When the Supreme Court contemplates changing its mind, it must weigh the institutional interest in the law’s continuity against evidence that a prior decision has done an injury, even a constitutional injury. The court took 58 years to begin, with the 1954 school desegregation decision, undoing its 1896 decision affirming the constitutionality of “separate but equal” public facilities and services. On Monday, oral arguments at the court will indicate whether it is ready to undo 39 years of damage to the First Amendment rights of millions of government employees.
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World Editorial Board | Our Hall of Famers

Most of us spend our lives in a search for beauty. We may not realize it, but we do. We can find it in art, music, literature, the natural landscape, or in the love of family and friends. And we can find it in sport. Ken Griffey Jr. was beautiful. He played baseball with such grace, so close to perfection, that the mere act of swinging a bat at a ball could take our breath away. His presence was a great gift to the Northwest. As his election to the ...

World Editorial Board | Fireworks, or not

Last summer, as large swaths of Wenatchee lay in smoldering rubble, local officials faced the prospect of a Fourth of July fireworks spree, with flames and sparks flying across the desiccated, explosive landscape. With days to go, they sensibly sought to ban home fireworks use and found that, by the letter of the law, they really couldn’t. The state law sets a one-year waiting period for local laws restricting fireworks use and sales, an effort to accommodate the fireworks industry.