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Heat Advisory issued July 03 at 3:54AM 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 UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

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Independence Day

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The Racing Form, second edition

The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with 10 declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order.

Tracy Warner | Magna Carta, seeds of liberty

Pause for a brief history lesson. There was a time, in our recent past, when we were ruled by kings. These kings felt, or just knew, that they had been made king by God himself. Kings still think this way. Being a divine appointee gave them the right to do as they wished, to treat people kindly or badly, as they desired. If this meant throwing someone in prison for no reason, taking their land and property and doing away with their families, why, that was fine. They didn’t need ...

Consensus, conflict and climate

It makes me nervous when someone who might become president of the United States says the science on climate change is “convoluted” and that it is “arrogant” to assert that humans are the primary cause of global warming.
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A vote for TPA is not a vote for Obama

Before presidential politics — the game of getting to 270 electoral votes — completely eclipses governing, there is the urgent task of getting to 217 votes in the House of Representatives to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). This would guarantee a vote without amendments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Without TPA, any trade agreement will be nibbled to death in Congress by persons eager to do organized labor’s bidding. So, Republicans who oppose TPA are collaborating with those who oppose increasing the velocity and rationality of economic life.

I text, I texted and I will text

This was to be another in an occasional series of columns offering evidence that I am 1) old, and 2) don’t know anything about the modern world and the how people communicate. Then I decided this was unnecessary. I prove it every day. Further evidence is not needed.
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Republicans might as well pound sand

After months of trying to weaken Hillary Clinton by pounding her with everything they’ve got, the amount of progress Republicans have made is pretty close to zero.

World trade is our lifeblood

We are a state — and moreover, we are a region — that produces many products to be sold in markets overseas. Washington apples, pears, cherries, potatoes and wheat are just part of it. Agriculture accounts for 13 percent of the state’s economy, said John Stuhlmiller of the Washington Farm Bureau, and a third of the state’s commodities are exported. At least 75 percent are sold in Asian markets, across the wide Pacific.

Graduates, you have the tools

This is a note to the Class of 2015. We don’t expect many of you will be up early Sunday morning reading this, most of you having graduated Friday or Saturday and set your priorities accordingly, but we feel compelled to send a short message:

AVID, a true asset

There perhaps is no greater gift a school can bestow on a student than the ability to grasp an opportunity. To fill a young person with knowledge is crucial, but to give them the skills to learn is something greater. To give them the desire to learn is something greater still. Confidence and courage are precious assets common to successful people. A school can nurture all this, and help put a student in a position where opportunity will present itself, and better yet, give them the ability to take advantage ...

A broken system

Broetje Orchards of Prescott, one of Washington’s largest and most respected fruit growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil fine for hiring some 950 undocumented immigrant workers, discovered in audits by Immigration and Customs Enforcement dating back to 2012.