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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 4:47AM PST until December 09 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE OFF ANDON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. FOR THE CENTRAL

This Afternoon

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Tonight

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Friday

Hi27° Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo22° Snow Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Saturday

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Saturday Night

Lo25° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi32° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

Lo23° Chance Snow

Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo14° Partly Cloudy

Editorial Board | An era is ending

 In 2015 the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce and Wenatchee Valley Business World honored Mills Bros. men’s clothing and its owners Sam and Vickie Mills with the Legacy Award. At the time we wrote, “We would not know Wenatchee without Mills Bros. Without Mills Bros. mens’ clothing and its classic, inviting storefront, there would be a hole in downtown Wenatchee too large to fill.” It is irreplaceable.

Editorial Board | Applause is due

Humility is a virtue worth emulating. The trouble, by their very nature its best and most honest practitioners are very hard to find. Those who do good without regard to self-interest or potential praise should be our most valued and admired citizens, and yet they rarely stand out long enough to accept applause.

Editorial Board | Our concern is still forest health

There are some things an election cannot change. The forest grows, much of it already unnaturally dense and diseased. The climate warms. Within months the threat of catastrophic wildfire will be high and rising in our dry corner of the world. The reasonable response is to identify what we can do to reduce the possibility of damage and act, prior to the inevitable cataclysm.

Kathleen Parker | The mourning after

When I opened my front door Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn’t a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction.
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Charles Krauthammer | How the new Republican majority can succeed

Donald Trump won fair and square and, as Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, is owed an open mind and a chance to lead. It is therefore incumbent upon conservatives (like me) who have been highly critical of Trump to think through how to make a success of the coming years of Republican rule.

Tracy Warner | Free to choose, thank veterans

It is only slightly ironic our annual day of homage to military veterans comes three days after a baffling, and some would say horrible, election those veterans made possible. Thank you very much.
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George Will | A disruptive yet ruinous triumph for the GOP

At dawn Tuesday in West Quoddy Head, Maine, America’s easternmost point, it was certain that by midnight in Cape Wrangell, Alaska, America’s westernmost fringe, there would be a loser who deserved to lose and a winner who did not deserve to win. The surprise is that Barack Obama must have immediately seen his legacy, a compound of stylistic and substantive arrogance, disappearing, as though written on water in ink of vapor.

Tracy Warner | We are living in flyover country

Back in a previous age (last week), reporters were trolling among former legislative colleagues of Rep. Brad Hawkins to determine once and for all if he was as unreliable as his political enemies claimed. Rep. Steve Kirby, D-Tacoma, once chair of the House Business and Financial Services Committee, said this of Hawkins: “He did as well as anybody did from Eastern Washington.”

Tracy Warner | Behold, the great middle revolts

As I write, no one knows who will be the president-elect, not quite. Donald Trump is close to pulling the upset. Hillary Clinton has a possibility to come from behind, even if hope grows faint. The pundits are slack-jawed, staring with disbelief at the growing swath of red on the map. They talk of recounts, court challenges, an Electoral College dead heat, choosing the president in the House of Representatives as the Constitution directs.

George Will | What to watch for

Tuesday evening, after Election Day’s tranquility, new clamors will erupt as analysts with agendas tickle portents and lessons from the torrent of election returns. Herewith some developments to watch.

World Editorial Board | Knowledge workers

 It has been said that serving on a school board is the most difficult thankless job in government. Arranging for the education of your community’s children is an enormous responsibility, and we too seldom recognize the people willing to take it up.

World Editorial Board | The consent of the governed

The cold-blooded statisticians, the psychologists, the economists will tell you voting is an irrational act. The odds that one vote will “make a difference” are so minute, so immeasurably small, that playing the lottery is far more sensible. Voting makes little sense, supposedly, because their is no tangible reward for the voter, not even a brief respite from their political torment.

Charles Krauthammer | Final days, awful choice

Rule of thumb for a presidential campaign where the two candidates have the highest unfavorable ratings in the history of polling: If you’re the center of attention, you’re losing.