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Heat Advisory issued July 02 at 2:12PM 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 FRIDAY...

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Bernie Sanders’ socialist charade

Does any stricture of journalistic propriety or social etiquette require us to participate in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ charade? Is it obligatory to take seriously his pose of being an “independent” and a “socialist”? It gives excitable Democratic activists a frisson of naughtiness to pretend that he is both. Actually, he is neither.

Making hay in a drought

“Alfalfa is raised almost exclusively to feed livestock,” reports the Huffington Post, as if this was a recent discovery. Yes, readers have to be kept abreast of developments animal husbandry, but this shouldn’t come as a shocker. Neither should it be news that a lot of alfalfa hay is grown in sunny places, or that leafy legumes require irrigation, which is water not used for other purposes.

Wilf Woods | UW has a new president

I must have missed it earlier, but the interim president of the University of Washington is Ana Mari Cauce (pronounced COW-say).

More ethanol, says the EPA

I am not an economist, as you may have surmised based on previous efforts, but I suspect it would be good for your business model if government ordered people to buy your product. Whether they wanted it or needed it would be immaterial. What mattered is that government insists that the product be purchased and consumed, and purchased and consumed again, and again.
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This call will not be recorded

I made a phone call at 12:01 a.m. Monday, and it felt good. For the first time in years, the number I dialed on my iPhone was not captured and stored in a massive government database.

Common Ground | Paralyzed former sheriff hasn’t slowed down a bit

Former Chelan County Sheriff Mike Brickert was in town this past week. Brickert, who was paralyzed while serving in the Air National Guard in operation Enduring Freedom, hasn't slowed down a bit because of the injury. During his military career, Brickert also served in Vietnam and the Gulf War.
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Jaana Hatton | Discovering Policing in South Wenatchee

Last week, I met with a former Wenatchee police officer, Guy Miner. Before his retirement in 2014, he spent 20 years keeping South Wenatchee safe. He told me about his experiences as we drove around his old beat.

By the riverside, opportunity

There just isn’t much left. Places where the public can gain easy access to the Wenatchee River shoreline are few between the major population centers in Wenatchee and Leavenworth. Sharp drops, steep bluffs, berms, cliffs and orchards are the dominant features. To reach the water by a low and gentle slope, and stand on public land on the shore of the beautiful river, in the most beautiful valley in the state of Washington, that is an opportunity too rare.
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New for agriculture

“It’s a balanced approached. You don’t solve one problem at the expense of another. And this is that kind of project.”

Rebuild this road

All that work in Congress over the Stehekin Road was a waste of time, says the National Park Service. Congress agreed to allow adjustment of wilderness boundaries to rebuild the upper 9.9 miles of Stehekin road above the washout of 2003. Once again, the public could have easy access to some of the most beautiful places on earth.