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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 11 at 6:14PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH WARM WINDS WHICH WILL INCREASE THE

Tonight

Lo34° Rain then Chance Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain

Friday Night

Lo33° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi46° Increasing Clouds

Saturday Night

Lo34° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi46° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo39° Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi55° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Tuesday

Hi51° Slight Chance Rain

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.

World Editorial Board | Conservation by the riverside

It is a sandy, isolated island of land sandwiched between the Loop Trail and east shore of the Columbia south of the Odabashian Bridge. Even if you have never set a sandaled foot on the property, you know it. You have seen it, looked it over and marveled. It is a rare urban dune, a remnant of our shoreline’s geological past that elsewhere is under water or obliterated by development. It is a beach beloved by boaters, and a sandy slope to invite passersby from the Loop Trail.

Tracy Warner | This is justice taken casually

It was just a software glitch, you see, a miscalculation, an error easy to make. Because of it, thousands of criminals were released from Washington prisons before their sentence was served, on average enjoying nearly two months with the general populace that should have been spent behind bars. The computer wasn’t programmed correctly. Nobody noticed, for a decade, until a crime victim’s family pointed it out.

Tracy Warner | Plowing back to the good days

It is January, the month of credit card bills, penance for overindulgence, Seahawks obsession, dismal gray monochromatic weather, and waiting for the snowplow. The lingering question is, how high the berm? How much energy must I expend clearing icebergs and crud from the mouth of the driveway?