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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 11 at 6:56AM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND A TEMPERATURE INVERSION WILL HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED POLLUTION LEVELS IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WEAK WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL PASS THROUGH

Today

Hi39° Chance Rain and Patchy Fog then Rain

Tonight

Lo34° Rain

Friday

Hi44° Chance Rain then Slight Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo33° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday

Hi47° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

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Eugene Robinson | Rubio’s revealing loop

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.
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Every kid at the PAC

“To him who is given much, much will be required.” This verse resonates with me each day I enter the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Our theater has been given so much by so many.

Tracy Warner | Protectionism, and real people

The United States government offers subsidies for solar power. If you want to install photovoltaic panels on your roof, don’t be put off by the price because the taxpayers will kick back 30 percent in a tax credit. I mean tax incentive.

World Editorial Board | A shining light …

You know what they say about the bright lights of the big city. Well, whatever they say, bright lights are nice for small cities, too. As such, it is good to shed some light on plans to brighten the situation downtown.

World Editorial Board | At Peshastin, a riverside dream

Bill and Jenny Goebel say that profit is not their motive. They are purchasing the long-vacant Peshastin mill site because, they say, they have a dream. They will take this empty land, situated handily in one of the most beautiful spots in the state, and build it into a community and environmental asset.

World Editorial Board | Assist for Alcoans

This is what constitutes good news if your highly valued place of employment is “curtailed.” The U.S. Department of Labor announced that employees who lost their jobs with the closure of the Alcoa Wenatchee Works will be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance, providing funds for education and training.

Wilf Woods | All that Jazz, again

This past week was Jazz Workshop for students at six East Wenatchee and Wenatchee schools, a unique learning week.

Charles Krauthammer | The ‘establishment’ nonsense

The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of “establishment,” an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following consolation: If you tally up Trump and Ted Cruz (and throw in Ben Carson), a whopping 60 percent of the vote is anti-establishment!

Tracy Warner | We fight over trade once more

That was quiet. There were representatives of 12 nations, representing 40 percent of the world economy, gathered to sign one of the largest and most comprehensive trade deals in history Thursday and you hardly saw a mention. It is the not-so-heralded 2,000-page Trans-Pacific Partnership, a tariff-breaking agreement among the nations of the Pacific Rim (excluding China). President Obama, whose signature international achievement this is, did not show up. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman quietly supplied the U.S. ink. The signing, by the way, was in the media capital of Auckland, ...

Tracy Warner | Their rights are just inconvenient

Oh, that pesky Constitution. People are more than happy to ignore the inconvenient parts. Our elected representatives take an oath to defend and protect it, then their constituents want to out and out trash the parts that grant rights to people they dislike.
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George Will | In Iowa, signs of civil health

When Huck Finn asked Tom Sawyer what a Moslem is, Tom said a Moslem is someone who is not a Presbyterian, which is true, but not the whole truth. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian (”I drink my little wine ... and have my little cracker”), which apparently was not good enough for enough of Iowa’s evangelicals.

Common Ground | Big Methow mine a terrible idea

I was visiting the Mazama area this week and it occurred to me how the local economy and unique community character would be forever degraded if an industrial-scale copper mine is allowed on Flagg Mountain.