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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM 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...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

Tonight

Lo33° Slight Chance Showers and Patchy Fog

Saturday

Hi44° Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi53° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Rain

Charles Krauthammer | Sanders and Trump: Magic sells

The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency.

Tracy Warner | Rivers, rights and a lesson

Some days, life’s just one big civics lesson. We find out the hard way how government works, what votes can do and what they cannot. We have rights, to think and speak our minds, to be secure in our property and not be thrown in jail without a just reason. Beyond that things can go gray.

George Will | Break the teeth-whitening monopoly

It is frequently said that, unfortunately, Americans disdain government. It is more usefully said that, unfortunately, they have abundant reasons for doing so. In coming days, the Supreme Court, by deciding to hear a case from Connecticut, can begin limiting a contemptible government abuse that the court’s passive deference to legislatures has encouraged.

Paul Parmley | Money, politics and truth

In a recent Tracy’s Warner’s post, “Their rights are just inconvenient,” the elephant in the room isn’t addressed. It’s not a matter of inconvenience at all that the Supreme Court made what many people believe is an incorrect interpretation. What is horribly inconvenient is the continued downward spiral of our democratic values. We know that Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission opened the door further for corporations to spend unlimited amounts of their own treasury (as opposed to forming a PAC) on broadcast endorsements and this has changed the campaign ...

Tracy Waner | Sanders, Trump test our doubt

Like many people today, I am trying to absorb the possibility of a Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders presidential race. There are many primaries and many gaffes to come, but the good voters of New Hampshire would have it this way. We had best consider it.

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.
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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.

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.

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 | 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.

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.