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Winter Storm Watch issued January 16 at 8:57AM PST until January 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

...TIMING OF WATCH HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING AND EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE LEE OF THE CASCADES. MIX OF SNOW...FREEZING RAIN...AND SLEET ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES AND NORTHERN MOUNTAIN VALLEYS... .THE INCOMING STORM SYSTEM IS ARRIVING SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY

M.L.King Day

Hi19° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog

Tonight

Lo16° Chance Wintry Mix

Tuesday

Hi29° Wintry Mix Likely

Tuesday Night

Lo26° Rain

Wednesday

Hi36° Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Rain Likely then Slight Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi34° Rain Likely

Friday Night

Lo24° Snow Likely

Editorial Board | Riggs, storyteller

We at The Wenatchee World last week bid farewell to our beloved colleague, reporter Dee Riggs, who stepped into much-deserved retirement after a nearly 40-year career.

Charles Krauthammer | Cold War relic, present day threat

You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “We have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket,” you are reaching the end of that road.

Tracy Warner | Secede? We’re too old for that

I have to apologize for this topic, but it is the first week in January and the newsmakers of the world are still fighting their hangovers. Nothing much is going on, except for the odd terrorist attack in a faraway land, a civil war here and there, a new Congress convening. Nothing exciting.
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Art of Community | Poverty program inspires Chelan woman to overcome

 CHELAN — Amanda Austin is an articulate, college-educated former television news producer with a winning smile and two young children. Most people would never guess that she and her kids are living in poverty and rely on some public assistance to make ends meet. And she would never have imagined being in this situation, either. Austin told me she went from having a home with a pool to barely making it, as the result of a divorce.
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We must ‘own’ our health

For all of us, the health of our loved ones and ourselves is probably our highest priority. We want good health, a productive life, and high quality of life. Health care is one part of that effort, but there are also social factors (education, nutrition, housing, transportation), environmental factors (clean air and water), genetic factors, and personal behavior habits that contribute. Given the increasing importance of this topic, I’m hoping to write on a regular basis about health care issues that affect our community. I want to start though with ...
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George Will | Obama was indeed transformational, unfortunately

Any summation of Barack Obama’s impact on domestic policy and politics should begin with this: In 2008, he assured supporters, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Soon he will be replaced by someone who says, “I alone can fix it.” So, Americans have paid Obama the compliment of choosing continuity, if only in presidential narcissism. 

Tracy Warner | Jump, you carmakers, jump

We all want to tell automobile manufacturers how to build cars. Or, lately, we tell them how to build trucks or crossovers or SUVs, since we aren’t buying so many cars these days. Our input, the customers, comes by traditional dirty capitalistic means. The automakers try very hard to build vehicles we will buy, which makes good sense. They generally do a very good job, judging by profit.

Tracy Warner | President Trump: What to say?

Before the Trump administration becomes real we should discuss our mutual expectations. I will say that although I did not support him, Donald Trump has been duly elected president of the United States and thus is deserving of our respect. On these pages he will be treated with the dignity we give all presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton included. That means unfounded rumors, related garbage and resulting insinuations about ancestry or personal behavior will not be published. We have been tossing that stuff in the bin ...

Eugene Robinson | Knowledge, experience and the truth matter

Humility is a virtue but fake humility is a sin, or ought to be. So let me begin the new year with full-throated praise of some people and institutions that supposedly got their comeuppance in November: the mainstream media, so-called “coastal elites,” share-the-wealth liberals, pointy-headed intellectuals and others said to be hopelessly out of touch with the “real America.”

Charles Krauthammer | Obama’s final, most shameful, legacy moment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible — applauded wildly. Four years later — his last election behind him, with a month to go in office and with no need to fool Jew or gentile again — Obama took the measure of Israel’s back and slid a knife into it.

George Will | Making America 1953 again

WASHINGTON — It is axiomatic that if someone is sufficiently eager to disbelieve something, there is no Everest of evidence too large to be ignored. This explains today’s revival of protectionism, which is a plan to make America great again by making it 1953 again.