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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 17 at 9:42AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

Today

Hi39° Chance Rain

Tonight

Lo33° Rain/Snow

Friday

Hi40° Chance Rain

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Lo31° Rain/Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi38° Rain/Snow

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Lo32° Rain

Sunday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo35° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi43° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo33° Partly Cloudy

Pope calls for family resurrection

News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers — and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis’ broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

Boehner’s stall on immigration

Oh, please. All the melodramatic Republican outrage isn’t fooling anybody. The only reason President Obama has to act on immigration reform is that House Speaker John Boehner won’t.

Short-changed by grade inflation

My two sons have been indoctrinated by their well-meaning public schools to believe that college is a punishingly difficult pursuit of knowledge. Around the dinner table, however, they get the skinny from their parents: “It all depends on your major.”

The Gruber confession

It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October 2013 video shows MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to get it passed, the law was made deliberately obscure and deceptive. It constitutes the ultimate vindication of the charge that Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies.

Rethinking U.S. foreign policy

Barack Obama’s coming request for Congress to “right-size and update” the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will catalyze a debate that will illuminate Republican fissures. They, however, are signs of a healthy development — the reappearance of foreign policy heterodoxy in Republican ranks.

Democrats in need of a rebuilding plan

All right, all right, I didn’t see the wave coming. All those margin-of-error polls seemed to suggest that Democrats would likely hold their own — probably not keep the Senate but make a respectable showing overall. Wrong.

Immigration limited

For a large segment of Hispanics, the dust-settling period following the midterm elections will consist of one big question: “Well, President Obama, what are you going to do about immigration?”

What Republicans must do now

Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governance and constitutional equilibrium:

Our stories made lethal

We love to tell stories. When we can’t tell them aloud, we tell them to ourselves, quietly, in our heads, stories welded together by repetition until the map we have created in our heads begins to breathe on its own.

Our do-nothing politics

The crisis in our political system is less about party than about horizon. To understand why, consider the issue of climate change.

Bird hunting ban: necessary

North Central Washington has a long and enduring culture of hunting. Not everyone hunts but it is part of the fabric of who we were and who we are. For many, it is an activity that has been a shared family experience for generations.

Apple grant to Orondo allows a technology leap

When technology is used effectively in classrooms, the result is that student learning is enhanced. Kids are more engaged and take ownership in their academic success.