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Heat Advisory issued June 30 at 2:55PM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES RETURN TO THE INLAND NORTHWEST... .TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL RETURN WEDNESDAY PERSISTING INTO FRIDAY. THE HEAT WILL HIT FIRST IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL BASIN, SOUTHWEST PALOUSE AND ALONG THE CLEARWATER RIVER EXPANDING NORTHWARD IN LOWER VALLEY AREAS ALONG THE COLUMBIA THROUGH WENATCHEE AND INTO

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Hi100° Hot

Wednesday Night

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Thursday

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Thursday Night

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Friday

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Friday Night

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Independence Day

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Sunday

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State bill to limit vaccine exemptions goes to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers on Monday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, following last year’s measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.

Divided justices uphold lethal injection process

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America.

Baltimore prosecutors release witness list in Gray case

BALTIMORE — Prosecutors have listed more than 30 potential witnesses, including an expert on forensic pathology and a DNA expert, in the trial of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April.

New York prison escapee is serious but stable

NEW YORK - Doctors updated the condition of New York prison escapee David Sweat to serious from critical on Monday, a day after he was shot by police after more than three weeks on the run, hospital officials said.

Obama administration ruled against over air pollution rule

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled the Obama administration should have considered compliance cost when it decided to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, a setback for the government that leaves the legal status of the regulation in limbo.

Health groups sue FDA for Gilead hepatitis C drug trial data

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was sued by two advocacy groups seeking to force the faster disclosure of clinical trial data that helped Gilead Sciences Inc win approval for two blockbuster hepatitis C drugs.

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside capitol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An activist climbed a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and took down the Confederate flag, state officials said, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama called the banner a symbol of racial oppression.

Manhunt for remaining New York prison escapee intensifies

MALONE, N.Y. — A manhunt for a convicted murderer who escaped from a New York state maximum security prison focused on a rural area near the Canadian border on Saturday, a day after his fellow escapee was killed.

Conservatives resist gay marriage ruling

WASHINGTON — Conservatives responded forcefully to the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, but nowhere more so than in Texas, which openly defied the ruling.

Two victims of massacre mourned

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina took a small step toward healing the wounds of last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston as mourners gathered for the funerals of two of the nine victims.

Guard helped escapees in exchange for snitching, art

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A guard charged in the upstate New York escape of two inmates said he allowed them into the prison’s internal catwalks, which they later used to flee, in return for snitching on other inmates, according to court documents.

GOP to keep fighting ACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans will keep attacking the Affordable Care Act in Congress and on the presidential election campaign trail to energize right-wing voters and raise money, but analysts said there was little chance of the healthcare law being rolled back before 2017 now that the Supreme Court has again validated it.

Mississippi’s Wicker seeks more unifying state flag

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker said on Wednesday that his state’s flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner, should be replaced with one that is more unifying.

Kerry heads to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in Iran nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

U.S. likely to file hate crime charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Justice Department likely will file federal hate crime charges against the suspect in the recent South Carolina church shooting, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement officials.

Slain pastor-politician is mourned

COLUMBIA — The body of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the state senator and pastor gunned down with eight others in Charleston last week, was taken on Wednesday to the South Carolina capitol to lie in state inside the rotunda.

Bomber speaks: ‘I am sorry for the lives I have taken’

BOSTON — Speaking for the first time publicly about the explosives he and his brother set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon two years ago, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the bombings and to the victims of the worst terrorist attack in the U.S. since Sept. 11.