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Air Stagnation Advisory issued February 11 at 8:53AM 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

This Afternoon

Hi40° 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

State employees fired for sharing Medicaid client files

YAKIMA — Two state employees were fired recently after an investigation found they had improperly exchanged personal information concerning thousands of Medicaid clients, according to a state Health Care Authority news release issued Tuesday.

Coroner trying to match up families with unclaimed remains

ABERDEEN — The Grays Harbor County Coroner has recovered almost 200 urns full of cremated remains from the Whiteside Family Mortuary after the funeral home closed its doors on operations in Aberdeen and Elma.

Bill would give college dropouts money to finish degree

SEATTLE — A bill in the state Legislature would give people who didn’t graduate from college — but are only a quarter’s worth of classes away from doing so — the chance to go back and get their degree for free.

Workers ready to resume jobs at Oregon refuge

PORTLAND — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, absent from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the past five weeks of a headquarters occupation, are planning a new effort to manage the water flows that sustain birds and irrigate fields grazed by cattle there.

Man said to be ISIS supporter faces charges for guns possession

ABERDEEN — A Montesano man has been arrested and federally charged with three counts of illegal firearm possession, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice that also said the man had declared support for the Islamic State group in recordings made by investigators with the FBI’s Seattle Division.

Scientists step up antiviral drug research

SEATTLE — Samples of Zika virus from the outbreak raging across Brazil and Latin America arrived at the University of Washington last month, where they were quickly locked in a biosafety freezer, awaiting research aimed at stopping the germ tied to growing numbers of devastating birth defects.

State bill could settle debate over teaching cursive

OLYMPIA — Upon hearing from a teacher that her son’s handwriting needed some work, Suzi Allan, of Bonney Lake, sought help. She asked when his class would be learning cursive. But like many schools, Victor Falls Elementary doesn’t teach it.

Inslee blasts Senate GOP

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee denounced Senate Republicans today for what he called a “political hatchet job” — the rejection of the state transportation secretary after she had served three years on the job.

Oregon officer killed while serving warrant

SEATTLE — A police officer was shot and killed on Friday in a small western Oregon city while trying to arrest a man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, state police said on Saturday.

16 indicted for wildlife refuge occupation

PORTLAND — A federal grand jury has indicted 16 people in connection with their roles in the Oregon wildlife refuge standoff , charging them all with a count of conspiracy to impede offi cers of the United States.

Family of Oregon occupier shot by law enforcement alleges cover-up

PORTLAND, Ore., — Relatives of a man shot dead by law enforcement officers after taking part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have accused the FBI and state police of covering up the circumstances of his death last week.