The state Ecology Department reports air monitors detect hazardous Friday air in Cashmere and Liberty, and unhealthy air in Wenatchee, Entiat, Pateros and Quincy.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has extended a ban on all outdoor and agricultural burning in Eastern Washington because of continuing wildfire danger.
The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved a 16 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2012-13 academic year.
People celebrated last month when the Legislature said it wouldn’t have to make college any more expensive in Washington state, but many forgot that lawmakers had already put plans in place for a double-digit tuition increase next school year.
Skiiers and boarders should be happy. Forecasters say frontal systems moving through Washington Wednesday and Thursday will bring heavy snow to the Cascades.
Forecasters say the latest cold front moving through Washington will bring rain showers but not too much snow, except in the mountains. And Seattle temps may be warming up!
The National Weather Service says Wednesday morning’s snow showers in parts of Western Washington are turning to rain. But heavier snow is falling in the Cascades, and forecasters say nearly all of Eastern Washington will have accumulations today.
Forecasters say a storm front moving through Washington Friday will bring gusty winds and rain to Western Washington and up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by late Saturday.