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Local State lawmakers to vote on 11.9-cent gas tax increase State lawmakers to vote on 11.9-cent gas tax increase
Lawmakers could start voting as early as Monday night on a $16.1 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase that would be phased in over two years.
Local 113 in Walla Walla? Historical E. Washington heat wave shatters records 113 in Walla Walla? Historical E. Washington heat wave shatters records
Sunday was one of those classic summer days in the Desert Southwest. The high temperature in Phoenix was 110 degrees -- four degrees above a normal day on June 28, so Sunday was a bit hot even by Arizona standards.

Still, some in Eastern Washington could have headed there to cool off as the region baked in a historical heat wave.

An incredibly hot air mass destroyed high temperature records across Eastern Washington, not only reaching unheard of levels in June, but approaching some all-time heat records as we sit still four weeks short of the statistical peak of summer heat.