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  • Painters help Habitat for Humanity

    Painters help Habitat for Humanity

    Saturday, May 20 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-21 00:48:13 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- With the sunny weekend, a lot of people in the Tri-Cities spent their time outdoors. One group in Pasco took it as an opportunity to give back. This week was Sherwin Williams's "National Paint Week", where the company enlists workers to help community projects.  

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    PASCO, WA.-- With the sunny weekend, a lot of people in the Tri-Cities spent their time outdoors. One group in Pasco took it as an opportunity to give back. This week was Sherwin Williams's "National Paint Week", where the company enlists workers to help community projects.  

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  • U.S. Senator visits Hanford's PUREX site

    U.S. Senator visits Hanford's PUREX site

    Sunday, May 14 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-05-14 04:16:01 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.--- Less than a week after a tunnel collapse at Hanford's PUREX site, U.S. Senator, Maria Cantwell went to look around the site for herself. She, and other involved officials, met in Richland after the tour to discuss what's going on at Hanford, and the changes that need to be made. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.--- Less than a week after a tunnel collapse at Hanford's PUREX site, U.S. Senator, Maria Cantwell went to look around the site for herself. She, and other involved officials, met in Richland after the tour to discuss what's going on at Hanford, and the changes that need to be made. 

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  • Hometown Proud: Lexington veterinarian helping livestock

    Hometown Proud: Lexington veterinarian helping livestock

    Friday, May 12 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-13 01:50:03 GMT

    LEXINGTON, OR.-- Dick Temple has been a veterinarian for decades, and he's spent three of them in Lexington. Since the area is so filled with livestock, his usual patients can weigh a few-hundred pounds. 

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    LEXINGTON, OR.-- Dick Temple has been a veterinarian for decades, and he's spent three of them in Lexington. Since the area is so filled with livestock, his usual patients can weigh a few-hundred pounds. 

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  • Hometown Proud: Grain & cattle growing agriculture industry

    Hometown Proud: Grain & cattle growing agriculture industry

    Friday, May 12 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-05-13 01:27:45 GMT

    LEXINGTON, OR.-- If you're driving through the farms and fields surrounding Lexington, you've probably realized that you're in a kingdom of agriculture... and if that's the case, then the Thompsons could be considered the royal family.  

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    LEXINGTON, OR.-- If you're driving through the farms and fields surrounding Lexington, you've probably realized that you're in a kingdom of agriculture... and if that's the case, then the Thompsons could be considered the royal family.  

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  • Rollover accident on W 10th Avenue

    Rollover accident on W 10th Avenue

    Sunday, May 7 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-05-08 00:55:32 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, W 10th Avenue was blocked off where it intersects S Dayton Street due to a rollover accident. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, W 10th Avenue was blocked off where it intersects S Dayton Street due to a rollover accident. 

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  • Police detain suspect in alleged drive-by bridge shooting

    Police detain suspect in alleged drive-by bridge shooting

    Sunday, May 7 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-05-08 00:47:50 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Sunday afternoon, someone driving on the Columbia River Bridge allegedly saw a man in the car in front of them shooting a gun out the window of that car. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Sunday afternoon, someone driving on the Columbia River Bridge allegedly saw a man in the car in front of them shooting a gun out the window of that car. 

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  • Texas boy connecting with law enforcement worldwide

    Texas boy connecting with law enforcement worldwide

    Sunday, April 30 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-05-01 01:27:01 GMT

    HERMISTON, OR.-- Brandon Winans hasn't always loved to be out and about in his hometown of Bridgeport, Texas. His mother, Misty, says that the eleven-year-old is autistic, and that, until recently, just getting him out of the house was a tough ask.  But, when Brandon was out with his mother, one thing stayed the same: he always asked her to stop and say hello if he saw a police officer. 

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    HERMISTON, OR.-- Brandon Winans hasn't always loved to be out and about in his hometown of Bridgeport, Texas. His mother, Misty, says that the eleven-year-old is autistic, and that, until recently, just getting him out of the house was a tough ask.  But, when Brandon was out with his mother, one thing stayed the same: he always asked her to stop and say hello if he saw a police officer. 

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  • Guinea pig frenzy continues as dozens more are given up

    Guinea pig frenzy continues as dozens more are given up

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:33:14 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, WA.-- Last week we told you about the 92 guinea pigs dumped on the side of the road in Umapine, OR. It turns out that there were more than double that in the home they originally came from.

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    WALLA WALLA, WA.-- Last week we told you about the 92 guinea pigs dumped on the side of the road in Umapine, OR. It turns out that there were more than double that in the home they originally came from.

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  • Update in Reed brothers' Arlington double murder case

    Update in Reed brothers' Arlington double murder case

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-18 01:16:57 GMT

    New developments tonight in the horrific double-murder of a couple from Arlington last year. 

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    New developments tonight in the horrific double-murder of a couple from Arlington last year. 

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  • Update on Bridle Drive flooding

    Update on Bridle Drive flooding

    Sunday, April 16 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-04-17 00:41:15 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Friday evening, the Kennewick Irrigation District and Richland Police Department were called out to Bridle Drive after a blocked culvert caused a local canal to flood. as we learned on Saturday from the Kennewick Irrigation District, the water damaged as many as twelve properties.

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Friday evening, the Kennewick Irrigation District and Richland Police Department were called out to Bridle Drive after a blocked culvert caused a local canal to flood. as we learned on Saturday from the Kennewick Irrigation District, the water damaged as many as twelve properties.

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  • Firefighters burn down training house

    Firefighters burn down training house

    Saturday, April 15 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-16 03:32:49 GMT

    PROSSER, WA.-- Normally, firefighters are the ones putting out fires. But, Saturday in Prosser, they were responsible for a pretty big one, and that fire was no accident. 

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    PROSSER, WA.-- Normally, firefighters are the ones putting out fires. But, Saturday in Prosser, they were responsible for a pretty big one, and that fire was no accident. 

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  • Local MS patient excited about new treatment options

    Local MS patient excited about new treatment options

    Saturday, April 8 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-04-09 00:55:02 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Dozens of people went to Columbia Park on Saturday for Walk MS: Tri-Cities, an awareness and fundraising effort of multiple sclerosis research. This walk came just weeks after the FDA approved a new drug that could be used to slow the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Dozens of people went to Columbia Park on Saturday for Walk MS: Tri-Cities, an awareness and fundraising effort of multiple sclerosis research. This walk came just weeks after the FDA approved a new drug that could be used to slow the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. 

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  • 19-year-old sentenced to 17 years in prison following Walla Walla County gang shooting

    19-year-old sentenced to 17 years in prison following Walla Walla County gang shooting

    Thursday, April 6 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-04-06 19:04:47 GMT

    A Walla Walla area man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for the attempted murder of a gang member.

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    A Walla Walla area man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for the attempted murder of a gang member.

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  • Burrowing animals causing canal concerns

    Burrowing animals causing canal concerns

    Sunday, April 2 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-04-02 23:56:01 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- They might look cute and cuddly, but burrowing animals have caused more trouble than good when it comes to local canals. The Kennewick Irrigation District says that those animals are actually the number one cause of canal breaches in the western part of the country. 

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    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- They might look cute and cuddly, but burrowing animals have caused more trouble than good when it comes to local canals. The Kennewick Irrigation District says that those animals are actually the number one cause of canal breaches in the western part of the country. 

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  • Failure to stop leads to six-car pileup

    Failure to stop leads to six-car pileup

    Saturday, April 1 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-04-02 01:30:02 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- A six-car pileup on the northbound side of highway 395 had traffic backed up on Saturday in the Tri-Cities. Washington State Patrol told KNDU that the crash happened after one car was disabled on the side of the highway.

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    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- A six-car pileup on the northbound side of highway 395 had traffic backed up on Saturday in the Tri-Cities. Washington State Patrol told KNDU that the crash happened after one car was disabled on the side of the highway.

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  • Driver possibly facing felony charges after accident

    Driver possibly facing felony charges after accident

    Saturday, April 1 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-04-02 00:55:16 GMT
    WEST RICHLAND, WA.-- A man could be facing felony charges after being found at fault for a two-car crash on highway 224. The crash happened around 2:45 PM on Saturday, when one vehicle heading west on 224, was struck head-on by a pickup truck going eastbound, after the driver of the pickup lost control of the vehicle.  Shortly after the crash, the truck caught fire. The driver was pulled to safety, and Benton County Firefighters put the fire out. The driver was taken Kadlec Med...More >>
    WEST RICHLAND, WA.-- A man could be facing felony charges after being found at fault for a two-car crash on highway 224. The crash happened around 2:45 PM on Saturday, when one vehicle heading west on 224, was struck head-on by a pickup truck going eastbound, after the driver of the pickup lost control of the vehicle.  Shortly after the crash, the truck caught fire. The driver was pulled to safety, and Benton County Firefighters put the fire out. The driver was taken Kadlec Med...More >>
  • Canals Nearly Complete in Tri-Cities

    Canals Nearly Complete in Tri-Cities

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-03-31 23:55:33 GMT
    TRI-CITIES, WA.--  The Kennewick Irrigation District has been working on the area canals for months now, and last time we spoke with them, they told us that the bad winter weather put them over a month behind schedule. But, as we learned on Friday, those canals are withing two weeks of being finished. The Division IV canal site,located near Lincoln Elementary School in Kennewick, will be finished over the weekend, and ready for water by Monday.  The Highland Fee...More >>
    TRI-CITIES, WA.--  The Kennewick Irrigation District has been working on the area canals for months now, and last time we spoke with them, they told us that the bad winter weather put them over a month behind schedule. But, as we learned on Friday, those canals are withing two weeks of being finished. The Division IV canal site,located near Lincoln Elementary School in Kennewick, will be finished over the weekend, and ready for water by Monday.  The Highland Fee...More >>
  • Kennewick Irrigation District Seeking Title Transfer

    Kennewick Irrigation District Seeking Title Transfer

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-03-31 23:49:58 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, WA.--  When the Kennewick Irrigation District began its work on local infrastructure decades ago, the federal government loaned out the money for them. Now, those loans are nearly paid off, but the finished projects that the money built will actually become government property instead of falling into local hands. 

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    TRI-CITIES, WA.--  When the Kennewick Irrigation District began its work on local infrastructure decades ago, the federal government loaned out the money for them. Now, those loans are nearly paid off, but the finished projects that the money built will actually become government property instead of falling into local hands. 

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  • Program Gives Free Prom Dresses for Girls

    Program Gives Free Prom Dresses for Girls

    Friday, March 31 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-03-31 22:52:38 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA - It's almost prom season for high school students, but finding the perfect prom dress can get a little pricey.

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    KENNEWICK, WA - It's almost prom season for high school students, but finding the perfect prom dress can get a little pricey.

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  • Missing boy's family thankful for his safe return

    Missing boy's family thankful for his safe return

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:32:27 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Early Sunday morning, Wyatt Shafer was returned to his family after going missing for seven hours.  

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Early Sunday morning, Wyatt Shafer was returned to his family after going missing for seven hours.  

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  • Purple sage planted again at Purple Heart Memorial

    Purple sage planted again at Purple Heart Memorial

    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-03-25 23:22:00 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- In May of 2016, someone vandalized the Purple Heart Veteran's Memorial at Wye Park, ripping all the purple sage from it and leaving the plants to die. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- In May of 2016, someone vandalized the Purple Heart Veteran's Memorial at Wye Park, ripping all the purple sage from it and leaving the plants to die. 

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  • Kayaker's quest for a cleaner river

    Kayaker's quest for a cleaner river

    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-03-25 23:17:30 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday morning, people from all over the area came to Richland for a cleanup effort at Bateman Island and Wye Park, organized by WSU.  While the majority took to the trails to pick up water bottles, beer cans, and more, Art Kelly, one man involved in the cleanup, took to the water. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday morning, people from all over the area came to Richland for a cleanup effort at Bateman Island and Wye Park, organized by WSU.  While the majority took to the trails to pick up water bottles, beer cans, and more, Art Kelly, one man involved in the cleanup, took to the water. 

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  • Family staying positive after losing house to fire

    Family staying positive after losing house to fire

    Sunday, March 19 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-03-19 23:36:28 GMT

    GLEED, WA.-- A house on the 400 block of Hall Road in Gleed was declared a total loss after a fire on Saturday. Multiple agencies responded to the second alarm fire, but when they got there, the house was fully engulfed.  Luckily, Andi Bearss, and her son, Carsen, got out of their house safely, but now, they find themselves homeless.

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    GLEED, WA.-- A house on the 400 block of Hall Road in Gleed was declared a total loss after a fire on Saturday. Multiple agencies responded to the second alarm fire, but when they got there, the house was fully engulfed.  Luckily, Andi Bearss, and her son, Carsen, got out of their house safely, but now, they find themselves homeless.

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  • Toddler dead after being struck by vehicle

    Toddler dead after being struck by vehicle

    Sunday, March 19 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-03-19 21:52:47 GMT

    SUNNYSIDE, WA.-- A young girl has died after being struck by a vehicle in Sunnyside on Saturday afternoon. 

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    SUNNYSIDE, WA.-- A young girl has died after being struck by a vehicle in Sunnyside on Saturday afternoon. 

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  • Three-car accident leaves two injured in Kennewick

    Three-car accident leaves two injured in Kennewick

    Saturday, March 18 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-03-19 01:30:05 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, around 3:15 PM, N Washington Street was shut down for about forty minutes while police officers responded to a three-car accident.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, around 3:15 PM, N Washington Street was shut down for about forty minutes while police officers responded to a three-car accident.  

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  • Flooding continues in Benton County

    Flooding continues in Benton County

    Saturday, March 18 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-03-19 01:23:21 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, the intersection of Kingston Road and Hyde Road was flooded over to the point where water was running down both streets. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, the intersection of Kingston Road and Hyde Road was flooded over to the point where water was running down both streets. 

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  • Dog Park Expansion Underway

    Dog Park Expansion Underway

    Saturday, March 11 2017 9:08 PM EST2017-03-12 02:08:01 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- There's nothing we wouldn't do for our best, furry friends, and now the Tri-Cities Dog Park Society are trying to make sure that all the playful pups in the area have enough room to keep them happy and healthy.  

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- There's nothing we wouldn't do for our best, furry friends, and now the Tri-Cities Dog Park Society is trying to make sure that all the playful pups in the area have enough room to keep them happy and healthy.  

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  • "Farm to Free Market" dinner talks ag regulations

    "Farm to Free Market" dinner talks ag regulations

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-03-08 22:54:32 GMT
    China moves to accept imports of all US apple varietiesChina moves to accept imports of all US apple varieties

    The first ever Farm to Free Market dinner, hosted by the Washington Policy Center packed the Red Lion in Pasco. 

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    The first ever Farm to Free Market dinner, hosted by the Washington Policy Center packed the Red Lion in Pasco. 

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  • Quidditch hits the Tri-Cities

    Quidditch hits the Tri-Cities

    Saturday, March 4 2017 8:44 PM EST2017-03-05 01:44:58 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- On Friday and Saturday, teams from all over the region came together in Columbia Park for the United States Quidditch Northwest Regional Championships.

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- On Friday and Saturday, teams from all over the region came together in Columbia Park for the United States Quidditch Northwest Regional Championships.

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  • Concerns grow over Van Giesen Street

    Concerns grow over Van Giesen Street

    Sunday, February 26 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-02-27 03:34:09 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, we told you about the vehicle vs pedestrian accident that happened, at the intersection of Van Giesen St. and Birch Avenue in Richland. Since then, a lot of you have voiced concerns about that area, including one mother, and area resident we spoke to earlier.     

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, we told you about the vehicle vs pedestrian accident that happened, at the intersection of Van Giesen St. and Birch Avenue in Richland. Since then, a lot of you have voiced concerns about that area, including one mother, and area resident we spoke to earlier.     

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  • Students headed to Washington, D.C. for National Science Bowl

    Students headed to Washington, D.C. for National Science Bowl

    Sunday, February 26 2017 2:12 PM EST2017-02-26 19:12:25 GMT
    PASCO, WA.-- On Saturday, in a battle of the brains, high school students from all over Washington went out to Columbia Basin College to compete in the Department of Energy's Regional Science Bowl for a chance at the National Finals in Washington, D.C.      26 teams came to the event, from 16 different high schools. All of those teams spent months preparing for the questions they would be asked about biology, chemistry, engineering, and much more. As Jacob Sk...More >>
    PASCO, WA.-- On Saturday, in a battle of the brains, high school students from all over Washington went out to Columbia Basin College to compete in the Department of Energy's Regional Science Bowl for a chance at the National Finals in Washington, D.C.      26 teams came to the event, from 16 different high schools. All of those teams spent months preparing for the questions they would be asked about biology, chemistry, engineering, and much more. As Jacob Sk...More >>
  • Two shot in gang-related incident

    Two shot in gang-related incident

    Monday, February 20 2017 1:19 PM EST2017-02-20 18:19:09 GMT

    YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday, around 1:50 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to Jacks-Son's Sports Bar on South 48th Avenue, in regards to a shooting. 

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    YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday, around 1:50 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to Jacks-Son's Sports Bar on South 48th Avenue, in regards to a shooting. 

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  • Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening

    Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening

    Sunday, February 19 2017 8:57 PM EST2017-02-20 01:57:05 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, WA.-- On Saturday, Governor Jay Inslee, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and a number of other notable figures joined veterans and non-veterans alike in putting their hands together for the brand new Walla Walla Veterans Home.      

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    WALLA WALLA, WA.-- On Saturday, Governor Jay Inslee, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and a number of other notable figures joined veterans and non-veterans alike in putting their hands together for the brand new Walla Walla Veterans Home.      

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  • Arrests made after attempted home invasion

    Arrests made after attempted home invasion

    Sunday, February 19 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-02-19 20:55:53 GMT

    YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday morning around 4:40 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of South 46th Avenue in Yakima, for a home invasion robbery.

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    YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday morning around 4:40 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of South 46th Avenue in Yakima, for a home invasion robbery.

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  • Protesters & Supporters of Planned Parenthood Rally In Washington

    Protesters & Supporters of Planned Parenthood Rally In Washington

    Saturday, February 11 2017 9:49 PM EST2017-02-12 02:49:01 GMT
    KENNEWICK, WA.--  Groups of people protested Planned Parenthood around the country on Saturday. One protest happened in the Tri-Cities, but Planned Parenthood supporters also showed up. The two-sided rally took place at the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd and Canal Drive, just blocks away from the Planned Parenthood building in Kennewick.  Both sides remained peaceful as they supported their beliefs.  More >>
    KENNEWICK, WA.--  Groups of people protested Planned Parenthood around the country on Saturday. One protest happened in the Tri-Cities, but Planned Parenthood supporters also showed up. The two-sided rally took place at the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd and Canal Drive, just blocks away from the Planned Parenthood building in Kennewick.  Both sides remained peaceful as they supported their beliefs.  More >>
  • Mysterious sinking boat towed to shore

    Mysterious sinking boat towed to shore

    Saturday, February 11 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-02-12 02:39:33 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.--  A boat floating down the Columbia River has finally been towed to shore after more than a week. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.--  A boat floating down the Columbia River has finally been towed to shore after more than a week. 

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  • Safely saving with Rx Coupons

    Safely saving with Rx Coupons

    Friday, February 10 2017 3:11 PM EST2017-02-10 20:11:19 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- Whether you have insurance or not, if you find yourself spending hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy, you might want to look into prescription coupons.

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    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- Whether you have insurance or not, if you find yourself spending hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy, you might want to look into prescription coupons.

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  • Getting concerned about gym germs

    Getting concerned about gym germs

    Saturday, February 4 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-02-05 02:30:00 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- We go to the gym to be healthy, but if you're not following these simple steps, the gym might just become more harmful than helpful.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- We go to the gym to be healthy, but if you're not following these simple steps, the gym might just become more harmful than helpful.  

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  • Neighbors helping neighbors in times of tragedy

    Neighbors helping neighbors in times of tragedy

    Neighbors helping neighbors in times of tragedy

    Monday, January 30 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-30 15:42:15 GMT

    Around 2:30 AM Sunday morning, firefighters were called out to a house on the corner of W Sylvester Street and Road 46 for a fire that began from a heat lamp inside of an outdoor doghouse. 

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    Around 2:30 AM Sunday morning, firefighters were called out to a house on the corner of W Sylvester Street and Road 46 for a fire that began from a heat lamp inside of an outdoor doghouse. 

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  • If you have respiratory problems, be careful of stagnant air

    If you have respiratory problems, be careful of stagnant air

    Saturday, January 28 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-01-29 02:19:51 GMT

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST-- Right now, scientists in Washington are analyzing the data from an ozone study here in the Tri-Cities. Over the summer, they determined that the levels of ozone in the air were too high for the population size. But we spoke to those same scientists this week, who told us that while ozone is a problem, it is a summer problem.  However, just because we're in the middle of winter doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet. 

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    PACIFIC NORTHWEST-- Right now, scientists in Washington are analyzing the data from an ozone study here in the Tri-Cities. Over the summer, they determined that the levels of ozone in the air were too high for the population size. But we spoke to those same scientists this week, who told us that while ozone is a problem, it is a summer problem.  However, just because we're in the middle of winter doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet. 

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  • Schools decide what to do with their snow days

    Schools decide what to do with their snow days

    Saturday, January 28 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-01-28 18:52:06 GMT

    NBC RIGHT NOW -- Along with the agendas on their own calendars, schools making up for snow days have to follow state education laws as well.  In Washington, schools are technically supposed to have one hundred and eighty days worth of school. 

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    NBC RIGHT NOW -- Along with the agendas on their own calendars, schools making up for snow days have to follow state education laws as well.  In Washington, schools are technically supposed to have one hundred and eighty days worth of school. 

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  • Local Partnership Nets Big Results

    Local Partnership Nets Big Results

    Friday, January 27 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-01-27 22:54:33 GMT
    Craft Beverage of Yakima makes craft beverage tourCraft Beverage of Yakima makes craft beverage tour
    Biofuels from corn, or even cooking oil, have been gaining popularity the past several years. Now, a partnership with a local brewery could mean a breakthrough for the future of renewable energy.  It's all part of a Department of Energy project and 150 pounds of spent grain donated by Kennewick's Ice Harbor Brewery.  The study was recently published in the ACS chemistry and engineering scientific journal, but the gist of it in simple English is this:  when biofuel is cr...More >>
    Biofuels from corn, or even cooking oil, have been gaining popularity the past several years. Now, a partnership with a local brewery could mean a breakthrough for the future of renewable energy.  It's all part of a Department of Energy project and 150 pounds of spent grain donated by Kennewick's Ice Harbor Brewery.  The study was recently published in the ACS chemistry and engineering scientific journal, but the gist of it in simple English is this:  when biofuel is cr...More >>
  • Community marches in solidarity with Women's March on Washington

    Community marches in solidarity with Women's March on Washington

    Saturday, January 21 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-01-22 02:04:04 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at John Dam Plaza for a Women's March around Richland in, aligned with the Women's March On Washington that same day.

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at John Dam Plaza for a Women's March around Richland in, aligned with the Women's March On Washington that same day.

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  • Locals rally for Affordable Care Act

    Locals rally for Affordable Care Act

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 1:34 PM EST2017-01-17 18:34:31 GMT

    Saturday afternoon, community members joined together at John Dam Plaza for a rally in support of keeping the Affordable Care Act. Many attended after feeling that they had been personally affected by the ACA, otherwise known as "Obamacare".

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    Saturday afternoon, community members joined together at John Dam Plaza for a rally in support of keeping the Affordable Care Act. Many attended after feeling that they had been personally affected by the ACA, otherwise known as "Obamacare".

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  • Confluent Space first annual 24-hour paint-a-thon

    Confluent Space first annual 24-hour paint-a-thon

    Saturday, January 14 2017 9:30 PM EST2017-01-15 02:30:22 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- While we're seeing a blanket of white on the ground, one group of people in Richland is spending twenty-four hours immersed in color.

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- While we're seeing a blanket of white on the ground, one group of people in Richland is spending twenty-four hours immersed in color.

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  • Man rescued from PHS roof

    Man rescued from PHS roof

    Saturday, January 14 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-01-15 02:24:56 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Another snowy rescue today, but this one, from the roof of Pasco High School. A man was on top of the roof, cleaning off snow, when fire crews say he had a medical emergency. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Another snowy rescue today, but this one, from the roof of Pasco High School. A man was on top of the roof, cleaning off snow, when fire crews say he had a medical emergency. 

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  • Multiple people stranded after getting stuck on county roads

    Multiple people stranded after getting stuck on county roads

    Saturday, January 14 2017 9:21 PM EST2017-01-15 02:21:15 GMT

    BENTON COUNTY, WA.-- We've had hundreds of collisions called in due to the large amounts of snow on the ground. But lately, the Benton County Roads Department is also being kept busy pulling people, and their cars out of snow drifts on county roads. 

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    BENTON COUNTY, WA.-- We've had hundreds of collisions called in due to the large amounts of snow on the ground. But lately, the Benton County Roads Department is also being kept busy pulling people, and their cars out of snow drifts on county roads. 

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  • Toppenish resident shot in passenger seat of car

    Toppenish resident shot in passenger seat of car

    Sunday, January 8 2017 11:04 PM EST2017-01-09 04:04:10 GMT

    TOPPENISH, WA.-- Just after 4:00 AM on Sunday morning, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office was advised that a 25-year-old Toppenish Resident had suffered a gunshot wound.

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    TOPPENISH, WA.-- Just after 4:00 AM on Sunday morning, the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office was advised that a 25-year-old Toppenish Resident had suffered a gunshot wound.

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  • Despite winter weather, pets are still being left outside

    Despite winter weather, pets are still being left outside

    Sunday, January 8 2017 12:53 AM EST2017-01-08 05:53:54 GMT
    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- We've had some bone-chilling days lately. But despite all the winter weather, Benton-Franklin Humane Society is still getting multiple calls every day about pets being left outside, as well as in cars, for too long. Teri McCann told KNDU earlier that, in this weather, you shouldn't allow your pets to be outside or exposed to the cold for any longer than you would allow yourself to be. "If you don't wanna sit out in zero degrees for two hours whi...More >>
    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- We've had some bone-chilling days lately. But despite all the winter weather, Benton-Franklin Humane Society is still getting multiple calls every day about pets being left outside, as well as in cars, for too long. Teri McCann told KNDU earlier that, in this weather, you shouldn't allow your pets to be outside or exposed to the cold for any longer than you would allow yourself to be. "If you don't wanna sit out in zero degrees for two hours whi...More >>
  • Man rescued from Snake River after kayak tipped

    Man rescued from Snake River after kayak tipped

    Sunday, January 8 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-01-08 05:32:29 GMT

    BURBANK, WA.-- Late Sunday afternoon a man found himself in serious trouble after his kayak tipped over on Snake River. 

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    BURBANK, WA.-- Late Saturday afternoon a man found himself in serious trouble after his kayak tipped over on Snake River. 

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  • Richland officers arrest seven involved in heroin den

    Richland officers arrest seven involved in heroin den

    Monday, January 2 2017 2:21 AM EST2017-01-02 07:21:25 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Early on Sunday, Richland officers made their first arrest of 2017 after breaking up a heroin den in a local motel.  

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Early on Sunday, Richland officers made their first arrest of 2017 after breaking up a heroin den in a local motel.  

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  • Parents celebrate New Years, and new life

    Parents celebrate New Years, and new life

    Monday, January 2 2017 2:15 AM EST2017-01-02 07:15:45 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Raymond Preciado and Janet Reyes anxiously awaited the birth of their daughter on December 26th. But, their daughter had other plans!

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Raymond Preciado and Janet Reyes anxiously awaited the birth of their daughter on December 26th. But, their daughter had other plans!

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  • Pasco Police Officers feeling the holiday spirit

    Pasco Police Officers feeling the holiday spirit

    Sunday, December 25 2016 2:32 AM EST2016-12-25 07:32:42 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Pasco police officers are truly feeling the holiday spirit after watching their offices fill up with gifts and goodies. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Pasco police officers are truly feeling the holiday spirit after watching their offices fill up with gifts and goodies. 

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  • Tri-Cities community trying to make a merry Christmas for house-fire victims

    Tri-Cities community trying to make a merry Christmas for house-fire victims

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 1:06 AM EST2016-12-20 06:06:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Haley Wadkins, Tyler Wood, and their three-year-old twins won't be home for the holidays. They lost their house, garage, and two cars to a fire on Saturday morning. But, thanks to some unexpected help, they're feeling the true spirit of the season. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Haley Wadkins, Tyler Wood, and their three-year-old twins won't be home for the holidays. They lost their house, garage, and two cars to a fire on Saturday morning. But, thanks to some unexpected help, they're feeling the true spirit of the season. 

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  • Firefighters battle flames and freezing temperatures

    Firefighters battle flames and freezing temperatures

    Saturday, December 17 2016 9:35 PM EST2016-12-18 02:35:01 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- On Saturday afternoon, Kennewick Firefighters battled a fire that started from a propane heater in the garage of the it scorched. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- On Saturday afternoon, Kennewick Firefighters battled a fire that started from a propane heater in the garage of the it scorched. 

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  • Fire destroys Kennewick home

    Fire destroys Kennewick home

    Monday, December 12 2016 12:21 AM EST2016-12-12 05:21:26 GMT
    KENNEWICK, WA.-- the Kennewick community is now rallying around one man after his house went up in flames Sunday morning. Just after 10:00 AM, firefighters responded to the large fire at a house on South Quincy Street. Firefighters tell us that the burn started in the kitchen, and quickly spread from there. Before long, it had engulfed the whole house, and was even powerful enough to melt parts of the neighbor's cars. Luckily for Larry, the owner of the house, who's l...More >>
    KENNEWICK, WA.-- the Kennewick community is now rallying around one man after his house went up in flames Sunday morning. Just after 10:00 AM, firefighters responded to the large fire at a house on South Quincy Street. Firefighters tell us that the burn started in the kitchen, and quickly spread from there. Before long, it had engulfed the whole house, and was even powerful enough to melt parts of the neighbor's cars. Luckily for Larry, the owner of the house, who's l...More >>
  • 20 Tri-Cities schools take part in Frozen Knights Chess Tournament

    20 Tri-Cities schools take part in Frozen Knights Chess Tournament

    Sunday, December 11 2016 1:55 AM EST2016-12-11 06:55:27 GMT

    PASCO, WA - The Pasco School District hosted ''Frozen Knights Chess tournament" students from more than 170 elementary schools around the Mid-Columbia came together for the chess tournament. 

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    PASCO, WA - The Pasco School District hosted ''Frozen Knights Chess tournament" students from more than 170 elementary schools around the Mid-Columbia came together for the chess tournament. 

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  • Latino Civic Alliance hosts second community forum

    Latino Civic Alliance hosts second community forum

    Sunday, December 11 2016 1:54 AM EST2016-12-11 06:54:09 GMT

    PASCO, WA - The Latino Civic Alliance hosted it's second series of community forum. Council member Chi Flores, Police Chief Bob Metzger and president of Columbia Basin College Dr. Richard Cummins were among the guest speakers. 

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    PASCO, WA - The Latino Civic Alliance hosted it's second series of community forum. Council member Chi Flores, Police Chief Bob Metzger and president of Columbia Basin College Dr. Richard Cummins were among the guest speakers. 

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  • Fourteen people injured after two crashes on US-12

    Fourteen people injured after two crashes on US-12

    Sunday, December 11 2016 1:15 AM EST2016-12-11 06:15:11 GMT

    WALLA WALLA COUNTY, WA.-- A stretch of US-12 is proving dangerous for drivers. Multiple people are injured after two accidents on that road in Walla Walla County.  

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    WALLA WALLA COUNTY, WA.-- A stretch of US-12 is proving dangerous for drivers. Multiple people are injured after two accidents on that road in Walla Walla County.  

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  • Regional SWAT Team responds to active shooter at Shilo Inn

    Regional SWAT Team responds to active shooter at Shilo Inn

    Saturday, December 3 2016 1:03 PM EST2016-12-03 18:03:17 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Multiple agencies are in Richland right now dealing with an active shooter at the Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St, in Richland. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Multiple agencies are in Richland right now dealing with an active shooter at the Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St, in Richland. 

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  • Small business loyalists hit the shops for Small Business Saturday

    Small business loyalists hit the shops for Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 26 2016 8:49 PM EST2016-11-27 01:49:13 GMT
    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Right in the middle of the busiest time of year for shoppers is the day that small business have been waiting for! Saturday was Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to cashing out at local stores instead of big-time business.  In honor of the day, we spoke with a number of shoppers around Kennewick who had all sorts of reasons for shopping small. Some told us they love local stores because of the hidden treasures they've found in them, others enjoyed the aff...More >>
    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Right in the middle of the busiest time of year for shoppers is the day that small business have been waiting for! Saturday was Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to cashing out at local stores instead of big-time business.  In honor of the day, we spoke with a number of shoppers around Kennewick who had all sorts of reasons for shopping small. Some told us they love local stores because of the hidden treasures they've found in them, others enjoyed the aff...More >>
  • Woman in her car robbed at gunpoint

    Woman in her car robbed at gunpoint

    Sunday, November 13 2016 11:55 PM EST2016-11-14 04:55:37 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Police are reminding you to be careful after a robbery Sunday night in Kennewick.  After getting in her car, a woman heard a man knock on her window. when she rolled the window down, the man pointed a gun at her, demanding she give up her purse. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Police are reminding you to be careful after a robbery Sunday night in Kennewick.  After getting in her car, a woman heard a man knock on her window. when she rolled the window down, the man pointed a gun at her, demanding she give up her purse. 

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  • Man runs himself over in car-chase-gone-wrong

    Man runs himself over in car-chase-gone-wrong

    Sunday, November 13 2016 11:37 PM EST2016-11-14 04:37:21 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Just after midnight on Sunday, Pasco police officers booked Brandon Arrieta into Franklin County Jail after a car chase gone wrong. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Just after midnight on Sunday, Pasco police officers booked Brandon Arrieta into Franklin County Jail after a car chase gone wrong. 

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  • Pasco shooting leaves one man in the hospital

    Pasco shooting leaves one man in the hospital

    Saturday, November 12 2016 3:14 PM EST2016-11-12 20:14:50 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Friday night, officers in Pasco responded to a shooting near the intersection of W. Lewis Street and W. 7th Ave after one man kicked down the door of another man's residence on that block, attempting to rob the home. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Friday night, officers in Pasco responded to a shooting near the intersection of W. Lewis Street and W. 7th Ave after one man kicked down the door of another man's residence on that block, attempting to rob the home. 

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  • Officers searching for suspects after armed robbery

    Officers searching for suspects after armed robbery

    Monday, November 7 2016 3:07 AM EST2016-11-07 08:07:23 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- At 9:17 PM on Sunday night, Kennewick police officers were called to the Domino's Pizza on Clearwater Avenue after two men robbed the store.

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- At 9:17 PM on Sunday night, Kennewick police officers were called to the Domino's Pizza on Clearwater Avenue after two men robbed the store.

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  • Give a Gift, Get a Smile hosts third toy drive

    Give a Gift, Get a Smile hosts third toy drive

    Saturday, November 5 2016 10:45 PM EDT2016-11-06 02:45:01 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- The holiday season is upon us, and another inspirational cause has made its way to the Tri-Cities. The Give a Gift, Get a Smile Toy Drive is in its third year, and while its founders are small, their impact on the community has been mighty.    

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- The holiday season is upon us, and another inspirational cause has made its way to the Tri-Cities. The Give a Gift, Get a Smile Toy Drive is in its third year, and while its founders are small, their impact on the community has been mighty.    

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  • Performers United host Open Mic Night

    Performers United host Open Mic Night

    Saturday, November 5 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-11-06 02:40:25 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday evening, young talent from all over Washington, some coming from even as far as Spokane, gathered at the Kennewick Library to share their passion for performance. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Saturday evening, young talent from all over Washington, some coming from even as far as Spokane, gathered at the Kennewick Library to share their passion for performance. 

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  • Chief Joseph hosts 8th Annual Science Night

    Chief Joseph hosts 8th Annual Science Night

    Thursday, November 3 2016 10:29 PM EDT2016-11-04 02:29:56 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Thursday evening, hundreds of people gathered at Chief Joseph Middle School for a night of free, hands-on fun. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- On Thursday evening, hundreds of people gathered at Chief Joseph Middle School for a night of free, hands-on fun. 

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  • KPD arrest man with 12 warrants

    KPD arrest man with 12 warrants

    Thursday, November 3 2016 4:20 PM EDT2016-11-03 20:20:29 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- You do the crime, you do the time. That's how it should go anyway. But, when you don't, that's when you end up with a pile of warrants with your name on them. 
         Nineteen-year-old Austin Gibson, who Kennewick officers are currently searching for, is a good example of that, with not one, not two, but twelve warrants already out for him. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- You do the crime, you do the time. That's how it should go anyway. But, when you don't, that's when you end up with a pile of warrants with your name on them. 
         Nineteen-year-old Austin Gibson, who Kennewick officers are currently searching for, is a good example of that, with not one, not two, but twelve warrants already out for him. 

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  • Kennewick audiologist takes his knowledge overseas

    Kennewick audiologist takes his knowledge overseas

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:56 PM EDT2016-11-02 23:56:00 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Imagine never waking up to the sound of an alarm clock... or listening to your favorite band blast through the speakers in your car.  For 48-million people in the United States who suffer from hearing loss, this silence is a reality. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Imagine never waking up to the sound of an alarm clock... or listening to your favorite band blast through the speakers in your car.  For 48-million people in the United States who suffer from hearing loss, this silence is a reality. 

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  • Alternate ways to trick-or-treat this Halloween

    Alternate ways to trick-or-treat this Halloween

    Monday, October 31 2016 1:11 AM EDT2016-10-31 05:11:53 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Halloween is a spooky holiday, but it can be especially scary for parents trying to keep their kids safe while they're out trick-or-treating. That's why, on Sunday night, nearly 400 people attended Petsmart's "Trunk-or-Treat" event.

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Halloween is a spooky holiday, but it can be especially scary for parents trying to keep their kids safe while they're out trick-or-treating. That's why, on Sunday night, nearly 400 people attended Petsmart's "Trunk-or-Treat" event.

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  • KNDU tries Pasco Police Physical Ability Test

    KNDU tries Pasco Police Physical Ability Test

    Sunday, October 30 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-10-30 21:03:20 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Saturday morning, the Pasco Police Department held their Physical Ability Test for aspiring Reserves officers. In order to see what it takes to actually become a part of local law enforcement, we sent Kristina Shalhoup out to try the test herself.  

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    PASCO, WA.-- Saturday morning, the Pasco Police Department held their Physical Ability Test for aspiring Reserves officers. In order to see what it takes to actually become a part of local law enforcement, we sent Kristina Shalhoup out to try the test herself.  

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  • Breaking down the ballot- a look at voting in Washington

    Breaking down the ballot- a look at voting in Washington

    Monday, October 24 2016 9:50 PM EDT2016-10-25 01:50:46 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Donald Trump has made no secret of how he views the voting system, saying multiple times that it's a "rigged" system. So, Monday, we went to find out what goes into casting a vote in the state of Washington. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Donald Trump has made no secret of how he views the voting system, saying multiple times that it's a "rigged" system. So, Monday, we went to find out what goes into casting a vote in the state of Washington. 

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  • Presidential Race gives man a heart attack

    Presidential Race gives man a heart attack

    Sunday, October 23 2016 2:13 PM EDT2016-10-23 18:13:26 GMT

    BURBANK, WA.--  Don Ohman, loves to follow American politics. But after watching the final debate this past week between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump landed in the hospital, he's not going to be following as closely anymore.

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    BURBANK, WA.--  Don Ohman, loves to follow American politics. But after watching the final debate this past week between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump landed in the hospital, he's not going to be following as closely anymore.

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  • Friday night news team gets spooked at Scaregrounds

    Friday night news team gets spooked at Scaregrounds

    Friday, October 21 2016 10:54 PM EDT2016-10-22 02:54:04 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- It's October, and that means Scaregrounds is up-and-running at the Benton County Fairgrounds! This year, it features four different haunts, and in honor of Halloween, we sent Kristina Shalhoup and Mackenzie Maynard to test one of them out!  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- It's October, and that means Scaregrounds is up-and-running at the Benton County Fairgrounds! This year, it features four different haunts, and in honor of Halloween, we sent Kristina Shalhoup and Mackenzie Maynard to test one of them out!  

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  • Two men arrested after an attempted armed burglary and standoff in Richland neighborhood

    Two men arrested after an attempted armed burglary and standoff in Richland neighborhood

    Two men arrested after an attempted armed burglary and standoff in Richland neighborhood

    Monday, October 17 2016 9:50 PM EDT2016-10-18 01:50:42 GMT

    Early Sunday morning, officers were called out to what started two young men burglarizing a Richland home.

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    Early Sunday morning, officers were called out to what started two young men burglarizing a Richland home.

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  • Pasco Police Department putting people to the test

    Pasco Police Department putting people to the test

    Sunday, October 16 2016 11:55 PM EDT2016-10-17 03:55:07 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Being a police officer is no easy job, and now, some people are being put to the test to see if they have what it takes. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Being a police officer is no easy job, and now, some people are being put to the test to see if they have what it takes. 

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  • Kennewick car chase ends in escape

    Kennewick car chase ends in escape

    Saturday, October 8 2016 9:33 PM EDT2016-10-09 01:33:13 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Late Friday night, officers in Kennewick got involved in quite the car chase. They tried making a traffic stop on a Nissan Maxima near 1st Ave. and Washington St., but the driver took off down the road. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Late Friday night, officers in Kennewick got involved in quite the car chase. They tried making a traffic stop on a Nissan Maxima near 1st Ave. and Washington St., but the driver took off down the road. 

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  • Tri-Cities Rotary Club fundraiser packed with "fowl" play

    Tri-Cities Rotary Club fundraiser packed with "fowl" play

    Saturday, October 8 2016 9:12 PM EDT2016-10-09 01:12:27 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Every year, people look on, and cheer as 40,000 rubber ducks are released for a race down the Columbia River. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Every year, people look on, and cheer as 40,000 rubber ducks are released for a race down the Columbia River. 

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  • Man arrested for abusing 911

    Man arrested for abusing 911

    Sunday, October 2 2016 11:01 PM EDT2016-10-03 03:01:27 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- In case of an emergency call 911 immediately. We've all heard that phrase used over and over, and it's important for anyone who is actually in trouble. Aaron Pogue, a Kennewick man, wasn't in trouble when he called 911 Sunday morning, but now, he's facing some serious consequences. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- In case of an emergency call 911 immediately. We've all heard that phrase used over and over, and it's important for anyone who is actually in trouble. Aaron Pogue, a Kennewick man, wasn't in trouble when he called 911 Sunday morning, but now, he's facing some serious consequences. 

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  • Hanford students give their peer a hand

    Hanford students give their peer a hand

    Saturday, October 1 2016 9:42 PM EDT2016-10-02 01:42:22 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Fiona Kirkham was born without a left hand, and while she never saw it as a physical setback, she did feel isolated from her peers.

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Fiona Kirkham was born without a left hand, and while she never saw it as a physical setback, she did feel isolated from her peers.

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  • Tips on preventing car theft from happening to you

    Tips on preventing car theft from happening to you

    Tips on preventing car theft from happening to you

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 10:25 AM EDT2016-09-28 14:25:30 GMT

    A lot of cars in the area have been reported stolen in the last month. 

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    A lot of cars in the area have been reported stolen in the last month. 

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  • High School football scores round-up 9/23

    Monday, September 26 2016 3:51 PM EDT2016-09-26 19:51:12 GMT

    Scores from around the area.

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    Scores from around the area.

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  • Tri-Cities residents learn about distracted driving

    Tri-Cities residents learn about distracted driving

    Monday, September 19 2016 12:21 AM EDT2016-09-19 04:21:44 GMT
    KENNEWICK, WA.--  One in four car accidents in the United States is caused by someone texting and driving. Saturday and Sunday, Tri-Cities drivers got a chance to see how much of an impact distracted driving can have when AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign came to the Columbia Center Mall.  Residents were able to experience a virtual reality where, they were a driver who was texting on the road. The campaign's spokesman, Christopher Johnson, told us he was gla...More >>
    KENNEWICK, WA.--  One in four car accidents in the United States is caused by someone texting and driving. Saturday and Sunday, Tri-Cities drivers got a chance to see how much of an impact distracted driving can have when AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign came to the Columbia Center Mall.  Residents were able to experience a virtual reality where, they were a driver who was texting on the road. The campaign's spokesman, Christopher Johnson, told us he was gla...More >>
  • Tri-Cities residents look back on 9/11

    Tri-Cities residents look back on 9/11

    Sunday, September 11 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-09-12 03:51:59 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- If you were old enough to realize what was happening, you can probably remember exactly where you were when you found out about \the 9/11 attacks.  Jose Rios was in Kosovo, deployed as a member of the United States Army. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- If you were old enough to realize what was happening, you can probably remember exactly where you were when you found out about \the 9/11 attacks.  Jose Rios was in Kosovo, deployed as a member of the United States Army. 

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  • Firefighters investigating burn off of I-82

    Firefighters investigating burn off of I-82

    Sunday, September 11 2016 1:37 AM EDT2016-09-11 05:37:53 GMT
    BENTON COUNTY, WA.-- Firefighters were dispatched to a fire running parallel to I-82 near exit 113 on Saturday morning. Because of dry and windy conditions, the fire was able to burn roughly 1,000 acres before it was contained. In other terms, the burn spanned about two miles long, and half-a-mile wide. Benton County Fire District 1 and Kennewick Fire Department prepared for the possibility of home evacuations in the Canyon Lakes development. But, luckily, evacuations weren't necessa...More >>
    BENTON COUNTY, WA.-- Firefighters were dispatched to a fire running parallel to I-82 near exit 113 on Saturday morning. Because of dry and windy conditions, the fire was able to burn roughly 1,000 acres before it was contained. In other terms, the burn spanned about two miles long, and half-a-mile wide. Benton County Fire District 1 and Kennewick Fire Department prepared for the possibility of home evacuations in the Canyon Lakes development. But, luckily, evacuations weren't necessa...More >>
  • Two Tri-Cities residents in court on felony charges

    Two Tri-Cities residents in court on felony charges

    Friday, September 9 2016 9:29 PM EDT2016-09-10 01:29:49 GMT

    KENNEWICK,WA.-- On August 26th, an unnamed person told police they were worried that, fifty-seven year-old Dominick Furino had a hit list, and that they were on it. On September 2nd, police found Furino and brought him to Benton County Jail for his alleged threats to kill.  Friday, in Benton County Court, he told Judge Ekstrom that he was pleading 'not-guilty' to the charge of felony harassment.  He'll be back in court on October 5th, and his bail was set at $7,500. ...

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    KENNEWICK,WA.-- On August 26th, an unnamed person told police they were worried that, fifty-seven year-old Dominick Furino had a hit list, and that they were on it. On September 2nd, police found Furino and brought him to Benton County Jail for his alleged threats to kill.  Friday, in Benton County Court, he told Judge Ekstrom that he was pleading 'not-guilty' to the charge of felony harassment.  He'll be back in court on October 5th, and his bail was set at $7,500. ...

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  • Over 100 cars already pulled over for speeding in Richland school zones

    Over 100 cars already pulled over for speeding in Richland school zones

    Friday, September 9 2016 8:55 PM EDT2016-09-10 00:55:44 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Students have hardly been in class for two weeks, and, already, Richland Officers have pulled over 145 cars speeding in Richland school zones. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Students have hardly been in class for two weeks, and, already, Richland Officers have pulled over 145 cars speeding in Richland school zones. 

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  • A look back on Labor Day

    A look back on Labor Day

    Monday, September 5 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-09-05 23:48:33 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- We've all had that 'tough day at the office', but without the progressions made by the Labor Movement, that day could have been a whole lot worse.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- We've all had that 'tough day at the office', but without the progressions made by the Labor Movement, that day could have been a whole lot worse.  

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  • Vehicle theft increasing in Tri-Cities

    Vehicle theft increasing in Tri-Cities

    Sunday, September 4 2016 10:51 PM EDT2016-09-05 02:51:42 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- Local police tell us in the past couple weeks car thefts have jumped. With the heat more people leave their cars running unattended trying to cool them down and that's when car prowlers pounce.

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    TRI-CITIES, WA.-- Local police tell us in the past couple weeks car thefts have jumped. With the heat more people leave their cars running unattended trying to cool them down and that's when car prowlers pounce.

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  • Musicians give back to military community

    Musicians give back to military community

    Sunday, September 4 2016 10:44 PM EDT2016-09-05 02:44:41 GMT
    RICHLAND, WA.-- Carl Solomon is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player from Portland who lives for his music. He, among others, performed at the Tumbleweed Music festiVAl this weekend.      Carl believes music can inspire happiness, and for that reason, has used it to give back through the program Soldiers, Songs, and Voices, a program that allows musicians to teach active-duty military and veterans how to write songs and play guitar. "We're not the va, we'r...More >>
    RICHLAND, WA.-- Carl Solomon is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player from Portland who lives for his music. He, among others, performed at the Tumbleweed Music festiVAl this weekend.      Carl believes music can inspire happiness, and for that reason, has used it to give back through the program Soldiers, Songs, and Voices, a program that allows musicians to teach active-duty military and veterans how to write songs and play guitar. "We're not the va, we'r...More >>
  • Astronaut tells his story to the Tri-Cities

    Astronaut tells his story to the Tri-Cities

    Saturday, September 3 2016 11:50 PM EDT2016-09-04 03:50:43 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- When you were a kid, what did you dream of becoming when you grew up? A doctor? A firefighter? How about an astronaut? 

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    PASCO, WA.-- When you were a kid, what did you dream of becoming when you grew up? A doctor? A firefighter? How about an astronaut? 

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  • Delta High School Students evacuated after gas-leak scare

    Delta High School Students evacuated after gas-leak scare

    Friday, September 2 2016 10:10 PM EDT2016-09-03 02:10:34 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Dozens of students had to be evacuated on Friday morning, after not one but two separate reports of smelling gas at Delta High School. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- Dozens of students had to be evacuated on Friday morning, after not one but two separate reports of smelling gas at Delta High School. 

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  • Man arrested after multi-city-crime-spree

    Man arrested after multi-city-crime-spree

    Friday, September 2 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-09-03 01:40:06 GMT
    KENNEWICK, WA.-- A man, now identified as Tanner Mathews, a Kennewick resident, is believed to be the ringleader of a group of people that had officers in the Tri-Cities on a wild goose chase all over Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland. He was finally arrested around 4:30 PM Friday on Olympia St. in Kennewick, after, police told KNDU, he committed crimes all over the area.  Thursday in Pasco, he stole a pickup truck from the 900 block of Jersey Dr., as well some...More >>
    KENNEWICK, WA.-- A man, now identified as Tanner Mathews, a Kennewick resident, is believed to be the ringleader of a group of people that had officers in the Tri-Cities on a wild goose chase all over Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland. He was finally arrested around 4:30 PM Friday on Olympia St. in Kennewick, after, police told KNDU, he committed crimes all over the area.  Thursday in Pasco, he stole a pickup truck from the 900 block of Jersey Dr., as well some...More >>
  • Teachers help ease back-to-school anxiety

    Teachers help ease back-to-school anxiety

    Monday, August 29 2016 9:35 PM EDT2016-08-30 01:35:16 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Some kids see the start of the school year as an opportunity to be social and active. But for others, it can be scary, especially when moving into a new building!

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Some kids see the start of the school year as an opportunity to be social and active. But for others, it can be scary, especially when moving into a new building!

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  • Kennewick resident to complete on "Forged in Fire" for a second time

    Kennewick resident to complete on "Forged in Fire" for a second time

    Monday, August 29 2016 9:09 PM EDT2016-08-30 01:09:40 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- You could say that, for a living David Roeder plays with fire. A journeyman smith, he's been practicing his craft for about twenty years. but for David, this once-hobby has become an entire way of life.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- You could say that, for a living David Roeder plays with fire. A journeyman smith, he's been practicing his craft for about twenty years. but for David, this once-hobby has become an entire way of life.  

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  • Hit-and-run turns into potential felony case

    Hit-and-run turns into potential felony case

    Sunday, August 28 2016 11:16 PM EDT2016-08-29 03:16:31 GMT
    PASCO, WA.-- This morning, a man driving a white pickup truck was going too fast on the road. The wheels of the vehicle spin out, and the car crashed into a fence outside of J&L Hydraulics. The driver then tried to move the truck further through the fence, as if to break it and drive away. When he was unsuccessful, he jumped out of the truck and walked away from the scene.  Officers found him not long after, and despite his insistence that he was not involved, a passerb...More >>
    PASCO, WA.-- This morning, a man driving a white pickup truck was going too fast on the road. The wheels of the vehicle spin out, and the car crashed into a fence outside of J&L Hydraulics. The driver then tried to move the truck further through the fence, as if to break it and drive away. When he was unsuccessful, he jumped out of the truck and walked away from the scene.  Officers found him not long after, and despite his insistence that he was not involved, a passerb...More >>
  • Richland Man Celebrates 105th Birthday

    Richland Man Celebrates 105th Birthday

    Friday, August 26 2016 9:45 PM EDT2016-08-27 01:45:16 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- When you hear the number 105 it's more likely to be followed by the word "degrees" rather than "years old". However, one Richland resident, Loris Brinkman celebrated his 105th birthday on Friday!

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- When you hear the number 105 it's more likely to be followed by the word "degrees" rather than "years old". However, one Richland resident, Loris Brinkman celebrated his 105th birthday on Friday!

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  • Patriotic car turns heads in Tri-Cities

    Patriotic car turns heads in Tri-Cities

    Friday, August 26 2016 1:22 PM EDT2016-08-26 17:22:22 GMT

    When 17-year-old Nate Leavitt drives around town he can help but turn heads, no it is not because he is driving but it is what he is driving that has people staring. 

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    When 17-year-old Nate Leavitt drives around town he can help but turn heads, no it is not because he is driving but it is what he is driving that has people staring. 

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  • Unexpected free fishing days through Tuesday, August 30

    Unexpected free fishing days through Tuesday, August 30

    Thursday, August 25 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-08-26 01:49:35 GMT

    The agency's license sales systems is down. 
     

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    The agency's license sales systems is down. 
     

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  • Volunteers unearth mammoth bone in Kennewick

    Volunteers unearth mammoth bone in Kennewick

    Sunday, August 21 2016 12:17 AM EDT2016-08-21 04:17:41 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- After eight long years of research and digging, volunteers at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site finally have their hands on the 17,449-year-old humerus bone of a mammoth! 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- After eight long years of research and digging, volunteers at the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site finally have their hands on the 17,449-year-old humerus bone of a mammoth! 

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  • Officers stumped in investigation of Hermiston shootings

    Officers stumped in investigation of Hermiston shootings

    Friday, August 19 2016 9:27 PM EDT2016-08-20 01:27:37 GMT

    HERMISTON, OR.--  Officials were still on the scene at NW 11th St. investigating the deaths of Jason Huston, Kenneth Valdez, and JJ Hurtado Friday afternoon, all trying to figure out the question most everyone in Hermiston is asking today. Why?  

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    HERMISTON, OR.--  Officials were still on the scene at NW 11th St. investigating the deaths of Jason Huston, Kenneth Valdez, and JJ Hurtado Friday afternoon, all trying to figure out the question most everyone in Hermiston is asking today. Why?  

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  • Family of missing West Richland man still looking for him

    Family of missing West Richland man still looking for him

    Friday, August 19 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-08-19 23:26:06 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.--  Last week, Loy Vannapho's Gray, 2005 Toyota Tundra was found in a parking spot at the Columbia Point Marina Park. Loy was not in it, and his family is especially concerned, as it is not a part of his normal travel route. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.--  Last week, Loy Vannapho's Gray, 2005 Toyota Tundra was found in a parking spot at the Columbia Point Marina Park. Loy was not in it, and his family is especially concerned, as it is not a part of his normal travel route. 

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  • Family filing federal lawsuit against Pasco School District

    Family filing federal lawsuit against Pasco School District

    Monday, August 15 2016 9:56 PM EDT2016-08-16 01:56:12 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- The family of a nine-year-old boy with autism filed a federal lawsuit against Pasco School District today after they say he was abused by one of his teachers. 

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    PASCO, WA.-- The family of a nine-year-old boy with autism filed a federal lawsuit against Pasco School District today after they say he was abused by one of his teachers. 

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  • Miracle baby turning five

    Miracle baby turning five

    Sunday, August 14 2016 10:08 PM EDT2016-08-15 02:08:55 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- By most doctor's standards, Hunter Aagaard shouldn't be alive right now. You could say that he's a miracle, and now that's he's approaching his fifth birthday, Hunter's family remembers how lucky they are to still have him.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- By most doctor's standards, Hunter Aagaard shouldn't be alive right now. You could say that he's a miracle, and now that's he's approaching his fifth birthday, Hunter's family remembers how lucky they are to still have him.  

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  • Semi-truck bursts into flames near Dallas Road

    Semi-truck bursts into flames near Dallas Road

    Saturday, August 13 2016 9:59 PM EDT2016-08-14 01:59:40 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.--  Crews are still trying to look into what exactly caused a semi-truck stationed near the Dallas Road exit on I-82 to go up in flames. 

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    RICHLAND, WA.--  Crews are still trying to look into what exactly caused a semi-truck stationed near the Dallas Road exit on I-82 to go up in flames. 

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  • What to expect from Olympic golf

    What to expect from Olympic golf

    Thursday, August 11 2016 1:51 PM EDT2016-08-11 17:51:23 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- For the first time in over a century, golf is back in the Olympics! Here's a rundown of what you can expect.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- For the first time in over a century, golf is back in the Olympics! Here's a rundown of what you can expect.  

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  • HOMETOWN PROUD: Free history lessons await at the Franklin County Museum in Pasco

    HOMETOWN PROUD: Free history lessons await at the Franklin County Museum in Pasco

    Monday, August 8 2016 9:22 PM EDT2016-08-09 01:22:30 GMT

    Today was one of the first times our reporter Haley Gibbs really got the chance to explore Pasco, and because she wanted to know everything there is to know, she visited the Franklin County Museum to get the story. 

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    Today was one of the first times our reporter Haley Gibbs really got the chance to explore Pasco, and because she wanted to know everything there is to know, she visited the Franklin County Museum to get the story. 

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  • HOMETOWN PROUD: Viera's Bakery in Pasco

    HOMETOWN PROUD: Viera's Bakery in Pasco

    Monday, August 8 2016 9:10 PM EDT2016-08-09 01:10:09 GMT

    All you have to do is walk into Viera's Bakery, and you'll know everything is baked fresh.

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    All you have to do is walk into Viera's Bakery, and you'll know everything is baked fresh.

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  • Drones causing problems for firefighters

    Drones causing problems for firefighters

    Sunday, August 7 2016 9:59 PM EDT2016-08-08 01:59:55 GMT

    MATTAWA, WA.-- On Sunday, firefighters working to contain the Lower Crab Creek Fire spotted, not a bird, not a plane, but a drone in the sky above them. This is not the first time they've seen one on the scene of a fire, but what you might not know is that popular gadget is extremely detrimental to firefighter's ability to contain a burn. 

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    MATTAWA, WA.-- On Sunday, firefighters working to contain the Lower Crab Creek Fire spotted, not a bird, not a plane, but a drone in the sky above them. This is not the first time they've seen one on the scene of a fire, but what you might not know is that popular gadget is extremely detrimental to firefighter's ability to contain a burn. 

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  • American Outlaws show team spirit in the Tri-Cities

    American Outlaws show team spirit in the Tri-Cities

    Saturday, August 6 2016 8:40 PM EDT2016-08-07 00:40:02 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Olympic fever has hit the Tri-Cities, and on Saturday, some rowdy soccer fans gathered at Uncle Sam's Saloon for the United States Women's National Soccer Team take on France. Those fans call themselves American Outlaws, and they are dedicated enough to travel hours to cheer on the home team! 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Olympic fever has hit the Tri-Cities, and on Saturday, some rowdy soccer fans gathered at Uncle Sam's Saloon for the United States Women's National Soccer Team take on France. Those fans call themselves American Outlaws, and they are dedicated enough to travel hours to cheer on the home team! 

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  • Pain-free living in the Tri-Cities

    Pain-free living in the Tri-Cities

    Saturday, August 6 2016 12:15 AM EDT2016-08-06 04:15:13 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Chronic pain happens when pain becomes a disease, lasting much longer than it ever should, and impacting even simple, everyday tasks. However, people from all over the state have gotten rid of that chronic pain after working with the doctors at Lynx Healthcare.

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Chronic pain happens when pain becomes a disease, lasting much longer than it ever should, and impacting even simple, everyday tasks. However, people from all over the state have gotten rid of that chronic pain after working with the doctors at Lynx Healthcare.

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  • Ozone levels tough on those with breathing problems

    Ozone levels tough on those with breathing problems

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:57 PM EDT2016-08-06 03:57:45 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Right now in the Tri-Cities, the amount of ground-level ozone is rivaling that of Seattle. Scientists from Benton Clean Air and the Washington Department of Ecology who are monitoring the air noticed an even higher jump in the ozone level just a week ago.

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Right now in the Tri-Cities, the amount of ground-level ozone is rivaling that of Seattle. Scientists from Benton Clean Air and the Washington Department of Ecology who are monitoring the air noticed an even higher jump in the ozone level just a week ago.

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  • South Ward Gap Fire too close for comfort

    South Ward Gap Fire too close for comfort

    Monday, August 1 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-08-02 01:40:08 GMT

    PROSSER, WA.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now paying to help fight the South Ward Gap Fire. At this time, firefighters believe that containment and cleanup could take roughly another 36 hours. 

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    PROSSER, WA.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now paying to help fight the South Ward Gap Fire. At this time, firefighters believe that containment and cleanup could take roughly another 36 hours. 

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  • Officers investigating possible arson near Gage Boulevard

    Officers investigating possible arson near Gage Boulevard

    Saturday, July 30 2016 8:54 AM EDT2016-07-30 12:54:50 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- It was an unusual morning in Kennewick. What officers and firefighters suspect was the work of an arsonist lead to a total of nine small fires spread out over 3/4 of a mile on a railway parallel to Gage Blvd.  

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- It was an unusual morning in Kennewick. What officers and firefighters suspect was the work of an arsonist lead to a total of nine small fires spread out over 3/4 of a mile on a railway parallel to Gage Blvd.  

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  • The Ryan J. Poe Foundation takes young contest winner on an inspiring flight

    The Ryan J. Poe Foundation takes young contest winner on an inspiring flight

    Thursday, July 28 2016 10:17 PM EDT2016-07-29 02:17:58 GMT

    After winning an essay contest, 13-year-old Wendy Sanchez got to go for a high-flying ride.  

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    After winning an essay contest, 13-year-old Wendy Sanchez got to go for a high-flying ride.  

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  • Water Follies Security is stepping it up this year

    Water Follies Security is stepping it up this year

    Thursday, July 28 2016 10:00 PM EDT2016-07-29 02:00:31 GMT

    Water Follies is just a couple of days away, and while the excitement is mounting, preparation for security is also in full swing down at the park. 

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    Water Follies is just a couple of days away, and while the excitement is mounting, preparation for security is also in full swing down at the park. 

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  • DNR issues statewide burn ban; will last through Sept. 30

    DNR issues statewide burn ban; will last through Sept. 30

    Thursday, July 28 2016 7:58 PM EDT2016-07-28 23:58:36 GMT

    With the arrival of warm summer temperatures and below normal precipitation in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has expanded its burn ban to cover the entire state.  

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    With the arrival of warm summer temperatures and below normal precipitation in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has expanded its burn ban to cover the entire state.  

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  • Uncle and nephew sentenced following Tropicana nightclub murder

    Uncle and nephew sentenced following Tropicana nightclub murder

    Thursday, July 28 2016 6:05 PM EDT2016-07-28 22:05:22 GMT

    An uncle and nephew convicted of killing a 19-year-old in Pasco last year were sentenced today in a Franklin County courtroom. 

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    An uncle and nephew convicted of killing a 19-year-old in Pasco last year were sentenced today in a Franklin County courtroom. 

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  • WRPS Admin releases statement regarding impacts of Hanford stop work

    WRPS Admin releases statement regarding impacts of Hanford stop work

    Thursday, July 28 2016 5:45 PM EDT2016-07-28 21:45:48 GMT

    A Washington River Protection Services (WRPS) Admin issued this statement regarding the impacts caused by the HAMTC-initiated stop work 

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    A Washington River Protection Services (WRPS) Admin issued this statement regarding the impacts caused by the HAMTC-initiated stop work 

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  • Eastgate Elementary principal named

    Eastgate Elementary principal named

    Thursday, July 28 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-07-28 20:30:41 GMT

    Kennewick School District has named Brittany Gilson the new principal of Eastgate Elementary. 

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    Kennewick School District has named Brittany Gilson the new principal of Eastgate Elementary. 

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  • Hanford Site Facility's 20th Anniversary marks career milestone for Engineer

    Hanford Site Facility's 20th Anniversary marks career milestone for Engineer

    Thursday, July 28 2016 3:40 PM EDT2016-07-28 19:40:54 GMT

    Engineer Mike Casbon has watched the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) grow up. 

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    Engineer Mike Casbon has watched the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) grow up. 

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  • Portion of WDFW area closing for feral pig removal

    Portion of WDFW area closing for feral pig removal

    Thursday, July 28 2016 2:30 PM EDT2016-07-28 18:30:01 GMT

    Starting Friday, July 29, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will close public access to a portion of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant County as part of a month-long effort to remove feral pigs from the area. 

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    Starting Friday, July 29, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will close public access to a portion of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant County as part of a month-long effort to remove feral pigs from the area. 

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  • State Treasurer submits education funding plan

    State Treasurer submits education funding plan

    Thursday, July 28 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-07-28 18:18:29 GMT

    Today, Washington State Treasurer James McIntire proposed a comprehensive K-12 education funding plan to the Legislature’s Education Funding Task Force.

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    Today, Washington State Treasurer James McIntire proposed a comprehensive K-12 education funding plan to the Legislature’s Education Funding Task Force.

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  • WA Department of Ecology fines Volkswagen for illegally falsifying emissions tests

    WA Department of Ecology fines Volkswagen for illegally falsifying emissions tests

    Thursday, July 28 2016 2:08 PM EDT2016-07-28 18:08:44 GMT

    The Washington Department of Ecology has fined automaker Volkswagen $176 million for installing illegal software on many of its diesel vehicles to cheat and falsify emissions tests. 

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    The Washington Department of Ecology has fined automaker Volkswagen $176 million for installing illegal software on many of its diesel vehicles to cheat and falsify emissions tests. 

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  • Ozone levels in Tri-Cities as high as in Seattle

    Ozone levels in Tri-Cities as high as in Seattle

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 10:42 PM EDT2016-07-28 02:42:43 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Scientists are constantly monitoring the air quality here in Washington Sate. But after finding the levels of ozone in the Tri-Cities to be just about as high as those of Seattle, experts here will be doing an extensive study on the pollution and its sources starting this Friday. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- Scientists are constantly monitoring the air quality here in Washington Sate. But after finding the levels of ozone in the Tri-Cities to be just about as high as those of Seattle, experts here will be doing an extensive study on the pollution and its sources starting this Friday. 

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  • Tri-Party Agreement agencies call for public input regarding Hanford cleanup options

    Tri-Party Agreement agencies call for public input regarding Hanford cleanup options

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-07-27 20:44:49 GMT

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies request the public's input on the Proposed Plan for the cleanup of contaminated waste sites and groundwater in the 100-D/H Area of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. 

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies request the public's input on the Proposed Plan for the cleanup of contaminated waste sites and groundwater in the 100-D/H Area of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. 

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  • WSU Tri-Cities signs land lease agreement for student housing

    WSU Tri-Cities signs land lease agreement for student housing

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-07-27 20:10:37 GMT

    Washington State University Tri-Cities signed a land lease agreement this week with Corporate Pointe Developers, LLC, out of Pullman, Wash., to build an 800-bed complex for student housing.

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    Washington State University Tri-Cities signed a land lease agreement this week with Corporate Pointe Developers, LLC, out of Pullman, Wash., to build an 800-bed complex for student housing.

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  • Get ready for the Hapo Over the River Air Show!

    Get ready for the Hapo Over the River Air Show!

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-07-27 01:40:42 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.--  you might have boats, boats, boats, on your mind with the Water Follies coming up this week, but those aren't the only break-neck-speed vehicles you should be getting excited for! The Hapo Over the River Air-Show will also be taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in between races, and this show will have everything!

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    KENNEWICK, WA.--  you might have boats, boats, boats, on your mind with the Water Follies coming up this week, but those aren't the only break-neck-speed vehicles you should be getting excited for! The Hapo Over the River Air-Show will also be taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in between races, and this show will have everything!

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  • Kadlec completes the Tri-Cities first and only parking garage

    Kadlec completes the Tri-Cities first and only parking garage

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-07-27 01:23:42 GMT

    Today, employees at Kadlec Medical Center and residents of the Tri-Cities gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tri-Cities first ever parking garage! The garage might have been paid for by Kadlec with the original intention of helping patients and their families, but now, it's been made clear that it is free and open everyone in need of a good parking spot. 

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    Today, employees at Kadlec Medical Center and residents of the Tri-Cities gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tri-Cities first ever parking garage! The garage might have been paid for by Kadlec with the original intention of helping patients and their families, but now, it's been made clear that it is free and open everyone in need of a good parking spot. 

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  • Congressman Dan Newhouse talks trade and Trump

    Congressman Dan Newhouse talks trade and Trump

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 1:20 PM EDT2016-07-26 17:20:39 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- This year's congressional district race is a bit of déjà vu for Dan Newhouse. Just like in 2014, the congressman and Sunnyside resident finds himself up against Clint Didier once again.

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    PASCO, WA.-- This year's congressional district race is a bit of déjà vu for Dan Newhouse. Just like in 2014, the congressman and Sunnyside resident finds himself up against Clint Didier once again.

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  • Jet ski crash causes small explosion in Kennewick

    Jet ski crash causes small explosion in Kennewick

    Sunday, July 24 2016 9:46 PM EDT2016-07-25 01:46:14 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA.-- A scary situation for a man on a jet ski near the Edison St. boat launch on Sunday morning. The jet ski malfunctioned while the man was riding, and he was forced to jump off and leave it in the middle of the Columbia River. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA.-- A scary situation for a man on a jet ski near the Edison St. boat launch on Sunday morning. The jet ski malfunctioned while the man was riding, and he was forced to jump off and leave it in the middle of the Columbia River. 

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  • Farm workers receive compensation after four years

    Farm workers receive compensation after four years

    Sunday, July 24 2016 9:39 PM EDT2016-07-25 01:39:28 GMT

    GRANGER, WA.-- Four years ago, Saucedo v. NW Management came to be when a group of farm-workers in the Yakima Valley filed a complaint against their employer. The workers said they were fired by NW Management after contacting authorities because their boss repeatedly intimidated them by shooting his gun while they were working.

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    GRANGER, WA.-- Four years ago, Saucedo v. NW Management came to be when a group of farm-workers in the Yakima Valley filed a complaint against their employer. The workers said they were fired by NW Management after contacting authorities because their boss repeatedly intimidated them by shooting his gun while they were working.

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  • Slide the City hits Richland

    Slide the City hits Richland

    Saturday, July 23 2016 9:21 PM EDT2016-07-24 01:21:19 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Hundreds of people took their turn sliding down Lee Blvd. in inner tubes on Saturday when Slide the City showed up in the Tri-Cities, and in Washington, for the very first time! 

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Hundreds of people took their turn sliding down Lee Blvd. in inner tubes on Saturday when Slide the City showed up in the Tri-Cities, and in Washington, for the very first time! 

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  • Two Richland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residents celebrate 103rd birthdays

    Two Richland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center residents celebrate 103rd birthdays

    Friday, July 22 2016 9:33 PM EDT2016-07-23 01:33:14 GMT

    A heartwarming story out of Richland...Josephine Barta and Vadell Cyr celebrate their 103rd birthdays today at the Richland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

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    A heartwarming story out of Richland...Josephine Barta and Vadell Cyr celebrate their 103rd birthdays today at the Richland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

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  • Warning shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

    Warning shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution

    Friday, July 22 2016 7:36 PM EDT2016-07-22 23:36:01 GMT

    At approximately 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21, several inmates engaged in a series of fights on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). 

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    At approximately 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21, several inmates engaged in a series of fights on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). 

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  • WA minimum wage Initiative 1433 certified to ballot; will increase to $13.50 over 4 years

    WA minimum wage Initiative 1433 certified to ballot; will increase to $13.50 over 4 years

    Friday, July 22 2016 3:18 PM EDT2016-07-22 19:18:02 GMT

    Initiative 1433, a proposal to increase the state minimum wage, will appear on the fall statewide ballot in Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced Friday. 

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    Initiative 1433, a proposal to increase the state minimum wage, will appear on the fall statewide ballot in Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced Friday. 

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  • New automotive program at CBC helps students pay for tools

    New automotive program at CBC helps students pay for tools

    Friday, July 22 2016 3:11 PM EDT2016-07-22 19:11:14 GMT

    A new automotive program offered at Columbia Basin College is helping students pay for their tools. Tools used for repairing cars can cost up to $5,000, 

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    A new automotive program offered at Columbia Basin College is helping students pay for their tools. Tools used for repairing cars can cost up to $5,000, 

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  • Dates and times for Water Follies events and coverage

    Dates and times for Water Follies events and coverage

    Friday, July 22 2016 2:12 PM EDT2016-07-22 18:12:29 GMT

    July 29 - 6:30 p.m. Hydro Preview show on KNDO/KNDU and SWX

    July 31 - Boat Races on KNDO/KNDU and SWX from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    July 31 - SWX will have Boat Races coverage from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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    July 29 - 6:30 p.m. Hydro Preview show on KNDO/KNDU and SWX

    July 31 - Boat Races on KNDO/KNDU and SWX from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    July 31 - SWX will have Boat Races coverage from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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  • Wildfire prevention is everyone's responsibility

    Wildfire prevention is everyone's responsibility

    Friday, July 22 2016 1:57 PM EDT2016-07-22 17:57:40 GMT

    Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

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    Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

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  • WRPS responds to Attorney General's implemented protection for Hanford workers

    WRPS responds to Attorney General's implemented protection for Hanford workers

    Thursday, July 21 2016 4:19 PM EDT2016-07-21 20:19:08 GMT

    Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to the safety and health of our workers. We are disappointed by the actions taken today by the Washington State Attorney General. 

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    Washington River Protection Solutions is committed to the safety and health of our workers. We are disappointed by the actions taken today by the Washington State Attorney General. 

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  • Doug Shoop becomes new manager for DOE Environmental Management Operations Office in Richland

    Doug Shoop becomes new manager for DOE Environmental Management Operations Office in Richland

    Thursday, July 21 2016 2:42 PM EDT2016-07-21 18:42:57 GMT

    The DOE has announced that the reorganization of the Environmental Management (EM) Headquarters will go into effect July 24. 

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    The DOE has announced that the reorganization of the Environmental Management (EM) Headquarters will go into effect July 24. 

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  • Benton PUD considering a rate increase this September

    Benton PUD considering a rate increase this September

    Thursday, July 21 2016 2:17 PM EDT2016-07-21 18:17:49 GMT

    An informational rate meeting for Benton PUD customers will be held to provide an update on the issues that impact power rates and the proposed rate increase. 

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    An informational rate meeting for Benton PUD customers will be held to provide an update on the issues that impact power rates and the proposed rate increase. 

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  • Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility safely stores nuclear waste

    Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility safely stores nuclear waste

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 9:42 PM EDT2016-07-21 01:42:31 GMT

    RICHLAND.-- Today, the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility, or ERDF, celebrated its 20th year of of environmental cleanup! Simply put, ERDF is a giant hole in the wall- a specially lined landfill. However, ERDF is certainly not a simple mechanism.

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    RICHLAND.-- Today, the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility, or ERDF, celebrated its 20th year of of environmental cleanup! Simply put, ERDF is a giant hole in the wall- a specially lined landfill. However, ERDF is certainly not a simple mechanism.

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  • Pasco man sentenced to life in prison for murder in connection with drug trafficking crime

    Pasco man sentenced to life in prison for murder in connection with drug trafficking crime

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 9:18 PM EDT2016-07-21 01:18:36 GMT

    SPOKANE, WA - Michael C. Ormsby, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington announced that Domingo Valdovinos (a.k.a. Junior), age 28, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced to a life term in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of murder in connection with a drug-trafficking conspiracy.

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    SPOKANE, WA - Michael C. Ormsby, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington announced that Domingo Valdovinos (a.k.a. Junior), age 28, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced to a life term in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of murder in connection with a drug-trafficking conspiracy.

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  • Potential for new water bottling facility in Waitsburg; could provide an estimated 50 jobs

    Potential for new water bottling facility in Waitsburg; could provide an estimated 50 jobs

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 7:41 PM EDT2016-07-20 23:41:35 GMT

    WAITSBURG, WA - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has been invited by the City of Waitsburg to explore it as a potential new site for a Pacific Northwest bottling facility to support the continued national growth of the bottled water market. This facility, which will provide an estimated 50 jobs at full build-out, will support the company’s Arrowhead Spring Water brand and Nestlé Pure Life purified bottled water brand. 

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    WAITSBURG, WA - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has been invited by the City of Waitsburg to explore it as a potential new site for a Pacific Northwest bottling facility to support the continued national growth of the bottled water market. This facility, which will provide an estimated 50 jobs at full build-out, will support the company’s Arrowhead Spring Water brand and Nestlé Pure Life purified bottled water brand. 

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  • Three local businesses shut down for multiple massage therapy violations

    Three local businesses shut down for multiple massage therapy violations

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-07-20 23:17:15 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA - Following an investigation by the Kennewick Police Department and the Washington State Department of Health, the business licenses for three local massage businesses were revoked yesterday and the businesses were required to close immediately. The businesses were permitting unlicensed massage therapy. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA - Following an investigation by the Kennewick Police Department and the Washington State Department of Health, the business licenses for three local massage businesses were revoked yesterday and the businesses were required to close immediately. The businesses were permitting unlicensed massage therapy. 

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  • Happy Canyon to cast new parts; auditions on August 7

    Happy Canyon to cast new parts; auditions on August 7

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 6:09 PM EDT2016-07-20 22:09:09 GMT

    PENDLETON, OR – Have you always thought you could lend your acting talents to Happy Canyon? You might get your chance on Aug. 7. With Happy Canyon celebrating its centennial this year, show organizers have added several special new roles to the performance. “I’m looking for, mostly, male cast members to fill some new, and a few old parts,” said Happy Canyon Show Director Harper Jones. 

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    PENDLETON, OR – Have you always thought you could lend your acting talents to Happy Canyon? You might get your chance on Aug. 7. With Happy Canyon celebrating its centennial this year, show organizers have added several special new roles to the performance. “I’m looking for, mostly, male cast members to fill some new, and a few old parts,” said Happy Canyon Show Director Harper Jones. 

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  • Washington’s unemployment rate lingers at 5.8 percent for seventh month in a row

    Washington’s unemployment rate lingers at 5.8 percent for seventh month in a row

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 2:31 PM EDT2016-07-20 18:31:31 GMT

    OLYMPIA, WA – Preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show Washington continues to gain jobs on a year-over-year basis and the unemployment rate remains steady at 5.8 percent for the seventh month in a row. According to the June Monthly Employment Report from Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD), while the state lost 500 jobs from May 2016 to June 2016, it has gained 96,900 jobs since June 2015. 

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    OLYMPIA, WA – Preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show Washington continues to gain jobs on a year-over-year basis and the unemployment rate remains steady at 5.8 percent for the seventh month in a row. According to the June Monthly Employment Report from Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD), while the state lost 500 jobs from May 2016 to June 2016, it has gained 96,900 jobs since June 2015. 

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  • Walla Walla swimming pool under construction; poses difficulty for Wa-Hi football games

    Walla Walla swimming pool under construction; poses difficulty for Wa-Hi football games

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 2:03 PM EDT2016-07-20 18:03:13 GMT

    WALLA WALLA, WA - As construction continues on the new city pool at the Borleske Stadium site, Walla Walla High School officials are facing more than $11,000 in costs to keep Wa-Hi football games at the stadium this season due to lack of locker rooms and restrooms. In prior years, Blue Devil and visiting football players used the existing swimming pool changing rooms during football games and these spaces are presently under construction. 

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    WALLA WALLA, WA - As construction continues on the new city pool at the Borleske Stadium site, Walla Walla High School officials are facing more than $11,000 in costs to keep Wa-Hi football games at the stadium this season due to lack of locker rooms and restrooms. In prior years, Blue Devil and visiting football players used the existing swimming pool changing rooms during football games and these spaces are presently under construction. 

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  • First Official Pokémon Go Collision Reported

    First Official Pokémon Go Collision Reported

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 7:31 PM EDT2016-07-19 23:31:25 GMT

    FALL CITY, WA - A 28-year-old driver was cited for causing a collision because he admitted to being distracted by the Pokémon Go App. This is the first distracted driving collision reported to the Washington State Patrol (WSP) since the mobile app launched earlier this month. 

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    FALL CITY, WA - A 28-year-old driver was cited for causing a collision because he admitted to being distracted by the Pokémon Go App. This is the first distracted driving collision reported to the Washington State Patrol (WSP) since the mobile app launched earlier this month. 

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  • Huge Water Slide Slips into Richland this Saturday

    Huge Water Slide Slips into Richland this Saturday

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 5:47 PM EDT2016-07-19 21:47:42 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA - Billed as a slip ‘n’ slide on steroids, the crest of the hill on Lee Boulevard in Central Richland is the place to be this Saturday, July 23. Slide the City, a traveling, 1,000’ inflatable water slide is stopping in 30 cities in 25 states this year and Tri-Cities is one of them. The event gets underway at 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Riders can select a one-time pass, triple-pass or unlimited rides.

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    RICHLAND, WA - Billed as a slip ‘n’ slide on steroids, the crest of the hill on Lee Boulevard in Central Richland is the place to be this Saturday, July 23. Slide the City, a traveling, 1,000’ inflatable water slide is stopping in 30 cities in 25 states this year and Tri-Cities is one of them. The event gets underway at 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Riders can select a one-time pass, triple-pass or unlimited rides.

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  • Neighboring Sheriff’s Offices’ Combine Forces in Search and Rescue Operations and Training

    Neighboring Sheriff’s Offices’ Combine Forces in Search and Rescue Operations and Training

    Neighboring Sheriff’s Offices’ Combine Forces in Search and Rescue Operations and Training

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 4:29 PM EDT2016-07-19 20:29:48 GMT

    PENDLETON, OR - Members of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue were sworn in as Special Deputies for the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Terry Rowan Saturday during a joint team operations training mission. The Walla Walla County team members will now have the authority to operate in Umatilla County searching for missing or injured persons, and augmenting the existing Search and Rescue team capabilities in Umatilla County. 

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    PENDLETON, OR - Members of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue were sworn in as Special Deputies for the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Terry Rowan Saturday during a joint team operations training mission. The Walla Walla County team members will now have the authority to operate in Umatilla County searching for missing or injured persons, and augmenting the existing Search and Rescue team capabilities in Umatilla County. 

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  • “Partners and Pals” 18th annual model airplane fun day on Friday, July 22

    “Partners and Pals” 18th annual model airplane fun day on Friday, July 22

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 4:18 PM EDT2016-07-19 20:18:21 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA - The Tri-Cities Radio Control Model Airplane Club (TCRCM) and the city of Richland Parks and Recreation Services are hosting their annual activity "Fun Day" for the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) of Tri-Cities "Partners and Pals" Summer Camp for kids with developmental disabilities on Friday, July 22, 2016.  

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    RICHLAND, WA - The Tri-Cities Radio Control Model Airplane Club (TCRCM) and the city of Richland Parks and Recreation Services are hosting their annual activity "Fun Day" for the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) of Tri-Cities "Partners and Pals" Summer Camp for kids with developmental disabilities on Friday, July 22, 2016.  

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  • City of Prosser Councilman Humberto Rodriguez announces resignation

    City of Prosser Councilman Humberto Rodriguez announces resignation

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 3:17 PM EDT2016-07-19 19:17:24 GMT

     PROSSER, WA - Councilman Humberto Rodriguez announced to the Mayor, City Council, and City Administrator that he would be resigning from the City Council effective July 27, 2016.  Mr. Rodriguez submitted his letter of resignation in the afternoon of July 18, 2016 stating: “It is with deep regret that I am submitting my resignation from Prosser City Council Position 7…  We are expecting a new addition to our family this December.  

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     PROSSER, WA - Councilman Humberto Rodriguez announced to the Mayor, City Council, and City Administrator that he would be resigning from the City Council effective July 27, 2016.  Mr. Rodriguez submitted his letter of resignation in the afternoon of July 18, 2016 stating: “It is with deep regret that I am submitting my resignation from Prosser City Council Position 7…  We are expecting a new addition to our family this December.  

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  • Dumpster and alley fires causing trouble in Pasco

    Dumpster and alley fires causing trouble in Pasco

    Monday, July 18 2016 9:28 PM EDT2016-07-19 01:28:30 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Police officers in Pasco need your help! The city has recently been plagued by a number of dumpster and alleyway fires, most recently, one right behind Mexico Lindo restaurant on W. Court Street.

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    PASCO, WA.-- Police officers in Pasco need your help! The city has recently been plagued by a number of dumpster and alleyway fires, most recently, one right behind Mexico Lindo restaurant on W. Court Street.

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  • PNNL receives multi-million dollar research grant

    PNNL receives multi-million dollar research grant

    Monday, July 18 2016 9:28 PM EDT2016-07-19 01:28:07 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Good news for the advancement of science in Washington! Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of four organizations named by the Department of Energy to split a grant of $40,000,000 over the next four years.

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Good news for the advancement of science in Washington! Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of four organizations named by the Department of Energy to split a grant of $40,000,000 over the next four years.

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  • Prospective WSU Tri-Cities students can schedule Pokémon Go campus tours

    Prospective WSU Tri-Cities students can schedule Pokémon Go campus tours

    Monday, July 18 2016 5:11 PM EDT2016-07-18 21:11:52 GMT
    RICHLAND, WA - Specially scheduled tours of the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus will incorporate stops and routes allowing prospective students to view campus while collecting and battling their favorite Pokémon. “Those attending the tours will be able to explore all of the innovative programs, technology and facilities that students experience at WSU Tri-Cities,” said Seanna Coleman, lead WSU Tri-Cities student ambassador. “The tours will ...More >>
    RICHLAND, WA - Specially scheduled tours of the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus will incorporate stops and routes allowing prospective students to view campus while collecting and battling their favorite Pokémon. “Those attending the tours will be able to explore all of the innovative programs, technology and facilities that students experience at WSU Tri-Cities,” said Seanna Coleman, lead WSU Tri-Cities student ambassador. “The tours will ...More >>
  • Time for back-to-school immunizations

    Time for back-to-school immunizations

    Monday, July 18 2016 5:06 PM EDT2016-07-18 21:06:46 GMT

    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their kids’ immunizations are up-to-date before heading back to school this fall.  “Summer is a busy time, and immunizations are often overlooked. Vaccines are critical protection for our children and help keep other kids around them safe from many diseases such as whooping cough and measles,” said State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy.  

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    OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their kids’ immunizations are up-to-date before heading back to school this fall.  “Summer is a busy time, and immunizations are often overlooked. Vaccines are critical protection for our children and help keep other kids around them safe from many diseases such as whooping cough and measles,” said State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy.  

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  • Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

    Multimillion dollar grant to support nuclear waste cleanup

    Monday, July 18 2016 4:49 PM EDT2016-07-18 20:49:32 GMT

    PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. 

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    PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have received a four-year, multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time. 

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  • Oil refiners to reduce air pollution at six refineries under settlement with EPA and Department of Justice

    Oil refiners to reduce air pollution at six refineries under settlement with EPA and Department of Justice

    Monday, July 18 2016 4:26 PM EDT2016-07-18 20:26:09 GMT

    SEATTLE – The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $425 million settlement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp., and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at six refineries. 

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    SEATTLE – The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $425 million settlement with subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp., and Par Hawaii Refining that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations and protects public health by reducing air pollution at six refineries. 

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  • WSU intern witnesses high court immigrant deliberations

    WSU intern witnesses high court immigrant deliberations

    Monday, July 18 2016 3:44 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:44:11 GMT
    PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University junior Adilenne Villanueva felt anticipation and anxiety while watching the U.S. Supreme Court justices deliberate on a landmark case recently. Riding on the court’s decision was whether or not more than 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States would be protected from deportation and allowed to work legally in the country. This was part of executive actions put forth by President Obama called DAPA, Deferred Action for...More >>
    PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University junior Adilenne Villanueva felt anticipation and anxiety while watching the U.S. Supreme Court justices deliberate on a landmark case recently. Riding on the court’s decision was whether or not more than 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States would be protected from deportation and allowed to work legally in the country. This was part of executive actions put forth by President Obama called DAPA, Deferred Action for...More >>
  • Sheriff’s Office graduates two from Oregon DPSST and welcomes two more patrol deputies

    Sheriff’s Office graduates two from Oregon DPSST and welcomes two more patrol deputies

    Monday, July 18 2016 3:22 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:22:30 GMT

    On July 15, 2016, Deputy Calvin Meade and Deputy Trevor Limburg graduated from the Oregon DPSST Basic Police Academy in Salem, OR. Deputy Meade and Deputy Limburg were hired in January 2016, and began their 16-week basic training in March. They will continue their education by participating in our in-house field training program for an additional four to six weeks before they are cleared for solo patrols. 

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    On July 15, 2016, Deputy Calvin Meade and Deputy Trevor Limburg graduated from the Oregon DPSST Basic Police Academy in Salem, OR. Deputy Meade and Deputy Limburg were hired in January 2016, and began their 16-week basic training in March. They will continue their education by participating in our in-house field training program for an additional four to six weeks before they are cleared for solo patrols. 

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  • Hermiston Native Returns Home as Emergency Room Physician

    Hermiston Native Returns Home as Emergency Room Physician

    Monday, July 18 2016 2:44 PM EDT2016-07-18 18:44:11 GMT

    HERMISTON, OR – When Daniel Buck, M.D., left Hermiston he never thought he’d be back. Like many young people, he had aspirations of exploring the world. However, for this Hermiston High School graduate, the desire to be closer to both he and his wife’s family and the need at Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) for an emergency room physician was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. 

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    HERMISTON, OR – When Daniel Buck, M.D., left Hermiston he never thought he’d be back. Like many young people, he had aspirations of exploring the world. However, for this Hermiston High School graduate, the desire to be closer to both he and his wife’s family and the need at Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) for an emergency room physician was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. 

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  • Inspiring words from future police officers in Pasco

    Inspiring words from future police officers in Pasco

    Sunday, July 17 2016 10:12 PM EDT2016-07-18 02:12:02 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- Alejandra Villa is one of the many young adults in the Pasco Police Department's Explorer Program. She, like many of us, woke up to the tragic news of the three slain officers in Baton Rouge. However, unlike many of us the tragic events of today have not deterred her from reaching her ultimate goal: becoming a police officer.  

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    PASCO, WA.-- Alejandra Villa is one of the many young adults in the Pasco Police Department's Explorer Program. She, like many of us, woke up to the tragic news of the three slain officers in Baton Rouge. However, unlike many of us the tragic events of today have not deterred her from reaching her ultimate goal: becoming a police officer.  

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  • Future police officers fight for their dream in Pasco

    Future police officers fight for their dream in Pasco

    Sunday, July 17 2016 7:34 PM EDT2016-07-17 23:34:50 GMT

    PASCO, WA.--  On Saturday, a group of future police officers got together for a car wash, all proceeds of which went to funding their dream.       These kids are members of the Pasco Police Explorers Program, and despite the events happening around the world, they've stand by their dedication to pursue their goal of joining the force.

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    PASCO, WA.--  On Saturday, a group of future police officers got together for a car wash, all proceeds of which went to funding their dream.       These kids are members of the Pasco Police Explorers Program, and despite the events happening around the world, they've stand by their dedication to pursue their goal of joining the force.

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  • Judges decide Hermiston's Ugliest Dog

    Judges decide Hermiston's Ugliest Dog

    Saturday, July 16 2016 10:33 PM EDT2016-07-17 02:33:11 GMT

    HERMISTON, OR.-- Every dog has their day, and today, that dog was Loverboy, the winner of Hermiston's Ugliest Dog Contest. 

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    HERMISTON, OR.-- Every dog has their day, and today, that dog was Loverboy, the winner of Hermiston's Ugliest Dog Contest. 

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  • Crews cleaning up after Benton City fire

    Crews cleaning up after Benton City fire

    Friday, July 15 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-07-16 00:52:50 GMT

    BENTON CITY, WA.-- The fire that burned through Benton City left 4,000 acres scorched. Thanks to firefighters from 15 different districts, as well as airplanes that helped douse the fire from above, no one got hurt, and the flames didn't leave any structural damage.  

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    BENTON CITY, WA.-- The fire that burned through Benton City left 4,000 acres scorched. Thanks to firefighters from 15 different districts, as well as airplanes that helped douse the fire from above, no one got hurt, and the flames didn't leave any structural damage.  

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  • Fire at Chandler Ridge/McBee Hill contained this morning; slideshow of fires in action

    Fire at Chandler Ridge/McBee Hill contained this morning; slideshow of fires in action

    Friday, July 15 2016 5:09 PM EDT2016-07-15 21:09:59 GMT

    BENTON CITY, WA - A large fire in the hills of Benton County started last night due to unknown causes and is currently under investigation. The fires reached and destroyed approximately 4,000 acres before responders were able to contain the flames. ...

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    BENTON CITY, WA - A large fire in the hills of Benton County started last night due to unknown causes and is currently under investigation. The fires reached and destroyed approximately 4,000 acres before responders were able to contain the flames. ...

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  • New knowledge tests will make it more challenging to get your driver's license

    New knowledge tests will make it more challenging to get your driver's license

    Friday, July 15 2016 2:10 PM EDT2016-07-15 18:10:38 GMT
    OLYMPIA, WA - Getting a driver's license in Washington state is set to get a little more challenging next month when new written tests are introduced.      The new knowledge tests will be 40 questions long and will feature story problems and questions on distracted driving and marijuana impairment. The current test consists of 25 questions.      Department of Licensing Director Pat Kohler says the current test's passage rate ranges from 60 to 70 percent. ...More >>
    OLYMPIA, WA - Getting a driver's license in Washington state is set to get a little more challenging next month when new written tests are introduced.      The new knowledge tests will be 40 questions long and will feature story problems and questions on distracted driving and marijuana impairment. The current test consists of 25 questions.      Department of Licensing Director Pat Kohler says the current test's passage rate ranges from 60 to 70 percent. ...More >>
  • Prosser school district completes water testing for all schools and facilities

    Prosser school district completes water testing for all schools and facilities

    Thursday, July 14 2016 7:34 PM EDT2016-07-14 23:34:27 GMT
    PROSSER, WA - For the second time since 2004, the Prosser School District has completed voluntary water testing for copper and lead in all schools and district facilities. In 2004, the water testing results verified that all water sources tested were below the EPA's thresholds and were safe for consumption. To ensure that water in the district continues to be safe for students and staff, the school board authorized additional voluntary water testing which was completed on July 1, 201...More >>
    PROSSER, WA - For the second time since 2004, the Prosser School District has completed voluntary water testing for copper and lead in all schools and district facilities. In 2004, the water testing results verified that all water sources tested were below the EPA's thresholds and were safe for consumption. To ensure that water in the district continues to be safe for students and staff, the school board authorized additional voluntary water testing which was completed on July 1, 201...More >>
  • Rattlesnake safety tips for those enjoying the hot weather

    Rattlesnake safety tips for those enjoying the hot weather

    Thursday, July 14 2016 7:00 PM EDT2016-07-14 23:00:38 GMT

    YAKIMA, WA - The hot summer weather makes for perfect outdoor activities, and in our area, many of our common outdoor spots are home to rattlesnakes. "All the river valleys have them: Naches, Klicitat, Tieton, Yakima River...if you drive up Canyon Road you'll see them on the road," Dr. Brueggemann tells us.

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    YAKIMA, WA - The hot summer weather makes for perfect outdoor activities, and in our area, many of our common outdoor spots are home to rattlesnakes. "All the river valleys have them: Naches, Klicitat, Tieton, Yakima River...if you drive up Canyon Road you'll see them on the road," Dr. Brueggemann tells us.

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  • Wine Wednesday at Kitzke Cellars

    Wine Wednesday at Kitzke Cellars

    Thursday, July 14 2016 6:37 PM EDT2016-07-14 22:37:39 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA - This Wine Wednesday took place at Kitzke Cellars, located in Richland. Kitzke Cellars is a third generation farming family that allows you to go out to their vineyard after tasting a wine, and taste the grape when it's ripe. The winery does not use any machinery so they harvest everything by hand.  

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    RICHLAND, WA - This Wine Wednesday took place at Kitzke Cellars, located in Richland. Kitzke Cellars is a third generation farming family that allows you to go out to their vineyard after tasting a wine, and taste the grape when it's ripe. The winery does not use any machinery so they harvest everything by hand.  

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  • New Report Finds Whistleblowers at Risk at Energy Department Sites

    New Report Finds Whistleblowers at Risk at Energy Department Sites

    Thursday, July 14 2016 4:46 PM EDT2016-07-14 20:46:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that documents examples of retaliation and intimidation against whistleblowers by Energy Department contractors, while the department did little to monitor or stop these abuses. 

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that documents examples of retaliation and intimidation against whistleblowers by Energy Department contractors, while the department did little to monitor or stop these abuses. 

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  • Tribal fishing sites along Columbia River supported by NW Congressional members with new Legislation

    Tribal fishing sites along Columbia River supported by NW Congressional members with new Legislation

    Thursday, July 14 2016 4:38 PM EDT2016-07-14 20:38:23 GMT

    PORTLAND, OR - Tribal fishing families living in distressed conditions along the Columbia River received major support today when Oregon and Washington members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced legislation that would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess and improve the living conditions at federally-owned tribal treaty fishing sites. 

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    PORTLAND, OR - Tribal fishing families living in distressed conditions along the Columbia River received major support today when Oregon and Washington members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced legislation that would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess and improve the living conditions at federally-owned tribal treaty fishing sites. 

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  • CRIME STOPPERS: Pasco Police searching for Anthony Mendieta Herrera

    CRIME STOPPERS: Pasco Police searching for Anthony Mendieta Herrera

    Thursday, July 14 2016 3:05 PM EDT2016-07-14 19:05:11 GMT

    PASCO, WA - Pasco Police are looking for a man by the name of Anthony Mendieta Herrera.  Herrera is a 23-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5'8" and has an "R" tattooed on the side of his neck.

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    PASCO, WA - Pasco Police are looking for a man by the name of Anthony Mendieta Herrera.  Herrera is a 23-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5'8" and has an "R" tattooed on the side of his neck.

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  • Free admission to Maryhill Museum of Art during the weekend of July 30 and 31

    Free admission to Maryhill Museum of Art during the weekend of July 30 and 31

    Thursday, July 14 2016 2:36 PM EDT2016-07-14 18:36:26 GMT

    GOLDENDALE, WA – Maryhill Museum of Art invites residents of Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Franklin, Island, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Walla Walla, and Whatcom counties to visit FREE of charge during the weekend of July 30 & 31, 2016. 

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    GOLDENDALE, WA – Maryhill Museum of Art invites residents of Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Franklin, Island, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Walla Walla, and Whatcom counties to visit FREE of charge during the weekend of July 30 & 31, 2016. 

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  • Vit Plant receives test vessel to evaluate radioactive waste mixing

    Vit Plant receives test vessel to evaluate radioactive waste mixing

    Thursday, July 14 2016 2:23 PM EDT2016-07-14 18:23:36 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA - A 65-ton vessel critical to determining the safe mixing and processing of radioactive waste at the Hanford Vit Plant arrived in Richland yesterday. Testing will be conducted on the vessel to determine mixing performance using nonradioactive materials that are simulants of the actual waste stream. 

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    RICHLAND, WA - A 65-ton vessel critical to determining the safe mixing and processing of radioactive waste at the Hanford Vit Plant arrived in Richland yesterday. Testing will be conducted on the vessel to determine mixing performance using nonradioactive materials that are simulants of the actual waste stream. 

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  • Man sacrifices his hand to save a child

    Man sacrifices his hand to save a child

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 10:06 PM EDT2016-07-14 02:06:11 GMT

    SUNNYSIDE, WA - Every year at the beginning of July, we are reminded how dangerous fireworks are. this year there were hundreds of injuries and doctors at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle treated 18 people for hand injuries alone. One of those injuries happened close to home in Sunnyside. A man sacrificed a part of himself to save a child.

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    SUNNYSIDE, WA - Every year at the beginning of July, we are reminded how dangerous fireworks are. this year there were hundreds of injuries and doctors at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle treated 18 people for hand injuries alone. One of those injuries happened close to home in Sunnyside. A man sacrificed a part of himself to save a child.

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  • Memorial tribute to fallen Dallas officers in Walla Walla July 18

    Memorial tribute to fallen Dallas officers in Walla Walla July 18

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 9:19 PM EDT2016-07-14 01:19:17 GMT

    There will be a memorial tribute for the fallen Dallas police officers in Walla Walla on Monday, July 18, at noon. The event will take place at Land Title Plaza on First and Main in downtown Walla Walla. All on and off duty law enforcement officers, fire fighters, family, friends, and fellow citizens are invited to attend.  

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    There will be a memorial tribute for the fallen Dallas police officers in Walla Walla on Monday, July 18, at noon. The event will take place at Land Title Plaza on First and Main in downtown Walla Walla. All on and off duty law enforcement officers, fire fighters, family, friends, and fellow citizens are invited to attend.  

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  • Bull trout harmed by 26 dams in four states; lawsuit filed for Endangered Species Act violation

    Bull trout harmed by 26 dams in four states; lawsuit filed for Endangered Species Act violation

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 4:43 PM EDT2016-07-13 20:43:30 GMT

    BOISE, ID - An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.      The lawsuit filed by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies on Monday in Portland, Oregon, names the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration as defendants. 

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    BOISE, ID - An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.      The lawsuit filed by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies on Monday in Portland, Oregon, names the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration as defendants. 

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  • Washington Poison Center unveils warning symbol for products "Not for Kids"

    Washington Poison Center unveils warning symbol for products "Not for Kids"

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 2:25 PM EDT2016-07-13 18:25:30 GMT

    OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) today unveiled its chosen warning symbol for identifying products that are not for children at a Liquor and Cannabis Board meeting. The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) developed the warning symbol as a deterrent for children who may access adult-only products, such as edible marijuana products, purchased by adults in their home.

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    OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) today unveiled its chosen warning symbol for identifying products that are not for children at a Liquor and Cannabis Board meeting. The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) developed the warning symbol as a deterrent for children who may access adult-only products, such as edible marijuana products, purchased by adults in their home.

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  • Barber celebrates 50 years in the business!

    Barber celebrates 50 years in the business!

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 9:21 PM EDT2016-07-13 01:21:11 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- Most people only dream of following their passions. Aaron Hines has been living that dream every day, and he doesn't intend to stop anytime soon...

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- Most people only dream of following their passions. Aaron Hines has been living that dream every day, and he doesn't intend to stop anytime soon...

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  • Man who hit child with boat facing assault charges

    Man who hit child with boat facing assault charges

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-07-13 00:51:55 GMT

    PASCO, WA.-- It's been almost three weeks since David Smith allegedly ran over a four-year-old boy with a boat...

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    PASCO, WA.-- It's been almost three weeks since David Smith allegedly ran over a four-year-old boy with a boat...

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  • Two brothers find a loaded gun in a field while playing Pokemon Go

    Two brothers find a loaded gun in a field while playing Pokemon Go

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 4:07 PM EDT2016-07-12 20:07:34 GMT

    VANCOUVER, WA - More news involving the up-and-coming popular game Pokemon Go...authorities in southwest Washington say two brothers came across upon a loaded handgun in a field while playing the popular Pokemon Go game. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that the young men were on the trail of a virtual Pokemon creature when they found the gun in a field near Vancouver.    

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    VANCOUVER, WA - More news involving the up-and-coming popular game Pokemon Go...authorities in southwest Washington say two brothers came across upon a loaded handgun in a field while playing the popular Pokemon Go game. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that the young men were on the trail of a virtual Pokemon creature when they found the gun in a field near Vancouver.    

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  • Second Harvest earns high marks in food safety audit

    Second Harvest earns high marks in food safety audit

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-12 19:19:04 GMT

    PASCO, WA – AIB International, Inc., an independent food industry audit company, recently awarded Second Harvest Inland Northwest’s Pasco distribution center high marks for food safety.  After a rigorous audit of its policies, programs and documentation relating to the safe handling of food, Second Harvest scored in the highest percentiles among its Feeding America affiliates.  

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    PASCO, WA – AIB International, Inc., an independent food industry audit company, recently awarded Second Harvest Inland Northwest’s Pasco distribution center high marks for food safety.  After a rigorous audit of its policies, programs and documentation relating to the safe handling of food, Second Harvest scored in the highest percentiles among its Feeding America affiliates.  

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  • Benton County signs service contract to provide a Human Trafficking Survivor Services program

    Benton County signs service contract to provide a Human Trafficking Survivor Services program

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 2:50 PM EDT2016-07-12 18:50:06 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA – Benton County has signed a service contract with Mirror Ministries for a Human Trafficking Survivor Services program. Benton County will be in contract with Mirror Ministries to compensate a total of $5,000.00 to be prorated July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  Mirror Ministries will be bringing human trafficking education and training to local schools, businesses, and agencies which allows for earlier identification and intervention for victims. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA – Benton County has signed a service contract with Mirror Ministries for a Human Trafficking Survivor Services program. Benton County will be in contract with Mirror Ministries to compensate a total of $5,000.00 to be prorated July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  Mirror Ministries will be bringing human trafficking education and training to local schools, businesses, and agencies which allows for earlier identification and intervention for victims. 

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  • Trios Health welcomes fourth class of medical residents

    Trios Health welcomes fourth class of medical residents

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 2:21 PM EDT2016-07-12 18:21:20 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA – Trios Health has welcomed six new medical residents—three in family medicine and three in internal medicine—to its programs beginning June 27, 2016. The programs currently have 18 residents, nine in each. The three new family medicine residents are: Dr. Jan Hallock, Dr. Kimberly Matz, and Dr. Jessica Togiai. The three new internal medicine residents are: Dr. Jessie Coleman, Dr. Jesse Isenstadt, and Dr. Andrew Sou. 

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    KENNEWICK, WA – Trios Health has welcomed six new medical residents—three in family medicine and three in internal medicine—to its programs beginning June 27, 2016. The programs currently have 18 residents, nine in each. The three new family medicine residents are: Dr. Jan Hallock, Dr. Kimberly Matz, and Dr. Jessica Togiai. The three new internal medicine residents are: Dr. Jessie Coleman, Dr. Jesse Isenstadt, and Dr. Andrew Sou. 

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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife help build artificial burrows to track burrowing owls in the area

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife help build artificial burrows to track burrowing owls in the area

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 2:05 PM EDT2016-07-12 18:05:53 GMT

    Burrowing owls are declining precipitously in our area and are a species of concern.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife have been trying to help by creating artificial burrows, tracking the owls and later banding them. 

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    Burrowing owls are declining precipitously in our area and are a species of concern.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife have been trying to help by creating artificial burrows, tracking the owls and later banding them. 

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  • Regional Chamber to sell game tickets for the 13th annual Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks

    Regional Chamber to sell game tickets for the 13th annual Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 2:03 PM EDT2016-07-12 18:03:13 GMT

    TRI-CITIES, WA - The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ticket sales for the 13th Annual Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks, sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, on Wednesday, July 13 at 8 a.m. 

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    TRI-CITIES, WA - The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ticket sales for the 13th Annual Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks, sponsored by HomeStreet Bank, on Wednesday, July 13 at 8 a.m. 

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  • Pokemon Go takes over the Tri-Cities!

    Pokemon Go takes over the Tri-Cities!

    Monday, July 11 2016 10:01 PM EDT2016-07-12 02:01:30 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA.-- If you aren't already playing it, you've probably at least heard of Pokemon Go- the new game that takes you on a real-life scavenger hunt for fictitious Pokemon. While the game has been a way to get gamers up and outside, as well as allowing people to make new friends, it has also caught the attention of the police.  They've had a number of calls from people who have seen Pokemon go players on their property trying to catch the elusive creatures. We spoke with so...

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    RICHLAND, WA.-- If you aren't already playing it, you've probably at least heard of Pokemon Go- the new game that takes you on a real-life scavenger hunt for fictitious Pokemon. While the game has been a way to get gamers up and outside, as well as allowing people to make new friends, it has also caught the attention of the police.  They've had a number of calls from people who have seen Pokemon go players on their property trying to catch the elusive creatures. We spoke with so...

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  • Man hurt in garage fire on his way to recovery

    Man hurt in garage fire on his way to recovery

    Monday, July 11 2016 9:20 PM EDT2016-07-12 01:20:39 GMT

    PASCO, WA.--  Flora Aronson was not on the scene when the garage next door burst into flames, leaving her husband fighting for his life. But now, she's at his side in Seattle while he slowly recovers from his injuries. 

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    PASCO, WA.--  Flora Aronson was not on the scene when the garage next door burst into flames, leaving her husband fighting for his life. But now, she's at his side in Seattle while he slowly recovers from his injuries. 

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  • Improvements to the Steptoe roundabout in Richland beginning July 11

    Improvements to the Steptoe roundabout in Richland beginning July 11

    Monday, July 11 2016 4:29 PM EDT2016-07-11 20:29:25 GMT

    RICHLAND, WA – In less than a month, drivers will see improvements to the Steptoe roundabout on State Route 240. Starting Monday, July 11, drivers will experience minor delays at night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews modify striping and curbing in the roundabout. 

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    RICHLAND, WA – In less than a month, drivers will see improvements to the Steptoe roundabout on State Route 240. Starting Monday, July 11, drivers will experience minor delays at night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews modify striping and curbing in the roundabout. 

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  • Local vigil held to honor officers in Dallas

    Local vigil held to honor officers in Dallas

    Sunday, July 10 2016 1:02 AM EDT2016-07-10 05:02:32 GMT
    RICHLAND, WA.-- There's something to be said for the fact that we come together in times of tragedy. That's just what happened tonight when dozens of officers and members of the community showed up in Richland for a vigil to honor the officers from the shootings in Dallas. It was clear to see that everyone felt the gravity of the events this week.   "I just wanna, you know, give them my gratitude and respect," said Jacob Wasemiller, who organiz...More >>
    RICHLAND, WA.-- There's something to be said for the fact that we come together in times of tragedy. That's just what happened tonight when dozens of officers and members of the community showed up in Richland for a vigil to honor the officers from the shootings in Dallas. It was clear to see that everyone felt the gravity of the events this week.   "I just wanna, you know, give them my gratitude and respect," said Jacob Wasemiller, who organiz...More >>
  • Hermiston: Where Life is Sweet!

    Hermiston: Where Life is Sweet!

    Saturday, July 9 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-07-09 22:47:57 GMT

    HERMISTON, OR.-- Hermiston: Where Life is Sweet! That's the new saying around town, thanks to the Hermiston Chamber of Commernce, who thought that hermiston's brand needed a makeover. Hermiston's new brand debuted today at the town's eleventh annual Funfest. With a new slogan, and a new logo, which features a watermelon as part of its design, we decided to ask about the inspiration for the change.  Hermiston is watermelons and watermelons are Hermiston," said Assi...

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    HERMISTON, OR.-- Hermiston: Where Life is Sweet! That's the new saying around town, thanks to the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, who thought that the town's brand needed a makeover. 

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  • Alleged murderer back in court

    Alleged murderer back in court

    Friday, July 8 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-07-09 01:37:25 GMT

    PENDLETON, OR.-- On June 15th Evan Freel faced a jury for the first time after the death of his five-month-old son, Dominic. That jury charged him with murder and criminal mistreatment, both in the first degree.   

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    PENDLETON, OR.-- On June 15th Evan Freel faced a jury for the first time after the death of his five-month-old son, Dominic. That jury charged him with murder and criminal mistreatment, both in the first degree.   

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  • Salt Lake County resident with Zika dies, first Zika-related death in U.S.

    Salt Lake County resident with Zika dies, first Zika-related death in U.S.

    Friday, July 8 2016 2:46 PM EDT2016-07-08 18:46:09 GMT

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT - The Salt Lake County Health Department announced today that a county resident infected with Zika virus died in late June. The deceased individual, who was elderly and had an underlying health condition, had traveled this year to an area of the world where mosquitoes are known to spread Zika virus.

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    SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT - The Salt Lake County Health Department announced today that a county resident infected with Zika virus died in late June. The deceased individual, who was elderly and had an underlying health condition, had traveled this year to an area of the world where mosquitoes are known to spread Zika virus.

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  • Kennewick man arrested for eluding traffic stop, causing car accident in Hermiston

    Kennewick man arrested for eluding traffic stop, causing car accident in Hermiston

    Thursday, July 7 2016 8:53 PM EDT2016-07-08 00:53:23 GMT

    On the 7th of July, 2016 at about 11:15 AM a Hermiston Officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of W Highland and S 1st Street. The vehicle initially stopped and as the officer walked up to the car the driver drove away fleeing the officer’s attempt to stop him. 

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    On the 7th of July, 2016 at about 11:15 AM a Hermiston Officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of W Highland and S 1st Street. The vehicle initially stopped and as the officer walked up to the car the driver drove away fleeing the officer’s attempt to stop him. 

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  • Gun Access Initiative turned in with over 330,000 signatures

    Gun Access Initiative turned in with over 330,000 signatures

    Thursday, July 7 2016 3:53 PM EDT2016-07-07 19:53:01 GMT

    OLYMPIA, WA - Supporters of a proposed ballot measure that would allow family members or police in Washington state to ask a judge to temporarily prevent a person from possessing a firearm if they are a threat to themselves or others have turned in more than 330,000 signatures.      

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    OLYMPIA, WA - Supporters of a proposed ballot measure that would allow family members or police in Washington state to ask a judge to temporarily prevent a person from possessing a firearm if they are a threat to themselves or others have turned in more than 330,000 signatures.      

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  • Providence, St. Joseph hospital chains announce merger

    Providence, St. Joseph hospital chains announce merger

    Thursday, July 7 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-07-07 18:56:30 GMT

    IRVINE, CA - Two Catholic hospital chains are merging to create the nation's third-largest nonprofit health system, with more than 100,000 employees in seven states.      Providence Health & Services of Renton, Washington, is merging with St. Joseph Health of Irvine, California, to create Providence St. Joseph Health.

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    IRVINE, CA - Two Catholic hospital chains are merging to create the nation's third-largest nonprofit health system, with more than 100,000 employees in seven states.      Providence Health & Services of Renton, Washington, is merging with St. Joseph Health of Irvine, California, to create Providence St. Joseph Health.

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